Archive for June, 2012

2-year Deal for Olver

2-year Deal for Olver

The Colorado Avalanche have come to terms with young defenseman Mark Olver on a two-year deal. According to Renaud Lavoie, Olver will make $550, 000 in 2012-2013 (two-way) and $650, 000 in the following year (one-way). The Burnaby, BC native was drafted by the Avs in the 5th round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Olver took part in 24 [...]

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Paul Gaustad was expected to generate some interest Sunday but instead of heading to Unrestricted Free Agency, Gaustad was able to come to terms on a 4-year contract extension to remain in Nashville.

Predators Sign Gaustad To 4-Year Extension

    The Nashville Predators have announced the re-signing of Forward Paul Gaustad, as per Joshua Cooper. The deal is for 4-years and is worth a total of $13,000,000 meaning the annual cap hit will be $3,250,000.   The 30-year old appeared to be heading to Unrestricted Free Agency Sunday, for it appeared that a deal was not close to [...]

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Justin Schultz, perhaps the 3rd most coveted Free Agent this year, has chosen to sign with the Edmonton Oilers. The deal will become official Sunday.

Schultz Chooses Oilers, Will Become Official Sunday

  The Edmonton Oilers must be feeling very happy right about now, as they have learned that highly coveted College star and former 2nd round pick Justin Schultz has chosen to sign with them. The deal will be made official Sunday when the Free Agency period opens.   The 21-year old was drafted #43 overall in the 2nd round of [...]

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Leafs and Armstrong Part Ways

Leafs and Armstrong Part Ways

The Toronto Maple Leafs plan to buy-out gritty forward Colby Armstrong as they have placed him on waivers. Other teams will have until noon tomorrow to make a claim. If not then the Leafs are on the hook for the next two years as they will have to pay Armstrong $1 million per season. With this decision, the Maple Leafs [...]

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Lightning Sign Aulie to 1-year Deal

Lightning Sign Aulie to 1-year Deal

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Keith Aulie have agreed on a one-year, two-way deal. Aulie was originally drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 4th round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He was traded to the Maple Leafs in that huge deal in 2010 that saw Dion Phaneuf make his way East to then become the captain of Toronto. [...]

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Penguins Keep Niskanen on Board

Penguins Keep Niskanen on Board

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced today that they have re-signed defenseman Matt Niskanen to a two-year deal, worth $4.6 million. He will have an average annual value of $2.3 million. However, according to TSN, Niskanen will make $2.1 million the first year and $2.5 million the following year. Niskanen was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 1st round of the [...]

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Whitney Hitting The Open Market?

Whitney Hitting The Open Market?

It appears more and more likely that pending Unrestricted Free Agent Ray Whitney will be testing the market this summer. According to TSN NHL Insider Darren Dreger, Phoenix Coyotes Forward Ray Whitney does not have a deal with the Yotes and it appears that the two sides aren’t close to an agreement, meaning only one thing… Whitney will be a [...]

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Biron Sticks Around in the Big Apple

Biron Sticks Around in the Big Apple

As reported by TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the New York Rangers have re-signed back-up netminder, Marty Biron. He will stay in the Big Apple for at least two more years, for a total of $2.6 million. A very reasonable cap hit of $1.3 million for a goalie that gets to “share” the space between the pipes with one of, if not [...]

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