News: The Flyers traded Zac Rinaldo to the Bruins on Monday for a third-round draft choice in the 2017 NHL Draft, NHL.com reports. Analysis: Zac Rinaldo, who tallied one goal and six points to go along with 109 penalty minutes in 58 games for Philadelphia this past season, adds depth and grit to the B's forward mix, but he's presumably ticketed for a fourth-line/agitator role that limits his fantasy utility to PIM-heavy formats.
News: Chris Pronger was dealt to the Coyotes over the weekend along with defenseman Niklas Grossmann in exchange for forward Sam Gagner, a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2016 or a third-round pick in 2017, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Analysis: Chris Pronger's playing career came to an end during the 2011-12 season due to post-concussion issues and an eye injury, but he still has two years remaining on the seven-year, $34.5 million contract he inked with the Flyers in the summer of 2009. His contract will cost the Coyotes $575,000 over both of the next two seasons and carries a cap hit of just under $5 million annually, which will help Arizona in their attempt to meet the league's salary-cap minimum. The 40-year-old Pronger, who was hired by the NHL's Department of Player Safety last season, is eligible to be voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this week.
News: Carl Hagelin was given a qualifying offer by the Ducks on Monday, the Los Angeles Times reports. Analysis: This was a foregone conclusion after the Ducks acquired Carl Hagelin, a restricted free agent, from the Rangers at the draft. He's likely in for a raise this season and could see an uptick in minutes in his new digs, but Hagelin's offensive limitations -- mostly his mediocre shooting ability -- make him best suited for a third-line role.
News: Jakob Silfverberg was given a qualifying offer by the Ducks on Monday, the Los Angeles Times reports. Analysis: After making $850,000 last season, Jakob Silfverberg looks to be in line for a significant raise following his 39-point regular season and 18 points in the playoffs. He should also be looking at regular second-line work for the Ducks next season, which could lead to a scoring breakout for the highly talented Swede.
News: The Bruins have extended a qualifying offer to Ryan Spooner, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports. Analysis: The nimble centerman is thus almost certain to return to Boston for 2015-16, and as things stand now, it looks like he's got the inside track on the third-line center job, with some power-play time to boot -- assuming the Bruins don't bring some depth in during free agency. If he does find his way into a regular role, Ryan Spooner's playmaking ability will make him useful in deeper fantasy formats.
News: Paul Postma has been given a qualifying offer by the Jets, the Winnipeg Sun reports. Analysis: Despite huge offensive success in the AHL -- Paul Postma has 68 points in his last 87 games in the minors -- the Albertan blueliner has never been able to win himself more than bottom-pairing minutes with the Jets so far. As a result, he's never scored more than nine points in an NHL season. The Jets' depth on the blue line makes it likely that Postma doesn't enjoy a large role in 2015-16 either. However, he'll surely be recovered from the lower-body injury he suffered in March by the time training camp rolls around.
News: Klas Dahlbeck has received a qualifying offer from the Coyotes, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Analysis: The soon-to-be 24-year-old blueliner picked up three assists while going minus-7 in 19 games with Arizona last year after being acquired from the Blackhawks. He'll likely bounce between the AHL and NHL this season, but does have some upside -- Klas Dahlbeck picked up 10 goals and 35 points in 75 games for AHL Rockford back in 2013-14.
News: Brandon Gormley has been tendered a qualifying offer by the Coyotes, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Analysis: Thus it's fairly well assured that Brandon Gormley will spend next season in Arizona. It could be the first full NHL campaign for the No. 13 pick in the 2010 draft, who picked up four points to go with a minus-7 rating while seeing limited ice time in 27 games for the Coyotes last year.
News: Mikkel Boedker (spleen) has been tendered a qualifying offer by the Coyotes, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Analysis: The German winger saw last season end prematurely thanks to a ruptured spleen, but is expected to make a full recovery in time for training camp. It doesn't seem likely that another team will swoop in with an offer sheet for Mikkel Boedker, so he'll quite likely suit up for Arizona again in 2015-16. It could be a breakout year if he can stay healthy, as the Coyotes look like they'll have to lean heavily on Boedker, who was on an 82-game pace for his second straight 50-point season last year, picking up 14 goals and 14 assists in 45 contests.
News: Craig Cunningham didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Coyotes, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Analysis: He'll enter free agency coming off a season in which he recorded all of seven points in 51 games split between the Bruins and Coyotes. Craig Cunningham does have a pair of 40-plus-point seasons to his credit in the AHL, and at just 24 years old, the former fourth-round pick seems likely to catch on with another NHL franchise -- probably on a two-way deal.