NHL News: Player News and Updates for 7/23/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
July 23, 2014
With all of the signings and transactions happening this week, the NHL has been pretty busy so far. We’re seeing new headlines every day, and with each one we’re getting a clearer view of the 2014-15 season. That said, let’s take our daily look at what’s happening out there right now.
Leafs Front Office Changes: The Maple Leafs announced some turnover in their front office yesterday, so let’s see what’s going on there. The team has hired Kyle Dubas as their new assistant general manager, and has cut ties with both Dave Poulin and Claude Loiselle.
Dubas comes to Toronto by way of the Ontario Hockey League, where he served as the GM of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds for the past three seasons. He’s just 28 years old and was the second-youngest GM in OHL history when he took the job.
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Roussel Deal: Antoine Roussel and the Dallas Stars agreed to a new deal yesterday, which will avoid salary arbitration between the two parties.
The financial terms were not officially released, but according to reports he’ll get $8 million over four years.
Roussel posted 14 goals and 29 total points in 81 games during the 2013-14 season.
Colborne Deal: The Flames’ Joe Colborne inked a two-year deal yesterday, ensuring that he would remain in Calgary. He’s coming off a 10-goal, 18-assist effort last year in an 80-game span. We’ll see if he can reach his potential this year.
Booth Deal: The Leafs inked LW David Booth to a one-year, $1.1 million deal yesterday. He figures to be a veteran depth piece for Toronto, but could rise up and post some nice scoring numbers this season.
Zuccarello Deal: The Rangers and Mats Zuccarello agreed on a one-year, $3.5 million deal yesterday, which will settle their arbitration for the time-being.
As far as a long-term deal goes, we’ll have to wait until after the new year to see what happens, but this is an encouraging sign at least. Zuccarello wants a deal in the neighborhood of $4.5 million per year at a 3-4 season deal, and whether or not he gets that will depend on how he performs during the first part of the season.
NHL Daily Schedule: The league action will be picking back up again on Wednesday, October 8. Let’s check out the schedule for that evening and see what we can expect on opening night.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs
7:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins
10:00 PM ET:
Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames
San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings
NHL Off-Season Schedule: Let’s keep our hockey fix going with a look at the remaining 2014 off-season calendar. There’s been quite a bit of action keeping us occupied so far, and we’ve still got more to look forward to.
Mid-September: Training camps begin
October 8: First games of the 2014-15 NHL season
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