The NHL’s oldest player has at least another season in him. Chris Chelios signed a one-year contract Wednesday with the Detroit Red Wings. He will be a 45-year-old defenseman next year in the middle of his eighth season with the team and 23rd in the league. The three-time Norris Trophy winner as the NHL’s best defenseman played in 81 games last season and had a plus-22 rating.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to a five-year deal with defenceman Bryan McCabe, a source told The Canadian Press.
The deal is worth between $5.5 million US and $6 million per year, the source said Wednesday.
The Edmonton Oilers have seen enough interruptions from their hockey-mad city to make a change from the media frenzy of Alberta’s capital to the serenity of New York State.
Needing a break from family, friends and numerous media demands, the Oilers will fly to Greenburgh, N.Y., Thursday morning to better prepare for their first trip to the Stanley Cup final in 16 years.
The suburban city houses the practice facility used by the New York Rangers and is 35 kilometres north of New York City.
There was death and more death and gambling and an Olympic pratfall. And in the end, it was hard to tell just what kind of hockey coach Wayne Gretzky turned out to be.
Maybe, in part, that’s why The Great One is stepping back behind the Phoenix Coyotes’ bench — to find out. And not just for the short term, either.
Gretzky announced Wednesday in Phoenix that he signed on for five more years of desert coaching duties.
Two weeks after the first of two ankle surgeries, Flyers forward Peter Forsberg says “everything is fine” and he hopes to be able to start putting weight on his right ankle in about 2 weeks.
NHL revenues will surpass initial projections by some $300 million, the players’ association told agents during a meeting on Wednesday. NHLPA executive director Ted Saskin met with 115 agents during a nine-hour gathering and provided good news to the player representatives. The final numbers won’t be tallied until the end of June, but league-wide revenues will likely exceed $2.1 billion, easily topping the $1.8 billion estimated for this season in the new collective bargaining agreement.