July 20: This Day in NHL History

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July 20 NHL History 1953: Goaltender Johnny Bower, a star with the Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League, is acquired in a trade by the New York Rangers, who send Emile Francis, Neil Strain and cash to Cleveland. Bower makes his NHL debut a few weeks before his 29th birthday; he goes 29-31-10 in 1953-54 and […]

July 2: This Day in NHL History

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July 2 NHL History 1979: Joe Thornton is born in London, Ontario. He becomes the first player taken (by the Boston Bruins) in the 1997 NHL Draft but blossoms after being traded to the San Jose Sharks on Nov. 30, 2005. Thornton finishes the 2005-06 season with a League-leading 125 points (29 goals, 96 assists), […]

May 31: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 31 1961: Defenseman Doug Harvey, a six-time Norris Trophy winner with the Montreal Canadiens, signs a contract with the New York Rangers to serve as player-coach, replacing Alf Pike. The Canadiens receive forward Lou Fontinato from the Rangers as compensation. Harvey goes on to win his seventh Norris Trophy in […]

May 27: This Day in NHL History

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May 27 NHL History 1975: The Philadelphia Flyers win the Stanley Cup for the second straight year by defeating the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 in Game 6 of the Final at Memorial Auditorium. Bernie Parent makes 32 saves for his sixth and final NHL playoff shutout. Bob Kelly breaks a scoreless tie by stealing the puck […]

May 7: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 7 1972: Bobby Orr supplies the offense for the Bruins in a 3-2 victory against the New York Rangers in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden. Orr scores two goals in the first period and sets up Don Marcotte’s shorthanded goal late in the […]

Brad Richards retires after 15-season NHL career

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Brad Richards has announced his retirement from the NHL after 15 seasons in the league. The two-time Stanley Cup champion appeared for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings over the course of his 1,126 game career. The 36-year-old will finish his career with 298 goals and […]

NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Sens, Red Wings

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RDS.ca: With the recent signing of Montreal Canadiens defenceman Jeff Petry, that leaves $6.75 million of cap space for next year. The Canadiens still have to re-sign RFAs Alex Galchenyuk and Nathan Beaulieu. GM Marc Bergevin still has to decide if the team will re-sign UFA’s Torrie Mitchell and Brian Flynn. The Habs might have […]

NHL Rumors: Jets, Canucks, Predators

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The Fourth Period: The Vancouver Canucks will continue to reevaluate their team in the coming weeks and create a plan of attack for this off-season. Forwards Shawn Matthias and Brad Richards are not expected to be signed to new contracts. The Canucks must address its blueline this off-season and upgrade before the 2015-16 campaign. They will look […]

NHL Trade Rumors – July 6, 2014

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Josh Rimer: UFA Derek Roy is close to signing. It’s down to two teams. One in the east and one in west. Espn.com: Brad Richards had interest from the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders, but in the end he wanted a chance to win another Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks. The St. Louis Blues […]

Will Brad Richards be Bought out?

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There are rumors floating around that Brad Richards is a likely amnesty buyout candidate this summer. Richards has not been the same player since he left Dallas.  Richards has a salary cap hit of $6,666,667 until the 2019 season. Richards might return to Tampa if he is bought out.If the Toronto Maple Leafs cannot re-sign Tyler Bozak […]