by Lyle Richardson - August 22, 2012 11:54 AM EDT
The Calgary Flames were under pressure from some corners to start all over, but they instead pushed ahead.
Following the Calgary Flames’ disappointing finish last season - missing the playoffs for the third consecutive year - anticipation of a significant roster overhaul abounded in the Stampede City.
by Lyle Richardson - August 21, 2012 4:02 PM EDT
Where will NHL players turn if the owners lock them out? Like last time, eyes will turn to Europe.
The threat of another NHL lockout has sparked speculation over the backup plans of some NHL players. Szymon Szemberg of the IIHF took to Twitter to report Swiss club HC Davos had announced San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton and New York Rangers right winger Rick Nash would be joining their club in the event of another NHL work stoppage.
by Lyle Richardson - August 20, 2012 1:07 PM EDT
Vancouver talking extension with Burrows and Elder; still looking to trade Luongo and sign Doan.
The possibility of yet another NHL lockout isn’t preventing the Vancouver Canucks from attempting to re-sign two of their notable players.
by Lyle Richardson - August 17, 2012 10:50 AM EDT
Could the Stars ship out their captain? Will someone take Tim Thomas off the Bruins' hands? Are the Hurricanes looking for 'D'?
Dallas Stars captain Brenden Morrow has been mentioned in trade rumors over the summer, but Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk has stated his intent to retain the 33-year-old, believing he'll overcome the neck and shoulder injuries that limited him to only 57 games last season.
by Lyle Richardson - August 16, 2012 11:36 AM EDT
The list of noteworthy unsigned restricted free agents is surprisingly long for mid-August.
Entering mid-August and with training camps slated to begin in a month’s time, there’s a surprising number of talented young restricted free agents yet to re-sign with their respective teams.
by Lyle Richardson - August 15, 2012 12:10 PM EDT
The Penguins are exploring Bobby Ryan and Shane Doan to bolster their scoring on the wings.
When the Pittsburgh Penguins traded center Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes and defenseman Zbynek Michalek to the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL draft weekend, the anticipation was GM Ray Shero was clearing cap space to take a run at pending free agent left winger Zach Parise or blueliner Ryan Suter.
by Lyle Richardson - August 14, 2012 11:17 AM EDT
Remaining free agents are left to wait and wonder while CBA negotiations unfold.
NHL training camps are slated to open in a month's time and several quality players remain available via unrestricted free agency. Right winger Shane Doan is still unsigned, though the reasons are well documented.
by Lyle Richardson - August 13, 2012 11:25 AM EDT
Detroit needs 'D' and Bouwmeester's name keeps popping up. What is the likelihood he lands in Motown?
Speculation over what the Philadelphia Flyers might do to address their depleted defense corps – which suffered yet another blow with Andreas Lilja reportedly sidelined by off-season hip surgery until December – has overshadowed the blueline plight of the Detroit Red Wings.
by Lyle Richardson - August 10, 2012 1:44 PM EDT
The latest suitors for the free agent winger and where Greg Jamison stands with the Coyotes.
Entering mid-August, there appears little indication the Shane Doan free agent watch will end anytime soon. On Wednesday, the New York Daily News reported Doan’s agent, Terry Bross, acknowledged his client had received a four-year contract offer worth at least $7 million per season from a team outside New York, a hefty deal for a veteran right winger due to turn 36 in October.
by Lyle Richardson - August 9, 2012 11:33 AM EDT
After making a big splash in free agency, the Wild aren't in the mood to make any trades...yet.
The Minnesota Wild have been quiet following their signings of left winger Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter to lucrative, long-term contracts.
by Lyle Richardson - August 8, 2012 12:36 PM EDT
After news of Andrej Meszaros' injury, P.K. Subban, John Carlson, Carlo Colaiacovo and others have been linked to the team.
The Philadelphia Flyers’ need to bolster their blueline depth became more urgent following news on Tuesday that defenseman Andrej Meszaros underwent surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon.
by Lyle Richardson - August 7, 2012 1:22 PM EDT
Suitors are lining up for a shot at landing Doan if the Coyotes sale crumbles.
It’s been nearly a month since Shane Doan set the first of his deadlines in hopes of getting clarity on the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to prospective buyer Greg Jamison.
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