Here are your links for today:
Ray Shero talks Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko:
And here’s Ray talking from the combine about player interviews, and YOU GUESSED IT, Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko:
Jack Hughes all smiles meeting with the Devils Management group. pic.twitter.com/FehABV4Z07— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) May 29, 2019
The Leafs will look to move Nikita Zaitsev and his contract ($4.5 million AAV through the 2023-24 season).
After a difficult season, TOR and Nikita Zaitsev are working together to find him a fresh start. He is available and we will see where it goes.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 30, 2019
Since the league was made aware this morning of Zaitsev’s availability, there have been multiple inquiries but it remains to be seen how many teams expect TOR to retain salary or make a soft/limited return deal because of the term/$ owed him.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) May 30, 2019
Unsurprisingly, it sounds like Jacob Trouba is a popular trade target:
My colleague @frank_seravalli has Jacob Trouba #2 on TSN’s Trade Bait board. There is significant interest in Trouba and ongoing discussions. Several teams are conducting pro scouting meetings this week, so action is expected to heat up.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 30, 2019
Labor war? Labor peace? A case for both sides as we approach CBA negotiations: [ESPN]
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