Buzzing on Yahoo Sports:
  • 2015 NHL UFA Tracker: Free agents on the move

    Follow the NHL's free-agent frenzy on July 1 with this listing of players who have signed new contracts for the 2015-16 season and beyond.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Penguins acquire Phil Kessel from Maple Leafs in major trade

    Phil Kessel spent six years in Toronto trying to lift the Maple Leafs out of the churn of mediocrity. All the goals - 181 of them while wearing a leaf on the front of his sweater - failed to turn Toronto into a contender or quiet the critics who wondered whether the talented forward cared enough or…

    The Associated Press
  • Sharks sign D Paul Martin to open free agency

    After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2003, the San Jose Sharks went into the offseason with a clear focus on becoming tougher defensively. A day after acquiring Martin Jones to be their new starting goaltender, the Sharks opened free agency Wednesday by finding the veteran defenseman…

    The Associated Press
  • Rangers busy on opening day of free agency

    The New York Rangers have signed defenseman Raphael Diaz and forwards Jayson Megna, Matt Lindblad, Viktor Stalberg and Brian Gibbons as free agents. Rangers president Glen Sather announced the moves on Wednesday, the same day he turned over the team's general manager duties to long-time assistant…

    The Associated Press
  • Avalanche reach deals with Beauchemin, Comeau

    General manager Joe Sakic wanted to bulk up his team in experience and tenacity on the opening day of free agency. It was a difficult decision for Beauchemin to leave Anaheim, a place where he spent 8 1/2 of the last 10 seasons.

    The Associated Press
  • Chicago's Saad traded to Columbus in seven-player deal

    (Reuters) - The Chicago Blackhawks traded away forwards Brandon Saad, Alex Broadhurst and defenseman Michael Paliotta in a seven-player deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday. The Blackhawks received forwards Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin, Corey Tropp and a fourth-round pick in…

  • Coyotes sign Richardson, Michalek to start free agency

    The Arizona Coyotes signed forwards Brad Richardson and Steve Downie, added goalie Anders Lindback and brought back defenseman Zbynek Michalek. Later on Wednesday, they also brought back Antoine Vermette, the popular centerman who just won a Stanley Cup with Chicago. ''This is the warm-up act for…

    The Associated Press
  • Oilers sign Sekera for 6 years, Letestu for 3 years

    The Edmonton Oilers have continued their offseason makeover, signing defenseman Andrej Sekera and center Mark Letestu on Wednesday. Sekera's deal is worth $33 million over six years, and Letestu will reportedly earn $5.4 million over three years. Sekera had three goals and 20 assists over 73 games…

    The Associated Press
  • Sabres draftee Eichel signs entry level deal, leaving school

    Jack Eichel is eager to begin his NHL career. Eichel, the 18-year-old center selected second overall by the Buffalo Sabres in last week's draft, signed his first professional contract Wednesday, opting to skip his final three years of college hockey. ''I couldn't be more excited about it,'' Eichel…

    The Associated Press
  • Flames sign Frolik to 5-year deal; Ramo back for 1 year

    The Calgary Flames have signed right wing Michael Frolik to a five-year contract and brought back goaltender Karri Ramo for another season on Wednesday. Ramo will earn $3.8 million on a one-year deal. Frolik, 27, scored 19 goals and had 23 assists in 82 games last season for the Winnipeg Jets.

    The Associated Press
  • Predators re-sign Mike Ribeiro to 2-year, $7 million deal

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Nashville Predators are keeping forward Mike Ribeiro, who signed a two-year, $7 million contract Wednesday on the opening day of free agency.

    The Associated Press
  • Hurricanes buy out Semin's contract, sign Riley Nash

    The Carolina Hurricanes have officially bought out Alexander Semin's contract. Carolina waived him Tuesday with the intent of buying out his deal. Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, Semin is owed $14 million - two-thirds of the amount remaining on his contract - over six years.

    The Associated Press
  • NHL, Coyotes deny report of sale, move to Vegas

    The Dan Patrick Show: Dan Patrick gives his take on a reported move that the NHL will be moving to Las Vegas as either an expansion team or relocating a current team.

    NBC on Yahoo Sports
  • Flames sign defenseman Dougie Hamilton to 6-year contract

    Bruins general manager Don Sweeney didn't think Dougie Hamilton would have been ''comfortable'' signing long term in Boston. Hamilton signed a $34.5 million, six-year deal Tuesday with the Flames that adds him to one of the NHL's best defense groups. The Flames sent the 15th, 42nd and 57th picks in…

    The Associated Press
  • Ducks sign veterans Matt Hackett, Chris Mueller, Joe Piskula

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Goalie Matt Hackett, center Chris Mueller and defenseman Joe Piskula have agreed to one-year contracts with the Anaheim Ducks.

    The Associated Press
  • Panthers land Reilly Smith from Boston for Jimmy Hayes

    A few hours into free agency, Florida general manager Dale Tallon essentially sounded resigned to the fact that there would be no big splash to make this year. The Panthers bought out the contract of right wing Brad Boyes on Wednesday, added five players shortly after the NHL free agency period…

    The Associated Press
  • Blackhawks agree to one-year extension with goalie Leighton

    CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with veteran goaltender Michael Leighton on a one-year extension through next season.

    The Associated Press
  • Canadiens agree to 2-year deal with forward Brian Flynn

    MONTREAL (AP) -- Forward Brian Flynn agreed to a $1.9 million, two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.

    The Associated Press
  • Islanders sign 3 players, Hickey, Greiss, Petrov

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Islanders have signed defenseman Thomas Hickey, goaltender Thomas Greiss and forward Kirill Petrov.

    The Associated Press
  • Stars bringing back veteran forward Eaves on 1-year contract

    The Stars signed forward Patrick Eaves to a one-year contract Wednesday after a solid first season in Dallas. Eaves had 27 points (14 goals, 13 assists) in 47 games last season, leading the Stars with a plus-minus rating of plus-12. Later Wednesday, Dallas also announced the signing of left wing…

    The Associated Press