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2015-2016 Season Preview: Detroit Red Wings

Despite finishing the regular season with a 43-25-14 record and landing third in the Atlantic Division, the Detroit Red Wings knew something had to change. Sure, they had 100 points and scored 231 goals. And they only lost 10 games at home. In the post-season, they lost a close one to the Tampa Bay Lightning. […]

Sami Salo Announces Retirement

Defenceman Sami Salo has officially announced his retirement. The 40-year-old defenceman hasn’t played since the 2013-2014 season and had been suffering from a wrist injury, so he decided it was time to call it quits for good. The Finnish publication Ilta-Sanomat covered his retirement announcement on Thursday. The 40-year-old had wrist surgery last October after […]

2015-2016 Season Preview: Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars walked out of 2014-2015 with a mission. They posted a 41-31-10 record, good for sixth in the Central Division and not good enough for a playoff spot. They had qualified for the post-season the previous season, but it was not a feat they could repeat and that was a deeply frustrating thing […]

NHLPA Files Grievance Over Richards’ Contract Termination

The Mike Richards saga continues. The NHLPA filed a grievance with the Los Angeles Kings on Monday, contesting the termination of his contract in June of this year. We reported on that termination, which stemmed from a myriad of issues. What we do know is that Richards had five years left on his initial 12 […]

New York Rangers Sign Centre Jarret Stoll

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with centre Jarret Stoll. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but there are reports that it’s a one year contract worth $800,000. Stoll has been in the news more for his arrest record than his hockey skills recently, with the 33-year-old pleading guilty in June to two […]

Police Confirm That Patrick Kane is Under Investigation

The Internet has already dutifully exploded in Patrick Kane think-pieces, as it is inclined to do whenever something provocative takes place. For those who’ve been sleeping under a rock somewhere, here’s the story so far. The National Hockey League is “following the developments” of an ongoing police investigation involving the Chicago Blackhawks star. The Blackhawks […]

2015-2016 Season Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

When the dust settled on the 2014-2015 season, the Columbus Blue Jackets stood with a 42-35-5 record. It was good enough for fifth in the Metropolitan Division and put the five points up on the Philadelphia Flyers. Unfortunately, their 89 points were well shy of the Pittsburgh Penguins and left them on the outside looking […]

Las Vegas and Quebec City Move on to Phase II of Expansion Process

The expansion process rolls along for Las Vegas and Quebec City, as they’ve moved on to Phase II with the National Hockey League. Las Vegas and Quebec City were the only two cities to submit applications by the deadline in July, despite the league fielding requests from 16 different organizations and individuals in the run-up. […]

2015-2016 Season Preview: Colorado Avalanche

With a 39-31-12 record in 2014-2015, the Colorado Avalanche finished dead last in the tough Central Division. They had 90 points, more than Pacific Division clubs like the San Jose Sharks, Edmonton Oilers and Arizona Coyotes and more than Eastern Conference clubs like the Columbus Blue Jackets, Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils. Does this […]

2015-2016 Season Preview: Chicago Blackhawks

Coming off yet another Stanley Cup victory, the Chicago Blackhawks had their work cut out for them in the off-season. Salary cap issues meant shedding some serious cash, with the likes of Brandon Saad and Patrick Sharp traded away. Johnny Oduya was lost to free agency and the focus shifted to keeping the lasting core […]

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