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NHL Free Agency 2016: Winners and Losers from Day 1

There was no Steven Stamkos and no blockbuster trades stealing the thunder from the kickoff to free agency this year. There were, however, plenty of deals made. Some of them within minutes of the contract window opening—which sure makes...Show More Summary

Mikkel Boedker to Sharks: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Forward Mikkel Boedker signed a four-year deal with the San Jose Sharks on Friday, the club announced in a press release. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN reported the contract is worth $16 million. Boedker, 26, spent time with the Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche in the 2015-16 season, accumulating 17 goals and 34 assists. Show More Summary

Lee Stempniak to Hurricanes: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Former Boston Bruins winger Lee Stempniak will join the Carolina Hurricanes next season after signing a deal with the Eastern Conference club. Per TSN's Bob McKenzie, Stempniak's deal is for two years with an average annual value ofShow More Summary

Chicago Blackhawks Shore Up Need, Nab Best Value of Day in Brian Campbell

On Friday, defenceman Brian Campbell signed the sweetest of sweetheart deals with the Chicago Blackhawks, per the team's official Twitter account. He took a one-year term when he should have been able to get the security of a two-year deal. Show More Summary

Kyle Okposo's Signing with Non-Contender Surprising, but He Will Improve Sabres

When Steven Stamkos took himself off the market on Wednesday, Kyle Okposo immediately went to the top of several free-agent rankings, including mine. There were a couple of reasons for that. First, Okposo was one of the younger players...Show More Summary

Kyle Okposo to Sabres: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Playmaking winger Kyle Okposo reportedly reached an agreement Friday with the Buffalo Sabres on a seven-year, $42 million contract. SportsCentre provided the financial details of the signing. Arthur Staple of Newsday confirmed the agreement is in place. Okposo has quietly been one of the league's most productive forwards over the past three seasons. Show More Summary

NHL Trade Rumors: Latest on Tyson Barrie, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and More

The start of free agency begins with a flurry of activity every year as the best available players decide where they are going to play for the next several years of their career. But after a few hours of a feeding frenzy as millionsShow More Summary

Milan Lucic Is Best Replacement, but Oilers Still Worse After Taylor Hall Trade

On Wednesday, the Edmonton Oilers traded away one of the five best left wings in hockey when they sent Taylor Hall to New Jersey. On Friday, they signed the best free agent left wing for most of the next decade. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun broke the news: There are some obvious things worth saying about the contract. Show More Summary

Dan Hamhuis to Stars: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Veteran defenseman Dan Hamhuis reportedly signed with the Dallas Stars on Friday after coming to terms on a two-year, $7.5 million contract. John Shannon of Sportsnet provided the details of the agreement, and Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press confirmed the report. Hamhuis is coming off the worst offensive season of his career. Show More Summary

Victor Hedman, Lightning Agree on New Contract: Details, Comments, Reaction

The Tampa Bay Lightning continue their big-spending this offseason, re-signing star defenseman Victor Hedman to an eight-year extension. Hedman confirmed his extension on Twitter: Per Ian McLaren of The Score, Hedman's extension is worth $63 million. The Lightning have been very busy already this summer. Show More Summary

Loui Eriksson to Canucks: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Veteran winger Loui Eriksson will don a new uniform next season after reportedly agreeing to a deal Friday with the Vancouver Canucks. Mike Johnston of Sportsnet reported Eriksson's contract with the Canucks. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN noted...Show More Summary

Milan Lucic to Oilers: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Winger Milan Lucic's tenure with the Los Angeles Kings ended after just one season Friday, as he signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers. TSN's Pierre LeBrun first reported the signing, and Sportsnet's Chris...Show More Summary

David Perron to Blues: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Veteran winger David Perron reached an agreement on a contract with the St. Louis Blues on Friday. Perron announced on Twitter he is going back to the team that drafted him in the first round in 2007: Allan Walsh, Perron's agent, told...Show More Summary

Jamie McGinn to Coyotes: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Left winger Jamie McGinn is headed to his fourth different team in three years after the 27-year-old signed with the Arizona Coyotes on Friday. Per's Pierre LeBrun, McGinn's deal with the Coyotes is for $10 million over three...Show More Summary

Andrew Ladd to Islanders: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Forward Andrew Ladd landed a big free-agent contract Friday, signing a seven-year deal with the New York Islanders. Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest reported Ladd's seven-year deal includes a $5.5 million cap hit. SportsCentre noted...Show More Summary

James Reimer to Panthers: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The San Jose Sharks acquired James Reimer midway through last season to shore up their netminding situation, but he never got the chance to make an impact. Reimer hopes that will change with the Florida Panthers. The veteran goalie and...Show More Summary

Eric Staal to Wild: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Veteran forward Eric Staal signed a three-year, $10.5 million deal with the Minnesota Wild on Friday, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. Mike Johnston of Sportsnet later confirmed the deal, which is worth $3.5 million annually. Staal,Show More Summary

Frans Nielsen to Red Wings: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Former New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen reportedly agreed to a six-year, $31.5-million contract on Friday with the Detroit Red Wings, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press. Chris Johnston of Sportsnet confirmed...Show More Summary

Troy Brouwer to Flames: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Troy Brouwer experienced plenty of success during his lone year with the St. Louis Blues, but the veteran winger moved on from the 2015-16 Western Conference finalists Friday when he agreed to a deal with the Calgary Flames. According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, Brouwer inked a four-year contract worth $4.5 million per season. Show More Summary

NHL Rumors: Latest Trade Talk on Scott Hartnell, Gabriel Landeskog

While all eyes are focusing on the NHL free-agency period that begins on Friday, there are an additional number of names that could be available on the trade market. The Columbus Blue Jackets look like they'll be busy after telling teams...Show More Summary

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