Quick Hits: Seattle, Wild, Penguins, Blue Jackets, and the Canucks

Quick Hits: Seattle, Wild, Penguins, Blue Jackets, and the Canucks

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Vancouver Canucks coach Travis Green disappointed in Loui Eriksson's comments., not worried that Brock Boeser not signed yet.
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No Seattle hires imminent

Alex Prewitt: Seattle GM Ron Francis said they don’t have any new hockey ops hirings imminent, but they are “going through a boatload of resumes.”

Francis said that hiring an assistant GM, analytics staff, and four or five scouts are his priorities.

Wild sign one, three to go

Minnesota Wild: The Wild have re-signed defenseman Hunter Warner to a one-year, two-way contract. He’ll get $700,000 in the NHL and $80,000 in the minors.

Michael Russo: The Wild now have three remaining restricted free agents left to sign – Kevin Fiala, Joel Eriksson Ek, and Louie Belpedio.

Penguins sign a recent trade acquisition

Cap Friendly: The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman John Marino to a two-year entry-level deal. The Penguins acquired his rights from the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers will now receive a 2021 6th round pick.

Blue Jackets bring back Dano

Aaron Portzline of The Athletic: The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Marko Dano to a one-year, two-way contract.

Dano will get $800,000 in the NHL and $300,000 in the minors with $350,000 guaranteed.

Canucks coach Green on Eriksson and Boeser … Juolevi’s rehab going well

Rick Dhaliwal: Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green on Loui Eriksson: “I was surprised and disappointed his comments were public. Is he frustrated, I’m sure he is. There are things that we have not seen eye to eye on and not every player plays as much as he wants but I’m looking forward to talking to him at camp.”

Rick Dhaliwal: Coach Green on Brock Boeser still not being signed: “No I am not worried about it, I think it will get done. I talked to Brock a few weeks ago and he is excited about the upcoming season.

Rick Dhaliwal: The agent for Canucks defenseman Olli Juolevi on his knee rehab: “Olli is skating & training hard, he is able to do things 100% on ice but is still being cautious in certain drills. He will work out with NHL players in Finland before leaving for Vancouver at the end of the month.”