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Might the Devils be a natural landing spot for Johnny Gaudreau in free agency? “If you think Gaudreau wants to cash in on his career-year and play close to home with other elite players on a contending team, the Devils, right now, are as close as you’re going to get.” [The Athletic ($)]
Given Pavel Zacha’s status as a restricted free agent, Todd brings up a notable comparison here:
Roslovic: 25YO, 50 points per 82 over last 2 seasons
Zacha: 25YO, 49 points per 82 over last 2 seasons
I don’t think the Devils are going to want to pay Zacha the going rate; nor do I think they should https://t.co/1BpzoU8yWX
— Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) June 7, 2022
Johnny Gaudreau, Filip Forsberg, Nazem Kadri and more: Dom Luszczyszyn takes a deep look at 50 pending unrestricted free agents. [The Athletic ($)]
Frank Seravalli on the potential for the Blackhawks moving Alex DeBrincat: “The question seems to be ‘when’ and not ‘if’ the Hawks will move the two-time 40-goal scorer. Is it this summer, or before next season’s trade deadline?” [Daily Faceoff]
Some coaching updates:
> #Flyers haven’t reached second round of their hiring process yet, but when they do, expectation is John Tortorella will be part of it.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) June 9, 2022
Bruce Cassidy: “At the end of the day, did I still want to be [in Boston]? Absolutely. Do I want to coach in this league? Yes, as soon as possible. Because it’s what I do. I coach and I love to do it.” [NHL]
It certainly looks like Pete DeBoer is going to be the next coach of the Dallas Stars: [r/hockey]
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