• Gretzky: Connor McDavid could be the next Gretzky

    Puck Drunk Love "Connor McDavid is expected to be the next great young skater in the NHL. The bar has been set extremely high as McDavid has received some high praise and big comparisons. Inevitably, any young star with huge upside is compared to Wayne Gretzky. So, what does Gretzky think of McDavid? He thinks..." May 22

  • Mike Babcock says Sabres' offer was bigger than Maple Leafs'

    CBSSports.com "Mike Babcock's popularity in Detroit may have dropped some, but it probably couldn't be any lower than it is right now in Buffalo. The Buffalo Sabres were reportedly in a bidding war with the eventual winner, the Toronto Maple Leafs, to acquire the head coach's services. John Vogl of the..." May 21

  • Sabres get permission to interview Bylsma: report

    NHL.com "The Buffalo Sabres have received permission to interview Dan Bylsma for their vacant coaching position, ESPN.com reported Thursday. Bylsma was fired by the Pittsburgh Penguins after the 2013-14 season with two years remaining on his contract. The Penguins reached the Stanley Cup Playoffs in..." May 21

  • Top Wings prospect Dylan Larkin leaves U-M for pros

    Detroit Free Press "Dylan Larkin is back from the world championships and onto the AHL playoffs. Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told the Free Press today that Larkin, the blue-chip prospect from Waterford, is joining the Grand Rapids Griffins under an amateur tryout contract, forgoing his final..." May 21

  • Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock says there’s pain coming

    Toronto Star "New Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said he expects the job of taking over the team to be filled with “pain, fun and a journey.” Babcock signed an eight-year, $50 million (U.S.) contract with the Maple Leafs after passing up a chance to continue his successful reign with the Detroit Red Wings or..." May 21

  • Sounds like Sweeney wasn't on board with Seguin deal

    CSN New England "It sure sounded like Don Sweeney wasn’t on board with the Tyler Seguin trade when the newly minted general manager of the Bruins was presented to the media on Wednesday afternoon at TD Garden. Sweeney, unlike Bruins President Cam Neely, was never caught on camera on their "Behind the B" program..." May 21

  • Expect more interest in Senators goalie Robin Lehner

    Ottawa Sun "There should be no shortage of interest in Ottawa's goalies. However, if the Senators want to get the best they can for one of their netminders, expect 23-year-old goaltender Robin Lehner to be on the move before next month's NHL entry draft in Fort Lauderdale. Sources say the Buffalo..." May 21

  • Coach decision tops priority list for new Bruins GM Don Sweeney

    Boston Globe "Time has been on Don Sweeney’s side. The ex-Bruin, named general manager of his former team on Wednesday, has been busy in his role as assistant GM since Peter Chiarelli’s firing on April 15. Sweeney has been thinking about the most significant decisions he’ll have to make as GM. His..." May 21

  • Sabres thought they had a deal with Babcock, aren’t happy

    Pro Hockey Talk "First the Buffalo Sabres lost out on Connor McDavid, much to the disappointment of general manager Tim Murray. Now it’s Mike Babcock they won’t get. And once again, there’s evidence of frustration within the organization: Shawn Stepner @StepnerWKBW League source tells me #Sabres..." May 21

  • Neely: Communication 'could have been better' with Chiarelli

    CSN New England "So more than a month later, we’re starting to get to the bottom of some of the reasons behind the dismissal of GM Peter Chiarelli. Following Don Sweeney’s introductory press conference as the eighth general manager of the Boston Bruins, Cam Neely admitted communication with Chiarelli wasn’t..." May 21

  • 23h
    Joe McDonald @ESPNJoeyMac

    Jon Cooper said there's no update on defenseman Matt Carle. "Day to day but aren't we all."

  • Devils, Guy Boucher in preliminary discussions about coaching vacancy

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs closed the door on Guy Boucher, but he hasn't given up on a return to the NHL. Boucher is in preliminary discussions with the New Jersey Devils regarding their coaching vacancy, according to TVA's Louis Jean. General manager Ray Shero - hired by the Devils at the..." May 21

  • Flyers sign KHL defenseman Yevgeni Medvedev

    CSN Philly "When Ron Hextall said he was looking to upgrade his defense for next season, he didn’t mean by solely promoting one of his coveted prospects currently in the minors or juniors. On Wednesday, their already crowded blue line expanded again with the signing of 32-year-old Yevgeni Medvedev from..." May 21

  • Brodeur will be named Blues' assistant GM

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After Martin Brodeur's celebrated arrival in St. Louis, brief playing career with the Blues, and some time spent in the front office, the club was unsure and even doubtful about his future with the organization. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said last month that for Brodeur to return,..." May 21

  • 1d
    Louis Jean @LouisJean_TVA

    Sources indicate the #MapleLeafs were in talks w/ Guy Boucher this am to make him next head coach. In the meantime, Babcock contacted Leafs.

  • Babcock joins Leafs with eight-year, $50M deal

    TSN.ca "Mike Babcock is being paid a record amount of money to coach the Toronto Maple Leafs in a shocking turn of events. TSN's Darren Dreger is reporting the Stanley Cup and Olympic gold medal-winning coach will be paid an NHL-high $6.25 million per season over an eight-year term with the Leafs after..." May 20

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    Ken Campbell @THNKenCampbell

    A source I trust implicitly tells me it's "close to 100%" that Jeff Blashill will be named next coach of Red Wings soon. No search.

  • Neely: B's will receive compensation for Chiarelli

    CSNEE "The Bruins will indeed be receiving compensation for outgoing general manager Peter Chiarelli. Cam Neely disclosed that he has been in touch with the Edmonton Oilers, and that the Bruins will be receiving a draft choice, of Edmonton’s choosing, at some point over the next three years. Per the..." May 20

  • 1d
    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Matt Carle will not return with an undisclosed (presumably body) injury

  • Blues move on from Babcock; back to Hitchcock?

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Mike Babcock Sweepstakes are over, and wow were they costly. Babcock has reportedly agreed to an eight-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs worth an estimated $40 million. It will be officially announced Thursday morning. Where that leaves the Blues and their current coach, Ken..." May 20

  • Sweeney vows to return ‘aggressiveness’ to Bruins

    Pro Hockey Talk "Cam Neely spoke last month about the big, bad “identity” of the Boston Bruins, and how getting away from that identity had made them not as “tough to play against as we’d like to be.” And so it was no surprise when new general manager Don Sweeney, flanked by Neely, spoke today about getting..." May 20

  • Senators ink Hammond to 3-year extension

    Sportsnet.ca "The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Andrew Hammond to a three-year contract extension, the club announced on its official Twitter account. “The Hamburglar” helped the Senators make an improbable run to the post-season after taking over No. 1 duties after injuries felled Craig Anderson..." May 20

  • Bruins Officially Name Don Sweeney General Manager

    NESN "The Boston Bruins have found their next general manager, and he will come from within the organization. The team announced Wednesday that Don Sweeney will be the next GM. Peter Chiarelli was fired from the position April 15. “Don Sweeney stood out amongst an incredibly talented group of..." May 20

  • Foligno named sixth captain in Blue Jackets history

    NHL.com "Nick Foligno was named the sixth captain in the history of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday. "It's a tremendous honor," Foligno said. "You can't become a leader unless you have the respect in the room." Foligno, 27, set NHL career highs with 31 goals and 73 points in 79 games this..." May 20

  • Blackhawks C Andrew Shaw's game-winning headbutt goal disallowed

    SI.com "Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw appeared to score the game-winning goal in a strange fashion in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night, head-butting the puck in at the 8:47 mark of the second overtime. With the Blackhawks on a power play, Shaw..." May 20

  • This disappearing, non-scoring Rick Nash isn’t good enough

    New York Post "So here we are again, the Rangers in the conference finals with a legitimate shot at winning the Stanley Cup despite being unable to score, and unable to score in the playoffs largely because their leading scorer can’t and doesn’t. Following Monday’s Game 2 slop-fest of a 6-2 defeat to the..." May 20

  • Senators owner Eugene Melnyk undergoes successful liver transplant

    Ottawa Citizen "Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has undergone a successful liver transplant in Toronto, the team announced Tuesday evening. Melnyk went into surgery at Toronto General Hospital at noon Tuesday and the operation was completed at 8:05 p.m. Both Melnyk and the anonymous donor are resting..." May 20

  • Seidenberg: 'I want to stay' in Boston

    CSN New England "One would expect the Bruins will be making a final decision on a general manager sooner rather than later with roughly a month until the NHL Draft. But that won’t be the only change for a Black and Gold franchise just beginning to put together the pieces after missing the playoffs for the first..." May 20

  • Report: Sabres GM Tim Murray, Mike Babcock in contract talks

    The Score "The Mike Babcock saga may soon be coming to an end. The heavily pursued head coach is believed to be engaged in contract talks with Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray, according to John Wawrow of the Associated Press. A person familiar with the discussions reports the two sides were..." May 19

  • Sharks reportedly receive permission to speak with Dan Byslma

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks have reportedly received permission to talk with former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma for their vacant head coaching job. ESPN’s Craig Custance tweeted Monday that the Sharks can now interview Byslma, who was an assistant coach for Team USA that just won the Bronze Medal at..." May 19

  • Mike Babcock done talking to other teams, will speak with Red Wings on Tuesday, likely decide on Wednesday

    Michigan Live "Mike Babcock is done talking to other teams. He'll speak with Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland one more time on Tuesday and said he likely will make a decision about his future on Wednesday. "Just going to re-visit everything one more time (with Holland)," Babcock told MLive.com on..." May 19

  • Leafs will likely miss out on Babcock and McClellan in search for head coach

    Toronto Star "It looks like the Toronto Maple Leafs will be left at the altar by the top two coaching free agents: Mike Babcock and Todd McLellan. Babcock is leaning towards re-signing with the Detroit Red Wings on a short-term basis, a source told the Star. Babcock told the Detroit News he would meet..." May 19

  • Sabres feel they've done everything they could in attempt to land Babcock

    Buffalo News "The Sabres feel they’ve done everything they can to lure Mike Babcock to Buffalo. They hope it’s enough. Buffalo is in position to land the future Hockey Hall of Famer, but his family still has the final say. Babcock reportedly remains set to announce his coaching future by Wednesday, and a..." May 19

  • Sinden assuming "advisory role" in GM search

    CSN New England "It was worth noting back in early January as Charlie Jacobs was dropping the hammer on his underperforming hockey team – his first action as newly minted CEO of the Boston Bruins – that the son of Jeremy Jacobs also made it a point to say he remains in close contact with former B’s..." May 19

  • 3d
    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    MacLellan said a 1RW is "on the shopping list" and "is a priority...you'd like to have more stability there."

  • Oilers to name Todd McLellan new head coach

    Sportsnet.ca "Todd McLellan will be the new head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, with a formal announcement from the organization expected sometime this week, possibly as early as Tuesday. It’s been a nice run of late for the beleaguered franchise who recently added former Boston Bruins general manager Peter..." May 19

  • Four reasons why Mike Babcock should take the Sabres' gigantic offer

    Sporting News "For selfish reasons, we want Mike Babcock, getting pushed and pulled and wined and dined across North America, to end his awkward-if-you’re-involved job search in Buffalo. It’d be interesting, and rooting for interesting things is fun. Still, as the rumor mill surrounding one of the..." May 19

  • Wild's offseason improvement likely to come from its own young roster

    Fox Sports North "Losing to the same opponent in the playoffs three straight seasons forces the Minnesota Wild to examine why they continue to fall short against the Chicago Blackhawks, while offering a unique challenge for general manager Chuck Fletcher and head coach Mike Yeo. Fletcher and Yeo have already..." May 19

  • WHL Giants speaking to Ted Nolan about their vacant head coaching job; worked in junior in 2005-06

    The Province "According to various sources, the Vancouver Giants have talked to Ted Nolan about their vacant coaching job. It’s early stages, and Nolan, 57, could easily end up back in the NHL or elsewhere in pro. He did coach in junior as recently as 2005-06, though, when he guided the Moncton Wildcats to..." May 19

  • Avalanche parts ways with assistants coaches Andre Tourigny and Mario Duhamel

    Denver Post "Avalanche coach Patrick Roy’s right-hand man, defensive coach Andre Tourigny, and video coach Mario Duhamel will both be replaced next season. Tourigny is seeking a head coaching position and Duhamel wants to get back behind the bench, an Avs spokesman said Monday night. Tourigny resigned and..." May 19

  • Sharks, Babcock to speak about coaching job: report

    NHL.com "Mike Babcock is scheduled to speak with the San Jose Sharks this week to discuss a possible future with the organization, according to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun. CSNCalifornia.com reported Sunday that Babcock, who would still like to make a decision about his future by Wednesday, initiated..." May 19

  • Flyers name Dave Hakstol new head coach

    Sportsnet.ca "The Philadelphia Flyers announced their 19th head coach in franchise history Monday, naming college coach Dave Hakstol as their new man behind the bench." May 18

  • $500 million price tag to bring NHL team to Seattle may be too hefty

    Seattle Times "An overlooked item causing behind-the-scenes consternation on the local arena front is a $500 million fee the NHL is now supposedly demanding for expansion franchises. This price has been quoted to me too many times by folks involved in arena discussions here not to have validity. Reports out..." May 18

  • Russia to be punished for completely 'out of order' actions after loss to Canada

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Monday, IIHF president Rene Fasel had some choice — and ominous — remarks for Team Russia, which left the ice before Canada’s anthem was played following Sunday’s 6-1 loss in the World Hockey Championship final. “The IIHF has its own protocol and some sort of punishment will be handed down,”..." May 18

  • Frolik not worth huge $

    Winnipeg Free Press "The late and great Don Baizley would be the perfect moderator for what appears to be stalled negotiations between the Winnipeg Jets and agent Alan Walsh on the Michael Frolik file. Frolik, who is soon to be an unrestricted free agent, would be better served earning a figure that doesn't get a..." May 18

  • Blues show interest in Red Wings' Babcock

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues have expressed their interest in Detroit coach Mike Babcock. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong has been in the Czech Republic for the IIHF World Championships, and as speculated in the Post-Dispatch last week, it was an opportunity for him to meet with Babcock. The club is..." May 18

  • B's interviewed ex-Caps GM George McPhee

    CSN New England "It’s well-established that Don Sweeney is the favorite to land the vacant general manager position with the Boston Bruins, and that some of the current delay in announcing a new GM could be about waiting to see whether or not New York Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton will be allowed to interview..." May 18

  • Zuccarello skates lightly on his own

    North Jersey "Right wing Mats Zuccarello resumed skating lightly this morning here at Madison Square Garden as he continues to recover from a concussion suffered in the decisive Game 5 of the Rangers’ first-round series against the Penguins. The Rangers host the Lightning tonight in Game 2 of the Eastern..." May 18

  • Panthers' Jagr announces end of international career…again

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr, who is signed through next season, announced his retirement from international competition Sunday after the Czech Republic national team lost 3-0 to the United States in the bronze-medal game of the 2015 IIHF World Championship at O2 Arena in..." May 18

  • Ducks take care of Blackhawks, 4-1, to open Western Conference finals

    Orange County Register "Seen as a question mark for the Ducks before the playoffs, Frederik Andersen came up with a definitive answer for Game 1 against Chicago to open up the Western Conference finals. Andersen stopped 32 shots to continue his strong, steady play in the postseason and the Ducks scored in each period..." May 18

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