NHL Buzz: Tuesday, July 27th
A lot is going on in the NHL right now, here I will start with the news followed by the rumors.
The New York Rangers have signed forward Alex Frolov to a one-year deal worth $3 million. Personally, I think this is a good signing by the Rangers. Frolov is one of the most talented players in the league but sometimes he has trouble getting going. Playing on a wing with Marion Gaborik and having John Tortorella as head coach should help out with that.
The New York Islanders avoided arbitration with Matt Moulson as he signed a one-year contract extension worth $2.5 million. The money is perfect in my opinion as he is getting the same amount of money as Mayson Raymond, who had only a few less goals.
According to Washington Capitals beat writer Tarik El-Bashir, Capitals GM George McPhee has said that the Capitals are likely heading to arbitration tomorrow with Tomas Fleischmann.
As we all know, the Kings went into the offseason looking for a big-name forward.
They tried to sign Ilya Kovalchuk and that didn't work. After that, they tried to trade for Simon Gagne and that also didn't work. Finally, they turned their attention back to trying to re-sign Alex Frolov and that didn't work either.
The Kings' No. 1 priority right now is to acquire a top-six forward. Rumor has it Marc Savard is still a possibility.
With the Rangers announcing the signing of Alex Frolov to a one-year deal worth $3 million, they find themselves still trying to re-sign RFA Marc Staal. The problem is they only have $1.5 million in cap space. Look for the Rangers to try and clear a bit of cap space fast as they do not want to lose Marc Staal to an offer sheet.
According to multiple media outlets, the Minnesota Wild are looking at defenseman Willie Mitchell.
Several sources have told me that Andy Sutton has narrowed his possible destinations to two or three teams. Multiple sources have informed me that the Anaheim Ducks are among them.
All signs point towards Teemu Selanne returning to the Ducks next season, and rumor has it, his old friend Paul Kariya would be interested in joining him.
According to Brian Burke, the offers are not good enough for Tomas Kaberle yet. He has stated to up the offers for Kaberle because he has no problem keeping him.
This concludes today's edition of NHL Buzz, enjoy.
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