Welcome to your NHL Roundup, where we provide you with your Morning Links from around the NHL. The action on the ice may be over but there is never an off-season off the ice.
In the biggest news from yesterday, it turns out that Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli’s comments about Tyler Seguin weren’t just an effort to get him to be more mature. Seguin was part of a blockbuster seven-player deal with the Dallas Stars:
Seguin was sent to the Stars on Thursday in a seven-player deal also highlighted by steady forward Loui Eriksson joining the Eastern Conference-champion Bruins.
Philly used the little cap space it had to re-up star forward Claude Giroux to a long-term deal. Guess Steve Mason is their guy:
Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux agreed to an eight-year extension worth over $64 million Thursday, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the contract has not been signed and the extension not revealed by the Flyers.
The deal comes as Giroux was entering the final year of his contract and with the Flyers in the midst of reshaping a team that missed the playoffs last season.
The Canadiens got hometown boy Danny Briere to sign a two-year deal with them not long after his contract was bought out by the Flyers:
He chose not to, instead signing an eight-year, $52 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers and getting booed at Bell Centre practically every time he visited.
When the final two years of that contract were bought out by the Flyers last week, and Briere suddenly had another opportunity to join the Canadiens, he jumped on it.
And there’s drama in Leaf Land after the Maple Leafs used one of their compliance buyouts on Mikhail Grabovski. He had a thing or two to say about coach Randy Carlyle:
“I play in the [expletive] Russian KHL, I make lots of [expletive] points and what’s going to happen? He make me [expletive] play on the fourth line and he put me in the playoffs on the fourth line and third line again,” Grabovski spewed. “Yeah, I don’t score goals. I need to work more about that. I know that. But if you feel support from your coach [you'll find success]. I don’t feel any support from this [expletive] idiot.”
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