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Washington Capitals agree to terms with 2006 draft pick Nicklas Backstrom

Backstrom, who will sign a three-year deal, led the Swedish Elite League club Brynas in points and assists this past season.

The 19-year-old centre also played for Sweden at the recent world hockey championship.



Memorial Cup Three Stars: Hamilton Stays Alive

The Edmonton Oil Kings had a hearbreaking end to the Memorial Cup, with the Hamilton Bulldogs staying alive after a tough start to the tournament. Take a look at three of Tony Ferrari's standouts from the wild Friday contest.


Stanley Cup Final Notebook: Sizing Up Game 6

It's another travel day, with the Tampa Bay Lightning holding off the Colorado Avalanche for an important Game 5 win to keep the season alive. Here's what the teams had to say on Saturday.

Luke Richardson

Luke Richardson and the Task of Helping the Blackhawks Win Again

Luke Richardson has paid his dues in the coaching business, and now he's tasked with bringing the Chicago Blackhawks back to playoff glory.