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Analysis: If Price isn't right for Kraken, Holtby could be

Jul. 19, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Carey Price would be an instant cornerstone for the NHL's newest franchise if the Seattle Kraken select the Montreal Canadiens goaltender in the expansion draft Wednesday night. It is not a no-brainer decision, however. Price's...

NHL's expansion struggles changed with Vegas and now Seattle

Jul. 15, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — When the NHL hit the accelerator on expansion some 30 years ago it brought hockey to untapped markets, warm weather destinations and established a footprint throughout all corners of North America. It also created some pretty terrible teams and wins were...

Panthers buy out Yandle, re-sign Forsling and Duclair

Jul. 15, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

If Keith Yandle breaks the NHL consecutive games played record, he will almost certainly not reach that mark in a Florida Panthers uniform. The Panthers bought out the remainder of Yandle's contract Thursday, giving the veteran defenseman a chance at a fresh start and...

NHL's Panthers reveal plan to get involved with NIL deals

Jul. 07, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

The Florida Panthers may soon be signing a quarterback. Or a center who plays basketball. Or a goalie who plays soccer. It all makes sense. The Panthers are the first NHL team, and they believe the first U.S. major pro sports team, to establish an...

Kraken reach agreement to use Charlotte as AHL affiliate

Jun. 28, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken will use the Charlotte Checkers as their American Hockey League affiliate for the first season of the newest NHL franchise. The Kraken reached an agreement with the Florida Panthers to share Charlotte as their affiliate for the 2021-22...

Islanders' Lamoriello wins GM of the year award again

Jun. 22, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders has won the Jim Gregory general manager of the year award for the second straight year. The league announced Tuesday night that Lamoriello finished ahead of fellow finalists Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens...

Panthers' Barkov wins Selke Trophy as best defensive forward

Jun. 18, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov has won the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward for the first time in his eight-year career. Barkov was announced as the winner of the award Friday night before Vegas faced Montreal in Game 3 of...

Lightning benefit from exploiting cap loophole with Kucherov

Jun. 15, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

Nikita Kucherov would have much rather gutted out the season with his Tampa Bay Lightning teammates than sit out all 56 games while recovering from hip surgery. "Missing a whole year, you ask any player, you don’t want to be that guy," Kucherov said. ...

AP source: New York Rangers hiring Gerard Gallant as coach

Jun. 14, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

Gerard Gallant is set to join one of hockey's oldest organizations instead of the NHL's newest franchise after reaching an agreement to coach the New York Rangers. Gallant and the Rangers have a deal for him to be their next coach, a person with direct knowledge of the...

Lightning's Goodrow proving his value to Stanley Cup champs

Jun. 04, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The star-studded Tampa Bay Lightning beam when talking about the contributions of Barclay Goodrow. The physical third-line forward is a role player who can go unnoticed with the Lightning bidding to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. He just does his...