Teams are calling the Canucks about Andrei Kuzmenko but they want to see if they can re-sign him
TSN: Pierre LeBrun says that there hasn’t been any contract talks between the Vancouver Canucks and pending UFA forward Andrei Kuzmenko. The sides are expected to talk in the next month, but teams are already calling the Canucks about him.
“He’s got a cheap cap hit. Teams that are going for it, that are a contender, have almost no cap room – he would fit the bill both in terms of what he can do offensively and the fact he doesn’t take up a lot of room on the cap. But for now, the Canucks aren’t even sure they want to move him.
They want to try and see if they can sign him. I think the price starts at at least $6 million per year on a bridge deal for Kuzmenko to stay in Vancouver, where by all accounts he is quite happy.”
Potential fits for Bo Horvat and comparable trades
Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff: Bo Horvat is the top rated player on the trade target list. The 27-year-old pending UFA has no trade protection.
Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild, Washington Capitals and non-contending teams like the Columbus Blues Jackets and Detroit Red Wings.
Comparable rental trades:
Comparable sign and trades:
Senators trade Jean-Gabriel Pageau to the Islanders for a first- and second-round pick.