It’s been just over two weeks since NHL free agency opened up and the Nashville Predators have been quite active. General manager (GM) David Poile promised changes after the team was eliminated from the postseason by the Arizona Coyotes and changes have been made. Poile had roster spots to fill, and after trading Nick Bonino
The Calgary Flames management staff, led by general manager Brad Treliving, have done a fantastic job this offseason in terms of both free agency and the draft. They had one of the best drafts of any team in the NHL, and followed that up by signing the biggest goaltender in free agency in Jacob Markstrom.
It’s an unusual fall offseason, and New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello is trying to keep the core of his team together, for the most part anyway. He has already traded defenseman Devon Toews to the Colorado Avalanche for a second-round pick in 2021 and 2022. Make no mistake though, the offseason is far
The Florida Panthers have signed veteran bruising defender Radko Gudas to a three-year deal, worth $2.5 million per year according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Gudas in FLA is 3x$2.5M — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 9, 2020 The 30-year-old defender is coming off a four-year, $13.4 million contract he signed with the Philadelphia Flyers back in
The Ottawa Senators have signed high-scoring winger Evgenii Dadonov to a three-year contract with an average annual value of $5 million dollars. Dadonov Excellent With Panthers After Five-Year KHL Foray Dadonov, originally selected 71st overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, did not thrive in the NHL until he went back
When the New York Rangers went out and signed left-handed defenseman Jack Johnson as a free agent, they once again fell into the pitfall of veteran presence. Young teams love to talk about getting a veteran to show their young players the ropes and teach them how to succeed and to be a “character guy” but
Marc Bergevin’s busy offseason continued on Wednesday as the general manager of the Montreal Canadiens announced the signing of Brendan Gallagher to a six-year contract extension with an average annual value of $6.5 million. The 28-year-old winger, who has spent his entire eight-year NHL career with the Canadiens, was eligible to become an unrestricted free
The Vancouver Canucks lost Chris Tanev to the Calgary Flames and Troy Stecher to the Detroit Red Wings through free agency. Both defenders played on the right side of the club’s defence. Tanev occupied the right side on the first pair with Quinn Hughes, while Stecher played with Alex Edler on the second pairing. Chris
The San Jose Sharks have re-upped right-winger Kevin Labanc to a four-year contract worth $18.9 million. Labanc’s Bet on Himself Has Paid Off Handsomely Last July, after notching an impressive 17 goals and 39 assists for 56 points in 2018-19, Labanc inexplicably signed a paltry one-year, $1 million deal with the Sharks after the summation
The Vegas Golden Knights entered the free agency period with multiple questions surrounding them. The main one dealt with how they were going to be salary cap compliant after signing Robin Lehner to a five-year contract extension. However, despite the multiple limitations they had going into “Free Agent Frenzy,” the Golden Knights were able to
Patrik Marleau will be returning to the San Jose Sharks for his 21st season with the franchise, as the club has signed him to a one-year deal worth $700,000. Sharks Legend Marleau Simply Belongs in Teal and Black Marleau, 41 years old, is Sharks royalty and is their all-time leader in most statistical categories, including:
In this edition of Toronto Maple Leafs News & Rumors, I’ll take a look at some of the Maple Leafs who have recently landed with new teams and I’ll take a look at two things the team must do in regard to Ilya Mikheyev and Travis Dermott. Item One: Alex Pietrangelo Rumors Put to Bed
The Chicago Blackhawks have signed forward Mattias Janmark to a one-year deal worth $2.25 million. Janmark will join the team in hopes to add a solid two-way forward, along with adding depth to the roster. What the Blackhawks Are Getting With Janmark With the Blackhawks signing Janmark, they’re adding an upgrade from Drake Caggiula but
A huge domino has fallen as Alex Pietrangelo – who was considered to be not only the best defenseman available in free agency but possibly the best player in general – has signed with the Vegas Golden Knights. After days of speculation connecting the defender to the Golden Knights, a deal finally came to fruition
The Calgary Flames have begun a trend of bringing in players from their enemy to the west after signing two former Vancouver Canucks on Friday. Defenceman Christopher Tanev agreed to a four-year contract, earning $4.5 million per season, and the deal came just several hours after the Flames also added Tanev’s teammate, goalie Jacob Markstrom.
One day before the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas spoke to the media and made it very clear that his focus this offseason was to make his team tougher to play against. Dubas stated that whether it was through free agency or trades, he would do whatever he could
Defenseman Tyson Barrie signed a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers worth $3.75 million. Drafted 64th overall in the 2009 Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche, Barrie spent eight seasons in the Avalanche organization before heading to the Toronto Maple Leafs last summer as part of the deal that sent Nazem Kadri to the Avalanche.
Veteran goaltender Thomas Greiss has signed a two-year contract worth $7.2 million ($3.6 million cap hit) with the Detroit Red Wings. With 282 regular-season games of experience, the 34-year-old Greiss has been a backup or 1B option in net for most of his career. He broke into the league with the San Jose Sharks during