Leafs’ Ilya Mikheyev requested trade, club not interested in moving him

The Score

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Ilya Mikheyev asked for a trade at the conclusion of the 2020-21 season, multiple sources told Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

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Calgary Flames Sign Erik Gudbranson, Michael Stone

Pro Hockey Rumors

The Calgary Flames have signed defenseman Erik Gudbranson to a one-year contract worth $1.95MM. Michael Stone is also on his way back on a one-year deal worth $750K.

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1 Word to Describe Every NHL Team Ahead of the 2021-22 Season Bleacher Report

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What to watch for in Maple Leafs development camp

The Athletic

While the Maple Leafs could recently boast one of the better NHL prospect pools, that pool has thinned out as of late.

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Matt Stajan Hired As WHL Assistant Coach

Pro Hockey Rumors

Matt Stajan is on his way back to Calgary. The WHL’s Calgary Hitmen have announced that Stajan will serve as an assistant coach this season, starting the next chapter in his hockey career after retiring as a player two years ago. He is replacing former assistant Joel Otto, who is dealing with a hip injury and can no longer provide on-ice instruction. Hitmen GM Jeff Chynoweth released a statement on the hire. 

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NHL probe into Evander Kane’s alleged illicit gambling reportedly hits a snag

The Mercury News

The NHL’s investigation into allegations that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane gambled on and conspired to fix NHL games has reportedly slowed, and now it’s unclear if the league’s probe will be completed by the time the team begins training camp in roughly two weeks.

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Patrice Bergeron is not looking beyond this season

Boston Herald

Whether he’s unsure about his future beyond the 2021-22 season or simply doesn’t want the distraction of a contract negotiation during the season, Bruins’ captain Patrice Bergeron said on Wednesday he will wait for after this season before he addresses his future with the only NHL team he has known. 

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Brian Burke wanted to offer sheet Phil Kessel as Leafs GM

The Score

Given his history, it might seem like Brian Burke isn't a fan of offer sheets. However, he says that's not the case. 

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Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron, Charlie McAvoy Not Rushing Negotiations

Pro Hockey Rumors

The Boston Bruins have very few expiring contracts entering the 2021-22. In fact, among players that appear to be a lock for an NHL roster spot this season, only six will be free agents next summer. Of that group, only two will be unrestricted free agents and just three are set to make over $800K this season. By and large, the Bruins face very little risk of a roster shake-up via free agency next off-season. Yet, amongst this small group of expiring contracts is two of the most important players on the team, captain Patrice Bergeron and young stalwart Charlie McAvoy. Both career Bruins, one represents that remnants of the 2011 Stanley Cup-winning core and the other appears to be the future of the franchise as they look to transition to a new core. Negotiations with each player will be crucial for the Bruins, but the club has not rushed to extend either just yet; and neither seems to care.

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Four unresolved NHL off-season storylines to watch ahead of camps

Sportsnet

The dog days of summer are quickly coming to an end and the return of the NHL is on the horizon.

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Sharks should consider trades, bold experiments to turn things around

Pro Hockey Talk

When it comes to NHL rebuilds, there are teams who seemingly live in denial, like the Ducks. Every now and then, a team such as the Coyotes actually exceeds expectations. Then there’s the Sharks, a team that (deep down) might prefer to rebuild, but could just be flat-out stuck.

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Pierre Dorion expects Senators to win: ‘The rebuild is done’

The Score

Armed with a brand-new extension, Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion made some waves during his celebratory press conference with a bold proclamation.

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Marko Dano Signs In Czech Republic

Pro Hockey Rumors

Marko Dano’s time in North America has come to an end, at least for now.  The 26-year-old is off to the Czech Republic as HC Ocelari Trinec of the Extraliga announced they’ve inked Dano to a two-month contract with a team option to extend the agreement for the full 2021-22 season.

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Salary Cap Deep Dive: Vancouver Canucks

Yardbarker

Navigating the salary cap is one of the more important tasks for any GM.  Teams that can avoid total cap chaos by walking the tightrope of inking players to deals that match their value (or compensate for future value without breaking the bank) remain successful.  Those that don’t see struggles and front office changes.

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Montreal Canadiens Held A Press Conference Discussing The Loss Of Jesperi Kotkaniemi 

Pro Hockey Rumors

The Montreal Canadiens held a press conference this morning with general manager Marc Bergevin to discuss the loss of Jesperi Kotkaniemi and the subsequent acquisition of Christian Dvorak. Bergevin gave information on multiple aspects of the situation that had evolved over the past week, as well as some other pressing questions that Montreal’s offseason inferred. In terms of the Kotkaniemi negotiations, though, Bergevin mentioned that they were discussing a two-year bridge deal with the 21-year-old Finnish forward. While he didn’t mention any specific financial terms, it’s hard to believe that the total value of the contract would’ve eclipsed the $6.1MM he received from the Hurricanes, let alone the average annual value. A two-year bridge deal would still have left Kotkaniemi with two seasons of RFA eligibility, only taking him through his age 23 season.

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Hurricanes GM: Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet ‘was not revenge’ for Sebastian Aho

The Score

Despite the Carolina Hurricanes' numerous references suggesting otherwise, general manager Don Waddell insists the Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet wasn't about getting back at the Montreal Canadiens for doing the same to Sebastian Aho two years ago.

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Four rule changes that would make the NHL better and richer

The Athletic

It’s nearing the end of the NHL offseason, with fans starting to think about what the return to the ice will look like, which makes it the best time to discuss changes to the league’s rules. My colleagues over at The Athletic Hockey Show got that conversation going last week. The difference between this piece and what they focused on — and ideas presented in most other articles you’ll read — is that I want the focus here to be specific: proposals that will improve the game but in ways that make the league more profitable.

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5 biggest winners of the 2021 NHL Offseason, Ranked

Clutch Points

After a busy start to the NHL offseason, most teams around the league have been relatively quiet over the last few weeks. As a result, it’s a good time to reflect on the offseason so far and determine which teams have set themselves up for success.

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Coyotes trade Christian Dvorak to Canadiens for 2 picks

The Score

The Arizona Coyotes dealt forward Christian Dvorak to the Montreal Canadiens for a pair of draft picks Saturday.

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Canadiens Decline To Match Jesperi Kotkaniemi Offer Sheet

Pro Hockey Rumors

The Montreal Canadiens are saying goodbye to one of their most promising young players. The team announced today that they won’t be matching the one-year, $6.1MM offer sheet tendered by the Carolina Hurricanes last weekend.

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Why ‘good’ shouldn’t be good enough for full-rebuild teams like Maple Leafs

Sportsnet

One of the best things to happen to happen to sports coverage in a long time is the success of Netflix’s Drive to Survive, a docuseries focused on F1 racing that takes noobs like myself with almost no interest in the sport behind the scenes and lays out the myriad storylines.

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Filip Hronek signs three-year contract with Red Wings

The Score

Filip Hronek signed a three-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings on Friday. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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7 2022 NHL Restricted Free Agents Who Could Use a Change of Scenery

Bleacher Report

The Carolina Hurricanes signed Montreal Canadiens center Jesperi Kotkaniemi to a one-year, $6.1 million offer sheet on Saturday, bringing some welcome excitement to the dog days of the NHL offseason. The move also likely caught the attention of several players slated to become restricted free agents next summer.

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With Drake Batherson signed long-term, Senators’ focus shifts to Brady Tkachuk

Pro Hockey Talk

The Ottawa Senators locked up a key part of their future on Friday by signing forward Drake Batherson to a six-year, $29.8 million contract.

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NHL Unveils 2021-22 COVID Protocol Pro Hockey Rumors

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