2011 free agency
Jul 27, 2011, 6:26 PM EDT
The Blackhawks reportedly invited Ray Emery to training camp on a tryout basis, a low-risk move that could provide the team with valuable goalie insurance in case Alexander Salak flops as a backup.
Jul 25, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT
The Rangers wrapped up another bit of business, re-signing defenseman Steve Eminger to a one-year, $800K contract.
Report: Alexei Yashin’s agent says they’re negotiating with Islanders, ‘seriously considering’ the offer
Jul 22, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT
It’s tough to tell if this is just another negotiating ploy or not, but Alexei Yashin’s agent says that they’re negotiating with the Islanders. Yashin and his agent are reportedly “seriously considering their offer.”
Jul 20, 2011, 11:20 AM EDT
The Red Wings confirmed rumors that Ty Conklin will be Jimmy Howard’s backup in 2011-12.
Jul 20, 2011, 1:06 AM EDT
Chris Osgood won’t be the Red Wings backup next season, but reports indicate that they’ll bring back another familiar face in Ty Conklin.
Jul 18, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT
Here’s a little more about the Alexei Yashin situation: his agent claims that at least one NHL team might be interested in adding him. Click “Read More” for the latest update.
Jul 16, 2011, 12:07 AM EDT
Tim Connolly left Buffalo with critics and his signing with Toronto brought some dissent as well, but Ryan Miller is adamant about defending his former teammate.
Jul 15, 2011, 8:40 PM EDT
Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman revealed that Chris Campoli won’t be back with Chicago, regardless of the results of his salary arbitration. That means that his legacy with the team might boil down to that regrettable turnover in Game 7 of their series against the Canucks.
Jul 15, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT
The Flames brought back Brendan Morrison with a reasonable one-year, $1.25 million deal. PHT takes a quick look at this move in relation to the team’s shaky overall structure.
Jul 14, 2011, 5:04 PM EDT
Can Brad Richards revive Marian Gaborik’s career? The Rangers are gambling almost $20 million next season that they can work it out.
Jul 14, 2011, 1:54 PM EDT
Two small moves so far today: the Senators re-signed solid young forward Bobby Butler while the Flames sent a fifth round pick to the Devils for Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond. (Update: the Ducks also added Matt Smaby.)
Jul 12, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT
As it turns out, the Capitals weren’t the only team in the running for Tomas Vokoun. A translated report indicates that the Red Wings had some interest, too. This post explains why Washington won the Vokoun derby.
Jul 11, 2011, 9:45 PM EDT
Need to catch up on Monday’s moves? Here’s a rundown of the smaller signings.
Jul 9, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT
Expecting some big details on Lightning free agent forwards Steven Stamkos and Teddy Purcell? Don’t expect many during this weekend.
Jul 9, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT
The Wild hope to slightly improve their quietly lousy play in their own zone by adding puck-moving defenseman Mike Lundin with a one-year, $1 million deal.
Jul 8, 2011, 12:12 PM EDT
The Maple Leafs re-signed Matt Lashoff and added Philippe Dupuis while the Senators inked Mark Parrish to a two-way deal.
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 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 4, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT
Here are a few more minor moves from around the NHL today.
Jul 4, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT
The Capitals signed Danny Richmond while the Sabres agreed to terms with Mike Weber during this holiday afternoon.
Jul 3, 2011, 7:40 PM EDT
Sidney Crosby and Boris Valabik might have an awkward reunion at Penguins training camp after the team signed the defenseman to a one-year, two-way contract.
Jul 2, 2011, 5:56 PM EDT
The NHL probably won’t contest Brad Richards’ new contract with the Rangers, but in a way, it pretty much perpetuates the same cap-circumventing loophole work that made the league come down hard on the Devils’ first contract with Ilya Kovalchuk. This post compares those deals to show that the Richards deal should get through, but carries the same spirit.
Jul 2, 2011, 5:03 PM EDT
The Red Wings hope to replace some of Brian Rafalski’s production by committee. Signing former Sharks defenseman Ian White could help them do that.
Jul 2, 2011, 4:20 PM EDT
The Kings continued their transformation into the Flyers of the West with the addition of Simon Gagne. His health makes him a risk, but this post details why his two-year, $3M contract might be the best bargain of free agency so far.
Jul 2, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT
The Maple Leafs fell short of getting Brad Richards, settling for Tim Connolly at two-years, $9.5 million. Will injury-prone Connolly be worth the shorter-term risk?
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- Surging Stamkos: Lightning put Rangers on the brink 19
- Report: Blues will stick with Hitchcock ‘barring anything dramatic’ 15
- WATCH LIVE: Lightning at Rangers, Game 5 of Eastern Conference Final 0
- Kesler on wearing down Chicago: ‘No human can withstand that many hits’ 59
- Video: ‘It’s not the ideal situation,’ says OT hero Vermette of being a healthy scratch 5
- From healthy scratch to hero: Vermette scores OT winner for Blackhawks 60
- Video: Ducks score three goals in 37 seconds to take third-period lead 9
- WATCH LIVE: Ducks at Blackhawks, Western Conference Final Game 4 0
- Cooper on replacing Bishop: ‘That is asinine to me’ 25
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- Leafs land Babcock with reported 8-year deal, estimated at $50 million (130)
- Russia to be punished for ‘completely out of order’ actions after Worlds final loss to Canada (91)
- Report: Sabres negotiating with Babcock (82)
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