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Name: In the Pressbox
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Goal Oriented: Mark Letestu
Mark Letestu was a model of consistency on the Blue Jackets roster, becoming one of three players – Johnson, Johansen – to play in every game of Columbus’ schedule. Last season also yielded career-highs in assists, points, penalty minutes and powe...

The Biggest Questions for the Remainder of Washington Capitals' 2014 Offseason
Since the 2013-14 edition of the Washington Capitals failed to make the postseason for the first time since the 2006-07 campaign, it was pretty clear big changes would be in store for owner Ted Leonsis' club.  And they came quickly, as Barry Trotz replaced Adam Oates behind Washington's bench, and Brian Mac...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Analytics, Alderson, Markov and More
HEXTALL ON THE POTENTIAL AND LIMITATIONS OF ANALYTICS On the day he was announced as the Flyers new general manager, Ron Hextall explained his philosophy on the proper place for using analytics in today's NHL. In a nutshell, Hextall said that he felt data can be mined to determine areas where the team can hone in on specific areas of strength and weakness. He also cautioned that he did not beli...

10 New Arrivals from Europe to Watch in the 2014-15 NHL Season
NHL teams import European options every season, via the draft and free agency. For fans, it's often difficult to keep track of them—some are returning from a couple of years in Europe, others are making their first sojourn into North American hockey. This year's list is dominated by intriguing free-agent signings. Several teams are attempting to add depth and value to their current rosters by adding to the group with outside free age...

Getting to Know: Jaden Lindo
Jaden Lindo Twitter: @jlindo22 Instagram: jlindo22 Position: Right Wing Size: 6-foot-1, 201 pounds Birth Date: January 11, 1996 Hometown: Brampton, ON, CAN How the Pens Acquired him: Drafted in the 6th round (173 overall) in the 2014 NH...

Adam French: Good Moves This Off-Season
It’s hard to judge an off-season in the off-season. It’s like judging a bikini contest of pregnant ladies, they all have a similar size and you don’t know what they will look like after. Now that I’ve had my article deleted for the above joke, let’s get down to some business. This off-season was fun, and yes the dash will stay. While I don’t think anybody will ever really opine fo...

Top Rookies to Watch at Each Position in 2014-15 NHL Season
One of the most exciting parts of each NHL season is a chance to assess the new faces. No matter what their age or their path to the big leagues, it's fascinating to see which players are able to most successfully fit their individual games into the NHL framework. Who are this year's potential top rookies? To qualify as a Calder Trophy candidate for the 2014-15 season, NHL.com expla...

Wings in Waiting: Mattias Backman
DETROIT – North America got a peak at another Swedish prospect last season, as defenseman Mattias Backman jumped across the pond to continue his successful development within the Red Wings’ organization. Backman, Detroit’s fifth-round pick in t...

NBC exec says Monday Night Football shaped NHL schedule, Rivalry Night
NBC Sports released its 2014-15 NHL schedule last week, and the reaction was that annual combination of celebration and befuddlement. The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks getting on 13 times each? Bravo. The Columbus Blue Jackets getting one game, and John Tavares getting a goose egg? The aforementio...

Peter Mueller signs with Blues after 1-year absence from NHL
Peter Mueller signed a 1-year, two-way c...

Bryan Trottier to return to NHL as Buffalo Sabres assistant coach (Report)
Buffalo Sabres head coach Ted Nolan’s job of hiring assistant coaches this summer will reportedly begin with a Hockey Hall of Famer and seven-time Stanley Cup champion. According to Bucky Gleason of The Buffalo News, the Sabres will announce sometime in the next week the hiring of Bryan Trottier as an...

Jets re-sign Frolik; Reimer on return; Sharks' troubling offseason (Puck Headlines)
Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Which #stanleycup tastes better?

Jake Gardiner signs 5-year deal with Maple Leafs, remains trade bait
Jake Gardiner gets mentioned more frequently in trade scenarios than conditional draft picks, and that might not end despite his new 5-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The restricted free-agent defenseman signed a 5-year, $20.25-million deal that’ll give the Leafs $4.05 million agains...

Dustin Brown vs. the Rangers-loving FedEx delivery guy (Photo)
Dustin Brown may have brought the Stanley Cup back to his hometown of Ithaca, New York, for the second time in three seasons this summer, but that doesn't mean he's beloved by Empire State residents. Especially not when that second Stanley Cup came at the expense of the Rangers. So naturally, if you're a FedEx delivery guy who also happens to be a Rangers fan, delivering a package to Dustin Brown might not be the happiest of occasions. And if your emotions get the better of you, you...

Who's Winning Tyler Seguin Trade After One Year: Dallas Stars or Boston Bruins?
Few trades in recent memory have been as jaw-droppingly awesome as the seven-player blockbuster last July between the Dallas Stars and the Boston Bruins. An honest-to-God hockey trade that was headlined by emerging star Tyler Seguin and long-time stalwart

Dee Karl: Isles Legend In Buffalo
First, let me just say that I really respect Bryan Trottier. Not only for the history he made with the NY Islanders, but also for the man he is. I have met him on a few occassions and spoken with him on and off the record. He is quiet, and honest and genuine. One conversation I had with him, quite a few years ago, was about Casey Cizikas. I was concerned when the Islanders drafted Casey, b...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Most Improved Players for 2014
The NHL offseason is a time when players, coaches and even writers get the chance to improve their skills before the next year of hockey action gets underway. The 2014-15 season will be a step forward for some players, but those who fell off the beaten path last year will have a great amount of pressure placed on them to regain their footing. The Pittsburgh Penguins have a ...

The Biggest Questions for the Remainder of Los Angeles Kings' 2014 Offseason
The Los Angeles Kings' players and staff are in the midst of celebrating their Stanley Cup title, with the Cup making its way around the world to spend a day with each champion. Otherwise, the offseason has included just a few departures and signings. The Kings appear to be in great shape to defend their Stanley Cup, although many teams have looked up to the task in recent years only to fall short. The Kings will look ...

NHL Rumors: Rounding Up Latest Buzz on Potential Trades and More
Long after the global spotlight has turned away, the NHL rumor mill continues to churn out info. The offerings pale in comparison to the half a billion spent during the opening frenzy, but there are still nuggets of info and whispers in normally quiet corners of the league fans will want to pay attention to as contenders round out rosters. The names that follow ar...

Ranking the Chicago Blackhawks' 5 Best Highlight-Makers in the Last Decade
When a team secures two Stanley Cup championships in the last five seasons and reaches the Western Conference Final in a third season, there's going to be no shortage of highlights. The Chicago Blackhawks are loaded with stars who have provided highlight-film plays in each of their Stanley Cup runs, and while four of the top five highlight producers are still with the team, one departed shortly after the team brought home th...

Jake Gardiner agrees to 5-year deal worth $20.25, million deal with Maple Leafs


Jake Gardiner signs 5-year deal with Maple Leafs, remains trade bait
Jake Gardiner gets mentioned more frequently in trade scenarios than conditional draft picks, and that might not end despite his new 5-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The restricted free-agent defenseman signed a 5-year, $20.25-million deal that’ll give the Leafs $4.05 million agains...

Randall Ritchey: Peter Mueller Signs A One Year, Two-Way Deal With Blues
The St. Louis Blues announced today that they have signed foward, Peter Mueller, to a one year, two-way contract. Mueller will make $700,000 in the NHL, while making $250,000 in the American Hockey League. Mueller, 26, is attempting a NHL comeback, after spending with the Kloten Flyers of the Swiss League. In 49 games with Kloten, Mueller registered 24 goals and 22 assists. Mueller is a fo...

Dustin Brown vs. the Rangers-loving FedEx delivery guy (Photo)
Dustin Brown may have brought the Stanley Cup back to his hometown of Ithaca, New York, for the second time in three seasons this summer, but that doesn't mean he's beloved by Empire State residents. Especially not when that second Stanley Cup came at the expense of the Rangers. So naturally, if you're a FedEx delivery guy who also happens to be a Rangers fan, delivering a package to Dustin Brown might not be the happiest of occasions. And if your emotions get the better of you, you...

Comparing the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2014-15 Roster to the 2009 Stanley Cup Squad
The Pittsburgh Penguins are now five years removed from their last Stanley Cup championship. That would be good news for franchises like the Toronto Maple Leafs or St. Louis Blues, organizations that have gone the better part of 40 years withou...

Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Patrick Brown Following Unusual Path Toward NHL
In a Carolina Hurricanes prospect development camp laden with former high draft picks and major junior top scorers, 22-year-old Patrick Brown's resume and background hardly fit in. Brown is only a few months removed from his college graduation, capping off a successful four-year hockey career at Boston College. The majority of his 26 peers at last ...

Defenceman Jake Gardiner set to sign 5-year deal with Maple Leafs


GARTH'S CORNER: Hey Trottier, Right This Way...
The arctic nip in the Lake Erie breeze is reminding one hockey season. The has been unseasonably cool in Pegulaville this week. Outside the HARBORCenter, tourists and locals have been rocking the Sabres hoodies and fleece jackets. Is this October or July? The winds of change are blowing. Two weeks ago, Ted Nolan said that he was still in the process of interviewing candidates for his vac...

Trio of prospects not that far off
Scott Laughton experienced the thrill of making an NHL opening-night roster twice. Shayne Gostisbehere got his first taste of professional hockey last season, as did Robert Hagg, who made his North American pro debut in 2013-14. All the experi...

Twitter reacts to Hartnell press conference


Matt Henderson: Pondering Purcell
Here is some of the pertinent info on Oiler newcomer Teddy Purcell. He’s a player of interest as a newcomer to the team in general but he has had a history of providing a little offense to go along with the strong possession numbers that he has boasted in the past. All Stats Courtesy of ExtraSkater.com and Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com THE NUMBERS Purcell since 2010-2011 291 Games 64 Goal...

Tickets for Blackhawks 2014 preseason home games on sale Monday at 10 a.m.
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that single-game tickets for the team’s 2014 preseason home games at the United Center will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 4, at 10:00 a.m. Fans will be able to purchase tickets on chicagoblackhawks.com, by visit...

Oshie Named Alzheimer's Walk Honorary Chair
ST. LOUIS - Blues forward T.J. Oshie will serve as the honorary chairperson at the Walk to End Alzheimer's in downtown St. Louis on Sept. 6. Oshie made the announcement on his Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon. The 1.5-mile walk will begi...

Mike Augello: Leafs Chock-Full Of Forwards After Adding Winnik
The Maple Leafs surprised some with the signing of free agent Daniel Winnik on Monday. The Mississauga, ON native has played for Phoenix, Colorado, San Jose and Anaheim in his seven-year NHL career and posted a career-high 30 points (6 Goals, 24 Assists) with the Ducks last season. The versatile forward agreed to a one-year, $1.3 Million contract after a fairly brief negotiating session between...

Will James Reimer Supplant Jonathan Bernier as Maple Leafs Starter?
The idea that the Toronto Maple Leafs might be willing to demote the player who did more to help them win games in 2013-14 than any other seems ridiculous—unless, of course, you’re James Reimer. "I was told there's a definite opportunity,"

Shaw to be featured on Comcast SportsNet's "Inside Look"
Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, continues to delve into the lives of some of the biggest names in Chicago sports with its candid, month...

Jets re-sign Frolik; Reimer on return; Sharks' troubling offseason (Puck Headlines)
Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Which #stanleycup tastes better?

Blues Agree to 1-Year Deal with Mueller
ST. LOUIS – The Blues have agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with forward Peter Mueller. Mueller, 26, dressed in 49 games for Kloten in the Swiss professional league (NLA) last season, leading the club and ranking third league-wid...

Bryan Trottier to return to NHL as Buffalo Sabres assistant coach (Report)
Buffalo Sabres head coach Ted Nolan’s job of hiring assistant coaches this summer will reportedly begin with a Hockey Hall of Famer and seven-time Stanley Cup champion. According to Bucky Gleason of The Buffalo News, the Sabres will announce sometime in the next week the hiring of Bryan Trottier as an...

Wild re-sign right wing Justin Fontaine to 2-year contract after 13-goal season


Wild re-sign winger Fontaine to 2-year deal
The Minnesota Wild have re-signed right wing Justin Fontaine to a two-year contract, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing.

Frolik remains with Jets, agrees to 1-year deal
The Winnipeg Jets re-signed forward Michael Frolik to a $3.3-million, one-year contract Tuesday.

Peter Mueller signs with Blues after 1-year absence from NHL
Peter Mueller signed a 1-year, two-way c...

Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has surgery to repair core muscle injury


SunSports to air offseason edition of Inside the Lightning on Wednesday
It may be summer time here in Florida, but that doesn't mean Tampa Bay's National Hockey League franchise hasn't been busy gearing up for the new season. Join us on Wednesday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m., as Sun Sports, the regional television home of t...

Hartnell excited for new start in Columbus
After spending the past seven seasons as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers, Scott Hartnell is looking forward to pulling a new sweater over his head this fall. Moving to a different city, playing with different teammates, and being taught and...

James Tanner: Random Thoughts in the Summer About Hockey (plus a bonus movie review)
The Olympics really screwed us. If not for the fact that they paused hockey to put on other hockey, we could have had some summer entertainment in the form of the World Cup/Canada Cup. That actually makes sense - a hockey tournament when there is no other hockey going on. If you think about it, the negatives about the Olympics - shutting down the NHL, risking injury, compounding the schedu...

Wild Re-Signs Fontaine
The Minnesota Wild has re-signed forward Justin Fontaine to a two-year contract. Fontaine recorded 21 points (13-8=21) and a plus-6 rating in 66 games during his rookie season in the NHL in 2013-14. He added two points (1-1=2) in nine playo...

Carol Schram: Vancouver Canucks: Linden on Air, Should Canucks Sign Dustin Penner?
The big news for Tuesday: Trevor Linden will be appearing on TEAM1040 for two hours today, co-hosting with Matt Sekeres as part of "President's Week." His appearance starts at 11 a.m. and he'll be taking calls and questions starting at noon. Could be worth tuning in to see if there's any new perspective on the 2014-15 Vancouver Canucks. I'll try to catch as much as I can, then post about it...

NBC exec says Monday Night Football shaped NHL schedule, Rivalry Night
NBC Sports released its 2014-15 NHL schedule last week, and the reaction was that annual combination of celebration and befuddlement. The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks getting on 13 times each? Bravo. The Columbus Blue Jackets getting one game, and John Tavares getting a goose egg? The aforementio...

Todd Cordell: On Metro Division Goaltenders
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Over the summer I tend to delve into the numbers on a regular basis, and while there's quite a bit of data available for skaters, there's next to nothing for goaltenders. With that in mind, I decided to look at each start a goaltender made and categorize the save percentages said goaltender recorded. This allows me to see how often goaltender X posted a save...

Florida Panthers Agree to One-Year Contract with F Jimmy Hayes
Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with F Jimmy Hayes. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Jimmy,” said Tallon. “We l...

Eklund: Del Zotto and Leino Updates... BuzzCast at 1:30 PM
Right now, it's looking more and more like a three-team race for Michael Del Zotto. I am hearing that Ottawa, Detroit and Phoenix are still the front-runners. Don't be shocked if Ville Leino ends up back with Philadelphia on a one-year contract. I am hearing there is mutual interest in seeing if Ville can revive his career where he had his best success. The Islanders and Ducks are also interes...

Eric Staal has surgery after off-season training injury
Eric Staal has a lot to prove next season.  The Carolina Hurricanes captain already had his news coach, Bill Peters, call him out this summer for an “unacceptable” one goal on the power play in 2013-14. He’s coming off

Colin Dambrauskas: The Western Conference "Ins & Outs" - Better or Worse?
Follow Colin on Twitter! Follow @ColinDJD !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Although there is still much of the summer left (despite the weather we’v...

Peter Tessier: Frolik Deal Leaves Many Questions & No Answers
Frolik Deal Leaves Many Questions & No Answers Today the Winnipeg Jets announced that they had come to terms with RFA Michale Frolik on a 1 year 3.3 million dollar deal. The ensuing social media uproar was as to be expected. In fact the launched grenades of contempt towards the deal, and Frolik’s agent Alan Walsh, were almost being deflected if you were Matt Leiblof TSN 1290, almost. Her...

Ryan Wilson: Nick Spaling Update
Follow me on twitter Follow @GunnerStaal !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Given that Brandon Sutter has no leverage currently in his talks it is under...

Jets avoid arbitration with Frolik, agree to one-year deal with winger


HockeyBuzz Hotstove: Hotstove: Thinking Central
Welcome to the Hotstove! As always, I'm your host, Travis Yost. A few days ago, we circled back on the "Metropolitan division to take our first real crack at forecasting how the division shakes out. I kind of sense that the Metropolitan's going to be knife-fight in the middle between teams two through seven, with really Pittsburgh as the only certifiable lock to reach the post-season next year....

IIHF hands Justin Abdelkader three-game suspension for hit during 2014 Worlds
Justin Abdelkader had already been suspended one game for a knee-on-knee hit at the 2014 IIHF World Championships

News Release: Ottawa Senators Mean Business – July 2014 edition
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) commitment to drive and deliver business in the region has continued through June and July. While the hockey club continues to train and prepare for the pre-season, the off-ice team continues to work toward...

Paul Stewart: On Training, Teaching and Competing
Follow Paul on Twitter: @paulstewart22 Between my playing and officiating careers, today concludes my 40th hockey training camp since 1975. It's 31 years since I went to my first officiating camp with the NHL in Toronto in 1983. A lot of pucks have gone over (or through) the net since then. I head out next week to scout for new officials all across Russia and other locations in Europe. I w...

Eric Staal Injury: Updates on Hurricanes C's Recovery from Core Muscle Surgery
After suffering a core muscle injury during offseason training, Carolina Hurricanes star Eric Staal underwent surgery to correct the issue Tuesday.  According to Terrell Williams of Hurricanes.com, general manager Ron Francis expects his captain to be ready for training camp and the start of the ...

Todd Cordell: Blue Jackets Re-Sign Jerry D'Amigo
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Blue Jackets have re-signed yet another restricted free agent in forward Jerry D'Amigo. The 23-year-old winger put pen to paper on a one-year, two-way extension with Columbus. In 22 NHL games with the Maple Leafs last season D'Amigo was pretty effective. He only had three points while buried on the 4th line averaging less than eight minutes a night, b...

Blue Jackets sign forward Jerry D'Amigo
COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Jerry D’Amigo to a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed. D’Amigo, 23, was acqui...

Staal Undergoes Surgery for Core Muscle Injury
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that center Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury suffered during off-season trainin...

John Jaeckel: Top 10 Players, Now And All-Time
Follow JJ on Twitter @jaeckel This should open some lively dog day debate. My lists based on scoring, two-way play, leadership, skins on the wall. "JJ, you're a homer." There. I saved some of you some keystrokes. Fire away and post your lists to the thread. Goalie lists tomorrow. ALL TIME 1) Bobby Orr When you look at his numbers from the defense position, you are just stunne...

Canes captain Staal has core muscle surgery
Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal had surgery Tuesday to repair a core muscle injury and is expected to make a full recovery by the start of the season, the team announced.

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Prospect Pipeline, Bunny, Vinny and More
TUESDAY QUICK HITS * Want to get a sense of just how much the Flyers' farm system has improved in the last four years? Yesterday I glanced at the Future Watch Zone section of The Hockey News' 2010-11 Yearbook to see who they rated as the Flyers' top 10 prospects. Here was THN's top 10: 1) Jon Kalinski LW 2) David Laliberte RW 3) Kevin Marshall D 4) Joonas Lehtivuori D 5) Andreas Nödl...

Horton puts injury-filled season behind, gears for fast start in October
Nathan Horton had quite the eventful season — the kind of ‘eventful’ that doesn’t keep the Blue Jackets winger smiling when looking back. Before signing a seven-year contract with the Blue Jackets last June, Horton was injured during Game 1 of ...

Adam French: 2015 Continued and Random Thoughts Pre-Drinkation
Welcome to the dog days of summer. I find myself in a bit of a bind these days, pressed by work, pressed by my lack of will to work and then by the invisible hand that is my inevitable lust to talk more hockey. As usual, people who follow my work will be disappointed yet again at the lack of content as my sporadic, almost bi-polar, approach to articles dried up after the draft. Have no fear though...

Colborne hopes Flames can build on late-season momentum
CALGARY, AB -- Joe Colborne knows the Calgary Flames took great strides in the first year of building back up the Calgary Flames. But he’s more than aware the hill to climb is still a steep one. And while the Flames can take great pride in f...

Previewing the East: Florida


Peter Tessier: Trading Kane Ain't So Easy
Trading Kane Ain’t So Easy There’s so much innuendo, speculation and conjecture about the status of Evander Kane it’s hard to keep track. In fact it gets tiring and honestly, rather boring to keep finding new ways to spin a tired take. The fact remains that Jets fans should expect and obviously accept that Evander Kane will be traded. When Rick Ralph of TSN 1290 all but says Kane wil...

Playoff Moments: #6 The Cage
Life as a head coach comes with a mandate to address the media on a regular basis during the season. How they address the media in those press conferences, well, that’s up to them. For Kings’ coach Darryl Sutter, he conversed with the media durin...

Ranking the 5 Most Colorful Players in Philadelphia Flyers History
The Philadelphia Flyers have had many colorful characters wear the Orange and Black since they entered the NHL in 1967. These are players who left their mark either on or off the ice for being a little different or having a big and unique personality. In compiling a list like this, the length of time a player stayed with the Flyers has to be taken into account, as does the pla...

Ducks Assign Player Numbers
The Ducks announced today that the following numbers have been assigned to the following players: Ryan Kesler - 17 Dany Heatley - 51 Bryan Allen - 5 Devante Smith-Pelly - 12 Emerson Etem - 16 Nate Thompson - 44 Clayton Stoner - 3 Patric...

What Are Justin Florek's Chances for a Regular Boston Bruins Roster Spot?
As of Monday, CapGeek lists Justin Florek among the 12 forwards with a contract on the Boston Bruins NHL payroll. Taking the long-injured Marc Savard out of...

How long until John Tortorella is back behind an NHL bench?
It's no secret that John Tortorella's tenure in Vancouver was a disaster, but here's one story you may not have heard. Tortorella never actually lived in Vancouver. Instead, he lived in nearby Point Roberts, which is across the American border, but only about a 45-minute drive from Rogers Arena on a good day. For practice days (which were so rare the players complained) Tortorella would drive in for a brief appearance, and then head home, leaving his assistants to handle everything ...

Detroit Red Wings agree on 3-year deal with LW Tomas Tatar


Eric Mellin: Brodeur to the Caps?
Eklund had a rumor up today about the possibility of Martin Brodeur coming to Washington, either as a possible invitee to Caps Training Camp or a possible mid-season addition if the Caps find themselves in need of veteran help. It's an interesting possibility, having Brodeur come to D.C. and give Holtby some help if the young netminder ends up having issues. Holtby, in my opinion, is ready for...

Kyle Dubas on new Maple Leafs gig, analytics changing NHL and Nick Cousins (Interview)
Kyle Dubas is being seen as a game-changing h...

Travis Yost: CG14
It seems to me that one of the things Ottawa's trying to figure out is precisely what to do with Colin Greening heading into next season. Greening, who begins his three-year, $2.65MM AAV deal in the 2014-2015 season, has been the subject of many trade rumors over the last few months. It's clear that the team really wants to give some minutes to some of the younger, probably more talented player...

Ty Anderson: Silence is (Black and) Golden
Be sure to 'like' Hockeybuzz on Facebook! Crickets and tumbleweeds. Welcome to the front office of the Boston Bruins. But then again, this shouldn’t surprise you. The Bruins are broke. Even with a handful of minor signings last weekend -- the B’s re-upped AHLers David Warsofsky (though they expect him to push for an NHL job in 2014) Tommy Cross, Tyler Randell, Craig Cunningham, Zach Tro...

Mark Spizzirri: Three more years of Tomas Tatar
Make sure to follow Mark on Twitter! No better way to break news in this day and age, then by tweeting it yourself: Really excited to be a red wing for another 3 years. I can't wait for new season. #redwings #IsItOctoberYet pic.twitter.com/aNrRXdu5V3— Tomas Tatar (@Trto90) July 28, 2014 A good, solid signing by Ken Holland to extend Tatar for three seasons at a decent cap hit for t...

Gloves off in civil lawsuit over fight between hockey player and Alberta man


Don Cherry lends support as British Home Children war veterans honoured


Subban mum on contract talks; unique NHL sticks; Winnik to Leafs; (Puck Headlines)
Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Not a bad collection of hardware for Jeff Carter eh @LAKings

Toronto Maple Leafs sign veteran forward Daniel Winnik to one-year contract


Ranking the Buffalo Sabres' Top 10 Prospects
The Buffalo Sabres have a ridiculously stocked prospect system.  When we ranked the prospect systems of the NHL's 30 teams after the trade deadline, Buffalo finished first overall, with a ridiculous array of both top-end talent and depth. Getting No. 2 o...

Tatar agrees to 3-year deal with Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms Monday on a new three-year deal with young star Tomas Tatar, who scored 19 goals last season.

Maple Leafs sign Winnik to 1-year contract
Center Daniel Winnik has signed a $1.3 million, one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs after spending last season with the Anaheim Ducks.

Catching up with Lindholm
By Kyle Shohara Defenseman Hampus Lindholm enjoyed a stellar rookie campaign with the Ducks during the 2013-14 season. The 20-year-old from Helsingborg, Sweden, scored 30 points (6g/24a) with a plus-29 rating in 78 games, and set a club record ...

2014-15 Can't-Miss Games
Oct. 8, 2014 Canadiens @ Maple Leafs The tradition continues. For a sixth straight year, the Canadiens will kick off the regular season by battling the Toronto Maple Leafs. This time around, the Air Canada Centre will play host to the tilt. Statistics suggest we’re in for a good game as four of the last five season-openers between the two teams have been decided by just one goal. Oct. 16, 2014 Canadiens vs. Bruins The Canadiens and the Bruins will both be fired up for their first matchup s...

Kings To Host Special Alumni Game And Royal Feast On September 14 As Part Of Hockey Fest Presented By Pizza Hut
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings – the 2014 Stanley Cup Champions -- will host two special events in El Segundo on Sunday, September 14, as part of LA Kings Hockey Fest ’14, presented by Pizza Hut, the Kings’ annual festival celebrating the ga...

Flyers fan celebrates 104th birthday by trying on Stanley Cup ring (Video)
When Helen Moser was born the NHL was still seven years away from being founded. It wasn’t until 1967 -- over 40 years after Moser immigrated to the United States from Germany -- that the Philadelphia Flyers entered the league and that she began following the sport and rooting for her hometown team. On Wednesday, Moser celebrated her 104th birthday with friends and family at the Wesley Enhanced Living retirement community in Upper Moreland, Pennsylvania. It wasn’t just any cele...

Jason Lewis: Player Evaluation: Matt Greene
If you missed the write-up on Drew Doughty last time check it out right here. Matt Greene #6 Age: 31 Contract Status: $2.5MM AAV through 2017-18 Stats: Other stats: PIMs: 47 ES TOI avg: 12:04 SH TOI avg: 2:41 Corsi for: 58.4% Goals for relative: 6.9% Zone starts O/N/D - 36/37/27% His season The aging defensive specialist, Matt Greene, has another year rife with inj...

Marek Vs. Wyshynski: Kyle Dubas of the Maple Leafs; our takes on summer NHL news


Dan Petriw: Time to Shine
As we approach the end of July, Islanders’ training camp is slowly and yes I mean slowly closing in on us all. I have been told that the Islanders and Jets continue to have some discussion and have been doing so since the draft. I have been told that the Isles do have interest in Evander Kane, however the discussions have been aimed towards a Winnipeg blueliner. With the way this roster is...

Carol Schram: Training With a Pro @ November Project Nomad - Vancouver
Well, hockey fans, as the Vancouver Canucks news cycle slows to a crawl, I'm trying to get creative about new hockey angles that I can share with you in these summer months. Today, I got up at dawn and headed down to the Olympic torch at the Vancouver Convention Centre to work out with Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference and a group of like-minded enthusiasts. Our outdoor workout happened...

Michael Pachla: Hiring Arturs Irbe might be a good start for Sabres coach Ted Nolan
Back in April while Sabres head coach Ted Nolan was set to relieve his entire coaching staff of their duties, WGR's Paul Hamilton mentioned that long-time goalie coach Jim Corsi could possibly be replaced by former NHL goalie Arturs Irbe. Irbe was one of Nolan's assistants at the Olympics this year. At the NHL draft two months later, The Buffalo News' Tim Vogl reported that Irbe is still the fr...

Todd Gill named assistant coach of Adirondack Flames
CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that Todd Gill has been named assistant coach with the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League. Gill will work with head coach Ryan Huska who was named to that position this past June. G...

Blue Jackets re-sign forward Dana Tyrell to a one-year, two-way contract
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed forward Dana Tyrell to a one-year, two way (NHL/AHL) contract for the 2014-15 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, further terms were not disclo...

FAN VOTE: Best Goal of 2013-14
POLLS ARE OPEN: Steve Mason earned the first berth into the Final 4 of the 2013-14 Highlight of the Year Tournament by winning the 'Best Save' category, but now fans must decide the other side of the bracket -- Best Goal of 2013-14. This week's...

Mike Augello: Gardiner Last Contract Hurdle For Leafs
The Maple Leafs believe there will not be any difficulty getting restricted free agent defenseman Jake Gardiner to agree to a new deal, in spite of recent changes in Toronto management. Prior to last week’s upheaval in which longtime assistants Dave Poulin and Claude Loiselle were fired and Soo Greyhounds GM Kyle Dubas was brought on board, reports were that the club was close to getting the 24-...

James Tanner: And the Best Coyotes Player of All-Time Is.......
Thanks to everyone who participated in the conversation about who the best Coyotes player of all time is, well, except for that one guy who said I was biased against Americans, which is ridiculous, you know, since all my favorite bands (REM, The Cure), writers (J.D Salinger, Stephen King, David Foster Wallace), heroes (Jack Kerouac, Jack Baur, Chris Mathews, Fonzie) Comedians (Richard Pryor, Mitch...

Eklund: Leafs now "more open" to a deal for Evander Kane? Caps and Brodeur? Podcast
Start here on this Monday... On Evander Kane... Yes, I myself am getting tired of writing about the Maple Leafs. While rumors in Toronto always exist i have sort of prided myself on being very picky when it comes to weeding through the many, many rumors which surround this team. But all I can say is there is a definite buzz about the Leafs right now that you simply can't get away from....

Classic NHL 99 video game intro invaded by the Russians (Video)
EA Sports’ “NHL 99” isn’t often mentioned in the pantheon of greatest hockey video games of all-time, at least not ...

Bob Herpen: Devils pull off a Double Eagle in the crease, gain a piece of NHL history
When the New Jersey Devils moved to sign former backup goaltender Scott Clemmesen on July 1, nobody batted an eye. Players in this day and age follow the money and the interest, and the fact that the Devils were willing to take another chance on the netminder they selected in the eighth round of the 1997 draft, wasn’t anything particularly special. Clemmensen made his debut in a brief call-u...

You Talking to Me?
“You Talking to Me?” The other day while browsing through Facebook (avoiding as many political rants and pictures of food as humanly possible) I came across a dated link from my old Channel 8 Weather guru Troy Dungan. It connected to the Ameri...

Todd Cordell: Why The Devils Are in Line For a Bounce Back Season
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell After making the playoffs ever year for over a decade, things have gone off the rails a little bit, and the Devils have failed to qualify for the playoffs in three of the last four seasons. In an effort to stop this downward trend, Lou Lamoriello and his front office staff have been quite active in making changes this summer. From buying out Anton Volchen...

Paul Stewart: Why Hockey Officials Are Like Mailmen
Follow Paul on Twitter: @paulstewart22 Do you want more consistency with hockey officiating? So do I. But let's not pretend it's simply a matter of hiring "better" officials. It starts with an understanding across the board between coaches, players, club management and the officials. They must ALL be the same page with the same concept of fairness and interpretation of the rules. The rules mus...

Busy offseason shows no signs of slowing for Treliving
CALGARY, AB -- The offseason has been anything but quiet for Brad Treliving. Between prepping for the NHL Combine in May, hiring front office staff while finalizing lists for the NHL Draft in June and the opening of free agency in July, the Cal...

What We Learned: Breaking down Central Division, NHL Group of Death
Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.  Things have calmed down considerably in the free agent market. Rosters at this point are more or less set, and we can therefore go about taking stock of who did what this summer, and what that means for the season...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Laughton's Development, Ashbee's Birthday, Quick Hits
ROOKIE LAUGHTON ON THE BUBBLE FOR AN NHL ROSTER SPOT * From the day he was announced as the Flyers' new general manager, Ron Hextall has emphasized a mantra that the organization will not rush its prospects to the NHL nor will NHL jobs simply be handed to players based on their draft position or pedigree from lower levels of hockey. While most of the outside focus has been on the young defensem...

Many lessons learned for Murray in rookie NHL season
At the time, Ryan Murray didn’t think much of making the jump directly from junior hockey to the NHL - never mind that he did so on the heels of major shoulder surgery, and at the age of 20. Former Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson and current GM Ja...

Getting to Know: Jake Hildebrand
Getting to Know: Jake Hildebrand Jake Hildebrand Twitter: @jakehildy Instagram: jakehildy30 Position: Goaltender Size: 5-foot-11, 183 pounds Birth Date: June 19, 1993 Hometown: Butler, PA How the Pens Acquired him: Attended camp on ...

 
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