Colorado Avalanche sign Nathan MacKinnon to 8-year contract extension

Colorado Avalanche sign Nathan MacKinnon to 8-year contract extension

After a couple of days of rumors and hints that Nathan MacKinnon is going to get his deserved contract extension, the news has become official. Announced by the team on Tuesday morning, the Colorado Avalanche have signed MacKinnon to an eight-year, $100.8-million deal that will keep him in Denver through the 2030-31 season. The 27-year-old … Read more

Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin: No post-surgery pain, no worries about contract

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The past two seasons have ended in pain for Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin, and not just because of the team’s performance. But while a neck injury late in 2020-21 drastically affected his offseason preparation, core muscle surgery with six games remaining in 2021-22 did not significantly alter his routine. “I think the timing … Read more

Pending RFA Mathew Barzal expects to remain in New York

Pending RFA Mathew Barzal expects to remain in New York

The New York Islanders have opened training camp! Are you already angry about line combos or defensive pairings? It’s okay if you’re not, you have a few days to work up those angry juices… Islanders News Obligatory ask, obligatory answer: Heading into an RFA year, Mathew Barzal hopes to be an Islander for a long … Read more

Captain, leadership group to be announced closer to opener

Captain, leadership group to be announced closer to opener

Someone in the Buffalo Sabres’ dressing room will be named team captain one year after the title was stripped from Jack Eichel ahead of his final training camp as a member of the organization. Sabers General Manager Kevyn Adams told reporters before the opening of training camp practices Thursday that a leadership group, including the … Read more

NHL Rumors: Bruins sign defenseman Anton Stralman to PTO contract

NHL Rumors: Bruins sign defenseman Anton Stralman to PTO contract

The Boston Bruins had room to invite one more player to the 2022 training camp, and it appears they’re doing so. The Bruins are adding veteran defenseman Anton Stralman on a professional tryout contract, or PTO. 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Ty Anderson reported Thursday. PTOs aren’t standard NHL contracts, but allow veterans to potentially earn … Read more

Upcoming Sabers Season Reasons for Optimism

Upcoming Sabers Season Reasons for Optimism

In 2006, around the time the Buffalo Sabres were a regular playoff contending team, a Chicago Cubs documentary came out called Wait ‘Til Next Year. The movie chronicled the saga of a perennial losing Major League Baseball franchise. Every opening day each season, the team’s long-suffering loyal fans dutifully trooped out to Wrigley Field, said … Read more

Connor Brown will get the opportunity to replace the injured Tom Wilson on the top line

Connor Brown will get the opportunity to replace the injured Tom Wilson on the top line

On the opening day of NHL free agency, the Washington Capitals acquired a winger Connor Brown from the Ottawa Senators for a second-round draft selection. Brown, a multi-time 20-goal scorer, is a versatile top-six forward that also shores up the team’s penalty-killing unit. With Tom Wilson still rehabbing after offseason knee surgery, there’s a hole … Read more

Barzal hopeful for new contract with Islanders before season

Barzal hopeful for new contract with Islanders before season

EAST MEADOW, NY — Mathew Barzal is optimistic he can sign a new contract with the New York Islanders before the start of this season. The 25-year-old center is entering the final season of a three-year contract and can become a restricted free agent. Barzal, who was a first-round pick (No. 16) by the Islanders … Read more

The 56 Players at the 2022 New Jersey Devils Training Camp

The 56 Players at the 2022 New Jersey Devils Training Camp

Training camp for the veterans and the rookies has started this morning for the New Jersey Devils. The team released their roster. It looks like, well, everyone else’s training camp roster this week. A group much larger than 23 players consisting of NHL veterans, NHL rookies, players hoping to be NHL players, AHL players, and … Read more

Visualizing Zdeno Chara’s stats – The Boston Globe

Visualizing Zdeno Chara's stats - The Boston Globe

By John HancockGlobe Staff Published Sept. 21, 2022 After 24 seasons in the National Hockey League, Zdeno Chara has announced his retirement. The towering defenseman was known for his imposing presence on the ice and his influence off it, especially as team captain of the Bruins. He won a Stanley Cup, a Norris Trophy as … Read more