Less than a month after signing a TV deal with Comcast, the NHL has inked a long-term radio contract.
On Monday, the NHL announced an exclusive 10-year, $100 million agreement with XM Satellite Radio.
XM will also create a 24-hour hockey talk channel that will be on the air year-round. Hugh Panero, chief executive officer of XM, said the channel will start during the fall.
The Los Angeles Kings announced Monday that forward Trent Klatt is retiring from the game. Klatt, 34, played in 782 career regular season NHL games for the Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Stars/Minnesota North Stars.
Boston Bruins goalie Andrew Raycroft and defenseman Nick Boynton held out in contract disputes at the opening of training camp Monday, depriving the team of two keys to stopping opposing forwards under the NHL’s more wide-open rules.
Mark Parrish re-signs with Isles
Scott Young returns to the Blues
As the respective training camps of all 30 NHL clubs beginning this week, and with the start of the NHL season just over two weeks away, here’s a look at which players from each club in the Eastern Conference could become potential trade candidates throughout the 2005-06 season.