Toronto Maple Leafs – Marner talks underway
Lance Hornby: Brendan Shannan said that contract talks with restricted free agent Mitch Marner had an amicable start last week. The Leafs won’t have any other big deals complete until the Marner situation is settled.
Varlamov could return to the Colorado Avalanche
This is a possibility even after they re-signed Pavel Francouz.
Pierre LeBrun: Would have to think that Varlamov would at least go through the free agent interview period to see would other options could be out there.
The Avs could look at other goalies could be available in free agency, ones that proven and have experience, and one that may be a little cheaper.
Varlamov could look for a new deal with a bit of security and he may have to look elsewhere for that.
Islanders talks with Lee are ongoing … Lehner to pick up soon
Contract talks with Lee are ongoing. The sides know where each other at, they just need to find a middle ground now.
Contract talks with Lehner will likely start to pick up soon. There have been no numbers discussed as of yet.
It is sounding like winger Jordan Eberle will hit the free agent market.