Archive for July, 2015

Coyotes add Loiselle as hockey operations consultant (The Associated Press)

By at 31 July, 2015, 3:05 pm

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes added Claude Loiselle on Friday as a hockey operations consultant.

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Song says Beijing Winter Games will boost NHL in Asia (Reuters)

By at 29 July, 2015, 5:43 am

By Julian Linden KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Song Andong, the first Chinese-born player drafted to play in the National Hockey League, got a first-hand look on Wednesday at the giant shoes he is trying to fill. Since being picked this year by the New Yo…

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Olympics-Song says Beijing Winter Games will boost NHL in Asia (Reuters)

By at 29 July, 2015, 4:29 am

By Julian Linden KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 (Reuters) – Song Andong, the first Chinese-born player drafted to play in the National Hockey League, got a first-hand look on Wednesday at the giant shoes he is trying to fill. Since being picked this year by t…

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And Now For Something Completely Serious: Ranking The Top 25 NHL Centers In 2015-16 (Yahoo Sports)

By at 23 July, 2015, 2:57 pm

Top 25 NHL Center Rankings: Take a look at our projections for the league’s best pivots in 2015-16, from bona fide superstars such as Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and Ryan Getzlaf to the best of the rest in the ‘Honorable Mentions.’

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And Now For Something Completely Serious: Ranking The Top 25 NHL Goalies In 2015-16 (Yahoo Sports)

By at 23 July, 2015, 1:38 pm

Top 25 NHL Goalie Rankings: Take a look at our projections for the league’s best puckstoppers in 2015-16, from mighty masked men such as Carey Price, Pekka Rinne and Henrik Lundqvist to the best of the rest in the ‘Honorable Mentions.’

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Penguins want techies; Toews not scared of cap sell-off; wallaby sale gone bad (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

By at 10 July, 2015, 10:21 am

Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at  puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com . Looks like @fleury96 has been taking #CanesCamp notes from @Tolchinsky10 . pic.twitter.com/Z1pKDKp30X — Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) July 9, 2015 • Amazing puck handling by Carolina Hurricanes prospect Haydn Fleury with the behind the back goal. [ @NHLCanes ] • Attention all tech entrepreneurs: the Pittsburgh Penguins want you and your ideas to enhance the fan experience. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ] • Mirtle: It’s a buyers market and the remaining free agents are scrambling as the money dries up. [ Globe & Mail ] • Colby Armstrong said playing with Phil Kessel on the Toronto Maple Leafs was ‘frustrating.’ That should go over well… [ Puck Drunk Love ] • Ryan Miller could have been traded by the Vancouver Canucks instead of Eddie Lack (and other revelations from the team.) [ The Province ] • Jonathan Toews isn’t worried about the Chicago Blackhawks precarious salary cap position and moves made for relief. He believes the team can keep up their success. [ Winnipeg Sun ] • If there is any doubt the New Jersey Devils are now Ray Shero’s team, look to the parting of ways between 31-year employee, executive vice president of hockey operations/director of scouting David Conte and the team. [ Fire and Ice ] • Bruce Arthur: Why can’t the NHL free agency period be a circus like the NBA’s (i.e. DeAndre Jordan dramarama)? [ The Star ] • Could it even be remotely possible that Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning end up parting ways? [ The Score ] • A financial adviser and a race car driver have been convicted of defrauding at least 13 NHL players to the tune of $30-million. [ Reuters ] • Resigning Braden Holtby should be the Washington Capitals No. 1 priority. [ Too Many Men on the Site ] • Highly anticipated Detroit Red Wings prospect Dylan Larkin draws closer to his chance at the big show. [ Today’s Slapshot ] • The Columbus Blue Jackets have already made some massive moves this off-season; however, their work is not done. [ Along the Boards ] • Nashville Predators prospect Jimmy Vesey decided to delay his transition to the NHL to protect his future, should this hockey thing not work out. He’s returning to Harvard to finish his degree. [ NHL ] • The New York Islanders are attempting to keep a part of the team in Long Island with the Cantiague Park practice facility. Only thing is it might be against New York state law. Cue the political ruckus about to ensue. [ Isles Beat ] • “Who are the best two-way centers in NHL over past 5 seasons?” [ Hockey Analysis ] • The Boston Bruins want players on their roster who are excited to don the black and gold. [ The Pink Puck ] • “David Poile and the gang drafted this year with a nearly singular focus, and then addressed some roster holes via free agency. Is it enough? And are the pieces the correct ones?” [ On the Forecheck ] • Fantasy hockey alert: The best and worst free agent defensemen signings, cap-hit wise. [ Dobber ] • Cutler Martin, defenseman for the University of Michigan, was nabbed by PETA for attempting to sell a pet wallaby. Yes, you read all of that correctly. [ Buzzing the Net ] • Best wishes to David Pollak. After 44 years in news and the last eight as the Sharks beat writer, he’s moving on. [ Mercury News ] • Boston College alums face off against Boston University alums in the Comm Ave Charity Classic at Walter Brown Arena benefiting the fight against ALS. Some notable attendees: Johnny Gaudreau, Brian Leetch, Cory Schneider, Chris Krider, Charlie Coyle, and Adam Clendening. [ Bruins Daily ] • Finally, Jimmy Hayes heads home: – – – – – – – Jen Neale is an editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow her on Twitter! Follow @MsJenNeale_PD . MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY:  

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Oilers get G Anders Nilsson in trade with Blackhawks (The Associated Press)

By at 6 July, 2015, 4:42 pm

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have acquired goaltender Anders Nilsson in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks.

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