Canadiens interest in Honka
The Stars may be looking for a mid-round pick for Honka according to Sean Shapiro. Some have said the Canadiens would rather send a player than a pick.
The Canadiens are at 48 of 50 contracts.
Lightning hope someone comes calling for a goaltender
The Lightning are hopeful that a team will come calling for him before the start of the season.
Point talks are moving very slowly
“Well, we’re talking, I guess is the good news,” Johannson told Sportsnet 650 on Thursday. “We’re a ways apart right now. Like I say all the time, you can do a deal in a day if you’re so inclined. Things can move quickly but we’re not that close frankly.”
The sides continue to try and find a middle ground. Johannson is a little surprised that things have dragged on this far.
“We’ve been sort of ready to go since last July,” he said of negotiations. “It’s just I’m a little surprised we’re this far apart this late, but on the other hand every negotiation is a bit different and there’s different pressures and different circumstances and all sorts of different things.”
The Tampa Bay Lightning have about $8.4 million in cap space. Point’s camp is open to either a short- or long-term deal. He added that contract negotiations are a “very, very slow tennis game,”