SUNRISE, FL - JUNE 26:  Jack Eichel poses on stage after being selected second overall by the Buffalo Sabres 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)

The Buffalo Sabres have a 96% season ticket renewal rate

The Buffalo Sabres announced that the club has had 96% of season ticket holders renew their tickets for the upcoming 2015-16 season. This is the 10th straight season which the club’s renewal rate has eclipsed the 90% mark. The Sabres have capped their season ticket sales in 2015-16 at 16,000 tickets. “The fact that we had […]

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Mike Richards charged with possession of a controlled substance

The RCMP of Manitoba announced today that former Los Angeles Kings forward Mike Richards has been charged with possession of a controlled substance while entering Canada. According to Rick Westhead of TSN, Richards has not yet entered a plea. Richards had his contract terminated by the King earlier this offseason after an incident at the Canadian […]

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Devils pass on Scott Gomez, what’s next for the veteran?

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero announced that the club won’t be offering long-time Devils forward Scott Gomez a tryout invitation to camp this year. “With Scott, as I’ve said before, it really wasn’t so much about him but more us going in a different direction and giving an opportunity to younger players. We […]

OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 26: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators skates in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Montreal Canadiens during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Canadian Tire Centre on April 26, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens eliminated the Ottawa Senators by defeating them 2-0 and move to the next round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Erik Karlsson doesn’t do any conditioning during the summer

Erik Karlsson is arguably the best defenseman in the NHL, particularly when it comes to his offensive contributions and his skating. What does he do to hone his skills during the summer? Surprisingly, not much. Karlsson spoke with TSN and mentioned that he doesn’t do any conditioning during the summer, but it’s not because he’s […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - FEBRUARY 17:  David Perron #39 of the Pittsburgh Penguins checks Brooks Orpik #44 of the Washington Capitals at Consol Energy Center on February 17, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images)

5 stories to watch in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division

PDL’s look around the league continues with the Metropolitan Division. Things have become a bit of a divisional arms race and chances are if you’re a fan of a team in the Metro that your side improved. Yet, we start the list with a team that did almost nothing this offseason. 5. Are the Islanders […]

OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 22: Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens prepares for a faceoff against the Ottawa Senators in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Canadian Tire Centre on April 22, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Tomas Plekanec believes the Canadiens will have a youth movement

The Montreal Canadiens sat mostly idle this summer, outside of acquiring Alexander Semin and Zack Kassian. Neither deal shook the NHL and the Canadiens opted to mostly stand pat, believing that their young skaters will provide plenty of competition in training camp. Tomas Plekanec believes the Canadiens have a wealth of young talent and that […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 15:  Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on January 15, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Flames defeated the Coyotes 4-1.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Flames lock up captain Mark Giordano to a six-year deal

The Calgary Flames continued their impressive offseason today by signing captain Mark Giordano to a six-year deal worth $40.5 million, which is a 6.75 AAV per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. There’s few other ways of putting this – this is a huge win for Calgary. Giordano’s asking price was said to be close to the $8-9 […]

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 28: Devin Setoguchi #22 of the Calgary Flames in action against the Montreal Canadiens during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on October 28, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Canadiens defeated the Flames 2-1 in shootout. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Maple Leafs sign Devin Setoguchi to a professional tryout

Devin Setoguchi has agreed to a professional tryout with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 28-year-old most recently skated with the Calgary Flames and how heads to training camp with the Leafs in the hopes of resurrecting his career. At 28, Setoguchi’s career is at a crossroads and the Leafs hope to cash in with a low-risk, high-reward […]

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 24: David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins shoves Andrei Markov #79 of the Montreal Canadiens in the first period during the game at TD Garden on March 24, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

5 stories to watch in the NHL’s Atlantic Division

Over the next couple weeks I will be breaking down each division and highlighting all of the most interesting stories to follow from the good, the bad and the ugly. To get things started, we will begin with the Eastern Conference Champions. 5. Will the Lightning face a post Stanley Cup appearance hangover? After a run that […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 20: Christian Ehrhoff #10 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on January 20, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Kings sign Christian Ehrhoff

The Los Angeles Kings announced the club has signed defenseman Christian Ehrhoff to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million. Ehrhoff is taking a similar approach to the one he took last year. He signed a one-year deal worth $4 million with the Pittsburgh Penguins last offseason, hoping signing a less lucrative contract would give him […]

SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 09:  (L-R) Patrick Marleau #12, Brent Burns #88, Scott Hannan #27, Logan Couture #39, and Tommy Wingels #57 of the San Jose Sharks celebrate after Logan Couture scored a goal against the Edmonton Oilers at SAP Center on December 9, 2014 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Jose Sharks are ditching “Rock and Roll, Part 2″ as their goal song

The San Jose Sharks have been criticized for continuing to use “Rock and Roll, Part 2″ by Gary Glitter after Glitter was sentenced to a 16-year prison term in the UK for sex crimes against children back in the 1970s. The Sharks used “Rock and Roll, Part 2″ throughout the remainder of 2014-15 after Glitter was sentenced […]

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Nail Yakupov believes he’s too young to teach Connor McDavid

When Connor McDavid breaks into the NHL, which Edmonton Oilers skater is going to take him under their wing? Though McDavid will likely skate on the same line as Nail Yakupov, the 21-year-old Russian forward believes he’s too young to teach the prized top overall pick. Yakupov, who is preparing for his fourth year in […]

OTTAWA, CANADA - OCTOBER 11: Assistant coach Darryl Sydor of the Minnesota Wild looks up at the jumbotron during a video review in a game against the Ottawa Senators, during the NHL home opener to kick off the Senators' 20th anniversary at Scotiabank Place on October 11, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Darryl Sydor charged with drunk driving and endangerment of a child

Darryl Sydor, former NHL defenseman and current assistant coach for the Minnesota Wild, has been charged with drunk driving and child endangerment after he reportedly drove with a blood alcohol level of .30. The incident took place on Thursday evening as Sydor drove his 12-year-old to the child’s hockey game. According to the Star Tribune, another […]

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Report: Slava Voynov released from luxury jail after 45-day stay

According to The Fourth Period, Slava Voynov has been released from jail after serving 45 days. Voynov had been given a 90-day sentence after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of corporal injury to a spouse. The news, if factual, contradicts an earlier report in which NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated Voynov wasn’t going to […]

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