NHL Rumors: Are we Getting Nearer to 50-50 that the Nashville Predators Commerce Juuse Saros?

NHL Tonight: Elliotte Friedman on the NHL Community when requested about Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros being traded, partly as a result of Yaroslav Askarov.

Kevin Weekes: “So Saros could be very a lot in play although.”

EJ Hradek: “Yeah. What do you assume Elliotte about Saros as a result of they’ve (Yaroslav) Askarov within the minors enjoying very nicely. They’re form of in a retool. What do you concentrate on this risk of Saros shifting?

Friedman: “Effectively, I believe the one, the one factor that stands out to me as should you would have requested me earlier within the season, like Barry Trotz was quoted as saying they wished to get an extension performed with Saros. And I imagine there was truly a gathering with him the place that was mentioned.

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And now it’s, it’s actually modified. You understand, for instance, on the weekend, I believe on that podcast I stated, EJ, that the possibilities are it was going to be like, I wished to say it was once like 99-1 that Saros wasn’t going to be traded and I used to be dropping right down to 80-20 or 75-25. And I had individuals telling me, I’d provide you with even higher odds than that, that it occurs. I’ve individuals happening to 60-40 and 50-50.

So to me it goes again to, it actually reveals you the way a lot issues can change in just a few months. And what I believe it’s, is I believe the Nashville Predators are on the lookout for scoring. Offensive expertise. And I believe what they really feel as of what they’re prepared to maneuver or doubtlessly prepared to maneuver, what can get them that and I believe that Saros is that title.

Now, the distinction for me between Saros and Markstrom is 2 issues. Primary is  Saros is a pair years youthful, just a few years youthful. But in addition Markstrom, you get two extra years, Saros you get one.

And I do assume that groups could be prepared to pay a bit extra of a worth for the second 12 months of Markstrom in the event that they actually imagine in him as a goalie, however I completely do agree with you guys once you say that if it’s not Markstrom, now there’s an alternative choice there that groups actually like.

And I the opposite staff I ponder with Saros was the Kings as a result of I do know they’ve kicked that concept round earlier than.

Hradek: “Elliott, simply fast, is it as a result of they’ve the energy on the place within the minors. I imply Askarov was in first-round decide, and he’s enjoying nicely. I imply, is that pushing this ahead in your thoughts? Are you listening to any of that speak?

Friedman: “Sure, I do assume that’s the case. Like that Milwaukee staff has received like a billion video games in a row.

Weekes: “As much as 17 now.”

Friedman: “Askaro has performed fairly just a few of them. Appear to be Saros is a recognized commodity and Askarov isn’t. That’s one factor I at all times inform, you realize individuals at all times get enthusiastic about prospects. Saros is a recognized commodity.

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And in addition he’s up for a brand new contract factor right here. So I believe that, I believe the truth that Askarov has actually taken off on the again finish of the season although, EJ, you’re completely proper. I don’t assume that makes Nashville 100% comfy with doing it however I believe they’re extra comfy now that they’ve seen a scarless latest resume.

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