#1 John Carlson and other free agents von yudan18 22.01.2019 04:15

DALLAS (AP) The Colorado Avalanche signed goaltender Philipp Grubauer to a three-year contract and put defenseman Brooks Orpik on buyout waivers the day after acquiring them from the Washington Capitals.One person with knowledge of the move said the Avalanche signed Grubauer to a $10 million contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.Another person said Colorado put Orpik on unconditional waivers with the purposes of buying out the final year of his contract. The person also spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team didn’t announce the move.Grubauer Womens Jake DeBrusk Jersey , 26, will split time with Semyon Varlamov in net this season and could take over as Colorado’s No. 1 goalie in 2019-20. He’ll count $3.3 million against the salary cap the next three years.”We all feel that he’s ready to take the next step and become a No. 1,” Colorado GM Joe Sakic said. ”We’re excited to have two No. 1 goalies.”Assuming Orpik clears waivers, Colorado can buy him out Sunday, less than 48 hours after trading for him.Sakic told Orpik after trading for him that the team planned to explore a trade or buy out the 37-year-old. Sakic took on Orpik’s $5.5 million salary in the trade to get Grubauer without giving up more than a second-round pick.”I owed him the respect to let him know that the plan is to buy him out and let him be a free agent Patrice Bergeron Jersey ,” Sakic said. ”I’m sure he’ll have a lot of teams that’ll want to add him to their group.”Capitals GM Brian MacLellan said Friday night he was open to bringing Orpik back if the price was right. Orpik was a respected leader on Washington’s Stanley Cup-winning team.—AP Hockey Writer John Wawrow contributed to this report.— GLENDALE, Ariz. — A group of Montreal sportswriters traveled to Arizona several days in advance of Thursday’s game between the Canadiens and the Arizona Coyotes, and they came mostly to ask one question.How is Coyotes forward Alex Galchenyuk doing?Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet talked at length on the subject, but the answer to date doesn’t require a considerable amount of analysis concerning the 2012 No. 3 overall draft pick by Montreal.Article continues below ...Galchenyuk’s new team isn’t doing as well as his former team, and he’s not doing nearly as well as the player —forward Max Domi — he was traded for.Galchenyuk and Domi go against their former teams on Thursday for the first time since being traded even-up on June 15 as both teams continue their crowded pre-Christmas schedules. The Canadiens (17-13-5) lost 2-1 to the Colorado Avalanche on goals by Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog on Wednesday and have lost two in a row since winning six of seven. The Coyotes (14-17-2) Matt Read Jersey Womens , who lost 3-1 to the New York Islanders on Tuesday, have lost six of seven overall and are 1-6-1 in their last eight games at Gila River Arena.Brendan Gallagher ended Montreal’s 0-for-25 slump on the power play by scoring the game’s opening goal Wednesday against Colorado, but the Canadiens couldn’t get anything else past Philipp Grubauer, who made 35 saves. Montreal goaltender Carey Price made 24 saves, but was denied his 300th career victory.So far Matt Hendricks Jersey Womens , the Canadiens are getting the better of the Domi-Galchenyuk deal.Domi has 14 goals and 33 points and is a plus-4 in 35 games, or only 12 fewer points than he had in 82 games with Arizona last season. Galchenyuk has three goals and 11 points and is a minus-7 in 23 games, and hasn’t scored in 14 games since getting a goal against the Washington Capitals on Nov. 11. Domi doesn’t have a goal in his last five games, but has three goals in his past eight games.It didn’t help that Galchenyuk missed first three weeks of the season with a lower-body injury. But even moving back to his preferred position of center from the wing — where he played exclusively last season with Montreal — hasn’t helped him regain the scoring touch that saw him score 30 goals in the 2015-16 season.Galchenyuk is back at left wing again because Tocchet felt he was “thinking too much” at center and needed a change to help him relax.“He feels bad he’s not scoring but he’s like our team —we’re not scoring,” Tocchet said. “Ten game ago Womens Torey Krug Jersey , we were two games over .500, the next thing you know we’re not scoring goals. We’ve lost a few games here and we’ve got to get it back. He feels bad like a lot of guys.”The Coyotes have scored 14 goals in their past seven games, and recorded one goal or fewer in three of their last four.“We had some chances (Tuesday) but we’re not scoring right now, and everything is magnified when you’re not scoring,” Tocchet said.The Coyotes are beginning to slide out of playoff position in the Western Conference Tuukka Rask Jersey , so this will be an important weekend for them with three games in four days starting Thursday. They’re at home against the Avalanche on Saturday and play at the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.The Canadiens play Saturday on the road against the Vegas Golden Knights in their final game before a five-day Christmas break.

Xobor Forum Software von Xobor.de
Einfach ein Forum erstellen