September 21, 2014

New Canucks Vrbata, Bonino get taste of what life will be like playing in Canada

by The Canadian Press - September 21, 2014 7:02 PM EDT

WHISTLER, B.C. - Two of the newest Vancouver Canucks have already been introduced to what life will be like playing in a Canadian NHL market.


Cam Atkinson scores twice, Blue Jackets beat Hurricanes 4-3 in exhibition opener

Cam Atkinson scores twice, Blue Jackets beat Hurricanes 4-3 in exhibition opener

by The Canadian Press - September 21, 2014 4:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. - Cam Atkinson scored twice and Anton Forsberg made 29 saves to help a Columbus Blue Jackets split squad beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Sunday in the exhibition opener for both teams.


Rookie Nylander, veteran Tallinder out to show they belong with Maple Leafs

Rookie Nylander, veteran Tallinder out to show they belong with Maple Leafs

by The Canadian Press - September 21, 2014 3:01 PM EDT

TORONTO - William Nylander's father may have had a 920-game NHL career, but that doesn't mean the Toronto Maple Leafs' first-round pick has any clue what to expect when he steps onto the ice for his first pre-season game.

September 20, 2014

Ryan Miller still surprised he landed in the Vancouver Canucks' crease

Ryan Miller still surprised he landed in the Vancouver Canucks' crease

by The Canadian Press - September 20, 2014 7:58 PM EDT

WHISTLER, B.C. - Ryan Miller still can't quite believe where ended up.In his first training camp with the Vancouver Canucks, the veteran goalie never envisioned patrolling the crease for a team that already had a wealth of talent at his position just 15 months ago.


Maple Leafs make defensive-zone changes at start of training camp

Maple Leafs make defensive-zone changes at start of training camp

by The Canadian Press - September 20, 2014 3:35 PM EDT

TORONTO - The first practice of Toronto Maple Leafs training camp was brought to you by the letter "D.""Probably the whole year," forward Matt Frattin said.


Bozak, Clarkson miss start of Maple Leafs camp with lower-body injuries

Bozak, Clarkson miss start of Maple Leafs camp with lower-body injuries

by The Canadian Press - September 20, 2014 2:24 PM EDT

TORONTO - Tyler Bozak and David Clarkson both missed the first practice day of Toronto Maple Leafs training camp with lower-body injuries, and coach Randy Carlyle didn't say when he expects either player to be ready.

September 19, 2014

Detroit Red Wings enter 2014-15 season hoping for better health than last season

Detroit Red Wings enter 2014-15 season hoping for better health than last season

by The Canadian Press - September 19, 2014 7:39 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - While coach Mike Babcock focuses on systems and practice, the Detroit Red Wings just want to field a healthy team this season.


Three out of four?: Los Angeles Kings return to camp after short summer, eager for Cup defence

Three out of four?: Los Angeles Kings return to camp after short summer, eager for Cup defence

by The Canadian Press - September 19, 2014 7:16 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - After a summer crammed with Stanley Cup celebrations across the globe, the Los Angeles Kings are back at work with their eyes on some rarefied goals.


Flames' Burke: 'Unacceptable' for athletes to bring aggression from sports into personal life

by The Canadian Press - September 19, 2014 7:10 PM EDT

CALGARY - Brian Burke says players who take aggression from the ice into their personal lives don't deserve to earn pro-athlete wages.The Calgary Flames' president was asked at the Global Business Forum how he would have handled the Ray Rice scandal.


Canucks coach Willie Desjardins went the distance to learn about his players

Canucks coach Willie Desjardins went the distance to learn about his players

by The Canadian Press - September 19, 2014 6:39 PM EDT

WHISTLER, B.C. - Willie Desjardins went to great lengths—and travelled great distances—to learn more about his Vancouver Canucks.After the 57-year-old was hired as the franchise's 18th head coach in June, he hit the road to meet with members of a veteran core that will need to rebound in a big way following a miserable 2013-'14 campaign that ended with the Canucks missing the playoffs for the first time in six seasons.


Sharks eager to begin new year after historic playoff collapse last season

by The Canadian Press - September 19, 2014 6:07 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A tumultuous off-season that featured a rehash of a historic playoff collapse, talk of rebuilding and questions about the leadership on and off the ice has mercifully come to an end for the San Jose Sharks.


LA Kings defenceman Drew Doughty misses 1st workout of training camp with upper-body injury

by The Canadian Press - September 19, 2014 5:47 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Los Angeles Kings defenceman Drew Doughty missed the first practice of training camp Friday with an upper-body injury.The defending Stanley Cup champions didn't provide a timetable for their star defenceman's return.

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