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  • Barker among 52 invited to Blackhawks' training camp

    Barker among 52 invited to Blackhawks' training camp
    The Chicago Blackhawks released their official training camp roster Thursday, and the list includes 52 players who will compete for jobs for the 2014-15 NHL season. The biggest surprise is the presence of Cam Barker, who was considered a bust with the...
  • Johnny Oduya blocking out trade possibilities

     Johnny Oduya blocking out trade possibilities
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Johnny Oduya said he has recovered fully from the broken right foot he sustained during last season's Western Conference finals. That means Oduya is ready to resume his role as one of the Blackhawks' top defensemen. It also...
  • Job No. 1 for Ducks: Getting to the playoffs

    Ducks General Manager Bob Murray watched how the Kings cruised through the regular season, then gassed the accelerator to the floor once the Stanley Cup was in sight. "Our first job is to get to the playoffs. I don't care where we finish," Murray said....
  • Ducks, now with Ryan Kesler, Dany Heatley, look to go even further

    One game away … or is there far more to it than that? The Ducks finished last season with the best record in the Western Conference, earning a home game for Game 7 in the conference semifinals against the eventual Stanley Cup-winning Kings....
  • Is Teuvo ready for the Patrick Kane starter kit?

    Is Teuvo ready for the Patrick Kane starter kit?
    Between injuries and Joel Quenneville’s propensity to play toy soldiers, every Blackhawks forward eventually will skate with every other forward. That’s just the way it works -- that’s the way it has to work when you consider that...
  • 5 storylines to watch at Blackhawks training camp

    5 storylines to watch at Blackhawks training camp
    After a relatively tame summer — which, incidentally, is a good thing for an NHL team that isn't celebrating a Stanley Cup championship — the Blackhawks are set to open training camp. The team will gather at the University of Notre Dame...
  • Kings hope to protect their crown as West looks to improve

    Kings hope to protect their crown as West looks to improve
    The Kings' summer was short but sweet, highlighted by celebrations of their second Stanley Cup championship in three seasons and the wonderful tradition of players and staff members enjoying a day with the Cup. It was grand, but Coach Darryl Sutter is...
  • Readers' Q&A: Chris Kuc's Blackhawks mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Chris Kuc's Blackhawks mailbag
    With the opening of Blackhawks training camp set for Friday, beat reporter Chris Kuc answers readers’ questions. Who will be removed from the roster to get the Blackhawks under the NHL’s salary cap? -- Nicky S. Gurnee This is clearly the...
  • Wild signs RW Niederreiter

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: updates with salary Wild signs RW Niederreiter The Minnesota Wild signed restricted free agent right winger Nino Niederreiter to a three-year, $8 million contract on Thursday. The 22-year-old Niederreiter made his Wild...
  • Ducks extend Coach Bruce Boudreau's contract through 2016-17

    Ducks extend Coach Bruce Boudreau's contract through 2016-17
    The Ducks sent a message of support to Coach Bruce Boudreau in the form of a two-year contract extension Wednesday, signing him through the 2016-17 season. Boudreau, who joined the organization in November 2011, had one year remaining on his current...
  • Ducks extend Bruce Boudreau's contract on the day Saku Koivu retires

    Ducks extend Bruce Boudreau's contract on the day Saku Koivu retires
    Before Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said one word about the contract extension he received Wednesday through the 2016-17 season, he took a moment to thank Saku Koivu. "Tremendous career, great attribute to us … great human being … everything...
  • NHL roundup: Ducks extend Boudreau's contract

    The Sports Xchange NHL roundup: Ducks extend Boudreau's contract Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau received a two-year extension through the 2016-17 season on Wednesday. Boudreau led Anaheim to the best record in the Western Conference (54-20-8)...