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NHL commissioner: Shootout is not going anywhere

The NHL will adopt a new 3-on-3 overtime format in 2015-16 in an effort to cut down on the number of games decided by a shootout. Despite deploying a change which will drastically reduce the importance and frequency of the shootout, Gary Bettman has reiterated that the shootout isn’t going anywhere and a majority of fans are still in favor. Bettman’s comments, as seen in the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who should the Blues use during 3-on-3 overtime?

Ever since the NHL revealed they’d be adopting 3-on-3 overtime beginning in 2015-16, Blues fans have been quick to predict which trio the club should use for the new format. There are some obvious choices – Vladimir Tarasenko for starters – but below is an educated guess at what the Blues might do in various situation. Vladimir Tarasenko – Jaden Schwartz – Alex Pietrangelo...
Via Frozen Notes
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Antoine Vermette brings the Stanley Cup to a children’s hospital

Antoine Vermette was acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks as the 2014-15 season wound to its conclusion. Vermette was a rental in every sense of the word and wasn’t a major factor in the team’s Cup win, but he can still call himself a Stanley Cup champion. Though he has already decided to return to the Arizona Coyotes, Vermette is still celebrating the victory and decided to give...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Antoine Vermette brings the Stanley Cup to a children’s hospital

Antoine Vermette was acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks as the 2014-15 season wound to its conclusion. Vermette was a rental in every sense of the word and wasn’t a major factor in the team’s Cup win, but he can still call himself a Stanley Cup champion. Though he has already decided to return to the Arizona Coyotes, Vermette is still celebrating the victory and decided to give...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames, Byron avoid arbitration, agree to one-year deal

Calgary Flames center Paul Byron signed a one-year contract on Sunday.Financial terms were not disclosed, but Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported the deal to be worth $900,000. Byron was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing on Thursday.Byron collected six goals and 13 assists in 57 games last season for the Flames, who also signed Josh Jooris, Lance Bouma and Turner Elson...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes wary of rushing Hanifin into fray

The Carolina Hurricanes admittedly have high hopes for Noah Hanifin, but that doesn't mean they intend to rush the 18-year-old defenseman into action.Glen Wesley, the team's director of defenseman development, is wary about pushing Hanifan into the fray while the team continues to find its identity."We're a younger team in transition, and there are some disadvantages of (young defensemen...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks: 2015 Blackhawks Convention representative of the fanbase’s prominence

Earlier this month, from July 17-19, the Chicago Blackhawks hosted their Eighth Annual Blackhawks Convention. The event took place at the Hilton Chicago, and was attended by thousands of fans eager to see current players and coaches, as well as notable Blackhawks alumni. Some of the more notable attendees included: Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, coach Joel Quenneville, Tony Esposito...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Red Wings ink Jurco to two-year deal

The Detroit Red Wings made one of their final moves this offseason, when they were able to come to terms with restricted free-agent, Tomas Jurco, agreeing to a two-year deal worth $1.8 million. Jurco, only 22, was Detroit’s last unsigned restricted free-agent before the Wings were able to lock him up to a two year deal that pays him an annual salary of $850,000 and $950,000 respectively...
Via isportsweb.com
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Is Adam Larsson ready for a bigger role with the New Jersey Devils?

On Saturday, the New Jersey Devils re-signed RFA defenseman Adam Larsson to a 6-year, $25 million contract (AAV of $4.166 million). The 22-year old Swede established career highs and led all Devils defenseman last season with three goals and 24 points. Larsson has played with the Devils for four seasons since being selected fourth overall in the 2011 NHL Draft. Larsson has scored...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Groggy Monday Edition (7/27/15)

All is quiet on the western front. Ok, so it’s just quiet in the NHL. It’s the middle of summer for Pete’s sake! It’s also Monday. So grab your favorite cup of coffee and let’s look at what’s going on in the hockey world. Islanders Links: Islanders Point Blank wonders who the odd man out is if Petrov makes the roster Around the NHL: Derek Stepman and the Rangers are...
Via Islanders Insight
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: July 27th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun that providing you a distraction… I don’t call people turd blossom enough. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Rumor mill has it that the Pens are trying to trade Rob Scuderi and a prospect to Colorado and replace him with Cody Franson.  Rumor also has it that Chris Kunitz...
Via The Pensblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers elect one-year arbitration award

Just a quick update on the Derek Stepan arbitration process: The Rangers have elected a one-year arbitration award for Stepan. If this goes to arbitration, Stepan will get a one-year deal, meaning he will be an RFA next year as well. This isn’t all that surprising, as it ensures the Rangers get one more crack […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers agree to terms with Derek Stepan

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with RFA center Derek Stepan on a multi-year contract. Per Larry Brooks, it is a six year deal worth $6.5 million per year. More to come.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers, Stepan Agree To Terms

OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Derek Stepan on a multi-year contract. pic.twitter.com/ddIe0EbWT7 — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 27, 2015 Still waiting for terms to be released, so this post will be updated, plus my thoughts once everything is confirmed.
Via NY Rangers Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils GM: Larsson has 'only scratched the surface' on potential

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero didn't mince words when discussing what he believes to be an extremely high ceiling for defenseman Adam Larsson. "I think he’s only scratched the surface of the kind of player he's going to be," Shero told the Bergen Record of Larsson, who was signed to a six-year, $25 million contract on Saturday. "There's a reason he was drafted when...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers sign Derek Stepan to six-year extension

The New York Rangers entered this offseason with a laundry list of goals, but none were bigger than re-signing Derek Stepan. Well, the club can now cross that off the list, as they’ve agreed to terms today on a six-year extension worth $39 million per Larry Brooks. The deal, which works out to a $6.5 million AAV, is good for both parties. The 25-year-old was a key player for the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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New York Rangers sign Derek Stepan to six-year extension

The New York Rangers entered this offseason with a laundry list of goals, but none were bigger than re-signing Derek Stepan. Well, the club can now cross that off the list, as they’ve agreed to terms today on a six-year extension worth $39 million per Larry Brooks. The deal, which works out to a $6.5 million AAV, is good for both parties. The 25-year-old was a key player for the...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers' Del Zotto to make appearance in 'Goon' sequel

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto will add a movie credit to his resume in the near future. Del Zotto and Dallas Stars standout Tyler Seguin are expected to make an appearance in "Goon: Last of the Enforcers", the sequel to the popular hockey film "Goon". The movie is scheduled to be released in 2016. Actor Seann William Scott will return as enforcer Doug "The Thug...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders On NBCSN Five Times For 2015-16

When NBCSN releasing their 2015-16 broadcast schedule for the upcoming season is news that gets fans really talking and interacting on social media, you know that things are extremely quiet in terms of hockey journalism. It’s too early for season predictions. Too early to pick a speculative Stanley Cup champion. Too early to make fantasy picks. Too early to project lines or starting...
Via Islanders Insight
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC Sports Releases 2015-16 NHL TV Schedule; Bruins Have 12 Games

The Boston Bruins will play on NBC and NBC Sports Network a combined 12 times during the 2015-16 NHL season, highlighted by the 2016 Winter Classic against the Montreal Canadiens on Jan. 1 and Thanksgiving Showdown against the New York Rangers on Nov. 27. NBC, the NHL’s national television rights holder in the United States, released its schedule Monday for the upcoming campaign...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Eight Lightning Games Featured On NBCSN Schedule

NBCSN has released their broadcasting schedule for the upcoming 2015-16. Riding a trip to the Stanley Cup Final, the Tampa Bay Lightning will have eight games shown on national television. The Bolts will get reacquainted with some of their foes from this year’s playoffs in these contests as well. Two of their games against the Detroit Red Wings made the cut. The February 3rd meeting...
Via Lightning Shout
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Which unsigned FAs could make sense for the Flyers?

  View image | gettyimages.com The NHL's free agency period opened up 26 days ago, and provided its usual flurry of moves all over the NHL. Plenty of moves are made within several minutes of the market opening, while other players take quite some time to be signed -- often leading to a discount deal. GM Ron Hextall still has work to do to build and shape the Flyers roster...
Via Flyerdelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Signs Joey Hishon

  The Colorado Avalanche announced they have signed restricted free agent Joey Hishon to a one-year contract. The 23-year old Hishon made his regular season NHL debut last year, appearing in 13 games and registering 1 goal and 1 assist in his time with the big club. As a member of the Avs’ AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, Hishon posted a very respectable 36 points (16 goals...
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gionta knows the Sabres will be better

The Buffalo Sabres were a pretty terrible team last year. The Sabres finished with just 23 wins and 54 points, dead last in the NHL and a historically bad year for their franchise. But now, after a series of Sabres moves and acquisitions in the offseason, Buffalo is looking towards the only direction they could possibly go....up. Sabres captain Brian Gionta believes in the club....
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins To Appear in 12 NBC Games in 2015-16 Season

NBC Sports released their NHL TV schedule for the 2015-16 season and the Boston Bruins will appear in 12 games on the network this upcoming year. 
Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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