Anaheim Ducks The Ducks signed winger Max Jones. Arizona Coyotes The Coyotes acquired centre Dave Bolland and winger Lawson Crouse from Florida. Boston Bruins The Bruins made no moves this week. Buffalo Sabres The Sabres made no moves this week. Calgary Flames The Flames made no moves this week. Carolina Hurricanes The Hurricanes made no moves this week. Chicago Blackhawks The Blackhawks made no moves this week. Winger Tim Jackman, who was under contract with Chicago last season, has retired from pro hockey. Colorado Avalanche The Avalanche hired Jared Bednar as head coach. They signed winger Rene Bourque to a PTO. Winger Patrick Bordeleau, who was under contract with Colorado last season, has
With the regular season starting later than usual this year, thanks in large part to the World Cup of Hockey, we’ve got more time to kill than we usually do this offseason, so it’s about time that we open up an old summer pastime of ours. Long-time readers of the site will be familiar with the way this series works — we last did one in January/February of this year, and have done three other versions since 2014 — but for those who aren’t, you could probably make some guesses based on the title: the 25 Under 25 is a ranking of the 25 best players in the Flyers’ system under the age of 25 years old. Because 25 is an age by which you typically know what a player is, be that an NHL star or a fringe player or an AHL-lifer-to-be, and also because Top 23 Under 23 or something like that sounds weird. One person could put together their list based on sheer upside, another can put more weight on players who have already proven that they are NHLers, a third can make their list based on who they’d trade first if they had a choice, and another still could do one based on which players they think give the best high fives.