Found July 04, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
With roughly seven million dollars left to sign seven players, the Vancouver Canucks find themselves in a bit of a bind. With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that the team is reportedly still listening to offers for Alex Edler, who is slated to earn $30MM over the next six seasons. According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, among others, the Tampa Bay Lightning is interested. The ma...

New era? Or just a new wave of Vancouver Canucks?

Opening the window There’s been a fear since the Canucks early playoff exit that the window for this core to bring a Stanley Cup to Vancouver had perhaps a few years left until old age spoiled them. The Canucks weren’t getting younger with an average age of 28.9, and with few bluechip prospects in the pipeline, comparisons to the Calgary Flames’ long slide after the 2004 cup...

Welcome To Vancouver Bo Horvat: Centre | London Knights

Canucks’ First Round Pick (9th Overall) Another NHL draft has come and gone and, as usual, there were sureties, surprises and speculation aplenty. The Colorado Avalanche did what they said they would do and drafted Nathan McKinnon 1st overall, defenseman Seth Jones dropped to 4th overall to the Nashville Predators despite being touted as a potential #1 pick, and numerous trades...

Video: Behind the scenes with Jonathan Drouin on draft day

Draft day was a blur for new Tampa Bay Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin, who ran the gauntlet of interviews with both reporters and fans via social media on Sunday at the NHL Draft. Drouin, the third overall pick, didn't get much of a break after his name was called by Lightning GM Steve Yzerman. But he spent much of the day smiling as he was ushered through various interviews...

Lightning re-sign G Cedrick Desjardins, D Matt Taormina

TAMPA, Fla. Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Cedrick Desjardins and defenseman Matt Taormina were re-signed to one-year, two-way contracts, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Wednesday.Desjardins, 27, played three games with the Lightning last season, earning a 0-3-0 record with a 3.00 goals-against average and a .890 save percentage. He has appeared in five career...

Lightning sign third overall pick Jonathan Drouin

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed the third overall selection of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Jonathan Drouin, to a three-year, entry level contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.  Drouin will be participating in the Lightning’s annual development camp which kicks off tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at the Brandon Ice Sports Forum. Drouin, 18, skated...

Maxim Lapierre signs a two-year, $2.2 million deal with the Blues

The Blues have signed Maxim Lapierre to a two-year, $2.2 million contract. The average hit against the salary cap is $1.1 million (math is fun!), but the center will earn $1 million in 2013-14 and $1.2 million in 2014-15, per Bob McKenzie.  The Blues have been in desperate need for help down the middle of the ice. They've addressed that need - to an extent - by signing...

Michael Stuart: The Roundtable on Drouin

The Tampa Bay Lightning has asked me to be a part of the organization’s Blogger Roundtable. This new feature, which has a number of independent writers weigh in on issues surrounding the team, will be a weekly column on the team’s website. Today's question has to do with the team's third overall pick, Jonathan Drouin. With so much talent, Drouin is certainly...

Martin St. Louis earns NHLAll-Star second team spot

TAMPA, Fla. Martin St. Louis was named an NHL Second Team All-Star at right wing, the league announced Wednesday. St. Louis, 38, was voted to the second team for the fourth time. The Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, a previous five-time selection to the NHL First All-Star Team as a left wing, was voted to the top team as a right wing to become the second player in league history...

Canucks Sign Depth Defenseman Alex Biega by   Steven Ellis

The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenseman Alex Biega. Biega was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, but was not able to sign a professional contract until after he completed his NCAA play. Upon graduation, on May 27, 2010, Biega was signed by the Sabres to a two-year contract. On October 9, 2010 Biega made his professional debut playing in the American [...]

Flyers pick up Vincent Lecavalier

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed veteran center Vincent Lecavalier to a multi-year contract. The Tampa Bay Lightning let their 33-year-old captain go last week, and the Flyers pounced Tuesday night, signing him to a reported five-year deal worth $22.5 million. Tampa Bay cut ties with Lecavalier to clear space under a smaller salary cap. The Philadelphia Flyers took advantage...

Notable Tweets Of The Morning

Unlikely Paul Ranger decides to return to the NHL before tomorrow, but he hasn't rule out returning. So many teams will be interested... — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 4, 2013   I believe the final 3 on Daniel Briere are the Devils, Predators and Habs — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 4, 2013   Lots of teams reached out on Alfredsson...

Valtteri Filppula Nabs 5-Year, $25 Million Deal by Tampa Bay Lightning

It was all but a given that Valtteri Filppula had played his last game with the Detroit Red Wings, and now that’s official. Filppula signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning (and GM Steve Yzerman), multiple outlets reported. The Red Wings had tried to get Filppula locked into a contract extension prior to this past season, then continued to chat with...

Filppula Inks Five Year Deal With The Tampa Bay Lightning by   Jeffrey Kleiman

On Friday, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Valtteri Filppula agreed to a deal that will pay the Finnish center $25 million over the course of five years and will carry a $5 million cap hit for the Winged Wheel. The 29 year-old just came off of a season that saw him score nine goals and seventeen points over the course [...]

Lightning Sign Geoff Walker To One Year Pact by   Steven Ellis

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Geoff Walker to a one-year, two-way contract. Walker was signed to his first NHL contract on a one-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche on July 1, 2012. The 25 year old skated in 51 games last season with the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, collecting five goals and 20 points to [...]
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