Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen says nearly every NHL GM has called about defenseman Seth Jones. Does that mean Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman called?
Don’t believe Yzerman is willing to give up assets needed to acquire him now. He might be interested next summer if Jones goes to free agency.
If Yzerman is of the belief that Seth Jones is a good fit for the rebuilding team, it would make more sense to wait until next summer and bid on him as a free agent. He might land him
Meanwhile, Philly Hockey Now believes the Philadelphia Flyers remain front runners.
The Flyers want a premium defenseman to play with Ivan Provorov. A Jones-Provorov tandem would be formidable.
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The Sharks want to add two goalies and center with about $10 million in cap space, according to San Jose Hockey Now’s Sheng Peng. He lays out their options
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