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Tavares to Leafs, moves out West shift NHL balance of power

Tavares to Leafs, moves out West shift NHL balance of power

Several signings and one big trade drastically shifted the balance of power across the NHL in a matter of days. With John Tavares going home to Toronto, Paul Stastny leaving Winnipeg for Vegas, St.

Islanders, RW Tom Kuhnhackl agree to 1-year deal

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — The New York Islanders agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent forward Tom Kuhnhackl on Monday. The 26-year-old right wing had four goals and 12 assists in 57 games for Pittsburgh last season.
Sharks re-sign forwards Joe Thornton, Tomas Hertl

Sharks re-sign forwards Joe Thornton, Tomas Hertl

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Joe Thornton talked to several teams last summer when he made his first trip to the free-agent market before ultimately deciding to return to San Jose on a one-year deal. This time there was never any doubt.
Forward James Neal signs five-year deal with Calgary Flames

Forward James Neal signs five-year deal with Calgary Flames

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have added a much-needed sniper to their lineup while cementing their top-six forward core, signing proven scorer James Neal on Monday. The deal is worth US$28.
Biggest names are off the market, but work still to be done by NHL GMs

Biggest names are off the market, but work still to be done by NHL GMs

TORONTO — The NHL draft is in the rearview mirror and the biggest names are already off the free-agent market, but that doesn't mean there isn't more work to be done by general managers before training camps begin in September.

Conviction of ex-Kings player Voynov dismissed by LA judge

LOS ANGELES — A judge has dismissed a misdemeanour domestic abuse conviction against former Los Angeles Kings defenceman Slava Voynov, a move that could clear a path for his return to the NHL.
O'Reilly feels 'spark' after Blues acquire him from Sabres

O'Reilly feels 'spark' after Blues acquire him from Sabres

The thrill is back for Ryan O'Reilly. A trade to the St. Louis Blues has O'Reilly excited about hockey and the future after three consecutive losing seasons with the Buffalo Sabres had him talking about losing his love for the game.

Newly acquired Thompson eager to settle in with Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. — As the son of a journeyman hockey player and eventual coach, Buffalo Sabres newly acquired forward Tage Thompson became accustomed to never staying put in one place for too long.

Toronto Maple Leafs fans are excited about John Tavares joining the team.

Toronto Maple Leafs fans have taken to social media to express their excitement about the team's latest acquisition, John Tavares. The Mississauga, Ont.
Blues continue shakeup by acquiring O'Reilly from Sabres

Blues continue shakeup by acquiring O'Reilly from Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y.