Category Archives: Boedker

Analysis of Notable 2016 NHL Free-Agent Signings

My take on the notable free-agent signings of the opening day of the NHL’s 2016 free-agent market.  Tampa Bay Lightning re-sign defenseman Victor Hedman to an eight-year, $63 million contract. Hedman’s new deal kicks in for 2017-18, with an annual average cap hit of $7.875 million. He probably would’ve received $9 million annually had he […]

NHL Rumor Mill – July 1, 2016

The NHL’s unrestricted free agent market opens today. Check out all the latest speculation over which teams are interested in which players and more.   SPECTOR’S NOTE: Today’s rumor links are presented largely without comment. I’ll keep a running tally of the notable free-agent signings and trades in my News section,with a roundup of the top […]

NHL Rumor Mill – June 20, 2016

Updates on the Oilers, Sabres, Blue Jackets, Islanders, Ducks and Avalanche in your NHL rumor mill. Oilers narrow options for defensemen. EDMONTON SUN: With the Anaheim Ducks re-signing Sami Vatanen and the Colorado Avalanche claiming they’re not shopping Tyson Barrie, Jim Matheson examines the Oilers’ narrowing options for landing a right-shooting top-two defenseman via trade. He notes […]