Penguins Stanley Cup parade draws thousands, latest contract signings & more in this morning’s NHL headlines. 

An estimated 400,000 people attended the Penguins Stanley Cup Parade in Pittsburgh.

An estimated 400,000 people attended the Penguins Stanley Cup Parade in Pittsburgh.

TRIBLIVE:  It’s estimated over 400,000 people turned out to watch the Penguins Stanley Cup parade in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

MLIVE.COM: Gordie Howe was fondly remembered in a moving eulogy by his son Murray during the funeral yesterday for the man known as Mr. Hockey.

THE DETROIT NEWS:  The Red Wings re-signed forward Riley Sheahan to a two-year, $4.150 million contract ($2.075 million annual salary).

CSN CHICAGO: The Blackhawks re-signed forward Richard Panik to a one-year deal worth $875K, which is $100K less than he earned last season. After trading Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen yesterday to the Carolina Hurricanes, Tracey Myers wonders if the ‘Hawks will re-sign center Andrew Shaw. She considers the $4 million free up by that trade makes it easier to re-sign Shaw.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That trade was made in part to clear sufficient cap space to re-sign Shaw. I expect he’ll get a multi-year deal for around $3.5 million per season.


TSN.CA: The Toronto Maple Leafs placed defenseman Jared Cowen on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract.

NBC SPORTS: published the full order of the upcoming 2016 NHL draft.

THE WASHINGTON POST: Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner underwent sports hernia surgery on Wednesday. He’s expected to be fully recovered in time for the start of next season.

CSNPHILLY.COM: Philadelphia Flyers management continues to ponder a possible contract buyout of forward R.J. Umberger.

CALGARY SUN: The Flames are expected to announce the hiring of Glen Gulutzan as their new head coach by the end of this week