The Chicago Blackhawks had high hopes entering the 2017-18 season; they hade brought back Brandon Saad in a trade after shipping him off to Columbus just two offseasons earlier. He was to be reunited with center Jonathan Toews, who had been struggling since Saad left his side. Patrick Sharp was returning after playing two seasons in Dallas, signing a cheap contract to take a veteran leadership and depth role in the Windy City.
Veteran goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has been signed to a three-year extension by the Vegas Golden Knights.
Kruger is the only player currently in the NHL that the Hawks got back in their most recent deal with the Coyotes. He won two Stanley Cups with the Hawks in 2013 and 2015. He was traded to Vegas on July 2, 2017, for future considerations, and was then traded to Carolina two days later for a fifth-round pick.
The city of Seattle was granted an expansion franchise this past season, and the CEO of the construction of their arena says the team will be on track to play for 2020, according to Seattle’s Fox affiliate.
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