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Detroit Pushes for New Arena by 2017

The Detroit Red Wings have a plan in place for a new arena and hopes are that they could be playing in it by 2017. Olympia Development of Michigan is pushing for a new sports and entertainment district that will create five “mixed-use neighbourhoods” in Detroit’s downtown area. That district will be built around what […]

Blackhawks Prepare to Get Under Salary Cap

The Chicago Blackhawks know that they’ll have to lose at least one contracted player in order to get under the salary cap for the 2014-2015 season. At the moment, the club is over the $69 million hard cap by $2.2 million. “We certainly have to be ready to go by October, that’s the goal,” general […]

Tom Renney to Be Named Hockey Canada President, CEO

According to the Canadian Press, Tom Renney will be named as the next president and CEO of Hockey Canada. The official announcement is expected to take place on Tuesday in Calgary. Renney will be replacing Bob Nicholson in the post, who resigned earlier in the year. Renney has 17 years of coaching experience in the […]

Blue Jackets Sign Dubinsky to Six Year Contract Extension

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Brandon Dubinsky to a six year contract extension worth $35.1 million, the team announced Friday. The club acquired the 28-year-old centre in July of 2012 when they shipped Rick Nash to the New York Rangers. The extension will keep Dubinsky in the fold through the 2020-2021 season and […]

Blackhawks Ink Kane, Toews to Huge Deals

The Chicago Blackhawks have locked in both Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to huge contracts, signing each to eight year deals worth $84 million. The contracts make Toews and Kane the first two players to crack the $10 million a year mark since the salary cap was put in play in 2005. They’ll each make […]

Devils Sign Cory Schneider to Seven-Year Contract Extension

The New Jersey Devils have stated their intentions by signing goalie Cory Schneider to a seven-year contract worth an estimated $42 million. He would have been an unrestricted free agent after the 2014-2015 NHL season. Now Schneider finds himself in the position to remain with the club through the 2021-2022 season. This pretty much solidifies […]

Ottawa Senators Sign David Legwand

The Ottawa Senators have signed centre David Legwand to a two year contract worth $6 million. The first year of the deal will pay him $2.5 million and the last year will pay $3.5 million. The Senators have worked this out to a cap hit of $3 million a season. Legwand will have his work […]

Vancouver Canucks Sign Radim Vrbata

The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Radim Vrbata to a two year contract worth an estimated $10 million. The deal has yet to be formalized. Vrbata had a deal on the table from the Arizona Coyotes that didn’t have a lot of dollars attached but had a pretty significant term. In the end, however, the […]

Islanders Sign Grabovsky, Kulemin

The New York Islanders took some steps to bolster their offence, signing Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin. Both were signed to four year contracts, with Grabovski’s worth an estimated $20 million and Kulemin’s coming in at $16.75 million. Islanders general manager Garth Snow had attempted to sign Dan Boyle, Jarome Iginla and Thomas Vanek on […]

Washington Capitals Sign Orpik, Niskanen

The Washington Capitals wanted an upgrade on defence and my goodness did they get a pair. In signing Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik, the Caps lapped up two former Penguins and threw over $67 million at them. Orpik was signed to a five year deal worth $27.5 million on Tuesday, while Niskanen was inked to […]

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