Bruins considering Boyle?
The source did not know how far long the talks got, but there is a mutual interest.
There may not be a fit for the Bruins unless they are able to move David Backes. The Bruins could look at Boyle on a PTO and then possibly sign him if they can trade Backes before the start of the season.
What will it cost the Blues to sign Barbshev?
Guessing that he’ll get a new deal in the $1.3 to $1.5 million range.
Jeremy Rutherford: Can assume that Barbashev hasn’t signed yet as he could be looking for something closer to $2 million a season. If it’s $1.5 or $2 million, to wouldn’t leave the Blues with a lot of salary cap space heading into the season.
It’s possible that they could look to make a trade, especially if they want to re-sign forward Patrick Maroon.
Unlikely to see another offer sheet this offseason
Dan Rosen of NHL.com: (mailbag) Since we haven’t seen an offer sheet since the Montreal Canadiens attempt with Sebastian Aho, it’s unlikely that we’ll see another this offseason. It’s likely the Tampa Bay Lightning and Winnipeg Jets would quickly match any offer sheet on Brayden Point and Patrik Laine. Don’t see Mitch Marner wanting to leave the Toronto Maple Leafs, so it’s not really an option.