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Sharks re-signing Karlsson sets table for busy NHL offseason

Jun. 18, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

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." A handful of other teams aren't so happy because the two-time Norris Trophy winning defenseman would've been the best unrestricted...

Today in History

Jun. 18, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 18, the 169th day of 2019. There are 196 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 18, 1979, President Jimmy Carter and Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev signed the SALT II strategic arms limitation treaty in Vienna. On this date: In 1778, American...

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

Jun. 17, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

The New York Rangers sped up their rebuilding effort Monday by acquiring offensive-minded defenseman Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets. New York sent young defenseman Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the draft to Winnipeg for Trouba. The 25-year-old gives the rebuilding Rangers a legitimate top-pairing...

Close to home: Anaheim Ducks promote Dallas Eakins to coach

Jun. 17, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Eakins spent the past four years developing the Anaheim Ducks' top prospects in San Diego and preparing himself for another NHL coaching opportunity. He is getting it with players he knows well, and with the organization that believes in them all. Eakins was hired as the Ducks'...

Wolf center names pup in honor of Blues' victory

Jun. 17, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

EUREKA, Mo. (AP) — An endangered wolf pup born at a preservation center near St. Louis has been named in honor of the St. Louis Blues' Stanley Cup victory. Officials at the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka, Missouri, said the nearly 8-week-old American red wolf is rare and worthy of celebration, like the...

Sharks sign D Erik Karlsson to $92M, 8-year deal

Jun. 17, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks took a risk when they traded for elite defenseman Erik Karlsson knowing he had only one year left on his contract. They sat patiently as he learned about the organization and area during an injury-plagued season and were rewarded when Karlsson decided not to hit...

Capitals re-sign Carl Hagelin to $11M, 4-year deal

Jun. 16, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals have signed winger Carl Hagelin to an $11 million, four-year deal. Hagelin counts $2.75 million against the salary cap through the 2022-23 season. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the deal Sunday. Washington acquired Hagelin from Los Angeles prior to...

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

Jun. 16, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

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 agreement, NHL owners and players divide hockey-related revenue 50/50, and if player salaries exceed that split a certain percentage is withheld in escrow to...

Blackhawks acquire D Maatta in trade with Penguins

Jun. 15, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Olli Maatta in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year's draft. The Blackhawks had been looking to upgrade their blue line after missing the playoffs for the second straight season. The...

Fans pack downtown St. Louis to cheer on the champion Blues

Jun. 15, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a half-century of disappointment, even Mother Nature didn't dare spoil the celebration of St. Louis' first-ever Stanley Cup championship. A morning downpour fizzled to a light rain by the time the parade began Saturday, and the sun popped out just as a rally was starting before a...