At what point this summer do we change the “U” in UFA to unwanted?
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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
Bob Clarke didn’t want Russians in the NHL…and he wasn’t alonethehockeynews.com 17 minutes agoRussians have had a huge impact on the NHL and the way the game is played, but their arrival in North America wasn’t without controversy. In the August, 1989, edition of The Hockey News, a wave of Soviet stars, riding the crest of glasnost, broke down b…Upvote Share Tweet
Peter Mueller signs with Blues after 1-year absence from NHLyahoo.com Jul 29 (yesterday)Peter Mueller signed a 1-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, getting another chance to revive an NHL career that was devastated by concussions. Mueller spent last season with the Kloten Flyers of the Swiss-A League, notching 46 p…Upvote Share TweetThe power of the Stanley Cup – and even a Stanley Cup championship ring – is such that it can bring to tears people of all ages and from all walks of life. A recent example was seen at a retirement residence in Upper Moreland, Pa., last Wednesday, when …Upvote Share Tweet
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Teenage Eric Lindros destroyed a bunch of posters he was supposed to sign for charityyahoo.com Jul 16Drafted 1st overall by the Quebec Nordiques in 1991, the big centre refused to go there, eventually forcing a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers that shaped the NHL as we know it today, and even continues to echo. It's amazing to consider how the league…Upvote Share TweetDrafted 1st overall by the Quebec Nordiques in 1991, the big centre refused to go there, eventually forcing a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers that shaped the NHL as we know it today, and even continues to echo. It's amazing to consider how the league…Upvote Share Tweet
The NHL’s weakest division? Um, “congratulations”, Metrothehockeynews.com Jul 15When the NHL made its most recent realignment, last season, it reemphasized the importance of divisional play by also restructuring its playoff format. The wild card element throws a bit of a wrench into it from year-to-year, but for the most part, team…Upvote Share Tweet
Can you imagine the Florida Panthers with a teal logo? It could have happenedthehockeynews.com Jul 15There’s a really neat series going on at Icethetics that’s been looking at designer Ken Loh and his involvement with NHL logo designs in the 1990s. It started out with a teal Philadelphia Flyers alternate jersey that never saw the light of day, during a…Upvote Share TweetHere is an excellent read for anyone interested in uniform marginalia, design trivia, or just the fashion horror show that was the 1990s. It's the previously untold story of the time the Philadelphia Flyers nearly went teal.Read more...Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Jul 14Defenseman Jesper Pettersson agreed to an entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers, the team announced Monday. Pettersson, 19, was selected by the Flyers in the seventh round (No. 198) of the 2014 NHL Draft. The 5-foot-9, 187-pound...Upvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jul 9Either Evander Kane doesn’t care if he’s traded out of Winnipeg – maybe even looking forward to it – or he’s trolling the heck out of Jets fans. Remember, just two weeks ago Kane was caught favoriting a tweet from a Flyers fan calling on GM Ron Hextall …Upvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jul 7Having been thwarted in his efforts to land a top-four, right-handed defenseman via free agency, Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland will, according to Ansar Khan of mlive.com, continue to explore trade options. Khan considers Washington Capitals defensema…Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Lecavalier, Kane & Gonchar buzzthehockeynews.com Jul 5The Philadelphia Flyers recent signings (defenseman Nick Schultz, backup goalie Ray Emery and winger Jason Akeson) pushes them above the $69-million salary cap by just more than $3 million. That’s the most of any NHL team this summer, putting pressure o…Upvote Share TweetPhiladelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux released a statement Thursday addressing an incident with police in Ottawa that occurred July 1. "I regret my actions on Canada Day and sincerely apologize to my fans, teammates and the Philadelphia Fly...Upvote Share Tweet
Compliance buyouts have been very, very good to these guysthehockeynews.com Jul 3When Mikhail Grabovski signed a four-year deal with the New York Islanders that will pay him $5 million a season, he pretty much hit the jackpot. Not the Vincent Lecavalier jackpot, mind you, but the windfall was still mind-boggling. That’s because Grab…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Jul 2Unrestricted free agent defenseman Nick Schultz signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday. Financial terms were not released. Schultz, 31, had five points in 69 games with the Edmonton Oilers and Columbus Blue Jackets...Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: How will the Blackhawks, Flyers and Capitals deal with their cap crunch?thehockeynews.com Jul 2The Chicago Blackhawks addressed their need for an affordable second-line center by signing Brad Richards to a one-year, $2-million contract. The signing, however, means they’ll have to shed salary before the season opens in October. CSNChicago’s Tracey…Upvote Share TweetThe Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed backup goaltender Ray Emery with a one-year contract.Upvote Share Tweet
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