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Oilers ship Lucic to Flames in exchange for Neal

9:05 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames swapped contract problems on Friday, as winger Milan Lucic waived his no-movement clause to allow a trade for winger James Neal.The Oilers included a conditional third-round pick in...

Trade grades – Oilers come out (way) ahead in Neal-Lucic swap

8:58 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames swapped contract problems, as winger Milan Lucic waived his no-movement clause for a trade for winger James Neal.The deal:Oilers get: RW James NealFlames get: RW Milan Lucic, conditional...

Rangers agree to terms with trade pickup Trouba

NEW YORK -- The Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defenseman Jacob Trouba, whom they acquired from the Winnipeg Jets in a major offseason trade.The deal reached Friday with Trouba, 25, is for seven years and...

Jacob Trouba signs 7-year deal with Rangers

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenceman Jacob Trouba, who they acquired from Winnipeg in a major off-season trade. The deal reached Friday with Trouba, 25, is for seven...

Flames, Oilers swap struggling veterans as Neal goes north for Lucic: reports

The Edmonton Oilers have dealt Milan Lucic to the Calgary Flames for fellow veteran forward James Neal. Multiple media reports say the deal was struck Friday afternoon. Lucic had six goals and 14 assists with a...

City of Calgary, Flames close to deal on new arena

A negotiating team for the city is close to reaching a deal with the Calgary Flames on building a new arena to replace the NHL team's aging home rink, a council member says. Coun. Ward Sutherland told CBC...

Ron Francis’ vision for Seattle’s NHL team

10:48 AM ETEmily KaplanESPN The still-unnamed Seattle franchise is two years away from debuting in the NHL, but the league's 32nd team has its first GM. That's Ron Francis, the Hall of Fame player who spent four years...

Mitch Marner mum on contract talks with Leafs, trying to ‘enjoy summer’

Mitch Marner's summer has already included wakesurfing tricks and throwing a big-time charity event. What's yet to materialize for the restricted free agent winger is a new contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 22-year-old opened...

Francis welcomes ‘great chance’ to be Seattle GM

SEATTLE -- Ron Francis has all kinds of eye-popping statistics attached to his Hall of Fame career. He averaged more than point a game, is second in NHL history in assists behind Wayne Gretzky and is fifth in...

Ron Francis named 1st general manager of Seattle’s NHL expansion team

Seattle's NHL expansion team has announced its general manager — Ron Francis, a Hall of Famer and a two-time Stanley Cup winner. He will have complete control of operations under Seattle Hockey Partners CEO Tod Leiweke. The...

McDavid’s signature forged on Oilers jerseys

EDMONTON, Alberta -- A man has been charged with forging the signature of Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid on team jerseys and then selling them for big profits.Edmonton police say the 23-year-old man in April 2018 contacted several...

Caps’ Ovechkin to make summer trip to China

WASHINGTON -- Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will go to China as part of the NHL's continued outreach in that country.Ovechkin will visit Beijing in early August as a league ambassador. He's expected to take part in youth...

Alex Ovechkin to make summer trip to China as NHL ambassador

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will go to China as part of the NHL's continued outreach in that country. Ovechkin will visit Beijing in early August as a league ambassador. He's expected to take part in youth hockey...

Red Wings re-sign Hicketts to two-year deal

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed defenseman Joe Hicketts to a two-year contract.The team announced the move Wednesday. Hicketts played in 11 games with the Red Wings in 2018-19. He had 27 points in 64 games...

Prove them wrong, Ron Francis

9:10 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN If I were one of the executives hiring Ron Francis as the first general manager of the Seattle Whatevers -- and I'm still all-in on the "Sasquatch" or "Kraken," for the record -- my...

Report — Ex-Preds captain’s death apparent suicide

DETROIT -- A police report says the death of former Nashville Predators captain Greg Johnson was an apparent suicide, according to the Detroit News.The paper said Wednesday it had obtained a Rochester Police report, and that Johnson was...

Former NHLer Greg Johnson’s death ruled a suicide, according to report

A police report says the death of former Nashville Predators captain Greg Johnson was an apparent suicide, according to the Detroit News. The paper said Wednesday it had obtained a Rochester Police report, and that Johnson was...

Fraudster dupes Oilers fans with fake autographs on real McDavid jerseys

Connor McDavid's name — or at least his fake signature — is being used by an unscrupulous vendor seeking to profit from the superstar's fame, Edmonton police say. Police have charged a 23-year-old man relating to two...

Avalanche sign winger Compher to 4-year deal

The Colorado Avalanche have signed restricted free agent J.T. Compher to a four-year contract -- avoiding an arbitration hearing.According to The Athletic, the deal carries an annual average value of $3.5 million."J.T. has been one of our most...

Source — Ron Francis to be named Seattle GM

Seattle's new NHL franchise has its first general manager.Hall of Famer Ron Francis will be named the expansion team's GM, a source told ESPN's Emily Kaplan, confirming a Seattle Times report.Francis will receive a multiyear contract from the...

Ron Francis to be named Seattle GM

Seattle's new NHL franchise has its first general manager.Hall of Famer Ron Francis will be named the expansion team's GM, a source told ESPN's Emily Kaplan, confirming a Seattle Times report.Francis will receive a multiyear contract from the...

Hall of Famer Ron Francis named Seattle GM

Seattle's new NHL franchise has its first general manager.Hall of Famer Ron Francis was named the expansion team's GM Thursday."After seven months of due diligence, research, conversations, interviews and evaluation, we are thrilled to announce Ron as our...

Seattle NHL team to hire ex-Hurricanes exec Ron Francis as GM: report

Seattle's NHL expansion team is close to an agreement with Hockey Hall of Famer Ron Francis to become its first general manager, a person with direct knowledge tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of...

Wild re-sign restricted FA Donato, two others

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild have re-signed three restricted free agents: forwards Ryan Donato and Nico Sturm and defenseman Carson Soucy.Donato, a natural center who mostly played left wing after arriving from Boston, received a two-year,...

Veteran Del Zotto returns to Ducks on 1-year deal

The Anaheim Ducks have signed veteran defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday.Financial terms weren't announced.Del Zotto spent part of the 2018-19 season with Anaheim before being traded to the eventual Stanley Cup...

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