Category Archives: Ladd

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 30, 2016

On the eve of NHL free agency, here’s the latest notable free-agent and speculation. Free agent speculation CSNNE.COM:  Joe Haggerty reports the Boston Bruins might be having second thoughts about pitching an expensive offer sheet to Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba. He notes the high cost in draft picks the Bruins would need to part […]

NHL Rumor Mill – June 16, 2016

Top-10 NHL draft trade candidates, UFA speculation, updates on the Oilers & much more in your NHL rumor mill.  Top-10 NHL draft trade candidates. THE HOCKEY NEWS: Matt Larkin lists  (top to bottom) Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Scott Hartnell, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie, Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw, […]

NHL Rumor Mill – June 3, 2016

List of this summer’s top trade candidates & unrestricted free agents in your NHL rumor mill.  Summer of 2016’s top NHL trade candidates. TSN: Frank Seravalli lists this summer’s top-20 NHL trade candidates: 1. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers, 2. Tyson Barrie, Colorado Avalanche, 3. Kevin Shattenkirk, St. Louis Blues, 4. Edmonton Oilers’ fourth-overall pick in […]