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Subban and Habs Agree to Terms on Contract

The Montreal Canadiens have agreed to terms with defenceman P.K. Subban on a contract that avoids the arbitrator’s ruling and keeps the player in the fold through the 2021-2022 NHL season. Subban was signed to an eight year contract worth a reported $72 million. It carries an average annual value of $9 million. “I think […]

Subban and Habs Await Arbitration Ruling

The Montreal Canadiens and defenceman P.K. Subban took part in their arbitration hearing on Friday, with the two sides unable to come to an agreement on a contract extension. “This whole process has been kind of an educational process for me,” Subban said. “Obviously there’s dialogue and discussion and decisions were made today in relations […]

Senators Sign Goalie Robin Lehner

The Ottawa Senators have taken care of the last piece of their restricted free agent puzzle by signing goalie Robin Lehner to a three year deal worth $6.675 million. This is one of those backloaded contracts, with Lehner getting paid $1.5 million, $2.025 million and $3.15 million over the three seasons. “For sure, I think […]

Devils Sign Defenceman Andy Greene

The New Jersey Devils have placed their faith in defenceman Andy Greene, signing him to a contract reported to be for five years at a value of about $25 million. “Andy has evolved into an all-situation player and that’s a tremendous compliment because there are very few in the League that you can say are […]

The Habs, P.K. Subban and the Joys of Arbitration

It’s all come down to this. The Montreal Canadiens and defenceman P.K. Subban will sit down in front of an arbitrator on Friday, at which point the Habs will have to argue down the value of their hockey player while he’ll have to argue up. The Canadiens are contending with a Norris-winning defender coming off […]

Maple Leafs Sign Goalie James Reimer

The Toronto Maple Leafs have avoided salary arbitration with goalie James Reimer by signing him to a two year deal worth a reported average of $2.3 million a year. The Leafs and Reimer were set to have an arbitration hearing on the 28th of this month. The 26-year-old goalie was 12-16-1 in 2013-2014, finishing with […]

Canadians Sign Lars Eller to Four Year Contract

The Montreal Canadiens and forward Lars Eller have agreed to terms on a four year contract worth a reported value of $14 million, the team announced Thursday. “I’m very happy to be a Canadien for the next four years. This is the place I want to be,” Eller said. “Four years was a term that […]

Maple Leafs Sign Booth, Shuffle Front Office

The Toronto Maple Leafs had a busy Tuesday, signing forward David Booth to a one year contract and fired assistant general managers Claude Loiselle and Dave Poulin. They also hired 28-year-old Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds GM Kyle Dubas as the new assistant GM. Let’s discuss the Dubas hiring first. Throughout most of Leafdom, the firing […]

Detroit Pushes for New Arena by 2017

The Detroit Red Wings have a plan in place for a new arena and hopes are that they could be playing in it by 2017. Olympia Development of Michigan is pushing for a new sports and entertainment district that will create five “mixed-use neighbourhoods” in Detroit’s downtown area. That district will be built around what […]

Blackhawks Prepare to Get Under Salary Cap

The Chicago Blackhawks know that they’ll have to lose at least one contracted player in order to get under the salary cap for the 2014-2015 season. At the moment, the club is over the $69 million hard cap by $2.2 million. “We certainly have to be ready to go by October, that’s the goal,” general […]

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