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Blackhawks trade Saad to Blue Jackets

The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season. Right up until Tuesday afternoon. With contract talks at a stalemate on the eve of NHL free agency, the Stanley Cup champions parted with Saad in a seven-player deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets. “Our plan ...

Song becomes first Chinese draftee

Jun 28, 2015

Song becomes first Chinese draftee

For the first time, a Chinese player has been selected in the NHL Draft. Andong Song was chosen by the New York Islanders with the No. 172 pick in the draft Saturday. The defenseman, who goes by the name “Misha,” started playing hockey on ...

Jun 27, 2015

Detroit's Datsyuk has ankle surgery

Pavel Datsyuk had surgery on his right ankle and is expected to be re-evaluated in three months. The Detroit Red Wings confirmed Datsyuk’s operation Friday, saying it was to repair ruptured tendons in the ankle. Datsyuk, who turns 37 next month, had 26 goals ...

McDavid goes No. 1 to Oilers

Jun 27, 2015

McDavid goes No. 1 to Oilers

Connor McDavid’s favorite hockey player is Sidney Crosby. His favorite non-skating athlete is LeBron James. He’s now in their club, forever to be known as a No. 1 pick. McDavid’s journey toward widely expected NHL superstardom officially began Friday night when the Edmonton Oilers ...

Terao invited to train with Islanders again

Jun 26, 2015

Terao invited to train with Islanders again

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Nikko Ice Bucks youngster Yuri Terao has been invited to the New York Islanders rookie minicamp next month, the club announced last week. It will be the second consecutive year Terao will join the rookie camp for the NHL’s Eastern Conference team, which formed ...

Jun 25, 2015

NHL begins exploring expansion

The NHL is officially exploring expansion. The league is opening a formal expansion review process to consider adding new franchises to its 30-team league, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. Las Vegas, Seattle and Quebec City are the markets that have expressed the most serious ...

Canadiens goalie Price earns multiple NHL honors

Jun 25, 2015

Canadiens goalie Price earns multiple NHL honors

Carey Price came away from the NHL Awards show with a hat trick. The Montreal Canadiens’ record-setting goalie claimed the Hart Trophy, the Vezina Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award at the NHL’s annual postseason bash Wednesday night. Price also shared the already-announced Jennings ...

Jun 24, 2015

NHL expected to switch to 3-on-3 overtime format next season

The NHL plans to play three-on-three in overtime next season. The league’s general managers and players agreed Tuesday to change the regular-season overtime period from five minutes of four-on-four hockey to three-on-three. The Board of Governors still must approve the change Wednesday when it ...

Jun 23, 2015

Stoll charged with drug possession

Los Angeles Kings star center Jarret Stoll, who helped the club win the NHL title in 2012 and 2014, was charged with felony cocaine possession, authorities announced Monday. The district attorney’s office in Clark County, Nevada, revealed the details of the case against the ...

Jun 20, 2015

Ex-Isles owner convicted of fraud

A man who once tried to pull off an audacious scam to buy the NHL’s New York Islanders was sentenced to 10 years in prison for another fraud case in northeast Ohio. John Spano Jr., 50, pleaded guilty last month to 16 counts of ...

Jun 19, 2015

Senators coach Cameron gets two-year contract extension

The Ottawa Senators have signed head coach Dave Cameron to a two-year contract extension Thursday. Cameron is under contract to the NHL club through the 2016-17 season. Cameron, 56, was promoted to head coach last December after Paul MacLean was fired. The Senators were ...

Blackhawks brass already building for future

Jun 17, 2015

Blackhawks brass already building for future

Moments after Chicago won the Stanley Cup for the third time in six seasons, Stan Bowman went back to work. The general manager of the Blackhawks found forward Brandon Saad on the ice at the United Center and made plans for more big parties ...

Blackhawks capture third title in six years

Jun 16, 2015

Blackhawks capture third title in six years

Showing off their grit and determination, the Chicago Blackhawks finally put away the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. The city of broad shoulders, strong enough to carry the silver trophy once again. A Windy City party 77 years in the making. ...