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Brandon Saad and Ryan O’Reilly sign huge deals with new teams

Brandon Saad and Ryan O’Reilly sign huge deals with new teams

thehockeynews.com Updated Jul 3 (yesterday)
The contracts came in within minutes of each other and both came with big dollar amounts. Columbus signed new left winger Brandon Saad to a six-year, $36 million contract, while Buffalo extended recently acquired center Ryan O’Reilly for seven years at …
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  • Saad signs six-year contract with Blue Jackets

    Saad signs six-year contract with Blue Jackets

    NHL.com Jul 3 (yesterday)
    COLUMBUS -- It wasn't all sand, sun and fun for Brandon Saad on his vacation this week while he got over the shock of being traded by the Chicago Blackhawks and awaited word on a contract from the Columbus Blue Jackets. But Saad started the hol...
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  • Forward Desjardins agrees to terms with Blackhawks

    Forward Desjardins agrees to terms with Blackhawks

    NHL.com Jul 3 (2 days ago)
    Forward Andrew Desjardins agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday. Financial details were not released, but the Chicago Sun-Times reported an average annual value of $800,000. "Took far less to stay," Desjar...
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  • Vermette returns to Coyotes after winning Cup

    Vermette returns to Coyotes after winning Cup

    NHL.com yahoo.com Jul 1 (4 days ago)
    After helping the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup, center Antoine Vermette returned to the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday, signing a two-year contract. Vermette, who spent parts of four seasons with the Coyotes before being traded to the B...
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  • Blackhawks look to KHL to fill salary cap holes with Tikhonov

    Blackhawks look to KHL to fill salary cap holes with Tikhonov

    yahoo.com Jul 1 (4 days ago)
    The Chicago Blackhawks have needed to think differently about the free agency period than most teams. See the trade of Brandon Saad to Columbus as a prime example. Tasked with keeping a highly-priced championship-level core together, the salary cap stra…
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  • Red Wings hoping for more of the same from Brad Richards

    Red Wings hoping for more of the same from Brad Richards

    thehockeynews.com yahoo.com Jul 1 (4 days ago)
    It’s safe to say things turned out probably better than both Brad Richards and the Chicago Blackhawks could have imagined last season and the Detroit Red Wings are banking on a repeat performance, both for Richards and the team. Richards, who was though…
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  • Detroit picks up center insurance in Brad Richards for one year…

    Detroit picks up center insurance in Brad Richards for one year, $3 million

    yahoo.com Jul 1 (4 days ago)
    Brad Richards got a raise but is he going to a contender? The former Chicago Blackhawks center signed a one-year $3 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings. According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, the deal could be worth up to $4 million with playoff bon…
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  • Barret Jackman joins the Predators on 2-year deal

    Barret Jackman joins the Predators on 2-year deal

    yahoo.com Jul 1 (4 days ago)
    The Nashville Predators signed former St. Louis Blues defenseman Barret Jackman on Wednesday to a two-year deal with $2 million annually. Jackman had narrowed his choices down to the Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville, but opted for the Preds. He was comi…
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  • Brandon Saad ready for change in Columbus

    Brandon Saad ready for change in Columbus

    yahoo.com NHL.com Jul 1 (4 days ago)
    Brandon Saad said he was shocked, but understood it’s a business. Saad knew the Chicago Blackhawks would see changes to their roster after a third Stanley Cup in six seasons. He knew the team’s cap issues would force trades. He understood players don’t …
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  • Chicago Blackhawks reach 5-year extension with newly acquired C…

    Chicago Blackhawks reach 5-year extension with newly acquired C Artem Anisimov

    NHL.com Jul 1 (4 days ago)
    CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a five-year contract extension with Artem Anisimov one day after they acquired the centre in a seven-player trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The team announced the deal on Wednesday. It beg...
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  • Ducks extend Bieksa, Anisimov gets new deal in Chicago

    Ducks extend Bieksa, Anisimov gets new deal in Chicago

    thehockeynews.com Jul 1 (4 days ago)
    Less than 24 hours after being traded, both Kevin Bieksa and Artem Anisimov have signed contract extensions with their new clubs. Bieksa, who went from the Vancouver Canucks to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a second-round pick in 2016, was said to b…
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  • Video - Blackhawks Blank Rangers 01:14

    Blackhawks Blank Rangers

    Mar 18
    Brad Richards' 11th goal of the season lifted the Blackhawks past the Rangers 1-0.
  • Video - Blackhawks Blank Rangers 01:14

    Blackhawks Blank Rangers

    Mar 18
    Brad Richards' 11th goal of the season lifted the Blackhawks past the Rangers 1-0.
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    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 17
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    Toews Leads Blackhawks Past Islanders

    Mar 17
    Jonathan Toews had two goals and two assists in Chicago's 4-1 win over New York.

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