NHL News and Notes: Wednesday, July 21st
Here is my opinion on the latest news around the NHL.
David Perron has signed a two-year contract extension with the St. Louis Blues that will earn him a total of $4.3 million in that time span.
In my opinion, that is a good signing for the Blues. Perron is a good offensive contributor who has a lot of upside and still has potential, and a $2.15 million cap hit is not bad at all.
The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed agitator Patrick Kaleta to a two-year deal. Terms of the contract are unknown at this time.
Great job by the Sabres, rumor has it he will make around $1 million per season, and if that is the case, it is a bargain.
According to Chris Vivlamore of AJC, the Atlanta Thrashers will let forward Clarke MacArthur walk to free agency, as he won his arbitration hearing and was rewarded $2.4 million per season.
I think Clarke MacArthur is a good player, but $2.4 million per season is a bit much for him. In my opinion, he is worth $1.75 to $2 million per season.
As you all know, the NHL has rejected Ilya Kovalchuk's 17-year contract with the Devils. The NHLPA could play a huge role in deciding if this contract goes through or not, and it seems the majority of the NHL players are going to fight this.
I personally am not happy with the NHL rejecting the contract after they have already had a press conference. Yes, you could say the Devils should have waited, but the NHL had approximately 36 hours before the press conference to deny it and didn't.
I would love to hear your opinions on all of this so feel free to comment.
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