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  • Red Wings Re-Sign Tyler Bertuzzi

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Red Wings have taken care of one of their top restricted free agents, announcing that they’ve signed winger Tyler Bertuzzi to a two-year contract.  PuckPedia reports that the deal carries a $4.75MM AAV and will pay him $4.25MM next season and $5.25MM in..." 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

  • Detroit acquires center Mitchell Stephens from Tampa Bay

    NHL.com "The Detroit Red Wings today acquired center Mitchell Stephens from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Stephens, 24, has appeared in 45 games for the back-to-back Stanley Cup-champion Lightning over the last two seasons, totaling..." 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

  • Darren Helm signs with the Avalanche

    Mile High Sports "The Avalanche have added to their depth Thursday, signing Darren Helm to a one-year, $1 million contract, according to Darren Dreger of TSN. Helm, 34, has spent the entirety of his career with the Detroit Red Wings, winning the Stanley Cup in his rookie season in 2007-08. In..." July 29

  • Red Wings sign UFA C Pius Suter to two year contract

    Winging It In Motown "In a decently quiet free agency day for the Wings, Detroit GM Steve Yzerman made a bit of a splash on a young center who became available thanks to the Blackhawks choosing not to give Pius Suter a qualifying offer approaching restricted free agency. The 25 year old Swiss forward will..." July 29

  • Detroit agrees to terms with center Sam Gagner and goalie Calvin Pickard

    NHL.com "The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms with center Sam Gagner and goaltender Calvin Pickard on one-year contract extensions. Gagner, 31, appeared in 42 games for the Red Wings in 2020-21 and ranked among team leaders with seven goals (T7th), 15 points (T8th) and 88..." 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

  • 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

  • Stars Sign Center Luke Glendening To 2-Year, $3M Contract

    Defending Big D "The Dallas Stars addressed another item on their free agency check list with the signing of 32-year-old center Luke Glendening to a two-year, $1.5 million average annual value contract. The eight-year NHL veteran has played his entire career with the Detroit Red Wings to..." 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

  • Red Wings re-sign Taro Hirose to one-year deal

    Click on Detroit "The Detroit Red Wings have signed left wing Taro Hirose to a one-year contract extension. Hirose, 25, first joined the Red Wings in 2019. He was an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State where he scored 50 points in 35 games in 2018-19. " July 27

  • Detroit Red Wings Sign Gustav Lindstrom To Two-Year Extension

    Winging It In Motown "With the NHL free agency period opening up in just two days, the Red Wings today announced one of their many restricted free agents is back under contract with the team. While the team didn’t announce the specifics, the 22-year old will have an AAV of $850K and will..." 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

  • 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

  • Detroit Red Wings sign defenseman Marc Staal to one-year extension

    Sportsnaut "The Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms Sunday with veteran defenseman Marc Staal on a one-year extension. Sportsnet reported the deal is worth $2 million and includes a full no-movement clause. Staal, 34, collected 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in 56 games during his first..." 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

  • 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

  • Options likely available on market for Eric, Marc Staal

    TSN "Unrestricted free agents Eric and Marc Staal each want to play next season according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. "Believe there will be options on the market for both. Door isn't closed on Detroit, either for Marc, or on Montreal for Eric," LeBrun..." 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

    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

  • Jonathan Bernier Expected To Test Free Agency

    Winging It In Motown "The last two seasons, Jonathan Bernier has played a major role in keeping Detroit in most games that he played. Renaud Lavoie is reporting that Bernier will test the open market when free agency begins on July 28.   " 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

  • 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

  • Former Red Wings Star And Free Agent Pavel Datsyuk Weighing Options

    Detroit Hockey Now "Based on his resume, he might be one of the most decorated unrestricted free agents in hockey this summer. He’s been a Hart Trophy finalist and a multiple winner of the Stanley Cup, Selke and Lary Byng Trophies. Former Detroit Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk is also a UFA who is..." July 19

  • Three potential breakout players for the Seattle Kraken to target

    Sportsnet "The protected lists have been revealed and so too has a shift in strategy by most teams when it comes to making players available for Wednesday’s expansion draft. Unlike the Vegas expansion draft of 2017, several teams have opted to protect their value contracts, young..." July 19

  • NHL to schedule a break for the 2022 Winter Olympics; player participation not yet guaranteed

    NHL.com "The NHL's 2021-22 regular-season schedule will include a break for the Winter Olympics in Beijing, sources with knowledge of the schedule confirmed on Monday. The Olympic break is reportedly scheduled from Feb. 5-22, 2022. The schedule, which will be released on Thursday, is..." July 19