Monday was the deadline for teams to extend qualifying offers to pending restricted free agents, and there were a number of notable ones to not receive such an offer from their teams, making them eligible for unrestricted free agency on July 1. Among some of the bigger names to not receive offers were Washington Capitals forward Brett Connolly, St. Louis Blues forward Nail Yakupov, New Jersey Devils forward Beau Bennett, Colorado Avalanche forward Mikhail Grigorenko, and Calgary Flames forward Alex Chiasson. Connolly scored 15 goals in only 66 games for the Capitals this season, and it sounds like even though he did not receive a qualifying offer on Monday the team would still like to re-sign him.
An interesting slate of Baltimore Ravens news... Given the state of offensive line play in the league, it’s surprising that Mangold remains a free agent. However, it's probably telling as well. He acknowledged earlier in the offseason that he was still recovering from an ankle injury. His asking price is said to be extremely high with the 33-year-old reportedly wanting to be paid like a top-10 center. That would mean a deal worth around $6 million a year. If that's the asking price, you can probably rule the Ravens out. Boykin joined Glenn Clark Radio Tuesday to talk about how things have gone so far in his transition to Baltimore after signing on June 5. Boykin is coming off a lost season with
The Dallas Stars finally learned their lesson after this season about sub-par goaltending. Now, they’re finally bidding farewell to one of their aforementioned sub-par goalies, Antti Niemi, who will have the final year of his misbegotten contact bought out after being placed on waivers. Niemi is scheduled