August 07 2016 02:14PM
The Minnesota Wild had an uneven 2015-16 season. Starting
things off by going 20-10-6 before New Year's Day, they eventually faltered
and wound up firing their head coach Mike Yeo over Valentine’s Day weekend.
They fared poorly from the new year on, putting up a dismal record of 3-12-4
until Yeo’s departure, but began to settle things down a bit under interim head
coach John Torchetti, who saw the team go 15-11-1 during his time, although it
is worth noting that the team lost its last five games right before the
start of the playoffs.
August 02 2016 11:00AM
The New York Rangers found themselves in a fairly unique situation this offseason, with four different RFAs filing for arbitration. Chris Kreider, Kevin Hayes, JT Miller, and Dylan McIlrath all opted to file for arbitration, although each one of them settled before their set date.
Chris Kreider was the only one to sign a long-term deal, inking a four-year deal that pays him an average of $4.625 million per year. The other three all signed bridge deals, which may be prudent in the cases of Dylan McIlrath and Kevin Hayes (or not, but that’s a discussion for another day) but with regards to JT Miller, the Rangers might be setting themselves up for more cap issues down the road.