September 10, 2014

Subban, Pacioretty among candidates as Canadiens look for a new captain

Subban, Pacioretty among candidates as Canadiens look for a new captain

by The Canadian Press - September 10, 2014 1:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - With Brian Gionta gone the Montreal Canadiens need a new captain—and there is no shortage of candidates.A pair of 25-year-old stars, 2013 Norris Trophy-winning defenceman P.


Former Canadiens captain Koivu announces retirement after 18-year NHL career

Former Canadiens captain Koivu announces retirement after 18-year NHL career

by The Canadian Press - September 10, 2014 10:55 AM EDT

MONTREAL - Injuries, a battle with cancer and struggles to make the playoffs marked his 13 years in Montreal, but for the generation of fans who grew up in the 1990s and early 2000s, Saku Koivu was the face of the Canadiens.

September 9, 2014

Sedins will have minutes managed as new Canucks coach Desjardins takes helm

Sedins will have minutes managed as new Canucks coach Desjardins takes helm

by The Canadian Press - September 9, 2014 8:21 PM EDT

VANCOUVER - While Vancouver Canucks fans demand change, new coach Willie Desjardins is preaching a status-quo approach—with himself.After spending more than two decades attempting to become an NHL head coach, and with training camp in Whistler, B.


Ex-hockey player faces drug sale charges related to death of New York Rangers Boogaard in 2011

Ex-hockey player faces drug sale charges related to death of New York Rangers Boogaard in 2011

by The Canadian Press - September 9, 2014 6:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A former minor league hockey player was arrested Tuesday on charges he sold illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild before Boogaard died in 2011 of an accidental overdose.


'Miracle on Ice' player Bob Suter dies of apparent heart attack at age 57

'Miracle on Ice' player Bob Suter dies of apparent heart attack at age 57

by The Canadian Press - September 9, 2014 5:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. - Bob Suter, a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic "Miracle On Ice" hockey team, has died of an apparent heart attack at the age of 57.


Toronto Maple Leafs sign forward Spencer Abbott to one-year contract

Toronto Maple Leafs sign forward Spencer Abbott to one-year contract

by The Canadian Press - September 9, 2014 4:05 PM EDT

TORONTO - The Maple Leafs have signed forward Spencer Abbott to a one-year contract.Abbott played one NHL game last season and spent most of 2013-14 with the AHL's Toronto Marlies.

September 8, 2014

Sidney Crosby says right wrist is feeling good after opting not to have surgery

Sidney Crosby says right wrist is feeling good after opting not to have surgery

by The Canadian Press - September 8, 2014 6:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sidney Crosby says the right wrist that bothered him last season is feeling good as the Pittsburgh Penguins and the rest of the NHL get ready to open training camp next week.


Red Wings teammates trying to convince Daniel Alfredsson to return

Red Wings teammates trying to convince Daniel Alfredsson to return

by The Canadian Press - September 8, 2014 3:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Daniel Alfredsson has the Red Wings in a holding pattern as he waits to decide whether to play a 19th NHL season and second in Detroit.


NHL officially names former defenceman Stephane Quintal head of player safety

NHL officially names former defenceman Stephane Quintal head of player safety

by The Canadian Press - September 8, 2014 1:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Former NHL defenceman Stephane Quintal is the NHL's new senior vice-president of player safety.He's been doing the job on an interim basis since Brendan Shanahan left the position in April to become president of the Toronto Maple Leafs.


Video game designers add physicist to fold to improve puck physics in 'NHL 15'

Video game designers add physicist to fold to improve puck physics in 'NHL 15'

by The Canadian Press - September 8, 2014 10:04 AM EDT

TORONTO - Hockey may not be rocket science but that didn't stop EA Sports from recruiting a scientist who worked on the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, the world's largest particle collider, to revamp puck physics for "NHL 15.

September 4, 2014

Avalanche, Tyson Barrie agree on 2-year deal after breakout season by young defenceman

by The Canadian Press - September 4, 2014 5:11 PM EDT

DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche signed Tyson Barrie to a two-year deal after a breakout season by the defenceman.Barrie gave the Avalanche an offensive presence at the blue line as he led the defencemen with 13 goals.


Hurricanes prepare for training camp, eager to get a feel for new coach Bill Peters

Hurricanes prepare for training camp, eager to get a feel for new coach Bill Peters

by The Canadian Press - September 4, 2014 4:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes are eager to get a feel for their new management.With training camp coming up later this month, the Hurricanes are ready to find out how their new bosses—general manager Ron Francis and coach Bill Peters—are going to run things.

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