With my rumor chart live, I will also have tons of rumors ready for the week in paragraph view. Today, let's discuss who has been in the news lately.
Let's start with the captain. Sportsnet first reported that there could be some teams looking at Captain Nick Foligno. He makes $5.5 million per season, and comes off what might being one of his worst years of his career. He knows it too. In a prank call, he mentioned his captain (himself) "played like poop". He has scored 60 plus points before, but can he do it again?
Since he is the captain, I am sure his price is steep.
With Fedor Tyutin, he was rumored to be moved at the deadline. But now, he could be a buyout candidate. He is paid a bunch of money and the Jackets need money for Seth Jones.
Jared Boll could also be bought out. Or be waived to the AHL.
Other guys I am hearing the Jackets could target in the open market are David Backes, Dan Hamhius, and Jason Demers. They are looking for lots of money.
What are your thoughts on these rumors?
More to come…