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Wild Avoid Arbitration, Sign Jordan Schroeder

The Minnesota Wild and 25-year-old forward Jordan Schroeder have avoided player-elected contract arbitration by coming to terms on a one-year deal, according to multiple sources. The deal is a two-way contract, carrying a value of $650,000 in the NHL and $275,000 in the AHL, with $300,000 guaranteed, reports Tim Wharnsby. While he posted some strong possession stats and rate metrics...
Via The Hockey Writers
18 hours ago

Ranking the Top 10 Red Wing 'One and Dones' of the Past 30 Years

Brad Richards is the most recent of many big names to play one season then retire with the Winged Wheel. On Wednesday, Brad Richards ended his 15 year NHL career after two Stanley Cups, the 2004 Conn Smythe trophy and one final lackluster season with the Red Wings. The Red Wings organization have made a habit to bring in veterans at the end of their careers in attempt to be savvy...
Via Winging It In Motown
18 hours ago

Luke Schenn happy to play for Coyotes where there’s no “outside pressure”

Defenseman Luke Schenn recently signed a two-year, $2.5 million contract with the Arizona Coyotes. The move looked like a win-win for both sides as the 26-year-old Schenn will be given the opportunity to grow his game in the hopes of landing a larger contract after the 2017-18 season while the Coyotes are hoping they just bought low on a defenseman who could have some untapped...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop Reveals World Cup Goalie Mask

When Ben Bishop suits up for the Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey in September, he will be doing so in style. The veteran goaltender revealed the mask that he will wear for the tournament on Twitter, and it’s definitely one of the more interesting masks out there. Really excited to rock this at the World Cup in September! Thanks DaveArt #usa #tamapbay #worldcupofhockey pic...
Via The Hockey Writers
17 hours ago

Blue Jackets Pressure Points: Nick Foligno

We continue our summer series, titled Blue Jackets Pressure Points, on the Columbus Blue Jackets. We ask hard questions about the team and attempt to answer them as it relates to the upcoming season and beyond. Last time, we looked at the backup goaltending. Today, we turn our attention to the captain Nick Foligno. Will he rebound in 2016-17? In looking back to how a team performed...
Via The Hockey Writers
16 hours ago

Where Josh Jooris Will Fit with the Rangers

Josh Jooris signed with the New York Rangers to a one-year, two-way, $600,000 contract earlier in the offseason. The move is one of several bargain hunter-type acquisitions that the team has made this offseason, and despite not being guaranteed a roster spot to start the season, Jooris is the kind of player who could be substantial when injuries and the like occur. Jooris had a...
Via The Hockey Writers
16 hours ago

Edmonton Oilers: What Impact Taylor Beck Will Have

The Edmonton Oilers made a silent signing when they inked winger Taylor Beck to a one-year deal. Beck, a 6-foot-2, 203 pound forward, has spent time between the NHL and the AHL, and in his time up with he big clubs, he has proved to be a strong performing forward on the bottom six. On a team like Edmonton, […] Edmonton Oilers: What Impact Taylor Beck Will Have - Oil On Whyte...
Via Oil On Whyte
16 hours ago

Minnesota Wild: Four Wild Prospects Named to US Junior Evaluation Camp

USA Hockey announced the rosters Friday for their upcoming National Junior Evaluation Camp to take place 30 July – 6 August.  Four players from the Minnesota Wild have been invited to camp for a shot to represent the US in Montreal in December. The first move to the filling the roster that will represent the […] Minnesota Wild: Four Wild Prospects Named to US Junior Evaluation...
Via Gone Puck Wild
15 hours ago

Oilers Sunday Night Links

Another week has come and gone in the summer of 2016. As we approach the final week of July, the month of August is now firmly in our sights, the last month without hockey for this calendar year. While I still think we will get some news in the form of another Oilers transaction or two, this week was another slow one in terms of news for Oiler fans. So, without further ado, here...
Via The Oilers Rig
15 hours ago

Ekblad doesn’t believe front office shake-up will change Panthers’ game

The Florida Panthers have made several offseason moves in the name of analytics this summer, including the naming of Tom Rowe as the club’s general manager replacing Dale Tallon who was named president of hockey operations. The Panthers are coming off a season in which they finished with a franchise-best for wins (47) and points (103) while winning the club’s second division...
Via The Hockey News
14 hours ago

Edmonton Oilers: McDavid Discusses Possibility of Captaincy

The Edmonton Oilers made the bold decision to role with four alternative captains after Andrew Ference gave up the captaincy prior to the 2015-16 campaign. Now that Connor McDavid‘s rookie year is over, and now that Taylor Hall is in New Jersey, many are curious to see if the Oilers name McDavid captain, making him […] Edmonton Oilers: McDavid Discusses Possibility of Captaincy...
Via Oil On Whyte
12 hours ago

Stars in Active Negotiations with Valeri Nichushkin

The Dallas Stars are in active negotiations with restricted free agent forward Valeri Nichushkin, according to the club’s general manager, Jim Nill. Following the team’s announcement of the Jamie Benn contract extension, Nill went into detail not only about Benn’s new deal, but also the status of Tyler Seguin and his injury and where they are in talks with RFA Valeri Nichushkin...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 hours ago

Boston Bruins Earn National Exposure

Boston Bruins Earn National Exposure for the 2016-17 Season Despite the Boston Bruins missing the playoffs in each of the last two seasons, they are still a team that deserve the attention from a national audience. The Bruins are a polarizing team; fans will cheer them until they are blue in the face while opposing fanbases […] Boston Bruins Earn National Exposure - Causeway Crowd...
Via Causeway Crowd
11 hours ago

State Of The Forward Core And Goalies

Boston Bruins: State Of The Forward Core And Goalies The Bruins core of forwards and goalie tandem are nearing completion, and look pretty sturdy. Here’s a rough picture of what the forward core could look like, keyword is could. Forwards Marchand ($4,500,000)-Bergeron ($6,875,000)-Vatrano ($792,500) Spooner ($950,000)-Krejci ($7,250,000)-Pastrnak ($925,000) Beleskey ($3,800,000...
Via Causeway Crowd
11 hours ago

Maple Leafs Close to Signing Jhonas Enroth: Report

With newly acquired Frederik Andersen set to take on the starting role in Toronto, reports out of Sweden have the Maple Leafs close to signing Jhonas Enroth to fill their back-up spot left vacant when they moved Jonathan Bernier to Anaheim. Earlier in the offseason, reports surfaced that the Leafs were interested in signing an experienced back-up goalie with Garret Sparks and Antoine...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 hours ago

Edmonton Oilers: Snubbed by NBC Sports

NBC Sports announced its 2016-17 NHL schedule on Thursday, with a record-high 106 regular-season games that airing nationally on NBC and NBCSN. And the Edmonton Oilers won’t be appearing any of them. Not even one. This isn’t really a shocker, considering there hasn’t been an nationally televised Oilers game in the States in over a decade. But with the most […] Edmonton...
Via Oil On Whyte
10 hours ago

NHL Central Division predictions

The Central Division is largely considered to be the best division in hockey right now. Last season three of the top five teams in the NHL came from the Central and for the last two seasons they have claimed the extra two wild card spots in the Western Conference. With the draft, trades, and most of the major free agency out of the way I will be giving my thoughts on each team from...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monday Habs Headlines: Andrei Markov looks forward to playing with Shea Weber

The General isn’t looking back, nor ahead, and simply wants to get back on the ice. Follow the adventures of Lord Stanley’s Cup, and more. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Andrei Markov spoke with Dave Stubbs about the offseason, the World Cup, Shea Weber, an upcoming milestone and also Montreal roads. [NHL] Take a peek at the photo gallery from the 2016 Montreal Canadiens...
Via Eyes On The Prize
2 hours ago

Can Dan Girardi have a bounce back season?

Dan Girardi has been a polarizing player this offseason, by no fault of his own. The 32 year old defenseman, who has spent his entire career in New York, played most of last season with a cracked kneecap. For all of his faults, Girardi has brass cajones for playing through the entire season like that. But […] The post Can Dan Girardi have a bounce back season? appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Vesey On Stan Bowman’s Mind

The Hawks have their eyes on another top free agent prospect. The post Jimmy Vesey On Stan Bowman’s Mind appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
1 hour ago

Buffalo Sabres Power Play to Benefit from Alex Nylander

Today, I’m reviewing some of the best Power Plays and Power Play players in the league, what makes them so good, and whether prospect Alex Nylander can provide a similar role for the Sabres. In today’s NHL, taking advantage of Power Play opportunities is extremely important. For most teams, over 20% of their goals during […] Buffalo Sabres Power Play to Benefit from Alex Nylander...
Via Sabre Noise
29 minutes ago

Dallas Stars: Five Things All New Fans Need To Know

The Dallas Stars are quickly stepping into the spotlight of the NHL, which is leading to a spike in popularity. With new popularity comes new following. Here are some tips for new Stars fans. Let’s take a walk down memory lane. When did you become a Dallas Stars fan? Or when did you become a dedicated follower? […] Dallas Stars: Five Things All New Fans Need To Know - Blackout...
Via Blackout Dallas
30 minutes ago
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