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  • Grading the Draft - Part 2

    Corey Abbott breaks down the picks and trades for the Atlantic and Central divisions.

    Rotoworld
  • Kings terminate Richards for contract violation

    Mike Richards, a center who helped Canada win Olympic gold and the Los Angeles Kings capture two Stanley Cups, had his National Hockey League contract terminated Monday by the Kings. "The Los Angeles Kings today have exercised the team's right to terminate the contract of Mike Richards for a…

    AFP
  • LA Kings terminate Mike Richards' contract for "breach"

    The Los Angeles Kings terminated Mike Richards' contract Monday, claiming the underachieving forward committed a ''material breach'' of its terms. The move is a surprising tactic in the Kings' prolonged attempt to get out from under the last five seasons of the 12-year, $69 million deal signed by…

    The Associated Press
  • Capitals re-sign Jay Beagle to $5.25M, 3-year contract

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Center Jay Beagle has re-signed with the Washington Capitals, getting a $5.25 million, three-year contract.

    The Associated Press
  • Pronger, Lidstrom, Fedorov, Ruggiero among Hockey Hall picks

    Chris Pronger always seemed destined for the Hockey Hall of Fame. Going in this year is unprecedented, however, since he is still under contract as an NHL player. ''Nothing I've done has been the easy way, so I guess this would follow suit,'' Pronger said on a conference call Monday, brushing off…

    The Associated Press
  • Predators sign forward Austin Watson to 2-year contract

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Nashville Predators have signed forward Austin Watson to a two-year contract.

    The Associated Press
  • Sharks agree to 5-year deal with D Brenden Dillon

    The San Jose Sharks agreed to a five-year, $16.35 million contract with pending restricted free agent defenseman Brenden Dillon on Monday. Agent Jarrett Bousquet said the two sides reached an agreement before Dillon could become a restricted free agent later this week. The Sharks acquired Dillon…

    The Associated Press
  • Coyotes must increase bond; City must make quarterly payment

    A judge has ordered the Arizona Coyotes' ownership to increase its bond payment to Glendale by $750,000 while ordering the city to make its $3.75 million quarterly payment to the team. Bond was increased from $250,000 to $1 million and Glendale has to make its scheduled fourth-quarter payment by…

    The Associated Press
  • Penguins re- sign defenseman Cole to 3-year deal

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins and defenseman Ian Cole have agreed to a new contract.

    The Associated Press
  • Blackhawks agree to terms with D David Rundblad

    CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with defenseman David Rundblad on a two-year extension through the 2016-17 season.

    The Associated Press
  • Hurricanes reach deal with Nestrasil for 2-year contract

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms for a two-year deal with forward Andrej Nestrasil.

    The Associated Press
  • Devils give qualifying offers to Larsson, Gelinas, 2 others

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Devils have given qualifying offers to forward Stefan Matteau and defensemen Eric Gelinas, Seth Helgeson and Adam Larsson.

    The Associated Press
  • Stars sign newly acquired goalie Niemi to 3-year contract

    Antti Niemi used to live not far from Finnish countryman Kari Lehtonen. Now the pair will share a locker room in Dallas, faced with the persistent question of who will be the No. 1 goalie for the Stars, if they even have one. General manager Jim Nill doesn't see a problem after signing Niemi, a…

    The Associated Press
  • AP source: Sabres place forward Cody Hodgson on waivers

    Once heralded as a key part of the Buffalo Sabres future, Cody Hodgson's career in Western New York will soon be over. A person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Monday that the Sabres have placed Hodgson on unconditional waivers with the intention of buying out his contract.…

    The Associated Press
  • NHL-Lidstrom a safe bet for Hockey Hall of Fame call

    Nicklas Lidstrom will add Hockey Hall of Fame member to his long list of achievements on Monday. The Swedish defenseman, along with Canadian defenseman Chris Pronger and Russian forward Sergei Fedorov, are expected to highlight the 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class, when it is announced in Toronto on…

    Reuters
  • Fedorov, Lidstrom, Pronger among new Hall of Famers

    Toronto (Canada) (AFP) - Russian legend Sergei Fedorov and star defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were among seven people named Monday as electees to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

    AFP
  • Grading the Draft - Part I

    Ryan Dadoun breaks down the picks and trades for the Metropolitan and Pacific divisions.

    Rotoworld
  • Ice hockey-Swede Lidstrom headlines Hall of Fame's Class of 2015

    Sweden's Nicklas Lidstrom, one of the NHL's most decorated defensemen and a trailblazing leader, was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday as part of the shrine's seven-member Class of 2015. Lidstrom was joined by fellow National Hockey League players Sergei Fedorov of Russia, Canadian…

    Reuters
  • Lidstrom strong favorite to headline 2015 Hockey Hall class

    Nicklas Lidstrom cherished just being on the ice. The seven Norris Trophies as the best defenseman of his era and four Stanley Cups as a cornerstone of the Detroit Red Wings make him a strong favorite to be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday in his first year of eligibility. ''People are…

    The Associated Press