The Maple Leafs talked to Marner’s camp yesterday
Shorter-termed deals coming this offseason?
- Brian Lawton: (responding to LeBrun’s post/article) “My suspicion is things are going to get a lot less cozy for clubs & Agents this summer as this is a watershed event t for the direction of $’s in
@NHL. I expect a lot more shorter term contracts 4 elite young players as a compromise to disagreements in value!”
- Pierre LeBrun: (responding to Lawton) “Could be. I actually think shorter deals for high-level RFAs are the way to go as long as you’re up while you’re still in your prime. Means a more expensive contract next time as well.”
Skinner wanted to know who the Sabres next coach would be
Joe Yerdon: Craig Oster, Larsson’s agent:
“Johan is looking forward to continuing his NHL career next season.”
Top 10 NHL Buyout Candidates
Luke Fox of Sportsnet: goes into the pros and cons of each potential buyout.
Corey Perry – Anaheim Ducks – two years left at a $8.625 million cap hit.
Scott Darling – Carolina Hurricanes – two years left at a $4.15 million cap hit.
Justin Abdelkader – Detroit Red Wings – four years left at a $4.25 million cap hit.
Milan Lucic – Edmonton Oilers – four years left at a $6 million cap hit.
Andrej Sekera – Edmonton Oilers – two years left at a $5.5 million cap hit.
Dion Phaneuf – Los Angeles Kings – two years left at a $7 million cap hit.
Karl Alzner – Montreal Canadiens – three years left at a $4.625 million cap hit.
Brendan Smith – New York Rangers – two years left at a $4.3 million cap hit.
Ryan Callahan – Tampa Bay Lightning – one year left at a $5.8 million cap hit.
Loui Eriksson – Vancouver Canucks – three years left at a $6 million cap hit.