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Los Angeles Kings Ilya Kovalchuk Offseason Expectations

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 06: Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the Los Angeles Kings scores an unguarded goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during the third period at Staples Center on April 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images) The Los Angeles Kings have made a very courageous decision a year ago. Ahead of the July first in 2018, they agreed to terms with Ilya Kovalchuk. Kovalchuk left the NHL in 2013, but he made his comeback to the league five years later. His first season back in North America was not a successful...

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Alex Iafallo Re-Signed by Los Angeles Kings

LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 27: Erik Haula #56 of the Vegas Golden Knights trips during a faceoff with Nate Thompson #44 of the Los Angeles Kings as Alex Tuch #89 of the Golden Knights and Alex Iafallo #19 of the Kings fight for position in the first period of their game at T-Mobile Arena on February 27, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Kings won 4-1. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) The Los Angeles Kings have re-signed forward Alex Iafallo to a two-year deal worth $2.4 million for the 2019-20 season and $2.45 for 2020-21. Iafallo was a...

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Danton Heinen Re-Signs with Boston Bruins

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI – JUNE 09: Danton Heinen #43 of the Boston Bruins is pursued by Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues during the first period in Game Six of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Enterprise Center on June 09, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) The Boston Bruins continue their busy offseason with another important signing. Danton Heinen re-signed by Boston after his three-year entry-level deal expired. His new deal is worth an annual cap hit of $2.8 million per campaign for two seasons. At the age of 23, he...

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Kevin Labanc Re-Signed by San Jose Sharks

DENVER, CO – JANUARY 18: Kevin Lebanc #62 of the San Jose Sharks lines up a shot on goal against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on January 18, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) The San Jose Sharks have announced a new contract for their restricted free agent, Kevin Labanc. Kevin Labanc re-signed in San Jose for one-year deal. Financial terms are yet to be disclosed. Labanc was coming off his entry-level deal with the Sharks. As a former late draft pick, Labanc proved to be a steal and a very lethal point-producer at...

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Columbus Blue Jackets Sonny Milano Arrested In Brawl Along With Colorado Avalanche A.J. Greer

COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 16: Sonny Milano #22 of the Columbus Blue Jackets warms up prior to the start of Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 16, 2017 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) As the offseason in the NHL just started and the summer is here, NHL players sometimes tend to enter the bar. Not every time it ends on a positive note. As per the New York Post, Colorado Avalanche A.J. Greer alongside Columbus Blue Jackets Sonny...

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Buffalo Sabres Sign Marcus Johansson

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI – JUNE 01: Jay Bouwmeester #19 of the St. Louis Blues battles for the puck with Marcus Johansson #90 of the Boston Bruins during the first period in Game Three of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Enterprise Center on June 01, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Six days into the NHL Free Agent window, left-wing Marcus Johansson has chosen his team. He signs with the Buffalo Sabres. Johansson’s new contract is for two years and is worth $9 million or $4.5 million AAV. The Swedish forward is coming off...

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Nikita Zadorov Re-Signed by Colorado Avalanche

DENVER, COLORADO – MAY 06: Nikita Zadorov #16 of the Colorado Avalanche advances the puck against the San Jose Sharks in the first period during Game Six of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on May 6, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) The Colorado Avalanche have announced the re-signing of defenceman Nikita Zadorov to a 1-year contract. Zadorov’s new deal has a $3.2 million cap hit. Nikita Zadorov was a pending restricted free agent heading to the off-season. He has become a huge part of...

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Ben Chiarot Signs With the Montreal Canadiens

ST. LOUIS, MO – APRIL 14: Connor Hellebuyck #37 of the Winnipeg Jets makes a save against Ryan O’Reilly #90 of the St. Louis Blues as Ben Chiarot #7 of the Winnipeg Jets defends in Game Three of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Enterprise Center on April 14, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Defenceman Ben Chiarot has signed a new deal with the Montreal Canadiens. His new contract is worth $3.5 million per season for three years. The Hamilton, Ontario native’s deal runs until the end...

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Alexander Kerfoot Gets New Contract From Toronto Maple Leafs

SAN JOSE, CA – MARCH 01: Colorado Avalanche Left Wing Alexander Kerfoot (13) controls the puck in front of San Jose Sharks Defenceman Tim Heed (72) during the NHL game between the Colorado Avalanche and the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on March 1, 2019 in San Jose, CA. (Photo by Cody Glenn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Toronto Maple Leafs have re-signed forward Alexander Kerfoot on a four-year deal worth $14 million. His new contract is worth $3.5 million per season and runs until the end of the 2022-23 season. Kerfoot was playing regularly in the Avalanche...

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Tomas Jurco Signs With Edmonton Oilers

CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 18: Tomas Jurco #13 of the Chicago Blackhawks shoots past Joel Edmundson #6 of the St. Louis Blues at the United Center on March 18, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) The Edmonton Oilers have signed unrestricted free agent Tomas Jurco. Jurco signs a one-year contract worth $750 000 per season. This contract carries him through the 2019-2020 season. Tomas Jurco has recently won the Calder Cup with the Charlotte Checkers. He is a two-time Calder Cup champion. The #Oilers have signed free agent forward Tomas Jurco to a one-year contract. pic.twitter.com/81nrMY9QH0 —...

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Brett Ritchie Signs With Boston Bruins

DALLAS, TX – OCTOBER 13: Brett Ritchie #25 of the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on October 13, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) The Boston Bruins were expected to have a very quiet free agents offseason. They have made their little move, though. Brett Ritchie signs with the Bruins. Ritchie agreed on a one-year deal worth $1 million per campaign. The Bruins were in the hunt for a scoring depth on the right side. Brett Ritchie certainly fills that role with a low-risk signing. Brett Richie @NHLBruins 1 / approx $1M #tvasports — Renaud...

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Chicago Blackhawks Re-Sign David Kampf

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 03: David Kampf #64 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on January 3, 2018 in New York City. The Blackhawks defeated the Rangers 5-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Chicago Blackhawks have announced the re-signing of forward David Kampf. David Kampf has re-signed with the Blackhawks for two years. The new deal is worth $2 million total or $1 million AAV. Kampf was an unrestricted free agent but has agreed on terms to stay in Chicago. The Blackhawks did not tendered him a qualifying offer...

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Garnet Hathaway Signs With Washington Capitals

CALGARY, AB – MARCH 4: Garnet Hathaway #21 of the Calgary Flames looks for an opening in front of the net of Frederik Andersen #31 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 4, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) The Washington Capitals have made another signing. Garnet Hathaway signs a four-year deal worth $1.5 million per season. That´s a total deal of four years and six million. Hathaway was a nice presence with the Calgary Flames, but he chose to sign with the Caps. Certainly, the length of the...

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Noel Acciari Signs With the Florida Panthers

View the original article on Last Word On Hockey: Noel Acciari Signs With the Florida Panthers BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 12: Pat Maroon #7 of the St. Louis Blues is checked into the boards by Noel Acciari #55 and Brandon Carlo #25 of the Boston Bruins in Game Seven of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 12, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images) Former Boston Bruins forward Noel has agreed to a three year deal with the Florida Panthers.  Acciari will sign a three-year contract worth $5 million or $1.66 million AAV. Acciari...

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Colorado Avalanche Carl Soderberg Traded To Arizona Coyotes

SAN JOSE, CA – APRIL 26: Goalie Martin Jones #31 of the San Jose Sharks lay out to make a save blocking the shot of Carl Soderberg #34 of the Colorado Avalanche during the first period in Game One of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 26, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images ) The Colorado Avalanche and the Arizona Coyotes have made a trade today. The Avalanche sent forward Carl Soderberg to Arizona. The return from the Coyotes is the defenceman Kevin...

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Los Angeles Kings Draft Encouraging and Promising

VANCOUVER, BC – JUNE 21: Tobias Bjornfot poses for a photo onstage after being selected twenty-two overall by the Los Angeles Kings during the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 21, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Los Angeles Kings draft has been a start of the new era, perhaps. The Kings have entered the rebuild or re-tooling mode and it showed with their nine picks in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The Kings tried to answer their needs and issues. Given their 2018-2019...

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Los Angeles Kings Defence After The Dion Phaneuf Buyout

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 02: Dion Phaneuf #3 of the Los Angeles Kings skates back for the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes at Staples Center on December 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) The Los Angeles Kings have bought out Dion Phaneuf´s contract. This move saves the Kings some salary cap space, but not that much in the 2020-2021 season. For the Kings, it was worth taking a risk. Los Angeles believes that more than a risk it means an opportunity. How does the Dion Phaneuf buyout fully affect the Los Angeles Kings defence?...

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