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Chris Pronger enters hall of fame despite being under contract thanks to bylaw change

...for the Hockey Hall of Fame.Going in this year is unprecedented, however, since he is still under contract as an NHL player. His inclusion took a bylaw change that specifies a player's final game must be three full seasons ago. The fearsome...
Hurricanes top Flyers in shootout

...Ontario, Kyle Turris scored on a breakaway at 3:14 of overtime to lift the Senators over Washington.OBITUARY: The Canadiens say Hall of Fame forward Elmer Lach died Saturday morning at age 97.He had been the oldest living NHL player.
Predators one of NHL's hottest teams

...turnaround. He started the season 0-8-1 but won four games in six nights last week. He became the Predators' first NHL Player of the Week Monday. "We're on cloud nine, but now we've got our feet on the ground," coach Barry Trotz said...
Two more Pittsburgh Penguins dealing with mumps

...CANADA: Sheldon Kennedy hopes receiving one of Canada's top honors will help draw attention to child abuse.The former NHL player, sexually abused by his junior hockey coach in the 1980s, was one of 95 admissions and promotions to the Order of Canada...
Nine-minute flurry helps Leafs blow Bruins away

...power-play unit,' so that's sort of a sign ... I think he's going to play."COYOTES: Keith Yandle became the 13th NHL player since 2000-01 to play in at least 400 consecutive games during Tuesday night's 4-3 loss to the Dallas Stars.He's...
New OT rules being tested in AHL could help limit shootouts

...If we're trying to get away from the shootout, there are ways of trying to do that," said Olczyk, a former NHL player and coach.Hey, maybe another test idea for the AHL. But the minor-league outfit isn't just a petri dish for the...
NHL wants cooler weather for outdoor game in Bay Area

...his history, he knows the game, knows the players and talks about it. Trent Baalke's college roommate was (former NHL player) Joel Otto at Bemidji State. I always kid Trent, I think he's a hockey guy in a football world."
Olympics might have seen last of NHL player participation

The NHL is thinking seriously about abandoning the Olympics, which has played host to the world's best since 1998.
Undefeated Sweden tops Latvia

...tie 3:23 into the final period. Team mate Tomaz Razingar scored midway through the third, and Kopitar, the only NHL player on his team, scored 23 seconds later.Slovenian goaltender Robert Kristan stopped the first 27 shots he faced before...
Panthers select defenseman Aaron Ekblad with first pick in NHL Draft

...fifth with 53 points.The Sabres selected center Sam Reinhart with the second overall pick. He is the son of former NHL player Paul Reinhart, who was selected by the Atlanta Flames in the first round in 1979.Reinhart has the potential to be...