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Blackhawks trade center Artem Anisimov to Ottawa for Smith

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks traded Artem Anisimov to Ottawa on Tuesday in exchange for Zack Smith, a swap of 31-year-old forwards.Anisimov played four seasons for the Blackhawks, scoring 77 goals and adding 78 assists in 291 games, including 15 goals and 22 assists last season. The Russian has

Convincing Hall to stay is a Devil of a task for New Jersey

After the New Jersey Devils acquired P.K. Subban, Taylor Hall texted Ray Shero a green checkmark."Like, 'Check that box off,'" Shero said. "I guess that's good."The Devils have a much longer checklist to complete to convince Hall to re-sign and not leave as a free agent next summer. There is

How long interview period changed course of NHL free agency

Artemi Panarin did not have to imagine what he might look like in a New York Rangers uniform.His likeness in Rangers blue adorned the giant video screens at Madison Square Garden with the message ''Welcome Artemi'' a full four days before he signed with the team.''There was a moment where

Penguins center Matt Cullen retires after 21 seasons

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Penguins center Matt Cullen has retired after a 21-season career that included three Stanley Cup titles.The 42 year-old won a Cup with Carolina in 2006 and then consecutive titles with Pittsburgh in 2016 and 2017.Cullen had 266 goals, 465 assists and 502 penalty minutes over 1,516 games

Rangers, Islanders, Devils all creating buzz in offseason

The New York Rangers' rebuild got a big boost with the additions of forwards Artemi Panarin and Kaapo Kakko. The New Jersey Devils drafted Jack Hughes with the No. 1 pick and traded for P.K. Subban to improve their defense.The Islanders are coming off a second-place finish in the Metropolitan

A look at the big NHL stars that have elected for salary arbitration

Jordan Binnington, Jacob Trouba and Sam Bennett are a few of the notable players looking for outside assistance to figure out their contract situations. (Getty)The NHLPA announced on Friday the 40 players that have elected to go to salary arbitration. All of these players will have their cases heard in Toronto between

This Week in US Sports: Tragedy strikes NFL, MLB

Sports did not matter in the United States this week.While there are always things more important than games going on where we watch to see grown men throw a ball or catch it, this week that truly hit home.The NFL and MLB were hit with serious news off the field

The Latest: Avs, Maple Leafs make 4-player trade

The Latest on NHL free agency (all times Eastern):7 p.m.The Toronto Maple Leafs and Colorado Avalanche have made a trade late on the first day of NHL free agency.Colorado acquired center Nazem Kadri, defenseman Calle Rosen and a 2020 third-round pick from Toronto for defenseman Tyson Barrie, forward Alex Kerfoot

Report: Canucks to release veteran C Spooner

The Vancouver Canucks will release center Ryan Spooner after buying out the final year of his contract, according to a report from Sportsnet.Spooner, 27, is coming off a disappointing season in which he tallied nine points (three goals, six assists) in 52 games with the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers

What Went Wrong: Arizona Coyotes

What Went Wrong is our annual series where we look at the teams that failed to make the playoffs. Over the weeks, we have gone through them team-by-team to discuss how their season went and then highlight the players that either significantly underperformed in 2018-19 or that they’ll need more

New York Rangers botch Artemi Panarin pitch with photoshop fail

Panarin will get bread. (Getty)Artemi Panarin is the hottest free agent on the market and teams are trying their hardest to woo the winger, preparing day and night to present their best face forward in order to land the Russian star.The New York Rangers hosted the Bread Man at Madison

Here’s the New York Rangers schedule for the 2019-20 NHL season

The Rangers have announced their schedule for the 2019-20 season.Highlights include:Seven of their first 10 games, and 11 of their first 16 games of the season taking place at Madison Square GardenTheir 2,000th all-time regular season game at the current MSG on Oct. 27, 2019 against Boston.Three of their four

Wickenheiser heads six-member Hockey Hall of Fame class

Former Canadian women's star Hayley Wickenheiser headlines the six-player class chosen to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Tuesday.Former NHL players Guy Carbonneau, Sergei Zubov and Vaclav Nedomansky also were selected. Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford and Boston College coach Jerry York were chosen under the builders category.The six

Could Chris Kreider fill a need for Bruins? Interest is there

Could Chris Kreider fill a need for Bruins? Interest is there originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.comWith the Bruins in Vancouver for NHL Draft weekend, the next few days will be one of those big opportunities for the B's to make any significant improvements to their roster.The Bruins will obviously bring in

2019 NHL Draft order: Updated list of selections for all seven rounds

2019 NHL Draft order: Updated list of selections for all seven rounds originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.comThe 2019 NHL Draft begins Friday night in Vancouver with the first round, and the New Jersey Devils own the No. 1 overall pick for the second time in three seasons.The Devils have 10 picks

Follow the money: Salary cap could spawn NHL trade frenzy

Matt Niskanen wasn't totally shocked when the Washington Capitals traded him to Philadelphia last week.One look at their salary cap picture explained it.''I know what kind of situation Washington was in, so I knew there was a possibility,'' he said.General managers say there is more trade chatter now than at

Fiancee’s career played role in Trouba’s trade to Rangers

Jacob Trouba's decision against signing a long-term deal with the Winnipeg Jets was well-documented. Less so was his primary reason why.Trouba revealed that his fiancee's aspirations to become a doctor played a role in his desire to play in the United States. On Monday, he was traded to the New

Mock Draft 3.0

Since we last saw one another, not much has happened in the hockey world, but also everything happened in the hockey world. The St. Louis Blues won their first Stanley Cup title. Around 1.5 million people showed up for the parade. The Carolina Hurricanes’ AHL franchise, the Charlotte Checkers, won

Winnipeg Jets trade Jacob Trouba to New York Rangers

Jacob Trouba stands on the ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)After Erik Karlsson signed an eight-year deal with the San Jose Sharks, the trade market for RFA defencemen appears to be open for business.Jacob Trouba and the Jets were

What Went Wrong: Vancouver Canucks

What Went Wrong is our annual series where we look at the teams that failed to make the playoffs. Over the coming weeks, we’ll go through them team-by-team, discuss how their season went and then highlight the players that either significantly underperformed in 2018-19 or that they’ll need more from

Rangers agree to terms with D Reunanen

The New York Rangers agreed to terms Wednesday on an entry-level contract with defenseman Tarmo Reunanen.Reunanen, 21, has played in 93 games over the past three seasons in Liiga, the top professional league in Finland. He had six goals and 19 assists with 40 penalty minutes this past season for

Mock Draft 2.0

Welcome to Mock Draft two of three. Since the last mock, the hockey season has been whittled down to its nubs. The NHL is down to the Stanley Cup Final and I am writing, the Bruins and the Blues are knotted at one game apiece. Outside of those two teams,