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  1. Thousands gather at Yaroslavl arena to mourn Lokomotiv; Russian stars discuss the tragedy

    Sep 10, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT

    Vladimir Putin

    Thousands came to Yaroslavl arena for a ceremony that honored the members of Lokomotiv, while significant Russian hockey figures paid their respects.

  2. Welcome the newbies: Traverse City fills the offseason void

    Sep 10, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Traverse City Logo

    The dog days of the offseason are finally over! NHL rookies battle each other in the annual Traverse City prospect tournament in Michigan beginning this weekend.

  3. Lokomotiv will not play in KHL this season

    Sep 10, 2011, 3:55 AM EDT

    Russia Plane Crash

    As Yaroslavl and the hockey world try to make sense of this tragedy, Lokomotiv management has announced that they will not play in the KHL this season.

  4. Can Dougie Hamilton make the Bruins this season?

    Sep 9, 2011, 11:48 PM EDT

    Dougie Hamilton

    Will first round draft pick Dougie Hamilton be able to crack the defending Stanley Cup champs line-up this year? He certainly hopes so.

  5. Dennis Wideman eager to play after suffering hematoma

    Sep 9, 2011, 10:35 PM EDT

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    Chicago Blackhawks v Washington Capitals

    Dennis Wideman finally gets on the ice after suffering a hemotoma last season against the Carolina Hurricanes… and we explain what a hematoma is.

  6. Only a matter of time? Josh Bailey hasn’t even considered a holdout

    Sep 9, 2011, 8:46 PM EDT

    New York Islanders v New Jersey Devils

    Despite contract negotiations that have lasted all summer, New York Islanders restricted free agent Josh Bailey can’t wait to get a deal done and get on the ice for his team.

  7. KHL vice-president: “hockey has a fantastic ability to cure pain”

    Sep 9, 2011, 7:42 PM EDT

    People lay flowers in front of the Arena

    As the KHL tries to figure out where to go from here, the league’s vice-president thinks it’s in the best interests of the fans and people of Yaroslavl to put a team together as soon as possible.

  8. Chris Pronger skates for first time since back surgery; No timetable for season opener

    Sep 9, 2011, 6:50 PM EDT

    Chris Pronger

    Chris Pronger skated for the first time since having back surgery in May. Can he be ready for the season opener?

  9. Shaone Morrisonn eager to prove he can stay in Buffalo lineup

    Sep 9, 2011, 5:52 PM EDT

    Shaone Morrisonn

    Shaone Morrisonn is going to have to prove he belongs in the Sabres lineup this year for more than a few reasons.

  10. Family affair: Blackhawks trade for Jonathan Toews’ younger brother David

    Sep 9, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT

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    Jonathan Toews

    The Blackhawks are going to make it a family thing for Jonathan Toews after acquiring his brother David in a trade.

  11. Avalanche sign restricted free agent Kyle Cumiskey to one-year deal

    Sep 9, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

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    Kyle Cumiskey

    The Avalanche have everyone back in the fold now that Kyle Cumiskey is back on board for another year.

  12. Good luck with that: Vancouver mayor wants Canucks to help pay for riot bill

    Sep 9, 2011, 1:59 PM EDT

    Riot Breaks Out After Game In Vancouver

    After having the Vancouver city council blame the NHL for the riots, Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson wants the Canucks to help foot the bill for them.

  13. “Inglorious” leadership: Blues name David Backes team captain

    Sep 9, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT

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    David Backes

    When the Blues traded Eric Brewer last season, it opened up their captaincy. The Blues are banking on American David Backes to be their new leader now.

  14. Panthers sign restricted free agent Shawn Matthias to a two-year deal

    Sep 9, 2011, 11:37 AM EDT

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    Shawn Matthias

    The Panthers took care of their final loose end signing restricted free agent Shawn Matthias to a two-year deal.

  15. Drew Doughty reportedly turns down 9-year contract offer from Kings

    Sep 9, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v San Jose Sharks - Game Five

    With training camp opening next week, Drew Doughty and the Los Angeles Kings have yet to find a common ground. Are the Kings looking at a holdout to start the season?

  16. New leader in St. Louis? Blues finally set to announce captain

    Sep 9, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    St. Louis Blues v Florida Panthers

    The St. Louis Blues are finally set to announce their captain for the 2011-12 season. Is there any chance that it won’t be David Backes?

  17. Joey MacDonald could have been playing for Lokomotiv

    Sep 9, 2011, 7:00 AM EDT

    Joey MacDonald

    People always wonder about the “what ifs” in life. Detroit goaltender Joey MacDonald revealed that he was close to signing with Yaroslavl this offseason before the Red Wings offered a one-way contract. What if…

  18. The untradeable player looking for redemption: Gilbert Brule

    Sep 9, 2011, 1:18 AM EDT

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    Edmonton Oilers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    After an offseason that has featured Bono hitchhiking stories and trades that fell through, Gilbert Brule looks to overcome demons and bounce back for the Edmonton Oilers this season.

  19. Jumbo Jets? Kyle Wellwood signs one-year deal with Winnipeg

    Sep 8, 2011, 11:20 PM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Anaheim Ducks

    It may not be the biggest signing of the offseason, but the Winnipeg Jets signed Kyle Wellwood to a one-year deal on Thursday.

  20. Old-school Giroux keeps his distance from opponents

    Sep 8, 2011, 9:08 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Philadelphia Flyers - Game One

    In an era when players from various teams fraternize with one another, Claude Giroux acknowledges that he “doesn’t really like all of them.”

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