Month: June 2017

2:00 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment NHL teams are taking advantage of their final chance to buy out players this offseason. Among the players placed on unconditional waivers for buyout purposes were New Jersey Devils forwards Michael Cammalleri and Devante Smith-Pelly, Florida Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen, Boston Bruins
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With only one day until free agency, the pieces are starting to fall into place. It’s coming down the wire and players are using teams as leverage, making their final visits and creating backup plans in the event their first choices are not an option come July 1. Marleau and Thornton Playing Hardball? (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA
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The Los Angeles Kings are on the hunt for a couple of key players this summer, and finding the right guys for the job won’t be an easy task. With the recent buyout of defenseman Matt Greene and the selection of Brayden McNabb in the NHL Expansion Draft, the Kings will be looking for Alec Martinez’s next defensive
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PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed forward Jordan Weal to a two-year deal. General manager Ron Hextall announced the deal Thursday night. Weal agreed to stay in Philadelphia, reaching a deal less than 48 hours before he would’ve become an unrestricted free agent. The 25-year-old drew significant interest around the league after breaking out
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While names like Andreychuk, Drake, Goyette, Kariya and Recchi got the headlines as this year’s inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame, they aren’t the only Team Canada alumni to be celebrated. Across the country, provincial sports and hockey halls of fame opened their doors to players, coaches and executives who helped shape the game,
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July 1 marks the beginning of free agency in the NHL. For fans around the league, it’s like Christmas but instead of getting toys, your team gets a fancy new hockey player (whose sweater you’ll probably want in December when it’s actually Christmas). It is a time for teams to stock up for the upcoming season, to
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After their dismal 48-point season and the fact that Matt Duchene seems likely to be traded during the offseason, it’s clear that the Colorado Avalanche are entering another rebuild. Therefore, the team should avoid making any big splashes when free agency opens up this Saturday, July 1. With holes at forward, defense, and now goaltending since
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QUEBEC, Que. – The top players in women’s hockey are set to go head-to-head in Quebec City when Canada’s National Women’s Team takes on the U.S. Women’s National Team in advance of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Canada’s 28-player Olympic centralization roster will open a cross-border exhibition series against its southern rivals in Quebec City
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After a 2016-17 season as disappointing and frustrating as the Dallas Stars and their fans endured, some changes were needed. General Manager Jim Nill and his staff have been hard at work for almost three months, and their efforts are bearing fruit. Though Nill still has work to do before he can take a break,
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Canada’s economy has seen its slowest pace of growth in 60 years, and that impact has trickled down to impact Canadian families. Some of the hardest hit by the economic slowdown are having to make difficult decisions about their children’s organized activities. All too often, those decisions result in kids who just can’t play. Thankfully,
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The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Mike Condon to a three-year contract extension worth an average of $2.4 million per season. Condon, 27, was acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2017 last fall. He backed up starter Craig Anderson, who periodically took time off to be with his
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The Minnesota Wild still need to fill some voids in their current roster. After sending Erik Haula and Alex Tuch to the Vegas Golden Knights, and with Martin Hanzal heading to free agency, the Wild are in need of a winger and fourth-line center. We are less than a week away from the start of
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Cale Makar continues to make World Junior A Challenge history. The only player to be named an all-star twice at the tournament, Makar went to the Colorado Avalanche with the fourth-overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, becoming the highest-drafted defenceman ever, the second-highest Canadian, and the third-highest alumnus overall. Makar, who helped Canada
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There was a lot to dislike about the Philadelphia Flyers’ 2016-17 roster. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Chris VandeVelde were overused throughout the year by coach Dave Hakstol and even-strength scoring just wasn’t where it needed to be. Brayden Schenn was expected to be one of the key pieces to the future but was dealt to the
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The Colorado Avalanche came into the 2017 NHL Draft on a mission to continue building a pipeline so the future looks better than the 48 point disaster that was the 2016-17 season. Continuing their recent trend of good drafts was a key to delivering more hope, but there were more boxes the Avalanche needed to
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The rumors are fast and furious. As such, we’ll be coming hot and heavy for the remaining days leading up to July 1. Teams are talking to pending unrestricted free agents and trades are being considered in order for clubs to make room when the market opens. Related: Rumor Rundown: Tavares, Yakupov, Thornton, More on
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The Washington Capitals kicked off development camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex Tuesday, showcasing their prospects and newer draft picks for the first time this offseason. With this year’s camp comes a wave of returning players and newcomers, and each of them come with something to prove. While big-name prospects like Madison Bowey and Christian Djoos are
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