© Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Top RFAs holding up the free agent market Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago Blackhawks Brendan Perlini is just one of many unsigned restricted free agents. The big named RFAs are holding up the market, and it’s trickled down to some UFAs. There are 14 teams that have over
“Should I stay or should I go.” It’s not only a song made famous by the English punk rock band The Clash, it also describes the nonstop swirl surrounding Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen. Will he be staying with the organization or be shipped off in a trade? Ristolainen is still under contract with the
In today’s NHL rumors, Patrik Laine fills everyone in on where he’s at with the Winnipeg Jets on a new contract while Kyle Connor isn’t panicking just yet. There are a handful of teams in on prospect Chase Priskie and is David Poile on the hot seat in Nashville? Laine Says There’s Nothing Going on
Jusso Valimaki Tears ACL; Calgary Flames Regroup Scott Cruickshank of The Athletic: Calgary deals with a devastating blow to their defense as Jusso Valimaki tore his ACL. This means Valimaki may miss the entire 2019-20 season or a good portion of it. Worse, Jusso Valimaki will have to wait for surgery as he is over
One the most prevalent storylines for the Boston Bruins this offseason has centered around the contract extension that’s due for Charlie McAvoy, the 21-year-old stud defenseman who’s seen as the emerging cornerstone of the franchise. These negotiations are a focus every summer as teams determine which young players will be ticketed as the future core
Restricted free agent (RFA) Brock Boeser has not yet signed, however, that doesn’t mean that Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning hasn’t been busy during the offseason. In fact, he’s added lots of pieces to the team and the roster seems quite different. Certainly, there’s some thought about who might be leaving the team to
KENORA, ONT.—Joe Murphy wanders outside in a steady rain, eventually finding a place to sleep for the night in the doorway of a small restaurant. His black tennis shoes are soaking wet and the bottom of his feet have pruned and turned bright white. Murphy, selected by the Detroit Red Wings with the No. 1
As NHL training camps approach, restricted free agent forward Patrik Laine is keeping his cards close to his chest when it comes to his future with the Winnipeg Jets. The 21-year-old Finnish sniper claims contract talks have not progressed with the team that drafted him second overall in 2016. While he remains without a new
© Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Jesse Puljujarvi and the Edmonton Oilers again… Allan Mitchell of The Athletic: The Edmonton Oilers ruined many a young prospect in their time. Jesse Puljujarvi remains far from an exception. Nail Yakupov appears to be the closest comparison as he started with 17 goals as a rookie. Subsequently, Yakupov
NEW MINAS, N.S. — The past couple of years have already been quite a ride for Drake Batherson – and he’s only getting started. The 21-year-old, who calls New Minas home, got in his first 20 games of NHL experience during the 2018-19 season, collecting nine points and scoring three goals for the Ottawa Senators.
Introducing The Hockey Writers’ Countdown to Puck Drop series. From now until the puck drops on the 2019-20 NHL’s regular season on Oct. 2 when the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Ottawa Senators, we’ll be producing content that’s connected to the number of days remaining on that particular day. Some posts may be associated with
In today’s NHL rumor rundown there is trade speculation as it pertains to defenseman Shayne Gostisbihere, the Boston Bruins have a plan for Charlie Coyle, the Colorado Avalanche and Mikko Rantanen are talking the Los Angeles Kings may be moving players. Gostisbehere Is Aware of Trade Talks While speaking with Dave Isaac of the Cherry
© Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Hall could look for Panarin money … Expect Marner to be the first RFA to sign Dan Rosen of NHL.com: (mailbag) Think that Taylor Hall will sign a long-term contract extension with the New Jersey Devils but it may not happen until at least halfway through the year. Hall can
The San Diego Gulls announced that they have signed forwards Alex Broadhurst, Brent Gates Jr. and Luke Gazdic, defensemen Hunter Drew and Steven Ruggiero, and goaltender Roman Durny to one-year contracts for the 2019-20 AHL season. Broadhurst, 26, skated in 51 games last season with the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, totaling eight goals and 22 assists
Vancouver Canucks fans have been fortunate enough to see some great names embroidered on the backs of jerseys for the past couple of decades. There are names that immediately come to mind when we hear the word ‘great.’ Guys like Mattias Öhlund, Markus Näslund and the Sedin twins collectively occupy a space in our hearts.
Number nine on our list is Swedish forward, Jonathan Davidsson. Acquired at last season’s trade deadline from the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Matt Duchene trade, Davidsson immediately slides into Ottawa’s top 10 prospects list. A 5-foot-11, 22-year-old right winger (RW), Davidsson notched 21 points in 37 games last season in the SHL for Djurgårdens
STOCKHOLM—The top female hockey players in Sweden refused to attend training camp Thursday or play in an upcoming international tournament in Finland, the latest such move by a women’s national team to get better compensation. The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation said it had been informed of the looming boycott and was “surprised” at the decision.
To prepare you for the opening of NHL training camps in mid-September, CBC Sports will do a deep dive on each of the seven Canadian-based clubs every Thursday. Today, we examine the Winnipeg Jets. There is less than a month to go before the Jets open training camp, and like plenty of NHL teams, they