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Aug 23, 2019

IIHF suspends Kuznetsov 4 years for cocaine
Evgeni Kuznetsov will not face a suspension by the NHL following the International Ice Hockey Federation suspended the Capitals' player four years after testing positive for cocaine.

ESPN NHL
Aug 22, 2019

'Mature' Dahlin driven to get Sabres into playoffs
Entering his second season, 19-year-old defenseman Rasmus Dahlin said he's far more driven -- arriving three weeks before camp -- to help transform the Sabres into contenders.

ESPN NHL
Aug 22, 2019

Wysh List: Matchmaking the best homes for remaining free agents
There are still some big names out there looking for a team for 2019-20. Plus, thoughts on Bill Guerin's hire, Jersey Fouls and more.

ESPN NHL
Aug 21, 2019

Isles reach deal with center Derick Brassard
Center Derick Brassard has agreed to a one-year contract with the New York Islanders.

ESPN NHL
Aug 21, 2019

Senators sign C White to 6-year, $28.5M deal
Ottawa signed the 22-year-old center Colin White to a six-year, $28.5 million contract.

ESPN NHL
Aug 21, 2019

Wild pluck Guerin from Penguins to be new GM
Bill Guerin, 48, becomes the fourth general manager in Wild franchise history, and the third for coach Bruce Boudreau, who is under contract through next season.

ESPN NHL
Aug 21, 2019

'Miracle' player Pavelich charged with assault
Former NHL player Mark Pavelich allegedly attacked his neighbor with a metal pole, causing "obvious disfigurement" of his leg, a bruised kidney, two cracked ribs and a fractured vertebra.

ESPN NHL
Aug 21, 2019

How the NHL has changed in the past 10 years ... and what's next
Scoring is up, fighting is (way) down. Two new expansion teams. 3-on-3 OT. Here's how far the league has come, and where it's headed.

ESPN NHL
Aug 21, 2019

Canadian star Hefford named head of PWHPA
Hockey Hall of Famer Jayna Hefford, who was interim commissioners for the CWHL when it folded this spring, will replace Bryan Hicks as the head of the PWHPA.

ESPN NHL
Aug 20, 2019

Conway, who exposed NHLPA corruption, dies
Russ Conway, who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1992 for his stories about corruption in the NHL Players Association, has died. He was 70.

ESPN NHL
Aug 20, 2019

The best (and worst) NHL teams of the past decade
How do we rank the best of the best from the past 10 seasons? What about the top runners-up? And who takes the crown as the decade's worst?

ESPN NHL
Aug 19, 2019

Ex-Stars forward Nichushkin to sign with Avs
The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a one-year deal with forward Valeri Nichushkin.

ESPN NHL
Aug 19, 2019

The NHL's All-Decade Awards: MVP, best and worst trades, and more
What if the Hart Trophy were doled out for the entire 10-season stretch? We pick winners for all the major awards and some fun made-up ones, too.

ESPN NHL
Aug 18, 2019

The All-Decade Team for all 31 NHL clubs
We picked a starting six for every team to represent the best of the 2010s, with no shortage of tough calls throughout.

ESPN NHL
Aug 14, 2019

Wings get Erne from Lightning for draft pick
The Detroit Red Wings have acquired forward Adam Erne from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft.

ESPN NHL
Aug 12, 2019

Canes, GM Waddell agree on multiyear extension
The Carolina Hurricanes and general manager Don Waddell have agreed on a multi-year contract extension.

ESPN NHL
Aug 12, 2019

Panthers to retire Luongo's number in March
Roberto Luongo's No. 1 jersey will be retired by the Florida Panthers on March 7.

ESPN NHL
Aug 10, 2019

Engrave error: Lehner's trophy lists wrong team
Robin Lehner, who was presented with the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy in June, revealed on Twitter that his award listed his team as the Rangers instead of the Islanders.

ESPN NHL
Aug 09, 2019

N.Y. board approves Islanders' $1.3B arena plan
The New York state board responsible for economic development has approved a $1.3 billion project to build a 19,000-seat arena for the Islanders at Belmont Park.

ESPN NHL
Aug 08, 2019

Wysh List: NHL national TV schedule winners and losers
We'll be seeing lots of Sidney Crosby again, but where's the love for Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid? Plus, Jersey Fouls, GM pay and more.

ESPN NHL
Aug 07, 2019

Raiders WR Antonio Brown's frostbite joins list of most bizarre recent sports injuries
Antonio Brown has missed part of Raiders training camp due to a bizarre frostbite injury ... which got us thinking about some other weird ways athletes have gotten hurt.

ESPN NHL
Aug 06, 2019

Predicting the NHL's latest 'lottery ticket' contracts
After being bought out, players like Kevin Shattenkirk offer serious low-risk/high-reward potential. We rate the latest deals, and grade some from years' past.

ESPN NHL
Aug 06, 2019

Predators sign Grimaldi to 1-year, $1M deal
Rocco Grimaldi is coming off his best season with five goals and eight assists in 53 games in his first year with Nashville.

ESPN NHL
Aug 06, 2019

Blues D Edmundson awarded $3.1M in arbitration
Joel Edmundson, the only one of four arbitration-eligible Blues players to not get a multiyear deal, has been awarded a $3.1 million, one-year contract in arbitration.

ESPN NHL
Aug 05, 2019

Lightning sign ex-Rangers D-man Shattenkirk
The Lightning have signed former Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk.

ESPN NHL
Aug 03, 2019

Coyotes sign goalie Hill to 1-year, 2-way contract
The Coyotes signed goalie Adin Hill, who was 7-5 with a .901 save percentage and 2.76 goals-against average and one shutout in 13 games last season with Arizona, to a one-year, two-way contract Saturday.

ESPN NHL
Aug 03, 2019

Sabres agree to contracts with McCabe, Ullmark
The Sabres have agreed to contracts with Jake McCabe and Linus Ullmark.

ESPN NHL
Aug 03, 2019

Sabres agree to two-year deal with RFA McCabe
The Sabres have agreed to a two-year, $5.7 million contract with restricted free agent Jake McCabe, who matched his career high with four goals last season.

ESPN NHL
Aug 01, 2019

Toronto's Scotiabank undergoing 'reimagination'
While Toronto's Maple Leafs and Raptors gear up for next season, Scotiabank Arena is getting a multimillion-dollar face-lift.

ESPN NHL
Aug 01, 2019

Billionaire hopes business acumen helps Coyotes
Billionaire Alex Meruelo, the first Hispanic majority owner of an NHL team, said that, as chairman of the Arizona Coyotes, he hopes to quash relocation rumors and is "committed to staying here."

ESPN NHL
Aug 01, 2019

Rebuilding Rangers buy out Shattenkirk contract
The Rangers, in the midst of a rebuild and needing salary-cap room to sign restricted free agents Brendan Lemieux and Anthony Deangelo, have bought out the final two years of Kevin Shattenkirk's contract.

ESPN NHL
Aug 01, 2019

Newly retired Cullen joins Penguins' front office
Recently retired forward Matt Cullen is sticking with the Pittsburgh Penguins, joining the hockey operations department.

ESPN NHL
Aug 01, 2019

Coyotes D-man Ekman-Larsson bitten by dog
Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson was bitten by his dog and required stitches this spring.

ESPN NHL
Aug 01, 2019

The Senators are violating the spirit of the CBA
By taking on eight figures in cap space on injured players who will never skate for the club, Ottawa is doing wrong by its long-suffering fans.

ESPN NHL
Jul 31, 2019

Avs sign defenseman Girard to 7-year extension
The Avalanche have signed defenseman Samuel Girard to a seven-year contract extension.

ESPN NHL
Jul 31, 2019

Whom should the Wild hire as their next GM?
We break down the top candidates for the job and make our pick. Plus, a look at the task ahead for the next hire.

ESPN NHL
Jul 31, 2019

Devils, Butcher avoid arbitration with deal
The Devils and defenseman Will Butcher have avoided arbitration with a new three-year contract.

ESPN NHL
Jul 30, 2019

Early NHL best bets worth a wager
With Caesars Sportsbook releasing its NHL point totals and playoff props for the upcoming season, we wanted to get a head start on numbers that stand out. Our experts offer some of their early best bets.

ESPN NHL
Jul 30, 2019

Wild GM Fenton fired after 1 season, 'not right fit'
Wild GM Paul Fenton has been fired after just one season, as the team averaged only 2.63 goals per game and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2012.

ESPN NHL
Jul 30, 2019

Sources: Wild fire GM Fenton after one season
Wild GM Paul Fenton has been fired after just one season, sources told ESPN, as the team averaged only 2.63 goals per game and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2012.

ESPN NHL
Jul 30, 2019

Senators acquire Callahan from Lightning
The Senators said their cap flexibility allowed them to obtain Ryan Callahan in order to clear up their goaltending situation.

ESPN NHL
Jul 30, 2019

Cup winner Kunitz retires, to work for Hawks
Chris Kunitz is retiring after 15 seasons and four Stanley Cup titles and will work for the Blackhawks.

ESPN NHL
Jul 29, 2019

'The new normal': Why fighting in the NHL has dropped to historic lows
The rate of fights has decreased for the past decade. Former NHL enforcers weigh in on the trend and whether fighting will one day cease entirely.

ESPN NHL
Jul 29, 2019

Panthers TV broadcaster Potvin says he's retiring
Hockey Hall of Famer Denis Potvin has announced his retirement as a television broadcaster for the Florida Panthers.

ESPN NHL
Jul 29, 2019

Devils pull off heist on Vegas in Nikita Gusev addition
The KHL's leading scorer is the latest addition to New Jersey's roster this summer. We grade both GMs on the swap.

ESPN NHL
Jul 29, 2019

Devils acquire Gusev from Vegas for draft picks
The Devils signed Nikita Gusev to a two-year deal worth $9.5 million after acquiring him in a trade with Vegas.

ESPN NHL
Jul 29, 2019

Grading the Vasilevskiy deal: Eight-year term is a little scary
The 2018-19 Vezina winner is now under contract through 2028. We assess the deal within the context of the "don't pay for goalies" movement.

ESPN NHL
Jul 29, 2019

Bolts sign Vasilevskiy to 8-year, $76M extension
Andrei Vasilevskiy, who became the first Lightning goaltender to win the Vezina Trophy, has been signed to an eight-year extension with an average annual value of $9.5 million.

ESPN NHL
Jul 26, 2019

2019 NHL draft grades: Best picks, value steals and more for all 31 teams
The Hurricanes, one of four teams to earn the coveted A grade, found value everywhere. Chris Peters evaluates all 31 NHL draft classes.

ESPN NHL
Jul 26, 2019

2019 NHL free agency: Signings, analysis and buzz
Stay up to date with all the latest intel on hockey's free-agency frenzy, with a list of every deal and grades on the big moves.

ESPN NHL
Jul 26, 2019

2019 NHL free-agency grades: Analysis of every big signing
Matt Duchene is headed to the Predators, while Artemi Panarin will be a Ranger. We grade all the big signings for the offseason here.

ESPN NHL
Jul 25, 2019

Sabres' Rodrigues lands $2M deal in arbitration
Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues has been awarded a one-year, $2 million contract following an arbitration hearing.

ESPN NHL
Jul 25, 2019

Wysh List: Can the St. Louis Blues repeat as Stanley Cup champs?
We present the cases for and against Ryan O'Reilly & Co. pulling it off. Plus, highlights of Phil Kessel's home listing, Jersey Fouls and more.

ESPN NHL
Jul 24, 2019

Flames sign Bennett to 2-year, $5.1 million deal
Forward Sam Bennett, who has spent his five-year career with the Calgary Flames, agreed to a two-year contract with the team on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration.

ESPN NHL
Jul 24, 2019

Blues hire 2-time All-Star Savard as assistant
The Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues hired Marc Savard as an assistant coach Wednesday.

ESPN NHL
Jul 24, 2019

Blues hire Marc Savard as an assistant coach
The Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues hired Marc Savard as an assistant coach Wednesday.

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2019

Knights defenseman Engelland signs 1-year deal
The Vegas Golden Knights signed defenseman Deryk Engelland on Tuesday to a one-year deal for the upcoming season.

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2019

Predators sign Sissons to 7-year, $20M deal
The Predators have signed forward Colton Sissons to a seven-year, $20 million contract.

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2019

Winningest coach-athlete duos in sports history
Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich combined to form one of the most successful coach-athlete partnerships in sports history. How do they compare to these others?

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2019

NHL RFA buzz: Signings, arbitrations and those pesky offer sheets
Jordan Binnington, Sebastian Aho and more are signed, but Mitch Marner and Patrik Laine are among those who need deals. Here's where things stand.

ESPN NHL
Jul 22, 2019

'Rebuild' accelerated: Are the Rangers ready to contend now?
New York's turnaround seemed to go much faster than expected. How high have the expectations risen for 2019-20?

ESPN NHL
Jul 22, 2019

Flames set tentative deal to replace Saddledome
The Calgary Flames have a tentative agreement for a new arena to replace the Saddledome.

ESPN NHL
Jul 22, 2019

Penguins, Aston-Reese agree to 2-year, $2M deal
Zach Aston-Reese, 24, posted career highs in goals (eight) and assists (nine) despite being limited to 43 games because of a hand injury last season.

ESPN NHL
Jul 22, 2019

NHL Power Rankings: Rating every team heading into 2019-20
Who are the league's top contenders for next season? We take stock of every club in our midsummer rundown, including their 2020 Stanley Cup odds.

ESPN NHL
Jul 21, 2019

Blues sign Sundqvist to 4-year, $11M extension
Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist has signed a four-year, $11 million contract extension with the Stanley Cup champions.

ESPN NHL
Jul 21, 2019

Neal Pionk agrees to 2-year deal with Jets
Defenseman Neal Pionk agreed to a two-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday, the team announced.

ESPN NHL
Jul 19, 2019

Oilers ship Lucic to Flames in exchange for Neal
Milan Lucic waived his no-movement clause, allowing the Oilers to send him (along with a conditional 2020 pick) to the Flames in exchange for James Neal and improved cap flexibility.

ESPN NHL
Jul 19, 2019

Trade grades: Oilers come out (way) ahead in Neal-Lucic swap
The Alberta clubs swapped high-priced problems, but one of the two players seems more likely to bounce back.

ESPN NHL
Jul 19, 2019

Rangers agree to terms with trade pickup Trouba
The Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defenseman Jacob Trouba, whom they acquired from the Jets in a major offseason trade.

ESPN NHL
Jul 19, 2019

Ron Francis' vision for Seattle's NHL team
The Hall of Famer shares his plan for hiring a staff, lessons from the Vegas expansion draft, Seattle's edge in targeting free agents and more.

ESPN NHL
Jul 19, 2019

Ron Francis' vision for Seattle's NHL team: 'It will be a destination.'
The Hall of Famer shares his plan for hiring a staff, lessons from the Vegas expansion draft, Seattle's edge in targeting free agents and more.

ESPN NHL
Jul 18, 2019

Francis welcomes 'great chance' to be Seattle GM
Ron Francis has all kinds of eye-popping statistics attached to his Hall of Fame career. He averaged more than point a game, is second in NHL history in assists behind Wayne Gretzky and is fifth in career points.

ESPN NHL
Jul 18, 2019

McDavid's signature forged on Oilers jerseys
A man has been charged with forging the signature of Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid on team jerseys and then selling them for big profits.

ESPN NHL
Jul 18, 2019

Caps' Ovechkin to make summer trip to China
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will go to China as part of the NHL's continued outreach in that country.

ESPN NHL
Jul 18, 2019

Red Wings re-sign Hicketts to two-year deal
Detroit has re-signed defenseman Joe Hicketts to a two-year contract.

ESPN NHL
Jul 17, 2019

Prove them wrong, Ron Francis
Seattle has hired the Hall of Famer as its first GM, and the move came with no shortage of second-guessing from outsiders.

ESPN NHL
Jul 17, 2019

Report: Ex-Preds captain's death apparent suicide
A police report says the death of former Nashville Predators captain Greg Johnson was an apparent suicide, according to the Detroit News.

ESPN NHL
Jul 17, 2019

Avalanche sign winger Compher to 4-year deal
The Avalanche have re-signed restricted free agent J.T. Compher to a four-year deal.

ESPN NHL
Jul 16, 2019

Hall of Famer Ron Francis named Seattle GM
Hall of Famer Ron Francis was named GM of the expansion team in Seattle that begins play in 2021.

ESPN NHL
Jul 16, 2019

Source: Ron Francis to be named Seattle GM
Hall of Famer Ron Francis will be named GM of the expansion team in Seattle that begins play in 2021.

ESPN NHL
Jul 16, 2019

Athletes join in on the FaceApp #AgeChallenge
The #AgeChallenge went viral today, and it's no surprise your favorite athletes joined in. Take a glimpse into the future with a few of our favorites.

ESPN NHL
Jul 16, 2019

Wild re-sign restricted FA Donato, two others
Forward Ryan Donato was one of three restricted free agents re-signed by the Wild on Tuesday.

ESPN NHL
Jul 16, 2019

Veteran Del Zotto returns to Ducks on 1-year deal
The Anaheim Ducks have signed veteran defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday.

ESPN NHL
Jul 16, 2019

Caps bring back winger Vrana with 2-year deal
The Capitals have re-signed winger Jakub Vrana to a $6.7 million, two-year contract, completing the biggest item left on Washington's offseason checklist.

ESPN NHL
Jul 16, 2019

Sens get Anisimov from Blackhawks for Smith
The Blackhawks acquired left wing Zack Smith from the Senators on Tuesday in exchange for center Artem Ansimov.

ESPN NHL
Jul 15, 2019

Avs give new addition Burakovsky 1-year deal
The Avalanche have signed forward Andre Burakovsky to a one-year contract.

ESPN NHL
Jul 15, 2019

Suspended Voynov signs 1-year deal with KHL
Defenseman Slava Voynov has signed a one-year deal in the KHL. The former Kings player has not played in the NHL since 2014 when he was arrested and accused of abusing his wife.

ESPN NHL
Jul 15, 2019

Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?
Jake Gardiner, Patrick Maroon and other big names remain on the market two weeks into free agency. We identify the best landing spots for each.

ESPN NHL
Jul 13, 2019

Goalie Binnington agrees to re-sign with Blues
The Stanley Cup champion Blues have reached a deal with goaltender Jordan Binnington on a two-year contract with an annual average value of $4.4 million, the team announced Saturday.

ESPN NHL
Jul 12, 2019

Philly bar seeks profits from 'Play Gloria' merch
A South Philadelphia bar claiming that they helped create and foster the Blues' "Play Gloria" rallying cry has filed a trademark for use of the phrase on an assortment of items.

ESPN NHL
Jul 12, 2019

Holmgren steps down as Flyers president
Paul Holmgren has been with the Flyers for 40 years as a player, coach, general manager and president.

ESPN NHL
Jul 12, 2019

Hurricanes, Dzingel reach 2-year, $6.75M deal
Free-agent center Ryan Dzingel, who set career highs in goals (26), assists (30) and points (56) last season, has reached a two-year, $6.75 million deal with the Hurricanes.

ESPN NHL
Jul 11, 2019

San Jose re-signs forwards Gambrell, Suomela
The Sharks re-signed forwards Dylan Gambrell, 22, and Antti Suomela, 25, on Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Jul 11, 2019

Canadiens re-sign forwards Armia, Lehkonen
Joel Armia, who had a career-high 13 goals last season, and Artturi Lehkonen, who played in all 82 games, have re-signed with the Canadiens on two-year deals.

ESPN NHL
Jul 11, 2019

Stars re-sign center Dickinson to 2-year deal
Center Jason Dickinson has re-signed with the Stars on a two-year contract after establishing career highs in scoring and playing time last season.

ESPN NHL
Jul 11, 2019

10 lessons from the 2019 NHL offseason
From a decree to stop contract shaming to naming the NHL's 'Lord Business,' this week's Wysh List runs down 10 things we learned this offseason.

ESPN NHL
Jul 10, 2019

Kings re-sign forward Iafallo to 2-year deal
The Kings have signed forward Alex Iafallo to a two-year deal.

ESPN NHL
Jul 10, 2019

Reports: Ex-Cane Ferland heads to Canucks
The Canucks have signed forward Micheal Ferland to a four-year, $14 million deal, according to multiple reports.

ESPN NHL
Jul 10, 2019

Ex-Canes forward Ferland heads to Canucks
The Canucks have signed forward Micheal Ferland to a four-year, $14 million deal.

ESPN NHL
Jul 10, 2019

Three-time Cup winner Cullen of Pens retiring
Matt Cullen, who won three Stanley Cups in a 21-year career, is retiring from the NHL.

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