BROMONT, Quebec (AP) -- NHL referee Garrett Rank won his third straight Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur title Friday, closing with an 5-under 67 in windy conditions for a six-stroke victory.
Posted: August 26, 2016, 11:59 pm
With goaltender Robin Lehner still not fully healthy, Sweden replaced him on its World Cup of Hockey roster with Jhonas Enroth. The Buffalo Sabres' starting goalie was bothered by a right ankle injury for much of last season that limited him to 21 NHL games. Lehner underwent surgery in March and had been working to get ready for the World Cup, which begins Sept. 17 in Toronto.
Posted: August 26, 2016, 8:36 pm

FILE - In this April 11, 2015, file photo, Florida Panthers forward Brandon Pirri (73) skates prior to the NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, in Sunrise, Fla. The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Brandon Pirri on a $1.1 million, one-year deal. The 25-year-old Pirri spent last season with the Florida Panthers and Anaheim Ducks, recording 14 goals and 15 assists in 61 games. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach, File)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Brandon Pirri on a $1.1 million, one-year deal.


Posted: August 26, 2016, 8:03 pm

A young Lake Erie Monsters fan holds up his sign behind the Monsters bench with coach Jared Bednar standing at right wearing a jacket and tie during a game against the Iowa Wild on Oct. 16, 2015, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Colorado Avalanche have hired Jared Bednar as their new head coach. (Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer)

Joe Sakic had to rush his coaching search after the abrupt resignation of Patrick Roy. After interviewing candidates with varying degrees of NHL coaching experience, Sakic ultimately chose Jared Bednar as the team's new coach. Bednar spent the past 14 seasons as a minor league coach, most recently winning the American Hockey League's Calder Cup with the Lake Erie Monsters, and the previous nine as a minor league player,.


Posted: August 25, 2016, 10:29 pm

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014, file photo, Canada's Sidney Crosby skates during the first period of the men's gold medal final hockey match against Sweden at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia. Canada has chosen Crosby as its captain for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Crosby returns as Canada's captain after wearing the

The process of selecting Sidney Crosby as Canada's captain for the World Cup of Hockey was a simple one. Next,'' general manager Doug Armstrong recalled. Crosby wearing the ''C'' for Canada was a no-doubter given his track record of scoring the winning goal on home ice at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, serving as captain for the undefeated, gold medal-winning team at the 2014 Sochi Games and leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to two Stanley Cups.


Posted: August 25, 2016, 9:02 pm
The Arizona Coyotes have acquired prospect Lawson Crouse and veteran Dave Bolland's contract from the Florida Panthers for two draft picks. Arizona sent a 2017 third-round pick and a conditional 2018 second-rounder that could become another 2017 third to Florida. The Coyotes are taking on the final three years of the injured Bolland's deal to pick up Crouse, the 11th pick in the 2015 draft.
Posted: August 25, 2016, 8:36 pm

Arizona Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett speaks at a news conference announcing his five-year contract extension, Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

The Arizona Coyotes have hired Dawn Braid as skating coach and say she is believed to be the first full-time female coach in NHL history. Braid also spent seven years with the Athletes Training Center as director of skating development. Among the skaters she worked with while there is New York Islanders center John Tavares.


Posted: August 25, 2016, 12:56 pm
Canada selected Jay Bouwmeester to replace Duncan Keith on its roster for the World Cup of Hockey. Keith is still rehabbing a right knee injury he suffered last season, the Chicago Blackhawks said. ''We understand his decision not to participate in next month's World Cup of Hockey,'' Blackhawks head physician Michael Terry said in a statement Wednesday.
Posted: August 24, 2016, 9:29 pm

Calgary Flames left wing Jiri Hudler (24) of the Czech Republic moves the puck against the Dallas Stars during an NHL hockey game, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Free agent right wing Jiri Hudler has signed a $2 million, one-year deal with the Dallas Stars.


Posted: August 24, 2016, 8:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sweden has added Hampus Lindholm to its World Cup roster and removed two-time Olympian Niklas Kronwall from the 23-man team.
Posted: August 24, 2016, 6:37 pm
Another deep run for a talented-but-aging group?
Author: James O'Brien
Posted: August 28, 2016, 1:00 pm
NHL Network takes a stab at a tough question.
Author: James O'Brien
Posted: August 28, 2016, 1:00 am
Most importantly, he's a blueliner with a right-handed shot.
Author: James O'Brien
Posted: August 27, 2016, 11:30 pm
Or, almost at least. They're nearly beyond the mistakes of past regimes.
Author: James O'Brien
Posted: August 27, 2016, 10:46 pm
One less weird thing about Brent Burns and Dustin Byfuglien.
Author: James O'Brien
Posted: August 27, 2016, 9:35 pm
Glen Gulutzan begins his second head coaching gig in 2016-17.
Author: James O'Brien
Posted: August 27, 2016, 8:30 pm
Brouwer signed a four-year, $18 million contract with the Flames in free agency this summer.
Author: Adam Gretz
Posted: August 27, 2016, 7:37 pm
The Flames have missed the playoffs in six of the past seven seasons.
Author: Adam Gretz
Posted: August 27, 2016, 5:47 pm
The Flames are hoping Elliott can help fix their goaltending mess.
Author: Adam Gretz
Posted: August 27, 2016, 4:26 pm
The No. 6 overall pick from 2016 could be ready to join the Flames young core of forwards.
Author: Adam Gretz
Posted: August 27, 2016, 2:38 pm
Hoping 2016-17 looks more like 2014-15 than 2015-16.
Author: James O'Brien
Posted: August 27, 2016, 1:00 pm
Hey, at least they're promising buzzwords ...
Author: James O'Brien
Posted: August 27, 2016, 1:05 am
Make that Carey Price's backups overall, if you'd prefer.
Author: James O'Brien
Posted: August 27, 2016, 12:00 am
He went 24th overall.
Author: James O'Brien
Posted: August 26, 2016, 10:30 pm
An underrated netminder comfortable with backup duty.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: August 26, 2016, 9:09 pm
Could they collect enough forwards to improve that shaky defense?
Author: James O'Brien
Posted: August 26, 2016, 8:00 pm
Will a healthy Carey Price get them back on the right track?
Author: Joey Alfieri
Posted: August 26, 2016, 6:56 pm
Andrew Shaw and Shea Weber will punish the opposition.
Author: Joey Alfieri
Posted: August 26, 2016, 5:28 pm
With a healthy Carey Price, there are no more excuses for the coaching staff.
Author: Joey Alfieri
Posted: August 26, 2016, 4:00 pm
There might be an opening for him on the second line.
Author: Joey Alfieri
Posted: August 26, 2016, 2:30 pm

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