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Tampa Bay Lightning players celebrate after defeating the Dallas Stars to win the Stanley Cup in Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Puck already dropped on NHL offseason that could be a frenzy

Sep. 30, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

Even before the Tampa Bay Lightning returned home to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship, Julien BriseBois was on the phone with other NHL general managers about what to do next. He is certainly not alone in making calls. “Although we ended the hockey season officially for the ’19-20 season...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017, file photo, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist celebrates his 400th career win, after an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, in New York. The New York Rangers have bought out the contract of star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. The Rangers parted with one of the greatest netminders in franchise history on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, when they paid off the final year of his contract. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

Rangers buy out star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist's contract

Sep. 30, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

The “King” of Madison Square Garden has been deposed. The New York Rangers bought out the contract of star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist on Wednesday, parting ways with one of their greatest players in franchise history after 15 mostly spectacular seasons. “Few players have been as important to...

After 13 seasons, Rangers trade Staal to Red Wings

Sep. 26, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings acquired defenseman Marc Staal and a second-round draft pick from the New York Rangers for future considerations Saturday. The draft pick is in 2021. The 33-year-old Staal had two goals and nine assists in 52 games this past season. He has played his whole 13-season NHL...

FILE - In this April 16, 1970, file photo, New York Rangers' Bob Nevin (8), center, plays during an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in New York. Nevin, a fan favorite who won two Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs before a successful run as captain of the New York Rangers, has died. He was 82. The NHL said he died early Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, but did not give a cause. (AP Photo/File)

Bob Nevin, won 2 Stanley Cups with Maple Leafs, dies at 82

Sep. 21, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

Bob Nevin, a fan favorite who won two Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs before a successful run as captain of the New York Rangers, has died. He was 82. The NHL said he died early Monday but did not give a cause. Nevin played 1,128 NHL games with Toronto, New York, Minnesota and Los Angeles, totaling 726...

Former NFL and NHL executive Vince Casey dead at age 78

Aug. 26, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Vince Casey, a longtime sports public relations executive who worked for the NFL and in the NHL, has died. He was 78. Casey died Monday at his home in Lake Worth, Florida after a brief illness, his family confirmed. Casey retired as the NFL's director of football information in 2009...

Colorado Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen (96) tries to get the puck past Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) during the third period of an NHL Stanley Cup qualifying round game in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

First-round back-to-backs favor NHL teams with 2 top goalies

Aug. 12, 2020 2:19 AM EDT

After a season of splitting goaltending duties to keep them rested for the playoffs, Bruce Cassidy knew several months off had cut into that well-planned advantage for the Boston Bruins. With the back-to-back in his first-round series against Carolina set for Games 5 and 6 more than a week away, Cassidy figured...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Canada's Alexis Lafreniere shoots during the team's practice at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The New York Rangers won the second phase of the NHL draft lottery, giving them a shot at selecting Lafreniere. The Rangers were among eight teams that lost in the qualifying round of the playoffs with a chance to claim quite a consolation prize Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Rangers win NHL draft lottery, shot at Lafreniere

Aug. 10, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

The New York Rangers got a timely assist with their rebuilding efforts. New York won the second phase of the NHL draft lottery, giving the franchise a shot at selecting winger Alexis Lafreniere. “Luck is on our side," Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton acknowledged Monday night. “We’re...

Carolina Hurricanes' goaltender James Reimer (47) reaches for a puck against the New York Rangers during second period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Mrazek, Reimer help Hurricanes advance with play in net

Aug. 5, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

Petr Mrazek got the Carolina Hurricanes off to a strong start in net for the NHL’s return to play, only to see James Reimer turn in an even better performance when it was his turn. And that has the Hurricanes moving on in the expanded Stanley Cup playoffs with confidence in their goaltending after some...

New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) checks Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) into the boards during the first period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Penalties aplenty are common theme early in NHL playoffs

Aug. 3, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

The morning after Phillip Danault's first career three-penalty game, agitating Montreal teammate Brendan Gallagher turned to him and joked, “I'm rubbing off on you.” Judging from the first few days of the NHL's restart, it looks as if Gallagher is rubbing off on a lot of players. Referees' arms must...

Carolina Hurricanes right wing Andrei Svechnikov (37) scores his third goal of the game past New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) as defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) tries to help out durng the third period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Svechnikov's hat trick leads Hurricanes past Rangers 4-1

Aug. 3, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov kept on the attack, both in skating with a physical edge and continuing to fire pucks at the net. Now he has a franchise first and the Carolina Hurricanes are a win away from a sweep. The 20-year-old scored three times for the first postseason hat trick in franchise...