Josh Ho-Sang Ready To Impress
from John Matisz at the Toronto Sun,
Keep one eye glued on Josh Ho-Sang this coming season. He may be the sport’s most fascinating figure without a guaranteed job in the NHL.
The 2014 New York Islanders first-rounder will likely land on the farm in Bridgeport, Conn., after four years of junior. A colourful youngster with an enviable skill set on the wing, Ho-Sang is primed to get a chance to impress at the AHL level.
Among the 20-year-old’s various exploits: two years...
Jay Bouwmeester Named To Team Canada World Cup Roster For Injured Duncan Keith
TORONTO/NEW YORK (Aug. 24, 2016) – Hockey Canada announced today that St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester has been added to its 23-man roster for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, the best-on-best international hockey championship from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016. He replaces injured Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith. Bouwmeester, 32, will be entering his 14th NHL season in 2016-17. He has registered 81 goals and 376 points in 990 career NHL games and was a member of Team Canad...
Positive Points For All The NHL Teams
from Rory Boylen of Sportsnet,
For the most part, off-season moves are finished, prospects are a year closer to impact and hypothetical rosters begin to take shape. Not every fan base will have Stanley Cup on the mind, but everyone is hopeful for something good this year. What is that? We take a look at all 30 NHL teams and provide a point of optimism for each.
ANAHEIM Whether or not you believe in the impact of a coach “lighting a fire” under his players, the Ducks hired...
All About Sportsnetâ€™s National NHL Broadcasts
TORONTO (August 24, 2016) Sportsnet today announced its 2016-17 NHL national broadcast schedule, featuring more than 300 national games and three main marquee national nights –Hockey Night in Canada on Saturdays, Rogers Hometown Hockey on Sundays, and Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey on Wednesdays. (See below for full broadcast schedule).
Sportsnet’s 2016-17 schedule delivers premium Canadian match-ups chock full of NHL star power. Two outdoor game...
Roberto Luongo On Recovering From Hip Surgery
from George Richards of the Miami Herald,
After a month on crutches, Luongo began his rehabilitation and returned to the ice Aug. 5 -- and hasn't come off since.
Although Luongo said if the season started Thursday, he probably wouldn't be able to start, he says he is feeling good and plans to be in net when the Panthers actually do open their season Oct. 13 at BB&T Center against the Devils.
"I'm excited, hopeful to be where I want to be when everything gets going," Luongo sa...
All Donald Fehr
from the CP at Sportsnet,
In advance of the World Cup, the 68-year-old sat down with The Canadian Press to discuss next month’s tournament and other issues in the game, including fighting, future lockouts and European expansion....
CP: How does the cycle of lockouts get broken?
Fehr: The general sense I've had is that for a very long time now in all the salary-cap sports, every single one of them, there is a lockout in every single negotiation. The NFL even locked out its r...
Jiri Hudler Headed To Dallas
Stars have agreed to terms on one-year deal with Jiri Hudler for $2 million. Still waiting on signed contract.
— Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) August 24, 2016
Suing Over A Sweater
from Ryan Pyette of the London Free Press,
The London Knights are being sued for fraud over a Mitch Marner jersey.
Scott Galbraith, a Londoner and die-hard fan of the reigning Memorial Cup champs, alleges the black No. 93 sweater he paid nearly $4,000 for after winning a Canadian Hockey League-run online auction in May is a fake and not the one the Maple Leafs first-round draft pick donned during the 2015-16 season, as promised, in a statement of claim filed Tuesday.
Jamie Bennâ€™s Top Priority Is The Dallas Stars
from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
Given the choice, Jamie Benn has decided to focus on silver and not gold right now.
The Stars captain has decided to the skip possibility of a gold medal at the prestigious World Cup of Hockey tournament in order to completely heal from summer surgery so that he can be 100 percent healthy for the start of the Stars season -- a campaign in which Benn and his teammates are fully focused on the shiny silver Stanley Cup.
"Giving everything ...
Tales Of NHL Referee Frank Udvari
from Dave Stubbs of NHL.com,
For his poise in the heat of action, Udvari was assigned by Voss to many of the NHL's toughest games between the League's fiercest rivals, powder-keg contests that were in constant danger of explosion.
"Guys in the game today have no idea how tough players were in those days, like Rocket Richard and Lindsay," Udvari told Irvin. "In the warmup, Lindsay would tell guys on the other team he was going to cut their (expletive) head off. I mean, he was mad alre...
Afternoon Line- Raffi Torres
“It’s kind of up in the air right now. I’ve just been training, pretty much for 4-5 months, getting my body to where I need to be. I’m feeling good.”
“To be honest, I’ve never been one for Plan B’s. I’ve been telling everybody (who asks about my future), it’s probably going to be The Show or no.”
-UFA Raffi Torres. John Matisz of the Vancouver Province has more.
Cody Ceci And The Ottawa Senators Agree To a Two-Year Contract
OTTAWA – Ottawa Senators (@Senators) general manager Pierre Dorion announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenceman Cody Ceci to a two-year contract which will run through the end of the 2017-18 National Hockey League season. The average annual value of the contract is $2.8 million ($2.25M, $3.35M).
Ceci, 22, established new NHL career highs in goals (10), points (26) and penalty minutes (18) while matching his career high for assists (16) over 75 games with the Senat...
Numerous Factors In Play When Deciding If The NHL Will Participate In The Winter Olympics
from Jonas Siegel of the CP at the Globe and Mail,
A new wrinkle in advance of the next Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, centres around out-of-pocket payments the International Olympic Committee and International Ice Hockey Federation have covered, a practice the IOC has suggested stopping under president Thomas Bach.
Adding additional costs is viewed as a potential bridge too far for both the league and the union.
“It’s not good to shut down, the question is whethe...
The NHL Hires A Firm To Keep An Eye On Game Integrity
from Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg,
As it prepares to inaugurate a team in Las Vegas, the National Hockey League has hired a monitor to watch for suspicious gambling activity, which can be an early warning of cheating in the sport.
Financial terms of the contract with sports data company Sportradar AG weren’t disclosed.
It’s the latest U.S. sports deal for Sportradar, which is part owned by the National Football League. The Swiss company is also close to a six-year, $25...
Questions Facing The Los Angeles Kings
from Curtis Zupke at NHL.com,
Are they covered on defense?
The Kings signed unrestricted free agent defensemen Tom Gilbert and Zach Trotman to help fill out the defense, but the Kings would be in a difficult spot if an injury were to occur.
The Kings still have Doughty, Muzzin and Alec Martinez, but beyond that, the skill level drops off. Matt Greene, Brayden McNabb and Rob Scuderi are on the roster, and prospects Derek Forbort and Kevin Gravel could push for NHL spots. Scuderi i...
The Coaching Candidates For The Colorado Avalanche
from Terry Frei and Mike Chambers of the Denver Post,
NHL assistant coaches Bob Boughner of the San Jose Sharks and Kevin Dineen of the Chicago Blackhawks have emerged as major candidates in the Avalanche’s search for a head coach to succeed Patrick Roy.
Boughner is a former Colorado defenseman. Dineen is a former University of Denver standout and a former head coach of the Florida Panthers. The Avalanche wouldn’t comment on either Boughner or Dineen, or any other candida...