June 2018 - Hockey Wiretap

Goalie Carter Hutton Expected To Sign With Sabres

Jun 30, 2018 12:49 PM

Blues goalie Carter Hutton is expected to sign with the Sabres once the NHL's free-agency period opens Sunday, according to multiple reports.

The two sides are close to having the framework of a deal in place after Hutton visited Buffalo this week, according to reports. Agreements cannot be announced until the signing period begins.

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Tags: Buffalo Sabres, St Louis Blues, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Canadiens Trade Simon Bourque To Jets

Jun 30, 2018 12:45 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired right winger Joel Armia, goaltender Steve Mason and a pair of draft picks from the Winnipeg Jets for prospect Simon Bourque.

The draft picks were a seventh-round selection in 2019 and a fourth-rounder in 2020.

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Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Sharks, Logan Couture Agree To Long Extension

Jun 30, 2018 12:41 PM

Logan Couture agreed to an eight-year, $64 million contract extension with the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, according to a person familiar with the deal.

The person told The Associated Press that the deal will become official as soon as Sunday, when Couture is eligible to sign the extension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been announced.

 

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Tags: San Jose Sharks, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Kings, Drew Doughty Agree To Extension

Jun 30, 2018 1:29 AM

Defenseman Drew Doughty has agreed to an eight-year, $88 million contract extension through the 2026-27 season to stay with the Los Angeles Kings.

 

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Capitals Re-Sign Michal Kempny

Jun 29, 2018 5:36 PM

Defenseman Michal Kempny has re-signed with the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals for $10 million over four years, it was announced Friday.

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Tags: Washington Capitals, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Capitals Name Todd Reirden Head Coach

Jun 29, 2018 4:47 PM

The Capitals found the successor to Stanley Cup-winning coach Barry Trotz on their own bench. Associate coach Todd Reirden was named the 18th head coach in franchise history Friday.

Reirden, 47, is a highly regarded coach who specialized in working with the team's defensemen. He joined the Capitals in 2014, having previously spent four seasons with the Penguins, winning the Stanley Cup with them in 2009.

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Tags: Washington Capitals, Misc Rumor, Signing

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NHL Denies Runors About Melnyk Selling Sens

Jun 28, 2018 4:50 PM

From chants to billboards, Ottawa Senators fans have expressed a desire to have owner Eugene Melnyk sell the franchise. A report on Thursday that he was in talks to sell the team was met with enthusiasm, but was quickly tempered by the NHL's insistence that he doesn't want to sell the team.

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Tags: Ottawa Senators, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Rick Nash Unsure About Playing Next Season

Jun 28, 2018 4:47 PM

One of the biggest names in NHL free agency has informed teams he's not on the market.

Rick Nash, 34, is taking time to contemplate whether to play in the 2018-19 season due to health considerations, according to his agent, Joe Resnick.

 

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Tags: Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Capitals, Devante Smith-Pelly Agree To One-Year Deal

Jun 28, 2018 1:23 AM

The Capitals have agreed to a one-year, $1 million deal with playoff star Devante Smith-Pelly, according to multiple reports.

Smith-Pelly did not receive a qualifying offer from the Caps and had become an unrestricted free agent. But he continued to negotiate and the sides agreed to a deal Wednesday afternoon.

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Tags: Washington Capitals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Penguins Planning To Sign Jack Johnson

Jun 28, 2018 1:20 AM

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is turning to an old acquaintance to bolster his team's defense.

According to multiple reports, the Penguins intend to sign unrestricted free-agent defenseman Jack Johnson to a five-year contract when he officially becomes available on Sunday. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the deal will carry a salary-cap hit of between $3 million and $3.5 million annually.

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Gary Bettman, Martin Brodeur, Willie O'Ree To Enter HOF
The six-person 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame class will be inducted in November, in Toronto.

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Sharks Decline Offer To Dylan DeMelo
Defenseman Dylan DeMelo is now an unrestricted free agent.

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Avs Buy Out Brooks Orpik
Veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik is now an unrestricted free agent.

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Capitals, John Carlson Agree To Eight-Year, $64M Deal
John Carlson set career highs with 15 goals and 53 assists in 2017-18 for the champion Capitals.

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Avs Sign Philipp Grubauer, Place Brooks Orpik On Waivers
According to multiple reports, Philipp Grubauer's three-year deal is worth $10 million.

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Flames Trade Dougie Hamilton In Five-Player Deal With Canes
The Flames acquire Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin from the Hurricanes.

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Ilya Kovalchuk To Play For Kings
Ilya Kovalchuk has agreed to a three-year deal with the Kings, with an average annual salary of $6.25M.

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Sharks Place Paul Martin On Waivers
The Sharks placed Paul Martin on waivers with the intention of buying him out.

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Red Wings Name Dan Bylsma Assistant Coach
Dan Bylsman worked with Jeff Blashill at this year's world championship, helping the USA to a bronze medal.

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Capitals Trade Orpik, Grubauer To Avs
The Capitals cleared salary cap space and found a potential starting goaltender in a deal with the Avalanche on Friday.

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Sabres Make Rasmus Dahlin First Overall Pick
The Hurricanes selected Russian winger Andrei Svechnikov with the second pick in Friday's NHL Draft.

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NHL Salary Cap Set For $79.5M For Next Season
The new NHL salary cap will be $79.5M, an increase of $4.5M from last year.

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Isles Name Barry Trotz Head Coach
Barry Trotz left the Stanley Cup champion Capitals over a contract dispute.

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Taylor Hall Wins Hart Trophy
Taylor Hall of the Devils edged Nathan MacKinnon of the Avs in the NHL MVP race.

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Maple Leafs Sign Connor Carrick To One-Year, $1.3M Deal
Connor Carrick collected a single-season career-high 12 points in 47 games with the Maple Leafs last season.

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Capitals To Raise Banner October 3
The Capitals will raise their first championship banner on October 3 against the Bruins.

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Sharks Get Mike Hoffman, Trade Him, Pick Up Four Draft Picks
The Sharks relieved themselves of Mikkel Boedker's burdensome contract.

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Barry Trotz Leaves Capitals After Winning Stanley Cup
Capitals head coach Barry Trotz has resigned from the team, and has become a free agent.

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Seattle Group Hires Dave Tippett As Senior Adviser
Dave Tippett has coached over 1,000 NHL games with the Stars and Coyotes.

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Coyotes Trade Max Domi To Canadiens For Alex Galchenyuk
Max Domi had been a cornerstone of the Coyotes' rebuilding project.

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