from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,
Here are 10 bold predictions for the coming year:
Erik Karlsson will be traded
Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk already believes he’s overspending on player salaries with a $68-million payroll. According to Kyle Turris, Melnyk did not wish to match the six-year, $36-million contract Ottawa’s former No. 1 centre signed with Nashville....
Ken Holland will part ways with the Detroit Red Wings
The NHL’s second-longest-tenured general manager won’t be sticking around for the Red Wings’ rebuild. Holland has yet to sign a contract extension, leading us to believe a shake-up would benefit both the executive and the club. We’re not predicting Holland will be fired. Rather, he’ll part amicably in the off-season and become a top candidate for another empty GM seat.
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