Defensemen now NHL’s most valuable asset

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment It really all started June 29, 2016, when the Edmonton Oilers dealt All-Star Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson, who had barely established himself since being drafted fourth overall in 2011. Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli was mostly savaged for the trade, […]

Kings, Canucks embracing opportunity to break the ice in China

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There’s little mystery as to the top item on the tourism docket for the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings during their visit this week to China, where they will play the first sanctioned NHL games in the world’s most populous country. “I think the Great Wall […]

Devils forward Boyle diagnosed with leukemia

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The New Jersey Devils say veteran forward Brian Boyle has been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone-marrow cancer that the team’s doctor says can be treated with medication. During a conference call Tuesday, Devils team doctor Michael Farber said the leukemia was discovered early. […]

Blues’ Steen injures hand, to miss preseason

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen will miss the rest of training camp after suffering a left hand injury in the team’s first preseason game. The 33-year-old Steen was hurt against Dallas on Tuesday night and will be re-evaluated in three weeks. He is […]

Seth Jones could be the NHL’s next superstar

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment This wasn’t where Seth Jones was supposed to end his third season — stapled to the bench in a meaningless game as his Columbus Blue Jackets played out the string of a lost year. But there he was, in the final game of the 2015-16 season, the […]

With Fisher gone, Preds make Josi captain

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment NASHVILLE, Tenn. — General manager David Poile and coach Peter Laviolette noticed how the Predators picked defenseman Roman Josi to drive a sword into the field before the NFL’s Tennessee Titans’ home opener with the NHL team serving an honorary role pregame. Seeing what Josi’s teammates decided […]

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