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Leafs' Prospects Hope To Make Team This Season

Sep 1, 2015 7:56 PM

Some of the Maple Leafs' top prospects are hoping the changes made this summer will increase their chances of making the team this season.

Mitch Marner, Connor Brown and Kasperi Kapanen, who were in Toronto on Monday at the NHLPA Rookie Showcase, believe the additions of GM Lou Lamoriello and head coach Mike Babcock will create opportunities for them to play in the NHL sooner rather than later.

Toronto went 30-44-8 last season and finished 27th in the League standings with 68 points.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor

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Milan Lucic Has Always Dreamed Of Playing For Hometown Team

Sep 1, 2015 8:19 PM

Kings forward Milan Lucic, entering the final year of his contract, said Monday he's always dreamed of playing for his hometown Canucks.

"I honestly don't know what's going to happen moving on," Lucic told TSN 1410 Radio in response to a direct question on the topic. "I mean I have one year left on my contract, and there's a possibility that I can hit the [unrestricted free agent] market. 

"It's obviously something that's been a dream of mine since I've been a kid, is to play in your hometown and play for the Canucks, but right now the main focus is going down to L.A. and trying to make the most of that."

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Brad Marchand Had Elbow Surgery Over The Summer

Sep 1, 2015 8:02 PM

Brad Marchand took advantage of the Bruins extended time off over the summer to have surgery to repair torn tendons in his right elbow that had been bothering him since before the start of the 2014 postseason.

Marchand, who is taking part in informal workouts with teammates here at Ristuccia Arena, said he expects to be at full strength when training camp opens Sept. 17.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Blues Invite Scott Gomez To Camp For Tryout

Aug 30, 2015 1:48 PM

The Blues have invited forward Scott Gomez to training camp for a tryout, according to an report.

The 35-year-old Gomez is a 15-year veteran for the Devils, the Rangers, Canadiens, Sharks and Panthers. Last season he had 34 points, seven goals and 27 assists, in 58 games with the Devils.

Tags: St Louis Blues, New Jersey Devils, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Richards Charged With Possession Of Controlled Substance

Aug 28, 2015 1:44 PM

Former Kings center Mike Richards has been charged by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with possession of a controlled substance after an incident at the Canada/U.S. border earlier this summer, according to an report.

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Canes, Elias Lindholm Agree To Two-Year Extension

Aug 27, 2015 11:22 PM

The Hurricanes have agreed to terms for a two-year contract extension with forward Elias Lindholm, according to an report on Thursday.

The deal will pay the 20-year-old former first-round draft pick $2.5 million in the 2016-17 season and $2.9 million in 2017-18.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Kings Sign Russian Damir Sharipzyanov To Entry Deal

Aug 27, 2015 8:22 PM

The Kings have signed defenseman Damir Sharipzyanov to a three-year entry-level contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

The 19-year-old Sharipzyanov is a native of Nizhnekamsk, Russia who appeared in 66 regular-season games last season with Owen Sound (OHL) where he registered 34 points (9-25=34), a plus-13 rating and 59 penalty minutes. In five postseason games he posted three points (1-2=3), a plus-1 rating and six penalty minutes.

Sharipzyanov has appeared in 133 regular-season games in two seasons with Owen Sound totaling 50 points (14-36=50), a plus-15 rating and 124 penalty minutes. In 10 career postseason games he has registered four points (1-3=4) and six penalty minutes.

Press Release

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Penguins To Pair Kessel Alongside Crosby

Aug 26, 2015 2:18 PM

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said Tuesday the team plans to place high-powered forward Phil Kessel alongside star center Sidney Crosby when the team opens training camp next month, according to an report.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor

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Canadiens Hire Craig Ramsey As Coaching Consultant

Aug 26, 2015 11:28 AM

The Canadiens have hired Craig Ramsay as a coaching consultant, according to an report.

Ramsay spent last season as an assistant coach with the Oilers.

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Flames Sign Mark Giordano To Six-Year Deal

Aug 25, 2015 5:47 PM

The Flames have signed defenseman Mark Giordano to a six-year contract.

The deal will pay Giordano $6.75 million per season, a source told ESPN's Pierre LeBrun. 

The Flames captain had 11 goals and 37 assists in 61 games last season before sustaining a season-ending injury on Feb. 25.

Tags: Calgary Flames, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Report: Patrick Kane Meets With Investigators
Blackhawks star Patrick Kane has met with investigators as part of the rape allegations against him.

Russia Fined For Snubbing Canada's Celebration
The IIHF said that the Russian players left the ice before Canada's national anthem after the world championship final.

Christian Ehrhoff Sings One-Year Deal With Kings
Christian Ehrhoff played in only 49 games for the Penguins last season due to injury.

Sens To Hire Daniel Alfredsson For Front-Office Position
Daniel Alfredsson is close to accepting a position in the Senators' hockey operations department.

Quebec City, Las Vegas Move To Final Stage Of Expansion Process
Quebec City and Las Vegas have advanced to the final stage of the NHL's expansion process.

Caps' Brooks Laich Engaged To 'Dancing Champion' Julianne Hough
Capitals forward Brooks Laich has played 11 seasons in the NHL.

Calgary Flames Unveil Plan For New Arena
The proposed new arena in Calgary would seat 19,000-20,000 for hockey.

Ryan McDonagh Skating At Full Strength
Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh has resumed his normal training as he recovers from a broken right foot.

Lightning Hire Brad Lauer As Assistant Coach
Brad Lauer has spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach for the Ducks.

Press Release

Kruger Eager To Get New Deal From Hawks
Marcus Kruger prefers to sign a long-term contract with the Blackhawks.

Sources: Adidas Will Have Logo On NHL Jerseys In 2017-18
The partnership between Adidas and the NHL will be announced in mid-September, according to sources.

Mike Santorelli Signs One-Year Deal With Ducks
Mike Santorelli scored 12 goals last season, splitting his time between the Maple Leafs and Predators.

Daniel Briere Retires From NHL
Daniel Briere spent last season with the Avs, scoring eight goals in 57 games.

Leafs Hire Jacques Lemaire As Special Assignment Coach
Jacques Lemaire has spent the last six seasons with the Devils organization.

Press Release

Ducks Sign Carl Hagelin To Four-Year Deal
Carl Hagelin was one of three Rangers to appear in all 82 games last season.

Press Release

EA Sports Pulls Kane From Game Cover
Patrick Kane will no longer be a spokesperson for EA Sports NHL 16.

Devils Sign First-Round Pick Pavel Zacha
Pavel Zacha signed a three-year, $2.78M deal with the Devils on Tuesday.

Kings Sign Joel Lowry To Entry Deal
Joel Lowry was a fifth-round selection of the Kings in the 2011 NHL Draft.

Press Release

Jori Lehtera Out Six To Eight Weeks After Ankle Surgery
Jori Lehtera scored 14 goals in 75 regular season games for the Blues.


NHLPA Files Grievance Over Richards' Contract
Mike Richards was not charged for being a part of a drug investigation.

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