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Why Trading Vincent Lecavalier Is the Key to the Flyers' Offseason

Bleacherreport.com  -  NHL free agency started last week, and the Philadelphia Flyers were mostly spectators. The reason: According to CapGeek.com, the Flyers are more than $3 million over the league's $69 million cap limit right now. Therefore, the Flyers cannot afford to add a contract of any significance to help improve the team.The best way to clear out cap space is to trade a high-salaried player who does not fit 16 days

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Mike Fisher Out 4-6 Months After Surgery On Ruptured Achilles

Feedproxy.google.com  -  Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile released the following statement today regarding forward Mike Fisher. “Predators forward and alternate captain Mike Fisher sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon during a training session and underwent successful surgery on Thursday, July 3. We expect Mike to make a full recovery in four-to 16 days

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Sharks give qualifying offers to 6 restricted FAs

Msn.foxsports.com  -  SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have issued qualifying offers to restricted free agent defenseman Jason Demers, forwards Tommy Wingels and James Sheppard and three other players. 22 days

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Avalanche trade P.A. Parenteau, fifth round pick, to Canadiens for Daniel Briere

Sports.yahoo.com  -  The Montreal Canadiens parted with Daniel Briere on Monday, sending him to the Colorado Avalanche in a swap for P.A. Parenteau and a fifth round pick.Briere had his moments with the Montreal Canadiens, most notably during the postseason, when he and linemates Brandon Prust and Dale Weise contributed timely goals versus Tampa Bay and Boston.Of course, Prust and Weise are fourth-liners, and by virt 23 days

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Patrik Berglund agrees to new three-year contract extension with Blues

Msn.foxsports.com  -  Forward Patrik Berglund has agreed to a new three-year contract extension with the St. Louis Blues, the team announced Thursday. The deal is reportedly worth $11.1 million. 27 days

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NHL salary cap to increase following 'record' revenues

Msn.foxsports.com  -  After a year of record revenues, the NHL salary cap is going up again. 27 days

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Toews, Kane asking for $12 million a year deals: Report

Sports.yahoo.com  -  The NHL has seen several star players in the cap era take less than market value to remain with their teams, with an eye towards allowing those teams to retain other players and maintain success.Of course, since 2005, the salary cap has been a reasonable mechanism for capping salaries because the ceiling has been at rec room levels rather than grand foyer. But as the NHL brings in billions (thank 27 days

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Mike Johnston is next head coach of Pittsburgh Penguins

Sports.yahoo.com  -  The Pittsburgh Penguins’ first choice for head coach was Willie Desjardins. Alas, he said no, and went on to sign with the Vancouver Canucks. Which sucked for Mike Johnston, head coach of the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks, who figured he was a top candidate for the Canucks job. Perhaps Johnston was one of those coaches that Penguins GM Jim Rutherford didn’t realize was available until after he whiff 28 days

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