The Maple Leafs could use a backup goalie
Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star: The Toronto Maple Leafs biggest need maybe a backup goalie.
They may not want to give up any more draft picks after trading their first-round pick to the Carolina Hurricanes for them to take Patrick Marleau‘s contract. To acquire a backup, they’ll need to trade a roster player or someone from their AHL team.
Puljujarvi still wants a trade
Chris Johnston of Sportsnet: Jesse Puljujarvi seems to have regained his confidence while playing in Finland. He hasn’t regained his confidence in the Edmonton Oilers as he hasn’t moved off of his trade request. Oilers GM Ken Holland would likely need to get a back a player of similar upside if they move him.
Bobby Ryan. Brent Seabrook. Tyler Toffoli have all been made healthy scratches and all should be considered available for trade. Toffoli is a pending free agent and less risk attached. It might not be possible for the Ottawa Senators and Chicago Blackhawks to find teams interested in Ryan and Seabrook. Ryan has modified NTC with two years at a $7.25 million cap hit. Seabrook as four years left at $6.875 million cap hit and a full no-movement clause.
What the contracts for Domi and Mete could look like
Arpon Basu of The Athletic: (mailbag) Montreal Canadiens Max Domi might consider doing a three-year bridge at around $6.5 million. He would then be a UFA after that and in-line for a big deal. If the Canadiens are wanting to get him signed longer-term, a five-year deal could cost them $7.5 to $8 million per season.
Could see the Canadiens trying to re-sign defenseman Victor Mete to a deal similar to Scott Mayfield of the NY Islanders – five-years for $7.25 million – a $1.45 million cap hit. No idea if Mete would be up for that type of deal though.