After missing 61 games this past season due to a hip injury, Valeri Nichushkin is healthy and that should be cause for concern for teams hoping to defend the Dallas Stars. Nichushkin looks ready to slot in as a top-line winger alongside Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin, turning a deadly duo into a three-headed monster. More
Owen Sound Attack center Jeff Gilligan has announced his retirement at 19 due to an unspecified heart condition. Gilligan made the announcement via Twitter, and it was confirmed by the Attack Monday evening.
Milan Lucic is ready for his first season as a Los Angeles King, but he said he’s not sure what his future could hold. Lucic said one of his dreams is to play for the hometown Canucks. He’ll be a free agent next season, so could he end up in Vancouver?
Which players will drastically outperform their fantasy draft positions? Matt Larkin outlines 10 picks going way later on average than they should be.
If you’re Steve Yzerman, you should have had Steven Stamkos signed to an eight-year contract extension more than a month ago. Same goes for Dean Lombardi and his dealings with Anze Kopitar. It’s simple really. These guys are franchise players. …
The 15th spot on our AHL logo ranking goes to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The crest has been a staple of the organization since it entered the AHL as an expansion franchise in 1996. After capturing two Calder Cups in nine seasons, the Phantoms have fallen on some tough times.
The AIHL Grand Final — a one-game, winner-take-all match for the Goodall Cup — finished in dramatic fashion Sunday when Newcastle North Stars center Brian Bales was given a penalty shot in overtime. Watch as Bales makes no mistake, lifting Newcastle to its first AIHL championship in seven years.
The Los Angeles Kings are going to need to find salary cap space this off-season to retain star Anze Kopitar, and one cap casualty could be recently acquired Milan Lucic. Lucic will seek a raise as an unrestricted free agent next season and the Kings likely won’t be able to afford it. Meanwhile, current free agent Cody Franson might be wise to consider the Sabres’ reported two-year deal.
In 2011, Curtis Glencross signed a team-friendly deal with the Flames that kept him in Calgary for four seasons. But Glencross admitted he wishes he could go back and take advantage of what could have been a lucrative free agency. The 32-year-old remains a free agent nearly two months after free agency opened and might have to sign a tryout contract.
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