Late signings: Gaborik, Gionta, Havlat and Sullivan

The Oilers are meeting with Dany Heatley tonight.  Heatley is bothering everyone in the hockey world.  Just end this circus already.  Brian Gionta has signed with the Montreal Canadiens for 5 years, $25 million.  A lot of money to throw at Gionta, but the Habs have clearly demonstrated their intention to go with speed and skill […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in General NHL on July 1, 2009

Dominion/Free Agent Day Live Blog: Live from North Dakota

Illegal Curve is proud to present a live-blog of the days events. Thankfully, we can post these updates via an actual computer and not a desktop. On the downside, we are no longer in Montreal, a town that seemingly has an unhealthy aversion to bras. Enjoy the day and have a cold one for all […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Columns,Features,General NHL on July 1, 2009

Report: Heatley Refuses To Waive No-Trade Clause

More from TSN.ca: Now, it gets interesting. Dany Heatley did not waive his no-movement clause to facilitate an agreed-upon trade between the Ottawa Senators and Edmonton Oilers that would have sent Andrew Cogliano, Dustin Penner and Ladislav Smid to Ottawa. For now, and quite possibly forever, the deal is dead. For complete story, click here. […]

Posted by David Minuk in Breaking News,General NHL,Rumors on June 30, 2009

Team Canada assistant coaches named

From Ctvolympics.ca: Lindy Ruff, Ken Hitchcock and Jacques Lemaire will be assistant coaches to Mike Babcock on Canada’s 2010 men’s Olympic hockey team, sources tell CTVOlympics.ca. The team’s executive director, Steve Yzerman, is expected to officially introduce all four coaches in a news conference Thursday morning in Montreal, including Red Wings coach Mike Babcock as head coach. Read […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in General NHL on June 24, 2009

2009 NHL Awards: Full Wrap-Up and Voting Results

Now that the 2009 NHL Awards are in the books here are the voting results from NHL.com as well as a brief description of the winner followed by the Illegalcurve Contributor’s selections.  In addition to our own mini-contest, Illegalcurve’s Editor Richard took part in a prediction contest versus hockey bloggers from across the spectrum.  He faced […]

Posted by David Minuk in General NHL,Illegal Curve News,News You Can Use on June 19, 2009

Brodeur gets his own day in New Jersey

From CBC.ca: Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur won’t be up for an NHL award on Thursday, but he’ll be honoured with his own day in the state of New Jersey. The New Jersey senate and general assembly in a joint resolution have proclaimed Thursday “Martin Brodeur Day.” “On behalf of the entire Senate, we’re proud to […]

Posted by David Minuk in General NHL,News You Can Use on June 17, 2009

Stanley Cup 2009: Rink Ratings Bonanza

From Population Statistics we get a good breakdown of the numbers: Your National Hockey League is on a real roll right now: On the heels of a court victory affirming its control over franchise ownership and relocation vis-à-vis the Coyotes and Jim Balsillie, it got confirmation that the just-completed Stanley Cup playoffs this year featured […]

Posted by David Minuk in General NHL,News You Can Use on June 16, 2009