Blue Jackets’ Foligno on Free Agent Departures

Nick Foligno isn’t bitter or upset about the mass exodus of free agents from the Columbus Blue Jackets this summer. It’s just that in a few cases, he doesn’t quite understand the logic. Nick Foligno (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Star winger Artemi Panarin, No. 1 goalie Sergei Bobrovsky and trade deadline acquisition Matt […]

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. — […]

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. […]