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  • Canucks acquire goaltender Spencer Martin from Lightning

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have acquired goaltender Spencer Martin from the Tampa Bay Lightning for future considerations, the team announced Saturday. " July 31

  • B.S. Meter on the Latest NHL Buzz

    Bleacher Report "It's been a whirlwind week-plus in the NHL. The Seattle Kraken filled out their inaugural roster in the expansion draft, the next generation of stars arrived via the entry draft and dozens of players changed teams on Day 1 of free agency. July 31

  • Reassessing the NHL landscape after a wild month of player movement

    The Score "Have you had a chance to catch your breath? July was a doozy of a month in the NHL. First came the Seattle expansion draft, next was the annual entry draft, then an epic opening day of free agency that generated more than 150 new contracts cumulatively worth more than $500..." July 31

  • 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

  • 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

  • Canucks sign defenceman Luke Schenn to two-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks added more depth to their blue line on Wednesday. According to Frank Seravalli, the club has signed Luke Schenn to a two-year, $1.7-million deal in free agency. His new pact counts for $850,000 against the cap in each of the next two..." July 29

  • Canucks ink defenceman Brady Keeper to two-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks and defenceman Brady Keeper have agreed to terms on a two-year, $1.525-million contract. Keeper, 25, appeared in one game this past season with the Florida Panthers.  " July 29

  • Stars Sign Goaltender Braden Holtby to 1-Year, $2M Contract

    Defending Big D "In what is one of the most stunning moves across the NHL today, the Dallas Stars have officially signed goaltender Braden Holtby to a one-year deal worth $2M. After spending his entire career with the Washington Capitals, Holtby signed a two-year, $4.3 AAV contract with..." July 28

  • Canucks signing Tucker Poolman to four-year, $10 million deal

    Nucks Misconduct "Welcome to a free-agent frenzy when Jim Benning is the general manager of your hockey club. In an attempt to “rebuild” the right side of the defence, it was announced today that the Canucks have signed 28-year-old defenceman Tucker Poolman to a four-year deal worth $10..." July 28

  • Canucks re-sign defenceman Travis Hamonic to two-year, $6M deal

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed Travis Hamonic to a two-year deal worth $6 million, per Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. The defenceman had 10 points in 38 games in his first season with Canucks last year, with three goals and seven assists. " 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

  • Vancouver Canucks Expected To Re-Sign Brandon Sutter

    NHL Trade Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks are likely re-signing Brandon Sutter, according to Dan Murphy. Sutter has been a reliable two-way forward for the Canucks over the six seasons. Although his offensive numbers have regressed in recent years, he still can be an effective part of the team's..." July 28

  • Canucks trading Nate Schmidt to Jets

    The Score "It looks like the Winnipeg Jets are adding to their blue line. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Jets and Vancouver Canucks are finalizing a trade that sends defenceman Nate Schmidt to the Jets. Once completed, the Jets will send a third-round pick in 2022..." 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

  • Nate Schmidt rejects trade to Jets while Canucks, agent work on trade

    The Post "The search for a new home for Nate Schmidt continues after the Vancouver Canucks blueliner rejected a trade to the Winnipeg Jets on Monday. The Winnipeg Sun first reported Monday evening that Schmidt had Winnipeg on his limited no-trade list and wouldn’t waive the limitation to..." 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

  • Conor Garland Signs Five-Year Contract Extension With Vancouver Canucks

    NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Conor Garland to a five-year contract worth an average annual value of $4.95 million. "We're pleased to have reached a long-term deal with Conor today," said Benning...." July 27

  • Vancouver Canucks Expected To Buy Out Braden Holtby

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Another goaltender is set to hit the free agent market, as Rick Dhaliwal of CHEK TV reports that the Vancouver Canucks will buy out Braden Holtby today. Today is the last day a player could be placed on waivers for the purpose of a buyout during this first window. Holtby has..." July 27

  • 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

  • Canucks move on from Jake Virtanen after tumultuous, disappointing six years

    Sportsnet "It’s not ongoing legal issues that have ended Jake Virtanen’s time with the Vancouver Canucks, it’s hockey issues. Virtanen’s development stagnated to the point he played himself out of coach Travis Green’s lineup five times last season, and the..." July 25

  • 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

    NHL.com "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). NHL.com staff writer Adam Kimelman provides analysis of each pick from the first round. July 24

  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson, No. 9 Pick Involved in Blockbuster Canucks, Coyotes Trade

    Bleacher Report "The fireworks are reportedly starting before Friday's 2021 NHL draft. According to David Pagnotta of the Fourth Period, the Vancouver Canucks acquired defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson and right wing Conor Garland in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes. July 23

  • 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

  • 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

    NHL.com "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

  • Seattle Kraken select Kole Lind from Canucks in expansion draft

    The Province "The Seattle Kraken have ignored most of the big-money players available to them in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft and when it came to the Vancouver Canucks’ list, they stuck to form, selecting young winger Kole Lind, CHEK-TV’s Rick Dhaliwal reported. Lind made his NHL debut..." 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

  • Can Canucks coax Kraken into taking Braden Holtby's contract off their hands?

    Sportsnet "The first thing on Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning’s summer agenda was take advantage of space on his expansion list to leverage a bargain acquisition from a team with protection issues. Check. Now, about those other five or six things Benning and hockey..." 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

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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