Canucks RFAs Pettersson and Hughes
Both players want to commit to Vancouver.
I am not surprised the deals are not done, they are difficult deals and the Canucks have cap issues.”
Rick Dhaliwal: Barry on Elias Pettersson getting an offer sheet: “Offer sheets develop over time, usually late in August. If a team see a deal isn’t done and thinks the team won’t match.”
Grubauer a comparable for Saros
Blackhawks wait for Fleury’s decision
What is Lou doing?
Arthur Staple of The Athletic: New York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello is not announced the signings of Zach Parise and Kyle Palmieri. They’ve likely already signed Casey Cizikas and possibly Travis Zajac. He appears to not want teams to know where they sit with the salary cap.
Parise is likely on a one-year deal with bonuses. Palmieri could be in the three to five year range at between $4 and $5.5 million. Cizikas asked the Seattle Kraken for $5 million about could take less from the Islanders – four or five years at maybe $4 million, or more years and a lower AAV.
Ryan Murray may be the only noteworthy free agent defenseman available.