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Toronto’s Front Office Changes Offer Reason to Hope

The Toronto Maple Leafs are yet another Canadian team looking to do better in 2014-2015. It’s a pretty big field when you think about it, with the Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Ottawa Senators, and Winnipeg Jets all looking for some serious improvements. Only the Montreal Canadiens were at all reasonably pleased with their […]

Calgary’s Rebuild Enters Second Year

The Calgary Flames are among the many National Hockey League teams finding themselves in the midst of a rebuild. They took the first step last season, finishing 27th in the standings with 77 points. It may not have looked like much, but it was something to build on. “Ultimately, we need to continue to take […]

Senators Sign Craig Anderson to Extension

The Ottawa Senators have signed goalie Craig Anderson to a three year contract extension worth $12.6 million. That will keep him in the fold through the end of the 2017-2018 season. Ottawa recently signed goalie Robin Lehner to a three year contract worth $6.675 million and now believes they have the tandem they need in […]

Questions Plague Edmonton Oilers

Questions abound for the 2014-2015 season for many teams, but the Edmonton Oilers seem particularly plagued by them. The endured a rebuild last season and may be ready to tip out of it, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing but smooth sailing ahead. On the contrary, there are many questions to ask and a lot […]

Boston Bruins Face Cap Concerns

The Boston Bruins are among those teams up against it when it comes to salary cap space. They currently find themselves with about $69 million committed to 2014-2015, including about $4.75 million in overage penalties that they’ll have to put on that number. The plan for opening day is to use a long-term injury exception […]

Senators Sign Clarke MacArthur to Five Year Extension

The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Clarke MacArthur to a five year contract extension worth $23.25 million. The deal will run through the 2019-2020 season and has an average annual value of $4.65 million. The 29-year-old posted a career-high 24 goals in 79 games last season. He also added 31 assists and posted career-highs in […]

Chicago Signs Michael Leighton to One Year Contract

The Chicago Blackhawks have signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a one year contract. It’s a two-way contract, which means that he’s likely to start the season in the AHL with the Rockford IceHogs. Chicago has Corey Crawford and Antti Raanta as the number one and number two goaltenders respectively, but Leighton is hoping he can […]

Oh Carolina: There’s Work To Do

To say that the Carolina Hurricanes have their work cut out for them is an understatement. The 2014-2015 season is going to be a challenge and that goes without saying. The off-season has been one of ups and downs, with changes to the front office and coaching staff. The on-ice group has largely remained the […]

Sidney Crosby Optimistic As Wrist Heals

Sidney Crosby says that his injured right wrist is responding well to treatment. The Pittsburgh Penguins centre has been receiving treatment for a wrist injury he suffered last season, opting for an injection rather than surgery. The injury apparently took place in March. “It’s good,” Crosby said via The Associated Press. “You want to see […]

Red Wings Sign Holland to Four-Year Contract

The Detroit Red Wings have signed general manager Ken Holland to a four year contract. That means he’ll be with the franchise through the 2017-2018 season. He’s been the general manager of the Red Wings for the last 17 seasons. That’s meant three Stanley Cups. Under his watch, Detroit has never missed the post-season. “I’ve […]

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