Jul 5, 2011, 11:24 PM EDT
After years as cellar dwellers, the Oilers hope to begin their turnaround next season. A healthy Ales Hemsky would help improve their chances, but he needs to recover from two shoulder surgeries to make that happen.
Jul 5, 2011, 10:14 PM EDT
The Predators and Senators got a little bigger and tougher today as the two teams signed enforcers to one-year contracts. Zack Stortini signed with Nashville while Zenon Konopka might make Ottawa the “toughest team in the NHL.”
Jul 5, 2011, 9:06 PM EDT
Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan Callahan and Teddy Purcell were among the biggest names who filed for salary arbitration today. PHT breaks down some of the most interesting cases in the list of 22 players.
Jul 5, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT
The Blue Jackets aren’t content to gaze at their shoes as other teams vie for the big dance any longer. They paid big once again today, signing defensive defenseman Marc Methot to a four-year, $12 million contract extension.
Jul 5, 2011, 7:26 PM EDT
The Maple Leafs and Clarke MacArthur can breathe a sigh of relief as they avoided the awkward salary arbitration process by agreeing to a two-year, $6.5 million deal.
Jul 4, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT
With patriotism and the smell of barbecued meat in the air, we couldn’t help but ask: who is the best active American hockey player? Let us know by voting in the poll.
Jul 4, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT
With America on the brain during this holiday, we must ask: has there ever been a better time for U.S. born goaltenders?
Jul 4, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT
Here are a few more minor moves from around the NHL today.
Jul 4, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT
The Capitals signed Danny Richmond while the Sabres agreed to terms with Mike Weber during this holiday afternoon.
Jul 3, 2011, 11:45 PM EDT
The Sharks and Wild shocked the hockey world by making their second big trade in a month tonight. This time around, the Wild received the immediate upgrade by nabbing Dany Heatley for Martin Havlat. Read all about the impact for both teams in this post.
Jul 3, 2011, 11:01 PM EDT
You’d think that Christian Ehrhoff or Brad Richards’ big, front-loaded deals would be the most obvious violations of the NHL’s CBA this summer. Instead it’s the Flyers’ relatively modest five-year, $9 million deal with Max Talbot that might be voided.
Jul 3, 2011, 10:08 PM EDT
The Panthers might be the most dramatically different team in the NHL once the 2011-12 starts. But have they dramatically improved their team in the process? PHT takes an in-depth look at the team’s biggest additions.
Jul 3, 2011, 7:40 PM EDT
Sidney Crosby and Boris Valabik might have an awkward reunion at Penguins training camp after the team signed the defenseman to a one-year, two-way contract.
Jul 2, 2011, 5:56 PM EDT
The NHL probably won’t contest Brad Richards’ new contract with the Rangers, but in a way, it pretty much perpetuates the same cap-circumventing loophole work that made the league come down hard on the Devils’ first contract with Ilya Kovalchuk. This post compares those deals to show that the Richards deal should get through, but carries the same spirit.
Jul 2, 2011, 5:03 PM EDT
The Red Wings hope to replace some of Brian Rafalski’s production by committee. Signing former Sharks defenseman Ian White could help them do that.
Jul 2, 2011, 4:20 PM EDT
The Kings continued their transformation into the Flyers of the West with the addition of Simon Gagne. His health makes him a risk, but this post details why his two-year, $3M contract might be the best bargain of free agency so far.
Jul 2, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT
The Maple Leafs fell short of getting Brad Richards, settling for Tim Connolly at two-years, $9.5 million. Will injury-prone Connolly be worth the shorter-term risk?
Jul 2, 2011, 2:06 PM EDT
Jaromir Jagr explains why he chose the Philadelphia Flyers over the Pittsburgh Penguins and other suitors … and he claims it’s not all about money.
Jul 2, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT
The Lightning now have eight defensemen after signing Matt Gilroy to a one-year, $1 million contract.
Jul 2, 2011, 11:36 AM EDT
Maybe we should have seen this coming the whole time: the Rangers spend huge again to land a free agent, as Brad Richards accepted their gaudy nine-year, $60 million offer. This post examines the pros and cons of that deal.
Jul 1, 2011, 5:09 PM EDT
Andy Sutton (and all the “Are you an expert?”) jokes will follow him to Edmonton after the Ducks traded him to the Oilers for Kurtis Foster.
Jul 1, 2011, 4:29 PM EDT
The Canadiens added another American to their lineup, locking up Erik Cole to a four-year, $18 million deal.
Jul 1, 2011, 3:56 PM EDT
After adding Joel Ward and Roman Hamrlik, the Capitals took another step toward being the playoff-proven team that critics demand.
Jul 1, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT
The Avalanche traded their 2012 first round pick and a conditional second rounder to the Capitals for Semyon Varlamov’s negotiating rights. This post takes a look at the impact of this deal for both teams as well as how this changes the free agent goalie market.
- Report: Hawks feel Kane ‘disrespected’ team, have received trade calls 82
- Hawks’ biggest question: What happens with Patrick Kane? 75
- Hall of Famer Al Arbour passes away 22
- Poll: Who will be San Jose’s next captain? 24
- Mike Richards charged with possession of controlled substance 95
- Gio won’t go: Flames extend Giordano for six years, $40.5M 13
- Pens’ plan for now: Crosby starts as Kessel’s center 25
- O, Dear: Russia fined $85K for skipping Canadian anthem 31
- Kings ink Ehrhoff to a one-year, $1.5 million deal 27
- Quebec City, Vegas advance to final phase of NHL expansion process 50
- Report: Hawks feel Kane ‘disrespected’ team, have received trade calls (96)
- Mike Richards charged with possession of controlled substance (95)
- Hawks’ biggest question: What happens with Patrick Kane? (76)
- Lucic jokes about running through Rask ‘like I did (to) another goalie’ (40)
- Poll: Will Kessel score 40? (38)