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Sportsnet.ca Sep 13, 2021
Nick Suzuki gives thoughts on Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet: ‘It’s tough’

Nick Suzuki gives thoughts on Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet: ‘It’s tough’

Canadiens forward Nick Suzuki was enjoying a family dinner at the golf course when he found out Jesperi Kotkaniemi had put pen to pad on an offer sheet with the Hurricanes, but said he understands it’s “strictly business and things happen.” The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Canes Country Sep 13, 2021
Storm Advisory 9/13/21: NHL News, Daily Links, and Roundup

Storm Advisory 9/13/21: NHL News, Daily Links, and Roundup

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Anniversary of Rick DiPietro signing, Eichel trade talks reignited and 9/11 reflections around the league. In Case You Missed It: How the Carolina Hurricanes can get the most out of Jesperi Kotkaniemi Reading Assignments: Five things that the Detroit Red Wings can do to make an impact in the 2021-2022 season. [The Detroit News] F Ryan Donato #Kraken1 year 1 way contract$750,000 cap hitDonato will be an RFA at the expiry of the contract https://t.co/iaPXBfrnae— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) September 12, 2021 The NHL released its 30-21st...
Canes Country Sep 10, 2021
How the Hurricanes’ deployment can get the best out of Jesperi Kotkaniemi

How the Hurricanes’ deployment can get the best out of Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Jesperi Kotkaniemi is an intriguing player, but he will be a project for the Hurricanes, so how can the team best aid in his development ? *Begin Dramatization* Straightening up his turtleneck, Don Waddell made the call to the central registry. In front of him a one-year, $6,100,035 contract with the name, “Jesperi Kotkaniemi,” signed on the dotted line. One week later, after days of radio silence out of Montreal, the deal went unmatched. The offer sheet was successful and Kotkaniemi was now a member of the Carolina...
A Winning Habit Sep 10, 2021

Montreal Canadiens: Jesperi Kotkaniemi Never Would Have Lived Up To Contract With Habs

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin made a wise decision earlier this week when he chose not to match the offer sheet that was signed by Jesperi Kotkaniemi. Kotkaniemi was a restricted free agent this offseason and agreed to a one-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes worth $6.1 million. The Habs had a week to […] Montreal Canadiens: Jesperi Kotkaniemi Never Would Have Lived Up To Contract With Habs - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Canes Country Sep 8, 2021
Storm Advisory 9/8/21: NHL News, Daily Links, and Roundup

Storm Advisory 9/8/21: NHL News, Daily Links, and Roundup

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via The Staal family provides the cuteness, Kotkaniemi chooses a new number and Tom Dundon talks offer sheets In Case You Missed It 2021-22 Hurricanes prospect breakout candidates Kotkaniemi signing a worthy gamble for Hurricanes Reading Assignments Jesperi Kotkaniemi will have a new number when he joins the Carolina Hurricanes this fall: New city, new number pic.twitter.com/LGBGdYtYAs— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) September 6, 2021 Your daily dose of awe provided by the Staal family: Content you didn’t know you needed...
Eyes On The Prize Sep 7, 2021
Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s Canadiens tenure can be defined by impatience

Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s Canadiens tenure can be defined by impatience

Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via After only three years, the relationship ends. How did it get there? The easy reaction when the Montreal Canadiens announced they would not match the Carolina Hurricanes’ offer sheet for Jesperi Kotkaniemi would be that the Canadiens failed to develop another high draft pick. In reality, it’s a little more nuanced than that. One thing that comes up again when going through the relationship between Kotkaniemi and the Canadiens organization is timing, and impatience. It’s a bit ironic that it worked out this way, because...
Montreal Gazette Sep 6, 2021

Jesperi Kotkaniemi switching from No. 15 to No. 82 with Hurricanes

Does this mean he will now earn $6,100,082 with Carolina after agreeing to offer sheet and leaving the Canadiens?
Canes Country Sep 6, 2021
CC Podcast: Hurricanes Offer Sheet Kotkaniemi, Svechnikov Signs Record Extension

CC Podcast: Hurricanes Offer Sheet Kotkaniemi, Svechnikov Signs Record Extension

Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via The Hurricanes chose violence, poached Jesperi Kotkaniemi from Montreal. The Carolina Hurricanes decided to give us some news in the dog days of NHL summer. On this week’s podcast, the guys talk about the Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet, Andrei Svechnikov’s record extension, Tim Gleason joining Rod Brind’Amour’s coaching staff, and more. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts ● Subscribe on Google Podcasts ● Follow on Spotify
Canes Country Sep 6, 2021
Storm Advisory 9/6/21: NHL News, Daily Links, and Roundup

Storm Advisory 9/6/21: NHL News, Daily Links, and Roundup

Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports Canes excited for Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Jake Gardiner to LTIR and other moves around the NHL. In Case You Missed It: The Montreal Canadiens will not match the offer sheet from the Carolina Hurricanes. Jesperi Kotkaniemi is ready for a fresh start with the Carolina Hurricanes. Reading Assignments: Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jake Gardiner is expected to miss the full season with hip and back surgeries. The Canes will be cap compliant by placing the defenseman on LTIR. [SportsNet] View this post on Instagram ...
Montreal Gazette Sep 5, 2021

Carolina GM insists revenge wasn't part of Jesperi Kotkaniemi deal

Don Waddell says Hurricanes had interest in young centre dating back to 2018 NHL Draft and tried to trade for him before making offer sheet.
Canes Country Sep 5, 2021
Kotkaniemi ready to start fresh with Hurricanes

Kotkaniemi ready to start fresh with Hurricanes

Photo by Florence Labelle/NHLI via The 21-year-old Finnish forward will get an opportunity to prove himself as a key contributor in Carolina. In adding a promising young piece to their forward group for the 2021-22 season, the Hurricanes went an unconventional route. A route, that, in fact, had only succeeded once before in the salary cap era, and not since 2007. The Montreal Canadiens elected not to match the Hurricanes’ one-year, $6.1 million offer sheet for Jesperi Kotkaniemi, so Carolina will send first and third-round picks in the 2022 draft to the Habs for the...
Montreal Gazette Sep 4, 2021

Stu Cowan: Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin made the right moves on Saturday

Decision to let Jesperi Kotkaniemi go to Carolina Hurricanes and replace him with a trade for Christian Dvorak makes sense for many reasons.
Montreal Gazette Sep 4, 2021

Canadiens acquire centre Christian Dvorak from Coyotes

GM Marc Bergevin makes announcement an hour after deciding not to match Carolina Hurricanes' offer sheet for Jesperi Kotkaniemi.
CBC News Sep 4, 2021

Habs decide not to match Hurricanes' offer for Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi is now a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. Montreal Canadiens' GM Marc Bergevin said Saturday the club won't match Carolina's one-year, $6.1-million US offer for the 21-year-old restricted free agent.
Montreal Gazette Sep 4, 2021

Canadiens won't match offer sheet, Jesperi Kotkaniemi joins Hurricanes

"Carolina has used a tool available to them in the collective bargaining agreement and we accept that decision," GM Marc Bergevin says.

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