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Does the Seattle NHL franchise have a name? One report suggests the organization is zeroing in on “Kraken.” [Seattle Times]
While we’re aware of some fishy rumors surrounding our team name, please rest assured we’re doing our due diligence by scouring the depths of the ocean, the tallest mountains, and the densest parts of the forest to find the right name for our great, green city.— NHL Seattle (@NHLSeattle_) January 29, 2020
David Poile is the winningest (best word) GM in NHL history:
Just awful news for Tomas Hertl and the Sharks:
Tomas Hertl torn ACL and MCL in left knee. Out for the season.— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzNHL) January 30, 2020
Arizona Coyotes:— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 31, 2020
“We are aware of the reports. We have discussed the matter with the NHL and we will have no further comment at this time.” https://t.co/fMdlErMKn6
A very Oilers contract extension for Zack Kassian with a $3.2 million AAV over four years:
Kassian contract breakdown:— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 30, 2020
Year 1: $2.5M salary, $1M signing bonus.
Year 2: $2.5M salary, $1M signing bonus.
Year 3: $3.5M salary.
Year 4: $2.3M salary.
The contract does not include any type of no-trade protection.
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