Should the Edmonton Oilers pitch an offer sheet this summer to Canucks goalie Cory Schneider?…Can Wojtek Wolski stick with the Panthers? How close is a new contract for Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski?…Can Stephane Veilleux play his way to a new contract with the Wild this summer? Read on to find out!
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jonathan Willis wonders if pitching an offer sheet to Vancouver Canucks RFA goalie Cory Schneider this summer makes sense for the Oilers.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Willis ultimately doubts Oilers management will go that route. For all we know, Schneider might not even be a Canucks by July 1st, let alone still be an RFA by then.
SPORTSNET 590’s Greg Brady yesterday tweeted he was hearing a new contract for Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski “VERY likely to be done by end of March.”
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That’ll certainly alleviate worried Leaf fans who fear Grabovski could be lost to free agency for nothing. Still, we’ll have to wait and see what happens for now.
SUN-SENTINEL.COM: Harvey Fialkov recently reported new Panthers forward Wojtek Wolski, acquired before the trade deadline from the NY Rangers, is hoping to make the most of this opportunity to earn a new contract with the club.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Wolski has played for four teams in two years, and his stock has been in significant decline. He’ll need to really step up his performance over the remainder of the season to convince Panthers management to take a chance on him. Even then, I daresay it’ll only be a one-year deal.
STARTRIBUNE.COM: Kent Youngblood recently reported forward Stephane Veilleux, back for his second go-around with the Minnesota Wild, is hoping to earn a contract which keeps him with the team beyond this season.