February 2022 - Hockey Wiretap

Wild, Jordan Greenway Agree To Three-Year, $9M Extension

Feb 1, 2022 12:58 AM

The Minnesota Wild and left wing Jordan Greenway agreed Monday to a three-year, $9 million contract extension that runs through the 2024-25 season.

Greenway, 24, has four goals, nine assists and a career-high plus-17 rating in 33 games for the Wild this season.

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Carey Price Hoping To Return To Canadiens 'Pretty Soon'

Jan 31, 2022 5:42 PM

Carey Price said he is hopeful he will be able to play again with the Montreal Canadiens sooner rather than later.


"Yeah, it's definitely an objective for me this season," Price said Sunday. "You know, it's always been my goal, ever since I got back here. Obviously, I've had a couple of setbacks that weren't foreseen. It's been a frustrating process, no doubt, but at the end of the day, I've got to take care of it. And, you know, moving forward, I'm starting to skate again, so hopefully I'll keep on progressing and be able to get back into uniform pretty soon."

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Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Jeremy Colliton To Take Over Canada's Team

Jan 31, 2022 5:42 PM

Jeremy Colliton has been elevated to head coach of Canada's men's hockey team for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing after Claude Julien was sidelined by an injury.

Hockey Canada said Julien slipped on ice and fractured his ribs during training camp in Switzerland, and medical staff determined he won't be able to fly to China for the Games.

Colliton, who was previously an assistant coach for the team, will take over head-coaching duties.

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Evander Kane Asks Fans To Have Open Mind

Jan 31, 2022 12:40 AM

Evander Kane knows he will not be universally loved by fans of the Oilers.

Edmonton is the fourth franchise for the 30-year-old whose contract was dumped by the Sharks. There will be questions about his past, from suspensions due to violations of COVID-19 protocols, a bankruptcy and a gambling addiction. Allegations of abuse lodged by his ex-wife were not proven in court.

"I want to clear up a lot of the misinformation, a lot of the storylines painting me in a certain light that are completely untrue, inaccurate and false," Kane said. "I would encourage [fans] to be open-minded, to allow me to do what I do best and get to know me on the ice, off the ice, around the rink, in the community, and see what I bring to the table.

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Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Misc Rumor

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Rangers Raise Henrik Lundqvist's No. 30 To The Rafters

Jan 31, 2022 12:47 AM

New York Rangers legend Henrik Lundqvist had his No. 30 raised to the rafters in Madison Square Garden on Friday night, with a raucous crowd on hand to honor "The King."

"I'm so happy I get an opportunity to say thank you to all the amazing fans in here that have supported me throughout my career," Lundqvist told the crowd during a ceremony before the Rangers' 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

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Evander Kane Reaches Agreement To Join Oilers

Jan 29, 2022 2:28 AM

Evander Kane has reached a verbal agreement to sign with the Edmonton Oilers for the rest of the NHL season, sources told ESPN's Kevin Weekes on Thursday.

A Kane-to-Edmonton agreement comes as the NHL on Thursday cleared the veteran winger of potential violations of COVID-19 protocols.

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Tags: Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks, Terms Agreement

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Flyers Won't Deal Claude Giroux Unless He Wants Trade

Jan 31, 2022 12:40 AM

Philadelphia Flyers' captain Claude Giroux won't be going anywhere -- unless he wants to.

The club's general manager, Chuck Fletcher, made clear in his midseason media availability Wednesday that Giroux, a pending unrestricted free agent, will be moved ahead of the NHL's March trade deadline only if Giroux himself chooses to be.

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Blackhawks Take Unusual Approach To GM Search

Jan 29, 2022 2:28 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks are taking an unusual approach to their search for their next general manager and plan to make a decision before the NHL trade deadline in March.

Blackhawks CEO Danny Wirtz, the son of team owner Rocky Wirtz, said Wednesday the interview process will include candidates "both inside and outside of hockey."

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Penguins, Jeff Carter Agree To Two-Year Extension

Jan 29, 2022 2:28 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to a two-year extension with forward Jeff Carter that carries an average annual value of $3.125 million, the team announced Wednesday.

The deal begins with the 2022-23 season and runs through the 2023-24 season.

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Canucks Hire Patrik Allvin As GM

Jan 29, 2022 2:28 AM

Jim Rutherford says there are some big decisions looming for the Vancouver Canucks, but the team's president of hockey operations has crossed one large task off his to-do list -- he hired Patrik Allvin as general manager.

Allvin became the 12th GM in franchise history on Wednesday. He had served as assistant GM for the Pittsburgh Penguins since November 2020.

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Keith Yandle Becomes NHL's New 'Iron Man'

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Sharks' Erik Karlsson Expected To Miss Two Months

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Keith Yandle Ties NHL Record For Consecutive Games At 964

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Canucks Hire Emilie Castonguay As Assistant GM

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NHL Plans To Keep Regular Season On Schedule

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NHL Fans Vote Stamkos, Kadri, Zibanejad, Terry To ASG Roster

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Canadiens Hire Former Agent Kent Hughes As New GM

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Claude Julien Named Canada Hockey Coach, Shane Doan Named GM

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NHL Reveals All-Star Game Rosters

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Jack Eichel Relishes First Skate With Golden Knights

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Oilers GM Ken Holland Confirms Talks With Evander Kane's Agent

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Bruins Sign Tuuka Rask For The Rest Of The Season

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Red Wings Hire Nicklas Lidstrom As VP Of Hockey Operations

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Wild, Jon Merrill Agree To Three-Year, $3.6M Extension

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Kings Name Marc Bergevin Senior Adviser

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John Klingberg Unhappy With Contract Negotiations

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Sharks Place Evander Kane On Waivers, Plan To Terminate Contract

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Tuukka Rask Signs AHL Deal, Eyes Comeback With Bruins

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Penguins Trade Sam Lafferty To Blackhawks For Alex Nylander

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Kraken GM Ron Francis Backs Coach, Goalie

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