The reigning Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings find themselves in another outdoor game in their home state, this time in Levi’s Stadium, the brand new home of the San Francisco 49ers’ NFL franchise, against an all too familiar opponent, the San Jose Sharks.
The Detroit Red Wings re-signed 23 year-old winger Tomas Tatar to a three year deal worth $2.75 million per year after 19 goals and 39 points in his first full NHL season. Tatar is just one of the many young players on the Red Wings that performed well last season, and will be instrumental in his team’s success next season and beyond.
Aside from re-signing Dominic Moore and acquiring Dan Boyle and Tanner Glass, the Rangers haven’t been very active in acquiring some of the league’s best free agents this offseason, but they haven’t exactly been quiet either. The Blueshirts have made a handful of depth moves since picking up Boyle and Glass that could prove very beneficial.
After a busy first ten days NHL free agency has calmed down a bit, and there have been some interesting deals to say the least thus far. There have been some overpaid players, veterans that have gone to play elsewhere and some deals that just leave you scratching your head.
The New York Rangers saw their season come to an end Friday night when they lost in double overtime to the Los Angeles Kings in Game Five on the Stanley Cup Final to lose the series 4-1. Many might look back on the series and consider it a disappointment, but this Rangers team accomplished a great deal more this season than was expected.