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Team North America put on a clinic with five first period goals

Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad scored two of the goals for North America.

Sweden’s Rickard Rakell hospitalized due to illness

Rickard Rakell was a late addition to Sweden’s World Cup roster as a replacement for St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen who is continuing to recover from offseason shoulder surgery. Now Sweden might find itself in a position where it will also have to find a replacement for Rakell. The Anaheim Ducks forward did not […]

Team North America is going to try a Gaudreau-McDavid-Eichel line

Team North America is loading up on its top line.

Looks like Canada is sticking with Crosby, Bergeron and Marchand line

Brad Marchand is an especially interesting fit.

Pierre-Luc Dubois’ goal: Show that Columbus made the right choice at No. 3

He will likely always be compared to Jesse Puljujarvi.

Predators confirm Mike Fisher as team’s seventh captain

“We 100 percent got the right guy,” Peter Laviolette said.

J.T. Miller isn’t playing for North America tonight, but he says he’s healthy

Jacob Trouba is also a healthy scratch.

John Gibson is in North America, but even he thinks Matt Murray is the guy

Tough to argue with that Stanley Cup …

Torts issues a challenge to Pacioretty: ‘I need more out of him’

“If other people are going, they tend to take some ice time.”

Team Canada crushes Team USA in World Cup tune-up

Canada’s power play wasn’t bad.

Habs’ Petry hopes for strong return from sports hernia surgery

His 2015-16 season was disrupted by injury.

Gaudreau will focus on contract situation with Flames once the World Cup is done

A report has said the talented forward is asking for something in the $8 million range.

Patrick Kaleta thinks he can still play in the NHL

Why he used to feel like George Costanza from “Seinfeld.”

Team Canada to sit Sidney Crosby in World Cup pre-tournament rematch with Team USA

It got intense yesterday.

Schneider to start in goal for Team USA

Reports indicate Bishop plays in the third period.

Report: NHL explores new way to remove concussed players from games

“Central spotters” may add a helpful extra layer to reduce risks.

Neely: Bruins aim to sign Marchand to extension before season begins

The pros and cons for both sides.

If World Cup exhibition is an indication, Sedin twins and Eriksson could ignite Canucks power play

Vancouver was awful on the power play last season.

2016 World Cup of Hockey – Saturday’s exhibition games

A quick glance at today’s trio of warm-ups.

Carey Price admits first game back was an ‘adventure’

Shaking off the rust.

Without a captain, Hurricanes lead together

The adjustments continue with Eric Staal gone.

Toews, Crosby, Kane discuss that nasty U.S. – Canada exhibition

Carey Price believes some moments “crossed the line.”

Forget physical play, the key for Team USA is clearly the goaltending

Jonathan Quick helped lift the United States to a pre-tournament win over Canada on Friday night.

Henrik Lundqvist to get the start for Sweden on Saturday

Lundqvist did not play in Sweden’s first pre-tournament game against Finland.

The USA-Canada game is getting nasty; Ryan Kesler gets ejected

Logan Couture had to leave the game and Ryan Kesler was ejected.

Keeping Bishop and Vasilevskiy might be the only option for the Lightning

The Lightning expect to have Ben Bishop and Andrei Vasilveskiy on their roster all season.

World Cup injury update: Hossa and Sobotka should be OK

The forwards were injured during pre-tournament exhibition games on Thursday.

Chiarelli once traded Versteeg, now he’s ‘close’ to getting him back

The Oilers are reportedly offering the veteran forward a training camp PTO.

Johnny Gaudreau, $8 million man?

That’s what a report from the Calgary Sun is claiming.

Luc Robitaille and Pat LaFontaine are going to the Vatican

As part of the “Sport at the Service of Humanity” event, hosted by Pope Francis.

Report: Isles considering camp PTO for Gionta

That’s Stephen Gionta, formerly of the Devils.

EIHL lands another tough guy as McGrattan signs in Nottingham

Joining the likes of Jay Rosehill, and Patrick Bordeleau.

Prosecutor submits new evidence against Evander Kane

Which reportedly supports a trespassing charge against the Sabres forward.

Journeyman Fraser signs in Swedish League

After spending all of last season in the American League.

Another ‘Hawk banged up during World Cup exhibitions — this time, it’s Kruger

Suffered an upper-body injury during Sweden’s OT loss to Finland.

Interested in hiring Patrick Roy? Go talk to the Avs first

He stepped down with one year left on his contract… and may not want to return to coaching anytime soon.

Malhotra will focus on faceoffs as development coach with Canucks

He won 56 per cent of the faceoffs he took during his NHL career.

City of Saskatoon, WHL Blades to pay tribute to Gordie Howe

‘Mr. Hockey’ passed away in June at the age of 88.

Florida signs veteran d-man Pardy to PTO

Could become a part of the club’s drastically remodeled blueline.

Trade to Chicago was a ‘disaster,’ says Weise

“I played like five minutes a night.”

J.T. Brown explains his criticism of Tortorella’s anthem stance

“He sees the situation through his reality and I see it through mine, as a black athlete in the NHL.”

World Cup goalie nods: Rinne over Rask for Finland in exhibition opener

Petr Mrazek gets the nod over Michal Neuvirth for the Czechs, and Jaro Halak goes for Team Europe over Thomas Greiss.

Jonathan Quick to start Friday against Canada

Ben Bishop will be the backup.

‘It’s the perfect fit’ — Preds officially name Fisher captain

The seventh in franchise history.

Habs’ new AHL affiliate to be called the Rocket de Laval

Montreal also announced today that former NHL goalie Sean Burke has joined them as a pro scout.

Montreal prospect Reway hospitalized with virus, will miss camp

Talented forward is currently receiving treatment in his native Slovakia.

Report: Czech forward Sobotka hospitalized with possible clavicle fracture (Updated)

Injury apparently occurred during Czech Republic’s first pre-tournament game.

‘An honor and a privilege’ — Veteran NHLer Gaustad announces retirement

He played 727 regular season games, with 89 goals and 231 points.

Finland strikes against Sweden in 3-on-3 OT, Russia outlasts Czech Republic in World Cup exhibition


Report: Panthers sign former Wild forward Fontaine to PTO

He had a difficult season in 2015-16.

Patrik Laine: ‘I was just bad today’

Zero shots on goal for the 2016 second-overall pick.

Connor McDavid named captain of Team North America

This isn’t surprising.

Former first-round pick Zach Boychuk signs PTO with Coyotes

He has yet to stick at the NHL level on a full-time basis.

Patrick Kane named an alternate captain for Team USA

Led the NHL in points last season.

Team North America sent quite a message to World Cup competition

They’re fast. They’re skilled.

Report: Hossa taken to hospital for x-rays after Team Europe loss

No update from the coach, however.

‘Really happy’ to be back in Boston, Khudobin will be key for Bruins

A good backup can make a big difference.

World Cup: Czechs to play Mrazek and Neuvirth, Pavelec ‘cool’ with No. 3 gig

“We didn’t want to say who would be No. 1 or No. 2 because we wanted to keep both of them motivated.”

It’s official: Panthers sign Huberdeau, ‘another important piece of our team’s young core’

Huberdeau joins Aleksander Barkov, Vincent Trocheck, Nick Bjugstad, Reilly Smith, and Aaron Ekblad in the group of young Panthers that’s been locked up long term.

George Parros joins Department of Player Safety

The former enforcer racked up over 1,000 penalty minutes during his NHL career.

Pavelski named Team USA captain, has huge responsibility as first-line center

Patrick Kane and Ryan Suter will be alternate captains.

Will Team USA’s crash and bang style of play work at the World Cup?

Team USA wants to play a tough, physical game at the World Cup. Is that the best approach to take?

Ovechkin to captain Russia at World Cup

Evgeni Malkin and Pavel Datsyuk to serve as alternates.

Bruins ink Peter Mueller to training camp PTO

Spent all of last year with Malmo of the Swedish League.

After Calgary overhauls goaltending, Ortio signs in Sweden

The additions of Brian Elliott and Chad Johnson squeezed the Finnish netminder out.

The bizarre free agency saga of Kris Russell

A lot of teams have been rumored to be interested. But he remains without a contract.

John Tortorella says he would bench any player that sits during anthem

Any player that did not stand would remain on the bench the rest of the game, the Team USA and Blue Jackets coach said on Tuesday.

Marc-Andre Bergeron will attend Blue Jackets camp on a tryout contract

Bergeron has spent the past three seasons playing in Switzerland.

Report: Devin Setoguchi expected to get tryout with the Kings

He last played in the NHL during the 2014-15 season with Calgary Flames.

Report: Panthers closing in on long-term contract with Jonathan Huberdeau

It would be another long-term deal for another young core building block for the Panthers.

Report: Blue Jackets management gets extended through 2018-19

John Davidson and Jarmo Kekalainen still have a lot to prove in Columbus.

Grubauer added to Team Europe roster, Kopitar named captain

Team Europe opens the World Cup on Saturday, Sep. 17, against the United States.

Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

The NHL and NHLPA each have the right to opt out of the CBA after the 2019-20 season.

Can Team Russia’s defense keep up with their skilled forwards?

“We need to make quick decisions with the puck and give it to our forwards because that’s the most important.”

Report: Isles can leave Barclays Center after three (or four) seasons

And they’ve already been there for one.

Crouse: ‘I’m mentally and physically ready’ for NHL

But he’s got plenty of competition for a roster spot in Arizona.

Carey Price puts Subban trade squarely on Michel Therrien

“We’re looking for a steady type of defenseman that makes quick plays and is able to move the puck right away.”

Team Canada’s blue line is under the microscope heading into the World Cup

Mike Babcock explains why he’s big on left-right balance on the blue line.

Goaltending questions on the front burner ahead of World Cup

“He’s 100 percent, skating, facing pucks, shaking off the rust and he’s excited and ready to go,” says Canadian general manager Doug Armstrong of Carey Price.

MacKinnon likes Team North America’s chances: ‘I don’t think there’s a more skilled team than ours’

And … it’s on.

Video: Kunlun Red Star’s first home goal makes KHL history in China

Nice move at the blue line to set that goal up.

Bruins prospect Senyshyn to miss rookie camp after undergoing an appendectomy

Boston selected Senyshyn with the 15th overall pick in 2015.

Report: Versteeg expected back on free agent market after ‘insurance complications’ in Switzerland

He had signed with SC Bern in Switzerland earlier this summer.

Frederik Andersen will miss 3-4 weeks with an upper-body injury

He won’t be able to represent Denmark/Team Europe at the World Cup.

With Zetterberg unavailable, Team Sweden has found their new captain

Henrik Sedin will wear the “C” for his national team.

Don’t expect Team North America to be pushovers at the World Cup

Can they surprise some?

World Cup training camps open today

Everything you need to know about the tournament format.

Some interesting line combinations from World Cup training camps

Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-Kucherov should be exciting to watch.

Good stuff: Flames embrace Calgary Pride Parade

Harvey the Hound did so in style.

Knee injury recovery appears touch-and-go for Coyotes’ Stone

He is in a tough spot.

There seems to be something missing from this picture P.K. Subban Tweeted

The Montreal Canadiens logo has been erased.

‘Keep evolving’ – The process behind selecting Team Canada

Joe Thornton could not be denied.

World Cup could accelerate Auston Matthews’ growth

He’s getting a lot of high-level reps before even playing an NHL game.

Sharks expect Tomas Hertl to be ready for start of season

Hertl was injured in the Stanley Cup Final.

The 2018 Olympic hockey field is set: Slovenia, Norway and Germany qualify

Slovenia and Norway are returning after qualifying in 2014, while Germany makes its first Olympic hockey appearance since 2010.

It sounds like Jiri Hudler had no interest in playing for Czech Republic at the World Cup

The Czech Republic had to make a couple of more changes to its World Cup roster this weekend after Tomas Hertl and Radko Gudas had to back out of the tournament as they continue to recover from injuries. Replacing them will be a couple of KHL players, forward Michal Birner and defenseman Tomas Kundratek. Only […]

Flyers consider Radko Gudas week-to-week

Ron Hextall hopes he’ll be ready by the regular season.

World Cup of Hockey provides glimpse of Finland’s rising star power

A new era approaches.

Report: Henrik Lundqvist did not suffer a golf-related injury

Looks like the World Cup injury list won’t grow that much larger.

Don’t be shocked if you see multiple ‘Captain Connor McDavid’ stories

He has a shot at the “C” for two different teams.

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