October 2020 - Hockey Wiretap

Red Wings Sign Tyler Bertuzzi To One-Year, $3.5M Deal

Oct 28, 2020 2:23 AM

Tyler Bertuzzi was awarded a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings by an independent arbitrator Tuesday.

The 25-year-old forward had a salary arbitration hearing Sunday. He was the first of 26 restricted free agents who filed for arbitration to have a hearing.

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Avs, Devon Toews Agree To Four-Year Deal

Oct 27, 2020 12:51 PM

The Colorado Avalanche have agreed to a four-year deal with newly acquired defenseman Devon Toews.

The contract for Toews runs through the 2023-24 season, the team announced Tuesday.

Colorado picked up Toews from the New York Islanders on Oct. 12 in exchange for a second-round pick in 2021 and another in '22.

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Pens Fire Assistant GM Jason Karmanos; Add Trevor Dailey As Adviser

Oct 27, 2020 1:22 AM

Trevor Daley's steadying presence on the blue line helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win consecutive Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017. The team hopes Daley can make the same impact in a different capacity as a hockey operations adviser.

The 37-year-old Daley announced his retirement after 16 seasons on Monday in conjunction with his decision to begin his post-playing career by returning to the Penguins.

The team said Daley will assist in player evaluations at both the NHL and minor league levels and help the coaching staff during games.

In addition to Daley's hire, the Penguins announced Monday that they fired assistant general manager Jason Karmanos. Sam Ventura, the team's director of hockey research, will assume Karmanos' duties on an interim basis.

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Sam Reinhart Signs One-Year, $5.2M Deal With Sabres

Oct 25, 2020 10:40 PM

Sam Reinhart signed a one-year, $5.2 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.

The 24-year-old forward was a restricted free agent who had an arbitration hearing scheduled Tuesday. He scored 50 points (22 goals, 28 assists) in 69 games last season.

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Daly: NHL's Goal Is To Start Season As Early As January 1

Oct 24, 2020 1:05 AM

The NHL still aims to play a full 82-game schedule in 2020-21 that would begin around Jan. 1, but Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Friday that might not be possible due to continuing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus.

Commissioner Gary Bettman and Daly briefed the NHL general managers on a variety of topics during a video conference Friday, but the main item on the agenda was the upcoming season and what it might look like.

"The goal is still to start as early as Jan. 1 and to play a full season," Daly said.

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Sabres Sign Goalie Linus Ullmark To One-Year, $2.6M Contract

Oct 26, 2020 12:58 AM

Linus Ullmark signed a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.

The 27-year-old goalie was a restricted free agent and avoided a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for Monday.

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Mike Hoffman Drawing Interest From Multiple Teams

Oct 24, 2020 1:09 AM

Mike Hoffman, one of the top unsigned NHL free agents, has several teams interested in him and would be willing to sign a short-term contract rather than a long-term one, his agent said.

More than a dozen teams are interested in the 30-year-old forward, agent Robert Hooper told The Athletic, including five or six he described at serious.

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Lindy Ruff Completes Devils Staff

Oct 23, 2020 1:36 PM

Lindy Ruff completed his New Jersey Devils staff, hiring Chris Taylor as an assistant coach and Dave Rogalski as the goaltending coach.

General manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the moves Friday.

Ruff previously retained Alain Nasreddine and hired Mark Recchi.

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Devils Sign Dimitry Kulikov To One-Year, $1.15M Deal

Oct 23, 2020 12:14 AM

The New Jersey Devils added experience to their defense, signing Russian Dmitry Kulikov to a one-year, $1.15 million contract.

Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the deal Thursday.

"Kulikov is an experienced, physical left-shot defenseman who skates well,'' Fitzgerald said. "His ability to play both the right and left side brings value to our defense corps.''

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Julien: Expects Canadiens To Make Playoffs

Oct 22, 2020 5:16 PM

Claude Julien expects the Montreal Canadiens to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs after making major additions to the roster this offseason.

"That's our goal," the Canadiens coach said Thursday. "It's always been our goal. If anything, we've set ourselves up to give ourselves a much better chance. I know people are going to say right now, 'What do you expect?' Well, I expect us to make the playoffs. No doubt about it."

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NHL Postpones 2021 Winter Classic, All-Star Game

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Avs Home Renamed Ball Arena

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Senators Sign Connor Brown To Three-Year Deal

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Edmonton Signs Kris Russell To One-Year, $1.25M Extension

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Gary Roberts Joins Seattle Kraken As Consultant

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Capitals Add Kevin McCarthy To Coaching Staff; Sign Jonas Siegenthaler

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Maple Leafs Sign Ilya Mikheyev To Two-Year Extension

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GM Bowman: Blackhawks Can't Compete With Top Teams Now

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Avs Sign Tyson Jost, Hunter Miska To Deals

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Coyotes Sign Christian Fischer To Two-Year Deal

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Penguins Sign Cody Ceci To One-Year, $1.25M Deal

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Kings Sign No. 2 Overall Pick Quinton Byfield To Three-Year Contract

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Flames Re-Sign Andrew Mangiapane To Two-Year, $4.85M Deal

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Maple Leafs Sign Joe Thornton To One-Year Deal

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Rangers Agree To Sign DeAngelo, Geogiev To Two-Year Deals

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Senators Sign Evgenii Dadonov To Three-Year, $15M Deal

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Joe Thornton Signs With HC Davos

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Vegas Owner Believes 2020-21 NHL Season Will Begin February 1

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Canadiens Sign Brendan Gallagher To Six-Year Extension

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Maple Leafs Sign Goalie Aaron Dell To One-Year Contract

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