“The market will be flooded with players,” was how one team executive framed the NHL offseason landscape to me. “There is nothing normal about this year,” and it seems like most teams are figuring it out as it develops.
That’s because of many factors thanks to the impacts of COVID-19 to the league. From the obvious delay in resuming and completing this season, to the financial hardships many will experience. All teams are dealing with a flat cap of $81.5 million but news around the NHL is that some teams are self imposing internal caps at $70 million.
Yesterday, I spoke with Mike Liut, former Hartford Whalers goaltender and agent. When asked about Rangers RFA, Alexandar Georgiev he said they haven’t discussed a new contract. “I have not had any discussions with the Rangers as of yet,” Liut relayed via email.