Penguins Stanley Cup parade draws thousands, latest contract signings & more in this morning’s NHL headlines.
TRIBLIVE: It’s estimated over 400,000 people turned out to watch the Penguins Stanley Cup parade in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
MLIVE.COM: Gordie Howe was fondly remembered in a moving eulogy by his son Murray during the funeral yesterday for the man known as Mr. Hockey.
THE DETROIT NEWS: The Red Wings re-signed forward Riley Sheahan to a two-year, $4.150 million contract ($2.075 million annual salary).
CSN CHICAGO: The Blackhawks re-signed forward Richard Panik to a one-year deal worth $875K, which is $100K less than he earned last season. After trading Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen yesterday to the Carolina Hurricanes, Tracey Myers wonders if the ‘Hawks will re-sign center Andrew Shaw. She considers the $4 million free up by that trade makes it easier to re-sign Shaw.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That trade was made in part to clear sufficient cap space to re-sign Shaw. I expect he’ll get a multi-year deal for around $3.5 million per season.
TSN.CA: The Toronto Maple Leafs placed defenseman Jared Cowen on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract.
NBC SPORTS: published the full order of the upcoming 2016 NHL draft.
THE WASHINGTON POST: Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner underwent sports hernia surgery on Wednesday. He’s expected to be fully recovered in time for the start of next season.
CSNPHILLY.COM: Philadelphia Flyers management continues to ponder a possible contract buyout of forward R.J. Umberger.
CALGARY SUN: The Flames are expected to announce the hiring of Glen Gulutzan as their new head coach by the end of this week