Player Notes

  • Connor McDavid was shocked by Hall trade
    Connor McDavid was shocked to hear that Taylor Hall had been traded.

    Advice: Hall had taken McDavid under his wing and the emerging star lived under Hall's roof last season. "I want to express thanks for all that he’s done for me because he’s done so much," McDavid said. "I’ll never really know how I can repay him, or if I’ll ever be able to, for what he’s done for me this year. He’s a guy who took me under his wing right away. It’s hard to explain how much that means to me." With Taylor Hall gone, the Oilers could be looking for McDavid to take on more of a leadership role despite his age. That said, the Oilers could be adding veterans to fill that leadership void. In particular, there's a lot of speculation that the Oilers will sign Milan Lucic. Rotoworld.com 58 minutes ago
  • Steven Stamkos' contract might help Dallas
    Steven Stamkos' recently signed contract extension might be good news for the Dallas Stars.

    Advice: The Stars can re-sign Jamie Benn as early as July 1 and Stamkos' contract could be used as a baseline to determine what Benn's market value is. Had Stamkos entered the free agent market, it wouldn't have been surprising to see him walk away with over $10 million per season, but he ended up agreeing to an $8.5 million annual cap hit to stay in Tampa Bay. Perhaps that will encourage Benn to do the same, which would make things a little easier on Dallas. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:54 am
  • Francis has positive meeting with J. Staal
    Hurricanes GM Ron Francis said he had a positive meeting with Jordan Staal.

    Advice: "He’s excited about the direction we’re going in," Francis said. The Hurricanes traded Staal's older brother, Eric Staal, during the 2015-16 campaign and are unlikely to pursue Eric as an unrestricted free agent. The fact that Eric Staal was part of the Hurricanes' organization was believed to be a big reason Jordan Staal was happy to get traded to Carolina and sign a 10-year, $60 million deal back in the summer of 2012. Since Eric's departure, there have been questions raised above the possibility that Jordan would be moved too and while that might happen, Francis' statement seems to make that less likely. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:47 am
  • Hurricanes haven't approached Eric Staal
    The Carolina Hurricanes have not reached out to Eric Staal.

    Advice: "While he was a great player in this market for a long time, with where we’re at, with the young players we have and the direction we’re going, it would be unfair to us and to him to bring him back and ask him to accept a much different role than the one he had," Hurricanes GM Ron Francis said. "I think he has a lot of years left and he’ll test the waters. We wish him the best." Certainly, it's still possible that plans will change, but at this point it's very unlikely that Eric Staal will end up signing a new contract with Carolina. Staal is looking for a top-six role, ideally at center, but he's declined considerably in recent years. With that in mind, it wouldn't be surprising if any interested team insisted on Staal signing a short-term deal. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:43 am
  • Report: Boston continues to mull over Trouba
    Based on previous reports, the Boston Bruins are considering an offer sheet for Jacob Trouba, but now they're apparently having second thoughts.

    Advice: We'll have to wait and see what happens here, but there's a reason that it's extremely rare for a team to acquire a player through an offer sheet. The only way to avoid the original team simply matching your offer is to significantly overpay for the player in question and on top of that you have to surrender draft picks. The Bruins might also be fear of retribution where other teams start making offer sheets to their restricted free agents as punishment for Boston doing so and thus driving up the price of future RFAs in the process. Even with all that in mind, the Bruins might be desperate enough for a No. 1 defenseman that they'll try to make it work with Trouba anyways. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:34 am

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