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Time to get Kraken: Seattle opens first NHL training camp

by: TIM BOOTH, Associated Press Posted: Sep 23, 2021 / 06:02 PM CDT / Updated: Sep 23, 2021 / 06:02 PM CDT Seattle Kraken players Mason Appleton (22) and Ryker Evans fight for the puck during NHL hockey training camp at...

NHL futures betting: Analyzing the Atlantic Division

The Atlantic Division is arguably the best division in the NHL. It's also got a bit of a weird power structure. The Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers are considered by most to be top-end...

Unpacking for Fresh Start | NHL.com

It's tempting for fans to think professional athletes have superpowers to put aside life's troubles and sorrows to do their dream jobs-to play sports. Easier said than done.New Kraken forward Jaden Schwartz' father died last November from a heart...

NHL Sportradar Deal Includes Equity Options When Firm Goes Public

The NHL’s new 10-year gambling data and streaming deal with Sportradar includes the right to purchase up to 1.8% equity in the Swiss firm through three separate avenues.Should Sportradar’s IPO be successful, the NHL has the right to purchase...

Maple Leafs add Ritchie, could fill vacancy on top line

After the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com is examining where each team stands in preparation for the 2021-22 regular season, which starts Oct. 12. Today, the Toronto Maple Leafs:2020-21 season: 35-14-7, first in Scotia North...

Coyotes’ future is in Arizona, Commissioner Bettman says

The Arizona Coyotes will remain in the Phoenix area, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday after the city of Glendale announced it would not renew its operating agreement with the team at Gila River Arena following this season."I'm not...

Lessons from NHL-playing dad benefit Red Wings’ pick Red Savage

Brian Savage was a longshot to reach the NHL as an eighth-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens in 1991 and ended up playing 12 seasons in the league.The Detroit Red Wings hope some of that determination rubs off on...

Biggest player impact on new team debated by NHL.com writers

There has been major player movement across the NHL through free agency and trades in the past three weeks.Defensemen Seth Jones and Ryan Ellis, forward Zach Hyman and a goalie carousel, highlighted by the relocation of Marc-Andre Fleury and...

Blue Jackets sign Zach Werenski to 6-year extension

Columbus, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets signed defenseman Zach Werenski to a six-year, $57.5 million contract extension Thursday through the 2027-28 season.The 24-year-old Werenski, from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and the University of Michigan, has 65 goals and 124 assists...

NHL back to 82-game schedule, Wild back in Central Division

That means the Wild will go back to playing every team in the...

SB Nation NHL Mock Draft 2021: Picks 19-24

Day 4 of the SB Nation NHL Mock Draft comes with a mock-buster of a trade that sends Marc-Andre Fleury back to Pittsburgh, with the Red Wings playing middleman on behalf of Vegas. Oh yeah, and some...

Hofstra alum Jon Cooper, coach of Lightning, could be Hall of Famer following second...

Hofstra could eventually have a link to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Alum Jon Cooper coached the Lightning...

Key Dates for the Buffalo Sabres in the NHL Offseason

In a normal year, July 1 would traditionally mark the opening of the NHL’s unrestricted free agency period. The past year and a half have been anything but normal, but the league is back in full swing...

NHL Rumors: Another one bites the Jack Eichel dust as Blue Jackets are out...

Jan 28, 2021; Buffalo, New York, USA; Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel (9) warms up before a game against the New York Rangers at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports First it was the New York Rangers cooling...

NHL awards tracker 2021: Full list of finalists, winners for Hart, Vezina, Norris and...

Like in 2020, there won't be a glitzy Las Vegas awards show. And, like in 2020, that won't stop the NHL's best and brightest from getting their hardware. The NHL started handing out its 2021 awards on June 14, although we knew a few...

Golden Knights, Montreal Canadiens to meet in NHL semifinals

The Golden Knights will play the Montreal Canadiens for the right to go to their second Stanley Cup Final in four years. The matchup pits the NHL’s standard bearer for success against the league’s fresh upstarts. The Canadiens are the...

Hurricanes, Bruins get Game 3 overtime wins

Boston Bruins 2, New York Islanders 1 (OT) (Bruins leads series 2-1) The Boston Bruins deserved this win. They were the better team all night, and especially as the game progressed, and were only in overtime because New York Islanders...

Bruins will play Islanders in Stanley Cup Second Round

The Boston Bruins will play the New York Islanders in the Stanley Cup Second Round.Game 1 of the best-of-7 series is at Boston on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, SN360, TVAS)."They're up for those challenges, and we're going to...

WV Sportsbooks Present Several Promotions For NBA And NHL Playoffs

The NBA and NHL playoffs are officially in full swing as both sports look to crown a champion for 2021. Besides there being plenty of betting opportunities at West Virginia sportsbooks for postseason games, there’s also lots of deals available. Every...

Avalanche sweeps Kings, wins Presidents’ Trophy with NHL’s best record – The Denver Post

Bring on the Blues. In the finale of the abbreviated 56-game season, the Avalanche stormed back from an early deficit to defeat the Los Angeles Kings, 5-1, at Ball Arena on Thursday night. A five-goal second period sparked Colorado’s fifth consecutive...

Regina NHL draft prospect hopeful for another shot at gold after missing U18 worlds

REGINA -- As Canada takes on Russia in the IIHF U18 Men’s World Hockey Championships Thursday night, one member from Saskatchewan isn’t suiting up. Regina’s Cole Sillinger...

NHL roundup: Islanders damage Rangers’ playoff hopes

Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov makes a save on Alexis Lafreniere during a 4-0 win Thursday against the Rangers. Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP NEW YORK — Semyon Varlamov stopped 25 shots for his league-leading sixth shutout of the season...

Awards watch for the 2020-21 NHL season

As the 2020-21 NHL season approaches the stretch run of the regular season and gets closer to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, we are going to be taking a look at some of the races for the major individual awards....

Vitali Kravstov’s first NHL goal gets waved off after review

The Garden crowd got excited when they thought they’d witnessed the first NHL goal of Rangers rookie Vitali Kravtsov’s career. Kravtsov took a pass from Pavel Buchnevich...

The Day – Jeremy Swayman wins second NHL start, Bruins beat Capitals 4-2

Washington — Brad Marchand scored a shorthanded goal, Jeremy Swayman made 31 saves to win his second NHL start and the Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 on Thursday night.Jeremy Lauzon, Anton Blidh and Craig Smith also scored...

Thursday’s NHL on NBCSN matchup

NBCSN’s coverage of the 2020-21 NHL season continues with Thursday’s matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and Carolina Hurricanes. Blackhawks-Hurricanes stream coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports...

4 Ducks off NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list after ‘false alarm’ – Orange County Register

Danton Heinen, Ben Hutton, Jacob Larsson and Anthony Stolarz exited the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list Thursday, after spending roughly 48 hours on it. Alexander Volkov, the newest Duck, went onto the list after he was acquired Wednesday from the...

NHL roundup: Flyers rebound from blowout loss

Oskar Lindblom (23) celebrates with his Flyers teammates after scoring the winning goal Thursday night in Philadelphia’s 4-3 victory over the Islanders in Uniondale, N.Y. Frank Franklin II/Associated Press UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Oscar Lindblom scored his second goal of...

Islanders anxious after Anders Lee suffers leg injury

The sight of captain Anders Lee trying to crawl off the ice and then being helped limping to the Islanders’ dressing room was disquieting to his teammates. ...

When will we see the NHL’s first female referee?

We’ve already watched Sarah Thomas work as a sideline official for this year’s Super Bowl and as many as seven female referees be employed by the National Basketball Association.Which begs the question: What’s taking the National Hockey League so...

Eichel out for Sabres against Devils

Jack Eichel is not playing for the Buffalo Sabres against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday because of a lower-body injury.Earlier Thursday, Buffalo coach Ralph Krueger revealed the center sustained an injury that sidelined him for multiple weeks before...

Bellows Returns to NHL roster

Ahead of their 7 p.m. start at the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight, the New York Islanders have made several notable roster transactions, according to The Athletic’s Arthur Staple.Moving to the NHL roster are forwards Kieffer Bellows and Oliver Wahlstrom. Headed...

NHL Draft 2021: Matthew Beniers, Luke Hughes among 10 options for No. 1 overall

The 2020 NHL Draft was surrounded by uncertainty. With the COVID-19 pandemic taking over the world, the when, where and how regarding the draft was put into question. However, who would go No. 1 overall was never in doubt. Alexis Lafrenière came into the...

League deals with massive issues less than a month in

The NHL season is entering its fourth week, and one of the tougher opponents has been COVID-19.The league has had to postpone 26 games so far because of COVID-19 protocols, affecting every division except the all-Canada North. Eleven games have yet to be...

San Jose Sharks forward, set to make NHL debut, is forced to sit –...

Sasha Chmelevski’s NHL debut will have to wait until another day. Roughly 30 minutes before the start of their game with the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, the Sharks, through a team spokesman, announced that Chmelevski would not be playing...

NHL On Tap: Hall’s debut for Sabres among top storylines

Welcome to the NHL On Tap. Three NHL.com writers will share what they are most looking forward to on the schedule each day. Today, their choices from the 10 games on Thursday.  MORE GAME COVERAGE: Projected lineups | DFS Picks Hall's...

NFL Wild Card Weekend & NHL Futures Predictions

Esten McLaren  |  Sportsbook Wire Welcome to Episode 25 of Bet Slippin' Podcast , SportsbookWire's sports betting podcast. Hosts Geoff Clark and Esten McLaren discuss the six games on tap for NFL Wild Card Weekend with their picks and best bets...

Kings’ Financial Woes Should Be Helped by 2020-21 NHL Season Format

The shortened 2019-20 season and the unique format of the playoffs due to COVID-19 showed financial issues for all of the NHL’s 31 teams. Forbes recently ranked the Los Angeles Kings as the sixth most valuable NHL team, as...

World Juniors 2021: NHL Network’s Dave Starman on Canada, the U.S. and why Cole...

2020 has certainly been interesting. Every sport and league has been affected by delays and cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for a while it looked as if the IIHF World Junior Championship would fall into that category as well. But now the...

NHL stays extremely on-brand in trying to jump COVID vaccine line [UPDATED]

Nobody in sports repeats their mistakes quite like the NHL, the league that lost the entire 2004-05 season to a lockout, then came back in 2012 and had another lockout that cost half a season, all after also having...

There’s plenty to be thankful for in hockey in 2020

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. and there is no hockey to enjoy tonight. That leaves plenty of time for turkey, sides and lots and lots of dessert. With it being a day to give thanks, some of the NHL...

How a Ryerson journalism alum found his footing in the NHL

Reading Time: 5 minutes By Gavin Axelrod Heading into the fall of 2011, Cory Wright was set to graduate the next spring from Ryerson’s School of Journalism. However, Wright would choose to put graduation on hold when the...

A few thoughts on what next NHL season could look like

• First of two parts Before the NHL drops the puck on next season, there are a truckload of questions that must be answered.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           How many games will be played? Where will they be played? Will fans be allowed? If so,...

Mitchell Miller: NHL’s Coyotes sever ties with top draft pick who admitted to bullying...

According to the report, published by the Arizona Republic on October 26, Miller had bullied a developmentally disabled Black teen while he was in junior high school in Sylvania, Ohio, in 2016. Miller and another teen were accused of...

2021 NHL Draft Watch List

The 2020 draft is finally behind us and while we don't know what the schedule holds for the future, the 2021 draft class is starting to form - well, some of the leagues, at least. We're still waiting for...

NHL free agency rumors: Joe Thornton playing in Switzerland, Maple Leafs next?

With the uncertainty of the next season, we'll call it the 2021 season now, Joe Thornton has opted to lace up his skates in Switzerland. The 41-year-old veteran, or legend as HC Davos called him when it announced his return...

NHL free agency tracker 2020: Live updates on news, rumors, signings and trades

The 2020 NHL offseason is here and free agency should certainly be a doozy. Some of the biggest names in the game — i.e., Alex Pietrangelo, Torey Krug and Taylor Hall — are available at the right price and term. And...

Former Canuck Ryan Kesler opens up about the problem of painkillers in the NHL...

"Players can lie about this, but every single player in that locker room is on a painkiller." One of the most famous moments in Canucks history is about playing through injury. It’s...

Islanders Noah Dobson suits up for first career NHL playoff game

Noah Dobson steps into the lineup for the New York Islanders in an elimination Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.With Adam Pelech sidelined for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the New York Islanders turned to defenseman...

NHL awards: Flyers’ Sean Couturier wins 2019-20 Frank J. Selke Trophy

Flyers teammates and fans have clamored for league-wide recognition to be bestowed upon Sean Couturier. They got their long-standing wish Thursday night. Couturier, the Flyers' 27-year-old alpha dog down the middle, won the Frank J. Selke Trophy, an award that is...

2020 NHL Stanley Cup First Round

The New York Islanders did what they do best on Thursday night and completely shut down the Washington Capitals in a 4-0 Game 5 win. That win will send the Islanders to the Second Round of the 2020 Stanley Cup...

NHL Playoffs Stats Recap: August 12, 2020

Welcome to the Playoff Stats Recap. Each morning, I’ll have the previous night’s games broken down with game charts, similar to the ones I’ve produced for every Nashville game the last two seasons. This is...

Flyers fans are losing their minds after win against Capitals

Yo, the Flyers. We can't get enough of this team right now - but can you blame us? After entering the round robin as the fourth seed, its 3-1 win against the Capitals on Thursday now guarantees at least the second...

DraftKings NHL DFS Primer for Hockey in August

The NHL season resumes this Saturday, with the Round Robin games for the top seeds and the Qualifying Round for the rest of the teams. NHL DFS begins at 12 pm EST, with the Carolina Hurricanes taking...

NHL goalies scramble to regain groove after 4-month break | News, Sports, Jobs

The Montreal Canadiens' Joel Armia, below, collides with Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry during the first period in Pittsburgh on Feb. 14. (AP file photo) <!-- SHOW ARTICLE --> With no ice time available during the NHL’s four-month pandemic-forced break, Pittsburgh...

NHL Return To Play Impact On Player Bonuses And Player Opt-Outs

VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 4: Elias Pettersson #40 of the Vancouver Canucks looks on from the bench ... during their NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Rogers Arena March 4, 2020 in...

What you need to know about the Bruins before NHL training camps open

With training camps expected to open around the NHL next week, it feels like a good time for a Bruins refresher as everybody gets back up to speed with the hope that the league will return to play games...

Locked down and loading up: Jets are back, readying for NHL return

The boys are back in town. Spread the word around.But don’t spread anything else.More than three months after hitting the pause button on the hockey season, the Winnipeg Jets are finally beginning to gear up for a re-start.While players...

Kings and Ducks hope to beat the odds and win NHL draft lottery

Kings general manager Rob Blake will be in a familiar place for the NHL’s draft lottery on Friday night, sitting alongside other club executives in the team’s recently reopened El Segundo headquarters.But little else about the event — which...

Ben Schoen hopeful his name will be called in NHL draft

SYLVANIA, Ohio — We still don’t know when the NHL Draft...

Travis Zajac named Masterton Trophy nominee as NHL sets target date for return to...

The Masterton Trophy is awarded annually by the Professional Hockey Writers Association to the NHL...

NHL Unveils Plan To Return To The Ice, Playoffs Format And Draft Details –...

UPDATED, 5:15 PM: While the NHL and its players continue to negotiate a deal to resume the paused 2019-20 season, the league has unveiled plans to transition to Phase 2 of its plan to resume. Starting on Monday, its 31...

Stanley Cup playoffs 2020: Everything we know about the NHL’s potential resumption

The rumour mill continues to churn, but one thing appears to be more and more definite: a 2020 Stanley Cup champion will be crowned. When it'll happen is still in flux because of such things as location, coronavirus testing, the...

A 24-team Stanley Cup Playoffs? Latest NHL buzz and a hypothetical Flyers matchup

James van Riemsdyk mentioned the opportunity to experiment with the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This would be one way to do it. According to a report Thursday by Larry Brooks of the New York...

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on 2020-21 season starting in December: ‘Under consideration’

As we already know, the 2019-20 NHL season has been on pause for almost two months. Rumors and speculation continue to twist and turn across the hockey landscape about when the season will resume. Neutral sites. Hub cities. Everything but the...

Cam Fowler to represent Anaheim Ducks in NHL Player Gaming Challenge

Taking on a new activity after finishing all 12 seasons of The Big Bang Theory for some reason, Cam Fowler will be representing the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL’s Player Gaming Challenge, announced earlier today. All 31...

Expect a different NHL if season resumes, says Flames general manager

The thought of the Calgary Flames playing games without fans in the Saddledome makes Brad Treliving shudder. The Flames general manager says he and the players would accept that scenario, however, if that was a way to complete...

Former Flyer Rick Tocchet knows NHL is in difficult spot with coronavirus outbreak

Dear Flyers fans,  Hi, me again — you might remember me from that bandwagon letter from what seems like forever ago. I’m back, but this time, this letter is for the fans...

Islanders’ Jordan Eberle sees hurdle for an NHL coronavirus return

Anyone who has ever played high-level hockey, like Islanders forward Jordan Eberle, knows it’s impossible to emulate skating while working out off the ice. During this unprecedented time, with the NHL season suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, staying...

Flyers Talk podcast: All types of Flyers fodder during NHL hiatus

Consider this Claude Giroux's way of saying he misses his teammates. Less buzz in the team's text message and fewer hopeless FaceTime attempts would be nice. “We have a busy group chat —...

Kevin Hayes, Gritty playing it safe with 2019-20 NHL season on hiatus because of...

If you’re anything like me, this necessary increase in social distancing has directly correlated with a rise in YouTube consumption time. It truly is a treasure trove of magnificent entertainment. I...

NHL salary cap to increase to $88.2 million

▪ The GMs voted to change the interpretation of the offside rule to OK players hovering their skates above the blue line — similar to the “breaking the plane” rule in football. Had it been in place this season,...

Penguins prospect Anthony Angello more confident after NHL recall

WILKES-BARRE — It might be one of the most cherished mementos of his 23 years on earth. Anthony Angello’s puck from his first NHL goal will likely be something he hangs onto for the remainder of his life. But currently, he...

NHL Insiders Link Brandon Saad To Bruins; Should Boston Try To Trade For Winger?...

The rumor mill keeps on churning out, well, rumors. One of the latest? Brandon Saad being linked to the Boston Bruins. The Bruins reportedly were one of the teams to swing and miss on Blake Coleman, the now-Tampa Bay Lightning winger...

Golden Knights’ Alex Tuch set to play in 200th NHL game

It’s easy to forget that behind his plush beard, Alex Tuch remains one of the Golden Knights’ youngest players. The 23-year-old right wing reached a minor milestone Thursday, making his 200th career NHL appearance when the Knights hosted the St....

Sharks vs. Oilers live stream: How to watch NHL game online, on TV

The Sharks are less than three weeks away from the NHL trade deadline on Feb. 24, and they have every reason to be very active in discussions with other teams. Tuesday's...

Scott Wheeler’s 2020 NHL prospect pool rankings

Welcome to my inaugural ranking of every NHL team’s prospect pools. Over the next 30 days, I will count down to the NHL organization...

Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, Jets, Wild, More

In our second look at the NHL rumor rundown report for January 9, 2020, we continue with more news out of Craig Custance’s Top 27 trade candidates piece plus get into news surrounding the Winnipeg Jets. There are updates...

Canucks PA man Al Murdoch now the NHL’s big game voice man too

Pre-game pyrotechnics after the national anthem before the NHL Winter Classic between the Dallas Stars and the Nashville Predators at the Cotton Bowl on January 01, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Richard Rodriguez / Getty Images When the NHL called last summer...

Blackhawks NHL 2019 potential trade partners, trade deadline options

The Blackhawks are descending the stairs to the basement seemingly every day, and that includes their most recent loss to the New Jersey Devils, one of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference. That was after they...

Insider Trading: Dustin Byfuglien’s NHL future remains uncertain

TSN Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie, Pierre LeBrun and Darren Dreger joined host Gino Reda to discuss Barry Trotz calling out Peter Laviolette for putting out his top power play unit with the Predators up 8-3 over the Islanders. They also...

Ovechkin, Backstrom expected by owner to finish careers with Capitals

WASHINGTON -- The owner of the Washington Capitals said he expects Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom to play their entire NHL careers with the team.Ted Leonsis said Thursday he's not worried about Ovechkin or Backstrom re-signing when their contract...

Former NHL player Sopel said stories about Crawford were not meant as allegations

Former NHL player Brent Sopel says his stories on a year-old podcast about rough treatment from Marc Crawford were meant "to entertain the listener" and not to make allegations against his former coach.Speaking on a Barstool Sports podcast a...

Which NHL teams are giving thanks? – Video

Which NHL teams are giving thanks? - Video - 660 NEWS Rogers Media uses cookies for personalization, to customize its online advertisements, and for...

San Jose Sharks, Vegas Golden Knights set to renew rivalry

LAS VEGAS — Joe Thornton had for years been a part of the Boston Bruins’ storied rivalry with the Montreal Canadiens, and has dressed for countless games against both the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks in his 14-plus...

Facts and Figures: 2019 NHL Global Series

The Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will participate in the 33rd and 34th NHL regular-season games played outside North America when they play a back-to-back set at the 2019 NHL Global Series at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm. The...

Predators Sign Austin Watson to Three-Year Contract

Nashville, Tenn. (October 31, 2019) Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced Thursday that the team has signed forward Austin Watson to a three-year, $4.5 million contract."Austin is the ultimate team player and we look forward to...

Edmonton Oilers Snapshots: NHL leading scorer comes to town

The best goal scorer in a generation was not at all surprised to see a defenceman leading the NHL scoring race three weeks into the season.Alex Ovechkin, who scores 50 goals a season for fun, was happy to see...

The Most Innovative Sports Game of the Year

Of the four major sports that have video game franchises on multiple consoles, professional hockey is probably the least popular. The NFL has a pretty massive viewership with Madden being the longest-tenured of the current sports titles, the NBA...

Insider Trading: NHL scouts drooling over immense potential of Alexis Lafreniere, Quinton Byfield

TSN Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie, Pierre LeBrun and Darren Dreger join host James Duthie to discuss how Alexis Lafrenière and Quinton Byfield impressive starts, Nolan Patrick's timeline and more.  It was about three weeks ago we did our first Bob McKenzie draft...

Ex-NHL referee: Steve Yzerman was ‘disrespectful’

Former referee Paul Stewart paints a rather unflattering picture of Steve Yzerman's on-ice behavior during Yzerman's 22-year NHL career.In Stewart's new book "You Wanna Go," Stewart said Yzerman was his least favorite player to deal with because the Red Wings'...

Summer ends, NHL teams at battle stations as the real thing gets underway

Jack Eichel watched Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final 10 rows from the ice at TD Garden last June.A Boston Bruins fan growing up, the captain of the Buffalo Sabres didn’t have a rooting interest in the series-clinching...

NHL Rookies To Watch In The 2019-20 Season

One of the most entertaining parts of the NHL preseason is tracking the progress of rookies around the league. Which prospects are ready to make the jump to hockey’s top level? Which ones still need more seasoning?Over the last...

Snubbed in the NHL Draft, Grant Silianoff of Cedar Rapids RoughRiders is fully healthy...

CEDAR RAPIDS — The United States Hockey League begins its regular season this week in Pittsburgh again. It’s the second consecutive year each of the 16 teams in the league gets two games in the Steel City as part...

PREVIEW: Blue Jackets begin big week of preseason games at Buffalo

BLUE JACKETS at SABRES Wednesday, 7 p.m., KeyBank Center, Buffalo (97.1 The Fan) Less than a week from now, the Blue Jackets' roster for the opening game vs. Toronto on Oct. 4 will have to be set. In other words, we're down...

The best NHL gear for under $30

Set a cold one on top of these coasters inspired by hockey pucks. They’re the perfect housewarming gift for any Blackhawks supporter.Shop it: $17 (was $20) Source

NHL teams aim to fill arenas, drawing fans away from screens

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, the Detroit Red Wings play an NHL preseason game against the Boston Bruins at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The...

NHL 20 Review: Smooth As Ice

NHL 20 delivers fast, fluid, and frequent action on the ice, offering the best core gameplay mechanics seen on this console generation. NHL 20 offers players the most progressive slide forward in terms of core gameplay mechanics that the current...

The NHL’s Training Camp Waiver Wire Explained

As the preseason calendar winds down, NHL organizations are making moves to reassign players to the AHL or their junior clubs. Yesterday was a busy day for waivers in the NHL, and Nashville made no exception, placing...

NHL notes: Chiarot’s on fire in Montreal

Carey Price and the Canadiens allowed fewer goals than six playoff teams last year and hope the addition of defenceman Ben Chiarot holds that line and reduces it this autumn.Chiarot, who came East from the Winnipeg Jets and signed...

Goaltenders easily clearing NHL waivers, good sign for Tristan Jarry?

CRANBERRY, Pa. -- Teams around the league are beginning to put players on waivers for the purpose of assigning them to the AHL, and goaltenders are easily passing through so far. This could be an indication that Tristan Jarry would also be...

Anton Burdasov caught eye of Dave Tippett in first NHL game

Edmonton Oilers coach Dave Tippett liked Anton Burdasov in his first-ever NHL game.“He’s intriguing,” said Tippett, who broke him in slowly with seven minutes work over the first 40 minutes against Calgary but played him 6:20 in the third...

The Great Goalie Ranking: NHL Backup Edition

Last week it was The Great Goalie Ranking, which slotted the NHL’s starting netminders from No. 1 (hello, Andrei Vasilevskiy) to No. 31 (prove me wrong, Joonas Korpisalo). This week, let’s do the backups. But instead of a coldly calculated...

Oilers counting on new Europeans to get up to NHL speed

It’s not quite a guessing game, but head coach Dave Tippett might have to predict the future when he puts the finishing touches on the Edmonton Oilers roster.By his own admission, none of the European players imported for training...

When does the NHL season start for 2019-20? Schedule of opening games for all...

When does the NHL season start for 2019-20? Hockey fans should brace themselves, because it's almost here.Preseason action has been exciting, with many players making an impact at training camp and doing what they can to prove their worth to their respective...

Laine apologizes to Jets linemate Little for comments

WINNIPEG -- Patrik Laine apologized to Winnipeg Jets linemate Bryan Little for comments in a Finland newspaper this week that appeared to be critical of him, Little said Thursday."He was saying sorry and apologizing for just the way I...

2019-20 sleeper team – ProHockeyTalk

We’re two weeks away from the start of the 2019-20 NHL season and the summer gives fans and teams reason to hope that this could be their year. Every season surprise teams emerge, defying the doubters and making noise after...

Defending champion Blues surrounded by tough teams in West

AP Published 6:38 p.m. ET Sept. 18, 2019 | Updated 7:48 p.m. ET Sept. 18, 2019CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideThe St. Louis Blues had better dig in for...

Penguins prospect Samuel Poulin learning about life in NHL

19 minutes ago The NHL isn’t foreign to Samuel Poulin. After all, the Penguins forward prospect is the son of a former NHLer, Patrick Poulin. But playing in the league is a different endeavor. He was introduced to that aspect of the...

Fleury: ‘To make the NHL, you’ve got to be good every night’

BROSSARD - If you weren't familiar with Cale Fleury before Monday night's preseason contest against the Devils, you definitely are now.The 20-year-old defenseman was so impressive, in fact, that head coach Claude Julien even referred to him as one...

NHL players to stick with current CBA until September 2022

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League will play its next three seasons without the threat of a work stoppage amid optimism that labor peace will stretch beyond 2022.The NHL Players’ Association on Monday announced it would not opt...

Seattle NHL expansion team arena on schedule to open in summer 2021

SEATTLE -- The New Arena at Seattle Center, which will be home to the Seattle NHL expansion franchise, is on schedule to open in the summer of 2021.The $930 million project, overseen by Oak View Group, includes keeping the...

Artemi Panarin Named 21st Best Player in League by NHL Network

The NHL Network has been running a series of rankings during the offseason, and they are currently in the midst of unveiling their list of the top 50 players in the league. Artemi Panarin was recently ranked No....

#NHLTopPlayers: Nos. 30-21 | NHL.com

  30. Sergei Bobrovsky, G, Florida PanthersA two-time Vezina Trophy winner voted as the best goalie in the NHL (2013, 2017), Bobrovsky's 115 wins the past three seasons led the NHL. He won at least 37 games each season in...

New York Islanders New Tiebreaker Rules for 2019-20 NHL Season

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 25: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a press conference during the NHL All Star Week at the McEnery Convention Center on January 25, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by...

Tarasenko says one title ‘not enough’ for Blues

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. -- Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues aren't satisfied with simply being the defending Stanley Cup champions."One Tarasenko says one title 'not enough' for Blues is not enough," the Blues forward said Saturday. "We don't...

Doughty feels McLellan will restore culture of accountability with Kings

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Drew Doughty said the Los Angeles Kings under new coach Todd McLellan will restore the culture of accountability that helped them win the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014."We didn't have lot of that last...

Next Gen Prospects: 10 players who could crack NHL rosters out of camp

After two straight seasons of racking up 100-plus points, Morgan Frost is looking to make the jump this fall to the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers. The 20-year-old centre will be a name to watch coming out of Flyers camp after an...

Noah Dobson, Oliver Wahlstrom among 5 Islanders in Top 104 NHL Prospects

The annual grand ranking of the top prospects (skaters only) outside the NHL by Corey Pronman, now with the Athletic, looks fairly highly on the New York Islanders farm system. Four teams, including the Islanders, had five players...

Why NHL players hate the escrow

This is an online version of CBC Sports' daily email newsletter. Get up to speed on what's happening in sports by subscribing here. Here's what you need to know right now from the world of sports:NHL players might soon...

Impressive rookie line to get a taste of real NHL in Flyers camp

CLOSE A new scoreboard was tested and a lounge revealed for premium ticket holders. Dave Isaac, @davegisaacALLENTOWN, Pa. — If none of the three crack the NHL after training camp, which starts...

Ned Colletti Leaps From MLB To NHL As Scout For San Jose Sharks

After 33 years toiling in the front offices of Major League Baseball, Ned Colletti has found a new home as a pro scout with the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League.Good for him. It’s all about reinventing...

Planning to profit off NHL Seattle season tickets? Team’s actions suggest limits are coming

Ohio resident Mark Alessandro insists he isn’t a professional broker, just an “avid sports fan’’ who travels heavily for work and offsets season-ticket costs for multiple teams by reselling most of them. But when NHL Seattle...

Rockets owner hasn’t given up on dream of Houston NHL team

Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta says he hasn’t given up on his dream to bring an NHL team to Houston. “There’s not a month that goes by that we don’t have some type of talks about the NHL,” he said...

Maple Leafs’ Matthews at forefront of NHL’s new, young Fun Brigade

Somewhere along the way, Auston Matthews decided he would grow a moustache.It took him weeks to cultivate. But he probably knew what it would look like in just a few minutes.All he had to do was pop in the...

2019 NHL Prospect tournament: Blackhawks vs. Blues recap, highlights

The Blackhawks allowed four unanswered goals in a 4-2 loss to the Blues on Monday in Traverse City, Michigan. Chicago was without its top two prospects in defenseman Adam Boqvist and center Kirby Dach as Rockford head...

NHL | Quiet nature of labor talks breeds cautious optimism – Sports – The...

Representatives from the NHL and NHL Players’ Association have met numerous times over the past eight months and not once in a secret underground bunker or a dark parking garage. Unlike previous collective bargaining negotiations that spilled out into...

2020 NHL Draft: Ten younger prospects to keep an eye on this season

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article on some of the oldest prospects eligible for the 2020 Entry Draft. This time around, I’ll be taking a look at some of the youngest prospects still eligible...

33 Alumni Teams playable in Franchise mode

NHL 20 will feature alumni teams and allow you to do a lot of things with them you couldn’t do before.33 Alumni teams will be available to play in Franchise mode in NHL 20. This means the teams can...

Evander Kane says hockey needs to be more aware of racism

Sharks forward Evander Kane said the sport of hockey badly needs to catch up to other sports in bringing awareness to racism if it ever hopes to become more diverse and grow acceptance and interest. Two days after he called...

Ranking the top 25 NHL defensemen in 2019-20

The age-old debate when it comes to any sport, any league, any team: who are the best of the best?With the NHL's preseason on the horizon, let's takes a look at the top 25 players at each position right...

Markov, Ehlers, Blue Jackets, Oilers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown there is news on Andrei Markov and which teams he might be reaching out to in terms of finding NHL employment this coming season. There is a sense that GM Jarmo Kekalainen is growing...

Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers and More

Thursday’s round of NHL Rumours takes a predominantly Canadian twist, as teams north...

McDavid will make ‘right decisions’ on injury with Oilers, Draisaitl says

Connor McDavid will "make the right decisions" when it comes to returning from a knee injury, Edmonton Oilers teammate Leon Draisaitl said Wednesday.McDavid said Monday that he has no timetable to return from the torn PCL he sustained April...

Gordo: Harsh NHL realities force Maroon, Shattenkirk to leave home | Jeff Gordon

Professional hockey is cold, hard business. Sometimes...

Granato: Caufield’s understanding of the game is NHL-level

MONTREAL - Habs fans in Vancouver: if you missed seeing Cole Caufield at the NHL Draft a few months ago, you've got another chance to get a look at Montreal's first-round pick this weekend - and this time, it'll...

Penguins Predictions: Which call-up will play the most NHL games?

About an hour ago It was repeated often enough to become a motto of sorts: The goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins as they reshaped their roster this summer was to become younger, faster and harder to play against. One of the...

Tommy Hawk voted NHL Mascot of the Year

Charlie Roumeliotis answers your Blackhawks and hockey-related questions. Be sure to chime in using the hashtag #HawksMailbag on Twitter for a chance to have your question answered in the next edition.  Is...

Top 10 scapegoats heading into the 2019-20 season

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesWhether it’s fair or not, each team seems to have at least one scapegoat. Here are the biggest scapegoats in the NHL entering the 2019-20 season.The offseason is a perfect time for the front office...

#NHLTopPlayers: Top 10 Goalies | NHL.com

  1. Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay LightningThe reigning Vezina Trophy winner as the best goalie in the NHL, Vasilevskiy was 39-10-4 with a 2.40 goals-against average, a .925 save percentage and six shutouts last season. He led the NHL in...

Who’s the best NHL goalie of the decade?

Let’s face it, the state of goaltenders in the NHL isn’t what it used to be.During the 2000s, it was pretty clear that Martin Brodeur was the best goalie in the league. Winning four Vezina Trophies between 2000-2009, no...

Central Division’s best team debated by NHL.com

It's never too early to take stock of where teams stand in the NHL. The 2019 NHL Draft has passed, and many of the big names in free agency have found a home for this season, so this is...

Oilers, Penguins, Maple Leafs, Coyotes, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown there is news that the Pittsburgh Penguins might find it worthwhile sniffing around Jesse Puljujarvi out of Edmonton. Meanwhile, Elliotte Friedman reports buzz contrary to the latest on Jake Gardiner and notes the Toronto...

Quick Strikes: Mikhail Sergachev named a potential breakout star by NHL Network

The Bolts Boris Katchouk had a solid rookie season with the Syracuse Crunch, but he’s still probably two years away from making the NHL I will take off my Katchouk-colored glasses for a moment and admit there are...

The NHL Could Benefit From A Players Weekend Event

The St. Louis Blues and the NHL could benefit from Major League Baseball’s idea of instituting a Players Weekend for the players and fans, and it could help grow the sport.Major League Baseball is entering their third season with...

Matthews says being named Maple Leafs captain would be ‘huge honor’

Auston Matthews said he would welcome the captaincy of the Toronto Maple Leafs if he were asked to fill that role."The captaincy in hockey in general is a huge honor, but especially in Toronto," the center told The Athletic...

Subban hopes Markov returns to NHL; Canadiens possible

MONTREAL -- P.K. Subban said he hopes Andrei Markov is successful in his attempt to return to the NHL after two seasons away."Everyone knows how I feel about Andrei Markov, both as a player and as a person," the...

Koivu ‘feels good’ ahead of training camp with Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Mikko Koivu said he "feels good" and intends to be ready for the start of the regular season with the Minnesota Wild.The 36-year-old forward has been making strides in his recovery from a torn ACL...

Rob O’Gara gets a ‘clean slate’ in the AHL, with an eye on making...

Rob O’Gara sounded excited as he talked about the next chapter in his hockey career. The 26-year-old from Nesconset, who played for the Rangers’ Hartford...

Williams’ decision on future with Hurricanes could come this week: report

Justin Williams could decide on his future with the Carolina Hurricanes this week, coach Rod Brind'Amour told The News & Observer on Wednesday.The 37-year-old forward, who helped Carolina reach the Eastern Conference Final last season and is a three-time Stanley...

NHL Rumors: Mitch Marner’s Agent Talks To Zurich … Stalemate With The Maple Leafs...

Home NHL Free Agents NHL Rumors: Mitch Marner’s Agent Talks To Zurich …...

Ottawa Senators key statistics | NHL.com

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three key statistics for the Ottawa Senators.  1. Tkachuk's goals per 60Forward Brady Tkachuk made an immediate impact in his rookie season with 45 points (22...

2020 NHL draft rankings: the first edition

News Sure, it's still summertime, but the next draft class is so enticing that we had to make an initial strike. Get ready for a season-long race at the top between several worthy candidates and a goaltender who might do...

Matthew Tkachuk’s agent: We gave a fair offer to Flames in June

With NHL training camps less than a month away, several restricted free agents remain unsigned including Matthew Tkachuk, and there doesn’t appear to be any hope that a deal will get done soon. Tkachuk’s agent Don Meehan addressed the...

NHL farm system rankings: Best, worst prospect pipelines for 2019-20, from 1 to 31

The general managers who run NHL front offices, with support from their staff, use a variety of methods to identify, develop and assess the future talent within their own organizations. Unfortunately for the general public, they tend to keep...

NHL Rumours: Colorado Avalanche, Buffalo Sabres, Montreal Canadiens

With just four weeks until NHL teams start playing pre-season games,...

Top 20 Defensemen NHL

  1. Brent Burns, San Jose SharksFor the second time in three seasons, Burns led NHL defensemen in scoring. His 83 points (16 goals, 67 assists) were an NHL career high. He also led NHL defensemen with six game-winning goals,...

NHL Rumours: Pittsburgh Penguins, Winnipeg Jets, Minnesota Wild

Welcome to Last Word on Hockey‘s daily dose of NHL rumours....

Can Evan Bouchard emerge from Edmonton Oilers training camp with an NHL job?

The evenings are getting shorter. And cooler.This time of year always reminded me of two things: One, that harvest was not far around the corner. To this day I think I can smell wheat chaff before it’s even time...

Rantanen ‘not stressful’ about lack of contract with Avalanche

Mikko Rantanen isn't concerned that he and the Colorado Avalanche have yet to agree on a new contract, and he expects the Avalanche to be a better team than last season once he does sign."Nothing's wrong; there's still one...

Ryan Getzlaf’s NHL Career Could be Coming to a Close

Ryan Getzlaf has had an illustrious career with the Anaheim Ducks over the past 14 seasons, but is his time in the NHL coming to a close? We need to talk about that!It is a tough pill to swallow,...

NHL’s LA Kings put on weeklong youth hockey camp in Jackson – Buckrail

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – While most kids in Jackson Hole were outdoors soaking up the last of summer before school gets back in session, a fanatical few crazy about their favorite winter sport hit the ice.More than a few,...

NHL teams hiring an assistant as GM seems like guesswork

Any time an NHL general manager’s spot opens up, most of the publicly acknowledged candidates have either already been NHL GMs or have been assistant GMs for years.A guy with previous GMing experience will typically have a track record...

NHL Fantasy Bounce-Back Candidates for 2019–20

Down seasons burn owners and sour draft capital, but they also present draft-day opportunities. Identifying bounce-back candidates helps owners avoid the trap of overpaying for last year’s performance and leave the draft with undervalued players that are primed...

2019-20 NHL farm system rankings – The Athletic

Welcome to The Athletic’s dive into the prospect talent pool for all 31 NHL organizations leading into the 2019-20 season. This is a snapshot of...

The closer Ethan Bear gets to the NHL, the more crowded things get on...

2019 Edmonton Oilers prospects#9 Ethan BearPreviously: #4 in 2018 , #5 in 2017 , #13 in 2016 , #17 in 2015___After a few years of relentlessly climbing our Cult of Hockey summer prospect rankings, Ethan Bear seemingly took a...

Couture wants NHL to take the luck out of close calls

In games of chance, there is no such thing as too much good luck.But that’s not always the case in the National Hockey League.Logan Couture helped San Jose eliminate Vegas with the benefit of an infamous major penalty call...

How did the Lightning stack up on NHL Tonight’s all-decade team?

Bests, whether of all-time, right now or the decade, always make for fun debates.NHL Tonight...

NHL vs Docs hockey game raises $340,000 for Sudbury’s NEO Kids

The Vale presents: NHL vs Docs hockey game Sunday in support of NEO Kids has raised almost $350,000. The pro players and patients met at the Sudbury Arena. Supplied photo Frank Crispo / jpeg, SU The game between NHL players and...

Thanks to nameless donor, NHL vs Docs raises a whopping $348,848

Not only was the fourth annual NHL vs Docs hockey game a big hit with fans, it was an enormous fundraising success. Presented by Technica Mining, the annual game that sees a...

Maple Leafs close to ending Stanley Cup drought, Mahovlich says

HALTON HILLS, Ontario -- Frank Mahovlich was a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1967 when they last won the Stanley Cup. And he says he feels they are close to ending their 52-year drought."I thought they should...

Ty Dellandrea Determined To Crack NHL Roster In 2019-20

Ty Dellandrea will spend the 2019-20 season playing in either the NHL or OHL. And after making his pro debut in the AHL this past season, there’s reason to believe that the young forward is ready to challenge for...

Edmonton Oilers key statistics | NHL.com

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three key statistics for the Edmonton Oilers.  1. Koskinen even-strength save percentageGoalie Mikko Koskinen, who had an NHL career-high 25 wins last season after playing the...

Can Leafs’ Cody Ceci finally find his stride with Toronto? It’s a toss-up

Cody Ceci's getting a second chance.The 25-year-old defenseman never truly found his footing with the Ottawa Senators, and after being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs earlier in the offseason, he'll look to prove his worth and make the...

The NHL’s Best Depth Players

Every Stanley Cup contender shares a similar makeup. They boast a...

Exploring NHL Season Ticket Benefits Leaguewide

We continue our summer series on the different aspects of NHL season tickets. In part one, we looked at which teams were the most budget friendly when it came to full season ticket prices at the lowest level. We...

Legend: Riutta had talent to reach NHL | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo courtesy of Michigan Tech Athletics The late Bruce Riutta, above, of Hancock gained All-American honors at Michigan Tech as a defenseman.HANCOCK — He had enough talent to potentially reach the National Hockey League.But late Hancock High product Bruce Riutta...

Foligno wants ‘guys fully on board’ with Blue Jackets: report

Nick Foligno said if a player isn't fully invested in what the Columbus Blue Jackets are doing, they should leave to play somewhere else.But the captain told The Canadian Press he believes Columbus should be a place where people...

Quick Strikes: The Lightning lead the NHL front office confidence rankings for 2019

The Bolts Dom Luszczyszyn at The Athletic released his front office confidence rankings article. Each summer, he surveys NHL fans to see who is feeling most confident in the direction of their front office. And this year,...

NHL Metro Division Offseason Update

With summer flying by and days morphing into weeks then months, it won’t be long until training camps around the National Hockey League open their doors on the 2019-20 season in mid-September.Listen to your team news NOW.The Metropolitan division...

The Changing NHL: Tortorella embraces coaching youth movement

This week, BlueJackets.com is taking a look at a few ways in which the game of hockey is changing right before our eyes. From a game that's getting faster by the second to one increasingly impacted by analytics off...

NHL ref Wes McCauley of South Portland to be honored at Mariners game

NHL referee Wes McCauley of South Portland will be honored at a Maine Mariners home game on Nov. 15. McCauley was voted the league’s top reference in a poll of players in 2018. Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer Referees typically aren’t...

Crosby on the Subban incident, Golden Goal, Johnson’s baseball brawl

Make no mistake, Sidney Crosby’s got stories. Though the longtime face of the NHL has always seemed most unfettered when that face is hidden away behind a CCM helmet and visor, the Cole Harbour king’s 14-year career has seen no...

Former Canadien Andrei Markov wants to reach 1,000-game mark in NHL

Apart from his bald head, Andrei Markov certainly doesn’t look like a 40-year-old.A very fit-looking Markov, wearing a T-shirt, shorts and running shoes, sat down for an interview Tuesday afternoon at a downtown Montreal hotel where he is vacationing...

Sebastian Aho ranks among top NHL center

On a recent episode of NHL Tonight on the NHL Network, Carolina Hurricanes superstar center, Sebastian Aho, ranked among the top 20 centers in the NHL.Recently on an episode of NHL Tonight on the NHL Network, they ranked the...

Will Rasmus Sandin play in the NHL this season?

“Will he or won’t he” is a traditional September pastime in Leafs Land. This annual rite of autumn is usually spurred on by the Leafs management or coaches saying something relatively vague about the chances of a...

Three questions facing Carolina Hurricanes

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three important questions facing the Carolina Hurricanes.  1. Will Sebastian Aho's new contract impact his play?Although he led Carolina with an NHL career-high 83 points (30...

Top regression candidates for 2019-20 NHL season – ProHockeyTalk

A week ago we used our PHT Power Rankings to look at 10 players that could be on the verge of a breakout during the 2019-20 NHL season. This week we go to the opposite end of the spectrum and...

#NHLTopPlayers: Top 20 Centers | NHL.com

  1. Connor McDavid, Edmonton OilersFor the third straight season, McDavid tops the list of best centers. The 22-year-old finished second in the NHL with 116 points (41 goals, 75 assists), behind Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov's 128,...

Edmonton Oilers have interest in Derick Brassard

In need of a third-line center, the Edmonton Oilers are reportedly talking to free agent center Derick Brassard.The Edmonton Oilers have been surprisingly active this offseason. They’ve hired Dave Tippett away from Seattle’s front office to be their new...

ATP Tour Stars Marvel At NHL Players’ Skills In Montreal | ATP Tour

When ATP Tour players ‘lace them up’, that is usually in reference to their sneakers before a match. But on Saturday, several stars put on shin guards, hockey jerseys, and grabbed...

Boeser contract talks don’t have Canucks coach concerned: report

Brock Boeser remains a restricted free agent, but Vancouver Canucks coach Travis Green told Sportsnet on Friday that he's not worried about the forward remaining unsigned."I'm not. This is part of today's NHL," Green said in his first remarks...

Top prospects for Boston Bruins

NHL.com is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the top five prospects for the Boston Bruins, according to NHL.com.  1. Urho Vaakanainen, DHow acquired: Selected with No. 18 pick in 2017 NHL DraftLast...

Dallas Stars: Which Stars prospect has the best chance to make an impact at...

Matthew DeFranks, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answers your questions about the team in a live chat at 1 p.m. Friday. Here are some highlights.  Q: In what area do the Stars have the least...

Fantasy NHL: Top 5 Weekly Boom and Bust Players

Our goal with this analysis is to not only tell you who the best players will be, but also tell you who most frequently exceeds their overall rank (boom players) and who comes up short the most frequently (weekly...

As the Marner contract stalemate simmers, the NHL considers a better way

The waiting game in Mitch Marner’s contract talks with the Maple Leafs is being fuelled in part by the fact that there are simply no comparables to provide parameters for getting the deal done.And so, a suggestion has been...

How good are the Swedish Hockey Leagues compared to the NHL?

During Ron Hextall’s tenure as a general manager, there wasn’t a lot to be happy about with the Flyers. One of the few bright spots over the past few years has been following all the great prospects...

Top prospects for Anaheim Ducks

NHL.com is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the top five prospects for the Anaheim Ducks, according to NHL.com.  1. Trevor Zegras, FHow acquired: Selected with No. 9 pick in 2019 NHL DraftLast...

NHL Metropolitan Division Offseason Report Card

The NHL offseason has continued to drag on through the end of July, with several big-name restricted free agents still unsigned, and one particular UFA captain still unsure on if — and, perhaps, where — he will...

Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning, Minnesota Wild

As training camp nears, many teams are feeling the pressure. While some fight to re-sign star RFAs, others look for ways to fight...

NHL notebook: Wild fire GM Fenton

Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold fired general manager Paul Fenton on Tuesday, just over 14 months after hiring him. “After giving much thought to this difficult decision, I informed Paul today that he was not the right fit for...

The top five 2020 NHL draft prospects at the World Junior Summer Showcase

News The fun part of the World Junior Summer Showcase gets underway on Tuesday, with four teams battling it out in preparation of the big event in December. Let's take a quick peek on some of the top 2020 NHL...

Maple Leafs lead Canadian teams on NHL over/under point totals

The Toronto Maple Leafs have endured an off-season of change, parting ways with a number of key veterans, and have yet to come to terms on a new contract with restricted free agent forward Mitch Marner. But while the Maple...

Detroit Red Wings pick Joe Veleno on line with 2020 top NHL prospect

The Detroit News Published 5:13 p.m. ET July 29, 2019 | Updated 5:13 p.m. ET July...

Warren out to reward Wild, prove critics wrong

The defenseman was the last of a record 17 players selected from the USA Hockey National Team Development Program Under-18 team when picked in the sixth round (No. 166) of the 2019 NHL Draft by the Minnesota Wild.Now he's...

How is top NHL free agent Jake Gardiner still not signed?

It’s almost August, and Jake Gardiner has still not been signed to a contract. What’s going on that’s holding up a deal, and who could be the team that puts pen to paper?We’ve reached the point of the NHL...

N.Y. Rangers, Washington Capitals, Vancouver Canucks

We’re closing in on the dog days of August but we still have plenty of NHL rumours for you. Teams need to be...

World Junior Summer Showcase Day 2 notebook

The 18-year-old defenseman, selected by the Ottawa Senators in the first round (No. 19) of the 2019 NHL Draft, remembers being the final player cut from the Finland team that won the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship on Jan....

NHL seeing little movement on restricted free agents

Better have a good playlist handy. And a snack, too.Neither McAvoy nor Carlo has reason to budge. Not at this point, after digging in all of last season and holding firm through free agency, Sweeney’s July 1 to-do list...

Power Ranking the NHL’s Pacific Division After Crazy Offseason

Despite solid finishes in the regular season and a heavy postseason presence, the past few years haven't been all too kind to the NHL's Pacific Division. In the past four years, two of its teams have made the Stanley...

The 2019-20 NHL standings as predicted by oddsmakers

The dust has settled on NHL free agency, leaving fans with a long wait until the season starts in October. For most teams, it’s a time of optimism. If your young players take the next step and new acquisitions fit...

NHL Rumours: San Jose Sharks, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens

NHL rumours continue to roll out in the middle of summer for you to read and enjoy. Teams are still signing players and...

NHL Trade: Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Andreas Borgman To The St. Louis Blues for...

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded left-handed defenseman Andreas Borgman to the St. Louis Blues for right-handed defenseman Jordan Schmaltz. The 25-year old Schmaltz...

NHL Appoints Former AGA Employee As Sports Betting Consultant

The NHL has appointed a former AGA executive to act as a consultant on the league’s sports betting plans. Details of this appointment The National Hockey League (NHL) is appointing Sara Slane, a former executive at the American Gaming Association (AGA),...

NHL-Sponsored Program Offering Kids Affordable Hockey Lessons, Opens Registration for Local Classes

July 24, 2019, Staff Report “Learn to Play,” an NHL-sponsored program that provides affordable hockey lessons and equipment to kids ages 5 to 8, has opened registration for locally-hosted sessions. Classes will be hosted at LIC-ICE, an indoor ice skating facility...

Inside NHL Salary Arbitration And The 40 Players Who Have Filed

Players who filed for Salary Arbitration:ANAHEIM DUCKSChase De LeoSettled: One-year, two-way deal worth $750,000.BOSTON BRUINSDanton HeinenSettled: two-year, $5.6-million.BUFFALO SABRESRemi ElieArbitration hearing date: August 1st2018-19 salary: $735,000Jake McCabeArbitration hearing date: August 4th2018-19 salary: $1.6-millionEvan RodriguesTeam offered: $1.5 million; Player requested:...

2019-2020 NHL Point Totals: Are the Avalanche Really This Good?

The NHL season is still two-and-a-half months away, but that didn’t stop the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas from giving us the first real picture of what to expect this upcoming season. Over the weekend, the Westgate released Season Point...

NHL rumors 2019: Chris Kreider, Kasperi Kapanen and the top candidates to change clubs...

Since the NHL implemented the salary cap in 2005, off-season trades involving notable players tend to occur between mid-June and early-July. As teams run out of salary cap space, significant trades usually peter out by now.This summer, however, there's...

NHL Playoff Officiating, Player Safety and a Failure of Accountability Part 1

It isn’t often one gets to criticize an entire ecosystem. And use words like lazy, cowardly and incompetent. However, it is happening in...

New NHL Arena in Calgary Back on Table, Tentative Agreement Struck

CALGARY — Plans for a new arena in Calgary to replace the Saddledome are accelerating with a tentative agreement in place. The city, the Calgary Flames and the Calgary Stampede, which owns the land, have agreed in principle to terms on an event centre...

Early look at 2020 NHL free agent class – ProHockeyTalk

The 2019 NHL free agent class has mostly been picked over and is now down to the bargain bin of reclamation projects (and, for some reason, Jake Gardiner). So let’s start taking a look to the summer of 2020 and...

Flyers seek impact from Hayes at center, Vigneault as coach

After the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com is taking a look at where each team stands. Today, the Philadelphia Flyers:The Philadelphia Flyers moved quickly to fill needs on their roster, adding center Kevin Hayes and...

Mike Gillis, enlightened: Former GM on organizations, Luongo, leadership

TORONTO - Mike Gillis was recently recommended a book called "Tape to Space: Redefining Modern Hockey Tactics." The former NHL general manager hasn't finished it, but he felt compelled to scribble down a passage from the book’s forward."The ever-present...

Mike Gillis, Calgary Flames, New York Rangers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news that former Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis would like to return to the NHL, the Calgary Flames may have been looking elsewhere before going with Milan Lucic and the New York...

Ex-Rangers exec gives inside take on NHL offersheet drama

When the Canadiens extended their offer sheet to Sebastian Aho a couple of weeks ago, which included a poison pill in the form of $21 million in signing bonuses coming due within the first 12 months of the agreement,...

How to improve the NHL’s product? Dress more skaters

A bigger bench, be it measured by length or depth, would mean eliminating high-priced loge seats and diminished hockey related revenue (HRR) across the league. Not a popular idea among owners or players, who share 50-50 in that HRR.The...

Mike Gillis ready to return to NHL, but not as general manager

TORONTO – Mike Gillis wants back in the National Hockey League, just not as a GM. After being fired from the Vancouver Canucks in 2014, Gillis embarked on a five-year, globetrotting sabbatical, a personal mission intended to expand and deepen...

Marner will play for Maple Leafs this season, Tavares says

Mitchell Marner will be playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, center John Tavares said Friday.Marner, a 22-year-old forward who led the Maple Leafs with 94 points (26 goals, 68 assists) in 82 games last season, is a...

One man’s list of his least favorite arenas that once housed NHL teams

Nearly a decade has passed since the Penguins played their final game at Mellon Arena, and fans who attended games there seem to have a panoply of memories, positive and otherwise, about the place. Similarly, reporters who cover the NHL...

Should the NHL have an NBA-style summer league?

Let’s go:Christopher asks: “Should the NHL have an officially sanctioned developmental Summer League like the NBA?”Yup. Pretty easy decision.You probably couldn’t have it in Las Vegas, where the NBA Summer League is, because there aren’t enough good-sized rinks, but...

Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin to Serve as NHL Ambassador in China

The National Hockey League announced today that Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin will visit China the week of August 4th serving as an international ambassador for the League. Ovechkin's trip to Beijing will include youth hockey clinics, a media...

NHL Network analyst believes Andre Burakovsky will score ‘a minimum’ of 20 goals next...

Former Capital Andre Burakovsky signed a one-year, $3.25 million contract earlier this week with his new team, the Colorado Avalanche. The Swedish forward, who asked to be dealt from Washington before last season’s trade deadline, is...

Bruins, Maple Leafs, Devils, Trade Targets, More

report this ad In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news out of New Jersey where the Devils might be ticking tires on David Backes, the Toronto Maple Leafs might be hoping for an offer sheet and Taylor Hall is...

NHL-CHL agreement doesn’t help development of Canadian juniors one bit

Say it out loud and it sounds daft. If you are 18 or 19 and were drafted from a team like the Vancouver Giants, you can’t go and play pro hockey at any level outside of the NHL for...

NHL rumors 2019: Are Mitch Marner, Rasmus Ristolainen, Chris Kreider on the move this...

Will Marner don a Blue Jacket?Every summer usually sees a top NHL restricted free agent become a hot topic in the rumor mill, especially if it takes a while to re-sign with his new club.Last summer, it was Toronto...

NHL Rumors: Latest Buzz on Potential Artem Anisimov Trade, Brock Boeser, More | Bleacher...

Julio Cortez/Associated PressMuch of the player movement heading into the 2019-20 campaign is in the rearview mirror at this point of the offseason, but there are still rumors circulating around the NHL world as the season approaches.With that in...

Dylan Gambrell can earn full-time NHL role

Editor's note: This week, NBC Sports Bay Area will highlight five different Sharks prospects to watch headed into the 2019-20 season. Some have a chance to make the NHL roster as soon as year, while others face critical years...

Hey NHL, Want More Goal Scoring? Don’t Let Shorthanded Teams Get Away with Icing

As a child, my father drove me across the snow-covered state of Wisconsin for countless youth hockey games. Although he was often pretty busy with work calls, we’d sometimes debate various topics, a few related to hockey....

Six Incoming Terriers Picked in 2019 NHL Draft, Including the Ninth Overall | BU...

Boston University hockey fans had good reason to pay close attention to this year’s NHL Entry Draft. Six incoming Terrier freshmen were drafted, tying BU with the University of Minnesota and the University of North Dakota for the most...

Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks

Even as we approach mid-July, NHL rumours are still aplenty. Most top free agents are signed, however, there is still uncertainty surrounding some...

NHL | Blue Jackets benefit from assistant coach Kenny McCudden’s tinkering mind – Sports...

The bottle cap was one of those plastic numbers, the kind you twist off to the sound of carbonation escaping.Sent into motion more than a year ago by a mad scientist named Kenny McCudden, it glided across the smooth...

Quick Strikes: Ryan Dzingel signs with the Hurricanes and other NHL free agency news

The Bolts Yesterday we published our last profile for this year’s draft Stop me if you’ve heard this before but late in the draft, the Lightning selected an overage NCAA bound forward. Specifically, they used their last pick...

Viktor Arvidsson Is On The Best Contract In The NHL

When looking at some of the best contracts in the NHL, there is a name that stands out amongst all of them, and that is Viktor Arvidsson of the Nashville Predators.On a $4.25 million contract running until the 2023-24...

Canucks, Blackhawks, Stars, Predators, More

report this ad In today’s NHL rumor rundown there is news out of Vancouver as it pertains to both Sven Baertschi and Loui Eriksson, the Dallas Stars are trying to trade a defenseman, the Chicago Blackhawks shopping a forward and...

How long interview period changed course of NHL free agency

CLOSEArtemi Panarin did not have to imagine what he might look like in a New York Rangers uniform.His likeness in Rangers blue adorned the giant video screens at Madison Square Garden with the message "Welcome Artemi" a full four...

Sharks Re-Sign Forward Dylan Gambrell

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Dylan Gambrell (@D_Gambrell7) to a two-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed."Dylan had...

Boeser confident contract will get done with Canucks

EDINA, Minn. -- Brock Boeser said he is excited about the new players being added to the Vancouver Canucks roster for this season -- he just wants to be a part of it.Boeser, a restricted free agent, and the...

NHL vs Docs game is just a month away

The NHL vs Docs for NEO Kids hockey game is fast-approaching, as a group of NHL players and local physicians will take the ice at the Sudbury Community Arena on Aug....

Matt Cullen retires after 21 NHL seasons, three Stanley Cups – ProHockeyTalk

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Top draft pick Jack Hughes was a little disappointed on his first night with the New Jersey Devils at their development camp for young players. Sitting around a TV with Joey Anderson, fellow USA Hockey National...

ProHockeyTalk’s 2019 NHL free agency tracker – ProHockeyTalk

The NHL’s off-season is under way and with free agency beginning July 1 there will be plenty of action this summer. Check back here for all of the trades and signings that teams will be making in hopes of...

NHL Off-Season Power Rankings: Who’s improved most (so far)?

Monster signings, juicy trades and four weeks have passed since Alex Pietrangelo hoisted sport’s most storied chalice, officially triggering hockey’s off-season. With a top-heavy draft, a couple intriguing free-agency bidding wars, coaches fired and hired, and RFA negotiations as tricky...

NHL free-agency review: How Calgary Flames stack up in Pacific Division

Editor’s note: NHL free agency was fast and furious, and the moves that teams did (and did not) make set the tone for next season. All week, we’ll examine the Sharks’...

Canadian animator teams up with NHL for hockey-themed series in China

A British Columbia-born author and animation director is working with the NHL on a hockey-themed spinoff of his popular Chinese animated series as the league seeks to make the sport more popular among young people in China....

Growing number of high-end U.S. picks in NHL draft is no fluke

Inside the NHL Hearing the names of seven U.S.-born players called within the opening 15 picks of last month’s NHL draft was a striking confirmation of how far junior hockey in this country has come. No, not...

Top 10 trade candidates after free agency

Now that NHL free agent frenzy has been set into motion, let’s explore the top ten players who could be moved over the course of the weeks ahead.July 1st came and went, and the structural basis of the National...

Aho’s offer sheet matched by Hurricanes

Sebastian Aho had his five-year, $42.27 million offer sheet matched by the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday. The 21-year-old forward was a restricted free agent and was tendered the offer sheet, which has an average annual value of $8.454 million, by...

NHL Free Agency 2019: Don’t Build Around a Goalie

On July 1, the NHL’s first day of free agency,...

Fantasy mailbag: Ripple effect of Sabres improvements

 MORE FANTASY COVERAGE: Mock draft | 100 'F' | 50 'D' | 25 'G'Team power rankings | Free agency roundup | Cheat sheet @JamesCripps_: How do you see Rasmus Dahlin's value ?The Buffalo Sabres should be a more consistent, competitive team after signing left wing Marcus Johansson on Saturday and acquiring...

These 2 former UMaine hockey standouts have changed NHL teams — University of Maine...

Two former University of Maine hockey standouts have joined new National Hockey League franchises. Right wing Gustav Nyquist, who last season was traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the San Jose Sharks, has signed a four-year deal with the...

Penguins, coach Mike Sullivan agree to 4-year extension

Associated Press Published 9:00 p.m. ET July 5, 2019 Mike Sullivan guided the Penguins to championships in 2016 and 2017. (Photo: Gene...

Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Oilers, Sharks and More

With the craze of the opening day of free agency behind us, there are still plenty of NHL rumours floating around for us...

Could NHL’s Winter Classic make future stop at Sun Devil Stadium?

As the Arizona Coyotes continue to evolve with new ownership and new personnel, the team’s president suggested another new opportunity could be in store: An NHL outdoor game or the Winter Classic landing in Arizona, possibly at Sun Devil...

It’s a total buyer’s market in the NHL, so can Edmonton Oilers take advantage?

Pity the unrestricted free agent who still hasn’t gotten an NHL contract.It appears to be a major buyer’s market right now, which could mean a severe haircut in terms of what remaining UFAs will be paid.UFAs whom you otherwise...

NHL’s restricted free agents have proven to be untouchables

Some of the NHL's best, young players are available.Technically.Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are just a few of the restricted free agents in a bumper crop.Every team in the league would like to add any of those...

NHL’s Top 10 UFAs remaining: Latest rumours, reports

National Hockey League general managers will need to dig deeper, and jobless players may need to lower their asking prices, but there are still a few gems — or at least some worthy gambles and depth additions — to...

Rangers’ journey is only beginning

Can we tap the brakes, please? Can we stop attempting to define exactly where the Blueshirts are on their path back to the upper echelon of the NHL? Can we have the self-discipline we expect of ownership/management and refrain...

Maple Leafs-Avalanche trade debated by NHL.com

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Colorado Avalanche pulled off a blockbuster trade Monday. It was an increasingly rare trade with high-profile players on the move in each direction.The Avalanche received center Nazem Kadri, who has scored more than 30...

Extended interview with local NHL draft pick Cole Caufield

Stevens Point native Cole Caufield was selected 15th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL draft. Last weekend, Caufield spoke to NewsChannel 7 over the phone in an exclusive interview about what it means to him to be...

Simmonds agrees to one-year contract with Devils

Wayne Simmonds agreed to terms on a one-year, $5 million contract with the New Jersey Devils on Monday.The 30-year-old forward had 30 points (17 goals, 13 assists) in 79 regular-season games with the Nashville Predators and Philadelphia Flyers last...

NHL free agency rumors 2019: Live updates, news on signings, trades and more

With Canada Day comes what should be yet another exciting start to NHL free agency, officially kicking off Monday at 12 p.m ET.Leading up to free agency, teams saw the unexpected happen when the upper-limit for the salary cap...

NHL well represented at World Pride Parade

NEW YORK -- Andrew Ference marveled at the rainbow-colored mass of humanity that flooded midtown Manhattan on Sunday for the 2019 World Pride Parade."This is a sign of progress," said Ference, a retired NHL defenseman and the League's Director...

2019 NHL Mock Drafts Revisited: By The Numbers

report this ad I consider myself a student of the game. There is always something to learn, some way to improve — from one day to the next and one year to the next. To be successful at anything in life — certainly...

NHL rumors: Free agent Joe Pavelski has ‘initiated talks’ with Stars

SAN JOSE — No, Friday night’s scrimmage to end Sharks development camp won’t have any impact on what the team will do when NHL free agency opens Monday.  At least, for a couple of hours, Sharks fans got a...

Mattias Samuelsson inching closer to realizing NHL dream with Sabres – The Buffalo News

The competition began the moment Mattias and Lukas Samuelsson stepped foot off the school bus in Voorhees, N.J., and often continued through dusk on the family's driveway. With one hockey net set up against the closed garage door, the two...

Islanders’ Wahlstrom chooses NHL rink over Boston College classroom

Too few games. Too much time spent in classrooms and not on the ice. Oliver Wahlstrom...

Panarin, Bobrovsky meet with Panthers: report

Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky met with the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, general manager Dale Tallon told The Athletic.Panarin, a 27-year-old forward, and Bobrovsky, a 30-year-old goalie, teammates on the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, each can become an...

Is NHL free agency primed for a disruption?

NHL free agency is upon us.The negotiating period is open, and players can officially sign contracts with new teams starting on July 1 at noon ET. In the meantime, they're allowed to re-sign with their incumbent teams whenever they...

Top free agent winners, losers of recent years

CLOSE USA TODAY Sports' Kevin Allen discusses why these NHL legends were not elected to hall of fame USA TODAYFormer NHL general manager Brian Burke once said GMs “make more mistakes on July...

Top 20 Unrestricted Free Agents Available in 2019 NHL Offseason

July 1 is almost here and this offseason has a long list of free agents that can add plenty of depth for teams looking to contend next year. This is the first offseason in ages that the restricted free...

Multiple teams discussing offer sheet with Mitch Marner

Mitch Marner is one of the best restricted free agents on the market and his contract negotiation with the Toronto Maple Leafs has made him the center of attention.Mitch Marner‘s next contract has been the source of annoyance for...

Washington Capitals end NHL Draft weekend with just four picks

The Washington Capitals had only four draft picks in 2019 but added some quality depth for their prospect pool.The Washington Capitals didn’t make the most picks this past weekend, and despite what the analytics say about the quantity of...

Leafs’ Robertson on trick-or-treating at Babcock’s house, long journey to NHL

TORONTO — “I gotta go to Babcock’s house! I gotta go to Babcock’s house!” a young Nick Robertson kept reminding his sister. “I want him to see me in my jersey and tell him I play for Little Caesars.” It...

My first NHL Camp … Ronnie Attard

Day 1: A whole new worldWell what a couple of days it's been since draft!Tweet from @NHLFlyers: He just can���t stop smiling. 😁 @ronnieattard | #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/0PyKHrDr4iOnce I left the rink, I went out to the dinner with my...

NHL coaches vow to remain diligent on concussions

News The league's bench bosses met in Vancouver during draft weekend and one of the most important topics was head injuries. They want to keep their players safe, now it's a matter of keeping on top of those players to...

Blue Jackets not worried about prospect of losing pending free agents

VANCOUVER -- Jarmo Kekalainen ended the 2019 NHL Draft with a smile and a joke."We added 50 percent picks," the Columbus Blue Jackets general manager said before leaving Rogers Arena on Saturday. "We went from two to three."The Blue...

Connor McDavid wore a shoelace-belt to the NHL Awards. Here’s why you shouldn’t chirp...

No, seriously. Stop chirping Connor McDavid about his fashion choices. Yes, he wore a suit to the NHL Awards and looked like he used a skate lace as a belt and tied it with a...

Artemi Panarin: With NHL Free Agency Interview Window Open Expect New York Rangers to...

Since the whirlwind that was the 2019 NHL Draft has come and gone, teams now will shift their focus to free agency. In the case of the New York Rangers that means Artemi Panarin. Today is the...

Russian centre Nikolaev headlines Flames’ haul on Day 2 of NHL Draft

VANCOUVER — Most young forwards are fixated on filling the net.Calgary Flames’ third-rounder Ilya Nikolaev would sooner ensure a shutout.“From the very beginning, when he started playing hockey, he had in his head the thought that if the team...

NHL Draft Live: Canucks make trade early on day two

Rogers Arena will likely feature plenty of intrigue on day two of the NHL Entry Draft.The Canucks have six picks on day two of the NHL draft. Follow along here for instant analysis.Day two starts at 10 a.m. PT.Harrison...

Suzuki first player of color selected in 2019 NHL Draft

VANCOUVER -- Ryan Suzuki was chosen by the Carolina Hurricanes with the No. 28 pick of the 2019 NHL Draft, the first player of color to be selected in the first round Friday."I'm super excited to be a part...

Detroit Red Wings Round 1 options — and wild card

CLOSE Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman discussed his readiness for the NHL draft and more. Filmed June 13, 2019 in Detroit. Helene St. James, Detroit Free PressMonths of scouting, days of...

Analyzing Flames’ stash of selections in 2019 NHL Draft

You wont recognize their names … yet.The hope is that will eventually change.The Calgary Flames arrive at the 2019 NHL Draft with a grand total of five picks — Nos. 26, 88, 116, 150 and 214 overall.A dig through...

Matthew Stienburg on less travelled path from prep school to NHL prospect

Matthew Stienburg was in his second year of bantam hockey and getting ready to celebrate the Christmas holidays when he got sick with the flu. As he was recovering, he noticed his shoulders and hip were sore and getting progressively...

Carey Price, Robin Lehner, Alex Trebek steal the show

CLOSE SportsPulse: The St. Louis Blues have made history in winning their first ever Stanley Cup. As Kevin Allen puts it, no city in America deserves it more. USA TODAYMontreal Canadiens goalie Carey...

NHL Draft Insider Roundtable: Which prospect do you find most intriguing?

Heading towards the NHL Draft, a panel of three Sportsnet Insiders — Sam Cosentino, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman — were asked for their thoughts on some players in the 2019 class and where some noticeable trends at the...

Salary cap could spawn NHL trade frenzy

Matt Niskanen wasn't totally shocked when the Washington Capitals traded him to Philadelphia last week.One look at their salary cap picture explained it.''I know what kind of situation Washington was in, so I knew there was a possibility,'' he...

Sharks’ Joe Thornton to return for 22nd NHL season

Joe Thornton said he wants to return to the Sharks for at least another year. Per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, Thornton, speaking at the NHL Awards’ media availability in Las Vegas on Tuesday, said he is healthy and wants return to...

2019 Mock NHL Draft Part Two: Picks 31-16

Here is part two of the 2019 Forever Blueshirts Mock Draft! #31: Buffalo Sabres (via St. Louis Blues) select Connor McMichael – London Knights – OHL – Center – 5’11” – 174 pounds 2018-19 Stats: 36 G, 36 A –...

Corey Pronman’s complete guide to the 2019 NHL Draft – The Athletic

The 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver (June 21-22) could be a turning point in a team’s history. The Athletic’s NHL staff, led by...

NHL Draft: Examining 3 prospects who might help Canadiens’ scoring woes

The Canadiens go into this week’s NHL draft on a bit of a winning streak. Their last four first-round picks include two NHL players — Nikita Scherbak and Jesperi Kotkaniemi — a promising defenceman who has been plagued by...

2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profiles: Center

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor  This Friday night, the 2019 NHL Draft will open and 31 new prospects will be selected in the first round of the draft. The Flyers currently hold the 11th overall pick in the...

Escrow tops NHL players’ list of concerns ahead of CBA talks

By Stephen Whyno | AP June 16 at 3:01 PM Jonathan Toews says he just wants his contract to be worth what it says on paper. Right now, it’s not that...

Hughes, USA Hockey poised to make history in 2019 NHL Draft

Such player meetings and instruction were the norm this season for the coach of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program (NTDP) Under-18 team, as were practice plan briefings, team meetings, practice sessions and off-the-ice monitoring.Wroblewski needed to keep such...

Rangers, Devils, Islanders interested in Jacob Trouba

According to the latest NHL trade rumors, the New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, and New York Islanders have all expressed interest in trading for defenseman Jacob Trouba.One of the hottest names available on the trade market this season...

Understanding the NHL’s buyout period process

The NHL's first buyout period of the season officially opened on Saturday, and will remain open until June 30 at 5 p.m. What is a buyout? How does the process work? Let's break it down. WHAT IS A BUYOUT? When a team...

Leafs will have to find quality in lower rounds of NHL draft

First. Seventeenth. Twenty-ninth. Fifty-third. Those are the draft positions for the Maple Leafs’ top pick dating back to Auston Matthews going No. 1 overall in 2016, followed by Timothy Liljegren in 2017 and Rasmus Sandin in 2018. The last...

Which NHL GM has toughest job this summer? – ProHockeyTalk

Every general manager has an extremely difficult job when trying to assemble a championship contending team. No matter the sport it is a daunting task that requires vision, a plan, an ability to actually perform that plan, having the right...

Erik Karlsson, Sharks working toward contract extension

NHL rumors: Erik Karlsson, Sharks working toward contract extension originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.comThe Stanley Cup has been lifted, and the NHL's offseason officially is underway for all 31 teams. Before free agency begins, though, the Sharks reportedly are looking...

Avalanche not focused on positions in first round of 2019 NHL Draft

DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche will not be focusing on specific positions when they make their two first-round selections in the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on June 21 (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS).Colorado has...

NHL Trade Rumors: Top Reports Following 2019 Stanley Cup Final | Bleacher Report

Toronto defenseman Nikita Zaitsev could be on the move shortly.Winslow Townson/Associated PressThe Toronto Maple Leafs are most likely going to have to make a number of key moves this offseason, as they know star forward Mitch Marner is due...

Blues’ worst-to-first, Stanley Cup reversal unlike anything in NHL history

BOSTON — The St. Louis Blues were down and nearly out. At risk of having to change course, rip the roster apart and try to start remaking themselves in someone else’s vision. Then they authored a comeback a...

Competitive fire helps fuel Alex Turcotte as an NHL prospect – The Buffalo News

This is part of a series of profiles on players who might be available for the Buffalo Sabres with the seventh overall pick in the NHL Draft on June 21. Gino Cavallini doesn’t hesitate when asked how to describe Alex...

Teams With the Most Pressure On Them at the 2019 NHL Draft

report this ad We now continue our series on the 2019 NHL Draft by switching our focus to pressure. In case you missed our first two parts, you can read the Do Not Draft list and Must Haves here. Let’s face...

2018 NHL Draft Check-In: Panthers Found Talent in Early, Late Rounds

"It's been an exciting two days for our organization," Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon said after the draft. "We've added great skill, speed, size and character to our system. We are thrilled to have...

2019 NHL Draft prospect: Egor Afanasyev is a big winger with soft hands

Size isn’t as much of a factor as it once was in the NHL, but it remains a clear advantage in many aspects of the game. A longer reach makes it easier to break passes, pokecheck the...

Final Ranking of Top 15 2019 NHL Draft Prospects #9-1

KOSICE, SLOVAKIA – MAY 19: Jack Hughes #6 of the USA in action during the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Slovakia group A game between Germany and the United States at Steel Arena on May 19, 2019, in...

NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Corey Perry, Milan Lucic and More | Bleacher...

David Zalubowski/Associated PressThe Boston Bruins knotted up the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night, setting up an epic Game 7 against the St. Louis Blues. This means that the entire 2018-19 NHL season has just one game remaining. Then,...

Mike Milbury asks Pam a bad question in St. Louis

If you’ve been watching the Stanley Cup Final between the Blues and Bruins then you know that Jenna Fischer, who played Pam on “The Office,” is a big St. Louis fan. She and John Krasinski, who played Jim on “The...

Taylor Gauthier – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

report this ad Taylor Gauthier 2018-19 Team: Prince George CougarsDate of Birth: February 15, 2001Place of Birth: Calgary, AlbertaHt: 6-foot-2 Wt: 190 poundsCatches: R Position: GNHL Draft Eligibility: 2019 first-year eligible Rankings Prince George Cougar’s goaltender Taylor Gauthier is one of the most...

Spokane Chiefs’ Adam Beckman’s rookie season shows potential for NHL career

SPOKANE, Wash. — The NHL Draft will take place on June 21 and 22 and...

Conn Smythe Trophy discussed by experts if Blues win Stanley Cup

"Now you've got me thinking," replied NHL Network and TSN analyst Mike Johnson, a former NHL forward.The question was posed either in person or in a text message to a group of 21 coaches, executives and broadcasters from around...

Calls (or non-calls) in NHL playoffs? It’s officially a mess

Those unfamiliar with the sport are asking about Kelly Sutherland, the latest referee to fall flat on the biggest stage. The NHL’s officiating crisis, renewed Thursday night at TD Garden, has created a critical point.Sutherland, considered one of the...

Skinner signs eight-year, $72 million contract with Sabres

Jeff Skinner signed an eight-year, $72 million contract Friday to remain with the Buffalo Sabres. It has an average annual value of $9 million."I've said through the whole process, both sides want to get a deal," Buffalo general manager...

What NHL pundits and analysts are saying about the officiating in Game 5

The St. Louis Blues moved closer than the franchise has ever been before to winning the Stanley Cup after a 2-1 win over the Bruins in Game 5. Jordan Binnington kept the Bruins off the scoreboard for most of...

How Sharks’ previous late-round NHL draft picks have proven successful

SAN JOSE -- At last year's NHL Draft, the Sharks grabbed a few headlines when they used the 21st overall pick to select Ryan Merkley -- an offensively-minded defenseman with a couple...

NHL offers awards for best ice hockey dogs of the year

Decided by fans as part of the Fan Choice Awards, there are two categories – Best Dog and Best Team Dog – with four nominees in each. Yes, all of the Best Team Dog nominees are good boys! 🐶No, there...

Nail Yakupov back to NHL? He makes little sense for the Edmonton Oilers

There’s been talk of Nail Yakupov giving it another go in the NHL, but I can’t see how he makes sense with the Edmonton Oilers.Indeed, Yakupov is just one of many former Oilers playing professional hockey in Europe. You...

UMD’s Sandelin interviews with NHL’s Anaheim Ducks

But he added a caveat. “If somebody calls me, I'll listen,” Sandelin said.Well, somebody called and Sandelin did indeed listen. On Monday, the Bulldogs coach of the last 19 seasons traveled to Southern California to interview with the NHL’s...

Sogaard overcomes brutal World Junior Championship to become a top NHL draft prospect

News Calm, cool and collected on the ice, goaltender Mads Sogaard didn't let a tough World Junior tournament slow down his momentum in his draft year.Mads Sogaard|Rich Lam/Getty ImagesYou can tell in his voice that he’s tired of talking about...

Hall won’t be in rush to sign extension with Devils, agent says

Taylor Hall feels no pressure to sign a contract extension with the New Jersey Devils once he becomes eligible to do so July 1, his agent told NHL.com on Monday."I'm in contact with (Devils general manager) Ray Shero, and...

Should the Canucks draft Alex Newhook at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft?

There is some incredible talent coming out of the US National Team Development Program in the draft this year, including expected first-overall pick Jack Hughes and potential top-10 picks like Alex Turcotte, Trevor Zegras, Matthew Boldy, and...

Detroit Red Wings have chance to boost rebuild in NHL draft

CLOSE Mads Søgaard explains how he can help an NHL team. Filmed June 1, 2019 in Buffalo, N.Y. Helene St. James, Detroit Free PressBUFFALO, N.Y. — Player after player at the NHL...

Patrik Laine reportedly open to signing offer sheet

According to the latest NHL rumors, Winnipeg Jets star forward Patrik Laine will consider all options as a restricted free agent, including signing an offer sheet.This offseason should be an exciting one for the NHL. The restricted free agency...

2019 Draft Diary: Raphael Lavoie

Raphael Lavoie (6-foot-4, 196 pounds) is a right-handed center in his third season with Halifax of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The 18-year-old, who had 73 points (32 goals, 41 assists) and 206 shots on goal in 62...

NHL rumors: Coyotes, Avalanche, Kings in mix on Patrick Marleau trade

SAN JOSE - The Sharks made two additions at forward during this past season's trade deadline. One of which was acquiring Gustav Nyquist from the Detroit Red Wings. Now the Swedish forward will...

New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils go chalk

ESNY’s 2019 NHL Mock Draft features the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils surprising absolutely nobody in the hockey world. The draft is a mere three weeks away. Rankings have already been released (check them out here), and...

Future Watch: 10 AHL players expected to battle for NHL jobs next season

We’re at the point of the year where teams have already begun putting together their rosters for next season, with GMs well aware of how their young prospects fared in the AHL. With just two teams remaining — Calder...

Vladimir Tarasenko is shining brightest in his biggest NHL moment

8:49 AM ETEmily KaplanESPN ST. LOUIS -- When Vladimir Tarasenko first came to St. Louis in 2012, the Blues assigned their prized Russian winger a translator to help him interact with the media. Tarasenko, who grew up in the...

Sundqvist suspended, out for Blues in Game 3 of Cup Final

ST. LOUIS -- Oskar Sundqvist was suspended for one game by the NHL Department of Player of Safety on Thursday.The St. Louis Blues forward was disciplined for boarding Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk in Game 2 of the Stanley...

Longtime Edmonton Oilers broadcast director moving on from NHL club

The irony is not lost on Don Metz.The man who produced, as it turned out, television’s four-year running series ‘Oil Change’ has decided to make himself part of the current Oil Change.A local treasure with a list of triumphs...

Gunnarsson’s OT plea: ‘Need one more chance’

4:34 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN BOSTON -- St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson struck up a conversation with coach Craig Berube in the team's restroom before Game 2's overtime against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.This would become the postseason's...

Zdeno Chara is the latest in a long line of NHL quadragenarians

On Nov. 19, 1997, barely a month before his current Bruins defensive partner was born, Zdeno Chara made his NHL debut. That night, inside Joe Louis Arena, the 20-year-old Chara helped a mediocre New York Islanders team pull off...

NHL free agency rumors: Maple Leafs’ Mitch Marner to extend contract negotiations past July...

The Toronto Maple Leafs might have another contentious contract negotiation on their hands.Less than a year after talks surrounding William Nylander's new deal kept the 23-year-old out of the Leafs squad for months, the club appears to be headed...

Should the Canucks draft Cole Caufield at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft?

The Canucks need goals. Elias Pettersson burst out of the gate in his rookie season with 10 goals in 10 games, showing the potential to be an elite goalscorer. Brock Boeser, if he can stay healthy for...

Jordan Spence Scouting Report: 2018 NHL Draft #57

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will...

How the NHL Gaming World Championship has grown by leaps and bounds in Year...

News After a strong first year, the NHL put its focus on content creation and engagement. The result? A significant rise in registration, qualifying contests and a larger field for the World Championship tournament, which is set for Las Vegas...

Bruins expect Marchand, Krejci to play Game 1 of Cup Final against Blues

BOSTON -- Brad Marchand and David Krejci are expected to be in the lineup for the Boston Bruins when they play the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on Monday (8...

NHL Playoff Power Rankings: Bruins 54% to Win the Stanley Cup

Welcome to the newly updated version of Scout. We have decided to embrace our name and re-launch as a sports forecasting and statistics service geared towards delivering Scouting Reports for every league, team and fantasy relevant player. ...

Conn Smythe power rankings 2019: Top six candidates for NHL’s playoff MVP

The stage has now been set for the 2019 Stanley Cup Final with the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues going toe-to-toe for Lord Stanley's Cup. While a team-first mentality is always the key component to a successful postseason...

NHL Combine: Blackhawks to make final assessments prior to making 3rd pick

If one of the candidates for the Blackhawks’ much-anticipated third overall pick doesn’t impress in the bench press or squat jump at next week’s NHL Combine, then so be it — that’s of only minor concern. The Hawks...

Penguins’ history of selecting 21st overall in the NHL Draft

The Penguins are locked in at the 21st overall pick in this summer's entry draft. This is the fourth time in the Penguins' history that they have had the 21st pick. We thought it would be fun to take a...

NHL execs flock back to familiar franchises

CLOSENEW YORK (AP) — Martin Brodeur has been back with the New Jersey Devils for eight months and only walked by his statue once. It's harder to avoid his banner hanging from the arena rafters.Brodeur returning to the place...

The top 10 prospects in the 2019 NHL Draft

The NHL Draft doesn’t get as much love as its counterparts in the NBA or NFL. That’s because we see those draftees play in college, in the NFL’s case for a few years, while the NHL Draft features a...

Voynov to have NHL suspension lifted midseason

6:08 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN Defenseman Slava Voynov's NHL suspension will be lifted at the midpoint of the 2019-20 season, according to a decision by arbitrator Shyam Das.Voynov, then with the Los Angeles Kings, was suspended indefinitely by the NHL...

Tuukka Rask vs. Jordan Binnington

Goaltending is an integral part of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. To better understand the strengths and weaknesses of each goalie, the last 100 goals allowed by each goalie in the regular season and every goal in the playoffs were...

Newly formed women’s hockey union wants to find a way to play

Liz Knox has no regrets. It has been about a month since Knox and 200 of the best female hockey players in the world decided they no longer wanted to play.Knox knew there was risk in walking away after the...

Kyle Turris paces Canada in shutout win over rival U.S.

Kyle Turris had a goal and an assist as Canada finished off preliminary play at the world hockey championship with a 3-0 win over the United States on Tuesday.Canada finished at the top of the Group A standings with...

Understanding the NHL Entry Draft rules

We're officially a month away from the 2019 NHL Draft. In this primer, we'll dive into the rules and intricacies surrounding things like the draft lottery, draft eligibility, player signing rights, draft rankings, and more. HOW DOES THE DRAFT LOTTERY WORK? The...

Capitals Re-sign Shane Gersich | NHL.com

The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Shane Gersich to a one-year contract, two-way contract ($700,000/$115,000, with a guaranteed minimum salary of $125,000) senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.Gersich, 22, recorded 24 points (6g, 16a) in...

Bruins return to ice trying to make most of time off before Cup Final

BOSTON -- Bruce Cassidy has found one unexpected benefit of the time off before the start of the Stanley Cup Final."In terms of our preparation we're kind of looking at two teams," the Boston Bruins coach said of the...

Officiating crisis has only one fix (and it’s being ignored)

So you want every scoring play in the playoffs subject to video review, or is that only overtime scoring plays? But it can’t only be on overtime scoring plays, right, because what about a game-tying or game-winning scoring play...

NHL must put aside ego, come to its senses with officiating

It seems a small matter, the NBA expected to move up the start of its annual moratorium on free-agent negotiations. If approved, such dialogue will begin June 30 at 6 p.m Eastern time. It used to start July 1 at midnight. This...

2019 NHL Draft profile: Alex Turcotte scouting report

Alex Turcotte was overshadowed in his draft season by teammate Jack Hughes. However, his two-way play and hockey IQ makes him one of the top centers in the 2019 NHL Draft.The 2019 NHL Draft has two number one pick...

We’re headed to a Unicorn draft in the NHL, which plays into hands of...

It’s the Year of the Forward in the NHL draft, which plays into the hands of the Edmonton Oilers.Edmonton has plenty of defensive depth right now with prospects like Caleb Jones, Dmitri Samorukov, William Lagesson, Ethan Bear and Joel...

2019 Draft Diary: Dylan Cozens

Dylan Cozens (6-foot-3, 180 pounds), No. 5 in NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver on June 21-22, has been writing a monthly diary this season for NHL.com leading...

Blues look to ace latest test in Game 4 against Sharks

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues are used to being tested this season. They were last in the NHL standings on Jan. 3 and appeared to be going nowhere.  On Friday, they will play Game 4 of the Western...

Officiating a disaster, needs overhaul

It’s no longer a question of whether the NHL should look at how the game is officiated. The question is: How could they not?This year’s Stanley Cup playoffs has provided overwhelming evidence that significant changes are required.What happened Wednesday,...

Watch Joe Thornton score two goals in NHL playoff game for first time

BOX SCORE At this point in the playoffs, it's pretty safe to say the Sharks know how to keep things interesting. After coughing up a lead with a mid-game meltdown, Logan Couture...

Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Sharks, Blues set for Game 3

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily in-depth look at the 2019 NHL playoffs. The San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues will play Game 3 of the Western Conference Final on Wednesday. The best-of-7 series is...

NHL players forget outside world during long playoff runs | Hockey

Two minutes after wrapping up a conversation...

MacKinnon of Avalanche won’t need surgery for shoulder injury

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon won't need surgery for the shoulder injury he sustained during the Stanley Cup Playoffs and will be ready for training camp, general manager Joe Sakic said Tuesday.MacKinnon, who had 13 points...

Hurricanes say coach, 48, can ‘outlift everyone’ in NHL

CLOSE SportsPulse: Kevin Allen explains that the series between the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes will come down to defense and goaltending. USA TODAYBOSTON — Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour, known as a players’...

Canucks release ticket information for 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver

Tickets will be in short supply for the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver. The Canucks released information about the league event they’re hosting at Rogers Arena next month, with tickets going on sale next week. Round 1 is the marquee night,...

Ratcliffe captains Guelph to OHL title, berth in Memorial Cup

Captained by Flyers left wing prospect Isaac Ratcliffe, the Guelph Storm have completed one of the most remarkable playoff runs in the annals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). On Sunday in Guelph, the Storm defeated the Ottawa 67's, 8-3,...

Blue Jackets thank fans for raucous playoff support

John Tortorella wanted everyone to know. Before the Blue Jackets head coach answered questions from the media during last week's Exit Day, he wanted to deliver a message to the Columbus fan base. "I want to thank the community as far...

31 Thoughts: Intrigue around NHL Draft starting to take shape

• Who goes at No. 7 in the draft?• Sabres could be in on Ralph Krueger as head coach• Offer sheet compensation figures Sam Cosentino’s 2019 NHL draft rankings for May are out. I concede this is much more his...

World Championship Buzz: Kakko has hat trick for Finland

 Saturday, May 11The tournament continues with six games.Finland 4, Slovakia 2: Kaapo Kakko, a top prospect for the 2019 NHL Draft, had a hat trick for Finland against Slovakia in Group A play at Steel Arena in Kosice, Slovakia,...

Did Brian Burke unintentionally shed some light on the way the NHL screwed the...

Sometimes it's hard to get over being screwed big time, especially when hockey insiders like Brian Burke are on hand to let you know just how badly. If you blinked (or hit the fridge for a fifth Red Truck Mexican Lager)...

Facts and Figures: Bruins have historical advantage after Game 1 win

The Boston Bruins have history on their side after their 5-2 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final at TD Garden on Thursday.Teams that win Game 1 of the best-of-7 conference finals in...

Blue Jackets look to keep establishing team culture

When John Tortorella arrived in Columbus, he made no bones about one fact -- the Blue Jackets needed to earn the respect of the National Hockey League.  The only way to do so was to win and do it consistently. If...

IIHF World Junior Championship Kicks Off on Friday

Alec Martinez will represent the United States, a team that is coming off a bronze medal win last year. In a pre-tournament game on Tuesday, Martinez was paired with fellow NHL-er Ryan Suter as they picked up a win...

Stanley Cup Playoffs conference finals predictions

The Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks are the overwhelming favorites to meet in the Stanley Cup Final, according to a panel of 15 NHL.com experts.Eleven of the 15 predicted the Bruins would defeat the Carolina Hurricanes in the...

Duchene to test free agency; Bobrovsky undecided on Blue Jackets future

COLUMBUS -- Matt Duchene plans to test the market when the Columbus Blue Jackets center becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1."My intent as this point is to explore everything that could be out there," the 28-year-old said Wednesday,...

Sportsnet’s 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Rankings: May

It’s getting crowded at the top. Several things have happened since our last rankings were published. We witnessed the New Jersey Devils win the NHL Draft Lottery. We’ve seen most of the very best first-year draft eligibles participate...

Monsters see their season end in Calder Cup Playoffs

As Jim Morrison once sang, this is the end. One night after the Blue Jackets saw their season end Monday night in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the organization's top farm team, the Cleveland Monsters, saw their...

Avalanche prove future is now with Game 6 OT win against Sharks

DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche are supposed to be a team of the future. Dynamic young players. The No. 4 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. In a year, two years, three years, they're gonna be good, right?Right.But right...

Kelli Ewen Is Suing the NHL Over Its Dismissal of CTE

Read: How to diagnose a battered brain before it’s too lateBettman and the NHL, meanwhile, have argued that changes to the game should not be made until the science of head injury and CTE is more complete. The NHL...

Blue Jackets have no regrets on moves to make playoffs

COLUMBUS -- General manager Jarmo Kekalainen has no regrets about how the Columbus Blue Jackets mortgaged some of their future to be in the position they are in now in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.Kekalainen spoke via teleconference on Sunday,...

NBC Sports Ratings Boosted By Kentucky Derby, NHL Hockey Playoffs – Deadline

NBC Sports’ Saturday coverage of the controversial 145th Kentucky Derby on NBC, followed immediately by the primetime Columbus Blue Jackets-Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Playoff Game 5, delivered multiple overnight ratings milestones, according to data provided by Nielsen. At the Kentucky...

N.H.L. Playoffs: Bruins Spoil Comeback Bid by Blue Jackets

BOSTON — David Pastrnak took control of the game, and then took over the postgame news conference from his linemate Brad Marchand.After scoring twice for the Boston Bruins on Saturday, including the tiebreaking goal with 1 minutes 28 left...

Blue Jackets sign Tarasov to entry level contract

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Daniil Tarasov to a three-year entry level contract beginning in the 2019-20 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Tarasov was selected by the club in the third round, 86th overall,...

Islanders’ future uncertain after heartbreak

RALEIGH , N.C. — The template of success under Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz has been established, the baseline of accountability and work ethic etched now into the logo made famous by the dynasty teams. But even though there is...

NHL Eastern Conference semifinal Game 4: Islanders vs. Hurricanes

The Islanders played the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at PNC Arena on Friday, May 3, 2019, in Raleigh, N.C. ...

Kindness, humility made Red Kelly a different kind of NHL legend

I ran into Red Kelly’s daughter in our neighbourhood earlier this week, like I do from time to time. She said her Hall of Fame father had been at Sunnybrook Hospital for a few weeks, but was hopefully going...

Hurricanes, Blues favourites on Friday NHL odds board

The Carolina Hurricanes will be looking to punch their ticket to the Eastern Conference final for the first time since 2009 when they take on the New York Islanders in Game 4 of their second-round playoff series on Friday...

A Lover’s Guide To The NHL Playoffs

The Stanley Cup Playoffs: they apparently started some time ago. I was not apprised of this, but then no one would have thought to do that because I have been very clear with the people in my life that...

Dallas Stars: Stars break up Benn-Seguin-Radulov line in attempt to spark Game 4 offense...

During the regular season, when Stars coach Jim Montgomery wanted to generate instant offense, he reunited his top three on the No. 1 line. Now, in the second round of the playoffs, he'll try to do the opposite. Before Wednesday...

Where did Luc Robitaille Land in the Top NHL Executives Rankings?

Hockey and the NHL are taking the world by storm as it is becoming more popular every year.Between hockey's top players, team executives and more, the group of individuals behind the sport are making their mark on the business...

Does No. 1 pick in NHL Draft change Devils’ free agency or trade plans?...

In the latest NJ Advance Media Devils mailbag and the first of the 2019 offseason, we take a dive into the Devils’ plans, how winning the draft lottery changed things, and how the mandate for more talent could...

Mat Barzal welcoming Jordan Staal’s challenge

RALEIGH, N.C. — If this was Jordan Staal’s idea of initiating Mat Barzal to playoff hockey, then the young Islander couldn’t have been more receptive. For when the 30-year-old Carolina captain delivered not one, not two, not even as few...

NHL Mock Draft 1.0

As I write these words, April is winding down. The first round of the NHL playoffs are behind us. So, too, is the NHL Draft Lottery. The first period of the opening game of the second round series between...

Flint Fire’s Rico Phillips up for NHL award

FLINT (WJRT) (04/29/19) -- Honored and humbled. A member of the Flint Fire Department is receiving some national recognition. Not for his work on the job, but his work on the ice! Quartermaster Rico Phillips is one of 3 finalists...

NHL: Montgomery a winner at every step | Other Sports

Jim Montgomery is a rookie NHL coach...

Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award finalists announced

O'Ree, the NHL Diversity Ambassador and a 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, and his committee chose the finalists from a pool of 10 semifinalists based on their demonstration of leadership, collaboration and behavior that has improved lives and...

Bishop makes 32 saves, Stars even series

Dallas Stars' Alexander Radulov (47) is unable to score past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) and Colton Parayko, right, during the third period. (Photo: Jeff Roberson, Associated Press)St. Louis — Dallas goalie Ben Bishop rebounded — at his...

Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily – Hurricanes, Sharks get Game 1 wins

12:15 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN The Carolina Hurricanes and San Jose Sharks ended their previous series with big rallies, and that momentum carried over to the second round. Both are now out to 1-0 series leads.Here's what happened in the...

NHL Draft 2019: 3 takeaways from Jack Hughes’ dominant performance to send U.S. to...

Jack Hughes made sure the United States’ U18 World Championship run wouldn’t end on Thursday. His four-point performance, featuring a natural hat trick and an assist, propelled the U.S. to a 6-0 victory over Finland in the...

A timeline of the Flames 2018-19 NHL season

A lot can happen in 365 days.Just take a look back at the last calendar year for the Calgary Flames who went from out of the playoff picture — like, way out of the playoff picture — to …...

NHL Playoffs 2019: All the division winners have been eliminated in the first round

WASHINGTON — The silence was the thing.  There were murmured conversations in the Capitals’ locker room and equipment managers came and went without their usual racket. There were no slammed doors or angry...

Apparently The Regular Season Is Irrelevant In The NHL

While the opening round of the NBA playoffs so far could have been blindly simulated, chaos is governing the ice. Ranked dead last in early January, the St. Louis Blues completed arguably the greatest midseason U-turn in NHL history by...

Part of Seattle’s NHL future is honoring its hockey past

Guyle Fielder, second from right, and Jim Powers, second from left, who both played for the Seattle Totems in the Western Hockey League, hold NHL Seattle hockey sweaters, following a presentation, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in...

Tuesday’s NHL notebook: Stars ready for next challenge

DALLAS — When first-year Dallas Stars Coach Jim Montgomery called out his team over a “culture of mediocrity” in January, the St. Louis Blues weren’t too far removed from having the worst record in the NHL. Now the Central Division...

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s stunning 2019 NHL playoffs exit, explained

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2018-19 regular season was one for the history books — they tied the NHL record for wins with 62, led the NHL in power-play and penalty kill percentage, had three 40-goal scorers in...

Flames assess damage after first-round NHL playoff exit

CALGARY—The shock was fading, but the sting wasn’t for the Calgary Flames.The top seed in the NHL’s Western Conference was still coming to grips Monday with exiting the first round of playoffs in five games at the hands of...

What the Puck: A Canadiens-obsessed take on this year’s NHL playoffs

I watch the playoffs as a Habs fan and if you’re reading this column, there’s a good chance you do, too.We see everything through our Habs-centric point of view. After the shocking elimination of the Winnipeg Jets by the...

Fans annoyed by head blocking action in Bruins-Leafs

Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutNHL fans were so annoyed with NBC as a Maple Leafs fan's head blocked Game 6 actionThe head of a Maple Leafs fan blocked the main...

N.H.L. Playoffs: Blues Oust Jets as Home Team Finally Wins

Jaden Schwartz scored three times and Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets, 3-2, in Game 6 of their Western Conference playoff series Saturday night to advance to the second round.The...

Several Finland Liiga champions looking to make jump to NHL

Finland’s Liiga had its own version of the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, one that has gotten the job done in the playoffs thus far. Karpat, the reigning Liiga champion, has been unstoppable all season in pursuit of a title...

Avalanche bounce Flames in first round

Associated Press Published 1:32 a.m. ET April 20, 2019 ...

Sharks avoid elimination with Game 5 win against Golden Knights

SAN JOSE -- The San Jose Sharks avoided elimination with a 5-2 win against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round at SAP Center on Thursday.The Sharks trail the best-of-7 series 3-2. Game...

NHL player transforms community – Video

NHL player transforms community - Video - City NEWS 1130 Rogers Media uses cookies for personalization, to customize its online advertisements, and for other...

Top 6 options at no. 3 overall

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)The Chicago Blackhawks struck gold and moved up from 12 to 3 in the NHL Draft. They are going to get a good player, but which one?The Chicago Blackhawks had an improbable move from the...

King Clancy Trophy team nominees announced by NHL

NEW YORK - The National Hockey League announced today the list of nominees for the 2018-19 King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made...

TV Channel, How to Watch Online

The race for the Stanley Cup is upon us. The field of 16 teams all have hopes of lifting one of the most recognizable trophies in the world. Oddsmakers predictably have the Tampa Bay Lightning as heavy favorites to...

Pekka Rinne makes big saves for Nashville Predators

DALLAS — Turns out 35 was the loneliest number on the ice at American Airlines Center on Monday night.The man wearing that number, Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, faced some staggering numbers of his own while guiding his team to...

Terry Jones: Oil Kings head coach Brad Lauer left cushy NHL assistant gig to...

Oil Kings head coach Brad Lauer Jean Levac / Postmedia file When he took the job, it looked like Brad Lauer had left a team that was likely to win a Stanley Cup ring this spring for one that was going...

2019 NHL CS Final Draft Ranking – European Skaters

The National Hockey League has released its final prospect ranking ahead of the 2019 Draft. NHL Central Scouting breaks the ranking into North American skaters and goaltenders and European skaters and goaltenders. The following is the full list of European skaters, as posted...

NHL Turns to Corner Ice Placements to Grow On-Ice Ad Revenue

Photo Credit: Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports The NHL has turned to a familiar source to add incremental revenue for this season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Prior to the 2018-2019 season, the league introduced corner ice sponsor placements this season for teams to...

Islanders shut down Penguins in Game 3, one win from sweep

PITTSBURGH -- The New York Islanders moved within one victory of eliminating the Pittsburgh Penguins from the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 4-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round at PPG Paints Arena on Sunday.Robin...

Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily – Columbus stuns, Vegas gets even

8:17 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN The Columbus Blue Jackets followed up their Game 1 surprise with an emphatic win over the heavily favored Tampa Bay Lightning, one of three series that moved to 2-0 on Friday night. The one that's...

NHL playoffs 2019: Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov could be facing further punishment after hit in...

The NHL takes hits to the head very seriously and the...

NHL Turning to Hair to Tell Stories with Great Clips

Photo Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports There’s an art to hockey hair and the NHL wants to spread the word through its partnership with Great Clips. NHL players generally take great pride in their hairstyles, said Evin Dobson, NHL group vice...

Washington Capitals withstand Carolina Hurricanes rally

CLOSE SportsPulse: Playoff hockey is here and is certain to be unpredictable. We get you ready for the insanity and predict who's going to hold Lord Stanley's cup this summer. USA TODAYOften the...

Hockey Night in Canada podcast: Storylines to watch as NHL playoffs begin

It's the time of the year that NHL fans have been waiting for. The Stanley Cup playoffs are finally upon us. Sixteen teams, eight best-of-seven series in the opening round. No disrespect to Christmas, but "it's the most wonderful time of the...

From Drake to Carrie Underwood, How the NHL Is Netting More Live Music Events:...

NHL chief content officer Steve Mayer joins as the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast, where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson, from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what's on the charts...

Former UMaine star takes on first playoff series as NHL head coach — Ice...

Last season, Jim Montgomery was trying to lead his Denver Pioneers to a second straight NCAA Division I hockey championship. They lost to Ohio State 5-1 in the Midwest Regional final. Beginning Wednesday night in Nashville, the former University of...

NHL Draft big board: Latest rankings of top 31 prospects in 2019 class |...

Identifying the best prospects for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, or...

NHL: Changes ahead for Wild

Paul Fenton was hired to replace Chuck Fletcher as general manager amid the expectation there would be tweaks.Subtle at first, the revisions became more substantial as the Wild played more games — to the point that, after the exodus...

Season Takeaways: NHL’s young guns spurring ’80s-esque offensive revival

For the most part, we tend to see NHL seasons through the lens of a single player or team. Did my guy have a big year? Did the boys realize their potential? At the end of 82 for all 31,...

2019 NHL playoffs schedule: First round TV times, channels

The NHL playoffs are finally here and the schedule is set. ...

The NHL has the best postseason in sports. And I won’t watch a second...

As the National Hockey League playoffs commence — they are held annually at this time except in those years in which the entire season is canceled — I would like to apologize...

Dominant Lightning face Blue Jackets

The Tampa Bay Lightning dominated the regular season, but can they strike again in the postseason?The curtain fell on the NHL regular season on Saturday night, and the Stanley Cup playoffs begin Wednesday with all eyes on the Lightning...

New York Islanders can snap longest active NHL streak on Saturday

While the New York Islanders officially clinched a playoff berth last weekend, they can also snap a streak that has endured since the late 1980s.The 2018-19 New York Islanders are already a wonderful story. After suffering an offseason that saw...

NHL awards: Hart Trophy is clear cut, but controversial picks could snag Vezina, Norris

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov passed Joe Thornton for most points in the salary cap era. (Julio Cortez/AP) Neil...

Texier primed to make NHL debut with Blue Jackets

It's a continuation of what he did with KalPa of the Finnish Liiga. After a slow start, perhaps the result of offseason surgery, he finished as the team's leading scorer with 14 goals, 27 assists and 41 points in...

Sturm has memorable NHL debut with Wild

Wild center Nico Sturm will remember getting the ice to himself for a few laps during warm-ups. ...

Erik Gustafsson has emerged as one of the NHL’s top-scoring defensemen with 17 goals...

When the Blackhawks regroup for training camp in September they'll have a few...

Only Two Remain — The Daily Campus

There’s always a couple of stragglers late to the party. As the NHL season comes to a close this weekend, there are still a few teams who have yet to arrive to the playoff dance. Four of the 16...

FRIESEN: The time for an NHL for women has come

Two years ago, Halli Krzyzaniak had the rug pulled out from under her skates when the University of North Dakota folded its women’s hockey program.So it felt a little like deja vu for the Brandon native when the Canadian...

4 NHL storylines worth following as Stanley Cup playoffs loom

The 2018-19 NHL regular season is down to its final 33 games and four days.Plenty has been decided. The Tampa Bay Lightning clinched the Presidents' Trophy a couple of weeks ago. The Ottawa Senators have last place overall locked...

Ashford, Cameron finish memorable NHL careers with last game at Rogers

When you’re a video goal judge for 25 years in the NHL, the answer to “what’s your most memorable call?” could have a few options.But for Malcolm Ashford, it’s a no-brainer.“Geoff Courtnall’s goal in Game 6 in the 1994...

NHL Playoff Standings 2019: Updated Postseason Picture and Stanley Cup Bracket | Bleacher Report

The Blues have won seven of their last eight games and still have a shot to win the Central Division crown.Frank Franklin II/Associated PressThe St. Louis Blues have been one of the NHL's best teams in the second half...

Flames defeat Kings for 50th win of season

LOS ANGELES -- The Calgary Flames won their 50th game, 7-2 against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Monday.The 1988-89 Flames, who went 54-17 with nine ties, are the only other team in Calgary/Atlanta Flames history to...

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Islanders FREE Live Stream: Watch NHL hockey online...

The New York Islanders, led by center Mathew Barzal, hosts the Toronto Maple Leafs, led by center Auston Matthews, at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, on Monday, April 1, 2019 (4/1/19) at 7 p.m. eastern. ...

Detroit Red Wings’ 30-goal drought was longest in NHL

CLOSE Dylan Larkin says hearing he wasn't considered a goal scorer motivated him to prove people wrong. Filmed March 28, 2019 in Buffalo, N.Y. Helene St. James, Detroit Free PressLast week was big...

Yes, the NHL’s playoff format absolutely stinks

By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com As they are wont to do, the NHL messed with something that wasn't broken when it came to their playoff structure. The greatest victim of 2013 reconfiguration that saw Detroit and Columbus come to the East while...

Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche FREE Live Stream: Watch NHL hockey online (3/29/19) |...

The Colorado Avalanche, led by center Nathan MacKinnon, face the Arizona Coyotes, led by defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larson, in NHL regular season action on Friday, March 29, 2019 (3/29/19) at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado at 9 p.m....

WHA-NHL merger 40 years ago happened just in the nick of time

Former New England Whalers owner Howard Baldwin enjoys telling the story of how Houston and Cincinnati once held NHL franchises for two months. In 1977, owners from the maverick World Hockey Association reached an agreement with the NHL to bring...

Connor McDavid scores 40th goal on nearly unfathomable shot | NHL

This shot makes absolutely no sense. But that is Connor McDavid,...

NHL announces betting partnership with William Hill

A day after it was announced that a sportsbook is coming to Capital One Arena, the NHL has furthered its interest in sports betting. Thursday morning, Gary Bettman announced a new partnership with sportsbook operator William...

NHL Draft 2019: Updated Order, Top Prospects and 1st-Round Mock | Bleacher Report

Jack Hughes is the kind of player who can dictate the action every time he is on the ice.Carlos Osorio/Associated PressThe NHL season is in its deep stretch, and as teams battle for spots in the Stanley Cup playoffs,...

Insider Trading: NHL’s official coaching vacancies

A few weeks ago we had a conversation right here on Insider Trading that we could see Lightning head coach Jon Cooper follow in the path of Barry Trotz where you win the Stanley Cup and then move onto...

31 Thoughts: Will NHL players fight for change to playoff format?

• Roberto Luongo’s greatest impact• No hire imminent in Sens’ president search• Players unhappy with playoff format Roberto Luongo wasn’t supposed to play Monday night in Toronto. The idea was for him to watch the Panthers and the Maple Leafs...

Where will Predators finish in Central Division?

NBCSN’s coverage of the 2018-19 NHL season continues with Monday night’s matchup between the Nashville Predators and Minnesota Wild. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app...

For the First Time, an N.H.L. Game Is Broadcast in Plains Cree

MONTREAL — Fred Sasakamoose thought this day would never come.Sasakamoose, the N.H.L.’s first Indigenous player when he skated in 11 games with the Chicago Black Hawks during the 1953-54 season, watched from the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation in northern Saskatchewan...

NHL 19: San Jose Sharks Player Ratings, Roster & Top Prospects

(Image Source: EA Sports) After making it to the Stanley Cup Finals a couple of seasons back, the San Jose Sharks were determined to make it back. So, they brought in Evander Kane, integrated great prospects like Timo Meier into...

Capitals hold off Flyers, maintain lead in Metropolitan Division

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals maintained their lead in the Metropolitan Division with a 3-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Capital One Arena on Sunday.Braden Holtby made 35 saves for the Capitals (44-24-8), who are one point ahead...

NHL Plays: Sunday

DRAFT is back for another season of quick and exciting daily fantasy action. Their DFS platform offers poolies with a chance to participate in a format that most of us have grown very accustomed to over the years. You...

Connor’s hat trick helps Jets top Preds, clinch playoff spot | NHL

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Kyle Connor had...

When do the NHL playoffs start? Schedule, standings, odds for 2019 Stanley Cup chase...

The 2018-19 NHL regular season is drawing to a close, and while...

The art of the chirp, according to the NJ Devils

CLOSE Devils' defenseman Mirco Mueller talks about the scary collision that resulted in him being carted off the ice on a stretcher three weeks ago. Abbey Mastracco, Staff Writer, @AbbeyMastraccoNEWARK — Way back...

NHL’s scoring surge has seven players on or above a 100-point pace

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov became the quickest player to reach the 100-point plateau in 22 years. (Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports) ...

Stu Cowan: Stick bills can be huge for Canadiens and other NHL teams

Canadiens defenceman Jeff Petry uses white tape on his CCM stick, which has a 105 flex, and re-tapes it between periods. He says he uses at least one stick a game. Allen McInnis / Montreal Gazette Brendan Gallagher uses a...

NHL DFS FanDuel Power Plays for March 21

Fantasy Hockey: CALGARY, AB – MARCH 15: Johnny Gaudreau #13 of the Calgary Flames scores on Alexandar Georgiev #40 of the New York Rangers during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 15, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada....

Five NHL players that have crushed expectations in 2018-19

Balancing expectations can be tricky. Teams want to see improvements from all of their players, but not everyone can take the next step forward. Naturally, some players get better, some get worse, and some stay largely the same. For...

NHL Players Vote Brad Marchand As Both The Best And Worst Trash Talker In...

By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Brad Marchand really is incredible. Not only does he possess world-class talent as a hockey player, but he also has a knack for always finding a way to get under opponents’ skin. While Marchand...

Fantasy Hockey Cheat Sheet: NHL Picks, Values, Goalies for March 18

There are four games on the NHL fantasy hockey slate tonight, featuring a great Pacific Division matchup between the Golden Knights and Sharks. The Jets travel to Hollywood as well to battle the Kings. Here are some value plays,...

NHL: Nelson scores early in OT, Islanders beat Wild 3-2 | News, Sports, Jobs

<!-- SHOW ARTICLE -->ST. PAUL (AP) — A pair of guys who played high school hockey in Minnesota helped the New York Islanders pick up an important two points on the road Sunday night. They also did no favors...

Canucks, Lightning, Maple Leafs, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on the Vancouver Canucks, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Steve Yzerman, the Toronto organization and their coaches and Pete DeBoer and the Sharks. Loui Eriksson Gone After July 1? We reported the other...

Predators’ Matt Donovan relishes rare games in NHL with Nashville

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The dry-cleaning bills alone would enough to drive most men mad.Almost four years ago to the day, Matt Donovan had just finished a healthy-scratch stretch of 30 consecutive games with the Islanders. That's a lot of suit...

New rules lead to more scoring in NHL

Reaching the top of the standings in this season’s NHL means being able to score. Rule changes increased offense and let the teams with the most firepower thrive. It’s no shock the NHL’s top three teams in points — the...

Mike Harrington’s NHL Power Rankings – The Buffalo News

Through Friday's games. Last week's rankings in parentheses. 1. Tampa Bay Lightning. Three meetings with Caps in two weeks started Saturday. East final preview? (1) 2. Calgary Flames. First team with consecutive five-point games (Gaudreau 6, Tkachuk 5) since 2009 Ducks....

Perry scores late, Ducks beat the Avalanche 5-3 | NHL

DENVER (AP) — Corey Perry scored twice,...

Wayne Gretzky’s NHL-record goals mark might not be so out-of-reach after all

Even though Wayne Gretzky holds or shares 61 NHL records, it’s pretty darn hard to break even one. ...

Top NHL prospects to watch in college hockey postseason

UConn goalie Adam Huska leapt from the NCAA ranks to an entry-level contract with the New York Rangers, and 2019 Hobey Baker nominee...

Chris Kreider fined $5,000 by NHL for elbowing Canucks’ Elias Pettersson

CALGARY — David Quinn gave the Rangers the day off in Calgary Thursday, and it probably was just as well, given how poorly things went...

Who has the toughest schedule heading into the NHL season’s home stretch?

Tim and Sid debate what team in the Western Conference should be considered the favourite as the NHL Playoffs inch closer. We’re down to the...

Why Devils’ Nick Lappin is confident he’ll stick in NHL

CLOSE NJ Devils assistant coach Rick Kowalsky talks about why Nick Lappin was so effective in a preseason overtime loss to the Rangers. Abbey Mastracco, Staff Writer, @AbbeyMastraccoIt’s been two years since Nick...

Maple Leafs’ strong response to gay slur should be standard for NHL

Kyle Dubas gets it.About 18 hours after an accusation that defenseman Morgan Rielly used a gay slur on the ice went viral, Dubas, the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, sat down at a press conference and gave...

Carey Price makes Habs history with 315th career win

With a portrait of legendary goalie Jacques Plante hanging just a few feet away in the Canadiens locker room, Carey Price tried to digest what it meant to