No talks between the Canadiens and Alexander Romanov
David Pagnotta: The Montreal Canadiens can’t held contract talks with pending RFA defenseman Alexander Romanov. Romanov isn’t eligible for a proposal sheet.
The Canadiens have been targeted on the draft and the commerce market.
Canadiens ready to see if the Devils strategy them concerning the No. 1 choose?
TSN: Pierre LeBrun on Insider Trading stated the Montreal Canadiens are nonetheless undecided on who they’ll take with the No. 1 choose within the draft. Everyone is aware of who the New Jersey Devils wish to take at No. 2 – winger Juraj Slafkovsky.
Some suppose that the Canadiens could also be holding out to see if the Devils strategy them about flipping picks to make sure they get Slafkovsky.
“But the Devils are telling people ‘if a centre is the best player available in our eyes, we have no problem with taking another centre,’ even though the Devils have Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier. Something to keep an eye on because I think the Habs would be willing to entertain that conversation.”
Johnny Gaudreau hasn’t responded to Flames contract provide
TSN: Pierre LeBrun on Insider Trading stated there may be nonetheless no information to report on Calgary Flames pending UFA Johnny Gaudreau.
The Flames made Gaudreau a contract provide and he’s undecided. Gaudreau and his reps haven’t communicated with the Flames.
“We’re every week away from the draft. We’ve stated earlier than that the Calgary Flames can be nervous letting this drag out all the way in which to the opening a free company within the sense that in all probability they’ve to start out pivoting right here quickly in the event that they don’t suppose they’re going to have the ability to re-sign Johnny Gaudreau.
Ultimately, I feel what it sounds wish to me is that Johnny Gaudreau needs to maintain Calgary within the fold, that he’s nonetheless keen on that supply, however might wish to take a peek and see what’s on the market and that’s not very best if you happen to’re Calgary.”