There are must-wins, and there are must-wins, and the Chicago Blackhawks encountered the latter in the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday.
Beat the Bruins, and the Hawks recapture home ice advantage while making the series a best-of-3. Lose, and it was another 3-1 series deficit, looking even more ca
The Predators have re-signed defenseman Victor Bartley to a three-year, $2 million contract. It is a one-way deal. He will be paid $600,000 in both 2013-14 and 2014-15, and $800,000 in 2015-16 according to the team.
Last season, Bartley played 24 games for Nashville and notched seven assists. He
If you listen to the Stars about their desire to up the competition level of their goaltending position, you automatically start to ponder exactly who might accomplish such a task.
A free agent? A trade? An overseas acquisition?
Just how will the Stars inject this extra element?
More specifics for a new, 18,000-seat, state-of-the-art Detroit Red Wings arena and accompanying entertainment district were revealed at a Downtown Development Authority meeting Wednesday, though Detroit Economic Growth Corporation President and CEO George Jackson said the plans are "framework" and
NHLPA Special Assistant to the Executive Director Mathieu Schneider says all competition committee items forwarded from earlier this month have been approved by the league's general managers.
Hybrid icing, mandatory visors, shallower nets and video review on four-minute highsticking penalties wil
Nothing has been set in stone regarding Kris Letang's future in Pittsburgh just yet.
Letang's agent Kent Hughes met with Penguins general manager Ray Shero in Boston on Wednesday regarding his client's status with the club and didn't reveal much in what's widely characterized as a pivotal moment
The Vancouver Canucks could be allowing two of their forwards to hit the free agency market without so much as an offer.
J.P. Barry, the agent for Canucks unrestricted-free-agent-to-be Mason Raymond, told Vancouver’s News 1130 Wednesday that he had a brief talk with Canucks assistant general ma
The Chicago Blackhawks say Marian Hossa will be back in the lineup for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final and that the line of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell will likely be reunited.
Hossa was a surprise scratch Monday, sidelined with an upper body injury.
"He's expected to play tonig
Ray Shero starts every conversation about a player's future the same way: He asks whether that player wants to stay with the Penguins.
Defenseman Kris Letang recently answered “yes,” but that does not mean he will stay.
Letang could play hockey with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin for a long t
While the Rangers and Alain Vigneault remained true for a fourth straight day to their apparent mutual vows of silence after agreeing to marry, the putative head coach is believed to be assembling a staff to join him on Broadway.
Newell Brown, who worked as Vigneault’s assistant for three years
The Flyers already have decided to use one of their upcoming compliance buyouts on Danny Briere, as has been speculated for months.
But they are less certain about using their second buyout on goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, who would be due $23 million over the next 14 years to not play for the team.
If the Avalanche keeps the top pick in the June 30 NHL draft, it won't take the formerly presumptive candidate, defenseman Seth Jones.
After a week of internal meetings, Avalanche brass came to a conclusion: Jones won't be their pick. Instead, it could be any one of three forwards: Nathan MacKinnon
Cherry Hill’s Bobby Ryan always wanted to play with the Flyers.
Maybe his chance comes this summer.
Two NHL sources not associated with the Flyers tell CSNPhilly.com that the Anaheim Ducks are quietly shopping Ryan a week before the NHL draft in Newark, N.J., and that the Flyers are keenly i
Is another goalie shakeup in the works for the Flyers?
The Los Angeles Kings have talked to the Flyers about trading them goalie Jonathan Bernier, an NHL source confirmed Tuesday.
At the moment, the Flyers plan to have Ilya Bryzgalov and Steve Mason battle for the No. 1 goaltender’s job in t
Terry Pegula says he talks to Darcy Regier more than his own wife. The chats have convinced the Buffalo Sabres’ owner he has the right general manager despite a playoff history that suggests otherwise.
“He is a very qualified person,” Pegula said today during an appearance on the Sabres’
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov emerged as a potential star during this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Now he has the contract to match.
On Tuesday, the Kings agreed to terms with Voynov on a six-year contract extension worth a reported $25 million.
Voynov had six goals on the Kings
Center Logan Couture has agreed to a contract extension with the Sharks, though no formal announcement can come before July 5.
"Can't say details," Couture responded in a text message when asked for specifics after reports circulated that he had agreed to an extension to his current contract that
Russia's Ak Bars Kazan has signed Boston Bruins forward Chris Bourque and Colorado Avalanche forward Tomas Vincour, the KHL team announced on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old left wing, the son of NHL hall of famer Ray Bourque, made only 18 NHL appearances last season, spending most of the year with Bost
In addition any roster changes they make this summer, the Capitals are expected to tweak their coaching staff as well.
Washington has granted Tim Hunter permission to interview elsewhere, and it is unlikely that he will return to the Capitals as an assistant coach for the 2013-14 season.
The Islanders may not be content to sit tight with some combination of Evgeni Nabokov, Kevin Poulin and Anders Nilsson in goal next year — and they shouldn’t be. According to Newsday, the Islanders are “in the mix” for Los Angeles Kings goalie Jon Bernier. According to TSN, the Kings have be
The Canadian Tire Centre is now the new name for the home of the Ottawa Senators.
The announcement was made Tuesday morning by Senators owner Eugene Melynk.
The deal includes the building, digital, scoreboard signage and on-ice images.
Canadian Tire Centre replaces Scotiabank Place.
Panthers phenom Jonathan Huberdeau was still basking in the afterglow of becoming the franchise's first NHL Rookie of the Year when he returned to the team's training complex Monday.
"I actually looked at [the Calder Memorial Trophy] before to see the players that won it,'' Huberdeau said referri
The energy was something to remember, but Damien Brunner will take something else out of his first Stanley Cup playoffs experience.
The games truly are different than the regular season.
“I don’t think I’ve ever had as many crosschecks in my back and slashes on my calves,” Brunner said
Pavel Datsyuk has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Red Wings, he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday morning.
“Signed 3 yr. extension. Detroit, glad to be here for 4 more yrs. Thanks to our fans, friends and Ilitch family,” read Datsyuk’s tweet.
Datsyuk’s agent, Gary Greensti
News hit last night that this was happening, as Datsyuk's agent Barry Greenstin was traveling to Detroit to put the finishing touches on the deal which would likely take Datsyuk to the end of his North American hockey career.
Datsyuk still has one year and $6.7M left on his current deal and this