Flames get early start in preparation for pre-season China trip

Training camp has been turned upside down for the Calgary Flames because of an upcoming trip to China. The Flames depart Sept. 11 for pre-season games against the Boston Bruins in Shenzhen and Beijing. So over a week before other NHL players reported for physicals with their respective teams, the Flames were given the “voluntary option” to do… Read More »

NHL creates new rules for Stanley Cup celebrations

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Wheeler Contract Puts Jets In Win-Now Mode

Blake Wheeler’s recent extension with the Winnipeg Jets was not only a necessity for the coming season. It also sends a clear message to the hockey world. The tomorrow the Jets have been preaching and preparing for all these years has arrived. In case it’s slipped under your radar, the Jets re-signed the captain and current face of… Read More »

Dano’s Chance at Making Jets’ Roster Is Now

If there’s any Winnipeg Jets player in desperate need of a reset button, it’s Marko Dano. The 23-year-old Austrian found himself so far on the outside last year that he needed a telescope just to see the team. An important piece of the Andrew Ladd trade, Dano’s tenure with the Jets has been disappointing so far. However, with several… Read More »

‘A first-class Winnipegger’: Hockey legend Ab McDonald dead at 82

Winnipeg’s hockey community is mourning the loss of NHL legend Ab McDonald.  McDonald died Tuesday night. He was 82. Born in Winnipeg, McDonald’s NHL career began with the Montreal Canadiens in the 1957-58 season. He went on to win three consecutive Stanley Cups with the team. He then joined the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1960-61 season where he won… Read More »

‘First-class Winnipeger’: Hockey legend Ab McDonald dead at 82

Winnipeg’s hockey community is mourning the loss of NHL legend Ab McDonald.  McDonald died Tuesday night. He was 82. Born in Winnipeg, McDonald’s NHL career began with the Montreal Canadiens in the 1957-58 season. He went on to win three consecutive Stanley Cups with the team. He then joined the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1960-61 season where he won… Read More »

GM expects Morrissey to be signed by training camp

BOTH camps have now expressed confidence a new contract for Winnipeg Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey is little more than a formality. But when will action speak louder than words? Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said Tuesday he expects Morrissey, 23, at training camp next week with a deal in place. “I would suspect so. We have had lots… Read More »

NHL takes stand against Stanley Cup keg stands

The NHL prefers that the Stanley Cup not be used for keg stands in the future, after Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals made extensive use of the manoeuvre while celebrating their title this offseason. “We ask them politely not to do it,” Philip Pritchard, who maintains the Cup, told the Washington Post in a story published Tuesday.… Read More »

Cody Franson (D) from Chicago Blackhawks to Avangard Omsk

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Mark Fayne (D) from Edmonton Oilers to Boston Bruins

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