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Flames hand Hathaway a two-way deal
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The Calgary Flames signed forward Garnet Hathaway to a one-year, two-way contract on Thursday. Hathaway, 25, earned some reps on the team despite being undrafted. Here’s how his NHL work looks so far: 2015-16: three assists, 31 PIM in 14 games played

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Max Jones ready for the next big step with the Ducks
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ANAHEIM — Striking a cut and well-proportioned 215 pounds on his hulking 6-foot-3 frame, Max Jones no doubt carries the physique of a mature NHL player. A heaping slice of confidence comes with that. It is evident in simple conversation with fellow Ducks prospects within a locker room, or assessing his desire to make the […]

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Is this the NY Rangers’ last, best shot? (Trending Topics)
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It is now widely acknowledged that the New York Rangers are no longer the team that we think about when we look back on their past several years. Lundqvist made just 57 appearances last season, down from 65 the year before, due in part to hip problems.

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Palat feels ‘pretty good’ about Lightning bouncing back next season
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Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman accomplished quite a bit this offseason. “I feel pretty good about the team,” Palat, who signed a five-year, $26.5 million contract extension last week, told the Tampa Bay Times. Going into last season, many people pegged Tampa Bay as one of the teams that would compete for the East […]

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Playing with the enemy: Chicago athletes who teamed up with rivals
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Chicago's chosen son may soon play with the enemy.  According to reports on Thursday, Derrick Rose is in talks to join LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year deal.  That is indeed hard to imagine, considering the former MVP has spent years battling James for supremacy in the Eastern Conference. But leaving the Windy […]

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Red Wings sign Tomas Tatar: four years, $21.2M
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It turns out that Tomas Tatar‘s days are numbered with the Detroit Red Wings by almost 1,500.* After a salary arbitration hearing and concerns that he might leave after a single season, “Band-Aid” sort of deal, a wide variety of reporters state that

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PHT Morning Skate: 3 coaches that are on the hot seat going into 2017-18
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–The Hockey News continues their “2020 Vision” series with the Boston Bruins. –It was five years ago this week that Shea Weber signed that huge offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers. If Nashville doesn’t match the offer, there’s probably no P.K. Subban in Smashville, maybe Peter Laviolette keeps his job in Philadelphia, and maybe the […]

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All of a sudden, hope for hockey in Houston
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Leslie Alexander’s decision to sell the NBA’s Rockets has revived hope for a hockey team in Houston. Without getting into all the details, he’s essentially been the only one who could bring an NHL franchise to the city.

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Flames ink first-rounder Juuso Valimaki to rookie contract
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The Calgary Flames signed Finnish defenseman Jusso Valimaki to a three-year, entry-level contract on Friday. Valimaki, 18, was the 16th overall pick of the 2017 NHL Draft. He was selected in that spot after a nice year with the WHL’s Tri-City Americans

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Here's why Colton Parayko is worth $5.5M a year
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The St. Louis Blues locked down a key piece of their blue line Thursday, inking rearguard Colton Parayko to a five-year, $27.5-million deal with an annual average value of $5.5 million. Related: Blues sign Parayko to 5-year, $27.5M deal The 24-year-old joins the likes of top-flight D-men Hampus Lindholm, Shayne Gostisbehere, and Morgan Rielly – […]

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Devils' Hall excited to play with 'huge addition' Hischier
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New Jersey Devils winger Taylor Hall knows a thing or two about being a first overall NHL draft pick. He was, of course, selected No. 1 by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2010 entry draft. So, it should come as no surprise that Hall is looking forward to playing alongside this year’s top pick – […]

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Red Wings re-sign Tatar to 4-year deal worth reported $21.2M
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The Detroit Red Wings re-signed forward Tomas Tatar to a four-year contract, the team announced Friday. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported the deal is worth an annual average value of $5.3 million. As with most recently signed contracts, Tatar is set to make the least money during the potential lockout season of 2020-21. League source: Tomas […]

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