• Mike Comrie Rape Case Rejected Over Holes In Sodomy Claim

    TMZ "Ex-NHL star Mike Comrie will NOT be charged with rape -- after prosecutors say there was reasonable doubt as to whether his accuser consented to anal sex during a sexual encounter in February. TMZ Sports broke the story ... Comrie was investigated over a Feb. 11th incident at his L.A. home in..." June 24

  • Treliving: Flames paid price in Hamonic deal, but ‘you can never have enough top d-men’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Two years ago, Brad Treliving acquired Dougie Hamilton at the draft. On Saturday, he picked up Travis Hamonic from the New York Islanders. Those are two moves that have significantly helped the Flames build a formidable top-four defense in the Western Conference, and it’s already been suggested..." June 24

  • Markov seeking 2-year deal from Canadiens

    Sportsnet "It’s unclear exactly how much longer Andrei Markov’s NHL career will last, but the 38-year-old is aiming to play into his forties. According to Renaud Lavoie‏ of TVA Sports, the Russian blue-liner is seeking a multi-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens opposed to a one-year deal. Markov is..." June 24

  • Tippett: 'A lot of things built up' en route to Coyotes exit

    Arizona Republic "Coach Dave Tippett arrived in Chicago on Wednesday for the weekend’s draft festivities, but he didn’t stick around for the action. Tippett was Minnesota-bound to his offseason home Friday after he and the Coyotes decided to part ways Thursday evening, ending his eight-season stint behind the..." June 24

  • Snow open to trading picks, prospects to improve roster now

    Pro Hockey Talk "Garth Snow may not be done dealing. After trading defenseman Travis Hamonic to Calgary, the New York Islanders’ general manager said the return from the Flames could be used as “currency” to bolster the roster. The Isles received a first-round pick in 2018 and a second-round pick in 2018,..." June 24

  • Flames acquire defenceman Travis Hamonic from Islanders

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have acquired defenceman Travis Hamonic from the New York Islanders, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Hamonic, 26, is earning $3.857 million against the salary cap for the next three seasons before becoming UFA eligible. In November of 2015, Hamonic requested to be..." June 24

  • Lindy Ruff to join Rangers as assistant coach

    TSN "Lindy Ruff is heading back behind the bench. Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports that Ruff is expected to join the New York Rangers as an assistant coach in charge of defence. Ruff would replace Jeff Beukeboom, who's expected to join the team's front office in a scouting capacity." June 24

  • Why the NHL Draft trade activity fizzled during Round 1

    Sportsnet "When it came time to walk into the United Center on Friday night, the Vegas Golden Knights still had 12 NHL defencemen on their roster. They also owned three of the first 15 draft picks. So the collective focus quickly shifted away from the wheeling and dealing that needs to take place and..." June 24

  • Kings sign Andreoff to two-year extension

    Pro Hockey Talk "The L.A. Kings have brought back pending restricted free agent forward Andy Andreoff. The Kings announced Saturday that they have re-signed Andreoff to a two-year deal worth an annual average value of $677,500. He appeared in only 36 games last season, spending time on injured reserve,..." June 24

  • Mike Comrie Rape Case Rejected Over Holes In Sodomy Claim

    TMZ "Ex-NHL star Mike Comrie will NOT be charged with rape -- after prosecutors say there was reasonable doubt as to whether his accuser consented to anal sex during a sexual encounter in February. TMZ Sports broke the story ... Comrie was investigated over a Feb. 11th incident at his L.A. home in..." June 24

  • Artemi Panarin 'dynamic' addition to Blue Jackets

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets entered the offseason seeking a dangerous scoring forward. They found their guy in Artemi Panarin, but he didn't come cheap. The Blue Jackets acquired Panarin on Friday with forward Tyler Motte and a sixth-round pick (No. 170) in the 2017 NHL Draft presented by adidas..." June 24

  • After major changes, Bowman thinks Blackhawks are in ‘good spot’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Stan Bowman received a lot of kudos for getting the old Blackhawks defense together for another kick at the can. But the way it played out, bringing back two aging veterans in Brian Campbell and Johnny Oduya was a mistake by the general manager. The magic just couldn’t be recreated, and Chicago..." June 24

  • Brayden Schenn traded to Blues by Flyers for Jori Lehtera, picks

    NHL.com "Center Brayden Schenn was traded to the St. Louis Blues by the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday for forward Jori Lehtera, the No. 27 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft and a conditional pick in the 2018 draft. With the No. 27 pick, the Flyers selected center Morgan Frost. Philadelphia earlier selected..." June 24

  • Jets sign Chiarot to two-year, $2.8M deal

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets have signed defencemen Ben Chiarot to a two-year, $2.8 million deal, the team announced Saturday. In 59 games last year, Chiarot scored two goals and added 10 assists." June 24

  • Penguins acquire forward Ryan Reaves from Blues

    Sportsnet "The St. Louis Blues have traded forward Ryan Reaves, and a second-round pick to the Pittsburgh Penguins for pick No. 31 and forward Oskar Sundqvist. The Blues then used pick No. 31 to draft forward Klim Kostin. Reaves, 30, is known more for his grit than his scoring. " June 24

  • Ducks sign Eaves to 3-year contract

    TSN "The Anaheim Ducks have agreed with forward Patrick Eaves on a three-year, $9.45 million deal, the team announced the agreement on Friday. The 33-year-old had a career year in 2016-17 with career-highs in goals with 32 and points with 51 split between the Dallas Stars and Ducks in 79..." June 24

  • Patrick thinks he can make immediate NHL jump with Flyers

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New Jersey Devils opted for Nico Hischier over Nolan Patrick, but time will be the ultimate judge in that debate. The Philadelphia Flyers also might see their guy make a more immediate jump to the NHL. Patrick made it clear: he wants to go straight from the 2017 NHL Draft to training camp..." June 24

  • Nico Hischier selected by Devils with top pick of 2017 Draft

    NHL.com "Nico Hischier was selected No. 1 by the New Jersey Devils in the 2017 NHL Draft presented by adidas at United Center on Friday. Hischier, who completed his first season in North America with Halifax of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, is the highest drafted Switzerland-born player in NHL..." June 23

  • Capitals re-sign T.J. Oshie to eight-year, $46-million contract

    Sportsnet "The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward T.J. Oshie to an eight-year, $46-million contract, the team announced Friday. The deal carries an average-annual salary cap hit of $5.75 million. “T.J. is an invaluable member of our team and we felt it was imperative for us to re-sign him in a..." June 23

  • Report: Bruins among several teams interested in Wild's Scandella

    CSN New England "The Bruins missed out on the first flurry of defensemen traded on Friday morning, but they may be in on the second wave of quality D-men expected to be made available around the NHL Draft. The Bruins are one of several teams actively in discussions with the Minnesota Wild about defenseman Marco..." June 23

  • Vegas Golden Knights Trying To Move Into Top-3

    Pro Hockey Rumors "If you’ve read or taken part in any of the live chats, you’ll know that I’ve firmly believed for a while that the Vegas Golden Knights would find a way to get into the top couple of picks to get their hands on Nolan Patrick. Darren Dreger of TSN lends credence to that idea, with a recent report..." June 23

  • Contract stability and cost certainty key to Blackhawks’ overhaul

    Pro Hockey Talk "Stan Bowman promised change this offseason and he delivered a lot of it on Friday when he completed two blockbuster trades to significantly alter the makeup of his core. After sending Niklas Hjalmarsson to the Arizona Coyotes for defensemen Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin, the Blackhawks..." June 23

  • Blackhawks reacquire Saad from Blue Jackets for Panarin

    NBC Chicago "The Chicago Blackhawks have reportedly made another massive trade on Friday before the NHL Draft, sending Artemi Panarin to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Brandon Saad. Panarin scored 61 goals and dished out 90 assists in two seasons with the Blackhawks. The winger signed a two-year..." June 23

  • Blackhawks trade Niklas Hjalmarsson to Arizona for Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin

    WGN Radio "The Chicago Blackhawks have released the following statement: The Chicago Blackhawks today acquired defensemen Connor Murphy and Laurent (luh-RAH) Dauphin (DAW-fah) from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson. “Niklas’ contributions to the three Stanley Cup..." June 23

  • Blue Jackets acquire center Jordan Schroeder from Minnesota

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired center Jordan Schroeder from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for center Dante Salituro, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Schroeder, 26, has recorded 17 goals and 23 assists for 40 points with 10 penalty minutes and a +9 plus/minus..." June 23

  • After helping ‘change the culture,’ Greene’s Kings career ends with buyout

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings made it official on Friday and bought out the remaining years of defenseman Matt Greene‘s contract. Greene spent nine years as a member of the Kings, winning two Stanley Cups with the team in 2011-12 and 2013-14. In a statement announcing the move, team president Luc..." June 23

  • Coyotes acquire Stepan, Raanta from Rangers for No. 7 pick, DeAngelo

    Sportsnet "The Arizona Coyotes have acquired forward Derek Stepan and goaltender Antti Raanta from the New York Rangers in exchange for the seventh-overall pick in Friday night’s NHL draft and defenceman Anthony DeAngelo. Stepan, 27, completed his seventh season with the Rangers and had 17 goals and 55..." June 23

  • Blackhawks want to move up in draft

    TSN "The Chicago Blackhawks own a first-round pick for the first time since 2014, but according to Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune, they aren't satisfied selecting 26th overall. Kuc reports the the Blackhawks are focused on moving up in the first round of Friday's draft in Chicago, hoping to throw..." June 23

  • Kris Russell contract four-years, $4 million per, modified no trade clause, insiders say

    Edmonton Journal "This in from TSN’s Ryan Rishaug: “Excellent chance Russell and the Oilers finalize a deal today. Expect the range to be 4m x 4 years. Hearing there will be a modified no trade as part of the Russell deal.” And from TSN’s Pierre LeBrun: “Being finalized as we speak…” And from TVA’s Renaud..." June 23

  • Six Canadian teams on Methot's no-trade list

    TSN "Marc Methot doesn't appear to be heading north of the border again anytime soon. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that Methot, a native of Ottawa, has listed every Canadian team except the Senators on his 10-team no-trade list. Methot was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights off the..." June 23

  • Maple Leafs interested in Golden Knights defenceman Nate Schmidt

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs could look to the Vegas Golden Knights to bolster their blue line. According to Louis Jean of TVA Sports, Nate Schmidt has piqued the interest of Lou Lamoriello & co. Schmidt was the player selected by Vegas at Wednesday’s expansion draft off the Washington Capitals..." June 23

  • NHL may punish failed offside reviews with penalties next season

    Pro Hockey Talk "It wasn’t a good look for the league, and it wasn’t captivating television, particularly for casual hockey fans intrigued by a fresh Stanley Cup Final matchup. P.K. Subban seemed to score the first goal of the Penguins – Predators series, only for the 1-0 tally to be overturned after a lengthy..." June 23

  • LA Kings GM Rob Blake looking for offense

    L.A. Daily News "Draft day has been about the dullest one of the year for the Kings in recent seasons. At least the opening day of the NHL’s annual stockpiling of 18-year-old prospects, anyway. After all, the Kings haven’t had a first-round pick the past two years, or three of the past four, or four of the past..." June 23

  • Vegas isn’t interested in trading defensemen Theodore, Schmidt

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vegas Golden Knights enjoyed another busy day on Thursday, moving the likes of David Schlemko and Trevor van Riemsdyk. That doesn’t mean that all their defensemen are necessarily for sale, even with some pressure to trade away a few more. Now, it’s plausible that someone merely hasn’t found..." June 23

  • Coyotes, Tippett agree to part ways citing 'philosophical differences'

    Sporting News "The Coyotes and longtime coach Dave Tippett announced a "mutual agreement" to part ways Thursday, continuing a changing of the guard in the desert. Hired in 2009, Tippett was the second-longest tenured coach in the NHL and one of its most respected minds. His ouster came three days after the..." June 23

  • Panthers will hire Jack Capuano as associate coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "Former Islanders head coach Jack Capuano has been waiting to get behind the bench of another NHL team and it sounds like he’s about to get his wish. According to TSN hockey analyst Darren Dreger, Capuano is on the verge of becoming an associate coach with the Florida Panthers. The official..." June 23

  • Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli prepared to match any offer sheet on Leon Draisaitl

    Sportsnet "Offer sheets may not be a tool used by NHL general managers too often these days, but the possibility of one was certainly in the back of Peter Chiarelli’s mind when he dealt away Jordan Eberle and his $6-million salary. With pending restricted free agent Leon Draisaitl coming off a 77-point..." June 22

  • A 'relieved' Jordan Eberle welcomes deal to Islanders, 'a storied franchise'

    Sporting News "Calling his new team a "storied franchise," and new teammate John Tavares "a generational player," Jordan Eberle could not contain his excitement over Thursday's trade in which he was dealt to the New York Islanders from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Ryan Strome. "The Islanders are a..." June 22

  • Habs ‘have holes in many positions,’ and Bergevin’s busy trying to fill them

    Pro Hockey Talk "Consider, for a moment, what’s currently on the plate of Montreal GM Marc Bergevin. Last year’s second-leading scorer, Alex Radulov, is an unrestricted free agent that might go to market. Trade calls are coming in on Alex Galchenyuk, who also needs a new contract. The Habs would like to keep..." June 22

  • Penguins re-sign defenseman Chad Ruhwedel

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins will be keeping at least one of their unrestricted free agents in the fold, re-signing depth defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year contract Thursday. The contract will pay Ruhwedel $650,000 annually, which is a raise from the $575,000 he earned last season. Ruhwedel, 27, was..." June 22

  • Two fewer defensemen means Canucks less likely to trade Tanev

    Pro Hockey Talk "Three months ago, Jim Benning might’ve considered trading defenseman Chris Tanev. But after the Vancouver Canucks lost Nikita Tryamkin to the KHL and Luca Sbisa in the expansion draft, their general manager no longer enjoys the depth on defense that he used to trumpet. “I’m going to look at..." June 22

  • 2017-18 NHL schedule released

    NHL.com "The NHL's 2017-18 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 4, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Pittsburgh Penguins raising their fifth Stanley Cup championship banner before facing the St. Louis Blues at PPG Paints Arena. The 1,271-game regular-season schedule - 82 games per team -..." June 22

  • Predators interested in Duchene

    TSN "The Nashville Predators are interested in Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene, but not at a cost of a defenceman. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports the Predators would like Duchene, but if the asking price for Duchene is a defenceman, Nashville will likely not be a fit. TSN Hockey..." June 22

  • Kris Russell will re-sign with Edmonton Oilers, says NHL insider

    Edmonton Journal "This just in from E.J. Hradek, senior reporter for the NHL Network: “Hearing that D Kris Russell will be re-signing with @EdmontonOilers” Hradek’s tweet follows up on a tweet made by Oilers insider Ryan Rishaug of TSN: “Oilers needed cap space, it was either 93 or 14 to go. Wanted to keep the C..." June 22

  • Oilers trade Eberle to Islanders for Strome

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have dealt forward Jordan Eberle to the New York Islanders in exchange for Ryan Strome, the teams confirmed Thursday. Eberle was drafted 22nd overall by Edmonton in 2008, registering 165 goals and 217 assists in 507 career games in seven seasons with the Oilers. The..." June 22

  • Canadiens acquire David Schlemko from Vegas Golden Knights

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens filled one of the holes on their blue line Thursday when they acquired left-handed defenceman David Schlemko from the Vegas Golden Knights in return for a fifth-round draft choice. If you count the 15 hours Schlemko spent with Vegas after being selected in Wednesday’s expansion,..." June 22

  • Vegas trades van Riemsdyk to Hurricanes

    TSN "Less than 24 hours after announcing him as a member of the team, the Vegas Golden Knights have traded Trevor van Riemsdyk to the Carolina Hurricanes, according to TSN's Frank Seravalli. van Riemsdyk scored five goals and added 11 assists in 58 games this season as a member of the Blackhawks." June 22

  • Losing Neal to Vegas was a ‘pretty big price to pay’ for Predators

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vegas Golden Knights named their team on Wednesday, and it was no surprise that James Neal was among their selections in the expansion draft. Why not? Since entering the league in 2008, Neal has scored at least 20 goals in each of his nine seasons, hitting the 40-goal mark in 2011-12 as a..." June 22

  • Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft picks spark flurry of trade rumors

    Washington Post "A year after the NHL welcomed owner Bill Foley’s 31st franchise into the league, the Golden Knights finally have the core of the team they’ll put on the desert ice this fall — 37 players in all, one from every existing NHL team and seven more acquired through trades and signings. With side..." June 22

  • Golden Knights unveil Expansion Draft picks

    NHL.com "And finally, the Vegas Golden Knights have a team. The Golden Knights made their 30 selections in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft on Wednesday and added seven more players and 10 draft picks acquired through 10 trades. Here is a look at the 30 players and an analysis of Vegas' picks, trades..." June 22