–Penguins defenseman Kris Letang had his day with the Stanley Cup, and he decided to bring it to a children’s hospital in the Montreal area. —Jordan Eberle may not be a member of the Edmonton Oilers anymore, but that didn’t stop him from having a good time at his wedding with some of his old teammates. Country music star Brett Kissel also made an appearance during Eberle’s big night.
The Vegas Golden Knights currently have 10 defensemen under contract — and that is without Nate Schmidt signed. Schmidt and the Golden Knights have an arbitration hearing scheduled for Aug. 3, so there is still plenty of time for them to negotiate a new deal for the restricted free agent blue liner without having a neutral third party decide the matter. Schmidt’s agent, Matt Keator, told the Las Vegas Review Journal that talks with the Golden Knights have been positive, which lends to optimism that perhaps the club and player will avoid this whole process with a deal.
Viktor Arvidsson isn't going anywhere, and the Nashville Predators should be proud of how they ensured that's true. The restricted free agent inked a seven-year contract extension with the Preds on Saturday, landing $29.5 million -- an average of $4.25 million per season -- after an arbitration hearing. And while the 24-year-old forward may be hard pressed to consistently replicate his 2016-17 numbers (31 goals, 61 points) over the duration of his deal, Nashville has every reason to walk away from its pact with Arvidsson in good spirits. Seven years is a big commitment by the Preds, especially considering Arvidsson had just 16 points in 62 NHL games before his breakout 2016-17 campaign. But even