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  1. Montreal trades Sergei Kostitsyn to Nashville for Dan Ellis and Dustin Boyd

    Jun 29, 2010, 6:21 PM EDT

    The Nashville Predators and the Montreal Canadiens announced a somewhat significant trade this afternoon, with three pending free agents changing teams. Their new teams have a little under two days of exclusive negotiations to try and sign the pending UFA’s. Nashville acquired forward Sergei Kostitsyn from the Canadiens, who is coming off several tumultous seasons…

  2. No one is a winner: Thoughts on today's Mike Modano news

    Jun 29, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    I’ve held off from commenting on this subject today, because I feel that perhaps I’d be too emotionally vested in the story to be as objective as possible. That didn’t last very long, however, as I have to share my thoughts on the subject. I’ll be as brief as I can, and try not to…

  3. Could Donald Fehr be the next head of the NHLPA?

    Jun 29, 2010, 4:11 PM EDT

    While a lot of the players in the NHL are gearing up for the free agency madness that awaits the league on Thursday, all of the players are still looking for someone who can help lead their union. One name that’s been tossed around a lot lately is former executive director of the Major League…

  4. Former Kings assistant coach Hardy looks to have charges reduced in sexual abuse case

    Jun 29, 2010, 3:25 PM EDT

    Former Los Angeles Kings assistant head coach Mark Hardy appears that he’ll be getting a break from the law in the felony sexual abuse case brought against him by his own daughter. Rich Hammond from the LA Kings Insider gives us the details. Craig Renetzky, the Woodland Hills-based attorney for former Kings assistant coach Mark…

  5. Devils hire Adam Oates as assistant coach to complete "dream team" staff

    Jun 29, 2010, 2:17 PM EDT

    The New Jersey Devils and new head coach John MacLean have filled in the last piece of their coaching staff and much fitting with how the Devils do business, the selection is a surprise and came virtually out of nowhere as the team named Adam Oates as an assistant coach. Tom Gulitti of Fire &…

  6. Moreau, Voros and others waived with purpose of being bought out

    Jun 29, 2010, 12:48 PM EDT

    With Wednesday being the last day that teams could put players on waivers with the purpose of eventually buying them out of their contracts and some familiar, yet unsurprising, names are hitting the waiver wire today according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie to prepare for the oncoming free agent frenzy at noon on Thursday. Anaheim –…

  7. Mike Modano will not be a Dallas Star

    Jun 29, 2010, 11:06 AM EDT

    If legendary Stars forward Mike Modano decides to keep playing next season it is a matter that the Dallas Stars will not be concerning themselves with. The Stars announced today that they will not be offering Mike Modano a new contract. Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk had this to say about the matter: “Mike is…

  8. 2010 NHL Free Agency: The Defensemen

    Jun 29, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    With the 2010 NHL Free Agency market set to open on Thursday, we’ll be listing the top unrestricted free agents in all three positions throughout the day. This isn’t the full list of free agents, but it’s a good chunk of them. The defensemen: Player Age Team 09-10 cap hit Pavel Kubina 33 Atlanta $5…

  9. Stars re-sign enforcer Krys Barch

    Jun 29, 2010, 1:00 AM EDT

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    The hard work of an enforcer in the NHL is never done and for the Dallas Stars, their resident pugilistic master is about to get a nice bump in pay. The Dallas Morning News’ Mike Heika spills the details. Stars assistant GM Frank Provenzano just confirmed that the two sides have agreed to terms on…

  10. Ottawa Sun sports editor sounds off about Spezza rumors, points finger at Internet

    Jun 28, 2010, 8:33 PM EDT

    The chatter in Ottawa before the NHL Draft was about whether or not the Senators would be pursuing a trade of their top centerman, Jason Spezza. There’s been stories written about whether or not Spezza has his heart in it or not to stay in Ottawa and Sens GM Bryan Murray then declaring that Spezza…

  11. Brian Burke: Leafs not looking to trade for Marc Savard

    Jun 28, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT

    Oh, how the trade rumors flew this past weekend in Los Angeles, with Marc Savard’s name being mentioned the most. With Savard reportedly naming Toronto and Ottawa as the two teams he’s waive his NTC for, speculation began to fly as to what sort of deal the Maple Leafs could be working up for the…

  12. Report: Coyotes trade Daniel Winnik to Colorado

    Jun 28, 2010, 6:10 PM EDT

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    While we sit around eagerly awaiting the possibility of trades involving Marc Savard or Tim Thomas, other teams continue to carry on with business as Adrian Dater of the Denver Post tweets to us. Denver Post news: Avs acquire Dan Winik (sic) from Phoenix for 4th round pick next year Spelling error aside, that’s Daniel…

  13. Oilers forward Ryan Potulny to become UFA

    Jun 28, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    Among others, the Edmonton Oilers gave qualifying offers to Andrew Cogliano, Jeff Deslauriers and Devan Dubnyk this afternoon. One player not getting an offer, surprisingly, is forward Ryan Potulny. Coming off his first full season in the NHL (64 games in 2010-11), Potulny had 15 goals and 31 points and was one of the few…

  14. Shane O'Brien gets qualifying offer from Vancouver

    Jun 28, 2010, 4:31 PM EDT

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    There was some speculation that Shane O’Brien, after a tremendously up and down season with the Canucks, would become a free agent this summer. It was unknown at the time whether the Canucks would be willing to keep the defenseman, after he had issues with his weight and attitude at different parts of the season.…

  15. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Ray Whitney to test the market

    Jun 28, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT

    Ray Whitney could be a interesting target once free agency starts on Friday. He’s an experienced and still skilled forward who put up 58 points last season with Carolina. While the Canes attempted to reach an agreement with Whitney and his agent this past week, it looks as though Whitney will be testing the market…

  16. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Qualifying offers update

    Jun 28, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

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    The news on the qualifying offers being filed by teams across the NHL is starting to fly in, and here’s an update on some of the bigger names given offers by their respective teams. This isn’t all the players that have been given offers, just a snapshot: Ben Eager – Atlanta Ondrej Pavelec – Atlanta…

  17. Anaheims Ducks qualify Bobby Ryan, still working on contract extension

    Jun 28, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Perhaps the most surprising, and under the radar, news of this past week was when Ducks GM Bob Murray revealed that the Ducks had given forward Bobby Ryan a contract offer in the range of five-years, $20-$25 million — and that Ryan had reportedly turned that offer down. That supposedly put Ryan’s future with the…

  18. Cheechoo, Kotalik among those placed on waivers

    Jun 28, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

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    On the afternoon that NHL teams are required to file qualifying offers for their restricted free agents, we have news of a number of players who have been placed on waivers and will become UFA’s on July 1. Jonathan Cheecho (Ottawa), Petteri Nokelainen and Jim Vandermeer (Phoenix), Ville Koistinen (Florida) and Alex Kotalik of the…

  19. Deadline for qualifying offers is today; Ladd, Niemi safe with Hawks

    Jun 28, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Today is the deadline for teams to give qualifying offers to their restricted free agents, otherwise they become unrestricted free agents on July 1. This year, we’re expected a large number of RFA’s to hit the open market this week as teams face some salary cap and roster crunches. The qualifying offers are already starting…

  20. Flyers made offer for Marty Turco

    Jun 28, 2010, 12:05 PM EDT

    Some interesting developments this morning as ESPN is reporting, several times and by several different mediums, that the Philadelphia Flyers have reached out and made an offer to impending free agent goaltender Marty Turco. Supposedly the offer was for $2 million a year, a far cry from the $5.8 million he made last season and…

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