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ICYMI: Devils sign Wayne Simmonds.
#NJDevils news:— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) July 1, 2019
The club has agreed to terms with right wing Wayne Simmonds on a one-year contract worth $5,000,000. pic.twitter.com/6HrpsM99Xt
Ray Shero: “I certainly feel good about where we are, and there’s this excitement with P.K., Wayne and Jack Hughes. You have momentum there to be relevant. I’m looking forward to it but, again, we’ve got some work to do, but I think we’re making progress.” [NHL]
Hopefully a Devils target as the Golden Knights look to clear some cap space:
Breaking: Golden Knights looking at trade options for Nikita Gusev— Jesse Granger (@JesseGranger_) July 2, 2019
A source told The Athletic the sides are far apart in negotiations, and Vegas could deal the Russian star if they can’t fit him under the cap.
Full story- https://t.co/pAV0k6FCac @TheAthleticNHL #VegasBorn
Not much of a Taylor Hall update:
Devils GM Ray Shero said he has had contact with Taylor Hall's agent. Said they're "still on the same page" in wanting to take time to make a decision.— Abbey Mastracco (@AbbeyMastracco) July 2, 2019
The Canadiens signed Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho to an offer sheet, and Carolina announced it would match the five-year, $42.27 million deal. [NHL]
Some guy signs with the Rangers:
OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with free agent forward Artemi Panarin. pic.twitter.com/EoptmQvZfL— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 1, 2019
As expected, Sergei Bobrovsky signs with the Panthers:
Florida locks up Sergei Bobrovsky for 7-years at a $10M AAV. pic.twitter.com/3IfNxJRGme— TSN (@TSN_Sports) July 1, 2019
The Leafs have traded Nazem Kadri, Calle Rosen and a 2020 third-round pick to the Avalanche for Tyson Barrie, Alex Kerfoot and a sixth-round pick. [TSN]
Our old friend finds a new home:
The Canadiens have agreed to terms on a one-year, one-way contract ($1.75 million) with goaltender Keith Kinkaid.#GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) July 1, 2019
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