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Mike Richards charged with possession of a controlled substance

The RCMP of Manitoba announced today that former Los Angeles Kings forward Mike Richards has been charged with possession of a controlled substance while entering Canada. According to Rick Westhead of TSN, Richards has not yet entered a plea. Richards had his contract terminated by the King earlier this offseason after an incident at the Canadian border. Here’s more from the initial...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders' Hamonic makes the most of his minutes

New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic accomplished more with less last season.How much more? Well, Hamonic matched a career high with five goals and added personal bests in assists (28), points (33) and hits (213).The statistics carry even more weight considering the 25-year-old Manitoba native saw his time on the ice reduced from 25 minutes per contest in 2013-14 to a team...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Richards faces possession of controlled substance charge

Los Angeles Kings forward Mike Richards has been charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance, the Manitoba police announced Thursday. Mike Richards charged for Possession of Controlled Substance while entering Canada. To appear in court Sep10/15. No further updates #rcmpmb — RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) August 27, 2015 The alleged incident at the Canadian border...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

96 percent season-ticket renewal rate? Call that the Jack Eichel effect

Despite having two of the worst seasons in franchise history in the last two seasons (finishing with 106 combined points in the last two years, a lower point total than five teams finished with just last season), the fans are still not ready to throw in the towel just yet.Why?It might have something to do with that Jack Eichel guy.The team drafted the once in a generation prospect...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins could set bar too high for new D-man Irwin

The Boston Bruins' current options on defense look a bit thin considering many of their blue-liners seem to be third-pairing talent. But one question mark will be Matt Irwin, the newly acquired 27-year-old defenseman who is about to enter his fourth season in the league. Since Irwin is still relatively inexperienced at the NHL level, there is a chance he could develop into a higher...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Gomez accepts a professional tryout from the Blues

Recently, the New Jersey Devils elected to avoid extending veteran Scott Gomez a professional tryout offer for training camp. The St. Louis Blues took the opportunity to invite Gomez to a professional tryout of their own and he has accepted the offer. Veteran forward Scott Gomez has accepted the #stlblues invite to training camp #PTO #NHL — Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) August...
Via Frozen Notes
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the league & Rangers prospects hit the ice

It bears repeating. We’re in the dog days folks. If you’re into your European soccer, or NFL training camps/meaningless preseason shenanigans then I’m sure you’re coping. If you’re not then I hope we’re keeping you sane here at Blueseatblogs. Without further delay, on to the latest Around the League post. Christian Ehrhoff signs for LA […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Morin, Gostisbehere looking to make impression with Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers have a promising group of young defensemen working its way to the NHL, although which player emerges is anyone's guess.Although the team selected highly touted blue-liner Ivan Provorov with the seventh overall pick of the 2015 draft, Sam Morin and Shayne Gostisbehere could be in the lead to see time in Philadelphia this season."The goal is to make the team...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars forward Nichushkin doesn't think much of fitness tests

While the offseason drags on, The Dallas Morning News is doing a series on things people may not know about some of the Stars players, and a profile on Valeri Nichushkin revealed some interesting ideas from the right wing on the value of draft testing. Nichushkin was selected 10th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft by the Stars, but he was projected to go much earlier, as the average...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Isles open contract talks with Okposo

The New York Islanders and Kyle Okposo have begun talks on the right wing signing a multi-year contract extension prior to the upcoming season, according to a report by The Fourth Period.Okposo is in the final campaign of his five-year, $14 million contract, during which he is owed $4.5 million. The 27-year-old Minnesota native has established a connection with fellow linemate and...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Buffalo Sabres have a 96% season ticket renewal rate

The Buffalo Sabres announced that the club has had 96% of season ticket holders renew their tickets for the upcoming 2015-16 season. This is the 10th straight season which the club’s renewal rate has eclipsed the 90% mark. The Sabres have capped their season ticket sales in 2015-16 at 16,000 tickets. “The fact that we had such a high rate of renewal from our season ticket...
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Hurricanes reach deal for 2-year extension with F Lindholm

  The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms for a two-year contract extension with forward Elias Lindholm. The deal will pay the 20-year-old former first-round draft pick $2.5 million in the 2016-17 season and $2.9 million in 2017-18. Lindholm had career-highs of 17 goals, 22 assists and 39 points in 81 games last season, ranking him third on the team in goals scored and tied...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: August 28th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything Else.  It’s Friday…keep it cool. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Look who is already locker room buds… Evgeni Malkin has a new locker room neighbor http://t.co/WNE1Yu8dno pic.twitter.com/AObdIU19wl — Pensburgh (@Pensburgh) August 27, 2015 – It’s Penguins day on PHT.  Feel free...
Via The Pensblog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The good memories of Mike Richards

  On Thursday, news broke that authorities were finally charging former Flyers captain Mike Richards with being in possession of a controlled substance while crossing the United States-Canadian border back in June. While this was the expected outcome, it's yet another turn of events in what has become an unfortunate fall from grace for the once rising star. Despite his challenging...
Via Flyerdelphia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Nathan MacKinnon Will Score 30 Goals for the Avalanche Next Season

  The Colorado Avalanche haven’t had a 30-goal scorer in many moons. In fact, no player has hit the 30-goal milestone while playing in burgundy and blue since Joe Sakic and Milan Hejduk both broke the barrier in 2006-07. That season, Joe Sakic also reached 100 points, the last Avalanche player to hit triple digits in overall scoring. Scoring goals has gotten progressively harder...
Via BSN Denver
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Sign 2015 Top Draft Pick Daniel Sprong

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins signed right wing Daniel Sprong Friday to a three-year, entry-level contract Friday. The 18-year-old right wing was the Black and Gold’s top selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot, 180-pound forward was chosen by the Pens in the second round (46th overall). The right-handed shooter led the Charlottetown Islanders of the Quebec...
Via The PensNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings offer Peter Budaj a professional tryout

The LA Kings may be looking for a bit of additional depth in goal. The club has extended a professional tryout offer to goaltender Peter Budaj and he will join the Kings in training camp.  Goaltender Peter Budaj will attend #LAKings training camp on a PTO, hockey ops confirms. — Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) August 28, 2015   Budaj turns 33 in September and last skated...
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LA Kings offer Peter Budaj a professional tryout

The LA Kings may be looking for a bit of additional depth in goal. The club has extended a professional tryout offer to goaltender Peter Budaj and he will join the Kings in training camp. Goaltender Peter Budaj will attend #LAKings training camp on a PTO, hockey ops confirms. — Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) August 28, 2015 Budaj turns 33 in September and last skated in the NHL...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Arbour, who led Islanders to four straight Stanley Cups, dies at 82

New York Islanders fans will be losing more than Nassau Coliseum this season, they will also be without one of the men who helped bring the old arena to prominence. Al Arbour, the Hall of Fame Islanders coach who combined old-school discipline with out-of-the-box creativity to produce a modern sports dynasty with four straight Stanley Cup titles, died Friday after a long illness...
Via The Other Paper
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steven Stamkos takes BP, fielding practice, hits homer

How is Steven Stamkos preparing for the 2015-16 season? Unlike Erik Karlsson, Stamkos is practicing … but probably not the sport you’d expect. Watch as Stamkos takes BP and fielding practice with the Toronto Blue Jays. Look closely and you’ll see Stamkos send one pitch over the fence, which is the topic he’s discussing with the broadcasters. Stamkos looks like a pretty...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 8|29|15

It is hard to imagine – especially today – that a head coach of a professional team would be loved by every player he coached but that is part of the legacy Al Arbour will leave behind. “Al was a tremendous mentor, on and off the ice,” Denis Potvin said on a conference call. “There are so many things that I can say about Al, in particular the fact that when I first met...
Via Islanders Insight
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes: Arbour passes, goalie depth

It's time for another edition of Between the Pipes. Here are a few stories in Flyers hockey and around the NHL that are trending right now. Al Arbour passes away at 82 - [New York Islanders] [Tim Panaccio - CSN Philly] The legendary Islanders head coach who helped lead the team to four straight Stanley Cups from 1980 to 1983, one of those against the Flyers, passed away on Friday...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Curtis Glencross regrets taking discount to stay with Flames

Athletes are usually commended for taking a “hometown discount” in order to stay with a specific team. Curtis Glencross took such a contract when he accepted a four-year, $10.2 million contract with the Calgary Flames back in 2011. Fans were thrilled to see Glencross locked in at such an affordable rate, but the 32-year-old forward regrets his old contract. Glencross spoke...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #59 Roman Josi

The first Norris Trophy winner in Nashville Predators history. Go ahead and save that previous statement for use before Roman Josi’s career is over.. He’s that good of a defenseman and exemplifies the new age blueliner in the NHL.   At just 25, he has cemented his place in the top echelon of defenders after a fifth place showing in this past season’s Vezina trophy voting....
Via The Predatorial
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Barret Jackman feels “rejuvenated” joining the Predators

Barret Jackman is starting a new chapter in his career. After the St. Louis Blues made it known that they weren’t going to offer Jackman a new contract, the veteran defenseman signed a two-year, $4 million deal with the Nashville Predators. Jackman is preparing to play for just the second NHL team in his career and he feels like a rookie again. Jackman discussed his arrival with...
Via Frozen Notes
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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