July 3, 2014

Buffalo Sabres sign free-agent defenceman Tyson Strachan to 1-year contract

by The Canadian Press - July 3, 2014 5:08 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres have signed free-agent defenceman Tyson Strachan to a one-year contract.The 29-year-old Strachan had two assists in 18 games with the Washington Capitals last season.


Chance to play with Sedins helped Vrbata choose to sign with Canucks

by The Canadian Press - July 3, 2014 4:54 PM EDT

Other teams probably could have offered Radim Vrbata $10 million over two years. What the Vancouver Canucks had that the competition didn't was the chance to play with Daniel and Henrik Sedin.


Arizona Coyotes name former Buffalo GM Regier as senior VP and assistant general manager

by The Canadian Press - July 3, 2014 4:29 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Coyotes have named former Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier as senior vice-president and assistant general manager.


Maple Leafs sign Petri Kontiola and Mike Santorelli to one-year deals

by The Canadian Press - July 3, 2014 1:26 PM EDT

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forwards Mike Santorelli and Petri Kontiola to one-year contracts.Santorelli's deal is worth US$1.


Ranking the top two centres on each team in the NHL's Western Conference

by The Canadian Press - July 3, 2014 1:02 PM EDT

Ranking the projected one-two centre punches in the NHL's Western Conference:1. Los Angeles Kings: Anze Kopitar and Jeff CarterThe Stanley Cup winners set the gold standard in the West.


NHL's Western Conference has become an arms race for top-two centres

by The Canadian Press - July 3, 2014 12:58 PM EDT

St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong targeted Paul Stastny in free agency. But before he even had the chance to sign him, the Dallas Stars traded for Jason Spezza.


Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms on one-year deal with defenceman Tim Gleason

by The Canadian Press - July 3, 2014 9:25 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. - Veteran defenceman Tim Gleason returned to the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday as the two sides agreed to terms on a US$1.2-million, one-year contract.

July 2, 2014

Vancouver Canucks sign right-winger Radim Vrbata to two-year deal

by The Canadian Press - July 2, 2014 9:15 PM EDT

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks signed right-winger Radim Vrbata to a two-year deal Wednesday.The 33-year-old scored 20 goals and had 31 assists last season for the Arizona Coyotes.


Stars bring back veteran centre Vernon Fiddler on 2-year contract worth $2.5 million

by The Canadian Press - July 2, 2014 7:17 PM EDT

DALLAS - The Dallas Stars re-signed centre Vernon Fiddler to a two-year, $2.5 million contract Wednesday.The 34-year-old Fiddler will provide depth behind Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza, who was picked up in a trade with Ottawa on Tuesday.


Hurricanes sign former Maple Leafs centre Jay McClement to 1-year deal

by The Canadian Press - July 2, 2014 7:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jay McClement has left the Toronto Maple Leafs to sign a one-year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes.McClement will make $1 million during the 2014-15 season.


After opening day frenzy, signings slow to a trickle on Day 2 of NHL free agency

After opening day frenzy, signings slow to a trickle on Day 2 of NHL free agency

by The Canadian Press - July 2, 2014 6:17 PM EDT

Sabres general manager Tim Murray joked that he has run out of spending money two days into NHL free agency.Most of his fellow executives appeared to be in the same boat Wednesday.


Penguins sign free-agent forward Steve Downie to a 1-year, $1 million deal

by The Canadian Press - July 2, 2014 6:15 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins signed free-agent forward Steve Downie to a one-year, $1 million deal Wednesday, a day after signing four players.

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