June 27, 2014

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.


Vancouver GM says Kesler will stay put if the right deal doesn't come around

Vancouver GM says Kesler will stay put if the right deal doesn't come around

by The Canadian Press - June 26, 2014 5:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - The Canucks say they are happy picking sixth in the NHL draft as it stands now but that hasn't stopped new GM Jim Benning from making calls.


Canadiens say low first-round pick is sign of success, but more work still to do

by The Canadian Press - June 26, 2014 5:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin sees picking 26th in the NHL draft as a sign of success.For Bergevin, the best pick is the 30th—which traditionally goes to the Stanley Cup winner.


Maple Leafs seem content to stay pat with eight pick in NHL draft

by The Canadian Press - June 26, 2014 5:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - The price isn't right, so the Toronto Maple Leafs might just stand pat with the eighth pick of the NHL draft.General manager Dave Nonis said Thursday afternoon that he expected to remain at No.


Nine sons of former NHL players have taken different paths to draft

Nine sons of former NHL players have taken different paths to draft

by The Canadian Press - June 26, 2014 4:23 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Their last names follow them to every rink: Lemieux, MacInnis, Turgeon.It's a blessing and a burden for nine sons of former NHL players who are all expected to be taken in the first four rounds of the draft this weekend.

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