June 27, 2014

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.


With Evander Kane rumours swirling, Jets listening to trade offers at NHL draft

With Evander Kane rumours swirling, Jets listening to trade offers at NHL draft

by The Canadian Press - June 26, 2014 11:31 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff will continue fielding plenty of trade calls on NHL draft weekend."We're going to listen to everybody," Cheveldayoff said.


Matt Stairs remains a fan of hockey in life after baseball-playing career

Matt Stairs remains a fan of hockey in life after baseball-playing career

by The Canadian Press - June 26, 2014 7:00 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Matt Stairs made a career out of being able to hit a baseball a long way, but like a lot of Canadian kids, his first love was hockey.

June 25, 2014

NHL draft prospects bond over cheesesteaks and baseball in Philadelphia

NHL draft prospects bond over cheesesteaks and baseball in Philadelphia

by The Canadian Press - June 25, 2014 6:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - The NHL draft's top prospects broke bread in the form of cheesesteaks in one of their final bonding experiences before Friday's big night.

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