On the Detroit Red Wings …
Craig Custance of The Athletic: The Red Wings are stuck with a bunch of bad contracts that they’ll eventually be burned off, but for now there won’t be a lot of turnover. There will be some trade options.
So Long – David Booth.
On the Winnipeg Jets …
When GM Kevin Cheveldayoff acquired Stastny, he precieved it as a “rental.”
Would Stastny want to return to the Jets? If Stastny wants to stay in Winnipeg, can they even afford it?
Stastny would be the No. 2 free agent center that is set hit the open market on July 1st. He could easily make $5 million plus on his next deal.
The Jets could have about $25.6 million in cap space to work with this offseason. Hellebuyck will be at, at least $5 million. Trouba could get $5 million plus as well. Trouba and Morrissey could easily make $8 million combined. Other RFAs that could total $6 million – Brandon Tanev, Joel Armia, and Adam Lowry.
To bring back Stastney, the Jets may have to trade someone like Bryan Little, which won’t happen. Mathieu Perreault has a modified no-trade clause (can block a trade to five teams) and carries a $4.13 million cap hit.