NHL Rumors: Spencer Foo, Montreal Canadiens and the Winnipeg Jets

NHL Rumors: Spencer Foo, Montreal Canadiens and the Winnipeg Jets

Montreal Canadiens free agents Andrei Markov and Alex Galchenyuk
SpOn Spencer Foo …

Craig Custance: Free agent Spencer Foo’s camp will meet today and go over all their options. The Detroit Red Wings and Calgary Flames are very much in it. A decision will likely be made today or tomorrow.

Jim Matheson: Spencer Foo will decide between the Red Wings, Vegas Golden Knights and Edmonton Oilers in the next few days. [Matheson] wonders if trading for Ryan Strome (RW) and drafting Kailer Yamamoto (RW) will hurt the Oilers chances.

Jim Matheson: Feeling that the Red Wings may have the inside track on Foo after he visited the city and the new arena.

On the Montreal Canadiens …

L.A. Lariviere: Alex Galchenyuk‘s agent said that contract talks are “heading in right direction” and added there is no timetable. [Lariviere] can’t see the Canadiens trading him unless the return is big.

All About the Habs: Martin McGuire of 98.5 Sports reporting the Canadiens have reportedly offered Alex Galchenyuk a three or four year deal.

Jimmy Murphy: Source said: “The word on Markov is he’s looking for 2-yr deal worth $7 million. Wants to stay w/#Habs but will talk to other teams.”

Jimmy Murphy: Aside from the Canadiens, have heard the Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs and New Jersey Devils have interest in Andrei Markov.

On the Winnipeg Jets … 

Ted Wyman: One GM said that he thinks the Jets will sign unrestricted free agent goaltender Brian Elliott.

Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun: Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff had been trying to acquire a goaltender over the weekend. He thought he had a deal put together but it fell apart.

Free agency opens next Saturday.

“We’re going to be active obviously,” Cheveldayoff said at the conclusion of Saturday’s draft.

“We’re going to a take a look at whatever is available to us and if there’s a good opportunity there that can help us, we’ll jump at it. We can start talking to free agents at midnight tonight. We’ve got a list of names lined up to reach out to their representatives and see if we’re a fit for them as far as they want to consider us.”