| Mar 3, 2013
| 8:48 PM
The small-market Minnesota Wild made the biggest splash in last summer's free-agency market by signing winger Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter to identical 13-year, $98-million contracts. They immediately became symbols of the long, salary-cap-minimizing deals NHL owners freely handed out and then insisted be banished. The new collective bargaining agreement limits contracts to seven years, except for eight years when a team re-signs its free agent.
| Jun 29, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Former Ducks winger Paul Kariya, who took last season off to recover from the latest in a string of concussions, announced his retirement Wednesday and had some strong words for the NHL’s weak and inconsistent system for punishing blows to...
| Jul 29, 2010
| 8:58 AM
November 1971 -- The World Hockey Association awards franchise to sports enthusiasts and businessmen Howard Baldwin, John Colburn, Godfrey Wood and William Barnes.
January 1972 -- Jack Kelley, a successful coach at Boston University, joins the New...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 12:20 PM
Former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Chris Chelios was named to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday.
The Evergreen Park native, who attended Mt. Carmel High School, played 26 seasons in the NHL, a span of 1,651 games before retiring following the...