Matt Carle signed a one-year, $700,000 deal with the Predators after being bought out by the Lightning, and though he came cheap, Carle could play an important role on Nashville’s blueline. Carle wasn’t the only potentially cost-efficient free agent still on the market, though. More
In a 24-page response to Sen. Richard Blumenthal, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman goes to great lengths to point out there is no causal link between concussions and CTE yet. The key word is yet.
The Calgary Flames are giving Brian Elliott his first real chance to be an undisputed No. 1 goaltender. Elliott said he’s ready to make the most of his opportunity in Calgary and become “the rock for the guys on the back end.”
Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman is confident about getting Nikita Kucherov signed to a new deal before the season begins. Yzerman said the two sides have been in communication and that “some (negotiations) take longer than others.”
The owner/GM/coach of the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings is apparently in line for the assistant GM position in Vegas. If McPhee can pull him away from the junior powerhouse, he'll be getting a smart hockey man who also happens to hold two university degrees in business.
The Detroit Red Wings are in a bind when it comes to the salary cap, but the solution for GM Ken Holland appears to be the unfortunate status of both Johan Franzen and Joe Vitale. Holland said he doesn’t expect either player to play this season, and isn't even expecting to see Franzen on the ice.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to a U.S. Senator’s questions about hockey and its ties to concussions and CTE by saying studies into the brain disease are still in their “infancy” and no link between concussions and CTE can yet be drawn.
Mark Messier for Brett Hull, straight up? It almost happened along with these other proposed blockbuster deals.
Nashville Predators winger Calle Jarnkrok scored a career-best 16 goals and 30 points in 2015-16, but instead of taking a short-term deal as a restricted free agent and betting on himself in hopes of cashing in, Jarnkrok has inked a bizarre six-year deal that will pay him $2 million per season.