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As negotiations between Tampa Bay and all-star center Steven Stamkos continues, there is mounting speculation of a possible three-way trade between the Lightning, Maple Leafs and Penguins.
Yahoo sports is reporting It was only three years ago that Kevin Durant and the rest of the Seattle SuperSonics folded up their green-and-gold uniforms for good and moved to Oklahoma City. Now word comes that there are plans for an arena to be built in a Seattle suburb that could house an NHL team, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. The main focus of the plan is to try and lure an NHL team to Seattle, the online newspaper reports.
It’s a tough time to be a free agent.
Tomas Kaberle, Christian Hanson and Darryl Boyce are finding that out as unrestricted free agents.
Clarke MacArthur and Tyler Bozak are going to find that out as restricted free agents.
Tuesday is the deadline for MacArthur and Bozak to file for arbitration. If it goes that far, arbitration on their cases could go as late as the first week of August.
Boston will have to replace the experience and leadership of retired second-line right wing Mark Recchi. They may also need another winger on the third line if unrestricted free agent Michael Ryder signs elsewhere.
For all the moves the Maple Leafs have made, going back before the NHL draft, there is still great uncertainty about them making the playoffs.
But what’s important to note is that the Brian Burke broom is no longer solely aimed at those brought here by previous general managers. Players and staff that came here under his watch are starting to disappear, too, or at least, look over their shoulders.