It’s the offseason, but the NHL still has plenty going on. Colorado Hockey Now’s Adrian Dater had a Colorado Avalanche notebook discussing Nazem Kadri still wanting $9 million per season.
Who can make that work under their salary cap?
Also, Hockey Now’s Stefen Rosner weighs in about whether the New York Islanders would be stronger if they dump Jean-Gabriel Pageau to make rumors for Kadri.
Dater also says defenseman Jack Johnson still would like to rejoin the Avalanche. Meanwhile, Vegas Hockey Now opines that Phil Kessel would be a good fit for the Golden Knights.
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Colorado: Adrian Dater’s Sunday notebook includes a New York Post-generated report that former Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri has not backed off his desire for $9 million per season. Dater also talks about Jack Johnson perhaps coming back to Colorado.
Florida: With Jonathan Huberdeau now gone, Sasha Barkov is going to take over the Florida Panthers record book in a hurry.
Montreal: The Montreal Canadiens are interested in Jesse Puljujarvi and Hockey Now’s Jimmy Murphy believes they can lower the cost if they delay their big push until training camp. His story includes an interesting poll about fans’ perspective of what Puljujarvi’s value is.
Philadelphia Flyers: Who has a more difficult mission: Philadelphia Flyers coach John Tortorella or the person in charge of trying to get fans to watch the Flyers this season? Sam Carchidi profiles Lisa Feigenbaum, the Flyers new vice president in charge of ticketing.
Pittsburgh: Sidney Crosby turned 35 Sunday. Pittsburgh Hockey Now’s Hall of Fame writer Dave Molinari discusses whether we should expect him to act his age.
San Jose: Sheng Peng of Hockey Now asks why the San Jose Sharks haven’t moved a goalie yet. The 2022-23 season fast-approaching. James Reimer is a good candidate to move. Peng’s piece is behind the paywall (SHN+)
Vancouver: Rob Simpson takes a hard look at Vancouver Canucks defensive prospect Joni Jurmo of Finland.
Washington: Sammi Silber of Hockey Now says the Washington Capitals should get an “A” for their free agency work. But they still have much to prove.
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