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  1. Blues hoping to pick new captain in training camp

    Aug 25, 2011, 10:41 PM EST

    David Backes, Alexander Steen, Brad Boyes

    For months, the St. Louis Blues have been trying to select a new captain. Now, we find out they’re not even sure if they want to go with a single captain or a rotating group of players.

  2. Marchand’s agent regarding contract negotiations: “Nothing is imminent”

    Aug 25, 2011, 9:33 PM EST

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    Boston Bruins Victory Parade

    Restricted free agent Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins are still talking, but as agent Wade Arnott said, “nothing is imminent.”

  3. Naming rights: Sabres will play in “First Niagara Center” next season

    Aug 25, 2011, 8:21 PM EST

    Philadelphia Flyers v Buffalo Sabres - Game Three

    HSBC Arena, the home of the Buffalo Sabres, shall henceforth be known as First Niagara Center.

  4. Brendan Shanahan’s biggest job this year? Bringing sanity back to NHL punishments

    Aug 25, 2011, 6:52 PM EST

    Brendan Shanahan

    Brendan Shanahan’s job with the NHL is a high-stress one that he can make very easy: By restoring sanity and adding transparency to the NHL’s punishment process when it comes to questionable acts on the ice.

  5. Ilya Bryzgalov meets and greets Philly media, has high hopes for Flyers this season

    Aug 25, 2011, 5:42 PM EST

    Ilya Bryzgalov

    Ilya Bryzgalov finally had his day to meet with the media in Philadelphia and he talked about helping the defense and trying to win it big with the Flyers.

  6. Avalanche forward Peter Mueller ready to play after year-long concussion battle

    Aug 25, 2011, 4:01 PM EST

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    Peter Mueller

    It’s been nearly a year since Avalanche forward Peter Mueller has suited up for a game since suffering a concussion, but he’s put that behind him now and he’s ready to resume his career.

  7. Michal Neuvirth wants to challenge Tomas Vokoun for Caps #1 goalie job

    Aug 25, 2011, 2:36 PM EST

    Michal Neuvirth

    Michal Neuvirth says he wants to challenge new guy and childhood hero Tomas Vokoun for the #1 job in goal. That’s cute.

  8. After seeing a doctor, Patrick Kane looks to be ready for training camp after all

    Aug 25, 2011, 1:36 PM EST

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    Patrick Kane

    Stan Bowman thought Patrick Kane would be ready for training camp. Patrick Kane thought he would be ready by the season opener. Kane’s doctor says he’ll split the difference.

  9. Nathan Horton is concussion symptom-free and ready to start the season

    Aug 25, 2011, 11:25 AM EST

    Nathan Horton

    After Nathan Horton’s Stanley Cup finals came to a sudden end after receiving a concussion from Aaron Rome, Horton is symptom free and ready to start the season. He’s also taking a shot at Rome as well.

  10. Culture shock awaits Jets players as their first season in Winnipeg awaits

    Aug 25, 2011, 10:37 AM EST

    Bryan Little

    While playing in Atlanta allowed Thrashers players to stay well under the radar, moving things to Winnipeg is going to rock their formerly anonymous worlds.

  11. It’s not time for Isles fans to panic about Josh Bailey, right?

    Aug 25, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    New York Islanders v New Jersey Devils

    The New York Islanders still have not come to terms with their restricted free agent Josh Bailey. There’s no need for fans to worry yet… but if there’s still no deal going into training camp, it could be a different story.

  12. Caps sign prospect Stanislav Galiev to entry-level deal

    Aug 25, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

    Saint John Sea Dogs v Mississauga St. Michael's Majors

    Stanislav Galiev, a member of the Memorial Cup winning St John Sea Dogs, signed an entry-level deal with the Washington Capitals.

  13. Tim Thomas inspires hope during his day with the Cup

    Aug 25, 2011, 1:49 AM EST

    The 2011 ESPY Awards - Press Room

    Not surprisingly, even Tim Thomas’ day with the Stanley Cup is inspiring.

  14. Should size matter in the NHL anymore?

    Aug 24, 2011, 11:43 PM EST

    Los Angeles Kings Rookies v Phoenix Coyotes Rookies

    Coaches, general managers, and scouting staffs are learning that size doesn’t matter as much as it used to. As long as the player is skilled, smart, and determined, it doesn’t matter how big the player is on the ice.

  15. Crosby sees leading concussion specialists; agent asks for “patience and understanding”

    Aug 24, 2011, 10:14 PM EST

    Sidney Crosby

    Amidst rampant speculation, Sidney Crosby and his agent spoke to the Penguins official site explaining that he’s seek second and third opinions from specialists and would “appreciate patience and understanding at this time.”

  16. Boudreau says Brooks Laich is a “modern-day Bob Gainey”

    Aug 24, 2011, 8:32 PM EST

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    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Five

    Brooks Laich signed a monstrous 6-year contract this summer worth $27 million. Capitals Bruce Boudreau thinks the center is worth every penny.

  17. Which rookies are going to make the jump to the NHL next year?

    Aug 24, 2011, 7:35 PM EST

    2011 IIHF World U20 Championship - Day Ten

    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.

  18. Blackhawks hope that Dave Bolland can produce his best (and healthiest) regular season yet

    Aug 24, 2011, 6:41 PM EST

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    Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Four

    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.

  19. Tom Renney admits that Nikolai Khabibulin’s role next season remains a ‘great mystery’

    Aug 24, 2011, 5:44 PM EST

    Edmonton Oilers v Dallas Stars

    Even Oilers coach Tom Renney admits that Nikolai Khabibulin is a big question mark next season.

  20. Dale Tallon raves about Tomas Fleischmann: He’s ‘going to be something special’

    Aug 24, 2011, 4:48 PM EST

    Tomas Fleischmann

    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.”

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