On the Stars and Peter DeBoer
Pierre LeBrun: Sources are saying the Dallas Stars and Peter DeBoer are working towards a four-year contract at more than $4 million a season.
On the Red Wings and Barry Trotz
NHL Watcher: Elliotte Friedman on 32 Thoughts on Barry Trotz and the Detroit Red Wings: “I still think Detroit’s been around it. There’s still some people who think it will be Halpern or Lalonde from Tampa Bay, but until Steve Yzerman closes the book you don’t close the book.”
On the Panthers and Andrew Brunette
NHL Watcher: Elliotte Friedman on The Jeff Marek Show on the Andrew Brunette/Florida Panthers saga: “Florida can do what Florida wants to do, this is a cutthroat business and you have to do things, I just think it’s beyond clumsily handled”.
Frank Seravalli: Have been hearing that Jukka Jalonen is another potential coaching candidate for the Florida Panthers.
Hurricanes pending RFA Ethan Bear can talk to other teams
Elliotte Friedman: The Carlina Hurricanes have given pending RFA defenseman Ethan Bear permission to speak with other teams.
Have heard that the Hurricanes would like to re-sign Bear but they are not close to reaching an agreement.
The Carolina Hurricanes has given Ethan Bear permission to talk to other teams per @FriedgeHNIC. Ethan Bear was great defensively in Edmonton, better offensively in Carolina. He’s worth a contract like 3x$3M per year. Solid 2nd pairing, great 3rd pairing RD. pic.twitter.com/dlhNwica9D
— Andy & Rono (@ARHockeyStats) June 21, 2022
Here are Bear’s 21-22 microstats courtesy of AllThreeZones.
Solid puck-moving, very good offensive zone passing, good entry defence. Generally pretty consistent with what he was doing in Edmonton.
Don’t see why he couldn’t be a decent second-pair RD on the right team. pic.twitter.com/5WaxOX72IO
— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) June 21, 2022