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  1. Done deal: Cowen signs four-year, $12.4 million extension with Sens

    Sep 14, 2013, 10:48 AM EDT

    Jared Cowen

    That would leave just two restricted free agents left to be signed.

  2. McKenzie: No chance Subban, Del Zotto, Kane, and O’Reilly get deals done before lockout

    Sep 15, 2012, 2:58 PM EDT

    Eric Staal, P.K. Subban

    Here’s to hoping these guys saved up some money just in case.

  3. Devils give qualifying offer to Mark Fayne, other RFAs may not be so lucky

    Jun 19, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Dustin Brown, Mark Fayne

    He was a strong performer for New Jersey through the playoffs.

  4. Jamie Benn should be ready for All-Star Game

    Jan 23, 2012, 7:46 PM EDT

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    Jamie Benn

    Benn’s contract talks will have to wait until the summer.

  5. Kings and Drew Doughty agree on 8-year, $56 million contract

    Sep 29, 2011, 11:43 PM EDT

    Drew Doughty

    The Los Angeles Kings and restricted agent Drew Doughty have finally come to terms on an 8-year, $56 million contract. And not a moment too soon.

  6. Something (or someone) has to give as Drew Doughty negotiations remain stalled

    Sep 19, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Detroit Red Wings

    Even as training camp is underway, neither the Kings nor Drew Doughty’s representatives are budging. The longer this goes on, the worse everyone looks – so who should be the one to give in a bit first?

  7. Report: Isles John Tavares and Buffalo’s Tyler Myers both close to signing extensions

    Sep 14, 2011, 11:16 AM EDT

    John Tavares

    A pair of young stars are close to re-upping with their teams and those contract extensions could be juicy.

  8. Brad Marchand practices with Bruins, remains unsure about contract situation

    Sep 8, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT

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    Brad Marchand

    Brad Marchand’s contract negotiations might force him to miss some of training camp, but when you consider the fact that he was practicing with the team today, it seems clear that the situation should be resolved sooner or later.

  9. RFA Watch: Six high-profile restricted free agents are still waiting for deals

    Aug 26, 2011, 1:14 PM EDT

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    Drew Doughty

    There are six high-profile restricted free agents left to be signed. What’s their progress in re-signing with their teams? We take a quick look.

  10. Report: Drew Doughty’s contract talks could extend to September

    Aug 10, 2011, 11:22 PM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

    Even after the other big restricted free agent dominoes fell, Drew Doughty’s talks remain in limbo. In fact, Kings GM Dean Lombardi said the sides haven’t spoken in two weeks.

  11. Next summer shaping up to be a nightmare for Predators

    Aug 5, 2011, 10:10 PM EDT

    Pekka Rinne

    As eventful as the offseason has been for the Nashville Predators and their fans, it’s nothing compared to the work they have ahead next summer.

  12. Waiting until the last minute: Arbitration hearings still pending

    Jul 21, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v New York Rangers

    The vast majority of arbitration eligible restricted free agents have already signed contracts with their current teams, but there are still a few teams and players negotiating as their arbitration hearings loom.

  13. Report: Rangers appear hesitant to give Brandon Dubinsky $5M per year

    Jul 20, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Four

    With a Thursday salary arbitration deadline looming, the Rangers and Brandon Dubinsky can’t seem to come to terms on a contract extension. This post details why his value is tough to gauge, his age makes things complicated and Ryan Callahan’s deal also hangs in the balance.

  14. Steven Stamkos got his contract, but there’s ‘nothing new’ regarding Drew Doughty’s negotations

    Jul 19, 2011, 11:16 PM EDT

    Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

    Were you expecting progress between the Kings and Drew Doughty now that Steven Stamkos’ deal is done? Reports indicate that there’s been “nothing new on the Doughty front.”

  15. Proactive signing: Bruins re-sign Adam McQuaid before free agency next year

    Jul 14, 2011, 7:51 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    Adam McQuaid and the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins have already agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep him in New England until 2015. Well that didn’t take long.

  16. 2011 restricted free agency: Players who still need a new deal

    Jul 10, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Los Angeles Kings

    While the field of unrestricted free agents is marginal, there are still plenty of big restricted free agents left, including Steven Stamkos, Shea Weber, Drew Doughty and Zach Parise.

  17. Parise wants to avoid arbitration, would consider one-year deal

    Jul 8, 2011, 7:53 PM EDT

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    Montreal Canadiens v New Jersey Devils

    Zach Parise tells the Star Ledger that he would be open to a one-year contract for next season so the two sides could avoid an arbitration hearing.

  18. Predators continue to work through RFA offer sheet mess, sign four players

    Jul 7, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

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    Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    The Nashville Predators signed four restricted free agents in Matt Halischuk, Nick Spaling, Chris Mueller, and Cal O’Reilly. All that’s left is trying to sign Sergei Kostitsyn before an arbitrator hears the NHLPA’s grievance starting on Friday.

  19. Drew Doughty looks to become highest paid King

    Jul 1, 2011, 9:37 PM EDT

    Drew Doughty, Chuck Kobasew

    Restricted free agent defenseman Drew Doughty reportedly wants to become the highest paid player on the Los Angeles Kings.

  20. Devin Setoguchi signs 3 year, $9 million extension with Sharks

    Jun 23, 2011, 8:45 PM EDT

    Devin Setoguchi; Jannik Hansen

    The San Jose Sharks signed restricted free agent Devin Setoguchi to a 3-year deal with $3 million per season. It looks like the young forward corps in San Jose just got a little stronger next season.

  21. Varlamov wants to stay with the Caps, only if the price is right

    Jun 21, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Anaheim Ducks

    Semyon Varlamov has told the Capitals that he’d like to stay in the NHL and sign an extension. The problem is that he’s not willing to take a huge pay cut from the KHL; and SKA St. Petersburg would reportedly offer approximately $4 million.

  22. Other teams could make Tampa Bay miserable if Steven Stamkos reaches restricted free agency

    Jun 19, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

    stamkosrfagetty

    The Tampa Bay Lightning could deal with all kinds of headaches if Steven Stamkos becomes a restricted free agent on July 1. Click “Read More” for some nightmare scenarios.

  23. Next season’s Buffalo Sabres could look very different

    Jun 4, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Buffalo Sabres

    With new owner Terry Pegula in place, the Sabres could makeover their roster this summer. Before they do that, they must decide which free agents will come and which ones will go, though.

  24. Vancouver Canucks will face more off-season questions than Boston Bruins

    May 30, 2011, 7:17 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin, Kevin Bieksa, Christian Ehrhoff, Alex Burrows, Daniel Sedin

    It’s been a long time since the Canucks (’94) and Bruins (’90) last made it to the Stanley Cup finals, so the question is: are they built to avoid a similar drought after this run?

  25. 2011 restricted free agent compensation rates may increase offer sheets, but don’t dream about Shea Weber

    May 25, 2011, 7:01 PM EDT

    Shea Weber

    Dreaming of your team signing a big-time restricted free agent this summer? This post shows what they might cost. If you ask the Predators, they’ll tell you that you shouldn’t dream of nabbing Shea Weber, though.

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