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Clean Hit? You Judge: John Scott Hits Mikhail Grabovski

OCTOBER 16, 2014 — Thursday night on Long Island, San Jose Sharks depth forward and tough guy John Scott nailed Mikhail Grabovski of the Islanders.  Grabovski was off to a hot start, centering the Isles’ second line with Brock Nelson and Ryan Strome. John Scott Hits Mihkail Grabovski: Was it a clean hit?  You be the judge: VIDEO:   ...Full Article

Kings Sign Jake Muzzin to 5yr/$20M Extension

OCTOBER 15, 2014 — Big bucks for Jake Muzzin, currently on the injured list but a very capable partner for top dog Drew Doughty on LA’s blueline. 5yrs/$20M –Ed. ...Full Article

NHL Western Conference Preview 2014-15

OCTOBER 10, 2014 — Here’s our look at the Western Conference for 2014-15.  Here is our predicted order of finish, plus a capsule look at each team: WESTERN CONFERENCE: KEY: ...Full Article

Islanders Acquire D Nick Leddy from Chicago (1st of 2 Deals for D)

OCTOBER 4, 2014 — Two big moves today by the Islanders, taking advantage, smartly, of Boston and Chicago both needing salary cap relief.  Good move by Garth Snow. Bruins ...Full Article

Etem Makes Push for Full-Time NHL Employment

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 — ANAHEIM — With two center positions and three more along the wings opening up available due to various retirements and other departures, the Anaheim Ducks will ...Full Article

EPIX to Present 2-Part Series for NHL Winter Classic

SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 — EPIX will feature the NHL’s Winter Classic.  Here’s the presser from the NHL: EPIX TEAMS WITH NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE FOR TWO-PART SERIES, DEBUTING IN DECEMBER ...Full Article

Nationals Park Confirmed as Winter Classic Site Jan 1 2015: Capitals vs Blackhawks

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 — NEW YORK (September 10, 2014) – The National Hockey League announced today that the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® featuring the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals on ...Full Article

Ducks Extend Coach Bruce Boudreau’s Contract

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 — ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has extended the contract of Head Coach Bruce Boudreau for ...Full Article

San Jose Sharks Strip Thornton of Captaincy, Marleau of Assistant Role

AUGUST 23, 2014 — SAN JOSE — This is what happens when you blow a 3-0 series lead in the playoffs. Last Wednesday, San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan ...Full Article

Settlement Reached in Steve Moore v Todd Bertuzzi Lawsuit

AUGUST 19, 2014 — According to Geoff Adair, attorney for NHLer Todd Bertuzzi, a settlement was reached earlier today in former NHLer Steve Moore’s lawsuit over Bertuzzi’s career-ending hit ...Full Article

Gary Bettman on Duck Calls: Listen Online

MAY 8, 2014 — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman sat down with Duck Calls host Josh Brewster to discuss a variety of NHL subjects. LISTEN ONLINE:Full Article

Voting Sept 9: Gila River Arena New Name for Coyotes’ Barn

AUGUST 14, 2014 — GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc announced today that the Coyotes and Arizona based Gila River Casinos have agreed to terms on ...Full Article

Canucks Name Perry Pearn Assistant Coach

AUGUST 9, 2014 — Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning named Perry Pearn to the Vancouver Canucks coaching staff today as an Assistant Coach. “We are very excited ...Full Article

Kings to Retire Number 4 in Honor of Rob Blake

AUGUST 11, 2014 — LOS ANGELES — Rob Blake, a tough defenseman and good guy who dominated his end of the ice.  He goes directly to the Hall of ...Full Article

California Rocks: Sharks vs Kings in Stadium Series Feb 21

AUGUST 6, 2014 — The NHL announced today that the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings will meet at the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.  California is ...Full Article

Ducks to Retire Teemu Selanne’s Number 8 January 11 vs Jets

AUGUST 1, 2014 — ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club will host “Teemu Tribute Night” on Jan. 11, 2015 vs. Winnipeg ...Full Article

SIGNING: Radim Vrbata Signs with Vancouver 2yrs/$10M

JULY 3, 2014 — Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Radim Vrbata to a two-year deal. Vrbata, 33, recorded 51 points ...Full Article

SIGNING: Sharks Sign Tough Guy John Scott

JULY 2, 2014 — SAN JOSE, CA – General Manager Doug Wilsonannounced today that the club has signed free agent forward John Scott to a one-year contract. Scott, 31, ranked 13th in the NHL ...Full Article

SIGNING: Avalanche Sign Jarome Iginla 3yrs./$15.9M

JULY 1, 2014 — The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward Jarome Iginla to a three-year contract through the 2016-17 season. “We are excited ...Full Article

SIGNING: Wild Sign Thomas Vanek 3yrs./$19.5 ($6.5M Cap Hit)

JULY 1, 2014 — Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher signed free-agent big-fish winger Thomas Vanek to a very tidy 3-year deal.  Did not need to go long-term here, and ...Full Article

SIGNING: Jonas Hiller Signs with Calgary Flames 2yrs./$9M

JULY 1, 2014 — CALGARY — Smart signing here by GM Brad Treliving.  Hiller was the man in Anaheim since 2009, but was brushed aside in favor of rookies ...Full Article

SIGNING: Stars Sign Ales Hemsky 3yrs./$12M

JULY 1, 2014 — FRISCO, TX — Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed right wing Ales Hemsky (ahl-EHSH HEHM-skee) to a three-year contract. Per club policy, terms of ...Full Article

SIGNING: Blackhawks Sign Brad Richards 1yr./$2M

JULY 1, 2014 — CHICAGO — GM Stan Bowman signed center Brad Richards to a tidy 1-year/$2M deal today.  It’s a chance for the formerly high-paid center, who was bought ...Full Article

SIGNING: Flames Sign Mason Raymond 3yrs./$9.3M ($3.1M Cap Hit)

JULY 1, 2014 — One season after resurrecting his career in Toronto with 19 goals in a very respectable season, forward Mason Raymond signed a 3-year pact with GM ...Full Article

SIGNING: Dallas Stars Sign Patrick Eaves

JULY 1, 2014 — FRISCO, TX - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed right wingPatrick Eaves to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not ...Full Article

SIGNING: Ducks Sign Clayton Stoner 4yrs./$3.25M Per; Also Ink G Jason LaBarbera

JULY 1, 2014 — ANAHEIM — The Ducks have signed defenseman Clayton Stoner to a four-year contract through the 2017-18 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms of the ...Full Article

SIGNING: Coyotes Sign Joe Vitale 3yrs./$1.116M Cap Hit

JULY 1, 2014 — GLENDALE — Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Joe Vitale to a three-year contract. As per club policy, ...Full Article

SIGNING: Mathieu Perreault Signs with Jets 3yrs./$9M

JULY 1, 2014 — WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets today announced they agreed to terms with centre Mathieu Perreault on a three-year contract worth $9 million. Perreault, 26, played in ...Full Article

TRADE! San Jose Sends D Brad Stuart to Colorado

JULY 1, 2014 — SAN JOSE, CA – San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has acquired a second-round draft selection in the 2016 NHL Draft and a sixth-round ...Full Article

SIGNING: Ryan Miller to Vancouver: 3yrs/$18M

JULY 1, 2014 — VANCOUVER — Ryan Miller, star of 11 seasons with the Buffalo Sabres before a brief time in St. Louis this spring, was signed by the ...Full Article

SIGNING: Paul Stastny Signs with Blues: 4yr./$28M

JULY 1, 2014 — ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed forward Paul Stastny to a ...Full Article

TRADE! Jason Spezza from Ottawa to Dallas for 3 Prospects, 2nd ’15 Pick

JULY 1, 2014 — Out of the gate, the Ottawa Senators became a huge player on July 1, sending 31-year-old center Jason Spezza and prospect defenseman Lukas Karlsson to ...Full Article

TRADE! C Nate Thompson to Anaheim for Picks

JULY 1, 2014 — The Ducks have acquired center Nate Thompson from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a fourth-round and seventh-round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. ...Full Article

SIGNING: Oilers Sign Benoit Pouliot 5yrs./$20M ($4M Cap Hit)

JULY 1, 2014 — The Edmonton Oilers announced today that they have agreed to terms with left winger Benoit Pouliot on a five-year contract. Pouliot, 27, appeared in 80 games ...Full Article

Avalanche Trades Parenteau to Canadiens for Briere

JUNE 30, 2014 — DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche announced today that the club has acquired forward Daniel Brierein exchange for forward P.A. Parenteau and a fifth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Briere, ...Full Article

Sam Gagner and BJ Crombeen to Arizona; Ribiero Bought Out

JUNE 29, 2014 — GLENDALE AZ —  Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired center Sam Gagner and right wing B.J. Crombeen from ...Full Article

TRADE! James Neal to Nashville, Pat Hornqvist & Nick Spaling to Pittsburgh

JUNE 27, 2014 — NASHVILLE — Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired proven, consistent goal-scoring forward James Neal from the ...Full Article

Listen: Brewster is Guest 1260AM Edmonton w/Jason Gregor Talkin’ Kesler Deal

JUNE 27, 2014 — Hockeytalk’s Josh Brewster was the guest today on 1260AM in Edmonton with Jason Gregor, talking about the Ryan Kesler trade to Anaheim. LISTEN ONLINE:Full Article

TRADE! Canucks Send D Jason Garrison to Lightning

JUNE 27, 2014 — The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired defenseman Jason Garrison, the rights to forward Jeff Costello and a seventh-round pick at the 2015 NHL Entry draft from ...Full Article

TRADE! Rangers Send Derek Dorsett to Vancouver for 3rd Rd Pick

JUNE 27, 2014 — VANCOUVER — Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has acquired right wing Derek Dorsett from the New York Rangers in exchange ...Full Article
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