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Jul 21, 2016

Johansson, Capitals hammer out deal, avoid arbitration

Marcus Johansson was back in Toronto for another arbitration hearing with the Washington Capitals, but this time he didn’t have to go through with it. Hours before Johansson and the Capitals were set to go to arbitration for the second time, they agreed on ...

Two-time Stanley Cup winner Richards retires

Jul 21, 2016

Two-time Stanley Cup winner Richards retires

Forward Brad Richards is retiring after 15 NHL seasons during which he established a reputation for offensive consistency and won two Stanley Cup championships. Following one season with Detroit, the 36-year-old announced his retirement in a two-page release issued by the NHL Players’ Association ...

Jul 16, 2016

Stars give Benn eight-year deal

Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn signed an eight-year, $76 million contract extension Friday. The team announced the deal a day after Benn had surgery to repair an abdominal muscle injury. The 26-year-old Benn had a career-high 89 points on 41 goals and 48 assists ...

McPhee named GM of Las Vegas expansion team

Jul 14, 2016

McPhee named GM of Las Vegas expansion team

George McPhee has been hired as general manager of the NHL’s expansion Las Vegas franchise. Owner Bill Foley announced McPhee as the franchise’s first GM at a news conference Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas. McPhee will be in charge of building the team from ...

Jul 7, 2016

Ex-Bruins star Bourque apologizes for drunk driving

Former Boston Bruins star Ray Bourque has apologized to his family, friends and fans for driving drunk last month. Bourque apologized in a statement Wednesday after admitting in Lawrence District Court that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him of driving under the influence ...

Jun 30, 2016

Lightning give captain Stamkos lucrative eight-year deal

Steven Stamkos insisted all along that he wanted to stay put in Tampa Bay to win the Stanley Cup. The two-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner as the NHL’s leading goal scorer gave himself that opportunity Wednesday, re-signing with the Lightning for eight years and ...

Jun 28, 2016

Predators give forward Forsberg a six-year contract

The Nashville Predators have signed forward Filip Forsberg to a six-year, $36 million contract, locking up one of their brightest young stars long term. Forsberg will make $6 million each of the next six seasons under terms of the deal announced Monday, At a ...

Gretzky among those paying respects to legendary Howe

Jun 15, 2016

Gretzky among those paying respects to legendary Howe

Gordie Howe’s casket was guided down a hallway, flanked by some of the biggest names in sports: Wayne Gretzky, Scotty Bowman and Al Kaline. The pallbearers moved Mr. Hockey’s brown, rose-adorned casket down a long strip of red carpet through the middle of a ...

Ducks bring back Carlyle as coach

Jun 15, 2016

Ducks bring back Carlyle as coach

Randy Carlyle walked back into Honda Center and discovered he still knew just about everyone, from the guard at the front door to the accountants in the Anaheim Ducks’ offices. “Everybody welcomed me back with open arms,” Carlyle said, a grateful smile on a ...

Jun 13, 2016

Tanaka sidelined with shoulder injury; Hosoda handed two-week ban

Japan scrumhalf Fumiaki Tanaka has left the team due to a dislocated right shoulder and is unlikely to play against Scotland this month, the Japan Rugby Football Association announced Monday. Tanaka, who also plays for Panasonic Wild Knights and the Super Rugby champion Highlanders, ...

Setoguchi's life, game back on track after Swiss stint

Jun 13, 2016

Setoguchi's life, game back on track after Swiss stint

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Devin Setoguchi resurrected his professional hockey career this past season in, of all places, Switzerland. The tranquility of his surroundings helped him focus solely on hockey after a life-transforming decision in April 2015: to enter rehab and quit drinking. In a recent interview with ...