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Steve Yzerman admits that July 1 is a difficult day for general managers. They know they will have to overpay — in money and in years — to land free agents.

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Marc Methot could go from playing with Erik Karlsson to pairing up with another young Swedish defenseman after a trade to the Dallas Stars.

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Paul Kariya always felt as if he knew where Teemu Selanne was on the ice when they had spectacular chemistry together as teammates.

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — As Nico Hischier is discovering, being taken No. 1 in the NHL Draft has its perks.

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As New York Rangers players cleaned out their lockers after a second-round playoff exit, all the talk was about impending change.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Sportscaster Erin Andrews and former NHL player Jarret Stoll have tied the knot.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Moments after Jaret Anderson-Dolan was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings, he hugged his mothers Fran and Nancy. They cried a few tears as Anderson-Dolan made his way to the floor of the United Center for handshakes and congratulations from his new team.

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CHICAGO (AP) — General manager Stan Bowman promised changes were coming after the Chicago Blackhawks were swept in the first round of the playoffs.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Cody Glass played in a youth hockey tournament in Las Vegas when he was 10. His Junior Steelers team finished a disappointing second.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — On the 45th anniversary of Title IX, women and people of color remain on the outside when it comes to hiring head coaches in women's college sports, according to a report Friday by sports institutes.

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes acquired Niklas Hjalmarsson in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, adding a dependable defenseman during a time of turmoil for the franchise.

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Erin Foster was running toward a groundball at an indoor lacrosse game when she was pushed, sending her unprotected head into a wall.

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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The Russian city of Sochi's only professional soccer club says it is withdrawing from the league, in a move which calls World Cup legacy plans into question.

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it's game on.

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dave Tippett stuck with the Arizona Coyotes through four seasons of playing without an owner, five years of losing since the franchise's greatest success in the desert and the start of a rebuilding process.

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CHICAGO (AP) — The NHL stage belongs to Ray Shero and the New Jersey Devils. Then it goes right back to George McPhee and the Vegas Golden Knights.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has repeatedly said he wants to win the Stanley Cup within the first six years of his new team's existence.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Marian Hossa has been a key performer for the Chicago Blackhawks for a long time. They aren't exactly sure what they are going to do without him.

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A severe reaction to medication for a skin disorder has put Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa's career in doubt.

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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Former NHL MVP Chris Pronger eventually wants to be a general manager, and Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon saw that as an opportunity.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three-time Olympic gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman endured an awkward moment on stage at the NHL awards show after Hall of Fame hockey star Marcel Dionne complimented her legs.

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George McPhee secured a king's ransom to avoid selecting certain players in the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft , and he's not done dealing.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury took the stage at T-Mobile Arena in a brand-new Vegas Golden Knights jersey, and his new fans welcomed him to town with raucous cheers.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Connor McDavid won his first Hart Trophy. Hardly anybody in hockey believes it will be his last.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NHL Awards and Vegas expansion draft (all times local):

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wayne Gretzky will present the Hart Trophy as MVP to Connor McDavid, Sidney Crosby or Sergei Bobrovsky to cap the NHL's awards show.

Mike Babcock, John Tortorella and Todd McLellan had plenty in common.

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Lake Placid is vying to host the winter version of the World University Games.

It's 116 degrees in the ice hockey capital of the world.

George McPhee can't wait to fill the white board, the one in the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft room. On Wednesday night, the staff will start adding the names of players who will become part of the expansion team for its first NHL season.

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — A Zamboni driver at a Massachusetts ice rink has helped save a man suffering a heart attack during a hockey game.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shane Doan was showered with tributes and applause following the final game of the 2016-17 season, the big send-off coming just in case the Arizona Coyotes captain decided to retire.

George McPhee is spending a fleeting moment as The Godfather of the NHL during the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion window.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL salary cap has been set at $75 million for this season in a slight increase over last year.

Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee had difficulty containing his excitement in anticipation of the NHL's expansion draft list being released.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — What Vladimir Putin wants, Vladimir Putin tends to get.

Mike Smith went from Arizona to Calgary and a couple of defensemen traded places as NHL teams made last-minute moves before the Vegas expansion draft roster freeze.

Months removed from sports hernia and hip surgeries, Claude Giroux still didn't feel like himself.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With the NHL draft a week away, the New Jersey Devils are still holding the No. 1 pick and getting ready to use it.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Phil Housley still remembers high-fiving Sabres fans at Memorial Auditorium in opening his Hall of Fame career in Buffalo during the 1980s.

The prospect of losing talent to Vegas is keeping a lot of NHL general managers up at night.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup championship, the first an NHL team has won back to back in almost 20 years, spawned by far the biggest victory parade of any of the franchise's five titles.

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man has been shot in the ankle near the Barclays Center in New York City.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the parade celebrating the Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup championship (all times local):

DETROIT (AP) — Olympia Entertainment President Tom Wilson traveled throughout North America, visiting NHL arenas to take the best ideas from them for the Motor City.

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers went into this offseason with a very specific plan regarding what they thought they wanted for the team's next head coach.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup championship victory parade will be held Wednesday morning.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The salary cap was a passion project for Mario Lemieux, the owner, when the NHL wrestled with it during the 2004-05 lockout even though he knows it would have been something Mario Lemieux, the player, would have fought to the bitter end.

The first expansion draft in the salary-cap era has even the most seasoned NHL general managers unsure of what is going to happen over the next few weeks.

Andrew Barroway is now sole owner of the Coyotes, a move the NHL hopes will help them secure a long-term foothold in Arizona.

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