The NHL's free-agent spend-a-thon is upon us, and though the big names are few and far between, there's still plenty of talent out there that can help a club get over the hump. Which team will land the big fish? We've got you covered all day July 1 with details and instant analysis of each signing as it happens. More
Four days after acquiring 22-year-old defenseman Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins, the Calgary Flames have signed him to a six-year, $34.5 million contract. Hamilton is coming off of his best season, racking up 10 goals and 42 points.
The Sharks desperately needed a goaltender and found one in Jones, but will he be a bona fide starter in San Jose? The return to Boston indicates that expectations are high.
The Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers both made surprising waiver moves Tuesday. The Hurricanes placed Alexander Semin on waivers with the intention to buy him out and the Panthers have done the same with Brad Boyes. Semin’s buyout will be the largest buyout cap hit in NHL history.
According to reports, defenseman Brenden Dillon has signed a five-year, $16.35 million deal with the San Jose Sharks. Dillon, 24, was acquired by the Sharks in November in a trade with the Dallas Stars. Dillon scored two goals and nine points in 60 games for San Jose in 2014-15.
The free agency period opens in one day, but the lack of all-star talent available has teams turning to the trade market to improve their rosters. As such, players like the Canucks’ Kevin Bieksa and the Blackhawks’ Patrick Sharp and Bryan Bickell could be prime trade targets. In addition, the Montreal Canadiens buyout of P-A Parenteau could open the door for a free agent signing.
The Pittsburgh Penguins made a savvy deal Monday, re-signing blueliner Ian Cole to a three-year deal that carries a cap hit of $2.1 million per season. Cole came over to the Penguins from the St. Louis Blues at the trade deadline and registered one goal and eight points in 20 games, adding another two points in five post-season outings.
Following the Bruins’ acquisition of Zac Rinaldo from the Flyers, a rumor began that Maxime Talbot had requested a trade out of Boston. Talbot heard the rumor and made sure to squash it personally, taking to Twitter to deny the report just hours after it surfaced.
The agitator with a history of suspensions will not make up for the loss of Milan Lucic, but the Bruins have taken him on nonetheless. What exactly is the master plan in Boston right now?
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