Rumor Corner: Nazem Kadri is a sought after man

Rumor Corner: Nazem Kadri is a sought after man

As the draft and the opening of the free agent market fast approach, rumors are flying everywhere. We’re spoiled this year with several high-profile free agents, including some Stanley Cup champions.

The one getting the most attention is Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri, who blew up the scoring column last year and is expected to break the bank this summer.

Kadri in demand (almost) everywhere

Nazem Kadri impressed everyone this year with a season of 87 points in 71 games. Before this year, he had never reached this plateau. He always flirted with forty or fifty points per season and in the last two he had not reached 40 points. He chose his time in Kadri well because his contract expires now and he will be able to buy for a big salary.

According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, expect a contract that ranges from $8 million to $10 million a year. He goes on to say that the two teams that can afford Kadri with the max contract are the Kraken and the Bruins.

Yes, these two teams could afford Kadri, but some teams are willing to make sacrifices to acquire him, which has already proven beneficial for the championship.

Elliotte Friedman and Nick Kypreos revealed their surprise Kadri derby squad during the Real Kyper & Bourne podcast. On Friedman’s side, expect a contender but still surprising team like the Washington Capitals. They could use Kadri to replace Backstrom if he doesn’t come back.

For Kypreos, it’s the Coyotes that could surprise everyone. It would be their way of reminding their fans that even with a smaller stadium, they don’t take themselves any less seriously.

The last destination discussed was Calgary, which would like to replace the probable loss of Johnny Gaudreau. The problem with this story is that Kadri once turned down a trade with the Flames when he was with the Leafs a few years ago.

No matter where Kadri signs, she’ll get a great salary.

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Speaking of Johnny Gaudreau, remember that he’s probably going to be the most exciting free agent on the market. We say probably because he could still sign with the Flames before July 13, but talks appear to have stalled.

That’s not all either. There will also be Filip Forsberg, who also plays left back. While for Gaudreau it is still on the ice, the Forsberg negotiations do not go much further.

According to Pierre LeBrun of TSN, a month ago he believed that the signing would already be done today. He now has much less hope that the two sides will find common ground.

Alex Debrincat would say goodbye to Chicago

The Blackhawks announced it during the season, it’s time to rebuild. On the other hand, rebuilding is much more difficult when you have Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Alex Debrincat in your lineup.

So the Hawks want to trade big chunks and start Alex Debrincat. This could be changed this week, before the draft, to bring some interesting picks to the rebuilding Blackhawks.

The Flyers would take a step forward in their rebuild by trading their fifth pick for Chicago’s star forward, but nothing is confirmed yet. One thing is certain, the reaction of Toews and Kane, who must treat Debrincat as a great friend in their locker room, will certainly be interesting.

A lot of

– We will have to wait for anything for the next playoff.

– It’s time for the QMJHL draft.

– It’s Artturi Lehkonen’s birthday.

– The great villain continues his ascent.

-Will we have the right to a new defense in the first line?

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