Playoffs have been as scarce as profits in recent years for the Washington Capitals. Ted Leonsis expects one to return this season, while the other might never happen. Two days before players report for training camp, the owner proclaimed “the rebuild is over” in an interview Tuesday with Associated Press reporters and editors.
Mike Dunham ended his 10-year playing career Monday to become the goaltending coach of the New York Islanders. “I’m very proud of my career and really enjoyed playing my final year on Long Island,” the former netminder said in a release. “I’m very appreciative of (coach) Ted (Nolan) giving me this opportunity to be part
An 18-year-old will spend the rest of his life in prison for the stabbing deaths of two employees at a restaurant owned by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios. Justin Blackshere, of Detroit, was sentenced Friday morning to life without parole for the Jan. 2 slayings. The former busboy at Cheli’s Chili Bar was convicted
Stanley Cup-winning goalie Tom Barrasso was hired as the Carolina Hurricanes’ director of goaltender development on Friday. Barrasso, who won consecutive Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and ’92, will work with the goalies in Albany of the American Hockey League, Florida of the ECHL and several junior teams.
Anaheim Ducks forward Samuel Pahlsson has undergone surgery to repair a sports hernia, team general manager Brian Burke announced Thursday. The 29-year-old Pahlsson had eight goals and 18 assists last season and added 12 points during the playoffs as the Ducks won their first Stanley Cup. He had the operation on Wednesday in Philadelphia, Burke
Scott Niedermayer is certain about only one thing in his hockey future — he won’t be on the ice when the Anaheim Ducks open camp next week. The decision whether or not to retire is proving to be more difficult. “It’s sort of unfortunate that this decision has taken this long for me to make,”
The St. Louis Blues signed first-round draft pick David Perron on Wednesday. The 19-year-old Perron, who plays left wing, had 39 goals and 44 assists in 70 games last season for Lewiston of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He led all rookies in goals and finished second in points. “David has tremendous creativity and
Max McNab, who won the Stanley Cup as a player with the Detroit Red Wings in 1950 and later served as the general manager of two NHL teams in a nearly 50-year hockey career, has died. He was 83. McNab suffered a massive stroke in Las Vegas on Saturday and died on Sunday, Peter McNab,
Pierre Turgeon ended his 19-year NHL career Wednesday, retiring after groin and calf injuries limited him to 17 games last season with the Colorado Avalanche. The 38-year-old center was an unrestricted free agent. He had 515 goals and 1,327 points in 1,294 career games. Turgeon won the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship while with the
Forward Fernando Pisani will be out of the Edmonton Oilers’ lineup indefinitely after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disorder. “We are very concerned about Fernando’s medical condition and we wish him nothing but a full and healthy recovery,” general manager Kevin Lowe in a statement Tuesday.
Maple Leafs forward Mark Bell was suspended indefinitely without pay by the NHL on Tuesday after his plea last month of no contest to drunken-driving and hit-and-run charges. Bell was placed into Stage 2 of the NHL’s substance abuse program. He has been part of Stage 1 since last September, when he was arrested in
Jeremy Roenick thinks he still has the skills and the desire to help the San Jose Sharks’ next run at the Stanley Cup. He’ll even keep his mouth shut to prove it. The nine-time All-Star signed a one-year, $500,000 contract with the Sharks on Tuesday, postponing retirement for the chance to get his 500th goal