July 22, 2014

Leafs shake up front office: Dubas in as assistant GM, Poulin and Loiselle out

Leafs shake up front office: Dubas in as assistant GM, Poulin and Loiselle out

by The Canadian Press - July 22, 2014 10:43 AM EDT

TORONTO - Brendan Shanahan made his first significant front-office move as Toronto Maple Leafs president on Tuesday by hiring Kyle Dubas as assistant general manager.


Dominic Moore's Smashfest charity event earning more exposure in third year

Dominic Moore's Smashfest charity event earning more exposure in third year

by The Canadian Press - July 22, 2014 10:02 AM EDT

TORONTO - Dominic Moore has come a long way in a short period of time.Two years ago he stepped away from hockey to be with his wife, Katie, who was battling a rare form of liver cancer that claimed her life in January 2013 at the age of 32.


Ilitches release details on plans for developments centred on new Detroit Red Wings arena

by The Canadian Press - July 22, 2014 12:04 AM EDT

DETROIT - The Ilitch family on Sunday unveiled more details of its plans for an entertainment and residential complex centred on a new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena.

July 21, 2014

Canadiens sign first-round pick Nikita Scherbak to entry-level contract

Canadiens sign first-round pick Nikita Scherbak to entry-level contract

by The Canadian Press - July 21, 2014 2:57 PM EDT

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens have signed 2014 first round pick Nikita Scherbak to a three-year entry-level contract.The six-foot-two, 189-pound forward had 78 points (28 goals, 50 assists) in 65 regular-season games with the Western Hockey League's Saskatoon Blades last season.


Game, set and scratch: Kirilenko ices engagement to Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin

Game, set and scratch: Kirilenko ices engagement to Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin

by The Canadian Press - July 21, 2014 11:57 AM EDT

MOSCOW - Another sports power couple's engagement is off.Two months after golfer Rory McIlroy broke off his engagement to Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko says she has called off her planned wedding to three-time NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.


Leafs avoid arbitration with Franson, sign him to $3.3M, 1-year deal

Leafs avoid arbitration with Franson, sign him to $3.3M, 1-year deal

by The Canadian Press - July 21, 2014 11:13 AM EDT

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs and Cody Franson have avoided arbitration with a one-year contract worth US$3.3 million.It's the third straight one-year deal for Franson, who missed most of training camp last season after a contract dispute.

July 19, 2014

Blackhawks D Oduya expects to be ready for camp after breaking foot in playoffs

Blackhawks D Oduya expects to be ready for camp after breaking foot in playoffs

by The Canadian Press - July 19, 2014 10:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO - Johnny Oduya's walking boot caused a bit of a stir this weekend at the Chicago Blackhawks' annual fan convention.The veteran defenceman said he broke his right foot when he blocked a shot in Game 7 of the Western Conference final against the Los Angeles Kings.


Rangers, veteran forward Lee Stempniak agree to terms on 1-year deal

Rangers, veteran forward Lee Stempniak agree to terms on 1-year deal

by The Canadian Press - July 19, 2014 8:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Rangers and veteran forward Lee Stempniak have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.The deal with the 31-year-old Stempniak was announced on Saturday.

July 18, 2014

Penguins, defenceman Simon Despres agree to 2-year deal

Penguins, defenceman Simon Despres agree to 2-year deal

by The Canadian Press - July 18, 2014 5:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenceman Simon Despres to a two-year contract worth $900,000 per season.The 22-year-old Despres appeared in a career-high 22 games for the Penguins last season, finishing with five assists.


Penguins name 3-time Stanley Cup champion Mark Recchi player development coach

by The Canadian Press - July 18, 2014 3:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired seven-time All-Star Mark Recchi as the franchise's player development coach.The 46-year-old Recchi will be in charge of working with prospects throughout the minor leagues as well as at the college and junior levels.


Defenceman Dmitry Kulikov signs 3-year deal to stay with Florida Panthers

by The Canadian Press - July 18, 2014 2:15 PM EDT

Last winter wasn't very good for the Florida Panthers.This summer, however, has gone largely according to their plan.The Panthers crossed another item off their off-season to-do list on Friday, signing defenceman Dmitry Kulikov to a three-year deal.


Arizona Coyotes sign first round pick Perlini to entry-level contract

by The Canadian Press - July 18, 2014 2:14 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Coyotes signed first round draft pick Brendan Perlini to a three-year entry-level contract on Friday.The terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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