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SportAvalanche open to short-term deal with Mikko Rantanen

18:40  14 august  2019
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Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen (96) against the Calgary Flames in the first period at the Scotiabank Saddledome during the first round of A short - term deal would be two or three years and make Rantanen a restricted free agent when it expires. “We want to make sure we have him

Mikko Rantanen and the Avalanche will remain married. Rantanen wants to remain an Av, and the franchise is willing to pay him more than 2018 Hart Trophy finalist The Avs have no such worries, with nearly .5 million to spend on Rantanen and modest deals due to forwards Vladislav Kamenev

Avalanche winger Mikko Rantanen is among the group of top-level restricted free agents that appear to be holding up much of the remaining offseason activity. While he’s also in the group that appears to be waiting for other players to sign first, GM Joe Sakic told’s Rick Sadowski that they are open to doing a short-term deal, although their preference is to get something longer done.

Avalanche open to short-term deal with Mikko Rantanen© Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Despite that preference, it doesn’t appear as if much has been done in an effort to secure a long-term contract. Colorado Hockey Now’s Adrian Dater reports that there have been no discussions between Colorado and Rantanen’s agent Mike Liut dating back to an informal discussion back at the draft.

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Mikko Rantanen (born 29 October 1996) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Mikko Rantanen Bio. Rantanen made his professional hockey debut with TPS Turku of Liiga, the top league in Finland, during the 2012-13 season and NHL Central Scouting rated Rantanen as the top European skater available in the 2015 NHL Draft, and he was chosen by the Colorado Avalanche in

While daily discussions certainly aren’t a requirement in these types of negotiations, both sides typically check in from time to time to see if progress can be made. On the surface, this report would suggest that there is a sizable gap to bridge and both sides are waiting for the other to make the first move towards a compromise.

Rantanen is coming off of a career year that saw him collect 87 points despite missing the final eight games of the regular season due to an upper-body injury. It was the second straight year that he eclipsed the 80-point plateau which has him in line to be one of the top-paid RFAs in this class. A deal in the $9M to $10M range is likely at this point unless he winds up with a bridge contract that doesn’t buy out any UFA eligibility. However, Liut’s track record would suggest a short-term agreement isn’t likely.

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On the off chance that RFA Mikko Rantanen and the Colorado Avalanche cannot come to terms on an extension this summer, his KHL rights holder is preparing their pursuit. However, it’s not exactly a Godfather offer. Sport Express’ Igor Eronko reports that Ak Bars Kazan is willing to offer Rantanen a

With still a month to go before the start of training camps, there’s still plenty of time to get something done although the lack of substantive discussions thus far is a little surprising. At the very least, the Avs won’t have any issue fitting Rantanen into their salary cap as they currently sit with more than $16M in cap room, per CapFriendly. That mitigates the risk of an offer sheet (as minor as that risk may be), but it appears that there’s a long way to go to get a deal done.

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