Henrik Lundqvist and the Colorado Avalanche? Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: The latest team for Henrik Lundqvist to be linked to is indeed the Colorado Avalanche. After all, this makes sense considering all the cap space that Colorado has ($31 million approximately). They would be on the hook for the remainder of Lundqvist’s deal.
Our editors have identified relevant NHL players at each position who can become unrestricted free agents on July 1, 2020. Taylor Hall, Nicklas Backstrom, Torey Krug, and Braden Holtby are all among the most valuable players in a contract year. In this article, we go over those who can make the biggest difference for whoever signs them.
No in-season talks for the Holtby and the Capitals Sportsnet: The Washington Capitals won’t be signing pending free agent goaltender Braden Holtby to a contract extension in-season. “The Capitals and Holtby’s agent, David Kaye, have decided that they will not talk contract during the season,” said Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman during the Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada on
NEW YORK — Artemi Panarin scored twice, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 shots, and the New York Rangers beat the short-handed Washington Capitals 4-1 Wednesday night. Artemi Panarin, New York Rangers (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Pavel Buchnevich had a goal and an assist, Brett Howden also scored, and Kaapo Kakko added two assists for the Rangers,
TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos celebrated another milestone in a stellar career with grace and humility. The long-time captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning scored his 400th goal last weekend, joining an elite group that includes eight other active players — Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Marian Hossa, Sidney Crosby, Ilya Kovalchuk, Eric Staal, Joe Thornton
Craig Custance of The Athletic: One agent notes that some of these RFAs signing big extensions early, it may limit the money that would be available for the group of pending UFAs. Some players will still get paid, but others may not. “I think some guys will be overplaying their hands. It’ll be interesting,” said
Penguins trade talks fell through, but could they pick up again Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now: A source has said that at the end of September/start of October that at least one player was told that he could be involved in a trade – which obviously hasn’t happened yet. Talks fell through before injuries
Friedman’s 31 thoughts rumor roundup Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: The Ottawa Senators are trying to add a forward after the injuries to Colin White and Artem Anisimov. There is going to be lots of Mike Babcock talk with the growing pressure in Toronto. He already takes a lot of heat. Before going on waivers, the
Hall and Devils to keep talking Neal McHale: Bob McKenzie was on TSN 1050 yesterday and was saying that Hall has given his agent the “green light” to continue contract extension talks with GM Ray Shero. McKenzie adds that Hall was happy with the offseason moves the team made. Corey Masisak of The Athletic: New
Notes on the Maple Leafs, Flames, Jets, Avalanche, Capitals, Canucks and Canadiens James (@Account4hockey): Elliotte Friedman on WGR 550 yesterday. Friedman thinks that the Toronto Maple Leafs had decided already who their next captain would be before the Auston Matthews news was made public – John Tavares. There were some within the organization that wanted