Penguins Swap Sutter for Bonino and Clendening, Sign Fehr

I’ll say this for Penguins GM Jim Rutherford. He ain’t afraid to roll the dice. Displaying the brass of a riverboat gambler, JR wrested center Nick Bonino and defenseman Adam Clendening from Vancouver for third-line center Brandon Sutter. The black and gold also received the Canucks’ second-round pick in 2016 in exchange for the third-round choice imported from Buffalo for...
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Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has wrist surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik underwent wrist surgery Tuesday, according to a statement from the team. The Capitals said he will resume full workout activities in two weeks. They anticipate Orpik returning to full hockey activities in time for the season opener. The 34-year-old was signed by the Capitals as a free agent last year and totaled 19 assists...
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Coyotes hire Elkin, Schwab as goaltending coaches

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes have hired Jon Elkin and Corey Schwab as the organization's goaltending coaches. Elkin, who will work with all goaltenders on the Coyotes' NHL roster, has coached at multiple levels in professional hockey, including three seasons as goaltending coach for the Calgary Flames (1999-2002). He founded Jon Elkin's Goalie Schools in Toronto in 1984 at age...
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Philadelphia Flyers get Excellent Value with Sean Couturier’s Extension

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed center Sean Couturier to a six-year extension (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek) The Philadelphia Flyers have locked up an extremely important piece of their team for the foreseeable future, as they announced they have signed center Sean Couturier to a six-year, $26 million contract. Couturier is entering the final year of a two-year, $3.5 million bridge...
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Penguins trade Brandon Sutter to the Canucks

I wrote earlier this month that the Vancouver Canucks have made some puzzling moves so far this offseason. Well, they made another one of those today, acquiring center Brandon Sutter and a third-round pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round pick. Sutter is a valuable two-way player, who had a career season...
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The Pittsburgh Penguins trade Brandon Sutter to the Vancouver Canucks

I wrote earlier this month that the Vancouver Canucks have made some puzzling moves so far this offseason. Well, they made another one of those today, acquiring center Brandon Sutter and a third-round pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round pick. Sutter is a valuable two-way player, who had a career season...
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Flyers sign Couturier to multi-year extension

The Flyers ensured that a young piece of the lineup will be around for years to come. Forward Sean Couturier has signed a multi-year extension with the Flyers, worth $25.8 million over six years. The deal carries an AAV of $4.33 million. Couturier's cap hit in 2015-16 will be $3.75 million. Couturier was the eighth overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft. As he is about to enter his...
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Signing with the Avalanche was easy for Soderberg

When Carl Soderberg was traded to the Colorado Avalanche this offseason, the Avalanche were quickly able to sign the 29-year-old forward.It turns out, according to the Denver Post, Soderberg didn't really want to have to deal with being a free agent, and he was more than happy to quickly sign his five-year, $23.75 million deal.“I was waiting for Boston to come back to me,” Soderberg...
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Switching Gears by @BrianK_PI

The Penguins' free fall down the standings before stumbling into the 2015 NHL Playoffs is likely the lowest point the franchise has encountered in the six years since winning the Stanley Cup. A quick five games later, and the future looked bleak. The Pens entered the offseason with major depth issues, with a lack of tradeable assets, a relatively barren prospect pool, and a good...
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Foligno praises Blue Jackets 'statement' offseason

Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno told Sportsnet he's very happy with the Blue Jackets offseason, especially the trade for Brandon Saad.  "I was really, really happy. The organization is making a statement about what type of team we want to be, how serious we are about winning. You bring in a player like Brandon Saad, who's won two Cups already, it's a big statement," Foligno...
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Penguins Sign Eric Fehr and Nick Bonino – Trade Brandon Sutter

Fehr will be able to take the ice in 4-6 months due to offseason elbow surgery (Kim Klement – USA Today Sports) The Penguins were busy this afternoon signing free agent Eric Fehr to a 3-year, $6 million deal. Fehr will be sidelined for 4-6 months from the time he received his elbow surgery on June 4. Fehr scored 19 goals and 14 assists in 2014-15 and has proven to be a valuable...
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Penguins send forward Sutter to Canucks for 2 players

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins sent third-line center Brandon Sutter to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday in exchange for forward Nick Bonino and defenseman Adam Clendening. The teams also swapped draft picks. Pittsburgh received a second-round pick in the 2016 draft while the Canucks pick up a third-round pick in next year's draft from the Penguins. The 26-year-old Sutter...
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Penguins bolster depth, ink Fehr to three-year deal

The Pittsburgh Penguins increased their depth by signing center Eric Fehr to a three-year, $6 million contract on Tuesday. The move came on the heels of the team acquiring center Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round selection in the 2016 draft from the Vancouver Canucks for center Brandon Sutter and a third-round pick. "Fehr is comfortable as a two-position...
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New York Rangers: Ready to conquer the planet

Sign Emerson Etem? Check. Sign Jesper Fast and J.T. Miller? Check. Sign Derek Stepan? BIG CHECK. Stay under the salary cap? Yep, did that too. Well, that’s it. The New York Rangers are ready to head into training camp, and their lineup looks wonderful as they enter another “Stanley Cup or Bust” season, and this team might even be better than last year’s. All that’s left...
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NHL 30 For 30: Los Angeles Kings

Welcome to NHL 30 for 30: a series that will breakdown every NHL team this offseason. You can expect to see new posts all summer, starting from the 30th place team, and finishing with the Stanley Cup champions. With so many changes coming in the offseason, some teams will be improving dramatically, while others will be forced to make some tough decisions for the future. It’s going...
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Report: Devils may honor Brodeur, Lamoriello this season

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero expects long-time goaltender Martin Brodeur and former GM Lou Lamoriello will be honored by the team this season."It's a matter of when the player feels comfortable. And Lou," Shero told NJ Advance Media. "Obviously they are two of the most important members of this franchise ever. We want to do it the right way at the right time."That...
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Between the Pipes: Sanheim, Del Zotto in 'Goon', Roenick on Voracek

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Between the Pipes! I'm your host, Zach Hopkins, and I look forward to bringing you the latest and greatest news and notes from the Orange and Black each week. Without further ado - let's get it started.  Flyers analyst Steve Coates goes one-on-one with 2014 first round pick Travis Sanheim - [Gus Richardson -Broad Street Buzz]  Hopkins...
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Penguins Sign Eric Fehr

The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to add players to their roster today by signing Eric Fehr to a three year , six million dollar contract. From The Official Penguins site: The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with forward Eric Fehr to a three-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal runs through the 2017...
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Penguins Trade Sutter to Vancouver

In an interesting but not unexpected turn of events, the Pittsburgh Penguins have traded Brandon Sutter and a 2016 third round draft pick to the Vancouver Canucks for Nick Bonino, prospect Adam Clendening, and a 2016 second round pick. From the Penguins website:   The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a 2016 second-round pick...
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St. Louis captain Backes could face demotion due to youngsters

Change is coming to the St. Louis Blues, and captain David Backes might not like all of the differences with next year's Blues. According to coach Ken Hitchcock, Backes's spot in the lineup will be determined by how NHL-ready the team's prospects are, and Backes could drop down to a third-line center role should the youngsters prove capable of managing a top-six spot. "I think...
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Blackhawks Announce 2015-16 National TV Schedule

As the defending Stanley Cup champions and arguably the biggest television draw in the NHL, the Blackhawks will play a lot of games on national television in the U.S. during the 2015-16 season. On Monday afternoon, the league released the details of their national television schedule and the Hawks are prominently featured. Included in the […] The post Blackhawks Announce 2015-16...
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Gyllenhaal’s parents made him turn down ‘Mighty Ducks’ role

Jake Gyllenhaal appeared in a few very minor television and movie roles as a child, but he didn’t star in his first lead role until the release of “October Sky” in 1999. Gyllenhaal was 18 at the time. Had the Academy Award nominee’s parents been more open to the idea of their son starring in...Read More
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Quick thoughts after the Derek Stepan signing

Derek Stepan signed yesterday, as new GM Jeff Gorton fit the final piece of the offseason puzzle into place. Stepan’s deal came in at six years, $39 million ($6.5 million cap hit). The deal has a full no trade for the first four years, and then a limited no trade for the final two (I […]
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Will the Chicago Blackhawks be Able to Retain Marcus Kruger?

Marcus Kruger willing to wait patiently to re-sign with Chicago Blackhawks (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America) The Chicago Blackhawks have already had to make some tough decisions due to their cap restrictions. Jonathan Toews’ and Patrick Kane’s 8-year, $10.5 million per year contracts begin this year, and with them came the Blackhawks’ cap struggles. It also comes...
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50/50 Odds on Pre-Arbitration Hoffman Contract Settlement?

  Considering the timing of the season, there was plenty of good stuff contained within Wayne Scanlan’s article on the Ottawa Citizen‘s website today. Not only did Scanlan transcribe and capture awkward moments from Alex Chiasson’s post-arbitration conference call, he also shed some light on Mike Hoffman’s arbitration details. According to Scanlan, the Senators sent Hoffman...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss
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