September 8, 2014

NHL officially names former defenceman Stephane Quintal head of player safety

NHL officially names former defenceman Stephane Quintal head of player safety

by The Canadian Press - September 8, 2014 1:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Former NHL defenceman Stephane Quintal is the NHL's new senior vice-president of player safety.He's been doing the job on an interim basis since Brendan Shanahan left the position in April to become president of the Toronto Maple Leafs.


Video game designers add physicist to fold to improve puck physics in 'NHL 15'

Video game designers add physicist to fold to improve puck physics in 'NHL 15'

by The Canadian Press - September 8, 2014 10:04 AM EDT

TORONTO - Hockey may not be rocket science but that didn't stop EA Sports from recruiting a scientist who worked on the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, the world's largest particle collider, to revamp puck physics for "NHL 15.

September 4, 2014

Avalanche, Tyson Barrie agree on 2-year deal after breakout season by young defenceman

by The Canadian Press - September 4, 2014 5:11 PM EDT

DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche signed Tyson Barrie to a two-year deal after a breakout season by the defenceman.Barrie gave the Avalanche an offensive presence at the blue line as he led the defencemen with 13 goals.


Hurricanes prepare for training camp, eager to get a feel for new coach Bill Peters

Hurricanes prepare for training camp, eager to get a feel for new coach Bill Peters

by The Canadian Press - September 4, 2014 4:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes are eager to get a feel for their new management.With training camp coming up later this month, the Hurricanes are ready to find out how their new bosses—general manager Ron Francis and coach Bill Peters—are going to run things.


Steve Moore glad to no longer be burdened by 10-year legal ordeal

Steve Moore glad to no longer be burdened by 10-year legal ordeal

by The Canadian Press - September 4, 2014 3:30 PM EDT

TORONTO - Former NHL rookie Steve Moore can finally move past the on-ice attack that ended his career, he said Thursday, unburdened by a decade-long legal battle that inched through the courts.


Bruins and C David Krejci sign 6-year contract extension worth $43.5 million

Bruins and C David Krejci sign 6-year contract extension worth $43.5 million

by The Canadian Press - September 4, 2014 3:21 PM EDT

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins signed centre David Krejci to a six-year, $43.5 million contract extension Thursday.The deal begins in the 2015-16 season after the final season of his current contract.


Hiring of Donskov shows Hockey Canada remains committed to analytics

by The Canadian Press - September 4, 2014 2:59 PM EDT

Hockey Canada doesn't want to fall behind the rest of the sport in the analytics department.That much was clear with Wednesday's hiring of Misha Donskov as manager of hockey operations, analytics and video.

September 3, 2014

NHL commissioner Bettman dismisses report that league will expand by four teams

NHL commissioner Bettman dismisses report that league will expand by four teams

by The Canadian Press - September 3, 2014 5:04 PM EDT

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. - Gary Bettman has vehemently denied the NHL is considering expansion.But the commissioner said if it ever does, prospective owners may have to pay up big time.


Messier, Rogers announce fewer blackout restrictions on NHL GameCentre Live

Messier, Rogers announce fewer blackout restrictions on NHL GameCentre Live

by The Canadian Press - September 3, 2014 3:14 PM EDT

TORONTO - Mark Messier has vivid memories of his Edmonton Oilers teammate Glenn Anderson making phone calls on the road back in the mid-1980s.


NHL's Jets will keep AHL farm team in Newfoundland at least through 2015-'16

NHL's Jets will keep AHL farm team in Newfoundland at least through 2015-'16

by The Canadian Press - September 3, 2014 1:17 PM EDT

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets Hockey are keeping their American Hockey League farm team in St. John's, N.L., at least to the end of the 2015-'16 season.


Panther sign No. 1 overall pick Aaron Ekblad; defenceman gets 3-year deal

Panther sign No. 1 overall pick Aaron Ekblad; defenceman gets 3-year deal

by The Canadian Press - September 3, 2014 10:48 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers and No. 1 overall draft pick Aaron Ekblad have agreed on a three-year entry-level contract.Panthers general manager Dale Tallon announced the deal Wednesday, eight days before Ekblad will begin competing at Florida's annual camp for prospects.


QMI Agency says Sidney Crosby arrest story had 'no basis'

QMI Agency says Sidney Crosby arrest story had 'no basis'

by The Canadian Press - September 3, 2014 6:25 AM EDT

OTTAWA - QMI Agency has retracted a story that said NHL superstar Sidney Crosby had been arrested by Ottawa police, saying there was no basis for the report and that it regrets the error.

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