July 3, 2014

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.


Veteran centre Olli Jokinen signs 1-year, $2.5 million contract with Nashville Predators

Veteran centre Olli Jokinen signs 1-year, $2.5 million contract with Nashville Predators

by The Canadian Press - July 2, 2014 5:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Predators signed centre Olli Jokinen on Wednesday in their latest attempt to boost an offence that has lacked punch.


Islanders sign Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin to four-year deals

Islanders sign Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin to four-year deals

by The Canadian Press - July 2, 2014 5:01 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders made a big splash on the second day of free agency, signing centre Mikhail Grabovski and former Toronto Maple Leafs teammate Nikolai Kulemin.


Sharks sign enforcer John Scott to 1-year deal, acquire F Tye McGinn

Sharks sign enforcer John Scott to 1-year deal, acquire F Tye McGinn

by The Canadian Press - July 2, 2014 4:49 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks have signed free-agent forward John Scott to a one-year, $700,000 contract.San Jose also acquired forward Tye McGinn from Philadelphia on Wednesday for a third-round pick in next year's draft.


Defenceman Kyle Cumiskey agrees to 1-year contract with Blackhawks

by The Canadian Press - July 2, 2014 4:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO - Defenceman Kyle Cumiskey has agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks and is returning to the NHL.The 27-year-old Cumiskey spent the past two years with MODO of the Swedish Hockey League and had four goals and 24 assists last season.

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