How Joe Sakic built a Cup champion: NHL GMs marvel at Avalanche’s patient, methodical rise

TAMPA, Fla. – Joe Sakic raised the Stanley Cup above his head, this time in a suit and tie and championship ball cap. Gone was the player’s uniform he wore 21 years ago when he last raised it as the captain. Still very much present was the sheer elation Sakic felt, this time achieving the … Read more

Carter Hutton Retires From NHL

A journeyman netminder has hung up his skates today. Veteran Carter Hutton announced his retirement from the NHL today, talking with Tom Annelin of the Chronicle Journal. Speaking with Annelin today, Hutton had the following to say on his decision: Honestly, I’ve been preparing myself for hockey to be over in some aspect for a … Read more

Buffalo Sabers acquire goalie Ben Bishop from Dallas Stars in salary cap-related move

BUFFALO, NY-The Buffalo Sabers acquired goalie Ben Bishop in a trade with the Dallas Stars on Friday in a salary cap-related paperwork move involving a veteran who is not expected to play again because of degenerative right knee injury. The Sabers add the final year of Bishop’s contract, which represents nearly a $ 5 million … Read more

Armstrong provides answers to offseason questions

It’s been more than week since the St. Louis Blues’ season came to an end, and now that the dust has settled some, General Manager Doug Armstrong will get to work on shaping his roster for the 2022-23 season. The Blues finished the regular-season with 109 points, which was tied for third-most in franchise history. … Read more

Blues plan to keep O’Reilly, Tarasenko, core together next season

That includes not trading forwards Ryan O’Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenkowho each have one year left on their contracts. “I’ve already read some articles, local and national, ‘Well what about ’23 -’24 and these guys are all free (agents)?’” Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said Tuesday. “I’m going to worry about ’23 -’24, a year from … Read more

NHL playoff predictions 2022: Conference finals winners, Stanley Cup champion, MVP, more

The NHL’s final four is set. Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers open the Western Conference final Tuesday night against Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche, and the Tampa Bay Lightning continue their quest for a three-peat against Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference final, which begins Wednesday at Madison … Read more

NHL playoffs results daily: Tyler Bozak scores OT winner as Blues battle back

Game 5: Blues 5, Avalanche 4 (OT) | Colorado leads 3-2 Who was the guy: We’re cheating tonight. We can’t not talk about Nathan MacKinnon who tried to take control and push his team into the Western Conference final. Not only did he have two first-period goals, but he responded to the Blues’ tying goal … Read more

Makar finds his way in Western Second Round for Avalanche against Blues

ST. LOUIS – When Cale Makar comes to play, odds are his opponent will pay the price. That wasn’t the case during the opening two games of the Western Conference Second Round when the 23-year-old defenseman for the Colorado Avalanche found himself in an un-Makar-like state of mediocrity. Makar had no points and was minus-2 … Read more