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18-6-2008 Mikko Koivu agrees on a contract with Buffalo Sabres.
Mikko Koivu has signed a $6,500,000 per year, 3 year deal with the Buffalo Sabres. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Finland, Mikko Koivu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 447 NHL games during his career, notching 131 goals and adding 171 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 82 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 26+26=52 with 10 PIM.


17-6-2008 All-Star Teams selected
All-Star Teams for season 2007-2008 have been announced. Players have been selected to the 1st and 2nd All-Star Teams as well as the 1st and 2nd All-Rookie Teams.
ALL-STAR TEAMS
1st All-Stars2nd All-Stars
R Jonathan Cheechoo
C Alexei Yashin
L Marc Savard
D Nicklas Lidstrom
D Derek Morris
G Tyler Moss
R Patrick Marleau
C Henrik Zetterberg
L Alexander Semin
D Duncan Keith
D Joni Pitkanen
G Martin Brodeur

ALL-ROOKIE TEAMS
1st All-Rookies2nd All-Rookies
R T.J. Oshie
C Derick Brassard
L Andrew Cogliano
D Erik Johnson
D Anton Strålman
G Brian Elliott
R Artem Anisimov
C Bryan Little
L Jamie Benn
D P.K. Subban
D Jake Muzzin
G Josh Harding



16-6-2008 AHL All-Star Teams selected
AHL All-Star Teams for season 2007-2008 have been announced. Players have been selected to the 1st and 2nd All-Star Teams for their play in AHL.
AHL ALL-STAR TEAMS
1st All-Stars2nd All-Stars
R Mike Santorelli
C Oleg Saprykin
L Phillip Gogulla
D Jake Taylor
D Richard Jackman
G Curtis McElhinney
R David Moss
C T.J. Hensick
L Jeff Tambellini
D Jiri Slegr
D Paul Baier
G Yutaka Fukufuji



14-6-2008 Michael Peca agrees on a contract with Buffalo Sabres.
Michael Peca has signed a $3,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Buffalo Sabres. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Michael Peca was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 656 NHL games during his career, notching 157 goals and adding 141 assists along with 183 penalty minutes. The 33 year old left wing has played 82 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 26+34=60 with 16 PIM.


13-6-2008 Ales Kotalik agrees on a contract with Buffalo Sabres.
Ales Kotalik has signed a $3,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Buffalo Sabres. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Czech, Ales Kotalik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 530 NHL games during his career, notching 147 goals and adding 156 assists along with 72 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 82 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 11+14=25 with 22 PIM.


13-6-2008 ANA-FLA trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Keith Primeau to Florida Panthers for Anson Carter and Erik Condra

A native of Canada, Anson Carter was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 627 NHL games during his career, notching 124 goals and adding 145 assists along with 267 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 11+12=23 with 32 PIM.

A native of USA, Erik Condra was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 2006 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 21 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 59 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 4+3=7 with 16 PIM.

A native of Canada, Keith Primeau was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 655 NHL games during his career, notching 162 goals and adding 152 assists along with 269 penalty minutes. The 35 year old left wing has played 82 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 10+8=18 with 22 PIM.


13-6-2008 CAR-NYR trade
Carolina Hurricanes traded Kari Lehtonen and Patric Hörnqvist to New York Rangers for Henrik Lundqvist and Nathan Gerbe

A native of Sweden, Henrik Lundqvist was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 5th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 457 NHL games during his career, booking 33 career shutouts and allowing 1112 goals. The 25 year old goaltender has played 70 games with the New York Rangers this season, allowing 164 goals on 1415 while booking 5 shutouts.

A native of Canada, Nathan Gerbe was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 63 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 10 assists along with 7 penalty minutes. The 20 year old center has played 63 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 7+10=17 with 7 PIM. He has also played 14 games with the Hartford Wolfpack this season, totalling 10+4=14 with 0 PIM.

A native of Finland, Kari Lehtonen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 256 NHL games during his career, booking 11 career shutouts and allowing 712 goals. The 24 year old goaltender has played 68 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, allowing 178 goals on 1357 while booking 4 shutouts.

A native of Sweden, Patric Hörnqvist was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 187 NHL games during his career, notching 29 goals and adding 46 assists along with 49 penalty minutes. The 20 year old center has played 79 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 14+22=36 with 25 PIM.


13-6-2008 NYR-CGY trade
New York Rangers traded Jamie Langenbrunner and Marian Gaborik to Calgary Flames for Shane Doan and Zach Parisé

A native of Canada, Shane Doan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 660 NHL games during his career, notching 214 goals and adding 208 assists along with 275 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 82 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 20+18=38 with 30 PIM.

A native of USA, Zach Parisé was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 404 NHL games during his career, notching 144 goals and adding 155 assists along with 87 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 82 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 41+30=71 with 44 PIM.

A native of USA, Jamie Langenbrunner was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 656 NHL games during his career, notching 239 goals and adding 186 assists along with 345 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 82 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 28+16=44 with 35 PIM.

A native of Slovakia, Marian Gaborik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 651 NHL games during his career, notching 257 goals and adding 198 assists along with 44 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 82 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 37+23=60 with 8 PIM.


13-6-2008 TOR-BUF trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Michael Frolík, T.J. Brennan and TOR's round 1 pick in 2010 to Buffalo Sabres for Antero Niittymaki and Cody Franson

A native of Finland, Antero Niittymaki was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 36 NHL games during his career, booking 0 career shutouts and allowing 98 goals. The 27 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 82 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Cody Franson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 57 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 20 year old defenseman has played 82 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 5+27=32 with 8 PIM.

A native of Czech, Michael Frolík was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 14 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 19 year old right wing has played 14 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 16 PIM. He has also played 41 games with the St. Johns Maple Leafs this season, totalling 7+2=9 with 8 PIM.


12-6-2008 TOR-NYI trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Pavel Datsyuk to New York Islanders for T.J. Oshie, TOR's round 1 pick in 2009 and TOR's round 2 pick in 2009

A native of USA, T.J. Oshie was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 93 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 21 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 21 year old right wing has played 74 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 21+17=38 with 40 PIM.

A native of Russia, Pavel Datsyuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 8th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 584 NHL games during his career, notching 199 goals and adding 232 assists along with 32 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 82 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 22+28=50 with 6 PIM.


12-6-2008 TOR-NJ trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded TOR's round 2 pick in 2009 to New Jersey Devils for TOR's round 2 pick in 2010

11-6-2008 OTT-TB trade
Ottawa Senators traded CAR's round 1 pick in 2008, CHI's round 1 pick in 2008 and NAS's round 2 pick in 2008 to Tampa Bay Lightning for TB's round 1 pick in 2008

11-6-2008 TOR-NAS trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Pierre-Marc Bouchard to Nashville Predators for Matthew Carle

A native of USA, Matthew Carle was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 159 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 27 assists along with 85 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 55 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 3+12=15 with 25 PIM.

A native of Canada, Pierre-Marc Bouchard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 271 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 50 assists along with 28 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 74 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 10+22=32 with 4 PIM.


11-6-2008 TOR-NAS trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Nikolai Antropov and Dustin Penner to Nashville Predators for Linus Omark, Jordin Tootoo and Jarrett Stoll

A native of Canada, Jordin Tootoo was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 379 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 33 assists along with 217 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 53 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 23 PIM. He has also played 4 games with the Milwaukee Admirals this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Jarrett Stoll was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 421 NHL games during his career, notching 71 goals and adding 73 assists along with 110 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 79 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 9+13=22 with 26 PIM.

A native of Russia, Nikolai Antropov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 483 NHL games during his career, notching 77 goals and adding 95 assists along with 61 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 44 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 14 PIM. He has also played 26 games with the St. Johns Maple Leafs this season, totalling 14+23=37 with 10 PIM.

A native of Canada, Dustin Penner, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 245 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 24 assists along with 71 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 81 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 4+6=10 with 15 PIM.


11-6-2008 NJ-CHI trade
New Jersey Devils traded NJ's round 1 pick in 2008 to Chicago Blackhawks for P.K. Subban and Milan Kraft

A native of Canada, P.K. Subban was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 2007 entry draft. He has appeared in 41 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 11 assists along with 10 penalty minutes. The 18 year old defenseman has played 41 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 2+11=13 with 10 PIM. He has also played 40 games with the Norfolk Admirals this season, totalling 1+10=11 with 4 PIM.

A native of Czech, Milan Kraft was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 544 NHL games during his career, notching 78 goals and adding 97 assists along with 192 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 41 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 3+7=10 with 36 PIM.


11-6-2008 NJ-BOS trade
New Jersey Devils traded Scott Niedermayer and Daniel Alfredsson to Boston Bruins for Simon Gagne, Brandon Dubinsky and BOS's round 2 pick in 2009

A native of Canada, Simon Gagne was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 639 NHL games during his career, notching 200 goals and adding 211 assists along with 51 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 82 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 25+27=52 with 22 PIM.

A native of USA, Brandon Dubinsky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 288 NHL games during his career, notching 39 goals and adding 57 assists along with 66 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has played 82 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 9+16=25 with 20 PIM.

A native of Canada, Scott Niedermayer was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 656 NHL games during his career, notching 51 goals and adding 259 assists along with 301 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman has played 82 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 10+33=43 with 34 PIM.

A native of Sweden, Daniel Alfredsson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 6th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 656 NHL games during his career, notching 242 goals and adding 232 assists along with 47 penalty minutes. The 34 year old right wing has played 82 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 29+20=49 with 12 PIM.


11-6-2008 ANA-BOS trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Claude Giroux and Jan Bulis to Boston Bruins for Nick Bonino and Sidney Crosby

A native of Canada, Sidney Crosby was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 246 NHL games during his career, notching 90 goals and adding 119 assists along with 28 penalty minutes. The 20 year old center has played 82 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 30+33=63 with 15 PIM.

A native of Canada, Claude Giroux was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 162 NHL games during his career, notching 34 goals and adding 57 assists along with 57 penalty minutes. The 19 year old center has played 80 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 15+31=46 with 31 PIM.

A native of Czech, Jan Bulis was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 656 NHL games during his career, notching 159 goals and adding 245 assists along with 31 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 82 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 15+18=33 with 21 PIM.


11-6-2008 ANA-VAN trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded CBS's round 1 pick in 2008 and ANA's round 1 pick in 2009 to Vancouver Canucks for Mattias Ohlund

A native of Sweden, Mattias Ohlund was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 636 NHL games during his career, notching 56 goals and adding 256 assists along with 78 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 82 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 5+32=37 with 2 PIM.


11-6-2008 ANA-FLA trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Lauri Korpikoski and MIN's round 2 pick in 2008 to Florida Panthers for Alexander Korolyuk

A native of Russia, Alexander Korolyuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 6th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 514 NHL games during his career, notching 86 goals and adding 90 assists along with 87 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 21+21=42 with 26 PIM.

A native of Finland, Lauri Korpikoski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 3rd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 82 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 6 assists along with 18 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has played 82 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 3+6=9 with 18 PIM.


11-6-2008 VAN-WSH trade
Vancouver Canucks traded Olli Jokinen to Washington Capitals for VAN's round 1 pick in 2008

A native of Finland, Olli Jokinen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 647 NHL games during his career, notching 138 goals and adding 218 assists along with 59 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 82 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 12+28=40 with 2 PIM.


11-6-2008 VAN-CGY trade
Vancouver Canucks traded CGY's round 1 pick in 2008 to Calgary Flames for CGY's round 1 pick in 2009

11-6-2008 VAN-ATL trade
Vancouver Canucks traded CBS's round 1 pick in 2008 and CGY's round 1 pick in 2009 to Atlanta Thrashers for ATL's round 1 pick in 2008

11-6-2008 MTL-NAS trade
Montreal Canadiens traded James Neal to Nashville Predators for Jordan Staal

A native of Canada, Jordan Staal was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 71 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 12 assists along with 10 penalty minutes. The 19 year old center has played 71 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 9+12=21 with 10 PIM.

A native of Canada, James Neal was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 190 NHL games during his career, notching 41 goals and adding 43 assists along with 61 penalty minutes. The 20 year old left wing has played 82 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 22+23=45 with 12 PIM.


11-6-2008 NYI-WSH trade
New York Islanders traded Brian Gionta to Washington Capitals for Justin Abdelkader and WSH's round 2 pick in 2008

A native of USA, Justin Abdelkader was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old left wing has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season. He has played 69 games with the Portland Pirates this season, totalling 10+7=17 with 22 PIM.

A native of USA, Brian Gionta was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 4th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 578 NHL games during his career, notching 141 goals and adding 109 assists along with 107 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 82 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 14+13=27 with 14 PIM.


11-6-2008 TOR-NYI trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded T.J. Oshie, TOR's round 1 pick in 2009 and TOR's round 2 pick in 2009 to New York Islanders for Pavel Datsyuk

A native of Russia, Pavel Datsyuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 8th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 584 NHL games during his career, notching 199 goals and adding 232 assists along with 32 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 82 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 22+28=50 with 6 PIM.

A native of USA, T.J. Oshie was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 93 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 21 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 21 year old right wing has played 74 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 21+17=38 with 40 PIM.


11-6-2008 TOR-NJ trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Semyon Varlamov, Ivan Baranka and TOR's round 2 pick in 2010 to New Jersey Devils for Marc-André Fleury and Blake Comeau

A native of Canada, Marc-André Fleury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 298 NHL games during his career, booking 18 career shutouts and allowing 685 goals. The 23 year old goaltender has played 59 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, allowing 150 goals on 1089 while booking 3 shutouts.

A native of Canada, Blake Comeau was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 247 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 19 assists along with 80 penalty minutes. The 21 year old left wing has played 82 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 5+6=11 with 38 PIM.

A native of Russia, Semyon Varlamov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 13 NHL games during his career, booking 0 career shutouts and allowing 35 goals. The 19 year old goaltender has played 13 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, allowing 35 goals on 313 while booking 0 shutouts. He has also played 44 games with the St. Johns Maple Leafs this season, allowing 136 goals on 861 while booking 3 shutouts.

A native of Slovakia, Ivan Baranka was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 3rd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 82 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 7 assists along with 29 penalty minutes. The 22 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season. He has played 65 games with the St. Johns Maple Leafs this season, totalling 4+17=21 with 20 PIM.


11-6-2008 Keith Tkachuk agrees on a contract with Vancouver Canucks.
Keith Tkachuk has signed a $5,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of USA, Keith Tkachuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 651 NHL games during his career, notching 302 goals and adding 248 assists along with 303 penalty minutes. The 35 year old right wing has played 78 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 36+29=65 with 21 PIM.


7-6-2008 New York Islanders celebrate Stanley Cup
The Stanley Cup Champions New York Islanders were celebrated in their hometown with grand festivities today. The Stanley Cup was driven through the town in a parade and the fans were chanting the team's name every time captain Ryan Getzlaf lifted the Cup above his head.

The mayor of the town greeted the players on a stage with the media surrounding them as masses of loyal New York Islanders fans chanted the names of Rick Nash and Rick DiPietro.

We all worked hard for this and now it's time to party, said the smiling Ryan Getzlaf while making his way through the fans.


6-6-2008 Playoff news
New York Islanders have won their series against the Detroit Red Wings. They have been awarded $4,000,000 as prize money.

29-5-2008 Player of the week: Jonathan Toews (C)
NHL has awarded Jonathan Toews (C) of Detroit Red Wings as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 4 assists for 6 points in 3 games last week.

A native of Canada, Jonathan Toews was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 141 NHL games during his career, notching 45 goals and adding 59 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 19 year old center has played 82 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 29+39=68 with 4 PIM.


27-5-2008 Playoff series preview
New York Islanders will start at home against the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup finals. On paper, the New York Islanders seem to have a slight advantage over the Detroit Red Wings and could very well win the series.

New York Islanders injuries:

Detroit Red Wings injuries:

Prediction: New York Islanders wins the series 4-1.



26-5-2008 Playoff news
Detroit Red Wings have won their series against the Dallas Stars. They have been awarded $3,000,000 as prize money.

23-5-2008 Playoff news
New York Islanders have won their series against the Boston Bruins. They have been awarded $3,000,000 as prize money.

22-5-2008 Player of the week: Bill Guerin (R)
NHL has awarded Bill Guerin (R) of Dallas Stars as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week.

A native of USA, Bill Guerin was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 657 NHL games during his career, notching 206 goals and adding 143 assists along with 263 penalty minutes. The 36 year old right wing has played 82 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 21+22=43 with 13 PIM.


16-5-2008 Sidney Crosby agrees on a contract with Boston Bruins.
Sidney Crosby has signed a $8,000,000 per year, 3 year deal with the Boston Bruins. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Sidney Crosby was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 246 NHL games during his career, notching 90 goals and adding 119 assists along with 28 penalty minutes. The 20 year old center has played 82 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 30+33=63 with 15 PIM.


15-5-2008 Player of the week: Mats Sundin (L)
NHL has awarded Mats Sundin (L) of Boston Bruins as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 5 assists for 7 points in 3 games last week.

A native of Sweden, Mats Sundin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 652 NHL games during his career, notching 215 goals and adding 252 assists along with 55 penalty minutes. The 36 year old left wing has played 82 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 31+24=55 with 28 PIM.


15-5-2008 Martin Hanzal agrees on a contract with Detroit Red Wings.
Martin Hanzal has signed a $4,500,000 per year, 3 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Czech, Martin Hanzal was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 198 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 39 assists along with 32 penalty minutes. The 20 year old center has played 82 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 16+28=44 with 12 PIM.


14-5-2008 David Krejci agrees on a contract with New Jersey Devils.
David Krejci has signed a $4,000,000 per year, 3 year deal with the New Jersey Devils. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Czech, David Krejci was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 247 NHL games during his career, notching 53 goals and adding 72 assists along with 51 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has played 83 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 24+35=59 with 37 PIM.


13-5-2008 Joni Pitkanen agrees on a contract with Detroit Red Wings.
Joni Pitkanen has signed a $6,000,000 per year, 3 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Finland, Joni Pitkanen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 446 NHL games during his career, notching 57 goals and adding 191 assists along with 22 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has played 82 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 12+40=52 with 8 PIM.


12-5-2008 Playoff news
Boston Bruins have won their series against the Montreal Canadiens. They have been awarded $2,000,000 as prize money.

9-5-2008 Playoff news
Dallas Stars have won their series against the Calgary Flames. They have been awarded $2,000,000 as prize money.

9-5-2008 Playoff news
Detroit Red Wings have won their series against the Minnesota Wild. They have been awarded $2,000,000 as prize money.

8-5-2008 Player of the week: Pavel Datsyuk (C)
NHL has awarded Pavel Datsyuk (C) of New York Islanders as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 5 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Russia, Pavel Datsyuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 8th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 584 NHL games during his career, notching 199 goals and adding 232 assists along with 32 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 82 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 22+28=50 with 6 PIM.


8-5-2008 Playoff news
New York Islanders have won their series against the New York Rangers. They have been awarded $2,000,000 as prize money.

1-5-2008 Team Canada wins World Championship
Team Canada has beaten Team Czech in the final of the 2008 World Championships.

In the game for bronze medal, Team Finland has beaten Team Sweden.

Leading scorers in the tournament:
1. Milan Kraft (CZE) 6+6=12
2. Andy McDonald (CAN) 4+7=11
3. Joffrey Lupul (CAN) 9+1=10
4. Sean Bergenheim (FIN) 6+4=10
5. Stanislav Chistov (RUS) 5+4=9
6. Clarke MacArthur (CAN) 5+4=9
7. Jan Bulis (CZE) 3+6=9
8. Saku Koivu (FIN) 2+7=9
9. Mark Giordano (CAN) 1+8=9
10. Patrick O'Sullivan (USA) 5+3=8


1-5-2008 Player of the week: Jody Shelley (L)
NHL has awarded Jody Shelley (L) of Minnesota Wild as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 1 assists for 5 points in 2 games last week.

A native of Canada, Jody Shelley, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 590 NHL games during his career, notching 196 goals and adding 157 assists along with 270 penalty minutes. The 31 year old left wing has played 82 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 19+29=48 with 53 PIM.


1-5-2008 Player of the month: Sergei Fedorov (C)
NHL has awarded Sergei Fedorov (C) of Florida Panthers as Player Of The Month He registered 5 goals and 9 assists for 14 points in 9 games last month. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Russia, Sergei Fedorov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 658 NHL games during his career, notching 195 goals and adding 290 assists along with 51 penalty minutes. The 37 year old center has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 23+39=62 with 14 PIM.


1-5-2008 Rookie of the month: Erik Johnson (D)
NHL has awarded Erik Johnson (D) of New York Rangers as Rookie Of The Month He registered 3 goals and 9 assists for 12 points in 12 games last month. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of USA, Erik Johnson was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 95 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 29 assists along with 22 penalty minutes. The 19 year old defenseman has played 82 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 7+24=31 with 20 PIM.


29-4-2008 World Championships finalists ready
Team Canada will meet Team Czech in the final of the 2008 World Championships. Both teams will make a good run for the championship in this exciting game.

In the game for the bronze medal, Team Sweden meets Team Finland.


27-4-2008 World Championships semifinals
World Championships have reached semifinal stage. In the first semifinal on April 29th, Team Canada will meet Team Sweden . In the second clash, Team Finland will challenge Team Czech. Winners from both games will meet on April 31st in the final game to decide the 2008 World Champion of icehockey.


25-4-2008 World Championships quarterfinals
World Championships have reached quarterfinal stage. Here are the final standings for the starting groups.
Group APTSGFGAGroup BPTSGFGA
Slovakia6189Finland6199
USA41611Sweden41612
Japan21116France21216
Italy0918Ukraine0919
Group CPTSGFGAGroup DPTSGFGA
Russia6189Czech51711
Latvia41414Canada51711
Switzerland21316Germany21216
Norway01117Austria01018

For quarterfinals, the pairs are:

Slovakia-Canada
Czech-USA
Finland-Latvia
Russia-Sweden


24-4-2008 Player of the week: Bill Guerin (R)
NHL has awarded Bill Guerin (R) of Dallas Stars as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 1 assists for 5 points in 2 games last week.

A native of USA, Bill Guerin was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 657 NHL games during his career, notching 206 goals and adding 143 assists along with 263 penalty minutes. The 36 year old right wing has played 82 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 21+22=43 with 13 PIM.


25-4-2008 NHL nominates players for NHL Awards
The NHL has released the annual list of award nominees. For each category in which the winner is voted, there are three nominees. The annual NHL Awards Ceremony is held right after the Stanley Cup Finals.

Here are the candidates for season 2007-08:

Jack Adams Award
1. Joel Quenneville, St. Louis Blues
2. Pat Burns, Boston Bruins
3. Jacques Lemairre, Minnesota Wild
Annual award given to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success

Calder Memorial Trophy
1. Andrew Cogliano, Toronto Maple Leafs
2. Erik Johnson, New York Rangers
3. Jamie Benn, Los Angeles Kings
Annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League

Hart Memorial Trophy
1. Alexei Yashin, Columbus Blue Jackets
2. Jonathan Cheechoo, San Jose Sharks
3. Henrik Zetterberg, San Jose Sharks
Annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
1. Patrick Marleau, Toronto Maple Leafs
2. Alexei Yashin, Columbus Blue Jackets
3. Henrik Zetterberg, San Jose Sharks
Annual award given to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability

James Norris Memorial Trophy
1. Duncan Keith, Florida Panthers
2. Nicklas Lidstrom, Boston Bruins
3. Derek Morris, Calgary Flames
Annual award given to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position

Frank J. Selke Trophy
1. David Backes, Dallas Stars
2. Phillipe Audet, Phoenix Coyotes
3. Patrice Bergeron, Los Angeles Kings
Annual award given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game



23-4-2008 Playoff news
New York Rangers have won their series against the Atlanta Thrashers. They have been awarded $1,000,000 as prize money.

20-4-2008 Playoff news
Calgary Flames have won their series against the Columbus Blue Jackets. They have been awarded $1,000,000 as prize money.

20-4-2008 Playoff news
Dallas Stars have won their series against the San Jose Sharks. They have been awarded $1,000,000 as prize money.

19-4-2008 Playoff news
Montreal Canadiens have won their series against the Florida Panthers. They have been awarded $1,000,000 as prize money.

19-4-2008 Playoff news
Boston Bruins have won their series against the Philadelphia Flyers. They have been awarded $1,000,000 as prize money.

18-4-2008 World Championships 2008
Icehockey World Championships 2008 in Finland start in just two days. There are 16 nations battling for the championship in the following two weeks. Many believe that the team of Canada will make a good run for the gold.

Here are the starting groups:
Group AGroup B
USA
Slovakia
Japan
Italy
Finland
Sweden
Ukraine
France
Group CGroup D
Russia
Switzerland
Norway
Latvia
Canada
Czech
Germany
Austria


18-4-2008 Playoff news
Detroit Red Wings have won their series against the St. Louis Blues. They have been awarded $1,000,000 as prize money.

18-4-2008 Playoff news
Minnesota Wild have won their series against the Vancouver Canucks. They have been awarded $1,000,000 as prize money.

17-4-2008 Player of the week: Thomas Vanek (R)
NHL has awarded Thomas Vanek (R) of New York Islanders as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Austria, Thomas Vanek was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 396 NHL games during his career, notching 127 goals and adding 114 assists along with 148 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 82 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 27+28=55 with 64 PIM.


17-4-2008 Playoff news
New York Islanders have won their series against the Buffalo Sabres. They have been awarded $1,000,000 as prize money.

15-4-2008 Mathieu Dandenault injured.
Mathieu Dandenault (PHI) suffered ankle injury during the game in an incident with Darius Kasparaitis (BOS). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. It hurts, but what hurts even more is when you're injured by a cheap shot like that, were his words after the game.

14-4-2008 Alexander Edler injured.
Alexander Edler (MIN) suffered abdomen injury during the game in an incident with Brad Isbister (VAN). He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month. There's no operation necessary. It's a third-degree separation. We'll know better in a couple of days how bad it really is and go from there, the injured player commented.

12-4-2008 Anze Kopitar agrees on a contract with Columbus Blue Jackets.
Anze Kopitar has signed a $7,000,000 per year, 3 year deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Slovenia, Anze Kopitar was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 246 NHL games during his career, notching 77 goals and adding 88 assists along with 61 penalty minutes. The 20 year old center has played 82 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 21+22=43 with 20 PIM.


12-4-2008 David Legwand injured.
David Legwand (SJ) suffered head injury during the game in an incident with Jarkko Ruutu (DAL). He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month. I won't be able to do much for the next few weeks, he commented to the press.

10-4-2008 Player of the week: Jeremy Roenick (R)
NHL has awarded Jeremy Roenick (R) of Detroit Red Wings as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 0 assists for 3 points in 1 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of USA, Jeremy Roenick was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 654 NHL games during his career, notching 220 goals and adding 231 assists along with 35 penalty minutes. The 37 year old right wing has played 81 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 31+24=55 with 4 PIM.


8-4-2008 Media criticises the Anaheim Mighty Ducks
We dug ourselves in a hole... commented Anaheim Mighty Ducks GM Pierre Gauthier after today's game against the Phoenix Coyotes. This brings their current streak to 5 games winless.

7-4-2008 Media criticises the Pittsburgh Penguins
It isn't the happiest time for the Pittsburgh Penguins as they are on a 13 game winless streak. Pittsburgh Penguins coach Ivan Hlinka had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

3-4-2008 Player of the week: Shea Weber (D)
NHL has awarded Shea Weber (D) of Carolina Hurricanes as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 4 assists for 6 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Shea Weber was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 408 NHL games during his career, notching 46 goals and adding 148 assists along with 146 penalty minutes. The 22 year old defenseman has played 80 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 12+29=41 with 14 PIM.


3-4-2008 Media praises the Carolina Hurricanes
When we were healthy, we were one of the best teams in the league, commented Carolina Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice after today's game against the Ottawa Senators. This brings their current streak to 5 games undefeated.

3-4-2008 Jack Johnson injured.
Jack Johnson (CBS) suffered ankle injury during the game in an incident with Jeff O'Neill (NAS). He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month. I am sure the doc will fix it and get me back in action in abouth a month, he said as medics fastened him onto the stretcher.

2-4-2008 Keith Tkachuk reaches a milestone !
Keith Tkachuk(VAN) scored the 300th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Dallas Stars on a feed by Olli Jokinen. I can't quite remember the last time when I was this happy, he said after the game.

A native of USA, Keith Tkachuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 647 NHL games during his career, notching 300 goals and adding 247 assists along with 303 penalty minutes. The 35 year old right wing has played 74 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 34+28=62 with 21 PIM.


2-4-2008 Ladislav Nagy injured.
Ladislav Nagy (PIT) suffered abdomen injury during the game in an incident with Ryan Getzlaf (NYI). He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month. Last time I was injured in that area I came back too soon. I'm not going to come back until I'm able to go 100%, he said to the press.

1-4-2008 Player of the month: Devan Dubnyk (G)
NHL has awarded Devan Dubnyk (G) of Dallas Stars as Player Of The Month He registered 12 wins and allowed 19 goals in 15 games last month.

A native of Canada, Devan Dubnyk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 133 NHL games during his career, booking 15 career shutouts and allowing 271 goals. The 21 year old goaltender has played 46 games with the Dallas Stars this season, allowing 83 goals on 730 while booking 8 shutouts.


1-4-2008 Rookie of the month: Max Pacioretty (L)
NHL has awarded Max Pacioretty (L) of Washington Capitals as Rookie Of The Month He registered 6 goals and 6 assists for 12 points in 14 games last month. He also had 3 game winning goals.

A native of USA, Max Pacioretty was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2007 entry draft. He has appeared in 49 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 10 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 18 year old left wing has played 49 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 12+10=22 with 8 PIM.


29-3-2008 Media attacks the Colorado Avalanche
The media is disappointed by the team's 6 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Colorado and headcoach Bob Hartley

27-3-2008 Player of the week: Dustin Brown (R)
NHL has awarded Dustin Brown (R) of Philadelphia Flyers as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 1 assists for 5 points in 3 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of USA, Dustin Brown was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 365 NHL games during his career, notching 73 goals and adding 68 assists along with 101 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 75 games with the Philadelphia Flyers this season, totalling 23+14=37 with 27 PIM.


24-3-2008 Tyler Arnason agrees on a contract with Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
Tyler Arnason has signed a $6,000,000 per year, 3 year deal with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Tyler Arnason was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 7th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 548 NHL games during his career, notching 164 goals and adding 162 assists along with 60 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 76 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 20+21=41 with 25 PIM.


24-3-2008 Alexander Steen injured.
Alexander Steen (CAR) suffered groin injury during the game in an incident with Eric Chouinard (MTL). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. Well, there's not much I can say, it happens, he commented from the trainers bench.

23-3-2008 Media criticises the Pittsburgh Penguins
It isn't the happiest time for the Pittsburgh Penguins as they are on a 6 game winless streak. Pittsburgh Penguins coach Ivan Hlinka had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

22-3-2008 Media criticises the Colorado Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche are spinning in a 14 game winless streak. Colorado Avalanche defenseman Anton Strålman commented about their recent play: It seems like everything is going wrong now. It's not the best of times for us right now...

21-3-2008 Jan Bulis agrees on a contract with Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
Jan Bulis has signed a $5,500,000 per year, 3 year deal with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Czech, Jan Bulis was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 649 NHL games during his career, notching 159 goals and adding 245 assists along with 31 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 75 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 15+18=33 with 21 PIM.


21-3-2008 Peter Forsberg reaches a milestone !
Peter Forsberg(MIN) scored the 600th point of his career in tonight's game against the Detroit Red Wings on a goal by Alexander Edler. Wow, I feel good about it...I guess, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter..

A native of Sweden, Peter Forsberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 647 NHL games during his career, notching 275 goals and adding 325 assists along with 221 penalty minutes. The 34 year old center has played 73 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 29+39=68 with 26 PIM.


20-3-2008 Player of the week: Ilya Kovalchuk (R)
NHL has awarded Ilya Kovalchuk (R) of San Jose Sharks as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 5 assists for 9 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 565 NHL games during his career, notching 253 goals and adding 212 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 73 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 35+27=62 with 8 PIM.


20-3-2008 Media criticises the Colorado Avalanche
Everyone has noticed the steep dive of the Colorado Avalanche after a dreadful 13 game winless streak. We need to address the problem and get it out of our system, said team captain Alex Tanguay openly. Pierre Lacroix has made some good moves and some bad moves but now we could really use those good moves.

14-3-2008 DET-OTT trade
Detroit Red Wings traded CBS's round 2 pick in 2008 and ANA's round 5 pick in 2011 to Ottawa Senators for STL's round 5 pick in 2011

14-3-2008 VAN-CGY trade
Vancouver Canucks traded Jason Arnott to Calgary Flames for Mike Fisher and CGY's round 1 pick in 2008

A native of Canada, Mike Fisher was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 489 NHL games during his career, notching 97 goals and adding 121 assists along with 287 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 73 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 7+9=16 with 16 PIM.

A native of Canada, Jason Arnott was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 615 NHL games during his career, notching 110 goals and adding 150 assists along with 154 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 69 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 7+10=17 with 4 PIM.


14-3-2008 WSH-NJ trade
Washington Capitals traded Kyle Turris and Sam Gagner to New Jersey Devils for Marian Hossa

A native of Czech, Marian Hossa was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 632 NHL games during his career, notching 243 goals and adding 192 assists along with 49 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 71 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 23+23=46 with 8 PIM.

A native of Canada, Kyle Turris was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2007 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 18 year old right wing has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season.

A native of Canada, Sam Gagner was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2007 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 18 year old right wing has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season.


14-3-2008 TOR-VAN trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Mikael Backlund, Dwight King and Gilbert Brulé to Vancouver Canucks for T.J. Oshie

A native of USA, T.J. Oshie was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 88 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 21 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. The 21 year old right wing has played 69 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 21+17=38 with 36 PIM.

A native of Sweden, Mikael Backlund was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 2007 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 18 year old center has not yet played for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season.

A native of Canada, Gilbert Brulé was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old center has not yet played for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season. He has played 41 games with the St. Johns Maple Leafs this season, totalling 5+8=13 with 12 PIM.


14-3-2008 TB-CGY trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded Vern Fiddler to Calgary Flames for Kurtis Foster

A native of Canada, Kurtis Foster was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 393 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 83 assists along with 77 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 66 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 2+15=17 with 32 PIM. He has also played 4 games with the Saint John Flames this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Vern Fiddler, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 425 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 42 assists along with 77 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 70 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 3+6=9 with 14 PIM.


14-3-2008 NYR-NAS trade
New York Rangers traded Brenden Morrow and Jonathan Quick to Nashville Predators for Henrik Lundqvist and Nathan Gerbe

A native of Sweden, Henrik Lundqvist was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 5th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 446 NHL games during his career, booking 31 career shutouts and allowing 1092 goals. The 25 year old goaltender has played 59 games with the Nashville Predators this season, allowing 144 goals on 1180 while booking 3 shutouts.

A native of Canada, Nathan Gerbe was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 51 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 8 assists along with 7 penalty minutes. The 20 year old left wing has played 51 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 6+8=14 with 7 PIM. He has also played 14 games with the Milwaukee Admirals this season, totalling 10+4=14 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Brenden Morrow was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 564 NHL games during his career, notching 156 goals and adding 142 assists along with 252 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 70 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 19+14=33 with 32 PIM.

A native of USA, Jonathan Quick was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 147 NHL games during his career, booking 6 career shutouts and allowing 375 goals. The 21 year old goaltender has played 58 games with the New York Rangers this season, allowing 139 goals on 1118 while booking 4 shutouts.


14-3-2008 VAN-NJ trade
Vancouver Canucks traded David Krejci to New Jersey Devils for Sam Gagner, MTL's round 1 pick in 2009 and VAN's round 1 pick in 2009

A native of Canada, Sam Gagner was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2007 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 18 year old right wing has not yet played for the New Jersey Devils this season.

A native of Czech, David Krejci was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 235 NHL games during his career, notching 49 goals and adding 66 assists along with 43 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has played 71 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 20+29=49 with 29 PIM.


14-3-2008 ANA-MTL trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Sergei Gonchar and Matt Moulson to Montreal Canadiens for Justin Williams, Mark Fistric and EDM's round 2 pick in 2008

A native of Canada, Justin Williams was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 618 NHL games during his career, notching 182 goals and adding 158 assists along with 32 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 71 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 14+18=32 with 4 PIM.

A native of Canada, Mark Fistric was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 21 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 66 games with the Quebec Citadelles this season, totalling 3+1=4 with 10 PIM.

A native of Russia, Sergei Gonchar was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 644 NHL games during his career, notching 93 goals and adding 258 assists along with 52 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman has played 72 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 7+21=28 with 10 PIM.

A native of Canada, Matt Moulson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 366 NHL games during his career, notching 94 goals and adding 86 assists along with 80 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 69 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 19+18=37 with 16 PIM.


14-3-2008 MTL-CBS trade
Montreal Canadiens traded Jason Smith to Columbus Blue Jackets for CBS's round 2 pick in 2009

A native of Canada, Jason Smith was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 645 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 152 assists along with 160 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman has played 71 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 0+17=17 with 9 PIM.


14-3-2008 ANA-DET trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded ANA's round 5 pick in 2011 to Detroit Red Wings for DET's round 2 pick in 2009 and DET's round 5 pick in 2011

14-3-2008 WSH-CGY trade
Washington Capitals traded CBS's round 5 pick in 2011 to Calgary Flames for Colby Cohen and PHO's round 5 pick in 2011

13-3-2008 Player of the week: Devan Dubnyk (G)
NHL has awarded Devan Dubnyk (G) of Dallas Stars as Player Of The Week He registered 4 wins and allowed 3 goals in 4 games last week. He also had 1 shutout.

A native of Canada, Devan Dubnyk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 124 NHL games during his career, booking 13 career shutouts and allowing 256 goals. The 21 year old goaltender has played 37 games with the Dallas Stars this season, allowing 68 goals on 594 while booking 6 shutouts.


11-3-2008 Media criticises the Colorado Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche are stumbling in a 9 game winless streak. Colorado Avalanche defenseman Marc Staal commented about their recent play: This is bad. It's one of those streaks that you don't want to remember when you're old.

10-3-2008 Media glorifies the San Jose Sharks
The media is impressed by the team's 5 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager San Jose and headcoach Darryl Sutter

9-3-2008 Media criticises the Chicago Blackhawks
Everyone has noticed the steep dive of the Chicago Blackhawks after a dreadful 7 game winless streak. We need to address the problem and get it out of our system, said team captain Daryl Sydor openly. Mike Smith has made some good moves and some bad moves but now we could really use those good moves.

8-3-2008 Media glorifies the New York Rangers
The media is impressed by the team's 7 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Rangers and headcoach Ron Low

6-3-2008 Player of the week: Henrik Zetterberg (C)
NHL has awarded Henrik Zetterberg (C) of San Jose Sharks as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 4 assists for 6 points in 3 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Sweden, Henrik Zetterberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 519 NHL games during his career, notching 151 goals and adding 198 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has played 67 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 24+38=62 with 4 PIM.


6-3-2008 Media criticises the Nashville Predators
The Nashville Predators are spinning in a 9 game winless streak. Nashville Predators left wing Nathan Gerbe commented about their recent play: It seems like everything is going wrong now. It's not the best of times for us right now...

6-3-2008 Alex Tanguay injured.
Alex Tanguay (COL) suffered arm injury during the game in an incident with Alexei Yemelin (CAR). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. You never expect an injury like this to happen, but it does, he said as medics fastened him onto the stretcher.

5-3-2008 TOR-PIT trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Jamie Heward and Brad Boyes to Pittsburgh Penguins for Brooks Orpik and Dustin Penner

A native of USA, Brooks Orpik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 440 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 46 assists along with 367 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 20 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 16 PIM.

A native of Canada, Dustin Penner, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 229 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 24 assists along with 64 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 65 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 3+6=9 with 8 PIM.

A native of Canada, Jamie Heward was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 627 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 135 assists along with 58 penalty minutes. The 36 year old defenseman has played 66 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 3+12=15 with 6 PIM.

A native of Canada, Brad Boyes was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 528 NHL games during his career, notching 116 goals and adding 127 assists along with 94 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 66 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 12+14=26 with 38 PIM.


5-3-2008 TOR-ANA trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Tomas Kloucek, Tomas Kaberle and VAN's round 2 pick in 2008 to Anaheim Mighty Ducks for Andrei Markov and Mark Stuart

A native of Russia, Andrei Markov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 622 NHL games during his career, notching 44 goals and adding 263 assists along with 78 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 67 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 6+33=39 with 18 PIM.

A native of USA, Mark Stuart was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 236 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 15 assists along with 28 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 67 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 10 PIM.

A native of Czech, Tomas Kloucek was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 5th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 516 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 64 assists along with 58 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 66 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 1+7=8 with 6 PIM.

A native of Czech, Tomas Kaberle was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 8th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 640 NHL games during his career, notching 47 goals and adding 198 assists along with 111 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman has played 66 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 10+27=37 with 6 PIM.


5-3-2008 Media glorifies the New York Rangers
The media is impressed by the team's 6 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Rangers and headcoach Ron Low

4-3-2008 Oleg Tverdovsky reaches a milestone !
Oleg Tverdovsky(SJ) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Colorado Avalanche on a goal by Dave Scatchard. Whatever I can do to help the team is okay by me. As long as we get the 2 points that's the main thing, he said while posing for photo's..

A native of La-la-land, Oleg Tverdovsky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 608 NHL games during his career, notching 56 goals and adding 300 assists along with 35 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 51 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 8+26=34 with 4 PIM.


3-3-2008 Media criticises the Nashville Predators
The Nashville Predators are stumbling in a 8 game winless streak. Nashville Predators right wing Mike Brown commented about their recent play: This is bad. It's one of those streaks that you don't want to remember when you're old.

3-3-2008 Paul Kariya reaches a milestone !
Paul Kariya(MTL) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the New York Rangers on a goal by Dany Heatley. My parents came to see this game so I just had to deliver, he said as camera flashes went off..

A native of Canada, Paul Kariya was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 638 NHL games during his career, notching 219 goals and adding 281 assists along with 18 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 65 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 24+28=52 with 0 PIM.


2-3-2008 Media praises the Minnesota Wild
Let's see your headlines now..., commented Minnesota Wild GM Doug Risebrough after today's game against the Edmonton Oilers. This brings their current streak to 6 games undefeated.

1-3-2008 Player of the month: Jonathan Cheechoo (L)
NHL has awarded Jonathan Cheechoo (L) of San Jose Sharks as Player Of The Month He registered 11 goals and 5 assists for 16 points in 13 games last month. He also had 4 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Jonathan Cheechoo was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 576 NHL games during his career, notching 214 goals and adding 190 assists along with 46 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 64 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 33+26=59 with 14 PIM.


1-3-2008 Rookie of the month: Andrew Cogliano (L)
NHL has awarded Andrew Cogliano (L) of Toronto Maple Leafs as Rookie Of The Month He registered 5 goals and 7 assists for 12 points in 13 games last month.

A native of Canada, Andrew Cogliano was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 63 NHL games during his career, notching 15 goals and adding 15 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 20 year old left wing has played 63 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 15+15=30 with 20 PIM.


28-2-2008 Player of the week: Jody Shelley (L)
NHL has awarded Jody Shelley (L) of Minnesota Wild as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 4 assists for 6 points in 3 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Jody Shelley, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 570 NHL games during his career, notching 190 goals and adding 149 assists along with 247 penalty minutes. The 31 year old left wing has played 62 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 13+21=34 with 30 PIM.


26-2-2008 Pavel Bure injured.
Pavel Bure (FLA) suffered knee injury during the game in an incident with Alexander Mikhailishin (NJ). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months. I just kind of rolled over his back and I couldn't get my arm down to brace myself, so I landed awkwardly, were his words after the game.

24-2-2008 NAS-CAR trade
Nashville Predators traded Jason Spezza and Brandon Prust to Carolina Hurricanes for Jordan Staal, Jeff O'Neill and Daniel Carcillo

A native of Canada, Jordan Staal was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 52 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 6 assists along with 10 penalty minutes. The 19 year old left wing has played 52 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 6+6=12 with 10 PIM.

A native of Canada, Jeff O'Neill was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 635 NHL games during his career, notching 180 goals and adding 200 assists along with 245 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center has played 61 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 13+23=36 with 22 PIM.

A native of Canada, Daniel Carcillo was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 3rd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 14 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 22 year old center has not yet played for the Carolina Hurricanes this season. He has played 61 games with the Lowell Lock Monsters this season, totalling 10+27=37 with 63 PIM.

A native of Canada, Jason Spezza was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 527 NHL games during his career, notching 161 goals and adding 209 assists along with 35 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 63 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 23+26=49 with 6 PIM.

A native of Canada, Brandon Prust was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 240 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 22 assists along with 322 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 60 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 3+9=12 with 65 PIM.


24-2-2008 VAN-TOR trade
Vancouver Canucks traded Carl Söderberg to Toronto Maple Leafs for Justin Falk and Shawn Thornton

A native of Canada, Shawn Thornton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 7th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 451 NHL games during his career, notching 39 goals and adding 64 assists along with 301 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 14 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 5 PIM.

A native of Sweden, Carl Söderberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 225 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 29 assists along with 51 penalty minutes. The 22 year old center has played 61 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 5+7=12 with 21 PIM.


24-2-2008 NYR-PIT trade
New York Rangers traded Aaron Ward and Jhonas Enroth to Pittsburgh Penguins for Derian Hatcher

A native of USA, Derian Hatcher was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 638 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 178 assists along with 292 penalty minutes. The 35 year old defenseman has played 61 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 3+18=21 with 14 PIM.

A native of Canada, Aaron Ward was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 620 NHL games during his career, notching 22 goals and adding 129 assists along with 323 penalty minutes. The 34 year old defenseman has played 62 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 3+15=18 with 36 PIM.


24-2-2008 TOR-VAN trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Darcy Tucker, David Steckel and PHI's round 2 pick in 2008 to Vancouver Canucks for Derek Roy

A native of Canada, Derek Roy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 471 NHL games during his career, notching 116 goals and adding 209 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 61 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 15+22=37 with 6 PIM.

A native of Canada, Darcy Tucker was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 635 NHL games during his career, notching 124 goals and adding 166 assists along with 334 penalty minutes. The 32 year old left wing has played 61 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 17+14=31 with 16 PIM.

A native of USA, David Steckel was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 143 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 21 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 61 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 6+12=18 with 2 PIM.


24-2-2008 VAN-ANA trade
Vancouver Canucks traded Claude Giroux and Ladislav Smid to Anaheim Mighty Ducks for Zbynek Michalek and David Krejci

A native of Czech, Zbynek Michalek, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 436 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 98 assists along with 52 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has played 63 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 4+18=22 with 14 PIM.

A native of Czech, David Krejci was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 227 NHL games during his career, notching 48 goals and adding 63 assists along with 37 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has played 63 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 19+26=45 with 23 PIM.

A native of Canada, Claude Giroux was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 143 NHL games during his career, notching 30 goals and adding 51 assists along with 45 penalty minutes. The 19 year old center has played 61 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 11+25=36 with 19 PIM.

A native of Czech, Ladislav Smid was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 97 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 18 assists along with 107 penalty minutes. The 21 year old defenseman has played 61 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 3+8=11 with 50 PIM.


23-2-2008 Media praises the St. Louis Blues
The St. Louis Blues are flying high with a 6 game undefeated streak. St. Louis Blues goaltender Cory Schneider commented about their recent success: It's just so exciting to come to the rink these days. I mean, we're even enjoying practice!

23-2-2008 Media criticises the Pittsburgh Penguins
The Pittsburgh Penguins are spinning in a 8 game winless streak. Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Andrej Meszaros commented about their recent play: It seems like everything is going wrong now. It's not the best of times for us right now...

21-2-2008 Player of the week: Joe Thornton (C)
NHL has awarded Joe Thornton (C) of New York Rangers as Player Of The Week He registered 5 goals and 1 assists for 6 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Joe Thornton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 613 NHL games during his career, notching 251 goals and adding 263 assists along with 119 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 60 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 26+32=58 with 7 PIM.


21-2-2008 Media attacks the Pittsburgh Penguins
The media is disappointed by the team's 7 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Pittsburgh and headcoach Ivan Hlinka

17-2-2008 Media glorifies the Montreal Canadiens
The media is impressed by the team's 5 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Montreal and headcoach Alain Vigneault

16-2-2008 OTT-VAN trade
Ottawa Senators traded Jani Hurme and Peter Nedved to Vancouver Canucks for Tommy Salo and Teddy Purcell

A native of Sweden, Tommy Salo was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 459 NHL games during his career, booking 24 career shutouts and allowing 1109 goals. The 36 year old goaltender has played 21 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, allowing 63 goals on 451 while booking 0 shutouts.

A native of Canada, Teddy Purcell, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 38 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 4 assists along with 25 penalty minutes. The 21 year old right wing has played 38 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 25 PIM. He has also played 17 games with the Manitoba Moose this season, totalling 7+5=12 with 2 PIM.

A native of Finland, Jani Hurme was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 40 NHL games during his career, booking 0 career shutouts and allowing 125 goals. The 32 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Ottawa Senators this season.

A native of Czech, Peter Nedved was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 633 NHL games during his career, notching 145 goals and adding 189 assists along with 68 penalty minutes. The 35 year old center has played 57 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 12+19=31 with 22 PIM.


16-2-2008 TOR-LA trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Eric Tangradi to Los Angeles Kings for Boris Valabik

A native of Slovakia, Boris Valabik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 33 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 10 penalty minutes. The 21 year old defenseman has played 33 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 10 PIM. He has also played 11 games with the Manchester Monarchs this season, totalling 0+4=4 with 2 PIM.


16-2-2008 NAS-PIT trade
Nashville Predators traded Mathieu Garon to Pittsburgh Penguins for Mike Brown

A native of USA, Mike Brown was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 39 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 5 assists along with 52 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing has not yet played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. He has played 55 games with the Wilkes-Barre Penguins this season, totalling 10+10=20 with 54 PIM.

A native of Canada, Mathieu Garon was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 23 NHL games during his career, booking 0 career shutouts and allowing 60 goals. The 29 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Nashville Predators this season. He has played 59 games with the Milwaukee Admirals this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


16-2-2008 LA-PIT trade
Los Angeles Kings traded Daniel Paille to Pittsburgh Penguins for Michal Barinka

A native of Czech, Michal Barinka was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 3rd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 6 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 3 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 6 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 2 PIM. He has also played 6 games with the Wilkes-Barre Penguins this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 30 PIM.

A native of Canada, Daniel Paille was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 287 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 36 assists along with 114 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 5 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 4 PIM. He has also played 24 games with the Manchester Monarchs this season, totalling 6+5=11 with 2 PIM.


16-2-2008 Media criticises the Phoenix Coyotes
We dug ourselves in a hole... commented Phoenix Coyotes GM Bobby Smith after today's game against the Detroit Red Wings. This brings their current streak to 6 games winless.

15-2-2008 Doug Weight injured.
Doug Weight (TOR) suffered arm injury during the game in an incident with Jeff O'Neill (CAR). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. They first said the treatment was going to be a minimum of five weeks rest, but they've been wrong before, he commented to the press.

14-2-2008 Player of the week: Michael Nylander (C)
NHL has awarded Michael Nylander (C) of Dallas Stars as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 3 assists for 6 points in 3 games last week.

A native of Sweden, Michael Nylander was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 3rd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 614 NHL games during his career, notching 130 goals and adding 211 assists along with 101 penalty minutes. The 34 year old center has played 57 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 11+15=26 with 0 PIM.


14-2-2008 NHL All-Star Game
Team North America has won the annual NHL All-Star game with a score of 13-10. Game MVP was Zach Parisé.

A native of USA, Zach Parisé was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 379 NHL games during his career, notching 133 goals and adding 150 assists along with 59 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 57 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 30+25=55 with 16 PIM.


14-2-2008 Media criticises the Edmonton Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers are stumbling in a 10 game winless streak. Edmonton Oilers defenseman Marc Methot commented about their recent play: We don't even want to think about it anymore. We need to find our game and get out of this.

14-2-2008 Chris Drury injured.
Chris Drury (CHI) suffered head injury during the game in an incident with Phillipe Audet (PHO). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. It hurts, I admit, but I just have to take it like a man, he said after the game.

14-2-2008 NHL All-Star Game
Team World has won the annual NHL All-Star game with a score of 13-10. Game MVP was Nicklas Bäckström.

A native of Sweden, Nicklas Bäckström was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 125 NHL games during his career, notching 28 goals and adding 35 assists along with 28 penalty minutes. The 20 year old center has played 57 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 24+22=46 with 14 PIM.


13-2-2008 NHL All-Star Skill Competitions
The annual All-Star event kicked off today with the skill competitions. Team North America and Team World competed in six different races and the fans got to see their stars shine.

Team World won the puck control relay with a team of Peter Forsberg, Marian Gaborik and Patrik Elias.

Marian Gaborik of Team World won the fastest skater competition, beating Jarome Iginla in the final.

Joe Thornton of Team North America won the hardest shot competition with a result of 96 MPH, beating Jaromir Jagr in the final.

Sidney Crosby of Team North America won the accuracy shooting competition, beating Ilya Kovalchuk in the final.

Martin Brodeur of Team North America won the goalie competition (pass&score), beating Tuukka Rask in the final.

Team World won the breakaway relay with a team of Alexander Ovechkin, Marian Gaborik and Ilya Kovalchuk.

The yearly clash between Team North America and Team World will take place tomorrow.


9-2-2008 Media criticises the Edmonton Oilers
It isn't the happiest time for the Edmonton Oilers as they are on a 8 game winless streak. Edmonton Oilers coach Craig MacTavish had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

8-2-2008 Media attacks the Tampa Bay Lightning
The media is disappointed by the team's 7 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager TB and headcoach Steve Ludzik

7-2-2008 Player of the week: Drew Stafford (R)
NHL has awarded Drew Stafford (R) of Chicago Blackhawks as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 5 assists for 7 points in 5 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of USA, Drew Stafford was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 102 NHL games during his career, notching 18 goals and adding 19 assists along with 62 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing has played 56 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 11+14=25 with 36 PIM.


7-2-2008 NJ-PIT trade
New Jersey Devils traded Petr Taticek, ANA's round 1 pick in 2008 and NAS's round 1 pick in 2008 to Pittsburgh Penguins for Marian Hossa and Marc-André Fleury

A native of Czech, Marian Hossa was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 616 NHL games during his career, notching 238 goals and adding 187 assists along with 43 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 55 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 18+18=36 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Marc-André Fleury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 289 NHL games during his career, booking 18 career shutouts and allowing 664 goals. The 23 year old goaltender has played 50 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, allowing 129 goals on 886 while booking 3 shutouts.

A native of Czech, Petr Taticek was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 382 NHL games during his career, notching 46 goals and adding 39 assists along with 233 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 54 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 7+4=11 with 41 PIM.


7-2-2008 CHI-PIT trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded Raffi Torres, MTL's round 1 pick in 2008 and NJ's round 2 pick in 2009 to Pittsburgh Penguins for Andy McDonald

A native of Canada, Andy McDonald, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 564 NHL games during his career, notching 143 goals and adding 234 assists along with 29 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 55 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 10+14=24 with 19 PIM.

A native of Canada, Raffi Torres was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 457 NHL games during his career, notching 37 goals and adding 57 assists along with 510 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 38 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 51 PIM. He has also played 15 games with the Norfolk Admirals this season, totalling 5+5=10 with 11 PIM.


6-2-2008 League suspends Zach Stortini
The league board has suspended Los Angeles Kings player Zach Stortini for 8 games for injuring Patrick Sharp of Chicago Blackhawks.

6-2-2008 Patrick Sharp injured.
Patrick Sharp (CHI) suffered ankle injury during the game in an incident with Zach Stortini (LA). He is expected to be sidelined for at least four months. I'm just hoping it's nothing serious and the docs will let me play in a month again, he commented to the press.

31-1-2008 Player of the week: Pavel Bure (L)
NHL has awarded Pavel Bure (L) of Florida Panthers as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 7 assists for 9 points in 4 games last week.

A native of Russia, Pavel Bure was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 6th round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 610 NHL games during his career, notching 277 goals and adding 199 assists along with 40 penalty minutes. The 36 year old left wing has played 37 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 15+17=32 with 2 PIM.


1-2-2008 Player of the month: Henrik Zetterberg (C)
NHL has awarded Henrik Zetterberg (C) of San Jose Sharks as Player Of The Month He registered 11 goals and 7 assists for 18 points in 15 games last month. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Sweden, Henrik Zetterberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 503 NHL games during his career, notching 148 goals and adding 187 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has played 51 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 21+27=48 with 4 PIM.


1-2-2008 Rookie of the month: Brandon Yip (L)
NHL has awarded Brandon Yip (L) of St. Louis Blues as Rookie Of The Month He registered 3 goals and 7 assists for 10 points in 17 games last month. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Brandon Yip was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 51 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 10 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 21 year old left wing has played 51 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 5+10=15 with 36 PIM.


29-1-2008 Media criticises the Carolina Hurricanes
The Carolina Hurricanes are stumbling in a 5 game winless streak. Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Alexei Yemelin commented about their recent play: We don't even want to think about it anymore. We need to find our game and get out of this.

28-1-2008 TB-MIN trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded Frans Nielsen to Minnesota Wild for Jason Pominville

A native of Canada, Jason Pominville was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 481 NHL games during his career, notching 102 goals and adding 163 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 50 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 17+19=36 with 2 PIM.

A native of La-la-land, Frans Nielsen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 395 NHL games during his career, notching 60 goals and adding 104 assists along with 28 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 52 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 5+10=15 with 4 PIM.


28-1-2008 MIN-PIT trade
Minnesota Wild traded James Sheppard, Sergei Berezin and MIN's round 2 pick in 2009 to Pittsburgh Penguins for Jody Shelley

A native of Canada, Jody Shelley, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 558 NHL games during his career, notching 186 goals and adding 142 assists along with 238 penalty minutes. The 31 year old left wing has played 50 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 9+14=23 with 21 PIM.

A native of Canada, James Sheppard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 46 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 3 assists along with 30 penalty minutes. The 19 year old center has played 46 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 30 PIM.

A native of Russia, Sergei Berezin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 622 NHL games during his career, notching 172 goals and adding 158 assists along with 52 penalty minutes. The 35 year old right wing has played 50 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 13+14=27 with 24 PIM.


28-1-2008 Eric Belanger released.
Washington Capitals released Eric Belanger to free agency.

28-1-2008 PIT-CHI trade
Pittsburgh Penguins traded Petr Sykora to Chicago Blackhawks for Mike Brown and DET's round 1 pick in 2008

A native of USA, Mike Brown was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 39 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 5 assists along with 52 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. He has played 50 games with the Norfolk Admirals this season, totalling 8+10=18 with 54 PIM.

A native of Czech, Petr Sykora was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 627 NHL games during his career, notching 160 goals and adding 203 assists along with 47 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 50 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 14+14=28 with 4 PIM.


26-1-2008 Media criticises the New York Islanders
It isn't the happiest time for the New York Islanders as they are on a 5 game winless streak. New York Islanders coach Butch Goring had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

26-1-2008 Doug Weight injured.
Doug Weight (TOR) suffered head injury during the game in an incident with Darius Kasparaitis (BOS). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. This is the same injury I had as a junior. Not too serious, but it needs some time to heal, he said after the game in the dressing room.

24-1-2008 Player of the week: Scott Hartnell (L)
NHL has awarded Scott Hartnell (L) of Dallas Stars as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points in 4 games last week.

A native of Canada, Scott Hartnell was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 572 NHL games during his career, notching 212 goals and adding 227 assists along with 294 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 49 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 18+26=44 with 43 PIM.


24-1-2008 Jason Allison reaches a milestone !
Jason Allison(ATL) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers on a goal by Curtis Brown. Making beautiful plays is fun on the ice I think, he said at the post-game press conference..

A native of Canada, Jason Allison was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 620 NHL games during his career, notching 216 goals and adding 300 assists along with 33 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 46 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 14+22=36 with 7 PIM.


21-1-2008 TOR-NAS trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Petr Prucha and Jarrett Stoll to Nashville Predators for Eric Daze and Pierre-Marc Bouchard

A native of USA, Eric Daze was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 4th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 567 NHL games during his career, notching 227 goals and adding 161 assists along with 137 penalty minutes. The 32 year old left wing has played 46 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 11+8=19 with 17 PIM.

A native of Canada, Pierre-Marc Bouchard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 235 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 43 assists along with 28 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 38 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 4+15=19 with 4 PIM.

A native of Czech, Petr Prucha was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 127 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 10 assists along with 69 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 40 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 36 PIM.

A native of Canada, Jarrett Stoll was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 392 NHL games during his career, notching 69 goals and adding 69 assists along with 98 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 50 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 7+9=16 with 14 PIM.


21-1-2008 TOR-PHI trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded TOR's round 5 pick in 2011 to Philadelphia Flyers for PHI's round 2 pick in 2008 and PHI's round 5 pick in 2011

21-1-2008 NJ-SJ trade
New Jersey Devils traded SJ's round 1 pick in 2009 to San Jose Sharks for Leo Komarov and Jake Muzzin

A native of Finland, Leo Komarov was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 67 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 5 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 20 year old left wing has played 47 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 16 PIM.

A native of Canada, Jake Muzzin was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 2007 entry draft. He has appeared in 15 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 2 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 18 year old defenseman has played 15 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 2 PIM. He has also played 30 games with the Cleveland Barons this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 4 PIM.


21-1-2008 Media criticises the Tampa Bay Lightning
We've been kicking ourselves for this streak but it seems like nothing is helping us right now said Tampa Bay Lightning coach Steve Ludzik after today's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Tampa Bay Lightning have now a 22 game winless streak.

18-1-2008 All-Star Teams selected
Starting lineups for the 2008 All-Star Game have been decided according to votes given by hockey fans around the world. The fans voted the starting lineup consisting of 1 goaltender, 2 defenseman, 1 left wing, 1 center and 1 right wing for both North America All-Stars and World All-Stars. Here are the final results of the voting:

North AmericaWorld
R Dany HeatleyR Jaromir Jagr
C Sidney CrosbyC Alexei Yashin
L Marc SavardL Peter Forsberg
D Chris ProngerD Nicklas Lidstrom
D Dan BoyleD Joni Pitkanen
G Roberto LuongoG Tuukka Rask

Traditionally, the coaching staff of the two All-Star teams will selected rest of the players to participate in this most profilic annual sports event. The following players have been selected to the All-Star teams by the coaching staff.
North AmericaWorld
Right wingsRight wings
R Jarome Iginla
R Patrick Marleau
R Martin St. Louis
R Milan Hejduk
R Marian Gaborik
R Ilya Kovalchuk
CentersCenters
C Jonathan Toews
C Joe Thornton
C Zach Parisé
C Nicklas Bäckström
C Henrik Zetterberg
C Patrik Elias
Left wingsLeft wings
L Rick Nash
L Keith Tkachuk
L Jonathan Cheechoo
L Alexander Semin
L Alexander Ovechkin
L Evgeni Malkin
DefensemenDefensemen
D Rob Blake
D Mike Van Ryn
D Duncan Keith
D Kristopher Letang
D Sergei Zubov
D Andrei Markov
D Roman Hamrlik
D Pavel Kubina
GoaliesGoalies
G Martin Brodeur
G Mike Smith
G Henrik Lundqvist
G Tomas Vokoun

This years All-Star weekend starts Saturday February 13 with the Super Skills competition and continues on Sunday February 14 with the clash between the North America All-Stars and the World All-Stars.


18-1-2008 Media praises the Calgary Flames
The Calgary Flames are flying high with a 5 game undefeated streak. Calgary Flames center Zach Parisé commented about their recent success: Let's face it, we've got a great core of guys here, some real strong young guys and a good squad of leaders. If every team had that then they'd do just as good.

18-1-2008 Media criticises the Tampa Bay Lightning
It isn't the happiest time for the Tampa Bay Lightning as they are on a 20 game winless streak. Tampa Bay Lightning coach Steve Ludzik had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

17-1-2008 Player of the week: Henrik Zetterberg (C)
NHL has awarded Henrik Zetterberg (C) of San Jose Sharks as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 3 assists for 6 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Sweden, Henrik Zetterberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 497 NHL games during his career, notching 145 goals and adding 185 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has played 45 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 18+25=43 with 4 PIM.


17-1-2008 Erik Cole injured.
Erik Cole (CBS) suffered arm injury during the game in an incident with Louis-Philip Cossette (MIN). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. I'd like to play as soon as I can but I think the doctors are going to tell me to rest for a while now, he said after the game in the dressing room.

16-1-2008 Team Sweden wins World Junior Championship
Team Sweden has beaten Team Czech in the final of the 2008 World Junior Championships.

In the game for bronze medal, Team USA has beaten Team Canada.

Leading scorers in the tournament:
1. Alexander Killorn (USA) 4+10=14
2. Frantisek Kibitz (CZE) 6+4=10
3. Burke Nuransuk (CAN) 5+5=10
4. Jaroslav Kopp (CZE) 5+5=10
5. Jamie Lance (USA) 5+5=10
6. Espen Lundmark (SWE) 5+4=9
7. Michael Gergen (USA) 0+9=9
8. Niklas Hilberg (SWE) 5+3=8
9. Artur Vojtek (SVK) 3+5=8
10. Didier Minville (CAN) 1+7=8


16-1-2008 Jiri Hudler injured.
Jiri Hudler (COL) suffered arm injury during the game in an incident with Ryan Getzlaf (NYI). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. There's no operation necessary. It's a third-degree separation. We'll know better in a couple of days how bad it really is and go from there, he said when he was taken off the ice.

14-1-2008 World Junior Championships finalists ready
Team Czech will meet Team Sweden in the final of the 2008 World Championships. Both teams will make a good run for the championship in this exciting game.

In the game for the bronze medal, Team Canada meets Team USA.


14-1-2008 Jeremy Adduono released.
Buffalo Sabres released Jeremy Adduono to free agency.

14-1-2008 Milan Bartovic released.
Buffalo Sabres released Milan Bartovic to free agency.

14-1-2008 Andrew Peters released.
Buffalo Sabres released Andrew Peters to free agency.

14-1-2008 Peter Smrek released.
Buffalo Sabres released Peter Smrek to free agency.

14-1-2008 Lennart Petrell released.
Buffalo Sabres released Lennart Petrell to free agency.

14-1-2008 Artem Kruikov released.
Buffalo Sabres released Artem Kruikov to free agency.

14-1-2008 ANA-CHI trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Nick Boynton to Chicago Blackhawks for Nicklas Grossman and CBS's round 1 pick in 2008

A native of Sweden, Nicklas Grossman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 74 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 4 assists along with 10 penalty minutes. The 22 year old defenseman has played 44 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 4 PIM.

A native of Canada, Nick Boynton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 538 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 143 assists along with 278 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 46 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 4+9=13 with 29 PIM.


14-1-2008 OTT-NAS trade
Ottawa Senators traded Tobias Enström and Bobby Ryan to Nashville Predators for Mike Cammalleri and Joffrey Lupul

A native of Canada, Mike Cammalleri was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 456 NHL games during his career, notching 142 goals and adding 147 assists along with 85 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 46 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 14+10=24 with 8 PIM.

A native of Canada, Joffrey Lupul was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 423 NHL games during his career, notching 126 goals and adding 110 assists along with 79 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 46 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 13+12=25 with 0 PIM.

A native of Sweden, Tobias Enström was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 371 NHL games during his career, notching 34 goals and adding 127 assists along with 68 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 43 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 7+17=24 with 14 PIM.

A native of USA, Bobby Ryan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 42 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 7 assists along with 25 penalty minutes. The 20 year old left wing has played 42 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 4+7=11 with 25 PIM.


13-1-2008 Michal Handzus agrees on a contract with Chicago Blackhawks.
Michal Handzus has signed a $3,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Czech, Michal Handzus was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 4th round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 615 NHL games during his career, notching 116 goals and adding 133 assists along with 99 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 43 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 7+5=12 with 16 PIM.


12-1-2008 World Junior Championships semifinals
World Junior Championships have reached semifinal stage. In the first semifinal on January 14th, Team Canada will meet Team Czech . In the second clash, Team USA will challenge Team Sweden. Winners from both games will meet on January 16th in the final game to decide the 2008 World Champion of icehockey.


12-1-2008 Chris Drury agrees on a contract with Chicago Blackhawks.
Chris Drury has signed a $3,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of USA, Chris Drury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 600 NHL games during his career, notching 170 goals and adding 212 assists along with 65 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 42 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 6+9=15 with 2 PIM.


12-1-2008 Jordin Tootoo injured.
Jordin Tootoo (NAS) suffered leg injury during the game in an incident with David Backes (DAL). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months. Well, you win some and you lose some...it's as simple as that. I just got thrown around today, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

12-1-2008 Media criticises the Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning are spinning in a 17 game winless streak. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jakub Kindl commented about their recent play: Things are not looking good for us but I think if we stay positive, we can climb out of this hole.

10-1-2008 World Junior Championships quarterfinals
World Junior Championships have reached quarterfinal stage. Here are the final standings for the starting groups.
Group APTSGFGAGroup BPTSGFGA
Russia6207USA6147
Slovakia41512Germany41513
Norway21117Switzerland2810
Italy0919Latvia0815
Group CPTSGFGAGroup DPTSGFGA
Czech6178Sweden5117
Finland41512Canada41710
Poland21015Belarussia21116
Ukraine01017Japan1612

For quarterfinals, the pairs are:

Russia-Canada
Sweden-Slovakia
USA-Finland
Czech-Germany


10-1-2008 Player of the week: Vincent Lecavalier (C)
NHL has awarded Vincent Lecavalier (C) of St. Louis Blues as Player Of The Week He registered 7 goals and 3 assists for 10 points in 4 games last week. He also had 4 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Vincent Lecavalier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 616 NHL games during his career, notching 234 goals and adding 246 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 40 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 24+17=41 with 0 PIM.


10-1-2008 Jaromir Jagr reaches a milestone !
Jaromir Jagr(STL) scored the 300th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on a feed by Vincent Lecavalier. It is just an amazing thing for me, were his words after the game.

A native of Czech, Jaromir Jagr was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 613 NHL games during his career, notching 300 goals and adding 247 assists along with 25 penalty minutes. The 35 year old right wing has played 39 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 24+18=42 with 4 PIM.


10-1-2008 Media criticises the New Jersey Devils
We dug ourselves in a hole... commented New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello after today's game against the San Jose Sharks. This brings their current streak to 5 games winless.

7-1-2008 NAS-CGY trade
Nashville Predators traded Mike Fisher to Calgary Flames for Eric Daze

A native of USA, Eric Daze was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 4th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 561 NHL games during his career, notching 225 goals and adding 161 assists along with 137 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 40 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 9+8=17 with 17 PIM.

A native of Canada, Mike Fisher was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 460 NHL games during his career, notching 95 goals and adding 117 assists along with 275 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 44 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 5+5=10 with 4 PIM.


7-1-2008 CHI-NJ trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded Valeri Bure, ANA's round 1 pick in 2008 and NAS's round 1 pick in 2008 to New Jersey Devils for Valtteri Filppula

A native of Finland, Valtteri Filppula was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 399 NHL games during his career, notching 65 goals and adding 85 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 40 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 9+7=16 with 2 PIM.

A native of Russia, Valeri Bure was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 546 NHL games during his career, notching 114 goals and adding 118 assists along with 129 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season.


7-1-2008 CHI-NYR trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded Chris Simon to New York Rangers for Matt Hendricks and Mike Brown

A native of USA, Matt Hendricks was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 5th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 419 NHL games during his career, notching 78 goals and adding 70 assists along with 405 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has played 41 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 48 PIM.

A native of USA, Mike Brown was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 39 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 5 assists along with 52 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing has not yet played for the New York Rangers this season. He has played 41 games with the Hartford Wolfpack this season, totalling 8+9=17 with 42 PIM.

A native of Canada, Chris Simon was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2nd round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 552 NHL games during his career, notching 103 goals and adding 91 assists along with 485 penalty minutes. The 35 year old right wing has played 3 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


7-1-2008 CHI-OTT trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded Valtteri Filppula, CHI's round 1 pick in 2008 and EDM's round 1 pick in 2008 to Ottawa Senators for P.K. Subban and Patrick Sharp

A native of Canada, P.K. Subban was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 2007 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 18 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Ottawa Senators this season. He has played 40 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 1+10=11 with 4 PIM.

A native of Canada, Patrick Sharp was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 488 NHL games during his career, notching 154 goals and adding 199 assists along with 43 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has played 40 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 18+17=35 with 8 PIM.

A native of Finland, Valtteri Filppula was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 399 NHL games during his career, notching 65 goals and adding 85 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 40 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 9+7=16 with 2 PIM.


7-1-2008 OTT-WSH trade
Ottawa Senators traded VAN's round 1 pick in 2008 and OTT's round 2 pick in 2008 to Washington Capitals for Bobby Ryan

A native of USA, Bobby Ryan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 42 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 7 assists along with 25 penalty minutes. The 20 year old left wing has played 42 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 4+7=11 with 25 PIM.


7-1-2008 CHI-NJ trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded NYI's round 1 pick in 2008 and NJ's round 2 pick in 2008 to New Jersey Devils for Chris Drury

A native of USA, Chris Drury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 598 NHL games during his career, notching 170 goals and adding 212 assists along with 65 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 40 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 6+9=15 with 2 PIM.


7-1-2008 Media criticises the Tampa Bay Lightning
It isn't the happiest time for the Tampa Bay Lightning as they are on a 15 game winless streak. Tampa Bay Lightning coach Steve Ludzik had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

6-1-2008 Media criticises the Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs are spinning in a 6 game winless streak. Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Patrick Marleau commented about their recent play: Things are not looking good for us but I think if we stay positive, we can climb out of this hole.

6-1-2008 Joe Thornton reaches a milestone !
Joe Thornton(NYR) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes on a goal by Mike Johnson. I just want to thank this great organization for presenting me with the opportunity to play in the NHL, he said after the game in the dressing room..

A native of Canada, Joe Thornton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 593 NHL games during his career, notching 245 goals and adding 255 assists along with 119 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 40 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 20+24=44 with 7 PIM.


6-1-2008 Media criticises the Carolina Hurricanes
It isn't the happiest time for the Carolina Hurricanes as they are on a 8 game winless streak. Carolina Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

5-1-2008 Media criticises the Chicago Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks are stumbling in a 5 game winless streak. Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Matt Niskanen commented about their recent play: We don't even want to think about it anymore. We need to find our game and get out of this.

4-1-2008 Media praises the Nashville Predators
The Nashville Predators are flying high with a 10 game undefeated streak. Nashville Predators left wing Nathan Gerbe commented about their recent success: We're playing like a team out there. The whole team has really bought into our system and not one player is slacking off.

3-1-2008 Player of the week: Nicklas Bäckström (C)
NHL has awarded Nicklas Bäckström (C) of Los Angeles Kings as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 1 assists for 5 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Sweden, Nicklas Bäckström was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 108 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 24 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 20 year old center has played 40 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 19+11=30 with 10 PIM.


3-1-2008 Ryan Callahan injured.
Ryan Callahan (EDM) suffered leg injury during the game in an incident with Tomas Kopecky (CBS). He is expected to be sidelined for almost half a year. Very disappointing, that is all I can say, he said to the press.

3-1-2008 Media criticises the Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning are stumbling in a 13 game winless streak. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jakub Kindl commented about their recent play: We don't even want to think about it anymore. We need to find our game and get out of this.

2-1-2008 World Junior Championships 2008
Icehockey World Junior Championships (U-20) 2008 in Finland start in just two days. There are 16 nations battling for the championship in the following two weeks. Many believe that the team of USA will make a good run for the gold.

Here are the starting groups:
Group AGroup B
Slovakia
Russia
Italy
Norway
Switzerland
USA
Latvia
Germany
Group CGroup D
Czech
Finland
Poland
Ukraine
Sweden
Canada
Belarussia
Japan


1-1-2008 Player of the month: Zach Parisé (C)
NHL has awarded Zach Parisé (C) of Calgary Flames as Player Of The Month He registered 9 goals and 6 assists for 15 points in 12 games last month. He also had 5 game winning goals.

A native of USA, Zach Parisé was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 360 NHL games during his career, notching 125 goals and adding 142 assists along with 51 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 38 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 22+17=39 with 8 PIM.


1-1-2008 Rookie of the month: David Desharnais (C)
NHL has awarded David Desharnais (C) of Toronto Maple Leafs as Rookie Of The Month He registered 2 goals and 4 assists for 6 points in 14 games last month. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, David Desharnais, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 14 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 4 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 20 year old center has played 14 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 2 PIM. He has also played 17 games with the St. Johns Maple Leafs this season, totalling 1+8=9 with 10 PIM.


31-12-2007 NAS-WSH trade
Nashville Predators traded Tomas Holmstrom, Tom Poti and FLA's round 2 pick in 2008 to Washington Capitals for Matthew Carle and Brandon Prust

A native of USA, Matthew Carle was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 142 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 26 assists along with 83 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 38 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 2+11=13 with 23 PIM.

A native of Canada, Brandon Prust was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 218 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 17 assists along with 289 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 38 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 32 PIM.

A native of Sweden, Tomas Holmstrom was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 615 NHL games during his career, notching 87 goals and adding 123 assists along with 243 penalty minutes. The 34 year old left wing has played 41 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 6+11=17 with 17 PIM.

A native of USA, Tom Poti was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 619 NHL games during his career, notching 39 goals and adding 176 assists along with 83 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 41 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 4+11=15 with 0 PIM.


31-12-2007 NYR-SJ trade
New York Rangers traded Johan Hedberg to San Jose Sharks for Brent Krahn

A native of Canada, Brent Krahn was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 68 NHL games during his career, booking 1 career shutouts and allowing 183 goals. The 25 year old goaltender has played 4 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, allowing 16 goals on 88 while booking 0 shutouts.

A native of Sweden, Johan Hedberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 9th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 181 NHL games during his career, booking 12 career shutouts and allowing 433 goals. The 34 year old goaltender has not yet played for the New York Rangers this season.


31-12-2007 TOR-NYI trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Brad Stuart to New York Islanders for Kyle Okposo, Tom Gilbert and Gilbert Brulé

A native of USA, Kyle Okposo was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 37 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 7 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 19 year old left wing has played 37 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 6+7=13 with 8 PIM.

A native of USA, Tom Gilbert was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 342 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 79 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has played 37 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 0+5=5 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Gilbert Brulé was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old center has not yet played for the New York Islanders this season. He has played 37 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers this season, totalling 5+7=12 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Brad Stuart was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 610 NHL games during his career, notching 52 goals and adding 187 assists along with 93 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 36 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 2+12=14 with 2 PIM.


31-12-2007 Media criticises the Tampa Bay Lightning
We've been kicking ourselves for this streak but it seems like nothing is helping us right now said Tampa Bay Lightning coach Steve Ludzik after today's game against the Buffalo Sabres. The Tampa Bay Lightning have now a 12 game winless streak.

30-12-2007 Teemu Selanne reaches a milestone !
Teemu Selanne(BOS) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on a feed by Sidney Crosby. I'm not out here to set records, but it's always nice to get the points, the player said in an interview.

A native of Finland, Teemu Selanne was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 613 NHL games during his career, notching 283 goals and adding 217 assists along with 64 penalty minutes. The 37 year old right wing has played 39 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 17+11=28 with 7 PIM.


29-12-2007 Peter Forsberg reaches a milestone !
Peter Forsberg(MIN) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the San Jose Sharks on a goal by Jason Pominville. I'm happy about it but that's it, gotta think other things now, he joked..

A native of Sweden, Peter Forsberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 610 NHL games during his career, notching 262 goals and adding 300 assists along with 204 penalty minutes. The 34 year old left wing has played 36 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 16+14=30 with 9 PIM.


28-12-2007 Media criticises the Tampa Bay Lightning
We've been kicking ourselves for this streak but it seems like nothing is helping us right now said Tampa Bay Lightning coach Steve Ludzik after today's game against the New York Rangers. The Tampa Bay Lightning have now a 10 game winless streak.

27-12-2007 Player of the week: Alexei Yashin (C)
NHL has awarded Alexei Yashin (C) of Columbus Blue Jackets as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of La-la-land, Alexei Yashin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 614 NHL games during his career, notching 264 goals and adding 263 assists along with 99 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center has played 38 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 26+18=44 with 0 PIM.


23-12-2007 Media criticises the Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning are stumbling in a 8 game winless streak. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jakub Kindl commented about their recent play: We don't even want to think about it anymore. We need to find our game and get out of this.

23-12-2007 Nicklas Lidstrom reaches a milestone !
Nicklas Lidstrom(BOS) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Nashville Predators on a goal by Teemu Selanne. My line mate is so good I just have to throw it his direction and it's in the net. Anyone can look good playing with this guy, he joked..

A native of Sweden, Nicklas Lidstrom was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 608 NHL games during his career, notching 86 goals and adding 300 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 37 year old defenseman has played 34 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 7+27=34 with 2 PIM.


20-12-2007 Player of the week: Scott Hartnell (L)
NHL has awarded Scott Hartnell (L) of Dallas Stars as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Scott Hartnell was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 555 NHL games during his career, notching 204 goals and adding 220 assists along with 292 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 32 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 10+19=29 with 41 PIM.


15-12-2007 Patrik Elias reaches a milestone !
Patrik Elias(PHI) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on a goal by Sergei Zinovjev. Wow, I feel good about it...I guess, he commented and was all smiles..

A native of Czech, Patrik Elias was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 605 NHL games during his career, notching 241 goals and adding 259 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center has played 32 games with the Philadelphia Flyers this season, totalling 17+18=35 with 4 PIM.


13-12-2007 Player of the week: Alexander Steen (L)
NHL has awarded Alexander Steen (L) of Carolina Hurricanes as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 1 assists for 5 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Sweden, Alexander Steen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 412 NHL games during his career, notching 133 goals and adding 131 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 30 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 8+9=17 with 2 PIM.


13-12-2007 Media criticises the Nashville Predators
The Nashville Predators are stumbling in a 6 game winless streak. Nashville Predators defenseman Drake Berehowsky commented about their recent play: We don't even want to think about it anymore. We need to find our game and get out of this.

10-12-2007 Oleg Tverdovsky injured.
Oleg Tverdovsky (SJ) suffered head injury during the game in an incident with Todd Bertuzzi (CBS). He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month. I just kind of rolled over his back and I couldn't get my arm down to brace myself, so I landed awkwardly, he said to the press.

10-12-2007 Media praises the Dallas Stars
The Dallas Stars are flying high with a 6 game undefeated streak. Dallas Stars right wing David Clarkson commented about their recent success: It's just so exciting to come to the rink these days. I mean, we're even enjoying practice!

7-12-2007 OTT-STL trade
Ottawa Senators traded OTT's round 5 pick in 2011 to St. Louis Blues for STL's round 2 pick in 2008 and STL's round 5 pick in 2011

6-12-2007 Player of the week: Nikolai Zherdev (R)
NHL has awarded Nikolai Zherdev (R) of Atlanta Thrashers as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points in 3 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Russia, Nikolai Zherdev was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 282 NHL games during his career, notching 72 goals and adding 85 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 26 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 14+10=24 with 2 PIM.


3-12-2007 Anders Eriksson agrees on a contract with Dallas Stars.
Anders Eriksson has signed a $3,250,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Dallas Stars. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Sweden, Anders Eriksson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 604 NHL games during his career, notching 53 goals and adding 195 assists along with 158 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has played 25 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 3+7=10 with 0 PIM.


1-12-2007 Player of the month: Alexei Yashin (C)
NHL has awarded Alexei Yashin (C) of Columbus Blue Jackets as Player Of The Month He registered 12 goals and 5 assists for 17 points in 13 games last month. He also had 4 game winning goals.

A native of La-la-land, Alexei Yashin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 601 NHL games during his career, notching 255 goals and adding 255 assists along with 99 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center has played 25 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 17+10=27 with 0 PIM.


1-12-2007 Rookie of the month: T.J. Oshie (R)
NHL has awarded T.J. Oshie (R) of Vancouver Canucks as Rookie Of The Month He registered 6 goals and 4 assists for 10 points in 15 games last month. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of USA, T.J. Oshie was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 46 NHL games during his career, notching 13 goals and adding 12 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 21 year old right wing has played 27 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 11+8=19 with 6 PIM.


30-11-2007 Media criticises the Chicago Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks are stumbling in a 6 game winless streak. Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Joe Finley commented about their recent play: We don't even want to think about it anymore. We need to find our game and get out of this.

29-11-2007 Player of the week: Evgeni Malkin (L)
NHL has awarded Evgeni Malkin (L) of Philadelphia Flyers as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 3 assists for 6 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Russia, Evgeni Malkin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 255 NHL games during his career, notching 74 goals and adding 99 assists along with 15 penalty minutes. The 21 year old left wing has played 25 games with the Philadelphia Flyers this season, totalling 12+10=22 with 0 PIM.


28-11-2007 OTT-CAR trade
Ottawa Senators traded Kevin Shattenkirk and Alexei Yemelin to Carolina Hurricanes for CAR's round 1 pick in 2008 and CAR's round 2 pick in 2009

A native of USA, Kevin Shattenkirk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 1st round of the 2007 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 18 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Ottawa Senators this season.

A native of Russia, Alexei Yemelin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 107 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 11 assists along with 46 penalty minutes. The 21 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Ottawa Senators this season.


28-11-2007 NAS-CGY trade
Nashville Predators traded Shane Doan to Calgary Flames for Joffrey Lupul and Nathan Gerbe

A native of Canada, Joffrey Lupul was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 402 NHL games during his career, notching 117 goals and adding 104 assists along with 79 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 25 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 4+6=10 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Nathan Gerbe was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 5 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 20 year old left wing has played 5 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM. He has also played 14 games with the Saint John Flames this season, totalling 10+4=14 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Shane Doan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 603 NHL games during his career, notching 202 goals and adding 197 assists along with 247 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 25 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 8+7=15 with 2 PIM.


28-11-2007 NJ-TOR trade
New Jersey Devils traded Dwight King and Michael Frolík to Toronto Maple Leafs for Jirí Tlustý, Mike Ribeiro and Alexei Ponikarovsky

A native of Czech, Jirí Tlustý was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 19 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 19 year old center has played 19 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 4 PIM.

A native of Canada, Mike Ribeiro was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 490 NHL games during his career, notching 71 goals and adding 105 assists along with 101 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 22 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 0 PIM.

A native of La-la-land, Alexei Ponikarovsky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 4th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 514 NHL games during his career, notching 97 goals and adding 120 assists along with 47 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 22 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 8 PIM.


22-11-2007 Player of the week: Alexei Yashin (C)
NHL has awarded Alexei Yashin (C) of Columbus Blue Jackets as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 2 assists for 6 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of La-la-land, Alexei Yashin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 598 NHL games during his career, notching 252 goals and adding 254 assists along with 99 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center has played 22 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 14+9=23 with 0 PIM.


22-11-2007 Jason Allison reaches a milestone !
Jason Allison(ATL) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on a goal by Nikolai Zherdev. I just want to thank all the people that have supported me throughout my career. I couldn't have done this without them, were his words after the game..

A native of Canada, Jason Allison was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 593 NHL games during his career, notching 211 goals and adding 289 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 19 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 9+11=20 with 0 PIM.


18-11-2007 Patrik Elias agrees on a contract with Philadelphia Flyers.
Patrik Elias has signed a $7,000,000 per year, 1 year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Czech, Patrik Elias was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 592 NHL games during his career, notching 232 goals and adding 250 assists along with 18 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center has played 19 games with the Philadelphia Flyers this season, totalling 8+9=17 with 2 PIM.


18-11-2007 Keith Tkachuk reaches a milestone !
Keith Tkachuk(VAN) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers on a feed by Sergei Samsonov. In a game like this, it was nice to set that milestone, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter.

A native of USA, Keith Tkachuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 589 NHL games during his career, notching 274 goals and adding 226 assists along with 286 penalty minutes. The 35 year old right wing has played 16 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 8+7=15 with 4 PIM.


18-11-2007 Bryan Smolinski injured.
Bryan Smolinski (COL) suffered knee injury during the game in an incident with Brian McGrattan (LA). He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month. They first said the treatment was going to be a minimum of five weeks rest, but they've been wrong before, he said while limping toward the dressing room.

16-11-2007 Valtteri Filppula agrees on a contract with New Jersey Devils.
Valtteri Filppula has signed a $5,000,000 per year, 3 year deal with the New Jersey Devils. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Finland, Valtteri Filppula was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 377 NHL games during his career, notching 60 goals and adding 81 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 18 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 4+3=7 with 2 PIM.


15-11-2007 Player of the week: Saku Koivu (C)
NHL has awarded Saku Koivu (C) of Anaheim Mighty Ducks as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 4 assists for 6 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Finland, Saku Koivu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 595 NHL games during his career, notching 192 goals and adding 270 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 20 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 7+11=18 with 0 PIM.


15-11-2007 Shean Donovan agrees on a contract with Buffalo Sabres.
Shean Donovan has signed a $4,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Buffalo Sabres. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Shean Donovan was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 585 NHL games during his career, notching 152 goals and adding 156 assists along with 96 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 18 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 4+9=13 with 4 PIM.


15-11-2007 ANA-BOS trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Teemu Selanne and Nick Bonino to Boston Bruins for Matt Moulson and MIN's round 2 pick in 2008

A native of Canada, Matt Moulson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 314 NHL games during his career, notching 83 goals and adding 72 assists along with 64 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 17 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 8+4=12 with 0 PIM.

A native of Finland, Teemu Selanne was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 593 NHL games during his career, notching 275 goals and adding 213 assists along with 59 penalty minutes. The 37 year old right wing has played 19 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 9+7=16 with 2 PIM.


14-11-2007 Vincent Lecavalier agrees on a contract with St. Louis Blues.
Vincent Lecavalier has signed a $6,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the St. Louis Blues. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Vincent Lecavalier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 593 NHL games during his career, notching 217 goals and adding 236 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 17 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 7+7=14 with 0 PIM.


14-11-2007 CAR-VAN trade
Carolina Hurricanes traded CGY's round 5 pick in 2011 to Vancouver Canucks for Yannick Weber and EDM's round 5 pick in 2011

14-11-2007 TOR-VAN trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Keith Tkachuk to Vancouver Canucks for Jirí Tlustý and Jarrett Stoll

A native of Czech, Jirí Tlustý was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 19 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 19 year old center has played 19 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 4 PIM.

A native of Canada, Jarrett Stoll was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 361 NHL games during his career, notching 67 goals and adding 63 assists along with 94 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 19 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 5+3=8 with 10 PIM.

A native of USA, Keith Tkachuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 588 NHL games during his career, notching 272 goals and adding 225 assists along with 286 penalty minutes. The 35 year old left wing has played 15 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 6+6=12 with 4 PIM.


14-11-2007 TOR-VAN trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Georges Laraque and Jassen Cullimore to Vancouver Canucks for Justin Falk, Kyle Quincey and VAN's round 2 pick in 2008

A native of Canada, Kyle Quincey was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 183 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 35 assists along with 22 penalty minutes. The 22 year old defenseman has played 19 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 1+5=6 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Georges Laraque was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 590 NHL games during his career, notching 78 goals and adding 91 assists along with 377 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 15 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 2+0=2 with 16 PIM.

A native of Canada, Jassen Cullimore was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 547 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 102 assists along with 157 penalty minutes. The 34 year old defenseman has played 15 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 0+4=4 with 7 PIM.


14-11-2007 VAN-NYR trade
Vancouver Canucks traded Martin Straka to New York Rangers for Teddy Purcell and Nate Guenin

A native of Canada, Teddy Purcell, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 21 year old right wing has not yet played for the New York Rangers this season. He has played 17 games with the Hartford Wolfpack this season, totalling 7+5=12 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Nate Guenin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 222 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 26 assists along with 45 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the New York Rangers this season. He has played 9 games with the Hartford Wolfpack this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.

A native of Czech, Martin Straka was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 593 NHL games during his career, notching 183 goals and adding 188 assists along with 117 penalty minutes. The 34 year old right wing has played 19 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 9+6=15 with 4 PIM.


14-11-2007 VAN-TB trade
Vancouver Canucks traded Robert Bortuzzo and VAN's round 5 pick in 2011 to Tampa Bay Lightning for EDM's round 5 pick in 2011

14-11-2007 BOS-VAN trade
Boston Bruins traded Kyle McLaren and Corey Crawford to Vancouver Canucks for Darius Kasparaitis, MIN's round 2 pick in 2008 and VAN's round 2 pick in 2009

A native of La-la-land, Darius Kasparaitis was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 593 NHL games during his career, notching 32 goals and adding 209 assists along with 570 penalty minutes. The 34 year old defenseman has played 19 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 4+5=9 with 14 PIM.

A native of Canada, Kyle McLaren was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 591 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 164 assists along with 457 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 17 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 0+4=4 with 16 PIM.

A native of Canada, Corey Crawford was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 269 NHL games during his career, booking 15 career shutouts and allowing 678 goals. The 23 year old goaltender has played 9 games with the Boston Bruins this season, allowing 22 goals on 160 while booking 0 shutouts.


14-11-2007 TOR-NYR trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Bryan McCabe to New York Rangers for David Desharnais and Brent Seabrook

A native of Canada, David Desharnais, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old center has not yet played for the New York Rangers this season. He has played 17 games with the Hartford Wolfpack this season, totalling 1+8=9 with 10 PIM.

A native of Canada, Brent Seabrook was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 263 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 71 assists along with 21 penalty minutes. The 22 year old defenseman has played 17 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Bryan McCabe was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 566 NHL games during his career, notching 40 goals and adding 183 assists along with 128 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has played 15 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 2+9=11 with 0 PIM.


11-11-2007 Alexei Yashin reaches a milestone !
Alexei Yashin(CBS) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the San Jose Sharks on a feed by Mike Van Ryn. This one is for the fans who are paying my salary, were his words after the game.

A native of La-la-land, Alexei Yashin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 592 NHL games during his career, notching 248 goals and adding 252 assists along with 99 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center has played 16 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 10+7=17 with 0 PIM.


11-11-2007 Alexander Radulov injured.
Alexander Radulov (MTL) suffered chest injury during the game in an incident with Steve Ott (DAL). He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month. I am sure the doc will fix it and get me back in action in abouth a month, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

10-11-2007 Media attacks the Chicago Blackhawks
The media is disappointed by the team's 6 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager genest and headcoach Alpo Suhonen

9-11-2007 Phil Kessel injured.
Phil Kessel (COL) suffered abdomen injury during the game in an incident with Ryan Clowe (STL). He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month. Now I need to rest for the time being but a month or two of rest will do the job, were his words after the game.

8-11-2007 Player of the week: Alexei Yashin (C)
NHL has awarded Alexei Yashin (C) of Columbus Blue Jackets as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 2 assists for 4 points in 2 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of La-la-land, Alexei Yashin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 591 NHL games during his career, notching 246 goals and adding 252 assists along with 99 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center has played 15 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 8+7=15 with 0 PIM.


7-11-2007 PIT-MTL trade
Pittsburgh Penguins traded Craig Rivet to Montreal Canadiens for Brendan Witt, Jeff Schultz and MTL's round 2 pick in 2008

A native of Canada, Brendan Witt was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 476 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 102 assists along with 486 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has played 14 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 29 PIM.

A native of Canada, Jeff Schultz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 82 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 21 assists along with 27 penalty minutes. The 21 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 14 games with the Quebec Citadelles this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Craig Rivet was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 3rd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 580 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 111 assists along with 76 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has played 3 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


7-11-2007 CHI-NJ trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded Jocelyn Thibault to New Jersey Devils for NJ's round 2 pick in 2009

A native of Canada, Jocelyn Thibault was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 356 NHL games during his career, booking 21 career shutouts and allowing 877 goals. The 32 year old goaltender has played 8 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, allowing 23 goals on 236 while booking 0 shutouts.


5-11-2007 Media attacks the Edmonton Oilers
The media is disappointed by the team's 5 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager 123 and headcoach Craig MacTavish

5-11-2007 Media praises the New York Islanders
As a coach, if you can get your team to work hard every night, then you've done your job, commented New York Islanders coach Butch Goring after today's game against the Los Angeles Kings. This brings their current streak to 12 games undefeated.

1-11-2007 Player of the week: Milan Hejduk (R)
NHL has awarded Milan Hejduk (R) of Boston Bruins as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 2 assists for 6 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Czech, Milan Hejduk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 4th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 586 NHL games during his career, notching 192 goals and adding 224 assists along with 30 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 12 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 6+11=17 with 0 PIM.


1-11-2007 Player of the month: Sidney Crosby (C)
NHL has awarded Sidney Crosby (C) of Boston Bruins as Player Of The Month He registered 10 goals and 7 assists for 17 points in 12 games last month. He also had 3 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Sidney Crosby was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 176 NHL games during his career, notching 70 goals and adding 93 assists along with 18 penalty minutes. The 20 year old center has played 12 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 10+7=17 with 5 PIM.


1-11-2007 Rookie of the month: T.J. Oshie (R)
NHL has awarded T.J. Oshie (R) of Vancouver Canucks as Rookie Of The Month He registered 5 goals and 4 assists for 9 points in 12 games last month. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of USA, T.J. Oshie was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 31 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 8 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 21 year old right wing has played 12 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 5+4=9 with 0 PIM.


31-10-2007 Media praises the New York Islanders
The New York Islanders are flying high with a 9 game undefeated streak. New York Islanders center Ryan Getzlaf commented about their recent success: It's just so exciting to come to the rink these days. I mean, we're even enjoying practice!

30-10-2007 Mattias Ohlund agrees on a contract with Vancouver Canucks.
Mattias Ohlund has signed a $5,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Sweden, Mattias Ohlund was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 566 NHL games during his career, notching 52 goals and adding 232 assists along with 76 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 12 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 1+8=9 with 0 PIM.


29-10-2007 Peter Forsberg agrees on a contract with Minnesota Wild.
Peter Forsberg has signed a $8,500,000 per year, 1 year deal with the Minnesota Wild. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Sweden, Peter Forsberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 586 NHL games during his career, notching 251 goals and adding 290 assists along with 202 penalty minutes. The 34 year old left wing has played 12 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 5+4=9 with 7 PIM.


29-10-2007 Jeff Jillson agrees on a contract with New York Islanders.
Jeff Jillson has signed a $3,500,000 per year, 3 year deal with the New York Islanders. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of USA, Jeff Jillson was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 502 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 159 assists along with 41 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 1+5=6 with 0 PIM.


28-10-2007 Scott Niedermayer agrees on a contract with New Jersey Devils.
Scott Niedermayer has signed a $6,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the New Jersey Devils. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Scott Niedermayer was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 583 NHL games during his career, notching 41 goals and adding 230 assists along with 272 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman has played 9 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 0+4=4 with 5 PIM.


28-10-2007 Martin St. Louis agrees on a contract with Carolina Hurricanes.
Martin St. Louis has signed a $3,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Martin St. Louis, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 583 NHL games during his career, notching 160 goals and adding 181 assists along with 41 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 9 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 2 PIM.


28-10-2007 Alexander Steen agrees on a contract with Carolina Hurricanes.
Alexander Steen has signed a $5,000,000 per year, 3 year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Sweden, Alexander Steen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 391 NHL games during his career, notching 128 goals and adding 126 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 9 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 0 PIM.


28-10-2007 BOS-NJ trade
Boston Bruins traded BOS's round 1 pick in 2009 to New Jersey Devils for Martin Brodeur

A native of Canada, Martin Brodeur was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 499 NHL games during his career, booking 39 career shutouts and allowing 997 goals. The 35 year old goaltender has played 9 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, allowing 27 goals on 240 while booking 0 shutouts.


28-10-2007 COL-LA trade
Colorado Avalanche traded Zach Stortini to Los Angeles Kings for Bryan Smolinski

A native of USA, Bryan Smolinski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 456 NHL games during his career, notching 107 goals and adding 127 assists along with 77 penalty minutes. The 35 year old center has played 12 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Zach Stortini was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 59 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 5 assists along with 51 penalty minutes. The 22 year old center has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 11 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 2+6=8 with 14 PIM.


28-10-2007 TB-DET trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded Dainius Zubrus and Jeremy Roenick to Detroit Red Wings for Alexander Svitov and Jakub Kindl

A native of Russia, Alexander Svitov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 311 NHL games during his career, notching 69 goals and adding 78 assists along with 29 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 10 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 4+2=6 with 0 PIM.

A native of Czech, Jakub Kindl was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 10 games with the Kansas City Blades this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 2 PIM.

A native of La-la-land, Dainius Zubrus was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 585 NHL games during his career, notching 144 goals and adding 214 assists along with 139 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 9 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 0 PIM.

A native of USA, Jeremy Roenick was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 582 NHL games during his career, notching 193 goals and adding 210 assists along with 31 penalty minutes. The 37 year old right wing has played 9 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 4+3=7 with 0 PIM.


28-10-2007 LA-CGY trade
Los Angeles Kings traded PHO's round 5 pick in 2011 to Calgary Flames for Boris Valabik and CAR's round 5 pick in 2011

A native of Slovakia, Boris Valabik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 21 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Calgary Flames this season. He has played 11 games with the Saint John Flames this season, totalling 0+4=4 with 2 PIM.


28-10-2007 CGY-CHI trade
Calgary Flames traded Trent Hunter, Justin Pogge and NJ's round 2 pick in 2008 to Chicago Blackhawks for Eric Daze

A native of USA, Eric Daze was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 4th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 531 NHL games during his career, notching 220 goals and adding 155 assists along with 120 penalty minutes. The 32 year old left wing has played 10 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 4+2=6 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Trent Hunter was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 275 NHL games during his career, notching 28 goals and adding 33 assists along with 183 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 6 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Justin Pogge was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 3rd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 21 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Calgary Flames this season. He has played 11 games with the Saint John Flames this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


28-10-2007 SJ-NJ trade
San Jose Sharks traded SJ's round 1 pick in 2009 to New Jersey Devils for Martin Skoula

A native of Czech, Martin Skoula was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 584 NHL games during his career, notching 75 goals and adding 208 assists along with 82 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 9 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 0+4=4 with 0 PIM.


28-10-2007 MTL-NJ trade
Montreal Canadiens traded MTL's round 1 pick in 2009 to New Jersey Devils for Karl Alzner

A native of Canada, Karl Alzner was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 2007 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old defenseman has not yet played for the New Jersey Devils this season.


28-10-2007 ANA-PIT trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Chris Neil to Pittsburgh Penguins for Rene Bourque

A native of Canada, Rene Bourque, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 174 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 23 assists along with 54 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 10 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 8 PIM.

A native of Canada, Chris Neil was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 508 NHL games during his career, notching 50 goals and adding 63 assists along with 399 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 11 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 2 PIM.


28-10-2007 Sandis Ozolinsh injured.
Sandis Ozolinsh (STL) suffered leg injury during the game in an incident with Scott Hartnell (DAL). He is expected to be sidelined for more than six months. As long as the team wins, I don't care about my injury. I just wish I could be out there with the guys, he commented in a radio interview after the game.

25-10-2007 Player of the week: Daniel Sedin (L)
NHL has awarded Daniel Sedin (L) of Edmonton Oilers as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points in 3 games last week.

A native of Sweden, Daniel Sedin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 584 NHL games during his career, notching 245 goals and adding 198 assists along with 52 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 10 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 6+5=11 with 2 PIM.


23-10-2007 Media criticises the Los Angeles Kings
The Los Angeles Kings are stumbling in a 9 game winless streak. Los Angeles Kings left wing Tyson Nash commented about their recent play: We don't even want to think about it anymore. We need to find our game and get out of this.

21-10-2007 Media glorifies the New York Islanders
The media is impressed by the team's 6 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager NYI and headcoach Butch Goring

21-10-2007 Media criticises the Buffalo Sabres
We dug ourselves in a hole... commented Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Reiger after today's game against the Vancouver Canucks. This brings their current streak to 5 games winless.

19-10-2007 Shane Doan agrees on a contract with Nashville Predators.
Shane Doan has signed a $4,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Nashville Predators. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Shane Doan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 585 NHL games during his career, notching 198 goals and adding 193 assists along with 245 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 7 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 4+3=7 with 0 PIM.


18-10-2007 Player of the week: Marc Savard (C)
NHL has awarded Marc Savard (C) of Calgary Flames as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 2 assists for 6 points in 4 games last week. He also had 3 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Marc Savard was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 4th round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 581 NHL games during his career, notching 201 goals and adding 227 assists along with 56 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 7 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 5+3=8 with 0 PIM.


18-10-2007 Media criticises the Colorado Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche are stumbling in a 7 game winless streak. Colorado Avalanche right wing Petr Vrana commented about their recent play: We don't even want to think about it anymore. We need to find our game and get out of this.

17-10-2007 Marc Savard agrees on a contract with Calgary Flames.
Marc Savard has signed a $6,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Calgary Flames. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Marc Savard was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 4th round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 580 NHL games during his career, notching 201 goals and adding 227 assists along with 56 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 6 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 5+3=8 with 0 PIM.


15-10-2007 Milan Hejduk agrees on a contract with Boston Bruins.
Milan Hejduk has signed a $4,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Boston Bruins. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Czech, Milan Hejduk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 4th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 580 NHL games during his career, notching 188 goals and adding 220 assists along with 30 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 6 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 2+7=9 with 0 PIM.


15-10-2007 Pavel Datsyuk agrees on a contract with New York Islanders.
Pavel Datsyuk has signed a $7,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the New York Islanders. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Russia, Pavel Datsyuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 8th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 505 NHL games during his career, notching 179 goals and adding 205 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 3 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 2+1=3 with 0 PIM.


15-10-2007 Justin Williams agrees on a contract with Montreal Canadiens.
Justin Williams has signed a $4,000,000 per year, 3 year deal with the Montreal Canadiens. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Justin Williams was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 552 NHL games during his career, notching 169 goals and adding 142 assists along with 28 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 5 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 0 PIM.


14-10-2007 TB-WSH trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded Antoine Vermette and Dustin Byfuglien to Washington Capitals for James Reimer, Charlie Stephens and Frans Nielsen

A native of Canada, Charlie Stephens was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 190 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 36 assists along with 83 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has played 5 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 0 PIM.

A native of La-la-land, Frans Nielsen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 348 NHL games during his career, notching 55 goals and adding 94 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 5 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Antoine Vermette was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 319 NHL games during his career, notching 57 goals and adding 72 assists along with 198 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 3 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.

A native of USA, Dustin Byfuglien was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 331 NHL games during his career, notching 21 goals and adding 77 assists along with 186 penalty minutes. The 22 year old left wing has played 3 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 5 PIM.


14-10-2007 TOR-SJ trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Thomas Hickey, James Wisniewski and SJ's round 1 pick in 2009 to San Jose Sharks for Tomas Kaberle

A native of Czech, Tomas Kaberle was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 8th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 578 NHL games during his career, notching 37 goals and adding 176 assists along with 105 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 0+5=5 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, James Wisniewski was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 250 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 77 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.


14-10-2007 PIT-CBS trade
Pittsburgh Penguins traded Ed Jovanovski to Columbus Blue Jackets for Frantisek Kaberle, Peter Mueller, NYR's round 2 pick in 2008 and CBS's round 1 pick in 2009

A native of Czech, Frantisek Kaberle was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 3rd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 511 NHL games during his career, notching 30 goals and adding 121 assists along with 59 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Ed Jovanovski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 578 NHL games during his career, notching 35 goals and adding 260 assists along with 301 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 2 PIM.


14-10-2007 NYI-PIT trade
New York Islanders traded NYI's round 1 pick in 2009 to Pittsburgh Penguins for Darren Helm

A native of Canada, Darren Helm was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 4 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 0 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 20 year old center has played 4 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 2 PIM.


14-10-2007 NAS-PHO trade
Nashville Predators traded Nick Palmieri and NAS's round 2 pick in 2009 to Phoenix Coyotes for Nathan Horton

A native of Canada, Nathan Horton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 280 NHL games during his career, notching 76 goals and adding 75 assists along with 72 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing has played 3 games with the Phoenix Coyotes this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 2 PIM.


14-10-2007 NAS-FLA trade
Nashville Predators traded Markus Naslund to Florida Panthers for Linus Omark and FLA's round 2 pick in 2008

A native of Sweden, Markus Naslund was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 581 NHL games during his career, notching 179 goals and adding 209 assists along with 78 penalty minutes. The 34 year old right wing has played 4 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 0 PIM.


13-10-2007 Pavel Bure injured.
Pavel Bure (FLA) suffered leg injury during the game in an incident with Jay Harrison (ATL). He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month. I am sure the doc will fix it and get me back in action in abouth a month, he commented from the trainers bench.

11-10-2007 Player of the week: Sidney Crosby (C)
NHL has awarded Sidney Crosby (C) of Boston Bruins as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 2 assists for 6 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Sidney Crosby was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 168 NHL games during his career, notching 64 goals and adding 88 assists along with 18 penalty minutes. The 20 year old center has played 4 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 4+2=6 with 5 PIM.


11-10-2007 Zdeno Chara agrees on a contract with New York Islanders.
Zdeno Chara has signed a $9,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the New York Islanders. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Slovakia, Zdeno Chara was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 576 NHL games during his career, notching 67 goals and adding 259 assists along with 221 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 2 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


7-10-2007 Marian Hossa agrees on a contract with Pittsburgh Penguins.
Marian Hossa has signed a $6,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Czech, Marian Hossa was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 563 NHL games during his career, notching 221 goals and adding 172 assists along with 41 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 2 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 0 PIM.


6-10-2007 Chris Pronger agrees on a contract with St. Louis Blues.
Chris Pronger has signed a $7,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the St. Louis Blues. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Chris Pronger was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 576 NHL games during his career, notching 75 goals and adding 256 assists along with 291 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has played 2 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 5 PIM.


4-10-2007 Player of the week: Scott Hartnell (L)
NHL has awarded Scott Hartnell (L) of Dallas Stars as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 2 assists for 4 points in 1 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Scott Hartnell was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 524 NHL games during his career, notching 196 goals and adding 203 assists along with 251 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 1 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 0 PIM.


4-10-2007 Sergei Gonchar agrees on a contract with Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
Sergei Gonchar has signed a $4,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Russia, Sergei Gonchar was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 572 NHL games during his career, notching 86 goals and adding 237 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


3-10-2007 Paul Kariya agrees on a contract with Montreal Canadiens.
Paul Kariya has signed a $6,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Montreal Canadiens. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Paul Kariya was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 573 NHL games during his career, notching 195 goals and adding 253 assists along with 18 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


3-10-2007 Jason Arnott agrees on a contract with Vancouver Canucks.
Jason Arnott has signed a $4,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Jason Arnott was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 546 NHL games during his career, notching 103 goals and adding 140 assists along with 150 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


3-10-2007 CGY-CAR trade
Calgary Flames traded Steve Rucchin and CGY's round 5 pick in 2011 to Carolina Hurricanes for CAR's round 5 pick in 2011

A native of Canada, Steve Rucchin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 573 NHL games during his career, notching 67 goals and adding 108 assists along with 120 penalty minutes. The 36 year old center looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


2-10-2007 Andrei Markov agrees on a contract with Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
Andrei Markov has signed a $4,500,000 per year, 3 year deal with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Russia, Andrei Markov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 555 NHL games during his career, notching 38 goals and adding 230 assists along with 60 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


1-10-2007 Jarome Iginla agrees on a contract with Calgary Flames.
Jarome Iginla has signed a $5,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Calgary Flames. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Jarome Iginla was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 574 NHL games during his career, notching 211 goals and adding 209 assists along with 148 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


1-10-2007 Brian Rafalski agrees on a contract with Vancouver Canucks.
Brian Rafalski has signed a $3,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of USA, Brian Rafalski, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 575 NHL games during his career, notching 59 goals and adding 170 assists along with 119 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


30-9-2007 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Martin Brodeur93939135New Jersey Devils
Roberto Luongo91919028Florida Panthers
Henrik Lundqvist89868725Nashville Predators
Carey Price88888620Calgary Flames
Corey Crawford85858423Boston Bruins
Pekka Rinne89898425Ottawa Senators
Tuukka Rask86878420Columbus Blue Jackets
Ryan Miller85858327Buffalo Sabres
Jocelyn Thibault84858332Chicago Blackhawks
Marty Turco83838332Anaheim Mighty Ducks
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Nicklas Lidstrom91878737Boston Bruins
Zdeno Chara83938530New York Islanders
Chris Pronger83918532St. Louis Blues
Duncan Keith90758424Florida Panthers
Rob Blake88818237Los Angeles Kings
Shea Weber78948222Carolina Hurricanes
Ryan Suter84858122Boston Bruins
Oleg Tverdovsky87838031San Jose Sharks
Brent Burns86848022Atlanta Thrashers
Kristopher Letang85838020New York Rangers
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Evgeni Malkin94848821Philadelphia Flyers
Daniel Alfredsson86798434New Jersey Devils
Mats Sundin87718436Boston Bruins
Zach Parisé92708423Calgary Flames
Alexander Ovechkin93888422Columbus Blue Jackets
Rick Nash90778323New York Islanders
Marian Hossa94728328Pittsburgh Penguins
Simon Gagne83808327Boston Bruins
Tyler Arnason87768128Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Daniel Sedin85778126Edmonton Oilers
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Peter Forsberg91849134Minnesota Wild
Sidney Crosby97819020Boston Bruins
Pavel Datsyuk88878929New York Islanders
Joe Thornton95798828New York Rangers
Patrik Elias94828831Philadelphia Flyers
Vincent Lecavalier92798827St. Louis Blues
Patrice Bergeron86918822Los Angeles Kings
Ryan Getzlaf88898722New York Islanders
Jonathan Toews83908619Detroit Red Wings
Doug Weight84768636Toronto Maple Leafs
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Teemu Selanne90738637Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Corey Perry91788522Columbus Blue Jackets
Jarome Iginla81798330Calgary Flames
Marian Gaborik93808325New York Rangers
Jeremy Roenick86788337Tampa Bay Lightning
Patrick Marleau85808327Toronto Maple Leafs
Ilya Kovalchuk94748324San Jose Sharks
Dany Heatley92758226Montreal Canadiens
Jaromir Jagr93748235St. Louis Blues
Milan Hejduk92708131Boston Bruins


30-9-2007 ANA-CGY trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Ryan Malone to Calgary Flames for Theo Ruth

A native of USA, Ryan Malone was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 4th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 371 NHL games during his career, notching 50 goals and adding 51 assists along with 220 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.


30-9-2007 PHO-LA trade
Phoenix Coyotes traded Alexei Mikhnov and PHO's round 5 pick in 2011 to Los Angeles Kings for LA's round 5 pick in 2011

A native of Ukraine, Alexei Mikhnov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 227 NHL games during his career, notching 37 goals and adding 36 assists along with 77 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


27-9-2007 Player of the week: Shane Doan (R)
NHL has awarded Shane Doan (R) of Nashville Predators as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 3 assists for 5 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Shane Doan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 586 NHL games during his career, notching 198 goals and adding 195 assists along with 245 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 8 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 4+5=9 with 0 PIM.


21-9-2007 Media attacks the Chicago Blackhawks
The media is disappointed by the team's 5 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager genest and headcoach Alpo Suhonen

20-9-2007 Player of the week: Ryan Getzlaf (C)
NHL has awarded Ryan Getzlaf (C) of New York Islanders as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points in 3 games last week.

A native of Canada, Ryan Getzlaf was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 316 NHL games during his career, notching 117 goals and adding 142 assists along with 118 penalty minutes. The 22 year old center has played 6 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 0 PIM.


18-9-2007 Andy McDonald agrees on a contract with Pittsburgh Penguins.
Andy McDonald has signed a $5,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Andy McDonald, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 514 NHL games during his career, notching 135 goals and adding 223 assists along with 10 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 5 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 0 PIM.


18-9-2007 Dan Boyle agrees on a contract with Calgary Flames.
Dan Boyle has signed a $4,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Calgary Flames. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Dan Boyle, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 538 NHL games during his career, notching 52 goals and adding 191 assists along with 60 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 0 PIM.


16-9-2007 OTT-NYR trade
Ottawa Senators traded Alexei Zhamnov to New York Rangers for Logan MacMillan

A native of Russia, Alexei Zhamnov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 4th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 565 NHL games during his career, notching 88 goals and adding 132 assists along with 132 penalty minutes. The 36 year old center has played 4 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 2 PIM.


16-9-2007 PIT-WSH trade
Pittsburgh Penguins traded Krys Kolanos to Washington Capitals for Michal Repík

A native of Canada, Krys Kolanos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 498 NHL games during his career, notching 81 goals and adding 83 assists along with 103 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has played 4 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 2 PIM.


16-9-2007 NYR-NAS trade
New York Rangers traded Nick Palmieri to Nashville Predators for Oleg Kvasha

A native of Russia, Oleg Kvasha was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 3rd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 576 NHL games during his career, notching 80 goals and adding 96 assists along with 275 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 4 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 2 PIM.


16-9-2007 OTT-NAS trade
Ottawa Senators traded Mike Cammalleri and Pierre-Marc Bouchard to Nashville Predators for Kevin Shattenkirk, Kyle Calder and NAS's round 2 pick in 2008

A native of USA, Kevin Shattenkirk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 1st round of the 2007 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 18 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Nashville Predators this season.

A native of Canada, Kyle Calder was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 5th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 473 NHL games during his career, notching 56 goals and adding 81 assists along with 138 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 4 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Mike Cammalleri was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 414 NHL games during his career, notching 129 goals and adding 138 assists along with 77 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 4 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Pierre-Marc Bouchard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 201 NHL games during his career, notching 21 goals and adding 29 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 4 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


16-9-2007 SJ-TOR trade
San Jose Sharks traded Thomas Hickey, James Wisniewski and SJ's round 1 pick in 2009 to Toronto Maple Leafs for Tomas Kaberle

A native of Czech, Tomas Kaberle was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 8th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 574 NHL games during his career, notching 37 goals and adding 171 assists along with 105 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season.

A native of Canada, James Wisniewski was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 250 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 78 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 0 PIM.


16-9-2007 SJ-OTT trade
San Jose Sharks traded Patrick Sharp and SJ's round 1 pick in 2008 to Ottawa Senators for Henrik Zetterberg

A native of Sweden, Henrik Zetterberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 456 NHL games during his career, notching 129 goals and adding 163 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has played 4 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Patrick Sharp was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 452 NHL games during his career, notching 138 goals and adding 184 assists along with 35 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has played 4 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 0 PIM.


16-9-2007 ANA-SJ trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Alexander Perezhogin and TOR's round 2 pick in 2008 to San Jose Sharks for Chris Neil

A native of Canada, Chris Neil was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 501 NHL games during his career, notching 50 goals and adding 60 assists along with 406 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 4 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 9 PIM.

A native of Russia, Alexander Perezhogin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 217 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 26 assists along with 48 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has not yet played for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season.


16-9-2007 OTT-SJ trade
Ottawa Senators traded Drayson Bowman to San Jose Sharks for Peter Nedved

A native of Czech, Peter Nedved was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 576 NHL games during his career, notching 133 goals and adding 170 assists along with 46 penalty minutes. The 35 year old center has not yet played for the San Jose Sharks this season.


16-9-2007 ANA-EDM trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Matt Cooke to Edmonton Oilers for Tomás Pospisil

A native of Czech, Tomás Pospisil was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old right wing has not yet played for the Edmonton Oilers this season.

A native of Canada, Matt Cooke was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 6th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 578 NHL games during his career, notching 46 goals and adding 81 assists along with 124 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 4 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 0 PIM.


16-9-2007 TOR-ANA trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded TOR's round 2 pick in 2008 to Anaheim Mighty Ducks for Jassen Cullimore

A native of Canada, Jassen Cullimore was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 536 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 99 assists along with 155 penalty minutes. The 34 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 5 PIM.


16-9-2007 ATL-NYR trade
Atlanta Thrashers traded Andrew Brunette to New York Rangers for Tyler Kennedy and Chris Lawrence

A native of Canada, Tyler Kennedy was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 145 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 21 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 21 year old right wing has not yet played for the New York Rangers this season.

A native of Canada, Andrew Brunette was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 7th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 551 NHL games during his career, notching 107 goals and adding 154 assists along with 32 penalty minutes. The 34 year old center has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season.


16-9-2007 FLA-NAS trade
Florida Panthers traded Mike Fisher and Shane Doan to Nashville Predators for Anson Carter and Brad Richards

A native of Canada, Anson Carter was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 549 NHL games during his career, notching 114 goals and adding 134 assists along with 237 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center has played 4 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Brad Richards was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 578 NHL games during his career, notching 148 goals and adding 158 assists along with 49 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 4 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Mike Fisher was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 420 NHL games during his career, notching 90 goals and adding 115 assists along with 271 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 4 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Shane Doan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 582 NHL games during his career, notching 196 goals and adding 191 assists along with 245 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 4 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+1=3 with 0 PIM.


13-9-2007 Player of the week: Tony Amonte (L)
NHL has awarded Tony Amonte (L) of Edmonton Oilers as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 1 assists for 4 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of USA, Tony Amonte was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 4th round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 561 NHL games during his career, notching 187 goals and adding 142 assists along with 41 penalty minutes. The 37 year old left wing has played 3 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 3+1=4 with 2 PIM.


6-9-2007 Player of the week: Pavel Bure (R)
NHL has awarded Pavel Bure (R) of Florida Panthers as Player Of The Week He registered 1 goals and 2 assists for 3 points in 1 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Russia, Pavel Bure was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 6th round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 574 NHL games during his career, notching 263 goals and adding 184 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. The 36 year old right wing has played 1 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 0 PIM.


19-8-2007 Joe Thornton agrees on a contract with New York Rangers.
Joe Thornton has signed a $7,000,000 per year, 3 year deal with the New York Rangers. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Joe Thornton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 553 NHL games during his career, notching 225 goals and adding 231 assists along with 112 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.


18-8-2007 Tomas Kaberle agrees on a contract with Toronto Maple Leafs.
Tomas Kaberle has signed a $6,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Czech, Tomas Kaberle was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 8th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 574 NHL games during his career, notching 37 goals and adding 171 assists along with 105 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


16-8-2007 Daniel Sedin agrees on a contract with Edmonton Oilers.
Daniel Sedin has signed a $4,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Edmonton Oilers. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Sweden, Daniel Sedin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 574 NHL games during his career, notching 239 goals and adding 193 assists along with 50 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


16-8-2007 Henrik Sedin agrees on a contract with Edmonton Oilers.
Henrik Sedin has signed a $5,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Edmonton Oilers. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Sweden, Henrik Sedin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 554 NHL games during his career, notching 177 goals and adding 246 assists along with 23 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


15-8-2007 Oleg Tverdovsky agrees on a contract with San Jose Sharks.
Oleg Tverdovsky has signed a $5,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the San Jose Sharks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of La-la-land, Oleg Tverdovsky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 557 NHL games during his career, notching 48 goals and adding 274 assists along with 31 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


14-8-2007 Dave Scatchard agrees on a contract with San Jose Sharks.
Dave Scatchard has signed a $4,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the San Jose Sharks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Dave Scatchard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 574 NHL games during his career, notching 141 goals and adding 168 assists along with 275 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


13-8-2007 Saku Koivu agrees on a contract with Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
Saku Koivu has signed a $5,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Finland, Saku Koivu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 575 NHL games during his career, notching 185 goals and adding 259 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


13-8-2007 CBS-WSH trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Samuel Pahlsson and CBS's round 5 pick in 2011 to Washington Capitals for WSH's round 5 pick in 2011

A native of Sweden, Samuel Pahlsson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 565 NHL games during his career, notching 51 goals and adding 85 assists along with 122 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing is expecting a good season for the team.


13-8-2007 EDM-TB trade
Edmonton Oilers traded Denis Pederson and EDM's round 5 pick in 2011 to Tampa Bay Lightning for TB's round 5 pick in 2011

A native of Canada, Denis Pederson was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 513 NHL games during his career, notching 54 goals and adding 67 assists along with 290 penalty minutes. The 31 year old left wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


13-8-2007 ANA-LA trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Bobby Sanguinetti to Los Angeles Kings for Colton Sceviour

13-8-2007 ANA-NAS trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Tomas Holmstrom to Nashville Predators for Dave Bolland

A native of Canada, Dave Bolland was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 2 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center is looking forward for the start of the season.

A native of Sweden, Tomas Holmstrom was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 574 NHL games during his career, notching 81 goals and adding 112 assists along with 226 penalty minutes. The 34 year old left wing is expecting a good season for the team.


13-8-2007 WSH-CGY trade
Washington Capitals traded Ian Laperriere to Calgary Flames for Matthew Carle and Matt Hunwick

A native of USA, Matthew Carle was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 104 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 15 assists along with 60 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of USA, Matt Hunwick was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 21 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.

A native of Canada, Ian Laperriere was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 7th round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 576 NHL games during his career, notching 67 goals and adding 87 assists along with 261 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


13-8-2007 ANA-CHI trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Raffi Torres to Chicago Blackhawks for CHI's round 2 pick in 2009

A native of Canada, Raffi Torres was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 419 NHL games during his career, notching 37 goals and adding 55 assists along with 459 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.


10-8-2007 Hnat Domenichelli released.
Atlanta Thrashers released Hnat Domenichelli to free agency.

10-8-2007 Mikko Luoma released.
Atlanta Thrashers released Mikko Luoma to free agency.

10-8-2007 Kyle Cumiskey released.
Atlanta Thrashers released Kyle Cumiskey to free agency.

17-8-2007 Jason Allison agrees on a contract with Atlanta Thrashers.
Jason Allison has signed a $6,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Atlanta Thrashers. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Jason Allison was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 574 NHL games during his career, notching 202 goals and adding 278 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center is expecting a good season for the team.


12-8-2007 Martin Erat agrees on a contract with Atlanta Thrashers.
Martin Erat has signed a $3,250,000 per year, 3 year deal with the Atlanta Thrashers. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Martin Erat was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 410 NHL games during his career, notching 86 goals and adding 110 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.


30-6-2007 Denny Lambert retires
Denny Lambert has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2007 Stephane Fiset retires
Stephane Fiset has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2007 Jamie McLennan retires
Jamie McLennan has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2007 Sean Pronger retires
Sean Pronger has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2007 Martin Gelinas retires
Martin Gelinas has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2007 Steve Heinze retires
Steve Heinze has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2007 Jan Caloun retires
Jan Caloun has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2007 Ted Donato retires
Ted Donato has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2007 Rusty Fitzgerald retires
Rusty Fitzgerald has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2007 Steve McKenna retires
Steve McKenna has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2007 Brian Bonin retires
Brian Bonin has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2007 Keith Carney retires
Keith Carney has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2007 Stephane Matteau retires
Stephane Matteau has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2007 Roman Turek retires
Roman Turek has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2007 Sean Hill retires
Sean Hill has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2007 Olaf Kolzig retires
Olaf Kolzig has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2007 Kaj Antonsen retires
Kaj Antonsen has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

29-6-2007 FLA-CGY trade
Florida Panthers traded Dan Boyle and Matthew Carle to Calgary Flames for Denis Gauthier, Pavel Bure and Erik Condra

A native of Canada, Denis Gauthier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 574 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 108 assists along with 364 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.

A native of Russia, Pavel Bure was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 6th round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 573 NHL games during his career, notching 262 goals and adding 182 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. The 35 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Canada, Dan Boyle, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 534 NHL games during his career, notching 51 goals and adding 187 assists along with 60 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.

A native of USA, Matthew Carle was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 104 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 15 assists along with 60 penalty minutes. The 22 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


Eastside Hockey Manager