Blackhawks Sign C Brad Richards To 1-year Deal « Cbs Chicago

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Niagara IceDogs to Host 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game – Yahoo Finance

The deal is reportedly worth $2 million. Brad Richards going to Chicago as per source. Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 01, 2014 1 year, $2 mil for Brad Richards to Chicago. Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 01, 2014 Richards recorded 20 goals and 31 assists in 82 games last season for the Rangers. Richards will have an early opportunity to fill the second-line center spot for Chicago, a position in which consistent production has eluded the franchise. Youngster Teuvo Teravainen also figures into the mix there, but he probably needs some more seasoning in the NHL first. Richards was bought out of a nine-year, $60-million deal after he underperformed in the postseason and fell to New Yorks fourth line. Even at 34, he was remarkably durable, playing in every regular-season game and leading New York forwards with 18:41 of ice time per game. The move sends the Blackhawks over the salary cap as they currently sit, so theyll have toshed money at some point. source:

NHL Rumors: Recent Gossip Surrounding Steve Ott, Derek Roy and More | Bleacher Report

As the signings continue, rest assured there will still be a bevy of rumors floating around the Web. Here’s a look at some recent gossip surrounding some notable NHL names. Blues No Longer Interested in Ott John Russell/Getty Images At 31 years of age, Steve Ott may not be the quality player he once was, but he still has plenty to offerperhaps just not on a top line. Last season, Ott saw his lowest rating of his career with a plus/minus of minus-26 over 59 games with the Buffalo Sabres. During that span, he scored nine goals and recorded 11 assists. However, he still proved to be useful on special teams, with six goals and two assists on the power play. Earlier in the offseason, it looked as though he could be reunited with the St. Louis Blues, but according to a tweet from Jeremy Rutherford of theSt. Louis Post-Dispatch, that won’t be the case: ” @SeabornTay : @jprutherford Latest with Ott?” … #stlblues were interested but seem to have moved on. source:

Predicting the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Opening Night Lineup for 2014-15 Season | Bleacher Report

Please enter a valid phone number. Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Compare Brokers Niagara IceDogs to Host 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game BMO Financial Group and BMO Bank of Montreal and BMO Sponsorships and Top Prospects July 3, 2014 2:28 PM 0 shares Content preferences Done TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jul 3, 2014) – The Canadian Hockey League, in association with the Ontario Hockey League, BMO Financial Group, and the Niagara IceDogs Hockey Club, today announced that the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game will be hosted by the IceDogs on Thursday, January 22, 2015. The 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game will mark the 20th annual showcase of the CHL’s top-40 NHL draft eligible players featuring talent from the Ontario Hockey League, Western Hockey League, and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League competing before hundreds of NHL scouts in attendance. “The Canadian Hockey League is excited to bring the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game to the Niagara region, showcasing the league’s next wave of star NHL talent,” said CHL President David Branch. “Our appreciation is extended to the IceDogs and the City of St. Catharines for all of their efforts towards a beautiful new facility opening this coming season, and to BMO for their event title partnership for the second straight season along with more than 15 straight years of supporting the CHL.” St. Catharines will be the 14th different host city since 1996. This will be the 11th time the game will have been played in Ontario. source:

Jarome Iginla: Avalanche Capable of Winning Stanley Cup Championship | NHL |

Third Defensive Pairing: Rob Scuderi and Simon Despres USA TODAY Sports There’s not a team in the NHL that wouldn’t love to add a top-six defenseman “for the right price.” Expect Rutherford to perform due diligence in his search for help on the backend, but Simon Despres could be trusted with a roster spot if he has a strong camp. This could be a make-it-or-break-it campaign for the 22-year-old. Despres has spent the last two years shuttling between the AHL and NHL, and there appears to be a third-pairing role there for the taking. If he does grab the hypothetical brass ring, he’ll need someone to teach him the ropes and cover up the occasional misstep. Ehrhoff isn’t in Pittsburgh to play on the third pairing, and Maatta needs a little help of his own. That makes the veteran Rob Scuderi the natural choice to helpDespres along. Scuderi has lost a step since his glory days in Pittsburgh (round one), but he’s aserviceable defender in a role like this. Starting Goalie: Marc-Andre Fleury Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Another year and another soft playoff performance for Marc-Andre Fleury. He avoided the outright meltdown that he had in 2013, but the series against the Rangers still wasn’t pretty for the former Stanley Cup winner. The long and the short of it: Fleury’s contract is up following the 2014-15 campaign. If he wants to continue to make upward of $5 million a season as Pittsburgh’s backbone, then he needs to come through with a stellar 2014-15 season. Then he needs to forget all about it and win in the postseason. source:

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With this group, I think the sky is the limit, Iginla said. When I think of some of the teams that have had success in the NHL in the last five or six years, I think of Chicago; they were a very young, very talented team that moved up very quickly, that had a very talented young core when they won. Pittsburgh was pretty young when they won. Boston had a pretty young core when they won, too. I think Colorado has a lot of young guys, whether in their first year or third or fourth year or whatever, theyve been confident and been able to play their way and just keep getting better. Im excited to be able to come for three years and be part of that, and grow with the guys. Iginlas comparisons of the Avs to the Penguins, Bruins and Blackhawks arefair, to an extent. Colorado has incredible offensive talent and scoring depth at forward, but it lacks an elite No. 1 defenseman on the back end. The difference between the Avalanche and the three aforementioned teams is the presence of a shutdown D-man on the blue line. Before winning championships, Chicago had Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook, Pittsburgh had Brooks Orpik and Rob Scuderi and Boston had Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg. Tyson Barrie is the Avs best D-man, but hes nowhere near the caliber of these sixplayers. source:


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