Barbashev to sign 8 years in Chicago?

Published June 18, 2023 at 1:30

Ivan Barbashev's skills as a top-line winger were not recognized until Bruce Cassidy arrived in the Vegas Golden Knights organization.

Winning his second Stanley Cup has increased his value in the market, attracting interest from teams that previously overlooked him.

Elliotte Friedman suggests F Ivan Barbashev could get an eight year contract, and implied a sign-and-trade could be in the works.

Barbashev will become a UFA this summer and is seeking a raise.

The Vegas Golden Knights will likely lose multiple players due to their big payout, giving Barbashev a chance to explore his options.

Barbashev is due for a nice raise this summer after his strong year. In 82 regular-season games this season split between the St. Louis Blues and Vegas Golden Knights, he had 16 goals and 45 points. Yet, he has taken his game to another level during the playoffs, as he has 17 points in 21 games.

Rumors suggest that Barbashev may join the Chicago team to assist Connor Bedard.

With sufficient cap space, Chicago is well-positioned to acquire a reliable two-way player like Barbashev.

Barbashev's contributions were instrumental in achieving the Stanley Cup victory, making him a top forward to watch out for in free agency.
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