SporttheScore's 2019-20 Fantasy Hockey Draft Kit
Flames sign Smith-Pelly, 3 others to PTOs
The Calgary Flames signed forwards Devante Smith-Pelly, Tobias Rieder, Zac Rinaldo, and Alexandre Grenier to professional tryouts, the team announced Wednesday. Smith-Pelly suited up in 54 games for the Washington Capitals last season, tallying eight points and 78 hits while playing a fourth-line role. He was a playoff hero for the Caps in 2018 when he scored seven goals - including the game-tying tally in the Cup-clinching Game 5. Rieder averaged 14 goals per season through his first four NHL campaigns but failed to find twine in 67 games with the Edmonton Oilers last season.
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Breakouts, busts, sleepers
- Bounce-back candidates (Sept. 13)
Target or avoid
- Goalies to avoid (Sept. 14)
- Goalies who could become studs (Sept. 15)
- Risky picks worth gambling on (Sept. 16)
Faces in new places
- Players with long-term value (Sept. 17)
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Blues' committal to Faulk creates questions about Pietrangelo's future .
It seemed almost certain that Alex Pietrangelo would be traded last December when the St. Louis Blues were in the NHL's basement. As we know now, St. Louis opted against a rebuild and, after a turnaround for the ages, Pietrangelo became the first player in franchise history to hoist the Stanley Cup. Since then, most thought he was going to remain a Blue for life. However, St. Louis traded for blue-liner Justin Faulk on Tuesday, which suddenly makes Pietrangelo's future unclear. The Blues sent defenseman Joel Edmundson, former first-rounder Dominik Bokk, and a seventh-round pick to the Carolina Hurricanes for Faulk and a fifth-rounder.