As we hockey fans eagerly await the release of the 2013-2014 NHL Schedule, we will keep you busy with our daily news piece. Keeping you updated on everything that is going on within the league.
- The Los Angeles Kings sign captain Dustin Brown to an eight-year extension, worth $5.875 mill per year.
-This is a huge deal for the Kings. They lock up their captain for eight years, guaranteeing that they will be a contender for many of those years. Also, this is an extension that I could see Callahan getting. Maybe a little less money, but around the same length.
- Avs sign Matt Duchene to a five-year extension, financial terms of the deal were not announced. The deal kicks at the start of the 2014-15 season.
-Geez, with all these extensions on good players, you gotta think Stepan’s is coming soon, right?
- Former Kings defenseman Rob Blake will return to LA as Assistant GM, and right-hand man to Dean Lombardi.
-The Kings are going to be contenders for many years to come, and bringing Rob Blake in will further their postseason success.
- NY Islanders sign Thomas Hickey to a two-year deal. Terms of the deal were not announced, but Newsday reports that the total value is $1.35 million.
-Smart signing for the Islanders. Hickey is a good d-man and will help them in the future as they continue on the rise to NHL stardom.
— Jimmy (@J94NYR) July 19, 2013
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