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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 notebook: Flyers sign Couturier to six-year extension
Flyers sign Couturier to extension

Caps defenseman Orpik undergoes wrist surgery
Caps defenseman Orpik undergoes wrist surgery

Up to Dater: NHL Free Agents Continue to Sit by the Phone
Rick Curran is supposed to be on a beach right now, catching up on his reading or any of his various other hobbies. He is supposed to be enjoying his summer break, resting up before resuming his busy job as an NHL player agent, something he has done since 1978. But it has been, in Curran's words, an "unenjoyable" summer so far. Why? Because two of his clients, unrestrict...

Ottawa Senators' Mike Hoffman asking for $3.4M
Senators' Hoffman asking for $3.4M

STL Named Finalist for World Jr. Championships
ST. LOUIS - USA Hockey has chosen its finalists for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships, and St. Louis is among the cities still in contention. And why wouldn’t it be? Led by the St. Louis Blues, the city has emerged as a hub for youth,...

Sources: Flyers give Couturier 6-year extension
Sources: Flyers give Couturier 6-year extension

Sean Couturier, Flyers Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction
The Philadelphia Flyers have held on to a center capable of playing second-line hockey. According to NBC ProHockey Talk, Philadelphia re-signed Sean Couturier to a six-year, $26 million deal on Tuesday evening.  Couturier has put up consistent numbers his past two seasons, though they are not capable of lighting up any scoresheet. Last year, he r...

Erik Johnson: 2014-15 Season In Review
Erik Johnson had a first half to remember during the 2014-15 campaign. The All-Star was on pace to having a career year before arthroscopic knee surgery on Jan. 26 prevented him from playing the second half of the season. Prior to his injury, ...

Maple Leafs sign first-round pick Mitch Marner
Leafs sign first-round pick Marner

CUNNEYWORTH NAMED AMERKS HEAD COACH
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray announced today that Randy Cunneyworth has been named Head Coach of the Rochester Americans, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Sabres. “We are happy to have Randy Cunneyworth move into the ro...

Canucks re-sign Sven Baertschi
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have re-signed forward Sven Baertschi to a one-year, one-way contract. Baertschi, 22, appeared in two playoff games as well as three regular seaso...

Hall of Fame debate: Keith Tkachuk
Hall of Fame debate: Keith Tkachuk

Panthers Hockey Returns to Sports Radio 560 WQAM
SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers announced today that all 2015-16 Panthers regular season and playoff games will once again air on CBS RADIO’s Sports Radio 560 WQAM, the team’s flagship radio partner, with award-winning play-by-play broadcaste...

Marner Locked In
Today presents another day in the life of Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leaf. It was never a question of if he would sign. That rarely — if almost never — is the case with a top pick in an NHL draft. The Thornhill native already bought in. Ma...

Hockey School a "special" experience for campers, instructors & players
One of the Blue Jackets organization's primary community initiatives is to give kids the opportunity to pick up skates and sticks, get out on the ice and fall in love with the game. While there are many ways for kids to get involved with hocke...

Photo Blog: McElhinney, Clarkson Visit CBJ Hockey School


Pittsburgh a Finalist for Hosting 2018 IIHF World Juniors
USA Hockey today named Chicago, Illinois; Buffalo, New York; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; St. Louis, Missouri; and Tampa, Florida, as finalist cities in contention to host the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. The...

Backes Gives Back to Mavericks Hockey
ST. LOUIS - Blues captain David Backes is donating $100,000 to help Minnesota State build a new Strength and Conditioning Room in a newly-remodeled hockey wing at Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, MN. Backes made the announcement Monday at hi...

Vancouver Canucks acquire Brandon Sutter in trade with Penguins
Canucks acquire Brandon Sutter

Nick Bonino to Penguins: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction
After signing forward Eric Fehr, the Pittsburgh Penguins continued to reshape their roster Tuesday by trading forward Brandon Sutter and a conditional 2016 third-round pick to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for forw...

NHL Rumors: Top Trade Buzz Surrounding Jeff Skinner, Bryan Bickell and More
Player movement often reaches a standstill during the dog days of summer, but NHL general managers continue to work the phones in hopes of improving their teams ahead of the 2015-16 season. While most of the top free agents are off the market, quality players can still be had via trade due largely to the fact that organizations are looking to alleviate salary-cap stress....

Five U.S. Cities in Running to Host World Juniors
USA Hockey announced that five cities are finalists to host in the 2018 World Junior Championship -- Chicago; Buffalo, N.Y.; Pittsburgh; St. Louis; and Tampa, Fla. The World Juniors rotate its location among a handful of nations, from among the 10 that are in it each year. The 2018 tournament would take place from December 2017 to January 2018. Buffalo is the only city among the five to have hosted ...

Canucks acquire Sutter in trade with Penguins
Canucks acquire Sutter in trade with Penguins

Tampa named finalist city in bid to host 2018 IIHF World Juniors Championship
USA Hockey today named Chicago, Illinois; Buffalo, New York; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; St. Louis, Missouri; and Tampa, Florida, as finalist cities in contention to host the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. The...

Penguins Acquire Forward Nick Bonino, Defenseman Adam Clendening and a 2016 Second-Round Pick from the Vancouver Canucks for Brandon Sutter and a 2016 Third-Round Draft Pick
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a 2016 second-round pick from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Brandon Sutter and a 2016 third-round pick, it was announced today by executive vice pres...

Penguins Agree to Terms with Forward Eric Fehr to a Three-Year Contract
The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with forward Eric Fehr to a three-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal runs through the 2017-18 season and has an average an...

Canucks acquire Sutter & 3rd rounder from Pens
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have acquired Brandon Sutter and a 3rd round pick from Pittsburgh in exchange for Nick Bonino, Adam Clendening and a 2nd round pick in 2016. The 3rd r...

A meaningful journey
MONTREAL – Every summer, Alex Galchenyuk returns to his roots. Back in late June, the Canadiens’ No. 27 packed his bags to make the 5,500 mile trek from his summer home in Miami to the Belarusian capital of Minsk, the city his grandparents call home. Accompanied by his father, Alexander, his mother, Inna, and his sister, Anna, the annual three-week trip is something the Galchenyuks – on both sides of the pond – look forward to all year long. “They really miss us, and we miss them ...

Stars' Seguin skating without knee brace: report
Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin said his injured right knee is healing and he expects to open training camp without a brace. "I want to go free," Seguin told The Dallas Morning News on Monday. "I'm sure you can use a smaller brace or a lighte...

Maple Leafs sign Marner to entry-level contract
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the club has signed forward Mitch Marner to a three-year entry-level contract. Marner, 18, was selected by the Maple Leafs with the fourth overall pick in last month’s NHL Entry Draft after finishing...

Blue Jackets prospect Gabriel Carlsson part of Sweden's WJC camp in Lake Placid
The Blue Jackets have four of their prospects participating in USA Hockey's national junior team evaluation camp this weekend in Lake Placid -- but don't forget about steady Swedish defenseman Gabriel Carlsson. Carlsson, a first-round pick of t...

Foligno on Saad trade: "It's a big statement"
May 20 seems like forever ago, doesn't it? It has been a little over two months since the Blue Jackets formally introduced Nick Foligno as the sixth captain in franchise history. Foligno, 27, is coming off a career year of 31 goals and 73 point...

Ranking the Top 10 Sophomores to Watch in the 2015-16 NHL Season
Once a young player transitions from junior or minor hockey into the NHL, his next challenge is proving that he has what it takes to make an impact at his sport's top level over the long term. That's not always an easy task. Look at 2014 Calder Trophy winner Nathan MacKinnon, who slipped from 63 points and a plus-20 in his rookie season to 38 points and a minus-20 in his sophomore year. Last season, we saw a fascinating mix of rooki...

Leafs goalies, new coach already working
Leafs goalies, new coach already working

SABRES SIGN GUHLE TO ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed defenseman Brendan Guhle to a three-year, entry-level contract. Guhle (6’1”, 186 lbs., 7/29/1997), the Sabres’ second-round (51st overall) selection in the 2015 NHL Draft, has spent the las...

Tickets for Blackhawks 2015 preseason home games on sale Monday at 10 a.m.
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that single-game tickets for the team’s 2015 preseason home games at the United Center will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 3, at 10:00 a.m. Fans will be able to purchase tickets on chicagoblackhawks.com, by visit...

Retirement decision looms for Daniel Briere
Retirement decision looms for Daniel Briere

Player Review: Carl Hagelin
By Kyle Shohara | AnaheimDucks.com After spending his entire career in the Big Apple, Carl Hagelin will experience the comforts and laidback lifestyle Orange County has to offer. The speedy winger was acquired from the New York Rangers along ...

Blackhawks Marketing and Retail Departments win national awards
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that their Marketing and Retail Departments have been honored with national awards. The Marketing Department’s #WhatsYourGoal campaign was honored with the Golden Matrix Award for the Best Promotional Vide...

Arbitration no fun for Senators' Alex Chiasson
Arbitration no fun for Chiasson

First Tennessee Brent Peterson Golf Classic Set for Sept. 14 and 15
Nashville, Tenn. (July 27, 2015) – For the fifth consecutive year, the Nashville Predators Foundation and Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s will host the First Tennessee Brent Peterson Golf Classic presented by Franklin American Mortgage, and Pe...

Assessing Lou Lamoriello's Legacy with the Devils: How Bad Was His Final Decade?
Perhaps more than ever, the New Jersey Devils are headed for uncharted territory.  With Lou Lamoriello's decision to leave his position as team president of the Devils to become the general manager of the

Bruins National Television Schedule Announced
Boston, MA - The NHL and the Boston Bruins announced today, July 27, their 2015-16 United States national television schedule. Please note that NESN will broadcast all non-exclusive games locally. In total, 11 games will be broadcast exclusivel...

Arizona Coyotes May Seem at Peace with Glendale, but Marriage Could Be Over Soon
Ah, the Arizona Coyotes. Prosperity is always just around the corner for these guys, isn't it? There's always an exciting new, dedicated owner coming in, promising a sun-kissed future as far as the eye can see. There's always a new arena name—first, Glendale Arena, then Jobing.com Arena and now Gila River Arena. Prosperity once again promised late last week when the Coyotes and the city of Glendale

Blackhawks announce 2015-16 national television schedule
In conjunction with the National Hockey League, the Chicago Blackhawks today announced their 2015-16 regular-season national television schedule. Nationally, the Blackhawks will appear exclusively on NBC (including NBC and NBCSN) 12 times, the max...

Blues National TV Schedule Announced
ST. LOUIS - NBC Sports Network will televise 93 regular-season games in 2015-16, and 12 of those games will feature the St. Louis Blues. The Blues join the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota ...

NBC Sports Group, Capitals Announce 11-Game Schedule for 2015-16
ARLINGTON, Va. – NBC Sports Group and the Washington Capitals have announced the team’s 11-game schedule for the 2015-16 season. The network’s coverage will include eight games on NBCSN and three games on NBC to a national audience. CSN is schedul...

#10 | Love-Tap
Before the Kings’ meeting with the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 26th even began, they were bringing down the roof. If those pre-game antics foreshadowed any damage to be done on the ice that afternoon at STAPLES Center, well, it did so qui...

Lamoriello thanks Devils fans in newspaper ad
Lou Lamoriello wasn't about to begin his new venture as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs without thanking the fans of the New Jersey Devils. Lamoriello resigned as president of the Devils on Thursday to become the 16th general manager...

Penguins to Play in 12 Nationally Exclusive Games on NBC and NBC Sports Network in 2015-16
The Pittsburgh Penguins are one of seven NHL teams that will play the maximum of 12 nationally exclusive games on either NBC or NBC Sports Network during the 2015-16 season, beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 28 when the Penguins visit the division-riva...

Military Ties Motivate Bachman
Growing up in Fort Wayne, Ind. Florida Panthers 2015 Draft Pick Karch Bachman was one of the few in his hometown who decided to pick up a stick and start playing hockey. Traditionally an area where basketball and football reign supreme, Bachman in...

Avs Featured In 12 National TV Games In 2015-16
The Colorado Avalanche will be nationally televised in the U.S. 12 times this season, according to NBC Sports Group’s 2015-16 broadcast schedule, which was announced today. The most notable telecast will be exclusive coverage of the 2016 Coors ...

Preseason tickets to go on sale Monday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m.
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Individual game tickets to the Columbus Blue Jackets’ four home preseason games at Nationwide Arena will go on sale Monday, August 3 at 10 a.m., the club announced today. The home preseason schedule opens with a game against the ...

Depth from Duluth
There were many revelations garnered from the Maple Leafs' development camp in Collingwood, Ont., in early July. The club's quest to stock its cupboards with elite young talent has truly begun and a far cry from previous rookie camps in the pas...

NBC Sports announces 2015-16 national broadcast schedule
NBC Sports Group announced a 105-game national NHL broadcast schedule on Monday afternoon, marking the most games ever aired in one season by the group. Of those 105 games, 12 will air on NBC and 93 will air on NBC Sports Network. The Blue Jack...

Road to the NHL: Brendan Gallagher
MONTREAL – Brendan Gallagher has always played with heart, but he has a number of former coaches to thank for the other aspects of his game. Gallagher considers his father Ian — who was his head coach during his early years on the ice, and later his strength and conditioning coach with the Vancouver Giants — to be one of his major influences growing up. But the gutsy forward’s list of role models extends beyond family ties. "One night, when John Glen was my head coach, we were playi...

Predators sign C. Wilson to 4-year, $15.75M deal
Predators sign C. Wilson to 4-year, $15.75M deal

Sabres shuffle: Brandon replaces Black as prez
Sabres shuffle: Brandon replaces Black as prez

Kings to play 10 Nationally Televised regular season games in '15-'16
The NBC Sports Group announced their National TV schedule for the upcoming 2015-’16 season on Monday morning. 105 regular season games are slated to be broadcast on the Network – the most they’ve ever scheduled. Of those games, 93 will be broadcas...

Sharks Appear on NBCSN Eleven Times in 2015-16
STAMFORD, Conn. -- The San Jose Sharks are scheduled to appear on NBC Sports Network a total of 11 times throughout the 2015-16 season, beginning with an Opening Night doubleheader as the late matchup against the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 7 at 7:3...

Canucks Prospects Visit BC Children’s Hospital


Avalanche Signs Joey Hishon
The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward Joey Hishon to a one-year contract for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Hishon, who was a restricted free agent, appeared in 13 games for the Avalanche this past se...

Predators sign Wilson to four-year deal
Predators sign Wilson to four-year deal

Islanders on NBCSN


Ted Black Parts Ways with Buffalo Sabres: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction
The Buffalo Sabres and president Ted Black "mutually agreed to part ways," according to a press release from the team Monday, per Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550.  Russ Brandon, currently the president of the Buffalo Bills, will also take over as president of the Sabres, pullin...

Lightning to be on NBCSN eight times during 2015-16 regular season
The Tampa Bay Lightning will appear on NBC Sports Network eight times during the 2015-16 NHL season, NBC Sports announced on Monday afternoon. The Bolts will be featured on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. on February 3 when they face the Det...

PEGULAS NAME RUSS BRANDON PRESIDENT OF BUFFALO SABRES
The Buffalo Sabres today announced Russ Brandon will become President and Alternate Governor of the Buffalo Sabres effective immediately while continuing as Managing Partner/President of the Buffalo Bills. Brandon will oversee all aspects of the b...

Mayers joins Blackhawks front office as Community Liaison
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that 2013 Stanley Cup champion and former Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers joins the Blackhawks front office as Community Liaison. “We are proud to welcome Jamal back to the organization in this role. We en...

Stepan, Rangers agree on long-term deal
Stepan, Rangers agree on long-term deal

Devils sign defenseman Larsson to six-year contract
Defenseman Adam Larsson, a restricted free agent, re-signed with the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, avoiding arbitration with a six-year, $25 million contract (an average annual value of $4,166,667). Larsson was scheduled for arbitration on Jul...

Predators Sign Colin Wilson to a Four-Year Contract
Nashville, Tenn. (July 27, 2015) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has signed restricted free agent Colin Wilson to a four-year, $15.75 million contract. Wilson will be ...

Rangers re-sign Stepan to multiyear contract
Rangers re-sign Stepan to multiyear contract

Derek Stepan, New York Rangers Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction
Just hours before the two sides were set for arbitration, the New York Rangers announced a new multiyear deal with ascending center Derek Stepan. Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reported the deal ...

Geico Top 15 Greatest Islanders: 9-7
We asked you to vote on your choice for the greatest player in Islanders history. The votes are in and now NewYorkIslanders.com is counting down the top 15 players in team history. 9 - ZIGMUND PALFFY Ziggy Palffy was a force in his six seaso...

#CBJ Best of the Web: July 27
The NHL Draft and Blue Jackets development camp are now in the past. Group hug. We'll make it. Training camp is less than two months away. After departures and new additions, there has been a lot of buzz about what's in store for the Blue Ja...

Charity event gives fans chance to skate with (or against) Jack Johnson
Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson grew up in Ann Arbor, playing for the United States National Team Development Program and then becoming a superstar at the University of Michigan. His good friend Justin Spiro, whom Johnson has known for mo...

By The Numbers: Niklas Kronwall
By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2014-15 season. Each week during the off-season, By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on top-p...

Breaking Down Steven Stamkos' Value as a Trade Chip
In January, Steven Stamkos said that he planned to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Lighting as soon as possible, according to a report filed by Pierre LeBrun and Scott Burnside of ESPN. The team captain hoped that a deal could be hammered out during the summer...

Predicting Every NHL Team's Top Scorer in the 2015-16 Season
Picking every NHL team's leading scorer seems like a relatively easy task. Rookies rarely come out on top, and aside from the Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks and Washington Capitals, few teams have multiple players with star power who could lead not only their team in the points race but the entire league. But factor in potential injuries, upward or downward trends, contract situations and per...

Flames ink Paul Byron to one-year deal
Flames ink Byron to one-year deal

Senators' Chiasson awarded contract of $1.2 million
Chiasson awarded contract of $1.2 million

Stars' Eaves wins Smashfest charity table tennis title
TORONTO -- When he was 7 years old, Dallas Stars forward Patrick Eaves broke his back playing in the yard. Around that time, his father, former NHL forward Mike Eaves, bought a table tennis machine for the basement. It helped with Patrick's rec...

Sens' Chiasson awarded 1-year, $1.2M deal
Sens' Chiasson awarded 1-year, $1.2M deal

DeSmith Signs Pro Contract After NCAA Declines Waiver
Former New Hampshire goaltender Casey DeSmith signed with the Wheeling Nailers last week, the ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, after the NCAA denied him a transfer waiver to play his senior season of college hockey. The pro contract was a final chapter in a tumultuous year for DeSmith, who was arrested following an incident last August, dismissed from the UNH hockey team, but later had all ...

News Release: National Hockey League arbitrator awards Alex Chiasson a one-year contract at $1.2 million
OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the National Hockey League’s arbitrator has awarded forward Alex Chiasson a one-year contract with a value of $1.2 million. Chiasson, 24, scored 11 goals and added 15 assists for 26 ...

 

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