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Marc-Andre Fleury Signs Four Year Contract Extension

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to a four year contract extension worth $23 million. That means the deal will carry an average annual value of $5.75 million and will commence at the start of the 2015-2016 season. Otherwise, Fleury would’ve become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The Penguins netminder is […]

NHL Suspensions Abound: Is Stéphane Quintal the Man for the Job?

There is the tendency to believe that NHL suspensions are on the upswing thus far this season. The most recent ban comes with the suspension of Andrew Ference of the Edmonton Oilers. He’s out for three games thanks to an illegal check to the head of Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian. It’s been a busy […]

Taylor Hall Out Two to Four Weeks

The Edmonton Oilers will have to make do without forward Taylor Hall for two to four weeks. That’s how long the 22-year-old is expected to be out thanks to a leg injury he suffered on Saturday night as his team faced off against the Vancouver Canucks. This has been a tough run for the Oilers […]

Canucks Forward Alex Burrows Suspended Three Games

Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows has been suspended three games by the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety for his late and illegal check to the head of Montreal Canadiens defenceman Alexei Emelin. The incident took place at 8:23 of the second period of Thursday’s game. Burrows will cough up some $72,580.65 of his […]

Rangers Defenceman John Moore Suspended Five Games

New York Rangers defenceman John Moore has been suspended for five games following his illegal check to the head of Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula on Monday night. Moore received a match penalty on the play, which took place at 7:12 of the middle frame, and was suspended as a repeat offender. He’ll give up […]

Gordie Howe Recovering from Stroke

It hasn’t exactly been the best of weeks and news from The Detroit News isn’t making it any better. Gordie Howe has suffered a serious stroke on Saturday, the report says, and he’s resting at his daughter’s home in Texas. The 86-year-old Howe is having trouble speaking and has lost function on one side of […]

Sharks Forward John Scott Suspended Two Games

The National Hockey League has suspended San Jose Sharks forward John Scott for two games without pay for “leaving the players’ bench on a legal line change to start an altercation.” Scott started an altercation with Anaheim Ducks forward Tim Jackman on Sunday night and was given a game misconduct on the play. The incident […]

A Saturday Night in Canada

It takes a while for these to settle in. Beyond the world of “breaking news” headlines and getting to a story first is a world of consideration, reflection and unity, the sort of world Hockey Night in Canada provides for the nation of Canada on a typical Saturday night. It’s the sort of world hockey […]

Zdeno Chara out Four to Six Weeks

The Boston Bruins will have a huge hole in their lineup with defenceman Zdeno Chara out four to six weeks. He has a tear in the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the team announced Friday. Chara suffered the injury during Boston’s 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders. There are no plans for […]

Evander Kane “Progressing Ahead of Schedule,” Say Jets

Evander Kane could be back in the Winnipeg Jets lineup soon. That’s great news for the struggling club, as they’ve been looking pretty rough this season. Their 2-4-0 record is hardly impressive, but what’s worse is the utter lack of offence the Jets have been able to string up. Toby Enstrom, Blake Wheeler and Bryan […]

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