The Nation Notebook: Free Agency, Who's Left, and Price Extension

Christian Pagnani
July 03 2017 07:00AM

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The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article.

The first couple days of free agency have passed. Are there too many no-trade and no-move clauses on long contracts? Are NHL teams finally wising up in free agency? There aren't a lot of big names left, but a lot of interesting players remain who can definitely help some teams. Carey Price owns Montreal.

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The Nation Notebook: NHL Draft, Vegas Picks, and the Free Agent Window Begins

Christian Pagnani
June 26 2017 07:05AM

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The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article. 

The draft is over and now the focus shifts to free agency. Picks were traded, rumoured players were finally moved and a few that were guaranteed are still awaiting a new destination, while some surprising names switched teams. Las Vegas has their roster and their inaugural draft class to boot. The window to talk to pending unrestricted free agents has opened. Matt Duchene hasn't been traded yet and what's going on with Ilya Kovalchuk?

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The Nation Notebook: Vegas Begins Its Wheeling And Dealing

Christian Pagnani
June 19 2017 07:00AM

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The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article. 

The NHL trade freeze is on until Thursday as teams wait for Vegas to pick their team. There were some surprise names on the unprotected side of things, but hold on before projecting them onto Vegas' roster, or your favourite team, as there might be a side deal already in place to prevent that. The NHL puts out the official salary cap for next season. The Coyotes are broke and need to find a way to the salary cap floor.

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The Nation Notebook: Let The Madness Begin

Christian Pagnani
June 12 2017 07:00AM

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The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article. 

Silly season is about to begin. The Flames and Jets reportedly have interest in the Rangers' Antti Raanta. Teams have until 5 p.m. ET to ask a player with a NMC to waive for the upcoming expansion draft. There's too many rumours surrounding the Chicago Blackhawks potentially moving a core player.

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Because It's The Cap: New York Islanders Offseason Preview

Christian Pagnani
June 05 2017 12:00PM

The New York Islanders have their most important offseason in recent history and it all hangs on what happens with John Tavares. Tavares has one more year left on his team-friendly contract before he can hit free agency for the first time in his career. Getting him extended is paramount. 

The Islanders didn't make the playoffs, but finished 24-12-4 under head coach Doug Weight after he replaced Jack Capuano midseason. Weight is now the full-time head coach and general manager Garth Snow can focus on manoeuvring things around before the expansion draft and resolving the Tavares situation.

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