June 30, 2014

Wild make qualifying offers to 5 restricted FAs: Blum, Fontaine, Kuemper, Niederreiter, Zucker

Wild make qualifying offers to 5 restricted FAs: Blum, Fontaine, Kuemper, Niederreiter, Zucker

by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 3:24 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have made qualifying offers to five restricted free agents: defenceman Jonathon Blum, right wing Justin Fontaine, goalie Darcy Kuemper, right wing Nino Niederreiter and left wing Jason Zucker.


Briere goes somewhere he feels wanted as Habs trade him to Avs for Parenteau

Briere goes somewhere he feels wanted as Habs trade him to Avs for Parenteau

by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 3:13 PM EDT

Daniel Briere's on-ice expectations of playing for the Montreal Canadiens didn't match up with reality, so he wasn't surprised when he was traded.


Vanek, Niskanen and Stastny among top NHL unrestricted free agents

Vanek, Niskanen and Stastny among top NHL unrestricted free agents

by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 2:48 PM EDT

NHL's free-agent market opens at noon Tuesday. Here's a look at the 10 best unrestricted free agents available:Thomas VanekAge: 30Position: Winger2013-14 Cap hit: $7.


Maple Leafs put defenceman Tim Gleason on waivers to buy him out

Maple Leafs put defenceman Tim Gleason on waivers to buy him out

by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 12:27 PM EDT

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed defenceman Tim Gleason on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying him out.Gleason will remain on the Leafs' salary cap for the next four seasons because this is a standard buyout.


Anaheim Ducks acquire C Nate Thompson from Tampa Bay for 2 late-round draft picks in 2015

Anaheim Ducks acquire C Nate Thompson from Tampa Bay for 2 late-round draft picks in 2015

by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 1:49 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks acquired centre Nate Thompson from Tampa Bay on Sunday night in a trade for two draft picks.The Ducks sent a fourth-round choice and a seventh-round pick in 2015 to the Lightning.

June 29, 2014

Oilers trade centre Sam Gagner to Lightning, who flip him to Coyotes

Oilers trade centre Sam Gagner to Lightning, who flip him to Coyotes

by The Canadian Press - June 29, 2014 10:36 PM EDT

Sam Gagner had heard his name in trade talk for quite some time, but even he couldn't have expected this.Gagner was traded twice Sunday, first from the Edmonton Oilers to Tampa Bay and then from the Lightning to the Arizona Coyotes.


Buffalo Sabres buy out Christian Ehrhoff's contract, making the defenceman a free agent

Buffalo Sabres buy out Christian Ehrhoff's contract, making the defenceman a free agent

by The Canadian Press - June 29, 2014 3:54 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres have bought out defenceman Christian Ehrhoff's contract, making him an unrestricted free agent.Ehrhoff signed a 10-year, $40 million contract with the Sabres in 2011.


NHL's $69-million salary cap could spark plenty of money-saving trades

by The Canadian Press - June 29, 2014 3:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Trade talk mostly fizzled at the NHL draft."It just seemed to me there were a lot of phone calls, a lot of talking, people interested, but nothing really happened," Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray said.

June 28, 2014

Canadiens can't resist skills of Daniel Audette, son of former NHLer

Canadiens can't resist skills of Daniel Audette, son of former NHLer

by The Canadian Press - June 28, 2014 5:06 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - The Montreal Canadiens got bigger in Saturday's NHL draft but couldn't resist the allure of five-foot-eight Sherbrooke centre Daniel Audette.


Cheveldayoff casts wide net for Jets at draft with broad range of selections

Cheveldayoff casts wide net for Jets at draft with broad range of selections

by The Canadian Press - June 28, 2014 4:09 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Winnipeg Jets' general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff wasn't looking for one specific way to improve his team at the 2014 NHL draft.


Sounds familiar: sons and other relatives of NHL stars plucked off draft board

Sounds familiar: sons and other relatives of NHL stars plucked off draft board

by The Canadian Press - June 28, 2014 3:50 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Familiar names came off the NHL draft board during both days of the selection process. Sons, cousins, and other relatives of hockey players past were chosen in droves.


Senators unable to trade Spezza at draft as centre won't go to Predators

by The Canadian Press - June 28, 2014 3:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - After sitting idle without a first-rounder in the NHL draft, one Ottawa Senators scout was thrilled to get to make some picks on Day 2.

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