Oilers: 5 Free Agents Worth a PTO

As training camp approaches, one thing is clear about the Edmonton Oilers strategy this offseason: find suitable players on cheap, cost-effective contracts to fill depth spots. Moves like signing Tobias Rieder, Kyle Brodziak, and Kevin Gravel didn’t break the bank for general manager Peter Chiarelli. Rieder’s one-year $2 million deal gives the club a suitable top […]

Rangers Re-Sign Namestnikov, Ink Claesson

In the midst of a rebuild, the New York Rangers have been quiet to this point during the July 1 free agent frenzy. They have, however, announced the re-signing of restricted free-agent (RFA) forward Vladislav Namestnikov. OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Vladislav Namestnikov on a two-year contract. pic.twitter.com/prOyeC7osf — […]

Canadiens Should Pursue Calvin de Haan

At the beginning of the 2017-18 season, the Montreal Canadiens placed Victor Mete with Shea Weber on the top defensive pairing. Mete, a left-shot defenceman, was an ideal fit to play alongside Weber, a right-hand shot. Also, Mete’s speed and ability to move the puck suited Weber’s shutdown, defensive-minded game. The two had good chemistry. […]

5 Destinations for UFA John Carlson

The beginning of the National Hockey League’s unrestricted free agency period is a little more than a month away and John Carlson has yet to re-sign with the Washington Capitals. It’s not very often that a legitimate first-pairing defender heads to the open market, however, exactly such appears to be the case with Carlson. Fresh […]

Rangers 2018 RFAs Ready to Cash In

The New York Rangers still have twelve relatively meaningless games left to play in this lost season. For many players—none more than Henrik Lundqvist—the end can’t come quickly enough. For others—notably, a group of five key restricted free agents (RFAs)—these final contests are an opportunity to impress Rangers’ general manager Jeff Gorton in the hopes […]