Blues' O'Reilly has 'another gear' after being playoff MVP

Ryan O'Reilly stockpiled quite the hardware to show off at his Stanley Cup day. On display next to the Cup he helped the St. Louis Blues win in June were the Conn Smythe Trophy as pl...

Kuznetsov ban could open door for Caps' top pick McMichael

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Connor McMichael in his NHL exhibition debut made a no-look pass to set up a goal that junior coach Dale Hunter knows was no accident. "He knew that guy had an ...

NHL players stay with CBA, labor peace set to at least 2022

National Hockey League players have decided not to opt out of the collective bargaining agreement, guaranteeing labor peace until at least 2022. The NHLPA announced its decision Mond...

Uncertainty with Kuznetsov threatens to hang over Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — They're no longer defending Stanley Cup champions, don't know if one of their best players will be eligible for opening night, are over the salary cap ceiling and face expiring c...

NHL camps opening with list of unsigned free agents

P.K. Subban doesn't want to give advice to all the unsigned young players around the NHL. He just vividly remembers his own experience as a restricted free agent. Before he signed a ...

Quiet nature of NHL labor talks breeds cautious optimism

Representatives from the NHL and NHL Players' Association have met numerous times over the past eight months and not once in a secret underground bunker or a dark parking garage. Unl...

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...