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Traded after Stanley Cup, Saad not alone in being dealt after title

By Jonathan Bombulie
After Gibsonia native Brandon Saad and the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in mid-June, they went through the same weeklong celebratory gauntlet as all championship teams. Pass around the Cup on the ice. Celebrate in the locker room. Parade ...

Gibsonia’s Saad shows off Stanley Cup at 911th Airlift Wing

By Jonathan Bombulie
When Cmdr. Stephanie Welhouse and the members of the 911th Airlift Wing’s force support squadron heard Gibsonia native Brandon Saad was bringing the Stanley Cup ...

NHL notebook: Olympic hockey champion Craig to sell prized memorabilia items

By Tribune-Review
The American flag that goalie Jim Craig wrapped around his shoulders after the U.S. Miracle on Ice victory at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics is on the auction block. The flag is one of 19 items in “The Jim Craig ...

Pittsburgh a finalist for World Junior hockey event

By Tribune-Review
USA Hockey named Chicago; Buffalo, N.Y.; Pittsburgh; St. Louis; and Tampa, Fla., as finalists to host the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. The event, which features 10 nations, is conducted in late December/early January each year. It includes ...

At Carnegie Mellon University, hockey analytics enjoys rebirth

By Jason Mackey
Creating one of the most widely used hockey analytics websites in North America was never the intent, Sam Ventura and Andrew Thomas insisted. Yet when the ...

NHL notebook: Blues sign forward Tarasenko to 8-year, $60 million deal

Wire Reports
The Penguins hired a merger advisory firm, PJT Partners, to help with the potential sale of a stake in the team, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday. One of the firm’s employees is Don Cornwell, a former Morgan Stanley banker who specializes in ...

NHL notebook: St. Louis retires after 16-year career

Wire Reports
Rangers forward Martin St. Louis is retiring after 16 NHL seasons, seven All Star selections and one Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning. St. Louis ...

NHL notebook: Red Wings sign former Caps defenseman Green

By Tribune-Review
The Red Wings reeled in what they really needed: A productive right-shooting defenseman. On opening day of free agency, they signed Mike Green to three years and $18 million. At 6-foot-1, 207 pounds, Green adds size, and he’s got ...

Blackhawks deal Gibsonia native Saad to Blue Jackets

By The Associated Press
The Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season. Right up until Tuesday afternoon. With contract talks at a stalemate on the eve ...

NHL notebook: Kings terminate Richards’ contract

Wire Reports
The Kings terminated Mike Richards’ contract Monday, claiming the forward committed a “material breach” of its terms. The move is a surprising tactic in the Kings’ prolonged attempt dump the last five seasons of the 12-year, $69 million deal he signed ...

Rossi: Bettman boo birds miss big picture

By Rob Rossi
SUNRISE, Fla. Fans in South Florida brought the heat Friday night, doing their presumed duty and echoing boos throughout BB&T Center when the NHL commissioner ...

NHLnotebook: Islanders pick Chinese defenseman in draft

Wire Reports
For the first time, a Chinese player was selected in the NHL Draft. Andong Song was chosen by the Islanders with the No. 172 pick Saturday. The defenseman, who goes by the name “Misha,” started playing hockey on a smaller-than-normal rink ...

As expected, Oilers select McDavid with top pick in NHL Draft

By The Associated Press
SUNRISE, Fla. — Connor McDavid’s favorite hockey player is Penguins center Sidney Crosby. His favorite non-skating athlete is LeBron James. He’s now in their club, forever ...

NHL notebook: Bruins trade Lucic to Kings

Wire Reports
The Bruins traded top-line left wing Milan Lucic to the Kings on Friday for defenseman Colin Miller, goalie Martin Jones and the 13th pick in the NHL Draft. The hard-hitting Lucic spent all eight of his seasons with Boston. He had ...

NHL notebook: 3-on-3 OT made official

Wire Reports
The NHL Board of Governors approved changes to the format of regular-season overtime and expanded the use of video replay to include a coach’s challenge, NHL.com reported on Wednesday. Overtime will be changed to 3-on-3 play for a 5-minute period, ...

Will NHL top prospect McDavid’s performance match hype?

By Jonathan Bombulie
John Dellapina has been a keen observer of the NHL for the better part of three decades, first as a sports writer, then as a ...