There’s no way around it: Expectations are high for the Vancouver Canucks this season. After a slow start to the 2021-22 season, the team sacked the coach Travis Green and replace it Bruce Bodro And he proceeded to go on an exciting tour that took them from the basement of the NHL to the outskirts of the field. In this off-season, the organization has taken steps to build on and solidify its long-term core, adding forward Andrey Kuzmenko And the Ilya Mikheevthen extends GT Miller. After all was said and done, the team found itself $2.75 million above the maximum salary cap. However, that’s without taking into account injured striker Michael Ferland, who is carrying $3.5 million this season. While the team can take advantage of LTIR for Liverpool and be fine, Frank Seravalli of The Daily Faceoff Vancouver says please Don’t go this way.
Instead, Ceravalli says, the Canucks family is actively looking to transfer Ferland’s contract. The reason for doing so is two-fold: One, Vancouver would prefer not to work in the LTIR, and two, because Ferland is injured, he will not start contract insurance and any team with Ferland will have to pay the full amount. $2.75 million of the remaining salary in his deal. Although there are some teams that would actually benefit from having Ferland’s contract for salary cap purposes, similar to the Vegas Golden Knights acquisition. Shea Weber This summer, Serfali says the $2.75 million in real money owed will likely act as a barrier to closing the deal and will force Canucks to give up something to move Ferland. The 30-year-old winger signed a four-year, $14 million deal with the Canucks during the 2019 season, but only managed 14 games in that period, all of which come in the first half of the 2019-20 season.
- The Arizona Coyote received some relatively good news today on the injury front, as did the attackers Nick Schmaltz And the Ben McCartneyas well as a man of defense Cam Denin They are all listed as daily with lower body injuries PHNX Sports’ Craig Morgan says:. No team wants any of their players to get injured, but limiting all three to daily mode only is a positive sign. The Coyotes play their next pre-season game Tuesday in Vegas, and it’s not yet clear if any of the three will be able to play. For Schmaltz, who has a prominent spot on the roster, missing tomorrow night’s event wouldn’t be a huge setback, but for Dineen and McCartney, who are both battling for roles in the organization, the missed opportunity in pre-season isn’t ideal.
- Speaking of injuries, after the Toronto Maple Leafs found out that their deep defensive men Jordi Ben And the Karl Dahlstrom He will miss time, the former will be out for three weeks and the latter will be out for six months. There were rumors about the team To be in touch with many of the defensemen who have been in the NHL camps at the PTO’s. So far, it hasn’t paid off, and in the past few days, many defensemen on the PTO, including Nathan BeaulieuAnd the Calvin de HanAnd the Scott HarringtonThey signed up with the teams they were trying to get out with. on me Today 32 podcast ideas Featuring Sportsnet’s Elliot Friedman and Jeff Marrick, Friedman has cleared the air of these rumors, believing that the Maple Leafs weren’t in any of these defenders, as the team would also like to sign. Zack Aston Race, who is in camp with Toronto on the PTO.. However, Friedman adds that the team could instead attempt to move one of their deeps forward in exchange for a defensive man who is exempt from waiver or has already been acquitted. Right now, Toronto is just under $2.9 million above the salary cap cap after the defenseman has been re-contracted. Rasmus Sanden.
- if Derek Brassard He could catch up with the Ottawa Senators this season, as it would be his eighth different team since Ottawa assigned him to the Pittsburgh Penguins midway through the 2017-18 season. Having been a dynamic offensive threat in the top six of the Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers and Senators, Brassard is a seasoned player capable of playing any role his team needs, anywhere in the squad. earlier today On TSN 1200 in OttawaBrassard stated that he would like to try to play a role similar to the one Jason Spiza He’s played for the Maple Leafs for the past few seasons, and was set to be deployed in as many different situations as his team saw fit. The Hull, Quebec native added that when he started offseason, his primary focus was joining the Ottawa Senators and he didn’t think much of other options. Brassard has of course played that role for a few seasons now, but being able to do so with a team so close to home as they turn a corner from rebuilding to contender, just as Spezza did, seems like a no-brainer if he can secure the opportunity.