Tag Archives: Free Agency

Wild Re-sign Reigning Calder Trophy Winner Kirill Kaprizov To Five-Year, $45 Million Contract

Image: Mercury News The Minnesota Wild announced that they have re-signed restricted free agent left-wing Kirill Kaprizov to a five-year contract that carries a $9 million cap hit on Tuesday night, just prior to the start of training camp.

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Hockey and All That: Pre-Training Camp Edition

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The offseason between the 2020-2021 and 2021-22 seasons continues to be eventful. It has included additional player signings and acquisitions and other news since NoVa Caps’ previous light-hearted summary of the offseason events in early August. … Continue reading

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Former Capitals Defenseman Zdeno Chara Signs One-Year Contract To Return To Islanders

Photo: CBS Boston The New York Islanders announced on Saturday that they have signed former Washington Capitals left-handed defenseman Zdeno Chara to a one-year contract at an unknown cap hit. The 44-year-old became an unrestricted free agent on July 28.

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Report: NHL Salary Cap Expected To Increase By $1 Million Next Season

Photo: Sportsnet According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the NHL salary cap is expected to rise by $1 million next season to $82.5 million after it has been flat since last season due to the economic implications of COVID-19.

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Canadiens Don’t Match Hurricanes’ Offersheet To Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Acquire Christian Dvorak From Coyotes

Photo: NHL.com The Montreal Canadiens did not match the Carolina Hurricanes’ one-year, $6.1 million offersheet to restricted free agent center Jesperi Kotkaniemi by Saturday’s 5:30 PM ET deadline to do so and acquired a first-round pick and third, both in … Continue reading

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Hurricanes Sign Canadiens’ RFA Jesperi Kotkaniemi To One-Year, $6.1 Million Offersheet In Apparent Revenge Move

Photo: NHL.com The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Saturday afternoon that they have signed Montreal Canadiens restricted free agent center Jesperi Kotkaniemi to a one-year, $6.1 million contract two years after the Canadiens signed Hurricanes star center Sebastian Aho to a … Continue reading

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2021 Offseason Power Rankings

Photo: Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images After a flurry of trades and free-agent signings, a lot of teams improved their rosters going into next season, while others dropped in the 2020 NHL offseason power rankings. While some attractive free agents … Continue reading

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Hockey and All That: 2021 Offseason Edition

Photo: Alex Ovechkin What an offseason so far! While the offseason between the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons is shorter than usual, it’s been somewhat eventful. The flat salary cap has given General Managers incentive to jettison players they would normally … Continue reading

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Should The Capitals Add A Center?

Photo: NBC5 Chicago For the second consecutive season, the Washington Capitals fell in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Once again, part of the reason why was due to their lack of center depth as Evgeny Kuznetsov missed … Continue reading

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2021 Offseason Grades: Metropolitan Division

Photo: NBC Sports With the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft, entry draft, and most of the top free-agents signed this offseason, some teams have gotten better, while others have gotten worse. How has each team faired? NoVa Caps grades each team’s … Continue reading

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