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  1. KHL president Alexander Medvedev appears confident in improving relationship with NHL

    Aug 25, 2010, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Most of the 2010 World Hockey Summit news we’ve been focusing on centers on confrontations. Whether it involves the IIHF president saying he would “fight like hell” to stop the NHL from expanding into Europe or Brian Burke making a passionate explanation for why the NHL faces a tough choice with the 2014 Sochi Olympics,…

  2. Brian Burke explains why NHL has its doubts about going to 2014 Olympics during Summit

    Aug 25, 2010, 8:40 PM EDT

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    The World Hockey Summit might not be heavy in actual, tangible news but it has provided some puck-based emotional outbursts. Take, for instance, IIHF president’s stance that he would “fight like hell” to stop the NHL from expanding in Europe, even though that idea is probably not on the horizon any time soon. When you’re…

  3. Report: Donald Fehr accepts offer to be head of NHL Players Association

    Aug 25, 2010, 7:25 PM EDT

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    While it hasn’t been confirmed just yet, it sounds like the rumors are finally true: former MLB players association head Donald Fehr reportedly accepted the post as the head of the NHLPA. Some might cue “Taps” for the 2012-13 season upon hearing the news. Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal broke this news. Former…

  4. A breakdown of the Versus 2010-11 NHL TV Schedule

    Aug 25, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    Earlier today, our own Joe Yerdon did a great job of breaking down the NBC schedule. You can bet that we’ll be ready to give you extensive coverage of the NHL all year round, but there’s no doubt that those NBC games will be special. Since we want to cover hockey from all angles, I…

  5. Bettman denies refusing second Kovalchuk contract, KHL offer remains on the table

    Aug 25, 2010, 6:14 PM EDT

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    The main rule from now on when it comes to dealing with Ilya Kovalchuk and his ongoing saga with the New Jersey Devils is to expect nothing and to be ready for everything. Today proved to be ripe with information surrounding the league apparently shooting down the framework to a second contract between Kovalchuk and…

  6. 2010 NHL free agency: Lightning sign defenseman Randy Jones

    Aug 25, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

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    If you were going to cast your vote for Executive of the Year right now, you’d have to think that Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman would be a unanimous selection at this point. Ever the perfectionist, Yzerman continues to add to the Lightning roster, today signing former Kings defenseman Randy Jones. We’ve talked enough here…

  7. AHL releases their 2010-2011 schedule

    Aug 25, 2010, 4:39 PM EDT

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    If the excitement of getting the NHL’s national television schedule this year isn’t your cup of tea, then perhaps you’ll want to scope out the AHL’s schedule. The NHL’s minor league affiliates are all squared away with their schedule of games and if you’re looking to see who is kicking around in your favorite team’s…

  8. 2010 NHL free agency: Kings sign Willie Mitchell, 2 years $7 million

    Aug 25, 2010, 4:07 PM EDT

    The Willie Mitchell saga is finally at an end and the winner of the pursuit is a team that finally isn’t playing the part of bridesmaid this summer. The Los Angeles Kings signed the big defenseman today to a two-year $7 million deal, working out to be mathematically neat $3.5 million cap hit the next…

  9. NHL on NBC Game of the Week 2011 schedule

    Aug 25, 2010, 2:32 PM EDT

    This is it. This is what you’ve been waiting for all summer long, you’re first real warning signal that yes, hockey is back. Today the NHL released their national television schedule and part of that, of course, means sharing with you all what NBC will be covering this year. This year, NBC is doing things…

  10. NHL on NBC TV schedule due out this afternoon

    Aug 25, 2010, 11:35 AM EDT

    We just wanted to remind everyone that for the fourth straight year, NBC will be bringing you the Game of the Week and later on today we’ll have the schedule for which games we’ll be covering this season. Once again, we’ll be using the “flex schedule” to determine which games will be covered. What that…

  11. Will Roberto Luongo still be the captain of the Canucks this season?

    Aug 25, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Lots of fans thought it was a curious decision last year when the Vancouver Canucks elected to make goaltender Roberto Luongo the captain. After all, the league doesn’t exactly enjoy this, even to the point where they won’t allow goalies to wear the captain’s “C” on their jerseys. After the Canucks bowed out in their…

  12. 2010 NHL free agency: Lightning re-sign Steve Downie

    Aug 25, 2010, 10:25 AM EDT

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    Tampa Bay’s great summer continues to roll right along. TSN’s Bob McKenzie tweets this morning that the Lightning have come to terms with restricted free agent Steve Downie on a two-year deal. RFA Steve Downie has agreed to terms on two-year, $3.7M deal with Tampa. Cap hit is $1.85M. For the better part of last…

  13. Stars' Jere Lehtinen still unsure about his playing future

    Aug 25, 2010, 10:05 AM EDT

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    When you think of legendary and noteworthy Dallas Stars, most thoughts turn to the recently departed to Detroit Mike Modano or to goalies Ed Belfour or Marty Turco. One name that doesn’t get brought up too often but should be on the tip of Stars fans’ tongues is Jere Lehtinen. Lehtinen has battled with injuries…

  14. Report: NHL shoots down another Kovalchuk contract with Devils

    Aug 25, 2010, 9:27 AM EDT

    It turns out the Ilya Kovalchuk situation just grows stranger and more frustrating for he and the New Jersey Devils. We told you the other day that Kovalchuk, his agent Jay Grossman, Devils GM Lou Lamoriello and Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek were at the NHL offices in Manhattan leading to speculation that a new contract…

  15. Oilers other summer moves being "delayed" by lack of Sheldon Souray trade

    Aug 25, 2010, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Sometimes you have to wonder if perhaps the water in Alberta, Canada is a bit off. While Daryl Sutter has gotten raked over the coals for his signings this summer, even getting made fun of by Michael Bublé, things in Edmonton aren’t going quite so well either. While there’s a host of great youth set…

  16. 2010 NHL free agency – Canucks sign Raffi Torres to one-year deal

    Aug 25, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

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    In one fell swoop, it appears that the Vancouver Canucks are both improving their third and fourth line depth while also tapping out of the hunt to re-sign defenseman Willie Mitchell. Reports early this morning, including a confirmation of sorts from Sportsnet’s Darren Millard, indicate that the Canucks will sign free agent forward Raffi Torres…

  17. Leafs coach Ron Wilson to speak with Tomas Kaberle about "problems"

    Aug 25, 2010, 12:00 AM EDT

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    In case you missed it, Tomas Kaberle’s father, Frantisek, created a bit of a dust-up recently by stating that Tomas struggled playing under Leafs head coach Ron Wilson. While the subsequent talk of apparent translation stealing dominated the coverage, it covered up the main story at hand that Kaberle may or may not have a problem…

  18. Thrashers to give former Bruins/Sharks defenseman Kyle McLaren a tryout

    Aug 24, 2010, 9:56 PM EDT

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    In the first of what’s likely to be many stories like this during training camp, the Atlanta Thrashers have invited a veteran name of the more-recent past to join them at training camp to try and win a spot with the team. Thrashers Blueland Blog breaks the details of the former Bruins defenseman that will…

  19. Blues moving on and getting over the retirement of Keith Tkachuk

    Aug 24, 2010, 9:17 PM EDT

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    Preparing for the season this year in St. Louis is going to be a lot different for most of the Blues. This time around, they’re not going to have the veteran presence of Keith “Big Walt” Tkachuk around. Tkachuk announced his retirement at the end of last season and some members of the Blues have…

  20. Blackhawks sign 2009 second round pick Brandon Pirri

    Aug 24, 2010, 7:16 PM EDT

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    The Chicago Blackhawks are dipping into recent drafts to help fill out their depth in the AHL and throughout their system as they’ve signed 2009 second round pick Brandon Pirri to a three-year entry-level contract. Pirri played last year in the NCAA at RPI where he was a teammate of newly-signed Maple Leafs prospect and…

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