Canada selected Jay Bouwmeester to replace Duncan Keith on its roster for the World Cup of Hockey. Keith is still rehabbing a right knee injury he suffered last season, the Chicago Blackhawks said. ''We understand his decision not to participate in next month's World Cup of Hockey,'' Blackhawks head physician Michael Terry said in a statement Wednesday.
The New York Rangers offered the right opportunity and situation to win hockey's late-summer showcase: the Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes. Vesey chose the Rangers from among eight finalists, agreeing to terms on a two-year entry-level contract Friday that marks the coveted college free agent's next step to the NHL. The Hobey Baker winner as the NCAA's player of the year said the Rangers won out because of their intense interest in him, among other factors.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Coyotes have brought back forward Radim Vrbata on a one-year contract.
|Puck Daddy||Chicagoin 7||Great, gritty battle between two teams loaded with big names and quality grunts. The Hossa Hex ends, much to our chagrin.|
|Sam McCaig||Chicagoin 6||Chicago's depth, skill and speed will prove to be too much for Philadelphia to overcome, and the 'Hawks can keep pace physically with the Flyers.|
|Ross McKeon||Chicagoin 6||The 'Hawks are poised to win their first Cup since 1961, but if we’ve learned anything from these playoffs it’s to expect the unexpected.|
|Matt Romig||Chicagoin 6||Give the 'Hawks the edge in skill, speed and special teams. Philly brings enough intangibles to extend an otherwise one-sided series.|