Ramblings – Free Agent Frenzy! Thoughts on Key Unqualified Players… (July 13)



The Fantasy Prospects Report was updated Monday, with notes in the Draftees section stating when they were drafted and by which team – and then handy links to and from that team's section. As well as any prospects who weren't given qualifying offers (and thus became UFA's).

News and Re-Signings of the day (updated through Wednesday afternoon)

Robert Thomas signed an eight-year, $65M contract with the Blues.

Kevin Rooney to Calgary for two years.

Curtis Lazar to Vancouver for three years

Columbus has signed both of their newly-drafted, highly-touted prospect defensemen to their entry-level deals: David Jiricek and Denton Mateychuk

Brendan Smith to New Jersey for two years.

Ian Cole to Tampa for one year.

Buffalo re-signs Victor Olofsson for two years.

Colorado re-signed both Darren Helm (one year) and Josh Manson (four years)

My buddy Vinnie Hinostroza gets a big raise to stay in Buffalo, he's up to $1.7M now.

Alex Edler stays in Los Angeles for another year.

Malcolm Subban signs in Buffalo for a year, but it's a two-way deal as you would expect.

This one is notable – Pierre-Olivier Joseph has re-signed with the Pens and he agreed a two-way deal. This probably would have been a one-way deal were they not able to keep Kris Letang.

Evander Kane remains an Oiler for another four years.

And of course – Evgeni Malkin takes the (to me a massive) hometown discount to stay in Pittsburgh for another four years. This was shocked me, as I thought he was done.


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