Posted July 02, 2018 at 07:20 AM | Updated July 02, 2018 at 07:35 AM By Chris Ryan | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Following the frenzy that was the first day of NHL free agency, some free agents are still waiting to make their decision entering day two. Day one was highlighted by the decision of center John Tavares to leave the New York Islanders in favor of the Toronto Maples Leafs, while the Flyers made a big splash signing forward James van Riemsdyk. Now players such as Patrick Maroon, Calvin de Haan, James Neal, Anthony Duclair and more are still looking for new homes. Patrick Maroon, F The Devils forward is still available, and he has received interest across the league. The Devils are one of the teams still hoping to sign him, and his decision could come on day two of free agency. He finished with 13 points in 18 games with the Devils following a trade deadline move in the 2017-18 season. NHL: Montreal Canadiens at New Jersey Devils Ed … [Read more...] about NHL free agents 2018: Who’s left? Patrick Maroon, Calvin de Haan, James Neal
Vegas Golden Knights left wing James Neal (18) plays against the Arizona Coyotes during an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee listens to a reporter's question during a news conference in Las Vegas, Sunday, July 1, 2018, to discuss the opening of NHL free agency. Chitose Suzuki Las Vegas [email protected] It could be 50-50. Maybe it’s 90-10 against. Regardless, there’s a chance James Neal returns to the Golden Knights. General manager George McPhee confirmed Sunday the team remains in discussions with Neal and his agent about a new contract for the unrestricted free-agent forward. “Yes, we’re still talking to James,” McPhee said at a news conference at City National Arena on the first day of NHL free agency. Neal, who turns 31 in September, and the Knights figure to be at odds concerning the term length of any potential contract. That was the hang-up … [Read more...] about James Neal, Knights still talking about return to Vegas
It might not feel anything like hockey season with summer officially having started last Thursday, but rest-assured that with the NHL Draft just completed on Saturday and free agency set to begin on Sunday (basically a national holiday in Canada), the 2018-19 NHL season is not too far away. The Bruins were one of the four finalists for the services of free agent left wing Ilya Kovalchuk but after a drawn-out process, they found out on Saturday that they had lost out to the Kings - who signed the Russian (who last played in the NHL in 2012-13) to a three-year deal with a cap hit of $6.25 million per year. He is 35-years-old, so missing out on Kovalchuk might not be such a bad thing in the long run for the B’s. Boston’s own potential big name free agent winger, Rick Nash (21 goals, 13 assists in 71 games last season), hasn’t even committed to playing next season as he’s said to be contemplating retirement. That is completely understandable considering he’s … [Read more...] about NHL rumors Bruins in on John Tavares James Neal Jacob Trouba?
Golden Knights left wing David Perron (57) and Golden Knights left wing James Neal (18) in a composite photo. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)Vegas Golden Knights forward David Perron, right, speaks to the media as defenseman Luca Sbisa, left, of Italy, listens, Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. The Golden Knights will play the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Monday night in Washington. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)Golden Knights players Malcolm Subban (30), William Karlsson (71), James Neal (18) and Deryk Engelland (5) greet fans during the team's first fan fest at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Richard Brian Las Vegas Review-Journal @vegasphotographVegas Golden Knights left wing David Perron celebrates his goal during the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Washington Capitals on Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)Vegas … [Read more...] about David Perron, James Neal set to leave Golden Knights
Golden Knights left wing David Perron (57) and Golden Knights left wing James Neal (18) in a composite photo. Las Vegas Review-Journal It appears two of the Golden Knights’ free agents won’t return next season. Forwards David Perron and James Neal, who were unable to come to terms on new contracts with the Knights, fielded offers from other clubs when the interview period for unrestricted free agents opened Sunday. Players can’t officially sign until July 1. Perron’s agent, Allan Walsh, told the Review-Journal on Sunday the Knights have not made a new contract offer since the season ended after the two sides had exchanged proposals at the trade deadline in February. “There’s been significant interest in David today (Sunday),” Walsh said. “David has loved his time in Las Vegas. He loves his teammates. It’s a very special group. But he’s forced to look at other opportunities.” Perron is looking for a long-term deal after … [Read more...] about James Neal, David Perron set to leave Golden Knights