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Balancing Kucherov’s Contract with Lightning’s Salary Cap Concerns
With Wednesday’s announcement that the Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed forward Vladislav Namestnikov to a two-year contract, general manager Steve Yzerman’s immediate focus now turns to forward Nikita Kucherov. Kucherov and defenseman Nikita Nesterov are the team’s only restricted free agents that remain unsigned heading into the 2016-17 season. Kucherov presents the biggest challenge for Yzerman […]

Miles Wood Ready to Impact the Devils
Miles Wood is already one-step ahead of the other New Jersey Devils’ prospects that will be vying for a roster spot on the NHL club this September, and it has nothing to do with him playing in the final game of the 2015-16 season. Granted as the roster looks today there aren’t many spots available […]

Matt Dumba Agrees to Two-Year Deal with Wild
The Minnesota Wild have signed restricted free agent defenseman Matt Dumba to a two-year, $5.1 million deal the team announced Thursday. The Wild reported that the deal will is worth $2.35 million in 2016-17 and $2.75 million in 2017-18. BREAKING: #mnwild has agreed to terms with @matt_dumba on a two-year, $5.1 million contract→ — […]

Maple Leafs News: Matthews, Enroth and Tavares
The Toronto Maple Leafs are in the midst of gearing up for their 100th NHL season. It’s an incredible feat that will see the team pull out all the stops to make this year something special. The rebuild has continued on schedule with the Maple Leafs making some interesting moves over the summer in an […]

Michael Stone Signs One-Year Deal with Coyotes
The Arizona Coyotes have signed restricted free agent defenseman Michael Stone to a one-year contract extension general manager John Chayka announced on Thursday. Although terms of the deal were not disclosed by the Coyotes, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that it is worth $4 million. Stone was set for an arbitration hearing with the club on […]

Sweet Day for Peters and Hurricanes Fans
Bill Peters is locked in. The Carolina Hurricanes announced Wednesday that they have signed their head coach to a contract extension through the 2018-19 season. At a noon press conference, General Manager Ron Francis said, “We’re extremely pleased to have that done and to have Bill in the fold moving forward.” For a team that has […]

THW Q&A: Islanders Statistician Eric Hornick Talks History and Future chats with New York Islanders statistician Eric Hornick, who shares his thoughts on a busy offseason as well as their future. Hornick, who has been in the Islanders TV booth for over three decades, shares his thoughts on the obsession with advanced stats and delves into some Islanders history. For more on Hornick, check […]

Are the Edmonton Oilers Finally a Playoff Team?
Could this be the year? The Edmonton Oilers have long been mired in a state of perpetual irrelevance, struggling each and every year for over a decade to regain prominence in the NHL. Looking back, it is truly incredible just how futile Edmonton’s play has been. The Oilers, as we know, have not clinched a post-season […]

Where Will the Islanders Call Home?
The marriage between the Barclays Center and the New York Islanders hasn’t been a very good one during its first year, to say the least. From a terrible new goal horn, that was later replaced, to some of the worst sightlines in the history of the NHL, there have been countless issues between club and […]

New Jersey’s Defensive Depth
Slowly but surely New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has continued to piece together his vision for the franchise. Entering the offseason, fans knew the team needed to add secondary scoring but were also hoping that Shero would make a big move, one that would catapult the Devils’ offense into another scoring class. Fans […]

Is the Writing on the Wall for Connor McDavid?
When the Oilers signed defenceman Andrew Ference to a free agent contract in 2013, they promptly named him as captain, before he ever suited up in a regular season game for the team. They had the right idea in mind. Sign an experienced veteran, and give him the leadership mantle until one of the younger […]

Rangers Extend Tryout Invitation to Maxim Lapierre: Report
The New York Rangers have offered former NHL forward Maxim Lapierre a professional tryout at this year’s training camp, TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie reported on Wednesday. Now official, Maxim Lapierre will be at the #rangers training camp on a tryout. #tvasports — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) July 27, 2016 Lapierre, 31, spent parts of the 2015-16 […]

Oilers Loan Bogdan Yakimov to KHL Club
Edmonton Oilers forward Bogdan Yakimov has been loaned to HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), the team announced on Wednesday. The #Oilers have loaned forward Bogdan Yakimov to HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) July 27, 2016 Yakimov, 21, was previously loaned to the KHL […]

Andrew MacDonald Contract Not As Bad As It Seems
The Philadelphia Flyers are finally rid of the R.J. Umberger and Vincent Lecavalier contracts. It’s been years since Ilya Bryzgalov and Danny Briere’s cap hits plagued the team. Even the Luke Schenn and Nicklas Grossmann deals are in the rear view mirror. For the first time in a long time, the Flyers won’t be weighed down […]

Bishop Should be Ready for Team USA’s World Cup Camp
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop should be ready for the start of Team USA’s 2016 World Cup of Hockey training camp, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman told the Tampa Bay Times’ Joe Smith on Wednesday. #TBLightning Ben Bishop, who had been rehabbing ankle/shin injury from #ECF, expected to be ready for Team USA World […]

Capitals Feeling Benefits of Brooks Laich Trade
The 2016 NHL off-season is just about halfway over at this point in July, and the Washington Capitals seem poised to enter the season with the roster that they have made minor adjustments to this summer. The organization made one major trade, acquiring their much-needed third-line center in Lars Eller from the Montreal Canadiens. They […]

Who Will Florida Expose in Las Vegas Expansion Draft?
Though the NHL Expansion Draft is almost a year away, many teams are already making personnel decisions with that event in mind. The Florida Panthers are no exception: Since the 2015-16 season ended, general manager Tom Rowe has signed some free agents to long-term deals and some to short-term contracts, while offering contract extensions of […]

St. Louis Blues: Front Runners for the “C”
With the loss of former captain David Backes to the Boston Bruins in free agency, the St. Louis Blues are on the hunt for the next designated leader in their locker room. While they have a wide variety of options, there are a few standouts when it comes to likelihood of having the “C” on […]

Jimmy Vesey’s Agent Says Blackhawks on List of Potential Teams
The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the teams that 2016 Hobey Baker Award winner Jimmy Vesey will consider when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 15, his agent Peter Donatelli said on Monday. “Chicago will be a team we want to talk to on Aug. 15. Chicago will be on the list, but […]

Price and Galchenyuk’s next Contracts Will Shape Montreal’s Future
On top of trying to steer the Montreal Canadiens to a Stanley Cup, general manager Marc Bergevin will face big challenges in the new two years as he will be negotiating new contracts for forward Alex Galchenyuk and goalie Carey Price. Both Galchenyuk and Price are key players to any success Montreal has, as NHL […]

What Would Rangers Need to Move to Acquire Kevin Shattenkirk?
Growing up 24 miles from New York City in New Rochelle, New York, Kevin Shattenkirk grew up, naturally, as a Rangers fan. Currently 27 years old, Shattenkirk rumors to the Rangers have been consistently swirling, with many rumors being thrown around about his future with the St. Louis Blues. While all Rangers fans would love […]

2016 NHL Draft Team Grades and Top Prospects: Central Division
by Eldon MacDonald (edited by Chris Ralph) This is an in-depth look at the NHL’s Central Division’s team’s: Top 15 prospects 2016 NHL Draft team grades Impact prospects by team Sleeper prospects Under 21 players 2016 NHL Draft results compared to rankings Stats from last season for all of the above The Central  The Central Division – […]

Who Will Be Rasmus Ristolainen’s Running Mate?
In the spirit of the season with the 2016 United States Presidential election campaigns kicking off, it seems like a good time to explore the possible running mates for Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen. The Finnish blueliner is still looking for a new deal, but shouldn’t be waiting too much longer. Ristolainen is the organization’s […]

North Dakota to Face Minnesota in 2018 HOF Game in Las Vegas
With college hockey’s realignment, some historic rivalries were put on the back burner. Over the past three seasons, the University of North Dakota and the Minnesota Golden Gophers have played a grand total of one time. That’s about to change. Starting next season, the Golden Gophers and the Fighting Hawks will resume their historic rivalry […]

Predators Sign Matt Carle
The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Matt Carle to a one-year deal worth $700,000, the team announced Wednesday. The Predators have one of the deepest defenses in the entire NHL, but a very small portion of their roster has the NHL experience that Carle will bring to their locker room. Nashville adds veteran d-man Matt […]

Sojung Shin Joins New York Riveters of NWHL
The New York Riveters have signed South Korean goaltender Sojung Shin to a one-year contract worth $13,500 for the 2016-17 season. The deal was originally announced by Riveter’s general manager Chad Wiseman on Wednesday.   Welcome to the Riveters, Sojung Shin! 🇰🇷 — New York Riveters (@NYRiveters) July 27, 2016 “I heard the […]

Calle Jarnkrok Signs Six-Year Deal, Avoids Arbitration with Predators
The Nashville Predators re-signed restricted free agent forward Calle Jarnkrok to a six-year, $12 million contract on Wednesday, reported general manager David Poile. Jarnkrok was set for an arbitration hearing with the club on Aug. 4. Calle Jarnkrok re-signs with the #Preds via a 6-year, $12 million deal. 📖 >> — Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) […]

Mrazek and Red Wings Avoid Arbitration: Report
The Detroit Red Wings have signed restricted free agent goaltender Petr Mrazek to a two-year $8 million contact reported Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman on Wednesday. Mrazek and the Red Wings were set for an arbitration hearing Wednesday afternoon. Mrazek has signed a two year deal. $3.85 and $4.15 — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 27, 2016 On […]

Hockey Headlines: Tavares to Toronto?
New Contracts For Everybody It’s signing season in the NHL. Let’s start with the Nashville Predators, who have inked Calle Jarnkrok to a six-year deal. [On the Forecheck] The Red Wings tied up more money into their goaltending, re-signing Petr Mrazek. [The Score] Carolina Hurricanes’ coach Bill Peters has a new contract as well. [Yahoo […]

Senators Sign Mike Hoffman to 4-Year Deal
The Ottawa Senators have avoided arbitration with their third leading scorer from last season signing Mike Hoffman to a four-year deal worth $20.75 million. JUST IN: @Senators sign RFA Mike Hoffman to a four-year, $20.75M contract #TSNHockey — SportsCentre (@SportsCentre) July 27, 2016 The deal – which will carry through the 2019-20 season – […]

Hurricanes Sign Bill Peters to Two-Year Extension
The Carolina Hurricanes and head coach Bill Peters have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension, according to the team. [NEWS] #Canes Sign Bill Peters to Contract Extension → Details: #Redvolution — Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) July 27, 2016 Peters is entering the final year of his initial three-year contract with the club. […]

IIHF Seeking Names of Russian Players Flagged for Doping
The Russian doping scandal has hit the hockey world and at the Olympic level nonetheless. According to reports, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) will be asking for the names of 14 players who were listed in a report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) earlier in July. The report has already caused a major […]

Sergei Zborovskiy Happy to Be a Ranger
After getting drafted 79th overall by the New York Rangers in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, and playing the last two season with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League, Sergei Zborovskiy was recently signed to an entry-level contract. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the Russian website Sport-Express, Rangers prospect Sergei Zborovskiy talked […]

Riley Sheahan Capable of Breakout Year for Detroit Red Wings
Originally drafted 21st overall in the 2010 NHL Draft, Riley Sheahan is in a position to have a breakout offensive season for the Detroit Red Wings in 2016-17. Sheahan scored a career-high 14 goals last season after coming on late in the year. In his last 22 games, he recorded seven goals and 12 points […]

Philadelphia Flyers Sign Brandon Manning to Two-Year Deal
The Philadelphia Flyers have signed restricted free agent defenseman Brandon Manning to a two-year contract, according to the team. Per GM Ron Hextall, the #Flyers have agreed to a multi-year contract with defenseman Brandon Manning → — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 26, 2016 The deal will pay Manning $950,000 in 2016-17 and $1 million […]

Mike Santorelli Signs Contract in Switzerland: Report
Free agent forward Mike Santorelli has inked a contract with Geneve-Servette HC of Switzerland’s NLA, according to reports. 3e étranger mis sous contrat par le #GSHC! Mike #Santorelli (CAN/ITA, 30, Att.), qui compte 410m NHL, arrive d’Anaheim. Info @yesFMGeneve — Patrick Andrey (@andrey_patrick) July 25, 2016 Santorelli, 30, just completed his ninth professional season, tallying […]

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Trying to Ignore Trade Rumors
Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been thrown around in trade rumors for several months now, but the former first-overall pick is trying his best to ignore the buzz and focus on hockey. During the club’s charity goal tournament this week, Nugent-Hopkins was asked about the rumors. I try not to pay attention too much,” […]


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