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NHL teams overcome flat cap to make splashes in free agency

Jul. 29, 2021 05:05 AM EDT

NHL teams combined for a series of splashes in free agency, managing to make major moves despite the salary cap staying flat for a third straight year. Over the first 12 hours of the signing period Wednesday, teams in the league signed 160-plus...

Panthers sign Sam Bennett to 4-year deal; Sam Reinhart next?

Jul. 26, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

Sam Bennett re-signed with the Florida Panthers on Monday, inking a four-year contract worth $17.7 million with the team that has been a good fit for him since joining at the trade deadline. Bennett put up six goals and nine assists for 15 points in 10 regular-season...

Analysis: Sabres back at Square 1 in seeking to trade Eichel

Jul. 26, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — So much for the Sabres' so-called and celebrated “tank year” in 2014-15, when many fans openly cheered a late-season loss to the Arizona Coyotes to essentially seal Buffalo’s last-place finish. With a patchwork roster of journeymen,...

Spotlight on Hurricanes, Avalanche with free agency looming

Jul. 25, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

Hours after signing Norris Trophy finalist defenseman Cale Makar to a long-term contract, Joe Sakic still is not sure the Colorado Avalanche will be able to bring back captain Gabriel Landeskog and starting goaltender Philipp Grubauer. “I don’t know,” Colorado's...

Grieving mothers of former MSU players become ‘sisters’

Jul. 25, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sometimes it’s a text message late at night, when one of them can’t sleep. Or a phone call when the pain is intense or the sorrow overwhelming. Renee Hill and Karen Sadler are living a shared experience they wouldn’t wish upon anyone —...

M Go Big: Led by Power, Michigan goes 1-2 in NHL draft

Jul. 24, 2021 01:29 AM EDT

The NHL draft turned into a Michigan maize and blue affair Friday night. And there’s a Hughes sibling reunion set to happen in New Jersey. Whatever challenges the coronavirus pandemic presented scouts in grading prospects, many of whom played shortened seasons, was...

Seattle Kraken sets first roster, will open season at Vegas

Jul. 22, 2021 02:47 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — What the expansion draft of the Seattle Kraken lacked in drama it made up for with quirks, production and a giant party to celebrate one of the biggest steps in the launch of the NHL's newest team. “I envisioned this a lot of different ways and this is...

The Power of 1: Michigan D is top-ranked NHL draft prospect

Jul. 22, 2021 02:45 AM EDT

Owen Power (Michigan, NCAA), defense, 6-foot-6, 213 pounds. NHL Central Scouting ranking: No. 1 North American skater Last season: Scored three goals and added 13 assists for 16 points in 26 games with Wolverines. Had three assists and showcased...

Nashville prospect comes out as gay in NHL milestone

Jul. 19, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

A Nashville Predators prospect has come out as gay, a milestone moment for the sport of hockey as the first player signed to an NHL contract to make that declaration publicly. Luke Prokop said he was proud to say he is gay. The 19-year-old Canadian who was a third-round...

NHL teams shuffle before Seattle Kraken expansion draft

Jul. 16, 2021 01:56 AM EDT

Before 30 NHL teams release the list of players available for the Kraken, many of them are shuffling the deck to make sure they're in good position for the Seattle expansion draft. Rather than losing Ryan Graves, Colorado traded him to New Jersey. Rather than worry about...