He didn’t end up signing with the Chicago Blackhawks and ended up going back with the Boston Bruins. But some interesting news of note here:
— Dropping the Gloves (@dropping_gloves) July 10, 2023
The conversation makes perfect sense. A rugged forward known for playing tough with or without the puck, Lucic hasn’t seen the success he once did. After consecutive seasons of 10 goals, he dipped to seven and hasn’t seen much more in some time. But he would have filled the role of knowledgable veteran who would help Connor Bedard along. Though Lucic would end back up where he started, Chicago snagged Nick Foligno, Corey Perry, and Taylor Hall instead.
The DeBrincat Debrief
An interesting note today as the Alex DeBrincat to Detroit news settles:
July 2nd, 2008: Marian Hossa signs with the Detroit Red Wings in free agency on a 1 year, $7.4 million deal.
July 9th, 2023: Alex DeBrincat is traded to the Red Wings and signs a 4 year, $7.875 million AAV deal.
— Winged Wheel Podcast (@WingedWheelPod) July 10, 2023
Nearly similar figures 15 years apart. Hossa, of course, would leave Detroit to sign with Chicago. DeBrincat, the other way, with a season layover in Ottawa. Hossa ended up winning three Cups with the Blackhawks. Will DeBrincat see similar fortune?
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