The free agent cohort in 2022 is truly impressive. Big names like Claude Giroux, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, Johnny Gaudreau and so on are all UFAs.
“Who will sign where? “: this is the question.
And the answers to these questions are likely to be answered on July 13. Until then, the rumor machine is more active than ever.
Claude Giroux in Carolina?
Pierre LeBrun wrote in one of his articles that Claude Giroux’s name was related to the Carolina Hurricanes.
The team will prioritize attacking for next season and Giroux would be a logical target if that is their strategy.
LeBrun writes in his Rumblings article that Carolina is interested in Claude Giroux. They have prioritized aggression and risk losing Trocheck and Niederreiter to the UFA.
– NHL scout (@NHL_observer) July 6, 2022
The ducks they have money to spend, but signing the Ontario would mean the end of Vincent Trocheck and Nino Niederreiter in North Carolina.
If Giroux arrives with the Hurricanes, we can agree that Jesperi Kotkaniemi would lose his position in the top-6.
Maple Leafs and Senators remain strong contenders to sign Giroux, which bought a home in Ontario not long ago. Both Ontario teams want to win now.
Torey Krug in the market?
In the ranking of the best commercial candidates of Frank Seravalli, Torey Krug is in 13th place. Surprising all the same for the little defender signed for another five seasons. He also counts on a no trade clause.
But Krug’s name was never mentioned in commercial rumors. Why is it now?
Without a doubt, the #stlblues they are a team to keep an eye on in the coming days. Vladimir Tarasenko has no plans to cancel his exchange request, he would still like to move on.
And as reported this morning, Torey Krug is a name the Blues have measured interest for.
– Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 6, 2022
Doug Armstrong would like to have more salary flexibility and this flexibility would pass from Krug and Tarasenko, who is fifth in the Seravalli rankings. If Armstrong decides to divest two of his largest employees, he will want to start a Reset or will it be spending a lot in the free agent market?
Like Kent Hughes (with Jeff Petry), Ryan McDonagh’s swap will hurt Armstrong if he wants to swap his defender.
Four teams interested in Jesse Puljujarvi
Puljujarvi is among that cohort of free agents in 2022. However, the Finnish is one with restrictions.
According to TSN reporter Ryan Rishaug, four teams are in the running to acquire the rights to the wing.
Rumors: Four teams interested in Puljujarvi? Https: //t.co/A0k7xMwUjs
– RDS (@RDSca) July 6, 2022
Is the Canadian part of the lot? Will he add the derby a little later when / if the price drops? Because Ken Holland is asking a lot in exchange for his RFA at the moment, but the offers are marginal.
– Do not lose.
Join us!! 😊 https://t.co/NMUhHvnjmT
– Chantal Machabee (@ChantalMachabee) July 6, 2022
– Deserved mandate for Anthony Marcotte.
I am very excited for tomorrow as I will have the chance to work on the Bell Center microphone during the 1st round of the repechage. My role will be to inform people on site about certain draft picks and teams. Really nice facilities! pic.twitter.com/ThRnbNLVU8
– Anthony Marcotte (@anthonymarcotte) July 6, 2022
– Bad news.
Former defender Bryan Marchment is dead https://t.co/7zCTEe8YWg
– Raphael Doucet (@raphdoucet) July 6, 2022
NHL Project | Let’s moderate expectations https://t.co/7wH688Ed0K on @lp_lapresse
– Mathias Brunet (@mathiasbrunet) July 6, 2022
– Things are moving in the NFL.
Baker Mayfield moves to the Panthers https://t.co/F21f4mk3qD
– The sports press (@LaPresse_Sports) July 6, 2022