Rangers sign Raphael Diaz

Raphael DiazThe Rangers have signed Raphael Diaz who was with the team in 2014.

The deal is worth $700,000. (Brooks)

Diaz played 56 games for Calgary last season and scored 2 goals, 4 assists, a minus 3 rating, 10 PIM, 52 shots on goal, 24 hits, 67 blocked shots, 17 giveaways, 12 takeaways and 12:01 per game.

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Toronto trades Phil Kessel to Pittsburgh

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Phil Kessel to Pittsburgh.

The full trade is:

  • Pittsburgh trades: Kaspari Kapanen, Scott Harrington, Nick Spalling and 1st and 3rd round picks in 2016.
  • Toronto trades: Phil Kessel, Tyler Biggs, Tim Erizon, 2016 second round pick

Kessel has seven-years left on his contract at $8 million per season.

Toronto is eating between 15%, $1.25 million per year. (Dreger)

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Was Marty St. Louis a problem in the locker room during the playoffs?

Marty St. LouisOne reason the Penguins are hesitant to go after Marty St. Louis as a UFA is that he was reportedly a “problem in the Rangers locker room” during their run in the post season. (DK on Pitt Sports)

St. Louis was reportedly unhappy with the amount of playing time he received. (DK on Pitt Sports)

Larry Brooks wrote on Sunday that it’s true St. Louis was unhappy with his role as the playoffs evolved but his “stubborn pride” is what makes him the future Hall of Famer himself. (NY Post)

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