Champion Penguins hungry for ‘3-peat’
Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins hoists the Stanley Cup in celebration with teammates after defeating the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) A month. That’s it. That’s all the down time Sidney Crosby afforded himself following one of the more dominant... Read more
Jets have lots to be excited about, says new goalie Mason
New Winnipeg Jets goalie Steve Mason, seen playing for the Philadelphia Flyers, is excited by his new mentorship role as well as his team’s prospects for the upcoming season. (Elsa/Getty Images) The Winnipeg Jets are hoping veteran goaltender Steve Mason can help accomplish two things with his new team:... Read more
Leafs’ Nazem Kadri was at ‘crossroad’ after embarrassing moment
Nazem Kadri is now embracing a veteran role with the Toronto Maple Leafs, but the forward found himself at a crossroad in March 2015 when he was suspended three games for showing up late to a team meeting on a Sunday morning. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press) In March 2015,... Read more
New faces in net again as Flames open camp
Captain Mark Giordano, centre, expects a smooth transition to new goalies Mike Smith and Eddie Lack because the Flames aren’t overloaded with other changes. (Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press) The Calgary Flames will spend training camp adjusting to new goaltenders for a second year in a row. Defenceman... Read more
Tryouts for McDavid’s, Draisaitl’s right wing begin as Oilers open camp
The Edmonton Oilers are facing questions about who will ride shotgun on superstar Connor McDavid’s line. (Codie McLachlan/Canadian Press) The Edmonton Oilers opened training camp Thursday with franchise forwards Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl locked up to long-term contracts — but with questions on who will play alongside them.... Read more
Babcock expects his Leafs to ‘take a step forward’ this season
Toronto Maple Leaf centre Auston Matthews, last season’s rookie of the year, observes the goings on during the first day of training camp Thursday in Toronto. (Christopher Katsarov/Canadian Press) The Toronto Maple Leafs opened camp Thursday looking to build on last season’s promising platform and a sparkling array of... Read more
Bruins lock up Pastrnak with 6-year, $40M deal
David Pastrnak has agreed to a six-year, $40-million deal with the Boston Bruins. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) The Boston Bruins are hoping to build off last season when they reached the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in three seasons. They took a step in the right direction by... Read more
Senators winger Clarke MacArthur fails team medical test
Penguins’ Letang cleared to play after neck surgery
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Kris Letang, with the Stanley Cup during a hospital visit this summer, has been cleared to play after having neck surgery in April that forced him to miss the playoffs. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press) Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Kris Letang has been cleared for contact before training camp opens... Read more
‘Wouldn’t be the same to win somewhere else': Sedins stay committed to Canucks
Vancouver Canucks’ Daniel Sedin, left, and his twin brother Henrik remain committed to their team as they head into the final year of their contracts. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press) Heading into the final year of their contracts with the Vancouver Canucks, Henrik and Daniel Sedin penned a passionate letter... Read more