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Shanahan: “Strong Interest” in Several Maple Leafs

With the NHL Draft set to go today, trade talk has been heating up. One team that continues to be at the focus of the conversation is the Toronto Maple Leafs. And one player that’s the focus of the trade talk is Phil Kessel. This isn’t surprising. Toronto has been getting phone calls about Kessel […]

Price a Big Winner as NHL Hands Out Awards

Montreal Canadiens netminder Carey Price cleaned up big at the 2015 NHL Awards on Wednesday. He took home the Hart Trophy, the Vezina Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for most outstanding player as voted by the players. “It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” Price said. “I’m just truly grateful just to be here. I […]

Is Matt Beleskey Set to Test Free Agency?

At one point, it seemed like a sure thing that the Anaheim Ducks would be able to lock things up with Matt Beleskey. But now, it looks like things have broken down and the 27-year-old from Windsor is likely to test free agency come July 1. Anaheim general manager Bob Murray says they made Beleskey […]

Foley Hopes for Hockey in Las Vegas in 2017

With the NHL Awards set to take place at the MGM Grand and NHL owners heading to Sin City for meetings, talk of the league cranking up a franchise in Las Vegas has been reaching a fever pitch. Leading the charge is businessman Bill Foley, the 70-year-old head of Hockey Vision Las Vegas. He believes […]

Flames Re-sign Mikael Backlund to Three Year Deal

The Calgary Flames have locked up forward Mikael Backlund, inking him to a three year deal worth $10.725 million. That’s an average annual value of $3.575 million, for those scoring at home. This is a pretty nice reward for the 26-year-old Swede and a pretty nice pickup for the Calgary Flames. Backlund had a productive […]

Canucks Looking to Deal Lack or Markstrom

The Vancouver Canucks have a plan to keep goalie Ryan Miller in the fold, but Eddie Lack and/or Jacob Markstrom are not part of that picture. General manager Jim Benning confirmed the news on Wednesday when he said he was looking to deal Lack or Markstrom. “I want to keep an older experienced goalie and […]

Signing Stamkos “Top Priority” for Tampa Bay

The dust has settled on another NHL season and teams are beginning to assess what they have to do in the off-season in order to remain competitive. For the Tampa Bay Lightning, that means signing Steven Stamkos to a contract extension. “He is our number one priority,” general manager Steve Yzerman said. “We’ve got some […]

Chicago Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup

The Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup. They defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Six by a final score of 2-0, with goalie Corey Crawford picking up the shutout with 25 saves. This is Chicago’s third Stanley Cup since 2010 and their first home Cup win since 1938. The series had been remarkably […]

Keith, Hedman, Toews Lead Possible Playoff MVPs

The NHL may well be awarding the Stanley Cup in just a few short hours in Chicago. The Blackhawks will have to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning in order to do it and that won’t be easy, but the ultimate prize in sports will be in the United Center. A less significant but certainly important […]

Arizona Coyotes File Restraining Order Against Glendale

This sounds strange, so I’ll just come out and say it: the Arizona Coyotes have filed a restraining order against the city of Glendale. A Maricopa County Supreme Court judge granted the Coyotes’ request for a temporary injunction that would keep the city from nixing the arena deal, something they voted to do a couple […]

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