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Sidney Crosby Out with Concussion, No Timetable for Return

While many Canadians are celebrating Thanksgiving, the Pittsburgh Penguins are trying to find the silver lining in a bad but familiar situation. Sidney Crosby has a concussion. Again. Also, there is no timetable for his return. The Penguins announced that Crosby sustained the concussion during practice on Friday, his second practice with the team since […]

Edmonton Oilers Sign Defenceman Kris Russell

According to multiple reports, the Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Kris Russell to a one-year deal worth $3.1 million. The news comes on the heels of the Nail Yakupov trade, which saw the number one draft pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft traded to the St. Louis Blues for a prospect and a pick. […]

Edmonton Oilers Trade Yakupov to Blues

The Edmonton Oilers have traded Nail Yakupov to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for prospect Zach Pochiro and a conditional pick in the third round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. That conditional pick becomes a second round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft if Yakupov scores at least 15 goals this season. […]

Flyers’ Del Zotto out Four to Five Weeks

Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Michael Del Zotto will miss four to five weeks with a lower body injury, the team announced Friday. The 26-year-old is entering his third season with the Flyers. Del Zotto missed the last 28 games of last season and the playoffs with a wrist injury and scored 13 points in 52 games. […]

Connor McDavid Named Captain of Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have named Connor McDavid as team captain, making him the youngest captain in the history of the National Hockey League. The number one draft pick of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft had 48 points in 45 games as a rookie, despite missing more than two months with a broken collarbone. The 19-year-old […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets closed out 2015-2016 with a 35-39-8 record, good for a last place finish in the Central Division. The club scored 215 goals, the lowest totals in the division, and allowed 239 goals against. Despite the miserable finish, general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff is hopeful about the fortunes of the Jets and the future […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals closed out 2015-2016 by having their best season in franchise history. They posted a 56-18-8 record and scored a whopping 252 goals. They allowed just 193 goals against and secured the Presidents’ Trophy. Unfortunately, things fell apart in the playoffs and the Capitals lost in the second round to the eventual Stanley […]

Predators Sign Laviolette to Contract Extension

The Nashville Predators have signed head coach Peter Laviolette to a two-year contract extension, the team announced Saturday. The 51-year-old is 88-52-24 in two seasons in Music City and the club has made the post-season throughout his tenure so far. Prior to Laviolette’s arrival, the Predators missed the playoffs for two straight seasons. Laviolette finished […]

Anaheim Ducks Contending with Lindholm, Rakell Contract Talks

The Anaheim Ducks are at an impasse with defenceman Hampus Lindholm, who has announced his intentions not to report until there’s a deal in place. The 22-year-old is, along with Rickard Rakell, a restricted free agent. According to multiple reports, the Ducks and Lindholm are far apart in terms of a new contract. Both sides […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks would like to put 2015-2016 behind them. They finished the season with a 31-38-13 record, good for sixth in the Pacific Division and 13th in the Western Conference. The Canucks had the second-worst offence in the NHL, scoring just 191 goals. They allowed a miserable 243 goals against. Once again, the majority […]

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