We got a small amount of NHL trade chatter on Saturday, as the Los Angeles Kings need to clear some cap space this summer, perhaps to acquire an actual goaltender. And Game Two of the Panthers/Hurricanes series ended the same way Game One did, just a little bit earlier.
With the Colorado Avalanche, we took a look at what they could learn from the final four teams left in the playoffs, other then the standard “get healthy.”
All that and more in this Sunday edition of Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey Now
Last year, the Avalanche were the team that everyone was looking at and wondering how they could re-create the magic they had created. This year, Colorado has to take a look at the final four teams and see what they could learn. Sure, “get healthy” is an easy thing to say, but not every team in the final four is healthy.
NHL Trade Chatter
It appears the Los Angeles Kings are going to make Viktor Arvidsson available. The 30 year old winger has just one year left on his contract, and he’s got a cap hit of $4.25 million. He’s been pretty consistent in LA, with 46 goals in his two seasons there, and 108 points. That’s solid second line production. Normally, a cap dump wouldn’t generate much interest, but Arvidsson is real solid and is worth that contract. With just one year left on his deal, I imagine he’ll draw a fair bit of interest.
Friedman on 32TP says the Los Angeles Kings want to clear some cap space and he's hearing Viktor Arvidsson, that is a player that might have some availability out there.
— NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) May 20, 2023
Matthew Tkachuk does it again. For the second straight game, he won it for the Panthers in overtime, although this one didn’t take four overtimes. Florida now heads home with a 2-0 series lead.
Matthew Tkachuk wants to get the hell out of Raleigh pic.twitter.com/BeFNTIU6Hf
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 21, 2023
In the win, Alex Barkov scored a ridiculous goal for the Panthers.
— Hockey Daily 365 l NHL Highlights (@HockeyDaily365) May 21, 2023
The Golden Knights lost the first game of their series, so what can they learn?
Interested in seeing who the Avalanche ended up in a mock draft? Check out the one that Montreal Hockey Now did on Saturday.
National Hockey Now
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