September 11, 2014

Fines for repeat diving offenders, coaches among NHL rule changes

by The Canadian Press - September 11, 2014 4:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Repeat offenders for diving and their coaches will face harsher punishments as part of a series of rule changes the NHL announced.


HBO says it won't do '24/7' leading up to this season's Winter Classic

by The Canadian Press - September 11, 2014 3:56 PM EDT

HBO will not broadcast "24/7" leading up to this season's Winter Classic, a spokesman for the network told The Canadian Press.Beginning in 2011, HBO's show went behind the scenes with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals in the weeks before the game.


Ovechkin says right knee 'doesn't bother me'; won't say whether he'll play right or left wing

by The Canadian Press - September 11, 2014 3:23 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. - Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin says the right knee he injured at the hockey world championship is fine and he's been working out for the past month or so.


Senators draft pick Curtis Lazar will make a case to remain in the NHL

Senators draft pick Curtis Lazar will make a case to remain in the NHL

by The Canadian Press - September 11, 2014 2:43 PM EDT

OTTAWA - Expectations are nothing new for Curtis Lazar and he has every intention of living up to them.The Senators' first overall pick—17th overall—in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft is expected to make a strong case for himself to remain in the NHL this season, and the challenge starts Saturday with the Senators rookie tournament in London, Ont.


Columbus Blue Jackets sign 2014 1st-round pick Sonny Milano to 3-year, entry-level contract

Columbus Blue Jackets sign 2014 1st-round pick Sonny Milano to 3-year, entry-level contract

by The Canadian Press - September 11, 2014 11:12 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Sonny Milano, the club's first pick in the 2014 NHL draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract.

September 10, 2014

Arizona Coyotes home now officially known as the Gila River Arena.

by The Canadian Press - September 10, 2014 8:01 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The home of the NHL's Arizona Coyotes is now officially named the Gila River Arena.A nine-year partnership between the team and Gila River Casinos announced last month was approved Tuesday by a 6-1 vote of the Glendale City Council.


Wheeler says Kane unfairly picked on once again over lighthearted tweet

Wheeler says Kane unfairly picked on once again over lighthearted tweet

by The Canadian Press - September 10, 2014 3:11 PM EDT

WINNIPEG - A little good-natured Twitter banter has turned into another excuse to criticize Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane, Blake Wheeler suggested Wednesday as he defended his teammate.


Anaheim Ducks extend coach Bruce Boudreau's contract through 2017 after 2 division titles

Anaheim Ducks extend coach Bruce Boudreau's contract through 2017 after 2 division titles

by The Canadian Press - September 10, 2014 3:00 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Bruce Boudreau has transformed the Anaheim Ducks from underachievers into contenders, and the club is confident the coach can finally chase down his first Stanley Cup championship.


DC's Nationals Park chosen to host this season's Winter Classic between Blackhawks, Capitals

by The Canadian Press - September 10, 2014 2:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. - The season's Winter Classic will be played at Nationals Park.The NHL announced Wednesday that the home of baseball's Washington Nationals will host the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals on New Year's Day.


St. Louis hopes continuity with Rangers leads to another long playoff run

St. Louis hopes continuity with Rangers leads to another long playoff run

by The Canadian Press - September 10, 2014 2:06 PM EDT

As the New York Rangers made their run to the Stanley Cup final last spring, Martin St. Louis was their soothsayer."It just seemed like whatever Marty was saying was kind of coming true," defenceman Ryan McDonagh said.


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.

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