June 23, 2014

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.


Phoenix Coyotes to become Arizona Coyotes with Friday's NHL draft

Phoenix Coyotes to become Arizona Coyotes with Friday's NHL draft

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.


Canadiens sign defenceman Andrei Markov to three-year, $17.25 million deal

Canadiens sign defenceman Andrei Markov to three-year, $17.25 million deal

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.


Flyers acquire RJ Umberger from Blue Jackets, send Scott Hartnell to Columbus

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.


Gerard Gallant arrives in Florida, excited for chance to take over Panthers

Gerard Gallant arrives in Florida, excited for chance to take over Panthers

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.


Canucks' Desjardins looks forward to first NHL head coaching job

Canucks' Desjardins looks forward to first NHL head coaching job

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.

June 22, 2014

Leafs host Canadiens on first night of NHL season; Flames, Canucks also meet

Leafs host Canadiens on first night of NHL season; Flames, Canucks also meet

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.


Dominik Hasek expected to headline Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2014

Dominik Hasek expected to headline Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2014

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.


Mature, reliable Ekblad not an easy one to pass over in NHL draft

Mature, reliable Ekblad not an easy one to pass over in NHL draft

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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