October 1, 2014

Rask wants more than another Vezina Trophy season - a Stanley Cup

Rask wants more than another Vezina Trophy season  -  a Stanley Cup

by The Canadian Press - October 1, 2014 2:12 PM EDT

BOSTON - It's still difficult for Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask to take pride in his Vezina Trophy win from a season ago.Rask led the league in shutouts with seven, finished second in save percentage at .


Columbus Blue Jackets season capsule

by The Canadian Press - October 1, 2014 1:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETSLAST SEASON: 43-32-7, 93 points. Eliminated in first round of playoffs by Pittsburgh in 6 games.COACH: Todd Richards, fourth season with the Blue Jackets, 85-70-16; 5th overall in NHL.


Coming off best season ever, Columbus Blue Jackets now must replace several key performers

by The Canadian Press - October 1, 2014 1:43 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets' bright future has dimmed rather quickly.Coming off their best season ever, the Blue Jackets were young, loaded and excited heading into camp.


2014-15 Florida Panthers capsule

by The Canadian Press - October 1, 2014 1:43 PM EDT

FLORIDA PANTHERSLAST SEASON: 29-45-8, 66 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing 15th in the Eastern Conference.COACH: Gerald Gallant, 1st season with Panthers; 4th overall in NHL, 56-76-4.


2014-15 Carolina Hurricanes preview capsule

by The Canadian Press - October 1, 2014 1:36 PM EDT

CAROLINA HURRICANESLAST SEASON: 36-35-11, 83 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing 13th in the Eastern Conference.COACH: Bill Peters, 1st season with Hurricanes; 1st overall in NHL.


Hurricanes keep roster mostly intact, hope new leadership gets them back to the playoffs

by The Canadian Press - October 1, 2014 1:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. - At first glance, this looks a lot like the same Carolina Hurricanes team that missed the playoffs for a fifth straight year.The new faces in new places are the guys calling the shots, not taking them.


New Jersey Devils season capsule

by The Canadian Press - October 1, 2014 1:34 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. - NEW JERSEY DEVILSLAST SEASON: 35-29-18, 88 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing 10th in the Eastern Conference.COACH: Peter DeBoer, 4th season with Devils (102-76-34); 7th overall in NHL (205-183-70).


Devils start post-Brodeur era looking to get back to the post-season

by The Canadian Press - October 1, 2014 1:32 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. - Getting to the playoffs used to be a given for the New Jersey Devils.The three-time Stanley Cup champions made the post-season for 13 straight years between 1996-97 and 2009-10.


2014-15 Washington Capitals capsule

by The Canadian Press - October 1, 2014 1:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON CAPITALSLAST SEASON: 38-30-14, 90 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing ninth in the Eastern Conference.COACH: Barry Trotz, 1st season with Capitals; 16th overall in NHL, 557-479-60-100.


Capitals change coach, GM after missing playoffs - but Ovechkin's still the key

by The Canadian Press - October 1, 2014 1:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON - Missing the playoffs for the first time in a while jarred the Washington Capitals into fundamental changes. New general manager.


Pittsburgh Penguins season capsule

by The Canadian Press - October 1, 2014 12:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH PENGUINSLAST SEASON: 51-24-7, 109 points. Won Metropolitan Division. Lost to New York Rangers in Eastern Conference semifinals.COACH: Mike Johnston (first season, first NHL season).


Crosby, Penguins face same "Cup or Bust" expectations with new coaching staff, front office

Crosby, Penguins face same

by The Canadian Press - October 1, 2014 12:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The puck is the same size. So is the rink. The goal too.So forgive Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby if he's not getting too caught up in the idea new coach Mike Johnston and general manager Jim Rutherford are creating some kind of brave new world for the perennial Stanley Cup contenders to navigate after they were brought in to replace Dan Bylsma and Ray Shero.

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