The Anaheim Geese have reached the purpose of no return with Hampus Lindholm. After normal supervisor tried for weeks to get an extension accomplished with the pending free agent defenseman, Lindholm is now anticipated to be traded by Monday’s deadline. A commerce is probably going sufficient to warrant holding him out of the lineup fully, in line with Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, who tweets that Lindholm received’t play Friday night time.
When it comes to the place he is likely to be headed, Darren Dreger of TSN stories that just a few groups “proceed to digest” the asking worth, which at the moment is a first-round choose, and third-round choose, and a prime prospect. Whereas which will look like a giant ask for a rental participant, only a few days in the past, Ben Chiarot landed the same package deal for the Montreal Canadiens. Lindholm is far more well-rounded than the previous Canadiens defenseman, although he doesn’t have the current profitable postseason run that Chiarot is lauded for.
LeBrun means that the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues would make sense for Lindholm, although the defenseman has been speculatively linked to just about each contender within the league in some unspecified time in the future.
There’s an damage historical past that the Geese have to contemplate when defending him over the following few days. Lindholm performed simply 18 video games final season after struggling numerous accidents together with a damaged wrist. All through his profession, he’s been in a position to play 80 video games in a single season simply as soon as, and that was in 2015-16. Logging almost 23 minutes an evening opens him as much as loads of threat, particularly given what number of photographs he blocks. If his time with the Geese is over, the 28-year-old leaves with 581 video games performed, fourth all-time for the franchise amongst defensemen.
With Lindholm taken out and Josh Manson traded, the Geese may have a brand new look going ahead on the blueline. Veteran Cam Fowler and younger Jamie Drysdale lead the group, although all of a sudden loads of enjoying time is up for grabs. Kevin Shattenkirk, the one different established veteran within the group, is signed for yet another season at a $3.9M cap hit.