Donnie & Dhali: Rick Dhaliwal on the rumored Tyler Myers and Nikita Zaitsev commerce between the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators.
** NHLRumors.com transcription
Dhaliwal: “You’re speaking about Donnie, the Canucks and Ottawa have mentioned Tyler Myers and Nikita Zaitsev. Don’t imagine it ever bought shut. It could possibly be revisited later.
Myers has a restricted no-trade clause. So does Zaitsev.”
Taylor: “Can we go back to the start? There’s this story out there that the Canucks offered up Myers to Ottawa. Right?”
Dhaliwal: “That’s right.”
Taylor: “Trying to shed salary.”
Dhaliwal: “Yeah. But neither agent was requested to waive. Zaitsev and Myers didn’t shoot down any trades. There’s simply, that’s incorrect. Zaitsev and Myers have been by no means requested to go to Ottawa and Vancouver.
Here’s the issue Donnie when you take a look at it. Myer’s bought a $5 million signing bonus coming his approach on July 1st. That’s robust.”
Taylor: “Straight cash.”
Dhaliwal: “Straight money. That’s robust for any crew to digest. So that’s perhaps why Ottawa is asking for a sweetener. Something the Canucks aren’t within the temper to surrender.
They simply gave up, they usually bought ripped on this market, for coughing up a second, together with guys such as you , for coughing up a second-rounder to do away with Jason Dickinson. Which hey, a second-rounder is a second-rounder. It’s excessive foreign money.
Are the Senators asking for a second or third-rounder?”
Taylor: “Zaitsev makes $3.3 . He’s got, term wise it matches up with Myers. His contract ends at the end of next year.”
Dhaliwal: “That’s it. But to ask one other crew to tackle Myers after which pay his $5 million on July 1st, that’s rather a lot to ask for Donnie. So that’s I believe inflicting points and I believe any crew that takes Myers goes to desire a sweetener.
And I don’t suppose Vancouver is able to provide up sweetener.”
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— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) November 20, 2022
Tyler Myers for Nikita Zaitsev would appear to be a cap transfer to me. Better to dump Myers onto one other crew that wants a RD and get some belongings in return too. pic.twitter.com/Wdpiqp2ZE2
— BuckFoston (@BuckFoston_) November 20, 2022