Oilers acquire veteran Neal from Flames

The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames traded a pair of high-priced forwards Friday in a deal that sees James Neal and Milan Lucic switch allegiances in the Battle of Alberta rivalry. The Oilers dealt underperforming Lucic to the Flames for Neal, who won a silver medal with Canada at the 2009 World

Seattle’s NHL team hires Francis as first GM

Seattle's NHL franchise announced Wednesday it has hired Ron Francis to be their inaugural GM and one of his first orders of business is to help pick a name for the expansion team. NHL Seattle chief executive Tod Leiweke said the 56-year-old Francis signed a multi-year contract. "Announcing