January NHL News

cshea

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Figured we should get this one going with the season starting in 2 days.

A million players on waivers today. Some notables:

Loui Eriksson and Sven Baertschi (VAN)
Tyler Johnson and Luke Schenn (TB)
Oliver Kylington (CAL)
Matthie Perrault (WPG)
 

AMcGhie

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Mike Milbury will not be returning to NBC!!!!!


What is the earliest appropriate time to drink a beer to celebrate?

Also of note: Kenny Albert, Brendan Burke, John Forslund are the A team on NBC. Mike Babcock, Ryan Callahan, and Dominic Moore as new studio talking figures.
 

ColdSoxPack

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I never got the Milbury hate. Local kid. Serviceable defenseman. Lots of holding penalties. Decent coach. Mediocre GM. But he has forgotten more about hockey than we will ever know. I don't care who is in the NBC studio.
 

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#tblightning GM Julien BriseBois said they’d be really close to $81.5 million cap by tomorrow, when start using LTIR. Well, looks like through some Jedi cap maneuvering, Tampa Bay could be $334 shy of $81.5 million, when Boo Nieves contract ($708K) is added.
 

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Keith Yandle is not in FLA's plans this year and they're looking to deal him.

I looked up his stats and they seem fine. 3 more years is a lot but perhaps the Bruins can get Florida to retain a couple million per year.

If the young guys fall flat over the first month or two, he could fill a Krug role as power play specialist for the Bruins.
 

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Maybe Florida would also take John Moore in such a deal to help fit Yandle under the cap. The trouble is, Yandle’s not good defensively and so it probably would be better to save the cap space for a deadline deal.
 

cshea

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It's not so much the cap hit as it is the years left on Yandle. He's 34 years old and is signed for 2 additional season at $6.35 AAV. Maybe if there was retention or Moore going back it'd make some sense but I'll have to dig into Yandle a bit more. He's local and I typically enjoy him on Spittin' Chiclets so he's got that going for him.

And Tampa's LTIR comes in at $16.975.000. Gaborik and Nilsson are done but if/when Kucherov returns for the playoffs they'll be playing with a $91 million roster in a league with an $81.5 millin salary cap. I know it's legal, but ugh.
 

burstnbloom

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PLD would be such a great fit on this team long term. The bruins don't have the spare assets to get him but a boy can dream.
 

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Evander Kane is filing for bankruptcy with $26.8M in debt.

I put my post in the wrong thread, cut and modified here a bit

More at ESPN


I'm shocked this guy ended up having money troubles, seeing as he posted shit like this back in the day


To be fair, I think it was fairly well known he had gambling issues. Found a more indepth story here


Doesn't look like he's going to have fun for a while, unless he can get help with his gambling addiction