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Evan’s NHL Daily: Suter’s Central Shuffle, Askarov Wants Opportunity

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Ryan Suter is running out of time on his NHL career to collect money from every Central Division team, but he’s certainly trying. A lot players prefer the East Coast or the West Coast, but he’s stayed in the middle of the US his entire career, and on Wednesday, signed with his fourth Central Division team. And somehow he’s getting paid by three at the same time.

Nashville was apparently shopping Yaroslav Askarov but nothing has happened yet. Given most teams have spent their money this summer, a trade seems less and less likely with each passing day. That means Askarov would be stuck in the AHL. That’s not what he wants, and his agent thinks he’s proven he has what it takes to be an NHL goalie.

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ESPN: The Blues have built one of the strangest bluelines in the NHL, so why not add someone who is about to turn 40 to it? The Wild and Stars are paying him not to play for them, so it’s more money in the bank for Ryan Suter.

Russia: Nashville has a great young goalie on their hands, but they signed Juuse Saros to a huge extension and he’s got nowhere to go. Dan Milstein believes Yaroslav Askarov has proven himself as an NHL goalie, which sounds to me like they want a move.

“Yaroslav Askarov has potential and should become an elite goalkeeper in the future. To date, we are working together with the club on different options. Yaroslav proved to everyone that he is an NHL player,” Milstein told a Russian outlet.

We’ll see how long Barry Trotz can hold onto him before it gets ugly.

Florida Hockey Now: The Panthers keep adding cheap talent to their blueline, this time with former first round pick Adam Boqvist.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Kyle Dubas is poaching more people form the Maple Leafs, adding their draft guru Wes Clark to the Penguins. That won’t help during Sidney Crosby‘s window, though.

Philly Hockey Now: The Flyers traded Cutter Gauthier for a guy who seems to be hurt a lot. Interesting strategy. Jamie Drysdale is hoping to be 100% next season.

Chicago Hockey Now: He’s back where he started his NHL career and Teuvo Teravainen couldn’t be happier.

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Jeremy

I haven’t watched Askarov play to determine what his potential is. But considering he’s still on his ELC, it seems like the type of player the Avs should be in on. Unless Nashville is wanting back roster players to help them win now.

I still have 0.00 confidence in Georgiev. A handful of good games in the postseason against Dallas, doesn’t erase an entire season of garbage goaltending. With all of the Nuke & Landy stuff, the goaltending issues have gotten lost in the sauce.

Ken

CV lit up Askarov in the WCF(AHL) 2023, this year he didn’t even play in the WCF which CV win even easier. Injuries are apparently an issue. Doubt the Preds are giving him up for nothing, and I wouldn’t want the Avs giving up any value for him.

Jeremy

Fair enough..as I said it was purely speculative on my part. The way people tout him & considering his draft status, you’d think he was pretty highly thought of around the league.

I would assume Nashville has seen enough to doubt him too. Otherwise why pay Saaros all that money, if you have a cheaper goalie who’s of starting caliber in the pipeline.

Ryan white

From what I’ve seen of askarov is he’s almost the same as Annunen

Ryan white

Yo Evan. If the avs were to trade for askarov, what do you think the asking price would be.

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