Why won’t teams offer sheet Andreas Athanasiou?

Cat Silverman
September 05 2017 03:11PM

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It was reported on Tuesday morning - however credible the rumour - that Detroit Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou is dangerously close to heading overseas for a year in the KHL.

From all angles, it’s a smart move for the skater.

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The Nation Notebook: Vanek to Vancouver, CBJ signs Wennberg, and Danis Zaripov

Christian Pagnani
September 04 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 Vancouver Canucks signed Thomas Vanek to a one-year deal. Columbus locks up their top center. Russian winger Danis Zaripov is eligible to play in the NHL despite his suspension overseas. And more PTOs are being signed each day.

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Have the McDavid/Draisaitl contracts torpedoed Edmonton’s cap situation?

Jonathan Willis
August 22 2017 10:00AM

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Last week, the Edmonton Oilers re-signed Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract, thereby (probably) finalizing their roster for next season and giving us a good idea of what they’ll look like beyond that.

The salary cap situation going forward is going to be difficult, but if the Oilers plot their decisions carefully it should be navigable.

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The Importance of the Face to the Face of a Franchise

Jayson Spikes
August 15 2017 01:31PM

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Summer 2017 saw the signing of Carey Price and Connor McDavid to huge contracts. And so far August has been Sidney Crosby appreciation month, as the legend celebrates his 30th birthday. All the discussion around the value these men bring to their teams. got me wondering how important the face is to the face of a franchise.

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The Nation Notebook: Tavares and the Islanders, Nate Schmidt, and PTO's!

Christian Pagnani
August 07 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. 

John Tavares' contract situation is getting a lot of attention. Nate Schmidt and the Vegas Golden Knights go through the arbitration process. Brandon Prust lands a professional try out contract (PTO) with Los Angeles, meanwhile, Brandon Pirri is holding out for an NHL opportunity despite rumours he was signing in the Swiss league.

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