Colorado Hockey Now’s Adrian Dater is reporting there is a chance the Colorado Avalanche could lose their captain Gabriel Landeskog to free agency.
Dater says negotiations are ongoing, but he’s getting the impression there is a small chance a deal won’t get done. Most people have assumed that this contract would get done. Landeskog is vital to the Avs for his leadership, scoring and defensive play.
If he goes to market, Landeskog probably could get $8 million per season, according to Dater. Landeskog would draw many bidders, maybe even the Red Wings. He is 28.
Trade Rumor of the Day
Word around the NHL is that a line is forming for defenseman Ryan Suter’s services. The Minnesota Wild bought him out yesterday, along with Zach Parise. Suter averaged 22 minutes per games last season. The Blackhawks, Avalanche, Golden Knights and Capitals are among the teams expected to be in the hunt.
Washington Hockey Now’s Sammi Silber says the Capitals are are already interested.
Around the NHL
NYI: The New York Islanders need to create cap space to be buyers this summer. The NHL trade chatter is spinning.
Vegas: What are the odds the Golden Knights make these five offseason moves, including a Marc-Andre Fleury trade and salary dump? You can bet on it.
Philly: “We have a lot of work to do,” General manager Chuck Fletcher said. Shake-up coming to the Philadelphia Flyers.
Boston: Defenseman says goodbye Boston, hello KHL.
San Jose: The San Jose Sharks re-signed RFA goalie Josef Korenar. Will that change the expansion plans for the Sharks, and the Kraken?
Florida: Panthers coach Joel Quenneville will cooperate in Chicago Blackhawks investigation of the sexual assault, abuse, and misconduct related to a video coach. The story:
Detroit: The Detroit Red Wings tried to sign Americans Parise and Suter nine years ago. They thought they were coming to Detroit. What if Detroit signed them?