by The Canadian Press - August 29, 2014 10:56 AM EDT
Justin Schultz isn't a fully-formed No. 1 NHL defenceman just yet, so the Edmonton Oilers are giving him a chance to grow into one.The Oilers agreed to terms with the 24-year-old on a US$3.
by The Canadian Press - August 28, 2014 4:18 PM EDT
TORONTO - Rogers has announced its 45-person team for Sportsnet's NHL coverage in the network's first season with exclusive Canadian national television rights.
by The Canadian Press - August 28, 2014 3:49 PM EDT
When veteran goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere retired last week, it marked the end of an era. Giguere was the last active NHL player to have suited up for the Hartford Whalers (Chris Pronger is technically still on an NHL roster but won't play another game because of career-ending injuries.
by The Canadian Press - August 28, 2014 3:16 PM EDT
They played in a rink at a shopping mall, celebrated goals with music that sounded like a 1970s television theme song and have been gone from pro hockey for 17 years.
by The Canadian Press - August 28, 2014 12:14 PM EDT
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The AHL will begin an education and drug-testing program this season that will "substantially replicate" the one already in place for NHL players, the leagues announced.
by The Canadian Press - August 27, 2014 5:37 PM EDT
TORONTO - Tim Leiweke says his desire to be an entrepreneur led to his decision to leave Maple Leaf Sports&Entertainment.In radio interviews on Sportstnet 590 The Fan and TSN 1050, the outgoing MLSE president and CEO said he and the executive board knew his stay would be a short one because he wanted to run his own business.
by The Canadian Press - August 27, 2014 11:36 AM EDT
TORONTO - NHL expansion is likely coming in the near future, though the league hasn't committed to any official plan just yet.For more than a year, commissioner Gary Bettman has said the NHL is listening when approached by cities interested in acquiring a team even though there's no formal expansion process underway.
by The Canadian Press - August 25, 2014 10:08 AM EDT
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators believe they'll have one of the best goaltending tandems in the NHL rather than a goaltending controversy.The Senators signed Craig Anderson to a three-year contract extension on Monday worth US$12.
by The Canadian Press - August 23, 2014 12:49 PM EDT
TORONTO - Aaron Ekblad is getting back to work.The first overall draft pick of the Florida Panthers said on Saturday he's free of any concussion-like symptoms less than three weeks after he took a hard hit in a world junior exhibition game.
by The Canadian Press - August 21, 2014 4:06 PM EDT
DENVER - The goaltender known as "Jiggy" is stepping away from the net.Jean-Sebastien Giguere announced his retirement Thursday after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship.
by The Canadian Press - August 21, 2014 10:24 AM EDT
TORONTO - Maple Leaf Sports&Entertainment has cleared up the uncertainty surrounding president and chief executive officer Tim Leiweke's long-term future with the company.
by The Canadian Press - August 20, 2014 7:59 PM EDT
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Hobey Baker Award finalist Kevin Hayes agreed to terms on a free-agent contract with the New York Rangers on Wednesday.The 22-year-old forward had 27 goals and 38 assists this past season with Boston College, making him a finalist for the Hobey Baker that is awarded to the top player in collegiate hockey.
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