June 2017 - Hockey Wiretap

Flames Acquire Lack, Murphy From Canes

Jun 30, 2017 1:10 AM

The Calgary Flames acquired goalie Eddie Lack and defenseman Ryan Murphy from the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.

Calgary also received a seventh-round pick in the 2019 draft, and sent defenseman Keegan Kanzig and a 2019 sixth-round draft pick to Carolina. The Hurricanes will pick up half of Lack's $3 million deal next season, the last on his contract.

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Tags: Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Oilers Place Benoit Pouliot On Waivers

Jun 29, 2017 6:21 PM

The Oilers have placed forward Benoit Pouliot on unconditional waivers with the purposes of buying out his contract.

Pouliot had two years left at a salary-cap hit of $4 million. By buying out Pouliot, Edmonton saves $2.67 million against the cap the next two years.

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Jackets Buy Out Scott Hartwell's Contract

Jun 29, 2017 6:19 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets are buying out the final two years of veteran forward Scott Hartnell's contract.

Hartnell, 35, who had 13 goals and 24 assists last season, had a cap hit of $4.75 million. According to CapFriendly.com, the hit after the buyout will be $1.5 million next season, $3 million in 2018-19 and $1.5 million in the next two years.

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Blues Lose Patrik Berglund Until December

Jun 29, 2017 1:35 AM

Blues center Patrik Berglund is expected to be out until December after having surgery to repair a dislocated left shoulder.

The Blues said Berglund was injured during an offseason conditioning program in Sweden and flew to St. Louis for Tuesday's procedure. The team called it a successful surgery.

Berglund scored a career-high 23 goals and finished with 34 points in 2016-17, adding four assists in 11 playoff games.

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Stars Buy Out Antti Niemi's Contract

Jun 28, 2017 1:42 AM

The Dallas Stars have announced their buy out of the final year of goalie Antti Niemi's contract, a plan that will spread the $3 million payment over two seasons for an annual salary cap hit of $1.5 million.

Niemi was due to make $4.5 million coming off a disappointing season in which he was 12-12-4 with a 3.3 goals-against average in 37 games. The ninth-year player became expendable after Ben Bishop was acquired in a trade that will likely make him the starter, with Kari Lehtonen as the backup.

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Sharks Issue Qualifying Offers To Three Forwards

Jun 27, 2017 1:50 AM

The San Jose Sharks have issued qualifying offers to forwards Chris Tierney, Marcus Sorensen and Barclay Goodrow and will retain their negotiating rights as restricted free agents.

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Teemu Selanne, Mark Recchi Headline 2017 HOF Class

Jun 27, 2017 1:46 AM

On his first shot at the Hockey Hall of Fame, Teemu Selanne has scored, which is not surprising for someone who tallied 684 NHL goals.

The 46-year-old headlined the class announced Monday. Joining the 10-time All-Star in Toronto are Selanne's longtime teammate Paul Kariya, Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi, Danielle Goyette and, in the builders category, Clare Drake and Jeremy Jacobs.

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Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Stars Acquire Marc Methot From Golden Knights

Jun 27, 2017 1:43 AM

The Dallas Stars have acquired defenseman Marc Methot from the Vegas Golden Knights.

In exchange for Methot, selected by Vegas from the Ottawa Senators in last week's expansion draft, the Golden Knights are getting a 2020 second-round draft selection and goaltender Dylan Ferguson, who was taken by Dallas in the seventh round of last weekend's draft.

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Capitals Re-Sign T.J. Oshie To Eight-Year, $46M Deal

Jun 23, 2017 7:40 PM

The Washington Capitals have re-signed T.J. Oshie, bringing the forward back on an eight-year, $46 million deal, the team announced Friday.

He will count $5.75 million against the salary cap through the 2024-25 season.

Oshie had a stellar season playing on the first line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom in 2016-17, scoring a career-high 33 goals.

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Devils Take Hischier; Flyers Grab Patrick, Vegas Selects Glass

Jun 23, 2017 7:29 PM

Cody Glass was selected by the expansion Vegas Golden Knights with their first-ever pick Friday night, going No. 6 overall as part of a parade of forwards at the top of the NHL draft. The 18-year-old Canadian center had 32 goals and 62 assists in 69 games last season for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League.

"I didn't really see that as a hockey place when I went there, but now, with the new team and the fans and season tickets sold out, I think hockey will be unbelievable," Glass said. "Just being there and walking down the Strip, it's something that's really nice. You don't see too much of that in Winnipeg."

The first NHL draft in Chicago began with another 18-year-old forward, with Swiss center Nico Hischier going No. 1 overall to the New Jersey Devils. The Philadelphia Flyers then grabbed Nolan Patrick at No. 2.

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Coyotes Trade Murphy, Dauphin To Hawks For Hjalmarsson
The Coyotes have acquired defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson from the Blackhawks.

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Kings Buy Out Matt Greene
Matt Greene helped the Kings win two Stanley Cups over the past nine seasons.

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Coyotes Part Ways With Coach Dave Tippett
Dave Tippett and the Coyotes mutually agreed to part ways Thursday night.

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Brent Burns, Connor McDavid Big NHL Winners In Las Vegas
The NHL awards show was held on Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

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Fleury, Neal, Methot Give Vegas Golden Knights Solid Start
The Vegas Golden Knights have unveiled what their roster may look like in 2017-2018.

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Marian Hossa Will Miss Next Season
Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa has been receiving treatment for a skin disorder.

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GM McPhee: Vegas Making Moves Before Expansion Draft
George McPhee says the Golden Knights have made "at least" a half a dozen transactions before the upcoming Expansion Draft.

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Judge Denies Request To Block Funds For New Detroit Arena
Judge Mark Goldsmith says a requested injunction would cause "catastrophic damage" to Detroit.

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NHL Salary Cap To Rise To $75M In 2017-18
The NHL salary cap will rise by $2M for the upcoming 2017-18 season.

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Fleury, Neal, Vatanen Among Players Made Available To Vegas
Golden Knights GM George McPhee will select one player from each of the NHL's 30 teams.

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Coyotes Trade Mike Smith To Flames For Package Of Players, Draft Pick
The Coyotes acquire free agent goalie Chad Johnson prospect Brandon Hickey, and a 2018 draft pick from the Flames.

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Ryan Kesler To Miss Three Months After Hip Surgery
Ducks center Ryan Kesler had surgery last week.

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Devils Acquire Mirco Mueller From Sharks
The Sharks receive two draft picks from the Devils, and San Jose sends their fifth-round pick to New Jersey.

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Ducks Waive Simon Despres
The Ducks will buy out the remainder of Simon Despres' $18.5M contract.

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Coyotes Acquire Nick Cousins From Flyers For 2018 Pick
The Flyers receive a 2018 fifth-round draft pick and the rights to prospect Brendan Warren, and also sending Merrick Madsen to the Coyotes.

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Sabres Name Phil Housley New Head Coach
New head coach Phil Housley is looking forward to bringing excitement back to Buffalo next season.

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Lightning Trade Jonathan Drouin To Habs For Mikhail Sergachev
The Lightning and the Canadiens announced the deal about 48 hours before the NHL's trade freeze prior to the expansion draft.

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Capitals Acquire Tyler Graovac From Wild For 2018 Pick
The Capitals can now protect center Lars Eller for the upcoming expansion draft.

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Rangers To Buy Out Dan Girardi's Contract
Defenseman Dan Girardi has spent his entire 11-year NHL career with the Rangers.

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Sabres Re-Sign Linus Ullmark To Two-Year, $1.5M Extension
Goalie Linus Ullmark has an 8-11-2 record in 21 NHL career games.

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