Hockey News: Braden Holtby Contract; Where will Cody Franson Go?

Braden Holtby is asking for $8 million dollars a year. The Caps are offering just over $5 million. They’ll likely meet somewhere in the middle. [Hockey Feed][Washington Post]

Cody Franson may be closer to finding a new home. [CBS Sports]. Could he go back to Toronto? [Maple Leafs Hot Stove]. How about Calgary? [Matchsticks and Gasoline]

Why were there were just two bids for NHL expansion? [Deadspin]

Linden Vey is ready for a bounce-back season. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Does Matt O’Connor have a shot at the NHL this season? [Along the Boards]

Some of the important underrated players for the Dallas Stars. [Two Bearded Ladies]

Glen Sather will be honored by the Oilers. [Edmonton Journal]

Peter Chiarelli is already a better GM than his predecessors. But by how much? [Cult of Hockey]

What should the Oilers expect from Taylor Hall next season? [Copper N Blue]

Taylor Hall
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Amanda Kessel is dealing with a concussion that is putting her hockey career on hold. [Puck Daddy]

Discussing the Phil Kessel trade: [Pens Initiative]. The pressure is on for Mike Johnston. [Pens Labyrinth]

The Crosby/Malkin vs. Toews/Kane debate. [Pensburgh]. Which players should the Blackhawks protect in an expansion draft? [Today’s Slap Shot]

Patrick Kane once got distracted by Taylor Swift during a game. [Second City Hockey]

The Winnipeg Jets are looking to lock up a couple of key players long-term. [The Score]

A unique was to recap the 2014-15 NHL season. [Grantland]

And finally, it’s been 10 years since the Penguins won Sidney Crosby. [Pensburgh]