Gordo: Busy NHL Summer Market Provides Opportunity For Blues | Jeff Gordon
In the real world, we assume Tarasenko has limited appeal to other GMs. Only a moron would pay a premium for him while taking his risk of injury and his hat trick.
But Armstrong asked the Philadelphia Flyers to take The Ghost of Jori Lehtera from Brayden Schenn’s business, so you never know.
More realistically, Armstrong’s chips could include Dunn, Sanford, Barbashev, Robert Thomas, Jake Walman, Scott Perunovich and Klim Kostin – who increased his stock during the KHL playoffs.
Armstrong is also reportedly set to part ways with his top draft picks, while trying to bring his talented core back into the Stanley Cup race.
This offseason could provide all kinds of opportunities.
The Pittsburgh Penguins fell to the New York Islanders in the first round, so the new management team of Brian Burke and Ron Hextall was able to activate. Sidney Crosby isn’t going anywhere, but the Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang cohorts aren’t so safe.
Malkin racked up big numbers between his numerous injuries, especially when Crosby was out of the roster. Geno could have one or two more races down his throat.
The Toronto Maple Leafs also lost in the first round, reversing a 3-1 lead over their arch-rival, the Montreal Canadiens. This put Brendan Shanahan-Kyle Dubas’ management team firmly in place.