NHL Pacific News and Rumors
At what point this summer do we change the “U” in UFA to unwanted?
thehockeynews.com Updated 7 hours ago
For those NHL players who don’t step willingly into retirement, there eventually comes a day when UFA stands for unwanted free agent rather than unrestricted free agent. As July ends and August begins, we’re now closer to the start of NHL training camps…Upvote Share Tweet
Left wing Dwight King has agreed to a three-year, $5.85 million contract to return to the Los Angeles Kings, avoiding arbitration.Upvote Share Tweet
Teemu Forever! Selanne will decide on playing in KHL soonyahoo.com 10 hours agoLet’s state this right off the hop: Teemu Selanne is done in the NHL. His tear-filled victory tour with the Anaheim Ducks was a satisfying North American farewell for Selanne, even if NHL fans could watch the legendary sniper until the sun explodes. But…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com 12 hours agoForward Dwight King and the Los Angeles Kings avoided arbitration by agreeing to a three-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reported the deal is worth $5.85 million...Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 29 (yesterday)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. Which #stanleycup tastes better? @HockeyHallFame @NHL @lakingspr pic.twitter.com…Upvote Share Tweet
NBC exec says Monday Night Football shaped NHL schedule, Rivalry Nightyahoo.com Jul 29 (yesterday)NBC Sports released its 2014-15 NHL schedule last week, and the reaction was that annual combination of celebration and befuddlement. The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks getting on 13 times each? Bravo. The Columbus Blue Jackets getting one game, …Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Jul 28 (2 days ago)Center Daniel Winnik has signed a $1.3 million, one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs after spending last season with the Anaheim Ducks.Upvote Share Tweet
Logan Couture: Kings loss still hurts, Sharks don’t care about analyticsthehockeynews.com Jul 28 (2 days ago)Logan Couture is a good sport, but as he helped raise money for the Smashfest charitable event last week, you could tell there’s a weariness surrounding him these days when the press is around. That’s because he knows there will inevitably be questions …Upvote Share TweetVancouver Canucks sign sixth-overall draft pick Jake VirtanenUpvote Share Tweet
Flames sign top pick Sam BennettNHL.com Jul 25 (5 days ago)Sam Bennett, the fourth player taken in the 2014 NHL Draft, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames, the team said Friday. No financial terms were disclosed. "It really is just a dream come true," Bennett told the Flam...Upvote Share Tweet
Couture physically and mentally slow to recover from Sharks' playoff collapsethehockeynews.com Jul 25 (5 days ago)Couture physically and mentally slow to recover from Sharks' playoff collapseUpvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 25 (6 days ago)This is the fifth of eight entries in a Yahoo Sports series on the toughest jobs in sports. Click here to check out previous stories and a schedule for what's to come. When the Arizona Coyotes hired Canada native J.J. Straker as their ice maker last sum…Upvote Share Tweet
Flames expect Hiller to recover quickly: reportNHL.com Jul 24 (6 days ago)The Calgary Flames expect goaltender Jonas Hiller to be recovered quickly after an appendicitis attack last week. Hiller reportedly had minor surgery after experiencing the attack working out in Switzerland. "The procedure nowadays ... they ...Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Jul 24 (6 days ago)Goaltender Joni Ortio has signed a two-year contract with the Calgary Flames, the team announced Thursday. Ortio played 10 games with the Flames last season, making his NHL debut Feb. 27. He was 4-5-0 with a 2.84 goals-against average. Playi...Upvote Share Tweet
Canucks sign first-round pick Jared McCann to entry-level contractthehockeynews.com Jul 24 (6 days ago)Canucks sign first-round pick Jared McCann to entry-level contractUpvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 24 (6 days ago)The L.A. Kings have been on a roll of late, with two Stanley Cups in the last three seasons (and two in the last two full seasons, if you want to make it seem even better while simultaneously disrespecting the Chicago Blackhawks). But that roll stops no…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 Tweet
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