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Season in Review: Florida Panthers

Our summer Season in Review series continues with a look at the Florida Panthers. The team from Sunrise took to their 18th NHL season with Dale Tallon as the new executive vice president and general manager, replacing the outgoing Randy Sexton. Sexton was eventually hired by the Pittsburgh Penguins as their assistant director of amateur […]

Kovalev, Sopel Heading to Russia

Alex Kovalev and Brent Sopel are among the former NHLers heading to play in the Kontinental Hockey League for the upcoming season. Kovalev is expected to sign with Atlant Mytishchi for a deal that looks to be about two years in length. Kovalev spent 17 years in the NHL and is now 38 years old, so […]

Season in Review: Edmonton Oilers

The trouble continued in the once City of Champions, as the Edmonton Oilers entered their 32nd NHL season (39th if you count the World Hockey Association, trivia buffs). Tom Renney was named as the head coach in June, while Pat Quinn was shifted to the role of Senior Hockey Advisor. The Oilers received the first […]

Kris Draper Retires

One of the finest grit players to ever lace the skates has retired. Kris Draper announced his retirement after helping the Detroit Red Wings win four Stanley Cups. His 20 year career comes to an end with 1,157 career regular-season games and 222 playoff matches to his name. He played in six Stanley Cup finals. “Kris Draper […]

Season in Review: Dallas Stars

Heading into the 2010-2011 NHL season, the Dallas Stars were banking on some new faces to set the franchise right. It was, after all, the end of the Mike Modano and Marty Turco era. The Stars’ 44th NHL season, 18th since relocation to Dallas, began with goalie Turco signed by the Chicago Blackhawks and Modano […]

Alexei Yashin Mulling Return to NHL?

First, Jaromir Jagr mulled over an NHL return. He wound up signing with the Philadelphia Flyers. Now, word around the campfire is that Alexei Yashin is plotting an NHL comeback. And, what’s more, he apparently already has an offer he’s considering from the New York Islanders. Garth Snow and Yashin’s agent, Mark Gandler, both confirmed […]

Winnipeg Jets Unveil New Logo

Well, the Jets of Winnipeg have revealed their brand spankin’ new logo. The emblem was launched on Friday afternoon via the team’s website. “True North Sports & Entertainment felt it was important for the new Winnipeg Jets to develop a strong new identity,” said Mark Chipman, Chairman & Governor of True North Sports & Entertainment. […]

Season in Review: Columbus Blue Jackets

In their 11th NHL season, the Columbus Blue Jackets tried to make a go of it. The started by announcing a new head coach, Scott Arniel, in early June of 2010. Other than that, they weren’t very active in the off-season. They had the fourth draft pick overall and went with Portland Winterhawks centre Ryan […]

Season in Review: Colorado Avalanche

In their 32nd NHL season, the Colorado Avalanche continued their disappointing trend. Once a league powerhouse, the tide seemingly has turned for the Denver hockey club. The Avs weren’t very busy in the off-season, drafting centre Joey Hishon 17th overall in the NHL Entry Draft. Beyond that, the club swapped some draft picks around and […]

Stamkos Agrees to Deal with Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have locked in a key component of their hockey club in signing Steven Stamkos to a five-year deal worth $37.5 million. That’s good for a modest cap hit of $7.5 million per year. “Steven is extremely important to this franchise and is part of the foundation of our hockey team,” general […]

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