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Yes, John Scott Will Captain the Pacific Division All-Stars

It turns out that John Scott will captain the Pacific Division at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game after all. The National Hockey League saved face (kind of) on Tuesday, announcing that they would still honour the wishes of the fans after the enforcer was traded from the Arizona Coyotes to the Montreal Canadiens on Friday. […]

Los Angeles Kings Sign Anze Kopitar to Contract Extension

The Los Angeles Kings locked down the most integral component of their franchise early Saturday by signing Anze Kopitar to an eight-year contract extension worth an estimated $80 million. “I’ve been a part of this organization when we went through pretty big struggles and not very fun years when we played,” Kopitar said. “We turned […]

Arizona Trades John Scott to Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired All-Star forward John Scott along with defenceman Victor Bartley in a trade that saw them send defenceman Jarred Tinordi and prospect Stefan Fournier to the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes acquired Bartley in a deal with the Nashville Predators, with Arizona shuffling defenceman Stefan Elliott to Music City. This isn’t a […]

Devils Forward Bobby Farnham Suspended Four Games

The National Hockey League has suspended New Jersey Devils forward Bobby Farnham for a grand total of four games after his “violent, predatory” hit on St. Louis Blues forward Dmitrij Jaskin. Jaskin wasn’t injured on the play and Farnham was issued a major penalty for interference and was shelved with a misconduct. The incident took […]

Galchenyuk Incident Highlights Toxic Hockey Culture – Again

It doesn’t seem like it was all that long ago that we were talking about the Montreal Canadiens picking up an eighth straight win on the strength of a five-point night by defenceman Andrei Markov. That Friday night in late October found the Habs two wins shy of matching an NHL record. They were just […]

Matt Hendricks Suspended Three Games for Boarding

Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Hendricks has been suspended for three games for boarding Florida Panthers defenceman Aaron Ekblad. The incident took place in the third period of Sunday’s game between the Oilers and Panthers and there was no penalty on the play. Hendricks did have a phone hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety […]

Alex Ovechkin Scores 500th Goal

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin scored his 500th career goal on Sunday night, becoming the 43rd player in NHL history to hit the mark. The Great Eight became the first player to hit the milestone since Jarome Iginla accomplished the feat in January of 2012. “It is a special moment,” Ovechkin said. “It is nice […]

Dallas Signs Nill to Five-Year Contract Extension

The Dallas Stars have expressed their faith in general manager Jim Nill by signing him to a five-year contract extension. The team announced the deal on Friday. The contract will keep the 57-year-old with the team through the 2022-2023 season. “We got a great staff here,” said Nill. “We’re in a good spot right now. […]

Washington Capitals Sign Mike Richards

Speaking of taking chances, the Washington Capitals are taking one on Mike Richards. The club signed the centre to a one-year prorated deal worth $1 million. The two-time Stanley Cup winner had a rather wild off-season, to say the least. He was arrested at a Canadian border crossing in June and charged with “possession of a […]

Lecavalier Traded to Los Angeles Kings

Vincent Lecavalier is about to get another chance. The veteran centre is on his way to the Los Angeles Kings along with defenceman Luke Schenn after a trade on Wednesday. The Philadelphia Flyers will receive centre Jordan Weal and a third round draft pick for 2016 in exchange for the 35-year-old pivot and the 26-year-old […]

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