Still no trades around the NHL, but we all know some are coming, and one would think the Avalanche are involved in talks with a few teams. We updated our trade board of players they might have interest in over the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, the New Jersey Devils took a center off the UFA market by re-signing him, and Timo Meier might be next.
All that and more in this Saturday edition of Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey Now
It seems like with each passing day, another center is added to the trade market. That’s at least been the case this week. With some new names added, we updated the Avalanche trade board. It’s entirely possible the Avalanche don’t even target a center, but focus on just adding a top six forward.
And even though it’s months away, the Avalanche released their schedule for the preseason on Friday. Based off what I’ve heard, expect the full regular season schedule to come out either Tuesday or Wednesday next week.
Around the NHL
There will be one less center on the trade market, as the New Jersey Devils re-signed Erik Haula to a three-year, $9.4 million extension. Haula is someone we had mentioned on our free agent preview a while back, but now that’s obviously not an option.
The Devils have been busy, and might not be done yet. They’re rumored to be after Connor Hellebuyck and we know they have to re-sign Timo Meier. Well, is that Meier extension close?
I’m Live on the scene 🕵🏾on River Road in New Jersey, could this be a Timo Meier Contract Delivery 🚚 💵 of 8Yrs around 8.5M to the @PruCenter ? @espn @NHL @NHLNetwork @TSNHockey @DKSportsbook #HockeyTwitter pic.twitter.com/BV2nX7UtfQ
— Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) June 23, 2023
I’m not sure how much money they’ll have left over, so it’s time for some team to pounce on Sharangovich.
National Hockey Now
Pittsburgh: Kyle Dubas îs not going to buy out Mikael Granlund, despite some pundits thinking it could happen this summer.
Boston: The first episode of the NHN podcast was released, with special guest Jeff Marek. There will be a few episodes a week, and look for me to make an appearance here and there.
San Jose: The Sharks brought back Patrick Marleau as a development coach on Friday.
Calgary: Marc Savard, a former NHL player who has had success in Major Junior coaching, joined the Flames coaching staff as an assistant.