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  1. Brent Burns: Not all about the money?

    Aug 3, 2011, 1:22 AM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Minnesota Wild

    Brent Burns could have earned riches unknown next summer as an restricted free agent. Instead, he chose to sign an extension with the Sharks before playing a single game in teal.

  2. Blake Comeau and Islanders avoid arbitration, agree to one-year deal

    Aug 2, 2011, 10:02 PM EDT

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    Atlanta Thrashers v New York Islanders

    Blake Comeau and the New York Islanders were able to avoid salary arbitration as they agreed to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million.

  3. WeberWatch finally has some concrete figures as arbitrator weighs each side

    Aug 2, 2011, 9:09 PM EDT

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    Shea Weber

    After months of negotiations, Shea Weber and the Nashville Predators were unable to avoid salary arbitration. Now we know why: Weber was looking for $8.5 million per season while the Predators were offering $4.75 million per season.

  4. Neuvirth on Vokoun: “He’s a goalie I always looked up to”

    Aug 2, 2011, 7:45 PM EDT

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    Michal Neuvirth

    Despite watching Caps GM George McPhee sign an outsider to take the #1 goaltending spot, Michal Neuvirth is saying all the right things as he prepares for next season.

  5. Gary Bettman says NHL will try to keep Islanders from moving

    Aug 2, 2011, 6:46 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game One

    Gary Bettman says that the NHL will do what it can to keep the New York Islanders from relocating.

  6. Ryan Kesler undergoes hip surgery, rehab could force him to miss training camp, start of next season

    Aug 2, 2011, 5:58 PM EDT

    Ryan Kesler, David Krejci

    Ryan Kesler will miss 10-12 weeks after undergoing hip surgery, which means he’ll likely miss training camp and the beginning of the 2011-12 season.

  7. Alex Frolov denies accusing Sean Avery of making racist comments

    Aug 2, 2011, 5:39 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Three

    Alex Frolov clarified some of the things that he did (or didn’t) say about Sean Avery. The general message is that Avery might be a changed man.

  8. Trent Hunter and Colin White clear waivers; How the inevitable buyouts will affect all sides

    Aug 2, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT

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    Colin White, Trent Hunter

    Trent Hunter and Colin White did indeed clear waivers and the Devils will buy them out, as expected. This post takes a look at how those savings will affect the Devils and what kind of chances those two new free agents have of finding a new job.

  9. Shea Weber, Predators actually make it to salary arbitration today

    Aug 2, 2011, 10:56 AM EDT

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    Phoenix Coyotes v Nashville Predators

    To the shock of many and the dismay of Predators fans, Shea Weber and his team couldn’t come to terms on a deal in time to avoid salary arbitration. Here’s a little rundown of the situation, which is still in discussion.

  10. Islanders arena referendum voted down by Nassau County residents; What next for Charles Wang?

    Aug 2, 2011, 12:55 AM EDT

    Charles Wang, Ed Mangano, Kate Murray

    The future of the New York Islanders calling Long Island home for the foreseeable future took a major blow tonight as the arena referendum was voted down by Nassau County voters.

  11. Polls are closed on Long Island, now the wait for results begins for arena referendum

    Aug 1, 2011, 10:08 PM EDT

    New York Islanders referendum vote

    It wouldn’t be an Islanders situation without a few pitfalls, but the polls are closed and now Islanders fans await to see if the voters of Nassau County approve spending $400 million for a new arena complex.

  12. Evgeni Nabokov is willing to attend Islanders training camp, sets ‘record straight’ about last season

    Aug 1, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT

    Evgeni Nabokov

    Evgeni Nabokov says that he’s willing to attend Islanders training camp (if they don’t trade him first). The netminder also ‘set the record straight’ about his polarizing decision not to report to the team when the Isles claimed him on waivers last season.

  13. Still no decision for Teemu Selanne regarding his NHL future

    Aug 1, 2011, 6:38 PM EDT

    Teemu Selanne

    As we’re all waiting on Teemu Selanne to decide if he’s playing next season or not, it turns out we’ll be waiting a bit longer still.

  14. Chris Chelios, Keith Tkachuk, Gary Suter, Doc Emrick, and Ed Snider elected to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

    Aug 1, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT

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    Ed Snider

    This year’s U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class is a big one with big time players, a big time broadcaster, and a big time owner all getting the call.

  15. Devils waive Trent Hunter and Colin White; Buyouts on the way

    Aug 1, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT

    Colin White

    Lou Lamoriello is making sure the Devils won’t have cap issues again this year as they’re waiving newly acquired Trent Hunter and long time Devils defenseman Colin White to buy them out.

  16. Brent Burns signs five year extension with San Jose worth $28.8 million

    Aug 1, 2011, 12:34 PM EDT

    Brent Burns

    When Brent Burns was traded to San Jose from Minnesota, he was due to become a free agent after next season. Instead, he’s cashing in big with a monster five-year extension with the Sharks.

  17. Alex Frolov tells Russian media that Sean Avery used racist remarks to agitate opponents

    Aug 1, 2011, 11:12 AM EDT

    Sean Avery

    While Alexander Frolov will be playing in Russia next season, he did have something to share about Sean Avery over his years of playing alongside him in New York and Los Angeles and it’s not too flattering.

  18. Rebranding: Goodbye Versus, hello NBC Sports Network

    Aug 1, 2011, 10:32 AM EDT

    The long-awaited rebranding of Versus will finally arrive on January 2, 2012 when it will become NBC Sports Network.

  19. Evgeni Malkin says his knee is at 90% now, expects to be ready for training camp

    Aug 1, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Evgeni Malkin

    Evgeni Malkin’s progress from returning from an awful knee injury last season is making him push harder to be ready to go in training camp.

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