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Vegas Golden Knights Sign Marc-Andre Fleury

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Vegas Golden Knights have announced a three-year contract extension with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. It is a three-year deal worth $21 million. The contract carries a $7 million AAV per season. The deal keeps Fleury in Vegas until 2021-22. Fleury has one year remaining on his current deal. 🌸 FLEURY HAS SOME REALLY BIG NEWS ❗️#VegasBorn — Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) July 13, 2018 Since he was selected by the Golden Knights in the expansion draft, Marc-Andre Fleury has become the face of the Golden Knights. The 33-year old struggled with injuries...

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Adam Erne Re-Signs With Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Adam Erne. The team announced the signing via Twitter Tuesday. The deal is a one-way, one-year contract for $800,000. We have re-signed Adam Erne to a one-year, one-way contract worth $800,000. — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) July 11, 2018 Erne was drafted in the second round, 33rd overall, in the 2013 NHL draft. Over the last two season’s Erne has split time between Tampa and the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch. In 23 games with the Lightning in 2017-18, Erne has three goals and four points. Unfortunately for Erne, a March injury forced...

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Tampa Bay Lightning Sign Nikita Kucherov

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced they have signed winger Nikita Kucherov to an eight-year contract extension. The deal is worth $76 million and carries a $9.5 million AAV. The deal is going to kick in after the 2018-19 season. BREAKING NEWS: the agent for @TBLightning forward Nikita Kucherov reports his client has signed an 8-year contract extension with the team. — TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) July 10, 2018 Kucherov was set to become a Restricted Free Agent after the 2018-19 season. Kucherov has established himself to be one of the leagues premier players last year, scoring 39 goals and...

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Montreal Canadiens Hire Luke Richardson As Assistant Coach

The Montreal Canadiens have hired Luke Richardson as an assistant coach. The team made the announcement via Twitter Monday morning. The Ottawa native boasts over 600 games of NHL and AHL coaching experience on his resume. DETAILS-> #GoHabsGo — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) July 9, 2018 The hire should round out the Habs coaching staff. Richardson joins fellow new assistant, Domminique Ducharme and Kirk Muller on Claude Julien‘s staff. The Ottawa native has over 600 games of coaching experience in the NHL and AHL. Richardson joined the Ottawa Senators staff as an assistant for the 2009-10 season. He remained in...

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Montreal Canadiens, Marc Bergevin Forced Into Rebuild

Now that the dust has settled from the July 1st free agent frenzy, the NHL is entering its slow season. The Montreal Canadiens entered the free agent period with hopes of adding a centre or two to make the team competitive after a disastrous season. Unfortunately, Habs general manager Marc Bergevin was dealt a dose of a reality in free agency. Unable to attract any marquee free agents, the Canadiens and Marc Bergevin were forced into a rebuild. Rebuilding was never the plan. The hope for some was to land the big fish, John Tavares. There were some that even hoped...

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Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Draft Spectacular

The Last Word on Habs Pod is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team manager Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens. This week on the Last Word on Habs pod, Connor and Johannes come out of playoff hibernation to offer their listeners a double-sized episode! They discuss the Alex Galchenyuk trade, the NHL playoffs and...

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