May the Bruins be serious about Tomas Hertl and what may it value?
Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now: Charlie Coyle heads into the Boston Bruins coaching camp penciled in because the staff’s No. 2 heart after David Krejci determined to not return to the NHL for this season. Prospect Jack Studnicka might additionally get a glance.
If issues don’t work out because the Bruins had hoped, they may flip to the commerce market to discover a Krejci alternative. One possibility that might turn into out there is San Jose Sharks heart Tomas Hertl.
Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reported that the Sharks could be in search of a first-round decide and a high prospect that will match the timeline of William Eklund and Thomas Bordeleau’s NHL arrival. Ideally, the prospect could be a centerman, however a defenseman may additionally match properly.
Would the Bruins first-round decide and Jack Studnicka be sufficient to land the 27-year outdated Hertl?
One concern for the Bruins could be that Hertl makes $5.625 million within the last yr of his deal and will likely be in search of a elevate subsequent yr. The Bruins may have to maneuver Coyle’s $5.25 million wage to the Sharks to make the cash work. Buying and selling the contracts of ahead Jake DeBrusk and/or defenseman John Moore might unencumber some cash however they might not be simple offers to make in-season.
Will Andrew Copp stroll into free company subsequent offseason? Jets could not have the ability to afford Tyler Bozak
Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet: (Jets mailbag) The Winnipeg Jets and Andrew Copp agreed on a one-year deal this offseason as a substitute of a long-term extension. This might not be excellent as Copp will likely be a UFA after the season. Don’t consider they’ve settlement in place for an extension in January, nevertheless it doesn’t imply that he gained’t be re-signed earlier than he turns into a UFA on July 1st.
Copp might determine to check the free agent market since he’s this shut and it wouldn’t be a lot of a shock. He does perceive that he’s in a fairly good scenario and has the belief of the teaching workers. If the Jets provide him time period and one other elevate from his present $3.64 million, he may very well be serious about staying.
One free agent that might curiosity the Blues earlier than coaching camp opens is heart Tyler Bozak. Bozak may very well be in search of more cash although than the Jets can provide.