Quick Hits — past midnight eastern so Panarin can only sign for seven years
The Montreal Canadiens could be in on Anders Lee – possibly seven years at $8 million. Chicago Blackhawks are around Lee as well.
Could the Canadiens offer sheet Sebastian Aho?
Last ditch effort by Columbus Blue Jackets to sign Artemi Panarin – eight years around $96-$100 million. Panarin has known this money was available for a long time now.
Several people have said that Panarin could be getting around $12.5 million from Islanders or wherever he lands. The Rangers won’t go that high, but the Colorado Avalanche offered it.
The Edmonton Oilers less likely on Nyquist, and have they’ve looked at Valtteri Filppula.
Pierre LeBrun: Heard that the Blue Jackets offered Panarin eight years around $12 million.
Brian Hedger: On Panarin: “Number is north of $11 million/per for 8 and possibly significantly higher – which fits other reports out there about a possible $13 mill/year aav.”
David Pagnotta: Free agent summary.
Pavelski, Perry > DAL
Bobrovsky, Connolly > FLA
Duchene > NAS
Zuccarello > MIN
Donskoi > COL
Myers, Benn > VAN
Talbot > CGY
Smith > EDM
L. Schenn > TB
Adrian Dater: “An informed source tells me: “good chance” Donskoi signs with Avs. But there is STRONG competition for him though. Nothing over til it’s over”
Darren Dreger: “No reason the Canucks and Tyler Myers won’t come to terms. Vancouver is considering structural options. It’s expected details will be worked out tonight or in the morning.”