On the first day of NHL free agency, the New York Rangers quietly signed defenseman Jarred Tinordi to a two-year, $1.8 million deal. It will carry an average annual value (AAV) of $900,000. Although this isn’t the most glorious of signings, Tinordi is still a nice addition and will provide solid defensive depth for the Rangers moving forward.
Mikael Granlund #64 of the Nashville Predators celebrates after a goal by teammate Ryan Johansen #92 against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period in Game Six of the First Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena on May 27, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
The Nashville Predators could be forced to empty their pockets for Juuse Saros in the near future, as the 26-year-old netminder has filed for arbitration. Saros is currently a restricted free agent after finishing up his three-year, $4.5 million contract and will be in line for a big raise after having his best NHL season to date in 2020-21. He almost singlehandedly carried the Predators into the playoffs, posting a 2.28 goals against average along with a .927 save percentage in 36 starts. The Finnish netminder has been raved about for years regarding his potential and was finally able to have his coming out party this year.
The 28-year-old center signed a six-year, $33 million contract ($5.5 million average annual value) on Wednesday after helping the Montreal Canadiens reach the Stanley Cup Final last season, when they lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games. Robitaille said he believes Danault and captain Anze Kopitar, who won...
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On Friday, David Krejci made it official when he announced that he would not return to the Boston Bruins for a 16th NHL season. The veteran center is returning home to his native Czech Republic to continue his career. The decision leaves a gaping hole in the middle of the Bruins’ second line with wings Taylor Hall and Craig Smith.
Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan played to a sold-out hometown crowd in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena last night, the seventh stop on his “Proud To Be Right Here Tour” with dates scheduled through the fall. Dylan Scott and Caylee Hammack were the scheduled opening guests along with DJ Rock.
The Minnesota Wild will host the St. Louis Blues for the NHL's Winter Classic New Year's Day at Target Field in Minneapolis, following the 2021 cancellation. The two teams were set to play at Target Field on New Year's Day this year, before the COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench into things, cancelling the outdoor event.
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Can you have your cake and eat it, too? Allegedly you can’t, but the Nashville Predators may be trying to do just that. During the dark days of the 2020-21 season, when the Predators were down and out, a rebuild was seemingly going to be forced upon them — they weren’t going to be given a choice. However, after rallying, looking like a completely different team and making the playoffs, they were placed right back at a crossroads. Should they rebuild or stay the course with the core they currently have?
I haven’t experienced anything like this past playoff run in my life. And I know that in the grand scheme of things I have not been around for very long, and missed the Montreal Canadiens’ last Stanley Cup by a year or two, but this was special. 2010 was the...
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The Boston Bruins’ front office had a remarkable start to free agency on Wednesday, adding forwards Nick Foligno (two years, $7.6 million), Erik Haula (two years, $4.75 million), and Tomas Nosek (two years, $3.5 million). Other big additions included defenseman Derek Forbort (three years, $9 million) and goalie Linus Ullmark (four years, $20 million).
FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Ben Gleason to a one-year, two-way contract. Gleason, 23, skated in 37 contests and recorded 17 points (4-13=17) during the 2020-21 season for the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). His team-leading +13 plus/minus rating was tied for seventh among all AHL defensemen and shared 17th among all AHL players. Gleason ranked second amongst Texas blueliners and eighth on the club in points (17). Additionally, he shared fifth on the club in power play goals (2) and finished fifth on the team with 71 shots on goal.
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At the end of the 2020-21 NHL season, the Los Angeles Kings missed out on the postseason for the third straight year. It was another tough season for fans and players. Star defenseman Drew Doughty made his feeling known during his end of the season exit interview, bluntly saying that the team needs to improve its roster this summer. With management clearly committed to the rebuilding process, many fans were curious to see their response. Fans were delighted to hear, in his exit interview, that general manager Rob Blake shares these feeling and intended to improve the roster. Some fans were worried about Blake delivering empty words in his exit interview. However, less than a week into free agency, he has proven to be a man of his word, as fans are looking at a much improved Kings team.
The Vancouver Canucks will have some solid depth pieces in their system next season. After the free agent frenzy on Wednesday morning, the team also gave out a handful of two-way contracts to fill out their Abbotsford roster, signing Nic Petan, Phillip Di Giuseppe, Kyle Burroughs, Sheldon Dries, Sheldon Rempal, John Stevens, and Devante Stephens to new deals.
News broke on Sunday that Marc-Andre Fleury will report to the Chicago Blackhawks. The recent Vezina Trophy winner was unsure of playing for Chicago after being traded by the Vegas Golden Knights. The Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli confirmed the news first. Marc-Andre Fleury to Play for Blackhawks. Chicago’s social media...
Longtime Bruins center announces return to native Czech Republic. In January of 2007 when I pulled the Black and Gold sweater on for the first time I was 20 years old and was almost 4,000 miles away from home. Since then, you have embraced me as a Bostonian. I have...
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WSMV) -- Friday was the first sell-out crowd of the year at Bridgestone Arena for the Luke Bryan concert. Bryan performs after the arena announced they will follow CDC guidelines recommending people wear masks indoors. Hours before Luke Bryan took the stage, a line of fans spread outside...