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NHL Free Agents 2015: Rumors and Predictions for Top Remaining Commodities

Many of the top players available via free agency signed when the frenzy began on Wednesday, but there are still several talented guys on the market, and there has been no shortage of interest in them across the NHL. Although this year's...Show More Summary

Slava Voynov Pleads No Contest in Domestic Violence Case

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov pleaded no contest to one count of corporal injury to a spouse Thursday as part of a deal with prosecutors in his domestic abuse case. Larry Altman of the Daily Breeze had the news, noting Voynov will spend 90 days in jail and be on probation for the next three years. Show More Summary

Martin St. Louis Retires at Age 40: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

After 16 productive NHL seasons with the Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers, 40-year-old winger Martin St. Louis announced his retirement Thursday. The Rangers made the news official via their Twitter account, and St. Show More Summary

NHL Trade Rumors: Top Reports Regarding Patrick Sharp, Michael Grabner and More

July 1 signaled the beginning of the NHL's free-agent signing period, and while plenty of big-money transactions were made, there could be many more moves on the horizon in the form of trades. The trade market tends to take a backseat...Show More Summary

NHL Rumors: Buzz and Analysis on Possible Trade Candidates

While July 1 brought with it the beginning of free-agency drama in the NHL, some of the biggest moves were made on the trading block. The Phil Kessel saga in Toronto is complete, as the forward was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in...Show More Summary

NHL Free Agency 2015: Rumors and Predictions for Top Remaining Players

NHL free agency took the league by storm on July 1, which saw 70 deals made, according to NHL.com. Though there were plenty of players that found their home, there are still numerous names out there to ensure the NHL will see more transactions...Show More Summary

2015 NHL Free Agency: Ranking the Best Value Signings so Far

Last summer, Devan Dubnyk's career was at an all-time low. He'd bounced from team to team, posting the worst numbers of his career, and he had gone from incumbent No. 1 NHL goalie to the minor leagues. His contract was up; his future was in doubt. The Arizona Coyotes decided to take a chance. Show More Summary

NHL Free Agency 2015: Winners and Losers from Day 1

For as little hype as Wednesday's start of NHL free agency received, it turned out to be a pretty exciting day. If hockey is a chessboard, this was supposed to be a day where a few pawns changed places, maybe a knight or bishop thrown...Show More Summary

NHL Rumors: Latest Buzz and Analysis on Top Trade Candidates

While the NHL's free-agency period begins Wednesday, plenty of teams are looking to the trade market to help make a splash next season. With numerous big-name talents on the block, there will be many transactions on the horizon, as the...Show More Summary

Smart FA Signings Put Red Wings in Excellent Position to Extend Playoff Streak

Maybe life won't be so bad in Detroit without coach Mike Babcock. The Red Wings took two steps toward a 25th consecutive playoff appearance on the first day of free agency by signing defenseman Mike Green to a three-year, $18 million...Show More Summary

Ranking Priciest NHL Big 3s After Maple Leafs Trade Phil Kessel to Penguins

One of the biggest moves on the first day of the NHL's annual free-agent frenzy was not a signing but a trade. When the Pittsburgh Penguins announced Wednesday that they had acquired Phil Kessel from the Toronto Maple Leafs, they did a lot of things. Show More Summary

Mike Green to Detroit Red Wings: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The Detroit Red Wings announced on Wednesday that they have signed free-agent defenseman Mike Green to a three-year contract. According to Greg Whyshynski of Yahoo Sports, the deal is worth $18 million. Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reported that the Red Wings were not expected to be one of the more active sides in the NHL's free-agency period. Show More Summary

Unavoidable Phil Kessel Trade Bringing More Problems to Depleted Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs made a long-expected trade on Wednesday, shipping Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a massive, multiplayer deal. The return for Toronto was disappointing in some ways, but not terribly surprising. Here’s...Show More Summary

Penguins No Closer to Stanley Cup Glory After Trading for Phil Kessel

In a strong response to a rule change for the 2015-16 NHL season, the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday put themselves in a position to dominate the league during the new 3-on-3 overtime sessions. That’s easily the best thing about the...Show More Summary

Andrej Sekera, Oilers Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

The Edmonton Oilers made a splash on the first day of NHL free agency in locking up defenseman Andrej Sekera to a six-year deal. Financial details of Sekera's contract weren't specified in the Oilers' announcement of the agreement Wednesday,...Show More Summary

NY Rangers Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz Around Rick Nash and More

The New York Rangers fell short of their Stanley Cup goal in the Eastern Conference Final this past season, and like many established contenders, they find themselves with salary-cap issues as the 2015-16 season approaches. Those issues...Show More Summary

Phil Kessel to Penguins: Latest Trade Details, Comments Reaction

Since the NHL draft, Phil Kessel's name has been floated around as a possible trade target for teams around the NHL. On Wednesday, those rumors finally came to fruition, as Kessel was dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins. According to Nick...Show More Summary

NHL Trade Rumors: Top Chatter Regarding TJ Oshie, Tyler Bozak and More

The NHL's free-agent frenzy officially opened Wednesday at noon ET, but that isn't the only market heating up as trade talk continues to send the rumor mill spinning as well. With several teams looking to improve their respective situations with regard to the salary cap, there are several intriguing names potentially on the block. Show More Summary

Artem Anisimov, Blackhawks Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

After acquiring center Artem Anisimov from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a package for forward Brandon Saad, the Chicago Blackhawks agreed to a contract extension with their newest player Wednesday. According to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston,...Show More Summary

Boston Bruins Rumors: Updated Trade Buzz on Tuukka Rask and More

The Boston Bruins were one of the best teams in the league throughout the majority of Peter Chiarelli's tenure as general manager. Chiarelli's tenure ended shortly after the Bruins failed to make the playoffs in the 2014-15 season, and Don Sweeney replaced him. Show More Summary

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