The New York Islanders have yet to announce any free agent moves. But one thing that was announced by the NHL was players who elected for arbitration. The Islanders had one player in Adam Pelech, their top priority.
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It shouldn’t have come as a surprise on Sunday to see Adam Pelech among the 17 players that filed for arbitration on Sunday. Pelech is among three key restricted free agents that need a new contract from the New York Islanders, and is due for a significant raise. (NYI Hockey Now)
Pittsburgh Penguins winger Zach Aston-Reese is one of 17 NHL players who have filed for salary arbitration after the team earlier extended the restricted free agent a qualifying offer. He is the only Penguins player to file for arbitration. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
The Philadelphia Flyers were in the market for a backup goalie in free agency and signed Martin Jones to a one-year, $2 million contract. With a new tandem of Carter Hart and Jones in the crease, former Flyers goalies Brian Elliott and Alex Lyon were forced to find new teams. Where did they end up? (Philly Hockey Now)
For the Washington Capitals, the to-do list heading into the offseason presented a bit of a challenge. Ultimately, though, the summer’s been relatively quiet — albeit a couple of moves here and there. So, looking at the roster now, it looks like it’ll be almost the same group as last year — with a few exceptions. (Washington Hockey Now)
Detroit Red Wings wingers Jakub Vrana and Adam Erne are two of 17 NHL players who filed for salary arbitration Sunday. Historically, the vast majority of players who file for arbitration negotiate a new deal before the arbitration begins. Salary Arbitration hearings are scheduled from Aug. 11 to Aug. 26. (Detroit Hockey Now)
After being unexpectedly traded from the Vegas Golden Knights to the Chicago Blackhawks on July 27, the agent for Marc-Andre Fleury announced that Fleury would need some time to evaluate his career. That time is over and it ended as you may have expected. Fleury will report to Chicago and play the 2021-22 season. (Vegas Hockey Now)
What to make of the Grubauer-Kuemper situation? I’ve tossed and turned a lot on this one. To be honest, I was a little bit shocked when I saw this trade as well. Why on earth would you trade that for Darcy Kuemper? Couldn’t you have found another goaltender that is younger with upside? Timmins was going to be a stud for the Avalanche, this move is ridiculous! (Colorado Hockey Now)
I have NEVER gambled/bet on hockey, NEVER gambled/bet on a Sharks game, NEVER gambled/bet on any of my games and NEVER thrown a hockey game.”That’s what Evander Kane fired back with on Twitter this morning, in response to his wife Anna Kane’s allegations that he had gambled on San Jose Sharks games. (San Jose Hockey Now)
Smile if you’ve won the Stanley Cup multiple times. Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper was with hockey royalty this weekend, hanging out with the Stanley Cup and Wayne Gretzky. (NHL)
Juuse Saros of the Nashville Predators is one of 17 restricted free agents who filed for salary arbitration Sunday, according to the NHL Players’ Association. (NHL)
The National Hockey League on Saturday released the following statement: “The League was made aware this evening of a post on social media alleging that San Jose Sharks Player Evander Kane bet on NHL games. The integrity of our game is paramount and the League takes these allegations very seriously. We intend to conduct a full investigation and will have no further comment at this time.” (NHL)
The Vegas Golden Knights officially said goodbye to 2021 Vezina Trophy winner Marc-Andre Fleury when they traded him to the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday. But Sunday there was a much more emotional farewell. (NHL)
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