August 31, 2014

Former NHL all-star defenceman Carol Vadnais dies at age 68

Former NHL all-star defenceman Carol Vadnais dies at age 68

by The Canadian Press - August 31, 2014 6:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Former NHL defenceman and six-time all-star Carol Vadnais died Sunday at 68 years old.Vadnais made his NHL debut in 1966-67 with his hometown Montreal Canadiens and went on to play 17 seasons with the California Golden Seals, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils.

August 29, 2014

Schultz gets $3.675-million, one-year contract from Oilers to prove himself

Schultz gets $3.675-million, one-year contract from Oilers to prove himself

by The Canadian Press - August 29, 2014 10:56 AM EDT

Justin Schultz isn't a fully-formed No. 1 NHL defenceman just yet, so the Edmonton Oilers are giving him a chance to grow into one.The Oilers agreed to terms with the 24-year-old on a US$3.

August 28, 2014

Rogers announces 45-person broadcast team for upcoming NHL season

by The Canadian Press - August 28, 2014 4:18 PM EDT

TORONTO - Rogers has announced its 45-person team for Sportsnet's NHL coverage in the network's first season with exclusive Canadian national television rights.


Pronger, Giguere among last Whalers, but Francis, Dineen among best all-time

by The Canadian Press - August 28, 2014 3:49 PM EDT

When veteran goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere retired last week, it marked the end of an era. Giguere was the last active NHL player to have suited up for the Hartford Whalers (Chris Pronger is technically still on an NHL roster but won't play another game because of career-ending injuries.


As Giguere retires, the Hartford Whalers have a lasting legacy in the NHL

As Giguere retires, the Hartford Whalers have a lasting legacy in the NHL

by The Canadian Press - August 28, 2014 3:16 PM EDT

They played in a rink at a shopping mall, celebrated goals with music that sounded like a 1970s television theme song and have been gone from pro hockey for 17 years.


AHL announces education and drug-testing program that mirrors NHL

by The Canadian Press - August 28, 2014 12:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The AHL will begin an education and drug-testing program this season that will "substantially replicate" the one already in place for NHL players, the leagues announced.

August 27, 2014

Leiweke says decision to leave MLSE has to do with entrepreneurial dream

by The Canadian Press - August 27, 2014 5:37 PM EDT

TORONTO - Tim Leiweke says his desire to be an entrepreneur led to his decision to leave Maple Leaf Sports&Entertainment.In radio interviews on Sportstnet 590 The Fan and TSN 1050, the outgoing MLSE president and CEO said he and the executive board knew his stay would be a short one because he wanted to run his own business.


Amid reports of adding teams, NHL remains status quo on expansion

by The Canadian Press - August 27, 2014 11:36 AM EDT

TORONTO - NHL expansion is likely coming in the near future, though the league hasn't committed to any official plan just yet.For more than a year, commissioner Gary Bettman has said the NHL is listening when approached by cities interested in acquiring a team even though there's no formal expansion process underway.

August 25, 2014

Senators extend goaltender Craig Anderson for 3 years and $12.6 million

Senators extend goaltender Craig Anderson for 3 years and $12.6 million

by The Canadian Press - August 25, 2014 10:08 AM EDT

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators believe they'll have one of the best goaltending tandems in the NHL rather than a goaltending controversy.The Senators signed Craig Anderson to a three-year contract extension on Monday worth US$12.

August 23, 2014

Panthers top pick Aaron Ekblad ready to get back to work after concussion

Panthers top pick Aaron Ekblad ready to get back to work after concussion

by The Canadian Press - August 23, 2014 12:49 PM EDT

TORONTO - Aaron Ekblad is getting back to work.The first overall draft pick of the Florida Panthers said on Saturday he's free of any concussion-like symptoms less than three weeks after he took a hard hit in a world junior exhibition game.

August 21, 2014

Longtime goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere retires after 16 NHL seasons

by The Canadian Press - August 21, 2014 4:06 PM EDT

DENVER - The goaltender known as "Jiggy" is stepping away from the net.Jean-Sebastien Giguere announced his retirement Thursday after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship.


MLSE looking for new chief executive after Leiweke exit plan unveiled

MLSE looking for new chief executive after Leiweke exit plan unveiled

by The Canadian Press - August 21, 2014 10:24 AM EDT

TORONTO - Maple Leaf Sports&Entertainment has cleared up the uncertainty surrounding president and chief executive officer Tim Leiweke's long-term future with the company.

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