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50 min ago | Editor in Leaf

NHL Trade Rumors: Are The Toronto Maple Leafs Still Trying To Trade Dion Phaneuf?

Apr 12, 2014; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf during warmup prior to game against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Toronto Maple Leafs, Dion Phaneuf, NHL Players, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Northeast Divison, San Jose Sharks

1 hr ago | BleacherReport

NHL Rumors: Analyzing Latest Buzz on Nikolai Khabibulin, Chris Butler and More

There are still several viable players available on the NHL free-agent market. Now that many of the biggest stars have been signed in the 2014 offseason, there are whispers abound regarding potential veteran bargains.


Related Topix: Sports, Chris Butler, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Nikolai Khabibulin, NHL Central Division, Calgary Flames, NHL Northwest Division

5 hrs ago |

Lake Erie Monsters change divisions as part of AHL realignment

The Monsters have moved from the North Division to the Midwest as part of the AHL's realignment for 2014-2015 .


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Double G Sports

NHL Free Agency 2014: Winners, Losers and the Middle

The free agency frenzy for the NHL is a little more than a week old, and through all the signings and the 400 plus million dollars spent, you can honestly say that there were moves that made you scream and shout and others that made you shake your head.


Related Topix: Sports, David Backes, NHL Players, Mike Green

Too Many Men On The Site

Dany Heatley Signs One-Year Deal In Anaheim

Apr 10, 2014; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild left wing Dany Heatley in the second period against the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center.


Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, NHL Northwest Division, Anaheim Ducks, Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, NHL Players, NHL Pacific Division

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Blackhawks, Toews, Kane reach 8-year extensions

German prosecutors say a Michigan man they were investigating over his alleged service in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II in present-day Ukraine has died in the U.S. A man under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II has died in Michigan at age 93 after years of denials that he shot ... (more)


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Jonathan Toews, NHL Players

Sports Network

With Spezza, Stars aim high in West

Following a season which ended with the Los Angeles Kings getting crowned Stanley Cup champions for the second time in three years, it's become patently obvious the Western Conference is a step above the East.


Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Stars, NHL Hockey, Tyler Seguin, NHL Players, Alex Chiasson, NHL Pacific Division, Jason Spezza


Hawks reach 8-year deals with Kane, Toews

Kane and Toews asked for a reported $12 million each per season when negotiations recently began between Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman and their agent, Pat Brisson.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Cult of Hockey: New Oilers mantra: one big man for every forward line

If the Edmonton Oilers make no other roster change this summer - and one would hope the team finds a way to grab another strong two-way centre - GM Craig MacTavish will have improved his roster in one key manner: the team is bigger than last season.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Edmonton Oilers, NHL Northwest Division, Taylor Hall, Luke Gazdic, Craig MacTavish, NHL Players

The Washington Post

Caps, Bears plan to run similar systems

The Washington Capitals developmental camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex was open to the public Monday.


Related Topix: Sports, Bryan Helmer, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, NHL Southeast Division

The Globe and Mail

Duhatschek: Iginla believes Colorado are legitimate Cup contenders

Boston Bruins' Jarome Iginla walks out to skate at his old stomping grounds at the Saddledome in Calgary, Alta., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins, NHL Northeast Divison, Jarome Iginla, NHL Players, Colorado Avalanche, Alex Tanguay, Paul Stastny

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Rant Sports

5 Ways the Los Angeles Kings' Stanley Cup Shook Up the Western Conference

When the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup after winning three seven-game series, the rest of the NHL, particularly the Western Conference, took note.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, NHL Pacific Division, Anze Kopitar, NHL Players, Minnesota Wild, Clayton Stoner


NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Potential Deals Around the League

Although we're just five days into the NHL free-agency cycle, many of the biggest moves have already been made.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Nashville Predators, Shea Weber, NHL Players, NHL Central Division, Chicago Blackhawks, Nikolai Khabibulin

Star Tribune

Defenseman Dougherty sees Nashville selection as 'dream come true'

Jack Dougherty, who helped the United States win gold at the under-18 world championship in April, was selected 51st overall in the NHL draft by the Predators.


Related Topix: Sports, Ryan Suter, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Nashville Predators, NHL Central Division, Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Nicklas Lidstrom, Olympic Hockey, Olympics, Olympic Winter Games, Ryan Suter (2010 Vancouver Olympics)

Sat Jul 05, 2014


Avs' Iginla following Bourque's path

He comes to Colorado via Boston, in search of his first Stanley Cup after nearly two decades in the NHL.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins, Jarome Iginla, NHL Players, Olympic Hockey, Jarome Iginla (2010 Vancouver Olympics), Olympics, Olympic Winter Games, Winter Sports, Ice Hockey

Edmonton Journal

Oilers prospect chases his dream in Jasper

Mouldy, overcrowded and "unhealthy" homes in Little Buffalo will be replaced by the province this summer after cabinet ministers expressed dismay at the deplorable conditions on the First Nation community.


Related Topix: Sports, Darnell Nurse, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Kelly Chase

Blackhhawk up

Behind Enemy Lines: Vancouver Canucks

True rivalries in the NHL are not hard to come by. In fact, they absolutely abound, if you believe NBC's Rivalry Night game picks.


Related Topix: Sports, Ryan Kesler, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Vancouver Canucks, NHL Northwest Division, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Central Division, St. Louis Blues, Ryan Miller


2014 NHL Free Agency: Which Big Spenders Improved the Most?

The action was fast and the dollars were incredible, as the NHL hit the ground running in 2014 free agency.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey, Josh Gorges, NHL Northeast Divison, Montreal Canadiens, NHL Players, Craig MacTavish

Lighthouse Hockey

NHL Free Agency: Contracts to covet, contracts to mock

After much of the dust has settled from the opening missiles of NHL free agency, we can browse around the league and reports about the New York Islanders ' approach to do something totally appropriate for this Independence Day weekend: Covet our neighbors' goods.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Kyle Okposo, NHL Players, NHL Atlantic Division, New York Islanders

Too Many Men On The Site

NHL News and Links - Quick Shifts: July 5th Edition

May 14, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Daniel Winnik reaches for the puck in the second period in game six of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Anaheim Ducks, NHL Pacific Division, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, Tyler Seguin, NHL Players