Blackhawks legend Tony Esposito passes
Chicago Blackhawks: Former Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Tony Esposito handed away yesterday after a short battle with pancreatic most cancers.
Kraken rent Dan Bylsma
Bob Condor Seattle Kraken: The Kraken have employed Dan Bylsma to be their assistant coach with the Charlotte Checker (AHL). The Kraken share the staff with the Florida Panthers. Geordie Kinnear is the staff’s head coach.
The Maple Leafs/Marlie let Imoo go
“Dusty Imoo is not going to be becoming a member of the Toronto Marlies.
We made a mistake by not completely following our organizational protocols when contemplating this candidate for the place of goaltending coach for the Toronto Marlies.”
Kristen Shilton: The Maple Leafs acquired backlash for hiring Imoo as their goaltending coach for the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
On Twitter, Imoo had beforehand preferred and retweeted “transphobic hate speech, anti-vaccine sentiments and assist for the Capitol Hill rebellion in January.”
Kings signal first-round decide Brandt Clarke
Puck Pedia: The Los Angeles Kings have signed 2021 first-round decide, eighth total Brandt Clarke to a three-year, entry-level deal. He’ll have a $925,000 wage cap hit and an AAV of $1.775 million.
$832,500 base wage
$92,500 signing bonus
$850,000 in potential “A” efficiency bonuses
$80,000 within the minors
The Pink Wings re-sign Jakub Vrana
Elliotte Friedman: The Detroit Pink Wings have signed Jakub Vrana to a three-year contract at a $5.25 million cap hit and prevented wage arbitration.
Puck Pedia: Wage breakdown for Vrana. The contract buys one yr of unrestricted free company.
2021-22: $4.75 million
2022-23: $5.25 million
2023-24: $5.75 million
Greg Wyshynski: “Vrana was asking for round $5.7M in arbitration. Like I reported earlier this offseason: Groups are pissed off that the arb comps are pre-pandemic financial system contracts. This clearly avoids that course of.”
Elliotte Friedman: Vrana had requested for $5.7 million in arbitration and Pink Wings countered with $3.65 million.
Jakub Vrana, signed 3x$5.2M, is a scoring winger who’s been one of many league’s best 5v5 snipers since he entered the league. Deadly at creating rush probabilities for himself and ending them. #LGRW pic.twitter.com/CtEAMB3eYh
— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) August 10, 2021