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Like it or not, NHL could be forced to play next season in modified bubble

Monday, October 19th, 2020
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If the NHL hopes to start a new season in January, there probably won't be any fans in the buildings and games could be played in some sort of modified bubble format, say some experts. There's also talk of an all-Canadian division but whatever plans are in place when the season opens could change over time.

Longtime Sharks centre Joe Thornton joins Maple Leafs on 1-year deal

Friday, October 16th, 2020

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed 41-year-old forward Joe Thornton to a one-year contract worth $700,000 US.

Brendan Gallagher breathing easier after signing contract extension with Canadiens

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

As word leaked that negotiations on a new contract had stalled, Brendan Gallagher, who's been known to take a stick or a punch to the mouth and continue smiling, was facing an unexpected and potentially jarring new reality. He might be forced to move on from the only NHL team he's ever known.

Canucks acquire defenceman Nate Schmidt from Golden Knights for 2022 3rd-round pick

Monday, October 12th, 2020

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired defenceman Nate Schmidt from the Vegas Golden Knights for a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL draft.

Taylor Hall saw only positives in signing with Sabres

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Taylor Hall refused to buy into the negativity surrounding the Buffalo Sabres, and instead focused on the positives. The opportunity to alongside captain Jack Eichel was a factor, and playing for a familiar coach in Ralph Krueger another.

Montreal Canadiens ink forward Tyler Toffoli to 4-year deal

Monday, October 12th, 2020

The Montreal Canadiens signed forward Tyler Toffoli to a four-year deal on Monday. The deal carries an average annual value of $4.25 million US.

Taylor Hall joins Sabres on 1-year, $8M deal

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

Taylor Hall and the Buffalo Sabres agreed to an $8 million US, one-year deal on Sunday.

Winnipeg Jets sign Derek Forbort to add defensive depth

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

The Winnipeg Jets signed defenceman Derek Forbort on a one-year, $1M US contract on Sunday.

Senators acquire forward Austin Watson from Predators for 2021 4th-round pick

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

The Ottawa Senators acquired winger Austin Watson from the Nashville Predators on Saturday in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2021 NHL draft.

Flames sign defenceman Chris Tanev to 4-year deal

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

The Calgary Flames signed defenceman Chris Tanev to a four-year, $18-million US contract in free agency late Friday.