It is that time of year when arbitration hearings start to take place. One side will be really happy, while the other will doubtless be upset in the result that is handed down. Even with these hearings taking place, the talk is still about the RFAs and UFAs still out there that have not been signed. The longer this drags on, you have to wonder if these players will just wait until after the season starts to sign. Here is the news for Thursday, July 25.
One day after the arbitrator ruled in favor of Andrew Copp, the Winnipeg Jets agreed to the terms and signed Copp to a two-year contract worth $4.56-million. (CBC)
With Copp signing a new two-year contract, the salary cap picture for the Jets becomes clearer as the team turns their focus to Patrick Laine and Kyle Connor. (Sportsnet)
The defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues made news on Wednesday as the team added former Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard as an assistant coach on Craig Berube’s coaching staff. (Boston Hockey Now)
The New York Rangers are another team that will have to deal with being close to the salary cap. The team took another step toward figuring things out by re-signing RFA forward Vinni Lettieri. (New York Post)
Florida Panthers G Sergei Bobrovsky did not mince words in an interview with Russian Sport 24 about his former club, the Columbus Blue Jackets, and how he would not sign an extension with the club. (TSN)