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NHL salary cap lower than projected at $81.5 million

The NHL salary cap for next season has been set at $81.5 million, which is $1.5 lower than initially projected. The league and the NHL Players’ Association announced the figure …


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

Chiefs forward Adam Beckman selected by Minnesota Wild in third round of NHL draft, Luke Toporowski goes undrafted

The 18-year-old from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, scored a team-leading 32 goals and added 30 assists in 68 games last season for the Chiefs.


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Salary cap-related trades overshadow 2nd day of NHL draft

Salary cap crunch leads to P.K. Subban, Patrick Marleau and J.T. Miller getting traded and overshadowing the second day of the NHL draft. The New Jersey Devils came out as …


Steve Yzerman puts stamp on 1st Detroit draft with unexpected pick

Back home in Detroit, it took Steve Yzerman only a matter of minutes into Friday’s NHL draft to put his imprint on the future of the Red Wings. It came …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

New Jersey Devils select U.S. center Jack Hughes with 1st pick in NHL draft

The New Jersey Devils have selected American center Jack Hughes with the first pick in the NHL draft. Hughes is from Orlando, Florida, and becomes the eighth American selected No. …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

AP Source: NHL salary cap will fall short of projections

A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirms to The Associated Press the NHL’s salary cap for next season will be between $81.5 and $82 million. That is at …


Spokane forward Luke Toporowski doesn’t have to look far in the family tree for advice ahead of NHL draft

Despite speaking with representatives from about half the National Hockey League’s 31 teams, Luke Toporowski really has no idea which team will select him on Saturday – if any team …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

NHL expands video review after calls missed in playoffs

The NHL is expanding its video review process to a format that would have had the potential to alter two notable missed calls occurring during the playoffs, – though the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Ray Shero has a Devil of an NHL draft decision: Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero will keep everyone waiting one more day. He will choose between Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko with the first pick in the NHL …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov wins Hart, Lindsay at NHL Awards

Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov has won the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award after his 128-point regular season.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 2:49 p.m.

Gary Bettman: NHL board approves Coyotes sale, new arena needed

Alex Meruelo has been approved as the new majority owner of the Arizona Coyotes during the NHL’s Board of Governors meeting. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman also reaffirmed the league’s belief …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 11:03 a.m.

Anaheim Ducks buy out contract of former MVP Corey Perry

The Anaheim Ducks have bought out the contract of former NHL MVP Corey Perry after his 14 seasons with the franchise. Perry has spent his entire career with the Ducks, …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 2:51 p.m.

Follow the money: Salary cap could spawn NHL trade frenzy

National Hockey League general managers say there is more trade chatter now than at any time in recent years. Much of that has to do with a wide gap between …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Kailer Yamamoto’s journey from Spokane Chiefs to NHL has been ‘a whirlwind, a struggle at times, but a lot of fun’

Fresh off a return from visiting a doctor in Los Angeles, Kailer Yamamoto held up and rotated his wrist, which had just been given a clean bill of health.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Sharks re-signing Erik Karlsson sets table for busy NHL offseason

The San Jose Sharks re-signing Erik Karlsson is the first big domino to fall in what should be a busy NHL offseason. Karlsson was expected to be the top free …


Close to home: Anaheim Ducks promote Dallas Eakins to coach

Dallas Eakins is the Anaheim Ducks’ new coach. The Ducks filled the NHL’s last head coaching vacancy with the veteran coach of their AHL affiliate in San Diego. Eakins coached …


Sharks sign D Erik Karlsson to 8-year deal

The San Jose Sharks have re-signed pending free agent defenseman Erik Karlsson to an eight-year deal. The Sharks announced the deal two weeks before Karlsson was eligible to become an …


Hometown hero Patrick Maroon celebrates Stanley Cup family style

Patrick Maroon will be hailed as a hometown hero in St. Louis for signing with the Blues and helping them win their first championship. What is most important to him …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 2 p.m.

Zdeno Chara played with plates, wires, screws to fix broken jaw

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara says he broke his jaw in multiple places and played the last three games of the Stanley Cup Final with “two plates, some wires and …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Islanders, winger Jordan Eberle agree to $27.5M, 5-year deal

The New York Islanders and winger Jordan Eberle have agreed to a five-year, $27.5 million contract. Eberle counts $5.5 million against the salary cap through the 2023-24 season. Since joining …


Year of parades ends in Boston with Bruins’ Stanley Cup loss

After back-to-back wins by the Red Sox and the Patriots, the never-satisfied fans in Boston coveted a chance to sweep the major sports prizes. But the Celtics didn’t cooperate, and …


Jay Bouwmeester and Blues’ greybeards finally lift Stanley Cup

Jay Bouwmeester put 764 games on his resume before finally his first taste of the playoffs. It was a record for active players when he finally got the opportunity in …


Heartache turns to triumph for St. Louis sports fans

At age 100, Marge Kirchhoefer is among the oldest St. Louis Blues fans. Now that they are Stanley Cup champions, she knows exactly how she will celebrate. She plans to …


Blues’ Jordan Binnington goes from castoff to Stanley Cup champion

Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington has been so good he might never have to pay for another meal in St. Louis. He was drafted in the third round, shuffled to the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 10:47 a.m.

Season of comeback? Blues lock down games to win Cup

The Boston Bruins found out what San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars and Winnipeg Jets learned the hard way. Don’t let the St. Louis Blues take a lead.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 9:29 p.m.

Bruins fall apart and give up early goals in Game 7 loss

The Boston Bruins will look back on three minutes all summer. The Bruins got off to a fast start in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final against St. Louis. …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

To grandma with love: Ryan O’Reilly hopes to take Stanley Cup to big fan

Ryan O’Reilly wanted to take the Stanley Cup to his 99-year-old grandmother who often emails him congratulatory messages. He could now get that chance after leading the Blues to their …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Arch Madness: St. Louis Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Boston Bruins 4-1

Rookie Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots to lead St. Louis to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final and their first NHL …


Zdeno Chara all action, little talk in Stanley Cup pursuit

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara has a chance to skate off with the Stanley Cup for the second time on Wednesday night, when Boston plays the St. Louis Blues in Game …


Road warrior Blues unfazed by Stanley Cup Final Game 7 in Boston

From January to March, the St. Louis Blues didn’t play more than one consecutive home game at a time. It was a lot like a 70-day road trip.