If Ottawa senators and Brady Tkachuk could not quickly agree on the details of the eight-year contract, negotiations could shift to a shorter deal to prevent the young player from getting confused in training camp.
That’s what sportsnet reporter Elliott Friedman reported on Tuesday. A few hours earlier, Bruce Garrioch of the “Ottawa Sun” had argued that the senators had made an offer of eight years and $ 64 million. Such an agreement would be similar to the one signed by defender Thomas Chabot two years ago.
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However, the “Senses” training camp begins on September 22, and Takachuk, now in the United States, did not intend to return to the Canadian capital without a contract in his pocket.
The club’s general manager, Pierre Dorian, was confirmed last week after receiving a contract extension until the end of the 2024-2025 season.
“We had really positive conversations,” he said in an interview with 590 The Fan Radio Station. Are we confident that he will sign before the start of the training camp? Yes. These negotiations are never easy, they should take a little longer. ”
A fourth-choice pick in the 2018 National Hockey League (NHL) Draft, Takachuk has scored a total of 60 goals, 125 points and 250 penalties in 198 games since making his debut at the circuit, behind Jesperi Kotkani.