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  • 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

  • Carolina Hurricanes To Sign Max Letunov, Alex Lyon

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes just keep signing players. Since the free agent market opened on Wednesday, the ’Canes had already signed ten players. Make that a dozen now, as CapFriendly reports two new additions to Carolina’s list of newcomers. Forward Max Letunov and..." 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

  • Hurricanes sign Brendan Smith to one-year deal

    Canes Country "The Hurricanes added some more depth to their blue line Thursday evening, signing former New York Rangers defenseman Brendan Smith to a one-year deal that will pay him $800,000 for the 2021-22 season. Smith has played 10 seasons in the NHL for the Rangers and Detroit Red Wings, and..." 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

  • He said it: Tony DeAngelo on signing with Hurricanes

    Canes Country "The Hurricanes made a controversial signing on the opening day of free agency Wednesday, signing former New York Rangers defenseman Tony DeAngelo, to a one-year deal worth $1 million. Incidents in DeAngelo’s past include a physical altercation with Rangers goalie..." July 29

  • Dallas Stars Sign Jani Hakanpaa, Michael Raffl

    Dallas Morning News "After the Dallas Stars had a busy first day of free agency -- including deals with the likes of defenseman Ryan Suter and goalie Braden Holtby -- business continued on Thursday. Dallas added more depth to its blue line by signing defenseman Jani Hakanpaa to a three-year deal worth..." July 29

  • The Hurricanes’ signing of Tony DeAngelo was a choice — and one that could change the perception of the team

    The Athletic "It’s part of the sell of small-market teams: That they’re different. Maybe even better. That they care more about the community and their fans than big-market teams do. This has been a part of the Hurricanes brand as long as I’ve been around the team. Maybe..." July 29

  • Hurricanes sign Ian Cole, Josh Leivo

    Canes Country "According to two reports, the Hurricanes have signed two more players in free agency, defenseman Ian Cole to a one-year deal worth $2.9 million (reported by Pierre LeBrun) and forward Josh Leivo to a one-year deal worth $750,000 (reported by Bruce Garrioch). Cole is now the..." July 29

  • Dougie Hamilton signing with NJ Devils

    North Jersey "The New Jersey Devils landed the crown jewel of NHL free agency on Wednesday afternoon. They made a splash as the signing period got underway, inking defenseman Dougie Hamilton to a contract believed to be in excess of $60 million over seven seasons, according to Nick Kypreos..." July 28

  • Maple Leafs expected to sign Petr Mrazek to three-year deal

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to sign goaltender Petr Mrazek to a three-year, $11.4 million deal carrying an average annual value of $3.8 million when the market opens, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. The report comes after TSN Hockey Insider Pierre..." July 28

  • San Jose Sharks Sign James Reimer

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks have brought back a familiar face to their goalie situation. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that they’ve inked former netminder James Reimer to serve with new acquisition Adin Hill. It’s a three-year deal paying him $2.25MM per..." July 28

  • New Jersey Devils Sign Goaltender Jonathan Bernier

    Last Word On Sports "The New Jersey Devils according to reports are going to sign goaltender Jonathan Bernier to a two-year contract worth $8 million. The contract carries a salary-cap hit of $4 million. In Jonathan Bernier, the Devils get a remarkably consistent goalie that’s played well above..." 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

  • Hurricanes re-sign Jordan Martinook to three-year, $5.4M deal

    Sportsnet "The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed forward Jordan Martinook to a three-year, $5.4 million deal. Originally a second-round pick of the Arizona Coyotes in 2012, Martinook was acquired by the Hurricanes in 2018 and scored a career-high 15 goals in his first season..." July 28

  • Hurricanes Linked To Frederik Andersen

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After trading Alex Nedeljkovic to Detroit, the Hurricanes only had three pending unrestricted free agent goaltenders on their roster.  They haven’t been able to sign any of them so they’ll be turning to the open market to find their new tandem.  One of those..." July 28

  • Oilers trade D Ethan Bear to Hurricanes for F Warren Foegele

    TSN "The Edmonton Oilers have dealt defenceman Ethan Bear to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Warren Foegele. Bear appeared in 43 games last season for the Oilers and posted two goals with six assists. " 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

  • Hurricanes Expected to Sign Tony DeAngelo

    SI "Now this one is interesting. According to Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli, the Carolina Hurricanes are close to a one-year deal with defenseman Tony DeAngelo. The news comes just days after the Rangers bought out the remainder of DeAngelo's contract, a deal that held..." 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

  • 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

  • Carolina Hurricanes Re-Sign Spencer Smallman "Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has re-signed forward Spencer Smallman to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Smallman $750,000 at the NHL level and $75,000 at the American Hockey..." 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

  • Columbus Blue Jackets To Acquire Jake Bean

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Columbus Blue Jackets may have traded Seth Jones, but they’re adding quite a bit of young talent to the blue line. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports that the Blue Jackets will acquire Jake Bean from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a second-round..." 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

  • Carolina Hurricanes Negotiating With Petr Mrazek, Jonathan Bernier

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes traded away Alex Nedeljkovic yesterday, meaning they had no NHL goaltenders left under contract for the upcoming season. They do however have the exclusive negotiating rights to three veteran netminders and it looks like two of them could be in Carolina next..." 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

  • ‘We aren’t trying to save money’: Why the Hurricanes traded Alex Nedeljkovic and what their new plan is in net

    The Athletic "The previously quiet Carolina Hurricanes made their first splash of the offseason less than an hour after the expansion-draft roster freeze was lifted Thursday, and it was a move that had many in the hockey world scratching their heads. The Canes sent homegrown Calder..." July 22

  • Red Wings acquire goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic from Carolina

    Detroit News "The Red Wings will have a new look in net next season. The Wings acquired goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic from the Carolina Hurricanes for the rights to unrestricted free-agent goaltender Jonathan Bernier and a third-round draft pick (Vegas', 94th overall) in this weekend’s..." 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

  • Kraken to Select Morgan Geekie from Hurricanes in Expansion Draft

    Canes Country "We didn’t have to actually wait until tonight’s NHL Expansion Draft coverage to learn... well... every single pick that the Seattle Kraken organization was going to make. Amidst the spree of leaked expansion draft picks late this morning into the early afternoon, Frank..." 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