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Flyers likely need camp to solve logjam on defense

Thursday, 09.03.2015 / 4:40 PM / NHL Insider

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

VOORHEES, N.J. -- Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall understands he might have a bit of a math problem with his defense when training camp opens Sept. 17.

The Flyers have eight defensemen on NHL contracts, and five prospects who will be fighting for roster spots.

That doesn't include any players the Flyers might bring into camp on professional tryout contracts.

"We've talked to a couple guys," Hextall said Thursday. "Whether it happens or not, I really don't know. ... We've certainly had an eye on it. We've got feelers out on a couple guys."

Fucale undeterred by Canadiens' roadblock in goal

Thursday, 09.03.2015 / 1:00 PM / NHL Insider

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

Montreal Canadiens goaltending prospect Zachary Fucale is finally ready to embark on his professional career after four seasons and 204 games played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

"Yeah, it was a couple of games, but it was the best time," Fucale said this week at the NHL Players' Association Rookie Showcase in Toronto. "I got an opportunity in Halifax when I was 16 and I'm happy the coaches had the confidence to send me in there night after night. I learned a lot with some pretty awesome players, some great teams, and I had some pretty good opportunities. So I'm grateful for that."

The kind of opportunity given to Fucale to jump right in and play 58 games for the Halifax Mooseheads as a rookie is not likely to come from the Canadiens any time soon.

Montreal goaltender Carey Price is coming off a historic season in which he won the Vezina Trophy, Hart Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award and William Jennings Trophy. At age 28 and with three seasons remaining on his contract, Price is not likely to leave the Canadiens crease in the near future.

Unmasked: Goalie camps offer new means to improve

Thursday, 09.03.2015 / 11:13 AM / Unmasked

Kevin Woodley - NHL.com Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- For Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer, getting better during the offseason isn't only about working with new coaches. It's about learning from fellow NHL goalies.

Reimer was one of six professional goaltenders who took part in the second annual NET360 camp near his summer home in Kelowna, British Columbia, in August. The group also included Vezina Trophy finalist Devan Dubnyk of the Minnesota Wild and Thomas Greiss of the New York Islanders, as well as prospects Laurent Brossoit of the Edmonton Oilers, Chris Driedger of the Ottawa Senators and Nathan Lieuwen of the Buffalo Sabres.

"What I like about it is the dynamic of getting a whole bunch of really good goalies and just trying to figure out what they do and how they play," Reimer told NHL.com. "On the ice you can go through a drill and see how he takes on different plays and then talk to him if you want and talk to a bunch of different goalie coaches about it too and have a bit of a roundtable. You have an open mind to new ideas."

Sarich hoping for comeback after bike crash: report

Wednesday, 09.02.2015 / 12:45 PM / NHL Insider

NHL.com

Veteran defenseman Cory Sarich is hoping to make an NHL return in 2015-16 after missing all of last season recovering from a cycling accident.

"I'm doing well," Sarich, who turned 37 on Aug. 16, told the Calgary Herald on Tuesday. "Everything is back to normal. Conditioning-wise I feel great. Overall health is fantastic."

He had one goal and 10 points in 54 games for the Colorado Avalanche in 2013-14. Sarich spent the previous six seasons with the Calgary Flames.

Sarich was injured July 21, 2014, when, according to the Herald, he tried to avoid a pickup truck that turned in front of his bicycle. He slid under the truck on his stomach and sustained five cracked vertebrae when the truck ran over him. He also sustained burns on his shoulder and wrist from the truck's muffler, a swollen left arm and leg, a large laceration on his head, and a serious case of road rash. He also dealt with a knee injury and had a staph infection in his elbow that required another hospital stay.

NHL, Constellation increase energy efficiency, support environmental sustainability for Kraft Hockeyville USA

Cambria County War Memorial Arena to install energy efficient LED lighting technology

Wednesday, 09.02.2015 / 10:00 AM / NHL Green

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League (NHL) and its official energy services partner, Constellation, will extend their joint commitment to improve environmental sustainability within the sport of hockey for Kraft Hockeyville USA, the Sept. 29 preseason game between the Pittsburgh Penguins® and Tampa Bay Lightning® at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pa.

As part of the Arena's electricity supply agreement with Constellation, energy efficient LED lighting will be installed throughout the facility, including above the ice surface to reduce glare and improve game presentation and visibility for players. Installed with support from SYLVANIA Lighting Solutions, an OSRAM Americas company and local Constellation channel partner, the new lighting will help the Arena to control electricity and maintenance costs."

Maple Leafs' top prospects hope to accelerate rebuild

Tuesday, 09.01.2015 / 6:52 PM / Prospects

Mike Brophy - NHL.com Correspondent

TORONTO -- Some of the Toronto Maple Leafs' top prospects are hoping the changes made this summer will increase their chances of making the team this season.

Mitchell Marner, Connor Brown and Kasperi Kapanen, who were in Toronto on Monday at the NHL Players' Association Rookie Showcase, believe the additions of general manager Lou Lamoriello and coach Mike Babcock will create opportunities for them to play in the NHL sooner rather than later.

Toronto went 30-44-8 last season and finished 27th in the League standings with 68 points.

"It has been a big offseason for the city and the team," Marner said. "A lot of guys came in who have winning records and that's what this city needs, someone to come in and put their foot down and show what it's like to be a playoff team and a contender."

Sabres' Eichel talks training, confidence with NHL.com

Tuesday, 09.01.2015 / 9:20 AM / NHL Insider

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

TORONTO -- Jack Eichel, the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, was among a group of prospects at the NHL Players' Association Rookie Showcase on Monday.

Eichel spoke with NHL.com about his offseason training, the challenge of cracking the Buffalo Sabres lineup and being linked with No. 1 pick Connor McDavid:

Showcase rookies eager to compete for NHL jobs

Monday, 08.31.2015 / 5:32 PM / NHL Insider

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

TORONTO -- It's been a long summer for the prospects looking to fulfill a lifelong dream and reach the NHL this fall.

But that wait came to an end Monday. At least it felt that way.

The National Hockey League Players' Association invited 39 NHL prospects and rookies here for the two-day NHLPA Rookie Showcase.

"It definitely felt more like summer yesterday than it did today," Columbus Blue Jackets forward prospect Sonny Milano said. "Now it feels like the season's kind of starting up."

The event included prospects from 26 of the NHL's 30 teams, including the top two picks in the 2015 NHL Draft, No. 1 Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers and No. 2 Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres.

"It's starting," Montreal Canadiens goaltending prospect Zachary Fucale said. "These things like this, it's good to be around some old teammates and some of the guys I played with at the World Juniors, and I played against a lot of the guys here. So it's good to talk to some of the guys about that."

Oilers' McDavid talks expectations with NHL.com

Monday, 08.31.2015 / 4:30 PM / NHL Insider

Mike Brophy - NHL.com Correspondent

TORONTO -- Connor McDavid, the top pick in the 2015 NHL Draft and the most celebrated player to enter the League since Sidney Crosby in 2005, was among a group of prospects that gathered at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto for the NHL Players Association Rookie Showcase on Monday.

McDavid spoke with NHL.com about what to expect in his first season with the Edmonton Oilers and the role confidence plays in his game:

Healthy Chara hoping Bruins can be more consistent

Monday, 08.31.2015 / 3:14 PM / NHL Insider

NHL.com

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said he is ready to help them rebound after they failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in eight seasons.

Chara, 38, was limited to 63 games because of knee and ankle injuries last season. After an informal skate Monday at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Mass., he told CSN New England on Monday that he is healthy heading into the season, his 18th.

"I'm feeling better and that's the most important thing," Chara said. "I didn't do any extreme traveling stuff [during the summer]. I stayed with family and focused on recovering from the injuries I had toward the end of the season."

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