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Flat salary cap forcing NHL teams to get creative with roster moves

In the 16 years since the salary cap has been a reality in the NHL, it never has been this much of a challenge to manoeuvre.

Goalies no longer only masked men as coaches also gear up for new season

Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice struggled to blow a whistle while wearing a mask. Barry Trotz couldn't see if one of his New York Islanders players was skating toward him because his mask had helped fog up his glasses.

Barzal strikes 3-year, $21M US deal with Islanders days before season opener

Mathew Barzal joined the New York Islanders on the ice Saturday for his first practice of training camp after agreeing to a three-year, $21-million US contract.

Outdoor hockey traditions under shadow of climate change

Experts say climate change is making for shorter, freezing winters and poses a threat to the very existence of the outdoor stick and puck games at the root of hockey.

Longtime Bruins captain Zdeno Chara inks 1-year deal with Capitals

Longtime Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara signed with the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, a stunning move less than a week before most NHL teams open training camp.

Lightning's Nikita Kucherov to miss regular season with hip injury

Tampa Bay Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov is expected to miss the entire regular season because of a hip injury that requires surgery.

Devils, Capitals, Predators 1st NHL teams to unveil ads on helmets

There will be advertisements on NHL players' helmets this season as teams try to recoup revenue lost to the pandemic. The New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals and Nashville Predators became the first teams to unveil helmet ads Tuesday.

NWHL readies for historic broadcast of semifinals, final on NBC Sports Network

Women's professional hockey will be televised live in the United States by a major cable network for the first time when NBC Sports Network airs the National Women's Hockey League semifinals and final in early February.

'We have some ground to cover': Plagued by uncertainty, NHL's Jan. 1 start date in peril

The National Hockey League and its players are running out of time to start the season Jan. 1 as previously planned, with various pandemic-related problems standing in the way. There is uncertainty on many fronts.

Chicago NHL team hires Kendall Coyne Schofield as its 1st female development coach

Chicago's NHL team on Monday hired Kendall Coyne Schofield as a player development coach, making her the first woman to hold that position in the organization's 94-year history.

Brett Peterson joins Panthers as NHL's 1st Black assistant GM

The Florida Panthers have hired Brett Peterson as an assistant general manager, making him the first Black executive to hold that position in the NHL. Peterson's hiring comes days after the nearby Miami Marlins hired Kim Ng as the first female GM in Major League Baseball.

NHL clears ex-Panthers GM Dale Tallon after investigating alleged inappropriate comments

The NHL on Thursday cleared Dale Tallon of any wrongdoing after an independent investigation found it could not substantiate claims he made inappropriate racial, religious and ethnic comments as general manager of the Florida Panthers.

NHL postpones Winter Classic, all-star weekend until 2022

The NHL has announced that its Winter Classic and all-star weekend will not be held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Doc' Emrick, beloved voice of hockey, retires after 3,750 professional games

Hall of Fame hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick, 74, announced his retirement Monday after almost 50 years behind the microphone. He called 22 Stanley Cup finals, six Olympics an estimated 3,750 professional games.

Bruins' Pastrnak, Marchand could miss start of season following surgery

The Boston Bruins' top line could take a hit when the next NHL season starts after both David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand underwent surgery last month.