Major: An Offer Sheet Tabled For Alexis Lafrenière?

Published August 3, 2023 at 7:12 PM

Even though we've just started the month of August, there are still several hot issues to be resolved in the NHL.

Among these is Alexis Lafrenière, who is still waiting for a new agreement with the New York Rangers, having just completed his NHL entry contract.

However, the Blue Shirts only have 3 million dollars free on the payroll, which complicates the task for Chris Drury, as the first pick of the 2020 Draft is expected to earn a salary of at least 2 million dollars per season.

But a San Jose journalist dropped a real bombshell, estimating that the Sharks organization might be interested in the forward and thus make him an offer sheet.

According to Max Miller, who covers the Sharks for the Hockey News, a transaction involving Erik Karlsson could free up enough payroll to offer a contract to Lafrenière.

As we know, it's only a matter of time before the Norris Trophy winner changes teams and thus frees up 11.5 million dollars on the Sharks' payroll.

According to Miller, the Sharks could offer a contract ranging between 2.1 and 4.2 million dollars per season to Lafrenière and if the Quebecer signs a contract in this range, the Sharks would have to give a second round pick to the Rangers.

Quite an incredible scenario for the Sharks, who could get Laffy for just a second round pick.

On the other hand, the Rangers will have seven days to match any potential offer sheet from another team and, despite a somewhat slow start to his career, Lafrenière remains an excellent hockey player who is undoubtedly part of the Rangers' long-term plans.

Well, we're not there yet, but one thing is certain, regardless of which team Lafrenière will play for in 2023-2024, it will be a season of truth for him.

August 3   |   1175 answers
Major: An Offer Sheet Tabled For Alexis Lafrenière?

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