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Nazem Kadri is a man in great demand

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As the draft and the opening of the free agent market fast approach, rumors are flying from all sides. This year we are spoiled by several high-level free agents, including some Stanley Cup champions.

The one receiving the most attention is Colorado striker Avalanche Nazem Kadri, who blew up the scoring column last year and is expected to break the bank this summer.

Kadri required (almost) everywhere

Nazem Kadri impressed everyone this year with a season of 87 points from 71 games. Before this year, he had never reached this plateau. He has always flirted with forty or fifty points a season and in the last two he hadn’t reached 40 points. He has chosen his time well on Kadri because his contract is now expiring and he will be able to shop for a huge salary.

According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, a contract worth $ 8-10 million a year is expected. He goes on to say that the two teams that can afford Kadri at maximum contract are Kraken and Bruins.

Yes, these two teams could afford Kadri, but some teams are willing to make sacrifices to acquire him, which has already proved beneficial for a championship.

Elliott Friedman and Nick Kypreos revealed their surprise squad in the Kadri derby during the Real Kyper & Bourne podcast. On Friedman’s side, he expects a team as contender, but still as surprising as the Washington Capitals. They could use Kadri to replace Backstrom if he doesn’t come back.

For Kypreos, it’s the Coyotes who surprise everyone. It would be their way of reminding their fans that even with a smaller arena, they take themselves no less seriously.

The last destination discussed was Calgary, which would like to replace the probable loss of Johnny Gaudreau. The problem with this story is that Kadri once refused a trade with the Flames while he was playing with the Leaves a few years ago.

No matter where Kadri signs up, she will receive a huge salary.

Johnny and Filippo

Speaking of Johnny Gaudreau, it must be remembered that he will probably become the most interesting free agent on the market. Let’s say probably, because he could still sign with the Flames by July 13, but the conversations seem to have stalled.

That’s not all, either. There will also be Filip Forsberg, who also plays as a left winger. While for Gaudreau he is still on the ice, Forsberg’s negotiations are not progressing much.

According to Pierre LeBrun of TSN, a month ago he believed that the signing would already be done today. Now he has far less hope that the two sides will find common ground.

Alex Debrincat would have said goodbye to Chicago

The Blackhawks announced this during the season, it’s time for rebuilding. On the other hand, rebuilding is much more difficult when you have Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Alex Debrincat in your lineup.

The Hawks then want to trade big chunks and it starts with Alex Debrincat. This could be swapped this week, ahead of the draft, to bring some interesting picks to the rebuilding Blackhawks.

The Flyers would go a step further in their reconstruction by exchanging their fifth pick with the Chicago striker, but nothing is confirmed yet. One thing is for sure, Toews and Kane’s reaction is sure to be interesting, they have to treat Debrincat like a great friend in their locker room.

Lot of

– We will have to expect everything for the next repechage.

– It’s time for the QMJHL draft.

– It’s Artturi Lehkonen’s birthday.

– The big villain continues his rise.

– Will we be entitled to a new front row defender?

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