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A couple good comparables for Edmonton Oilers Darnell Nurse who is entering the last year of his deal.
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Kings in the hunt for Hutton

Dennis Bernstein: The Los Angeles Kings are still in the mix for free agent defenseman Ben Hutton. Can expect a decision from Hutton coming soon.

If the Flames want to clear some salary cap space

Brian Costello: The Calgary Flames have $7.7 million in salary cap space left and still need to re-sign Matthew Tkachuk and Andrew Mangiapane.

If they need to create more space, what about sending Michael Frolik who has one year left at $4.3 million to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Riley Nash (retaining $500,000?)? Nash has two years left but at $2.75 million per.

Frolik is better than Nash but it would give the Flames $2 million in extra cap space. Nash would be a stopgap fourth liner.

Canucks and Boeser still have lots of work to do

Rick Dhaliwal: With training camp beginning in two weeks, there is still lots of work for the Vancouver Canucks to do to get a Brock Boeser contract done in time for camp.

What the Oilers may want from Tampa?

Jim Matheson: “If Oilers talking to Tampa re Puljujarvi for young player, most likely they would want C Anthony Cirelli or D man they wanted to draft in Jesse’s draft year Sergachev. Most likely prospect winger: Taylor Raddysh, who had 46 pts in first AHL season. Former jr teammate of McDavid”

Comparables for Nurse’s next contract

Jonathan Willis of The Athletic: Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse is entering the final year of his deal and he’s going to get paid.

Comparables for Nurse include Matt Dumba’s five-year, $6 million per deal and Esa Lindell for six years at $5.8 million per. Five years at $6 million makes sense for Nurse.

If looking to maximize his career earnings, Nurse could look at a three or four-year and then look for a bigger deal after. There is more risk for Nurse going this route though.

There is also option that the Oilers look to trade Nurse instead of re-signing him. They could use him as a trade chip to address other areas in need of help.

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