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Pittsburgh Signs Ehrhoff, Has Big Day

The Pittsburgh Penguins were among the busier teams on July 1, signing defenceman Christian Ehrhoff after losing Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen to free agency. Both Orpik and Niskanen went to the Washington Capitals. The Penguins also lost James Neal and Jussi Jokinen over the last couple of days, plus Deryk Engelland, Joe Vitale and […]

Flames Sign Hiller, Raymond, Engelland

The Calgary Flames were among the teams enjoying a busy day on Canada Day. They signed three players: Jonas Hiller, Mason Raymond and Deryk Engelland. Goalie Hiller was signed to a two year deal worth an estimated $9 million. He’s coming off a disappointing season in Anaheim where he lost his starting gig in the […]

St. Louis Blues Sign Paul Stastny

The St. Louis Blues have netted one of the biggest free agents on the market in signing Paul Stastny. They locked the former Avalanche pivot in with a four year contract worth $28 million. The deal comes with a no trade clause. Stastny joins the Blues having put in eight seasons in Colorado. “It’s a […]

Vancouver Canucks Sign Goalie Ryan Miller

The Vancouver Canucks have picked up goalie Ryan Miller, signing him to a three year contract worth $18 million. This is an interesting move considering the history new Canucks general manager Jim Benning has with the goaltender. He was a scout with the Buffalo Sabres when that club drafted Miller in the 1999 NHL Entry […]

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 […]

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