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Dallas Signs Nill to Five-Year Contract Extension

The Dallas Stars have expressed their faith in general manager Jim Nill by signing him to a five-year contract extension. The team announced the deal on Friday. The contract will keep the 57-year-old with the team through the 2022-2023 season. “We got a great staff here,” said Nill. “We’re in a good spot right now. […]

Washington Capitals Sign Mike Richards

Speaking of taking chances, the Washington Capitals are taking one on Mike Richards. The club signed the centre to a one-year prorated deal worth $1 million. The two-time Stanley Cup winner had a rather wild off-season, to say the least. He was arrested at a Canadian border crossing in June and charged with “possession of a […]

Lecavalier Traded to Los Angeles Kings

Vincent Lecavalier is about to get another chance. The veteran centre is on his way to the Los Angeles Kings along with defenceman Luke Schenn after a trade on Wednesday. The Philadelphia Flyers will receive centre Jordan Weal and a third round draft pick for 2016 in exchange for the 35-year-old pivot and the 26-year-old […]

Blue Jackets Trade Johansen to Nashville

The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded centre Ryan Johansen to the Nashville Predators for defenceman Seth Jones. Many people saw a deal like this coming, what with Johansen benched by Columbus head coach John Tortorella. He was scratched on December 17 of 2015 against the Arizona Coyotes after sitting out the full third period of […]

Anaheim Ducks Continue to Climb

It’s safe to say that the Anaheim Ducks have emerged as the team most people knew they could be. Back in November, we explored the virtues of the club as they began to pull out of the slump. And now with 2016 in the works, the Ducks have a 16-15-7 record and are third in […]

Tampa’s Jonathan Drouin Requests Trade

Things have pretty much gone off the rails with Jonathan Drouin and the Tampa Bay Lightning. The third pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft was sent down to the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL on Saturday and now word has emerged that the 20-year-old asked for a trade back in November. “It’s in everyone’s […]

John Scott Named Captain for All-Star Game

The dust has settled on fan voting for the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game and the league has announced the four divisional captains for the three-game three-on-three tournament set to go in Nashville at the end of the month. The captains are Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks, Alex […]

Montreal Canadiens Take Key Victory at Winter Classic

The Montreal Canadiens kicked off the new year with a victory against the Boston Bruins at the 2016 Bridgestone Winter Classic, polishing off the opposition by a final score of 5-1. The win took place in front of a crowd of 67,246 fans at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, with a 4.8 degrees Celsius temperature at […]

Connor McDavid Practices With Oilers

For the first time since fracturing his left clavicle on November 3 of 2015, Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid practiced. He took part in a selection of light drills on Friday, starting 2016 in style and giving a little moral boost to a team in need. “It feels good, it’s good to feel normal again […]

Marchand Suspended Three Games for Clipping

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended three games for clipping Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki. The incident took place on December 29 at 8:41 of the first period. There was no penalty on the play. “It was a simple play, I mean, I was trying to get to the puck and turned up […]

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