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Detroit Glass Works - the “Culite” crew update -Mantha signs 4 yrs 5.7m/AAV

November 2, 2020 - 6:18 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter Follow @TheJeremyLaura The #RedWings today signed right wing Anthony Mantha to a four-year contract. Details: https://t.co/SmJaE5rR1K pic.twitter.com/mSSGlwA8rE— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 3, 2020 The state of hockey is in flux. Overseas leagues are...

Yzerman’s fantastic asset management, updates on the season from the NHL

November 5, 2020 - 8:46 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter Follow @TheJeremyLaura Injuries have made it difficult to project a few different players in Detroit’s system. McIsaac and Svechnikov are some of the more concerning cases, as their development has been derailed multiple times. It seems to be part of the “roll of the dice...

Playoff ratings released, ECHL test pilot?

November 11, 2020 - 6:37 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter Follow @TheJeremyLaura While several moves have been made, Steve Yzerman has managed to keep a minimal amount of long term deals. The flexibility this brings in each of the next couple off seasons may prove to be invaluable. Teams still have to shed dollars (TB has 3 million...

Can the fans save the sport?

November 13, 2020 - 1:36 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter Follow @TheJeremyLaura The financials of the NHL indicate that things are approaching dire straits. The drop in viewership, lack of revenues and “bubble” expenses are making a bit of a perfect storm. The $1 billion shortfall has crept its way up and may be closer to 1.25...

Apples and Seider, words to the unwise - update ECHL, NHLPA

November 17, 2020 - 12:51 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter Follow @TheJeremyLaura With the 10% salary deferral agreed to for 20-21, 8 players cannot defer 10% of comp even if 100% of their base salary is deferred, due to large signing bonuses already received:Matthews, Marner, Josi, McDavid, Aho, Panarin, Tavares, MuzzinTotal deferra...

How about some transparency? League continuing to “tweak” finances

November 19, 2020 - 7:44 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter Follow @TheJeremyLaura NHLPA Board call wrapped up around 6:30 pm ET, went about 2 1/2 hours. No votes taken. Just a discussion. But sources say feeling on the call was that players aren't keen on changing salary deferral/escrow rates from what was already agreed to in Ju...