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NHL General Managers On The UFAs
from Michael Traikos at Canada.com, “Certainly there are players who can help teams,” Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said. “But they’re not franchise players.” And yet, that may not stop some teams from paying them franchise dollars. Supply and demand can make general managers do funny things. And a shallow talent pool has suddenly made big fish out of a number of mid-level free agents. “I don’t like to overpay. That’...

Your Hockey Hall Of Fame 2015 Inductees
from TSN, Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov, Chris Pronger, Phil Housley and Angela Ruggiero will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as the Class of 2015. Bill Hay and Peter Karmanos were also inducted as builders. Lidstrom’s election was a matter of inevitability. One of the most dominant defenders of his era, Lidstrom is a seven-time Norris Trophy winner, including six wins in seven seasons between 2001 and 2008. Lidstrom won four Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wi...

Flyers Trade Zac Rinaldo To The Bruins
Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 29, that the Bruins have acquired forward Zac Rinaldo from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for the Bruins natural third round draft pick in 2017. Rinaldo skated in 58 games with the Flyers during the 2014-15 campaign, registering one goal and five assists for six points. Rinaldo led the team in penalty minutes with 102. In total, the 25-year-old has skated in 223 games at the NHL level - all with Philadelphia...

Los Angeles Kings Terminate The Contract Of Mike Richards
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings have terminated the contract of forward Mike Richards, the club announced today. The club has issued the following statement and will not comment any further at this time: “The Los Angeles Kings today have exercised the team's right to terminate the contract of Mike Richards for a material breach of the requirements of his Standard Player's Contract. We are not prepared to provide any more detail or to discuss the underlying grounds for the contr...

Going Right To 3-on-3 In OT
from Stephen Whyno of the CP at the Brandon Sun, Players preferred all three-on-three, Schneider said, not only because it doesn't add more time to games but because they believe it will produce better hockey. "What it really boiled down to was, players said, 'If we want to end games sooner going three-on-three, then having three-on-three for the longest period of time was the way to go about it,'" Schneider said in a sit-down interview last week in Las Vegas. "They think it's going ...

Antti Niemi Signed By The Dallas Stars
DAL signs Niemi three years, $4.5M AAV. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 29, 2015   The #stars will have $10.4M in cap space tied up in the Lehtonen-Niemi pairing next season. Jim Nill was adamant he wanted to keep both. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 29, 2015   added 2:18pm, Dallas release is below...

Jay Beagle Re-Signs With The Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, VA. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Jay Beagle to a three-year, $5.25 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. “We are pleased to re-sign Jay to a new three-year contract,” MacLellan said. “Jay is a hard-working player who plays multiple positions and is an excellent face-off man and penalty killer. Jay has improved steadily since joining our organization and has always brought his game to...

LA Kings Have Interest In Signing Andrej Sekera And Drew Stafford Still Talking With Winnipeg
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, - The Kings still have interest in re-signing UFA blueliner Andrej Sekera and perhaps with the Mike Richards buyout they can find enough cap space to do so. But if not, it’s believed 10 teams have shown interest. - Drew Stafford's agent Steve Bartlett said Monday morning that he continues to talk with the Winnipeg Jets but doesn’t have a deal done. Stafford was a good fit there as a trade deadline pickup but finding the right parameters to stay...

Afternoon Line- Pierre McGuire On The Boston Bruins
“Hopefully they’re going to groom this new brand of Boston Bruin players. If you’re a Bruins fan, player or coach that’s your hope. And these guys are worth their weight in gold in terms of leadership and understanding what it takes to play in the league. I say this because I’m such a big fan of certain players on that team — one of them is Patrice Bergeron, one of them is Brad Marchand, another one is Zdeno Chara, another one is Chris Kelly — so you ...

Christian Ehrhoff Wants To Play For A Team With A Chance To Win The Cup
via Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, ... unrestricted free agent Christian Ehrhoff can still help a team for sure, the 32-year-old coming off a tough season injury-wise but still a terrific skater and passer. "I’ve had a number of clubs call me to let me know that they’re going to be interested [when the market opens]," veteran agent Rick Curran told ESPN.com Monday morning. This time around, it’s not about looking for the monster, long-term deal. "That’s not hi...

P.A. Parenteau Is Now Available
MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Monday that the team has bought out the contract of Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau. The 32-year-old forward was under contract with the Club until the end of the 2015-16 season. "I would like to thank Pierre-Alexandre for his time as a Montreal Canadien and wish him the best with his career. It was a difficult decision to make, but we feel it gives us more flexibility as we continue to improve our club and provide ou...

Video- You Want To Take It Slow Today?
Part 2 of the best slow motion action from the NHL regular season.  

What Will The Top UFAs Get In Terms And Dollars?
from Jonathan Willis of Sportsnet, July 1 is rapidly approaching and with it, the NHL’s free agent season. As with most years, the 2015 crop lacks elite talent, with the top names available being largely of the good-but-not-great caliber. Still, there are players available at every position who can help a new team. Here we look at the ones likely to attract the most attention and the most dollars from prospective bidders. Justin Williams He’s at the top of the list ...

How Much Is Mike Green Worth?
from Neil Greenberg of the Washington Post, After factoring in aging and recent performance, a reasonable 2015-16 estimate for Green would be between six and seven point shares skating top-line minutes for another team, a mark that would have placed him in the top 50 among all defenseman this season and in the top 25 for all right-handed blue liners. The NHL salary cap is set at $71.4 million for the 2015-16 season, so for a team looking to garner 100 standings points during the regu...

The Past Week And The Rest Of This Week
from Damien Cox of Sportsnet, This year, with such a seemingly weak free agent class, you’d think the mistakes that lead to buyouts will be minimized. Then you see Colorado give Carl Soderberg that money and you imagine that Wednesday’s opening day of free agency could see all kinds of money thrown at players simply because they are available without having to be acquired via trade. It will be fascinating to see what kind of money is offered to players like Mike Green, An...

Short Hockey Notes
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, - Picking up winger Carl Hagelin from the New York Rangers was a major coup for the Anaheim Ducks because the player they gave up, Emerson Etem, hasn’t found any consistency as a former first-round draft pick. Hagelin can be a third-liner with burning speed. The Ducks may have the two fastest NHL players ­— Hagelin and Andrew Cogliano — now. They’ll both kill penalties. “The speed element in the game is getting ...

KK- The Week Ahead
We are basically on trade and UFA talk watch starting this morning. George Malik of The Malik Report and I will be doing our best to bring you the most current news as UFA day approaches on Wednesday at 12:00pm ET. Coverage will at least be in full mode through the Fourth of July holiday weekend and we will play it by ear if we need to extend the coverage another week. Then a little 'relaxed' time which will allow me to plan on KK 2.0.  Do note posting will continue during this tim...

From A Fantasy Point Of View, The Trades During The NHL Draft
from Tom Collins of Dobber Hockey, What trades had the greatest fantasy impact? Not including players selected in the draft through traded draft picks, here are the top 10 players that were impacted in deals this past weekend.  10. Antti Niemi It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Niemi. I wanted him to win the Vezina in 2013, and thought the Sharks threw him under a bus by not starting him in Game 6 of the first round series a couple of years back when the Kings made th...

UFA Day Not What It Used To Be
from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun, Remember not so long ago when teams were camped out outside the Newport Sports Offices on July 1 like college recruiters, trying everything and anything to woo then-prized free agent Brad Richards to sign on their club’s dotted line? Richards would end up giving the nod to the New York Rangers on July 2, 2011, over fellow bidders such as the Flames, Kings and Maple Leafs but not before Los Angeles went as far as presenting a video that i...

The Toronto Maple Leafs Won’t Make Big News With A UFA Signing
from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun, “We’ll be active, but we might have a different set of targets than other teams,” Leafs president Brendan Shanahan said as the NHL draft wrapped up Saturday, “But I don’t know if we’ll be the headline stealers.” Shanahan then caught himself. “We’re Toronto, so somehow there’ll be headlines,” he said with a laugh. “So let me re-phrase that, I don’t think we’ll ...

It’s A Retool Of The Boston Bruins
from CSNNE, What a weekend it was for the Boston Bruins, who dealt away Milan Lucic and Dougie Hamilton for a bunch of draft picks. To an onlooker it looks like the B's are setting up for a rebuild. But Kevin Paul Dupont maintains that they are simply "retooling." "If you stay on Twitter all day or listen to the fans all day, this is death and destruction," said Dupont. "They still have a handful of very good guys who frankly, some of them are overpaid. I still like Rask, I still...

The Buffalo Sabres Looking For A Veteran Defenseman
from John Vogl of the Buffalo News, After improving his forward and goaltending situations, Murray’s next challenge is rounding out Buffalo’s roster with a defenseman. “I probably need a veteran UFA defenseman or I have to trade for one,” Murray said. “I’ve been talking to teams about a left-shot D.” The Sabres are scheduled to enter the 2015-16 season with Zach Bogosian, Josh Gorges, Rasmus Ristolainen, Mike Weber, Mark Pysyk and Chad Ru...

The Goalie Trades
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, The NHL goaltender market got unstuck Saturday, the annual game of musical chairs producing seven trades in a 48-hour period, with the two most-watched teams at the entry draft, the Edmonton Oilers and the Buffalo Sabres, both landing the netminders they hope will move them up the standings next season.... Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli went into the weekend with a shopping list that included both help on the blueline and b...

The Booing Of Bettman
from Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Fans in South Florida brought the heat Friday night, doing their presumed duty and echoing boos throughout BB&T Center when the NHL commissioner took center stage to open the annual showcase for hockey's future. Gary Bettman smiled, as he always does, before pointing to a packed upper concourse. He shouldn't have had to say another word. That point was enough. On the last Friday of June in a sun-soaked city, Floridians had come...

Top 25 UFAs
from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,  A look at the top 25 unrestricted free agents: 1. Defenseman Mike Green (Washington Capitals): Several teams are looking for an offensive defenseman and Green is the best one available. He's 29 and he could be a 50- to 60-point defenseman if he signs with the right team. Good fit: New Jersey Devils. Having a puck-mover like Green would make them more dangerous. 2. Center Antoine Vermette (Chicago Blackhawks): With centers in short supply, Verm...

Evening Line- Don Cherry On The Best Defense In The League
via Don Cherry tweets, Calgary has the best defence in the League now after getting Dougie Hamilton from Boston. Think about it, TJ Brodie from Chatham, Ontario Mark Giordano from Toronto; Kris Russell from Caroline, Alberta; Dennis Wideman from Kitchener Ontario and of course one of my favourites Deryk Engelland from Edmonton is there to keep guys honest. Their defence is now better than Chicago’s.

The Cam Talbot Trade
from Chris Westcott of EdmontonOilers.com, Peter Chiarelli moved through the tables on the draft floor on Saturday as a man on a mission. On Friday night, the Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager acquired a defenceman — Griffin Reinhart — and on Saturday, he was looking to again bolster the backend, this time between the pipes. About five picks into the second round, Chiarelli walked over to the end of the draft floor to have a discussion with player ...

From The Business Side- Comparing The NBA Finals To The NHL Final
from Antony Bruno of Broadcasting & Cable, Both aired in the same timeframe, with the NBA’s championship series running from June 4 through June 16 and the NHL’s games from June 3 through June 15. Both were aired on major broadcast networks, with ABC presenting the NBA games (along with ESPN) while NBC owned the NHL series (along with NBC Sports). And both best-of-seven series lasted only six games. But the similarities end there. The NBA Finals massively outpaced the...

About To Be Bought Out
Buyouts today: Richards (LA), Parenteau (MON) and Fistric (ANA). — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 28, 2015   Mike Richards will receive $14.67M over 10 years from his #LAKings buyout. Dean Lombardi's loyalty comes at a price since it counts on cap. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 28, 2015 added 12:23pm,   The NHL's buyout period runs until Tuesday (players must be placed on unconditional waivers by noon that day). I suspect w...

Hockey Thoughts After The NHL Draft
from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, - Lightning GM Steve Yzerman, asked if the playoffs made him debate whether Steven Stamkos is a centre or a winger. “Why not both? I played both in my career, and it helped me. It’s more about who he plays with than where he plays.” Second question: Is he worried about any fallout from Jonathan Drouin’s inability to get into the lineup? “No.” He smiled and that’s all I was getting. Later, he complimented o...

Sam Gagner Wants To Stay In Philadelphia
from Sam Carchid if Broad Street Bull, General manager Ron Hextall said on Saturday he needed more time to go over the cap numbers and he wasn't sure if the club would buy out Gagner, who finished tied for second on Arizona with 41 points last season. After making the trade, Arizona GM Don Maloney was blunt about Gagner. "We didn't think he could play center at the National Hockey League level for us," he said. Gagner was aware of the comment. "I feell like I have a lot t...

NHL Short Notes
NOTES FROM THE 2015 NHL DRAFT A total of 211 players from 14 countries were selected at the 2015 NHL Draft, which concluded on Saturday at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla.   Click on the following links to view all 211 picks:   * By Round * By Team * By Birthplace * By Amateur League   ^ There were 73 defensemen selected in the draft (34.6%), the most among all positions. That was followed by 51 centers (24.2%), 34 left wings (16.1%), 29 right wing...

The San Jose Sharks Need A #1 Goalie
from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News, After two days of trades, draft picks, rumors and speculation at the 2015 NHL entry draft, the Sharks are still in search of a No. 1 goalie. Sharks general manager Doug Wilson didn't make a major move to immediately improve his team over two days at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, but he said Saturday that he believes he still has options, and time, to fill the holes on his roster at defense, and especially in goal. A handful of ...

The Pittsburgh Penguins Are Still Shopping
from Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, There remains no indication the Penguins have shifted their focus from top-tier scorers in Toronto's Phil Kessel, Chicago's Patrick Sharp, Carolina's Jeff Skinner and St. Louis' T.J. Oshie. The group of unrestricted free agents is considerably less exciting, with top-of-the-heap names like Washington's Joel Ward (with whom the Penguins have met), Anaheim's Matt Beleskey, the New York Rangers' Martin St. Louis or Winnipeg's Drew Staf...

Not A Great Week For The Boston Bruins
from Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald, The day before Round 1 of the NHL draft, Bruins president Cam Neely sounded quite confident the team’s fans were going to like what was about to happen. Neely said Don Sweeney, the new general manager, had big things in the works. “There’s a lot of things that Don has been working on to not only put us in a position to improve on last year, but also for the future,” Neely said Thursday at Fort Lauderdale Beach. Wel...

The Leafs Go Small
from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star, The Leafs started the draft by going small with London Knights forward Mitch Marner at No. 4 overall, a marvellously skilled youngster who desperately wanted to play for his hometown Leafs. NHL Central Scouting lists him at five-foot-11 and 160 pounds, and that bureau’s boss, Danny Marr, is a stickler for accuracy on such things. That said, Marner said himself at the end of OHL playoffs he was more like 150 pounds. The Leafs hope he will be ...

Breakdown Of The Dougie Hamilton Trade From The Calgary Side
from Darren Haynes of The Calgary Flames - From 80 Feet Above, In a content feature I call Eight From 80 Feet, I share eight thoughts on the current goings-on with the Calgary Flames. This special edition is dedicated to the huge trade on Friday pulled off by GM Brad Treliving in acquiring Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins in exchange for three draft picks. 1. Net Outcome: How to View the Trade Treliving has always referred to the extra picks he picked up in the Sven Ba...

Hockey Talk On A Sunday Morning
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, - The NHL did not do the teams’ hockey operations groups any good with its scheduling and locations of the GM meetings (Tuesday, Las Vegas) and the draft (Friday and Saturday, Sunrise). Bruins GM Don Sweeney, for example, took a red-eye from Las Vegas to South Florida after the meetings. The decision didn’t just place GMs on the other side of the country from their colleagues heading into the most important weekend of the year, it also...

Notes From Larry Brooks
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, - Trading Dougie Hamilton and Milan Lucic within hours for a pair of No. 1s, a couple of other draft choices and a backup goaltender doesn’t represent a rebuild or retool in Boston, it reflects management’s belief something was very amiss in the room last season when the B’s missed the playoffs. And by management, we’re suggesting the younger Mr. Jacobs and Cam Neely, not necessarily newly hired GM Don Sweeney. ...

The Latest Rumor Talk
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, - There is a strong belief that given the fact the Arizona Coyotes have $18 million in cap space, that UFA centre Antoine Vermette, who won a Cup with the Blackhawks, will simply return to the desert on July 1. He is comfortable there. Makes sense. - One of the bigger surprises this weekend is the inactivity by St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong. After deciding to keep coach Ken Hitchcock and the club’s staff, there was a strong belief the ...

Now What Toronto?
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, The damage of this past Maple Leafs season lingers and cannot be easily undone. The Leafs went to Florida hoping to trade more than draft picks and came away wondering where they proceed from here. The market for Phil Kessel was thin and only marginally active. The market for Tyler Bozak, Kessel’s centre of choice, was non-existent. The Leafs did not receive a single phone call inquiring about Bozak’s availability. The tw...

You Can Call It “Creative Bookkeeping
from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Don Maloney nearly slipped out of the building unnoticed. The sly fox had already completed a mind-bending trade that was as much about salary cap gymnastics as hockey, but he played coy when I approached him just off the draft floor. “I made a deal,” Maloney said. “A small one.” While that characterization was technically true, the ramifications for the Arizona Coyotes and Philadelphia Flyers were rather large: Sam Gagner...

The Latest On Eric Staal And Kevin Bieksa
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, - General manager Ron Francis made it clear that the priority at this point is to try and sign Staal to an extension. "I’ve had a general and open and honest conversation with Eric’s agent on things," Francis said Saturday. "We’ll continue to have those as we move into the summer. Eric has indicated he wants to be part of the Hurricanes moving forward, and we’ll see if we can get that worked out." - General manager Jim Benning s...

Afternoon Line- Tony Gallagher On The Vancouver Canucks
They say they want to get younger, but they’re not in the Dougie Hamilton trade talks and instead were pursuing Milan Lucic? They already have a younger, albeit poor man’s Lucic in Zack Kassian, but they won’t give him the slightest chance to succeed. We’re a year into this regime and that’s way too early to be reaching any conclusions, particularly given Benning has a scouting background and his strength should be at the draft table. But to borrow a phrase f...

Arizona/Philadelphia Trade
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired defenseman Nicklas Grossmann and the contract of defenseman Chris Pronger from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forward Sam Gagner and a conditional fourth round draft choice in 2016 or a third round draft choice in 2017. The 30-year-old Grossmann registered 5-9-14 and 32 penalty minutes (PIM) in 68 games with the Flyers in 2014-15. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound native of St...

Notes From The 2015 NHL Draft
SUNRISE, Fla. (June 27, 2015) – A total of 211 players from 14 countries were selected at the 2015 NHL Draft, which concluded today at BB&T Center. Following is a breakdown of draft selections by birthplace: Canada    79 United States    55 Sweden    19 Russia    17 Finland    13 Czech Republic    11 Slovakia    5 Switzerland    4 Latvia &nb...

Chicago Blackhawks Trade Antti Raanta To The New York Rangers
via the Chicago Blackhawks, The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have acquired forward Ryan Haggerty from the New York Rangers in exchange for goaltender Antti Raanta. Haggerty, 22, totaled 33 points (15G, 18A) in his first professional season with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League last season. His seven power-play goals were third most on the team. Haggerty then recorded six points (2G, 4A) in 14 postseason games. The Stamford, Conn., native previously ...

My How The NHL Draft Has Changed
from Bill Roose of DetroitRedWings.com, Pomp and pageantry was definitely not part of the NHL’s inaugural draft when six general managers sat around a hotel room in Montreal to divvy up 21 player prospects. There were no calls to the podium. They weren’t greeted on stage by the league commissioner. Nobody slipped on a team jersey and cap while smiling uncontrollably as countless cameras and smart phones chronicled the moment of a lifetime. Peter Mahovlich was part of ...

Devan Dubnyk Contract Should Be Finalized On Monday
Fletcher 99 percent done. Papered on Monday for Dubnyk #mnwild — Michael Russo (@Russostrib) June 27, 2015   Might take until Monday, but it is believed to be six years and $25M-$26M — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 27, 2015 added 2:33pm,   Source: Six-year, $25 million contract for Devan Dubnyk for a $4.16M AAV. First four years have highest salaries #mnwild — Michael Russo (@Russostrib) June 27, 2015

Wisniewski/Khudobin Is Official
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired defenseman James Wisniewski from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for goaltender Anton Khudobin.   “James is a veteran defenseman who has proven his ability to produce offensively,” said Francis. “He has a big, right-handed shot, and he will be an important part of our bluel...

Cam Talbot Traded To The Edmonton Oilers
Looks like NYR are trading Cam Talbot to EDM for three picks. #TSN — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 27, 2015   TRADE: NYR trade Cam Talbot and pick No. 209 to Edmonton for picks Nos. 57, 79 and 184. — Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) June 27, 2015

Anaheim Ducks/New York Rangers Trade
ANA trades Etem and 41 to NYR for Carl Hagelin and two picks. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 27, 2015 Sorry for the typo in original headline.

San Jose Sharks Trade Rights Of Anti Niemi To The Dallas Stars
Antti Niemi's negotiating rights traded from Sharks to Stars — Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) June 27, 2015   added 10:37am, Dallas release is below...

NHL Short Notes
2015 NHL DRAFT WRAPS UP ON NHL NETWORK, TVA SPORTS The 2015 NHL Draft wraps up today at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., with Rounds 2-7 beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET (NHL Network-U.S., NHL Network-Canada, TVA Sports). OILERS SELECT MCDAVID FIRST OVERALL . . . The Oilers selected Connor McDavid from the Erie Otters (OHL) with the first overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, marking the fourth time in the past six years that the club made the top selection. The others: Taylor Hal...

Open Post- Day 2 Of The NHL Draft Includes Live Stream
Tune to the NHL Network at 10:00am ET to watch. Stay updated with the latest pick and moves... Sportsnet Draft Tracker TSN DraftCentre NHL.com Tracker TSN Trade Tracker Feel free to talk about the picks ore anything hockey related. Watch the live stream of the NHL Draft is below...

Anaheim Release On The Kyle Palmieri Trade To New Jersey
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired a second-round selection (41st overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft and third-round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft from New Jersey in exchange for right wing Kyle Palmieri. Palmieri, 24 (2/1/91), appeared in 198 career NHL games for Anaheim, collecting 43-46=89 points with a +11 rating and 90 penalty minutes (PIM). He also played 17 career Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Ducks, earning ...

Morning Line- Claude Julien
“I think you’ve got to give Donnie [Sweeney] a lot of credit. He just stepped into this role with a lot on his plate. There was a lot going on, and some tough decisions to be made. Personally I’m pretty impressed with how he handled it. “That’s not to say I’m happy that Doug Hamilton and Milan Lucic are gone. We just lost two pretty good players, but those were moves that probably had to be made with the situation we were in, and the cap and everything ...

Eddie Lack To The Carolina Hurricanes
via Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Eddie Lack is on his way to Carolina as part of a shakeup in the Hurricanes crease. The Vancouver Canucks are sending the 27-year-old goaltender to the Hurricanes in exchange for a third-round pick in Saturday’s draft and a seventh-rounder next year, according to two sources. The Hurricanes currently have Cam Ward ($6.8-million) and Anton Khudobin ($2.5-million) under contract for 2015-16. The Swede is a cheaper option — he’s...

Video- Welcome Connor McDavid
I was expecting Jim Nance to appear with Daryl Katz to help put the Green Jacket on McDavid.  

The Milan Lucic Trade
from Lisa Dillman of the LA Times, Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi's big moment came away from the draft floor with the Lucic trade. "I do think every player on our team just grew three inches and put on 10 pounds of muscle," Lombardi said Friday on a conference call. "So that don't hurt." The Bruins also will pick up $2.75 million of Lucic's $6-million salary for next season, no small issue in a world constrained by salary caps. Boston drafted Lucic, and he won a Stanley Cup...

Winner, Loser And More From Day One Of The NHL Draft
from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY, Winner: Buffalo Sabres. They ended up with Jack Eichel, who might be the best American prospect since the 1980s, plus a new starting goalie in Robin Lehner, veteran center Ryan O'Reilly and left wing Jamie McGinn. They gave up Mikhail Grigorenko, Nikita Zadorov and prospect J.T. Compher. Loser: Boston Bruins. It's hard to find anyone around the hockey world that believes the Bruins received enough compensation for Dougie Hamilton. They also traded Milan...

The Philadelphia Flyers Hope To Make A Move Today
via Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly, Hextall is trying to trade Vinny Lecavalier to gain an immediate $4.5 million in salary cap money. He's also believed to be shopping both Nicklas Grossmann and Luke Schenn, which gain him a combined $7.1 million and give him a legit chance to make a major move in free agency next week. Hextall admitted the focus Friday was more about the draft and there was so much “stress” that he felt handling the roster might be suited to tackle Saturday ...

Calgary Flames Make The Deal For Dougie Hamilton
from George Johnson of the Calgary Herald, A year into his tenure, Treliving arrived at this draft armed with a whack of of draft-pick chips to ante and sizeable cap space to play with. As it turns out, he exploited those assets to full advantage. “There was a little wrestling back and forth (with Boston GM Don Sweeney),” Treliving said in Florida. “(Draft picks) are important assets. But I look at this as part of our plan going into the deadline — to get ...

Cam Talbot Still A Member Of The New York Rangers
from Larry Brooks of the 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, Oilers, Sabres, Stars, Sharks and Panthers — as the day began, necessarily overplayed his hand. Nor does it mean Talbot will remain a ...

One Team Wanted Ryan O’Reilly, The Other Team Didn’t
from John Vogl of the Buffalo News, Murray talked with O’Reilly’s agent after the trade. “I walked over and introduced myself around the fifth pick or sixth pick,” Murray said in BB&T Center. “They got him on the phone and I spoke to him. I told them that I hoped we could start talking contract extension whenever we’re able to, and that’s July 1.” The Denver Post reported Friday night that O’Reilly asked the Avs for an eig...

The Penguins Have Interest In Kessel And What Happened To The Bieksa Trade
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, - The Pittsburgh Penguins were rumored to be interested in Kessel and yes that’s true, but I think veteran general manager Jim Rutherford is going to slow play it and make the deal come to him and not the other way around. If at all. He wants a top-six winger for sure, whether that’s Kessel or Patrick Sharp or Jeff Skinner, there are lots of possibilities out there. But Rutherfrod is not going to be in a rush and force a deal. - It seemed like ...

Video- The First Day Of The NHL Draft In One Minute
via Sportsnet, Check out the first 30 picks of the 2015 NHL Draft in 60 seconds.  

Ten Points From The First Day Of The NHL Draft
The first round of the 2015 NHL Draft is in the books. TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli highlights 10 things hockey fans learned Friday night in Sunrise, Florida.... - Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said the Bruins never put any of their three first round picks together in a package in attempt to grab hometown boy Noah Hanifin at No. 3 overall. As such, Arizona selected Dylan Strome anyway. - Brendan Shanahan likes assets. By trading out of the first round, th...

Sergei Gonchar Wants To Play For The Pittsburgh Penguins
from Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Nobody from the Penguins was in their hotel lobby when Sergei Gonchar showed up to greet members of his inner circle Friday afternoon. Hardly a missed opportunity, however. General manager Jim Rutherford already had heard from agent J.P. Barry that Gonchar prefers to play a final NHL season with the Penguins. What Rutherford needs to hear — Bill Guerin could tell him — is what Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin can't do de...

‘Notes from the first round of the 2015 NHL draft’
From the NHL: NOTES FROM FIRST ROUND OF 2015 NHL DRAFT SUNRISE, Fla. (June 26, 2015) – Following are notes from the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft, held tonight at BB&T Center: OILERS SELECT McDAVID FIRST OVERALL The Edmonton Oilers selected Connor McDavid from the Erie Otters (OHL) with the first overall pick, marking the fourth time in the past six years the Oilers have made the top selection: Year    1st Overall Pick (EDM)    ...

 

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