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  • Kraken Extend Head Coach Dave Hakstol

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Seattle Kraken have announced that they’ve signed head coach Dave Hakstol to a contract extension that will keep him with the club through the 2025-26 season. No financial details have been released at this time but the two-year contract gives the 54-year-old some security coming..." July 19

  • Leafs, G Ilya Samsonov $2.5M apart in arbitration filing as Friday hearing looms

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs and goaltender Ilya Samsonov are $2.5 million apart in salary arbitration filings. Samsonov filed at $4.9 million while the team submitted at $2.4 million, with a hearing scheduled for Friday. The two sides have until the hearing begins to reach a contract..." July 19

  • Flames Still Hoping To Re-Sign Elias Lindholm

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reported on the NHL Network today that he believes the Calgary Flames are still hoping to re-sign forward Elias Lindholm. The Flames have seen an exodus of players in recent seasons as they’ve watched multiple star players walk out the door, now..." July 19

  • Mikael Backlund Still Unsure About Extension With Flames

    NHL Trade Talk "In a recent interview with Expressen (translated into English via Google translate), Mikael Backlund, a veteran player for the Calgary Flames who is rumored to be concerned about sticking with the organization, expressed his willingness to return for the upcoming season. While there have been..." July 19

  • Denis Malgin Signs Long-Term In Switzerland

    Sportsnet "Former Toronto Maple Leaf Denis Malgin is headed back home to Switzerland. The 26-year-old Switzerland native is set to play in the National League after signing a five-year deal with the ZSC Lions on Tuesday. He will be under contract till the 2027-28 season. " July 19

  • 9 NHL Players Who Are Slated to Break Out Next Season

    Bleacher Report "Breakout seasons are the most fun a player can have and it creates so much excitement for their teammates. For the fans, it gives them hope for the future knowing they might be watching the next superstar in the league. Fewer things are more exciting in the NHL than seeing a..." July 18

  • NHL not considering NBA-style in-season tournament

    The Score "Adopting an in-season tournament isn't currently on the NHL's to-do list. The NBA recently unveiled its plans for a European-style competition for its upcoming 2023-24 campaign. It will include all 30 teams and count in the standings until the championship game. The..." July 18

  • Dennis Malgin heading back to Switzerland on 5-year contract

    The Score "Denis Malgin is heading home. The former Colorado Avalanche and Toronto Maple Leafs forward is signing a five-year contract with the Swiss National League's ZSC Lions, the team announced Tuesday. Malgin produced 13 goals and eight assists in 65 contests split between the..." July 18

  • 3 Maple Leafs Wild Cards for the 2023-24 Season

    The Hockey Writers "The Toronto Maple Leafs are heading into the 2023-24 season with high expectations. It is understandable, as they possess a very strong roster led by Auston Matthews, John Tavares, Mitch Marner, and Morgan Rielly. However, if the Maple Leafs want to have real success this upcoming season, they..." July 18

  • Sharks deny Martin Kaut's claim of AHL coach forcing him to fight

    The Score "The San Jose Sharks denied claims by former forward Martin Kaut that a coach from the club's AHL affiliate pressured him to fight opponents. "Let us be unequivocally clear that no such direction was ever given or insinuated by the members of the Sharks or Barracuda coaching..." July 18

  • Jets: 3 Cheaper Free Agents to Target

    The Hockey Writers "We are well into the middle of July, but there are still plenty of names available for the Winnipeg Jets to target. Cap space is an issue, as the organization announced an extension for Morgan Barron, which carried an annual average value of $1.35 million throughout two..." July 18

  • Maple Leafs bring in Derek Clancey as assistant GM

    The Hockey Writers "The Toronto Maple Leafs hired Derek Clancey as assistant general manager of player personnel, the team announced Tuesday. Clancey had served as assistant GM of the Canucks since December 2021, overseeing Vancouver's professional and amateur scouting staff. The Pittsburgh..." July 18

  • Alex Galchenyuk entering player assistance program, apologizes after arrest

    Clutch Points "Alex Galchenyuk is entering the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program after he was arrested last week, he said in a statement posted to social media on Tuesday. The 11-year NHL veteran also issued an apology to police for his "deeply disrespectful and despicable..." July 18

  • Flames to retire Miikka Kiprusoff's No. 34 in March

    The Score "Former NHL goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff will see his number raised to the rafters of the Scotiabank Saddledome when the Calgary Flames retire his No. 34 in a ceremony March 2, the team announced Tuesday. "I loved my time in Calgary," Kiprusoff said. "The fans are..." July 18

  • Tyler Seguin Marries his Stalker

    Egotastic Sports "This is an amazing story about love, passion, romance and intensity that involves a Dallas Stars player named Tyler Sequin and his recent bride Kat Kirchof. The story goes a little something like this, Kat Kirchof, the now NHL WAG, was so into her man, that she created over 20 fake..." July 18

  • New York Islanders sign prospect Jakub Skarek to a two-year deal

    Daily Faceoff "The New York Islanders have signed goaltender Jakub Skarek to a two-year, two-way deal worth $775,000 per season. Skarek, 23, was originally drafted 72nd overall by the Islanders in 2018. He has spent the past four years in the American Hockey League with the Bridgeport Islanders,..." July 18

  • Mikayla Demaiter is a Sexy Hockey Goalie Turning Heads

    Egotastic Sports "Mikayla Demaiter seems to understand her role in the world and isn't afraid to show off her curves as she struts down the sidewalk in a pair of tight spandex shorts and a matching crop top. The Canadian hockey player shared a short video to her Instagram page this week letting us know that..." July 18

  • Will Vegas win the Stanley Cup again? The cases for, against

    ESPN "The Vegas Golden Knights were once known as the "Misfits." We'd consider them now more like the "Overachievers." It took just six seasons for the NHL's latest desert-dwelling expansion team to earn the franchise's first Stanley..." July 18

  • Three Team NHL Blockbuster Trade Involving William Nylander, Erik Karlsson

    The Hockey Writers "The Toronto Maple Leafs want to make a push and win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1967. After advancing to the second round last season, the player they are looking to add this offseason is defenseman Erik Karlsson, who just won the Norris Trophy. The problem is..." July 17

  • 5 NHL Teams Destined to Be Worse Next Season

    Bleacher Report "Every year there are always a handful of NHL teams that exceed expectations and end up being better than anybody thought. But if somebody is getting better, that means somebody else is getting worse. Nobody ever stays the same. This is going to focus on the teams that are..." July 17

  • Brett Pesce trade destinations: 5 teams that could (or should) be interested

    The Athletic "It’s that time in the offseason when the dust starts to settle. Depth charts have started to take shape after the early flurry of trades in the offseason around the draft and free agency. But not every team is done reconstructing its roster. There are still players who could be..." July 17

  • Jets re-sign F Morgan Barron to 2-year, $2.7 million deal

    Sportsnet "Morgan Barron is staying in Winnipeg. The Jets re-signed the Canadian forward to a two-year contract on Monday. The deal is worth $2.7 million, with an AAV of $1.35 million. " July 17

  • A Way-Too-Early Vital Trade Deadline Deal Oilers Could Consider

    The Hockey Writers "Allan Mitchell of The Athletic recently wrote that the Edmonton Oilers — outside of getting Evan Bouchard and Ryan McLeod signed to new deals — are likely done making major moves this off-season. He then suggested that the next big moves would come in a few months when..." July 17

  • Grading the Progress of 11 NHL Teams That Are Rebuilding

    Bleacher Report "Rebuilding is nothing new in sports and definitely not new when it comes to the NHL. Some teams are able to turn things around in a year or two while others wander in the frozen wasteland for a decade or more trying to figure things out. Whether it's mostly painless or entirely..." July 17

  • Colorado Avalanche sign forward Ross Colton to four-year contract

    Daily Faceoff "The Colorado Avalanche have signed restricted free agent forward Ross Colton to a four-year contract extension, the club announced Monday afternoon. Colton, 26, collected 32 points (16 goals, 16 assists) in 81 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2022–23 regular season...." July 17

  • Coyotes coach: 'We have huge expectations' for Dylan Guenther

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes aren't hesitating to put pressure on forward Dylan Guenther. "We have huge expectations for Dylan," Coyotes head coach Andre Tourigny said, according to's Alan Robinson. "He will be a leader on the team, and a leader of our young..." July 17

  • Blues sign Alexey Toropchenko to two-year extension

    Daily Faceoff "The St. Louis Blues have signed winger Alexey Toropchenko to a two-year contract with a $1.25 million cap hit. Toropchenko, 24, was a restricted free agent after the conclusion of his one-year, $750,000 contract that he signed with the Blues last offseason. He was scheduled for an..." July 17

  • Nike permanently ends Hockey Canada sponsorship

    Daily Faceoff "According to The Globe and Mail’s Susan Krashinsky Robertson, Nike has permanently ceased sponsorship of Hockey Canada in the fallout of 2022’s sexual assault scandal. Nike has been one of the organization’s biggest supporters since the deal originally began..." July 17

  • Islanders re-up Oliver Wahlstrom on 1-year contract

    The Score "The New York Islanders re-signed restricted free-agent forward Oliver Wahlstrom to a one-year deal, the team announced Monday. Wahlstrom agreed to his qualifying offer, a source told The Athletic's Kevin Kurz. His qualifying offer was worth $874,125,..." July 17

  • Goalie Musical Chairs: Breaking Down the 2023-24 Metro Division Tandems

    Daily Faceoff "With more than two weeks of free agency in the books, the NHL’s goaltending landscape is beginning to come into focus for the 2023-24 season. After all the turnover we’ve seen in net, let’s break down every team’s goaltending situation. In Part 3 of this series: the..." July 17

  • Wild Avoid Arbitration With Brandon Duhaime

    Hockey Wilderness "Nothing gets stuff done like deadlines. With the Minnesota Wild and Brandon Duhaime headed towards an arbitration hearing on Thursday, the two sides wrapped up their business on Sunday afternoon, inking a one-year, $1.1 million deal, as reported by Sportsnet's Elliotte..." July 17

  • Coyotes sign Matias Maccelli to 3-year pact

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes secured Matias Maccelli's services for three more seasons at an average annual value of $3.425 million, according to Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports. Maccelli was a restricted free agent coming off the three-year, entry-level contract he signed with the club..." July 16

  • Top remaining NHL free agents: Tony DeAngelo goes to market

    Daily Faceoff "It was a wild start to NHL free agency. More than 160 players signed new deals on July 1. There weren’t a ton of big contracts signed, but teams looking to snag some value and depth feasted on an open market. Things have since calmed down significantly, but we did see two more..." July 16

  • The NHL’s top 10 goaltending prospects for 2023-24

    Daily Faceoff "Who doesn’t love goalies? We’ve seen no shortage of high-quality young puck-stopping talent making an impact in recent years. Ilya Sorokin, Igor Shesterkin, Jeremy Swayman, Logan Thompson, Stuart Skinner, Carter Hart, Thatcher Demko, Spencer Knight and Filip Gustavsson are..." July 16

  • BS Meter on the Latest NHL Free Agency and Trade Rumors

    Bleacher Report "We are starting to get into the dog days of the NHL offseason where the draft is in the rearview mirror, the biggest trades have been made and all of the top free agents have been signed. But there are still always a few major moves lurking during this time period, and the rumor mill..." July 15

  • An early look at the NHL's loaded class of 2024 UFAs

    The Score "A stagnant salary cap and lack of star power hampered this summer's free-agent frenzy, but a loaded class of 2024 has us looking forward to the NHL's next offseason already. The cap is expected to jump significantly for the first time since the pandemic dramatically altered..." July 15

  • Capitals Confirm Evgeny Kuznetsov’s Earlier Trade Request

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In recent months, there has been speculation that Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov had asked for a change of scenery.  Yesterday, in an article on their team site from Mike Vogel, they confirmed that the middleman did indeed request to be traded. The 31-year-old..." July 15

  • Former Coyotes F Alex Galchenyuk Threatened Police During Traffic Stop

    Bleacher Report "A Scottsdale Police Department report states that former Arizona Coyotes forward Alex Galchenyuk threatened to kill officers and their families and also repeatedly used racial slurs after being pulled over. Jenna Ortiz of the Arizona Republic provided more details from..." July 15

  • Lightning Closing In On Contract With Tanner Jeannot

    NHL Trade Talk "The Tampa Bay Lightning are nearing a contract extension with forward Tanner Jeannot, according to NHL insider Elliotte Friedman. While the financial details are yet to be disclosed, Jeannot’s qualifying offer was just under $900K. With a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for July..." July 15

  • Senators Should Push to Sign Vladimir Tarasenko amid Latest NHL Free Agency Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Vladimir Tarasenko remains one of the biggest names available on the NHL free-agent market deep into the offseason. But that may not be the case for much longer. Earlier this month, Tarasenko switched agencies, as the 31-year-old forward is now being represented by JP Barry and Pat..." July 14

  • Flyers place D Tony DeAngelo on unconditional waivers

    TSN "The Philadelphia Flyers placed defenceman Tony DeAngelo on unconditional waivers on Friday. The move comes just under a month after trade talks to send DeAngelo to the Carolina Hurricanes fell through. DeAngelo, 27, is scheduled to have a $5-million cap hit for the..." July 14

  • Alex Galchenyuk arrested July 9 on a number of charges including private property hit and run

    Sportsnet "Alex Galchenyuk was arrested on July 9 on a number of different charges including private property hit and run, disorderly conduct, failure to obey, resisting arrest and threatening or intimidating, the Scottsdale Police Department confirmed in an email to Sportsnet Thursday. The..." July 14

  • 4 Bold NHL Predictions for the Rest of the Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The dust has finally settled on the majority of free agency. As teams struggle with the fairly flat salary cap, the offseason options are slowly dwindling down. But that doesn't mean that transaction can't happen. We're still waiting on where Erik Karlsson will..." July 13

  • 3 teams that should sign Oilers' Evan Bouchard to an offer sheet

    The Score "To make it clear off the hop: The chances of a team signing a restricted free agent to an offer sheet are minuscule. It's such a rarity in the NHL. There have been 10 offer sheets signed in the salary-cap era, and only two in the past decade. The reasons aren't quite clear...." July 13

  • Ranking the 5 most intriguing potential landing spots for Erik Karlsson

    Sportsnet "You have to wind the clock back 20 years to find the last time we saw something like this in the NHL. The reigning Norris Trophy winner, finishing a season in dominant fashion, collecting his hardware, and never playing another game for the club. Two decades ago, it was Scott..." July 13

  • There are indications that Jonathan Toews is retiring

    Second City Hockey "A recent report from Mark Spector of SportsNet has been making the rounds in Chicago today. The fact he wasn't included on the list of free agents certainly feels telling, and when coupled with a lack of news regarding his desire to continue playing it's pretty easy to come to..." July 13

  • Every NHL Team's Secret Weapon for the 2023-24 Season

    Bleacher Report "The NHL offseason is a blur where most of the big moves all tend to happen with a one-week stretch between the draft and the first couple of days of free agency. Most rosters, with the exception of a few random moves that could be made here and there, are pretty much..." July 13

  • Coyotes Waive Alex Galchenyuk For Purposes Of Contract Termination

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes are parting ways with forward Alex Galchenyuk after they brought him back to the organization for his third stint just under two weeks ago. The team has placed him on waivers for the purposes of terminating his contract today. Arizona did not..." July 13

  • Stars sign Ty Dellandrea to one-year, $900,000 deal

    TSN "The Dallas Stars signed forward Ty Dellandrea to a one-year, $900,000 contract on Thursday. The 22-year-old had nine goals and 28 points in 82 games with the Stars last season, adding three goals in 15 playoff games. " July 13

  • The curious case of Patrick Kane's 2023 free agency

    ESPN "It wasn't supposed to be this way for Patrick Kane. He expected to wear only one uniform in his NHL career, having been drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2007 and becoming a Stanley Cup-winning franchise icon over the next 16 seasons. But a rebuild, and a desire..." July 13

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