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Chicago | Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Hamilton, Ontario

Chicago – Retired NHL goaltender Ray Emery, who helped the Ottawa Senators reach the final in 2007 and won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013, drowned in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. He was 35. Hamilton Police said Emery was identified as the victim of a swimming accident Sunday morning. Staff sergeant … Continue reading Chicago | Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Hamilton, Ontario

MOSCOW  | The Latest: Alex Ovechkin bringing Stanley Cup to World Cup

MOSCOW  — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Alex Ovechkin is bringing the Stanley Cup to the World Cup. Fresh off winning the NHL title, the Washington Capitals forward is taking the trophy to Moscow on Saturday, where it will be exhibited at a “fan fest” public viewing site ahead … Continue reading MOSCOW  | The Latest: Alex Ovechkin bringing Stanley Cup to World Cup

Teams re-sign stars a year ahead of free agency

When John Tavares’ contract ran out with the New York Islanders, he took the opportunity to talk with other teams. “I felt like I owed it to myself to see what else was out there,” Tavares said. Tavares’ exploration led him to rediscover his childhood affinity for the Maple Leafs, and his confidence in Toronto’s … Continue reading Teams re-sign stars a year ahead of free agency

The Latest: Coyotes keel Ekman-Larsson, Perron back to Blues

The Latest from NHL free agency (all times Eastern): 12:50 p.m. The Washington Capitals have signed center Nic Dowd to a $650,000, one-year contract and re-signed Travis Boyd to a two-year deal worth $1.6 million. The Stanley Cup champions are making some moves with long-time fourth-line center Jay Beagle expected to leave for a lucrative, … Continue reading The Latest: Coyotes keel Ekman-Larsson, Perron back to Blues

The Latest: : Defenseman Johnson heading to Pens

The Latest from NHL free agency (all times Eastern): 11 a.m. Veteran free-agent defenseman Jack Johnson has agreed to sign a five-year, $16.25 million deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. A person with direct knowledge of negotiations confirmed the agreement and terms of the contract to The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of … Continue reading The Latest: : Defenseman Johnson heading to Pens

ARLINGTON, Va | Capitals promote Reirden to replace Trotz as head coach

ARLINGTON, Va.— The Stanley Cup-champion Washington Capitals have promoted Todd Reirden to head coach, replacing Barry Trotz. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the anticipated move Friday. Reirden had been on Trotz’s staff the past four years, including the past two as associate coach. Reirden was the only candidate for the job after Trotz resigned June … Continue reading ARLINGTON, Va | Capitals promote Reirden to replace Trotz as head coach

NHL free agency: Center market deep from Tavares and beyond

NHL teams seeking a center are in luck, especially the ones that can get an audience with John Tavares. It’s no secret that Tavares is where free agency begins. He and his representatives have already met with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks and should speak with the Dallas Stars and … Continue reading NHL free agency: Center market deep from Tavares and beyond

Carlson signing is first domino to fall in NHL free agency

The first big free agent re-signing with his own team is just the beginning of the frenzy that’s to come around the NHL. Defenseman John Carlson signed a $64 million, eight-year deal with the Stanley Cup-champion Washington Capitals. His agent and the representatives for other pending unrestricted free agents were able to start talking to … Continue reading Carlson signing is first domino to fall in NHL free agency