August 24th, 2016 In Calgary Flames, Free Agents 0 comments

Training camp is a month away and it's time for general managers to extend professional try-outs (PTOs) to those unrestricted free agents (UFAs) that remain without a contract. This has been a growing trend since the most recent CBA as the salary cap has prevented average UFAs from earning contracts in favour of giving cheaper, higher potential...

August 19th, 2016 In Free Agents, New York Rangers, News, Top Stories 0 comments

After months of waiting, the Jimmy Vesey Sweepstakes are finally over. The former Harvard Crimson captain and standout forward has agreed to terms on an entry-level contract with the New York Rangers. https://twitter.com/nyrangers/status/766754769381785602 The Rangers beat out the Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, Toronto...

August 17th, 2016 In Free Agents, News 0 comments

While there is no shortage of interest in free agent Jimmy Vesey, another former college hockey player is also garnering attention on the free agent market. Former Notre Dame forward Thomas DiPauli also became an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday and is receiving interest from at least six NHL teams, according to Mark Divver of The Providence...

August 17th, 2016 In College Hockey, Free Agents, News 0 comments

On August 16 a load of college players became full-fledged free agents. At this point, everyone knows that because the Jimmy Vesey hype train is running off the rails. That's not Vesey's fault, but the expectations will be high for him after all the attention he's drawn this summer. However, he's not the only player who isn't signing with...

August 16th, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Editor's Choice, Free Agents, News, Top Stories 0 comments

It seems that the highly coveted free agent and Hobey Baker winner - Jimmy Vesey - may have already hinted at which direction he’s looking at when it comes to where he’ll be signing this offseason. With pitch meetings set with numerous teams, including the Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils...

August 16th, 2016 In Free Agents, News 0 comments

At 12:01am Tuesday, Harvard standout Jimmy Vesey (along with a handful of other former collegiate skaters) became a free agent. While Vesey isn't going to change a team's fortunes, he's a talented player who can improve a forward group. Importantly, acquiring the 23-year-old won't cost anything more than an entry-level deal. That means almost...

August 15th, 2016 In Free Agents, News, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Every team is looking for a competitive edge to lure Jimmy Vesey to their franchise. In the case of the Toronto Maple Leafs, their biggest advantage seems to be the fact that both Vesey's father and brother are already affiliated with the Leafs. Another edge that Toronto holds, however, is 2016 1st overall draft pick, Auston...

August 15th, 2016 In Arizona Coyotes, Free Agents, News 0 comments

As previously reported, Radim Vrbata is set to return to the Arizona Coyotes on a one-year deal. While the contract is still not signed, both parties have agreed to a one-year deal with a base salary of $1 million. The deal will have bonuses that will likely be incentive-based, giving the veteran winger a chance to maximize his ability and...

August 15th, 2016 In Anaheim Ducks, Free Agents, News, Top Stories 0 comments

The Anaheim Ducks have signed veteran center Antoine Vermette to a two-year contract, the team announced Monday. Due to team policy, the official numbers were not released, but according to Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register, the deal will come in at $3.5 million with a $1.75 million cap hit each season. His last two deals had cap hits...

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