When the NHL draft wrapped up in Buffalo, a lot of people were surprised at how few trades went down. For all the rumors that were out there, nothing too major actually happened over the weekend. Well, a few major things happened today. Taylor Hall was traded to New Jersey for Adam Larsson. P.K. Subban was traded to Nashville for Shea Weber. And, oh yeah, Steven Stamkos re-signed in Tampa Bay. All three of those deals are going to have a trickle-down effect, so let’s explore that further. The market for defensemen Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli might not be done fixing his defense yet; he could still sign a free agent like Jason Demers. But the pressure to address his blue line has been lessened with
As the 2015-16 season ended for Milan Lucic it seemed highly unlikely he would leave the Los Angeles Kings for unrestricted free agency. “To be honest I really don’t have much interest into hitting the open market or hearing what’s out there because in my mind this is where I want to be,” Lucic said in late April after the San Jose Sharks eliminated LA in the first-round of the playoffs.