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Panthers Sign Barkov to Six-Year Contract Extension

The Florida Panthers have signed centre Aleksander Barkov to a six-year contract extension worth $35.4 million. The team made the announcement on Monday. Barkov was drafted by the Panthers second overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. In 163 career games with the Panthers, the 20-year-old Finnish-born forward has 90 points. Born in Finland, Barkov […]

Connor McDavid Cleared for Contact, Return Date Announced

Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid has been cleared for full contact and has slated February 2 as the date for his return to NHL action. The announcement was made on Sunday, with McDavid set to skate with the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors during the upcoming All-Star break. The 19-year-old isn’t expected to play in any minor […]

Daniel Sedin Becomes Vancouver’s All-Time Leading Goal-Scorer

Daniel Sedin has become the all-time leader in goals for the Vancouver Canucks. He set the marker when he scored the first of two goals on Thursday night, leading to a 4-2 victory against the Boston Bruins. Sedin broke a tie with former leading scorer Markus Naslund at 7:03 of the third period, potting his […]

Tampa Bay Suspends Jonathan Drouin

The Tampa Bay Lightning have suspended forward Jonathan Drouin indefinitely without pay on Wednesday after he failed to report to an AHL game between his Syracuse Crunch and Toronto Marlies. As we noted back at the beginning of January, the situation between Drouin and the Lightning has gone off the rails – so to speak. […]

Yes, John Scott Will Captain the Pacific Division All-Stars

It turns out that John Scott will captain the Pacific Division at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game after all. The National Hockey League saved face (kind of) on Tuesday, announcing that they would still honour the wishes of the fans after the enforcer was traded from the Arizona Coyotes to the Montreal Canadiens on Friday. […]

Los Angeles Kings Sign Anze Kopitar to Contract Extension

The Los Angeles Kings locked down the most integral component of their franchise early Saturday by signing Anze Kopitar to an eight-year contract extension worth an estimated $80 million. “I’ve been a part of this organization when we went through pretty big struggles and not very fun years when we played,” Kopitar said. “We turned […]

Arizona Trades John Scott to Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired All-Star forward John Scott along with defenceman Victor Bartley in a trade that saw them send defenceman Jarred Tinordi and prospect Stefan Fournier to the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes acquired Bartley in a deal with the Nashville Predators, with Arizona shuffling defenceman Stefan Elliott to Music City. This isn’t a […]

Devils Forward Bobby Farnham Suspended Four Games

The National Hockey League has suspended New Jersey Devils forward Bobby Farnham for a grand total of four games after his “violent, predatory” hit on St. Louis Blues forward Dmitrij Jaskin. Jaskin wasn’t injured on the play and Farnham was issued a major penalty for interference and was shelved with a misconduct. The incident took […]

Galchenyuk Incident Highlights Toxic Hockey Culture – Again

It doesn’t seem like it was all that long ago that we were talking about the Montreal Canadiens picking up an eighth straight win on the strength of a five-point night by defenceman Andrei Markov. That Friday night in late October found the Habs two wins shy of matching an NHL record. They were just […]

Matt Hendricks Suspended Three Games for Boarding

Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Hendricks has been suspended for three games for boarding Florida Panthers defenceman Aaron Ekblad. The incident took place in the third period of Sunday’s game between the Oilers and Panthers and there was no penalty on the play. Hendricks did have a phone hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety […]

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