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NHL Rumors: Vancouver Canucks, Detroit Red Wings, and the Washington Capitals

The Canucks the front-runners for Akito Hirose?

Rick Dhaliwal: The Vancouver Canucks are keen on Minnesota State free agent, left-handed defenseman Akito Hirose.

Rick Dhaliwal: If Hirose decides to show professional, the Canucks can be excessive on his checklist.

David Pagnotta: Signs have been pointing towards Hirose and the Canucks for weeks.

Are the Red Wings not keen on signing prospect Robert Mastrosimone? 

Craig Morgan of Go PHNX: Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Greg Powers doesn’t suppose the Detroit Red Wings will signal prospect Robert Mastrosimone.

“He’s playing the waiting game and seeing what’s going to be available as a free agent. There’s a lot of teams that are interested in him, but it doesn’t look like Detroit is going to happen. It’s just a waiting game, but he has the option to come back. It’s a good option and he’s open to it.”

“He’s going to be right here all summer season, and I believe he’s most likely going to enroll and go away that as an possibility. It’s not one thing that we’re going to learn about for some time. I do know he desires to get a contract and play professional hockey and I’m assured that may occur for him, however that is going to stay an possibility.

The Capitals could have selections to make on Peter Laviolette and Anthony Mantha

Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic: Despite dropping within the first spherical two years in a row and doubtlessly lacking the playoffs this yr, it isn’t a slam dunk that Peter Laviolette received’t be re-signed.

They handled the third most man-games misplaced this season. GM Brian MacLellan additionally traded out some veterans on the deadline for draft picks.

Management and possession could have some in depth exit interviews earlier than they determine which route they may go.

Forward Anthony Mantha has struggled this season and has been a wholesome scratch at instances. He’s acquired yet another yr at a $5.7 million cap hit and looks like an unlikely buyout candidate at this level. If they do determine to go that route he’d carry a $1.367 million hit subsequent season and $2.167 the next yr.



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