NHL Rumors: Canucks and Boeser … Red Wings and Larkin

NHL Rumors: Canucks and Boeser … Red Wings and Larkin

Dylan Larkin getting close to a new contract with the Detroit Red Wings.
There is no deadline for the Canucks and Boeser

Sportsnet: Brock Boeser‘s agent Ben Hankinson was on Sportsnet 650 and said that there is no firm deadline to get a contract extension worked out as they are taking their time with talks.

“I’d say, without putting a deadline on it, we’d like to get going once the season rolls and just play hockey,” Hankinson said. “But there’s no deadline on it. Jim a very level-headed guy and we have a really good relationship. So I’m not gonna say we won’t talk during the season if we don’t get something done, but who knows, it’s too early to say.”

Larkin says a deal is close, but the Red Wings don’t have a lot of salary cap space

Luke Fox of Sportsnet: Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin is confident he’ll have a new deal done by the start of training camp.

“Something’s coming,” Larkin promised Tuesday afternoon, following an intense skills-training session alongside Connor McDavid and other NHLers at the Power Edge Pro camp in Toronto.

“I’ve told everyone I think it’ll be before training camp. It’s right there. I’m just waiting to iron out the details.”

Red Wings GM Ken Holland has some salary cap issues to deal with, but he’d like to get Larkin signed to a five- or six-year contract.

“That’s a pretty good honour — they’re showing a long-term commitment to you — but there are different offers out there, whether it’s a short-term bridge deal or a long-term deal,” Larkin said.

“Now we’re just trying to figure out what’s going to be best for both our futures.”

The Red Wings currently only have $2.83 million in projected salary cap space according to CapFriendly.com, and that is not enough room for Larkin’s raise.