December 2014 - Hockey Wiretap

Foligno Signs Six-Year Deal With Jackets

Jan 2, 2015 7:04 PM

The Jackets have signed left wing Nick Foligno to a six-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season.

Foligno will earn $5.5 million per year over the six years of the extension, a source told's Pierre LeBrun.

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Misc Rumor, Signing

Great Weather May Cause Delay In Winter Classic

Jan 1, 2015 4:36 PM

A Winter Classic delayed for a couple of hours on account of, well, gorgeous weather?

That was the option discussed Wednesday as the NHL faced the prospect of playing its outdoor game on a bright, sunny New Year's Day in the nation's capital.

"Nobody wants to delay the game," NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said. "So if there's any way we can avoid delaying the game, we're going to avoid delaying the game."

Faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Nationals Park for the game between the Blackhawks and Capitals. The forecast calls for lots of sun and few clouds, and therefore lots of glare on the sheet of ice, with a high temperature in the low 40s.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks, Misc Rumor

Ducks Assign Dany Heatley To AHL Norfolk

Jan 2, 2015 7:04 PM

Dany Heatley has been assigned to the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Norfolk after the veteran NHL goal-scorer cleared waivers, the team announced the move Tuesday.

Heatley hasn't clicked with the NHL-leading Ducks, who signed him to a one-year, $1 million deal in the offseason.

Heatley is scoreless in six games with Anaheim, while laboring on the ice and struggling with injuries, including a groin problem that required surgery.

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Misc Rumor

NHL Approves Andrew Barroway As Minority Owner Of Coyotes

Jan 2, 2015 7:04 PM

The NHL and the Coyotes announced today that an agreement for IceArizona to sell 51 percent of the Arizona franchise to Andrew Barroway has been finalized by the NHL's Board of Governors. Barroway will serve as the Coyotes Chairman and Governor immediately.

"This is truly a dream come true for me and my family," said Barroway. "I am extraordinarily grateful for the opportunity of a lifetime and look forward to working and solidifying a strong partnership with the Club's current ownership group.

"As a group we are committed to serving our fans with a new level of excellence and our collective goal is to put a competitive team on the ice every season and, one day, win the Stanley Cup."


Press Release

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Legal, Misc Rumor

Oilers Trade Arcobello To Predators For Roy

Jan 2, 2015 7:04 PM

The Oilers have acquired center Derek Roy from the Predators for forward Mark Arcobello, according to an report.

The Oilers also claimed winger Matt Fraser off waivers from the Bruins on Monday.

Roy has one goal and nine assists in 26 games this season.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators, Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Waiver

Predators Waive Derek Roy

Jan 2, 2015 7:04 PM

The Predators have waived forward Derek Roy and assigned forward Viktor Stalberg to the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals.

The Predators announced the moves Sunday.

Roy signed a one-year deal with Nashville this offseason, and he had 10 points in 26 games.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Devils Replace DeBoer With Three-Man Staff

Jan 14, 2015 2:22 PM

The Devils are replacing the fired Pete DeBoer with a three-headed coaching staff, according to an report.

Former Capitals coach Adam Oates, ex-Devils assistant and sdefenseman Scott Stevens and GM Lou Lamoriello will split duties on the bench. Oates will handle the forwards and Stevens will oversee the defense, Lamoriello said at a news conference before Saturday's morning skate.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor

Devils Fire Head Coach Pete DeBoer

Dec 28, 2014 1:14 PM

The Devils have fired coach Pete DeBoer, the team confirmed Friday.

GM Lou Lamoriello will not address the change, however, until he talks with the team's players on Saturday morning.

The Devils (12-17-7) have lost seven of their past eight games and 13 of 16 since Nov. 22.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor

NHL Suspends Sharks' John Scott

Dec 26, 2014 4:28 PM

Sharks  forward John Scott has been suspended by the NHL for four games without pay for punching Ducks forward Tim Jackman, the league announced Wednesday.

Scott was banned for punching "an unsuspecting opponent and causing injury," according to a statement released by the NHL.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Girgensons, Blackhawks Lead NHL All-Star Fan Vote

Dec 26, 2014 4:28 PM

It's Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons and the Blackhawks leading the NHL All-Star Game fan vote with a little over a week left, according to an report.

The Latvian-born Girgensons still leads all players with nearly 1.3M votes, the NHL announced Tuesday. The other five eligible spots to be selected are held by Blackhawks.

Patrick Kane and Jopnathan Toews are second and third among forwards. Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook lead defensemen, and Corey Crawford leads goalies.

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, All-Star, Misc Rumor

Kopitar, Voracek, Fleury Named NHL 'Three Stars'
Anze Kopitar led the NHL with nine points and eight assists, helping the Kings win two of three games last week.

Press Release

Rangers, Cam Talbot Agree To Extension
Cam Talbot is 2-3-1 with two shutouts in seven games with the Rangers.

Blackhawks' Crawford To Play Saturday
The Blackhawks went 7-1-0 in Corey Crawford's absence.

Jets Send Draft Pick To Canes For Jay Harrison
The Canes will receive the Jets' sixth-round pick in the 2015 draft for Jay Harrison.

Flames Sign Coach Hartley To Extension
Bob Hartley has gone 71-79-13 during the past three years with the Flames.

Panthers Outlast Caps In Longest NHL Shootout
The Panthers defeated the Capitals on Tuesday night by the score of 2-1 in the longest shootout in NHL history.

Jackets Trade D'Amigo To Sabres For Adam
The Jackets have acquired Luke Adam from the Sabres and assigned him to the AHL Springfield Falcons.

Press Release

Oilers Fire Coach Dallas Eakins
GM Craig MacTavish will act as interim head coach of the Oilers, currently 7-19-5 this season.

Blackhawks Trade Morin To Jackets For Erixon
Tim Erixon had one goal and five assists for the Blue Jackets this season.

Source: Boston Front-Runner To Host 2016 Outdoor Game
Boston could be the first repeater in the NHL's Winter Classic series.

Quenneville: Hit On Jonathan Toews 'Dangerous'
Jonathan Toews is expected to be OK after suffering an upper-body injury on Thursday night.

Ducks Sign Bryzgalov To One-Year Deal
Ilya Bryzgalov returns to the Ducks where he began his NHL career in 2001-02.

Press Release

Bettman: NHL Ready To Test Las Vegas
Gary Bettman stressed that this does not tie the NHL to guarantee an expansion team in Las Vegas.

Senators Fire Coach Paul MacLean
The Senators were off to an 11-11-5 start and are currently 10th in the NHL Eastern Conference.

Flyers GM: 'Coach Berube Is Safe'
Flyers GM Ron Hextall has no plans of replacing head coach Craig Berube.

Oilers GM: 'Players Execution Has To Improve'
The 6-15-5 Oilers are in a 11-game winless streak.

Pens Trade Samuelsson To Coyotes For Klinkhammer
Rob Klinkhammer has scored three goals in 19 games this season for the Coyotes.

Struggling Oilers Call News Conference For Friday
Oilers GM Craig MacTavish will talk about the status of the team on Friday.

Julianne Hough Calls Caps' Brooks Laich 'Love Of My Life'
Julianne Hough and NHL star Brooks Laich are dating.

Daniel Alfredsson Retires From NHL
The Senators signed Daniel Alfredsson to a one-day contract so he could take part in pregame warm-ups with his old team.