Ex-Stars forward Nichushkin to sign with Avs

7:17 PM ET Associated Press DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a one-year deal with forward Valeri Nichushkin. The 24-year-old had 10 assists and no goals in 57 games last season with the Dallas Stars. He has 23 goals and 51 assists in 223 career games while in Dallas. Nichushkin was brought in by […]

Whale Re-Sign Anderson, Riveters Add Another Rookie

With preseason games just over a month away, NWHL teams are continuing to put together the puzzles that are their rosters for Season 5. On August 19 the Connecticut Whale re-signed their eighth player (of 12 players on the current roster) that has NWHL experience with their franchise and the Metropolitan Riveters signed their sixth […]

The All-Decade Team for all 31 NHL clubs – ESPN

7:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN In 2009-10, the New Jersey Devils were confident that 25-year-old Zach Parise would help define their next decade in the NHL. Ditto the Washington Capitals and their 25-year-old, 40-goal scorer Alex Semin. The Columbus Blue Jackets had a 25-year-old franchise player for the next decade in Rick Nash, having signed […]

NHLTopPlayers: Top 20 Defensemen – NHL.com

[RELATED: #NHLTopPlayers: Top 20 Wings | Top 20 Centers | #NHLTopPlayers Right Now] 1. Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks For the second time in three seasons, Burns led NHL defensemen in scoring. His 83 points (16 goals, 67 assists) were an NHL career high. He also led NHL defensemen with six game-winning goals, and his seven power-play goals were […]

Pannone’s recent struggles evidenced in Blue Jays’ loss to Mariners

TORONTO – The challenge for starting pitchers is not only turning over a lineup multiple times per game but also taking the ball every five days throughout a long and physically demanding season. By using openers more liberally, the Blue Jays can shield their pitchers from the challenge of facing opposing hitters three times, but […]

NHL Rumors: Blackhawks, Sabres, Oilers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news Adam Boqvist might be pushing for an NHL job, the Edmonton Oilers have a prospect on the blue line worth watching for and the Buffalo Sabres are trying to appease Rasmus Ristolainen. Meanwhile, what do the comments by Patrik Laine from earlier this week really mean? Boqvist […]