July 1, 2014

Oilers sign defenceman Mark Fayne, forward Benoit Pouliot

Oilers sign defenceman Mark Fayne, forward Benoit Pouliot

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 12:35 PM EDT

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Mark Fayne and forward Benoit Pouliot.Fayne signed a US$14.5-million, four-year deal with Edmonton.


Canadiens busy on opening day of free agency; Habs acquire Gilbert, Malhotra and trade Gorges

Canadiens busy on opening day of free agency; Habs acquire Gilbert, Malhotra and trade Gorges

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 12:21 PM EDT

BROSSARD, Que. - Balancing the defence and making room for younger leaders marked the opening day of NHL free agency for the Montreal Canadiens.


Red Wings sign restricted free agent forward Riley Sheahan to $1.9 million, 2-year contract

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 12:07 PM EDT

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings have signed forward Riley Sheahan to a $1.9 million, two-year contract.Detroit completed the deal with the restricted free agent Tuesday just before he potentially could have gotten offers from other teams.


Senators trade Spezza to Dallas, lose their captain for a second straight year

Senators trade Spezza to Dallas, lose their captain for a second straight year

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 11:18 AM EDT

OTTAWA - For the second straight year the Ottawa Senators have lost their captain on the opening day of NHL free agency.The Senators traded Jason Spezza, who was coming off his first year as captain, to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday for winger Alex Chiasson along with prospects Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul and a second-round pick in 2015.

June 30, 2014

Jets re-sign forward Chris Thorburn for three years, $3.6 million

Jets re-sign forward Chris Thorburn for three years, $3.6 million

by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 10:15 PM EDT

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed forward Chris Thorburn for three more years the night before NHL free agency begins.The deal is worth $3.


Los Angeles Kings re-sign defenceman Jeff Schultz to 2-year deal after playoff effort

Los Angeles Kings re-sign defenceman Jeff Schultz to 2-year deal after playoff effort

by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 9:00 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - The Los Angeles Kings have re-signed defenceman Jeff Schultz to a two-year contract.The Stanley Cup champions announced the deal Monday with Schultz, who played a key supporting role in their title run.


Despite lower salary cap, unrestricted free agency expected to be busy as usual

by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 7:24 PM EDT

When the clock strikes noon, money will be thrown like crazy ... as usual.Even with the salary cap being set lower than many general managers expected and hoped for at $69 million and what's considered a shallow pool of top-end players available, this unrestricted-free-agent period figures to follow the familiar script of teams bidding up prices to keep up with each other.


Sabres intend to take modest approach to NHL free agency; Former captain Ott a candidate

by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 6:50 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - General manager Tim Murray decided defenceman Christian Ehrhoff and his hefty contract did not fit in his long-term vision for rebuilding the Buffalo Sabres.


Florida Panthers buy out Jovanovski's contract, make qualifying offers to 7 other players

by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 6:18 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers announced Monday that they completed a compliance buyout of defenceman Ed Jovanovski, who was the team's No.


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.

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