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Bleedin' Blue

St. Louis Blues Owner And Pride Will Determine Financial Spending

There is still a slim possibility the St. Louis Blues could add a scoring winger in free agency. It will be determined by one player and the owners of the team. The St. Louis Blues are likely done with the free agent market, unless something truly unique comes their way. However, there is still a […] St. Louis Blues Owner And Pride Will Determine Financial Spending - Bleedin Blue - Bleedin Blue - A St. Louis Blues Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Hockey Writers

4 Unsigned Free Agents the Red Wings Should Target

We are entering a quieter stage of NHL Free Agency after an extremely hot start that includes the Detroit Red Wings, who’ve been tactical with their signings as they head into the next season of their rebuild. Still, the Red Wings have plenty of cap space (approx $18.7 million) available and need to fill holes […] The post 4 Unsigned Free Agents the Red Wings Should Target appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       

Canes Country

Metropolitan Division 2020 Offseason Roundup

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports The offseason isn’t quite over yet, but teams have already gone through the draft and free agent frenzy. How have they faired? With the dust mostly settled following the draft and free agency, there’s been a lot of new faces added and subtracted in the Metropolitan Division. Let’s take a look at what each team has done so far: Washington Capitals The Capitals have to be happy with their offseason. Heading into the draft the Caps needed to figure out a backup goalie and shore up their defense and they were able to do just that. First they...

The Hockey Writers

Islanders & Lamoriello Face Tough Roster Choices This Offseason

Despite the New York Islanders’ recent success, it’s a difficult time for the team. Franchises like the Isles, on the cusp of being a perennial contender, saw this offseason as a chance to improve via free agency. Their hopes were quickly dashed as the trade market to unload burdensome contracts appears to have come to […] The post Islanders & Lamoriello Face Tough Roster Choices This Offseason appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       

The Hockey Writers

Flames Get Physicality, Experience & More With Nordstrom Signing

The Calgary Flames have had a busy and very exciting offseason. First was the draft, where they were able to grab seven players, including Kamloops Blazers forward Connor Zary. Then, there was free agency, where they made two big moves with the signings of former Vancouver Canucks Jacob Markstrom and Chris Tanev to long-term deals. […] The post Flames Get Physicality, Experience & More With Nordstrom Signing appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       

Editor In Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs: Current Salary Cap Outlook

How Close to the Limit are the Toronto Maple Leafs? As everyone across the league knows, the Toronto Maple Leafs are tight against the salary cap. But, even with minimal amounts of money to spend, they were still able to make multiple moves during free agency. They were able to re-sign Jason Spezza to a […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Current Salary Cap Outlook - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Hockey Writers

Oilers News & Rumors: Russell Extended, UFAs Motivated, McDavid, More

In an Edmonton Oilers news and rumors update, the Edmonton Oilers added three key pieces to their puzzle in this year’s free agency period and inked three existing players to new contracts. In each instance, there is different motivation for the player. Looking more closely at Kyle Turris, Tyson Barrie, Jesse Puljujarvi, it will be […] The post Oilers News & Rumors: Russell Extended, UFAs Motivated, McDavid, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       

Puck Prose

NHL free agency: Top 3 best and worst signings so far

Which NHL free agency signings so far have been the best and which ones have been the worst? It has been just over a week since NHL Free Agency kicked off, and although we already knew it beforehand, it has truly been like nothing we have ever seen before. One reasoning is that usually the […] NHL free agency: Top 3 best and worst signings so far - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL

Eyes On The Prize

Links: Practically Storybook

Jason Mowry-USA TODAY Sports Josh Anderson’s journey to Montreal, continuing the discussion of racism in hockey, Doc Emrick retires, evaluating free agency, what next season may look like, and more in today’s links Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Josh Anderson’s journey to the Canadiens very much of the storybook variety. [The Athletic] Now that most of the dust has settled, Darren Dreger and Dave Poulin review how the Habs and the rest of the league have done during free agency so far. [TSN] There is a possibility that Alexander Romanov and Arsen Khisamutdinov could be among...

The Hockey Writers

Kraken Are Diving Deep Into Analytics

The National Hockey League’s newest franchise will come together in three phases over the next calendar year. The Expansion Draft will occur first, filling out the majority of roster positions for the Seattle Kraken, followed by the NHL Entry Draft which will begin to stock the prospect cupboard, and then a free agency period. In […] The post Kraken Are Diving Deep Into Analytics appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       

The Hockey Writers

Islanders Will Ultimately Benefit From Trading Toews

The New York Islanders had an impressive Stanley Cup Playoffs run, putting them in an interesting situation for free agency. They reached the Eastern Conference Final but were clearly inferior to the Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning and are still a few players away from reaching the promised land. The dilemma the Islanders faced […] The post Islanders Will Ultimately Benefit From Trading Toews appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       

The Hockey Writers

Red Wings Have a “1B” Goaltender in Thomas Greiss

Following a flurry of moves at the open of free agency, the Detroit Red Wings look remarkably different from the group they iced during the 2019-20 season. One of those changes comes in goal, where longtime starter Jimmy Howard is out and former New York Islander Thomas Greiss is in. But make no mistake: the […] The post Red Wings Have a “1B” Goaltender in Thomas Greiss appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       

Winging It In Motown

Quick Hits: The Not Enough Love Edition

Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via In Red Wings Land Name your favorite player that didn't get enough love from your team's fanbase.— The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) October 19, 2020 Well, I was thinking of putting the Doc Emrick retiring story here, but it looks like that was already covered at length in yesterday’s Quick Hits comments. So, I figured this would be a good conversation starter for today’s comments. Around the NHL Five NHL teams who could win big from 2020 free-agency gambles But what about teams and players who scored smaller wins? With nearly two weeks now...

Pension Plan Puppets

Tuesday’s FTB: Go behind the scenes of the Maple Leafs draft

Photo by Kyle Brown/NHLI via The latest episode of The Blueprint lets us take a peak at the process. Good morning Toronto Maple Leafs fans and those of you who got lost on your way to the good hockey blogs. It’s the dead time of year for hockey news - we’re a week past free agency and the draft is long gone. All the big moves have been made, now we’re at the point where teams are waiting each other out, seeing who makes the first cap related move, and which GM’s arrive back from vacation and realize what a mess they’re in. Thankfully the Maple Leafs have given us something to...

PensBurgh

Penguins still have some unanswered questions this offseason

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Bottom-six scoring, goaltending, and the third defense pairing being among them. With the weekend signing of Cody Ceci the Pittsburgh Penguins now have a full roster and just a little over $1.5 million in salary cap space remaining. It should probably wrap up what has been a fairly busy offseason. Justin Schultz, Conor Sheary, and Patrick Marleau left in free agency, Jack Johnson was bought out, Patric Hornqvist and Matt Murray were traded. Kasperi Kapanen, Mike Matheson, and Colton Sceviour were acquired, while Mark Jankowski, Evan Rodrigues, and Ceci...

Sportsnet.ca

Why Dadonov felt Ottawa was his best opportunity in free agency

Newest Senators forward Evgenii Dadonov discusses why he felt signing in Ottawa gave him the best opportunity in free agency, and what role he hopes to play with his new club. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Defending Big D

Monday Links: Winners And Losers Of Free Agency

Anton Khudobin came up big in the Stanley Cup playoffs - and with his new contract. | Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Anton Khudobin cashed in - but which team got fleeced the worst by Joe Sakic? Plus, the Leafs rake in Jumbo Joe, Doc Emrick puts down his mic, and more. Now that the biggest part of NHL free-agency action is over, it’s time to decide who made out, who crapped out, and how the Dallas Stars figure into it all. ESPN hockey mavens Emily Kaplan and Grey Wyshynski have put their heads together to decode this year’s deals. For starters, Wysh just comes out and says it: There...

A Winning Habit

Montreal Canadiens: Three Free Agents Habs Were Smart To Avoid

Montreal Canadiens general manager has been very busy, but he was smart to avoid signing these three free agents. Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin has been extremely busy this offseason. He jumped the gun before the NHL Draft and free agency and has been very active ever since. Long before players even became free […] Montreal Canadiens: Three Free Agents Habs Were Smart To Avoid - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Sportsnet.ca

Looking at NHL teams who claimed small victories during Free Agency

With nearly two weeks gone since the start of the real off-season wheeling and dealing, here is a second look at some of the moves made by NHL teams that got lost in the shuffle. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Sportsnet.ca

What it’s like to manage NHL careers off the ice

Jeff and Elliotte are joined by Jamie Bozzo of Sports Professional Management Inc. to discuss her work with players and their families, finances and teams as NHLers navigate through things like free agency, trades and more. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

PensBurgh

Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: #25 - Radim Zohorna

Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via A big free agency signing kicks off our fall listing of the best young players in the Penguins’ organization The 2020 version of the list starts with a hulking European forward. 2020 Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: Graduates and Departed #25 Radim Zohorna, LW, RW 2019 Ranking: n/a Age: 24 (April 29, 1996) Acquired Via: undrafted free agent signing, April 2020 Height/Weight: 6’6, 234 pounds Elite Prospects resume: Scouting report via Dobber Hockey: A versatile forward who can play both wing and center. He has a big frame and...

NESN.com

Why Matt Grzelcyk ‘Would Love’ For Zdeno Chara To Re-Sign With Bruins

Matt Grzelcyk hopes last season wasn’t his final campaign with Zdeno Chara as a teammate. The Bruins defenseman, who over the weekend signed a four-year contract, explained Monday morning why he wants Chara back in Boston. Chara, 43, remains an unrestricted free agent despite free agency having started 10 days ago. “We’d love to have […] The post Why Matt Grzelcyk ‘Would Love’ For Zdeno Chara To Re-Sign With Bruins appeared first on NESN.com.

CBC News

Senators newcomer Evgenii Dadonov on joining team's young core: 'It's a perfect fit'

Veteran NHL winger Evgenii Dadonov sees a bright future in Ottawa and wanted to be a part of it, so he inked a three-year, $15-million US deal with the club in free agency last week. "The team's got a lot of young guns — very good prospects," the 31-year-old says.

Stanley Cup of Chowder

Morning Skate: Status quo

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Just rollin’ along. Monday! Another work week is upon us. Let’s all have fun out there. A bit of news from the Bruins this weekend, as they signed mobile defenseman Matt Grzelcyk to a four-year contract. The deal represents one check on the Bruins’ offseason to-do list, as RFA’s and UFA’s remain to be signed. Also of note this weekend were Don Sweeney’s comments on the rest of free agency, as he seemed to indicate that the Bruins want to see if they can try to fill some of their holes from within. A bold strategy. Is it a sign of trust in your...

Mile High Hockey

Morning Flurries: Tyson Jost gets new deal

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via It’s been over two weeks since the NHL’s bizarre 2020 free agency period started, and things have finally started to slow down. A few minor league signings have peppered newsfeeds over the last few days, with the Joe Thornton deal causing a bit of a splash to spruce things up. But for the most part, it’s down to a few hanger-ons without 2020-21 deals and contract extensions — most of which aren’t the big names, either. For Colorado, at least one more thing has been checked off the list, though. Tyson Jost, who put up eight goals and 23 points...

The Canuck Way

The Canucks sign depth forward Jayce Hawryluk

The Vancouver Canucks continue to build their team through free agency when today, Jim Benning signed right-wing forward Jayce Hawryluk. The Vancouver Canucks have signed UFA forward Jayce Hawryluk to a one-year contract. Today, both Rick Dhaliwal and TSN confirmed that a deal has been done between the Canucks and the 24-year-old. According to Sportnset’s Elliotte […] The Canucks sign depth forward Jayce Hawryluk - The Canuck Way - The Canuck Way - A Vancouver Canucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Last Word on Hockey

Tyson Jost Re-Signs with Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed forward Tyson Jost. The Avs have not been one of the more active teams at the start of free agency but that could be changing soon. The deal is for one year with a cap hit of $874,125. F Tyson JostColorado #Avalanche 1 year / 1 way NHL: $874,125 * […] The post Tyson Jost Re-Signs with Colorado Avalanche appeared first on Last Word on Hockey.

Del Zotto ready for leadership role with Canucks

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Michael Del Zotto talks to reporters about free agency, overcoming adversity early in his career, and preparing himself for an upcoming leadership role with the Canucks.

Alfredsson leaving caught Senators off guard during free agency

Irfaan Gaffar reports from Ottawa where the Senators made more news off the ice on July 1st.

Lamoriello “extremely satisfied” with Maple Leafs’ free agency day

Lou Lamoriello talked about the Maple Leafs signing Ron Hainsey and Dominic Moore and what that means to the team going forward.