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Martin St. Louis Announces His Retirement

After 16 seasons in the National Hockey League, Martin St. Louis has retired. “I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride,” St. Louis said. “I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity […]

Red Wings Sign Green, Richards

The Detroit Red Wings were also busy on the first day of free agency because everyone was. There were 56 signings today for a total of over $210 million. In any event, the Red Wings snagged defenceman Mike Green and centre Brad Richards on Wednesday. First, Green was signed to a three year deal worth […]

Washington Capitals Sign Justin Williams

The Washington Capitals have signed forward Justin Williams to a two year deal worth $6.5 million. This is a good move to meet an obvious need for the Capitals, what with Williams being one of the finest clutch performers in the post-season. He’s not called Mr. Game Seven for nothing. Washington gets Williams at a […]

Arizona Picks Up Vermette, Others in Signing Frenzy

Centre Antoine Vermette is back with the Arizona Coyotes. Vermette scored four goals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Chicago Blackhawks, including two game-winners in the Final, and hoisted the ultimate prize in sports. He was traded to the Cup champs on February 28 and now he rejoins the Coyotes as a hero. “I’m […]

Predators Sign Ribeiro, Jackman, Hodgson

The Nashville Predators signed impending free agent Mike Ribeiro to a two year contract worth $7 million, thereby opening the floodgates for more moves. General manager David Poile knew that signing Ribeiro was a key part of moving forward and the confidence enabled him to sign defenceman Barret Jackman to a two year deal worth […]

Sather Out as General Manager in New York

Glen Sather is out as general manager in New York and Jeff Gorton is in. The move was made on Wednesday and Sather will remain as team president. “We’re going to work together, I don’t plan to work as a one-man team,” Gorton said via BlueshirtsUnited. “I think we’ve had success as a team because […]

Edmonton Oilers Sign Sekera, Letestu

The Edmonton Oilers got busy on Canada Day, making the first day of NHL free agency count with two signings. First, they hooked up defenceman Andrej Sekera to a six year deal worth $33 million. Then, they added centre Mark Letestu to a three year deal worth $5.4 million. “At the start of the shopping […]

Toronto Trades Phil Kessel to Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Phil Kessel. It went down on Canada Day, as many expected, with the former Toronto Maple Leaf sent to the Penguins along with forward Tyler Biggs and defenceman Tim Erixon in exchange for forwards Kasperi Kapanen, Nick Spaling, defenceman Scott Harrington, and a third round pick for the 2016 NHL […]

Blackhawks Trade Saad to Columbus Blue Jackets

The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Brandon Saad to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The deal found the Blackhawks sending Saad, defenceman Michael Paliotta and forward Alex Broadhurst to the Blue Jackets for forwards Artem Anisimov, Jeremy Morin, Corey Tropp, Marko Dano, and a fourth round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Chicago general manager Stan […]

Canucks Trade Kevin Bieksa to Anaheim Ducks

The Vancouver Canucks have traded defenceman Kevin Bieksa to the Anaheim Ducks for a second round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Bieksa is coming off 10 seasons in Vancouver and will now join former Canuck Ryan Kesler in his new digs. “I’ve been talking to him throughout the process a little bit and […]

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