NHL Rumors: Teams showing interest in Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko
Donnie & Dhali: Rick Dhaliwal and Don Taylor on injured Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko and how he’s sparking commercial interest.
** NHLrumors.com Transcript
Dhaliwal: “I told you last week that teams were calling on Demko. I told you one team to watch is Pittsburgh. Tristan Jarry is their keeper, but he’s a UFA and could cost upwards of $6 million.
One thing Demko brings you is cost certainty at $5 million per year for the next three years. That’s why a ton of teams will be interested if the Canucks make it. That’s why a lot of teams are interested. Even though Demko hasn’t had a good year, teams will be banking on him returning to his old form.
Now I’m told the Canucks don’t want to move him into the division. One team that makes a lot of sense, Donnie, is the LA Kings. They need a guardian. They have a ton of good Ds. But it would take an amazing offer because I don’t think the Canucks want to move Demko into their division.
Now let me get to this. Not sure about all these rumors that Demko is unhappy in Vancouver and wants out. I’m not there yet. I don’t know where the media come from. I spoke too. Time will tell us. I’m not there yet Demko is unhappy in Vancouver and wants out. I’m not there yet.
Taylor: “One thing, and I’ve heard Thomas Drance talk about it, and other reporters, people who are in the locker room on a regular basis weren’t. The days of reporting are over for me and for you. We just talking in a negative way about the Canucks.
But they say Demko’s mood, demeanor and demeanor have changed a bit when it comes to dealing with the media. Maybe it’s because of the pressure to be a number one keeper, in good faith, I’m not really sure. But his personality has changed, which might be understandable for a young man under pressure. Just throw that over there.
But you hear there’s nothing about him that’s not happy.
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Dhaliwal: “I don’t hear it. Donnie, let me ask you this. These players come to the NHL level because they hate losing. Get out of the bubble year in Edmonton. Has this hard core gained a lot in your eyes? Would you be happy to play in a team that loses all the time? »
Taylor: “I would be happy to be in the National Hockey League.
Dhaliwal: “Okay, but at some point when you come to the Don from the NHL, you want to win.”