Forward Mike Hoffman was expected to sign a lucrative deal with a free agent, but Sunday news proves that this is not the case, at least for now. Hoffman joins St. Louis Bruce on a professional tryout contract, becomes part of the team, and looks for a contract when the training camp begins on January 3.
There were rumors that Bruce and Hoffman were talking. But the PTO news will shock many. TSN and Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic recently reported: “Bruce has shown some interest in Hoffman, and I think it’s probably the right fit for Alex Steen’s news.” It turned out that the blues were certainly mixed.
It seems strange that Hoffman joins the blues without any arrangement framework. Andy Strickland reports: St. Louis blues And Hoffman understands what a one-year contract will look like. “Once Steen / Thalassenko is placed at LTIR and Dan signs it, Mike Hoffman can be officially signed. Hoffman has reduced the cost of signing in to St. Louis.”
There was speculation that Hoffman wanted $ 5.5 million to $ 6 million in the New Deal. It is unknown how close he will be to Bruce. If Bruce could sign him out of the PTO, Vladimir Tara Senko and Alexander Steen (a total of $ 13.25 million cap hits) are expected to start the season on the long-term disabled list. NHL insider Elliott Friedman wrote, “At STL, Steen / Tarasenko is participating in LTIR … you can see that this is a smart cap exercise.”
But if Bruce could make it work, Hoffman would be of great help in replacing the lost attacks that would inevitably leave Tarasenko and Steen out of the lineup.
Is this the final against Bruce?
4th term Was reporting Bruce, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets and Nashville Predators were interested. Bruce seems to have won the day. It turns out how much it will cost to keep him, or Hoffman is almost unavailable, so check to see if another team has called for more money.
Hoffman can technically be signed by another team while attending the PTO. There are many teams and organizations with more cap space than Bruce, widely considered the remaining top unlimited free agents, and you don’t have to juggle salary cap space to get things done.
Hoffman has achieved more than 25 goals in five of the last six seasons, including the best 36 of his career in 2018-19. He joined the blues cannot be due to lack of interest from other clubs.
– NHL Sports
Mike Hoffman joins St. Louis Bruce at PTO and launches NHL training camp
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