Hockey

June 30, 2017 - 12:39 pm
NHL teams are taking advantage of their final chance to buy out players this offseason. Among the players placed on unconditional waivers for buyout purposes were New Jersey Devils forwards Michael Cammalleri and Devante Smith-Pelly, Florida Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen, Boston Bruins forward...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2017, file photo, Edmonton Oilers left wing Milan Lucic celebrates a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta. When the puck drops on NHL free agency Saturday, some teams will hit and some will miss. It happens every summer. The Oilers signed Lucic to a seven-season, $42 million contract a year ago and he panned out, helping the franchise reach the playoffs for the first time since 2006. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
June 30, 2017 - 2:41 am
When the puck drops for NHL free agency Saturday, some teams will pay whatever it takes to land the top free agents available. Some will hit. Some will miss. It happens every summer. The Edmonton Oilers signed Milan Lucic to a seven-season, $42 million contract a year ago and he panned out, helping...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2016, file photo, former Edmonton Oilers hockey players Wayne Gretzky, left, and Dave Semenko joke around during a practice for the NHL's Heritage Classic Alumni game in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Former Edmonton Oilers tough guy Dave Semenko, who protected Wayne Gretzky in the 1980s, has died. He was 59. The Oilers say Semenko died after a short battle with cancer. A team spokesman said Semenko died in Edmonton. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
June 29, 2017 - 3:07 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Dave Semenko, the Edmonton Oilers tough guy who protected Wayne Gretzky during the 1980s, has died. He was 59. He died in Edmonton after a short battle with cancer, the team said Thursday. "His legendary toughness on the ice is surpassed only by his kindness and caring for...
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FILE- This May 15, 2017 file photo shows Ottawa Senators' Marc Methot (3) watching from the bench during the third period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. The Dallas Stars have acquired Methot in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights. The teams announced the deal Monday, June 26, 2017 less than a week since the Golden Knights took Methot in the expansion draft from the Ottawa Senators. (AP Photo/Gene J.Puskar)
June 26, 2017 - 9:51 pm
Marc Methot could go from playing with Erik Karlsson to pairing up with another young Swedish defenseman after a trade to the Dallas Stars. Dallas acquired the 32-year-old Methot from the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday for goaltending prospect Dylan Ferguson and a 2020 second-round pick. The teams...
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FILE- This May 15, 2017 file photo shows Ottawa Senators' Marc Methot (3) watching from the bench during the third period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. The Dallas Stars have acquired Methot in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights. The teams announced the deal Monday, June 26, 2017 less than a week since the Golden Knights took Methot in the expansion draft from the Ottawa Senators. (AP Photo/Gene J.Puskar)
June 26, 2017 - 9:00 pm
The Dallas Stars have acquired veteran defenseman Marc Methot in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights. Dallas sent goaltending prospect Dylan Ferguson and a 2020 second-round pick to Vegas. The teams announced the deal Monday, less than a week since the Golden Knights took Methot in the expansion...
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June 26, 2017 - 8:49 pm
The Dallas Stars have acquired veteran defenseman Marc Methot in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights. Dallas sent goaltending prospect Dylan Ferguson and a 2020 second-round pick to Vegas. The teams announced the deal Monday, less than a week since the Golden Knights took Methot in the expansion...
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Representatives from NHL hockey teams begin their work during the second round of the NHL hockey draft, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 24, 2017 - 1:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Moments after Jaret Anderson-Dolan was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings, he hugged his mothers Fran and Nancy. They cried a few tears as Anderson-Dolan made his way to the floor of the United Center for handshakes and congratulations from his new team. It was a slight variation on a...
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Cody Glass, third from right, wears a Vegas Golden Knights jersey after being selected by the team in the first round of the NHL hockey draft, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 23, 2017 - 9:34 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cody Glass played in a youth hockey tournament in Las Vegas when he was 10. His Junior Steelers team finished a disappointing second. He is looking forward to many more games in Sin City. Glass was selected by the expansion Vegas Golden Knights with their first-ever pick Friday night...
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Center Nico Hischier holds a New Jersey Devils jersey after being selected by the team in the first round of the NHL hockey draft, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 23, 2017 - 8:24 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The New Jersey Devils grabbed Nico Hischier, and the Philadelphia Flyers felt quite comfortable with Nolan Patrick. It was all about the forwards at the top of the NHL draft. Hischier went No. 1 overall to New Jersey on Friday night, and Patrick was the No. 2 pick by Philadelphia...
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FILE - At left, in an Oct. 14, 2016, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin (72), of Russia, plays against the Nashville Predators during the second period of an NHL hockey game, in Nashville, Tenn. At right, in a Jan. 17, 2017, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Saad works against the Carolina Hurricanes during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio. The Blackhawks have re-acquired forward Brandon Saad in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets, parting with top young forward Artemi Panarin to complete the blockbuster deal.(AP Photo/File)
June 23, 2017 - 5:25 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — General manager Stan Bowman promised changes were coming after the Chicago Blackhawks were swept in the first round of the playoffs. Boy, he wasn't kidding. Chicago re-acquired Brandon Saad and parted with Niklas Hjalmarsson and Artemi Panarin in a pair of surprising trades Friday,...
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