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The Daily: Bruins Looking at Chychrun Again?; Larkin Huddles With Agent



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Dylan Larkin is expected to meet with his agent, Pat Brisson, at the NHL All-Star Game in Florida to discuss the status of his contract negotiations and future with the Detroit Red Wings.

Larkin, 26, has been the subject of trade rumors recently, primarily because the season is almost four months old and Larkin and the Red Wings haven’t come together on a contract. Larkin has a no-trade clause, meaning he would have to agree to be dealt. He has said he would like to stay in Detroit.

Boston Hockey Now explored the fit for Larkin coming to Boston.

Not much information has leaked out of the negotiations, but it is believed the discussion is a yearly salary the range of $8.2 million to $8.9 million per season. That has not been confirmed. But it makes sense because recent center signings of players of similar age have included  Roope Hintz at $8.45 million and Mathew Barzal at $9.1 million on eight-year deals.

If the Red Wings did trade Larkin, they could probably expect to get a package similar to what the Canucks got for Bo Horvat. A first-round pick (in 2023), high-grade prospect (Aatu Raty) and a roster player (Anthony Beauvillier).

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

The Red Wings sent Filip Zadina to Grand Rapids on a conditioning assignment. He hasn’t played since breaking a bone in his leg in early November.

Former Red Wings player Gus Nyquist is out for the regular-season with an injury. There’s still a chance the Blue Jackets could deal him.

Bob Duff wrote a behind-the-paywall (+) story about the Red Wings living a Groundhog’s Day existence. This season seems a lot like last season.

Red Wings’ Next Game

The Red Wings (21-19-8) are on their All-Star break. Captain Dylan Larkin is the Red Wings’ lone representative at the All-Star weekend. The Red Wings don’t play again until Feb. 7 when they are home to play the Edmonton Oilers. With 34 games left to play, the Red Wings are seven points out of a wildcard playoff spot. The Pittsburgh Penguins (24-16-9) hold the last wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference. The Red Wings have a game in hand on the Penguins.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: Having lost out on Bo Horvat, the Bruins may be taking another look at acquiring Jakob Chychrun. It would require moving a defenseman off their roster. Do they want to disrupt chemistry? How about defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov from Columbus? Jimmy Murphy discusses the Bruins’ options. Boston Bruins

Calgary:  GM Brad Treliving is looking for a forward in the NHL trade market. Philadelphia Flyers winger James van Riemsdyk is a possibility. Calgary Flames

Colorado:  Evan Rawal takes a deep dive into why Devon Toews and Cale Makar work well together. Colorado Avalanche

Montreal: Canadiens Jesse Ylonen and Jonathan Kovacevic have much to prove after the All-Star break. Montreal Canadiens

New York: Bo Horvat opens up about what it was like for him to be dealt after months of rumors. New York Islanders

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Philadelphia: Forward Kevin Hayes is over the moon happy about being a first-time All-Star for the Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh:  Alex Ovechkin said this week he wants to have a beer with Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby. What’s that all about? Pittsburgh Penguins

San Jose:  Erik Karlsson is an All-Star and a Norris Trophy finalist. He talks about staying confident through the “bad years.” San Jose Sharks

Vegas: Suddenly, the Golden Knights are in the trade market looking for a top-six forward. Key performer Mark Stone had back surgery and is gone for the rest of the regular-season. Vegas Golden Knights

Washington: The Capitals need another D man. Montreal’s Joel Edmundson is a possibility. Washington Capitals