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Updated - Cam Talbot traded to Ottawa...Gustavson....more to come!

July 7, 2022, 4:19 PM ET [723 Comments]
Kevin Francis
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Monday 8:30pm EST UPDATE - Ottawa has proposed to the Yotes to send unprotected 1st round pick in 2023, JBD, Sokolov & Connor Brown to AZ for Jakob Chychrun. As many of you know on here, I'm very tight with those in upper management in the desert.

But PD is trying to unload Zaitsev as part of the deal....AZ wants a 2nd round pick in 2023 if they add Nikita to the deal. More to come....PD wants this done in the next 24 hours or they will focus on Marino or Weegar to fill out their top 4 D!

Monday 8pm EST UPDATE - Murray is owed 7M this yr, 8M next yr in real money, cap hit is 6.25AAV. TOR wants OTT to retain up to 50% salary along with sending a 3rd rd. pick w/ Murray. PD wants to retain 25% and send a 2nd rd. pick in 2023. At least it sounds like no prospect or current roster player going the other way. TOR would send back a 7th rd pick in 2024 or a lower end prospect. If TOR stands pat on the 50%, look for a 3rd team to possibly be a part of the deal. TOR has really pressed hard for C. Brown but both sides are far apart on adding compensation to the deal!
As a few of you know, I'm out with a few former Sens players as we speak. PD needs to get the Murray deal done asap, with the buyout period to end on July 13th. Lots of moving pieces I'm told, once the Murray deal is hopefully done, then his focus is Top 4 D and AZ is his focus!

**Quick update, Sens are looking to move up into the early 40's of the 2nd round, if a certain defenseman is there. They have two picks(their own and the Bruins) in the 3rd round and would use one of them to package with their 64th pick in the 2nd round via Tampa Bay to get what I was told, "a quality player" as some quality talent continues to fall from the first round.**

UPDATED - I've been told when it comes to Matt Murray, that if the Leafs think they can get Jack Campbell or Darcy Kuemper signed then Ottawa will look elsewhere to deal Murray. No doubt the Leafs will circle back to Ottawa with Murray if they can't get the dollars to align with the cap when it comes to the Leafs two main targets in goal. Ottawa missed out on moving Murray to Chicago after the Mrazek trade but now that Ottawa has made it clear to Murray that they want to move on from him. I was told tonight that Murray might be willing to revisit being dealt to Buffalo if Ottawa can't find a dance partner. The wildcard in all of this is the Edmonton Oilers. If Ottawa was to retain half of Murray's salary, there's a good chance these two teams could pull off a trade. Again, Campbell and Kuemper are the dominoes that need to fall. The last team that needs a starting goalie and has the space is the NJ Devils.....More to come.....

**I have now had this confirmed from 2 sources associated directly with the 3 person board. As of last night, Pierre Dorion asked the board for dollars to be put into the on ice product immediately. It was approved as of this morning. Dorion knew he was targeting some big fish. I am also told, even though they acquired DeBrincat, that with the budget approval of dollars they will still be in play in trying to sign Claude Giroux.

UPDATED - Ottawa is talking to Vancouver about D Tyler Myers. He has a 10 team list as part of his NTC. Myers has 2 years left on his deal at 6M AAV. He's 32 years old and a RD. The Canucks are looking to shed dollars on their payroll for JT Miller. More to come.....

UPDATED - As I said on Twitter, Bill Zito has been calling Pierre Dorion a lot today! MacKenzie Weegar is the target.

UPDATED - The Yotes are asking for 2023 1st round pick unprotected, JBD and Sokolov. I was told AZ asked for Brannstrom too, to acquire Chychrun. Yotes are maintaining they want 4 pieces for him.....Sens offering 3 pieces.....Yotes have countered asking for the Sens 2nd rd pick they got from TB.

UPDATED - I was told if the Chychrun deal falls through, they will push for Shea Theodore in Vegas.

Confirmed trade, Chicago trades Alex DeBrincat to Ottawa for their 1st and 2nd round picks this year along with 2024 third round pick.

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