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  • Panthers pick up Bolland, Mitchell, Jokinen, 3 others

    The Sports Xchange Panthers pick up Bolland, Mitchell, Jokinen, 3 others The Florida Panthers had one of the busiest days of all NHL teams on the first day of free agency on Tuesday, signing forwards Dave Bolland, Jussi Jokinen, Shawn Thornton and Derek...
  • Bolland, Mitchell head Panthers plunge into free agency pool with six signings

     Bolland, Mitchell head Panthers plunge into free agency pool with six signings
    Just as he did three years ago, Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon turned to his familiar Chicago roots, as he signed Blackhawks Stanley Cup hero center Dave Bolland on the first day of free agency Tuesday. Tallon, who said after the draft Saturday...
  • Panthers free-agent bios

    New Panthers C Dave Bolland Deal: 5 years for $27.5 million Ht/Wt/Age: 6-0./184/28 Shoots: right Comment: Two-time Stanley Cup champion will bring experience and skill to third line while mentoring young centers Aleksander Barkov, Nick Bjugstad and...
  • Quick Start Doesn't Necessarily Mean Strong Finish

    Quick Start Doesn't Necessarily Mean Strong Finish
    CROMWELL — The first-round leaderboard at a PGA Tour event is like the presidential election results from Dixville Notch. They are early. They pique interest. And, ultimately, they usually have little to do with who walks away with the big prize....
  • Carcillo Steps Up When It Counts

    Carcillo Steps Up When It Counts
    NEW YORK — They weren't going to win Game 7 without a goal from Rick Nash. They weren't going to win without a goal from Martin St. Louis. They weren't going to win if they didn't finally, finally, finally score a power-play goal. Well, it didn't...
  • Let It Be About Hockey, Not Racism

    Let It Be About Hockey, Not Racism
    BOSTON — The puck is black, the ice is white and, by the grace of all that is good, both are color-blind. The game and its players are not to be blamed for what happened to P.K. Subban in a world in which 140 characters can unleash such a lack...
  • NHL suspends Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton for 15 games

    NHL suspends Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton for 15 games
    The NHL suspended Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton for 15 games without pay for punching and injuring unsuspecting Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik in a Dec. 7 game. Orpik hasn’t played since. “It says volumes about getting...
  • Educating players on dangers of illegal hockey hits must start early

    Educating players on dangers of illegal hockey hits must start early
    The NHL was right to suspend Boston's Shawn Thornton 15 games for his premeditated assault Dec. 7 on Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik, though it should have suspended Pittsburgh forward James Neal more than five games for kneeing Boston's Brad...
  • Watch Bruins' Shawn Thornton pummel Penguins' Brooks Orpik [Video]

    Watch Bruins' Shawn Thornton pummel Penguins' Brooks Orpik [Video]
    Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik is recovering from an apparent concussion after he was dragged to the ice from behind by Boston Bruins winger Shawn Thornton and repeatedly punched while defenseless in the first period Saturday night at TD...
  • NHL suspends Shawn Thornton 15 games for attack on Brooks Orpik

    NHL suspends Shawn Thornton 15 games for attack on Brooks Orpik
    Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton has been suspended for 15 games by the NHL for punching and injuring Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on Dec. 7 in Boston, the longest suspension in the regular season handed down by Brendan Shanahan, the league's chief...
  • Ailing Willie Mitchell out of Kings' lineup

    Ailing Willie Mitchell out of Kings' lineup
    CHICAGO -- Defenseman Willie Mitchell won’t play for the Kings on Sunday against the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks. Coach Darryl Sutter said Mitchell is sick and stayed at the team’s hotel here instead of coming to the rink for...
  • Kings' winning streaks end with 3-1 loss to Chicago Blackhawks

    CHICAGO — While it’s inevitable that all good things must come to an end, the Kings’ long-sustained excellence ended with a thud Sunday against the defending Stanley Cup-champion Blackhawks. Chicago showed why it’s the NHL’...