Big extension coming for Point
Kevin Weekes: The Tampa Bay Lighting are closing in on an eight-year extension with forward Brayden Point.
Pierre LeBrun: The Lightning and Point still have some work to do but they are coving a lot of ground.
Bogosian took a smaller offer
Darren Dreger: Zach Bogosian turned down bigger contract offers than what he signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning (three years at $850,000)
Blackhawks trying to trade de Haan
Bruce Garrioch: The Chicago Blackhawks are trying to trade defenseman Calvin de Haan.
The Wild need a defensemen or two
Michael Russo: The Minnesota Wild need to find a couple of defensemen. If they can’t find anything on the free agent market, they have to look at the trade market.
Michael Russo: The Wild wouldn’t go as high as the Carolina Hurricanes for Ian Cole at one year at $2.9 million.
Canadiens had tried for Ristolainen
NHL Watcher: Pierre LeBrun said on TSN that the Montreal Canadiens had tried to trade for Rasmus Ristolainen but their first-round pick wasn’t high enough.
Goligoski turned down multi-year offers
Michael Russo: Alex Goligoski took a big one-year offer ($5 million) over the multiple multi-year deal offers.