Aug 24, 2011, 8:32 PM EDT
Brooks Laich signed a monstrous 6-year contract this summer worth $27 million. Capitals Bruce Boudreau thinks the center is worth every penny.
Aug 24, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT
Which rookies are worth watching during the 2011-12. There are always surprises and players who burst onto the scene, but there are already at least ten prospects ready to make a name for themselves next year.
Aug 24, 2011, 6:41 PM EDT
He might not get the fame and recognition of scorers such as Patrick Kane or Jonathan Toews, but Dave Bolland has proven to be a valuable player for the Blackhawks. The team hopes that he can put together a breakthrough 2011-12 season, but that would require him to stay healthy after two injury marred campaigns.
Aug 24, 2011, 5:44 PM EDT
Even Oilers coach Tom Renney admits that Nikolai Khabibulin is a big question mark next season.
Aug 24, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT
The Panthers made some big risks during this off-season, but Tomas Fleischmann might be the biggest wild card of all. GM Dale Tallon thinks it will pay off big, saying the winger “is going to be something special.”
Aug 24, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT
Ondrej Pavelec and Chris Mason are big question marks in net for Winnipeg next season, but contract years should give them plenty of motivation to perform at their highest levels.
Aug 24, 2011, 3:13 PM EDT
Judd Apatow enlisted Ian Laperriere for a false teeth-related gag, so the injured Flyers grinder brought Scott Hartnell, James van Riemsdyk and Matt Carle along for the ride.
Aug 24, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT
Tim Thomas was the best goalie in the world last season, but where does that leave high-profile backup Tuukka Rask?
Aug 24, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT
Optimism for the Phoenix Coyotes’ sale is starting to grow, with some City of Glendale officials even predicting a possible sale by the end of 2011.
Aug 24, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT
Michael Ryder’s brother Daniel was cleared of charges related to an attempted robbery of a convenience store.
Aug 24, 2011, 11:48 AM EDT
One Pittsburgh area writer believes that Sidney Crosby’s silence on his concussion recovery is “indefensible” and “inexplicable.”
Aug 23, 2011, 11:04 PM EDT
Sergei Bobrovsky could be upset about how things went in the 2011 playoffs and the Flyers’ decision to add Ilya Bryzgalov, but it seems like the Russian netminder has a mature outlook on the situation.
Aug 23, 2011, 9:26 PM EDT
James Mirtle sheds some light on what many NHL players are actually drinking out of those Gatorade bottles.
Aug 23, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT
Matt Cooke seems like he wants to change his dirty-hitting ways next season, even if many won’t forgive him for his many mistakes.
Aug 23, 2011, 7:44 PM EDT
Former Penguins players and staff members gathered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Penguins’ first-ever Stanley Cup victory.
Aug 23, 2011, 6:35 PM EDT
Ethan Moreau passed his first test in becoming a Los Angeles King: He passed his physical and officially signed on with the Kings for one year.
Aug 23, 2011, 5:23 PM EDT
After the deadline for offers to buy the St. Louis Blues passed yesterday, the team reportedly has multiple offers to be bought. If only things were this easy in Phoenix.
Aug 23, 2011, 3:55 PM EDT
As opposed to the positive news Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman had about Patrick Kane’s recovery from wrist surgery, Kane is taking things a bit easier when it comes to finding his way back.
Aug 23, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT
If you needed to feel better about your singing skills, Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville will have you auditioning for “The Voice” immediately.
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