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Melnyk: “You have to stick to the plan”

As teams jockey for playoff position and prep their line-ups for the upcoming trade deadline, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is sticking to the plan. “You have to stick to the plan,” said Melnyk. “You can never plan on where you’ll end up as far as No. 13, No. 10 or No. 7. You do […]

Pittsburgh Signs Neal to Six Year Extension

The Pittsburgh Penguins have demonstrated their commitment to one James Neal, signing the forward to a six year contract extension worth $30 million. The 24-year-old has certainly been a beneficiary of the absence of Sidney Crosby, skating on a line with Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz. Neal is second on the team in scoring with 30 goals […]

Kubina Traded to Flyers

The Tampa Bay Lightning have pulled the trigger and traded defenceman Pavel Kubina to the Philadelphia Flyers for winger Jon Kalinski and a couple of draft picks. The second round pick in the trade is the conditional pick that Philly picked up in the Kris Versteeg trade, so the Florida Panthers have the option to […]

Hal Gill Traded to Predators

The Nashville Predators have bolstered their defensive unit by adding Hal Gill thanks to a trade with the Montreal Canadiens. The Preds sent forwards Blake Geoffrion and Robert Slaney along with a draft pick to the Habs. Nashville gets a conditional draft pick for 2013, too. Gill is 36-years-old and has a surplus of playoff experience, so that should […]

Lightning Intent on Moving Kubina

Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman has made his intentions to move Pavel Kubina known and the defenceman has been benched until it happens. There is no deal imminent, but Yzerman is working on it. The hang-up appears to be Kubina’s no-movement clause. The Lightning have asked him to name five teams he’d be willing […]

Trade Rumours: Rick Nash is Available

The trade deadline is about two weeks away and one of the big ones is in the water. Rick Nash is apparently available for the right price. The Columbus Blue Jackets franchise player is on the blocks. According to RDS reporter Renaud Lavoie, the Jackets are ready to put Nash out there to see what’s […]

Mike Comrie Retires

After three hip surgeries in five years, Mike Comrie is hanging up the skates. The 31-year-old announced his retirement from the NHL today after 589 games with the Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, Ottawa Senators, New York Islanders, and Pittsburgh Penguins. For his career, Comrie put up 168 goals and 197 assists. He also […]

Red Wings Snag 20th Straight Home Win

The Detroit Red Wings have tied the NHL record for consecutive home wins with 20 of them, landing their latest with a 4-3 victory of the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night. The club insists they haven’t been paying attention to the streak, however. “We don’t want to talk about it,” defenceman Nicklas Lidstrom said. “We […]

Jordan Staal to Play Saturday

The Pittsburgh Penguins have some good news for a change as Jordan Staal should be in the line-up for Saturday’s action. The Penguins will play against the Winnipeg Jets and Staal will be back in his first game since injuring his knee on January 6. “I’m feeling really good,” Staal said. “The last couple days […]

2013 Winter Classic Set

The NHL has officially announced the 2013 Winter Classic and it should be a good one. The Toronto Maple Leafs will face off against the Detroit Red Wings at the Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan Stadium is the largest of its kind in North America and drew a Guinness World Record crowd of 104,173 […]

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