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Zack Kassian And Nazem Kadri On The Spotlight

Zack Kassian May Exacerbate Edmonton Oilers’ Decisions

Bruce McCurdy of the Edmonton Journal: As July begins, the rumors begin to swirl as soon as extra. While Jesse Puljujarvi is all however out the door, Zack Kassian turns into a bit extra of a thorny difficulty. Puljujarvi is a kind of gamers the place each side really feel a brand new begin lastly is useful.

For Kassian, issues are a bit completely different. Injuries began to take a toll on the ahead and that’s partly attributed to his enjoying model. Since signing his four-year extension, the right-winger has missed 60 out of 160 video games for quite a lot of causes (accidents principally and suspensions).

Offensively and defensively, Kassian produces like a backside line participant. His intangibles are off the charts however little else. This leaves Ken Holland in a pickle. He wants wingers however extra serviceable ones. The growing risk he has to look elsewhere is looming.

Nazem Kadri Made A Priority By Joe Sakic And Colorado

Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey NOW: The offensive breakout season of Nazem Kadri was much more than simply offensive clearly. Now, with a Stanley Cup in hand, Kadri can be cashing in. Joe Sakic and the Colorado Avalanchemaking {that a} precedence has to this point meant loads to the ahead’s camp.

“How could it not be?” The Kroenkes have been nice supporters of mine and made it clear to me that they’d like me to remain additionally however we perceive that there’s a enterprise facet concerned. We’re going to attempt to work collectively,” Kadri mentioned.

The huge questions boil all the way down to time period and {dollars} as they at all times do. At the age of 32, this figures to not be a seven or eight-year deal. Something alongside the traces of 4-6 years would shock fewer pundits.

Some recommend $6-7 million AAV as a place to begin. That larger quantity seems to be a starter. Depending on Colorado and Kadri, the vary might simply be within the $7-8 million space. All that’s concretely identified is that the mutual curiosity to remain may be very excessive.

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