Jul 7, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT
After nearly a week of free agency madness, the pack of players available that could still be very useful has thinned out considerably. Who’s the best of the best though? We’ve got a few picks to sort through.
Jul 6, 2011, 11:57 PM EDT
Former Predators #1 pick Ryan Ellis might be among the new faces on the Nashville blue line next season.
Jul 6, 2011, 9:47 PM EDT
Kings fans are waiting around to see when restricted free agent Drew Doughty will finally sign a long term deal in L.A., let’s just hope you’re not holding your breath in anticipation or else you might pass out.
Jul 6, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT
Tomas Kaberle received the kind of money he wanted to join the Hurricanes, but he also received some positive feedback about Carolina from his brother (and former Canes defenseman) Frantisek.
Jul 6, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT
The rumors of Guy Carbonneau becoming the next Devils head coach seem founded on reasonable logic, but they remain just that: rumors.
Jul 6, 2011, 4:31 PM EDT
The Panthers re-signed Mike Santorelli and added Craig Ramsay to their coaching staff today.
Jul 6, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT
Here are a handful of Wednesday’s minor signings. Stay tuned for more from today in a later post.
Jul 6, 2011, 2:42 PM EDT
Matthew Barnaby will need to serve 500 hours of community service to drop charges related to domestic incident in May.
Jul 6, 2011, 1:46 PM EDT
The 2018 Winter Olympics were awarded to Pyeongchang, South Korea. What impact might this have on hockey fans?
Jul 6, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT
The financial details haven’t been revealed just yet, but the Blues have reportedly agreed to one-year deals with veteran forwards Jamie Langenbrunner and Jason Arnott. Update: each deal appears to be worth $2.5 million with performance incentives that could push them to $2.8 million.
Jul 6, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT
The Leafs are making nice progress this season, but two questions remain: 1) will James Reimer fail to maintain his progress from last season? and 2) will Toronto swing for the fences with a big offer sheet? If you ask Brian Burke, the ideal answer to both questions is “No.”
Jul 6, 2011, 11:12 AM EDT
If the 2011-12 season began today, the Capitals might have a little trouble getting under the salary cap ceiling after today’s two-year, $4.7 million deal for Troy Brouwer.
Jul 6, 2011, 12:28 AM EDT
The Maple Leafs had a productive Tuesday, capping the Clarke MacArthur signing by re-upping Tyler Bozak to a two-year, $1.95 million deal that is a big discount from his previous deal.
Jul 5, 2011, 11:24 PM EDT
After years as cellar dwellers, the Oilers hope to begin their turnaround next season. A healthy Ales Hemsky would help improve their chances, but he needs to recover from two shoulder surgeries to make that happen.
Jul 5, 2011, 10:14 PM EDT
The Predators and Senators got a little bigger and tougher today as the two teams signed enforcers to one-year contracts. Zack Stortini signed with Nashville while Zenon Konopka might make Ottawa the “toughest team in the NHL.”
Jul 5, 2011, 9:06 PM EDT
Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan Callahan and Teddy Purcell were among the biggest names who filed for salary arbitration today. PHT breaks down some of the most interesting cases in the list of 22 players.
Jul 5, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT
The Blue Jackets aren’t content to gaze at their shoes as other teams vie for the big dance any longer. They paid big once again today, signing defensive defenseman Marc Methot to a four-year, $12 million contract extension.
Jul 5, 2011, 7:26 PM EDT
The Maple Leafs and Clarke MacArthur can breathe a sigh of relief as they avoided the awkward salary arbitration process by agreeing to a two-year, $6.5 million deal.
Jul 5, 2011, 6:56 PM EDT
While the Coyotes aren’t killing it in free agency, they’re keeping one of their own in Keith Yandle as he re-signs for five years.
Jul 5, 2011, 5:23 PM EDT
Carolina and Boston made a set of moves that will have them intermingled in talk all offseason as the Hurricanes signed Tomas Kaberle to a three-year, $12.75 million deal and then traded Joe Corvo to Boston for a fourth round pick.
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