NHL News and Rumors: Seattle Kraken eyeing a goalie, Elias Pettersson offer sheet, Tyler Seguin back, and more

By Anthony Scultore
Jan 4, 2020; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Alexandar Georgiev (40) and defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) defend against Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Pettersson (40) during the third period at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

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NHL News and Rumors: Seattle Kraken eyeing Chris Driedger

The Seattle Kraken officially became the NHL’s 32nd franchise when they made their final payment on Friday. That also meant the GM Ron Francis can get to work on building his new team. He can officially sign any NCAA free agent, along with Junior and European players that are aged out of the draft. There’s already rumors that the Kraken have their sights set on a few players. Find out who here.

NHL Rumors: Elias Pettersson offer sheet?

An Elias Pettersson offer sheet? It’s now become a rite of passage for every writer entering the offseason to identify a top end RFA and waste characters on a potential offer sheet. Last season it was Mat Barzal that had plenty of people discussing the possibility which ultimately never came. Read more.

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Mar 1, 2021; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Vancouver Canucks center Elias Pettersson (40) warms up prior to a game against the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place. Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

How much were the New York Rangers impacted by man-power games lost

The New York Rangers are going to miss out on the playoffs. It certainly is a shame after the stretch of games they played from mid-March to April. When you look back, it’s hard not see why they won’t be playing in postseason action. Read more.

NHL News: Tyler Seguin activated off IR

Evgeni Malkin and Tyler Seguin are off IR. That’s two big guns coming back just in time for the final push to the playoffs. Both the Pittsburgh Penguins and Dallas Stars are getting offensive reinforcements in the nick of time. Click here.