Why A Matt Martin Buyout Will Never Happen

Shawn Reis
July 03 2016 10:01AM

With the Leafs signing fourth-liner Matt Martin to a contract worth $10 million, there's been lots of talk already about how the Leafs will probably regret that contract in the future. By extension, there's been lots of talk about how the Leafs might eventually get out from under that contract.

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The Oilers Sign Milan Lucic

baggedmilk
July 01 2016 06:10PM

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After years of hoping and wishing, the Edmonton Oilers have finally acquired Milan Lucic! It wasn’t cheap, though, as they signed the big left winger to a 7-year $42 million contract.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
July 01 2016 06:26AM

RoundUp

Stamkos says no to Leafs, Taylor Hall traded, Canucks get fined, Lucic isn't going home, Holland deserves praise for dumping Datsyuk contract, Flames almost pull off big trade, everything you need to know about free agency and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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So Long Korpikoski

baggedmilk
June 30 2016 10:09AM

Korpikoski

According to Bob McKenzie the Oilers have placed Lauri Korpikoski on waivers for the purpose of a buy out.

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The Vancouver Canucks Aren't Getting Milan Lucic, and That Kind of Sucks

J.D. Burke
June 30 2016 09:00AM

The Edmonton Oilers blockbuster trade of Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson signals how certain they are of their ability to land Milan Lucic in free agency. At the very least it bolsters the validity on a multitude of reports that already suggested as much.

You don't just trade one of the league's best two-way wingers, on a team friendly contract, without a contingency plan. And colour me unconvinced that Benoit Pouliot is that plan. The writings on the wall. Within a few days we'll be able to make it out in dollars and years.

That's a tough pill to swallow for the Vancouver Canucks, who've stomached more than their fair share of bad news of late. Lucic was Plan A. It didn't take a well-placed contact to figure out that much. It's back to the drawing board on Pat Quinn Way, and we're not even a day into free agency.

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