Hockey Wiretap

Devils Take Hischier; Flyers Grab Patrick, Vegas Selects Glass

Jun 23, 2017 7:29 PM

Cody Glass was selected by the expansion Vegas Golden Knights with their first-ever pick Friday night, going No. 6 overall as part of a parade of forwards at the top of the NHL draft. The 18-year-old Canadian center had 32 goals and 62 assists in 69 games last season for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League.

"I didn't really see that as a hockey place when I went there, but now, with the new team and the fans and season tickets sold out, I think hockey will be unbelievable," Glass said. "Just being there and walking down the Strip, it's something that's really nice. You don't see too much of that in Winnipeg."

The first NHL draft in Chicago began with another 18-year-old forward, with Swiss center Nico Hischier going No. 1 overall to the New Jersey Devils. The Philadelphia Flyers then grabbed Nolan Patrick at No. 2.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Vegas, Draft, Misc Rumor

Capitals Re-Sign T.J. Oshie To Eight-Year, $46M Deal

Jun 23, 2017 7:40 PM

The Washington Capitals have re-signed T.J. Oshie, bringing the forward back on an eight-year, $46 million deal, the team announced Friday.

He will count $5.75 million against the salary cap through the 2024-25 season.

Oshie had a stellar season playing on the first line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom in 2016-17, scoring a career-high 33 goals.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Misc Rumor, Signing

Coyotes Trade Murphy, Dauphin To Hawks For Hjalmarsson

Jun 23, 2017 12:42 PM

Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have acquired defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for defenseman Connor Murphy and forward Laurent Dauphin.

"We are very pleased to acquire Niklas," said Chayka. "He's an elite player and one of the NHL's top defenseman. He's a warrior who played a key role in Chicago's last three Stanley Cup wins. We are thrilled to have him join our team."

Press Release

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Kings Buy Out Matt Greene

Jun 23, 2017 12:38 PM

The Kings have bought out the contract of defenseman Matt Greene, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.

Greene, who played for the Kings the past nine seasons and helped the club win two Stanley Cups, had one year remaining on his player contract. The buyout will result in a cap charge of approximately $833,333 for the 2017-18 season and the 2018-19 season.

“Matt has made incredible contributions to our hockey club and we are very grateful for everything he has done since joining our organization including his outstanding leadership,” said Kings President Luc Robitaille. “Upon his arrival to Los Angeles he played a significant role in helping change the culture of the Kings and his contributions to our two Stanley Cups in particular is immeasurable.”

Press Release

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Misc Rumor

Coyotes Part Ways With Coach Dave Tippett

Jun 23, 2017 1:41 AM

Dave Tippett stuck with the Arizona Coyotes through four seasons of playing without an owner, five years of losing since the franchise's greatest success in the desert and the start of a rebuilding process.

Tippett and the Coyotes mutually agreed to part ways Thursday night, a move that comes as owner Andrew Barroway revamps the franchise.

"After some thoughtful discussions with Andy, we both agreed that it was best for me to move on," Tippett in a statement. "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Coyotes and wish Andy and the entire organization all the best in the future."

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor

Brent Burns, Connor McDavid Big NHL Winners In Las Vegas

Jun 22, 2017 1:37 AM

Ted Lindsay Award
(Most outstanding player as voted by NHLPA)
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers

Frank J. Selke Trophy
(Forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game)
Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins

James Norris Memorial Trophy
(Top defenseman)
Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks

Calder Memorial Trophy
(Rookie of the Year)
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

General Manager of the Year Award
(Most outstanding general manager)
David Poile, Nashville Predators

Jack Adams Award
(Most outstanding head coach)
John Tortorella, Columbus Blue Jackets

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
(Perseverance and dedication to hockey)
Craig Anderson, Ottawa Senators

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
(Outstanding sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct)
Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames

Vezina Trophy
(Top goaltender)
Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets
Runners-up: Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens; Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals

Hart Memorial Trophy
(Most valuable player to his team)
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
Runners-up: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins; Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets

Tags: Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Fleury, Neal, Methot Give Vegas Golden Knights Solid Start

Jun 22, 2017 1:26 AM

On Wednesday night, in front of a packed house at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the Vegas Golden Knights unveiled what the majority of their roster will look like in 2017-18.

It is reasonable to assume that Marc-Andre Fleury will be their No. 1 goalie, James Neal will be their top-line right winger, and barring a trade, Marc Methot will be on their top defensive pair.

Tags: Vegas, Expansion, Misc Rumor

Marian Hossa Will Miss Next Season

Jun 21, 2017 3:42 PM

Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will not play in the NHL next season, saying in a statement that he has been receiving treatment for a skin disorder.

"Over the course of the last few years, under the supervision of the Blackhawks medical staff, I have been privately undergoing treatment for a progressive skin disorder and the side effects of the medications involved to treat the disorder," Hossa said Wednesday morning. "Due to the severe side effects associated with those medications, playing hockey is not possible for me during the upcoming 2017-18 season. While I am disappointed that I will not be able to play, I have to consider the severity of my condition and how the treatments have impacted my life both on and off the ice."

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Misc Rumor

GM McPhee: Vegas Making Moves Before Expansion Draft

Jun 20, 2017 4:18 PM

Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee said the team has made "at least" a half a dozen transactions before the NHL Expansion Draft and will likely make more deals before submitting their final list to the league Wednesday morning.

"We've tried to talk to every club before we make a selection," McPhee said. "Different things result from that. I haven't been able to keep track of that but we'll tally it all up at the end and you guys can tell us how we did."

Tags: Vegas, Draft, Expansion, Misc Rumor

Judge Denies Request To Block Funds For New Detroit Arena

Jun 20, 2017 4:13 PM

A judge has denied a request to block some public funding for Little Caesars Arena and the Detroit Pistons' move from the suburbs.

U.S. District Court Judge Mark Goldsmith issued his decision late Monday, saying a requested injunction would cause "catastrophic damage" to Detroit.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Legal, Misc Rumor

NHL Salary Cap To Rise To $75M In 2017-18
The NHL salary cap will rise by $2M for the upcoming 2017-18 season.

Fleury, Neal, Vatanen Among Players Made Available To Vegas
Golden Knights GM George McPhee will select one player from each of the NHL's 30 teams.

Coyotes Trade Mike Smith To Flames For Package Of Players, Draft Pick
The Coyotes acquire free agent goalie Chad Johnson prospect Brandon Hickey, and a 2018 draft pick from the Flames.

Ryan Kesler To Miss Three Months After Hip Surgery
Ducks center Ryan Kesler had surgery last week.

Devils Acquire Mirco Mueller From Sharks
The Sharks receive two draft picks from the Devils, and San Jose sends their fifth-round pick to New Jersey.

Ducks Waive Simon Despres
The Ducks will buy out the remainder of Simon Despres' $18.5M contract.

Coyotes Acquire Nick Cousins From Flyers For 2018 Pick
The Flyers receive a 2018 fifth-round draft pick and the rights to prospect Brendan Warren, and also sending Merrick Madsen to the Coyotes.

Sabres Name Phil Housley New Head Coach
New head coach Phil Housley is looking forward to bringing excitement back to Buffalo next season.

Lightning Trade Jonathan Drouin To Habs For Mikhail Sergachev
The Lightning and the Canadiens announced the deal about 48 hours before the NHL's trade freeze prior to the expansion draft.

Capitals Acquire Tyler Graovac From Wild For 2018 Pick
The Capitals can now protect center Lars Eller for the upcoming expansion draft.

Rangers To Buy Out Dan Girardi's Contract
Defenseman Dan Girardi has spent his entire 11-year NHL career with the Rangers.

Sabres Re-Sign Linus Ullmark To Two-Year, $1.5M Extension
Goalie Linus Ullmark has an 8-11-2 record in 21 NHL career games.

Panthers Name Bob Boughner New Head Coach
GM Dale Tallon said Bob Boughner sees the game in a modern way and is the right leader for the team.

New Detroit Arena Aims To Be The Best
The new Detroit arena is part of a $800-plus million project.

Senators Ask Dion Phaneuf To Waive No-Movement Clause
The Senators will no doubt protect Erik Karlsson in the June 21 expansion draft.

Marc-Andre Fleury Waives No-Movement Clause
The Penguins can now protect goalie Matt Murray for the upcoming NHL expansion draft.

Andrew Barroway Becomes Coyotes' Sole Owner
Andrew Barroway is committed to keeping the Coyotes in Arizona.

Penguins Early Favorites To Win 2018 Stanley Cup
The Penguins are the favorites in Las Vegas to win three straight titles next year.

Penguins Capture Second Straight Stanley Cup Title
The Penguins beat the Predators 2-0 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night.

Report: Panthers Offer Coaching Job To Bob Boughner
Bob Boughner has spent the last two NHL seasons as an assistant coach with the Sharks.