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.
Tuukka Rask’s regular season, and post season play earned him his money. As Rask posted a season record of 19-10-5, a GAA of 2.00, a save % of .929, along with 5 shutouts in between the pipes. If that wasn’t good enough, then his playoff leading save percentage (.940), GAA of 1.88, and a tied playoff leading 3 shutouts should be. There’s no doubt that the Bruins no.1 deserves a big money contract, and Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli has gifted him with just that.
Karl Alzner and the Caps have agreed to terms on a new deal, too, though not quite as rich as Mr.Rask’s:
The Washington Capitals have signed defenceman Karl Alzner to a four-year deal worth US$11.2 million.
The 24-year-old Alzner, who was a restricted free agent, will count $2.8 million against the salary cap through 2016-17.
NHL 14 will be hitting shelves in September and, as if I weren’t buying it already, they will have NHL 94 Anniversary mode:
EA is bringing back the blue ice, the star icon and the old controls in “NHL 94 anniversary mode,” part of NHL 14.
NHL 14 is in stores on Sept. 10, and it appears as though you’re buying it.
And finally, the Oilers and Blues agreed to a little swappy swap, with the Oilers picking up a pretty nice player in the deal:
The Edmonton Oilers, showing urgency to compete for a playoff spot, traded for a more experienced scoring forward, sacrificing a prospect, who hasn’t yet shown how good he can be.
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