Latest Stanley Cup Finals News

Quality of hockey, business booming as NHL begins new season

Oct. 03, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

Cale Makar won the Stanley Cup and earned playoff MVP honors after a season in which he was voted the NHL's best defenseman. He may be the best hockey player in the world, and still he looks around at Connor McDavid, Patrick Kane, Auston Matthews and Colorado teammate Nathan...

Avs launch Cup defense after summer filled with celebrations

Sep. 28, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Mikko Rantanen can’t believe how quickly the summer flew by. One moment the Colorado Avalanche were riding through the streets of Denver on firetrucks and the next they’re back on the ice. “But it was a good reason for a short summer,” the Avalanche forward...

DeBoer has old, young Stars who would like another Cup debut

Sep. 28, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Stars coach Pete DeBoer sees similarities between his new team and the two that he led to the Stanley Cup Final in the first seasons with them. “Everybody said the door was closing on their window to win, and that the core was aging,” said DeBoer, adding...

Stars GM Nill gets 1-year contract extension through '23-24

Sep. 13, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars have signed general manager Jim Nill to a one-year contract extension through 2023-24 season. Nill is going into his 10th season with the Stars, which was the last year on his current deal before the extension announced Tuesday. Dallas has made...

Avs add forward depth, sign Rodrigues to a 1-year, $2M deal

Sep. 12, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche added more depth at forward by signing Evan Rodrigues to a one-year, $2 million deal on Monday. The move comes on the heels of losing Nazem Kadri in free agency to Calgary. The Avalanche are banking that Rodrigues can help...

Bruins bring back captain Bergeron, and David Krejci, too

Aug. 08, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins are getting the gang back together, signing captain Patrice Bergeron and center David Krejci — both members of their 2011 Stanley Cup championship team — to one-year deals on Monday. Almost three months after he left the ice without any...

Devils thrilled to add Palat after missing out on Gaudreau

Jul. 15, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — While thrilled to have signed two-time Stanley Cup champion Ondrej Palat in free agency, Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald briefly felt star attraction Johnny Gaudreau would be returning to New Jersey. It didn't work out that way. “Johnny Hockey” chose...

Contenders re-sign key players at start of NHL free agency

Jul. 13, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

Recent Stanley Cup winners spent the first day of NHL free agency re-signing key players to long-term contracts. The reigning champion Colorado Avalanche brought back big defender Josh Manson and signed versatile winger Artturi Lehkonen. The team they beat in the final, the Tampa Bay...

Former Red Wings coach Blashill joins Lightning as assistant

Jul. 12, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill is joining the Tampa Bay Lightning as an assistant. Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois announced the move Tuesday, selecting Blashill to replace Derek Lalonde on coach Jon Cooper’s staff. Lalonde was hired to...

Predators, Oilers, Wild make early moves to close gap on Avs

Jul. 11, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

Confronted by the harsh reality of the Tampa Bay Lightning moving on from him and with memories still fresh of being on the wrong side of the Stanley Cup championship handshake line, Ryan McDonagh approved a trade to the Nashville Predators. The Predators also lost to the Stanley Cup...