September 18, 2014

Habs Galchenyuk just wants to be more productive, at centre or on the wing

by The Canadian Press - September 18, 2014 6:05 PM EDT

BROSSARD, Que. - Alex Galchenyuk feels it is time to step up and become a dominant player, whether it is at centre or on left wing.The 20-year-old will be tried out at centre during the Montreal Canadiens pre-season after spending most of his first two NHL seasons on the wing.


Oilers coach Eakins says Oilers are improved, but wants team to "be modest"

by The Canadian Press - September 18, 2014 6:03 PM EDT

EDMONTON - It's been eight seasons since the Edmonton Oilers last made the NHL playoffs, so coach Dallas Eakins wasn't talking much about expectations when the players reported for medicals on Thursday.


Penguin stars Crosby, Malkin to sit out early days of training camp as a precaution

by The Canadian Press - September 18, 2014 5:27 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Pittsburgh Penguins forwards Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will be held out of the start of training camp as a precaution with what the team described as minor injuries.


Coyotes giving young players a longer look with several rosters spots up for grabs

by The Canadian Press - September 18, 2014 5:20 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Coyotes have been reluctant to put young players into prominent roles in the past, preferring to allow them and their games to mature in the minors before bringing them up to the NHL.


Bruins have some lineup questions entering training camp

Bruins have some lineup questions entering training camp

by The Canadian Press - September 18, 2014 4:55 PM EDT

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins have some lineup questions entering training camp after a disappointing second-round exit in the playoffs."Absolutely.


Eyes on a prize: Ryan Kesler begins Cup chase with Anaheim Ducks after summer trade

by The Canadian Press - September 18, 2014 4:53 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ryan Kesler and his family are slowly getting used to the ocean view at their new home, and the Anaheim Ducks' new centre still has to remind himself he can go to the rink in flip-flops.


Devils open training camp with playoff expectations, but without goaltender Martin Brodeur

by The Canadian Press - September 18, 2014 4:49 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. - The New Jersey Devils began the post-Martin Brodeur era.The Devils hope to return to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons, but they'll have to do it without the NHL's all-time leader in career goaltending victories.


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.

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