The Alexei Kovalev deal only served to reemphasize the economic absurdities in the NHL.
Negotiations between hockey owners and players are going so well that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says he's "pleased with the process" -- even if he has been left outside the latest rounds of discussions.
Multiple sources told ESPNNewYork.com that there appears to be cautious optimism from both the league and the union as a result of Tuesday's marathon session between the two sides.
The NHL has issued another proposal to the players' association as a lockout looms next month.
Bill Guerin scored and Manny Legace and Curtis Sanford combined to stop 23 shots for St. Louis and shut out Detroit for the first time in 176 games in the Blues' 1-0 victory.
While it might be premature to talk playoffs in St. Louis, at least the town has credibility again (thanks to Andy Murray).
Bill Guerin scored his second goal of the game in overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 victory over Buffalo on Saturday night.
Monday NHL roundup
Glen Murray scored his second goal of the game with 1:40 remaining in the third period as the Boston Bruins rallied for a 5-5 tie with the Dallas Stars.
Forget repeating as Eastern Conference champs, can the Bruins even make the playoffs?
The Panthers fired both Murray brothers - head coach Terry and GM Bryan - on Dec. 28, in the midst of a 1-11-3 slump.