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NHL free agency tracker 2020: Live updates on news, rumors, signings and trades

The 2020 NHL offseason is right here and free agency ought to definitely be a doozy.

Some of the most important names within the recreation — i.e., Alex Pietrangelo, Torey Krug and Taylor Hall — can be found on the proper worth and time period. And have you ever seen the goalie market? Henrik Lundqvist, Braden Holtby, Cam Talbot, Anton Khudobin and Jacob Markstrom are simply a number of the veteran backstops on the lookout for new properties. 

While a number of groups want to succeed in the cap flooring — taking a look at you, Senators — different groups have little wiggle room in terms of including items that would push them from pretender to contender or defending their prime restricted free brokers.

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With a flat cap amid a pandemic, what’s going to go down is anybody’s guess. Either approach, it will be fairly a trip.

Sporting News has full protection because it tracks the newest NHL signing rumors and information as free agency opens. 

NHL free agency tracker

(All occasions Eastern)

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Friday

12:06 p.m. — Bobby Ryan could also be heading to HockeyTown. The Athletic’s Craig Custance reporting it is a one-year deal for $1 million.

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12:06 p.m. — Sportsnet’s Anthony Stewart reporting Maple Leafs are getting their sandpaper. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun saying it is a one-year cope with a NMC for the Toronto native.

12:05 p.m. —  Interesting Tyler Johnson information.

12:02 p.m. — And identical to that, OEL just isn’t going to Vancouver.

12 p.m. — Here we go!

11:52 a.m. —   Torey Krug staying in Boston? 

And is Oliver Ekman-Larsson now formally heading to Vancouver?

11:21 a.m. — Paul Stastny is heading again to the Jets. Vegas Golden Knights ship him to the Peg in trade for defenceman Carl Dahlstrom and a 2022 conditional fourth-rounder.

SN’s evaluation: No sleight of hand right here, it is fairly clear Vegas is clearing cap house for one thing huge. There have been rumors that they will be going after prime free agent Alex Pietrangelo. The Athletic’s Jeremy Rutherford famous on NHL Network it is one among his, if not the highest, vacation spot decisions for the defenseman.

As for Winnipeg, it provides middle depth, particularly at 2C (one thing they have been lacking since Bryan Little went down; his future standing is unsure for now). Stastny is aware of Paul Maurice and his programs as he spent a short while with the membership following his 2018 acquisition on the deadline and potted 15 factors in 17 playoff video games. He additionally performed and had success with  Patrik Laine , so it could sign the Finnish winger is sticking round.

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11:07 a.m. — GM Jim Benning has repeatedly stated that he desires to maintain Jacob Markstrom between the pipes in Vancouver. NHL Network’s Brian Lawton says he is heard a workforce has supplied him seven years. Elliotte Friedman experiences on NHL Network that Markstrom desires to remain in Vancouver however Calgary and Edmonton will make a push.

11:03 a.m. — “Door isn’t closed” is one other cliche saying that we’ll hear lots. 

10:18 a.m. — What’s previous is new. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports the transfer will give Vegas to go after Alex Pietrangelo .

10:15 a.m. —  “The King” to the Caps? Looks like he likes taking part in in purple, white and blue.

9:48 a.m. — Maple Leafs needed to be a more durable workforce to play towards.

Thursday

9:30 p.m. — Devils get defenseman Ryan Murray for a 2021 fifth-rounder.

GM Jarmo Kekalainen making some house, might a giant signing be within the works? They do have a number of RFA’s like Pierre-Luc Dubois. 

8:05 p.m. —  “We’ll circle back” will probably be a key time period within the subsequent few days.

7 p.m. — The Canadiens lock up Josh Anderson for seven years.

SN’s evaluation: It’s lots of time period for somebody who has a historical past of accidents — Anderson missed most of 2019-20 following shoulder surgical procedure — and has solely performed one full 82-game slate in his profession. He additionally solely has 115 factors in 267 profession video games however does have some upside.

The deal additionally leaves Montreal with out lots of cap house in free agency, $5.368 million per CapFriendly  which compares his new deal to these of three Stanley Cup winners and the participant who simply received the Selke.

5:55 p.m. — We would not be shocked if Pietrangelo is again manning the blue line for St. Louis subsequent season.

5:39 p.m. —  Cam Talbot was stable in web for the Flames within the bubble and can be a high quality 1B for any workforce — perhaps a Stars workforce that loses Anton Khudobin? Him going to market is anticipated; it has lengthy been rumored that Calgary desires to court docket Jacob Markstrom. 

4:24 p.m. — 41 is the brand new 21.