Canucks continue talks with Boeser and Edler
Contract talks with Brock Boeser are ongoing and Benning hopes a deal can get done sooner than later.
Canucks would need a sweetener
Could the Jets and Oilers help each other out?
Jonathan Willis at The Athletic: A trade fit between the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers?
- Winnipeg’s needs: Second-pair defencemen, cap space, futures
- Edmonton’s needs: Top six wingers, third-line centre, a goalie, potentially a right-shot defenceman
The Jets could look at trading Nikolaj Ehlers, the asking price should be high and it shouldn’t just be about creating cap space.
Mathieu Perreault at $4.125 million seems like the odd forward out. He has a five-team no-trade list.
Trading Jacob Trouba seems inevitable and the return they get for him would play a role in their offseason plans.
They could look at buying out defenseman Dmitry Kulikov who is scheduled to make $2.9 million.
Ideally, the Edmonton Oilers would be able to move Milan Lucic’s contract.
The Oilers could have interest in Jets goaltender prospect Eric Comrie.
The Jets could offer Perreault for futures. He has two years left at $4 million. Russell and Sekera both come around in the same numbers as Perreault.
What about a Perreault, Kulivov and a sweetener for Sekera?