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  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Shawn Thornton mistaken for WWE's John Cena

    CSN New England "Ever look at former Bruin Shawn Thornton and think, "Wow, that guy looks like WWE superstar John Cena!" We didn't think so. But one concertgoer at a recent Zac Brown Band show at Fenway Park saw Thornton and visions of Cena popped right into his head. Watch the video above to see both Fred..." August 18

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Pavel Bure is helping to start hockey league for retired players

    CBS Sports "Hockey Hall of Famer Pavel Bure last appeared in an NHL game during the 2002-03 season before injury issues resulted in a premature end to his career at the age of 31. More than a decade later Bure is leading the charge to help get retired players back on the ice in a competitive setting in..." August 16

  • Roberto Luongo thinks 3-on-3 overtime will be exciting

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is moving to 3-on-3 overtime hockey beginning in 2015-16 and the change has been met with mixed reactions. Some fans love the fact that the league is trying to reduce the emphasis on the shootout while others fear this is yet another gimmick. Those mixed feelings are also seen in various..." August 15

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Can Jaromir Jagr help lift the young Panthers to the playoffs?

    CBS Sports "With just four playoff appearances in their 22 year existence -- and only one in the past 14 years -- Florida Panthers fans have known pretty much nothing but losing and disappointment. Even that most recent playoff appearance in 2011-12 came during a season where they won only 38 out of 82..." August 14

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

  • Panthers GM Tallon explains struggles of defenseman Dylan Olsen

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Young defenseman Dylan Olsen scored nine points in his first 15 games with the Panthers two seasons ago and earned his first one-way, two-year contract that summer. However, last season, Olsen started to struggle in his defensive zone as costly turnovers began to mount. Finally, after..." August 07

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • Panthers’ development camp not all about just hockey

    Miami Herald "The Panthers will get their first look at some of their newest acquisitions starting Monday in Coral Springs. Florida’s development camp comes just a few days after the NHL Draft was held in Sunrise. Those who were drafted by the Panthers and in attendance — such as top pick Lawson Crouse —..." July 27

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Panthers sign top pick Lawson Crouse to 3-year deal

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Florida Panthers signed their top draft pick Lawson Crouse to a three-year, entry-level contract on Wednesday. “We are very pleased to have signed Lawson to an entry-level contract," Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said. "Lawson is a strong, skilled and physically mature forward with..." July 16

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

  • Panthers ink Corban Knight, Garrett Wilson

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Florida Panthers announced that they have agreed to one-year, two-way contracts with forwards Corban Knight and Garrett Wilson. Knight, 24, is a former standout with the University of North Dakota. He went pro in 2013 after the Panthers traded his rights to Calgary in exchange for a 2013..." July 07

  • Bruins sign Jimmy Hayes to 3-year, $6.9 million contract

    CBS Sports "The Boston Bruins have spent the first weeks of the offseason reshaping their roster and working to fix their salary cap situation. One of the issues that still remained for the team was working out a new contract for restricted free agent Jimmy Hayes after he was acquired in a trade with the..." July 06

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration

    NHLPA.com "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

  • Assistant coach Morris leaves Panthers for Hurricanes' oirganization

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Panthers will not only lose free agent forwards Scottie Upshall and Tomas Kopecky, but they may have sustained a more damaging blow Friday when assistant coach Mark Morris left to accept a head-coaching job with the Charlotte Checkers, the Carolina Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate. Morris, who..." July 05

  • Capitals sign Ellis to one-year contract

    NHL.com "The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Dan Ellis to a one-year, two-way contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Ellis, 35, posted a 4-3-1 record with one shutout, a 2.35 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage in eight games with the..." July 04

  • Panthers pick up Reilly Smith from Bruins, deal Jimmy Hayes

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The only noise coming out of BB&T Center on the opening day of free agency Wednesday was a roller-hockey game played below where the ice used to be. Until business hours ended. That’s when Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon swung into action. While he chose not to overpay in a weak free..." July 02

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    Jameson Olive @JamesonCoop

    #FlaPanthers sign: G Mike McKenna (2 year, two-way) F Shane Harper (1 year, two-way) D Sena Acolatse (1 year, two-way)

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Boyes (FL) on buyout waivers

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Florida Panthers unable to land goalie they wanted in trade, bring in two during second day of NHL Draft

    Miami Herald "The Panthers added two goalies on the second and final day of the NHL Draft in Sunrise. They just didn’t get the one they really wanted. General manager Dale Tallon said the Panthers were hot on a deal with the New York Rangers for goaltender Cam Talbot and were pretty confident they were..." June 28

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles get pick 147 from FLA for 2016 5th rounder

  • Florida Panthers pick left wing Lawson Crouse with 11th selection

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "On Wednesday, Lawson Crouse was the only one of six highly touted draft prospects to belt a home run during batting practice at Marlins Park. On Friday evening, the Panthers believe they hit a home run when General Manager Dale Tallon gave the honor to Bill Torrey, the franchise’s original..." June 27

  • Rangers hold on to Talbot for now but Flames to turn up heat

    New York Post "So, Glen Sather was unable to parlay the interest in Cam Talbot into a first-round selection in the NHL draft that commenced with round one on Friday night. But that does not mean the Blueshirts’ general manager, whose backup netminder had drawn serious interest from six teams — the Flames,..." June 27

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    NYR have been offered a 1st rounder for Talbot. Not from Oilers or Flames. Dallas, SJ and Florida still involved. 1st isn't a deal maker.

  • NHL announces 2014-15 All-Rookie Team

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League today announced the 2014-15 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League’s top rookie: forwards Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames and Mark Stone of the Ottawa Senators and defenseman Aaron Ekblad of..." June 25

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Calder Trophy as rookie of the year goes to Aaron Ekblad.

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • NHL sets 2015-16 salary cap at $71.4 million

    CBS Sports "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23

  • Maple Leafs acquire rights to Hyman from Panthers

    NHL.com "The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired the rights to unsigned center Zach Hyman and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Florida Panthers on Friday in exchange for center Greg McKegg. Hyman, 23, completed a four-year collegiate career with the University of Michigan by..." June 20

  • Panthers part with Kopecky, Upshall, focus on future

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "While looking ahead at what the Florida Panthers hope to add for the future in the upcoming NHL Draft, General Manager Dale Tallon said Thursday that the team will be cutting ties with some components of the recent past. Tallon said contract offers will not be made to any of the team's..." June 19

  • 5 possible trade destinations for Patrick Sharp

    The Score "It's been less than a week since the Chicago Blackhawks took over the headlines by winning their third Stanley Cup in six seasons. Forward Patrick Sharp's name was front and center after the win, with storylines including a helicopter spying on the Cup trophy in his home and his adorable..." June 18

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Cam Talbot is a hot commodity. Edmtn, Cgy, SJ, Dallas + Florida have expressed interest. Multiple trade offers. First 3 most likely targets.

  • Panthers re-sign forward Brett Olson

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon re-signed minor league center Brett Olson to a one-year, two-way contract to provide front-end depth for the team's new AHL affiliate in Portland. The 6-foot Olson, 28, enjoyed a career-best 45 points (14 goals) in 78 games last season with the San Antonio..." May 30

  • Panthers' Montoya struggled to find rhythm as Luongo's backup

    Fox Sports Florida ""It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." An introduction famously penned by writer Charles Dickens in his classic novel "A Tale of Two Cities" and a fitting way to describe the season of Florida Panthers backup goaltender Al Montoya. In his first year with the Panthers, the..." May 28

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL

    CBS Sports "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Panthers' Jagr announces end of international career…again

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr, who is signed through next season, announced his retirement from international competition Sunday after the Czech Republic national team lost 3-0 to the United States in the bronze-medal game of the 2015 IIHF World Championship at O2 Arena in..." May 18

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