NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES FLEURY, RED WINGS, SEATTLE FRANCHISE

The Vegas Golden Knights have locked up their goaltender, signing Marc-Andre Fleury to a three-year contract extension. Fleury still had one year remaining on his current contract, meaning this extension will kick in for the 2019-20 season. The deal will pay Fleury $21MM, and carry a cap hit of $7MM per season. It also includes a no-trade … Read moreNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES FLEURY, RED WINGS, SEATTLE FRANCHISE

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE OFF-SEASON NEWS & NOTES

There has been speculation around Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty for months, with a trade out of town being the most likely final scenario for the scoring winger. Recently though there had been some who wondered if the Canadiens would re-open talks for an extension, something that now appears completely off the table. Marc Antoine Godin of The … Read moreNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE OFF-SEASON NEWS & NOTES

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES, TAVARES NEW TORONTO MAPLE LEAF

John Tavares gave the Toronto Maple Leafs his word. General manager Kyle Dubas still had his doubts. After all the recruiting, all the speculation, all the contract discussions, Dubas couldn’t fully believe that the Maple Leafs had landed Tavares, the grand prize in the 2018 NHL free agent class. Until he saw the 27-year-old center walk … Read moreNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES, TAVARES NEW TORONTO MAPLE LEAF

NHL NEWS-STANLEY CUP FINALS

With the series tied 1-1, Washington carries the momentum into Game 3 and got a boost Friday when center Evgeny Kuznetsov, who left Game 2 with an upper-body injury in the first period, took part in an optional practice. Brooks Orpik took a slash from Vegas Golden Knights forward Erik Haula in the waning seconds of … Read moreNHL NEWS-STANLEY CUP FINALS