• Red Wings expected to sign Danny DeKeyser before Thursday arbitration hearing

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland is still speaking with representatives for restricted free agents Petr Mrazek and Danny DeKeyser in an effort to work out long-term contracts while avoiding arbitration hearings this week. Mrazek's hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning while..." July 25

  • Flyers, Brayden Schenn agree to terms on a four-year contract

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with forward Brayden Schenn, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Schenn is coming off a career year in 2015-16, his fifth season with the Flyers, where he recorded new career-highs in nearly..." July 25

  • Maple Leafs sign Corrado to 1-year deal, avoid arbitration

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs avoided arbitration for a second time Monday by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with defenseman Frank Corrado." July 25

  • McDavid: Being named captain 'would be one of the greatest honors'

    Toronto Sun "Connor McDavid would embrace the opportunity to serve as captain of the Edmonton Oilers. "Obviously. If I was ever the captain at any point I think it would be one of the greatest honours and one of the accomplishments that I would definitely take the most seriously," the 19-year-old former..." July 25

  • Leafs sign Holland to one-year, $1.3M deal

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs and Peter Holland have avoided salary arbitration with the centre signing a one-year, $1.3 million deal with the team Monday. Holland went unclaimed on waivers over the weekend." July 25

  • Twitter to livestream weekly NHL games

    Variety "Twitter, hell-bent on landing sports rights over the several months, has entered into a pact with MLB Advanced Media to stream live weekly games from Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. With the deal, Twitter now has teamed up with the U.S.’s four biggest pro-sports leagues..." July 25

  • Scrivens heading to Dynamo Minsk of KHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ben Scrivens is off to Belarus. The 29-year-old goalie has reportedly signed with Dinamo Minsk of the KHL. Scrivens made 14 starts for the Montreal Canadiens in 2015-16, failing to really take advantage of his opportunity with the Habs and finishing 5-8-0 with a .906 save percentage." July 25

  • Leafs close to signing G Enroth

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs' search for a backup goaltender to the newly acquired Frederik Andersen could be at its end. Swedish outlet Expressen's Johan Svensson reports the team is nearing a deal with Jhonas Enroth. The 28-year-old Swede spent last season with the Los Angeles Kings, backing up..." July 25

  • St. Louis Blues are in good shape despite key departures

    Boston Globe "Doug Armstrong did not consider saying goodbye to David Backes and Troy Brouwer and trading Brian Elliott an enjoyable exercise. Backes was St. Louis’s captain. Brouwer, acquired the year before from Washington for T.J. Oshie, punched in 18 goals while dressing in 82 regular-season games...." July 25

  • Versteeg joins Swiss side Bern on 1-year deal

    The Score "Kris Versteeg is indeed heading to Switzerland. SC Bern of the Swiss National League A confirmed the signing of the two-time Stanley Cup champ and habitual rental commodity with a press release Monday." July 25

  • Coyotes have work to do, with RFAs Murphy, Stone still unsigned

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes added a defenseman with a right shot to their roster, signing Luke Schenn on Saturday. And there could be more moves to the back end on the way for Arizona. They still have work left with respect to two restricted free agents. Defensemen Connor Murphy, 23, and Michael Stone,..." July 24

  • Coyotes' Schenn happy to play in pressure-free market

    NHL.com "Luke Schenn played his first NHL game nearly a month before his 19th birthday. Now, at age 26 and with 566 games on his resume, he’s hoping playing for the Coyotes will help him evolve as a defenseman. “It’s been a big learning curve,” Schenn said Saturday, just a few hours after he signed a..." July 24

  • Get to know Nolan Patrick, early favorite to go first in 2017 NHL Draft

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s Central Scouting staff put out a full list of 2017 NHL Draft “futures” on Saturday, supporting the notion that it’s never too early to hype up the next wave of prospects. At the moment, the top pick speculation revolves around Nolan Patrick of the Brandon Wheat Kings, including in..." July 23

  • Graham James granted extended day parole

    Global News "Day parole has been extended for notorious sex offender and former hockey coach Graham James as he continues to seek full parole. In a written decision obtained by Global News Friday, the Parole Board of Canada has consented to continue with his day parole for another two months in Quebec,..." July 23

  • Brayden Schenn asks for $5.5 million, Flyers offer just over $4.3M AAV on 2-year deal

    Broad Street Hockey "With the Flyers and restricted free agent forward Brayden Schenn still not having reached an agreement on a new contract, and with Schenn’s arbitration hearing set to begin on Monday morning at 9:00 a.m., formal preparations for the hearing are now underway. Both Schenn and the Flyers have..." July 23

  • Coyotes’ defensive makeover continues with Luke Schenn signing

    The Hockey Writers "As reported by Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet, the Arizona Coyotes have signed Luke Schenn to a two-year contract. The cap hit of the deal will come in at $1.25 million per Elliotte Friedman, also of Sportsnet. The Arizona Coyotes announced the deal through the team’s website but did not disclose the..." July 23

  • Holland cleared waivers

    Toronto Sun "Centre Peter Holland cleared waivers Saturday, leading to an interesting countdown to his previously scheduled salary arbitration hearing Monday with the Maple Leafs in Toronto. While no other team put in an offer for the 25-year-old, it would have had something to do with the uncertainty of..." July 23

  • Las Vegas NHL team asked permission to speak with Capitals assistant GM

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been 10 days since George McPhee was officially announced as general manager of the expansion Las Vegas franchise. Based on a report Friday, it appears he’s looking to possibly add a familiar face from the Washington Capitals to his staff. Building a front office beyond his position is..." July 23

  • Vegas team advisor: NHL not opposed to 'Silver Knights' name

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Bill Foley has seen or heard all the suggestions. He has received what amounts to ransom notes. But he’s not any closer to finding a name or color scheme for his Las Vegas NHL expansion franchise than he was a week ago. He does, however, have a logo, albeit a temporary one. The NHL has..." July 23

  • Price’s previous injury ‘no longer a concern,’ says Habs goalie coach

    The Hockey News "It’s been almost exactly eight months since Carey Price last stepped on the ice for an NHL game, but the Montreal Canadiens will absolutely be ready for action come the World Cup of Hockey, according to Habs goalie coach Stephane Waite. Waite told RDS.ca that he has spent three days practicing..." July 23

  • Wild sign Jordan Schroeder to one-year, two-way deal

    Sportsnet "The Minnesota Wild have avoided arbitration with Jordan Schroeder, signing the forward to a one-year, two-way contract worth as much as $650,000." July 23

  • Dominic Moore: Kreider 'most explosive skater' in NHL history

    NHL.com "Chris Kreider agreed to terms on a contract with the New York Rangers just before the start of an arbitration hearing Friday. Now he can get back to focusing on his continued development into one of the top power forwards in the NHL. "Chris is very physically gifted," former teammate Derick..." July 23

  • Monahan willing to take less money to help Flames compete

    Yardbarker "Sean Monahan is one of the premier young talents in the NHL. The 21-year-old has scored 21-plus goals in his first three seasons, scoring 27 goals and 63 points in 2015-16. Monahan has more than proven he’s a core piece for the Flames and currently he’s a restricted free agent. The Flames forward..." July 23

  • Islanders bring back forward Eric Boulton on 1-year deal

    Lighthouse Hockey "An annual rite around here is to guess (and then share) when another one-year deal for Eric Boulton will be announced and exactly what role with the New York Islanders it will entail. If you had "July 22, as a Bridgeport and general locker room sage," you may collect your eternal winnings at..." July 23

  • Ducks sign forward Stefan Noesen to 1-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed forward Stefan Noesen to a one-year contract. Noesen will earn $600,000 at the National Hockey League level, according to generalfanager.com. Noesen has skated in two games with the Ducks over the past two seasons. The 23-year-old totalled 10 goals and 32..." July 23

  • Islanders eye Belmont Park as site for possible new arena, sources say

    Newsday "The New York Islanders are in discussions with state officials about building a new hockey arena at Belmont Park in Elmont, a move that would bring the team back to Nassau after they left to play in Brooklyn last year, according to sources familiar with the negotiations. The sources confirmed..." July 23

  • Predators see fit with P.K. Subban's personality

    Tennessean "In a sport that tends to discourage individuality, P.K. Subban is hockey's outspoken star. That is what has made him one of the NHL's most visible players. It's also what may have compelled the Canadiens to trade the defenseman to the Predators on June 29. Subban's immense popularity and..." July 23

  • The praise for Jamie Benn's new contract is well-deserved

    SB Nation "Dallas pundits are lauding Jamie Benn's new deal as one of the best in DFW sports. It's hard to argue against that, but it's only excellent in context. If John Klingberg hadn't been locked up for pennies (seriously, seven years for $4.25 million per year is a steal) then the Stars might've had to..." July 22

  • Rangers sign RFA Kevin Hayes to two-year contract

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers avoided arbitration with RFA Kevin Hayes Friday, signing him to a two-year contract. The deal carries a $2.6 million AAV, according to New York Post writer Larry Brooks." July 22

  • Sabres issue statement, league monitoring Kane situation

    Buffalo News "The Sabres have issued a terse, two-sentence statement on Evander Kane's arrest today. It says simply: "We are aware of the charges against Evander Kane stemming from an incident last month. Our organization will have no further comment at this time.” General Manager Tim Murray and coach Dan..." July 22

  • Kris Versteeg expected to sign with Swiss League

    The Score "Kris Versteeg appears to be taking his talents across the Atlantic. The 30-year-old is expected to sign with SC Bern of the Swiss National League this weekend, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. " July 22

  • Maple Leafs place Holland on waivers

    Today's Slapshot "The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed restricted free agent Peter Holland on waivers, according to various sourced around the league. The news was originally reported by Tim Wharnsby of the CBC." July 22

  • Eberle: Hall wanted to be ‘one of the guys to turn it around’

    Sportsnet "Jordan Eberle said aloud what many thought: that Taylor Hall was likely hurt by his trade to New Jersey. The Edmonton Oilers winger was on Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s The Andrew Walker Show Thursday to talk about the trade that rocked the city, what to expect of the team’s next captain, and his..." July 22

  • Bobby Farnham Signs With Montreal Canadiens

    HockeyBuzz "The New Jersey Devils are working towards icing a faster, more skilled lineup this fall. As a result the team elected not to bring back forward Bobby Farnham, who skated a regular shift on the 4th line for much of last season after being claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh. Today Farnham..." July 22

  • Rangers re-sign RFA Chris Kreider, avoid arbitration

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers have re-signed RFA Chris Kreider, the team announced Friday morning. The deal is worth a reported $18.5 million over four years, and carries a $4.625-million cap hit. " July 22

  • Jets' Scheifele would take Weber over Subban

    The Score "Not everyone feels the Nashville Predators won the Subban-Weber trade. Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele joined Sportsnet 590 on Wednesday where he admitted if he was playing the role of general manager he would take Shea Weber over P.K. Subban. "Personally, I would take Shea Weber on my..." July 22

  • Former Islander Matt Donovan signs with Frolunda

    Pro Hockey Talk "Former Islanders defenseman Matt Donovan is leaving the NHL. He signed a one-year contract with the Frolunda Indians of the Swedish League. Donovan was drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Islanders. He played 67 games with New York between 2011-12 and 2014-15, but was..." July 22

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Flyers' Giroux returns to ice ahead of schedule after surgery

    The Score "Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux is ahead of schedule on his road to recovery. The 28-year-old pivot underwent surgery to repair right hip and bilateral lower abdominal muscle tears May 17, returning to the ice Wednesday, one week ahead of the initial 10-12 week recovery timeline." July 21

  • Edmonton Parts Ways With Analytics Guru Tyler Dellow

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Mark Spector of Sportsnet has confirmed the Edmonton Oilers will not renew the contract of statistical consultant Tyler Dellow. He becomes the second such consultant removed from his position in the last week, joining Matt Pfeffer, who was dismissed by Montreal. Ironically, both Edmonton and..." July 21

  • Maple Leafs sign Auston Matthews to entry level deal

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs signed first overall pick Auston Matthews to a three-year, entry level contract Thursday. Matthews’ contract includes the maximum amount of bonuses and salary, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston." July 21

  • NHL’s Islanders Are Considering a Move to Queens With Mets Help

    Bloomberg "The New York Islanders are in talks with the owners of baseball’s New York Mets about building a hockey arena adjacent to Citi Field in Queens, people with knowledge of the discussions said. Willets Point is emerging as a persuasive alternative to the team’s current home at Brooklyn’s Barclays..." July 21

  • Leafs’ Lamoriello balks at bonus demands of Auston Matthews

    Toronto Star "Toronto Maple Leafs top draft pick Auston Matthews remained without a contract on Wednesday, the sticking point apparently over performance bonuses that GM Lou Lamoriello has historically avoided in his time as an NHL executive. There is no reason to panic yet, with hockey still two months..." July 21

  • The long-term-deal gulf facing Rangers, Kreider before hearing

    New York Post "The last time Chris Kreider filed for arbitration, two years ago, the winger and the Rangers reached an agreement on a two-year deal worth $2.475 million per within an hour or so of the scheduled hearing. In other words, there is still time for the parties to settle on their own this time, too,..." July 21

  • Will Oilers Become NHL's Version of Warriors

    CSN New England "Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while marveling at the people calling Ted Cruz classless for his actions at the RNC. I am far from a Cruz fan and think in some ways he’s even worse than Donald Trump, but Trump insulted the guy’s wife during the..." July 21

  • So is Shea Weber actually an ‘average’ NHL defenseman?

    The Hockey News "Some things in life are not terribly fair. And in the case of the P.K. Subban trade, much of the trade has become a referendum on the merits of Shea Weber. Last I checked, Weber didn’t ask to be traded to one of the most hockey-mad cities on the planet for a player who was universally loved by its..." July 21

  • George McPhee has work cut out for him in Las Vegas

    NHL.com "George McPhee is on the clock. The general manager of the new Las Vegas franchise is starting an NHL team from scratch and needs to have it ready for the 2017-18 season. It certainly is not an easy job, but it has been done before. In the past 26 years, nine men have had the..." July 21

  • Brad Richards Retires After 15 Seasons

    NHL.com "Brad Richards is announcing his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL), following a decorated career that spanned 15 seasons. Richards played a total of 1,126 career NHL games with five different teams: Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks and..." July 20

  • McDavid fully on board with Oilers' addition of Lucic

    The Score "Milan Lucic made it clear the Connor McDavid factor weighed in on his decision to sign with the Edmonton Oilers on July 1, and as it turns out, the 19-year-old is happy to welcome him into the lineup. McDavid believes Lucic's impact on the roster will be immediate. "It means so much,"..." July 20

  • Brendan Gallagher likes revamped Canadiens

    NHL.com "Spark-plug forward Brendan Gallagher spoke to NHL.com about a variety of topics regarding him and his Montreal Canadiens, a team that has undergone dramatic changes the past few weeks: You train during the summer in Vancouver with Milan Lucic, who as an unrestricted free agent on July 1 chose..." July 20