By giving defenseman Jake Sanderson an eight-year deal worth $64.4 million, have the Ottawa Senators set a bar for their Atlantic Division rivals the Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres?
Detroit Hockey Now’s Kevin Allen discussed how the Sanderson pact could be impacting the upcoming contract negotiations between the Red Wings and 2021-22 Calder Trophy winner Moritz Seider. The German defender will be a restricted free agent at the end of the 2023-24 NHL season if an extension isn’t in place prior to then.
JAKE IS STAYING! 🔴⚫️
— NHL (@NHL) September 7, 2023
Meanwhile, Mike Augello of Buffalo Hockey Now was looking at a similar scenario involving young Buffalo Sabres defenseman Owen Power. The Sabres have two years before the entry-level contract of 2022-23 Calder finalist Power is set to expire.
Red Wings In Case you Missed It
- While he’d certainly like to make the playoffs, it isn’t the No. 1 priority of Detroit GM Steve Yzerman this season
- The Chicago Blackhawks will be retiring the number of former Detroit defenseman Chris Chelios prior to a game against the Red Wings this season
- In this behind the paywall piece DHN’s Tim Robinson analyzes how Detroit’s poor drafting during the final five years of the Ken Holland regime put the team behind the majority of the club’s Atlantic Division rivals
Red Wings Offseason
Defenseman Madison Bowey, who played for Detroit from 2018-20, is joining Dinamo Minsk of the KHL. Among his teammates will be former Red Wings forward Gemel Smith.
Hockey Now Network
Montreal: Eight Montreal Canadiens prospects to watch during the club’s rookie camp.
Florida: Former Michigan Wolverines player Mackie Samoskevich could be making his NHL debut with the Florida Panthers this season.
Boston: Might there be a captain by committee format in place with the Boston Bruins this season?
Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Hockey Now’s Dave Molinari writes about how the work of Pittsburgh Penguins GM Kyle Dubas is winning over a skeptic – namely, him.
Philadelphia: Columnist Sam Carchidi writes that it’s time for the rookies and younger players on the Philadelphia Flyers roster to step up. They need to make their mark on the team.
Washington: Nicklas Backstrom is a playmaking center for the Washington Capitals. Now he’s combining with a local brewery to create an IPA entitled Swed-est Assist.
New Jersey: Jamie Langenbrunner, former captain of the New Jersey Devils, is receiving induction into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
Carolina: The Carolina Hurricanes are announcing plans for the club’s rookie showcase.
Chicago: Frank Nazar, a prospect with the Chicago Blackhawks, is known as the Magic Man of the Michigan Wolverines.
Colorado: Former NHLer Toby Peterson is the new skills coach for the Colorado Avalanche.
Nashville: The Nashville Predators are revealing dates and details for their rookie camp.
Forever an American King 🇺🇸
Dustin Brown has been announced as a member of the US Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023!
— LA Kings (@LAKings) September 8, 2023
Los Angeles: Dustin Brown, captain of both Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup-winning teams, is earning enshrinement into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
San Jose: Former San Jose Sharks winger Noah Gregor will be attending the training camp of the Toronto Maple Leafs on a PTO.