Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff came out of character to pull the trigger on a pricey blockbuster deal. By doing so, Winnipeg has taken an important — and necessary — step to widening its collective window of contention.
Joel Farabee had a goal and three assists, Michael Raffl, James van Riemsdyk and Nolan Patrick also scored to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday in the first game of the NHL season.
John Muckler oversaw one of the successful eras in modern Ottawa Senators history. As a new generation of Senators players continue to find their way in the NHL, Wayne Scanlan remembers Muckler, who died Monday at the age of 86.
Alex Trebek loved the NHL, and the feeling was mutual. Hockey lost a great friend with the death of Trebek, the legendary host of the game show "Jeopardy!" who died Sunday of pancreatic cancer. He was 80.