• The NHL Draft Lottery is tonight, here are the odds for every team and TV information

    Pro Hockey Talk "Saturday night is going to be a big night for the 14 NHL teams that did not qualify for the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs because one of them will be the lucky winner of the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery, giving them the No. 1 pick in the draft. While there probably isn’t going to be a Connor McDavid or..." April 29

  • Should the Maple Leafs keep Tyler Bozak?

    Sportsnet "It’s that time of year when teams who have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin to prepare for the off-season. For some, it’s relatively straightforward. For others, it can be complicated. The Toronto Maple Leafs fall into the latter category. With a few notable contracts nearing..." April 29

  • Penguins forward Carl Hagelin remains a game-time decision for Game 2

    Washington Post "Carl Hagelin was not on the ice for the Penguins’ optional skate Saturday morning, though it is still unclear if that will be the case when Game 2 starts at 8 p.m. “It doesn’t mean anything,” Penguins Coach Mike Sullivan said of Hagelin not participating. “This morning was an optional skate. So..." April 29

  • Mike Milbury Wants to “Control” P.K. Subban’s Personality & Calls Him a Clown For Dancing

    Black Sports Online "People normally who aren’t black will say…. “Why are you pulling the race card?” They say that because they aren’t black and they don’t know how it feels when a white man criticizes a black person for doing absolutely nothing wrong. P.K. Subban is doing this during pregame, he isn’t..." April 29

  • Francis: Darling trade worth the risk for Hurricanes

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes have traded for a goalie, acquiring Scott Darling from the Chicago Blackhawks. Now, the Canes have to sign him to keep him. The Canes on Friday obtained Darling in exchange for Ottawa’s third-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Carolina retains exclusive..." April 29

  • Contract-less Chad Johnson embraces opportunity to play for Team Canada

    Calgary Herald "With the National Hockey League season over, Chad Johnson and his wife Alexandra were finally planning on taking the honeymoon that they’d postponed from their wedding last summer. They’d been married before NHL free agency began in July and Johnson, without a contract, figured it would be best..." April 29

  • Hurricanes acquire Scott Darling from Blackhawks

    TSN "The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired the rights to goalie Scott Darling from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a 2017 third round draft pick, which originally belonged to the Ottawa Senators. The 28-year-old Darling is a pending unrestricted free agent after serving as the Blackhawks'..." April 29

  • Predators’ Kevin Fiala already walking, out 4-6 months

    Sportsnet "Is walking with a broken left femur an OK thing to do? Apparently so, at least if you’re Kevin Fiala. The Nashville Predators forward, just two days removed from a scary crash into the boards in Game 1 of his team’s Round 2 series against the St. Louis Blues, was up and about at his doctor’s..." April 28

  • Canadiens sign Huskies free agent forward Waked to three-year deal

    NHL.com "Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Friday that the team has agreed to terms on a three-year contract (2017-18 to 2019-20) with free agent forward Antoine Waked. Waked, 20, recorded 80 points (39 goals, 41 assists) in 67 games with the QMJHL's Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in..." April 28

  • No Bieksa for Anaheim tonight, but Vatanen could return

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ducks will be without their most veteran skater on Friday as they look to even up their series with Edmonton. Kevin Bieksa, who exited Game 1 with a lower-body injury following a collision with fellow d-man Shea Theodore, has been ruled out for tonight’s Game 2. It marks the first tilt the..." April 28

  • Speedy Pittsburgh forward Carl Hagelin a ‘game-time decision’ for Game 2 against Capitals

    Washington Post "With Pittsburgh already out to a 1-0 lead in this second-round series against the Washington Capitals, the Penguins could be getting a boost with speedy winger Carl Hagelin nearing a return to the lineup. In Friday’s practice, Hagelin, who has been nursing an undisclosed lower-body injury, was a..." April 28

  • Canucks could really use Patrick or Hischier

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks are hoping for better luck in tomorrow’s draft lottery. If they receive it, they may get a player who can step right into their lineup, and stay there for years to come. The top two picks in the 2017 draft are expected to be centers Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier. It..." April 28

  • Kings' Futa among candidates for Sabres GM job

    Buffalo News "The Sabres have asked for permission to interview a longtime Kings executive, but it’s not the one at the top of some lists. Buffalo has been granted permission to talk with Los Angeles Assistant General Manager Michael Futa. A Kings spokesman told The Buffalo News the Sabres have not asked to..." April 28

  • Foligno, Getzlaf, Giordano named Mark Messier Leadership Award finalists

    Sportsnet "Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno, Anaheim Ducks centre Ryan Getzlaf and Calgary Flames defenceman Mark Giordano are the three finalists for the 2016-17 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, the NHL announced on Thursday. The award is presented “to the player who exemplifies great..." April 28

  • Steven Stamkos will return for start of next season

    NHL.com "Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos is expected to return for the start of next season, general manager Steve Yzerman told the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday. Yzerman said Stamkos, who had surgery Nov. 17 to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee and was expected to need 4-6 months..." April 28

  • Darryl Sutter won’t retire from coaching, willing to join a rebuild

    Pro Hockey Talk "Given he turns 59 this summer, has won a pair of Stanley Cups and coached over 1,000 NHL games, Darryl Sutter probably could’ve called it a career after getting fired by the Kings earlier this month, and done so comfortably. But that’s not happening. In speaking with TSN’s Gary Lawless,..." April 28

  • Should the Canucks have traded the Sedin twins a long time ago?

    Sportsnet "It’s no secret that Daniel and Henrik Sedin, the twin faces of the Vancouver Canucks, aren’t the players they used to be. The team, too, is long past its heyday. And after two straight seasons of missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs, a new coach, Travis Green, was brought on this week. But one..." April 27

  • Malkin fine with Crosby-Ovechkin hype: I like to be quiet, just not on ice

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin sometimes seems forgotten when facing the Washington Capitals. That's fine by him. He knows the spotlight will fall on Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin. "I like to be quiet," Malkin said. "I just try not to be quiet..." April 27

  • Sweeney: Bruins still want to ‘become a deeper, more talented team’

    CSN New England "As one would expect, the Bruins viewed getting back into the Stanley Cup playoffs and introducing some young players into the NHL fold this season as a positive step in the right direction. It was certainly better than choking down the stretch in each of the previous two seasons to miss the..." April 27

  • Panthers looking for ‘modern day guy’ as next head coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "There are just two coaching vacancies left — in Buffalo and Florida, respectively — and on Thursday, Panthers GM Dale Tallon outlined what the club is looking for in its next bench boss. “We’re looking for a modern day guy, a good communicator and a good teacher,” Tallon said, per WQAM radio...." April 27

  • Stars announce one-year contract for Mattias Janmark

    Sports Day "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed forward Mattias Janmark to a one-year, $700,000 contract extension. Janmark, 24, missed the 2016-17 season due to a knee injury. The forward has registered 29 points (15-14=29) in 73 regular-season NHL games, all..." April 27

  • Maple Leafs expected to ink forward Carl Grundstrom

    Fanrag Sports "The Toronto Maple Leafs drafted Swedish-born forward Carl Grundstrom with the 57th overall pick at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Now, just a year after he was brought into the system, it sounds like they’re working on bringing him on board officially. It was reported on Thursday morning that..." April 27

  • Predators' Fiala out for remainder of playoffs with fractured femur

    Bleacher Report "Nashville Predators forward Kevin Fiala will miss the rest of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs after suffering a fractured femur Wednesday night during Game 1 of the team's second-round series against the St. Louis Blues. The Predators provided the status update on their official website. Fiala..." April 27

  • Team president Trevor Linden admits Canucks are in a rebuild

    Sportsnet "It’s a term the Canucks have shied away from the past two playoff-less seasons. These days, “rebuild” goes hand-in-hand with “tanking,” which is something the Canucks don’t believe they need to do for their fortunes to turn around. It’s not an option as the Sedin twins come to the end of their..." April 27

  • Babcock, McLellan, Tortorella named Jack Adams Award finalists

    TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock and Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan have been voted finalists for the Jack Adams Award, along with John Tortorella of the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Jack Adams Award is given annually to the coach who contributed the most to his team's..." April 27

  • Predators' Fiala hospitalized after hard fall into boards

    NHL.com "After watching teammate Kevin Fiala taken off the ice on a stretcher early in the second period against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, the Nashville Predators responded in the best way they knew. Following a 17-minute delay, P.K. Subban scored 36 seconds after play resumed, and the..." April 27

  • Blake, Stevens on board with re-tooling Kings' analytical approach

    LA Kings Insider "Darryl Sutter’s gruff exterior, his English pocked by uneven grammar, and even his unique agricultural background led many to place labels on him that weren’t necessarily accurate. While there may have been the outside assumption that he was resistant to change in hockey, he still understood the..." April 27

  • Team USA adds Charlie McAvoy to World Championships roster

    Fanrag Sports "USA Today reporter Kevin Allen confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that, in the wake of Boston’s elimination from the 2017 postseason, defenseman Charlie McAvoy will join Team USA at the upcoming World Championships in Cologne, Germany and Paris, France. A native of Long Beach, N.Y,, McAvoy skated..." April 27

  • Kucherov: Some Bolts got paid, quit working

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning star wing Nikita Kucherov delivered some pointed and strong criticism on his teammates and coaches Wednesday. Kucherov, preparing to play for Russia at the World Championships, told Sovietsky Sport that some teammates "overstayed" with team, "got their money and stopped working."..." April 26

  • Agent says Kucherov blasted Bolts out of frustration from missing playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "Quite the situation developing in Tampa Bay. Earlier today, the translation of Nikita Kucherov‘s interview with Sovietsky Sport hit social media and caught a number of people by surprise. In it, Kucherov said some of his Lightning teammates “got their money and stopped working” this season,..." April 26

  • Mitch Marner to play for Canada at Worlds

    TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs winger Mitch Marner will play for Team Canada at the World Hockey Championships next month. Marner's teammate Morgan Rielly will not join him for the tournament in France. Marner is the first player from the Maple Leafs to accept an offer, Nikita Zaitsev(Russia), Auston..." April 26

  • No names, but Sabres have ‘put a lot of work’ into GM and coach searches

    wkbw.com "Let the games begin. According to John Shannon of Sportsnet, the Buffalo Sabres have started interviewing potential candidates for their vacant general manager position. Dean Lombardi, the former general manager of the Los Angeles Kings has been a name that has generated a lot of interest and..." April 26

  • Flyers sign 2015 draft pick Mikhail Vorobyov to entry-level contract

    CSN Philly "It appears another prospect has signed his entry-level contract with the Flyers. Mikhail Vorobyov has now done so, according to a report by TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie on Tuesday night. Fellow prospect Connor Bunnaman signed last Friday. Vorobyov, a 20-year-old center selected by the Flyers in..." April 26

  • Travis Green named Canucks head coach

    NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks General Manger Jim Benning announced today that the team has named Travis Green as Head Coach. Green becomes the 19th Head Coach in Canucks history after being promoted from his role as Head Coach of the club's AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets. "Travis is a talented Head Coach..." April 26

  • Canadiens to sign KHL defenseman Jakub Jerabek

    Pro Hockey Talk "Just four days after being eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it looks like the Montreal Canadiens’ front office is already hard at work. The Habs have reportedly agreed to terms with Chekhov Vityaz defenseman Jakub Jerabek, according to KHL reporter Aivis Kalnins. No official..." April 26

  • Troy Brouwer likely to be left unprotected in expansion draft

    Calgary Herald "Amidst endless questions about the future, Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving was asked if he was bracing for “hurt feelings” this summer. While it might seem an odd concern in a billion dollar industry, it was a pointed question aimed directly at the situation involving Troy Brouwer. After..." April 26

  • Would the Stars ever consider trading Tyler Seguin?

    Sports Day "Do you think the Stars would seriously entertain the idea of trading Tyler Seguin? Heika: He is entering Yu Darvish territory in that he will be in line to get a contract somewhere near $9 million starting in 2019-20. With Jamie Benn already committed to eight years at $9.5 million a year, you..." April 26

  • Predators' Johansen out to prove he can be a top player on big stage

    Tennessean "Of the numerous memorable moments created throughout the Predators' first-round sweep of the Blackhawks, you may have missed one that occurred in a split second. It happened during Game 3 inside the Predators' offensive zone. In one fluid motion, center Ryan Johansen, standing below the goal..." April 26

  • Bruce Cassidy named coach of Bruins

    NHLPA.com "The Boston Bruins named Bruce Cassidy as their coach Wednesday. Cassidy was named interim head coach on Feb. 9, replacing Claude Julien. Cassidy was 18-8-1 in the regular season as Boston finished in third place in the Atlantic Division. The Bruins lost to the Ottawa Senators in six games in..." April 26

  • Simmonds, Hamonic named NHL Foundation Player Award finalists

    Sportsnet "New York Islanders defenceman Travis Hamonic and Philadelphia Flyers right-winger Wayne Simmonds are the two finalists for the 2016-17 NHL Foundation Player Award. The award, given to an “NHL player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the..." April 26

  • Joe Thornton undergoes successful surgery on torn ACL, MCL

    Sportsnet "San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton underwent successful knee surgery, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. The veteran centre had the procedure on Monday after revealing that he’d been playing through a torn ACL and MCL for the final four games of the Sharks’ first-round series against the..." April 25

  • Zdeno Chara Wants To Play Past 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Ty Anderson of WEEI reports that Zdeno Chara won’t be done with hockey after next year, and wishes to sign another contract after his current deal expires next summer. Chara will be playing next season at the age of 40, and because of that he’ll actually be much less of a burden on the Boston..." April 25

  • Patrick Kane declines invite to go to World Championships

    Fanrag Sports "Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane is rarely available for the World Championships in May. When the international tournament is being played out, the Blackhawks are typically still deep in postseason play; this season’s early first-round exit is an anomaly for the current incarnation of the..." April 25

  • Patrice Bergeron Played Entire Season With Sports Hernia

    CBS Boston "Patrice Bergeron’s slow start to the season makes a lot more sense now. The Bruins’ top-line center played the entire 2016-17 season with a sports hernia, the team confirmed on Tuesday. Surgery could be an option for Bergeron in the offseason. Bergeron missed the first three games of the..." April 25

  • Canucks to name Travis Green new head coach

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks are finalizing the details of a contract to make Travis Green their new head coach, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. McKenzie says the deal could be completed in the next day to two. The 46-year-old Green has coached Vancouver's AHL affiliate, the Utica..." April 25

  • Auston Matthews to skip Worlds

    Pro Hockey Talk "Auston Matthews is going to take some time off. As such, the 19-year-old star forward won’t be heading overseas to represent the United States in the upcoming World Championship. You can hardly blame him. Matthews just finished his rookie season in the NHL, playing all 82 games for the..." April 25

  • Gaborik won't be bought out, but injury means he won't be ready for camp

    CBS Sports "Gaborik underwent a procedure that will hold him out through at least part of training camp, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports. The veteran winger hasn't supplied much production in either of his last two seasons for the Kings, collecting just 21 points over 56 games in this..." April 25

  • Blackhawks fire their AHL head coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "Yesterday, the Chicago Blackhawks fired longtime assistant coach Mike Kitchen. Today, it was longtime AHL coach Ted Dent who got the ax. Dent has been the head coach of the Rockford IceHogs the past six seasons, and he was an assistant coach for Chicago’s AHL affiliate the previous five..." April 25

  • Wild's Mikael Granlund: Played with broken hand

    CBS Sports "Granlund was dealing with a broken hand during the playoffs. Despite the injury, Granlund was able to garner a pair of helpers while putting 10 shots on net and averaging 20:32 of ice time per game in the postseason." April 25

  • Anderson, Cogliano, Ryan named Bill Masterton Trophy finalists

    NHL.com "Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson, Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano and Carolina Hurricanes forward Derek Ryan were named finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on Monday. The award is given to the player who exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and..." April 25

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