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  • 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

  • Arizona Coyotes Sign Hudson Fasching, Michael Carcone

    MSN.com "The Arizona Coyotes and Bill Armstrong have been busy. And for every major trade, there are plenty of smaller deals. That includes yesterday's signing of free-agent Liam O'Brien, or today's signing of Hudson Fasching to a one-year, two-way contract. The..." July 29

  • 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

  • Coyotes agree to terms with 2020 KHL MVP Dmitrij Jaškin

    Five For Howling "The Arizona Coyotes’ busy off-season continues. According to St. Louis Blues beat reporter Andy Strickland, the Coyotes have agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $3.2 million with Moscow Dynamo winger Dmitrij Jaškin. " July 29

  • Coyotes sign former Buffalo Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

    Five For Howling "The Arizona Coyotes have reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year contract with former Buffalo Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Hutton’s contract with Arizona is a one-way deal worth $750,000. " July 29

  • Coyotes sign former Ottawa Senators forward Ryan Dzingel

    Five For Howling "The Arizona Coyotes have reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year contract with former Ottawa Senators forward Ryan Dzingel. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, Dzingel’s contract with Arizona is worth $1.1 million. July 29

  • Red Wings sign defenseman Jordan Oesterle to two-year deal

    Winging It In Motown "The Red Wings are adding another veteran defenseman to its backend — Dearborn Heights native Jordan Oesterle has signed a two-year deal, the team announced just a few hours into free agency: The terms of Oesterle’s deal outside of length have not yet been..." July 29

  • Avalanche acquiring goaltender Darcy Kuemper from Coyotes

    Sportsnet "The Colorado Avalanche are acquiring goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a first-round pick and defenceman Conor Timmins, according to Craig Morgan of NHL Network. According to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston, the Coyotes..." July 28

  • Michael Bunting to the Maple Leafs for $950,000

    Pension Plan Puppets "Everyone seems to have the Michael Bunting-to-Toronto rumour this morning ahead of Free Agency. There’s enough smoke here that we can safely call this a signing waiting on the clock to tick over. Bunting, 26 next month, is a left-shooting left wing who is listed at..." July 28

  • Hurricanes Expected To Sign Antti Raanta

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It appears it will be a new goaltending tandem in Carolina this season.  Already linked to Frederik Andersen, the Hurricanes are also set to sign veteran Antti Raanta to a one-year deal, ESPN’s Kevin Weekes reports.  Financial terms were not disclosed. " July 28

  • Wild sign Alex Goligoski to one-year deal

    Hockey Wilderness "The Minnesota Wild have filled at least one of their vacant spots on the blue line this summer, signing free agent defenseman Alex Goligoski to a one-year contract with a $5-million AAV and a full no-trade clause, giving him full control of potential trades..." July 28

  • 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

  • Coyotes acquire Anton Stralman, Vladislav Kolyachonok from Panthers

    Sportsnet "The Arizona Coyotes have acquired defencemen Anton Stralman, Vladislav Kolyachonok and a second-round pick in 2024 from the Florida Panthersin exchange for a seventh-rounder in 2023, per Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. The deal was orchestrated to free..." July 26

  • Dmitrij Jaskin To Sign With Arizona Coyotes

    Yardbarker "The Arizona Coyotes are set to bring over a familiar NHL face, as Andy Strickland of Bally Sports Midwest reports they will sign Dmitrij Jaskin to a one-year contract. Jaskin is expected to earn $3.2M after dominating in the KHL the last two seasons. Though he..." 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

  • Are Oilers Eying Coyotes G Darcy Kuemper?

    The Fourth Period "The Arizona Coyotes completed a blockbuster trade on Friday, moving captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson and winger Conor Garland to the Vancouver Canucks for the ninth-overall draft pick and three veteran players. Coyotes GM Bill Armstrong still has more work ahead of him, as he continues to..." 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

  • Arizona Coytoes defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson is expected to retire

    Arizona Sports "Arizona Coytoes defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson is expected to retire, according to AZCoyotesInsider.com’s Craig Morgan. Hjalmarsson spent four seasons in the desert after winning three Stanley Cups with the Chicago Blackhawks. 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

  • Coyotes draft franchise legend Shane Doan's son Josh in second round

    Yardbarker "The Doan name is living on in Arizona.  The Coyotes drafted Shane Doan's son, Josh, with the 37th overall pick in the NHL draft on Saturday.  .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid..." July 24

  • Arizona Coyotes, Los Angeles Kings trade prospects in four-player swap

    Sportsnaut "The Arizona Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings each traded a pair of prospects on Saturday in a four-player deal. The Coyotes will receive forward Bokondji Imama and defenseman Cole Hults, while the Kings get forwards Brayden Burke and Tyler Steenbergen. 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

  • Coyotes ‘highly interested’ in Tempe space that could hold new arena

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Coyotes confirmed on Thursday that they are having discussions with the city of Tempe on a development space where the franchise could put a new arena. Tempe also confirmed the request for proposals (RFP) on a spot in the East Valley. July 23

  • Coyotes Acquire Shayne Gostisbehere, 2nd + 7th Rd 2022 Draft Picks from Flyers

    NHL.com "Arizona Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong announced today that the Coyotes have acquired defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, a 2022 second round draft choice and a 2022 seventh round draft choice from the Philadelphia Flyers. The 28-year-old Gostisbehere recorded 9-11-20 and six..." July 22

  • Penguins could look to move forward with a player like Christan Dvorak

    PensBurgh "Now that the Seattle expansion draft is in the rear view mirror, the Penguins emerge with a little bit of salary cap space after they have seen two forwards depart in the last week. With Jared McCann (trade) and Brandon Tanev (expansion) gone, Pittsburgh finds itself with $7.4 million under the..." 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

  • Kraken appear set to trade Tyler Pitlick to Flames

    TSN "The Calgary Flames are expected to be acquiring forward Tyler Pitlick from the Seattle Kraken when the NHL roster freeze ends. Pitlick, 29, was acquired by the Kraken from the Arizona Coyotes in Wednesday's expansion draft.  " 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

  • 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

  • Adin Hill’s Cap Hit Will Probably Be Higher Than Expected

    San Jose Hockey Now "What will Adin Hill sign for? It might be more than you expect. The San Jose Sharks acquired the 25-year-old RFA from the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, sending prospect Josef Korenar and a 2022 second-round pick for Hill and a 2022 seventh-round pick. 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