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Ex-NHL star does not like today’s NHL playing style

Any hockey-watching veteran can tell you that the way NHL teams play today is very different than how it used to be.But that claim is a little more serious coming from someone who’s been a part of that change...

Gretzky trade anniversary to be celebrated by NHL Network

Wayne Gretzky's trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings on Aug. 9, 1988 will be the subject of special programming on NHL Network Thursday.The block begins with "Ultimate Gretzky" from 8-10 a.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. ET....

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...

New York Rangers NHL season preview: #24 Arizona Coyotes

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 26: Kevin HayesThe 2017-2018 Arizona Coyotes continued the trend of the typical Coyotes’ team. They finished near the bottom of the league standings and selected at the top of the draft.Yet again, the Arizona...

How Wayne Gretzky trade made John Miner famous for the rest of his career

2:38 PM GMTGreg WyshynskiESPN John Miner could always tell when an opponent was going to drop the reference. It was always a player imported from North America to his pro hockey league in Austria or Switzerland. They'd give him...

Three questions facing Dallas Stars

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three important questions facing the Dallas Stars.  1. Will Jim Montgomery help develop younger players?The Stars hired Montgomery as coach May 4, three weeks after Ken...

Let’s talk about the quality of NHL hockey today

One thing old people love to talk about is how much better things used to be, and how bad they are today.In a lot of ways, “today” is definitely worse, societally, with stagnant wages and an increasingly insecure, atomized...

Detroit Red Wings fantasy preview for 2018-19

As part of NHL.com's 31 in 31 series, the fantasy hockey staff identifies relevant players from each team for 2018-19. Today, we look at Detroit Red Wings players, listed in order of rank in NHL.com's top 250. For more...

Seven prospects who raised 2019 NHL Draft stock at Hlinka Gretzky Cup

EDMONTON -- Here are seven prospects eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft whose stock rose at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, the annual under-18 tournament that ended Saturday night with Canada's 6-2 victory against Sweden in the gold medal game...

2018-19 NHL farm system rankings – The Athletic

Welcome to​​ The Athletic’s dive into the prospect talent for all 31 NHL organizations. This is a snapshot of the current state of NHL...

Brady Tkachuk signs entry-level contract with Senators | NHL

It's official: Brady Tkachuk is leaving college. Tkachuk opted to forego his sophomore...

Tkachuk signs three-year contract with Senators

Brady Tkachuk signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Ottawa Senators on Monday.  Financial terms were not released."I am very excited to be a Senator," Tkachuk told NHL.com. "It was a tough choice because I loved my time at Boston...

NHL Free Agency: no fun August 15 signings this year

August 15 is almost always a low-key exciting day in the NHL. For a small minority of NCAA players that are drafted and choose not to sign with their original teams, once they wait their NHL rights...

Minnesota Wild fantasy preview for 2018-19

As part of NHL.com's 31 in 31 series, the fantasy hockey staff identifies relevant players from each team for 2018-19. Today, we look at Minnesota Wild players, listed in order of rank in NHL.com's top 250. For more fantasy...

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...

NHL Rumor Roundup: Bruins bide time before considering trades for winger | NHL

Can't get enough NHL rumors? Lyle Richardson's Rumor Roundup column serves...

Best Team Offensively In The NHL

The Toronto Maple Leafs have the best team offensively in the NHL and it is not even close.I know what you are thinking, “another delusional Toronto Maple Leafs fan”, well, you are right! I am delusional because I have...

NHL – Mount Puckmore – Four franchise-defining players for each Central Division team

Aug 15, 2018Greg WyshynskiESPN When you look at Mount Rushmore, the four American presidents staring back were selected by sculptor Gutzon Borglum to define the first 130 years of American history. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson shared an era,...

Five NHL backup goalies who could play their way into starting jobs – TheHockeyNews

From off-season signees to up-and-coming keepers, these five netminders stand a chance at moving their way up the depth charts of their respective teams. When last season began, and hard as it may be to believe now, Connor Hellebuyck was...

NHL top 25 under 25: Ranking hockey’s best young stars (16-20) | NHL

Sporting News' NHL top 25 players under 25 series is a project...

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...

NHL top 25 under 25: Ranking hockey’s best young stars (1-5) | NHL

Sporting News' NHL top 25 players under 25 series is a project...

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...

Tod Leiweke offers updates on Seattle NHL expansion process

The push to bring professional hockey to Seattle is still underway, and we could soon have a better idea of whether the NHL will land in the Emerald City anytime soon. Tod Leiweke, CEO and president of the prospective...

Top 100 NHL players of 2018–2019

Welcome to Sportsnet’s top 100 NHL players of the 2018–19 season. We didn’t arrive at this list overnight. In fact, we started work as soon as Alex Ovechkin and Co. lifted the Stanley Cup in June. First, we asked 16...

Why the ’76 Canucks were among the most mediocre NHL teams in history

As we count down the most impressive NHLers currently plying their trade in the big leagues, here’s a change of pace to mull over — which collection of players would you guess put forth the most statistically mediocre campaign...

NHL grooming next generation of officials at Exposure Combine

This is their ticket.The Lexus Club at HarborCenter has been set up as a classroom, row upon row of chairs facing a video screen playing a snippet of what many of them hope is their future: Not as NHL...

4 years, 2 environmental impact statements: Why KeyArena is getting built and Sodo isn’t

For the second time in under four years, the City of Seattle has released a final environmental impact statement on a multipurpose arena plan. The difference why this latest project will likely proceed has little to do with the...

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...

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...

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...

Maple Leafs are leading a welcome offensive resurgence in the NHL

DETROIT—They’ve got a small problem here in self-proclaimed Hockeytown USA. Last year the family that owns the Red Wings opened a glittering new hockey-and-basketball palace worth $863 million U.S.The reviews were raves. The future of the surrounding development seemed...

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...

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...

Ben Schoen hopeful his name will be called in NHL draft

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

NHL: Montgomery a winner at every step | Other Sports

Jim Montgomery is a rookie NHL coach...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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’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...

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...

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

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

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

#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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

NHL Rumours: Pittsburgh Penguins, Winnipeg Jets, Minnesota Wild

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

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 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 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 …...

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...

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...

#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...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

#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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The NHL’s Training Camp Waiver Wire Explained

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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...

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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...

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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...

Time to get Kraken: Seattle opens first NHL training camp

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