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Dallas Stars Re-sign Stephen Johns

TORONTO, ON – MARCH 14: Dallas Stars Defenceman Stephen Johns (28) moves the puck from behind the net during the regular season NHL game between the Dallas Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs on March 14, 2018 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON. (Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Dallas Stars have re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Stephen Johns to a three-year contract worth $7.05 million, or $2.35 million per season AAV. This contract carries him through the 2020-21 season when he will become an unrestricted free agent. The #Stars have extended arbitration-eligible RFA Stephen Johns to...

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NHL Off-Season Rumours: Max Pacioretty, Ilya Kovalchuk, Joe Thornton

MONTREAL, QC – JANUARY 07: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Montreal Canadiens looks on during the warm-up prior to the NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at the Bell Centre on January 7, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-2. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) We’re rocketing toward the NHL Draft and the start of free agency, which means our NHL off-season rumours kick into high-gear. Today we talk about the futures of Max Pacioretty, Ilya Kovalchuk and Joe Thornton. Plus, the Edmonton Oilers are dangling the 10th selection in the draft. These rumours...

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Edmonton Oilers Place Eric Gryba on Waivers for Buyout

COLUMBUS, OH – DECEMBER 12: Edmonton Oilers defenseman Eric Gryba (62) looks on before a game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Edmonton Oilers on December 12, 2017 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH. (Photo by Adam Lacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Edmonton Oilers have placed defenseman Eric Gryba on waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract. The team announced the transaction on Thursday. The #Oilers have placed defenceman Eric Gryba on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract. pic.twitter.com/A4QafIyMTW — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) June 21, 2018 Eric Gryba to be Bought...

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Barry Trotz Resigns From Washington Capitals

LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 07: Head coach Barry Trotz of the Washington Capitals hoists the Stanley Cup after his team defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Washington Capitals have announced that Barry Trotz has resigned as the team’s head coach. Trotz could have remained as the Capitals head coach, but the team could not come to an agreement on a fair contract. Due to the Capitals winning the cup, a two-year...

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Pittsburgh Penguins Prospect Jordy Bellerive, Two Others Injured in Fire

KELOWNA, BC – JANUARY 17: Jordy Bellerive #15 of the Lethbridge Hurricanes calls to the bench against the Kelowna Rocketsat Prospera Place on January 17, 2018 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images) A fire at a bachelor party in Calgary injured three hockey players, including Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Jordy Bellerive. The other players are Lethbridge Hurricanes teammate Ryan Vandervlis and alumnus Matt Alfaro. JUST IN: Details on the @WHLHurricanes situation involving @jordybellerive, Ryan Vandervlis, and Matt Alfaro: Sources have confirmed all three were injured at a fire that happened at a stag party they were attending. One...

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Pittsburn Penguins Prospect Jordy Bellerive, Two Others Injured in Fire

KELOWNA, BC – JANUARY 17: Jordy Bellerive #15 of the Lethbridge Hurricanes calls to the bench against the Kelowna Rocketsat Prospera Place on January 17, 2018 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images) A fire at a bachelor party in Calgary injured three hockey players, including Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Jordy Bellerive. The other players are Lethbridge Hurricanes teammate Ryan Vandervlis and alumnus Matt Alfaro. JUST IN: Details on the @WHLHurricanes situation involving @jordybellerive, Ryan Vandervlis, and Matt Alfaro: Sources have confirmed all three were injured at a fire that happened at a stag party they were attending. One...

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Chicago Blackhawks Re-Sign Vinnie Hinostroza and John Hayden

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 24: John Hayden #40 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on March 24, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Chicago Blackhawks have re-signed restricted free agent forwards Vinnie Hinostroza and John Hayden each to two-year contracts. Hinostroza’s deal is worth $3 million, or $1.5 million per season. Hayden’s deal is worth $1.5 million, or $750,000 per season. Both contracts expire at the end of the 2020 season. The Illinois native recorded 25 points (7G, 18A) in 50 games...

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Edmonton Oilers Re-Sign Drake Caggiula

OTTAWA, ON – MARCH 22: Edmonton Oilers Winger Drake Caggiula (91) skates during the second period of the NHL game between the Ottawa Senators and the Edmonton Oilers on March 22, 2018 at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Steven Kingsman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed restricted free agent forward Drake Caggiula to a two-year contract worth $3 million, or $1.5 million per season AAV. This contract carries him through the 2019-20 season. Full details on the #Oilers agreeing to terms with @drakecaggiula. https://t.co/bXsnJn2AI5 — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) June 14, 2018...

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NHL-Off Season Rumours: P.K. Subban, Ryan Ellis, Erik Karlsson, Toby Enstrom

It’s time for another edition of NHL off-season rumours and this time we get defensive. Today we take a look at possible moves regarding defenseman such as P.K. Subban, Ryan Ellis, Erik Karlsson and Toby Enstrom. These rumours are taken from the original source and are subject to change. Rumour: Nashville Predators general manager David Poile told TSN hockey insider Pierre LeBrun that the club never had any intention of dealing P.K. Subban. Poile stated that no one has called in regards to making a deal for the perennial NHL All-Star. David Poile on the Predators staying all-in for...

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Detroit Red Wings Welcome Return of Henrik Zetterberg

MONTREAL, QC – MARCH 26: Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on March 26, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-2. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) Veteran Detroit Red Wings forward and team captain Henrik Zetterberg announced last week that he will return for the 2018-19 season. The Swede will turn 38 in October and will be one of the elder statesmen on the team. Johan Franzen is currently the oldest member on the team at this...

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NHL Off-Season Rumours: Ilya Kovalchuk, Paul Stastny, Phil Kessel

It’s time for another edition of NHL off-season rumours. There will be a lot of speculation on what players may be on the move before the start of free agency on July 1. Some big names could be on the move, including Ilya Kovalchuk. Today we talk about Kovalchuk and his tour of California, Paul Stastny’s possible return to the St. Louis Blues and the rising trade talk of Phil Kessel. Rumour: Darren Dreger of TSN reported that the Los Angels Kings and the Russian forward met on Saturday. The same report stated that the 35-year-old forward would meet...

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NHL Off-Season Rumours: Jeff Skinner, Ryan O’Reilly, Philipp Grubauer

PITTSBURGH, PA – JANUARY 23: Carolina Hurricanes Left Wing Jeff Skinner (53) skates with the puck during the third period in the NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Carolina Hurricanes on January 23, 2018, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. The Penguins defeated the Hurricanes 3-1. (Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) It’s the time of the year where we take a look at some NHL off-season rumours. This will encompass any trades or talked-about signings before July 1. We take a look at what it will take to get Jeff Skinner from the...

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Detroit Red Wings Name Ben Simon Grand Rapids Coach

The Detroit Red Wings have announced that Ben Simon will be the new Grand Rapids Griffins head coach. Simon’s announcement was made Red Wings assistant general manager Ryan Martin on Tuesday. He replaces Todd Nelson, who took an assistant coach position with the Dallas Stars. The @griffinshockey name Ben Simon as coach. https://t.co/E5YmLd3jNw — Pete Wallner (@petewallner) June 5, 2018 Ben Simon is New Griffins Coach Simon has been an assistant coach the last three season and the 39-year-old was a key part of the Griffin’s Calder Cup-winning team in 2017. Grand Rapids has made the American Hockey League...

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Washington Capitals One Win Away From Stanley Cup Title

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 04: Braden Holtby #70 and Brooks Orpik #44 of theWashington Capitals celebrate their team’s 6-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game Four of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Capital One Arena on June 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Washington Capitals are one game away from winning the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history after beating the Vegas Golden Knights 6-2 in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series. Washington leads the Stanley Cup Final three games to one. T.J. Oshie, Tom Wilson, Devante...

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Detroit Red Wings Defence to be Addressed at Draft

It’s no secret that the Detroit Red Wings defence is in need of an upgrade. Detroit sees its best opportunity to upgrade its blueline through the sixth pick in the upcoming draft. The Red Wings defence has been one of their weak spots in recent seasons. General manager Ken Holland knows that unrestricted free agent Mike Green will likely be gone at the start of free agency, so a top defender will be needed. Draft Needs: Detroit Red Wings Defence Detroit hasn’t had a big-name defenceman since the retirement of Nicklas Lidstrom in 2012. Fellow Swede Rasmus Dahlin will...

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Lars Eller Helps Washington Capitals Tie Stanley Cup Final at One

Lars Eller had a hand in all three Washington Capitals goals as they beat the Vegas Golden Knights, 3-2, to tie the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final Series at one game each. Eller scored a goal and assisted on markers by Alex Ovechkin and Brooks Orpik to give Washington the victory. Orpik hadn’t scored in 220 games. Braden Holtby made 37 saves to help the Capitals steal home-ice advantage in the series. Washington’s penalty kill came up big as it killed off four of five extra-man attempts. James Neal and Shea Theodore netted the goals for Vegas. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped...

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Dominik Kahun Signs Entry-Level Deal with Chicago Blackhawks

HERNING, DENMARK – MAY 15: Ryan Murray #27 of Canada and Dominik Kahun #72 of Germany battle for the puck during the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Group B game between Canada and Germany at Jyske Bank Boxen on May 15, 2018 in Herning, Denmark. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images) The Chicago Blackhawks signed free agent forward Dominik Kahun to a two-year entry-level contract worth $925,000 per season plus bonuses. This contract carries him through the 2019-20 season. Welcome aboard! Forward Dominik Kahun, defensemen Lucas Carlsson and Darren Raddysh and goaltender Kevin Lankinen have signed deals with the...

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Toronto Maple Leafs Hire Laurence Gilman as Assistant General Manager

The Toronto Maple Leafs are quickly filling front office positions as they hired Laurence Gilman as an assistant general manager. The team announced the move on Thursday after the team promoted Brandon Pridham to the role of an assistant general manager on Wednesday. #Leafs name Laurence Gilman as assistant general manager. He will be taking over as GM of the #Marlies starting next season, and well as being involved with #Leafs player personnel, and managing the team’s player development department and farm system. — Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) May 24, 2018 Leafs Hire Laurence Gilman The 53-year-old spent the last...

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