Joined: Jun. 2022
WOW, All I heard was "East coast team" when it came to rumors for Tatar so this came out of left field.
3rd line RW spot is now set with him alongside Wood-Colton it has a Jersey vibe (Either former Devils or local product).
That means training camp is going to be a really tough battle for the 4th line spots (which is fine by me) and when Kovalenko comes over from Russia.
If Tatar is a ghost come playoffs AND Landeskog is healthy (both hypotheticals I know) then it's a perfect match. If Tatar can contribute in a 3rd line role in playoffs then this is all just gravy.
It's also a hedge against Drouin not working out in the top 6.
And the Avs use up their cap space from Landeskog's LTIR which they needed to maximize before the season started to be able to accrue any amount until the deadline.