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Evening Line- Eric Macramalla On The Mike Richards Contract Termination
I don’t expect the NHLPA and Kings are negotiating settlement. The NHLPA is unlikely to accept the termination of Richards contract in any form. For the NHLPA, it simply cannot allow this precedent to stand as it could adversely impact its members. By allowing the termination to go unchallenged, the floodgates risk opening with teams terminating problem contracts. ‘He’s fat, cut him. He’s slow, cut him.’ Ultimately, expect the NHLPA to see this case as far too im...

Noah Hanifin Has A Shot To Play In The NHL This Season
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, In September, Noah Hanifin will try the hardest thing he’s done as a hockey player. The Norwood native will report to Traverse City, Mich., to play in the Red Wings’ annual eight-team rookie tournament. The 18-year-old will then graduate to Carolina’s main camp. The two components will help determine whether Hanifin will make his NHL debut on Oct. 8. Most 18-year-olds are still asking their mothers to wash their dirty socks, ...

Questions About The Edmonton Oilers
from Derek Van Diest at, There are a number of factors that will determine the Oilers' fortunes. Here are the three biggest questions for Edmonton heading into the season: Will Connor McDavid live up to expectations? Not since Sidney Crosby has a player garnered as much attention entering the NHL. McDavid is considered a generational talent, and the focus heading into his rookie season will be on his offensive production. Crosby had 39 goals and 102 points as a rookie with th...

Marcus Johansson awarded 1-year, $3.75 million contract
From the Washington Capitals: BREAKING NEWS: #Caps have re-signed Marcus Johansson to a one-year, $3.75 million contract. — Washington Capitals (@washcaps) August 1, 2015 At long last, an NHL arbitrator has awarded Marcus Johansson a one-year, $3.75 million contract with the Washington Capitals. — Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) August 1, 2015

On A First Name Basis
from Sports Illustrated, This inspired us to look at the most common and distinctive monikers in the NHL by generation, starting with team rosters as of the summer of 2015 and working our way back in 30-year intervals to the old tyme hockey days of 1925. The results were indeed revealing. Although some names such as Mike, Dave, Bill and Bob have remained common, there have been distinct trends through the years. For example, you don't see many Gords, Dicks, Cecils or Wilfreds these d...

Jack Campbell On His Workout Routine In Port Huron
from Paul Costanzo of the Times Herald, Jack Campbell is entering a “prove-it” year with the Dallas Stars organization. So to prepare, he came home. “I love being back home in Port Huron, it just helps my mind so much,” Campbell said. “It’s so relaxing. I’m never in a rush. I’m just kind of hanging out and enjoying the beautiful scenery, so it’s good.” The 23-year-old goaltender said he’s spent more time in Port Hu...

South Korea’s Hockey Team In A Tough Group In The Olympics
from the Korea Times, When it makes its Winter Olympic debut in men’s hockey in 2018 on home ice, South Korea will have to take on powerhouses Canada and the Czech Republic in the group stage. Most hockey observers won’t give South Korea even a puncher’s chance, but count Rene Fasel, president of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), as among the more optimistic ones. “I have a good feeling,” Fasel told Yonhap News Agency on Thursday in Kua...

Mike RIchards still being investigated by RCMP regarding drug charges
From TSN's Frank Seravali: One month after the Los Angeles Kings terminated the contract of forward Mike Richards, no charges have been laid and the NHL Players’ Association has yet to make a decision on whether to file a grievance on the matter. Sgt. Bert Paquet, a spokesman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Manitoba, said Thursday there is “still an active investigation” into Richards. According to a Winnipeg Sun report from June 30, Richards is “...

The 2022 Winter Olympics Will Be Held In Beijing, China
from, The International Olympic Committee has awarded the 2022 Olympic Winter Games to Beijing, China, and the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games to Lausanne, Switzerland. Both event hosts were decided during the 128th IOC Session held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Beijing beat out the other bid from Almaty, Kazakhstan, by a close vote of 44-40. "I congratulate Beijing on becoming the first city to host both a Summer and Winter Games, and congratulations to Almaty for putting ...

Deposition Day For Gary Bettman
from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will be in the hot seat today. Bettman will be surrounded by lawyers acting for players suing the league over concussions suffered while playing, who will be asking him all about what he and the league know or believe about repeated head trauma, and what he did or didn’t do to protect those players. Bettman’s deposition promises to be the most significant development so far in the concussion lawsuit ...

The Vancouver Canucks Took Advantage Of The Cap Issues In Pittsburgh
from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province, When the Vancouver Canucks were able to augment their centre position through the Brandon Sutter trade this week, they hit upon one of the proven formulas of improving a team in the NHL. The difficulty in pulling this off more often, of course, is getting yourself into the right position and then finding a team which has the assets you covet, and having stumbled into same the position the Pittsburgh Penguins found themselves in before th...

The Arizona Coyotes Are “Kicking Tires” Of Potential Roster Players
from Sarah McLellan of azcentral, The Coyotes still have a few items left on their wist list -- namely a puck-moving defenseman -- but General Manager Don Maloney doubts any more changes will hit the roster before it is set to debut at training camp in the fall. "There are still a lot of players out there," Maloney said Thursday. "If anything, I can see maybe some tryouts coming our way. The good thing for us we still have roster flexibility. We have some payroll flexibility, but I'm...

A Two-Year Deal For Alex Galchenyuk In Montreal
MONTRÉAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Thursday that the team has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Alex Galchenyuk (2015-16 to 2016-17). Galchenyuk, 21, played 80 games with the Canadiens in 2014-15. He set personal highs in goals (20), assists (26) and points (46). Three of his goals were tallied on the powerplay and scored one winning goal. The 6’01’’, 198-lbs forward maintained a +8 differential and was a...

Quebecor Looking For Investors
from the CP at TSN, Quebecor Inc. says it's recruiting partners for its bid to bring the Nordiques back to Quebec City. The media and telecom company said Thursday it has opened talks with some sponsors and signed contracts but has yet to secure another investor willing to help foot the US$500 bill it costs to launch an NHL expansion franchise. "Submitting this application is one more step towards our ultimate objective of making sports an additional growth segment," president an...

A long-Term Extension For Jakub Voracek In Philadelphia
Breaking: The #Flyers have agreed to terms with RW Jake Voracek on a multi-year contract extension → — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 30, 2015     Jake Voracek: 8-years, $66 million. AAV is $8.25 million. #TSN — Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 30, 2015

All About Lou Lamoriello
from Ken Daneyko at The Players' Tribune, I’ve never told anyone this story until now, but during the second game of Lou’s tenure, we were playing in Toronto, and they were really giving it to us. One of Lou’s biggest frustrations with the team he inherited wasn’t just that we weren’t all that good, but that we’d get beat up and pushed around too much. In general, we didn’t carry ourselves in a way that demanded respect. At some point during the ...

Trade Shea Weber
from Josh Cooper of Yahoo, We give five reasons why Nashville should trade Weber, at least at some point within the next year. 1. The offers will be ridiculously in Nashville’s favor His $7.857 million salary cap hit, while less awful in today’s post 2012-13 lockout world, is a lot. Also, some teams have the money, and the lunacy, to part with multiple good, young NHL-ready forwards Nashville needs. Weber is a physical speciman and cornerstone defenseman, but his perc...

All Jakub Voracek
from, Q: A lot of the Flyers roster is in tact from last year, but can you talk about the additions of your countrymen Michal Neuvirth and Radko Gudas… “I know Michal very well. I played with him on the national teams growing up. He’s a great goalie and I think that was a great pick up by the organization. The last two years I’ve been the only Czech here by myself so it’s good to have two guys. I’m very excite...

Habs GM Bergevin holds high hopes for Alex Semin
Via Pro Hockey Talk's Mike Halford, Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin issued a list of high hopes for Alexander Semin to the Montreal Gazette's Stu Cowan: When asked what led him to sign the enigmatic Semin, who was bought out by the Carolina Hurricanes this summer after scoring only six goals in 57 games last season, Bergevin said: “He’s high skilled … he brings something that not a lot of players do have. Obviously, things didn’t go his way in Carolina. He&rs...

Blue Jackets, Ehrhoff engage in ‘slow dance’ courtship
Via the Hockey News's Jared Clinton, this is a little bit strange: A few have asked each day ... latest check-in with agent for D Christian Ehrhoff suggests nothing new regarding talks w #CBJ. — Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) July 29, 2015 #CBJ, with salary cap concerns, have a low-ball offer on the table for Ehrhoff. He wants to play for Columbus, but fit not right ...for now. — Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) July 29, 2015

Are The Ottawa Senators Playoff Bound Again?
from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun, So are the Senators, as is, good enough to go back to the post-season tournament next April? Perhaps, as long as they don't screw around by winning only 17 of 41 games in the first half of the season again. Other than Ottawa, the aging Detroit Red Wings and maybe the New York Islanders, it's difficult to imagine any of the Top 8 finishers from 2014-15 falling out. Certainly not Tampa Bay, Montreal, the New York Rangers, Washington or Pittsb...


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