To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. Next year, Point, Blake Coleman and Barclay Goodrow will all need new deals. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. There’s also going to be an expansion draft in a year, so there’s bound to be teams engaging in similar cut throat deals if they are unable to protect all the players they want, but without the stigma and additional acrimony. With how tight they are against the cap, they probably don’t even want him making more than Gourde. Lightning Hockey, L.P. is a division of Vinik Sports Group. In 2019-20, Cirelli will earn a base salary of $650,000, while carrying a cap hit of $728,333. “I could see offer sheets coming on Cirelli, Sergachev and Cernak,” said an NHL agent with close ties to the situation. One fan driven rumor or storyline if you will, surrounding the New York Rangers this offseason is acquiring Anthony Cirelli from the Tampa Bay Lightning. While offer sheets are a rarity in the NHL, they still happen enough to keep GM Julien BriseBois up at night. Skjei, Brady; CAR. From an underlying numbers perspective, he had a goals for percentage of 68.36, a shot share percentage of 53.33, and an expected goals percentage of 56.25. All Rights Reserved. 72) of the 2015 NHL Draft after he had 36 points (13 goals, 23 assists) for Oshawa of the Ontario Hockey League. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer. Unless someone helps Tampa out by taking a long term contract off their hands — who am I kidding, we all know this is very likely to happen — they likely can’t afford to keep both. May 19, 2016: Tampa Bay Lightning signed C Anthony Cirelli to a three-year, entry-level contract. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. Perry Nelson / USA TODAY Sports. Because Cirelli is completing an entry-level contract, the Lightning could attempt to sign him to an affordable short-term bridge deal. 1 center on the PK, and offers some offensive potential playing behind Zibanejad for the interim.

And no, I am not going to look at your special charts and graphs to make that determination, for that matter, neither will Jeff Gorton. In any case, an offer sheet would see the Rangers pay more for a player than they are currently worth, with the hope that the deal works out in the long term, and looks even better with a higher salary cap. There’s always the chance someone tries to get the Rangers back for sending an offer sheet, but that would require the player to sign it which could be unlikely given what New York is building and how their cap situation is going to open up. With both making under $900,000, an offer sheet anywhere above $6 million would be enticing for them to sign, but would likely need to be even higher to create a situation that locks up Tampa a bit. He continued to boost his offensive numbers in 2019-20, scoring 16 goals and finishing with NHL career highs in points (44) and plus-minus rating (plus-28). And beyond their top tier RFAs, as of right now Tampa’s entire right side is without a contract for next season, although Erik Cernak is an RFA, and Cal Foote could factor in. Every team is talking about him. Current Contract. His overtime goal in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Islanders put the Lightning into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2015, and he contributed three assists in six games against the Dallas Stars in the Cup Final to help Tampa Bay win its first championship since 2004. Long-term it would allow Filip Chytil some more time to develop, maybe even shift to wing, there’s also the chance Cirelli could prove to be a No. These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners.

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But on a team where no one makes more than $9.5 million, Tampa Bay can’t pay him more than they are spending on Point ($6.75 million). Plus, Gorton has four of his own RFA’s to sign and retaliation would come swiftly. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience. Partnered with the USA TODAY Sports Media Group  |  Powered by, Signed a 3 year $2.775 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB), Drafted by Tampa Bay (TB): Round 3 (#72 overall), What we’re hearing about the Lightning’s struggle to clear cap space, LeBrun: No-trade and no-move clauses a key battle in NHL free agency, Execs Unfiltered: Opinions on Taylor Hall, Alex Pietrangelo and every NHL team, Lightning depth chart: Projecting potential trade candidates and how pieces fit, Lightning’s Steven Stamkos has another surgery, should be ready for next season, Why Tyler Johnson was put on waivers and what’s next for Lightning. Per Cap Friendly, any offer sheet with an AAV between $4,227,438 and $6,341,152 would require surrendering a first round pick, and a third round pick. Cirelli, who already looks like a left-shot version of Boston’s Patrice Bergeron, is probably worth $8 million on the open market.

Trades. Effectuez des transactions, signatures, rappels, renvois et rachetez le contrat des joueurs comme si vous étiez le directeur général de votre équipe préférée. However, defenseman Mikhail Sergachev is in the same boat, meaning even bridge deals could be difficult for those two. Current Contract. If you look at the year after, as of now Tampa has $68,791,666 committed to 10 players, so this isn’t just a one year problem. If Cirelli would cost the Rangers Filip Chytil and a 2nd or 3rd pick, I am all for it. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. He had 30 points (12 goals, 18 assists) in 25 games with Erie, which advanced to the 2017 Memorial Cup Final, losing 4-3 to Windsor of the OHL. At the very least, if Gorton went as far to preview the paperwork New York was drawing up to send to one of Tampa Bay’s young stars, one would have to believe BriseBois would try and work out a deal to avoid spiraling even further down into salary cap hell. However, defenseman Mikhail Sergachev is in the same boat, meaning even bridge deals could be difficult for those two. This situation would be a cut throat move by Jeff Gorton, but there’s no reason for him to do Julien BriseBois any favors. This doesn’t mean the Rangers should be reckless or avoid opportunities to draft more young talent, but if they can add young NHL ready talent, it would be worth their while.

After all, it’s like their cap situation is getting any better. What's the sense of offer sheeting Cirelli only to take him out of his natural position as a Center he doesn't play the wing. 2021 2nd round pick. is the official Web site of the Tampa Bay Lightning. In a recent article by Lyle Richardson for Bleacher Report, he writes the following. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. Whether it would be offer-sheeting the 23 year-old 2nd year center or trading for him, it is something persisting with the NYR fan base. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience, analyze site traffic, & serve targeted ads.

But sometimes life happens and presents opportunities so great that it makes sense to go in a different direction. Step 1 would see Jeff Gorton give general manager Julien BriseBois a ring and attempt to work out a trade package that’s fair for both sides, although it could slant a bit in New York’s favor given Tampa’s financial predicament.

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