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2021 NHL Draft Grades, Owen Power
2021 NHL Draft Grades
Ben Kerr - Jul 25, 2021

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]



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Sam Bennett Remains with the Florida Panthers
Nick Mancini - Jul 26, 2021

After a brutal ending in Calgary, he has found a fresh start in Sunrise, Florida. The Florida Panthers signed restricted free agent forward Sam Bennett to a  four-year contract worth $17.6 million with a salary-cap hit of $4.4 million. Bennett deal with Florida: 4 x $4.4M AAV https://t.co/wIomV9UX2y — Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 26, 2021 […]

Alec Martinez Re-Signed
Report: Alec Martinez Re-Signed By Vegas Golden Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights have reportedly re-signed Alec Martinez, an unrestricted free agent defenceman, to a three-year contract worth $15 million. This contract carries a salary-cap hit of $5 million. Hearing Vegas @GoldenKnights are closing in on an extension to keep D Alec Martinez off the market. Expect Martinez to come in around $5 million, […]

Seth Jones Trade
The Last Word on Hockey Show: Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks

The Stanley Cup Final is over and the Tampa Bay Lightning reign supreme again. With the focus shifting to the offseason, The Last Word on Hockey Show was back on the MAD Radio Network. Your host Jim Biringer from lastwordonhockey.com was back alongside Marc Weiss and Coach Jay. The previous week, the boys looked at the […]

NHL rumours
NHL Rumours: Washington Capitals, Seattle Kraken, Ottawa Senators

We’re just a couple days away from the start of free agency and the NHL rumours are getting more intense. It’s going to be a nervous next few days as we await what players go where. General managers are going to make some tough choices and we’ll sort out all the NHL rumours. Today’s rumours […]

Niklas Hjalmarsson trade
Arizona Coyotes Niklas Hjalmarsson Retires
Erin Butler - Jul 25, 2021

According to a report from Craig Morgan, Arizona Coyotes stalwart defender Niklas Hjalmarsson has chosen to retire. The 34-year-old played parts of 14 NHL seasons and won three Stanley Cups, all with the Chicago Blackhawks. Per source, Coyotes UFA D Niklas Hjalmarsson is retiring. I don’t expect a formal announcement or statement from Nik. Those […]

Marc Staal trade
Detroit Red Wings Re-Sign Defenceman Marc Staal

Steve Yzerman and the Detroit Red Wings have re-signed veteran blue liner Marc Staal to one-year deal worth $2 million. The Red Wings deal includes a full no-move clause. Staal spent last season with the Red Wings after being traded by the New York Rangers. Bob McKenzie was first with the news. Working free agent […]

Craig Anderson Retiring
Report: Former Ottawa Senators Goalie Craig Anderson Expected to Retire

Former Ottawa Senators legend Craig Anderson is reportedly on the verge of announcing his retirement after 18 seasons in the NHL. Anderson played his final season with the Washington Capitals. His current general manager, Brian MacLellan spoke on Anderson’s future during a post-entry draft press conference. Regional NHL.com writer, Tom Gulitti was the first to […]

Jake Virtanen Bought Out
Jake Virtanen Bought Out By The Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks have announced their intention to buy out Jake Virtanen today as the team put him on unconditional waivers. Jake Virtanen is on unconditional waivers — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 25, 2021 The 24-year old Virtanen has had a conflicted history with the team and their fans from the instant he was drafted, […]