It appears the Edmonton Oilers might just have something in this Connor McDavid kid. And if first impressions are any indication, Edmonton’s long wait for an offensive superstar could be over. Soon. As in this coming season. More
Which players have enjoyed the biggest spike in fantasy value after all the off-season trades and signings?
Alexander Radulov hasn’t suited up in the NHL since 2011-12, but he continues to tease a possible return to North America. In an interview with a Russian paper, Radulov said he could return to the NHL next season when he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
The Chicago Blackhawks successful ways have led to cap constraints that have them in a tricky position. But that very same success may have also bought them time with Marcus Kruger and Johnny Oduya, both of whom seem to be patiently waiting for Chicago to free up cap space before re-signing.
The Phil Kessel era in Toronto has been over for five days, but according to the winger’s friend, poker star Daniel Negreanu, the trade from the Maple Leafs took an emotional toll on Kessel.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Jeff Tambellini to a one-year, two-way contract. A first round draft pick of the Los Angeles Kings in 2003, Tambellini has spent the past four seasons in Europe. A veteran, depth winger, Tambellini has been a force at the AHL level and could provide some offensive punch when called up.
Nearly a week into free agency most of the big names are gone and the recently bought out Alexander Semin is still waiting to find a new home. Semin is coming off of the worst season of his career but has potential to be a great signing on a short-term deal. Meanwhile, Cody Franson highlights the list of big name free agent blueliners still on the market.
The Maple Leafs signed Shawn Matthias to a one-year, $2.3 million deal Monday. Matthias, a native of Mississauga, Ont., is coming off of a career-best 18-goal, 27-point campaign with the Vancouver Canucks in which he scored 17 goals at even strength.
While few cases actually get to the arbitration stage, it is an important part of the signing season. The Rangers will have to open up the bank vault for Derek Stepan, but other big names might be challenged.
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