T.J. Oshie will be staying with the Washington Capitals for a very, very long time. “T.J. is an invaluable member of our team and we felt it was imperative for us to re-sign him in a competitive free agent market,” general manager Brian MacLellan said in a statement released by the team. Oshie is coming off of a career year for the Capitals that saw him score 33 goals to go with 28 assists in only 68 games.
The Rangers used the 21st pick to select Filip Chytil out of the Czech League. He was ranked: The Hockey News: 63 Future Considerations: 70th McKeens: 42nd Hockey Prospect: 28 TSN: 31 Craig Button said, "if you think about a type of player, think of Ondrej Palat. Really good, smart player. Understands how to get open, understands how to play as a Center and on the Wing. Coaches just love players that have that kind of hockey sense. Real good skater, makes the draft by just a few days. Had a really nice improvement over the course of the season."
The Montreal Canadiens and pending unrestricted free agent Alexander Radulov are still working toward a new deal, but it sounds like they’re pretty far apart. Radulov has reportedly asked the Canadiens for a six-year deal worth $7 million per season, according to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun. On Friday morning, Sportsnet’s Eric Engels reported that the Canadiens aren’t exactly on the same page as Radulov’s camp.