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The Last Few Days

The few days off for me, helped and I will be around with my normal schedule but news will still be slow, at least until the arbitration hearings take place beginning on July 20th.

Some players have signed, been traded, etc over the last few days, check them out if you wish.

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

- The four NHL blue liners who have collected more than Torey Krug’s 163 points over the last three seasons: Brent Burns, San Jose; Victor Hedman, Tampa; Erik Karlsson, San Jose; and John Carlson, Washington. Their average AAV next season: $8.84 million.

- The three primo free agents who Columbus failed to bring back — Sergei Bobrovsky (Panthers), Matt Duchene (Predators), and Artemi Panarin (Rangers) — signed UFA deals totaling $207.5 million. The Columbus franchise entered the league in 2000 for what was then the buy-in price of $80 million. Vegas, by the way, paid an expansion fee of $500 million to enter the league two years ago. Seattle, hoping to open for business in October 2021, ponied up $650 million . . . Bobrovsky, Duchene, and Panarin were among 12 UFAs who signed deals worth $20 million or more once the July 1 swap meet began. Their payouts, averaging upward of $70 million, held the top three spots. No. 4: Anders Lee, who rung up the Islanders for $49 million over seven years to remain with the Fish Sticks.

more including a look at the cap situation for the Bruins...

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

- It is not quite a baseball-style situation, but the top 25 remaining unrestricted free-agent skaters ranked by 2018-19 cap hit feature nine players age 35 and older, 10 between 30 and 34, and six younger than 30.

- Finally, don’t get me wrong, Sixth Avenue has enacted meaningful, progressive social and community outreach programs, and its teams and players are commendably charity-minded.

But why do I have this nagging suspicion ESPN’s decision to designate the medical science-denying NHL “The League Humanitarian of the Year” had ju-ust a little to do with upcoming rights negotiations?

more, basically on Trouba's contract...

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Glad you’re back, Boss.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/13/19 at 08:09 PM ET

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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