Rumor Roundup: Vinny Lecavalier and Joe Thornton trade buzz
thehockeynews.com Updated Aug 30 (yesterday)
Earlier this summer there was speculation the Philadelphia Flyers were shopping center Vincent Lecavalier. If Lecavalier is troubled by the trade rumors, Flyers coach Craig Berube told NJ.com’s Randy Miller the veteran center should get over it and focu…Upvote Share Tweet
thehockeynews.com Aug 27 (5 days ago)The NHL has gone a full 14 years without adding a single expansion team, which is the longest period without growth since the league ballooned from six to 12 teams in 1967. The business of hockey is stronger than it has ever been and hockey’s global rea…Upvote Share Tweet
Panthers top pick Aaron Ekblad ready to get back to work after concussionthehockeynews.com Aug 23Panthers top pick Aaron Ekblad ready to get back to work after concussionUpvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Flyers need help on the blueline, but don’t expect it to come soonthehockeynews.com Aug 18The state of the Philadelphia Flyers defense core remains a troubling issue. They’ve lacked a true top-two defenseman since Chris Pronger’s career was ended by injury nearly three years ago. They attempted to address that issue in July of 2012 by signin…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 17(Ed. Note: There’s entirely too much sunshine in the summer. So your friends at Puck Daddy are offering a month of thrown shade and perpetual gloom. Behold, our Summer of Disappointment series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams to recall the biggest …Upvote Share Tweet
Panthers being Panthers: owner Vinnie Viola met one coaching candidate, “don’t need to see anyone else”thehockeynews.com Aug 11I really want to have faith in the Florida Panthers. Really. I do. And the thing is, I don’t think this team is as bad as the one that finished 29th last season. The goaltending should be better, which is enough to see some improvement, but the youngste…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 11It hasn't been a good summer for the ice girls. The Florida Panthers continued their cost-cutting measures, sacking the entire ice girls program not long after doing the same to their sales staff. A Mother Jones piece quoted a former Philadelphia Flyers…Upvote Share Tweet
The Kevin Hayes sweepstakes are about to heat upthehockeynews.com Aug 10If Kevin Hayes doesn’t sign with Chicago by Aug. 15, he’ll be this summer’s version of Justin Schultz and become a UFA. A first-round pick of the Blackhawks in 2010, Hayes is a playmaking power forward who had a terrific senior senior at Boston College …Upvote Share Tweet
NHL logo rankings No. 12: Florida Panthersthehockeynews.com Aug 7The Florida Panthers have drastically revamped their team for the coming season. However, in THN’s 2014 NHL logo ranking contest, their logo – which hasn’t changed much at all in their 21-year existence – fared well among our in-house panel of judges. T…Upvote Share TweetFlorida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad, the top pick in June's NHL draft, suffers a concussion during an exhibition game.Upvote Share Tweet
Hall Monitor: Does Luongo’s trajectory have him making it?thehockeynews.com Aug 4First things first, in the interests of full disclosure, I want to mention a little bet I have regarding Roberto Luongo. Early in Luongo’s tenure with the Vancouver Canucks, I wagered with THN managing editor Edward Fraser that Luongo would at some poin…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Jul 29The Florida Panthers have signed forward Jimmy Hayes to a one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration, the team announced Tuesday. Tim Wharnsby of CBC.ca reported it is a one-way contract. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Harvey Filak...Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Jul 24Defenseman Keaton Ellerby has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with the Winnipeg Jets worth $700,000, the team announced Thursday. Ellerby, 25, was a first-round pick (No. 10) of the Florida Panthers in the 2007 NHL Draft and had...Upvote Share Tweet
Who’s going to win the turtle race for 30th – and gain a franchise player?thehockeynews.com Jul 23If Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Noah Hanifin are the top three amigos for the 2015 NHL draft, the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes and Calgary Flames are their top three suitors. Yesterday, my esteemed boss Jason Kay wrote a blog wondering if the …Upvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jul 22From the Winter Classic in Washington to the All-Star Game in Columbus, NBC will be busy in its duties for the 2014-15 season, but they won’t be lugging any gear to Long Island or Sunrise. As the schedule currently stands, the New York Islanders and Flo…Upvote Share Tweet
Roberto Luongo, Al Montoya a good bet to lead Florida back into the playoff picturethehockeynews.com Jul 21On Friday, the Florida Panthers signed defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to a three-year contract extension, though the long-time rumor mill subject may not play out all three seasons with the Panthers. We’ll see. With Kulikov, the Panthers defense is taking pr…Upvote Share Tweet
THN’s pre-season prediction debates underscores how parity has made the NHL unpredictablethehockeynews.com Jul 20Every year around this time, THN’s editorial staff convenes in a boardroom to hash out our pre-season NHL predictions. The predictions meeting is a raucous couple of hours in which, after consulting with coaches, scouts, and our larger network of contac…Upvote Share TweetLast winter wasn't very good for the Florida Panthers. This summer, however, has gone largely according to their plan. The Panthers crossed another item off their off-season to-do list on Friday, signing defenceman Dmitry Kulikov to a thre...Upvote Share Tweet
Panthers re-sign Dmitry Kulikov, suddenly have a pretty decent defenseyahoo.com Jul 18The Florida Panthers re-signed defenseman Dmitry Kulikov on Friday, inking the Russian blueliner to a three-year, $13 million contract extension. Kulikov, 23, was coming off his two-year bridge contract, which carried a cap hit of $2.5 million. The new …Upvote Share Tweet
Which franchise will be the next to win its first-ever Stanley Cup?thehockeynews.com Jul 17We recently sorted out our Yearbook predictions for 2014-15, which included projected standings and which team will win the Stanley Cup. Without giving it away, our anticipated winner has been to the promised land before. Which mathematically, should no…Upvote Share Tweet
Prospect Watch: Early summer NCAA commitmentsthehockeynews.com Jul 16Commitments tend to slow down a bit in the late spring and early summer, so I’ve put together a batch of pledges from recent months for another roundup of NCAA news. As per usual, these commitments were culled from College Hockey Inc. and the excellent …Upvote Share Tweet
Panthers Rally Past StarsApr 6The Panthers scored three unanswered goals and rallied past the Stars 3-2.
Devils Double Up PanthersMar 31Travis Zajac's hat trick helped the Devils beat the Panthers 6-3.
Ducks Snap Home SkidMar 23The Ducks broke a four-game home losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Panthers.
Quick, Kings Blank PanthersMar 22Jonathan Quick's fifth shutout of the season lifted the Kings to a 4-0 win over the Panthers.
Early Test for NFL's New Domestic Violence PolicySep 1Much to address this morning, three days out from the NFL’s 95th season. I was planning to address the Roger Goodell about-face on domestic violence later in the column, but the Ray McDonald arrest at 3 a.m. Sunday in San Jose, and the 49ers defensive t…
Clayton's mailbag -- Cuts show trend toward young playersAug 31John Clayton's mailbag: The last round of cuts showed that job security is shaky for players 30 and older.
Durant signs lucrative deal to stay with NikeAug 31With Kevin Durant on the verge of a move to Under Armour, sources told ESPN on Sunday that Nike has exercised its right to match any rival shoe company's offer to the Oklahoma City Thunder star.
Sources: Spurs, Clips join race to sign AllenAug 30The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers are the latest elite teams to join the race to sign Ray Allen, ESPN.com has learned.