• Thornton on losing captaincy: 'It's a big responsibility so it's a little strange when they take it away from you'

    TheScore.com "The San Jose Sharks announced on Wednesday that captain Joe Thornton and alternate captain Patrick Marleau (who was stripped of the captaincy in 2009) will come into training camp without letters on their jersey. "We are going to have a fresh slate at training camp as far as leadership goes,"..." August 20

  • Thornton no longer Sharks captain

    CSN Bay Area "It's official - Joe Thornton is no longer the captain of the San Jose Sharks. On Tuesday, general manager Doug Wilson and head coach Todd McLellan confirmed that the team would enter training camp with no captain and no alternates, meaning former captain Patrick Marleau will also be losing a..." August 20

  • Canucks confirm settlement reached with Steve Moore

    CBSSports.com "Mere hours after a reported settlement between former NHL player Steven Moore, the Vancouver Canucks and former Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi was refuted by Moore's older brother Mark, the Canucks issued a statement saying an agreement has in fact been made. "I got a text message from Steve..." August 20

  • NHL announces changes to Draft Lottery format

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League announced today changes to its Draft Lottery, a weighted system implemented and utilized to determine the order of selection in the first round of the NHL Draft for the 14 Clubs not qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs (or the Clubs that have acquired the first-round..." August 20

  • 12h
    Mark Divver @MarkDivver

    Word's out: Kevin Hayes agrees to deal with Rangers. Location was important. MSG's an easy trip for #bigdaddy

  • Sens’ Karlsson will accept captaincy if offered

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s pretty clear Erik Karlsson is the best player the Ottawa Senators currently have. He led the team in points last season and he won the Norris Trophy in 2012 as the league’s best defenseman at the age of 21. Now that he’s a regular veteran at 24 years old and the Senators are in need of..." August 20

  • Alex Kovalev doesn't think Subban is worth the money

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Of all the people to criticize P.K. Subban's style of play, you would think that the last person on earth to do so would be Alex Kovalev. You would think that a player who was often criticized unfairly would sympathize with another player who is often subjected to the same, especially since both..." August 20

  • Ex-Bolt Ryan Malone pleads no contest to DUI

    Tampa Tribune "Former Tampa Bay Lightning player Ryan Malone pleaded no contest Tuesday to driving under the influence and agreed to enter pretrial intervention program on a cocaine possession charge. Malone was adjudicated guilty for DUI and then sentenced to 12 months probation, a Hillsborough County court..." August 20

  • Predators got value in James Neal trade

    Tennessean "Normally when a team trades for a big-name player, it takes on extra salary. It's the price you pay for adding an elite athlete. Strangely, when the Predators traded for forward James Neal from Pittsburgh, it proved a salary dump to some degree. Former forward Nick Spaling will make $2.2..." August 20

  • Former B's D-man Mottau announces his retirement

    CSN New England "After living out his boyhood NHL dream in parts of nine seasons at hockey’s highest level, former Boston College and Boston Bruins defenseman Mike Mottau has decided to retire from playing professional hockey. Mottau told CSNNE.com that he made the decision last weekend after holding some..." August 20

  • Oilers to host celebration for 1984 Stanley Cup team

    NHL.com "Wayne Gretzky is getting the Boys on the Bus back together again. The Edmonton Oilers will commemorate the 30th anniversary of their first Stanley Cup with an event bringing together the members of the 1984 team and staff for a reunion at Rexall Place on Oct. 10. The reunion will coincide with..." August 19

  • Maple Leafs hiring ExtraSkater.com founder, creating analytics department

    Yahoo! Sports "Ever since it debuted, the hockey stats site ExtraSkater.com has been a mandatory destination for fans seeking a user-friendly, easy-to-understand approach to advanced analytics like corsi ratings. This season, its founder will bring that insight exclusively to the Toronto Maple..." August 19

  • Islanders to be sold to Jon Ledecky

    ESPN New York "Charles Wang has an agreement in place to eventually transfer ownership of the New York Islanders to a group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky, it was announced Tuesday. Ledecky and London-based investor Scott Malkin reached a deal to purchase a "substantial minority..." August 19

  • Senators sign Clarke MacArthur to five-year extension

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators signed left winger Clarke MacArthur to a five-year, $23.25 million contract extension Tuesday, taking care of one major piece of off-season business. MacArthur, who has one year and $3.25 million remaining on his current contract, is now under contract through the 2019-20..." August 19

  • Stars GM on signing Jason Spezza to an extension: 'I think it's going to happen'

    Dallas Morning News "Stars GM Jim Nill held an "Ask the GM" segment on the Stars official website earlier this month. Here are some highlights from the interview. On if the team is a Stanley Cup contender: “Stanley Cup contending teams are teams that make the playoffs. The NHL has changed. The parity in the..." August 19

  • Todd Bertuzzi, Steve Moore avoiding salacious trial with settlement

    Yahoo! Sports "Logically, the chances that Steve Moore’s civil case against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks ever made it to trial were slim. According to Bob McKenzie, they’re getting slimmer. The TSN pundit reported late Monday night that Moore and Bertuzzi could be heading off their court showdown,..." August 19

  • Negotiations remain ‘chilly’ between Columbus, Ryan Johansen

    Pro Hockey Talk "Most of the headlines regarding the Columbus Blue Jackets paint a rosy picture, but it sounds like the team has some work to do before retaining important restricted free agent Ryan Johansen. The Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline describes the negotiations as “chilly as ever.” Really, though,..." August 19

  • Chairman: Coyotes could achieve profitability earlier than expected

    Fox Sports Arizona "George Gosbee just doesn't get it. No matter how many long-term commitments the Coyotes make, all anybody wants to talk about is their short-term exit strategy. "I wish people would stop looking at the five-year out clause and start looking at all the long-term deals we're signing," the team's..." August 19

  • Maple Leafs Sign William Nylander to Entry-Level Contract

    Hockey Fights "David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Monday the hockey club has signed 2014 first-round draft pick forward William Nylander to a three-year entry level contract. Nylander was selected by Toronto eighth overall at the NHL Entry Draft in..." August 19

  • Report: Brendan Shanahan earns $2.5 million per season from MLSE

    TheScore.com "With Brendan Shanahan in the fold, the Toronto Maple Leafs' executive team may just earn enough money to qualify for the CBA's salary floor. Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun reported Saturday that the newly-minted president's contract with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment is worth $2.5..." August 18

  • Blackhawks agree to terms with Leighton

    NHL.com "The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Michael Leighton on a one-year contract. Leighton, 33, has posted 35 wins (35-41-14), a 2.97 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in 105 career regular-season games over parts of eight seasons with..." August 18

  • Bruins express interest in free agent Hayes

    CSN New England "It makes too much sense for the Boston Bruins and suddenly unrestricted free agent Kevin Hayes to find each other at the NHL level, and it could just happen. A source indicated to CSNNE.com that the Bruins have expressed interest in Hayes to his agent, Robert Murray, since he became an amateur..." August 18

  • 2d
    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Sens sign defenceman Mark Borowiecki to 3-year extension worth $3.3M.

  • Jackets: Milano Decision Was His Alone

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets insist that Sonny Milano's decision to pull out of his commitment to Boston College was made strictly by the family and the player, not at the urging of the club. Milano, the Jackets' first-round pick (No. 16 overall) in June, informed Boston College coach Jerry York in a..." August 18

  • Why Mike Cammalleri and the Devils chose each other

    The Hockey News "At the risk of sounding blasphemous, Mike Cammalleri’s deal with the Devils was all about faith. He chose the team that believed in him most and the team he believed in most. Calgary fans were disappointed but not surprised when he left in free agency after a resurgent 26-goal campaign. After..." August 18

  • 2d
    Lance Hornby @sunhornby

    Tomas Kaberle is at this weeks BioSteel camp in Toronto. Intends to go for another NHL contract. Tryout in the works, but not Leafs or Sens.

  • Flyers coach Craig Berube vows to devote more practice time to shootouts next season

    Newark Star-Ledger "Craig Berube spent a half hour the other day talking about all things Flyers, everything from his first offseason as NHL head coach to his coaching philosophy to breaking down some of his players to … you name it. Late into this sit-down with two reporters in the media room at the Flyers' Skate..." August 18

  • Sabres 'major announcement' for Monday focuses on '15 Scouting Combine

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Sabres sent out a terse e-mail this evening that they are planning a "press conference for a major announcement" Monday at 1 p.m. in the First Niagara Center pavilion but did not specify the subject. The headliner at the press conference is Colin Campbell, senior executive VP of..." August 18

  • Devils to lose money in 2014-15

    North Jersey "One year after their sale to Josh Harris and David Blitzer, the Devils are still a team in debt and losing money, but the co-owners continue to see a bright future for the organization on and off the ice. While stressing they are still “early in the game” of a “very long-term” plan to turn..." August 17

  • FedEx Field ruled out as Winter Classic talks continue

    CSN Washington "With NHL training camp just a month away, the location for the 2015 Winter Classic is still very much up in the air. It will be in the Washington, D.C. area, but exactly where has not been decided. According to The Washington Post, FedEx Field has been ruled out as a potential host. The reason..." August 17

  • Sabres’ Stewart to enter season with a chip on his shoulder

    Pro Hockey Talk "One could argue that power forwards are streaky by nature, yet Buffalo Sabres forward Chris Stewart still ranks as a stark example of “feast or famine.” The 26-year-old seems just as likely to suffer a penalty-minute-fueled meltdown as he is to score a tide-turning goal. The storyline almost..." August 17

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    NHL Blue Jackets @BlueJacketsNHL

    #CBJ 2014 NHL Draft Pick Sonny Milano has informed Boston College Hockey that he will play with the OHL's Plymouth Whalers this season.

  • Bozon back on skates after battling meningitis

    Montreal Gazette "Tim Bozon figures he’s worked harder this summer than any other. “I had to. I had to do two times more than normal,” the 20-year-old Canadiens prospect said this week from his family’s home near Cannes in the south of France. This hasn’t been a regular spring or summer for Bozon, whose..." August 17

  • Penguins Sidney Crosby says aching wrist is "good"

    Yahoo! Sports "Pittsburgh Penguins star center Sidney Crosby's right wrist appears to be on the road to recovery. Related Stories Pens sign Spaling — two years, $4.4 million NBC Sports Crosby expects to be ready for training camp, says wrist is healing nicely NBC Sports Toews on Sidney Crosby..." August 17

  • 3d
    Mark Divver @MarkDivver

    Hearing that Kevin Hayes camp will spend Sunday narrowing list of NHL suitors, then speak with 4 to 5 finalists on Mon.

  • 4d
    Adrian Dater @adater

    Avs very much in the hunt for first-round Blackhawks pick Kevin Hayes, who will go UFA tomorrow

  • 4d
    Igor Eronko @IgorEronko

    Alexander Burmistrov to Prosports.ru: ‘I will almost certainly return to #NHL; next summer will be defining’ #Jets #KHL

  • How long can Carolina put off a major makeover?

    Pro Hockey Talk "For more than a decade, the Carolina Hurricanes seemingly presented an all-or-nothing proposition: they’d either make a deep playoff run or miss the postseason entirely. Consider their remarkable results since losing in the 2002 Stanley Cup Final against the Detroit Red Wings: 2001-02: lost in..." August 17

  • Blackhawks part ways with Hayes

    Chicago Tribune "The Blackhawks and Kevin Hayes officially have parted ways, making one of the top young prospects in hockey an unrestricted free agent. Hayes was the Hawks’ first-round pick (24th overall) in the 2010 draft and after spending four seasons with Boston College needed to reach a contract agreement..." August 16

  • Devils' Lou Lamoriello puts final squash on recurring Ilya Kovalchuk rumors

    NewJersey.com "Ilya Kovalchuk’s name resurfaces periodically whenever there is talk about the Devils’ need to add a goal-scorer, but general manager Lou Lamoriello and owner Josh Harris confirmed the Russian winger has not entered the NHL club’s thoughts since he left last summer to play in the KHL. There is..." August 16

  • Flames GM tight-lipped over Kevin Hayes speculation

    Calgary Herald "The thought is tantalizing, the idea makes sense and, boy, what a storyline. Think about it, Boston College’s first line — Johnny Gaudreau, Bill Arnold, and Kevin Hayes, the trio that dominated this year’s NCAA playoffs — together with the Calgary Flames. Has a nice ring to it, no? “I’ve..." August 16

  • Maple Leafs' Phaneuf to meet with Shanahan

    Toronto Sun "Time for the commandant and his captain to discuss strategy, logistics and morale. After confirming in the spring he would not strip Dion Phaneuf of his “C” when the Maple Leafs dressing room soured, Brendan Shanahan is soon to have his one-on-one talk with Phaneuf to see how he might become a..." August 16

  • Giguere to announce retirement next week

    TSN.ca "According to RDS, former Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere will officially announce his retirement from the NHL next Thursday. The 37-year-old will remain in hockey with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada organization of the QMJHL. Giguere spent his last three seasons with..." August 16

  • Hayes 'not likely' to sign with Blackhawks before deadline

    Chicago Tribune "It appears the Kevin Hayes Era with the Blackhawks will be over before it even begins. As the deadline looms to sign Hayes, the Hawks are “not likely” to add one of the top young prospects in hockey, his agent said Thursday. Hayes, who was the Hawks’ first-round pick (24th overall) in the..." August 15

  • Selanne still considering KHL offer

    CSN Washington "Nearly three months after Teemu Selanne took his final NHL curtain call and retired from professional hockey, the future Hall-of-Famer is considering an offer to play in Europe's Kontinental Hockey League. As was first reported last week by Finnish journalist Juha Hiitela, Selanne has been..." August 15

  • Red Wings sign general manager Ken Holland to four-year extension, through 2017-18 season

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have signed general manager Ken Holland to a four-year extension that runs through the 2017-18 season, the club announced today. "Ken is regarded as one of the premier executives in the National Hockey League and has been instrumental in the success of the Red Wings over..." August 15

  • Advisor in failed Islanders sale is NHL commish’s half-brother

    New York Post "This could make for an uncomfortable family reunion. An adviser working for the hedge-fund manager who sued the New York Islanders for reneging on a deal to sell him the team is NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s half-brother, The Post has learned. Andrew Barroway hired Jeffrey Pollack several..." August 15

  • Fisher on target for late-November return

    Pro Hockey Talk "Versatile Nashville center Mike Fisher likely won’t return from his torn Achilles tendon until late November, GM David Poile said on Wednesday. “He’s working out on a regular basis here,” Poile explained, per The Tennessean. “Everything is tracking to date, but the bottom line is still a four-..." August 14

  • Penguins' Bennett aiming for camp after wrist surgery

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins forward Beau Bennett resumed skating this week following offseason wrist surgery and said he is not certain he will be ready for the start of training camp in September. "It's almost three months post-surgery next week Wednesday, and I'm just getting on the ice this week,"..." August 14

  • Ryan Ellis, Predators still seeking common ground

    Tennessean "With the Predators and Ryan Ellis, it simply comes down to money. The 23-year-old defenseman is the lone remaining restricted free agent from last year's roster who has not come to contract terms. He is coming off a three-year, $4.5 million entry-level deal. General manager David Poile..." August 14

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