Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
 
SHARE
(Page 184 of 206)
Latest Headlines

Hurricanes say Semin will be ready for training camp

Wednesday, 08.20.2014 / 8:10 PM / News

NHL.com

Carolina Hurricanes forward Alexander Semin will be ready for training camp after offseason wrist surgery, general manager Ron Francis told the team website Wednesday.

"Based on the information I have, absolutely yes," Francis said in a Twitter Q&A.

Reports surfaced earlier in August that Semin was not fully recovered and was returning to the United States for additional rehab.

FULL STORY ›EMAIL & SHARE OPTIONS ›|Comment › |Print ›

Sharks' Torres out indefinitely with knee infection

Wednesday, 08.20.2014 / 6:25 PM / News

NHL.com

San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will miss the start of the season because of a setback with his previously injured right knee, general manager Doug Wilson said Wednesday.

"We expect Raffi to return to the team during the 2014-15 season, but no official timeline for his return is being set at this time," Wilson said in a statement.

Torres could miss a significant amount of time, possibly as much as half of the regular season, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reported.

FULL STORY ›EMAIL & SHARE OPTIONS ›|Comment › |Print ›

Sabres name Cunneyworth player development coach

Wednesday, 08.20.2014 / 3:43 PM / News

NHL.com

The Buffalo Sabres announced Wednesday that Randy Cunneyworth, who worked mainly in player development with the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League last season, will become player development coach.

Cunneyworth, 53, rejoined the Sabres organization in Nov. 2013 as a scout and then served as a special assistant and player development coach in Rochester. Prior to returning to Buffalo, he served as interim coach for the Montreal Canadiens. He was coach of the Americans for eight seasons (2000-2008) after his 16-year career as a player in the NHL.

FULL STORY ›EMAIL & SHARE OPTIONS ›|Comment › |Print ›

Free agent Hayes agrees to terms with Rangers

Wednesday, 08.20.2014 / 3:18 PM / News

NHL.com

Free-agent forward Kevin Hayes agreed to terms on a contract with the New York Rangers, the team announced Wednesday. Details were not revealed.

Hayes became an unrestricted free agent Saturday when he and the Chicago Blackhawks, who selected him in the first round of the 2010 NHL Draft (No. 24), could not agree to a contract.

"My goal is to be on the team come [October]," Hayes told the Rangers website. "I'm going to do everything I can for that to be accomplished. Ultimately it's on myself and how I perform."

Rangers assistant general manager Jeff Gorton had high praise for their new signing.

"He's a big man that has all kinds of skill, nice hands, hockey sense," Gorton said. "We just saw him as -- once he became available -- as a guy that's pretty close to playing. He has a lot of the things we're looking for."

FULL STORY ›EMAIL & SHARE OPTIONS ›|Comment › |Print ›

NHL announces changes to Draft Lottery format

Under phase-in plan, odds will be adjusted to reflect increasing competitive balance in 2015; Lottery will be expanded to determine first three selections in 2016

Wednesday, 08.20.2014 / 3:00 PM / News

NHL.com

NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League announced today changes to its Draft Lottery, a weighted system implemented and utilized to determine the order of selection in the first round of the NHL Draft for the 14 Clubs not qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs (or the Clubs that have acquired the first-round drafting positions of those non-playoff teams).

These changes will be phased in over a two-year period, beginning with the Draft Lottery in 2015.

2015 NHL Draft Lottery

The odds of winning the first overall selection in the NHL Draft for the 14 non-Playoff teams will be adjusted to more appropriately reflect the current state of competitive balance in the League. This will result in a more evenly-balanced allocation of odds, with the 10 highest-finishing non-Playoff qualifying teams receiving higher (better) Draft Lottery odds than they received previously and the four lowest-finishing teams receiving lower (worse) odds. The revised set of odds will remain in effect year-to-year in the future.

FULL STORY ›EMAIL & SHARE OPTIONS ›|Comment › |Print ›

Gretzky hopes '84 Oilers can 'rub off' on current group

Wednesday, 08.20.2014 / 10:27 AM / News

NHL.com

Wayne Gretzky stood front and center during the Edmonton Oilers' glory days, which began 30 years ago with their Stanley Cup Final win against the New York Islanders that sparked a run of five championships in seven seasons.

The Oilers made their share of appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the years after the trade of Gretzky and the dynasty's end following a 1990 Cup triumph against the Boston Bruins, even coming within a win of a sixth title in 2006, when they lost Game 7 to the Carolina Hurricanes.

But the franchise hasn't tasted a postseason game since and has spent the past eight seasons perennially near the bottom of the NHL standings. As the 1984 Oilers get set to reunite Oct. 10 at Rexall Place, the day after Edmonton's season opener against the Calgary Flames, Gretzky would like to see the hoopla surrounding the event have a positive effect on the current players.

FULL STORY ›EMAIL & SHARE OPTIONS ›|Comment › |Print ›

Veteran defenseman Mottau decides to retire

Wednesday, 08.20.2014 / 8:40 AM / News

NHL.com

Veteran NHL defenseman Mike Mottau has decided to retire, he told CSN New England's Joe Haggerty on Tuesday.

"It was time," Mottau said. "I'm happy with my decision, and it's on to the next thing."

A seventh-round pick (No. 182) of the New York Rangers, Mottau spent the bulk of his career with the New Jersey Devils, playing in 235 of his 321 games over his three seasons there.

FULL STORY ›EMAIL & SHARE OPTIONS ›|Comment › |Print ›

Over the Boards: Bruins believe in Ferguson's ability

Wednesday, 08.20.2014 / 3:00 AM / Over the Boards

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

John Ferguson Jr.'s major miscalculation eight years ago as the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs has served to stabilize the Boston Bruins goaltending for what should be years to come. Now that Ferguson has joined the Bruins as executive director of player personnel, he finally can cash in on the ability of the best player he drafted in his nearly five years in Toronto.

Yes, we're talking about the trade of Tuukka Rask for Andrew Raycroft from June 24, 2006. Maple Leafs fans can proceed with caution through the next several paragraphs.

Ferguson thought he was doing the right thing when he traded Rask to the Bruins for Raycroft. He thought Justin Pogge was the future No. 1 goalie in Toronto, meaning Rask, the No. 21 pick in the 2005 NHL Draft, was expendable, especially if the return was Raycroft, a goalie who was supposed to be entering his prime.

FULL STORY ›EMAIL & SHARE OPTIONS ›|Comment › |Print ›

Red Wings counting on 'kids' to maintain playoff run

Wednesday, 08.20.2014 / 3:00 AM / NHL.com's 30 in 30 package: 2014-15

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

The Detroit Red Wings used to rely solely on their veteran stars to guide them into the Stanley Cup Playoffs and to sometimes take them on a deep run. They also used to play in the Western Conference. Those are memories now.

Change came to Hockeytown last season, when the Red Wings moved to the Eastern Conference and made the playoffs for a 23rd consecutive season on the backs of young players coach Mike Babcock still calls "kids."

They struggled in the playoffs and Detroit was knocked out quickly, losing in five games to the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference First Round, but for the development of the team, how the Red Wings got there was as important as getting there.

FULL STORY ›EMAIL & SHARE OPTIONS ›|Comment › |Print ›

Healthy Zetterberg, Datsyuk keys to Red Wings lineup

Wednesday, 08.20.2014 / 3:00 AM / NHL.com's 30 in 30 package: 2014-15

Corey Masisak - NHL.com Staff Writer

The Detroit Red Wings' move to the Eastern Conference was expected to be met with domination by a franchise that has been a stalwart among the elite in the Western Conference for years.

Detroit pushed the eventual champion Chicago Blackhawks to the limit in 2013, and the reloaded Red Wings, complete with the additions of Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss and a few younger players who played so well in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, were expected to challenge for the top spot in the conference.

It didn't go that way, in part because of an avalanche of injuries to key players. The Red Wings kept their incredible postseason streak (23 seasons) alive, but lost in the first round to the Boston Bruins.

General manager Ken Holland has been trying to upgrade the defense corps through free agency for three years but hasn't been able to. The forward group looks deep and talented, as several prospects have proven they can play at this level in the past two seasons.

Whether Detroit can be more than a fringe playoff team could depend on better health and possibly an addition on defense at some point during the season.

Here's a look at the projected 2014-15 lineup for the Red Wings:

FULL STORY ›EMAIL & SHARE OPTIONS ›|Comment › |Print ›
First | Prev | 184 | 185 | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190-195 | Next | Last
Quote of the Day

I mean, hockey had to change the rules because of Marty, and that's impressive. I got two Stanley Cup rings because of the guy. Look at the banners of [Scott Niedermayer, Scott Stevens and Ken Daneyko] and Marty is right up there when you think about the New Jersey Devils; he was part of the core group and he'll go down as one of the greatest goalies ever.

— New Jersey Devils center Scott Gomez on former teammate Martin Brodeur, who will announce his retirement Thursday