Should the Avalanche trade Ryan O’Reilly?

If you haven’t been following the Ryan O’Reilly situation with the Colorado Avalanche, there’s one word you could use to describe it – ugly. The team has an arbitration date with O’Reilly set for July 23rd and it’s clear that there’s a decent amount of resentment on both sides. Given the tension and the likelihood […]


Mikhail Grabovski strikes back at Jeremy Roenick

Jeremy Roenick dishes it. But will he be able to take it? Grabovski Instagrammed a response to Roenick’s harsh criticism of his new contract with the Islanders. Here is the screen grab, via i.imgur: Roenick is no stranger to feuds, but very rarely do we see someone strike back at him. Grabovski’s poke at Roenick wasn’t […]


THN warns Blackhawks about length of Kane and Toews deal?

The Chicago Blackhawks recently signed both Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to eight year contracts worth $10 million a year. That’s a long time, and a lot can change in eight years. That’s what this Hockey News article should’ve said. Two sentences. That’s it. Instead, the reader is given synopses of four different players and […]


AHL will use longer overtimes and 3-on-3 hockey

Overtime in the AHL is getting an overhaul in 2014-15. In an effort to reduce the amount of shootouts, the AHL is extending their overtime period to seven minutes. The other major change is that 4-on-4 hockey will shift to 3-on-3 hockey following the first whistle after three minutes have been played in the extra […]

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What do new deals for Toews, Kane mean for the Chicago Blackhawks’ future?

The Chicago Blackhawks announced what we had all been waiting for on Wednesday afternoon, as they agreed to identical contract extensions for their two superstars, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. It was widely assumed that the two (three?) sides would come together on such a pact back on July 1st when they were first eligible to sign such a deal, […]


Anaheim Ducks sign Dany Heatley

Dany Heatley has signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Anaheim Ducks. Heatley, 33, skated with the Minnesota Wild in 2013-14, producing 28 points over 76 games. Heatley’s production has slowed to a crawl over the last couple years and the Wild elected to let him walk. Anaheim now improves their depth by giving […]


Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews sign massive extensions

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane wanted to sign large, matching contracts with the Chicago Blackhawks. That’s exactly what happened as the duo each signed eight-year contracts with a reported average cap hit of $10.5 million a season which will begin following the 2014-15 season. The two men are now under Chicago’s control through the 2021-22 […]

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What is P.K. Subban worth to the Montreal Canadiens?

The dust has already settled on the free agency signing period, which could only be described with a less exciting synonym to the word “frenzy”. A few notable names still remain without homes, but it’s the restricted free agents that represent the only real impact talent out on the market. Of the two high-profile RFA, […]

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Valtteri Filppula may play professional tennis

While most hockey players are enjoying their time off during the summer by playing golf or fishing, Valtteri Filppula has been playing tennis. Word is that the NHL forward is pretty good and has thought about turning pro.

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Report: Red Wings interested in Tyler Myers

The Red Wings are looking for help on defense and that may come through Buffalo’s Tyler Myers. The Detroit Free Press reports that the club has been looking at Myers in an effort to solidify a defensive group which desperately needs some help.

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Olli Jokinen’s quest to play on every NHL team takes another step forward

Olli Jokinen signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract to skate with the Nashville Predators. On the surface, the Jokinen signing is easy to overlook considering the fireworks from the league’s first day of free agency. However, it’s a special contract as it marks the eighth team Jokinen has played for during his NHL career. Here’s […]