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Well, somehow we’ve reached this moment:
Arbitration filings for Jesper Bratt (NJ): team is $4.15M; player at $6.5M— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 1, 2022
Reached out to the NHLPA and we're told Jesper Bratt's hearing is scheduled to start at 9a ET tomorrow.— Devils Insiders (@DevilsInsiders) August 2, 2022
Remember that once an arbitration hearing begins...the player & club can no longer negotiate a deal. They must wait for the arbitrators decision, issued by email w/in 48 hrs.
The next two NHL arbitration cases that haven't already been resolved:— Infernal Access (@InfernalAccess) August 3, 2022
Jesper Bratt, today at 9 a.m.
Miles Wood, Saturday.
The #NJDevils have some work to do.
Devils get a deal done with an RFA:
We have signed Tyce Thompson to a two-year deal!— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) August 2, 2022
Welcome back, Tyce.
Scott Wheeler redrafts the 2019 NHL Draft and guess who still goes No. 1 overall? Your guy Jack Hughes. “...Hughes’ skating and handling have already turned him into one of the best transition players in the NHL, he looks like a bonafide star whenever the puck’s on his stick, I fully expect him to be a perennial 80-point guy and maybe more, and he hasn’t even played a full season yet due to injuries and the pandemic.” [The Athletic ($)]
The woman at the center of the allegations that kicked off the Hockey Canada scandal has spoken publicly about the case: “This is something I never wanted to draw attention to. I simply wanted consequences for actions and some accountability.” [The Globe and Mail]
Some significant allegations and findings concerning University of Michigan men’s hockey coach Mel Pearson: [The Athletic ($)] [Detroit Free Press]
Flames find a deal with Andrew Mangiapane:
Hearing #Flames and Andrew Mangiapane have agreed to terms at 3 years x $5.8 million, avoiding arbitration.@DailyFaceoff— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) August 3, 2022
There are a few notable names still left on the free agent market. Who is still out there? [ESPN]
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