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  • Edmonton Oilers’ Warren Foegele inks three-year, $8.25M contract

    Sportsnaut "Forward Warren Foegele signed a three-year, $8.25 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. Foegele, 25, was acquired in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday in exchange for defenseman Ethan Bear. 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

  • Wild sign big, bruising blueliner Dmitry Kulikov

    Hockey Wilderness "Just hours after Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin told the media that they are still looking to sign a pair of depth defensemen and at least one more forward in free agency, he did exactly that. The Wild have signed left-handed defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to a two-year contract..." July 29

  • Derek Ryan Inks 2-Year Deal with Oilers

    Copper And Blue "The Edmonton Oilers have continued their parade of moves on the opening day of free agency. Frank Seravalli reported that the club had signed former Flames forward Derek Ryan to a two-year deal worth an AAV of $1.25 million. Ryan picked up 13pts in 43 games with Calgary last season..." July 29

  • 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

  • Cody Ceci Signs With the Edmonton Oilers

    Last Word On Sports "Defenceman Cody Ceci has decided to leave the Pittsburgh Penguins after an outstanding regular season with them. He has decided to sign with the Edmonton Oilers on a four-year deal. The AAV will be north of $3 million per season. This deal has been a long-time..." 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

  • Edmonton Oilers, Tyson Barrie nearing multi-year contract extension

    Oilers Nation "The Edmonton Oilers and defenceman Tyson Barrie are inching closer to a multi-year contract that would keep the rearguard from free agency, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported Tuesday night. Rumours have been swirling around Barrie and the Oilers following the loss of Adam..." 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

  • Darnell Nurse and Edmonton Oilers working on new deal

    The Sault Star "This in from Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman, news that the Edmonton Oilers and Darnell Nurse are at work on a new deal, but for four years, not the maximum eight-year term. “Hearing EDM and Darnell Nurse working on what is believed to be a four-year deal. The defenceman..." July 27

  • Oilers' Tyson Barrie seeking four-year deal, likely to test market

    TSN "It appears Tyson Barrie will see what's available on the open market Wednesday as talks have stalled with the Edmonton Oilers. TSN's Ryan Rishaug reports Barrie is looking for a four-year term on his next deal and the Oilers are currently holding firm at three years...." 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

  • James Neal is on waivers for the purpose of a buyout

    Oilers Nation "The Edmonton Oilers are planning to buy out the remainder of James Neal’s contract. While there was some speculation that the Oilers could find a trade partner to take on Neal, that ultimately didn’t come into fruition and he’s now on waivers for the purpose of a..." July 27

  • 5 UFAs best served by re-signing with current teams

    The Score "There are a number of big-name free agents set to hit the open market on July 28. Many of them held off signing extensions due to the looming Seattle Kraken expansion draft last week, but the attention has shifted with that out of the way now. It's fair to say that Alex..." 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

  • Oilers issue qualifying offers to Kailer Yamamoto, Tyler Benson, Cooper Marody and Stuart Skinner

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have issued qualifying offers to four pending free agents, Kailer Yamamoto, Tyler Benson, Cooper Marody and Stuart Skinner, the team announced Sunday. Jujhar Khaira, Dominik Kahun and Theodor Lennstrom were not tendered qualifying..." 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

  • 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

  • Mike Smith gets two-year extension, Oilers won't qualify Jujhar Khaira, Dominik Kahun

    TSN "Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland told reporters Thursday that a two-year extension for goaltender Mike Smith is finished. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer but TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reported Wednesday that the two sides were making..." 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

  • Oilers Set to Sign Multi-Year Deal With G Mike Smith

    NHL Trade Talk "There was speculation the Edmonton Oilers and goaltender Mike Smith were running into a slight issue over term on a contract extension. Smith wanted more than one season, the Oilers wanted a one-year extension. According to Patrick Johnston of The Province in Vancouver, it sounds like..." July 21

  • Adam Larsson joining Kraken on four-year, $16M deal

    TSN "Adam Larsson is joining the Seattle Kraken. The former Edmonton Oilers defenceman has signed a four-year, $16 million contract with the expansion franchise. .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid..." 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

  • Will Kraken look to Oilers for depth, prospects or surprise with UFA deal?

    Sportsnet "The misconception about an expansion draft is that the Seattle Kraken will start alphabetically with the Anaheim Ducks’ list and make their picks in order all the way through to the Winnipeg Jets. In reality, Seattle will make the juicy decisions — Carey Price, Nino..." July 20