The figures and briefs are in for the Bruins and Ryan Spooner for their arbitration hearing Wednesday, but both sides are still hoping that a deal can be reached prior to it. The Bruins have submitted a one-year contract offer for $2 million. Spooner’s camp countered with $3.85 million, creating a sizeable gap of almost $2 million between the two. Spooner, 25, has averaged 12 goals and 44 points the past two seasons with the B’s, including 35 power-play points while working the half-wall for a Boston PP that’s been ranked seventh overall two seasons in a row. MORE BRUINS What's left out there in free agency for Bruins? Haggerty: Touting Bruins' defense as "strength" of the team is a tad premature
Mika Zibanejad knew from the moment the New York Rangers traded Derek Stepan that his role would be more substantial. The Rangers avoided arbitration Tuesday and signed Zibanejad to a $26.75 million, five-year deal that carries a salary-cap hit of $5.35 million through 2021-22. With Stepan gone, the 24-year-old Swede goes into the season as New York's new No. 1 center.
The NHL’s last big date of the offseason has passed — the start of free agency on July 1. While the news has slowed down after the rush to sign free agents on Saturday, there will likely be a lot of signings from here on out. To help you keep track of everything this summer, we have put all the free agency signings in one place! So, when Kevin Shattenkirk inevitably goes home to New York — which he did —- or when Jarome Iginla goes to yet another contender to try to win a Stanley Cup — which has not happened yet — you can see all the deals made right in one spot. Not only that, we’ll update this all summer long. Yes, even in the doldrums of the offseason we will have you covered. Regardless,