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MATT NISKANEN RUMORS

Newest Capital Niskanen is pleased with team’s new direction

Newest Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen is pleased with the direction that Barry Trotz is taking the team (Courtesy of CBS Sports)   When the smoke cleared on July 1st, the biggest name in the  NHL Free Agency Class of 2014 had made his decision to spend the next seven years of his life in a red uniform, a move that he has since stated was one that he hasn’t regretted. After...
Via DC Sports-Kings
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Coaches, Ovechkin influenced Niskanen in picking Caps

As a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins, defenseman Matt Niskanen had his fair share of experience playing against the rival Washington Capitals, but he was also watching them for a different reason. “Really my whole career, I’ve always kind of kept an eye on the Caps, because of (Alex) Ovechkin, so it’s just a fun team to watch and has been for a long time. So I’ve been...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s Matt Niskanen in a Caps jersey

  With some quotes, too!  
Via The Pensblog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals add Matt Niskanen to blue line for 7 years

The Washington Capitals kept at their big spending pace as the afternoon turned to evening and they nabbed possibly the biggest defeseman in free agency with Matt Niskanen. This is the second Pittsburgh Penguins blue liner that they signed today (Brooks Orpik). Capitals sign Matt Niskanen to 7-year deal worth $40.25 million. #SNSigningSeason http://t.co/jMn0KjyJcg pic.twitter.com...
Via DC Sports-Kings
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Wings will go all in for Matt Niskanen

According to a team source, the Red Wings -- at least for now -- are no longer in the running for unrestricted free-agent defenseman Christian Ehrhoff. The source says that Ehrhoff has interest in Detroit, but he's seeking a five-year deal while the Wings are willing to go only three years. If Ehrhoff can't secure a five-year contract, the source says that the Wings are more...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings target defenseman Matt Niskanen

On the eve of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Detroit Red Wings have set up talks with the agents of soon-to-be unrestricted free agents Matt Niskanen and Dan Boyle on Thursday in Philadelphia, according to Red Wings GM Ken Holland. Niskanen and Boyle are both right-handed shooting defensemen who could fill the Wings' top priority this offseason. The Wings think so highly of Niskanen...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
28 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Rumors: Matt Niskanen to Edmonton Oilers

Matt Niskanen of the Pittsburgh Penguins is the top UFA defenseman available for 2014 NHL Free Agency. With Kris Letang and Paul Martin injured for most of last season, the Penguins relied heavily on Niskanen to stabilize their D corps. Niskanen was a rock defensively and had a career year offensively with 10 goals and 46 points in 81 games. The Penguins cannot afford to sign Niskanen and
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Buyer beware with Matt Niskanen, a top NHL free agent defenseman

When NHL free agency opens in July, somebody is going to drive a dump truck full of money to the home of defenseman Matt Niskanen, probably on the first day of the signing period. For Niskanen and his agent, it is going to be the perfect storm. He is coming off a career year that saw him score 10 goals to go with 36 assists and a plus-33 rating that was tops among all defensemen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: free-agency needs

What free-agents will GM Jim Rutherford sign this summer? While the Pittsburgh Penguins GM has ended, many have already started looking ahead towards the draft and free agency. This off-season comes at a critical junction for the Pens.  After another playoff meltdown, Pittsburgh is about to embark on a period  of serious re-construction, both on the ice and in the front office...
Via isportsweb.com
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Stay or Go: Matt Niskanen

The Pittsburgh Penguins will surely look a lot different going into next season. Moving forward, the Penguins have plenty of changes and challenges as an organization – not just in the front office. One decision they’ll have to make a call on is what to do they do with Matt Niskanen. Do they let Niskanen walk as an Unrestricted Free Agent and let him sign with whomever, or do...
Via The PensNation
May 24, 2014  |  1 Comment
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