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Name: In the Pressbox
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Date Added: 2010-01-03 08:05:45
  
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NHL Free Agency 2016: Rumors, Predictions for Andrew Ladd, Eric Staal
The NHL experienced one of its wildest offseason days ever on Wednesday, with the Edmonton Oilers sending Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for Adam Larsson, the Nashville Predators

Oilers could start next season much better team
Oilers could start season much better team

Connor McDavid shocked to lose mentor Taylor Hall
McDavid shocked to lose mentor Hall

Predators Fleece Canadiens in P.K. Subban Trade, Become Quiet Western Contender
On Wednesday, the Nashville Predators and Montreal Canadiens each committed to different visions of the future. In Montreal, general manager Marc Bergevin doubled down on old-school hockey virtues. Shea Weber is a paragon of the old ways, a mammoth defenceman with exemplary defensive zone positioning, a cannon of a shot and who always hits to hurt.

Flames buy out last year of Mason Raymond's deal
Flames buy out last year of Raymond's deal

Trades, Stamkos signing makes for one wild and wacky day
Trades, Stamkos signing makes for wild day

Fans, Prospects Light Up Blue and White Scrimmage
In the midst of a hot, muggy week on Long Island, the ice-cold confines at Northwell Health Ice Center provided an oasis for New York Islanders fans. A capacity crowd packed the Islanders’ practice facility to watch the Isles of tomorrow in th...

Bolstering the back end
BROSSARD – The Canadiens added a major defensive weapon to their arsenal on Wednesday. A five-time NHL All-Star, three-time Norris Trophy finalist, and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Shea Weber joins the Canadiens boasting an impressive NHL resume. Despite his credentials, which also include gold medal wins at both the World Junior and World Championship levels, Weber knows he’ll have big skates to fill when it comes to replacing Montreal fan favorite, P.K. Subban, on the Habs blue lin...

Taylor Hall unhappy with Oilers trading him to Devils
Hall unhappy with trade to Devils

Kieffer Bellows Following Dad's Path to NHL
Walking through the depths of First Niagara Center in Buffalo, Kieffer Bellows was radiating enthusiasm. The 19th-overall pick was high-fiving other prospects left and right, sending out snapchats to Islanders’ fans and raving about how happy h...

Lightning re-sign captain Steven Stamkos to eight-year contract
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed captain Steven Stamkos to an eight-year contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Stamkos, 26, played in 77 games with the Lightning last season, recording 36...

Wild afternoon of NHL moves lights up social media
Wild afternoon of NHL moves lights up social media

Senators stay out of summer blockbuster season
Sens stay out of blockbuster season

Steven Stamkos Re-Signing Great for Lightning, Terrible for Free-Agency Drama
Man, what a time it's going to be Friday at noon Eastern. What a free-agent frenzy this will be! There's a big fish to catch, more like a whale, and it's going to be the greatest reality show of the summer, with former 60-goal scorer Steven Stamkos—Steven

Hall brings needed offense to New Jersey
The Edmonton Oilers traded left wing Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson on Wednesday. "Taylor is a dynamic player with speed and youth that changes the complexion of our team," Devils general manager Ray Shero said...

Third-pairing defenceman on Jets radar?
Third-pairing D on Jets radar?

Blockbuster deals set off fireworks ahead of free agency
Blockbuster deals set off fireworks

Stud acquisition
BROSSARD – Trading away a player of P.K. Subban’s caliber was by no means an easy decision for general manager Marc Bergevin, but the return in Shea Weber made it tough to pass up. Two hours after shipping Subban to the Nashville Predators in exchange for their long-time captain on Wednesday, Bergevin fielded questions from members of the media at the Bell Sports Complex to discuss a move that got everyone in the hockey world talking mere seconds after it was announced online. “Today,...

Jacob Trouba a target for offer sheet from Bruins?
Trouba a target for offer sheet?

SABRES EXTEND NELSON
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed defenseman Casey Nelson to a two-year contract extension. Nelson (6’2”, 183 lbs., 7/18/1992) made his professional debut with the Sabres during the 2015-16 season and recorded four assists ...

Judge gives ex-Isles co-owner prison reduction
Judge gives ex-Isles co-owner prison reduction

Steven Stamkos Re-Signs with Lightning: Latest Contract Details and Reaction
We can officially end all the talk of a Steven Stamkos departure. He's staying in Tampa for the foreseeable future. The Lightning and their star center reportedly agreed to a new contract Wednesday that will keep him from hitting free agency, per Bob McKenzie of TSN.

Canadiens trade Subban to Predators for Shea Weber
Canadiens trade Subban to Predators

P.K. Subban to Predators: Latest Details on Trade Involving Shea Weber
The Montreal Canadiens reportedly traded star defenseman P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators on Wednesday in exchange for defenseman Shea Weber, according to Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos and ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.   

Predators Acquire P.K. Subban from Montreal
Nashville, Tenn. (June 29, 2016) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Wednesday that the club has acquired Norris Trophy winner P.K. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman Shea Weber...

Steven Stamkos elects to re-sign with Lightning
Steven Stamkos elects to re-sign

Blue and White Scrimmage Rosters


Source: Stamkos, Lightning work out 8-year deal
Source: Stamkos, Lightning work out 8-year deal

Rumblings: Eric Staal says he's still got what it takes
Rumblings: Eric Staal says he's still got what it takes

Canadiens trade Subban to Preds for Weber
Canadiens trade Subban to Preds for Weber

Devils acquire Taylor Hall in trade with Oilers
Devils acquire Taylor Hall in trade with Oilers

Wild re-sign LW Zucker for 2 years, $4 million
Wild re-sign LW Zucker for 2 years, $4 million

Canadiens acquire defenseman Shea Weber from the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenseman P.K. Subban
PRESS RELEASE MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Wednesday that the team has acquired defenseman Shea Weber from the Nashville Predators in return for defenseman P.K. Subban. “We completed today an important transaction which I am convinced will make the Canadiens a better team. It was also one of the most difficult decisions I had to make as general manager of the Montreal Canadiens. In Shea Weber, we get a top rated NHL defenseman with tremendous...

Oilers trade Taylor Hall to Devils for Adam Larsson
Oilers trade Hall for Larsson

Devils acquire Taylor Hall from Edmonton
Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today acquired left wing Taylor Hall from Edmonton in exchange for defenseman Adam Larsson. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. Hall, 24, has spent his enti...

Taylor Hall to Devils: Latest Details on Trade Involving Adam Larsson
The Edmonton Oilers have traded left winger Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson, TSN's Ryan Rishaug and Darren Dreger reported on Wednesday.  TSN later confirmed the deal.  More to follow.  Read more

Stamkos meets with Leafs, Tory, Canadian Tire CEO
Stamkos meets with Leafs, mayor, CEO

Steven Stamkos: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation on Free-Agent C
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos is the biggest star in free agency this summer and sure to generate interest from numerous organizations. Continue for updates.  Maple Leafs Held Meeting with Stamkos Wednesday, June 29 The Maple Leafs reportedly met with Stamkos on Tuesday at the MLSE headquarters, according to 

Smith rewards Panthers’ confidence with Breakout Season
Smith rewards Panthers’ confidence with Breakout Season SUNRISE, Fla. -- In his first...

25th Year In Teal: All-Star Game
In 2015-16 the San Jose Sharks celebrated their 25th anniversary season. It was also the best season in franchise history, including the team's first-ever trip to the Stanley Cup Final. To commemorate, we're taking a look back at the 25 most memor...

Coyotes to Hold Prospect Development Camp July 4-8 at Gila River Arena
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 29, 2016 GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes will hold their prospect development camp July 4-8 with on-ice sessions starting Monday, July 4, a...

NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Kevin Shattenkirk, Nail Yakupov and More
While much of the buzz around the NHL surrounds free agency, quite a few players nonetheless appear to be available via trade. That means the trade chatter is going strong, with teams looking to address major needs before overpaying in free agency. Below, we'll break down three of the latest rumors making the rounds.   Kevin

Blue Jackets sign Seth Jones to six-year deal
Blue Jackets sign Jones to six-year deal

Armstrong Ready for Free Agency
ST. LOUIS - Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong has some decisions to make this weekend. Free agency opens at 11 a.m. on Friday, which gives Armstrong an opportunity to add anyone without a contract to his roster as long as he can fit them und...

Berube Named Head Coach of the Wolves
ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Blues American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, announced today they have named Craig Berube as Head Coach. Berube, 50, has coached in 13 seasons since retiring from professional hockey following the...

Blue Jackets buy out remaining two seasons of Fedor Tyutin's contract
COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have bought out the final two years of defenseman Fedor Tyutin’s contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Tyutin immediately becomes an unrestricted free agent. “Fedor Tyutin...

25th Year In Teal: Joe Thornton's 1,300th Point
In 2015-16 the San Jose Sharks celebrated their 25th anniversary season. It was also the best season in franchise history, including the team's first-ever trip to the Stanley Cup Final. To commemorate, we're taking a look back at the 25 most memor...

Florida Panthers Sign Forward Greg McKegg to One-Year Contract
SUNRISE, Fla – Florida Panthers General Manager Tom Rowe announced today the Panthers have agreed to terms with forward Greg McKegg on a one-year, two-way contract. The 24-year old McKegg recorded two goals in 15 games with Florida during the 2...

Johnston Retires; Whitney Added as Pro Scout
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team’s director of professional scouting, Marshall Johnston, has retired. Francis also announced ...

Montgomery Signs Contract Extension With Denver
Denver and head coach Jim Montgomery have signed a multi-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season. As per school policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We couldn’t be more pleased to be signing Jim to this well-earned extension and we’re incredibly excited about the state of our hockey program,” Denver athletic director Peg Bradley-Doppes said. “Jim’s dynamic leadership ...

Wild Re-Signs Jason Zucker To Two-Year Contract
The Minnesota Wild has re-signed restricted free agent Jason Zucker pronounced (ZOOK-ER) to a two-year contract. Zucker, 24 (1/16/92), tallied 23 points (13-10=23) in 71 games with Minnesota last season and set career highs in games played, ass...

Best-case free agency scenarios for Canada's NHL teams
Best-case free agency scenarios

Brett Howden gives assist to Brayden Point in helping impress Lightning
In this presidential election year, we’re reminded on an almost daily basis the importance of the right political endorsements. Turns out, endorsements can be pretty beneficial in hockey too. Moose Jaw center Brayden Point recommended his Warrio...

Wild To Play Preseason Game At Pennsylvania State University On Sept. 26
The Minnesota Wild announced its preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres on Monday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. CT, will be played at Pegula Ice Arena at Pennsylvania State University. The Wild and Sabres will become the first two professional teams to f...

Seth Jones, Blue Jackets Agree on New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction
After acquiring him in a trade with the Nashville Predators last season, the Columbus Blue Jackets locked up defenseman Seth Jones on Wednesday with a six-year contract extension worth $5.4 million per season. Chris Johnston of ...

Blue Jackets sign defenseman Seth Jones to six-year extension
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Seth Jones to a six-year contract through the 2021-22 National Hockey League season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Kekalainen and Jones will be available to...

Draft-day trade gives Wings flexibility
DETROIT – With his clever draft-day trade of Pavel Datsyuk's cap space to the Arizona Coyotes, Red Wings general manager Ken Holland announced his team would be a player in free agency. There's no bigger, more coveted fish in the free agen...

Red Wings Rumors: Latest on Kyle Okposo and Possible Kevin Shattenkirk Trade
The Detroit Red Wings cleared Pavel Datsyuk's $7.5 million cap hit off the books last Friday thanks to a draft-day trade with the Arizona Coyotes, and they appear ...

NHL Free Agency: Best Landing Spots for UFA Steven Stamkos
This is the offseason of Stamkos. Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is the most coveted pending unrestricted free agent in recent memory, and by the time Friday's free-agent frenzy signing period begins, the 26-year-old sniper who has 312 goals and 562 points in 569 regular-season NHL games will lik...

NHL free agency interview period becoming 'beauty contest': Agent
Interview period becoming 'beauty contest'

Blue Jackets sign Seth Jones to 6-year deal
Blue Jackets sign Seth Jones to 6-year deal

Could McLeod make an early fantasy impact?
For the past few years there have been prospects selected early in the first round of the NHL Draft who made an immediate fantasy impact, including Nathan MacKinnon (2013), Aaron Ekblad (2014), Connor McDavid (2015) and Jack Eichel ('15). The play...

Boston Bruins Rumors: Latest Free-Agent and Trade Possibilities
The Steven Stamkos race is supposed to involve a few favorites. It would not be shocking to see him remain with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Detroit Red Wings have cleared cap space by trading Pavel Datsyuk's contract to...

NHL Free Agency 2016: Latest Rumors, Predictions Surrounding Top Players
The Stanley Cup has been raised, the prospects have been drafted and the NHL's offseason is in full swing.  While teams are looking for ways to make their rosters into contenders for the 2016-17 season, the summer will heat up a lot more on July 1 when free agency begins.  There are some big-time names that are expected to hit the market. Let's take a lo...

NHL Free Agents 2016: Ranking the Top 20 Players Available
For a good while, the prevailing sentiment regarding Steven Stamkos was that he would re-sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Why not stay with a team that's been to the Eastern Conference Final the last two years? Why not stay with the team that's been his home since entering the NHL? Why not still play in a state with

Caron Agrees to One-Year Deal with Blues
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues have agreed to terms on a new one-year two-way deal with forward Jordan Caron. Caron received a qualifying offer from the Blues on Tuesday and was a restricted free agent. The Sayabec, Quebec native played in ...

Canes Announce Development Camp Roster
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the roster for the team’s 2016 development camp, to be held from July 6-9 at PNC Arena. The Hurricanes’...

SABRES ANNOUNCE 2016 PRESEASON SCHEDULE
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team’s 2016 preseason schedule. The team will play seven games, including two home games at First Niagara Center. Ticket information and pricing will be announced at a later date. The Sabres will play four...

NY Rangers Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Steven Stamkos and Thomas Vanek
Last season was the first time since 2010 that the New York Rangers did not make it out of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.  Despite making the postseason in 10 of the past 11 seasons, it's been 22 years since the Rangers last lifted the Stanley Cup. For many within such a large, demanding market like New York, that's unacceptable, and changes seem poised to made. Here are the latest rumors surrounding possible new faces that could be seen at Madison S...

NHL Rumors: Latest News on Milan Lucic, Steven Stamkos Trade and More
With the opening of NHL free agency at noon ET on Friday fast approaching, trade rumors are beginning to heat up.  Milan Lucic had some choice words for a report that he's headed to Edmonton, while the Tampa Bay Lightning are apparently looking to sig...

NHL Free Agents 2016: Ranking Top Available Players at Every Position
This year's free-agent crop has one amazing talent in Steven Stamkos—who is young enough to have a long run with a new team—and several attractive and expensive options. In most years, a Stamkos or Milan Lucic would have been signed. In the case of the Tamp...

Flames interested in pending UFA Matt Martin
Flames interested in pending UFA Matt Martin

Islanders Open 2016 Mini Camp
The New York Islanders opened up their 2016 Mini Camp on Tuesday, with over 50 prospects and invitees hitting the ice at Northwell Health Ice Center for a week of on-ice and off-ice work. It’s a week for Islanders coaches to evaluate players and...

Gary Bettman Comments on Future of Fighting in NHL
The consequences of repeated head trauma have become one of the biggest issues in sports over recent years. While some may consider outlawing fighting as a way for the NHL to attempt to curb head trauma, Commissioner Gary Bettman sees it as an intrinsic part of the game.   In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Bettman argued fighting st...

Cup winner Schultz among hot new UFAs
Cup winner Schultz among hot new UFAs

Flames coach hopes Alex Chiasson can re-discover excitement
Flames coach sees Chiasson's potential

Oilers give Milan Lucic, Jason Demers tour of new rink, city
Oilers give Lucic, Demers tour of rink

Sens' GM Dorion looking for defenceman to replace Wiercioch
Dorion looking for D-man to replace Wiercioch

Six players given qualifying offers by Maple Leafs
Six given qualifying offers by Maple Leafs

Dubois wants to prove Blue Jackets right
COLUMBUS – Pierre-Luc Dubois, the third pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, said he likens his game to that of Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn. But on the first day of Columbus Blue Jackets development camp Monday, he acknowledged he'll draw more comparis...

Canucks Fined $50k for Violating Tampering Rule: Latest Details and Reaction
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly announced Tuesday the league fined the Vancouver Canucks $50,000 for comments made by team general manager Jim Benning about potential free agents, per ESPN.com. "I spoke with Jim and accept his representation that he intended no harm with his comments and...

Kulikov takes trade to Sabres in stride
Kulikov takes trade to Sabres in stride

Ducks to Host Development Camp Scrimmage July 4
The Ducks will host their annual prospect development camp scrimmage at THE RINKS – Anaheim ICE on Monday, July 4 at 10 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m. prior to the 8:45 a.m. warmup). Fans and media are invited to attend the open scrimmage session w...

25th Year In Teal: Surprise Military Reunion
In 2015-16 the San Jose Sharks celebrated their 25th anniversary season. It was also the best season in franchise history, including the team's first-ever trip to the Stanley Cup Final. To commemorate, we're taking a look back at the 25 most memor...

Avalanche waive Stuart, intend to buy out deal
Avalanche waive Stuart, intend to buy out deal

Sorokin Arrives At Islanders Mini Camp
Despite having first-round picks Kieffer Bellows, Anthony Beauvillier and Joshua Ho-Sang at this week’s New York Islanders Mini Camp, it may be Ilya Sorokin who garners the most attention. Sorokin, the KHL’s goaltender of the year and Islanders’...

Prospect Development Camp to be Held July 8-12 at Sharks Ice
SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) will hold their summer prospect development camp at Sharks Ice at San Jose from July 8 through July 12. All practice sessions will be open to the media and the practice session on Monday, Jul...

25th Year In Teal: 25th Anniversary Celebration Presented by Ceci Wong
In 2015-16 the San Jose Sharks celebrated their 25th anniversary season. It was also the best season in franchise history, including the team's first-ever trip to the Stanley Cup Final. To commemorate, we're taking a look back at the 25 most memor...

Dansk still has NHL dreams in sight
When the Blue Jackets drafted Oscar Dansk in the second round of the 2012 NHL Draft (No. 31 overall), the 18-year-old Swedish goalie probably never imagined how difficult his journey to Columbus would be. But after four challenging years bounc...

Blues Prospect Camp Set for July 5-8
ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Blues will hold their annual prospect camp from July 5-8 at the Ice Zone at St. Louis Outlet Mall. This year's camp will feature off-ice work outs, on-ice skill sessions and daily four-on-four scrimmages. Goaltender...

Canucks fined for tampering after GM's remarks
Canucks fined for tampering after GM's remarks ...

Florida Panthers to Hold Development Camp July 11-15 at Panthers IceDen
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers General Manager Tom Rowe announced today that the Panthers will hold their annual player development camp from Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 15 at the Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs, Fla. (3299 Sportsplex Dr., ...

KULIKOV BELIEVES HE CAN PLAY SHUTDOWN ROLE FOR BUFFALO
When they acquired Dmitry Kulikov over the weekend, members of the Sabres brass expressed confidence that he could play the role of a shutdown defenseman in Buffalo, perhaps even alongside Rasmus Ristolainen on the top pair. Kulikov, after all...

2016 Development Camp notebook: Day 2
Tuesday is the first full day for Blue Jackets prospects at this year’s development camp. Just like Monday, the two groups took part in on-ice sessions in the OhioHealth Ice Haus led by the Lake Erie Monsters coaching staff, development coach C...

Canucks fined $50,000 for GM's comments about Stamkos, Subban
The Vancouver Canucks will be cutting a $50,000 check to the National Hockey League after they were fined following comments made by general manager Jim Benning last week about Steven Stamkos and P.K. Subban. “Canucks General Manager Jim Benning violated the provisions of NHL By-Law 15 relating to inappropriate public comments by speaking gener...

Steven Stamkos and financial case for staying with Lightning
When it comes to Steven Stamkos and his free-agent motivations, you hear a lot of things. Like how much he desires to be closer to Ontario, or the weight he gives to winning a Stanley Cup or playing his natural position at center.  But in the end, Steven Stamkos is potentially the biggest free agent to ever hit the open market at 26 years old. He might only get one shot to cash in on this historic level. So the money matters. Of course it does. The money matters to the Tamp...

Can Milan Lucic find the right fit in NHL free agency?
As the 2015-16 season ended for Milan Lucic it seemed highly unlikely he would leave the Los Angeles Kings for unrestricted free agency. His rugged style fit LA perfectly. He became a loud leadership voice in the locker room. His family liked the lifestyle and the anonymity of playing in a big market, but not having to deal with media distractions. He was on the same coast as his native Vancouver. Lastly – it was close to Disneyland,

Penguins Invite 35 Players to Their Annual Prospect Development Camp
The Pittsburgh Penguins have invited 35 players to their annual prospect development camp to be held June 29-July 2 at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry, Pa. This year’s development camp roster will include four of the players selec...

Ex-NHLer Berard discusses being duped out of $3 million
Ex-NHLer Berard discusses being duped

Rumblings: Lucic, Demers being wooed by Oilers
Rumblings: Lucic, Demers being wooed by Oilers

RIP Trudy Daley; trading Shattenkirk; Coyotes re-sign Domingue (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. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com.  

RIP Trudy Daley; trading Shattenkirk; Coyotes re-sign Domingue (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. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com.  

NHL Free Agents 2016: Latest Rumors, Predictions Surrounding Top Targets
Players like Steven Stamkos don't come along in the NHL very often. They head to the market as free agents even less frequently. Stamkos is undoubtedly the biggest free agent of the 2016 crop, and he can be a spectacular offensive player. Stamkos has scored 312 goals in his fi...

Everybody wants some Kyle Okposo in 2016 NHL free agency
What Kyle Okposo provides a team is a rare commodity. Sure, you can find other 6-foot, 217-pound wingers. And maybe they’re around 28 years old. And maybe they can get you between 22 and 27 goals in a good season.  But can they provide you with the versatility that Okposo can? Can they be an effective possession winger that can move up and down the lineup, but most importantly can hang on your first line as the quintessential co-star to your superstar player? John T...

Everybody wants some Kyle Okposo in 2016 NHL free agency
What Kyle Okposo provides a team is a rare commodity. Sure, you can find other 6-foot, 217-pound wingers. And maybe they’re around 28 years old. And maybe they can get you between 22 and 27 goals in a good season.  But can they provide you with the versatility that Okposo can? Can they be an effective possession winger that can move up and down the lineup, but most importantly can hang on your first line as the quintessential co-star to your superstar player? John T...

Matt Cullen delays retirement as Penguins look to re-sign him
Matt Cullen won’t be ending his NHL career following a second Stanley Cup. He’ll be back for a19th season, as he confirmed to the Post-Gazette's Dave Molinari. The only question left is where will he play. The Pittsburgh Penguins would like him back, as Cullen, who turns 40 in November, told GM Jim Ru...

Canucks fined $50,000 for Benning's comments on Subban, Stamkos
Canucks fined $50K for Benning's comments

Canucks fined $50,000 for GM's comments about Stamkos, Subban
The Vancouver Canucks will be cutting a $50,000 check to the National Hockey League after they were fined following comments made by general manager Jim Benning last week about Steven Stamkos and P.K. Subban. “Canucks General Manager Jim Benning violated the provisions of NHL By-Law 15 relating to inappropriate public comments by speaking gener...

Can Milan Lucic find the right fit in NHL free agency?
As the 2015-16 season ended for Milan Lucic it seemed highly unlikely he would leave the Los Angeles Kings for unrestricted free agency. His rugged style fit LA perfectly. He became a loud leadership voice in the locker room. His family liked the lifestyle and the anonymity of playing in a big market, but not having to deal with media distractions. He was on the same coast as his native Vancouver. Lastly – it was close to Disneyland,

Canes Agree to Terms with Patrick Brown
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Patrick Brown on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal wil...

NHL Free Agents 2016: Top 10 Players 25 Years and Under
The NHL's free-agent period begins on July 1. Most of the attention will be on the destinations of unrestricted free agents. But it's also a time when notable young stars, including the Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan, become restricted free agents.  In the coming weeks, teams will attempt to re-sign these young players to new contracts. The marginal rise...

Capitals Alumni Exhibition Jersey Auction
The Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation will host a jersey auction on Handbid featuring game-worn, autographed jerseys from its Alumni Exhibition game taking place during the 2016 Prospect Development Camp on June ...

2016 Islanders Mini-Camp Roster


2017 Stanley Cup Odds: Penguins Leading Way over Blackhawks, Capitals on Futures
No team has repeated as Stanley Cup champion in nearly two decades, but that has not stopped sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark from making the Pittsburgh Penguins the +800 favorites to win it again in 2017. The Penguins knocked out the

NHL Rumors: Analyzing Buzz on Kevin Shattenkirk Trade, Steven Stamkos and More
The 2016 NHL draft has come and gone, which allows teams to hone their focus back on this summer's free-agent market. For those general managers worried about finding any value in free agency, the trade market could prove more fertile ground to improve their teams. Below are some of the more recent rumors around three players who could be on the move in the offsea...

Jagr lectures, makes sandwich for Czech paparazzi
Jagr lectures, makes sandwich for paparazzi

Matt Cullen delays retirement as Penguins look to re-sign him
Matt Cullen won’t be ending his NHL career following a second Stanley Cup. He’ll be back for a19th season, as he confirmed to the Post-Gazette's Dave Molinari. The only question left is where will he play. The Pittsburgh Penguins would like him back, as Cullen, who turns 40 in November, told GM Jim Ru...

Pat Quinn among 2016 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees
As Ontario-born kids, Pat Quinn and Eric Lindros were thrilled to play for the Maple Leafs. And on Monday, the two legends received one of the ultimate honours any hockey figure can hope for: induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Quinn and Li...

Florida Panthers Hire Leo Luongo as Goaltending Coach for Springfield (AHL)
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers General Manager Tom Rowe announced today that the Panthers have hired Leo Luongo as the goaltending coach for the team’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds. The 31-year old Luongo ha...

Steven Stamkos and financial case for staying with Lightning
When it comes to Steven Stamkos and his free-agent motivations, you hear a lot of things. Like how much he desires to be closer to Ontario, or the weight he gives to winning a Stanley Cup or playing his natural position at center.  But in the end, Steven Stamkos is potentially the biggest free agent to ever hit the open market at 26 years old. He might only get one shot to cash in on this historic level. So the money matters. Of course it does. The money matters to the Tamp...

5,000 miles in two days? Worth it for Calvin Thürkauf
You’ll have to excuse the Blue Jackets’ seventh-round draft pick (No. 185 overall) Calvin Thürkauf if he seemed a little tired after his first day of Development Camp practice – he’s had a whirlwind of a travel weekend across both hemispheres and ...

 

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