Derek Stepan has prepared himself in the event of another lockout with his new six-year, $39 million contract. Whether teams take the ice to start the 2020-21 season or not, Stepan will take home $3 million. Stepan’s contract structure could change the way contracts are negotiated in the future. More
The Colorado Avalanche will be introducing at least one new uniform for 2015-16 before they hit the ice for the Stadium Series in February. Take a sneak peek at what is being reported as the Avalanche’s new threads, including a logo that will bring back memories of the Colorado Rockies.
Team Japan goaltender Nana Fujimoto is getting her shot at the NWHL and says it could give hope to Japanese players everywhere. The New York Riveters announced Monday they have signed Fujimoto. The 26-year-old netminder was the goaltender of the tournament at the 2015 Women’s World Championships.
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.
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.
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