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Jason Spezza Signs Contract Extension with Stars

The Dallas Stars have done the expected and signed forward Jason Spezza to a four year contract extension worth a reported annual value of $7.5 million. This will keep the former Ottawa Senator with the Stars through the 2018-2019 season. The Stars acquired Spezza from the Senators on July 1 in a trade that sent […]

Pascal Dupuis out at Least Six Months

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis will be out for at least six months following the diagnosis of a blood clot in his lung. The 35-year-old is on injectable blood thinners and will be making the move to oral blood thinners later on. The bad news is that the future isn’t certain. Dupuis’ doctor isn’t sure […]

Bettman: We’re Focused on a World Cup

Never mind the Olympics, the National Hockey League is focusing its international attention on the World Cup. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was at the Primetime Sports Management Conference on Monday and noted that the league’s participation at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang is still up in the air. What’s more, the league has been focusing […]

The Not-so-Secrets to Nashville’s Success: Filip Forsberg

There’s another Forsberg making it happen in the National Hockey League and his success hasn’t come a moment too soon for the Nashville Predators. One Filip Forsberg, who has thus far proven to be a real steal from the Washington Capitals, has been turning heads and putting the biscuit in the basket to the tune […]

The Sad Tale of Nathan Horton

The story of Nathan Horton is a sad one, to say the last. The 29-year-old Columbus Blue Jackets winger has likely played his last hockey game thanks to a degenerative back injury that has been causing him constant pain. Horton first noticed a problem with his back when he was rehabbing a shoulder injury right […]

Rene Bourque Sent down to Hamilton Bulldogs

The Montreal Canadiens have dumped forward Rene Bourque to the American Hockey League’s Hamilton Bulldogs after he cleared waivers at noon on Monday. Bourque went without a goal and posted a minus-9 over the course of 13 games early in the current campaign and that wasn’t good enough for the Habs. He was a healthy […]

Defence Leading the Charge for Calgary Flames

It’s early in the season, sure, but already the Calgary Flames are proving to be full of surprises. They’re 9-5-2 following a Saturday game against the Florida Panthers, where they picked up a 6-4 victory after overcoming a 3-1 deficit. Much of that success is attributable to the solid play of goalie Jonas Hiller, whose […]

Carter Ashton Suspended 20 Games for Enhancing Substances Violation

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton has been suspended for 20 games following his violation of the NHL’s drug policy. According to Ashton, he unknowingly ingested clenbuterol. This is a prohibited substance in the National Hockey League, but Ashton says he took it through an inhaler to help treat asthma. Clenbuterol is often used by […]

Marc-Andre Fleury Signs Four Year Contract Extension

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to a four year contract extension worth $23 million. That means the deal will carry an average annual value of $5.75 million and will commence at the start of the 2015-2016 season. Otherwise, Fleury would’ve become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The Penguins netminder is […]

NHL Suspensions Abound: Is Stéphane Quintal the Man for the Job?

There is the tendency to believe that NHL suspensions are on the upswing thus far this season. The most recent ban comes with the suspension of Andrew Ference of the Edmonton Oilers. He’s out for three games thanks to an illegal check to the head of Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian. It’s been a busy […]

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