Avalanche prefer long-term deal for RantanenAugust 11, 2019 | 12:09 PM
Colorado GM Joe Sakic met with Mikko Rantanen's agent, Mike Liut, at the 2019 NHL Draft in June.
"We prefer long term," said Sakic referring to Rantanen's next contract. "If it has to be short term, it has to be short term. We want to make sure we have him signed. There's a lot of players (in the NHL) in that same situation, a lot of great hockey players that are coming up. We'll just see how all the players and agents handle that. There are comparable numbers that are starting to come in. We're open to different possibilities." Rantanen is one of many talented, young restricted free agents who remain unsigned with training camps drawing closer.