In hockey, the off-season continues on all fronts, but fans do not remain without interesting news even during this period. We present a digest of the main ones for July 24.
Tkachuk’s trade to Florida went down in NHL history
Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said the trade for forward Matthew Tkachuk to the Florida Panthers was the first in NHL history to be a “sign and trade” deal. This was reported by journalist Pat Steinberg on Twitter.
The essence of the deal is that Calgary, Florida and representatives of Tkachuk first agreed on all the terms of the new contract, then the hockey player entered into a new agreement with the Flames, and after that he was immediately exchanged to the Panthers. Often, exchanges according to this scheme occur in the NBA.
Recall that Tkachuk signed an eight-year agreement for a total of $ 76 million (average annual salary – $ 9.5 million). His base salary is $1 million a year and he will receive the rest in the form of a signing bonus.
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Mozyakin received the position of youth development director at Metallurg
The best scorer in the history of the KHL and Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Sergei Mozyakin, who retired in 2021, received an administrative position at Magnitogorsk – he became the club’s youth development director. This was announced by the General Director of “Metallurg” Sergey Laskov.
“Mozyakin will be the director of the youth development club. Before arriving here, he requested information on the coaching staff [молодёжных команд], watching the games of teams of all ages. Naturally, he will be responsible for the training of young people and staffing. On his recommendation, we will decide who to send to the Steel Foxes. The initiative came from us, the person is rested, ready to work. He is set up very well, ”TASS quoted Laskov as saying.
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Islanders bid for Nazem Kadri
The New York Islanders NHL club is interested in signing free agent Nazem Kadri, The Athletic reports, citing its own sources.
It was previously reported that the Colorado Avalanche are trying to keep the striker who helped the team win the Stanley Cup. Kadri’s contract with the club ended this summer. He is expected to qualify for a long-term deal with a salary ranging from $7.5 million to $8.5 million.
According to CapFriendly, now the Islanders have a little more than $ 11 million free under the ceiling, but no contracts have been signed with Noah Dobson and Alexander Romanov, the rights to which the Islanders traded from the Montreal Canadiens. At the same time, six New Yorkers forwards have existing agreements with the club with a salary of $ 5 million or more.
Zherdev and Emelin train with Dynamo Minsk. Contracts with the club have not yet been signed
As it became known to the “Championship”, forward Nikolai Zherdev and defender Alexei Yemelin are training in Minsk together with the local Dynamo. Both players are in the status of unrestricted free agents. No documents have been signed with the club yet, but it is possible that both will continue their careers as part of the Zubr.
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Ovechkin was not included in the top 30 best NHL players according to the American portal
The popular Puck Empire portal in one of its social networks shared its ranking of the 100 best field hockey players in the National Hockey League at the moment.
Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid topped the rankings, followed by Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar. The best scorer of the 2021/2022 season, Auston Matthews from the Toronto Maple Leafs, was placed on the third line. The best of the Russians was Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov, who finished sixth.
Note that the list includes six more Russian hockey players: Artemy Panarin from the New York Rangers (11th place), Kirill Kaprizov from the Minnesota Wild (19th), Alexander Ovechkin from the Washington Capitals (34th). j), Andrei Svechnikov from the Carolina Hurricanes (51st), Pavel Buchnevich from the St. Louis Blues (67th) and Evgeny Kuznetsov from Washington (99th).
Forward “Barys” Romanov criticized the club’s management after the departure of Starchenko
Barys striker Konstantin Romanov emotionally commented on the departure of Roman Starchenko from the team. He signed a contract with Spartak. Romanov criticized the leadership of the club from Kazakhstan.
“I’m a little shocked. (a harsher word is used) from what is happening, how you do not appreciate your players, your relatives from Ustinka, your native Kazakhstanis, those who are devoted and proud of the country.
With such a philosophy, Barys and the Kazakhstan national team will definitely never win anything if you squander with players like Stary and take all sorts of tinsel, ”wrote Romanov on social networks.
Starchenko left Barys after 14 seasons at the club and became a Spartak player
Minnesota put Russian Khovanov in a waiver draft
Russian forward Alexander Khovanov will leave the system of the Minnesota Wild NHL club, the press service of the “savages” reports. The club placed the hockey player on an unconditional waiver draft. His contract will be terminated.
Last season, the Russian forward played 22 matches in the AHL. In them he scored five (1+4) points. In addition, he played eight more matches in the ECHL. There, the forward scored six (2 + 4) points.