June 27, 2014

Arizona Coyotes to buy out the remaining 3 years of C Mike Ribeiro's contract

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 5:25 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Coyotes knew Mike Ribeiro had behavioural issues when they signed him before last season, but hoped a reunion with coach Dave Tippett would help him.


Detroit Red Wings sign backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to 1-year contract

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 4:59 PM EDT

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings have signed backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to a one-year contract.The club made the announcement on Friday, saying it wouldn't disclose additional terms.


Former Canuck Odjick's illness extremely rare and nearly always fatal: experts

Former Canuck Odjick's illness extremely rare and nearly always fatal: experts

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 3:26 PM EDT

VANCOUVER - The heart condition that has left former Vancouver Canucks hockey enforcer Gino Odjick with just months, or even weeks, to live is extremely rare, has no known cause and is almost always fatal, experts say.


Sharks sign restricted FA Travis Oleksuk, make front office changes

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 2:57 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks have signed restricted free agent forward Travis Oleksuk to a one-year contract.Oleksuk had 19 goals and 21 assists in 74 games last season with Worcester of the AHL.


Anaheim Ducks acquire centre Ryan Kesler from Vancouver for Bonino, Sbisa, 1st-round pick

Anaheim Ducks acquire centre Ryan Kesler from Vancouver for Bonino, Sbisa, 1st-round pick

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 2:42 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ryan Kesler didn't want to wait around while the Vancouver Canucks rebuild. He wants to win a Stanley Cup now, and the Anaheim Ducks believe they're on the way after landing the star centre.


Handful of first-time NHL general managers changes dynamic of trade talks

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 2:40 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - When Peter Chiarelli looked around the room at the most recent NHL general managers meeting, he saw plenty of familiar faces in a new place.


Canucks trade Kesler to Ducks, get Bonino, Sbisa and first-round pick

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 2:21 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - The Vancouver Canucks have traded Ryan Kesler to the Anaheim Ducks, a source tells The Canadian Press.According to multiple reports, Vancouver received forward Nick Bonino, defenceman Luca Sbisa and the 24th pick in Friday night's NHL draft for the 29-year-old centre.


Kesler gets his wish as Canucks take next step by trading centre to Ducks

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 2:09 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Despite all the changes made in the front office and behind the bench, Ryan Kesler was not satisfied with the Vancouver Canucks' path.


Smith, Raanta, Morin agree to 2-year contract extensions through 2015-16 with Blackhawks

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 1:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO - Forwards Ben Smith and Jeremy Morin and backup goalie Antti Raanta have agreed to two-year contract extensions with the Chicago Blackhawks through the 2015-16 season.

June 26, 2014

Former Canuck Gino Odjick says he's been diagnosed with rare terminal illness

Former Canuck Gino Odjick says he's been diagnosed with rare terminal illness

by The Canadian Press - June 26, 2014 11:29 PM EDT

VANCOUVER - Former Vancouver Canucks enforcer Gino Odjick says he has a rare terminal illness.Odjick, in a letter published Thursday on the Canucks' website, said he was diagnosed with AL (Primary) Amyloidosis two months ago.


Barrie defenceman Aaron Ekblad no draft sleeper, but still manages to squeeze in nap

Barrie defenceman Aaron Ekblad no draft sleeper, but still manages to squeeze in nap

by The Canadian Press - June 26, 2014 6:49 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Sitting in a director's chair surrounded by media, Aaron Ekblad looks more like a Hollywood hunk than a budding pro hockey player.


Record revenues lead to another increase in NHL salary cap for 2014-15 season

by The Canadian Press - June 26, 2014 6:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - After a year of record revenues, the NHL salary cap is going up again.The exact figure for the 2014-15 hasn't been set yet, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday following a meeting of the league's board of governors, but he hoped it would be worked out with the players' association in time for the start of the two-day entry draft Friday in Philadelphia.

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