Now that the NHL Draft is over, the courting period for unrestricted free agents has begun. With the NHL Free Agency a week away now, players can start speaking with teams before July 1. The period for restricted free agents to talk with teams begins on Wednesday. However, there was already some major player movement at the Draft, most noticeably the New Jersey Devils acquiring superstar defenseman P.K. Subban. Here’s a look at the news from the Draft weekend in Vancouver.
Once the NHL Draft was over, the NHL and NHLPA announced the salary cap for the 2019-20 season will be $81.5 million, that is $1.5 million lower than expected. How does a lower salary cap affect the plans for the Bruins this off-season? (Boston Hockey Now)
Speaking of the salary cap, with the expected announcement this week of William Karlsson’s extension, what moves do the Vegas Golden Knights have to make to get under the cap? (TSN)
Lost in all the shuffle of the major trades on Day 2 of the NHL Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning traded forward J.T. Miller to the Vancouver Canucks in an apparent salary dump to clear space for free agency. (Raw Charge)
With developmental camp for the Bruins this week, Alex Thomas of Boston Hockey Now takes a look at the Bruins Top 10 prospects over a two-part series. Here is part one. (Boston Hockey Now)
With unrestricted free agents now allowed to speak to other teams, representatives of highly coveted free agent forward Artemi Panarin met with the Colorado Avalanche. (Colorado Hockey Now)
Is there a chance for a possible reunion between Patrick Marleau and the San Jose Sharks? Now that Marleau has been traded to the Hurricanes, it is expected they will buy him out making him an unrestricted free agent and potentially paving the way back to San Jose. (The Mercury News)