The Washington Capitals plan to talk to a Tampa Bay Lightning assistant coach
Still time for the Los Angeles Kings and Vladislav Gavrikov to talk extension
Russell Morgan: Los Angeles Kings pending UFA defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov on potential contract talks with the Kings: “Right now we’ll have more time to discuss, but we’ll see what happens.”
Gavrikov when asked if Drew Doughty is offering some of his money: “He’s just talking, I’m still waiting for the check.”
Helene Elliott: “Gavrikov was an excellent addition to the Kings. Brought smarts, size, strong two-way play. He will be costly but Kings must try to make the math work to keep him.”
Is Troy Stecher hoping the Vancouver Canucks come calling?
Donnie & Dhaliwal: Defenseman Troy Stecher on his future and if he’d considering returning to the Vancouver Canucks.
** NHLRumors.com transcription
Rick Dhaliwal: “Troy, you get to pick your next destination cause you’re a UFA on July 1st. Is there a part of you hoping that the Canucks call? They called last year on July 1st for you.
Stecher: “I don’t know. We’ll see. Obviously, that’s something I leave to my agent. Him and I will obviously have our discussions in the offseason. Which we’ve already begun, doing a recall of my year, and moving forward we’ll do some more research on teams.
What they need as personnel and opportunity where they are as an organization going forward. If they’re a winning culture or if they’re in the rebuilding phase. Whatever we see as the best fit, is the decision we’ll make.”