Rumor: Top UFAs from Europe: Who will come to NA?

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  1. alko

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    Maybe nto directly to NHL. But there are some interesting guys in top Europe Leagues, that are free to take, arent they?
     
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    Always, don't ask me who they are though because I've been snozzing on this topic so far (would be interesting to see the same thread for UDFAs in NA).

    I can add one guy to the list though, Artyom Zub is rumored to be going to Ottawa.
     
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    Several from the KHL I've been keeping an eye on

    Artem Zub - already been mentioned, Senators 'in the mix' to land KHL D Zub

    Malte Strömwall - recently linked to Red Wings

    Konstantin Okulov - linked to Montreal and Toronto earlier this year, Oilers name has been thrown in there as well

    Alexander Barabanov - Coyotes reportedly interested, Leafs also been mentioned by Friedman, and he scored a hat-trick in front of both Bergevin and Guerin not too long ago

    Timur Bilyalov - reportedly turned down a contract extension with the intent of coming to NA, Leafs and "at least three more teams that have made serious inquiries about the goalie."

    Anton Burdasov could also try to give the NHL another go, he only signed a 1 year KHL deal, hopefully he explores his options earlier this time around if he does.



    Also, I don't follow Liiga much but Julius Nattinen (leading Liiga with 26 goals in 42 games) may take another shot at the NHL.








     
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    I don’t think Tryamkin is UFA but he’s going back to Vancouver
     
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    I have read Nattinen has interest and is free to sign anywhere.

    Jaskin has had a very good season beside Shipachyov, would think he gets interest again.

    Pius Suter is another one who seems like he should be getting a look.
     
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    I have no idea who they will be but I expect at least two to sign with the sharks
     
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    I haven't heard anything on the subject but I wonder if Darren Dietz could get a shot after three solid season in the KHL.
     
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    Mikhail Grigorenko has been linked to Toronto
     
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    I know he's not a UFA, but when is Krill Kaprizov expected to join the Wild??
     
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    He's been linked more with wild
     
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    Next season
     
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    According to this thread there will be 5 new Russians with the Leafs next season :laugh:
     
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    Ok. There was a report early in the year that there was interest from the leafs in him and the goalie.
     
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    free wallets yo, keep em comin :thumbu:
     
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    Mikko Lehtonen, a D-man from Jokerit (KHL).

    Mikko Lehtonen at eliteprospects.com

    He is under contract for next season as well with Jokerit but the way how Finnish media are hyping this guy almost every day to be the best player who isn't in the NHL makes me think some NHL team might want to buy him out of that Jokerit contract after this season.

    I believe that he is still leading the D-men in points in the KHL with 43 points and 54 GP, +/- +21 and I believe that he was chosen 3 months back to back as the best D-man in the KHL for each of those months, which is quite an accomplishment.
     
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    Would have been interesting with Bilyalov, but with Soupy now in the mix for the next two years, he's not likely in the cards for us anymore.
     
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    He got let go by Anaheim, and I'd love to get him in a Sabres uniform. This team needs A LOT OF SKILL.
     
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    :) Yep, I am aware. I have my list of guys that I’ve watched that I like. I don’t expect Buffalo to sign any of them because that would be a strange and bizarre occurrence that players that I view and think are worthwhile our players they view and think are worthwhile.
     
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    Kokolachuk?
     
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    Sounds like Kovalchuk but sponsored by Coca-Cola
     
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    Alexander Khokhlachev? Signed with Spartak through 2020/21, Boston owns his rights in perpetuity until he signs in the NHL.
     
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    Just a wild speculation, but assuming tat Kristian Pospisil will try it next season. He is doing very well in Finland. Hard nosed checking forward with skills and speed. He said also, he still dreams about NHL. He will be 24 years old, so it is the best time to move. But just my speculation.

    And curious to see, if the Red Wings will call back Patrik Rybar from Finland.
     
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    Will Grigorenko ever come back and give the NHL another shot? He was such a prolific scorer in the Q.
     
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    Ironically there is a famous picture of team Russia playing WHC i think and Kovalchuk and Radulov not drinking Coca-Cola but pepsi instead while the game is going on. Found something better than a picture actually:

     

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