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NHL Free Agents 2015: Updated Rumors and Predictions Around the League

July 4th, 2015
The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup with four defensemen playing the majority of the minutes. They were led by Duncan Keith, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy, but Brent Seabrook, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Johnny Oduya were all relied on heavily by head coach Joel Quenneville. The Blackhawks have significant salary-cap issues, and ...

NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Reports on Potential Moves Around the League

July 4th, 2015
Since Wednesday, a wacky and wild start to the NHL free-agency period has been jam-packed with big free-agent signings and surprising trades, taking many of the most talked-about players off the market. But alas—there's still quality talent to choose from on the trading block. Household names like T.J. Oshie and Phil ...

Ranking the Best NHL Players Still on the Trade Market

July 4th, 2015
While free-agent signings usually make NHL headlines at this time of year, it's been a busier-than-usual summer for trade activity. Phil Kessel, T.J. Oshie, Ryan O'Reilly, Milan Lucic and Dougie Hamilton are among the notable players dealt thus far. One reason behind the trade traffic is the lack of top talent ...

NHL Rumors: Trade Buzz on Patrick Sharp, Kevin Shattenkirk and More

July 4th, 2015
An already lackluster NHL free-agent class is further diminished after the initial wave of signings in recent days. In turn, the trade market should continue to heat up as front offices around the league look to fill holes for next season. Some big chips have already been moved over the past ...

NHL Free Agency 2015: Rumors, Predictions Surrounding Top Players

July 4th, 2015
The third day of free agency has come and gone without much fanfare from the NHL on Friday. There is still plenty of available talent searching for a place to play next season, though.  Washington has been one of the big winners so far, acquiring T.J. Oshie via the trade market ...

5 Reasons Justin Williams and T.J. Oshie Are Perfect for the Washington Capitals

July 3rd, 2015
For fans of the Washington Capitals, this has to be one of the most exciting free-agency periods in franchise history. And that’s no disrespect to valued rearguards Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen (both signed in July of 2014), but the acquisitions of three-time Stanley Cup champion Justin Williams and U.S. Olympian ...

Ryan O’Reilly, Sabres Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

July 3rd, 2015
The Buffalo Sabres and Ryan O'Reilly have agreed to a new contract that will keep the veteran forward with the team for seven years.  Ian Ott of SabresDigitalPressBox.com reported O'Reilly's seven-year extension with the Sabres. Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reported that Buffalo will pay O'Reilly an average salary of $7.5 ...

Brandon Saad, Blue Jackets Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

July 3rd, 2015
After acquiring left winger Brandon Saad from the Chicago Blackhawks in a seven-player deal Tuesday, the Columbus Blue Jackets announced Friday that they have signed him to a six-year contract extension.  Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen was thrilled to be locking up a two-time Stanley Cup winner until 2020-21:  Adding a player ...

NHL Free Agents 2015: Best Fit for Top Remaining Players

July 3rd, 2015
Most of the NHL's top unrestricted free agents have been crossed off the list. For the most part, the high-end forwards have been inked—and one, in the case of Martin St. Louis, retired—with a handful or more of any significant stature now weighing all offers in hand and perhaps praying for ...

NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Patrick Sharp and More

July 3rd, 2015
We're just two days into NHL free agency, and signings and trades have spread like wildfire across the league as teams piece together their rosters for 2015-16. But the moves are far from done as the first weekend of free agency looms. Most of the marquee names on the trading block ...