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Lightning donate $2 million to Hurricane Ian relief efforts

Sep. 30, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning and team owner Jeff Vinik are donating $2 million toward Hurricane Ian relief efforts. The NHL team announced Friday that $1 million each will be donated by the Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation and the Vinik Family Foundation. ...

Blackhawks focused on future in Richardson's first season

Sep. 28, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks coach Luke Richardson wants to build a team in his first year with his new franchise. “I think that's the first step that we need,” he said. “Before we talk about success on the ice, we have to have success as a team and gelling this team...

Tampa Bay Lightning using Cup loss as motivation to win

Sep. 27, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay isn’t content with being one of the NHL’s best teams. Three months after falling short in a bid to become the first NHL club in 40 years to win three straight Stanley Cup titles, the Lightning entered training camp eager to begin the quest to...

Devils hope they have right mix of youth, veterans

Sep. 27, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have been one of the youngest teams in the past four seasons and missed the playoffs every time. The COVID-19 pandemic year was the only one in which they came close to making the postseason, only because the league increased the number of...

Panthers welcome Tkachuk, Maurice to help chase a title

Sep. 27, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — There will be a couple of new banners over the Florida Panthers’ home ice this season. They’ll be nice additions to the rafters. They’re just not the ones the Panthers want. Winning the Presidents’ Trophy and a division title last season...

Training camps open around NHL after another short offseason

Sep. 21, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

Training camps open around the NHL on Thursday after another short offseason, a third in a row squeezed by the pandemic. That doesn’t bother Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon one bit. For one of hockey's best players and his teammates, it's already time to get back on the...

Analysis: Cap management define 2022 NHL free agency

Jul. 14, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

Neither Nazem Kadri, Johnny Gaudreau nor John Klingberg could sign with the Flyers even if they had their sights set on Philadelphia. Before any of the top NHL free agents had agreed to a deal this week, general manager Chuck Fletcher declared the Flyers out of contention for all of...

Red Wings aim for relevancy with moves in NHL free agency

Jul. 13, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman just kick-started the franchise's rebuild. Yzerman made some relatively bold moves when free agency opened Wednesday, generating a jolt of excitement for the once-proud franchise that it has not had since the former team captain was...

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...

Gaudreau leaving Flames, joins deep NHL free agent class

Jul. 12, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

While Evgeni Malkin is returning to Pittsburgh, Johnny Hockey is testing the free agent market. Join the club. It’s a good one. On the eve of free agency, Malkin re-signed with the Penguins on a $24.4 million, four-year contract, and MVP candidate Johnny Gaudreau...