Looking like bridge deals for Pettersson and Hughes
Rick Dhaliwal: Elliotte Friedman on the Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes contracts: “Petey will get done, could be looking at 3 years. They are grinding away, lots of optimism. On Hughes, it is more of a challenge, not same term as Pettersson.”
Jets tight not saying much about Perreault
“As far as who we’re going to pursue or not pursue, we’re going to keep those things internal.”
Who will the Jets protect?
Projecting the Jets protected list.
Defensemen – Josh Morrissey, Neal Poink and Dylan DeMelo.
Goaltender – Connor Hellebuyck.
Oilers should at least talk to Kulikov
Bruce McCurdy of the Edmonton Journal: The Edmonton Oilers traded a 2022 fourth-round pick at the trade deadline for Dmitry Kulikov. Kulikov was paired with Adam Larsson on the second pairing. Both coach Dave Tippett and GM Ken Holland like their veteran defenseman.
Before free agency opens this offseason, Holland should at least talk to his camp to see what he’s looking for. He had signed a one-year, $1.25 million deal last offseason and could be looking for a raise.
The Oilers did re-sign Kris Russell to a one-year deal at $1.25 and they play a similar role.