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NHL Rumours: Toronto Maple Leafs, Vegas Golden Knights, and Boston Bruins

ST. LOUIS, MO – FEBRUARY 19: Vladimir Tarasenko #91 of the St. Louis Blues checks Jake Gardiner #51 of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Enterprise Center on February 19, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) It’s been 10 days since free agency started and there are still plenty of unsigned free agents to be had. We’re here to keep you informed of all the latest news and NHL rumours as soon as we get knowledge of them. For the Thursday edition of NHL rumours, we will cover the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vegas Golden Knights, and the...

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NHL Free Agency/Trades: Real Hockey Talk Podcast #5

PITTSBURGH, PA – NOVEMBER 19: Carter Hutton #40 of the Buffalo Sabres makes a save on a shot by Phil Kessel #81 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period in the game at PPG PAINTS Arena on November 19, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) Since our last show, lots has transpired and we could have done five-hour show with all that there was to discuss. Regular KDUS 1060am (NBC Sports Radio affiliate) hosts Dave and Greg Isaacs are joined by William Grigsby of lastwordonhockey.com. We also have Christina Farooq joining us again. She gives us her...

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Arizona Coyotes Line Combinations With Phil Kessel

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 10: Phil Kessel #81 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the New York Islanders at NYCB Live at the Nassau Coliseum on December 10, 2018 in Uniondale, New York. The Penguins defeated the Islanders 2-1 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) If you’re an Arizona Coyotes fan you’ve been waiting patiently for the team to put a scoring star on the ice. It’s been since the 2011-12 season that the Coyotes have had a 35-goal scorer in Radim Vrbata. Last season they didn’t even manage one player to get to the 20-goal...

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Arizona Coyotes Sign Lawson Crouse to Three-Year Deal

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 07: Lawson Crouse #67 of the Arizona Coyotes skates with the puck during the first period of the NHL game against the Calgary Flames at Gila River Arena on March 07, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) The Arizona Coyotes signed free agent forward Lawson Crouse to a three-year contract. The new deal will be for $4.6 million. Crouse is coming off of his three-year entry level contract where he had a $894,167 cap hit. This contract carries him through the 2020-21 season. The team had only $1.7 million of cap space after acquiring...

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Anders Lee Signs With New York Islanders

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 26: Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders is called for goaltender interference during the second period against Petr Mrazek #34 of the Carolina Hurricanes in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on April 26, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The New York Islanders re-signed free agent forward Anders Lee to a seven-year contract worth $49 million, or $7 million per season. Anders Lee gets $7 million AAV on a 7-year...

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Report: Joe Pavelski Will Sign With Dallas Stars

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – MAY 19: The puck flies past Jay Bouwmeester #19 of the St. Louis Blues and Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 19, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) As @TheFourthPeriod reported, it’s believed to be a three-year deal for Pavelski with an AAV around $7M: https://t.co/cNiOw1CXvU — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2019 Joe Pavelski Signs With the Dallas Stars Over his 13-year NHL career, Pavelski has played exclusively...

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Report: Washington Capitals to Sign Richard Panik

ST. LOUIS, MO – MARCH 12: Arizona Coyotes’ Richard Panik, left, skates back to the bench after scoring a goal with Clayton Keller during the second period of an NHL hockey game between the St. Louis Blues and the Arizona Coyotes on March 12, 2019, at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO. (Photo by Tim Spyers/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, The Washington Capitals and free agent forward Richard Panik have agreed on a four-year contract worth approximately $10 million. The deal will carry an AAV or cap hit of approximately $2.5 million per season....

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Analysis: Phil Kessel is Now a Member of the Arizona Coyotes

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 01: Phil Kessel #81 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on November 01, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders defeated the Penguins 3-2 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) GLENDALE, AZ – OCTOBER 25: Alex Galchenyuk #17 of the Arizona Coyotes in action during the NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Gila River Arena on October 25, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Canucks 4-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Yes, that’s not a misprint....

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Report: Mike Smith to Sign With the Edmonton Oilers

CALGARY, AB – APRIL 19: Calgary Flames Goalie Mike Smith (41) plays the puck during the first period of Game Five of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs where the Calgary Flames hosted the Colorado Avalanche on April 19, 2019, at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB. (Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) According to TSN’s Frank Seravalli, The Edmonton Oilers and free-agent goalie Mike Smith have agreed on a contract. Financial terms will be announced on July 1st when free agency officially opens. Veteran goalie Mike Smith has chosen the #Oilers. He’s more...

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NHL Rumours: Marcus Johansson, Colorado Avalanche, Joonas Donskoi, Montreal Canadiens

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – MAY 29: Marcus Johansson #90 of the Boston Bruins against the St. Louis Blues n Game Two of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on May 29, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Trades are going down with some frequency as free agency creeps closer and closer. Expect the activity to really escalate on Monday, or even Sunday as teams jockey for position to see if they can grab the player they covet. In fact, while this was being written it was disclosed that the Pittsburgh Penguins and Arizona Coyotes...

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Arizona Coyotes 2019 Draft Review and Offseason Focus

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – JUNE 21: Victor Soderstrom poses for a portrait after being selected eleventh overall by the Arizona Coyotes during the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 21, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images) The Arizona Coyotes were scheduled to choose at the #14 position in the 2019 NHL Draft. Then, general manager John Chayka pulled off a trade of picks with the Philadelphia Flyers. He swapped selections with the Flyers moving up to the #11 spot and gave the #45 pick to the Flyers as well. All...

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NHL Rumours: Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, Buffalo Sabres, Dallas Stars

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 19: Jason Zucker #16 of the Minnesota Wild celebrates after scoring a goal in the third period against the New York Islanders during their game at Barclays Center on February 19, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) Welcome to the Sunday edition of NHL rumours. Well, the 2019 NHL Draft is in the books and there were some surprises. Day one featured only one trade, and it was a pick swap. However, things got more interesting with some big moves on Saturday, including P.K. Subban heading...

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Arizona Coyotes Finally Have New Ownership

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 26: Goaltender Darcy Kuemper #35 of the Arizona Coyotes is congratulated by Lawson Crouse #67 and teammates after a shut-out against the Chicago Blackhawks following the NHL game at Gila River Arena on March 26, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Blackhawks 1-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) It had been announced by The Athletic’s Craig Morgan On June 10, 2019 that billionaire Alex Meruelo is in the final stages of purchasing a majority ownership of the Arizona Coyotes. Coyotes sale almost done. Billionaire Alex Meruelo is in the advanced stages of purchasing...

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Stanley Cup Wrap-up, NHL Draft, and More: Real Hockey Talk Podcast #3

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 12: Jordan Binnington #50 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Boston Bruins in Game Seven to win the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 12, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) This week’s show has three one-hour segments again, so choose the one you’d like to listen to and enjoy! Regular hosts Dave and Greg Isaacs are joined by William Grigsby of lastwordonhockey.com. Today we broadcasted live from the Streets of New York in Surprise, AZ. In the first hour we...

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San Jose Sharks Cap Problem Could Help Arizona Coyotes

SAN JOSE, CA – APRIL 28: Gustav Nyquist #14 of the San Jose Sharks shoots the puck against the Colorado Avalanche in Game Two of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 28, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) The San Jose Sharks just signed star defenceman Erik Karlsson to an eight-year, $92 million contract. Let the cap problem for them begin! They have five unrestricted free agents and two restricted free agents. The Sharks just moved their available cap space from just $12.542 million to...

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