Over the course of the last week, teams have been preparing for the most important month of the NHL off-season. With the draft just four days away and free agency set to begin on July 13th, teams are looking to come to terms with their expiring contracts and shopping players they don’t expect to have on the roster for the upcoming season.
A couple key players have re-signed with their respective Atlantic division clubs, a huge name has been shipped off to the Western Conference and two teams have new head coaches. The Leafs’ main concern remains fixing the goaltender position and figuring out what to do with RFA Rasmus Sandin. There have been plenty of rumours surrounding potential trades and free agent fits, but most of this news will be delayed until draft night and free agency.
Paul and Anderson staying put
Fresh off their third consecutive Stanley Cup final appearance, the Tampa Bay Lightning have reached an agreement with former Ottawa Senators winger Nick Paul. It’s a seven-year contract for Paul at a total of 22 million dollars. It’s not often teams commit to depth players for deals of this length but Paul proved to be a valuable depth scorer for the Lightning after being acquired mid-season for forward …
Author: Scott Ony / The Leafs Nation