September 18, 2014

Ottawa defenceman Methot moves on from tough contract talks as Sens open camp

Ottawa defenceman Methot moves on from tough contract talks as Sens open camp

by The Canadian Press - September 18, 2014 3:55 PM EDT

OTTAWA - Marc Methot was feeling the need to be on the defensive entering Ottawa Senators training camp.The 29-year-old Ottawa native is entering the final year of his contract, and negotiations between the defenceman and the Senators have taken an ugly turn.


Scoring goals, stopping pucks the talk of Calgary Flames training camp

Scoring goals, stopping pucks the talk of Calgary Flames training camp

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

CALGARY - Goaltending and goalscoring are the burning issues at the Calgary Flames training camp.Jonas Hiller signed a two-year, US$9-million deal with Calgary in the summer after the 32-year-old Swiss netminder dropped down the Anaheim Ducks goaltending depth chart at the end of his seventh season there.


After yet another rough season, the Florida Panthers are eager to start anew - again

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

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida general manager Dale Tallon would prefer to move past last season, for obvious reasons.Here's a quick recap of how the 2013-14 campaign went for the Panthers: They fired a coach, were out of the playoff race early, had no one ranked among the league's top 75 goal scorers, were horrendous on special teams and wound up with the second-fewest points in the NHL.


Coming off disastrous season, Canucks have clean slate, lowered expectations

Coming off disastrous season, Canucks have clean slate, lowered expectations

by The Canadian Press - September 18, 2014 3:07 PM EDT

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks are in an unfamiliar position.Perennially a pre-season pick to go deep in the playoffs, this incarnation enters training camp with significantly lower-than-usual expectations from fans and media—and with good reason.


Paul Maurice says Jets must improve defensively to assess goalie Pavelec

Paul Maurice says Jets must improve defensively to assess goalie Pavelec

by The Canadian Press - September 18, 2014 2:38 PM EDT

WINNIPEG - Their goaltending was near the bottom of the league last season, but coach Paul Maurice says the Winnipeg Jets have to play better hockey in front of Ondrej Pavelec before they can assess their starter.


As Maple Leafs open camp, assistant Spott brushes off disagreement with Kessel

As Maple Leafs open camp, assistant Spott brushes off disagreement with Kessel

by The Canadian Press - September 18, 2014 2:36 PM EDT

TORONTO - On the first day of training camp in his new job as a Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach, Steve Spott was trying to put an off-season disagreement with Phil Kessel behind him.


New Capitals coach Trotz settles in for a culture change, wants Ovechkin to 'grow his game'

New Capitals coach Trotz settles in for a culture change, wants Ovechkin to 'grow his game'

by The Canadian Press - September 18, 2014 1:43 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. - Barry Trotz was late for an appointment because he was at the DMV, getting his first Virginia driver's license and plates. His son is enrolled in school, and he's lived in his new house long enough for the air conditioning to break down.


Buffalo Sabres regroup with new players after setting franchise record for losses

by The Canadian Press - September 18, 2014 1:12 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Josh Gorges showed up at Buffalo Sabres training camp eager for a "fresh start" after spending seven seasons with the Montreal Canadiens.


Ron Ellis, Dennis Hull to be honoured at gala fundraiser for concussion research

Ron Ellis, Dennis Hull to be honoured at gala fundraiser for concussion research

by The Canadian Press - September 18, 2014 12:22 PM EDT

TORONTO - Ron Ellis wasn't sure about being the co-star of a fundraising dinner but was quickly won over by the cause.So the former Leaf winger signed on for "Twins: A Toast to Ron Ellis and Dennis Hull, " an Oct.


New documentary series to feature wives and girlfriends of NHL stars

New documentary series to feature wives and girlfriends of NHL stars

by The Canadian Press - September 18, 2014 11:53 AM EDT

TORONTO - The wives and girlfriends of NHL stars will take centre ice in a new TV series showcasing the women behind some of pro hockey's top stars and emerging talents.


Leafs open camp hoping competition and depth make them a better team

Leafs open camp hoping competition and depth make them a better team

by The Canadian Press - September 18, 2014 10:19 AM EDT

TORONTO - The post-mortem of the past two Toronto Maple Leafs seasons hasn't been pretty. A Game 7 collapse against the Boston Bruins in 2013 gave way to 14-game plunge that cost them a trip to the playoffs in 2014.

September 17, 2014

Wild goalie Josh Harding out indefinitely with broken foot, with training camp approaching

Wild goalie Josh Harding out indefinitely with broken foot, with training camp approaching

by The Canadian Press - September 17, 2014 6:03 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding has a broken right foot, putting him out indefinitely.The Wild announced Wednesday the injury was suffered in an off-ice incident.

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