Chris Kreider taking a leadership role to get NHL back next season

When the NHL and NHLPA worked to complete last season, only 5 players were on the Return-To-Play Committee (RTP). This time the players have formed a much larger group with 16 players on it.

New York Rangers Chris Kreider on the RTP Committee

According to Pierre Lebrun those players are believed to be the following:

David Backes, Darren Helm, David Savard, Justin Faulk, Lars Eller, Sam Gagner, Justin Abdelkader, Ian Cole, Zach Hyman, Ron Hainsey, Claude Giroux, Ryan Dzingel, Andrew Copp, Alex Biega, Chris Kreider, and Mark Scheifele.

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Kreider ready to help (Getty Images)

The challenge for Chris Kreider and the other players will be to work out the financial aspect and sell the NHLPA on them. That will be difficult because most of the players gave up a lot when the CBA was extended. Now the NHL is asking its players to defer another 13% of their salary. This is on top of what they already agreed to would bring the total to 62% of pay for next season.

Sadly, the real alternative this season could be not playing at all and getting none of their salaries.

Related: NHL looking for payment deferrals and hope to have fans in the stands

The latest Trade Bait Board just got a “BIG UPDATE”

Over at The Daily Goal Horn we are monitoring the latest names that could be traded next season. Read more here about how those names got on the list.

The Daily Goal Horn NHL Trade Bait Board

  • Jack Eichel, BUF
  • Mitch Marner, TOR
  • Patrik Laine, WPG
  • Matt Dumba, MIN
  • Johnny Gaudreau, CGY
  • Tyler Johnson, TB
  • Alex Killorn, TB
  • Shayne Gostibehere, PHI
  • Jaden Schwartz, STL
  • Phil Kessel, AZ
  • Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK
  • William Nylander, TOR

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