Extra Extraliga (ID# 64273)
  • Corrado, Leafs exchange arbitration numbers
    Frank Corrado has requested a $900,000 salary for 2016-17.

    Advice: The Toronto Maple Leafs are countering with a two-way contract that would pay him $625,000 at the NHL level or $150,000 in the minors. Alternatively, they've also submitted a one-way contract with a value of $575,000. Corrado's arbitration hearing is scheduled for July 26. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:08 pm
  • Jake Allen feels he has something to prove
    Although he's going into the season as the Blues' clear No. 1 goaltender, Jake Allen feels he still needs to earn that spot.

    Advice: Allen got a four-year, $17.4 million contract extension and the Blues dealt Brian Elliott this summer. "It was tough to make mistakes when Brian was around because one game — you had a bad game — he was right back in the net and vice versa with him and me," Allen said. "I think you get a little bit more leeway, I guess, now. But not a whole lot. Carter’s a great goalie and I’ve heard a lot of great things about him. I feel that I had to etch myself into the league consistently. Now that I’ve done that, I still have another place to go and prove I’m a legit No. 1 guy." Allen had a 2.35 GAA and .920 save percentage in 47 contests in 2015-16. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:45 pm
  • Eric Boulton can come with $575K cap hit
    Eric Boulton's recently inked two-way contract with the Islanders comes with a $575,000 should he play in the NHL.

    Advice: Boulton would earn $150,000 annually when he's playing in the minors, but he's been guaranteed a minimum salary of $200,000 even if he spends the full season in the AHL. The 39-year-old might make the Islanders' opening game roster, but he would probably spend a lot of time in the press box if that does happen. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:13 pm
  • Connor McDavid happy about Lucic signing
    Connor McDavid thinks signing Milan Lucic was a big gain for the Edmonton Oilers.

    Advice: "It means so much," said McDavid. "It kind of gives us that swagger, that meanness that we have been looking for. We tried to do that a little bit last year in adding a couple of bigger bodies and it definitely helped, but now you have the addition of Lucic and those guys we added before. We definitely have that mean streak that other teams won't want to be pushing us around." Lucic in particular is a gritty player that doesn't look out of place in a top-six role, so Edmonton could theoretically pair him with McDavid to provide the young star with some extra protection. Just as McDavid seems to be thrilled with the prospect of playing with Lucic, Lucic is upbeat about the arrangement as well. When asked for his No. 1 reason for signing with Edmonton, Lucic named McDavid. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:57 am
  • Eric Boulton agrees to a one-year contract
    Eric Boulton has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the New York Islanders.

    Advice: Boulton had no points and two penalty minutes in six games with the Islanders in 2015-16. The 39-year-old has 79 points and 1,421 penalty minutes in 654 career games. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:34 am
  • Connor Carrick agrees to a two-year deal
    Connor Carrick has inked a two-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

    Advice: Carrick had two goals and four points in 18 games with Toronto and the Washington Capitals last season. He also recorded 11 goals and 29 points in 52 AHL contests. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:39 am
  • Andre Benoit signs with Swedish club
    Andre Benoit has signed with the Malmo Redhawks in Sweden.

    Advice: Benoit had eight goals and 33 points in 72 AHL games last season. He also appeared in two contests with the St. Louis Blues. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:37 am
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  • Predators don't want P.K. Subban to change
    The Nashville Predators don't see P.K. Subban's personality as a problem.

    Advice: There's been speculation about whether or not Subban will mesh well with the Predators, but it sounds like Predators GM David Poile doesn't see that as a problem. "I told him the same thing — I traded for P.K. Subban, the player and the person," Poile said. "I could say there’s going to be things that we’re going to find out about him as a player that he can do or can’t do or other things that will come up over time, but I don’t want him to change. We want different players. I guess sometimes whether it be a team or a business or whatever walk of life you’re in, you want everybody to sort of march to the same beat. We don’t want that." In Subban, the Predators have acquired one of the best defensemen in the NHL and someone who could potentially help energize the team when needed. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:34 am
  • Bobby Farnham signs a two-way contract
    Bobby Farnham has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

    Advice: Farnham had 10 points and 97 penalty minutes in 53 games between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils last season. If he makes the Montreal Canadiens' opening game roster then he should once again be a good source of PIM. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:39 pm
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  • Peter Holland asks for $2.1 million
    Peter Holland has requested a salary of $2.1 million.

    Advice: Toronto has countered at $900,000. Holland had nine goals and 27 points in 65 contests last season while averaging 14:40 minutes per game. Keep in mind that while $2.1 million seems high for Holland, it's a negotiating point rather than what he likely expects to get. That said, Toronto strengthened its negotiating position by putting him on waivers. Every other team passed on the opportunity to claim him. His arbitration hearing is scheduled for July 25. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:12 pm
  • Luke Schenn signs a $2.5 million contract
    Luke Schenn's two-year contract is worth $2.5 million.

    Advice: Schenn will probably serve as a third-pairing defenseman for Arizona, so that's an appropriate price for his projected role. He isn't a factor in standard fantasy leagues, but he becomes more noteworthy in formats that value hits and blocked shots as evidenced by the fact that he had 234 and 106 respectively in 2015-16. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:02 pm
  • Jordan Schroeder gets a two-way contract
    Jordan Schroeder has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild.

    Advice: Schroeder had an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 27 that's no longer necessary. He will earn $650,000 when playing in the NHL or $275,000 in the minors. He's been guaranteed a minimum salary of $300,000 though, even if he spends the full campaign in the AHL. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:56 pm
  • Peter Holland isn't claimed on waivers
    Peter Holland went unclaimed on waivers.

    Advice: That should help the Maple Leafs build their case for a reduced salary for Holland. After all, every other team in the league just had the opportunity to take him and no one stepped up to do so. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:08 pm
  • Arizona inks Luke Schenn to two-year contract
    Luke Schenn has inked a two-year deal with the Arizona Coyotes.

    Advice: Schenn deserves credit for being a big contributor when it comes to hits and blocked shots as he finished 2015-16 with 234 and 106 respectively. However, he doesn't look as good in terms of Corsi/Fenwick. He hasn't always been a negative Corsi/Fenwick player relative to his teammates, but that has been the case with him more often than not. He has a career minus-3.8 relative Corsi and minus-4.0 relative Fenwick over the course of his career, which suggests that his teams did a worse job of possessing the puck whenever he was on the ice compared to when he wasn't playing. All that said, this move gives Arizona some extra defensive depth and could bolster their third pairing. It's worth adding that Coyotes GM John Chayka feels Schenn "can optimize his performance here." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:18 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 Yesterday, 9:08 am
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  • Report: Wild, Schroeder close to 2-way deal
    The Minnesota Wild and Jordan Schroeder are reportedly close to a one-year, two-way agreement.

    Advice: The two sides have an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 27 that they might be able to avoid. Minnesota recently placed Schroeder on Wednesday and he went unclaimed, asserting their argument for Schroeder to get a two-way deal. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:36 am
  • Kyle Cumiskey will play in Sweden
    Kyle Cumiskey has signed with Skelleftea AIK in Sweden.

    Advice: Cumiskey had a goal and five points in 17 AHL contests last season. The 29-year-old defenseman is a veteran of 139 career NHL games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:07 am
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  • Subban thinks they'll be less distractions
    P.K. Subban anticipates things being different with the small market Nashville Predators compared to his time with the Montreal Canadiens.

    Advice: "I think there's just less distractions," Subban said. "I think in Montreal, things can become distractions for a team, and for us, I think that here, there's going to be less distractions for sure." Getting out from under the media scrutiny that comes from playing with the Montreal Canadiens might make things easier on him. That being said, he still excelled with the Canadiens and we believe Subban could play effectively in any market. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:32 am
  • Report:Kris Versteeg will play in Switzerland
    Kris Versteeg will reportedly sign with Switzerland’s Bern in the near future.

    Advice: It will be interesting if that does happen given that Versteeg is a pretty established player in the NHL. He might not have been in line for a particularly lucrative deal, but it would be surprising if it turned out that he didn't have any NHL offers on the table. He scored 15 goals and 38 points in 77 games with the Carolina Hurricanes and Los Angeles Kings in 2015-16. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:26 am
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  • Report: Kevin Hayes gets a $2.6 million AAV
    Kevin Hayes' new two-year contract is reportedly worth $5.2 million.

    Advice: Hayes completed his sophomore campaign with the Rangers, scoring 14 goals and 36 points in 79 games. This agreement prevented the two sides from going through an arbitration hearing, which had been scheduled for July 27. It seems like a fair bridge deal for both sides, buying them time to see what type of player Hayes develops into. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:49 pm
  • Rangers re-sign Kevin Hayes
    Kevin Hayes has agreed to terms with the New York Rangers.

    Advice: The details of Hayes' new contract aren't known yet, but this makes his arbitration hearing scheduled for July 27 moot. He had 14 goals and 36 points in 79 contests in 2015-16. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:23 pm
  • Leafs put Peter Holland on waivers
    Peter Holland has been placed on waivers.

    Advice: The Toronto Maple Leafs are likely sending a message ahead of Holland's July 25th arbitration hearing. If he clears waivers then it will help the Leafs make the case for him to get a lesser contract during that process. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:18 am
  • Minnesota puts Jordan Schroeder on waivers
    The Minnesota Wild have placed Jordan Schroeder on regular waivers.

    Advice: That's different than the Wild putting Schroeder on waivers with the intention of buying him out. For one thing, Schroeder doesn't have a contract right now as he's a restricted free agent. However, Schroeder did file for arbitration and has a hearing scheduled for July 27. The Wild might be unhappy about that and putting him on waivers now could be a tactic to make their case about him deserving a two-way contract. Either he'll be claimed on waivers, in which case a different team will continue the negotiations, or he'll clear, in which case Minnesota can make the argument that no other team in the league was interested in him with the possibility of him being awarded a one-way deal looming. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:02 am
  • Habs don't keep analytics consultant Pfeffer
    Analytics consultant Matt Pfeffer has been informed by the Montreal Canadiens that his contract won't be renewed.

    Advice: Pfeffer's departure is noteworthy because it comes shortly after he argued to keep P.K. Subban on the team over Shea Weber. Montreal ultimately didn't agree with his recommendation and instead dealt Subban to Nashville in exchange for Weber. "Prior to the trade, I submitted a report comparing both players. I made a passionate case in favour of P.K. Subban," Pfeffer explained. "There was never a meeting with management. Ultimately, this is the nature of this kind of work. Management makes their decision based on a variety of criteria. Their evaluation may have been different in this case, but there was consensus on other decisions through my time with the team." Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 2:49 pm
  • P.K. Subban wanted to win Cup with Montreal
    P.K. Subban never envisioned himself playing for any other team than the Montreal Canadiens.

    Advice: Subban will of course be doing just that though after Montreal traded him to Nashville in exchange for Shea Weber. "I was talking to my Dad and many, many Christmases ago I went down the stairs, Christmas tree in the living room," Subban said, "and there’s a gift with my name on it. And I unwrap the present and it’s a Montreal Canadiens jersey with my name on it. Not only was it a gift for me that I loved, but I actually got to wear it and wear it with pride and wear it to work every day. But the reality is that today is Boxing Day, Christmas is over, so you just got to kind of move one, right?" Subban added that his ultimate goal was to win the Stanley Cup in Montreal, which now won't happen. That being said, as part of the Predators' impressive defensive core, he'll have an opportunity to compete for the Stanley Cup with them instead. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 6:29 am
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