On Alex Kerfoot …
Rick Dhaliwal: Free agent forward Alex Kerfoot will decide soon on where he’ll sign an entry-level deal. The Vancouver Canucks are still in the mix to sign him.
Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The New York Rangers are among the final two or three teams that free agent Alex Kerfoot is considering.
Kerfoot could decide by .
The Canucks are believed to have offered a contract to Kerfoot as well.
Corey Pronman: (asked about his thoughts on Kerfoot) “Fine depth for your AHL team, maybe a quad-A player but don’t think there’s a ton there.”
On the Vancouver Canucks …
Rick Dhaliwal: The Canucks never called Will Butcher. They had zero interest in the free agent defenseman.
On Jaromir Jagr and Drew Stafford …
Chris Nichols of FanRag Sports: Elliotte Friedman was on the NHL Network and was talking about unsigned unrestricted free agents in Jaromir Jagr and Drew Stafford. Friedman on the Jagr’s situation.
“I know some teams that have kind of talked and taken a look at it,” noted Friedman. “I think Calgary has been one that has kind of looked at it. One of his former coaches, Glen Gulutzan, is coaching up there.
“From what I hear, I think he’s patient enough to wait for the right opportunity because if it doesn’t come in the NHL, maybe it comes overseas. Maybe he goes and plays in the Olympics. Or maybe he starts, as he’s talked about, in his local team from the Czech League, and comes back somewhere during the year.”
adds that some teams have told him that the Anaheim Ducks might be interested. When looked into it, he was told they weren’t interested.
is a bit surprised that Stafford is still looking for a contract.
“I’d heard around July 1 there were a couple of teams that were looking at Stafford,” relayed Friedman. “I thought that Stafford is a guy who has put some money away and I think he might be a guy who would look at fit as much as anything else in terms of where he’d play in the NHL next year. I was surprised it’s gone this long for him to find a home. But I understand there have been some conversations in the last week and they’re hoping to get something done.”