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Biggest Potential Busts of the 2022 NHL Free Agent Class

With just over a week to go before the official opening of NHL Free Agency, there is no better time to discuss one of the most iconic pairings known to…

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3 Potential Edmonton Oilers Trading Partners for Warren Foegele

As has been iterated many times already this offseason, the Edmonton Oilers’ main goal as they prepare for free agency is to free up some cap space. Several different possibilities…

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Oilers News & Rumors: Keith, Puljujarvi, Campbell, Giroux, Kessel

In an Edmonton Oilers news and rumors update, there is a lot of talk surrounding the Edmonton Oilers heading into the NHL Entry Draft and NHL Free Agency. As the…


Why Senators don’t like gloating about their prospects except Jake Sanderson

Senators GM Pierre Dorion discusses whether they’re targeting a top 4 defenceman via the draft and free agency, says name me a team that doesn’t want to add one, and also gloats about dman prospect Jake Sanderson, feels he’s going to be real special. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


Pens Points: T-8 days until free agency

Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Start your Tuesday with news and notes about the Penguins and the NHL Free agency starts a week from tomorrow, and any time the Penguins want to start dropping that contract extension news would be very welcome...Until then, here is what is going on with the Penguins and the NHL world in general as hockey gears up for the busiest stretch of the off-season with this week’s draft and free agency on July 13th. Talks seem positive between the Penguins and Kris Letang, but still no news (from yesterday) [Pensburgh] Pittsburgh’s 2021...

Gordo on the NHL: Marketplace heats up ahead of draft, free agency

NHL general managers are working around the clock these days ahead of the draft and the opening of the free agent marketplace. Expect lots of wheeling and dealing.

Blues offseason overview: Goaltenders

Two of the top three goalies on the Blues' organizational depth chart are scheduled for free agency.

Blues' Husso could be headed out the door in free agency

Lots of teams are looking for goalies, and Husso is one of the few enticing options set to hit the market.

St. Louis Game Time

Blues release preseason schedule

Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Just a little over two months to go until the Blues are back on the ice. The end of the Blues’ season in May and the start of the preseason in September sounds like it’s a gulf apart, but in reality, fans are pretty close to seeing the team back on ice. The first pre-season game is just two and a half months away, and camp starts before that. The regular season will be here before you know it. Hell, Thursday night is the draft and free agency starts next Tuesday. The off-season will be done before you know it, though the less said about...

Hockey Wilderness

Wild announce preseason schedule

Photo by David Berding/ There’s going to be some hockey sooner than later. Before the NHL gets into its hectic season with the 2022 NHL Draft starting on Thursday and then free agency shortly after, there is some housekeeping that some teams need to do. On Tuesday morning, the Minnesota Wild announced their preseason schedule for the fall, marking the return of actual live hockey. Full 2022-23 Preseason Schedule Sun., Sept. 25 — 3:00pm — vs. Colorado AvalancheTues., Sept. 27 — 8:00pm — @ Colorado AvalancheThurs., Sept. 29 — 7:00pm — @ Dallas StarsTues.,...

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2022 Free Agency and Draft Information

Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via All the helpful dates and explanations you need this July.

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Capitals’ 2022 Offer Sheet Candidates: Noah Dobson, Kaapo Kakko, Nicolas Roy

It’s relatively rare for offer sheets to succeed. Since the introduction of the salary cap in 2005, just two players have been pried away through restricted free agency (RFA). Dustin…

Toronto Star

Leafs’ off-season enters crunch time as Jack Campbell’s return looks unlikely

Chris Johnston reports the latest updates on the Toronto Maple Leafs as the organization enters the draft and free agency.

Last Word on Hockey

Carolina Hurricanes Defenceman Allowed to Seek New Team

The start of free agency is just over a week away and teams have plenty of work to do. There are some tough decisions that need to be made and clubs make look completely different. The flat-cap era is forcing teams to have to have to move players they may not want part with. Today’s […] The post Carolina Hurricanes Defenceman Allowed to Seek New Team appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.

Matchsticks and Gasoline

Have The Flames Made Johnny Gaudreau An Offer He Can't Refuse?

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via If you believe media reports, the Flames are all in. The regular season is a grind. A quick run in the playoffs is disappointing. Not having a first round pick isn't the greatest scenario. But waiting for free agency to start is excruciating and it's worse when you're waiting for the straw the stirs the Flames drink to decide what he's going to do. That straw, is Johnny Gaudreau. Now, you'd have to be living under a rock to know that this offseason for the Flames is rather large. Not only do they have to get Gaudreau back under contract,...

All About The Jersey

Garden State of Hockey - Episode 137: New Year, New Future Devils

It’s a new NHL year - technically. | Photo by Noam Galai/ It’s a technically a new year for the NHL. The 2022 NHL Draft is this week. Next week is free agency. Therefore, there’s a lot to catch up on It has been a while, but the Garden State of Hockey is back. A podcast with a New Jersey Devils focus for the People Who Matter: the Devils fans. There is a lot to catch up on ahead of the 2022 NHL Draft, which is later this week. We talked about the following different topics: Congratulating the Stanley Cup Champions. A quick run through the coaching carousel,...

Eyes On The Prize

Links: Decision time drawing near for Kent Hughes

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via In today’s links, possible draft moves for Hughes, Habs first-round picks who didn’t turn out as expected, overpriced players for free agency, the Jets get a bench boss, and more. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Kent Hughes could have a difficult decision to make to kick off the NHL Draft on Thursday — will Shane Wright or Juraj Slafkovsky be the better fit? [The Hockey Writers] Elliotte Friedman shares some possible moves the Canadiens could be making during this week’s draft. [Journal de Montreal] Ten previous...

Bleedin' Blue

St. Louis Blues Signing Evgeni Malkin Is Nothing But Fantasy

The St. Louis Blues have relied on trades more than free agency in recent years, though they have definitely dabbled in the summer signings. The biggest recent one is probably brining in Torey Krug in 2020. Who the Blues look to bring in for the summer of 2022 is anyone’s guess. There are plenty of […] St. Louis Blues Signing Evgeni Malkin Is Nothing But Fantasy - Bleedin Blue - Bleedin Blue - A St. Louis Blues Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Buyers beware: Three prime candidates for overpayment in NHL free agency

Free agency gives a team an opportunity to improve but sometimes it comes at a cost too steep. Here are three players who could slide into overpaid territory with their next club. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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Top 25 NHL Free Agents

NHL free agency kicks off ten days from today. As things stand, it’s shaping up to be a pretty deep class, especially if you’re a team looking to add a…

Blues still hope to solve the Perron contract puzzle

With free agency fast approaching, it looks like the veteran forward could test the market.

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Bruins Could Find Value Signing Stastny

The Boston Bruins are entering the 2022 free agency period in an interesting spot. On the one hand, the team is at the tail-end of their championship window and are…

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3 Potential Landing Spots for Evander Kane in Free Agency

It’s no guarantee that the Edmonton Oilers will be able to bring Evander Kane back after a stellar half-season with the team on their run to the Western Conference Final.…

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The Best Free Agent Signings in NHL History

Free agency is a very important aspect of the NHL. The best NHL free agent signings, typically of players with high skill, retain the ability to drastically improve a given team…

Silver Seven

Weekly Question: Who is Your Favourite Forward Target?

Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via This week we ask: who is your favourite forward you think the Senators should acquire this off-season? NHL free agency begins on July 13th at 12:00pm EST. The Ottawa Senators are certainly not ones to spend big in free agency, but considering that Pierre Dorion keeps talking about a top-6 forward that he wants to acquire, it’s at least something to keep an eye on. Furthermore, trades are allowed to happen before and after that date, meaning the Senators could theoretically be acquiring a player any day now. Ottawa has been linked to a lot...

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The Worst Free Agent Signings in NHL History

NHL free agency generates a large amount of excitement throughout the hockey world every year. In some cases, an NHL team will make a great signing, acquiring a player through…

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Will the New York Rangers qualify Alexandar Georgiev?

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Can they? Restricted Free Agents are due their Qualifying Offers on July 12, the day before free agency. It used to be common practice in the NHL for all RFAs to get qualified unless they were older confirmed AHLers that the team didn’t have a spot for. If a player isn’t qualified, they become a free agent at noon on free agent day, so it’s cutting the RFA loose and losing all signing rights to them. The only exception to this is if the team has elected arbitration in the first window, which closes today. In recent seasons, because...

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Weekend FTB: getting excited about the Leafs first round draft options

EDMONTON, AB - DECEMBER 26: Brad Lambert #33 and Ville Koivunen #24 of Finland celebrate a goal against Austria in the third period during the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship at Rogers Place on December 27, 2021 in Edmonton, Canada. | Photo by Codie McLachlan/ The Leafs should be able to get another pretty good player for the future... or possibly a great player Usually at this time of the year, we are elbows deep in NHL free agency season. The NBA is currently having a whale of a time (Kevin Durant, please come to Toronto) as their free agency opened at the usual...

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.