• Report: Stamkos to remain with Lightning

    The Score "Steven Stamkos isn't going anywhere. The face of the franchise has reportedly decided to remain with the Tampa Bay Lightning, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN." June 29

  • Canadiens deal P.K. Subban to Predators for Shea Weber

    Sportsnet "The P.K. Subban era is over in Montreal. The Montreal Canadiens dealt the defenceman to the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenceman Shea Weber, according to Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos." June 29

  • Oilers trade Hall to Devils for Larsson

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers traded forward Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson on Wednesdsay, the club announced. The Oilers have been rumored for weeks to be in the market for a defenseman, but many figured if Hall was on his way out of town, a package of some sort would..." June 29

  • Hertl agrees to two-year, $6 million deal

    TSN "Tomas Hertl has agreed to terms on a two-year, $6 million contract with the San Jose Sharks. Hertl, 22, was a restricted free agent." June 29

  • Predators speak to free agents Andrew Ladd, Loui Eriksson

    Tennessean "Ahead of the opening of the NHL free agent market Friday, the Predators have expressed interest in and spoken to pending free agent forwards Andrew Ladd and Loui Eriksson, according to agent J.P. Barry. Ladd finished last season with the Blackhawks, scoring eight goals and 12 points in 19..." June 29

  • Blue Jackets buy out remaining two seasons of Fedor Tyutin's contract

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have bought out the final two years of defenseman Fedor Tyutin’s contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Tyutin immediately becomes an unrestricted free agent. “Fedor Tyutin is a pro in every sense of the word and has been an important player..." June 29

  • Mason Raymond, Eric Nystrom to Be Bought Out

    The Hockey Writers "According to multiple sources, the Calgary Flames will buyout forward Mason Raymond and the Nashville Predators will buyout left wing Eric Nystrom. Both have been placed on waivers Wednesday with the intention of a buyout officially coming Thursday. Raymond got a nice three-year deal from the..." June 29

  • Eric Staal says he's still got what it takes

    ESPN "If this were two years ago, after Eric Staal was coming off another season leading the Carolina Hurricanes in scoring, there would be big buzz about the center heading to unrestricted free agency. As it stands, he's not listed an anyone's top-10 UFA rankings, not even top 15 on most lists, his..." June 29

  • Ducks' Fowler surprised he wasn't traded at NHL Draft

    The Score "Cam Fowler was fully expecting to be on the move. The Anaheim Ducks defenseman was reportedly in play on the trade market at the NHL Draft, and, having been well aware of the speculation, had been preparing himself mentally for a call saying he had indeed been moved. "I've heard (trade..." June 29

  • Signing with Leafs would mean big endorsement payday for Stamkos, marketers say

    TSN "If the Toronto Maple Leafs win the race to sign Steven Stamkos, expect another competition to heat up – the battle by corporate Canada to sign him to endorsement deals. At 26, Stamkos has been a high-profile hockey star for close to a decade. He has 50- and 60-goal seasons to his credit,..." June 29

  • Wild sign Jason Zucker to 2-year, $4M contract extension

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "One restricted free agent down. The Wild has re-signed left wing Jason Zucker to a two-year, $4 million deal. He was set to become a Group II free agent Friday and could have filed for arbitration by the July 5 deadline. I also hear the Wild has had good talks with the agents of at least..." June 29

  • Buyer beware: Where teams make mistakes in free agency

    Sportsnet "It will be fascinating to follow how NHL teams proceed on the player personnel front over the next couple of weeks. While that’s theoretically true every year, this summer’s action feels especially important with an expansion draft on the horizon. Even teams thinking more short-term will need to..." June 29

  • Blue Jackets sign defenseman Seth Jones to six-year extension

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Seth Jones to a six-year contract through the 2021-22 National Hockey League season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Kekalainen and Jones will be available to meet with the media today at 2 p.m. in the press conference room..." June 29

  • 3rd overall pick Dubois signs entry-level deal with Columbus

    The Hockey Writers "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed the third overall draft pick at the 2016 NHL draft, Pierre-Luc Dubois, to a three-year, entry-level contract, according to TNS’s Darren Dreger. The signing isn’t surprising, particularly given how much the Blue Jackets appear to believe in Dubois. They..." June 29

  • Phil Kessel's Toronto Career Forever Memorialized In Jamaican Sports Bar

    The Big Lead "Phil Kessel won a Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier this month. He won the Cup in his first season after being run out of Toronto where he spent the previous 6 years of his career. Kessel’s relationship with the Maple Leafs remains a complicated one, but there is at least one sports..." June 29

  • Dion Phaneuf talks Toronto, Phil Kessel’s Cup party: ‘I’ll be there’

    Sportsnet "Think back 16 months ago, Toronto. Before the oh-so-sweet lottery win and the fevered Steven Stamkos anticipation and the new No. 1 goaltender and those slick new throwback sweaters that pop like hope. Flash back to the Globe and Mail‘s memorable report of the “scorched earth” Shanny-plan, in..." June 29

  • Concerned about CTE, Ranger great Mike Richter says he'll 'probably' donate brain to science

    New York Daily News "It has been almost 13 years since former Rangers goaltender Mike Richter bid a tearful good-bye to his NHL playing days, after two concussions he suffered within an eight-month period forced him into retirement. Although Richter, 49, says now that his health is “good” and that he leads an..." June 29

  • Why the Boston Bruins should (and shouldn't) sign Steven Stamkos

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "During a conference call after the NHL draft with Boston media, Don Sweeney dropped a subtle bombshell. Today, the Lightning GM responded. The Bruins are rarely huge players at the start of the free agency period -- usually because they've spent or will eventually spend close to the cap...." June 29

  • Agent: Vanek motivated to prove he can still score 30

    The Score "Thomas Vanek is using his newfound unrestricted free-agent status as motivation. Bought out by the Minnesota Wild, the 32-year-old winger is set to hit the open market with a will to prove he still has plenty of gas left in the tank. "(Vanek) is more motivated than I’ve ever heard him,..." June 29

  • Bruins preparing offer sheet for Jets D-man Jacob Trouba

    CSN New England "According to a hockey source, Don Sweeney and the Boston Bruins “are preparing an offer sheet” this week for Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba as an aggressive option to land a No. 1 defenseman after trades didn’t pan out at last weekend’s NHL Draft. The Bruins have watched Trouba closely..." June 29

  • Canadiens, Islanders, Lightning among suitors for Andrew Ladd

    NESN "Steven Stamkos is the grand prize of the NHL’s free-agent market this summer, but veteran winger Andrew Ladd is a pretty good consolation prize for teams that miss out on the Tampa Bay Lightning center. TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Wednesday a list of several teams interested in acquiring the..." June 29

  • Andrew Shaw's agent says they didn’t ask for $4.5 million from the Blackhawks

    The Athletic "Andrew Shaw wanted to get paid in his next contract with the Blackhawks, but he wasn’t demanding anything unreasonable, his agent Pat Brisson said Tuesday. “The Blackhawks did everything they could to sign ‘Shawzsy,’” Brisson said in a phone interview on Tuesday. “They just don’t have the cap..." June 29

  • Hurricanes not pursuing reunion with Eric Staal

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes are moving on. General manager Ron Francis has confirmed the club has not contacted former captain and unrestricted free agent Eric Staal about a possible return on a new deal. "(It would be) unfair to us and to him to bring him back and ask him to accept a different..." June 29

  • Patrik Laine won’t participate in Jets’ development camp

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets forward prospect Patrik Laine won’t participate in any on-ice activities for the team’s development camp in early July. The second overall pick at last week’s NHL Draft had minor surgery on his knee after the NHL Combine and has not been cleared to play. The Jets announced the..." June 29

  • Report: Oilers may be shopping Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

    Puck Drunk Love "There’s been plenty of trade smoke blowing around the Edmonton Oilers this summer, and it’s starting to sound like there may be some real fire at the source of all of those rumors. Specifically, various reports have suggested the team might be willing to part with Taylor Hall or Ryan..." June 29

  • Montreal Canadiens targeting David Perron

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "One of the names which has often been hopefully tied to the Canadiens is David Perron. He spent the first six years of his career with the St. Louis Blues, and has since been traded three times. First to the Edmonton Oilers, then the Pittsburgh Penguins, and finally the Anaheim Ducks. Perron is..." June 29

  • Wings hold strong interest in UFA Matt Martin

    HockeyBuzz "The Detroit Red Wings are among the many teams interested in New York Islanders left winger Matt Martin, who will hit unrestricted free agency on Friday, but even though he grew up across the river from Detroit in Windsor, Ont. and began life as a fan of the Wings, Martin eventually lost interest..." June 29

  • Lucic calls report he's agreed to a deal with Oilers 'bulls--t'

    The Score "Milan Lucic says there's nothing to a report claiming he has already reached an agreement with the Edmonton Oilers. The pending unrestricted free agent told WEEI's DJ Bean that Tuesday's report from Curtis Stock - a freelancer formerly of the Edmonton Journal - is "bullshit," and while he isn't..." June 29

  • Shattenkirk expects Blues to trade him

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Kevin Shattenkirk believes that he won’t be a Blue much longer. In fact, the defenseman’s agent is surprised that he’s still with the club. Before last weekend’s NHL draft, Blues general manager Doug Armstrong called Shattenkirk’s agent, Jordan Neumann of Edge Sports Management, and discussed..." June 28

  • Canucks fined $50,000 by NHL for violating tampering by-law

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks were fined $50,000 by the NHL Tuesday for violating NHL By-Law 15, the league announced. “Canucks General Manager Jim Benning violated the provisions of NHL By-Law 15 relating to inappropriate public comments by speaking generally to his Club’s potential interest in..." June 28

  • Canucks hosted Lucic on Monday, have called number of UFA forwards

    The Score "Before Milan Lucic touched down in Edmonton for a visit with the Oilers, he was at home in Vancouver. The Canucks hosted Lucic on Monday, tweeted ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, who added that Lucic's well in demand at the moment, days before the unrestricted free-agent market opens on July 1. " June 28

  • Oilers hosting UFAs Demers & Lucic today, also checking out Russell

    Edmonton Journal "This just in, news from ESPN’s Pierre Lebrun that the Edmonton Oilers will be hosting unrestricted free agents Jason Demers and Milan Lucic today: “UFA blue-liner Jason Demers and UFA winger Milan Lucic both scheduled to be in Edmonton today as Oilers sell them both on their market/team.” TSN’s..." June 28

  • Staal seeking top-6 role at center in free agency

    The Score "Eric Staal's looking for a job, but he'd rather not settle. NHL.com's Tom Gulitti spoke with Staal's agent, Rick Curran, on Tuesday, who said that he's had conversations with a number of teams, while adding that his client is seeking a top-six role, preferably in the middle." June 28

  • Jonathan Bernier: I was expecting Leafs to go get another goalie

    ESPN "When the Toronto Maple Leafs traded for goalie Frederik Andersen last week, the other masked man in Toronto wasn’t exactly shocked. But now he's plenty motivated. "You know what, I'll be honest, I wasn't surprised on the trade to get another goalie," Jonathan Bernier said over the phone..." June 28

  • Habs sign Andrew Shaw to six-year deal worth $23.4 million

    Montreal Gazette "It didn’t take long for Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin to collect Andrew Shaw’s autograph on a new contract. The Canadiens announced Monday night that Shaw has signed a six-year deal worth $23.4 million. That represents an annual cap hit of $3.9 million, which is slightly more than the..." June 28

  • Sakic says length of MacKinnon contract 'up in the air'

    The Score "The Colorado Avalanche retained the rights of former No. 1 overall pick Nathan MacKinnon by giving him a qualifying offer Monday, and general manager Joe Sakic assured that the Calder Trophy winner "isn't going anywhere." Though a new deal is expected, the potential contract length of a new..." June 28

  • Islanders Kyle Okposo has statistics coveted in a NHL free agent winger

    Buffalo News "When it comes to scoring goals, there’s Steven Stamkos, Alex Ovechkin and everyone else. If the conversation turns to points, the NHL’s No. 1 free agent has more company. One of the players in Stamkos’ group is also on the market. Since 2009-10, Stamkos’ second season, the goal-scoring..." June 28

  • Cullen reportedly wants to come back for a 20th season

    The Score "Matt Cullen will let you know when he's done. The veteran and two-time Stanley Cup champion reportedly wants to return for a 20th season, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Cullen will be 40 in early November and Friedman adds that the Pittsburgh Penguins would love to retain his..." June 28

  • Gaudreau, Monahan get qualifying offer from Flames

    NHL.com "Forwards Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan were among four players to receive a qualifying offer from the Calgary Flames on Monday. Forward Freddie Hamilton and defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon also received an offer before the 5 p.m. ET deadline, meaning the Flames retain the rights of all four..." June 28

  • Avalanche qualify 5 including MacKinnon and Barrie

    Today's Slapshot "The Colorado Avalanche have a lot of cap space to work with and currently sit around $2 million below the salary cap floor. That will undoubtedly change as they worth through negotiations with the seven restricted free agents they qualified today. According to the team’s official Twitter account,..." June 28

  • Kyle Brodziak Re-Signs With Blues For Two Seasons

    St. Louis Game Time "Doug Armstrong has been busy getting small pieces locked up. First was the Scottie Upshall re-signing, and today the Blues announced that they re-signed forward Kyle Brodziak to a two-year deal." June 28

  • Ducks' Brandon Pirri did not receive qualifying offer

    The Score "20-goal scorers aren't always easy to come by, and the Anaheim Ducks may be letting one go for nothing. Brandon Pirri was among five restricted free agents who did not receive qualifying offers from the Ducks on Monday. The 25-year-old recorded five points in nine games after being acquired for..." June 28

  • Avalanche to buy out veteran Brad Stuart and get younger defensively

    Denver Post "The Avalanche will buy out veteran defenseman Brad Stuart and not replace him or recently traded defenseman Nick Holden with marquee free-agent defensemen, general manager Joe Sakic said Monday. Because of Stuart’s age (36), his buyout won’t provide salary cap relief, leaving $3.6 million on..." June 28

  • Justin Schultz will not get qualifying offer from Penguins

    Today's Slapshot "The Pittsburgh Penguins only had one pending RFA on their NHL roster following their recent Stanley Cup win – but he won’t be coming back next season. The Penguins confirmed, via Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, that only one pending RFA in the team’s system has been given a..." June 28

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Re-Sign Tim Erixon

    The Hockey Writers "The Pittsburgh Penguins announced today that they’ve re-signed defenseman Tim Erixon to a one-year, two-way contract. The team made the announcement via their official Twitter account." June 28

  • Canucks re-sign Emerson Etem to one-year contract extension

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks re-signed forward Emerson Etem to a one-year contract extension Monday, the team announced. “Emerson is a hardworking 24-year-old who supports our plan to build a young, fast, high-character team,” said Canucks General Manager Jim Benning on the team’s website." June 28

  • Patrick Wiercioch not among Senators qualifying offers

    Today's Slapshot "The Ottawa Senators gave defenseman Patrick Wiercioch a contract extension worth $2 million per season for three years back in the summer of 2013. Now, at the end of that deal, he’s been informed he’ll hit unrestricted free agency on July 1st. The Senators listed the players they extended..." June 28

  • Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving, big forward Joe Colborne commit to negotiate

    Calgary Sun "Joe Colborne’s phone blew up Monday as a legion of friends and fans assumed he was finished as a Calgary Flame. They were reacting to news Colborne wasn’t one of the four pending free agents handed a qualifying offer by the Flames. “I’ve got 100 texts from people saying, ‘I’m gone from..." June 28

  • Canes make qualifying offers to Rask, six others

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes on Monday made qualifying offers to seven restricted free agents, including center Victor Rask. Also receiving offers before the NHL’s 5 p.m. deadline were forwards Patrick Brown, Brody Sutter and Brendan Woods, and defensemen Ryan Murphy, Keegan Lowe and Dennis..." June 28

  • Coyotes sign Louis Domingue, extend qualifying offers to 5 others

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes goalie Louis Domingue has had a busy offseason, spending time with two-month-old daughter Mila and building a house in his native Quebec. Add in a new contract with the team, and the summer has certainly been memorable for Domingue. “Everything is just lining up for me, and I..." June 28

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