NHL

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Time is running short for the NHL to start its season on Jan. 1. Various pandemic-related geographic and economic issues remain unresolved. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Associated Press
November 24, 2020 - 12:24 pm
A far cry from the standings at Thanksgiving serving as a barometer of which teams are most likely to make the playoffs, the NHL heads into the U.S. holiday without a firm plan announced for next season. The league and players are running out of time to start the season Jan. 1 as previously planned...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov (86) hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Dallas Stars in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals, in Edmonton, Alberta. This has been a year for Tampa Bay sports like no other, though the area's three successful professional teams haven't had a chance to truly capitalize on the boom and connect with re-energized fan bases. It has been — and continues to be —- a missed opportunity because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Associated Press
November 16, 2020 - 2:13 pm
Just months after winning the Stanley Cup, officials with the Tampa Bay Lightning said Monday that they are eliminating 30 positions in a sign that even winning a championship does not spare a team from the effects of the coronavirus. The positions were across the company and effective immediately...
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Reilly Smith gets congratulations from teammates after scoring a goal during a preseason game vs. Arizona on 7-30-20
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Associated Press
November 10, 2020 - 7:54 pm
The NHL could go with a temporary realignment of its teams for next season during the COVID-19 pandemic. The league also is contemplating a reduced schedule and temporary hubs. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said realignment could help with ongoing travel restrictions for Canada and mandated...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2013, file photo, members of the Armed Forces hold a large flag at Target field in Minneapolis where the Minnesota Twins hosted Armed Forces Appreciation Day prior to the baseball game between the Twins and the Kansas City Royals. The NHL has canceled the 2021 Winter Classic and All-Star Weekend. The Winter Classic was scheduled to be played New Year's Day outdoors at Target Field in Minneapolis between the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues. The Florida Panthers were set to host All-Star festivities in Sunrise in late January. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
Associated Press
October 22, 2020 - 1:17 pm
The NHL won't take it outside and open 2021 with the Winter Classic in Minnesota but still hopes to get the hockey season going around the start of the new year. The league on Thursday canceled the Winter Classic scheduled for Jan. 1 at Target Field in Minneapolis and All-Star Weekend that was set...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2011, file photo, Mike Emrick speaks after being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Chicago. Hall of Fame hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick is retiring after a career of almost 50 years behind the microphone, including the past 15 as the voice of the NHL in the United States. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
Associated Press
October 19, 2020 - 12:18 pm
Thinking back over 50 years in hockey, Mike Emrick can't name one favorite memory or game, but one story sticks out. Minutes after watching T.J. Oshie score four shootout goals to help the U.S. beat Russia at the Sochi Olympics, the camera panned to dejected fans and Emrick echoed 1980 gold medal-...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo (27) and Florida Panthers' Aleksi Saarela (28) chase after the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Louis. The Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to terms on a $61.6 million, seven-year contract with top free agent Pietrangelo, a person with direct knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
Associated Press
October 13, 2020 - 3:22 pm
Alex Pietrangelo heard it can snow in Las Vegas and wasn't worried about bundling up his four children if necessary. Maybe once in a blue moon. Pietrangelo won't have to take a snow blower from his St. Louis home to the Nevada desert, though he hopes to bring the Stanley Cup there in the next seven...
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Fleury, Lehner
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Paul Ihander
October 12, 2020 - 7:20 pm
Put the rumors to rest. Marc-Andre Fleury isn't leaving the Vegas Golden Knights.
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Alex Pietrangelo
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Paul Ihander
October 12, 2020 - 4:55 pm
Former St. Louis Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo has signed a seven-year deal to become the newest member of the Vegas Golden Knights.
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2020, file photo, Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) reaches for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Washington. The Vancouver Canucks signed Holtby to an $8.6 million, two-year deal after letting Jacob Markstrom leave in free agency. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
Associated Press
October 09, 2020 - 11:41 pm
The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup and lost a lot on Day 1 of NHL free agency. The Lightning simply could not afford to keep a trio of role players: defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, center Tyler Johnson and center Carter Verhaeghe. Johnson was put on waivers while Shattenkirk and Verhaeghe...
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Paul Ihander
October 09, 2020 - 7:50 am
As the National Hockey League's free -agency signing period begins Friday, the Vegas Golden Knights have freed up some salary cap space by trading one of their veterans.
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