June 18, 2014

LA Kings promote John Stevens to associate head coach; re-sign assistants Payne, Ranford

by The Canadian Press - June 18, 2014 6:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Los Angeles Kings have promoted John Stevens to associate head coach and re-signed assistant coach Davis Payne and goaltending coach Bill Ranford.


Jury finds Calgary Flames prospect acted in self-defence in bar fight

Jury finds Calgary Flames prospect acted in self-defence in bar fight

by The Canadian Press - June 18, 2014 6:21 PM EDT

CALGARY - A prospect for the NHL Calgary Flames has been acquitted of aggravated assault charges in a fight northwest of Calgary in 2012.A jury found Michael Ferland acted in self-defence when he threw a punch, knocking out another patron, outside Stageline Saloon in Cochrane.


Canadiens to retire Guy Lapointe's No. 5 jersey during 2014-15 season

Canadiens to retire Guy Lapointe's No. 5 jersey during 2014-15 season

by The Canadian Press - June 18, 2014 3:34 PM EDT

MONTREAL - Guy Lapointe's No. 5 will hang from the Bell Centre rafters beginning next season when the Montreal Canadiens retire his jersey.Lapointe will become the 18th player to be honoured by the Habs with jersey retirement and the second with the No.


Oilers' Ference wins King Clancy Trophy for leadership and humanitarian efforts

Oilers' Ference wins King Clancy Trophy for leadership and humanitarian efforts

by The Canadian Press - June 18, 2014 3:08 PM EDT

EDMONTON - Oilers captain Andrew Ference has won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for leadership and humanitarian contributions.Ference has worked on behalf of the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and other charitable organizations since signing with the team last summer.


Person familiar with move tells AP Red Wings waive F Tootoo with intention to buy out contract

Person familiar with move tells AP Red Wings waive F Tootoo with intention to buy out contract

by The Canadian Press - June 18, 2014 2:56 PM EDT

A person familiar with the move has confirmed to The Associated Press that the Detroit Red Wings have placed forward Jordin Tootoo on waivers with the intention to buy out the final year of his contract.

June 17, 2014

Texas Stars win American League Calder Cup championship with Game 5 OT win over St. John's IceCaps

by The Hockey News - June 17, 2014 10:13 PM EDT

The Texas Stars won their first Calder Cup on Tuesday night, defeating the St. John’s IceCaps, 4-3 in overtime, in Game 5 of the American Hockey League's championship series at Mile One Centre.
The Texas Stars won their first Calder Cup on Tuesday night, defeating the St. John’s IceCaps, 4-3 in overtime, in Game 5 of the American Hockey League's championship series at Mile One Centre.


Stars use amnesty buyout on final year of D Aaron Rome's contract

by The Canadian Press - June 17, 2014 9:16 PM EDT

DALLAS - The Dallas Stars have bought out the final year of defenceman Aaron Rome's contract, a move that will give the club more salary cap space.


Mayor's F-bomb is another sign that public isn't so vexed by vulgarities anymore

by The Canadian Press - June 17, 2014 7:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The F-bomb that Mayor Eric Garcetti dropped on Los Angeles this week has quickly mushroomed into a conundrum over just what a politician can get away with saying in public these days.


Sharks GM Doug Wilson vows to rebuild after playoff : 'We're a tomorrow team'

by The Canadian Press - June 17, 2014 5:05 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. - San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson heads into an off-season of uncertainty expecting the team to take a step backward after 10 straight playoff berths failed to produce a trip to the Stanley Cup.


Rogers hires Friedman, Oake to continue on 'Hockey Night in Canada'

by The Canadian Press - June 17, 2014 4:46 PM EDT

TORONTO - "Hockey Night In Canada" veterans Elliotte Friedman and Scott Oake are joining the Rogers NHL broadcast team.Rogers says Friedman will continue his role as an insider and reporter.


Canucks place Booth on waivers with intent to buy out veteran forward

Canucks place Booth on waivers with intent to buy out veteran forward

by The Canadian Press - June 17, 2014 1:41 PM EDT

VANCOUVER - David Booth has been placed on unconditional waivers by the Canucks for the purpose of buying him out.If Booth clears waivers, Vancouver can use a compliance buyout on the 29-year-old forward.


Mayor Eric Garcetti drops F-bomb in declaring Stanley Cup victory celebration a big day for LA

Mayor Eric Garcetti drops F-bomb in declaring Stanley Cup victory celebration a big day for LA

by The Canadian Press - June 17, 2014 12:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Mayor Eric Garcetti used the F-bomb in declaring it a big day for LA, bringing 19,000 hockey fans to their feet, lighting up the Twitterverse in delight and, oh yeah, leaving some folks scratching their heads, wondering just what the heck the normally soft-spoken elected official was thinking.

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