April 14, 2014

'Middle of nowhere': Ovechkin's Capitals do not make any moves 1st day after missing playoffs

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 4:54 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. - Explaining early playoff exits became an annual, awkward task for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. This season, for the first time since 2007, they didn't even make the post-season, so now there's something new: real uncertainty.


When Penguins meet Blue Jackets in 1st round, it's stars and Cups against tough young team

When Penguins meet Blue Jackets in 1st round, it's stars and Cups against tough young team

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 4:54 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have never won a playoff game.Forward Mark Letestu looks at that as an opportunity instead of a stigma.


Buffalo Sabres hope they've bottomed out after hitting new lows following last-place finish

Buffalo Sabres hope they've bottomed out after hitting new lows following last-place finish

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 4:28 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - With his nose broken and a red bruise formed beneath his left eye, veteran Buffalo Sabres forward Drew Stafford settled on a sliver of positive perspective in assessing one of the worst and most tumultuous seasons in the franchise's 44-year history.


Panthers GM Dale Tallon wants to build around young nucleus, add 5 veterans to roster

Panthers GM Dale Tallon wants to build around young nucleus, add 5 veterans to roster

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 2:57 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. - This season had a familiar feel for the Florida Panthers, who again relied heavily on prospects and again missed the playoffs.


Conference Board economists predict Canada could support three more NHL teams

Conference Board economists predict Canada could support three more NHL teams

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 2:48 PM EDT

MONTREAL - The Conference Board of Canada says the economic conditions are favourable enough to have three more National Hockey League franchises in the country within the next 20 years.


Devils head home after missing playoffs third straight year, 3rd in fourth

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 2:42 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. - After missing the playoffs for the second straight season and for the third time in four, New Jersey Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello wanted to take a step back to ponder the future rather than rip off a list of changes that the franchise needed to get back to the post-season.


Coach Tortorella says Canucks are getting old and need young, skilled players

Coach Tortorella says Canucks are getting old and need young, skilled players

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 2:34 PM EDT

VANCOUVER - After a frustrating season which saw his team miss the playoffs, Vancouver head coach John Tortorella was rather blunt Monday in his assessment of what the Canucks must change if they hope to return to the NHL's elite.


Lightning backup goalie Anders Lindback named NHL's first star of the week

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 1:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Anders Lindback was named the NHL's first star of the week after taking over for injured starter Ben Bishop.


Cooper, Lightning thrive to make playoffs despite season of adversity

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 12:45 PM EDT

Jon Cooper had his doubts. How could anyone blame him?The Tampa Bay Lightning coach had just watched superstar Steven Stamkos crash into the net in Boston and break his right leg against the right post.


Barry Trotz, NHL's longest tenured coach, out after 15 seasons as Predators make 1st change

Barry Trotz, NHL's longest tenured coach, out after 15 seasons as Predators make 1st change

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 11:57 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - General manager David Poile hopes he sent the strongest message possible by making the first coaching change in Nashville's history: missing the playoffs is not acceptable for the Predators.


Shanahan brought in as president to change 'culture' around Maple Leafs

Shanahan brought in as president to change 'culture' around Maple Leafs

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 11:20 AM EDT

TORONTO - Brendan Shanahan was brought in to change the culture of the Toronto Maple Leafs. How the new team president plans to do that remains a mystery.


Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier to undergo sports hernia surgery

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 10:39 AM EDT

TORONTO - Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier will undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia.He says he will have the operation Wednesday and be ready in time for training camp in September.

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