Honestly, I'm surprised that Dorion/Melnyk haven't pulled the trigger on this yet.
Fuck it, just sign me to a 1 year contract, I'll do more to help the team sitting on my ass in my living room than Ceci on the ice.
Someone other than Chicago needs to sign Panarin. We have way bigger needs right now.So according to Larry Brooks, the free agency plan for the Rangers right now is to try to sign both Artemi Panarin and Kevin Hayes. Which is pretty much the first time I've heard any talk about bringing Hayes back since the deadline, but before the deadline there was plenty of talk that we might try to bring either him or Zuccarello back, so it's also not a big surprise. We'll see what happens there, though.
If they don't go after a top 4 D-man I'm going to throw a tempertantrium, like legit little kid style
Q won a cup in Florida already!
If Dater is to be believed (don't) the Avs are going hard after Panarin this offseason.
There's nobody out there though. There isn't a UFA defenseman that I'd want to spend the money on. There are teams that are going to have to shed salary but good defensemen usually aren't the pieces moving out and I don't want to start selling futures for a run yet. I'd rather not go crazy acquiring a high end defenseman until we know what we have with Boqvist, Jokiharju, Mitchell, Beaudin, etc. Give them all some time and get a decent look at them. Keep the ones that are going to fit with what we need long term and sell the rest to fill other holes in the lineup.