December 2019 - Hockey Wiretap

Flames Sign Deal For New Downtown Calgary Arena

Dec 6, 2019 2:01 AM

The Calgary Flames have a deal for a new downtown arena, a 35-year agreement that keeps the NHL club in the city for that time.

The team, the city and the Calgary Stampede rodeo signed an agreement Thursday to replace the 36-year-old Scotiabank Saddledome.

Tags: Calgary Flames, Misc Rumor, Signing

Capitals Trade Chandler Stephenson To Golden Knights For 2021 Pick

Dec 3, 2019 5:27 PM

The Washington Capitals traded forward Chandler Stephenson to the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2021 fifth-round pick.

Washington needed to shed salary and chose Travis Boyd over Stephenson, who they dealt rather than risk losing him on waivers. The teams announced the move Monday night after Vegas played at the New York Rangers.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Vegas, Official Trade

Matt Stajan Retires After 14 NHL Seasons

Dec 3, 2019 5:25 PM

Matt Stajan retired Tuesday after 14 seasons in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames.

The 35-year-old two-way center announced his decision in a statement through the NHL players' union.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Devils Fire John Hynes, Name Alain Nasreddine Interim Coach

Dec 3, 2019 5:23 PM

The New Jersey Devils have relieved John Hynes of his head coaching duties after a disastrous start to the season.

The Devils are 9-13-4 this season. Their 22 points are second fewest in the NHL, and they have the fourth-worst record in the NHL over the last two seasons at 40-54-14.

Hynes, who was hired in 2015, finishes his Devils stint with a 150-159-45 record. The team made the playoffs once in his previous four seasons behind the bench. He ranks second in team history in games coached, wins and points (345).

Assistant coach Alain Nasreddine will become interim coach while Peter Horachek, currently a pro scout for the team, will join the coaching staff as an assistant.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor

Blackhawks Investigating Conduct Of Marc Crawford

Dec 3, 2019 1:54 AM

Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Marc Crawford will be away from the team as it conducts a "thorough review" of "recent allegations that have been made regarding his conduct with another organization," the team said Monday.

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Legal, Misc Rumor