Convincing Hall to stay is a Devil of a task for New Jersey

After the New Jersey Devils acquired P.K. Subban, Taylor Hall texted Ray Shero a green checkmark. "Like, 'Check that box off,'" Shero said. "I guess that's good." T...

How long interview period changed course of NHL free agency

Artemi Panarin did not have to imagine what he might look like in a New York Rangers uniform. His likeness in Rangers blue adorned the giant video screens at Madison Square Garden wi...

Sharks re-sign forward Kevin Labanc to 1-year deal

The San Jose Sharks have re-signed forward Kevin Labanc to a one-year contract. Labanc was a restricted free agent coming off the best season of his young NHL career. The 23-year-old...

Central Recasting: Division rivals ready to challenge Blues

The NHL isn't a copycat league. It's a response league. After the big and gritty St. Louis Blues muscled their way to the Stanley Cup, division rivals have responded in different way...

Canadiens offer sheet to Hurricanes' Aho shakes up NHL

It was so improbable that a fake social media post beat the real news by hours. No NHL team had signed a restricted free agent to an offer sheet in more than six years. Then the Mont...

Perry, Pavelski among veteran NHL free agents to watch

The goodbye came quickly if respectfully for Anaheim Ducks veteran Corey Perry. After a knee injury limited the 34-year-old forward to 31 games, general manager Bob Murray last week ...

Karlsson among those choosing to stay put, avoid free agency

Erik Karlsson wanted some time and space. When the San Jose Sharks acquired the Norris Trophy-winning defenseman in a trade last September, he and his wife told them up front they wo...

Hayley Wickenheiser headlines 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame class

Canadian women's star Hayley Wickenheiser was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility. Wickenheiser headlines the 2019 Hall of Fame class that also includ...

Orpik retires after 15 NHL seasons, 2 Stanley Cup titles

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has decided to retire after 15 NHL seasons and two Stanley Cup championships. The 38-year-old announced his retirement Tuesday. Orpik says...

Follow the money: Salary cap could spawn NHL trade frenzy

Matt Niskanen wasn't totally shocked when the Washington Capitals traded him to Philadelphia last week. One look at their salary cap picture explained it. "I know w...

Fiancee's career played role in Trouba's trade to Rangers

Jacob Trouba's decision against signing a long-term deal with the Winnipeg Jets was well-documented. Less so was his primary reason why. Trouba revealed that his fiancee's aspiration...

Sharks re-signing Karlsson sets table for busy NHL offseason

Erik Karlsson had no wanderlust to test the free agent market before re-signing in San Jose. "I never thought outside that box," Karlsson said. "I'm happy that it didn't get to that....

Rangers acquire Trouba from Jets for Pionk, 1st round pick

The New York Rangers have acquired defenseman Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets for defenseman Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the draft. The teams announced the trade Mond...

Escrow tops NHL players' list of concerns ahead of CBA talks

Jonathan Toews says he just wants his contract to be worth what it says on paper. Right now, it's not that simple. Under terms of the collective bargaining agreemen...

Hometown hero Maroon celebrates Stanley Cup family style

Patrick Maroon lifting the Stanley Cup above his head in a St. Louis Blues uniform fulfilled a lifelong dream. The moment didn't compare to holding the Cup just low enough for his so...