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

Dobber

2022-07-13

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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