Is Anton Khudobin an opportunity for the Edmonton Oilers?
David Staples from Edmonton Journal: There are some interesting tidbits out there, but could the Edmonton Oilers get older and actually get better at the gate (Anton Khudobin)? That’s a big question.
Still, it’s reasonably plausible. The Dallas Stars could be tricked into moving out Khudobin, who has two years and $ 3.3 million AAV left. Khudobin has a save percentage of .918 for the past two seasons, which is better than Mike Smith’s .912 and Mikko Koskin’s .910.
Will Ben Bishop even play in the 2021/22 season? That is the big question in all of this. If there’s a chance he doesn’t, Dallas likely doesn’t have such an idea. It’s gaining traction for Edmonton, however, as Dallas signed Braden Holtby out of nowhere to a one-year deal last week.
Needless to say, stay tuned.
Are the New York Rangers done with their moves?
Vincent Mercogliano from Lohud.com: Sources seem to think the New York Rangers are a better team now than they were before they moved. That included trading with Pavel Buchnevich and acquiring a lot of depth – including Barclay Goodrow, Sammy Blais, and Ryan Reaves.
So if New York doesn’t make a deal for Jack Eichel or anyone else, some say the Rangers have upgraded. New York is setting up players to help new coach Gerrard Gallant define what he’s got and what’s not.
Patrik Nemeth was brought in to consolidate the defensive corps a little without causing a major stir. Jarred Tinordi offers insurance and coverage in the event of damage.
Lou Lamoriello’s loophole is part of many …
Adam Hermann: At least it’s interesting that Lou Lamoriello lasted so long. Who is under contract for New York? Who is not Will we ever know At least there are many questions and some controversial implications.
Apparently these are signed contracts that are not yet registered with the league. That’s the rumor. The NHLPA and many are keeping an eye on how this develops.
After all, it’s Lou Lamoriello.