A current offer from Eichel did not contain any Rangers Chytil
Larry Brooks of the NY Post: If Mika Zibanejad took a six-year extension between $ 9 million and $ 9.5 million, it would take the New York Rangers out of the Jack Eichel talks> Zibanejad might want more and could do more in the open market. If the Rangers weren’t aiming so high on Zibanyad, he’d know where they stand.
If the Rangers were to take over Acorn, the recently signed RFA Filip Chytil would likely be involved. He signed a two-year contract for $ 2.3 million apiece.
A source said a recent Rangers offer did not include Chytil but Vitali Kravtsov, Zach Jones, Alexandar Georgiev and a first-round draft pick.
The Rangers would love to re-sign RFA goalkeeper Igor Shesterkin on a deal worth around $ 5.5 million, but it will likely cost $ 6 million or more.
Senators looking for a center and a winger
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: It is believed that the Ottawa Senators may want to purchase a center and a wing in a trade before the season starts.
The possibility of postponing Evgenii Dadonov’s contract creates even more leeway. You could use a winger to fill the hole that Dadonov was supposed to fill.
You checked out the New York Rangers Center Ryan Strome, which could be relocated if the Rangers take over Jack Eichel.
The senators asked about Eichel, but they wouldn’t meet the Sabers asking price. It is also believed that the Buffalo Sabers want to sell him to the Western Conference. The Los Angeles Kings were considered to be the front runners, but they could now be eliminated from the Acorn Race.
The blue line is likely where the senators will act from since they now have 10 defenders.
Alex Goligoski was a Senator target before signing with the Minnesota Wild. You also had some conversations with Alexander Wennberg.
Talks about contract extensions with Brady Tkachuk are now to be started.