After a busy weekend in the NHL, the week started off with a bang. After two players avoided arbitration on Sunday afternoon, another player was able to settle on a new contract with his team prior to his hearing. More on that later. Let’s not forget about the vote in Calgary today that could have changed the landscape of the NHL. Here is the news for Tuesday July 23.
Our colleague Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now has been all over the Zach-Aston Reese contract situation from the beginning. After all his hard work, Pittsburgh Hockey Now was the first to report that Reese signed a new two-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
After years of fighting between the city of Calgary and the Flames organization, there is finally an agreement in place to replace the Saddledome. Monday afternoon details for a new arena were unveiled at city hall as the Flames are getting one step closer to a new home. (TSN)
Now that Milan Lucic is now with the Calgary Flames, one of the people that influenced him the most on being being traded to Calgary was his former Boston Bruins teammate Jarome Iginla. (Sportsnet)
The New Jersey Devils avoided an arbitration hearing with RFA defenseman Mirco Mueller as he agreed to a new one-year deal. (NHL.com)