NHL Notebook: Kraken could look to re-sign Jordan Eberle, Flames engage in Jacob Markstrom trade talks and more

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Ryley Delaney
1 month ago
It’s time for the latest National Hockey League Notebook.
In this article, we’ll look at some news surrounding a former Oiler, the Calgary Flames potentially trading Jacob Markström, and some other bits of news around the league.
Let’s dig in!


Kraken want to re-sign Eberle

On the latest edition of Sportsnet’s 32 Thoughts podcast, Elliotte Friedman mentioned Jordan Eberle and how the Seattle Kraken are hoping to re-sign him.
This season, the former Oiler has nine goals and 28 points in 47 games while last year was even better for Eberle, scoring 20 goals and 63 points in 82 games, the first time he had hit the 60-point plateau since 2014-15 with the Oilers.
The Oilers have recently been linked to Eberle by TSN’s Chris Johnston. A reunion with the former Oiler makes sense, as he’s a proven scorer and even has had some postseason success away from his first 13 playoff games. After the Oilers traded Eberle to the New York Islanders, he’s scored 19 goals and 45 points in 63 playoff games, including six goals and 11 points in 14 playoff games during the Kraken’s run to Game 7 of the semifinals last year.
Eberle would be a great addition.
Markström may be moved:
During Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday night, Sportsnet’s Elliotee Friedman reported that the Calgary Flames and New Jersey Devils had had talks regarding netminder Jacob Markström. It fell through mainly due to how much the Devils’ wanted the Flames to retain, but they were “closer on the package.”
Markström has an annual cap hit of $6-million, and will become a free agent at the end of the 2025-26 season. A retention will carry on throughout the end of the contract, meaning that whatever amount the Flames retain, will count against their cap moving forward.
As you may know, the Flames aren’t having the best of seasons and are presumed to be sellers, even trading Elias Lindholm to the Vancouver Canucks at the end of January. Soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Chris Tanev will more than likely be traded, while it’s to be seen whether or not the Flames move Hanifin.
Still, the Flames are fighting for a Wild Card spot and are on a four-game win streak heading into Tuesday’s games. It seems unlikely that they’ll make it, especially if they trade core pieces of defence, but who knows.

Poor Sharkies

The already terrible San Jose Sharks will be without their best player Tomáš Hertl, who is having surgery to remove cartilage in his left knee.
Hertl leads the Sharks in both goals (15) and points (34). He’s really their only source of offence this season, which is saying a lot because the Sharks’ 107 goals this season are the fewest in the league.
It really shows how much one player can change a team’s fortune around, as the Sharks were also bad enough last season to be in contention for the Connor Bedard sweepstakes but fell just short, as another tanking team, the Chicago Blackhawks, landed him.
Hopefully this season, they can land Macklin Celebrini.
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