Matt Duchene And Jordan Eberle Primed For Big Contracts After First-Round Playoff Performances

As unrestricted free agents Duchene and Eberle are allowed to sign with any club once the new league year starts on July 1. This gives them a lot of leverage in negotiating a new contract since they can create a bidding war for their services. For more on Free Agency and the different statuses of players, check out “How free agency works in the National Hockey League.” Unrestricted Free Agents in the First Round of Playoffs PlayerGPGAPTSp/pg+/-Matt Duchene, C, CBJ43471.755Jor

Cale Makar’s Historic Journey From NCAA Star To NHL Playoffs

Makar has had a hectic last few days. Entering the weekend, he was a college sophomore and the top-rated prospect in hockey. So how did he go from NCAA standout to making history in the NHL in 48 hours? The start of Makar’s whirlwind journey to making history started on Friday when Makar won the Hobey Baker Trophy as the best college hockey player this year—the hockey equivalent to the Heisman Trophy. The next day Makar competed in the NCAA National Championship Game as a mem

KHL Contract May Delay Nikita Gusev’s Vegas Golden Knights Debut

Gusev has proven this season in the KHL that he can be a top six player in the NHL. The former KHL MVP and current All-star led the league in points with 82 in 62 games. Gusev has also won an Olympic Gold Medal and was named the best forward in the PyeongChang Olympics. Gusev’s KHL contract will expire at the end of April. Once his contract expires, Gusev will be free to sign a contract with the Golden Knights. Now that SKA St. Petersburg’s season has ended the Golden Knights

Why Duchene, Panarin And 12 Other Free Agents On The Columbus Blue Jackets Need To Make The Playoffs

The biggest names on the list of free agents include Sergei Bobrovsky, Matt Duchene, Artemi Panarin and Zachary Werenski. Out of these top players, all but one, Werenski, will be unrestricted free agents on July 1, 2019. As unrestricted free agents, these players are allowed to sign with any club. This gives them a lot of leverage in negotiating a new contract. A full list of the free agent players currently on the Blue Jackets is below. NamePositionStatusSergei BobrovskyGoal

NHL Global Series Returns To Help Grow Hockey In Europe

Thus far the NHL has played 29 regular season games overseas. These games generate substantial interest and excitement. The average attendance in these games is 13,339 per game and a total attendance of 386,818. In 2012 the NHL and NHLPA agreed to work together on international projects. Since 2012 the NHL has seen approximately 25 percent of their players come from Europe and Russia. The Global Series helps maintain and grow this percentage.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_

Mike Trout And Bryce Harper Pioneer New Ground For Players With Record-Breaking Contracts

Earlier in 2019, the Colorado Rockies gave superstar third baseman Nolan Arenado a $260 million deal, the San Diego Padres landed Manny Machado with a $300 million contract, and Bryce Harper signed a 13-year, $330 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. If you are a die-hard baseball fan, it is easy to lose perspective on just how massive these deals are. Trout’s $430 million deal alone is worth as much as or more than eight NHL franchises and all 23 Major League Soccer