June 30, 2014

Ready, set, sign: NHL teams expected to make a flurry of deals when free agency begins Tuesday

Ready, set, sign: NHL teams expected to make a flurry of deals when free agency begins Tuesday

by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 6:17 PM EDT

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland is predicting a busy day once NHL free agency opens on Tuesday, simply because teams began talking to agents and players days ago.


Sharks give qualifying offers to RFAs Demers, Wingels, Sheppard, Tennyson, Doherty, Sateri

by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 6:10 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks have issued qualifying offers to restricted free agent defenceman Jason Demers, forwards Tommy Wingels and James Sheppard and three other players.


What NHL's seven Canadian teams need as free-agency period begins

by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 6:10 PM EDT

Here's a look at what the NHL's seven Canadian teams need as free agency begins at noon on July 1, with salary-cap estimates courtesy of CapGeek:TORONTO MAPLE LEAFSCap space: $23.


Colborne, Ortio among Flames restricted free agents given qualifying offers

Colborne, Ortio among Flames restricted free agents given qualifying offers

by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 4:54 PM EDT

CALGARY - The Calgary Flames have made qualifying offers to six of their restricted free agents.Defencemen Chad Billins and Mark Cundari, centres Lance Bouma and Joe Colborne, right-winger Ben Hanowski and goaltender Joni Ortio were extended qualifying offers, according to a release on the Flames website.


Wild make qualifying offers to 5 restricted FAs: Blum, Fontaine, Kuemper, Niederreiter, Zucker

Wild make qualifying offers to 5 restricted FAs: Blum, Fontaine, Kuemper, Niederreiter, Zucker

by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 3:24 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have made qualifying offers to five restricted free agents: defenceman Jonathon Blum, right wing Justin Fontaine, goalie Darcy Kuemper, right wing Nino Niederreiter and left wing Jason Zucker.


Briere goes somewhere he feels wanted as Habs trade him to Avs for Parenteau

Briere goes somewhere he feels wanted as Habs trade him to Avs for Parenteau

by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 3:13 PM EDT

Daniel Briere's on-ice expectations of playing for the Montreal Canadiens didn't match up with reality, so he wasn't surprised when he was traded.


Vanek, Niskanen and Stastny among top NHL unrestricted free agents

Vanek, Niskanen and Stastny among top NHL unrestricted free agents

by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 2:48 PM EDT

NHL's free-agent market opens at noon Tuesday. Here's a look at the 10 best unrestricted free agents available:Thomas VanekAge: 30Position: Winger2013-14 Cap hit: $7.


Maple Leafs put defenceman Tim Gleason on waivers to buy him out

Maple Leafs put defenceman Tim Gleason on waivers to buy him out

by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 12:27 PM EDT

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed defenceman Tim Gleason on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying him out.Gleason will remain on the Leafs' salary cap for the next four seasons because this is a standard buyout.


Anaheim Ducks acquire C Nate Thompson from Tampa Bay for 2 late-round draft picks in 2015

Anaheim Ducks acquire C Nate Thompson from Tampa Bay for 2 late-round draft picks in 2015

by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 1:49 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks acquired centre Nate Thompson from Tampa Bay on Sunday night in a trade for two draft picks.The Ducks sent a fourth-round choice and a seventh-round pick in 2015 to the Lightning.

June 29, 2014

Oilers trade centre Sam Gagner to Lightning, who flip him to Coyotes

Oilers trade centre Sam Gagner to Lightning, who flip him to Coyotes

by The Canadian Press - June 29, 2014 10:36 PM EDT

Sam Gagner had heard his name in trade talk for quite some time, but even he couldn't have expected this.Gagner was traded twice Sunday, first from the Edmonton Oilers to Tampa Bay and then from the Lightning to the Arizona Coyotes.


Buffalo Sabres buy out Christian Ehrhoff's contract, making the defenceman a free agent

Buffalo Sabres buy out Christian Ehrhoff's contract, making the defenceman a free agent

by The Canadian Press - June 29, 2014 3:54 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres have bought out defenceman Christian Ehrhoff's contract, making him an unrestricted free agent.Ehrhoff signed a 10-year, $40 million contract with the Sabres in 2011.


NHL's $69-million salary cap could spark plenty of money-saving trades

by The Canadian Press - June 29, 2014 3:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Trade talk mostly fizzled at the NHL draft."It just seemed to me there were a lot of phone calls, a lot of talking, people interested, but nothing really happened," Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray said.

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