NHL Rumours: Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks, Minnesota Wild, and Anaheim Ducks

Welcome back to Wednesday’s edition of NHL Rumours from the crew at Last Word on Hockey. Training camp is set to begin for a lot of teams within the next week. This means teams will be going full force to try to finalize their rosters to have their players at camp. Today we have NHL Rumours from the Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks, Minnesota Wild and the Anaheim Ducks.

All NHL Rumours come from their original sources and are subject to change.
NHL Rumours
Philadelphia Flyers
Rumour: Sportsnet’s Rick Dhaliwal tweeted today that the agent for Flyers defenceman Ivan Provorov stated that the Flyers and Provorov were closer on a contract yesterday than they were weeks ago. He also stated that the Werenski deal has impacted the remaining defenceman.

Flyers RFA D Ivan Provorov agent Todd Diamond : We were closer yesterday than many weeks before. The Werenski deal will affect the remaining defenseman, things are starting to move in the right direction.

— Rick Dhaliwal (@DhaliwalSports) September 10, 2019
Analysis: This is great news for the Flyers as Provorov is arguably the club’s best and most important defenceman. Provorov may be looking at a short term bridge-deal much like Werenski’s. However, given that his production fell off last season compared to the two season’s prior, he may come in at a smaller AAV.

Good news for the Flyers, however, Provorov knows what he is capable of. Surely he would love to bet on himself and earn a larger contract in a couple of years. He also has a nice iron man streak going as he has yet to miss a game since entering the league three seasons ago. If Provorov can get back to the way he played in 2017-18, he will most certainly earn himself a nice long term contract with a hefty AAV.
Vancouver Canucks
Rumour: Yet another hit from Sportsnet Rick Dhaliwal. As he states that he was saying on the radio all week, Brock Boeser and the Canucks are nowhere near a deal and he is in jeopardy of missing the start of training camp. He states that the Canuck’s cap issues are causing the problems and the Boeser camp knows he can’t get a long-term deal at this point.

The #Canucks cap issues are causing problems, the Boeser camp knows they can not get long term deal, they are willing to do a short term deal (even 1-2 years) but the gap remains even on that. Things can change quick but it does not look good right now.

— Rick Dhaliwal (@DhaliwalSports) September 10, 2019
Analysis: Dhaliwal goes on to say that Boeser is willing to do a short-term deal as well, however, the two parties are just as far apart on a short-term deal as they are on a long-term deal. So where do they go from here? They can’t afford to have Boeser missing camp and …read more

Source:: Last Word on Hockey


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