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 […]

NHL Rumor Mill – June 18, 2016

Latest on Milan Lucic, Dmitry Kulikov, Justin Faulk, Mikkel Boedker, Rasmus Ristolainen and many more in today’s NHL Rumor Mill.  More on Lucic, plus updates on Kulikov, Faulk and the Avalanche. TSN 1040 (via TODAY’S SLAPSHOT): Bob McKenzie wonders if contract term is the sticking point in negotiations between the Los Angeles Kings and pending […]