July 25 2014 04:38PM
Contrary to popular belief, teams and players don't want to get into screaming matches about how much the other side sucks. Arbitration is a tough and gruesome process, and with speculation that the bickering has hit "broken beyond repair" status, it's probably best for James Reimer and the Toronto Maple Leafs to find a way to split the difference.
They did just that today, agreeing to a 2 year, 4.6 million dollar deal with an AAV of $2.3 million.
Nation World HQ
July 25 2014 08:05AM
Trading a young star, stats for days, behind the Kesler trade talks, Draisaitl versus Bennett and more, all in this weeks roundup
July 24 2014 10:25PM
Nothing happened today and there's still a lot in my inbox that needs to be answered. May as well have another mailbag. For people who dread these; I'm super sorry. For those who don't, lets get to it!
July 24 2014 09:26AM
If Mike Babcock makes it to next summer without a new contract from the Red Wings, the list of teams who would want to acquire his services could probably be the other 29. Realistically, there are likely only a few that would dish out the cash that Babcock is seeking. Of course a few million dollars is nothing for an NHL team to spend, or often times waste, but some teams are in more desperate need of a turn-around than others.
Regarded as arguably the best
coach on the planet, Babcock is set to make $2 million this upcoming season in
Detroit - the last of his current deal - and what he's looking for beyond that
is anyone's guess, but the Wings haven't hit that number yet, or he'd be