July 3rd, 2016 In Buffalo Sabres, News, St Louis Blues, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The Buffalo Sabres have sent a 5th round draft pick in the 2017 NHL draft to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for goaltender Anders Nilsson, who they have signed to a one-year contract worth $1 million. After leaving the New York Islanders to spend a successful season playing for Ak Bars Kazan in the KHL, Nilsson has been given opportunities,...

July 2nd, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Free Agents, News, Top Stories, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Team-by-team transactions from Friday's activity: (As of July 2, 2016, 1:00 am ET in alphabetical order) Arizona Coyotes Sign forward Jamie McGinn -- 3 years, $10 million Re-sign defenseman Kevin Connauton -- 2 years Re-sign defenseman Klas Dahlbeck -- 1 year, $750 thousand Re-sign defenseman Jarred Tinordi -- 1 year,...

July 1st, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Long Read, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Well, the Edmonton Oilers finally did it. They traded one of their core young stars - and to say many are unhappy about the decision would be a severe understatement. The Oilers just traded Taylor Hall for a handful of beans. And not even magic beans. Like they reached into a dented can of baked beans. — Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) June...

June 24th, 2016 In Anaheim Ducks, Prospects, Top Stories, Toronto Maple Leafs, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

On Monday, June 20th, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced a significant trade which would instantly alter the future of the team and the direction of their rebuild. The Leafs acquired G Frederik Andersen from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a 2016 1st round pick, 30th overall, and a 2017 2nd round pick. At the time of the trade, Andersen...

June 22nd, 2016 In Toronto Maple Leafs, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The 2016 NHL Entry Draft is slated to be held June 24-25th, 2016, and for the first time since 1985 the Toronto Maple Leafs hold the first overall pick. Back in 1985, Toronto selected Wendel Clark first overall, who went on to become one of the most beloved and highly respected Maple Leafs in franchise history. A franchise corner-stone, Clark...

June 20th, 2016 In News, San Jose Sharks, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

It’s been just over a week since the San Jose Sharks were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals and already Doug Wilson’s begun his offseason - acquiring Maxim Letunov from the Arizona Coyotes. Along with Letunov, the Sharks will receive a 2017 sixth-round pick in exchange for a 2016 fourth-rounder and a...

June 20th, 2016 In Florida Panthers, New York Rangers, News, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The Florida Panthers have acquired the rights to defenseman Keith Yandle in a trade with the New York Rangers, according to multiple reports. In return the Rangers are getting a 6th round draft pick, as well as a conditional 4th round pick that is reportedly on the condition that Yandle signs in Sunrise. Yandle was acquired by the New York...

June 20th, 2016 In Anaheim Ducks, News, Toronto Maple Leafs, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired goaltender Frederik Andersen in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks, the teams announced Monday. The Ducks had long been rumored to be shopping the 26-year-old netminder, with the notion that John Gibson would be their starter going forward. In return for the pending RFA, the Ducks acquire the Pittsburgh...

June 15th, 2016 In Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

One of the reasons many championed Phil Kessel for the Conn Smythe trophy -- besides leading the Penguins in postseason points -- was that he was a great story. Kessel was traded out of Toronto at a time when he was being called a coach killer and uncoachable. His relationship with the media had become less savory than a a fetid hot dog. His...

June 14th, 2016 In Free Agents, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

NHL free agency has become an annual phenomenon, with fans of the game, and those working within it, provided the opportunity to see each and every NHL franchise make significant changes to their existing rosters come July 1st in hopes of improving in the upcoming season. For every NHL team, there are a number of components which must come...

June 14th, 2016 In Free Agents, Long Read, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

It's a magical time of the year. July 1st, 2016 marks the beginning of the free agency period in the NHL, the first day in which a player without a contract, of unrestricted status in particular, can officially sign with a new League franchise. Every year, the top UFAs available endure a frantic and intensive period in which they tour the...

June 8th, 2016 In Free Agents, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Unbelievably, there are only three weeks until NHL free agency opens on July 1st. This year's class is one of the most talented in recent years, featuring a superstar in Steven Stamkos at the top of the list. While Stamkos will get the pay he deserves as one of the elite goal scorers in the NHL, many other free agents will be overpaid. Each...

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