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  • Maple Leafs Sign Ondrej Kaše "The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has signed forward Ondrej Kaše to a one-year contract. The value of the contract is worth $1.25 million. Kaše, 25, appeared in three games with the Boston Bruins last season.  " July 30

  • 5 Bargain Free Agents Your NHL Team Should Sign

    Bleacher Report "Many of the NHL's top unrestricted free agents were signed within hours of this year's free-agent market opening at noon ET on Wednesday. With the salary cap remaining at $81.5 million for the 2021-22 campaign, teams with limited salary-cap space and roster needs to..." July 30

  • David Krejci announces he’s leaving Bruins to return to Czech Republic

    98.5 The Sports Hub "Bruins center David Krejci, a fixture of the B’s center depth since grabbing hold of a full-time role with the club in 2007-08, has decided to leave the NHL and return to play in his native Czech Republic. Krejci made the announcement via a statement put out by the..." July 30

  • LeBron James, Drake to Produce Documentary on Anti-Black Racism in Hockey

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and musician Drake are set to be executive producers on the upcoming documentary Black Ice, which will focus on racism in hockey throughout its history, per Etan Vlessing of The Hollywood Reporter.  The film, from..." July 30

  • NHL free agency: The 10 best players still available on the market

    The Athletic "The NHL free-agent frenzy was back in a big way when the market opened on Wednesday. Plummeting revenues, season uncertainty and the flat cap all conspired to restrain player valuations last offseason but those concerns seem to have taken a back seat based on the amount of money..." July 29

  • Nick Foligno signs two-year deal with Boston Bruins in NHL free agency

    ESPN "The Boston Bruins have signed free agent forward Nick Foligno to a two-year contract with an annual cap hit of $3.8 million, general manager Don Sweeney announced Wednesday. In addition to him feeling like Boston "was the right fit," Foligno told TSN..." July 29

  • Sabres sign goalies Craig Anderson, Aaron Dell after Linus Ullmark bolts for Boston

    Buffalo News "When most of the top free agents were signed by playoff contenders, and the game of goalie musical chairs appeared to be over, Buffalo Sabres Kevyn Adams was left standing on the sidelines with an empty net. A difficult day for the rebuilding franchise was made worse late Wednesday..." July 29

  • Bruins sign forward Tomas Nosek to two-year, $3.5-million deal

    Sportsnet "The Boston Bruins have signed forward Tomas Nosek to a two-year deal worth $3.5 million, the team announced Wednesday. " July 29

  • Bruins sign forward Erik Haula to two-year, $4.75-million contract

    Sportsnet "The Boston Bruins have added forward Erik Haula on a two-year, $4.75 million deal, the team announced Wednesday. Haula, 30, spent the past season with the Nashville Predators, posting 21 points through 51 games. " July 29

  • Bruins bolster goalie depth by signing Linus Ullmark

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Well it looks like the Boston Bruins are adding some goaltending! It’s reported by multiple sources that Linus Ullmark will sign with the B’s.  .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid..." July 28

  • Flames acquire goaltender Daniel Vladar from Bruins for third-round pick

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have acquired goaltender Daniel Vladar from the Boston Bruins in exchange for a 2022 third-round pick, the team announced Wednesday. Vladar, 23, suited up for five games for Boston during the 2020-21 season, posting an .886 save percentage and 3.40..." July 28

  • Bruins sign defenseman Derek Forbort to a 3-year, $9 million deal

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "It looks like the Bruins have made their first move of free agency, and it's a boost to the blue line: In case it's not clear, the AAV is $3 million, not $3. $3 would be quite a steal. July 28

  • Canucks Expected To Sign Jaroslav Halak And Brad Hunt

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Canucks appear to have found their replacement for Braden Holtby who will officially be bought out later today.  ESPN’s Kevin Weekes reports that Jaroslav Halak is expected to sign a one-year, $1.5MM deal with Vancouver; the contract will also..." July 28

  • New York Rangers Sign Jarred Tinordi

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that the New York Rangers have signed defenseman Jarred Tinordi. The former Canadien and Bruin was signed to a two-year deal making $900,000 per season. " July 28

  • Bruins Agree To Terms With Mike Reilly

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Bruins added Mike Reilly at the trade deadline to try to shore up their back end and evidently, they liked what they saw from him.  Pierre LeBrun of TSN and The Athletic reports that the defenseman has agreed to a three-year contract with a $3MM AAV. The..." July 27

  • Final Predictions for 2021 NHL Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The NHL's annual free-agent market opens this year on Wednesday, July 28 at noon ET. Most of the top free agents won't be available for long. Many are usually signed before the end of the first day. A handful of notable free agents are already off the market, the most..." July 27

  • 5 NHL UFAs set to be overpaid this offseason

    The Score "Free agency is the most popular way for NHL teams to try to improve their teams, but general managers often overpay and create salary-cap issues in the process. There are appropriate deals out there for all the players listed below, but these five unrestricted free agents appear prime..." July 27

  • Four UFAs NHL teams should be careful to not overpay

    Sportsnet "General Managers will be free to offer contracts to UFAs on Wednesday and anytime there are bidding wars, there are overpays. With a flat salary cap, avoiding contracts with lots of term and money for players likely to underperform them is critical. This is difficult to do in unrestricted free..." July 27

  • Finding the next Carter Verhaeghe: 4 bargain NHL UFAs who could outplay contract

    The Score "Nobody thought twice when the Florida Panthers signed forward Carter Verhaeghe to a two-year, $2-million contract last offseason. He'd just turned 25 and only had 13 points in 52 career NHL games to that point. However, it proved to be the best signing of the summer, as Verhaeghe..." July 27

  • 5 UFAs best served by re-signing with current teams

    The Score "There are a number of big-name free agents set to hit the open market on July 28. Many of them held off signing extensions due to the looming Seattle Kraken expansion draft last week, but the attention has shifted with that out of the way now. It's fair to say that Alex..." July 26

  • Bruins Don’t Make Qualifying Offer To Nick Ritchie

    CBS Boston "Nick Ritchie will be hitting free agency. Despite Don Sweeney saying last week that the Bruins planned on issuing qualifying offers to their restricted free agents, plans have changed. The Bruins announced that they won’t be making that qualifying offer to Ritchie, thus setting..." July 26

  • Boston Bruins Re-Sign Nick Wolff

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Boston Bruins have re-signed defenseman Nick Wolff to a one-year, two-way deal, CapFriendly reports. The contract pays him $750,000 at the NHL level and $75,000 at the AHL level. An undrafted free agent out of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Wolff got his first..." July 26

  • 4 NHL signings we'd love to see

    The Score "A few marquee NHL pending unrestricted free agents appear likely to re-sign with their current clubs or have already done so. But several impact players may still opt for a change of scenery. While Alex Ovechkin isn't expected to hit the market and Taylor..." July 26

  • Four undervalued NHL UFAs who could be bargains when free agency opens

    Sportsnet "Thanks to the expansion draft, there has been plenty of player movement since the Tampa Bay Lightning lifted the Stanley Cup three weeks ago. There’s about to be a whole lot more once unrestricted free agency opens on Wednesday. The list of big-name, pending UFAs is long and..." July 26

  • Breaking down the most interesting teams heading into NHL free agency

    The Score "On the heels of last week's theatrics - an expansion draft and the two-day entry draft amid a flurry of trades - the NHL is set to enter its free-agency period. Below, in no particular order, theScore breaks down the five most interesting teams heading into free agency, which starts..." July 26

  • Tom Wilson is social media’s No. 1 hated NHL player

    Sportsnaut "Throughout the season and throughout his career, Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been involved in several altercations, resulting in a long list of fines, ejections, and suspensions. As a result, a lot of controversy and conversation surrounds..." July 26

  • The case for abolishing the NHL Draft

    The Athletic "This idea began to take shape, as many ideas do, at a bar. In the spring of 2016, an English friend told me he wanted to better understand the NHL. I invited him to the Monarch Tavern in Toronto to watch multiple playoff games. July 26

  • 8 players to monitor ahead of NHL free agency

    The Athletic "The NHL offseason is moving now. The expansion draft and the entry draft are done. We’ve seen some huge trades that have moved out significant salaries. And some of the highest-profile buyouts that we’re likely to see in the NHL’s first buyout window..." July 25

  • Ranking the NHL's top pending UFAs

    The Score "1. Dougie Hamilton True No. 1 defensemen in their prime like Hamilton rarely hit the open market. When they do, they get paid handsomely (see Pietrangelo, Alex). .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid..." July 25

  • 2021 NHL Draft Results

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It may not be a Tuesday in October, but it isn’t the fourth Friday in June either. The 2021 NHL Entry Draft will again be a unique event and it is about far more than just the date. With the COVID-19 pandemic restricting many draft-eligible prospects from competing in full seasons and in..." July 24

  • 2021 NHL Draft first-round results, analysis "The first round of the 2021 NHL Draft is in the books. Thirty-one players were selected on Friday. Rounds 2-7 will be Saturday (11 a.m. ET; NHLN, SN, SN NOW). staff writer Adam Kimelman provides analysis of each pick from the first round. July 24

  • Bruins reportedly among several teams interested in Coyotes' Christian Dvorak

    Yardbarker "After a disappointing playoff exit last season, the Boston Bruins are looking to add some reinforcements.  According to David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period, the Bruins are among several teams interested in Arizona Coyotes center Christian..." July 23

  • NHL Trade Targets: All eyes on Jack Eichel and Seth Jones

    Daily Faceoff "Happy NHL Draft Day 2021. There’s plenty on the move, so hurry up and dive in to read about the 30 Trade Targets in play before everything changes.   1. Jack Eichel Center, Buffalo Sabres Age:..." July 23

  • Blackhawks pushing for Seth Jones, Ryan Suter nearing decision

    Sportsnet "According to several sources, Chicago and Columbus are taking another run at a Seth Jones trade. During the first attempt, the Blue Jackets discussed Kirby Dach or Alex DeBrincat as the centrepiece, but it wasn’t something the Blackhawks wished to..." July 23

  • Where Will Gabriel Landeskog Land?

    SI "Gabriel Landeskog's future with the Colorado Avalanche appears uncertain with the July 28 start of NHL's free-agent market less than a week away. The 28-year-old left winger will soon become an unrestricted free agent if they fail to reach an agreement on a deal. The..." July 23

  • Kraken depth chart 1.0: How Seattle can weaponize its $28.951 million in cap space

    The Athletic "Weaponizing cap space. Get to know that phrase. It is likely going to be referenced quite a bit when it comes to the Seattle Kraken this offseason. Completing the expansion draft has left the Kraken with a number of questions about their roster. Kraken general manager Ron Francis and..." July 23

  • Bruins, Taylor Hall Reportedly Finalizing 4-Year, $24 Million Contract

    Bleacher Report "Taylor Hall's brief stint with the Boston Bruins apparently wasn't enough for the left winger. Hall and the Bruins are reportedly finalizing a four-year, $24 million deal Thursday that's expected to include a no-trade clause, per TSN's Darren..." July 22

  • Nobody Bothered To Give Shawn Kemp A Bigger Shirt During Seattle Kraken’s Expansion Draft

    Total Pro Sports "As the Seattle Kraken select their first roster of players in Wednesday’s NHL expansion draft, some of the city’s most famous athletes took center stage to announce their names. In attendance was Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, Seattle Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris,..." July 22

  • As sunny Seattle is shown off to a national audience, Kraken opts for substance in NHL expansion draft

    Seattle Times "Forget floatplane landings, star power and every other rumored possibility that preceded Wednesday’s expansion draft event at Gas Works Park, where the Kraken unveiled its first chosen NHL players. The Kraken’s expansion selections, one from each of 30 teams, consisted..." July 22

  • Kraken make 30 picks in Expansion Draft "The Seattle Kraken have a roster of 30 players and the rest of the offseason to finalize their first opening night lineup. "We're excited about what we have right now," general manager Ron Francis said Wednesday after the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft presented by Upper Deck...." July 22

  • Who did the Seattle Kraken select in the NHL expansion draft?

    The Athletic "The Seattle Kraken will announce all 30 selections at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday night, but reports from insiders around the hockey world are already coming in of which players will be moving to the Pacific Northwest. Here is the latest: Seattle Kraken expansion draft..." July 21

  • Boston Bruins expected to lose Jeremy Lauzon

    Mass Live "The Bruins are expected to lose Jeremy Lauzon when the Kraken make their picks official Wednesday night as part of the expansion draft that will further welcome Seattle into the NHL. Other than Las Vegas, which was exempt, each NHL team will have one player picked by the..." July 21

  • Taylor Hall Will Extension With The Boston Bruins

    Last Word On Sports "Taylor Hall is on the verge of signing a four-year extension with the Boston Bruins believed to be worth $24 million dollars. The contract carries an annual salary-cap hit of $6 million dollars. News of the signing broke via Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli. Boston acquired..." July 21

  • Which players might Kraken flip after NHL expansion draft?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Seattle Kraken will announce their official roster on Wednesday with their expansion draft selections. They will select 30 players, one from each NHL team excluding the Vegas Golden Knights, to build initial current roster (the rules are here). July 21

  • Kraken targeting some free agents, Carey Price decision comes down to the wire

    Sportsnet "Welcome to 2021, where a fish tells us who's Kraken. (It was a rehearsal, but it also may have been one of the best promo ideas in recent memory.) We’re less than 24 hours from unveiling Seattle’s expansion picks, and here’s what’s out there: •..." July 21

  • Will any NHL team trade their first-round draft pick?

    The Athletic "One of the topics that is always fun to debate ahead of the NHL Draft is whether a team will use their first-round pick to make a blockbuster trade. Will we see the Rangers or Blackhawks send away their picks as part of a package for Jack Eichel? Are the Flyers going to..." July 20

  • 6 Players the Seattle Kraken Must Take at the NHL Expansion Draft

    Bleacher Report "It's official: The Seattle Kraken are a thing. The NHL's newest team will take shape for its inaugural season this week, following submission of protected player lists Saturday by 30 of the league's other teams. July 19

  • Three potential breakout players for the Seattle Kraken to target

    Sportsnet "The protected lists have been revealed and so too has a shift in strategy by most teams when it comes to making players available for Wednesday’s expansion draft. Unlike the Vegas expansion draft of 2017, several teams have opted to protect their value contracts, young..." July 19

  • NHL to schedule a break for the 2022 Winter Olympics; player participation not yet guaranteed "The NHL's 2021-22 regular-season schedule will include a break for the Winter Olympics in Beijing, sources with knowledge of the schedule confirmed on Monday. The Olympic break is reportedly scheduled from Feb. 5-22, 2022. The schedule, which will be released on Thursday, is..." July 19

  • Kraken enlist special guests for 2021 NHL Expansion Draft "The National Hockey League today announced the special guests taking part in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft™ presented by Upper Deck. The Seattle Kraken™ will reveal its initial roster for its 2021-22 inaugural season live from Gas Works Park in Seattle on Wednesday, July 21, at..." July 19