TSN "Part two of our Seven Questions series heads to Calgary and an organization that’s been running on the treadmill of mediocrity for some time now – not nearly good enough to compete for the Stanley Cup, but talented enough to steadily hunt postseason..." August 05
ESPN "The standoff between the Buffalo Sabres and star center Jack Eichel has progressed past the point of usefulness for all involved. It's degenerated into public discourse for a matter than should have remained internal; now we have a general manager bragging..." August 05
The Athletic "Free agency has been open for one week and already things have begun to slow down. There are still some intriguing players on the board like Tomas Tatar and Kyle Palmieri and some big names left to be traded (cough, Jack Eichel, cough), but for now we already have a pretty good idea of where..." August 05
The Score "The NHL is projecting a salary cap of $82.5 million for the 2022-23 season, sources told Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli. A flat cap of $81.5 million has been in place since the COVID-19 pandemic derailed the 2019-20 campaign, and the 2021-22 season will mark the third..." August 05
1st Ohio Battery "The Seattle Kraken didn't bite when the Blue Jackets left Max Domi exposed for the expansion draft. After that, you might think that the Blue Jackets aren't sure if Domi fits into their plans for this season and beyond, and you'd be right. According to TSN's Elliotte..." August 05
"The Oilers came, they saw and ultimately left the party without a date. In this case, a date being a fresh face in net for the 2021-22 season.
But does Edmonton still have the ability to find someone new to pair alongside Mike Smith next season?
NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins remain confident in Tristan Jarry and Casey DeSmith as their goalies entering the season. Jarry lost four of six starts and had a 3.18 goals-against average and .888 save percentage against the New York Islanders in the first round of..." August 05
Pro Hockey Talk "For the past six seasons John Klingberg has given the Stars one of the best bargain contracts in the NHL. An elite, offensive defenseman who drives possession and plays big minutes while counting just $4.25 million against the salary cap. That cap number..." August 05
SI "It's been a busy off-season for Arizona Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong. He's shipped out core players Darcy Kuemper, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland in deals designed to shed long-term salary and restock his club's prospect pipeline. There's talk..." August 05
NHL.com "The New Jersey Devils today signed unrestricted free-agent forward Tomas Tatar to a two-year contract worth $9,000,000 with an average annual value of $4,500,000. The breakdown is as follows: 2021-22, $3,750,000 and 2022-23, $5,250,000. The announcement was made by New Jersey Devils Executive..." August 05
PensBurgh "Frank Seravalli, one of the hottest newsmakers around hockey recently, kept at it this afternoon with a report that the Penguins and Zach Aston-Reese are closing in on a one year deal. All of Seravalli’s recent reports have been aces and he’s got a precise number here, so..." August 05
The Score "The Nashville Predators signed defenseman Dante Fabbro to a two-year contract worth $4.8 million, the team announced Thursday. " August 05
All About The Jersey "Just as Gerard’s post went up about Yegor Sharangovich and why this coming season is important for him, the New Jersey Devils announced that they re-signed Yegor Sharangovich. Specifically, Sharangovich has been re-signed to a two-season contract worth $4 million for a..." August 05
Fear The Fin "After previously filing for arbitration last Sunday, goaltender Adin Hill and the San Jose Sharks avoided an arbitration hearing by agreeing to a two-year contract. Per TSN’s Elliotte Friedman, the contract comes in at a $2.175 million average annual value. Hill..." August 05
"The Seattle Kraken bolstered its team Wednesday after agreeing to contracts with a free agent forward and defenseman.
The Kraken signed forward Alexander True and defenseman Connor Carrick to one-year contracts, respectively.
The Athletic "Jeff Camelio is one of those Kraken employees you might not recognize. That’s fine. He prefers it that way. All you need to know is Camelio is the Kraken’s head equipment manager. He’s responsible for making sure items like gloves, helmets, pads, pants and skates arrive..." August 05
The Score "Marc-Andre Fleury pondered his NHL future after being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, but the veteran goalie has made it clear that the reason had nothing to do with his new team. "I never had anything against Chicago, the organization," Fleury said, according..." August 04
NHL.com "The Ottawa Senators announced today that the team has agreed to terms with defenceman Victor Mete on a one-year contract. The contract carries a value of $1.2M for the 2021-22 season. Mete, 23, was claimed off waivers by the Senators from the Montreal Canadiens on..." August 04
"The St. Louis Blues have agreed to terms on a one-year, $2-million contract with restricted free agent Zach Sanford, the team announced on Wednesday.
Sanford, 26, posted 16 points (10 goals, six assists) in 52 games with the Blues last season.
Bleacher Report "With the calendar flipped to August, the NHL free-agent market has been picked almost clean of high-end talent. Meanwhile, activity in the trade market has slowed to a crawl, as many teams invested much of their salary-cap space in previous trades and free-agent..." August 04
Colorado Hockey Now "If you’ve seen The Last Dance docu-series, you know the kind of athlete and teammate Michael Jordan was behind closed doors. He was the greatest to ever do it, and he demanded the best of his teammates. Former Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov came out recently and..." August 04
NHL.com "The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with defenceman Logan Stanley on a two-year contract with an average annual value of $900,000. Stanley, 23, made his NHL debut with the Jets in 2020-21 and recorded four points (1G, 3A) and 26 penalty minutes..." August 04
"Like Montreal Canadiens fans, Carey Price’s wife Angela is certainly relieved all the expansion draft drama is over.
Angela detailed the experience on her lifestyle blog, "By Angela."
"Pierre-Luc Dubois will honour a fallen friend by changing his jersey number this upcoming season.
The Winnipeg Jets centre will wear the No. 80 instead of his previous No. 13 to commemorate the death of former Columbus Blue Jackets teammate Matiss Kivlenieks.
NHL Trade Rumors "The New Jersey Devils have signed A.J. Greer to a one-year, two-way contract. It will pay him $750,000 if he plays in the NHL and $130,000 if he remains in the AHL. The Devils acquired Greer from the New York Islanders when they sent Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac..." August 04
Pro Hockey Talk
"It is not difficult to see what is happening with the Arizona Coyotes this offseason.
There is a rebuild underway, and it has already seen the team trade established veterans Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Conor Garland, Adin Hill, and Darcy Kuemper.
Yardbarker "The Hockey Diversity Alliance released a statement on Tuesday regarding board member Evander Kane, who is currently under investigation for gambling on NHL games. Kane is one of the founding members of the HDA, which was formed in 2020 "to eradicate racism and intolerance in..." August 03
"One of the most vocal figures in hockey will soon be back in front of the camera.
ESPN hired John Tortorella as a studio analyst for next season, reports The Athletic's Aaron Portzline.
Sportsnet "The roster projections for the Winnipeg Jets look significantly different than they did 10 days ago and a good chunk of the off-season to-do list has already been taken care of. While Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff didn’t dive into the deep end of the free..." August 03
NHL.com "Arizona Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong announced today that the Coyotes have signed center Travis Boyd to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. "We are pleased to have Travis join the Coyotes," said Armstrong. "He is..." August 03
Yardbarker "For several years now, it has seemed like Joe Thornton would be playing in the NHL forever. Now may be the first time the bearded veteran's future in the league truly seems unclear. NHL.com reported Tuesday Thornton, 43, is practicing with HC Davos of the National League in..." August 03
Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers are bringing back a familiar face to their goaltending depth chart. CapFriendly reports that the team has re-signed netminder Adam Huska to a one-year, two-way deal for the 2021-22 season. It pays $750,000 in NHL salary and $80,000 in minors..." August 03
"The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed forward Radim Zohorna to a two-year contract on Tuesday.
The contract for the 25-year-old Czech Republic native is a two-way deal in 2021-22, one-way in 2022-23 and carries an average annual value of $750,000 at the NHL level.
The Athletic "Several of Evander Kane's teammates don't want the Sharks winger to return to the team next season, sources tell The Athletic. The team was trying to trade Kane earlier this summer, a source says, confirming a report from the Daily Faceoff. A big part of the reason for the..." August 03
NHL.com "Jordan Kyrou has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the St. Louis Blues. The deal is worth $5.6 million ($2.8 million AAV). " August 03
Bleacher Report "The initial Seattle Kraken roster was revealed during the NHL expansion draft July 21. Since then, general manager Ron Francis has made adjustments through trades and the free-agent market. Defenseman Mark Giordano, winger Jordan Eberle and center Yanni Gourde were among..." August 03
ESPN "The first time Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis spent meaningful time with Alex Ovechkin was after the 2004-05 NHL lockout. Ovechkin, who had been drafted No. 1 overall by the Caps in 2004, arrived at Leonsis' house to spend a day with the..." August 03
The Score "The NHL's investigation into gambling allegations made against Evander Kane is expected to wrap up before the start of training camp in mid-September, league deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in an email to The Mercury News' Curtis Pashelka. Daly also added..." August 02
Pro Hockey Talk "The Jack Eichel situation seems to have reached its breaking point in Buffalo, going from contentious to downright ugly. He clearly wants to have his preferred surgery, he clearly wants moved somewhere else, and it only seems to be a matter of when he actually gets..." August 02
TSN "The Colorado Avalanche have signed defenceman Ryan Murray to a one-year contract, the team announced on Monday. "Ryan is an effective two-way defenseman who can provide minutes and added puck movement to our back line," said Avalanche Executive Vice President /..." August 02
The Sports Daily "One of my favorite movies is The Hunt for Red October. The 1990 Oscar Award winning film (for best effects, sound editing), an adaptation of Tom Clancy‘s classic novel about deception, defection and a top secret submarine called the Red October that..." August 02
New York Post "As the Jack Eichel Saga descends into scorched earth territory, with the center’s agents releasing a statement calling out the Buffalo organization while general manager Kevyn Adams attempts to pretend leverage is on his side, it occurs that the Sabres could come out of this whole if they..." August 02
Pro Hockey Rumors "Minnesota and winger Kevin Fiala will be heading to salary arbitration after all. While he wasn’t among the players to file for a hearing yesterday, the Wild announced that they have elected to take Fiala to a hearing. The 25-year-old is coming off a strong..." August 02
Lohud "While we wait to see if the New York Rangers have any other additions up their sleeve, let's discuss Igor Shesterkin. The 25-year-old goalie declined to file for arbitration prior to Sunday's deadline, sending a strong signal that he and the Blueshirts are getting close on a..." August 02
Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s rare that we see a team elect salary arbitration with a player but even rarer that it happens twice in the same year. That is indeed the case, however, as Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that the Flyers have elected arbitration with defenseman Travis..." August 02
ESPN "The NHL and the International Olympic Committee were unable to secure an expanded media rights deal for the 2022 Winter Olympics, but the league still intends to send its players to Beijing, sources told ESPN. In its new collective bargaining agreement, the NHL agreed to let players..." August 02
The Score "The Chicago Blackhawks are pledging to reveal the findings of an independent review into the sexual assault allegations against former video coach Brad Aldrich. "(The Blackhawks will) share results with you, our partners, and our fans and will promptly implement changes..." August 02
NHL Trade Talk "It wasn’t long ago that the Edmonton Oilers and Darnell Nurse were believed to be working out the details of a four-year extension. About five days ago, Elliotte Friedman reported that the two sides were focused on a four-year pact that would have seen his contract come up for renewal at..." August 02
SI "Over 200 new contracts worth nearly $1 billion combined were signed in the first three days of free agency. A new 32nd franchise skews things, but it’s a massive financial commitment for a league that has basically committed to a flat salary cap of $81.5 million for the next few..." August 02
Sound Of Hockey "The last week and a half have been bonkers for the Kraken and their fledgling fanbase. Thirty players were selected in the Expansion Draft, three of those were traded away, seven prospects were taken in the NHL Entry Draft, and three significant unrestricted free agents were..." August 02