Vancouver - Jul. 28, 2015: The Vancouver Canucks acquired forward Brandon Sutter and a conditional third-round pick at the 2016 NHL Draft from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday for forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round pick in 2016 FULL STORY
Toronto - Jul. 28, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the club has signed forward Mitch Marner to a three-year entry-level contract.
Marner, 18, was selected by the Maple Leafs with the fourth overall pick in last month’s NHL Entry Draft after finishing second in Ontario Hockey League scoring with 126 points (44 goals, 82 assists) in 63 regular season games with the London Knights in 2014-15. FULL STORY
Wilkes-Barre - Jul. 27, 2015: The Pittsburgh Penguins are one of seven NHL teams that will play the maximum of 12 nationally exclusive games on either NBC or NBC Sports Network during the 2015-16 season FULL STORY
Montreal - Jul. 24, 2015: Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year contract (2015-16) with free agent forward Alexander Semin. Semin, 31, played 57 games with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2014-15, recording 19 points (6 goals, 13 assists). The 6'02'', 209 lbs right winger served 32 penalty minutes and averaged 15:55 of ice time per game. FULL STORY
Toronto - Jul. 23, 2015: Lou Lamoriello resigned as president of the New Jersey Devils on Thursday in order to become the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Lamoriello is the 16th general manager in Maple Leafs history. Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan was drafted by the Devils in 1987, the year Lamoriello took over as their president and general manager. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Jul. 21, 2015: Last summer, I wrote an article about NHL Expansion and the alignment with the additions of teams in Seattle and Quebec City. This week, we have learned that the two front runners are Las Vegas, Nevada and a Quebecor bid to bring back the Quebec Nordiques. The National Football League is one of the most successful professional sports leagues in the world. Their format consists of two conferences, each with four divisions of four teams.
Toronto - Jul. 13, 2015: Former NHL coach Ron Wilson predicts a big season ahead for Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel no matter who centers his line in 2015-16.
In fact, Wilson said Kessel could establish a career high with 40 goals his first season in Pittsburgh.
Stoney Point - Jul. 13, 2015: Many have said that Garth Snow and the New York Islanders took a huge gamble when they traded up in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft to snag Josh Ho Sang, then of the Windsor Spitfires. There is little doubt that Ho Sang has the natural ability to be a top six forward in the NHL. In his three seasons in the OHL, he has play 190 games, scored 63 goals and put up 210 points.
Toronto - Jul. 8, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs are in the midst of reshaping their roster, but center Nazem Kadri is expected to be one of their top six forwards. If they're going to win more games than most expect next season, Kadri is going to have to provide offense consistently.
New coach Mike Babcock believes that can be the case.
Stoney Point - Jul. 8, 2015: On this date in NHL history, at the NHL Draft in Edmonton, the Ottawa Senators made Bryan Berard the third American born player to be selected first overall in the Entry Draft. In a major trade during the 1995 NHL Draft in Edmonton, the Vancouver Canucks obtained Alexander Mogilny from Buffalo, in exchange for Mike Peca, Mike Wilson, and their #1 pick (Jay McKee) in the draft held that day.