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  • Oilers loan Bogdan Yakimov to KHL team
    Edmonton has loaned Bogdan Yakimov to HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of the KHL.

    Advice: The 21-year-old forward played for the KHL squad in 2015-16 and he picked up four points in 11 outings. He also added two points in four playoff matches. In 36 appearances with Bakersfield of the AHL last year, he contributed five goals and 15 points. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:02 pm
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  • Sens, Ceci working on two-year contract
    Ottawa's next priority is getting Cody Ceci signed.

    Advice: The Senators announced the signing of Mike Hoffman to a four-year contract on Wednesday. GM Pierre Dorion and Ceci's agent J.P. Barry have been working on a two-year bridge deal. "With this one (Ceci) we don't have a set date," said Dorion. "The only date that matters is (the season opener) Oct. 12 and I can assure you that Cody will be playing for us on Oct. 12." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:16 pm
  • Chris Kreider wants to play more north-south
    Chris Kreider feels like he got away from the style he wants to play with last season.

    Advice: "It's what I should've been doing last year and it's what I will be doing this year -- big, strong, fast, mean, imposing, getting to the net and playing a power forward game ... north-south," Kreider said. He admitted that his cold start got to him and he is anxious to come out strong in 2016-17. Kreider got a lift during the off-season with a four-year, $18.5 million deal, which has given him some additional confidence. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:07 pm
  • Yzerman isn't rushing Kucherov signing
    Lightning GM Steve Yzerman doesn't have a timeline in mind for when Nikita Kucherov will be signed to a new contract.

    Advice: He suggested that the progress may linger until the start of the season. "We continue to communicate with his representation," Yzerman said. "And we expect to have him under contract to start the season." The Lightning may have to make a move after signing Kucherov to be cap compliant going into the regular season, but the team is not that worried because Ryan Callahan (hip) can go on long-term injured reserve. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:42 pm
  • Nashville adds defenseman Matt Carle
    Matt Carle has signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Nashville Predators.

    Advice: The Tampa Bay Lightning bought out the final two years of his six-year, $33 million deal last month. Carle will probably claim a third-pairing defense job with the Predators. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:26 am
  • Tavares hopes to play entire career with NYI
    John Tavares can become an unrestricted free agent in two seasons, but he wants to stay with the New York Islanders.

    Advice: "I think I've always showed my commitment, my appreciation and my desire to play on Long Island," Tavares told Sportsnet 590. "I would love for that to continue for the long haul. I think you look at some of the greatest players in the game have been able to spend their entire career somewhere. I hope I'm in that same position." The Islanders can begin negotiating a contract extension next July 1 and that will be a top priority for GM Garth Snow. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:58 am
  • Preds' Calle Jarnkrok signs long-term deal
    Calle Jarnkrok has agreed to a six-year, $12 million contract with the Nashville Predators.

    Advice: He will make $1.7 million in 2016-17, $1.8 million in 2017-18, $2.1 million in 2018-19, $2.2 million in 2019-20 and 2020-21, and $2 million in 2021-22. The 24-year-old forward played in 81 matches with the Predators last season. Jarnkrok notched 14 goals and 30 points over that span, while seeing some time alongside Ryan Johansen and James Neal in the second half. He will probably be shifted around the lineup again in 2016-17. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:19 am
  • Petr Mrazek inks 2-year contract with Detroit
    Petr Mrazek has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with Detroit.

    Advice: His new deal carries an annual average value of $4 million. Mrazek will make $3.85 million in 2016-17 and $4.15 million in 2017-18. He posted a 27-16-6 record as the starting goaltender for the Red Wings last year, while earning a 2.33 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:10 am
  • Senators reach 4-year deal with Mike Hoffman
    Mike Hoffman has inked a four-year contract with the Ottawa Senators.

    Advice: The average annual value of the deal is $5.1875 million. He will make $3.8 million next season and then earn $5.65 million in three years after that. Hoffman registered personal bests in 2015-16 in goals (29), assists (30) and points (59) in 78 matches. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:26 am
  • Tyson Barrie looking for a $6M contract
    Tyson Barrie is reportedly seeking $6 million for one season through arbitration.

    Advice: The Avalanche have offered $4 million and $4.25 million, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Barrie's arbitration hearing is scheduled for Friday if the two sides can't agree to terms. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:18 am
  • Namestnikov, Lightning agree to 2-year deal
    Vladislav Namestnikov has signed a two-year deal with the Lightning.

    Advice: His new contract is worth $1.9375 million per season. Namestnikov had an arbitration hearing scheduled for Friday, but that won't occur now. He recorded 14 goals and 35 points in 80 games last year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:20 am
  • Jordan Eberle working with 'Shot Doc'
    Jordan Eberle hired a shooting coach this summer.

    Advice: He worked with hockey's "Shot Doc," Ron Johnson to try to help him get back to the form he displayed in 2011-12 when he potted 34 goals in 78 games. "Everyone talks about the one-timer but there's more to it than that," said Eberle. "You can tip it, you can find areas on the ice (to get shots off). I don't even know if I want to call him a shooting coach as much as a position coach." Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:14 pm
  • B. Schenn expects to keep production high
    Brayden Schenn believes his 2015-16 numbers will be regular contributions for him moving forward.

    Advice: "I feel like I'm getting better year by year and I expect nothing else next year," he said. "... I expect to come in and continue to prove my game in all areas of the ice. When you get the chance to play with good players they make you better as well. We got some good pieces that are part of the Flyers. We have a good team moving forward here. You want to get better individually, but I think the team as a whole will be better this year as well." He generated personal bests last season with 26 goals, 33 assists and 59 points in 80 games. Schenn received a four-year, $20.5 million contract on Monday from the Flyers, which ensures he'll be a key member of the team in the present as well as the future. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:32 pm
  • Rundblad, Chicago terminate his contract
    David Rundblad and the Chicago Blackhawks have mutually agreed to a termination of his contract.

    Advice: As a result, there will be no cap hit for the Blackhawks, which could help them try to sign pending unrestricted free agent Jimmy Vesey. "David indicated to us that he wanted to kind of get a fresh start, so I think he's looking to maybe pursue some other opportunities, whether it's in the NHL or maybe in Europe," GM Stan Bowman said earlier this month. He played in just nine games with Chicago last season and has 113 matches of NHL experience over his career. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:05 am
  • B. Manning, Flyers agree to 2-year contract
    Brandon Manning has reached a two-year agreement with Philadelphia worth $1.95 million.

    Advice: The new deal will avoid the arbitration hearing that was set for August. He registered seven points and 66 penalty minutes in a personal high 56 games with the Flyers last campaign. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:41 am
  • Brayden Schenn, Flyers agree to 4-year deal
    Brayden Schenn has agreed to a four-year contract with Philadelphia.

    Advice: The new deal carries an annual average of $5.125 million. The two sides narrowly avoided salary arbitration. Schenn just had the most productive season of his NHL career in 2015-16. He compiled 26 goals and 59 points in 80 games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:25 am
  • Petr Mrazek looking for $5M per season
    Petr Mrazek is seeking $5 million per season through arbitration.

    Advice: Detroit is reportedly offering $2.7 million and $3.15 million over a two-year deal. Mrazek was taken team-elected arbitration and his hearing is set for July 27. The 24-year-old netminder became the top option between the pipes for the Red Wings in 2015-16 and he is due for a big raise in salary. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:46 am
  • Brayden Schenn asks for $5.5 million salary
    Brayden Schenn is requesting a one-year, $5.5 million contract.

    Advice: The Philadelphia Flyers are countering with a two-year contract that would pay him $4.25 million in 2016-17 and $4,369,425 in 2017-18. This is all being presented ahead of his arbitration hearing scheduled for July 25. Obviously when players and teams make their pre-arbitration requests known there is going to be a salary gap and from a cap hit perspective, they're not terribly far off. What is somewhat unusual is that the Flyers have decided to ask for a two-year contract, so the difference between them could actually be larger because of it. If Schenn were to have presented what he wanted out of a two-year deal, he would have likely asked for an annual salary above his current request of $5.5 million. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:08 am
  • Rangers ink Chris Kreider to 4-year extension
    Chris Kreider has inked a four-year, $18.5 million contract with the New York Rangers.

    Advice: Kreider was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing today, but this agreement made that moot. He'll come with a $4.625 million annual cap hit, which is very close to the $4.75 million he was requesting, but while the Rangers conceded ground in terms of average annual salary, Kreider provided them with a longer term. This could end up working out very well for the Rangers if Kreider demonstrates that at the age of 25 he hasn't yet reached his peak. He had 21 goals and 43 points in 79 contests last season after recording 46 points in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:10 am
  • Chris Kreider requests $4.75 million salary
    Chris Kreider has requested a salary of $4.75 million for the 2016-17 campaign.

    Advice: The New York Rangers have countered with an offer of $3.2 million. Those figures are being provided ahead of Friday's scheduled arbitration hearing. If the two sides can find a middle ground prior to the hearing then it will be made moot. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:56 pm
  • Mike Hoffman hopes to stick with the Senators
    Mike Hoffman wants to stay with the Ottawa Senators for the foreseeable future.

    Advice: "That’s obviously my No. 1 goal. I love Ottawa, I love the fans there," Hoffman said. "We’re a great team, great guys, so that’s obviously my first priority, to try to get something done with them." Hoffman filed for arbitration and has a hearing scheduled for August 4. That all-but guarantees that Hoffman will be with the Senators for the start of the 2016-17 campaign, but the ideal would likely be for the two sides to agree to a long-term contract prior to that date. Rotoworld.com Jul 18, 1:28 am
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