1. NHL Free Agency: Ilya Kovalchuk and Los Angeles Kings Talking?

    Several hockey sources (including Helene Elliot of the L.A. Times) are reporting that the Los Angeles Kings and Ilya Kovalchuk are talking deal...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 3,306 reads 41 comments

  2. NHL Free Agency: Is Calgary Going Down in Flames?

    For those of you who grew up in the 80s, you’ll remember the movie Back To The Future. Well, given the Calgary Flames latest free agent signings, that’s exactly what they are doing—going back in hopes of a great future...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 752 reads 9 comments

  3. Colby Armstrong To Toronto Maple Leafs

    The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed highly-coveted free agent forward Colby Armstrong to a three-year $9 million contract...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 1,052 reads 36 comments

  4. Sergei Gonchar Signs with Ottawa Senators

    In what can only be called a shocker, the Ottawa Senators have signed long-time Pittsburgh Penguins veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar to a three-year, $16.5 million deal...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 312 reads 12 comments

  5. Michael Leighton Re-signs With Philadelphia Flyers

    The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that they have re-signed Michael Leighton to a two-year, $3.1 million contract extension...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 1,154 reads 0 comments

  6. Toronto Maple Leafs Land Kris Versteeg From Chicago Blackhawks

    NHL.com has announced that the Toronto Maple Leafs' General Manager Brian Burke has acquired forward Kris Versteeg and prospect Bill Sweatt from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forwards Viktor Stalberg, Christopher DiDomenico, and Philippe Paradis.

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 1,266 reads 21 comments

  7. NHL Free Agents 2010: Ranking The Top 10 Goalies Available

    With the free agency frenzy just hours away, many NHL general managers are scrambling to make sure their team's offer will be the best one on the table in hopes of landing a big fish to fill the void on their team's current roster...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 9,153 reads 9 comments

  8. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Grading the Philadelphia Flyers

    The Philadelphia Flyers made a total of six selections in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, all of which were taken in the third round and beyond...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 1,822 reads 7 comments

  9. Philadelphia Flyers To Sign Evgeni Nabokov? Who WIll Need To Move On?

    With news hitting various sources around the internet that the Philadelphia Flyers have acquired former San Jose Sharks goaltender Evgeni Nabokov’s negotiating rights one has ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 4,128 reads 38 comments

  10. Brian Burke Cuts A Deal For Second Round Pick: Who's In, Who's Out?

    Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke pulled off a deal with the Chicago Blackhawks that sent the Leafs prospect Jimmy Hayes—brother of Kevin Hayes, who the Blackhawks ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 818 reads 11 comments

  11. Philadelphia Flyers Trade Dan Hamhuis' Rights to Pittsburgh Penguins

    It’s not often that bitter instate rivals strike a deal, but last night that changed for the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins as TSN announced a deal between the two clubs...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 844 reads 3 comments

  12. 2010 NHL Draft Results: All 30 Picks With Analysis

    As expected, the Edmonton Oilers used the number one pick to select Taylor Hall , while the Boston Bruins selected Tyler Seguin with the second overall pick...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 3,790 reads 14 comments

  13. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Taylor Hall Goes First, Tyler Seguin Second

    As expected, the Edmonton Oilers used the No. 1 pick to select Taylor Hall, while the Boston Bruins selected Tyler Seguin with the second overall pick...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 625 reads 3 comments

  14. Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks, Talking Deal?

    Rumors are circulating that the Anaheim Ducks have a proposal on the table that would send Corey Perry and the Ducks second round pick (42nd overall) to the Toronto Maple Leafs in return ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 4,192 reads 27 comments

  15. Top Ten NHL Rookies to Watch in 2010-11

    Every year NHL fans from coast-to-coast fill with excitement at the thought of watching one of the many rookies turn into a legitimate NHL star...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 13,195 reads 24 comments

  16. Patrick Marleau and Joe Paveski Re-Sign with San Jose Sharks

    The San Jose Sharks have announced that both Patrick Marleau (a unrestricted free agent come July 1st) and Joe Pavelski (a restricted free agent come July 1st) have been signed to a ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 341 reads 5 comments

  17. Ritter's Rant: News and Notes From Around the NHL

    “Boo-uuurns” Talk about your stupid decisions. The Hockey Hall of Fame committee decided in their infinite wisdom to leave former NHL coaching guru Pat Burns off their list of inductees this week...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 199 reads 7 comments

  18. Pat Burns Snub By Hockey Hall Of Fame Hard To Take

    The Hockey Hall of Fame committee consists of 18 people, including the likes of Pat Quinn, Scotty Bowman, Colin Campbell, John Davidson, James Gregory, David Branch, Harry Sinden, Michael Farber, Serge Savard, Lanny McDonald and eight others...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 1,023 reads 6 comments

  19. Nathan Horton Heading to Boston Bruins

    TSN is reporting that the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins have put together a deal that will send Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell to the Boston Bruins for defenseman Dennis Wideman and the 15th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 540 reads 23 comments

  20. The NHL’s Ten Most Untradeable Contracts

    With so many NHL teams up or near the top of the salary cap there are plenty of big ticket players that NHL general managers would love to send packing. Trouble is, with so little cap space out there, many of these contracts are virtually untradeable...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 6,095 reads 64 comments

  21. 2010 NHL Draft: Five Things the Philadelphia Flyers Need

    With the 2010 NHL Entry Draft less than a week away, many armchair general managers are checking out their favorite team's depth charts in order to determine what it is their team needs...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 1,377 reads 2 comments

  22. Ritter's Rant: News and Notes from Around the NHL

    Adios, Mr. Blake!The NHL lost another one of its greatest players last week when perennial all-star defenseman Rob Blake announced his retirement...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 1,399 reads 18 comments

  23. Are The Nashville Predators Looking To Sign Ilya Kovalchuk?

    The Nashville Predators have pulled off two deals this afternoon, sending centre Jason Arnott to the New Jersey Devils in return for Matt Halischuk and a second-round draft choice in ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 605 reads 7 comments

  24. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Eastern Conference Preview (Part 3)

    Having already covered a total of ten Eastern Conference teams, we now turn our focus to the next five: the Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils and the Washington Capitals...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 1,140 reads 0 comments

  25. Jaroslav Halak Heads to St. Louis Blues: Why the Philadelphia Flyers Missed Out

    Way back in December the Philadelphia Flyers were rumored to be very close to a deal with the Montreal Canadiens that would have seen Flyers sniper Jeff Carter flipped to the Habs for goaltender Jaroslav Halak...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 1,743 reads 11 comments