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

By 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 made the announcement Thursday, roughly a month after helping the Rangers reach the Eastern Conference ...

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 5:00 p.m.
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 ...

Attention on Connor McDavid similar to that on Crosby

By Jason Mackey
You get the attention. Maybe if you’re on their line, a nice offensive bump, too. And assuming history repeats itself, the wins will come. But ...

Blackhawks star Saad’s still the one who got away for Penguins

By Jason Mackey
George Saad hadn’t heard. In Chicago for much of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Saad said he was unaware of the collective sentiment among Penguins fans toward ...

Baby Pens assistant Nasreddine joins New Jersey Devils

By Jonathan Bombulie
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins assistant coach Alain Nasreddine will follow former Baby Pens coach John Hynes to the New Jersey Devils, a source told Trib Total Media on Tuesday. Nasreddine will be an assistant under Hynes, who was named Devils coach last month. Nasreddine ...

Blackhawks blank Lightning to win Stanley Cup

By The Associated Press
CHICAGO — Showing off their grit and determination, the Chicago Blackhawks finally put away the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. The city of ...

Blackhawk edge Lightning, move to cusp of another Cup

By The Associated Press
TAMPA, Fla. — With another tenacious road victory in this agonizingly close Stanley Cup Final, the Chicago Blackhawks earned an opportunity to raise that silver ...

NHL notebook: Ducks center Thompson out 5-6 months

Wire Reports
Ducks center Nate Thompson will be out for five to six months after undergoing surgery to repair two labral tears in his left shoulder. Thompson will be sidelined well into next season after playing through a serious injury for ...