Gaudreau leaving Flames, joins deep NHL free agent class
Johnny Hockey is testing the free agent market, following Evgeni Malkin 's lead. MVP candidate Johnny Gaudreau informed the Calgary Flames he's leaving in free agency Wednesday, joining an NHL free agent class that features the most high-end talent available in several years. “It is my strong belief that this was a family decision, and I respect that fully,” disappointed Flames general manager Brad Treliving said Tuesday night.news.yahoo.com
Predators, Oilers, Wild make early moves to close gap on Avs
Confronted by the harsh reality of the Tampa Bay Lightning moving on from him and with memories still fresh of being on the wrong side of the Stanley Cup championship handshake line, Ryan McDonagh approved a trade to the Nashville Predators. The Predators also lost to the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche when they were swept out of the first round. In adding McDonagh and re-signing Filip Forsberg, Nashville hopes it’s beginning to close the gap on Colorado.news.yahoo.com
Penguins re-sign Letang; Avalanche acquire goalie Georgiev
Moves are already happening around the NHL several hours before the draft begins, with the reigning Stanley Cup winners making a move to shore up their goaltending situation and a recent back-to-back champion ensuring a long-time defenseman was sticking around. The Cup-winning Colorado Avalanche on Thursday acquired goaltender Alexandar Georgiev from the New York Rangers for three draft picks, and the Pittsburgh Penguins also signed veteran defenseman Kris Letang to a $36.6 million, six-year contract that carries a $6.1 million annual salary cap hit. Colorado gave up third- and fifth-round picks this year and a third-rounder next year for Georgiev.news.yahoo.com
Francouz, Kadri lead Avs to 4-0 win over Oilers in Game 2
Nazem Kadri had three assists in a 2:04 span in the second period, backup Pavel Francouz stopped 24 shots for his second career playoff shutout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Shesterkin, Chytil help Rangers top Hurricanes, force Game 7
Igor Shesterkin stopped 37 shots and became the fifth goalie to have two assists in a playoff game, Filip Chytil scored twice in the second period and the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 to force a deciding Game 7 in their second-round series.
Brad Aldrich's name crossed off Stanley Cup over sexual assault allegations from former player
The decision to cross out the name of the former video coach, who denies the allegations, comes after the results of an independent investigation into his alleged conduct were made public in October.cbsnews.com
Photo shows Chicago Blackhawks locker room made a homophobic joke just weeks after team officials reportedly ignored a player's sexual assault claim
The photo was taken just weeks after then-Blackhawks player Kyle Beach accused Blackhawks video coach Brad Aldrich of sexual assault in May 2010.news.yahoo.com
Trump welcomes 2019 Stanley Cup champions to the White House
President Trump welcomed the 2019 Stanley Cup champions, the St. Louis Blues, to the White House Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Trump delivered remarks during the Rose Garden and commented on developments regarding Turkey, which is pushing ahead with its Syria offensive. He said Vice President Mike Pence will be traveling to the country Wednesday to try to reach a ceasefire deal. Mr. Trump has demanded an immediate end to Turkey's assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria an assault Turkey began after Mr. Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way. The president announced new sanctions Monday to try to pressure Turkey.cbsnews.com