John Tavares understands why the connection is made between him and the Maple Leafs, but the 25-year-old New York Islanders captain said not to “count on that” happening. Tavares said he hopes he’s in the position to spend his entire career in one place. More
Las Vegas’ NHL franchise is still without a name, but even that may come before the team has a coach. Las Vegas GM George McPhee said the team hasn’t started its coaching search and he wants to wait to see if any coaching changes are made throughout the season.
Which 2015-16 post-season qualifiers might miss the big dance this coming season? Which teams might replace them?
Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars cashed in on his contract extension. Not only did he get $76 million, he got $56 million in guaranteed signing bonus, including $8 million even if there's a lockout in 2020-21.
The Sabres could reportedly look at trading Evander Kane if NCAA free agent Jimmy Vesey signs in Buffalo. If Kane is sent packing, which teams might take a shot on the 24-year-old winger?
Petr Mrazek heads to arbitration Wednesday and the contract he’s awarded could force some changes to the Red Wings roster. Mrazek, 24, is asking for $5 million per season on a two-year deal, and Detroit is seeking a two-year deal with a cap hit of $2.925 million.
Adam Larsson went from a top-four defenseman to a top-three rearguard with the New Jersey Devils in 2015-16, but he wants to take “an even bigger step” forward this season with the Edmonton Oilers. Larsson, 23, sees his offense as one area he can make strides.
Danny DeKeyser was already a top-three blueliner in Detroit this past season, but his new six-year, $30-million deal with the Red Wings means he’s in line to take over top spot and become the face of the blueline moving forward.
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy doesn’t sound like he has any intention of ever heading back to play in the KHL. The Russian goaltender, and heir to the Lightning crease, said he’d rather watch from the bench in the NHL than play every game for a KHL club.