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Puck Prose

NHL Free Agency 2018: Tampa Bay Lightning sign forward Adam Erne

The Tampa Bay Lightning are staying active in NHL free agency, as they’ve re-signed forward AdamErne. The Tampa Bay Lightning were one of the scariest teams to go up against this season. Boasting lethal offensive talents like Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos, defensive talents like Ryan Callahan and an underrated goaltender in Andrei Vasilevsky, the […] NHL Free Agency 2018: Tampa Bay Lightning sign forward Adam Erne - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL

Tampa Bay Times

Lightning locks up Nikita Kucherov with 8-year, $76 million extension

CLEARWATER - Nikita Kucherov could have waited a year, allowing the demand for a top young NHL scorer to escalate as he hit restricted free agency next summer.But when the Lightning made him an offer to become the highest-paid player in the team's history, to keep another key

SportsDay

NHL free agency central: See who the Stars have signed, who left Dallas, and more

The Dallas Stars have been busy this offseason.The Stars picked up a new head coach in Jim Montgomery. They brought in eight new faces in the NHL draft. Up next, another way to instantly upgrade the 2018-19 roster -- free agency.Here we will keep track of all the latest news and notes around the organization, the players they are going after, and the places they end up.Contracts and qualifying offers already dished out this summer include Valeri Nichushkin, Stephen Johns, and a group of other players...Erik Karlsson-- What's going on with Erik Karlsson? The latest on the Stars, Lightning...

Tampa Bay Times

Lightning locks up D Ryan McDonagh with $47 million deal

Defenseman Ryan McDonagh, acquired by the Lightning in February to bolster their blue line, is sticking around for a long time.McDonagh, 29, had a year left on his current contract, but on the first day of NHL free agency, the Lightning made keeping him a priority over any new

A Winning Habit

Montreal Canadiens sign Matthew Peca to a two-year contract

The Montreal Canadiens add another forward through free agency agreeing to a two-year contract with Matthew Peca formerly of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Matthew Peca is a name who hasn’t been talked about much. There was a chance that the Montreal Canadiens could agree to a deal with him. An article by 25Stanley.com said that […] Montreal Canadiens sign Matthew Peca to a two-year contract - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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John Tavares reaches $77M deal with Toronto

The Latest from NHL free agency (all times Eastern):1:10 p.m.Superstar center John Tavares is going home, agreeing to terms on a $77 million, seven-year contract with his childhood team, the Toronto Maple Leafs.Tavares announced his intentions on Twitter on Sunday, posting a picture of himself as a child in Maple Leafs bedding. The team says the deal is worth $11 million a season for seven years.The 27-year-old point-a-game playmaker met with the Leafs, New York Islanders, San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas Stars over the past several days in Los Angeles to hear...

The Hockey Writers

Tavares to Lightning Doesn’t Guarantee Anything

With the NHL draft in the books, all eyes have turned to the upcoming free agency period. The most coveted free agent is center John Tavares. A former first overall pick of the New York Islanders, Tavares has narrowed his list down to five teams, plus the Islanders. Those are the Dallas Stars, San Jose […] The post Tavares to Lightning Doesn’t Guarantee Anything appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

The Hockey Writers

Tavares & the Lightning: The Improbability of a Superteam

With a successful NHL Draft now behind him, it is time for Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman to prepare for free agency. With the team already in a cap crunch, it was expected that the Lightning would be relatively quiet this year, maybe only looking for a depth forward to fill out the […] The post Tavares & the Lightning: The Improbability of a Superteam appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

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NHL free agency: Center market deep from Tavares and beyond

NHL teams seeking a center are in luck, especially the ones that can get an audience with John Tavares.It's no secret that Tavares is where free agency begins. He and his representatives have already met with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks and should speak with the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. The Nashville Predators, Vegas Golden Knights and Tavares' current team, the New York Islanders, are also in the running for the 27-year-old superstar."We've had a discussion on that front," Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said Saturday at the NHL...

Defending Big D

On The Stars Selling John Tavares On Jim Nill’s Vision Today, And Contemplating Tyler Seguin’s Tomorrow

Why you shouldn’t be disappointed if he goes elsewhere and what it means to be in the conversation at all. Plus, we look at Tyler Seguin’s future in Dallas a bit too. Today, the Dallas Stars management team will try to sell the direction and benefits of playing for their club to the biggest free agent center to test free agency in many seasons. John Tavares has already heard pitches from the New York Islanders, San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins, and Toronto Maple Leafs. Today, the Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning make their cases to lure Tavares away from Long Island. Chris Johnston...

SportsDay

Jamie Benn, Stars react to making the short list for Islanders center John Tavares

With the NHL draft now in the past, the free agency rumor mill is already in full swing, and the Dallas Stars have found themselves right in the middle of it.Monday morning, news broke that star New York Islanders center John Tavares had a list of teams he will meet with before the free agency period begins. That list included the Stars.According to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun: the Islanders, Maple Leafs, Sharks, Bruins and Lightning are five other teams the free agent will visit with this week."You never know what's going to happen," said Stars captain Jamie Benn about Tavares while taking...

PensBurgh

NHL Free Agency: should Penguins consider Chris Kunitz or Paul Martin?

Both Kunitz and Martin’s contracts aren’t being renewed, and their current teams won’t be re-signing them. Should Pittsburgh take advantage? News broke today that both Tampa Bay Lightning winger Chris Kunitz and San Jose Sharks defenseman Paul Martin will not be re-signed this offseason by their respective teams, leaving an intriguing opportunity for GM Jim Rutherford and the Penguins to consider. Both players have come and go in the Pittsburgh organization and are familiar and celebrated faces by not only the franchise itself, but also the fanbase. Kunitz’s name jumps out a little...