NHL News: Player News and Updates for 7/27/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
July 27, 2014
We saw some pretty interesting NHL developments last week, and that trend is likely to continue over the next few days. The transactions and news from around the league should continue to trickle in for the near future, so with that said let’s take our daily look at the latest happenings out there on the ice.
Cundari Deal: The Flames inked defenseman Mark Cundari to a one-year, two-way deal yesterday on a very slow day for NHL transactions. He’s coming off a four-game season at the NHL level this past season, logging a half-dozen shots on goal. He also played 56 games at the AHL level.
Cundari has a total of three points (one goal) in his eight NHL appearances during his career.
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Steven Stamkos, C, Tampa Bay Lightning: Hopes are high in Tampa Bay this season, and no one is more hopeful than Steven Stamkos. He’s in pursuit of another 60-goal season in 2014-15, and more importantly a Stanley Cup victory as well.
He’s got reason to be optimistic; The team added free-agent center Brian Boyle along with Anton Stralman on defense. With Ryan Callahan inked once again (to a six-year deal), the team could make some improvements over their first-round exits last year.
Stamkos is coming off a 37-game season in 2013-14, limited by a broken leg. He’s healthy now and should be an offensive force to be reckoned with in the conference.
One other thing for Lightning fans to think about down the road: Stamkos has two years left on his five-year, $37.5 million deal. He could be getting a huge raise after this season (or sooner). The eight-year, $84 million contracts of the Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews will likely serve as a perceived market value from Stamkos’ camp.
Subban Negotiations: We’ve got some news on Subban’s contract negotiations this morning, and the news is technically that there is no news. He and the team aren’t talking about their ongoing talks, which has kept Canadiens fans on edge throughout the process.
The two sides are scheduled to go to arbitration on Friday, but there’s no telling if they’ll make it that far.
Regardless, when Subban does ink a deal, it’s going to be a big one. He’s one of the most talented players in the league, and the face of the Montreal franchise.
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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