NHL draft

DALLAS | Tavares’ future, Flames-Hurricanes trade spice up NHL draft

DALLAS (AP) — Ilya Kovalchuk signed with the Kings in his return to the NHL, the Hurricanes and Flames pulled off a five-player trade, and John Tavares will now explore different possibilities for his future. After a dull first round of the draft, action picked up Saturday as teams laid the groundwork for more moves. … Continue reading DALLAS | Tavares’ future, Flames-Hurricanes trade spice up NHL draft

DALLAS | Hurricanes get Hamilton in 5-player trade with Flames

DALLAS (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes acquired defenseman Dougie Hamilton on Saturday as part of a five-player trade with the Calgary Flames at the NHL draft, the latest move in a time of change for the playoff-starved team. Carolina got Hamilton, winger Micheal Ferland and prospect Adam Fox from Calgary for center Elias Lindholm and … Continue reading DALLAS | Hurricanes get Hamilton in 5-player trade with Flames

DALLAS | Trade action slow on first night of NHL draft

DALLAS— Rasmus Dahlin went first overall to the Buffalo Sabres, Commissioner Gary Bettman was booed relentlessly by the crowd all night and trade chatter didn’t amount to a whole lot of movement. With the exception of one trade by the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, the first round of the NHL draft went off without … Continue reading DALLAS | Trade action slow on first night of NHL draft

DALLAS | Dahlin to Sabres, Svechnikov to Canes to start NHL draft

DALLAS (AP) — Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin went first overall to the Buffalo Sabres and Russian winger Andrei Svechnikov second to the Carolina Hurricanes in the two most predictable developments of an NHL draft that also featured some curveballs. The Sabres taking Dahlin was automatic since they won the draft lottery in April, and the … Continue reading DALLAS | Dahlin to Sabres, Svechnikov to Canes to start NHL draft

DALLAS | Plenty of trade chatter heading into NHL draft

DALLAS  — A year after shaking up his team with trades at the draft that altered the landscape of the NHL, Stan Bowman isn’t letting on that he’ll make the same kinds of moves now. “I learned to never try to predict the future,” the Chicago Blackhawks general manager said. “It’s difficult to predict the … Continue reading DALLAS | Plenty of trade chatter heading into NHL draft

Canada, Sweden advance to world hockey final

BUFFALO, N.Y./January 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Canada and Sweden will face off for gold medal at the world junior hockey championship Friday night. “I think it’s the two best teams that are going to meet,” Swedish goaltender Filip Gustavsson said. Gustavsson made 29 saves and Sweden had a three-goal third period to beat the defending champion … Continue reading Canada, Sweden advance to world hockey final