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SportsDay

Why the road to the playoffs could be tougher for the Stars, even with the additions of Joe Pavelski and Corey Perry

It's that time of the offseason, where free agency is just about wrapped up, and the preseason is still about two weeks away. What is there to talk about? We're glad you asked! NHL.com released it's Super 16 rankings this week, taking into account offseason transactions. The Dallas Stars come in at No. 7 on the list, good for third in the Central. The Nashville Predators are ranked 4th, and the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues come in at No. 2. On the first day of the free-agency period, the Stars signed forwards Corey Perry and Joe Pavelski, along with defenseman Andrej Sekera...

Last Word on Hockey

MnM Hockey Podcast: NHL Free Agency Review – Eastern Conference

Last Word on Hockey presents The MnM Podcast. The latest addition to the stable of LWOH Hockey Podcast Content. Every week the Alex Metzger and Chace McCallum will share their thoughts on the news of the week, have a variety of guests from the world of hockey as well as spending some time on original segments. Sit back, listen, and enjoy some NHL news, analysis, and discussion. NHL Free Agency The guys are back and because they missed the NHL Free Agency period, they have decided to split it into two sections. In today's Eastern conference section, they break down everything that...

PensBurgh

Are the Penguins a middle of the pack type of team in the NHL now?

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Some early power rankings seem to think so One of the Penguins’ self-designated missions this season was becoming different. They identified a few key aspects to chase (getting younger, getting faster, becoming a better two-way team). But did these changes — almost all of which they voluntarily chose to do with trades and free agent signings (since they didn’t lose anything of significance to free agency) — did it actually make the Pens better? Or are they falling behind? That seems to be the million dollar question to ponder throughout...

New York Daily News

Tobias Harris secured the bag, and the 76ers secured their future

Tobias Harris had multiple meetings set entering the first unrestricted free agency of his career, but he never ended up taking them. “It happened quickly for me,” Harris said at the Five-Star/NBPA summer youth basketball camp on Thursday. “For us, it was trying to get something done with Philadelphia,...

Broad Street Hockey

What’s up with Ivan Provorov’s contract negotiations?

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports It’ll probably be fine but also maybe not? Well, gang, we’re past the midpoint of the month of July, and Ivan Provorov still doesn’t have a contract. This probably isn’t what we were expecting--the initial hope by both player and team was that they would have a contract done by May, and then Provorov would go to join the Russian team to play in the World Championships. And then the deadline to report passed. And then the end of the playoffs. And the start of free agency. The summer’s rolled on, and we seem to be at a standstill. And now, the...

City of Champions

Pittsburgh Penguins making quiet, smart moves in free agency

The Pittsburgh Penguins had limited cap space this offseason, but didn’t have too many holes to fill in free agency. So far, they’ve done what they could. The Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t made a lot of smart decisions financially for the past year or two, and the front office is now stuck with their hands tied […] Pittsburgh Penguins making quiet, smart moves in free agency - City of Champions - City of Champions - A site dedicated to covering Pittsburgh Sports

A Winning Habit

Montreal Canadiens Should Be Interested In Patrick Maroon

The Montreal Canadiens have been fairly quiet in free agency thus far. They signed Ben Chiarot and Keith Kinkaid, but should be trying to sign Patrick Maroon as well. The Montreal Canadiens had lots of cap space to play with heading into free agency. They signed a few depth pieces like Ben Chiarot, Nick Cousins […] Montreal Canadiens Should Be Interested In Patrick Maroon - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Broad Street Hockey

Why a recent RFA signing could inch the Flyers closer to a deal with Travis Konecny

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Could a signing from their division rivals actually help the Flyers? While the Flyers were able to sign one of their remaining restricted free agents on Tuesday —Nicolas Aube-Kubel— it was a signing from another team that really caught our eye. That would be the Capitals announcing a two-year, $3.35 million deal for Jakub Vrana. The “bridge” deal as it’s come to be known, gets the 23-year-old inked for a pair of seasons at relative cost control for the team while also giving the player the ability to hit unrestricted free agency in short time to...

Sportsnet.ca

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The Hockey Writers

Canadiens Development System Needs Serious Work

For some teams, success can be attained from acquiring players through trades and free agency. That can work in the short-term, however, eventually teams will have to overpay to keep those players around, or see them walk in free agency as was the case with the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason. Winning for long periods […] The post Canadiens Development System Needs Serious Work appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Tampa Bay Times

Lightning free agency: Catching up on who has and has not signed

TAMPA - We're two months into the offseason and the Lightning has made some moves ... though there are likely big ones still to come.Tampa Bay has signed 14 players, parted ways with five others and three deals are still on the table, including with high-profile free

A Winning Habit

Montreal Canadiens: Why Keith Kinkaid Is Perfect Backup For Carey Price

The Montreal Canadiens signed Keith Kinkaid to a one-year contract on July 1. They targeted him early in free agency because he is the perfect goaltender to backup Carey Price. The Montreal Canadiens were rumoured to be in on several big name free agents. When the dust settled on a busy first day of free […] Montreal Canadiens: Why Keith Kinkaid Is Perfect Backup For Carey Price - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Editor In Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs Listed Among Favorites to Win Eastern Conference

Despite navigating their way through a very tight cap situation, the Toronto Maple Leafs have been as active as anyone this off-season. Be it via trade, or free agency, the Toronto Maple Leafs have added six new faces who figure to be on the NHL roster come October. Tyson Barrie, Alexander Kerfoot, and the controversial Cody […] Toronto Maple Leafs Listed Among Favorites to Win Eastern Conference - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Hockey Writers

Canucks’ Micheal Ferland: What Should Fans Know?

The rumors that the Vancouver Canucks were interested in Micheal Ferland began just prior to last season’s trade deadline. On Jan. 22, Darren Dreger, speaking on TSN 1040, broke the news that Canucks general manager Jim Benning wanted to add Ferland either by trade or free agency. At the time, Dreger noted that perhaps free […] The post Canucks’ Micheal Ferland: What Should Fans Know? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Eyes On The Prize

Montreal’s front office made quite a few moves this off-season, but will they pay off?

Marc Bergevin has been a busy man this summer, but few of those moves have affected the top of the lineup. The Montreal Canadiens came into this off-season with a game plan. They had the combine, the draft, and free-agency. After everything that has been done so far, how is this off-season looking? Let’s take a look at everything Marc Bergevin has done so far and evaluate it. From there, let’s see if we can predict his future moves. So far, this off-season was quite the intriguing one. From a draft full of surprises, development camp packed with interesting players, a trade of a...

The Canuck Way

Vancouver Canucks: Which forward is the odd man out?

The Vancouver Canucks need to move out a forward in order to clear cap space and room on their roster. So who’s the odd man out? Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning made one more big splash in free agency earlier this week, signing pesky forward Micheal Ferland to a four-year worth $14 million. It’s […] Vancouver Canucks: Which forward is the odd man out? - The Canuck Way - The Canuck Way - A Vancouver Canucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Last Word on Hockey

Philadelphia Flyers Offseason a Mixed Bag

With the fervour of free agency having already reached its peak, it is now fair to evaluate how teams have done thus far. The 2019 NHL offseason has been an active period, with many organizations shuffling the deck and moving in new directions. One of the most active teams has been the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers endured a disappointing season and seemed primed for an active offseason with a new general manager and abundant salary cap space. Being the most active offseason team is not always a good thing though. The St. Louis Blues may have won the Cup after a busy summer, but the team...

Last Word on Hockey

NHL Rumours: Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars, Winnipeg Jets and More

.We’re almost two weeks into free agency, but we still have plenty of NHL rumours. Teams still have plenty of time to set the rosters and will look to make some more moves. Today we look at rumours surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars, and Winnipeg Jets. All NHL rumours are taken from the original source and are subject to change. NHL Rumours Toronto Maple Leafs Rumour: The Athletic's Aaron Portzline indicates that the Columbus Blue Jackets are amongst a number of teams that have considered giving Mitch Marner an offer sheet.  Many teams have spoken w Marner’s agent about...

The Hockey Writers

How Long Interview Period Changed NHL Free Agency

Artemi Panarin did not have to imagine what he might look like in a New York Rangers uniform. His likeness in Rangers blue adorned the giant video screens at Madison Square Garden with the message "Welcome Artemi" a full four days before he signed with... The post How Long Interview Period Changed NHL Free Agency appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Silver Seven

Cost Per Pointcast: Cody Ceci and Ben Harpur are Toronto Maple Leafs

Talking about the Ceci trade and Ottawa’s free agency haul. July 1st has come and gone, and the Ottawa Senators were a bit busier than usual. Trevor and Colin discuss everything from the Sens’ past couple weeks. Time stamps are listed at the bottom: 0:00 — Ceci-for-Zaitsev trade 16:35 — Ron Hainsey & Tyler Ennis signings 28:36 — Wolanin’s two-way extension 34:12 — D.J. Smith rounding out the coaching staff 38:43 — Listener questions If you enjoy the podcast, you can give us a five-star rating on iTunes. You can also find new new episodes as soon as they come out on...

Last Word on Hockey

NHL Rumours: New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres

We’re almost two weeks into free agency, but we still have plenty of NHL rumours. Teams still have plenty of time to set the rosters and will look to make some more moves. Today we look at rumours surrounding the New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres. All NHL rumours are taken from the original source and are subject to change. NHL Rumours New York Rangers Rumour: Shayna Goldman of The Athletic (subscription required) said the Rangers will have to decide on the future of forward Chris Kreider. The veteran forward is in the last year of his contract at a $4.625 million rate....

Last Word on Hockey

Possible Colorado Avalanche Off-Season Moves

The 2019 Colorado Avalanche off-season has been among the most active so far. They have acquired four forwards with NHL experience either via free agency or trade to supplement an increasingly talented team. However, there are still some remaining moves they could make. The team has just over $23 million left for contact extensions or other moves. Colorado Avalanche Off-Season Possible Free Agent Forwards The Avs could seek one more scoring option for 2019-20 despite adding four new forwards. The top remaining forward based on points scored is Ryan Dzingel. His age (27) fits right into the...

Last Word on Hockey

NHL Rumours: Toronto Maple Leafs, Vegas Golden Knights, and Boston Bruins

It's been 10 days since free agency started and there are still plenty of unsigned free agents to be had. We're here to keep you informed of all the latest news and NHL rumours as soon as we get knowledge of them. For the Thursday edition of NHL rumours, we will cover the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vegas Golden Knights, and the Boston Bruins. All NHL Rumours are subject to change and taken from the original source. NHL Rumours Toronto Maple Leafs Rumour: Justin Cuthbert of Yahoo Sports Canada wrote about how the Toronto Maple Leafs are still in the game on Jake Gardiner. Analysis: Would Jake...

Los Angeles Times

Lakers’ Danny Green waited impatiently for Kawhi Leonard’s decision

Fans and reporters weren’t the only ones waiting eagerly for Kawhi Leonard to make his decision on where he would sign. Danny Green suspended his free agency as he waited for Leonard to make his choice. “Those five days seemed like five months,” Green said. “And each day that went by, I checked...

The Hockey Writers

NHL Rumors: Oilers, Canucks, Sabres, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown there are some updates out of Edmonton where buzz surrounds some of the things the Oilers tried to do in free agency, the Vancouver Canucks made it imperative they move out salary after signing Micheal Ferland and what are three of the possible landing spots for Rasmus Ristolainen? It seems […] The post NHL Rumors: Oilers, Canucks, Sabres, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Fear The Fin

Off the Charts: When can we expect Sharks prospects to play their first NHL game?

The 2017 draft class is champing at the bit. The San Jose Sharks prospect pipeline isn’t exactly brimming with explosive talents. Drafting near the end of the first round and trading high-leverage picks for players to remain in contention will do that to a team. However, names like Ivan Chekhovich and Alexander (“Sasha”) Chmelevski have appeared repeatedly in discussions of who might jump to the National Hockey League (NHL) this year. With the departure of three top-six forwards in Gustav Nyquist, Joe Pavelski and Joonas Donskoi in free agency and a cap crunch to boot, it seems that...

The Hockey Writers

Lundqvist & Fast Leading the New Kids

With a crop of high-end prospects, along with acquisitions made through trade and free agency, the New York Rangers have taken their slow rebuild and accelerated the process in a few short months. A few of those prospects include Kaapo Kakko, Vitali Kravtzov, K’Andre Miller, Adam Fox, Nils Lundkvist, Yegor Rykov, Libor Hajek, and Igor […] The post Lundqvist & Fast Leading the New Kids appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Golden Gate Sports

San Jose Sharks: A final farewell to captain Joe Pavelski

The San Jose Sharks have bid their final farewell to longtime captain Joe Pavelski this offseason. After 13 seasons spent in teal, Pavelski has now departed via free agency. Joe Pavelski was the captain of the San Jose Sharks not only in name, but in practice. He was the figurehead and leader of the Sharks […] San Jose Sharks: A final farewell to captain Joe Pavelski - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site

Del Zotto ready for leadership role with Canucks

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Michael Del Zotto talks to reporters about free agency, overcoming adversity early in his career, and preparing himself for an upcoming leadership role with the Canucks.

Alfredsson leaving caught Senators off guard during free agency

Irfaan Gaffar reports from Ottawa where the Senators made more news off the ice on July 1st.

Lamoriello “extremely satisfied” with Maple Leafs’ free agency day

Lou Lamoriello talked about the Maple Leafs signing Ron Hainsey and Dominic Moore and what that means to the team going forward.