NHL Free Agency

SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 6: Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks handles the puck in Game Six of the Western Conference Second Round against the Vegas Golden Knights during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 6, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/NHLI via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Logan Couture

Logan Couture is the real winner of the John Tavares sweepstakes

Derek Grochowski
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NHL Free Agency: Islanders replace John Tavares with Leo Komarov

Oilers make a quiet splash, bring back Tobias Rieder on value deal

John Tavares signs a seven year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 01: Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) skates with the puck in the 3rd period of the NHL game between the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning on April 01, 2018 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

With Ryan McDonagh extension, Lightning likely out on John Tavares

Jeremy Lambert
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: (EDITORS NOTE: Image Converted to Black and White) John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders high fives a fan on his way to warm-up prior to the game against Toronto Maple Leafs at Barclays Center on March 30, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)

John Tavares jersey burning is even dumber than most (Video)

David Rouben
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BOSTON, MA - MARCH 6: Anton Khudobin #35 of the Boston Bruins in the net against the Detroit Red Wings at the TD Garden on March 6, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Dallas Stars start free agency with a steal, sign goaltender Khudobin

C.L. Kohuss
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WINNIPEG, MB - MAY 3: Paul Stastny #25 of the Winnipeg Jets keeps an eye on the play during first period action against the Nashville Predators in Game Four of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell MTS Place on May 3, 2018 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The Preds defeated the Jets 2-1 and tie the series 2-2. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images)

Vegas Golden Knights bet on Paul Stastny, sign him to three-year deal

Jeremy Lambert
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GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 31: Carter Hutton #40 of the St Louis Blues gets a drink during a stop in play against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on March 31, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Buffalo Sabres and Carter Hutton play ‘Let’s Make a Deal’

Derek Grochowski
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OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 17: Ottawa Senators Defenceman Erik Karlsson (65) waits for a face-off during second period National Hockey League action between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators on February 17, 2018, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Could Erik Karlsson still get traded to the Vegas Golden Knights?

Mackenzie Ingram
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TORONTO, ON - MARCH 10: William Nylander

Maple Leafs want John Tavares? They need to trade William Nylander

Kelsey Grace Pfeifer
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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 30: Michal Kempny #6 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with Andre Burakovsky #65 after scoring a second period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at Capital One Arena on March 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

He’s back! Michal Kempny is staying with the Capitals

Kelsey Grace Pfeifer
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COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 19: Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin (9) looks on after a missed shot during game 4 in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on April 19, 2018. (Photo by Adam Lacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

5 moves the Blue Jackets can make to get back to the playoffs

Kelsey Grace Pfeifer
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BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 05: New York Islanders Center John Tavares (91) lines up a slap shot against The New York Rangers during the second period at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn,NY (Photo by Dennis Schneidler/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

In the Tavares race, NHL teams have a secret weapon: grandmas

David Rouben
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 26: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders skates against the Florida Panthers at Barclays Center on March 26, 2018 in New York City. Florida Panthers defeated the New York Islanders 3-0. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)

John Tavares might leave Islanders because they fired Garth Snow

Dave Stevenson
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EDMONTON, AB - MARCH 8: New York Islanders Center John Tavares (91) in action in the first period during the game of the Edmonton Oilers versus the New York Islanders on March 8, 2018, at Rogers Place in Edmonton Alberta. (Photo by Curtis Comeau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Why the San Jose Sharks are unlikely to land John Tavares

C.L. Kohuss
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NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 31: New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) skates off the ice during the second period of the National Hockey League Game between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Islanders on March 31, 2018, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Did Maple Leafs just land John Tavares by hiring his mentor, Wes Clark?

Dave Stevenson
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OTTAWA, ON - MARCH 24: Cam Ward

5 free agents the Hurricanes can sign to get back to the playoffs

Jeremy Lambert
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DETROIT, MI - APRIL 07: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders follows the play against the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game at Little Caesars Arena on April 7, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. The Islanders defeated the Wings 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** John Tavares

1 reason every John Tavares suitor could land him…and 1 reason it might not

Michelle Bruton
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PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 07: Members of the Pittsburgh Penguins acknowledge the crowd after a 2-1 overtime lose to the Washington Capitals in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at PPG Paints Arena on May 7, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images)

5 moves the Pittsburgh Penguins can make to get back to the playoffs

Hunter Hodies
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: James van Riemsdyk #25 of the Toronto Maple Leafs and John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders battle for the puck during their game at the Barclays Center on October 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

NHL Talking Points: Free agency and John Tavares, James van Riemsdyk sagas

Simon Vacca
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders skates against the Florida Panthers at Barclays Center on January 30, 2018 in New York City. Florida Panthers defeated the New York Islanders 4-1. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)

John Tavares arrives for Maple Leafs meeting

Adam Strangis
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TORONTO, ON - APRIL 23: Rick Nash #61 of the Boston Bruins stretches during warm-up prior to playing against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Six of the Eastern Conference First Round in the 2018 Stanley Cup Play-offs at the Air Canada Centre on April 23, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Rick Nash wants Blue Jackets, but do they want him?

Brad Berreman
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: The New York Islanders salute the crowd following their final home game of the 2017-2018 season, a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers at Barclays Center on April 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)

5 moves the Islanders can make to get back to the playoffs

Simon Vacca
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders skates against the Florida Panthers at Barclays Center on January 30, 2018 in New York City. Florida Panthers defeated the New York Islanders 4-1. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)

NHL Rumors: John Tavares updated list of visits, new details

Brad Berreman
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RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 26: Noah Hanifin #5 of the Carolina Hurricanes prepares for a faceoff during an NHL game on March 26, 2016 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Phil Ellsworth/NHLI via Getty Images)

It took awhile, but we finally got a blockbuster NHL trade between Flames, Hurricanes

Griffin Youngs
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NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 31: New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) skates off the ice during the second period of the National Hockey League Game between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Islanders on March 31, 2018, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

John Tavares confirms to Islanders he will speak with other teams

Griffin Youngs
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Ilya Kovalchuk #71 of Olympic Athlete from Russia attempts a shot in overtime against Danny Aus Den Birken #33 of Germany during the Men's Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Kings are the lucky winners of the Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes

Michelle Bruton
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