The free agent market will open in a few minutes and, as it happens every year, many rumors, some more surprising than others, are going around the planet. hockey.
The most recent concerns the Golden Knights… and Max Pacioretty.
What? Pacioretty in the trade bloc?
According to Elliotte Friedman, the Golden Knights – and their legendary tact – are trying to free up millions in accounting dollars and to do so, they may have targeted the American forward as a bargaining chip.
With LV expected to announce extensions for Smith/Howden, the Golden Knights are a team to watch. Do they clean the room? I’ve heard the name of Max Pacioretty around.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FredgeHNIC) July 13, 2022
You have to understand that the Golden Knights were taken by the throat at the end of last season… that they traded Evgenii Dadonov, but the latter canceled that transaction… that they finished the season with several players in the LTIR…and that they will soon announce the signing (contract extension) of Reilly Smith: 3 seasons with an average annual salary of $5 million. An agreement that would have been concluded at the deadline of the transactions, according to David Pagnotta.
We reported last month that we expected Reilly Smith to stay in Las Vegas. They told me 3 x $5 million. ⬇️ https://t.co/n110581hRF
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 13, 2022
They are also expected to announce the signing of Brett Howden.
Let’s just say the addition of Jack Eichel gave the Las Vegas payroll manager some accounting headaches.
The Knights currently have $2.6 million over the cap on their payroll … and with Smith and Howden, that will be unmanageable!
Remember that Keegan Kolesar and Nicolas Roy could also ask to go to arbitration, which would only make things worse.
I want to believe that Shea Weber’s contract can be placed on the long-term disabled list, but he will eventually run out of money on the books in Las Vegas …
Pacioretty, 33, will earn a real salary of $5.25 million in 2022-23, after which he will be eligible for full free agency. But his maximum limit will be $7 million. He provided a list of 10 teams he doesn’t want to be traded to to manage the Golden Knights.
He has just had a season of 37 points in 39 games, a season in which he had to distributor with some injuries.
No, there is no chance of seeing him return to Montreal. ZERO! And this, even though the team is looking for a new captain, hehe…
Remember that in the end, the CH will have obtained Nick Suzuki and Mattias Norlinder in exchange for their former captain.
I wonder what the Golden Knights can expect to get for Pacioretty (whose rumored presence isn’t a Las Vegas first).
A lot of
– Lane Hutson has amazing hands.
Hutson does things my dolls won’t let me pic.twitter.com/qfG4Mb7IeE
— Marc-André Perreault (@MA_PerreaultTVA) July 13, 2022
– Retirement for Cody McLeod.
Cody McLeod has announced his retirement from professional hockey at the age of 38 and will become a developmental coach with the Minnesota Wild.
McLeod played parts of 12 NHL seasons with the Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators, and New York Rangers. pic.twitter.com/iHUmN5A1VH
—Complete HkyNews (@CompleteHkyNews) July 13, 2022
– Johnny Gaudreau would be closer to the Devils than the Flyers. Reminder: he and his wife are from Philly and New Jersey, it’s not too far from Philly. The Flyers don’t have as much cap space as the Devils. Gaudreau had 115 points in 2021-22.
Two league sources I’ve contacted regarding Johnny Gaudreau believe the Devils are the favorites here. One specifically said that he is “pretty sure” Gaudreau isn’t done with Flyers.
—Kevin Kurz (@KKurzNHL) July 13, 2022
– Simon Gagné joins the staff of Patrick Roy in Quebec.
Simon Gagné is back with the Remparts!
— Quebec Remparts (@quebec_remparts) July 13, 2022
Urruti scores the winning goal for Austinhttps://t.co/TDmiQCLd9A
—RDS (@RDSca) July 13, 2022
– See in September, a few weeks before the World Cup.
Canada will face Qatar and Uruguay in Septemberhttps://t.co/OShqHQq0Sz
—RDS (@RDSca) July 13, 2022
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