Devils interested in trading second choice; Coyotes could speak twice in the top 3


The fireworks should start fart very early, to use an expression that Charles-André Marchand gave me on the air this morning. We are currently experiencing the calm before the storm, like …

Teams are built in the days before or after the draft entry into the new NHL accounting. This has never been as true as it is now, with a salary cap only rising very slowly due to the financial consequences of COVID-19 and its restrictions.

The first firework, could involve the Devils’ second all-time pick if we follow what Darren Dreger just tweeted. According to Dreger, there would be a possibility that the Coyotes – for years in the midst of perpetual rebuilding – swap Jakob Chychrun (and his three-year contract) in exchange for either second pick (Devils) or seventh pick (Senators) in total.

Since Chychrun is not right-handed, the Meaning would look for a right defender or a winger in exchange for their first choose -, the Devils would be a better option than the Senators for Bill Armstrong and the ‘Yote.

The senators already have Thomas Chabot and Jake Sanderson left. I remember : they want to accelerate their rebuilding and become real title contenders in the short term.

So let’s look more at the Devils, who would add Chychrun to Ryan Graves (left), Dougie Hamilton (right) and Under counter PK Damon Severson (right). No worse first four …

If the Coyotes were to keep picks 2 and 3, there is reason to wonder if they would really want to pick two centers in Shane Wright. And Logan Cooley, if obviously the Canadian really opts for Juraj Slafkovsky. Although Coyotes don’t have many centers on their roster right now …

Note that the Devils already have Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier in the center (and as two of the team’s highest earners). Do they know the Canadian will take Slafkovsky back to the top? Do they have (much) less interest in Wright and Cooley?

IS made there, the Devils or the Coyotes might be tempted to offer CH something to reverse the n choices. 1 and n. 2 (or # 3)? That chance refuses to die …

Recall that Chychrun is 24 years old. He is 6’4 and weighs 220 lbs. It was the Coyote’s sixteenth overall pick in 2016 and him account for $ 4.6 million (through 2025).

Since we’re only hours away from the entry draft, it’s normal to hear 1,001 voices right now. Let’s go with the other noteworthy entries this afternoon.

1. Bob McKenzie learns that the Canadiens will be opting for Shane Wright … and that the Devils have a good chance of trading their second-best pick, and not enlisting Juraj Slafkovsky or Logan Cooley (according to his first indication).

But be careful! McKenzie would like to remind you that you need to be careful of everything you hear in the morning draft.

2. Kevin Weekes says Marc-Andre Fleury has signed a one-year contract extension with the Wilds… A rumor that was immediately denied by Darren Dreger and Frank Seravalli. Those are two similar mistakes in a short time for Weekes …

Several teams – but not the Canadian – are still in the running for the Quebec goalkeeper’s services.

3. According to Pierre LeBrun, some teams would consider making a hostile offer to Jake Oettinger. The stars most likely would have matched it though.

4. The senators will be very aggressive and serious in trying to lure Claude Giroux to Ottawa. Remember that Giroux, a French-Ontario, recently bought a house in the Ottawa region.

Lot of

– Mathias Brunet still sees Canadian project Juraj Slafkovsky… and Noah Ostlund (or Marco Kasper) with a second pick in the first round.

– Other items …

– Other items …

– Who is really Juraj Slafkovsky?

– Intense!

– Lewandowski a Boat ?

– Is it something that bothers you?


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