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  1. Penguins bits: Crosby and Malkin make progress, team doesn’t give Kennedy qualifying offer

    Jun 27, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malki

    The future is looking brighter for Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin’s return, but Tyler Kennedy’s familiar face will probably be missing from the Penguins locker room. Kennedy’s absence only fuels more rumors of Jaromir Jagr’s return to Pittsburgh.

  2. Blackhawks send forward Tomas Kopecky to Panthers for seventh rounder

    Jun 27, 2011, 7:23 PM EDT

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    Florida Panthers v Chicago Blackhawks

    Panthers GM Dale Tallon continues to stock up on Chicago Blackhawks cast-offs, trading for Tomas Kopecky just days after adding Brian Campbell to the Florida mix.

  3. Here we go again: Matthew Hulsizer drops bid to buy the Phoenix Coyotes

    Jun 27, 2011, 6:35 PM EDT

    Matthew Hulsizer

    Here we go again… Matthew Hulsizer is backing out of his bid to buy the Coyotes. At least this time for fans in the desert, there’s no one looking to move the team out of town.

  4. Flyers trade Darroll Powe to Minnesota for 2013 third round pick, clears room for re-signings

    Jun 27, 2011, 5:16 PM EDT

    Darroll Powe

    Physical forward and penalty killer Darroll Powe is on the way to Minnesota in a deal that helps the Flyers clear more salary cap and roster space.

  5. Kevin Bieksa signs five-year deal with Vancouver worth $23 million

    Jun 27, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT

    Kevin Bieksa

    Last summer Kevin Bieksa was the most rumored to be traded player in Vancouver. This summer, he’s signing a five-year deal to stick around.

  6. Jeff Carter finally speaks up after being traded to Columbus

    Jun 27, 2011, 3:57 PM EDT

    Jeff Carter

    Columbus’ recently acquired star center Jeff Carter finally came out of hiding and spoke out about being dealt and his future in Ohio.

  7. Awkward partnership: Vancouver Canucks now call Chicago home for their AHL team

    Jun 27, 2011, 1:02 PM EDT

    Chicago Wolves

    After all the problems the Vancouver Canucks have had with Chicago in the playoffs, you’d think they’d like to avoid the city completely. Not so fast, friends.

  8. Five teams you could call winners at the NHL Draft

    Jun 27, 2011, 10:57 AM EDT

    Dale Tallon, Jonathan Huberdeau, Scott Luce

    Breaking down the draft, there were a few teams we’d call winners even though there’s no idea how we can expect things to turn out. Hey, first impressions are important.

  9. 2011 free agents list: The unrestricted version

    Jun 27, 2011, 9:57 AM EDT

    Calgary Flames v Dallas Stars

    2011 free agency is almost upon us. Here are the top 100 forwards, 50 defensemen and 20 goalies available as unrestricted free agents.

  10. Jeff Carter remains silent in wake of trade to Columbus

    Jun 27, 2011, 4:05 AM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Two

    Four days after being traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets, Jeff Carter is still angry and has not spoken to the media. Thankfully for fans in Columbus, he’s mad at the Flyers and not the Blue Jackets.

  11. Short man complex? Five little guys proving the critics wrong

    Jun 27, 2011, 2:38 AM EDT

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    2011 Home Hardware CHL-NHL Top Prospects Game

    Despite their small stature on the ice, these five draft picks continue to defy the critics as they all heard their named called on draft weekend.

  12. Expect the Florida Panthers to be busy, looking for trades and free agents

    Jun 26, 2011, 11:23 PM EDT

    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Round One

    With the trade for Brian Campbell, the Florida Panthers have officially shifted gears from NHL “sellers” to aggressive “buyers” on the free agent market.

  13. Youthful newcomers excited to join Flyers

    Jun 26, 2011, 8:23 PM EDT

    Columbus Blue Jackets v Calgary Flames

    Brayden Schenn, Sean Couturier, and Jakub Voracek are all excited for their opportunities with their new team.

  14. Semyon Varlamov’s future with Capitals, NHL remains uncertain

    Jun 26, 2011, 4:27 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Washington Capitals

    Things could change, but rumors indicate that pending restricted free agent Semyon Varlamov is unlikely to re-sign with the Washington Capitals.

  15. Did we witness the death of the ‘untradeable contract’ this weekend?

    Jun 26, 2011, 3:34 PM EDT

    Brian Campbell

    After a flurry of big-time trades, it’s time to wonder if there is such thing as an “untradeable contract” anymore.

  16. The next audition: Kirk Muller expected to become new head coach of Predators’ AHL affiliate

    Jun 26, 2011, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Kirk Muller

    Kirk Muller was a red-hot prospect for one of the NHL’s coaching vacancies but fell just short. Muller’s loss looks to be the Predators’ gain as it sounds like Muller will coach their AHL affiliate in Milwaukee.

  17. Oilers finally acquire Ryan Smyth from Kings for Colin Fraser, seventh round pick

    Jun 26, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT

    Ryan Smyth

    After struggling to make a deal work for two days, the Ryan Smyth deal is finally done. The Kings send Smyth back to Edmonton for Colin Fraser and a seventh round pick in 2012.

  18. Phil Kessel to the Leafs trade is finally complete

    Jun 26, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Boston Bruins

    The Maple Leafs can finally close the book on the Phil Kessel trade. All that’s left is watching the Bruins blue chip prospects develop into productive NHLers.

  19. Some interesting stats from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft

    Jun 26, 2011, 12:51 AM EDT

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    2010 NHL Entry Draft - Day 2

    Want a little more information about the 2011 NHL Entry Draft? Check out these interesting (and sometimes obscure) stats.

  20. Magnus Hellberg was the first goalie drafted in 2011 (by Nashville in Round 2)

    Jun 26, 2011, 12:09 AM EDT

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    Pekka Rinne, Anders Lindback

    For the third time in the last five years, a goalie didn’t go in the first round of the draft. The Predators made Magnus Hellberg the first goalie selected by choosing him in the second round (38th overall).

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