• Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Report: Flames look to lock up Elliott

    Today's Slapshot "The Calgary Flames acquired goaltender Brian Elliott from the St. Louis Blues back in June and appear to be looking to the netminder for the future. According to Andy Strickland the Flames have already begun negotiations for a contract extension with the goaltender who is set to make his debut..." September 27

  • Dustin Byfuglien didn’t enjoy the World Cup of Hockey

    Puck Drunk Love "As the World Cup of Hockey reaches its conclusion, feedback is pouring in from fans, analysts and players regarding the success of the tournament. Most would agree there were plenty of positives (looking at you, Team North America), but there’s also a lot of room for improvement. Dustin..." September 27

  • Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman on Artemi Panarin deal: 'It will get done when it gets done'

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman won’t reveal his hand when it comes to negotiations on a contract extension for reigning Calder trophy winner Artemi Panarin. Panarin’s agent, Tom Lynn, said last week that the sides were in discussions on a new deal for the winger, who will be a..." September 27

  • Wayne Gretzky joining NHL for Centennial Celebration

    NHL.com "Wayne Gretzky and the NHL are joining together to celebrate the League's 100th anniversary with a year-long Centennial Celebration in 2017. Gretzky will serve as the official ambassador to the Centennial Celebration, which begins Jan. 1 in Toronto with the NHL Centennial Classic outdoor game..." September 27

  • Sidney Crosby’s legendary résumé is missing one thing: World Cup gold

    USA Today "Steven Stamkos and his pending free agency were the talk of Toronto for months last season and still Stamkos wouldn’t pretend to relate to the load of pressure and expectations Sidney Crosby carries on a daily basis. “Everyone is looking at him, whether it’s the coaching staff, teammates,..." September 27

  • Unsigned RFAs, Trouba trade request among biggest storylines

    CBS Sports "NHL training camps are in full swing, aside from the World Cup participants that are slowly meandering back into camp with their full-time clubs. The preseason games have begun and season preparations are fully underway. Aside from the natural things that grab attention during training camps --..." September 27

  • Leafs could have the pieces to deal for Trouba

    Toronto Star "Before discussing Jacob Trouba’s future, it is worth noting three prominent NHLers demanded trades last season — Patrick Marleau, Travis Hamonic and Jonathan Drouin — and none were dealt. So asking for or demanding a trade in today’s NHL means zilch. Trouba is saying this isn’t about playing..." September 27

  • Nill: Stars have salary cap flexibility for a trade

    Today's Slapshot "With training camps open across the league, general manager Jim Nill and his Dallas Stars are ready to continue their quest to take that next step as a franchise. To realize that goal, one tool each NHL team must wield properly is the salary cap. “We’re sitting very well,” said Nill as part..." September 27

  • Jets' Jacob Trouba unlikely to get quick resolution to trade request

    USA Today "That a restricted free agent must be signed by Dec. 1 to be eligible to play in the corresponding season is the best hope of a resolution in the Jacob Trouba vs. Winnipeg Jets dispute. The defenseman's May trade request became public Friday. It is a wish that will be difficult to facilitate..." September 27

  • Three signals that the Edmonton Oilers don't appear to be major players for Jacob Trouba

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton is mentioned in some reports as in the running for Winnipeg Jets holdout Jacob Trouba, but I figure it’s a long shot that Trouba ends up as an Oiler for three reasons: TSN’s Bob McKenzie doesn’t think the Oilers are super keen here. Asked on TSN radio if the Oilers might have the..." September 27

  • IIHF president slightly upgrades odds NHL players will be in Olympics

    Sportsnet "Rene Fasel says he feels better about the chances of having NHL players compete at the 2018 Olympics than he did earlier this year. The International Ice Hockey Federation president told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he believes the odds are 50-50 the best hockey players in the world..." September 27

  • Agent adamant Trouba wants trade

    Winnipeg Free Press "Jacob Trouba’s agent says nothing has changed since he and his client went public Saturday evening demanding a trade out of Winnipeg. "I don’t anticipate anything changing. This is the process," said Kurt Overhardt of KO Sports. The narrative at Winnipeg Jets training camp since the news..." September 27

  • Vladimir Sobotka set to stay in KHL with Omsk

    Yahoo! Sports "St. Louis Blues’ Vladimir Sobotka in action during an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) We finally have an answer as to whether Vladimir Sobotka will return to the NHL and St. Louis Blues this season. He’s..." September 27

  • Nathan MacKinnon Talks News System Under Bednar

    Denver Post "Center Nathan MacKinnon and defenseman Erik Johnson went through off-ice video study of new coach Jared Bednar’s systems to get caught up as much as possible with their teammates Sunday, then practiced with the Avalanche Monday at Family Sports Center. Both were back after their teams didn’t..." September 27

  • Gaborik out 8 weeks with foot injury

    Sportsnet "Los Angeles Kings forward Marian Gaborik will miss the next eight weeks after suffering a foot injury at the World Cup of Hockey. The forward was seen leaving the Air Canada Centre Monday afternoon on crutches and with his right foot in a cast." September 26

  • Lightning re-sign Nestorov to 1-year, $725K contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Tampa Bay Lightning signed their second-most important Nikita on Monday, inking Nikita Nesterov to a one-year, $725K contract. The 23-year-old defenseman has to appreciate the fact that this is a one-way deal, as the Lightning blueline isn’t the easiest group to crack. (That will be..." September 26

  • Jets seek left-handed D in exchange for Trouba

    Winnipeg Sun "And now for the when, where and how much the Winnipeg Jets will get in return. With restricted free agent Jacob Trouba making his trade request public on Saturday night, it's time to look into the crystal ball and see where the 22-year-old defenceman is going to end up and how much he could..." September 26

  • Senators' AHL team moving to Belleville

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators are expected to make the move of their AHL affiliate to Belleville for 2017-18 season official on Monday, Postmedia has learned. After more than nine months of negotiations with city of Belleville officials, the Senators have called a news conference for Monday at 11 a.m. at the..." September 26

  • Grabovski placed on injured reserve

    TSN "The New York Islanders have placed forward Mikhail Grabovski on injured reserve, retroactive to March 16. Grabovski suffered a concussion on March 15 against the Pittsburgh Penguins last season and has not played since." September 26

  • Bruins sign Brad Marchand to eight-year extension

    Sportsnet "Brad Marchand has signed an eight-year extension with the Boston Bruins worth US$49 million, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. " September 26

  • Rieder's agent says Coyotes unwilling to take 'fair offer'

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes winger Tobias Rieder's journey at the World Cup of Hockey was extended Sunday after Team Europe advanced to the best-of-three final against Canada, but don't expect Rieder at training camp once the tournament concludes. The restricted free agent and the Coyotes have been unable to agree..." September 26

  • Strong camp helps Alexandre Fortin earn 3-year deal with Blackhawks

    CSN Chicago "After earning a couple of invites from the Blackhawks this offseason, Alexandre Fortin earned a contract on Sunday. Fortin agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Blackhawks, who had invited him to prospect and training camp. The 19-year-old, who was passed over in two NHL drafts, was..." September 26

  • NHL veteran, Kris Versteeg, embracing tryout with Oilers

    Edmonton Journal "It’s been a long time since Kris Versteeg had to audition for a hockey team — 639 NHL games and two Stanley Cup rings ago, to be exact. But while coming to training camp on a professional tryout is nowhere near as secure, or glamorous, as doing so with a signed contract in his pocket, he’s..." September 26

  • Perreault blasts Trouba: 'How much more does he want?'

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Jacob Trouba trade demand is not sitting well with at least one of his teammates. Mathieu Perreault sounded off on Sunday morning following his on-ice session at Winnipeg Jets training camp. He questioned the logic of going public with the request for a trade, as Trouba and his agent did on..." September 25

  • Mats Sundin impressed by Maple Leafs pick Auston Matthews

    Toronto Sun "Like most of us, Mats Sundin has spent much of the past decade wondering. When would his beloved Maple Leafs find the next showstopper, the next franchise player, the next dominant centre? Our translation: The next Mats Sundin? Then he went to the Air Canada Centre to watch his Swedes..." September 25

  • Las Vegas begins search for AHL affiliate

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "When Bill Foley pursued his dream to own an NHL team, he knew it didn’t begin and end in Las Vegas. The billionaire businessman also knew he’d have to secure a minor league affiliate in the American Hockey League, the NHL equivalent of the Triple-A minor league. With Las Vegas preparing for its..." September 25

  • Jets respond to Jacob Trouba’s trade request

    Pro Hockey Talk "Word surfaced on Saturday night that Winnipeg Jets restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba has requested a trade from the team so that he can, in his view, reach his full potential as a player. It did not take long for the Jets to issue a statement responding to the request. In a..." September 25

  • Marchand dodges questions about interest in signing with Penguins

    The Hockey News "Brad Marchand and Sidney Crosby have developed some chemistry at the World Cup. So much so that the Penguins could target the left winger if he becomes a free agent. Boston Bruins left winger Brad Marchand and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby have developed a strong chemistry on Team..." September 25

  • Tomas Fleischmann’s run with Wild ends before it starts

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Tomas Fleischmann’s career with the Wild is over before it even started. After failing his physical before the start of training camp, general manager Chuck Fletcher confirmed Saturday morning that Fleischmann won’t be back with the team. Fleischmann, 32, has battled health issues since..." September 25

  • Rask: Last season 'something to rebound from' personally

    CSN New England "While David Pastrnak, Tuukka Rask and David Backes are back from competing in the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto, that doesn’t mean you’ll see those players on the ice over the next couple of days. Perhaps the trio will practice on Monday in the fourth on-ice session at main training camp, but..." September 25

  • Capitals’ Brett Connolly, a low-risk signing, has potential to be an offensive ‘gem’

    Washington Post "Here came another low point in Brett Connolly’s career, the onetime top-10 NHL draft pick being informed that the Boston Bruins weren’t going to extend him a qualifying offer, essentially letting him walk for nothing. But when Connolly unexpectedly became an unrestricted free agent, it created..." September 25

  • Gallant: Ekblad had scare with concussion but everything looks good

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Panthers coach Gerard Gallant returns from World Cup tournament and discussion hopes for the season. Says star Aaron Ekblad seems fine after injury scare at Cup tournement." September 25

  • Edmonton Oilers will be chewing over where Darnell Nurse will fit on blueline

    Edmonton Sun "Is it way too early to check off any one box for Darnell Nurse? Will he be a top-two National Hockey League defenceman or a second-pairing shutdown guy who kills penalties? Will he be like a Dion Phaneuf, who could skate and shoot and hit but was never the nasty piece of business the..." September 25

  • Jacob Trouba’s agent says client has requested a trade

    Sportsnet "It appears Jacob Trouba‘s time with the Winnipeg Jets will soon come to an end. The 22-year-old defenceman, who was picked ninth overall in the 2012 NHL Draft, has requested a trade from the Jets and will not attend training camp. He is currently a restricted free agent." September 24

  • Auston Matthews already popular with Leafs teammates

    Toronto Sun "There’s a long lineup of Maple Leafs forwards looking forward to meeting Auston Matthews and not just to shake his hand and welcome him to the team. In the afterglow of the No. 1 overall pick’s coming-out performance at the World Cup of Hockey the past couple of weeks, centres and wingers alike..." September 24

  • Penguins' Matt Murray: Broken hand sidelines netminder

    CBS Sports "Murray will miss 3-6 weeks with a broken hand, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports." September 24

  • Kessel says he meant 'no disrespect' to USA Hockey

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "On Tuesday night, Phil Kessel became the biggest social media star in hockey when he burned USA Hockey with a cleverly worded tweet. On Friday, Kessel met with reporters after the first day of Penguins training camp and said he meant no harm. “Obviously I meant no disrespect to any..." September 24

  • Sharks’ DeBoer says standing for anthem is “everyone’s personal choice”

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks coach Pete DeBoer was asked Friday how he’d feel if one of his players refused to stand for the national anthem. DeBoer, who holds a law degree, said regardless of personal feelings, freedom of speech is paramount. “Whether or not you think it would be my choice to express myself..." September 24

  • Why Predators' Ryan Johansen faces high expectations

    Tennessean "Regardless of sport, it's practically impossible to begin a training camp without the endless parade of players declaring that they are in the best shape of their lives. Such statements can usually be dismissed as cliches, but in the case of Predators center Ryan Johansen, those words hold..." September 24

  • Senators close in on finalizing AHL move to Belleville

    Ottawa Citizen "The Senators could finally settle on a new home for their AHL affiliate as early as next week. After months of negotiations with plenty of twists and turns, Belleville city council is set to hold an open session Monday, where it’s believed it will likely approve more than $20 million in..." September 24

  • Dustin Brown looking ahead after losing Kings captaincy

    L.A. Daily News "It’s a dead issue. The past is in the past. Dustin Brown said he has moved on. The start of training camp Friday eased his and the Kings’ leadership transition, helping to put the upheaval of the off-season into their figurative rear-view mirrors. Brown is no longer the captain of the..." September 24

  • Kings give Devin Setoguchi a chance at a fresh start

    Los Angeles Times "Devin Setoguchi hit rock bottom in an airport bar in St. Louis. Hours earlier he had sworn off alcohol, which had derailed his once-promising hockey career. But then his stomach started to burn and he began coughing up blood, the result of problems brought on by his drinking. His livelihood,..." September 24

  • Fleischmann fails physical with Wild

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Tomas Fleischmann was not on the ice for the start of training camp on Friday afternoon days after agreeing to a professional tryout with the Wild. That’s because the veteran winger failed his physical, coach Bruce Boudreau said after practice. He declined to provide further detail, or say..." September 24

  • 'I wish I could have played' in World Cup, says American Tyler Johnson

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning center Tyler Johnson didn't take to Twitter - like the Penguins Phil Kessel famously did - to express his disappointment in Team USA's performance in the World Cup. But after the Americans wrapped up an 0-for-3 tournament Thursday in a loss to the Czech Republic, Johnson said he..." September 24

  • Where Oilers slot Nail Yakupov is big question

    Edmonton Sun "Is there anyone who is more of a lightning rod in Edmonton than Nail Yakupov? Yakupov fan-club members want him on Connor McDavid’s right-wing opening night Oct. 12 against Calgary Flames because he had a short, effective point-run playing with the star Oilers centre last season. Others want..." September 24

  • NHL board approves Snider estate's sale to Comcast

    Philly.com "The NHL board of governors on Friday unanimously approved the Ed Snider estate's sale of its Flyers' shares to Comcast Corp., a league source said. Comcast is buying the portion of the Flyers and other Comcast Spectacor properties owned by Snider's estate, which has a 24 percent share." September 24

  • Red Wings sign Ryan Sproul to two-year deal

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Ryan Sproul to a two-year contract. The first year is two-way, with an NHL salary of $600,000. The second year is one-way at $650,000. Sproul's future with the organization, however, remains in question and could be determined during training camp..." September 24

  • Canada scratches Giroux, Holtby, Muzzin for semifinal

    TSN "Braden Holtby, Claude Giroux and Jake Muzzin will be scratched for Team Canada’s first game in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey on Saturday, according to coach Mike Babcock. It’s somewhat of a surprise that Holtby, the NHL’s reigning Vezina Trophy winner, was beaten out by Blackhawks netminder..." September 24

  • Hall still holds 'a bit of resentment' toward Oilers over trade

    North Jersey "Taylor Hall believes his trade from the Oilers to the Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson will be “a really good thing.” Yet, on Thursday, as he reported for his first Devils’ training camp at Prudential Center, the 24-year-old elite left wing did not back off statements he made immediately..." September 23

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