NHL Rumors: Kaprizov, Canucks and Ideal Matches For Top UFAs

NHL Rumors: Kaprizov, Canucks and Ideal Matches For Top UFAs

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Shane Doan, Henrik and Daniel Sedin
On Kirill Kaprizov …

Russian Prospects: (re-signed in the KHL for three years) Kirill Kaprizov said in an interview that the there was no special interest from the Minnesota Wild recently.

On the Vancouver Canucks …

NHL Prospect Watch: Dennis Bernstein was on TSN 690 and said that he thinks the chances of the Canucks trading Henrik and Daniel Sedin at the trade deadline are greater than 50 percent.

On remaining unrestricted free agents and their ideal match …

Lyle Richardson of Bleacher Report: Looking at the top remaining unrestricted free agents and matching them to their ideal teams.

Francois Beauchemin – New Jersey Devils – Would be a good third pairing Dman and mentor.

Matt Cullen – Pittsburgh Penguins – Still deciding on retirement or not. May not have a lot of cap space depending on if the Pens acquire a third line center

Drew Stafford – Boston Bruins – Reports are he might have to take a PTO, though the Bruins do have the cap space to sign him to a cheap, short-term deal.

Cody Franson – Chicago Blackhawks – Report from Jay Zawaski that the Blackhawks could offer Franson a PTO, and if he works out a salary once they LTIR Marian Hossa.

Shane Doan – St. Louis Blues – Jeremy Rutherford from the Post-Dispatch thinks he’d be a good fit, adding depth to their third/fourth lines. The Blues have about $2.4 million in cap space so may have to be a bonus laden deal.

Jarome Iginla – Edmonton Oilers – Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli signed Iginla back in 2013 and maybe he tries to sign him to one-year deal with bonuses.

Thomas Vanek – Detroit Red Wings – Wouldn’t be a surprised if the Red Wings brought him back, but they’d have to figure out their cap issues first.

Jaromir Jagr – San Jose Sharks – Writer Kevin Kurz thinks Jagr could be a fit on their top line and power play unit on a one-year deal between $2 million and $3 million.