June 24, 2014

A look at the top five NHL draft prospects

A look at the top five NHL draft prospects

by The Canadian Press - June 24, 2014 11:36 AM EDT

Here are the players who are likely to be the top five picks in the NHL draft on June 27 in Philadelphia:Aaron EkbladPosition: DefencemanHometown: Belle River, Ont.


Another draft, another high pick for Oilers, who have chance to add to core

Another draft, another high pick for Oilers, who have chance to add to core

by The Canadian Press - June 24, 2014 11:26 AM EDT

The Edmonton Oilers have another top-10 draft pick and with that comes another chance to build around its young core.The Oilers have the third selection in Friday night's first round, a year after taking Darnell Nurse seventh and two years removed from a streak of three consecutive No.


Draft prospect Draisaitl wants to be an ambassador for German hockey

Draft prospect Draisaitl wants to be an ambassador for German hockey

by The Canadian Press - June 24, 2014 11:13 AM EDT

When he's back home in Germany, Leon Draisaitl sees soccer gear everywhere. In North America, he sees Sidney Crosby jerseys.If he has it his way, kids in his native country will be wearing "DRAISAITL" on their backs in no time.

June 23, 2014

Anaheim Ducks hire Trent Yawney as assistant coach, extend front-office contracts

by The Canadian Press - June 23, 2014 10:51 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Trent Yawney has been hired as an assistant coach by the Anaheim Ducks.The team announced the move Monday.Yawney was the Chicago Blackhawks' head coach during the 2005-06 season.


Hockey Canada leans on depth to fill executive roles, prepare for 2018 Olympics

by The Canadian Press - June 23, 2014 9:47 PM EDT

VANCOUVER - Losing some of its top executives leaves Hockey Canada with some big skates to fill. But Canada has the depth of talent to remain a winner on the international stage, says the man who coached the men's team to back-to-back Olympic gold medals.


Late coach Pat Burns gets long-awaited election to Hockey Hall of Fame

by The Canadian Press - June 23, 2014 6:51 PM EDT

New Jersey general manager Lou Lamoriello thought back to hiring Pat Burns, the late coach who helped Devils win the Stanley Cup, and talking to him about hockey the day before he died.


Brad Treliving prepares for first NHL draft as GM of Calgary Flames

by The Canadian Press - June 23, 2014 6:38 PM EDT

CALGARY - New Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving has the highest draft pick in team history to work with Friday in Philadelphia.At No.


Ovechkin meets with new Capitals coach Trotz: 'He's going to bring some new stuff'

by The Canadian Press - June 23, 2014 5:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored 51 goals last season to capture his second consecutive and fourth career Maurice Richard Trophy, an award he'll collect at Tuesday night's NHL Awards in Las Vegas.


After breakthrough in playoffs, Wild don't feel same 'sense of urgency' this off-season

by The Canadian Press - June 23, 2014 5:17 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild put a lot of work into summer projects the past two years. This time, they're on track for a little less activity.


Bruins off-season plans don't include major free agency deals after disappointing playoffs

by The Canadian Press - June 23, 2014 5:11 PM EDT

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins don't expect to make a major signing in free agency. A player drafted from a mediocre crop this week likely won't make an immediate impact.


Charges against former NHL player, Winnipeg city councillor put over

by The Canadian Press - June 23, 2014 3:55 PM EDT

WINNIPEG - A first court appearance for a Winnipeg city councillor and former NHL player accused of domestic violence has been put over for three weeks.


Blake, Burns, Hasek, Modano, Forsberg and McCreary a diverse HHOF class

Blake, Burns, Hasek, Modano, Forsberg and McCreary a diverse HHOF class

by The Canadian Press - June 23, 2014 3:14 PM EDT

TORONTO - While growing up in Sweden, Peter Forsberg never dreamt of going into what he called the "NHL Hall of Fame."That was a slip of the tongue, and after announcing a six-man class of 2014 that includes Forsberg, Canadian defenceman Rob Blake, American centre Mike Modano, Czech goaltender Dominik Hasek, late coach Pat Burns and referee Bill McCreary, selection committee chairman John Davidson expressed pride in the diversity of this group.

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