Happy Times: The Philadelphia Flyers’ 2015 NHL Draft 1st Round Breakdown

View image | gettyimages.com If you’ve been following the NHL for some time, you’d know that this was one of the most anticipated drafts in the recent history. With ”generational talents” as Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel taking the first two spots in this years NHL Entry Draft, the rest was up for grabs. Many experts were saying that the player crop this year was quite...
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What a week: Pronger traded then elected to Hall of Fame in matter of days

Chris Pronger is living a very surreal life. The former Hart Trophy winner has not played a game since November 2011 due to post-concussion syndrome and vision issues from getting hit in the eye by the blade of a stick, but he still has an active NHL contract. That led to an interesting series of events over the weekend. Pronger's contract was part of a trade with Arizona Saturday...
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My Opinion on Devan Dubnyk’s New 6-Year Deal

View image | gettyimages.com On day 2 of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft where the generational talents of Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel were finally drafted there were many side stories. The biggest especially for all Wild fans, the signing of Hero Devan Dubnyk. The Wild and Dubnyk had many talks over the weekend and finally came to an agreement. The final deal is worth 26 Million...
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Mailbag: All free agency, all the time

Got a few questions regarding free agency, which begins tomorrow at noon. Let’s have at it. BrooklynVic asks: Do you think the Rangers move any other pieces when free agency reopens Wednesday? There is a serious logjam on defense. Brady Skjei and Dylan McIlrath are going to be fighting for spots, and all six defensemen from last […]
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Flyers to not exercise buyout on Sam Gagner

  View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Flyers have opted to retain Sam Gagner for the time being, as he was not placed on buyout waivers prior to today's 12 p.m. deadline. Gagner, who will turn 26 later this offseason, was acquired from Arizona on Saturday for Nick Grossmann and Chris Pronger's contract. In 81 games with the Coyotes last season -- his only season...
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Don Sweeney: Bruins Goalie Tuukka Rask Not On Trade Market

The Boston Bruins have been busy in the trade market over the last week. In addition to acquiring forward Zac Rinaldo from the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday, the B’s also traded two impact players in defenseman Dougie Hamilton and left winger Milan Lucic to the Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings, respectively, last Friday. One player Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has no...
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Babcock lays out plans to run a tight ship in Toronto

The Toronto Maple Leafs had quite a bit of off-ice drama last season, and new coach Mike Babcock apparently will not tolerate any of that when he is the man behind the bench in Toronto. "The number-one characteristic of a Toronto Maple Leaf is a good human being. Period,” Babcock told the media. “So if you don’t fit that, you’re not going to be here. Anything that’s been...
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Flyers to enshrine Brind'Amour, Watson into Hall of Fame

  View image | gettyimages.com Rod Brind'Amour and Jimmy Watson will become the latest inductees into the Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame, the team announced Tuesday. Watson will join his brother Joe (who was enshrined in 1996) in the team's Hall, and the two will subsequently become the first brothers enshrined in the the Flyers Hall of Fame. A 39th-overall draft pick...
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Blackhawks Prospects To Represent Sweden At WJC Camp

On Tuesday, Sweden announced their roster for the National Games – a warm-up for the 2016 World Junior Championships – which will be played Aug. 2-7 in Lake Placid, NY. Defenseman Gustav Forsling, who was acquired from Vancouver for Adam Clendening, will be among the top returning players for Sweden. Forward Fredrik Olofsson, Chicago’s fourth […] The post Blackhawks Prospects...
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Rangers qualify 8 RFAs; Conor Allen odd-man out

The New York Rangers qualified eight of their nine RFAs yesterday, meaning they will retain the rights to those eight players when free agency opens on July 1. The one RFA they did not qualify was defenseman Conor Allen, who will become a UFA. The eight RFAs qualified: Derek Stepan, J.T. Miller, Jesper Fast, Emerson […]
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Blackhawks Sign Michael Leighton To 1-Year Extension

On Tuesday morning, the Blackhawks announced a one-year extension with Rockford netminder Michael Leighton. Last season with the IceHogs, Leighton was 22-13-4 with a 2.26 goals against average and .920 save percentage. The post Blackhawks Sign Michael Leighton To 1-Year Extension appeared first on Committed Indians.
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NHL Free Agency Forward Focus: Who Should Colorado Pursue?

  The NHL’s off-season moves at a breakneck pace with the Stanley Cup being awarded one week, the NHL Draft happening the next, and then free agency setting teams up for next season the week after that. With Chicago having won yet another Stanley Cup and the NHL Draft completed last weekend, it means it’s time for free agency to start. As the Colorado Avalanche approach free...
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Lightning Re-Sign Defenseman Andrej Sustr

The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Andrej Sustr to a two-year, one-way contract GM Steve Yzerman announced this morning. Sustr played in 72 games with the Lightning during the 2014-15 season where he amassed 13 assists. He set career highs for games played, assists, plus/minus, and penalty minutes. Andrej also appeared in 26 games during the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs...
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Lightning re-sign defenseman Sustr to two-year contract

TAMPA BAY --€“ The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Andrej Sustr to a two-year, one-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Tuesday. Sustr, 24, played in 72 games with the Lightning this past season, recording 13 assists and 34 penalty minutes. The Plzen, Czech Republic native set career highs for games played, assists, plus/minus ...
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Portland Winterhawk teammates Bittner and Bjorkstrand reunited as Blue Jackets

Joining a new team can feel a lot like a first day of school. There are a lot of new faces to meet and things to learn. It can be a bit intimidating. But for one of the newest Blue Jackets, Paul Bittner, drafted 38th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft, the learning process is going to be a little easier since he already has one friend on the team. Oliver Bjorkstrand, drafted by the Jackets...
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The Boston Bruins are driving their fans crazy

It has been an interesting 96 hours for the Boston Bruins. A Bruins fan might tell you that by “interesting”, I mean “horrific”. Since Friday, the B’s, with new GM and former Bruin Don Sweeney running the show, traded fan favorite Milan Lucic to the LA Kings for two players and the 13th overall pick, traded Dougie Hamilton for picks including the 15th overall pick, which...
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The Boston Bruins are driving their fans crazy

It has been an interesting 96 hours for the Boston Bruins. A Bruins fan might tell you that by “interesting”, I mean “horrific”. Since Friday, the B’s, with new GM and former Bruin Don Sweeney running the show, traded fan favorite Milan Lucic to the LA Kings for two players and the 13th overall pick, traded Dougie Hamilton for picks including the 15th overall pick, which...
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Video: 2015 Sneaker Soiree With Bishop, Boyle And Cooper

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Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Before the Frenzy: 6/30/15

The beginning of July often brings up a lot of feelings for hockey fans and writers. It means the true start of summer, Fourth of July weekend (or Canada Day…eh?), and, of course, the start of free agency. As if watching 82 games of your team not shooting the puck on the powerplay and throwing your remote at the T.V. followed by the Stanley Cup playoffs wasn’t enough, fans from...
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NYR Qualify Their RFA’s Except One

Rangers have extended qualifying offers to eight of their nine RFAs. No QO for D Conor Allen. Dylan McIlrath does receive a QO. — Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) June 29, 2015 Conor Allen just may be the odd man out due to the left handed heavy Rangers looking to clear a contract spot. Allen, had 11 goals and 34 points getting top minutes in Hartford this season. He’ll become...
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Monday Night News and Notes

Alright, hopefully you readers aren’t transcription’d out after publishing a series of interviews tonight by Bryan Murray, Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee because there’s still a ton of Senators information to get to tonight. With the 2015 NHL Draft now in the books, there’s no better place to start than by looking at the insights of prognosticators who evaluated Ottawa’s draft...
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Grading the Rangers: the top six forwards

Let’s have a gander at the grades for the Rangers’ top two forward lines shall we? Rick Nash Rick Nash’s overall season can be argued both as a positive and a negative. Indeed, there are few players that have divided opinion the way Nash has since he became a Ranger. A season that featured notable career […]
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TJ Oshie girlfriend Lauren Cosgrove had a heck of a bachelorette party

TJ Oshie is getting married soon to his longtime girlfriend Lauren Cosgrove, and it looks like the woman just had herself one heck of a bachelorette party in Las Vegas. Cosgrove, who has a daughter with Oshie, flew out to Sin City and partied it up with her friends in her last days as a...Read More
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Bruins acquire Zac Rinaldo from Flyers

Photo via Kim Klement, USA Today SportsThe Boston Bruins traded a 2017 3rd round pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for forward Zac Rinaldo on Monday.The Bruins hope that the twenty-five year old enforcer will help bring some energy on the fourth line, and add some toughness to a team which has just lost a lot of it with the trading of Milan Lucic. Rinaldo has nowhere near the skill...
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'Breach of contract' ends Mike Richards tenure with Kings

  View image | gettyimages.com Just when you think the Flyers pulled off the most unprecedented move in NHL history - trading Chris Pronger's contract to Arizona - the Los Angeles Kings are trying to do something even more unprecedented. Former Flyers captain Mike Richards is no longer a member of the Kings. This much is known. But it's how the Kings parted ways with the...
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