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  1. Predators sign defenseman Tyler Sloan, prepare for possible arbitration with Weber

    Jul 28, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins

    The Nashville Predators signed former Washington defenseman Tyler Sloan to a one-year contract to add depth to their blueline as Francis Bouillon continues to fight concussion-like symptoms. Meanwhile, the Preds management is preparing for an arbitration hearing with Shea Weber on Tuesday.

  2. Rangers GM Glen Sather extends support for Islanders’ new arena bid

    Jul 28, 2011, 6:20 PM EDT

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    New York Islanders Draft Party

    The Rangers and Islanders might be fierce on-ice rivals, but Rangers GM Glen Sather voiced his support for the Isles’ new arena bid.

  3. Report: Training camp looks unlikely for Marc Savard, whose concussion issues continue

    Jul 28, 2011, 5:33 PM EDT

    Marc Savard, Peter Chiarelli

    Sadly enough, it appears that Marc Savard’s struggles with post-concussion syndrome continue. Reports indicate that he won’t be able to participate in Bruins’ training camp unless he makes an unexpected improvement.

  4. Mike Danton announces that his strange journey will continue in Sweden

    Jul 28, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT

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    dantononthebluesap

    Mike Danton announced that he’ll play in Sweden next season, continuing his unlikely journey from a lengthy prison sentence.

  5. No arbitration tomorrow: Jannik Hansen signs three-year, $4.05M deal with Canucks

    Jul 28, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

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    Jannik Hansen, Devin Setoguchi

    The Canucks avoided a second year of salary arbitration with Jannik Hansen, signing him to a three-year deal. Update: it’s a nice bargain at $4.05 million overall.

  6. Report: Craig MacTavish likely to coach the AHL’s Chicago Wolves

    Jul 28, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT

    Craig MacTavish

    After failing to get an NHL head coaching job, Craig MacTavish looks primed to coach the Chicago Wolves – the Vancouver Canucks’ AHL affiliate.

  7. Canucks forward Jannik Hansen hopes for big raise as arbitration approaches

    Jul 28, 2011, 2:25 PM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins - Game Six

    Could Jannik Hansen be the first player to go to salary arbitration this summer?

  8. Another unthinkable trade: Devils unload Brian Rolston to Islanders for Trent Hunter

    Jul 28, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT

    Brian Rolston, Marc-Andre Fleury

    Against high odds, the Devils got rid of Brian Rolston’s contract. New Jersey sent the aging forward to the Islanders for Trent Hunter, opening up cap space to make it easier to re-sign Zach Parise.

  9. False alarm: Why this screenshot isn’t the new Winnipeg Jets jersey (or from NHL ’12)

    Jul 28, 2011, 12:37 PM EDT

    screenshotofpossiblenewjetsjersey

    A supposed screenshot made many believe that the new Jets’ jerseys had been “leaked” by EA Sports, but it turns out that it wasn’t from either NHL ’11 or the upcoming title NHL ’12.

  10. Trading games: Canucks, Coyotes agree to switch two home contests in 2011-12

    Jul 28, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Phoenix Coyotes

    The Canucks and Coyotes agreed to swap home games in February.

  11. Why there won’t be an NHL lockout after 2011-12 season

    Jul 28, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Gary Bettman

    While the NFL lockout scared football fans, NHL fans are just now starting to fret over the possibility there will be a lockout after next season. There’s a few reasons why that’s not going to happen this time around.Whi

  12. Mike Richards moves on from Philadelphia, looks ahead to winning in Los Angeles

    Jul 28, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Mike Richards

    While Mike Richards is busy trying to put “Dry Island” behind him in Philadelphia, he looks ahead to the challenges in Los Angeles and trying to get the Kings their first ever Stanley Cup.

  13. Nikolai Khabibulin will call Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Tent City home for his 15 days in jail

    Jul 28, 2011, 12:18 AM EDT

    Nikolai Khabibulin

    Nikolai Khabibulin’s prison home for the next two weeks is going to be Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s infamous Tent City in Arizona. Here’s to hoping Khabibulin looks good in pink.

  14. All’s quiet on the Shea Weber contract front

    Jul 27, 2011, 11:25 PM EDT

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    Shea Weber

    Shea Weber’s contract situation continues to roll along quietly. A little too quiet perhaps.

  15. As Rangers second buyout window approaches, Wojtek Wolski watch begins

    Jul 27, 2011, 8:55 PM EDT

    Wojtek Wolski

    As the New York Rangers second contract buyout window approaches, all eyes are on Wojtek Wolski to see if the Rangers send him packing.

  16. Hedging their bets? Blackhawks invite Ray Emery to training camp for tryout

    Jul 27, 2011, 6:26 PM EDT

    Patric Hornqvist, Ray Emery, Scott Cherrey

    The Blackhawks reportedly invited Ray Emery to training camp on a tryout basis, a low-risk move that could provide the team with valuable goalie insurance in case Alexander Salak flops as a backup.

  17. Ducks 2011 second rounder John Gibson de-commits from University of Michigan, headed to Kitchener

    Jul 27, 2011, 5:18 PM EDT

    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Top Prospects Media Availability

    Anaheim’s highly-touted goaltending prospect John Gibson continues the trend of players de-committing from the college ranks to play juniors. University of Michigan’s loss is Kitchener’s gain.

  18. Commodore 64 no more: Mike Commodore will wear No. 22 instead

    Jul 27, 2011, 4:12 PM EDT

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    Columbus Blue Jackets v Atlanta Thrashers

    Sorry video game fans: Mike Commodore won’t wear No. 64 during the 2011-12 season.

  19. Rangers avoid arbitration, sign Ryan Callahan to three-year deal worth $12.825 million

    Jul 27, 2011, 3:02 PM EDT

    Ryan Callahan

    Rangers fans can breathe one last sigh of relief as the team signed Ryan Callahan to a three-year deal, avoiding salary arbitration. Reports indicate that the deal is worth “just under” $13 million.

  20. Phoenix Coyotes add goalie depth by signing Justin Pogge to one-year, two-way deal

    Jul 27, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT

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    Justin Pogge

    The Coyotes probably hope that he doesn’t play at the NHL level, but they added some depth to their goalie group by signing Justin Pogge to a one-year, two-way contract.

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