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NHL's coaching carousel features newbies, familiar faces

Seven NHL teams hired new coaches this off-season, including the first head coach in the history of the league's 31st franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights.

Iginla, Doan could provide Canada some star power in Pyeongchang

Could the next Canadian Olympic men's hockey team have some star power after all? Hockey Canada general manager Sean Burke said Tuesday that he's inquired about the plans and potential availability of long-time NHLers and current free agents Shane Doan and Jarome Iginla.

NHL free agency: Few fireworks as teams steer clear of lavish long-term deals

Only three teams went longer than three years with an unrestricted free agent on Saturday with the Montreal Canadiens splurging on Karl Alzner, the New York Rangers reeling in Kevin Shattenkirk and the Nashville Predators spending big on Nick Bonino.

NHL's off-seasons not as fun as NBA's

Unlike the NBA, where top players like new Houston point guard Chris Paul shuffle around annually, the NHL is almost completely devoid of movement among elite-level players in unrestricted free agency.

Oilers' Connor McDavid to sign $106M deal: reports

Connor McDavid is nearing an extension with the Edmonton Oilers, reportedly worth $106 million US over eight years. The deal, which can't be signed until July 1 and won't kick in until the 2018-19 season, would give McDavid the highest yearly cap hit in the league at $13.25 million.

Neal, Fleury give Vegas Golden Knights some immediate star power

Veteran forward James Neal and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury headlined the expansion draft selections of the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday at the NHL Awards.

Award nominees McDavid, Matthews already starting to define NHL's next generation

Wayne Gretzky and Bobby Orr made sure they were in Toronto to witness the first NHL meeting between Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews.

NHL salary cap set at $75 million US for 2017-18

The NHL salary cap has been set at $75 million US for the 2017-18 season in a slight increase over last year.

NHL GMs await 'unknown' of expansion draft

The last time the NHL had an expansion draft, Steve Yzerman was coming off a Selke trophy-winning season as captain of the Detroit Red Wings. Seventeen years have passed, and it appears general managers are still determining how to best protect their rosters, even as a key deadline for the Vegas Golden Knights draft draws near.

Sidney Crosby's year for the ages no surprise to those around him

The Pittsburgh Penguins were basking in the glory of their first Stanley Cup since 2009 at about this point last year, but Kris Letang already sensed Sidney Crosby looking ahead to future feats. Crosby was eager to start training for the World Cup of Hockey, and also believed the Penguins had what it took to go back-to-back.

Crosby's brilliant night overshadowed by Subban tussle, bottle toss

Sidney Crosby put on a show in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, but his brilliant night was overshadowed by some out-of-character behaviour.

Swedish sleeper Arvidsson soaring for Preds in Stanley Cup final

Viktor Arvidsson was just hoping to make the Nashville Predators roster at last fall's training camp. He not only earned a spot on the team, he became one of only 26 players in the NHL to score 30 goals in the regular season.

Penguins need Malkin, Kessel to wrestle back control of Stanley Cup final

The Penguins will likely need Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel at their best to wrestle back control of a series that's lately gone the Predators' way.

'Unknown' Gaudreau illustrates why Predators are succeeding

Depth, defence and the resurgence of Pekka Rinne spurred the Preds to even up the best-of-seven series in Nashville, and now they return to Steeltown with a chance to jump in front of the defending champs when Game 5 rolls around on Thursday night.

Meet P.K. Subban's sidekick and Preds' secret weapon

Ekholm, the 37th defenceman picked in the 2009 draft, has quietly emerged as a capable sidekick and secret weapon of sorts in the Preds' quest to shut down Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in the Stanley Cup final.