In a recent interview, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league would have to consider placing a potential Quebec City expansion team in the Western Conference. Don’t count on it, though. More
Cam Talbot shifts from bit player in the New York net to starring role in Edmonton. Can he handle the new workload and higher volumes of rubber?
The New York Riveters have signed the NWHL’s first Russian player, inking national team forward Lyudmila Belyakova to a contract. Belyakova was an attendee at the NWHL’s international camp, where she impressed Riveters GM Dani Rylan, leading to the NWHL deal.
The Nashville Predators and Colin Wilson have avoided arbitration with a four-year, $15.75 million deal. With a sub-$4 million cap hit, the contract looks brilliant for the Predators, who locked up Wilson for the prime years of his career and just as it appears the 25-year-old winger is finding his scoring touch.
In a recent interview, Daniel and Henrik Sedin said they wished to finish their careers in Vancouver, but, while trading both the Sedins would be difficult, it could significantly speed up the rebuild process for the Canucks. New Toronto GM Lou Lamoriello will likely take his time before making a major move, while Carolina GM Ron Francis could be waiting for prices to drop before nabbing some free agent talent.
The New York Rangers have locked up Derek Stepan to a six-year deal worth a reported $6.5 million per season. Stepan and the Rangers were set to go to arbitration, but avoided it with a new deal. This past season, Stepan scored 16 goals and 55 points in 68 games.
Nik Antropov’s agent says the right winger is considering an NHL return after two seasons in the KHL. The 35-year-old Antropov hasn’t played in the NHL since the lockout-shortened season, when he scored six goals and 18 points for the Winnipeg Jets. In 788 career NHL games, Antropov has 193 goals and 465 points.
Alex Chiasson will be back with the Ottawa Senators on a one-year deal worth $1.2 million. The contract was awarded to Chiasson through arbitration and is much closer to the Senators’ $1 million offer than Chiasson’s $2.475 million ask. Chiasson scored 11 goals and 26 points in 76 games in 2014-15.
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