• Hall of Fame coach Al Arbour passes away at 82

    TSN "Hockey Hall of Famer and four-time Stanley Cup winning coach Al Arbour has died at the age of 82. Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Arbour made his NHL debut in 1953 with the Detroit Red Wings and went on to compete in 653 NHL games over the course of 16 seasons in the league, also playing for the..." August 28

  • Wayne Gretzky memorabilia among hockey items auctioned by Canadian government

    Sporting News "The Canadian government has amassed quite the collection of hockey memorabilia, and some of it is up for sale. A few of the more notable items include a binder containing Wayne Gretzky's professional draft questionnaire and autographed photos of other NHL greats such as Guy Lafleur and Lanny..." August 28

  • Dallas extends Eakin with $15.4 million, four-year deal

    Sportsnet "Any uncertainty Cody Eakin may have had heading into 2015-16 has been squashed in advance. The Dallas Stars extended the impending restricted free agent Friday to a four-year contract worth $15.4 million, according to Dallas Morning News reporter Mike Heika. Eakin’s current deal, which..." August 28

  • Penguins Give Daniel Sprong Entry-Level Deal

    The Hockey Writers "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed their top draft pick from the 2015 draft (46th overall), Daniel Sprong, to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced on Friday. General Fanager reports that the deal is worth the maximum $925,000 at the NHL level. The 18-year-old Dutch right..." August 28

  • Who will be San Jose’s next captain?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a year in which playing without a captain proved to be a massive distraction, the San Jose Sharks are reversing course for 2015-16 — in fact, one of the first things new head coach Peter DeBoer confirmed upon getting hired is that someone would wear the “C” this year. Probably a good..." August 28

  • Patrick Kane dropped from OHL's London Knights training camp's team names

    The Score "Patrick Kane's former junior team is dissociating itself from the Chicago Blackhawks star amid an ongoing police investigation. In recent years, the OHL's London Knights have split the 80 camp attendees into four teams named after players who have moved on and achieved success at the NHL level,..." August 28

  • Cam Ward on Hurricanes: ‘Nowhere else I want to be’

    Raleigh News & Observer "Goaltender Cam Ward was the first off the ice Thursday at Raleigh Center Ice, soon to be followed by Eric Staal. Ward and Staal have been two constants for the Carolina Hurricanes for more than a decade. They’re the two remaining members of the Canes’ 2006 Stanley Cup champions, a reminder of..." August 28

  • Oilers' Yakupov hopes to build on late-season success

    NHL.com "Edmonton Oilers right wing Nail Yakupov is hoping a strong finish to 2014-15 carries over into this season. Yakupov exceled after Edmonton made a coaching change Dec. 15, replacing Dallas Eakins with Todd Nelson, and showed the attributes that made him the No. 1 pick of the 2012 NHL..." August 28

  • Red Wings become latest team to hire full-time hockey analytics person

    CBS Sports "The Detroit Red Wings became the latest NHL team to hire a full-time analytics person this week when they hired Bryan Campbell as their director of statistical analysis. According to Redwings.com writer Bill Roose, Campbell will report to GM Ken Holland and assistant GM Ryan Martin. Little is..." August 28

  • Jets captain not worried about contract talks

    Winnipeg Free Press "Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd didn’t report any progress on talks for a new contract this morning, but he chose the optimistic side for his view on the situation heading into the final year of the five-year contract he signed when he first came to Winnipeg. Ladd arrived this morning at..." August 28

  • Sabres offering Cody Franson 2-year contract

    The Score "The Buffalo Sabres are reportedly pursuing free-agent defenseman Cody Franson. The Sabres are offering Franson a two-year deal, two league sources told Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News. The 28-year-old registered 36 points in 78 games split between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Nashville..." August 27

  • Hurricanes, Elias Lindholm agree to 2-year, $5.4M extension

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to a two-year, $5.4-million contract extension with forward Elias Lindholm. The deal will pay Lindholm $2.5 million in 2016-17 and $2.9 million in 2017-18. He is under contract with a cap hit of $925,000 for the upcoming season. The 20-year-old scored 17..." August 27

  • Richards charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance

    TSN "Former Los Angeles Kings forward Mike Richards has been charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance, the RCMP announced Thursday morning. Richards was charged on Aug. 25, two sources told TSN. He has not yet entered a plea. Richards has a court hearing on Sept. 10. Richards was..." August 27

  • Erik Karlsson doesn’t do any conditioning during the summer

    Puck Drunk Love "Erik Karlsson is arguably the best defenseman in the NHL, particularly when it comes to his offensive contributions and his skating. What does he do to hone his skills during the summer? Surprisingly, not much. Karlsson spoke with TSN and mentioned that he doesn’t do any conditioning during the..." August 27

  • Sabres reach their season tickets cap with 96 percent renewal rate

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres’ last two seasons have been among the worst in franchise history, but with optimism about their future high, it hasn’t been difficult to convince fans to come back for more. In total 16,000 season tickets for the 2015-16 campaign have been sold by the Sabres, which is where..." August 27

  • Report: Blues invite veteran forward Scott Gomez to camp on tryout

    CBS Sports "The St. Louis Blues are going to see what, if anything, free agent forward Scott Gomez has left in the tank. Following the revelation that the New Jersey Devils would not be re-signing the 35-year-old center, not even on a tryout basis, Gomez has accepted an invitation to Blues' training camp on a..." August 27

  • Backstrom may not be ready by the start of the season

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "In an interview with Swedish newspaper Gefle Dagblad, Nicklas Backstrom said he may not be ready for the start of the season. The Caps' center underwent arthroscopic hip surgery after the season and, though the Caps hoped he would be back in time for opening night, Backstrom is not so sure." August 27

  • Blues forward Berglund to have shoulder surgery

    NHL.com "St. Louis Blues forward Patrik Berglund will have surgery on his right shoulder Friday and will be re-evaluated in four months. Berglund injured his shoulder while training. He initially dislocated it during the 2013-14 regular season." August 27

  • New coach means new chance for Kindl

    Detroit News "A new hockey season, a reboot to a hockey career. That's what Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl believes this season could be for him. Kindl never earned the trust of former coach Mike Babcock, and last season felt like a bottoming out, as he played in 35 games and just one during the..." August 27

  • Sestito ready to fight for job on Penguins

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins haven't decided if they're going to carry a traditional enforcer this season, but if they do, there's a good chance it will be Tom Sestito. A 6-foot-5, 228-pound winger with 99 pro fighting majors in an eight-year career, Sestito will attend training camp on a tryout basis, the..." August 27

  • Setoguchi will be in tough to make Maple Leafs

    Toronto Sun "Heading into a tryout with the Maple Leafs, a cleaned-up Devin Setoguchi says he’s a new man. But it might be that the Leafs look to a younger man to take one of the right wing jobs Setoguchi hopes to win at training camp. Heading towards his 29th birthday on New Year’s Day, Setoguchi has age..." August 27

  • Daniel Carcillo leaning toward retirement: 'I'm about 98 percent ready to move on'

    The Score "Daniel Carcillo appears ready to hang up the skates. While speaking on the CSN Chicago's Kap & Haugh show Wednesday, Carcillo indicated he's leaning quite strongly toward retirement. "I'm about 98 percent ready to move on," he said. "Thirty is a good age for me to get out and do some other..." August 26

  • Wayne Simmonds on Flyers: We don’t want ‘repeat of last year’

    Yahoo! Sports "He missed the last seven games of the 2014-15 regular season with a broken tibia. His team missed out on the playoffs after finishing sixth in the Metropolitan Division. No wonder Wayne Simmonds isn’t short on motivation these days. A fairytale ending to the season it was not. Moments..." August 26

  • Hurricanes’ ownership uncertainty looms over team

    Raleigh News & Observer "Players are already skating at Raleigh Center Ice, training camp is only a few weeks away, and there’s still a lot of old business left for the Carolina Hurricanes before the new season. Neither Eric Staal nor Cam Ward has a new contract, which leaves both in limbo heading into the final season..." August 26

  • Penguins Sign Forward Tom Sestito to a Professional Tryout Contract

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Tom Sestito to a professional tryout contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Sestito, 27, has played parts of seven NHL seasons with Columbus, Philadelphia and Vancouver, producing 18 points..." August 26

  • Devils won’t offer tryouts to Bernier, Gomez

    Pro Hockey Talk "Scott Gomez was signed by the New Jersey Devils after participating in training camp on a tryout basis last year and it worked out well with him scoring seven goals and 34 points in 58 contests on a team that struggled offensively. History will not repeat itself. Devils GM Ray Shero confirmed..." August 26

  • Blackhawks' Patrick Kane meets with investigators

    ESPN Chicago "Patrick Kane has met with investigators as part of the rape allegations against the Chicago Blackhawks star, the Buffalo News reported. According to the newspaper, which cited a source, Kane met with an investigator from the Erie County District Attorney's Office. A second source told the NEWS..." August 26

  • Canadiens hire Craig Ramsay as consultant

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens announced Tuesday that they’ve added Craig Ramsay as a consultant to their coaching staff. Ramsay has over 1,650 games of NHL coaching experience split between the Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa Senators, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins,..." August 26

  • 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

  • Flames re-sign Mark Giordano

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed their captain Mark Giordano to a six-year contract. Giordano, a native of Toronto, Ontario, has been the captain of the Calgary Flames since 2013. He has played his entire NHL CAREER with Calgary, amassing 66 goals and 179 assists for 245..." August 25

  • Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor enters treatment center

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Three days after being arrested under the suspicion of drunken driving with his 12-year-old son as a passenger, Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor voluntarily entered the NHL/NHL Players’ Association Substance Abuse/Behavioral Health Program. Sydor flew to Malibu, Calif., on Sunday and admitted..." August 25

  • Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk 'on schedule' as he rehabs following ankle surgery

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings trainer Piet Van Zant went to see Pavel Datsyuk last week "at some place warm" and liked what he saw, general manager Ken Holland said. Datsyuk is rehabbing from surgery on June 26 for ruptured tendons in his right ankle. "Piet WATCHED him work out, told me he's in good..." August 25

  • Pens’ plan for now: Crosby starts as Kessel’s center

    Pro Hockey Talk "A lot can change between TODAY and training camp, let alone the regular season, but the Pittsburgh Penguins plan on starting Phil Kessel out on Sidney Crosby‘s line. (Head coach Mike Johnston made note that the course could EASILY be altered.) Under this SETUP, Evgeni Malkin would likely..." August 25

  • Sharks sign Frazer McLaren

    Fear The Fin "Frazer McLaren will be returning to the Sharks. In forty NHL games with the Sharks, McLaren scored 1 goal and 6 points (all of these came in his first season with the team.) He has spent the last 3 seasons in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, where he was one of Randy Carlyle's favourites..." August 25

  • Sharks name Steve Spott assistant coach

    NHL.com "San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson and Head Coach Peter DeBoer announced today that Steve Spott will serve as the second assistant coach on DeBoer's staff. Spott, 47, most recently spent the 2014-15 season as an assistant coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs." August 25

  • Trio of ex-Blackhawks could help Stars win now, but Nill's plan is for them to also help future generations

    Dallas Morning News "Patrick Sharp has won three Stanley Cups, Johnny Oduya two and Antti Niemi one — all with the Chicago Blackhawks. All now are in Dallas. It’s not by accident. Stars general manager Jim Nill went shopping this offseason for the benefit of two generations of players — the Jamie Benns and Tyler..." August 24

  • VIDEO: Bruins' Talbot talks to unsuspecting Canadiens fans, gets called 'disgrace'

    The Score "Boston Bruins forward Max Talbot found out first-hand that despite his Quebec roots, supporters of the Montreal Canadiens aren't exactly his biggest fans. Talbot interviewed Canadiens fans on the streets of Montreal, and many didn't realize they were speaking to the man himself. Here are the..." August 24

  • Russian Hockey Federation fined $85,000 for skipping Canadian national anthem

    CBS Sports "Following team Russia's 6-1 loss to Canada at the 2015 World Ice Hockey Championships, several members of the team left the ice before the playing of the Canadian national anthem and the completion of the medal ceremony. This move was immediately frowned upon by the IIHF. Shortly after the..." August 24

  • Todd Richards has 'no doubt' Brandon Saad will make Blue Jackets better

    The Score "Todd Richards is counting on a 22-year-old to help take his team to new heights. The Columbus Blue Jackets head coach watched as the front office acquired Brandon Saad from the Chicago Blackhawks shortly after the young forward won his second Stanley Cup with the club, and he's eager to welcome..." August 24

  • Hockey legend Mike Bossy reunited with famed puck after 30 years

    New York Post "New York Islanders legend Mike Bossy has recovered a key piece of memorabilia thanks to a Las Vegas high roller. The puck Bossy slapped into the net at Nassau Coliseum on Jan. 24, 1981, to reach his milestone 50th goal in 50 games was put up for auction in May. Bossy’s young daughter had..." August 24

  • Ehrhoff agrees to one-year contract with Kings

    NHL.com "Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff agreed to a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday. The Orange County Register reported that general manager Dean Lombardi confirmed the contract was worth $1.5 million. Ehrhoff had three goals and 14 points in 49 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins..." August 23

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  • The 20 best free agents who could hit the market in 2016

    The Hockey News "Next July could be franchise-changing for the teams that have the cap space and the money to shell out big dollar to deals to some big-name free agents. While the 2015 off-season hasn’t been one of big money contracts or jaw-dropping deals, the 2016 off-season is already setting up to be one..." August 23

  • Daniel Carcillo ponders retirement (and helping others retire)

    Pro Hockey Talk "Daniel Carcillo doesn’t know if he’ll play another game in the NHL. He does know that he wants to help other players who are pondering life after retirement. That’s why the 30-year-old began a not-for-profit organization called Chapter 5, in honor of Steve Montador, who passed away at..." August 23

  • Quebec City, Vegas advance to final phase of NHL expansion process

    Pro Hockey Talk "It appears as if both Las Vegas and Quebec City are going deep into the NHL expansion process. Friday marked a big day in that regard, as Quebecor confirmed that they’re in “Phase III” while Puck Daddy’s Josh Cooper reports that Vegas accomplished the same task." August 22

  • Report: Komarov fined $51K for speeding

    TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov appears to be set to pay a heavy fine for speeding in Finland. According to Finnish news outlet Helsingin Sanomat, Komarov was fined more than 35,000 euros on Friday as result of two counts of speeding and two counts of fraud. The amount in Canadian..." August 22

  • Sydor released on $12K bail; here are the official charges

    Pro Hockey Talk "The situation is a little clearer for Minnesota Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor as of Friday evening after he was released on $12K bail. As mentioned in this post, the 43-year-old was arrested on suspected drunk driving and child endangerment charges on Thursday. Sydor reportedly recorded a..." August 22

  • Alfredsson on the verge of return to Senators organization

    TSN "Former captain Daniel Alfredsson is on the verge of returning to the Ottawa Senators organization. A source tells TSN 1200 that Alfredsson is hammering out the final details to accept a role in the club's hockey operations department. An official announcement is expected at some point before..." August 22

  • Ryan O'Reilly to have next court hearing for impaired driving charge Sept. 10

    Denver Post "Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly's court case in connection with an impaired driving charge has been continued to Sept. 10. The decision was made Thursday morning during O'Reilly's first hearing in London, Ontario, court. The 24-year-old player was not required to attend, and was..." August 21

  • Prospect Ehlers mulling Swiss league if he doesn't make Jets

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nikolaj Ehlers will be one to watch at Winnipeg’s training camp this fall. Ehlers, the Jets’ first-round pick (ninth overall) at the 2014 draft, is reportedly open to playing in the Swiss league should he not make the Jets roster out of the preseason, per news agency Sportinformation. More..." August 21