Category: Nhl-news

Avs hire Bednar to replace Roy as coach

Joe Sakic had to rush his coaching search after the abrupt resignation of Patrick Roy. He doesn’t believe the Colorado Avalanche rushed their hire. After interviewing candidates with varying degrees of NHL coaching experience, Sakic ultimately chose Jared Bednar as the team’s new coach. Bednar spent the past 14 seasons as a minor league coach, […]

Crosby named Canada World Cup captain

The process of selecting Sidney Crosby as Canada’s captain for the World Cup of Hockey was a simple one. ”It was: `This is what we’re going to do. Any questions? Next,” general manager Doug Armstrong recalled. Crosby wearing the ”C” for Canada was a no-doubter given his track record of scoring the winning goal on […]

Crosby named Canada World Cup captain

Canada has chosen Sidney Crosby as its captain for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Crosby returns as Canada’s captain after wearing the ”C” for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. He’s coming off his second Stanley Cup as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber will serve […]

Rangers land prized free agent Vesey

The New York Rangers offered the right opportunity and situation to win hockey’s late-summer showcase: the Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes. Vesey chose the Rangers from among eight finalists, agreeing to terms on a two-year entry-level contract Friday that marks the coveted college free agent’s next step to the NHL. The Hobey Baker winner as the NCAA’s […]

Free agent Vesey won’t rush into signing

Buffalo Sabres forward Jimmy Vesey is sticking with his plan to become an NHL free agent on Tuesday. And Vesey’s agent, Peter Fish, told The Associated Press on Monday that college hockey’s top player is in no rush to sign his first contract. ”It’s certainly not going to be tomorrow,” Fish said. ”I would say […]

Free agent Vesey won’t rush into signing

Forward Jimmy Vesey is sticking with his plan to become an NHL free agent on Tuesday. And Vesey’s agent, Peter Fish, tells The Associated Press college hockey’s top player won’t rush into signing his first contract. Fish expects Vesey to have discussions with ”a handful” of teams, and doesn’t intend to make a decision until […]

Roy abruptly resigns as Avs coach, exec

In a stunning mid-August shake-up, Patrick Roy stepped down as coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche, citing disagreements within the organization. Roy made the announcement Thursday through a public relations agency, two months before the start of the NHL regular season. ”I have thought long and hard over the course […]

Roy abruptly resigns as Avs coach, exec

Patrick Roy has stepped down as coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche. Roy made the announcement Thursday through a public relations agency, two months before the start of the NHL regular season. An Avalanche spokesman did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment, and the team’s website had no […]

Las Vegas names McCrimmon assistant GM

The Las Vegas expansion NHL team has done what Mike Babcock and the Toronto Maple Leafs couldn’t. Las Vegas has yet to play, let alone win, a game, but the franchise succeeded in convincing junior hockey mainstay Kelly McCrimmon to make the jump to the NHL. The team on Tuesday hired McCrimmon as its assistant […]

Coyotes buy out C Vermette’s contract

The Arizona Coyotes parted ways with veteran center Antoine Vermette to give themselves some more flexibility for next season. The Coyotes bought out the final year of Vermette’s contract on Monday, making the 34-year-old a free agent. Instead of counting $3.75 million against the salary cap, Vermette will count $1.25 million each of the next […]