Blue Jackets Re-sign Johansen.

The Columbus Blue Jackets announce the re-signing of center Ryan Johansen to a three-year, $12 million contract.   SPECTOR’S NOTE: And with that, the long stalemate between the two sides, which grew contentious in early-September, comes to an end. Not a moment...

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 6, 2014

The latest on Wayne Simmonds and Jeff Skinner, plus updates on the Bruins, Blackhawks, Lightning, Panthers and more.  CSNPHILLY.COM: A possible foot fracture could delay Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds start to the NHL season. NEWSOBSERVER.COM: Carolina Hurricanes...

Canadiens Trade Budaj to The Jets.

The Montreal Canadiens have dealt goaltender Peter Budaj and minor-league forward Patrick Holland to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for forward Eric Tangradi.   SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Canadiens part ways with long-time backup Budaj in favor of promising Dustin...

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 5, 2014

Latest on Evgeni Malkin, Steven Stamkos, Thomas Vanek, Mark Streit, Nick Holden, Adam Larsson, Paul Bissonnette and more.  POST-GAZETTE.COM: For the first time since training camp opened, Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin has returned to the ice. It’s...

Islanders Acquire Boychuk & Leddy.

The New York Islanders traded two second-round draft picks and a conditional third-round pick in 2015 to the Boston Bruins for defenseman Johnny Boychuk, and dealt defenceman Ville Pokka, defenceman T.J. Brennan and the rights to goaltender Anders Nilsson to the...

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 4, 2014

Latest on Pavel Datsyuk, Justin Williams, Logan Couture, Vladimir Tarasenko, Nino Niederreiter, Scott Gomez and much more.  DETROIT FREE PRESS: Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk (separated right shoulder) remains hopeful of rejoining the club for the season opener next...