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South Korea’s Hockey Team In A Tough Group In The Olympics
from the Korea Times,
When it makes its Winter Olympic debut in men’s hockey in 2018 on home ice, South Korea will have to take on powerhouses Canada and the Czech Republic in the group stage.
Most hockey observers won’t give ...
Mike RIchards still being investigated by RCMP regarding drug charges
From TSN's Frank Seravali:
One month after the Los Angeles Kings terminated the contract of forward Mike Richards, no charges have been laid and the NHL Players’ Association has yet to make a decision on whether to file a grievance on t...
The 2022 Winter Olympics Will Be Held In Beijing, China
The International Olympic Committee has awarded the 2022 Olympic Winter Games to Beijing, China, and the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games to Lausanne, Switzerland.
Both event hosts were decided during the 128th IOC Session h...
Deposition Day For Gary Bettman
from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will be in the hot seat today.
Bettman will be surrounded by lawyers acting for players suing the league over concussions suffered while playing, who will be asking him ...
The Vancouver Canucks Took Advantage Of The Cap Issues In Pittsburgh
from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province,
When the Vancouver Canucks were able to augment their centre position through the Brandon Sutter trade this week, they hit upon one of the proven formulas of improving a team in the NHL.
The Arizona Coyotes Are “Kicking Tires” Of Potential Roster Players
from Sarah McLellan of azcentral,
The Coyotes still have a few items left on their wist list -- namely a puck-moving defenseman -- but General Manager Don Maloney doubts any more changes will hit the roster before it is set to debut at traini...
A Two-Year Deal For Alex Galchenyuk In Montreal
MONTRÉAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Thursday that the team has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Alex Galchenyuk (2015-16 to 2016-17).
Galchenyuk, 21, played 80 games with the C...
Quebecor Looking For Investors
from the CP at TSN,
Quebecor Inc. says it's recruiting partners for its bid to bring the Nordiques back to Quebec City.
The media and telecom company said Thursday it has opened talks with some sponsors and signed contracts but has yet to...
A long-Term Extension For Jakub Voracek In Philadelphia
Breaking: The #Flyers have agreed to terms with RW Jake Voracek on a multi-year contract extension → http://t.co/z4FABBtNGP
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 30, 2015
Jake Voracek: 8-years, $66 milli...
All About Lou Lamoriello
from Ken Daneyko at The Players' Tribune,
I’ve never told anyone this story until now, but during the second game of Lou’s tenure, we were playing in Toronto, and they were really giving it to us. One of Lou’s biggest frustr...
Trade Shea Weber
from Josh Cooper of Yahoo,
We give five reasons why Nashville should trade Weber, at least at some point within the next year.
1. The offers will be ridiculously in Nashville’s favor
His $7.857 million salary cap hit, while less...
All Jakub Voracek
Q: A lot of the Flyers roster is in tact from last year, but can you talk about the additions of your countrymen Michal Neuvirth and Radko Gudas…
“I know Michal very well. I played ...
Habs GM Bergevin holds high hopes for Alex Semin
Via Pro Hockey Talk's Mike Halford, Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin issued a list of high hopes for Alexander Semin to the Montreal Gazette's Stu Cowan:
When asked what led him to sign the enigmatic Semin, who was bought out by the Caroli...
Blue Jackets, Ehrhoff engage in ‘slow dance’ courtship
Via the Hockey News's Jared Clinton, this is a little bit strange:
A few have asked each day ... latest check-in with agent for D Christian Ehrhoff suggests nothing new regarding talks w #CBJ.
— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) July ...
Are The Ottawa Senators Playoff Bound Again?
from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,
So are the Senators, as is, good enough to go back to the post-season tournament next April?
Perhaps, as long as they don't screw around by winning only 17 of 41 games in the first half of the season ag...
Evening Line- Jeremy Jacobs On Peter Chiarelli
“We just found ourselves in a place we don’t want to be. It’s going to be a workout time. We had a change when we brought Cam in and Charlie, and they wanted a change. They thought we needed a change. They thought it was the righ...
Hockey Is Helping The Autistic Son Of Russ Levine, NHL VP Of Digital Production
from Devon Heinen of Vice Sports,
Russell Levine fought back tears. So did his wife, Susan. It was a snowy, bitterly cold January night at Citizens Bank Park, in Philadelphia. Russ, a National Hockey League executive, was there for the league...
Former NHL Player Sergei Berezin Arrested For Medicaid Fraud
via John Dzenitis of WPBF,
Four Russian immigrants, including a former NHL hockey player, have been arrested for suspected Medicaid fraud after an undercover operation.
Florida’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit said Sergei Berezin and h...
The 2016 NHL Winter Classic - Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins
NEW YORK (July 29, 2015) – Representatives from the National Hockey League, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, New England Patriots, National Hockey League Players’ Association and Bridgestone gathered today at Gillette Stadium to deta...
Are The Toronto Maple Leafs Low-Balling Jonathan Bernier?
from Frank Seravalli of TSN,
The Toronto Maple Leafs asked an impartial arbitrator to award goaltender Jonathan Bernier the minimum amount possible in a brief filed to both sides on Wednesday, calling for an award of $2.89 million on a one-ye...
New Jersey Devils Place Dainius Zubrus On Unconditional Waivers
#Devils announce Dainius Zubrus on unconditional waivers for purpose of terminating his contract. He was due $3.1M in final yr of deal.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 29, 2015
One Last Chance?
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
Here's a look at some players whose careers may be hanging in the balance.
A member of two Stanley Cup-winning teams with the Los Angeles Kings, Stoll saw his production decline from 27 points...
The Elite Goal Scorers
from Jonathan Quick at The Players' Tribune,
There are certain complexities to the game at the NHL level that can only be explained if you’ve seen them firsthand on the ice. That’s why I wanted to write this piece explaining what ...
Playoffs In Doubt?
from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,
While a seven-team switcheroo is a stretch for 2016, we'll bet about four playoff teams from this past-season don't qualify next spring. Here are the eight 2015 playoff clubs most in danger of losing their status.....
Jay Bouwmeester Plans A Bounce Back Season
from Jeremy P. Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
Without the aid of seeing him until training camp in September, Blues fans must hope that Bouwmeester, 31, who has played 900-plus games in the NHL, is providing an accurate assessment...
For The Sake Of Lindy Ruff, The Dallas Stars Need A Good Start
Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News answered some questions...
If the Stars get off to that really bad start again this season do you think Ruff gets fired during the season?
Heika: He will be on a very hot seat if they get off to ...
Why Hasn’t A Team Signed Cody Franson?
from David Staples of the Edmonton Journal,
It’s now four weeks in to free agency. Franson’s still not signed. How can it be?
Corsi analyst: Franson set to “become one of wealthiest players.”
This will be ...