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Senators Trade Spezza to Dallas Stars

The Ottawa Senators have traded forward Jason Spezza to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Alex Chiasson, Nicholas Paul and Alexander Guptill along with a second round pick for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The move was the capper on a busy day for the Stars, who also inked Ales Hemsky to a three year […]

Montreal Trades Briere to Colorado for Parenteau

The Montreal Canadiens have traded Daniel Briere to the Colorado Avalanche for PA Parenteau and a fifth round draft pick for 2015. Briere had to waive his no-trade clause in order for the Habs to strike the deal. “An up and coming team, the chance to play for Patrick Roy, those are all very enticing,” […]

Tampa, Edmonton and Arizona Have Busy Sunday

The Tampa Bay Lightning had a busy Sunday, trading three forwards and winding up with three draft picks for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. First up, Tampa send winger Teddy Purcell to the Edmonton Oilers for Sam Gagner. They then traded Gagner and winger B.J. Crombeen to the newly-minted Arizona Coyotes for a sixth rounder. […]

Draft Notes: Florida Panthers Use First Pick on Ekblad

The Florida Panthers used their first pick to select Barrie Colts blueliner Aaron Ekblad first overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, marking the first time a defenceman has been the first selection since the Blues took Erik Johnson in 2006. Interestingly, he’s the first Canadian defenceman to go in the top spot since Chris […]

Canucks Ship Out Kesler, Garrison

The Vancouver Canucks have made some moves on Friday that offer an indication as to the future of the franchise and the direction of this hockey club. Forward Ryan Kesler was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa and a pair of draft picks. The Canucks also sent a third-round draft […]

Penguins Hire Mike Johnston as New Head Coach

The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired Mike Johnston was their new head coach. The former coach of the Portland Winterhawks will be the replacement for Dan Bylsma, who was fired by the team in June. Johnston served as assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks and associate coach of the Los Angeles Kings as well, but for […]

NHL Award Winners Include Crosby, Rask, Roy

The National Hockey League doled out its awards on Tuesday night and Sidney Crosby came up big once again, collecting his second Hart Trophy. He was also awarded the Art Ross Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Trophy. Crosby picked up his last Hart Trophy in 2007 and this year he beat out Ryan Getzlaf and […]

Willie Desjardins Hired as Canucks Head Coach

The Vancouver Canucks have hired Willie Desjardins as their new head coach. The 57-year-old was announced as the replacement for John Tortorella, ending what now looks to be a failed experiment in Vancouver. Desjardins is part of the Canucks’ rebuild of the front office, which thus far also includes new general manager Jim Benning and […]

Scott Hartnell Traded to Columbus Blue Jackets

The Philadelphia Flyers have traded forward Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward R.J. Umberger and a fourth round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The move shocked many, including Claude Giroux, and very well could leave a trail of bad blood between Hartnell and the Flyers’ organization. “A team […]

Gallant Named as New Panthers Head Coach

The Florida Panthers have become the latest club to use this off-season to announce a new head coach. The club revealed Gerard Gallant as the new man for the job, making the announcement yesterday. Gallant is the replacement for Peter Horacek, who was canned by Florida in April after taking over from Kevin Dineen. Gallant […]

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