Blue Jackets Metro opponents: Washington Capitals
green-light to spend, and spend he did. On the first day of free agency, they signed former Pittsburgh defensemen Matt Niskanen (7 years/$40.25M) and Brooks Orpik (5 years/$27.5M). Conventional wisdom says that they overpaid to
Sizing up CBJ opponents: Pittsburgh Penguins
unrestricted free agent July 1 left, with the only exception being center Marcel Goc. Defensemen Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen left the Penguins on July 1, both signing with the Washington Capitals. Center Jussi Jokinen also left, signing
Source: Wings will go all in for Matt Niskanen
willing to reopen negotiations with the 31-year-old power-play specialist. The Wings will now aggressively pursue Matt Niskanen and Dan Boyle, according to the source, who also said that the team believes the rest of the free-agent crop of
Penguins' Crosby says aching wrist is feeling "good"
ended last year.'' Crosby doesn't believe the expectations need to change even though defensemen Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen and All-Star forward James Neal left in the offseason. ''The organization is committed to winning,'' Crosby
AP source: Penguins agree to sign Ehrhoff
veteran who spent the past three seasons with the Sabres. Overall, the German-born Ehrhoff has 69 goals and 313 points in 692 games. The Penguins are restocking on defense with Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik both entering free agency.
Niskanen to Caps biggest move on busy day in NHL
NHL free agency has opened with a flurry of moves. Defenseman Matt Niskanen cashed in on his free agency, signing a seven-year, $40.25 million contract with the Washington Capitals. The Capitals
Tuesday's Sports In Brief
newly hired general manager Jim Rutherford, are restocking on defense with Brooks Orpik signing with Washington and Matt Niskanen also a free agent. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Wild have made another splash in free agency. Thomas
Christian Ehrhoff makes Wings' wish list
Red Wings have altered their offseason game plan. Although the Wings are still extremely interested in defensemen Matt Niskanen and Dan Boyle, Ehrhoff has also been added to their wish list. As a team source explained, the three defensemen
Holland after tough day: 'We'll keep kicking tires'
Holland had a bad day Tuesday, when he was snubbed by the unrestricted free agents he coveted most -- among others, Matt Niskanen (who landed in Washington) and Dan Boyle (who signed with the New York Rangers). But Holland understands the competition
Blue Jackets look to even things up with Pittsburgh in Game 2
of his 19 minutes of ice time in Pittsburgh's 4-3 victory in Game 1, Crosby finished with a secondary assist on Matt Niskanen 's tying power-play goal in the second period, a minus-2 rating and the usual bumps and bruises that are part