12:34 PM EDT, Sun July 24, 2016
CSN New England Jul 3, 2016

Boston Celtics' narrative changes with Al Horford signing

A look at how the signing of Al Horford changes the narrative that big named free agents would not sign with the Boston Celtics.
Second City Hockey Jul 2, 2016

Morning Bag Skate: Brian Campbell takes discount to sign with Blackhawks

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world. The Chicago Blackhawks signed veteran defenseman Brian Campbell to a one-year deal worth $2 million on Friday. According to multiple reports, Campbell left millions on the table to return to Chicago for a chance at another Stanley Cup. HAWKS **Campbell signing was Hawks best possible move (SCH) **Campbell signs 1-year, $2 million deal with Hawks (SCH) **Ladd leaves Hawks, signs 7-year deal with Islanders (SCH) **Rundblad placed on buyout waivers, per report (SCH) **Hawks sign Carrick, Labrie to 1-year deals...

Defenseman Brian Campbell back 'where my heart is' with Blackhawks

The Blackhawks were in need of a defenseman and free agent Brian Campbell was in need of a team that fit his criteria. The stars aligned Friday on the opening day of free agency in the NHL and the result was the Hawks signing Campbell, who helped them capture the 2010 Stanley Cup, to a one-year...
Second City Hockey Jul 1, 2016

Brian Campbell signing is the best possible move the Blackhawks could've made

There might not be a better signing at that price this offseason. Brian Campbell is back with the Chicago Blackhawks. That's pretty remarkable in itself, but not nearly as much as the discount he took to make it happen. Campbell, even at age 37, is not a player who should be signing for a $1.5 million base salary. The Hawks just got a spectacular bargain, and I imagine it's the envy of many opposing teams right now. Even when the rumors of Campbell returning to Chicago first bubbled to the surface, there was always that small caveat of millions of dollars. If Campbell was really going to...
Second City Hockey Jul 1, 2016

Brian Campbell is clearly excited to be back with the Chicago Blackhawks

The feeling is mutual! So... do you think Brian Campbell wanted to come back, or what? The Chicago Blackhawks signed him to an eight-year, $57+ million deal way back in 2008, but the salary cap forced a trade long before his contract ended. He's spent the past five seasons with the Florida seasons - more than the three he spent in Chicago. But Chicago was the place for him. It's not just evidenced by the one-year, $2 million deal he signed to come back - but it's clear from just his Twitter account, too! Wow am I lucky to be back playing for the @NHLBlackhawks...
Second City Hockey Jul 1, 2016

Brian Campbell signs 1-year, $2 million contract with the Blackhawks

The move is now official. The Chicago Blackhawks and free agent defenseman Brian Campbell have agreed to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday. The deal, reportedly worth $2 million in base salary plus performance bonuses, comes soon after the opening of NHL free agency on Friday, which saw a flurry of deals as teams raced to get veterans locked up to new contracts. Campbell, 37, was one of the top defensemen available on the market after five strong seasons with the Florida Panthers. Lots of teams were in the mix for Campbell, including the rival Dallas Stars, but ultimately he...
Second City Hockey Jul 1, 2016

Brian Campbell, Blackhawks closing in on 1-year contract, per report

Soupy is reportedly coming back to Chicago. Free agent defenseman Brian Campbell has "made his decision" and will return to the Chicago Blackhawks, reports ESPN's Pierre LeBrun. The deal is expected to be for one year and around $2 million in base salary, with additional performance-related bonuses included. The deal won't be official until later Friday when free agency opens starting at 11 a.m. CT. Chicago had roughly $3 million in available cap space to work with, so the Campbell signing still leaves some flexibility as free agency opens Friday morning. Campbell, 37, helped the Blackhawks...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Jun 30, 2016

Chicago's Brian Campbell, NJ's Farnham latest linked with the Bruins in FA, per Murphy-but it's a very long shot.

The good news is-Boston are being linked with Brian Campbell, who despite being 37 is one of the top FA D on the market. The bad news is...well...it's not likely to happen. With mere hours to go until Free Agency Frenzy begins, the rumors are beginning to fly thick and fast around the NHL. With the Bruins expected to key players in the free agent market, they're the subject of more than most. The latest has Chicago's Brian Campbell being aggressively pursued as a target by Don Sweeney, which is something of a surprise. It's also a surprise to see the Bruins linked with Bobby Farnham from...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jun 30, 2016

Ice Level: The end of the Subban era

The unthinkable has happened, and we're all back from vacation to break it down for you. Subscribe on [iTunes] [Soundcloud] [TuneIn Radio] and [RSS] Listen to [archived] episodes Sponsor the podcast on [Patreon] If you don't know what we're talking about on this podcast, you probably live under a rock. The Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens both made disastrous trades on Wednesday, and Steven Stamkos decided he was better off staying with the Tampa Bay Lightning after all. P.K. Subban is no longer a Hab. The question we have for you, is are you still a Habs fan? Follow...
CSN Washington Jun 30, 2016

Matt Grevers 'enjoying the process' at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

Matt Grevers may have competed in the last race of his career. The six-time Olympic medalist qualified for the semifinals of the 200-meter backstroke at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Thursday, but he knows he's got no chance of actually making the team in that event. Grevers is considering whether to scratch from the evening session, which would likely mark the end of his storied career even though he's also entered in the 50m freestyle. Grevers won four golds and six medals overall at the last two Olympics.
CSN Washington Jun 30, 2016

Allyson Felix has won six Olympic medals but doesn't know it

We played a game of Olympics trivia at the 100 Days until Rio event in NYC. You wont believe the question we stumped Allyson Felix on.

Panthers free-agent defenseman Brian Campbell wants to return to Blackhawks

The Florida Panthers and free-agent defenseman Brian Campbell look like they are going their separate ways and on Wednesday Campbell made it clear that his preferred destination would be a return to the Chicago Blackhawks. “I will take a discount to play here in Chicago,” Campbell told the Chicago...
Second City Hockey Jun 29, 2016

Blackhawks rumors 2016: Brian Campbell likely heading back to Chicago, per report

All indications point to Soupy's return. The signs keep pointing to Brian Campbell's return to the Chicago Blackhawks. Campbell is an unrestricted free agent on July 1, and it "sounds like he's headed back to Chicago," reports the Miami Herald's George Richards. A beat writer for the Panthers, Richards says the team expects Campbell to sign with the Hawks this summer. The Campbell rumor has been ongoing for the past few weeks, including a report that said he has "seriously interest" in returning to Chicago. The 37-year-old defenseman has played the past five seasons in Florida after leaving...

NHL Player News

  • 2 Luke Schenn

    Luke Schenn

    Coyotes sign Luke Schenn to 2-year contract

  • 1 Peter Holland

    Peter Holland

    Holland cleared waivers

  • 1 Ilya Bryzgalov

    Ilya Bryzgalov

    NHL Draft Open Thread Day 2

  • 1 Carey Price

    Carey Price

    Canadiens’ Carey Price ready for World Cup of Hockey

  • 1 Brayden Schenn

    Brayden Schenn

    Brayden Schenn asks for $5.5 million in advance of Monday’s arbitration hearing, Flyers offer just over $4.3M AAV on 2-year deal