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Jimmy Vesey Signs with New York Rangers

The New York Rangers have acquired the services of unrestricted free agent and much-celebrated prospect Jimmy Vesey. The 23-year-old has been signed to a two-year contract with a base salary of $925,000 and a series of bonuses. As we reported, Vesey was initially drafted by the Nashville Predators at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes put the wraps on 2015-2016 with a 35-31-16 record, marking a 15-point improvement from 2014-2015. That’s a good thing, but it’s still hard to tell exactly what’s going on with this rebuilding franchise. There are obvious needs in Carolina, like more skilled players and more offensive consistency, but it’s difficult to hammer […]

Radim Vrbata Gets Another Chance in Arizona

After trying to focus on younger players by waiving Antoine Vermette, the Arizona Coyotes have signed Radim Vrbata to a one-year deal. The unrestricted free agent will have a base salary of $1 million, with a number of bonuses piled into the contract. It’s a pretty low-risk signing for the Coyotes, who obviously didn’t want […]

Antoine Vermette Signs Two-Year Deal with Ducks

A couple days ago, it was reported that forward Antoine Vermette was working his way through at least five offers from NHL teams. Today, it seems the 34-year-old has made his decision and has signed a two-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks. Vermette was bought out by the Arizona Coyotes on August 1, with a […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Calgary Flames

Like all Canadian teams last season, the Calgary Flames ended things on an unacceptable note. They finished 35-40-7, 10 points behind the Minnesota Wild for the second wild card spot in the Western Conference. As a result, the Flames canned head coach Bob Hartley in May and brought in Greg Gulutzan. Calgary has its work […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Buffalo Sabres

In some sense of things, the Buffalo Sabres seem to be improving. They’ve missed the post-season five straight seasons and have been in an official rebuild for three seasons, but their point totals seem to be on the rise. In 2015-2016, the Sabres posted 81 points – 27 more than 2014-2015. This slow slip up […]

Patrick Roy Resigns from Colorado Avalanche

In a move that seemed to surprise everyone, Patrick Roy resigned as head coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche. “I have thought long and hard over the course of the summer about how I might improve this team to give it the depth it needs to bring it to a […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins started their 92nd season in the NHL with a 6-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets, setting a tone that saw them miss the post-season for the second straight season. They finished fourth in the Atlantic Division with a 42-31-9 record, scoring an impressive 240 goals but allowing a not-so-impressive 230 goals against. […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Arizona Coyotes

In their 37th NHL season, the Arizona Coyotes finished with a 35-39-8 record. That pinned them at fourth in the Pacific Division, 20 points behind the third-place San Jose Sharks and one point ahead of the stumbling Calgary Flames. The Coyotes scored 209 goals and allowed 245 goals, making them one of the most porous […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Anaheim Ducks

In their 23rd season in the NHL, the Anaheim Ducks overcame more than a few rough patches to win 46 games over the course of 2015-2016. It was good enough for 103 points, but not good enough to make a solid run in the post-season. The Ducks were eliminated by the Nashville Predators in the […]

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