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The Colorado Avalanche have signed restricted free agent J.T. Compher to a four-year contract — avoiding an arbitration hearing. According to The Athletic, the deal carries an annual average value of $3.5 million. “J.T. has been one of our most versatile forwards over the past two years,” Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic said in a
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The Ottawa Senators acquired center Artem Anisimov from the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday for left wing Zack Smith. Anisimov, 31, appeared in 78 games, finishing with 15 goals and 22 assists, last season, his fourth with the Blackhawks. He has scored at least 20 goals four times in his career, including his first three seasons
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The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Andre Burakovsky to a one-year contract. TSN reports that the deal is for $3.25 million. The restricted free agent was acquired from the Washington Capitals on June 28 for forward Scott Kosmachuk and a second-round and third-round pick in the 2020 draft. Burakovsky, 24, signed a two-year, $6 million
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The St. Louis Blues have reached a deal with goaltender Jordan Binnington on a two-year contract with an annual average value of $4.4 million, the Stanley Cup champions announced Saturday. Binnington had been a restricted free agent and avoided arbitration by agreeing to the deal on Saturday. “I’m happy to get this deal done with
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3:25 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The St. Louis Blues‘ Stanley Cup championship run had a ubiquitous soundtrack: Laura Branigan’s 1982 disco classic “Gloria” became the team’s postgame victory song, and “Play Gloria!” became a rallying cry found on T-shirts, hats and other trinkets sold inside and outside the arena during the postseason. The Philadelphia bar
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PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Flyers president Paul Holmgren has stepped down to become a senior adviser for the franchise. General manager Chuck Fletcher becomes president of hockey operations in a related move. Fletcher reports directly to Comcast Spectacor Chairman and CEO Dave Scott. Holmgren has been a Flyers player, assistant coach, head coach, general manager and
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10:30 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The NHL free-agent feeding frenzy has been reduced to a few nibbles. Team executives have absconded to their cottages. Hockey insiders are firing up their blenders for frozen beverages rather than Twitter for breaking news. So, as hockey reaches its contemplative stretch of summer, what exactly have we learned from
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The Vancouver Canucks continued their offseason makeover by signing free-agent forward Micheal Ferland on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. Ferland gets a four-year deal with an average annual value of $3.5 million, according to reports. Vancouver also signed free-agent defenseman Tyler Myers and traded for forward J.T. Miller this offseason. The hard-hitting Ferland was acquired
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A lot happened since we last checked in on these rankings. The St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup, the New Jersey Devils won the draft lottery, and at least 20 of these top-250 fantasy players are now wearing a different jersey than the one they donned at the end of the season. There are
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The San Jose Sharks re-signed restricted-free-agent forward Kevin Labanc to a one-year deal, general manager Doug Wilson announced Monday. Terms were not disclosed. Labanc, 23, made his case for a new deal with the Sharks last season by registering career highs in goals (17), assists (39), power-play points (20) and game-winning goals (4). “Kevin took
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The Buffalo Sabres have signed free-agent center Marcus Johansson to a two-year, $9 million contract, the team announced Saturday. Johansson, 28, has battled injuries in recent seasons. He was traded by the New Jersey Devils to the Bruins at the trade deadline in February and played only 10 regular-season games in Boston after suffering a
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PITTSBURGH — Mike Sullivan is sticking around to see if he can get the Pittsburgh Penguins back to the Stanley Cup. The club announced Friday that it has signed Sullivan — who guided the Penguins to championships in 2016 and 2017 — to a four-contract extension that runs through the 2023-24 season. The terms of
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Jul 5, 2019 Greg WyshynskiESPN This is the velocity of an offer sheet. Within a span of 24 hours, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin went from lauded maverick to short-sighted dupe. Sebastian Aho, the 21-year-old Carolina Hurricanes center he signed to a five-year, $42.27 million contract offer sheet, went from traitorous opportunist to naïve
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MONTREAL — The Canadiens began using the money they won’t be paying Sebastian Aho by signing defenseman Ben Chiarot to a three-year, $10.5 million contract. Montreal had signed Aho to a five-year, $42.7 million offer sheet, but Carolina intends to match that contract and keep its best player. The Canadiens can’t give an offer sheet
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres top draft pick Dylan Cozens needs a “procedure” to repair an injured left thumb. The Sabres provided the update Tuesday, a day after Cozens was scheduled to visit a specialist. Cozens will have the procedure Wednesday. This was Cozens immediately following the hit heading to the locker room #Sabres
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The Dallas Stars have signed former Sharks captain Joe Pavelski as they juggle of their forward lines. The team announced that the 35-year-old Pavelski gets a three-year, $21 million contract. The Stars needed offensive help last season behind their top line of Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn and and Alexander Radulov, They made a trade for
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The Carolina Hurricanes have swapped goalies by acquiring James Reimer in a trade with the Florida Panthers. Florida acquired goalie Scott Darling and immediately placed him on waivers with the intention to buy out the remaining two years of his contract. The Panthers also acquired a sixth-round pick in the 2020 draft in the trade
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