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Las Vegas Moves Ahead, Names George McPhee First General Manager

The expansion team from Las Vegas has named George McPhee as the first general manager. The club will begin play in the 2017-2018 NHL season and has a lot of work to do to get things settled. “Our mission here is clear,” McPhee said. “We’re going to build an organization and a team that people […]

Coyotes Sign Shane Doan for One More Season

Shane Doan has signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Coyotes, which may or may not be the last year for the 39-year-old forward. The team announced the deal on Tuesday. “I’m happy to sign for another year,” Doan said. “I’m very excited about the players we added this summer and all of the talent […]

Geoff Molson Confident Habs Are “Better” After Subban Swap

The Montreal Canadiens fanbase is still coming to terms with the trade that sent defenceman P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenceman Shea Weber. And the Montreal Canadiens organization has done its fair weather best to try to spin the deal into something palatable. On Monday, president and owner Geoff Molson was […]

Maple Leafs Shovel Jonathan Bernier to Anaheim

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded netminder Jonathan Bernier to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a conditional draft pick, thereby closing the book on a tale of potential and promise. “[Jonathan]’s a pro, he certainly understands why,” Toronto general manager Lou Lamoriello said. “Any time you make that type of a phone call, you […]

Jets Sign Mark Scheifele to Eight-Year Deal

The Winnipeg Jets have locked up restricted free agent centre Mark Scheifele for the next eight years. The team announced the contract on Friday, with the long-term deal amounting to $49 million. The 23-year-old from Kitchener was the first draft selection of the Jets when they moved from Atlanta to Winnipeg in 2011. It took […]

Colorado Signs Nathan MacKinnon to Seven-Year Deal

The Colorado Avalanche have signed restricted free agent forward Nathan MacKinnon to a seven-year contract worth $44.1 million. The team announced the contract on Friday. “Signing Nathan to a long-term contract was a priority this offseason,” Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic said. “He is going to be a key part of our team for many […]

Why the Nashville Predators Could Win It All

Now that some of the dust has settled on the free agent frenzy, it’s time to take a closer look at some of the teams that made waves. The Nashville Predators are certainly at the top of many lists in terms of Stanley Cup contenders, especially considering their acquisition of defenceman P.K. Subban. Their off-season […]

Backes Moves On, Signs with Boston Bruins

David Backes is moving on from the St. Louis Blues. The 32-year-old centre has signed a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins. The deal is worth an estimated $30 million. “I will remember my time playing in St. Louis with the amazing people, relationships I built, the faithful diehards who support the team and how […]

Minnesota Wild Signs Eric Staal

Eric Staal is moving on once more. The 31-year-old centre signed a three-year contract with the Minnesota Wild. “I’m super excited. At this point in my career with what’s gone on in the last two years, it wasn’t about the money and chasing the big next deal,” Staal said. “It was about being in the […]

Canadiens Gamble on Alexander Radulov

The Montreal Canadiens were also busy during the free agent frenzy on Friday, proving general manager Marc Bergevin’s tendency for risk-taking. Fans were still rattled by the exit of P.K. Subban in exchange for Shea Weber when Bergevin pulled the trigger and signed Alexander Radulov to a one-year contract worth $5.75 million. If the name […]

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