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Edmonton Oilers have 'keen interest' in Pittsburgh Penguins' RFA Brandon Sutter

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on July 28, 2014 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Everytime an NHL centre of decent pedigree is listed as possibly available, it seems someone connects the dots and suggests the Edmonton Oilers as a team likely to be interested in his services. This is especially true of restricted free agents. It happened with Ryan O’Reilly, Patrik Berglund, Lars Eller, and Derick Brassard, who all have since signed extensions with their previous clubs. The latest such connection has been made to Brandon Sutter, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ third-li...

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Subban wants to 'be a lifer' with Canadiens

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on July 27, 2014 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Defenseman P.K. Subban reiterated that he intends to sign with the Montreal Canadiens long term as his arbitration hearing approaches.


"Obviously I remain adamant on remaining in Montreal and being a Montreal Canadien, and not just for a long time but hopefully for the rest of my career, and be a lifer there," Subban told Breakfast Television in Toronto earli...

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NHL 15 Rexall Place Screenshot

Posted by Talk Hockey on July 26, 2014 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I thought this would a cool addition to HockeyFanLand considering the owner is a hardcore Oilers fan. Check out these next-gen graphics.

Sakic says there was 'never any animosity' between Avs and O'Reilly

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on July 24, 2014 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (1)

“There was never any animosity between us this whole time. Any of the perceived animosity came from the outside.”


That was Joe Sakic today, to the Denver Post, after the Avalanche and Ryan O’Reilly agreed to a two-year, $12 million contrac...

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Cody Franson of the Leafs is on the block. Should the Oilers be interested?

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on July 23, 2014 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)


Franson, 26, is 6-feet, 5-inches and 213 pounds. He shoots right and almost always plays the right side, a position where the Oilers already have Jeff Petry, Justin Schultz and Mark Fayne.


Franson should be heading into the peak years of his NHL career.


His coach trusted him with the 4th amount of even strength icetime for d-men on the Leafs, but he got the second most amou...

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Report: Blue Jackets, Johansen make significant progress toward deal

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on July 21, 2014 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (1)

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Ryan Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets made some “significant progress” toward a contract agreement recently,

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Memorable Moments: Patrick Roy dekes Wayne Gretzky, goes over the red-line (1997-98 NHL Season)

Posted by Talk Hockey on July 20, 2014 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

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This memorable moment occured during a game between the New York Rangers and Colorado Avalanche on November 17th, 1997.

Down by three goals, goaltender Patrick Roy decided to try something new and carry...

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Rangers Face a Busy Summer after Deep Postseason Run

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on July 19, 2014 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

It has been a busy summer for the New York Rangers. Center Brad Richards has been bought out of a contract that paid him $9 million this past season, while forwards Benoit Pouliot,  Brian Boyle, and defenseman Anton Stralman, all key parts of the Rangers’ remarkable run to the Stanley Cup Finals, have departed the Big Apple through unrestricted free agency.

With the dust settled on July’s free agent frenzy, Rangers’ GM Glen Sather must now focus on upc...

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Blackhawks will 'make it work' with Toews, Kane deals

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on July 17, 2014 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were handsomely paid in their latest extensions, eight-year deals worth $84 million each that will kick in at the 2015-16 season.


They certainly could’ve gotten more. As their agent Pat Brisson said on Wednesday, “they could’ve come in at $13.8 million each.” But for Toews and Kane, it wasn’t about squeezing as much money out of the Blackhawks as possible. It was about getting their shar...

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Leafs CEO wants Toronto to host all major NHL events in 2017

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on July 15, 2014 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The Toronto Maple Leafs want everything for their birthday.


And they’re telling the National Hockey League that they owe it to their fans to give it to them.


The team with the longest Stanley Cup drought is looking to host every other major NHL event—the All-Star Game, the NHL Draft and the Winter Classic, not to mention the anticipated 2016 World Cup of Hockey—leading up to or during the club’s 100th...

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Nashville Predators sign Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy to one-year contracts

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on July 15, 2014 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Just about everybody in the Western Conference has been on a mission this off-season to beef up the middle of the ice, this all comes as a result of how the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup this past season.

Today, the Nashville Predators played their part, signing veteran centers Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy. Both players ...

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Memorable Moments: Dominik Hasek almost steals Game Four, Penguins win the Stanley Cup (1992 Finals)

Posted by Talk Hockey on July 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (3)

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Game Four of the 1992 Stanley Cup Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks was one of the most memorable games in National Hockey League history.

Although the Penguins - led by some of the league's most powerful forces - may have won their secon...

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Vrbata adds to Vancouver options

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on July 4, 2014 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Vancouver Canucks have bolstered their win options with the signing of free-agent forward Radim Vrbata ahead of the new season on a two-year deal worth $10million. The 33-year old arrives in Vancouver after a lengthy career in the NHL with the likes of the Colorado Avalanche, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lighting and most recently the Phoenix Coyotes.

In a deal that works well...

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Free Agent Frenzy Recap: Boyle to New York, Stastny to St. Louis, Miller to Vancouver, Vanek to Minnesota

Posted by Talk Hockey on July 1, 2014 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Dan Boyle New York Rangers Jersey, Paul Stastny St. Louis Blues Jersey, Ryan Miller Vancouver Canucks Jersey, Thomas Vanek Minnesota Wild Jersey

Dan Boyle (New York Rangers)
Dan Boyle played in San Jose and enjoyed massive regular season sucess for a team that always falters in the playoffs....

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Jason Spezza traded to the Dallas Stars

Posted by Talk Hockey on July 1, 2014 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Jason Spezza Dallas Stars jersey

Less than a week after the Anaheim Ducks made a blockbuster trade to acquire Ryan Kesler, the Dallas Stars have made a major trade of their own to keep up with the club that eliminated them from t...

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James Neal deal could help Predators in free agency

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on June 29, 2014 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (1)

The Predators got their man this weekend. James Neal, who was acquired in a trade with the Penguins on Friday during the NHL Draft, will no doubt help Nashville's offense.


Now the attention turns to free agents. Prior to the Neal deal, the Predators were not exact...

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Vancouver Canucks trade Ryan Kesler to Anaheim

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on June 27, 2014 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Hours before the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Vancouver Canucks decided to grab the attention of the hockey world by shipping one of the best two-way players in the National Hockey League. Ryan Kesler along with a third round pick in 2015 have been traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Luca Sbisa, forward Nick Bonino, as well as two picks from tonight's draft: the 24th overall pick and the 85th overall pi...

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Report: Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane may be seeking $12M annually

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on June 27, 2014 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (2)

While unrestricted free agency is going to grab most of the headlines, July 1 also represents the first day clubs can start working on extensions for players on the last year of their contract in 2014-15. The two biggest names in that group are on the same team. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will see their most recent contracts expire at the end of the upcoming season, but Chicago Blackhawks gen...

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Report: Four teams are now in the Spezza sweepstakes

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on June 27, 2014 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Trade talks surrounding Ottawa Senators captain Jason Spezza have been heating up lately as four teams – three in the West, one “mystery” club in the East – have thrown their names in the hat, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.


About a week ago, Senators GM Bryan Murray said there were only two serious offers, so things may very we...

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