There are few trophies bigger in sports than the Conn Smythe trophy.
It’s pretty clear what Ken Holland would like to do this summer.
Jesse Puljujarvi and Kailer Yamamoto will be getting significant raises when they sign their new deals. Both right wingers carried a $1.175 million cap hit (AAV) last season, but Puljujarvi’s actual salary was $1.45m while Yamamoto made $1.175m. What type of average annual value (AAV) will they command this summer?
Jay Woodcroft is the Big Man.
With very little available cap space, but numerous pending UFAs and RFAs, Ken Holland is poised to have a busy off-season.
And one of them kept Hart Trophy winner Auston Matthews off their ballot, too.
The Young Stars tournament is back.
Ken Holland’s decision to retain and re-sign Jay Woodcroft as the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers this week was the easiest call he’ll make this off-season.
Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland needs to create cap space this summer if he wants to improve this roster. There are a handful of ways that he could do that as well. He could hope that some veteran players retire, he could go the buyout route, or he could make a trade. Realistically, he’ll…
Ah yes, the NHL Awards. One of the best times of the year.
There will always be extreme view points on any topic, but they often aren’t how the majority feel. Whether that is politics, education, health or sports, the extreme ends of the spectrum are usually the vocal minority. That is no different in NHL discussions when evaluating and analyzing players. If everyone always agreed it would…
So, Russian forward Andrei Kuzmenko agreed Monday to sign with the Vancouver Canucks when free agency opens July 13.