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  • Maple Leafs Sign Ondrej Kaše

    NHL.com "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

  • 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

  • 5 forwards Maple Leafs could target in ‘second wave’ of UFA market

    Sportsnet "One hundred sixty-one signings for 294 contract years and $783.6 million later, Kyle Dubas is surveying the free agents unclaimed and seeing an occasion to strike. That is why the Toronto Maple Leafs general manager said Wednesday evening that it is “far too..." 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

  • Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Blackhawks Free Agent David Kämpf to a Two-Year Deal

    Bleacher Nation "After not receiving a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks, centerman David Kämpf hit the free agency market as an unrestricted free agent. On Thursday afternoon, Kämpf was signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs on a two-year deal. Kämpf..." July 29

  • Nashville adds goalie David Rittich in free agency

    On The Forecheck "The moment Pekka Rinne announced his retirement from the NHL, the Nashville Predators gained an additional position of need in an already hectic offseason: backup goalie. David Poile seems to have found his guy in former Calgary Flame and Toronto Maple Leaf David Rittich. The kindred..." July 29

  • 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

  • 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

  • Zach Hyman leaving Leafs for Oilers on 7-year, $38.5M free agent deal

    Daily Hive "Zach Hyman is set to officially join the Edmonton Oilers later today and end his tenure with the Toronto Maple Leafs. TSN’s Darren Dreger reported on Wednesday morning that Hyman would be signing a seven-year deal worth an annual average value of $5.5 million, for a total of..." 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

  • Tampa Bay Lightning bring back Zach Bogosian on three-year deal

    Raw Charge "After spending a year in Toronto, Stanley Cup Champion Zach Bogosian has returned to the Tampa Bay Lightning on a three-year contract with an interesting AAV - $850k. Bogo took less money to return to Tampa, and the terms suggests he would like to settle down here with his..." July 28

  • Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Michael Amadio

    Pension Plan Puppets "The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed 25-year-old C/RW Michael Amadio to a one-year, two-way NHL contract with a cap hit of $750k (league minimum) and an AHL salary of $400k. He will need to pass waivers in order to be sent to the Toronto Marlies. Amadio split time with..." July 28

  • Maple Leafs Acquire Brennan Menell in Trade with Wild

    NHL.com "The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has acquired the rights to defencemen Brennan Menell from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a conditional seventh round selection in the 2022 NHL Draft. The selection will be transferred to Minnesota in the event Menell plays in 30..." 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

  • Will the Foligno brothers team up in Minnesota? As Nick enters free agency, Marcus is making his pitch

    The Athletic "Like the Staals in Thunder Bay, the Folignos have homes next to each other along a quiet, pristine lake in Sudbury, Ontario. Twenty years ago, Nick and Marcus Foligno’s parents bought the big property. Over time, Nick and Marcus have severed land from their former..." July 27

  • Proposing a blockbuster trade that would help the Leafs and Sabres

    TSN "Lost in a flurry of trades last week was a subtle but important point: NHL front offices are trying to improve their rosters but are doing so under the auspice of flat or slow salary cap growth for the foreseeable future. It’s is a rather unique wrinkle for a league that, by and..." 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

  • Maple Leafs Still Haven’t Made G Frederik Andersen a Contract Offer

    NHL Trade Talk "There’s a lot of talk about what the Toronto Maple Leafs will do with their goaltending situation. The chatter was that there was interest from the team to keep goaltender Frederik Andersen in the fold and that Andersen himself was interested in returning. The only issue is, according to..." 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

  • Maple Leafs interested in retaining both Alex Galchenyuk and Frederik Andersen

    MSN.com "After the conclusion of this weekend's 2021 NHL Draft, there’s a variety of news and notes from post-draft press conferences emerging quickly. NHL.com’s Mike Zeisberger reports from general manager Kyle Dubas’ presser on Saturday that the Toronto Maple Leafs..." 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

  • Zach Hyman expected to sign with Oilers

    The Score "Zach Hyman is expected to leave the Toronto Maple Leafs as an unrestricted free agent and sign with the Edmonton Oilers, reports The Athletic's James Mirtle. Hyman's new deal is either seven or eight years in length and will pay him $5 million to $5.5..." 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

  • Zach Hyman to Edmonton Oilers sounding like a done deal today

    Pension Plan Puppets "Zach Hyman will be an Oiler, maybe this afternoon. He made the only move he could to end up with a better centre than he had most of the time on the Leafs. Hyman came to the Leafs in a trade for Gregg McKegg after Hyman had a huge points year in the NCAA. Because he did that playing..." 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

  • Oilers meeting with Zach Hyman on Wednesday

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers are meeting with pending unrestricted free agent Zach Hyman on Wednesday, reports TSN's Jason Gregor. The Toronto Maple Leafs granted Hyman permission to meet with other teams earlier this offseason to explore trading his..." July 21

  • Report Seattle selects Jared McCann from the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Expansion Draft

    Pension Plan Puppets "The Seattle Kraken have taken Jared McCann from the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2021 Expansion Draft according to a report from the man who has a deluge of leaked information this morning: Jared McCann was only a member of the Maple Leafs for four days, but we’ll miss him, and..." 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

  • Leaked video appears to show who Seattle Kraken will pick from Leafs in expansion draft

    Daily Hive "Alexander Kerfoot appears to be the selection for the Seattle Kraken from the Toronto Maple Leafs in tomorrow’s expansion draft. Move over, Elliotte Friedman: you can credit Twitter user @Ieafsfan for being hockey’s latest insider. An apparent leaked video posted on..." July 20

  • 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