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The Daily: Bruins, Swayman Gap; Tarasenko Left Money On Table



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Goalie Jeremy Swayman and the Boston Bruins are $2.8 million apart in their arbitration case. The Bruins want a $2 million contract and Swayman is asking for $4.8 million.

Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now put all of that into perspective with his Bruins take this morning. He lays out this situation compares to the Toronto Maple Leafs’ arbitration with Ilya Samsonov.  The team offered $2.4 million and Samsonov wanted $4.9 million.

The ruling was a one-year deal for $3.55 million.   A comparable ruling on Swayman could cause some difficulty for the Bruins who have about $5.4 million in remaining cap space with other players to sign.

Red Wings Offseason

In case you were wondering, the Detroit Red Wings’ 2023-24 Stanley Cup odds are at +7500 at DraftKings. The Philadelphia Flyers (+15,000), Columbus Blue Jackets (+15,000), Chicago Blackhawks (+20,000), San Jose Sharks (+25,000), Arizona Coyotes (+25,000), Anaheim Ducks (+25,000), Montreal Canadiens (+25,000)

Red Wings In Cased You Missed It

  • The majority of players on this season’s Grand Rapids Griffins were either drafted or signed as free agents by Detroit general manager Steve Yzerman.
  • Several Red Wings players will participate in an important charity hockey game to help Ottawa Senators assistant coach Bob Jones.
  • Former Red Wings coach Wayne Maxner died this week. He was the last Detroit coach in the owner Bruce Norris era.

Hockey Now Network

Buffalo: Sabres are among betting favorites for the 2024 NHL awards. Buffalo Sabres. 

Colorado: Three Avalanche players with something to prove in 2023-24. Evan Rawal lays it out. Colorado Avalanche. 

Chicago: Nick Lardis may be a steal for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Philadelphia: Sam Carchidi writes about whether Bobby Brink can find a way to make an impact with this season’s Philadelphia Flyers.

San Jose Sharks: A report says Vladimir Tarasenko turned down a better offer from the Sharks to sign with Ottawa Senators. San Jose Sharks

Washington: That’s it for Gabriel Carlsson in the Washington organization. He signed to play the next three seasons in the SHL. Washington Capitals.

Vegas: Chris Gawlik takes on the misconceptions about the Vegas Golden Knights.