Hockey

FILE - In this April 1, 2017, file photo, Montreal Canadiens right wing Alexander Radulov celebrates his overtime goal during the team's NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa, Fla. If Montreal lets Radulov test the market following a 54-point season, the 30-year-old Russian will almost certainly get a raise off a $5.75 million, one-year deal he signed to return to the NHL .(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
July 03, 2017 - 9:12 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Right winger Alexander Radulov got the richest contract given to an unrestricted free agent this offseason when he signed a $31.25 million, five-year deal with the Dallas Stars. Only after agreeing on terms with the Stars did Radulov get an offer from the Canadiens to stay in Montreal...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals' Karl Alzner skates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. The Montreal Canadiens signing defenseman Karl Alzner to a $23.125 million five-year deal on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
July 03, 2017 - 6:49 pm
After building up to a playoff run that ended in the second round yet again, the Washington Capitals are going through a salary-cap nightmare usually reserved for Stanley Cup champions. The same struggles that led to the deconstruction of the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings over the years...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2017, file photo, Montreal Canadiens right wing Alexander Radulov celebrates his overtime goal during the team's NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa, Fla. If Montreal lets Radulov test the market following a 54-point season, the 30-year-old Russian will almost certainly get a raise off a $5.75 million, one-year deal he signed to return to the NHL .(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
July 03, 2017 - 5:36 pm
Even though Alexander Radulov took 48 hours into NHL free agency to find a home, it was very much worth the wait. Radulov on Monday became the richest player in a restrained market by signing a $31.25 million, five-year deal with the Dallas Stars. The 30-year-old Russian winger left the Canadiens...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2017, file photo, Florida Panthers' Jaromir Jagr skates in the team's NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. Making official what was suspected for some time, the Panthers revealed Saturday, July 1, 2017, that they're going in a different direction without the future sure-fire Hall of Fame forward. So on a day dominated by free-agent signings–like adding forwards Evgeny Dadonov, Radim Vrbata and Micheal Haley–the biggest news out of Florida was that Jagr is no longer in the Panthers' plans. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
July 03, 2017 - 2:02 am
A busy weekend to kick off NHL free agency has left a few prominent players still looking for landing spots, and teams still needing to fill some holes. The leftover list is a who's who of stars from previous decades, notably Jaromir Jagr and Jarome Iginla, while Montreal is working to bring back...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2017, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau (12) gains control of the puck against Minnesota Wild's Jared Spurgeon (46) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn. Marleau has left the Sharks and signed an $18.75 million, three-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs.(AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
July 02, 2017 - 11:32 pm
Carey Price couldn't imagine wearing anything but a Canadiens uniform, while Patrick Marleau agonized about trading in his Sharks jersey for a Maple Leafs one. On Sunday, Price signed an $84 million eight-year extension that means he'll likely finish his career in Montreal, Marleau left San Jose to...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2017, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau (12) gains control of the puck against Minnesota Wild's Jared Spurgeon (46) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn. Marleau has left the Sharks and signed an $18.75 million, three-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs.(AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
July 02, 2017 - 9:49 pm
Carey Price couldn't imagine wearing anything but a Canadiens uniform, while Patrick Marleau agonized about trading in his Sharks jersey for a Maple Leafs one. On Sunday, Price signed an $84 million eight-year extension that means he'll likely finish his career in Montreal, Marleau left San Jose to...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2017, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau (12) gains control of the puck against Minnesota Wild's Jared Spurgeon (46) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn. Marleau has left the Sharks and signed an $18.75 million, three-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs.(AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
July 02, 2017 - 6:41 pm
The second day of NHL free agency was a boon for hockey in Canada as one team locked up its franchise goalie and another gave its young star a new winger. Carey Price, considered the best goaltender in the world, signed an eight-year extension with the Canadiens that means he'll likely finish his...
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July 02, 2017 - 2:18 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens have signed goaltender Carey Price to an eight-year contract extension. General manager Marc Bergevin announced the deal Sunday, the second day Price was eligible to be extended. Price's new contract begins in 2018-19 and runs through 2025-26. Getting Price re...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2016, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Nick Bonino plays against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio. The Western Conference-champion Nashville Predators took care of an area of concern, signing center Nick Bonino away from the Stanley Cup champion Penguins with a $16.4 million, four-year contract on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
July 01, 2017 - 10:49 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators took care of an area of concern and added to an area of depth Saturday, signing center Nick Bonino away from the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins with a $16.4 million, four-year contract and acquiring defenseman Alexei Emelin in a trade with...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler plays against the Nashville Predators during the first period of Game 5 in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals in Anaheim, Calif. The Ducks have signed Fowler to an eight-year, $52 million contract extension through the 2025-26 season on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
July 01, 2017 - 8:47 pm
Aside from defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk and Karl Alzner attracting $20 million-plus contracts, NHL free agency isn't what it used to be. Not in a stagnant salary-cap era. Though plenty of players switched teams once the signing period opened Saturday, missing were the high-priced, long-term...
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