Free Agent Frenzy 2015



My thoughts on Richards, the HHoG, Jones vs. Stalock, Bettman, Las Vegas, some extensions; and more…



Some minor signings I’ll list here, rather than a full-blown article. Also some re-signings:


– Flyers with some depth signings – Tim Brent, Davis Drewiske and Chris Conner
– Jason Akeson has signed with Buffalo. That’s an interesting one and worth watching in training camp.
– The Caps signed Aaron Ness and Carter Camper

– The Blue Jackets signed Gregory Campbell to a two-year deal worth $3 million 

– The Wild add to their depth, signing Zac Dalpe.
– Anaheim has signed goaltender Matt Hackett, who will back up John Gibson in the AHL. Oh how he’s fallen…
– It’s been announced that Derrick Brassard underwent surgery last week to repair tendon in hand. Six week recovery…
– Rangers acquire goaltending prospect Magnus Hellberg from Nashville. An excellent acquisition. Hellberg escapse the logjam in net in Nashville organization and joins a team with far less competition there.

– Penguins continue to shore up their depth. They signed Steve Oleksy, a defenseman, to a two-way contract.
– Boston re-signed Ryan Spooner to a two year deal worth $1.9 million. A one-way deal so he’s on the team now.
– Nashville has acquired center Max Reinhart from Calgary for a fourth round pick. More depth for a deep team.
– Arizona signs defenseman Dylan Reese to a two-way contract.

– Rangers have signed Brian Gibbons
– Rangers also announce that Glen Sather has stepped down as GM and Jeff Gorton takes over
– Penguins add some great depth in Kevin Porter, a two-way deal. It will be good to call him up when needed, instead of say Jayson Megna.
– Penguins also added depth on defense, signing David Warsofsky to a two-way deal. They are learning from last year that injuries can kill a team, and depth is needed.


BREAKING – The Dallas Stars have given Vladimir Tarasenko an offer sheet for $45 million over six years. Per Andy Strickland. The Blues expected to match.  Edit: Fake account.

– Curtis McKenzie signs a two-year extension with Dallas
– Calgary signs Derek Grant to a two-way contract
– Minnesota brings Ruslan Fedotenko back. He signed a two-way contract, so I’d expect that he’ll toil in the minors – because I don’t see him making this team.
– Mike Kostka has signed a two-way deal with the Senators
– Leafs have signed Richard Panik to a one-year extension for $975k 

– Kings sign Jhonas Enroth to be their backup goalie, one year $1.25 million
– Montreal signs Greg Pateryn to a one-way contract, two years.
– Arizona signs Zbynek Michalek for two years.
– Nashville signs Barret Jackman for two years at $2 million per.
– Vancouver signs Matt Bartkowski for one year $1.75 million.
– St. Louis re-signed Jori Lehtera for three years.
– Senators signed Zach Stortini. Funny how a deal like that had to be done two hours after FA season opens. Couldn’t wait until tomorrow, I guess.
– Sens also sign Eric O’Dell to a two-way contract.
– New Jersey signs John Moore to a three-year deal worth $4.8 million
– Tampa Bay signs Erik Condra