Here’s a rundown of the original content at PHR over the past week.
Our 2007 redraft series has now gone past the top ten. Jake Muzzin was selected as the 11th pick to Carolina while Kyle Turris went one spot later to Montreal. Who should St. Louis take at 13th overall? Make your choice here.
It has been a rapid fall from grace for goaltender Scott Darling. Two years ago, the Hurricanes acquired him with an eye on making him their new starter. That didn’t go so well and back in June, he was traded to Florida and immediately bought out. Zach looked at his potential market to see who the best fits for him on a possible PTO are.
Our look at the salary cap situation for each team in the Metropolitan Division has come to an end. I took a look at the Flyers and Penguins while Holger did the same for the Capitals before beginning to assess the Central Division by breaking down the Blackhawks. Pittsburgh and Washington will be teams to watch for in the coming weeks as they look to free up some wiggle room under the Upper Limit.
The next edition of our mailbag is now available. Topics I tackled included the lack of offer sheets on the RFA market, what impact the next US TV deal could have on the salary cap, the futures for a pair of key Washington pending free agents, what Minnesota could do with some of their high-priced veterans, and what Pittsburgh will need to do in order to get RFA defenseman Marcus Pettersson re-signed.
Our top player poll series wraps up with the goaltenders. Currently, Andrei Vasilevskiy (Tampa Bay) and Carey Price (Montreal) are neck-and-neck for the top spot while Sergei Bobrovsky (Florida) holds down the number three spot. There’s still time to make your picks
Kyle Connor isn’t getting as much attention as his teammate in Patrik Laine when it comes to their respective restricted free agent cases. Of the two, his potential contract is a little easier to peg although Connor’s situation does have a wrinkle compared to most of the other notable RFAs. I examined some of the potential comparable players and took a stab at what his next deal could cost.