Changes in the National Hockey League’s collective bargaining agreement and the lockout-shortened season have resulted in the date for free-agency signings being pushed back to July 5 this year, four days later than normal. However, teams will be permitted to […]
Lindy Ruff was no different than Alain Vigneault in attempting to get the right read on Zack Kassian. How Ruff would deploy the wild-card winger — if selected ahead of other finalists John Stevens, John Tortorella and Scott Arniel to become the new Vancouver Canucks head coach — should have been part of the recent interview process.
The day of his last start in Vancouver, Vol XXIV, Roberto Luongo wasn’t in a particularly reflective or nostalgic mood. “Reminiscing is for when you retire,” the Canucks’ goalie said before Thursday night’s game with the Anaheim Ducks.
Leading into Tuesday’s game, Cory Schneider revealed he was grappling with focus issues after explosions shook his hometown of Boston to the core. He admitted the bombings "scared the heck" out of him. But by game time, it didn’t show. Schneider was as good as he’s been all season, turning aside 35 shots, nearly dragging his overmatched teammates...
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