SUNRISE, FL - JUNE 26:  Connor McDavid poses on stage after being selected first overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

2015 NHL Draft had dismal TV ratings

Did you watch the 2015 NHL Draft? The answer to that question is probably “no” based on the ratings which have been released from the event’s first round. A total of 252,000 viewers turned on NBCSN to watch coverage of the draft’s first round. That number represents a 25% drop from last year’s 337,000 viewers […]

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 31: Mike Green #52 of the Washington Capitals shoots against the Carolina Hurricanes at Verizon Center on March 31, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Washington Capitals won, 4-2. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Mike Green is joining the Red Wings on a three-year deal

Roughly one week ago, news broke that Mike Green wouldn’t be returning to the Washington Capitals. Green was ready to test free agency as an unrestricted free agent after skating with the Capitals since 2005-06. Today, he has signed a three-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. Green’s deal is believed to be worth a […]

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09:  Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings speaks to the media at a press conference following Game Three of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Report: TMZ states Mike Richards’ incident involved oxycodone

The LA Kings terminated Mike Richards’ contract with the team and so far details have been difficult to find. It was easy to speculate that the termination was due to an off-ice incident, but the specifics have been kept under wraps. Pierre McGuire suggested the incident occurred at the Canadian border and now TMZ suggests […]

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 15:  Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates by hoisting the Stanley Cup after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning  by a score of 2-0 in Game Six to win the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center  on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks trade Brandon Saad to the Blue Jackets

Here’s a blockbuster. Per TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Chicago Blackhawks have traded forward Brandon Saad and two prospects to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a package that includes Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin, Corey Tropp, Artem Anisimov and a fourth-round draft choice. On first glance the move works for both sides. Columbus gets a very good player […]

UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 04: Alexander Semin #28 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates against the New York Isalnders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 4, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Hurricanes defeated the Islanders 3-2.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Carolina Hurricanes buy out Alexander Semin

Alexander Semin’s days as a Carolina Hurricane are now over. The team announced they are placing him on waivers with the intention of buying out the remaining three years of the Russian forward’s contract. Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 24:   Milan Lucic #17 celebrates his goal with Dougie Hamilton #27 of the Boston Bruins during the game against the Detroit Red Wings of Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 24, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Boston Bruins are driving their fans crazy

It has been an interesting 96 hours for the Boston Bruins. A Bruins fan might tell you that by “interesting”, I mean “horrific”. Since Friday, the B’s, with new GM and former Bruin Don Sweeney running the show, traded fan favorite Milan Lucic to the LA Kings for two players and the 13th overall pick, […]

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 04:  Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on December 4, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Kings defeated the Coyotes 4-0.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The LA Kings terminate Mike Richards’ contract

The Los Angeles Kings released a bombshell of a statement today, announcing that they’ve terminated the contract of forward Mike Richards. Here’s the press release from the club. “The Los Angeles Kings today have exercised the team’s right to terminate the contract of Mike Richards for a material breach of the requirements of his Standard Player’s Contract. […]

during the NHL game at Gila River Arena on February 7, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

Red Wings expecting Pavel Datsyuk to miss the start of the season

Pavel Datsyuk underwent surgery for ruptured ankle tendons and the Red Wings are planning on the veteran forward missing the beginning of the 2015-16 season. This report comes from the Detroit Free Press and indicates that the Red Wings are planning on having a healthy Datsyuk at some point in November. Datsyuk’s agent believes he’ll […]

SUNRISE, FL - JUNE 27:  Oliver Kylington reacts after being selected 60th overall by the Calgary Flames during the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 27, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Flames bolstered their defense for the present and the future on draft day

To say the Calgary Flames had a good weekend, would be a huge understatement. First, the Flames pulled off a surprise move, acquiring defenseman Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins. While Hamilton’s name was being floated around in trade rumors, it seemed improbable the club was actually going to move their best young defenseman. But, this […]

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 08:  Dougie Hamilton #27 of the Boston Bruins skates against the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden on March 8, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Assistant NHL GM says Dougie Hamilton’s teammates didn’t like him

Boston’s Dougie Hamilton trade to Calgary might have been the most surprising moment from draft weekend. The Bruins instantly changed their identity and the Flames picked up a coveted defenseman many didn’t know was even on the market. So, why did the Bruins move Hamilton? Initial reports suggested that the move was financial and that the […]

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 22: at the United Center on February 22, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

New York Rangers find their backup in Antti Raanta

The New York Rangers were busy this weekend, shopping backup goalie Cam Talbot, one of the hottest goaltenders on the market. After weeks of speculation, the Rangers shipped Talbot to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for draft picks. While they didn’t get the massive rumored haul that Twitter speculated they might, the club did well […]

NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 30:  Chris Pronger of the Phiadelphia Flyers looks on from the draft floor during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center on June 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Arizona Coyotes have acquired Chris Pronger’s contract

The Phoenix Coyotes need to reach the cap floor, so they’ve come up with a creative way to do so. Today, they’ve traded Sam Gagner and a conditional draft pick to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Nicklas Grossman and the contract of Chris Pronger – and no, that last bit is not a typo. Pronger […]

during the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida.

Most Russian players drafted since 2004

A total of 18 Russian hockey players were drafted during the 2015 NHL Draft. Despite the continuing yet unsupported stereotypes against Russian players’ work ethic on the ice, the total of Russian skaters drafted is the most since 2004.