The offseason is in full swing. As things are becoming closer, more buzz is beginning to pop up. As the buyout window is now open, managers all over and getting their ducks in a row. However, two teams with a swirling buzz is the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames. Todays NHL Rumours concern two young talents in this league.
– Sharks, Karlsson on same page seeking trade
– Goalie market
– Oilers focused on D, Top 6 bargain F
– Pending UFA Barbashev
— TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) June 15, 2023
Analysis: The goaltending this free agency is filled with talent. It is not just the free agents, but also trade candidates. You have key names such as Connor Hellebuyck, John Gibson, Tristan Jarry, and Frederik Andersen. In addition, one possibility that comes to mind is an offer sheet. These are not common, but they do happen. Johnston says that a team could offer sheet goaltender Jeremy Swayman. However, he does add that the Bruins will likely match. And why wouldn’t they?
Swayman is young and has proven he can be a starting goalie for the Bruins. As the club aims to get younger, he fits the mould going forward. Swayman is coming off a big season with a 2.27 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage. In addition, his 24 goals saved above expected ranks 8th in the league. Despite the Bruins being up against the salary cap, keeping the young goaltender is a priority.
— theScore NHL (@theScoreNHL) June 16, 2023
Analysis: The second of the NHL rumours involve the Calgary Flames defencemen. Pierre Lebrun from the Athletic says that a contract extension is unlikely for Noah Hanifin. He has one year on his current deal with a cap hit of $4.95 million. For a contending team or any team for that matter, this is affordable. New general manager Craig Conroy has said he does not want another Johnny Gaudreau situation on his hands.
If he has any idea that a player does not want to be there, moving the player for something is something he will do. Hanifin is part of a long list of players who expire in one year. As Hanifin is 26 years old, he still has great hockey in front of him. He is one year removed from a career-season in points and had another strong season this year. Add Hanifin to the list of trade candidates.
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