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St. Luis Blues GM on their pending UFAs
Lue Korac: St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong on their gamers who’re getting into the ultimate 12 months of their contracts and can be UFAs: “O’Reilly, Tarasenko, Barbashev, Mikkola, these guys are all going to be UFA’s. Proper now, we’re going to only let the season play itself out, have these guys play.
What we try to do is figure behind the scenes and have these press conferences when the job is completed, not as a everyday replace on what we’re doing. These are key gamers for us. We’ve wrapped up an enormous a part of our future and we’re within the right here and now and at this time.
The gamers I simply spoke of are going to be excellent gamers subsequent 12 months and the 12 months after and we’re going to see if we are able to discover a option to maintain this band collectively, however I feel everyone knows the wage cap is the wage cap. It’s what it’s.
The league signed as much as it, however so did the gamers. The gamers signed up for the wage cap. They should cope with the ramifications like groups do.”
Canadiens defenseman Joel Edmundson getting some commerce curiosity
Jimmy Murphy of Montreal Hockey Now: Renaud Lavoie of TVA stated earlier this week that Montreal Canadiens defenseman Joel Edmundson is getting some commerce curiosity.
“I do know there’s a number of curiosity throughout the league for a defenceman like Edmundson,” Lavoie stated on TVA Sports activities Monday. “I don’t assume he’ll be traded now, however I can let you know that there are some fairly enticing gives. They’ll proceed to develop into much more enticing within the coming months.”
Edmundson has one other 12 months left at $3.5 million and it’s uncertain the Canadiens would commerce him earlier than the NHL commerce deadline. He was named an alternate captain on Monday.
On the deadline, the Canadiens may entertain the concept.