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.
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.
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.
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.
by The Canadian Press - June 23, 2014 2:43 PM EDT
GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Phoenix Coyotes are about to become the Arizona Coyotes.The name change will coincide with the NHL draft on Friday, when the Coyotes will pick 12th overall.
by The Canadian Press - June 23, 2014 1:56 PM EDT
MONTREAL - Andrei Markov is staying with the only NHL club he has ever known.The 35-year-old defenceman agreed to terms of a US$17.25-million, three-year contract extension with the Montreal Canadiens on Monday.
by The Canadian Press - June 23, 2014 12:55 PM EDT
PHILADELPHIA - Welcome back, R.J. Umberger.The Philadelphia Flyers acquired Umberger and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 draft from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Scott Hartnell on Monday.
by The Canadian Press - June 23, 2014 12:44 PM EDT
SUNRISE, Fla. - Gerard Gallant needed no sales pitch from the Florida Panthers.He's aware that they have not won a playoff series in nearly two decades, that they missed the playoffs by a mile last season and that they change coaches on an all-too-regular basis.
by The Canadian Press - June 23, 2014 12:13 PM EDT
VANCOUVER - Few coaches would turn down the chance to coach superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin—but Willie Desjardins did.Instead of choosing to take the available coaching job with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Desjardins decided that he would rather guide Daniel and Henrik Sedin and their Vancouver Canuck teammates.
by The Canadian Press - June 22, 2014 4:18 PM EDT
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens will once again kick off the NHL season.The league released its official schedule today, and the Original Six rivals will face off at Air Canada Centre in the earliest of the four games scheduled for opening night on Oct.
by The Canadian Press - June 22, 2014 10:45 AM EDT
At the age of 46, Dominik Hasek was still playing hockey. He put on his goalie pads for the final time Feb. 27, 2011 in the KHL.At the age of 49, "the Dominator" is expected to be part of the class of 2014 at the Hockey Hall of Fame, which will be announced Monday.
by The Canadian Press - June 22, 2014 10:40 AM EDT
Aaron Ekblad may be the most mature 18-year-old hockey player on the planet."Not only does he have a 30-year-old's physique under his equipment but he also thinks and acts like a 10-year NHL vet," said Dan Stewart, scouting director for the independent scouting service Future Considerations.
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