USA Hockey on Wednesday named Mike Eaves the coach of the American men’s national team for next month’s International Ice Hockey Foundation World Championship.
Alexander Semin, who was sued by Washington for breach of contract when he decided to remain in Russia following the NHL lockout, has agreed to return to the Capitals next season.
There are enough reasons why Freddy Meyer should not be a key defenseman in the NHL right now. He’s small, he was not drafted, and after starting the year in the American Hockey League, he broke his right leg in preseason. All of those things would have been enough, some of them by themselves, to keep a rookie defenseman in the minor leagues.