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  1. Quick hits: Mike Keane might join Jets staff, Brouwer on the LTIR and NHL’s most disappointing teams

    Jul 14, 2011, 2:53 PM EDT

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    Troy Brouwer, Roberto Luongo

    Quick hits from around the NHL: Mike Keane might join the Jets’ coaching staff, Troy Brouwer might go on the LTIR in Washington and Forbes lists the teams that disappoint their fans the most and least.

  2. Small moves: Senators re-sign Bobby Butler, Flames trade for goon and Matt Smaby joins Ducks

    Jul 14, 2011, 1:54 PM EDT

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    Cam Janssen, Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond

    Two small moves so far today: the Senators re-signed solid young forward Bobby Butler while the Flames sent a fifth round pick to the Devils for Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond. (Update: the Ducks also added Matt Smaby.)

  3. Bad role models: Danick Paquette compares himself to … Matt Cooke?

    Jul 14, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT

    Columbus Blue Jackets v Atlanta Thrashers

    New Capitals prospect Danick Paquette made a curious decision to compare himself to hated Penguins forward Matt Cooke today. But does the shoe fit?

  4. Money matters: Canadiens win tax squabble with Montreal, Alberta won’t fund Oilers’ new arena

    Jul 14, 2011, 12:33 PM EDT

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    Philadelphia Flyers v Montreal Canadiens - Game Four

    The Canadiens got some tax breaks for the Bell Centre while the Oilers might not get much governmental help as they try to build a new arena.

  5. Max Pacioretty reacts to playing first game since injury: ‘It just felt weird’

    Jul 14, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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    NHL Heritage Classic - Montreal Canadiens v Calgary Flames

    Max Pacioretty took a big step forward by participating in a charity hockey event, the “most competitive outing” he’s had since that scary Zdeno Chara hit. When asked about the experience of skating in the charity game, Pacioretty said ” … it just felt weird.”

  6. Capitals owner Ted Leonsis thinks team’s Stanley Cup window will be open for ’10-15 years’

    Jul 14, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

    Ted Leonsis

    The Capitals are wise to resist the urge to “blow things up” after a few disappointments, as owner Ted Leonsis points out that their window to win a title could be open for “10-15 years.”

  7. 6th overall pick Mika Zibanejad signs entry-level deal with Ottawa

    Jul 14, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Portraits

    The Ottawa Senators locked-up 6th overall pick Mika Zibanejad to a three-year entry-level deal. The next question: will he make the team next season?

  8. Rivalry put on hold: Current and former Rangers lend support for upcoming Long Island arena vote

    Jul 14, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    New York Rangers v New York Islanders

    As the vote for a new arena on Long Island approaches, a few members of the New York Rangers organization have spoken out to lend their support for the Islanders and their fans.

  9. Pronger still about 3 weeks away from serious training

    Jul 14, 2011, 5:00 AM EDT

    Edmonton Oilers v Philadelphia Flyers

    Chris Pronger is still about three weeks away from being cleared to seriously train for next season. Now there’s word that he may miss the beginning of training camp as well…

  10. Avs take chance on Shane O’Brien with one-year deal

    Jul 14, 2011, 12:43 AM EDT

    Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    The Colorado Avalanche add another marginal defenseman into the fold by signing Shane O’Brien to a one-year deal. But where will he fit in?

  11. Predators unveil new jersey at their annual “Skate of the Union”

    Jul 13, 2011, 11:02 PM EDT

    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Portraits

    The Nashville Predators unveiled their newest home jersey to their fanbase at tonight’s Skate of the Union event.

  12. Kristian Huselius hurt again, this time out 4-6 months with torn pectoral muscle

    Jul 13, 2011, 9:27 PM EDT

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    Colorado Avalanche v Columbus Blue Jackets

    After battling ankle and hip injuries last season, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Kristian Huselius has torn a pectoral muscle and will miss 4-6 months.

  13. Dustin Penner response to GM Dean Lombardi’s softball comment, “more kindling for the fire”

    Jul 13, 2011, 7:41 PM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

    The Kings have asked Dustin Penner to show more commitment over the off-season to prove he can be the dominant player they traded for at the deadline. A few months into the off-season, the big power forward has shown that he wants to prove the critics wrong.

  14. “Cornerstone” player: Carolina re-signs Brandon Sutter to three-year, $6.2 million deal

    Jul 13, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT

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    Brandon Sutter

    Carolina is doing things through their youth and development program and re-signing the improving Brandon Sutter shows how they’ve been successful at doing it.

  15. Patrick Kane happy to welcome new toughness into Chicago

    Jul 13, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT

    Patrick Kane

    With the moves the Chicago Blackhawks have made this summer, Patrick Kane says he’s excited to see the team get a little tougher after last season’s disappointment.

  16. Will Gabriel Landeskog be the Avalanche’s secret weapon next season?

    Jul 13, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT

    Gabriel Landeskog

    Avalanche 2011 first round pick Gabriel Landeskog could turn out to be their secret weapon next season and his junior coach thinks he can get it done right away.

  17. Did a Toronto radio host use a homophobic reference to describe Cody Franson’s play?

    Jul 13, 2011, 1:44 PM EDT

    Cody Franson

    Toronto radio host Bill Watters had a bit of a curious way of describing the play of new Leafs defenseman Cody Franson. Apparently Brian Burke’s best efforts aren’t resounding so well at home.

  18. More interest bubbling up in buying the Blues? Sale expected before season starts

    Jul 13, 2011, 11:52 AM EDT

    Jaroslav Halak

    While things for the Blues have been quiet in free agency, the good news is that they’re seeing interest in purchasing the team picking up over the summer and expect a sale agreement before the new season starts.

  19. Drew Doughty’s contract future with Los Angeles all in Kings’ hands now

    Jul 13, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

    Drew Doughty

    Drew Doughty’s restricted free agency campaign and search for a new contract with Los Angeles is apparently all in the hands of Kings GM Dean Lombardi.

  20. Tuesday’s signings and re-signings: Kings keep Richardson, Penguins sign two players

    Jul 13, 2011, 12:51 AM EDT

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    Brad Richardson

    They’re not headliners, but they’re now on some of your favorite teams. It’s today’s depth signings that feature action from Colorado, Florida, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis.

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