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  1. 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.

  2. “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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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?

  6. 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…

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.”

  10. Minor moves: Panthers and Coyotes make deal, Canucks sign Oreskovich

    Sep 8, 2011, 7:56 PM EDT

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    Tim Thomas;  Victor Oreskovich

    As the regular season approaches, teams are making their final moves before training camp. The Vancouver Canucks re-signed Victor Oreskovich to a 1-year deal while the Panthers and Coyotes swapped ECHL prospects.

  11. Sidney Crosby expands on recovery process: ‘I can’t wait to just get back out there’

    Sep 8, 2011, 5:58 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby

    Sidney Crosby spoke about why he waited to discuss his injury situation, his eagerness to get back to NHL action and how he’ll use examples like Patrice Bergeron as a reason to remain optimistic.

  12. Zach Parise hopes he can sign a long-term deal with the Devils

    Sep 8, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT

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    Zach Parise

    While it’s easy to worry that Zach Parise will play his final season with the Devils in 2011-12, the talented winger said he’d prefer to stay with the team that drafted him.

  13. More details emerge about how the KHL will try to move forward from Lokomotiv tragedy

    Sep 8, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT

    People lay flowers in front of the Arena

    KHL vice president Ilya Kochevrin spoke with Puck Daddy’s Dmitri Chesnokov today, providing more details about how the league plans to help Lokomotiv rebuild and how the KHL will attempt to move on from Wednesday’s tragic events.

  14. Brad Marchand practices with Bruins, remains unsure about contract situation

    Sep 8, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT

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    Brad Marchand

    Brad Marchand’s contract negotiations might force him to miss some of training camp, but when you consider the fact that he was practicing with the team today, it seems clear that the situation should be resolved sooner or later.

  15. John Tavares says that he’d love to be the Islanders’ next captain

    Sep 8, 2011, 2:43 PM EDT

    New York Islanders Draft Party

    John Tavares expressed interest in becoming the next Islanders captain, now that the position was vacated by Doug Weight’s retirement.

  16. Penguins bring back Richard Park with one-year, two-way deal

    Sep 8, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT

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    Dwayne Roloson, Richard Park

    Richard Park’s career has come full circle as he signed with the Penguins, who drafted him in 1994.

  17. KHL postpones games until September 12, will ask other clubs to help rebuild Lokomotiv

    Sep 8, 2011, 11:04 AM EDT

    A woman mourns in front of the Arena-200

    The KHL will put its games on hold for five days to deal with the ramifications of the awful Lokomotiv crash, with play resuming on Monday, September 12. The league also will call upon its other teams to help rebuild Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

  18. Hall Of Famer Rod Langway thinks the Caps are close to being a Stanley Cup winner

    Sep 8, 2011, 9:50 AM EDT

    Rod Langway

    Former Capitals great and Hall Of Fame defenseman Rod Langway thinks the Caps are close to being a Stanley Cup winner. Finally.

  19. Must-click link: One of the saddest stories relating to the Lokomotiv tragedy you’ll read

    Sep 8, 2011, 7:30 AM EDT

    Karlis Skrastins

    We don’t want to start your day off on a sad note, but today’s must-click link comes from a sports fan in Texas who had the unfortunate job of playing an outside role with the family of Karlis Skrastins who died in Wednesday’s plane crash in Russia.

  20. Cory Stillman to announce retirement from NHL after 16 seasons

    Sep 8, 2011, 12:39 AM EDT

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    Cory Stillman

    Cory Stillman won two Stanley Cups in his career and after 16 seasons in the league, he’s calling it quits to join the Florida Panthers in an off-ice role.

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