USA Today Sports recently released their list of where they predict NHL teams to finish in the standings this season, and there were some rather interesting teams at the top and bottom of the list. Among the teams, the Flames, who are projected to finish with 99 points, would be a huge jump forward from where they finished last year. The Canucks meanwhile, are projected to finish dead last in the standings. Here's more from the NHL;
-Forward Cody Hodgson has announced his retirement from the NHL. Hodgson had stints with the Sabres, Canucks, and Predators during his career.
-The Arizona Coyotes have finally agreed to terms with forward Tobias Reider on a two-year contract.
-After his ugly hit on Blues forward Ty Rattie, Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson has been suspended for the remainder of the NHL preseason and one regular season game.