Free Agent Hits: Nyquist, Franson, Kadri, Lundqvist, Petrell and Wellwood

  • Ansar Khan of MLive: After they re-sign Gustav Nyquist, the Red Wings will be over the salary cap and have 25 players under contract. Holland on Nyquist talks,

    “We’ve done a lot of talking in the last couple of weeks. I anticipate getting it done. We’re close on a one-year, talking two years.”

  • David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail: Both Cody Franson and Nazem Kadri are not close to signing contracts with the Maple Leafs. The Leafs have only about $4.9 million left under the $64.3 million salary cap. Kadri is coming off his deal with a $1.72 million cap hit. Franson had a $1.2 million cap hit. Franson and the Leafs haven’t talked for a couple of weeks. Kadri could go with a bridge contract, but it may be difficult to get him to agree on a short-term deal in the $2-$2.5 million range. They have exchanged numbers, and it’s more reasonable than Kadri last request, but there is still a significant gap. Kadri could be looking at Evander Kane’s six-year, $31.5 million deal.
  • Brett Cyrgalis: On Rangers – Henrik Lundqvist contract extension talks: ”nothing new to report” according to a source.
  • Igor Eronko: Oilers Lennart Petrell has signed with Geneve-Servette of the Swiss league.
  • Igor Eronko: Kyle Wellwood could sign with Geneve-Servette of the Swiss league.
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  1. #1 by MattG at August 15th, 2013

    The leafs are not really in financial troubles at all, there are about three players that won’t be on the leafs roster next year and will be sent to the marlies. That will get them over 6 mill in cap space easy. Then if they bury JML i the marlies as well he will atleast save them another million off their salary and they will have tons freed up to give Franson 3.5 and Kadri 3

  2. #2 by leafsfan (905) 420 at August 15th, 2013

    What happens if a team starts the year over cap?

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