• Maple Leafs send Garrett Sparks to Golden Knights for David Clarkson, pick

    Sportsnet "David Clarkson is headed back to Toronto. The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Clarkson’s contract and a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for goaltender Garret Sparks, the team announced Tuesday. The Leafs are projected to..." July 23

  • The NHL’s hard cap is hurting its product

    Broad Street Hockey "Last week, I wrote an article detailing the Flyers’ salary cap situation and how the outlook may not be imminently dire. While the Flyers may end up being okay under the current set of rules, this got me thinking about the salary cap as a concept. The NHL has instituted the salary cap for..." July 23

  • Arbitrator awards Jets' Andrew Copp 2 years, $4.56M

    TSN "An arbitrator awarded Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Copp a two-year, $4.56 million contract. Copp and the Jets had their arbitration hearing on Sunday and had until the decision was announced to reach a deal on their own, which they could not. The Jets now have the option to accept the..." July 23

  • John Tavares healthy again, still upset with playoff loss by Maple Leafs

    NHL.com "John Tavares is feeling healthy again, at least physically. But the Toronto Maple Leafs center admits his pride remains bruised after his team was eliminated in seven games by the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference First Round in April. "I'm still bitter,"..." July 23

  • Oilers hire Brian Wiseman from Michigan as assistant coach

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have dipped into the collegiate ranks to find a new assistant coach. Brian Wiseman joined the Oilers on Tuesday after seven seasons as an assistant with the University of Michigan. Wiseman joins the coaching staff of new head coach Dave Tippett..." July 23

  • Predators are being bold with term; are they being smart?

    Pro Hockey Talk "If nothing else, the Nashville Predators aren’t afraid to be bold. In a vacuum, the Colton Sissons signing isn’t something that will make or break the Predators’ future. That seven-year, $20 million contract has inspired some fascinating debates, but the most..." July 23

  • Tampa Bay, Dallas Among Teams Facing Contract Limit Crunch

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Tampa Bay Lightning are not only up against the NHL’s $81.5MM salary cap upper limit, but also the league’s 50-contract limit. They’re not alone either; in addition to the Bolts, the Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Ottawa Senators, and Anaheim Ducks each have 48 players..." July 23

  • Colton Sissons Re-Signs With Nashville Predators

    Last Word On Hockey "The Nashville Predators and center Colton Sissons agreed to a new seven-year contract worth $20 million according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. Sissons will carry a salary hit of $2.86 million. Sissons was one of 40 players to file for salary arbitration back on..." July 23

  • City of Calgary, Flames agree to terms for new arena project

    The Score "The City of Calgary, Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation, and the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Limited have agreed to fundamental terms and conditions for the development and construction of a new public sports and entertainment event center, according to the city's press..." July 23

  • Avalanche signs defenseman Anton Lindholm to 2-year contract

    Denver Post "The Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday signed defenseman Anton Lindholmto a two-year contract. The 5-foot-11, 191-pound Lindholm appeared in two games with the Avs last season, recording zero points. He had a goal and seven assists in 57 games with the franchise’s AHL team, the..." July 23

  • 'Rebuild' accelerated: Are the Rangers ready to contend now?

    ESPN "Artemi Panarin walked out of Madison Square Garden with the first New York Rangers jersey bearing his name draped around his shoulders like a cape. The grandeur of his play -- only seven NHL players have amassed more points the past four seasons than Panarin (320) -- had been..." July 23

  • Will coaching change be enough to give Ducks’ goalies some help?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Since becoming the Anaheim Ducks’ starter, John Gibson has become one of the best goalies in the NHL. For the first part of the 2018-19 season he was almost single-handedly carrying the team and helping to keep it at least somewhat competitive. He was not only in the..." July 23

  • Pavel Shen terminates contract in Russia, signs with Boston on ELC

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Earlier in the week, a russian prospect watching account on twitter sent this little chestnut into the aether While interesting and this account does keep pretty good accuracy on stuff like this, it wasnt really worth much as news except for being a spicy rumor. And then..." July 23

  • The Devils’ right-side defense is loaded. What about the left side?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The addition of defenseman P.K. Subban in a June trade with the Nashville Predators was just what the Devils’ defense needed. Even if Subban isn’t at his peak, elite self anymore, he’s still one season removed from being a Norris Trophy..." July 23

  • Flyers prospect Wyatte Wylie in good company with Everett Silvertips

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Carter Hart had almost become synonymous with Everett. He spent four seasons with the Silvertips, impacted the community and became the first player to ever win the Del Wilson Memorial Trophy (WHL's top goalie) three times and CHL Goalie of the Year two..." July 23

  • Devils Agree to Terms with Mirco Mueller

    CBS Sports "Mueller signed a one-year, $1.4 million contract with New Jersey on Monday. Mueller set career highs last season in games played (53), assists (10) and points (11). The blueliner also topped 18 minutes of ice time per game for the first time in his five-year NHL career. " July 22

  • How Phil Kessel can transform Coyotes’ offense

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes made a significant splash this offseason when they acquired Phil Kessel from the Pittsburgh Penguins, adding a much-needed impact player to the top of their lineup. Getting him was a perfect confluence of events that involved the Penguins feeling desperate to shake up their..." July 22

  • Ben Hutton Drawing “Strong Interest” As Offseason Continues

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The free agent period is now more than three weeks old and several interesting names remain unsigned. While Jake Gardiner is the top defenseman left on the open market, Ben Hutton is another option that would be much cheaper for a team closer to the cap. That might be why Luke Fox of Sportsnet..." July 22

  • Is there too much offence from the defence in today’s NHL?

    TSN "One of the questions I’ve wrestled with over the years is how to value individual offensive contributions from defencemen, particularly when it comes to goal scoring. It’s an important subject because, much like forwards, there is a strong correlation between two..." July 22

  • Why Rangers should consider trading Chris Kreider right now

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have undergone one of the most significant transformations in the league this offseason with the additions of Artemi Panarin, Jacob Trouba, Adam Fox, and the good fortune that saw them move to No. 2 in the draft lottery where they selected Kaapo..." July 22

  • Why Peter DeBoer is confident Sharks can fill Joe Pavelski's scoring void

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Joe Pavelski led the Sharks with 38 goals last season. That's 38 goals that now reside with the Dallas Stars. It's not as if San Jose lacked for goal scoring this past year, having ranked second in the league with an average of 3.52 goals per game during the regular..." July 22

  • Panthers Agree to Terms with Ian McCoshen on a 1-Year, 2-Way Contract

    NHL.com "Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallonannounced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Ian McCoshen on a one-year, two-way contract. McCoshen, 23, appeared in 19 games with Florida, recording two points..." July 22

  • Breaking Down the Potential of the Chicago Blackhawks Goalies

    Last Word On Hockey "Fans of the Chicago Blackhawks have been experiencing a weird phenomenon lately. For the first time this decade, the team has been undergoing serious changes. Players like Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith are frequently mentioned in trade rumours, while other..." July 22

  • Penguins sign Zach Aston-Reese to two-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Zach Aston-Reese to a two-year contract, the team announced on Monday. The deal is one-way and carries an average annual value of $1 million. “Zach is a responsible player who plays a solid two-way..." July 22

  • Michal Neuvirth tells reporters he has a PTO with the Maple Leafs

    Pension Plan Puppets "A report in the Czech press this morning says that goalie Michal Neuvirth told reporters there he’s going to try out for a job on the Toronto Maple Leafs at training camp this fall. “I definitely want to go back to the NHL. I’ve been..." July 22

  • MacKenzie Weegar Settles Prior To Arbitration

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Florida Panthers and MacKenzie Weegar won’t need their arbitration hearing after all. CapFriendly reports that the two sides have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1.6MM. Two other arbitration cases are on the books for today, though they could also be settled..." July 22

  • Could the Bruins have been players in the Milan Lucic trade talks?

    NBC Sports Boston "The Edmonton Oilers were finally able to move a difficult contract this weekend when they shipped Milan Lucic to the Calgary Flames for James Neal in a rare trade between Battle of Alberta rivals. Calgary also received a conditional third-round pick in 2020 along with the..." July 22

  • Can James Neal bounce back after ugly season in Calgary?

    Pro Hockey Talk "James Neal figures he’s re-invigorated. One can assume the salivating prospect of playing alongside Connor McDavid would have that sort of effect. For Neal, it could also mean putting behind him a horrible season where he failed to hit double-digit goals for the..." July 22

  • Jets sign defenceman Neal Pionk to two-year, $6M contract

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Winnipeg Jets have checked another big item off the summer to-do list -- and crept ever closer to the salary cap ceiling. Defenceman Neal Pionk signed a two-year deal Sunday night that will pay him an average of $3 million per season. Pionk was a restricted free agent who had..." July 22

  • Blues, Oskar Sundqvist agree to four-year contract

    TSN "The St. Louis Blues and forward Oskar Sundqvist have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a four-year contract. The deal, which was announced by the team on Sunday, carries an average annual value of $2.75 million.  Sundqvist set career highs in goals (14), assists (17)..." July 21

  • Lightning, Golden Knights top oddsmakers' 2019-20 point projections

    The Score "Oddsmakers have released their opening odds for all 31 NHL team's point totals ahead of the 2019-20 season. The Tampa Bay Lightning, who won the Presidents' Trophy in a landslide with a dominant 128-point regular season in 2018-19, are the favorites to repeat with an..." July 21

  • Mitch Marner will play for Maple Leafs this season, John Tavares says

    NHL.com "Mitchell Marner will be playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, center John Tavares said Friday. Marner, a 22-year-old forward who led the Maple Leafs with 94 points (26 goals, 68 assists) in 82 games last season, is a restricted free agent. He said Thursday that he is..." July 21

  • Evan Rodrigues, Buffalo Sabres Exchange Arbitration Figures

    Buffalo News "The first of the Buffalo Sabres' four arbitration hearings is set for Tuesday in Toronto with center Evan Rodrigues, and the sides are apparently more than $1 million apart. Rodrigues had nine goals and 20 assists in 74 games last season to set career highs in each category. He is..." July 21

  • Oilers’ James Neal on Flames struggles, training with Connor McDavid, new teammates

    Sportsnet "For Oilers GM Ken Holland, acquiring James Neal was a deal he made by the book. The National Hockey League’s Guide and Record Book. “The Guide and Record Book says that James Neal scores goals,” began Holland, the morning after he’d made the most significant..." July 21

  • Oilers' new GM makes mark with trade for James Neal

    NHL.com "Ken Holland had been quiet after the Edmonton Oilers hired him as general manager on May 7. Not anymore. Holland made his mark on the Oilers on Friday when Edmonton traded forward Milan Lucic and a conditional third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft to the Calgary Flames for..." July 21

  • Report: Maple Leafs to sign UFA Garrett Wilson

    Pension Plan Puppets "This is the only report on this signing so far, but it is the weekend and everyone else is sipping margaritas. The Pittsburgh Penguins had a traditional, veteran grinder fourth line last year that featured Matt Cullen, now retired, in his swan song, and usually featured Garrett..." July 20

  • Ville Husso Signs One-Year Contract With St. Louis Blues

    CBS Sports "Husso agreed to a one-year two-way contract with the Blues on Saturday, dsadsa reports. Husso will return to the Blues for the 2019-20 season. " July 20

  • Alex Ovechkin's showing no signs of slowing down

    Sporting News "Alex Ovechkin's still got it. That was the main takeaway from the Washington Capitals captain's 2018-19 campaign; where he hit the 50-goal mark and won the Rocket Richard Trophy, both for the the eighth time in his career. Beyond the regular season, he also impressed with a..." July 20

  • Patrick Maroon unsure of future with Blues

    NHL.com "Pat Maroon is unsure if his future in the NHL will be with the St. Louis Blues. The 31-year-old forward, who is an unrestricted free agent, signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Blues prior to last season and helped them win the Stanley Cup. "I would love..." July 20

  • Nazem Kadri reflects on tenure with Leafs: 'I felt like I had a lot more to give them'

    Yahoo! Sports "Nazem Kadri spent his entire career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, but it appears he’s made peace with the team’s decision to trade him to the Colorado Avalanche on July 1. Kadri was a staple of the organization, but was sent to Colorado in a blockbuster deal - which netted..." July 20

  • Former Wild center Eric Fehr signs in Switzerland

    Yardbarker "Eric Fehr’s time in the NHL has come to end for now at least.  The veteran center is off to the Swiss NLA with Geneve-Servette announcing that they’ve signed him to a one-year contract. The 33-year-old was back in the NHL on a full-time basis last season with the..." July 20

  • Brayden Point 'sure' to sign contract with Lightning, Anthony Cirelli says

    NHL.com "Brayden Point remains a restricted free agent after completing his three-year, entry-level contract last season. Anthony Cirelli, who considers Point one of his closest friends on the Tampa Bay Lightning, is confident Point and the Lightning will be able to reach an..." July 20

  • Flames hit two birds with one stone with Milan Lucic acquisition

    Sportsnet "A nuclear deterrent for a nuclear bomb. Two of the NHL’s biggest reclamation projects changed Alberta addresses Friday when the Calgary Flames acquired Milan Lucic from the Edmonton Oilers for James Neal. The Oilers will retain some of Lucic’s lofty salary and..." July 20

  • Brock McGinn Re-Signs With Carolina Hurricanes

    Last Word On Hockey "The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed free-agent winger Brock McGinn to a two-year contract worth $4.2 million. His salary for the upcoming season will be $1.9 million and $2.3 million for 2020-21. This contract carries him through the 2020-21 season. McGinn has spent his entire..." July 20

  • Milan Lucic agreed to trade to Flames after talking to Jarome Iginla

    NHL.com "Milan Lucic got an assist to join the Calgary Flames from their leading goal-scorer. Lucic was traded to Calgary for James Neal on Friday, but the 31-year-old with a no-movement clause in his contract had to agree to leave the Edmonton Oilers. That's where Jarome Iginla, who..." July 20

  • Key defensemen enter contract years, possible free agency

    Pro Hockey Talk "Despite being the most exciting offseason since PHT started in 2010, the NHL will probably always lag behind the NBA when it comes to stars moving in free agency. Rudely, players like Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid don’t even flirt with drama, instead sticking with their teams..." July 20

  • Man arrested after selling phony Connor McDavid signed Oilers jerseys

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton police have charged a man after a number of people were sold Oilers jerseys with fake Connor McDavid autographs. Police believe there are a number of Edmontonians who were approached by a man online claiming to be from the Edmonton Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) or Pro Am..." July 20

  • Mike Gillis ready to return to NHL, but not as general manager

    Sportsnet "Mike Gillis wants back in the National Hockey League, just not as a GM. After being fired from the Vancouver Canucks in 2014, Gillis embarked on a five-year, globetrotting sabbatical, a personal mission intended to expand and deepen his thinking of the game. The former..." July 20

  • Russian NHL star bashes Vladimir Putin, says Russia is a nation of ‘lawlessness’

    Washington Post "One of the NHL’s top Russian hockey players broke ranks with his countrymen to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview published Thursday on a Russian language YouTube page. Artemi Panarin, a 27-year-old left wing newly signed by the New York Rangers,..." July 19

  • Report: Oilers trade Milan Lucic to Flames for James Neal

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers have traded forward Milan Lucic to the Calgary Flames in exchange for forward James Neal, reports Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Edmonton will retain some of Lucic's salary and include a conditional draft pick,..." July 19