The Montreal Canadiens acquired Christian Dvorak from the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, sending the 25-year-old center to Montreal in exchange for a first-round pick in 2022 and a second-round pick in 2024. The move filled an immediate need for Montreal, who lost center Jesperi Kotkaniemi after declining to match the Carolina Hurricanes‘ offer sheet earlier
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6:42 PM ET A week after the Carolina Hurricanes caused a social media stir by signing Jesperi Kotkaniemi to a one-year, $6.1 million offer sheet, the Montreal Canadiens formally declined to match it on Saturday. As a result, the 21-year-old forward will join the Hurricanes for at least this season, and Carolina will more than
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MONTREAL – Forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi is now a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. Montreal Canadiens’ GM Marc Bergevin said Saturday the club won’t match Carolina’s one-year, US$6.1-million offer for the 21-year-old restricted free agent. “Carolina has used a tool available to them in the collective bargaining agreement and we accept that decision,” Bergevin said in
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The Montreal Canadiens have acquired forward Christian Dvorak from the Arizona Coyotes after declining to match the Carolina Hurricane’s one-year, $6.1-million US offer to restricted free agent Jesperi Kotkaniemi on Saturday. The Habs acquired Dvorak for a first and second-round draft pick, and will receive first and third-round picks in the 2022 NHL draft from the Hurricanes. 25-year-old Dvorak finished sixth
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Chicago Blackhawks fans have debated for over a decade about which general manager deserves more credit for winning three Stanley Cups in six seasons. Dale Tallon laid the foundation by drafting many of the key players, but it was Stan Bowman who navigated the hard salary cap and added pieces to each championship team. One
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5:59 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — The Red Wings signed Filip Hronek to a three-year, $13.2 million contract Friday. The Czech defenseman will count $4.4 million against the salary cap through the 2023-24 season. Hronek has 16 goals and 64 assists through his first 167 regular-season NHL games. The 23-year-old put up 26 points
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The Vancouver Canucks made a big splash this summer acquiring Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland from the Arizona Coyotes. By now we all know who Ekman-Larsson is, but what about Garland? The 25-year-old forward was selected all the way down in the fifth round of the 2015 NHL Draft and is now part of a
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6:51 PM ET San Jose Sharks associate coach Rocky Thompson is stepping down from his role due to a medical exemption that prevents him from receiving a vaccination for COVID-19, the team announced Friday. “Under the new League protocols, I am not permitted to fulfill my duties on the Sharks coaching staff at this time,”
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The NHL is set to return to the Olympics in Beijing this winter after reaching an agreement with international officials, though the league and players have the opportunity to withdraw if pandemic circumstances warrant. The league, its players’ union, the International Olympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation struck a deal Friday that will
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The Bakersfield Condors have announced that Colin Chaulk has been named as an assistant coach on Jay Woodcroft‘s staff. A native of Toronto, Chaulk will work primarily with the team’s forward group. Chaulk, 44, served as an assistant with the AHL’s Belleville Senators in 2019-20, helping the club to a 38-20-4-1 record (.643) and the
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