September 11, 2014

Minnesota Wild sign right wing Nino Niederreiter to 3-year contract

by The Canadian Press - September 11, 2014 5:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS - The clock was ticking for the Minnesota Wild and free agent right wing Nino Niederreiter with the opening of training camp a week away.


Sam Bennett begins NHL journey with Calgary Flames rookie tournament

by The Canadian Press - September 11, 2014 5:28 PM EDT

CALGARY - For the record, Sam Bennett says he did 11 pull-ups for the Calgary Flames on Thursday.The fourth overall pick in this year's NHL draft garnered some attention when he couldn't do one at the league's annual combine in June.


HBO out of picture for show leading to this season's Winter Classic

by The Canadian Press - September 11, 2014 5:16 PM EDT

TORONTO - HBO will not be broadcasting its "24/7" show leading to this season's Winter Classic.The network said in an email to The Canadian Press on Thursday "there was never an expectation" that HBO would do such a show leading to the Winter Classic every year.


Fines for repeat diving offenders, coaches among NHL rule changes

by The Canadian Press - September 11, 2014 4:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Repeat offenders for diving and their coaches will face harsher punishments as part of a series of rule changes the NHL announced.


HBO says it won't do '24/7' leading up to this season's Winter Classic

by The Canadian Press - September 11, 2014 3:56 PM EDT

HBO will not broadcast "24/7" leading up to this season's Winter Classic, a spokesman for the network told The Canadian Press.Beginning in 2011, HBO's show went behind the scenes with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals in the weeks before the game.


Ovechkin says right knee 'doesn't bother me'; won't say whether he'll play right or left wing

by The Canadian Press - September 11, 2014 3:23 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. - Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin says the right knee he injured at the hockey world championship is fine and he's been working out for the past month or so.


Senators draft pick Curtis Lazar will make a case to remain in the NHL

Senators draft pick Curtis Lazar will make a case to remain in the NHL

by The Canadian Press - September 11, 2014 2:43 PM EDT

OTTAWA - Expectations are nothing new for Curtis Lazar and he has every intention of living up to them.The Senators' first overall pick—17th overall—in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft is expected to make a strong case for himself to remain in the NHL this season, and the challenge starts Saturday with the Senators rookie tournament in London, Ont.


Columbus Blue Jackets sign 2014 1st-round pick Sonny Milano to 3-year, entry-level contract

Columbus Blue Jackets sign 2014 1st-round pick Sonny Milano to 3-year, entry-level contract

by The Canadian Press - September 11, 2014 11:12 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Sonny Milano, the club's first pick in the 2014 NHL draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract.

September 10, 2014

Arizona Coyotes home now officially known as the Gila River Arena.

by The Canadian Press - September 10, 2014 8:01 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The home of the NHL's Arizona Coyotes is now officially named the Gila River Arena.A nine-year partnership between the team and Gila River Casinos announced last month was approved Tuesday by a 6-1 vote of the Glendale City Council.


Wheeler says Kane unfairly picked on once again over lighthearted tweet

Wheeler says Kane unfairly picked on once again over lighthearted tweet

by The Canadian Press - September 10, 2014 3:11 PM EDT

WINNIPEG - A little good-natured Twitter banter has turned into another excuse to criticize Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane, Blake Wheeler suggested Wednesday as he defended his teammate.


Anaheim Ducks extend coach Bruce Boudreau's contract through 2017 after 2 division titles

Anaheim Ducks extend coach Bruce Boudreau's contract through 2017 after 2 division titles

by The Canadian Press - September 10, 2014 3:00 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Bruce Boudreau has transformed the Anaheim Ducks from underachievers into contenders, and the club is confident the coach can finally chase down his first Stanley Cup championship.


DC's Nationals Park chosen to host this season's Winter Classic between Blackhawks, Capitals

by The Canadian Press - September 10, 2014 2:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. - The season's Winter Classic will be played at Nationals Park.The NHL announced Wednesday that the home of baseball's Washington Nationals will host the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals on New Year's Day.

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