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NHL Dishes Out Awards in Las Vegas

The National Hockey League has dished out their awards for the 2016-2017 season. Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid picked up the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player. He is the third youngest player to win the Hart Trophy, with Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby winning at age 19. McDavid beat out Crosby and […]

Vegas Golden Knights Unveil NHL Roster

The Vegas Golden Knights have revealed their roster piece by piece at the NHL Awards, with a jumble of trades and exchanges making things interesting for this unprecedented event. Vegas general manager George McPhee has been busy working the phones and has been in a unique position of power over the last while. It will […]

Marian Hossa to Miss 2017-2018 Season

Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will miss the entirety of the 2017-2018 NHL season, the team announced Wednesday. The 38-year-old has been fighting a progressive skin disorder for years and the severe side effects of his medication will make playing hockey an impossibility next season. “While I am disappointed that I will not be able […]

Doan’s Departure Signals New Era in Arizona

The Arizona Coyotes will not be re-signing Shane Doan for the 2017-2018 NHL season. “After serious consideration, we have decided to not offer Shane Doan a contract for the upcoming season,” owner Andrew Barroway said in a statement. “The time has come for us to move on and to focus on our young, talented group […]

Vegas Gets to Work as Protection Lists Revealed

As most of you know by now, the Vegas Golden Knights have until Wednesday at 10 am EST to submit its expansion draft selections. The NHL’s newest team must submit its roster comprised of 30 players, one from each NHL team, and all will be revealed at the NHL Awards. The Golden Knights must take […]

Calgary Flames Acquire Goalie Mike Smith in Coyotes Trade

The Calgary Flames have acquired goalie Mike Smith in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes. They sent goalie Chad Johnson, prospect Brandon Hickey and a conditional third round draft pick in exchange. Johnson was set to become an unrestricted free agent come July 1, while goalie Brian Elliott is in the same boat. With those […]

Buffalo Sabres Hire Phil Housley as Head Coach

The Buffalo Sabres have hired Phil Housley to serve as their new head coach, the team announced Thursday. The Sabres have been trying to overhaul the franchise and the hiring of Housley certainly fits the bill. He replaces former coach Dan Bylsma, who was fired along with general manager Tim Murray in April. First-time general […]

Jonathan Drouin Traded to Montreal Canadiens

The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded forward Jonathan Drouin to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for defenceman Mikhail Sergachev. Drouin promptly signed a six-year deal with the Canadiens. “When you have the chance to get your hands on a player of Jonathan’s talent at a young age, it’s very important,” Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin […]

Erik Karlsson Has Successful Foot Surgery

Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson had foot surgery on Wednesday and will require four months of recovery. “Erik underwent surgery earlier today in Charlotte, North Carolina, to repair torn tendons in his left foot,” general manager Pierre Dorion said. “The tears, which occurred during this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, were found during an MRI as […]

Panthers Hire Bob Boughner as New Head Coach

The Florida Panthers have named Bob Boughner as their new head coach. “After an exhaustive search, we are pleased to welcome Bob as the new head coach of the Panthers,” said general manager Dale Tallon. “He sees the game in a modern way and is eager to work with our young players. During the interview […]

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