September 4, 2014

Bruins and C David Krejci sign 6-year contract extension worth $43.5 million

Bruins and C David Krejci sign 6-year contract extension worth $43.5 million

by The Canadian Press - September 4, 2014 3:21 PM EDT

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins signed centre David Krejci to a six-year, $43.5 million contract extension Thursday.The deal begins in the 2015-16 season after the final season of his current contract.


Hiring of Donskov shows Hockey Canada remains committed to analytics

by The Canadian Press - September 4, 2014 2:59 PM EDT

Hockey Canada doesn't want to fall behind the rest of the sport in the analytics department.That much was clear with Wednesday's hiring of Misha Donskov as manager of hockey operations, analytics and video.

September 3, 2014

NHL commissioner Bettman dismisses report that league will expand by four teams

NHL commissioner Bettman dismisses report that league will expand by four teams

by The Canadian Press - September 3, 2014 5:04 PM EDT

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. - Gary Bettman has vehemently denied the NHL is considering expansion.But the commissioner said if it ever does, prospective owners may have to pay up big time.


Messier, Rogers announce fewer blackout restrictions on NHL GameCentre Live

Messier, Rogers announce fewer blackout restrictions on NHL GameCentre Live

by The Canadian Press - September 3, 2014 3:14 PM EDT

TORONTO - Mark Messier has vivid memories of his Edmonton Oilers teammate Glenn Anderson making phone calls on the road back in the mid-1980s.


NHL's Jets will keep AHL farm team in Newfoundland at least through 2015-'16

NHL's Jets will keep AHL farm team in Newfoundland at least through 2015-'16

by The Canadian Press - September 3, 2014 1:17 PM EDT

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets Hockey are keeping their American Hockey League farm team in St. John's, N.L., at least to the end of the 2015-'16 season.


Panther sign No. 1 overall pick Aaron Ekblad; defenceman gets 3-year deal

Panther sign No. 1 overall pick Aaron Ekblad; defenceman gets 3-year deal

by The Canadian Press - September 3, 2014 10:48 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers and No. 1 overall draft pick Aaron Ekblad have agreed on a three-year entry-level contract.Panthers general manager Dale Tallon announced the deal Wednesday, eight days before Ekblad will begin competing at Florida's annual camp for prospects.


QMI Agency says Sidney Crosby arrest story had 'no basis'

QMI Agency says Sidney Crosby arrest story had 'no basis'

by The Canadian Press - September 3, 2014 6:25 AM EDT

OTTAWA - QMI Agency has retracted a story that said NHL superstar Sidney Crosby had been arrested by Ottawa police, saying there was no basis for the report and that it regrets the error.

September 2, 2014

Jets agree to terms with first-round pick Ehlers on entry-level contract

Jets agree to terms with first-round pick Ehlers on entry-level contract

by The Canadian Press - September 2, 2014 5:20 PM EDT

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with 2014 first-round pick Nikolaj Ehlers.Ehlers, the ninth overall pick, will make US$1.

September 1, 2014

Carrie Underwood, husband NHL player Mike Fisher announce pregnancy on Labor Day; 1st child

Carrie Underwood, husband NHL player Mike Fisher announce pregnancy on Labor Day; 1st child

by The Canadian Press - September 1, 2014 7:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country star Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher chose the Labor Day holiday to announce they are expecting their first child.

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.

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