NHL Rumors: Kings and Rangers Scouting Each Other … Quiet On The Pageau Front

Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, NHL Free Agents, NHL Rumors, Ottawa Senators

Scouting the Detroit Red Wing and Los Angeles Kings

Dennis Bernstein: Scouts listed to attended last night’s Red Wings-Kings game included the Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues, Arizona Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs, San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins, and Nashville Predators.

Scouting the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning

Joe Smith: The Los Angeles Kings had a couple of scouts listed to attend last night’s Rangers-Lightning game. The Lightning don’t play the Kings until mid-January.

Scouting the Minnesota Wild and Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday

Dennis Bernstein: The New York Rangers had two scouts listed to attend Tuesday’s game.

** MyNHLTR note – The Kings and Rangers don’t play each other until December 10th. **

Scouting the Columbus Blue Jackets and Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday

Stu Cowan: Scouts listed to attend Tuesday’s game between the Blue Jackets and Canadiens include the Chicago Blackhawks (2), Ottawa Senators (2), Nashville Predators, Philadelphia Flyers, Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, and the Colorado Avalanche.

Expect the Senators to keep things quiet regarding Pageau

TSN: Bob McKenzie said there are no updates on Ottawa Senators pending unrestricted free agent forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau.

“So they’re not going to talk about it. And there’s no plan on anyone talking about anything J-G Pageau-related publicly until he’s either signed to a new contract, or he’s traded away as a rental between now and the deadline.

It’s been a remarkable year for him. 11 goals and 19 points, a plus-19 in only 18 games. But what he is, is a career 10-20 goal, 30-40 point guy.

How do you figure out what his contract is worth? He’s making $3.1 million in terms of his AAV, he making, actually, $3.4 million this year. The market value would suggest that it’s between $3.65 and $4 million. And if a 27-year-old unrestricted free agent wants to stay as part of a rebuilding team in Ottawa, maybe he wants more than $4 million a year. Ottawa Senators can’t talk about it. We can and everybody else will until he’s either signed or traded.”

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