July 07 2012 07:23AM
Jason Strudwick made his NHL debut March 30, 1996. He hit the scoreboard in a big way--a hockey stick!--as the refs flagged him for his first 7 minutes of NHL pims. His final game came April 10, 2011--21 clean shifts in his 674th game in the world's best league. It was, by any measure, a helluva run.
July 06 2012 11:40AM
Jeff Petry and Devan Dubnyk received two-year contracts yesterday moments before the NHL announced that Sam Gagner was one of 16 players who filed for arbitration. Much of the early reaction from fans and the media was that Petry was a great signing, while Dubnyk got overpaid. I agree Petry's deal was good, but I'm not sold that Dubnyk was that bad of a contract.
July 05 2012 09:45PM
In the post lockout-era, Edmonton has been quite good at avoiding arbitration. They often sign their player before the hearing begins, but have been known to trade the player before the hearing too.
July 05 2012 07:44PM
With the two-year deal the Edmonton Oilers just gave him, Devan Dubnyk could walk away from hockey in the summer of 2014 and never play another NHL game and he'd have more money in his jeans than you or I will make in a lifetime.
July 05 2012 05:18PM
On the same day that the Edmonton Oilers announced new contracts for restricted free agents Jeff Petry and Devan Dubnyk, another elected to file for salary arbitration. Sam Gagner is one of 15 players to file for arbitration this summer.