Dallas Stars Preseason Schedule Announced; Chicago Blackhawks Trade Teuvo Teravainen
A few pieces of news came out today as the Stars announced their preseason schedule and the Chicago Blackhawks made their first move to clear salary cap space this summer.
The Dallas Stars announced their preseason schedule today, highlighted by a match-up with the Los Angeles Kings in the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas as part of the "Frozen Fury" exhibition series. The usual suspects of St. Louis Blues, Florida Panthers, and Colorado Avalanche also make appearances. Here's the full announced schedule:
ECHL Affiliation Agreement Extended
The Idaho Steelheads also announced today that their affiliation agreement with the Dallas Stars has been extended for another two years. The agreement will end after the 2017-2018 season. The Steelheads have been the ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars since 2005-2006.
Odds and Ends
*The Chicago Blackhawks have found themselves approximately $5 million in cap space, as they traded Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen to the Carolina Hurricanes for a 2016 second round pick and 2017 third round pick. [Puck Daddy]
*The Detroit Red Wings re-signed center Riley Sheahan to a two-year, $4.15 million contract. It carries an average value of $2.075 million each year.
*Phil Kessel stated that he's likely bringing the Stanley Cup to Toronto. I place the odds on hot dogs ending up in the Cup are about 4-to-1.