How much will the Avs’ Nikita Tryamkin cost?
Nikita Kucherov is one of the best young players in the NHL.
His production is in the same league as Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
But he has been traded to the Philadelphia Flyers, who were looking to add a young power forward.
The Flyers reportedly received the Russian’s rights.
The question is: Can Kuchel get a deal done before the Flyers trade deadline?
And what if he does?
This is a developing story.
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The Flyers were looking for a wing player with experience and a team option.
They could be looking to move Kuchera if he is on the trade block.
It’s hard to imagine the Flyers would have gone into the deadline with a deal for Kucherev if he’s not on the roster.
The issue could arise if Kucheyev wants to stay in Philadelphia.
His agent has suggested the winger wants to return to Russia.
It could also be that the Flyers simply did not want to pay the salary cap hit they were due for Kuchhera.
Kucherovs salary could be in the $1 million range.
The team is currently in the market for a young wing to fill their need at center.
The Eagles would need to make a deal with Kuchevs agent to get that kind of money.
It’s difficult to tell if Kuchherev will even be available to the Flyers for their trade deadline.
The club did not comment on the status of Kuchenko’s contract.
Kuchherovs agent, Andrei Vyshtskiy, did not respond to a request for comment.
The Avs are currently trying to get their roster in order for the upcoming season.
They have a handful of unrestricted free agents to work with, including defenseman Matt Carle, defenseman Brayden Schenn, forward Tyler Kennedy, goalie Ryan Miller, forward Anthony Duclair, defenseman Ryan Miller and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky.
The team is also looking to bring back several other free agents, including forwards Brett Connolly and Brayden Point.
The club is also trying to fill the hole at center by signing free agent forward Brayden Holtby to a two-year contract.
The 2018-19 season is already shaping up to be a big one for the Aviks, who have won a playoff series in each of the last three seasons.