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Aaron Ekblad ready to lace up for Panthers' home opener

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on August 26, 2014 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Aaron Ekblad is getting back to work.

 



The first overall draft pick of the Florida Panthers said on Saturday he’s free of any concussion-like symptoms less than three weeks after he took a hard hit in a world junior exhibition game.

 


“The concussion is perfectly, completely gone. I feel great,” said Ekblad. “I’ve bee...

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McDavid: 'Pretty Crazy' Teams May Tank for Me

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on August 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Connor McDavid (Terry Wilson/OHL Images).


When the NHL announced changes to the Draft Lottery process on Wednesday for the 2015 and 2016 Drafts, it was considered a way to potentially combat against teams tanking in the upcoming season.

 


After all, with players of elite talent like Connor McDa...

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Fantasy Hockey: Point Per Game NHL Players Next Season

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on August 23, 2014 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Sidney Crosby

Ryan Getzlaf

Claude Giroux

Tyler Seguin

Corey Perry

Phil Kessel

Taylor Hall

Alex Ovechkin

Jamie Benn

Anze Kopitar

John Tavares

Evgeni Malkin

Patrick Kane

Thomas Vanek

Nathan MacKinnon

Jason Spezza

Matt Duchene

Logan Couture

Henrik Zetterberg

Henrik Sedin

Daniel Sedin

Steven Stamkos

Pavel Datsyuk

Nicklas Backstrom

Joe Thornton

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Thornton on losing captaincy: 'It's a big responsibility so it's a little strange when they take it away from you'

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on August 21, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The San Jose Sharks announced on Wednesday that captain Joe Thornton and alternate captain Patrick Marleau (who was stripped of the captaincy in 2009) will come into training camp without letters on their jersey.

 


"We are going to have a fresh slate at training camp as far as leadership goes," Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News. "The veteran players that were on this team last year will have to come up wi...

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Bruins express interest in free agent Hayes

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on August 19, 2014 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)

It makes too much sense for the Boston Bruins and suddenly unrestricted free agent Kevin Hayes to find each other at the NHL level, and it could just happen.

 


A source indicated to CSNNE.com that the Bruins have expressed interest in Hayes to his agent, Robert Murray, since he became an amateur free agent this weekend. The hope is that the Black and Gold are in ...

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Who is Kevin Hayes?

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on August 18, 2014 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Kevin Hayes (born May 8, 1992) is an American amateur ice hockey right winger currently playing for Boston College. Hayes was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks 24th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. His older brother Jimmy Hayes plays for the Florida Panthers....

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Report: Giguere to announce retirement next week

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on August 15, 2014 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)



According to RDS, former Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere will officially announce his retirement from the NHL next Thursday.

 


The 37-year-old will remain in hockey with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada organization of the QMJHL.

 


Giguere spent his last three seasons with the Avalanche mostly in a backup role and became...

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Video: NHL 15 Overhead Gameplay - First Look

Posted by Talk Hockey on August 15, 2014 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

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GIF: The Evolution of Graphics in EA Sports' NHL Series

Posted by Talk Hockey on August 14, 2014 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Graphics, NHL 15, EA Sports, Evolution, Video Games

With NHL 15 around the corner, here's a GIF showcasing the major improvements EA Sports has made to their NHL series after twenty years of video games. Check out this infographic from Twitter as well.

Edmonton Oilers sign centre Leon Draisaitl to a three-year entry level contract

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on August 13, 2014 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (0)


The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have signed centre Leon Draisaitl to a three-year entry level contract.

 


Draisaitl, who was selected 3rd overall in the 2014 NHL Draft, played in 64 games last season for the Western Hockey League’s Prince Albert Raiders, collecting 105 points and setting career highs in both goals (38 ) and assists (67), as well as recording...

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Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks will take it outside next season

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on August 9, 2014 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

It worked so well once, the NHL decided to try it again. The league announced Wednesday it would stage a second outdoor game in as many years in California, with the San Jose Sharks playing host to the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings

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Brandon Sutter inks 2-year deal with Penguins

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on August 5, 2014 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Brandon Sutter has inked a two-year, $6.6 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.


The two-way center notched 13 goals and 13 assists in 81 games last season. Sutter is a key penalty killer and he contributed three shorthanded markers in 2013-14. His offense improved in the playoffs with five goals and seven points in 13 matches. Sutt...

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Michael Del Zotto signs 1-year deal with Flyers

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on August 5, 2014 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)


The Flyers have signed defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year contract worth $1.3 million, the team announced late Tuesday afternoon. Contact terms via TSN.

 


We discussed the potential of signing Del Zotto in a post just a few hours ago, and here's basically what we settled on:

 


MDZ had a rough year last season and just didn't fit in with the Predators aft...

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Chicago Blackhawks favored to win 2015 Stanley Cup

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on August 2, 2014 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (1)

Despite currently being over the salary - cap, odds-makers have favored the Chicago Blackhawks to win the 2015 Stanley Cup. Teams like Chicago and LA will be popular picks because of what they have been able to accomplish in recent history. Both of these teams have redefined the term: “dynasty”, as fans of the modern-day NHL brand know it. For example, if the odds-makers are right... the Chicago Blackhawks will go on to win their third Stanley Cup in five seasons i...

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Oiler Nail Yakupov gets number 10 on his jersey

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on July 31, 2014 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

  Nail Yakupov will be wearing his favorite number 10,  this fall as an Edmonton Oiler. Yakupov grew up wearing 10, but it was not available in his first season with the Oilers, taken by then captain Shawn Horcoff.

 


“Yeah, I’ve always played with the...

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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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