With only about 48 hours until the first round of the NHL Draft begins (OK, it’s more like 58,) we await for our fearless General Manager with his fingers tented in anticipation of winning the 4-D chess match by making some moves in advance of his selections on the draft floor in Montreal.
Mikheyev is gonna get paid.
On pending UFA winger Ilya Mikheyev, my understanding is that if he hits the open market, his agent Dan Milstein would be looking for a multi-year deal in the $4.75 M AAV to $5.5 M AAV range...— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 4, 2022
Kadri is gonna get PAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID
Kypreos on Kadri: "The number I hear is it starts at 8 and it could go as high as $10M, the teams that I'm hearing out there, two teams that can stroke that cheque right now are Seattle and the Boston Bruins".— NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) July 4, 2022
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Claude Giroux and the Edmonton Oilers - The Copper & Blue
Losing Evander Kane will take some goals off the board. Gaining Claude Giroux would help.
San Jose Sharks reportedly to name Mike Grier as general manager - Fear The Fin
The 14-year NHL veteran will make history as the league’s first Black general manager.
Have The Flames Made Johnny Gaudreau An Offer He Can't Refuse? - Matchsticks and Gasoline
If you believe media reports, the Flames are all in.
There are still no confirmed details about what is happening to Ivan Fedotov. What we know so far about the Russian goalie signed by the Flyers to play with them next season is that he was detained by Russian military police on the weekend, then at some point on that same day he was taken to a hospital for urgent treatment of some kind of illness. Unconfirmed reports now say he has been drafted into a branch of the Russian military and assigned to a naval base in the arctic. The KHL put out a terse statement yesterday essentially saying that they have no idea what is happening either.
Statement of the RIHF president
Needless to say, many are concerned for his well-being. The Flyers have not yet issued a formal statement, though they likely are as much in the dark as everyone else.