The NHL offseason has been full of excitement and we’re barely three days into July. Plenty of big names changed teams on July 1 when the free agent market opened up as it seemed like a new deal was made every five minutes.    

One of the biggest names on the market this summer was forward Alexander Radulov. After scoring 18 goals and totaling 54 points in 76 games with the Montreal Canadiens this past season, the soon-to-be 31-year-old proved he still has what it takes to perform at the highest level.

Attention shifted to Radulov nearly 30 minutes after the free agent signing window opened after Pierre LeBrun reported that it was down to the Montreal Canadiens and Dallas Stars.

Stars captain Jamie Benn came across the tweet and had some fun with the media thanks to some help from his brother, Canadiens defenceman Jordie Benn.

As the weekend came to an end, Radulov was still a free agent. However, that all changed on Monday afternoon when the Dallas Stars’ Twitter account let the hockey world know that Jamie came out on top in the Bubble Hockey game against his older brother.  

Shortly after the Stars sent out that tweet, the news was confirmed as Radulov officially signed a five-year deal worth $31.25 million.


The #DallasStars have signed Alex #Radulov to a five-year, $31.25 million deal.

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Obviously the game didn’t decide who would end up with Radulov, but it would have been pretty awesome if one of the Benn brothers shared a photo of Radulov watching their game of Bubble Hockey.

(H/T Twitter/DallasStars)