• NHL officially won’t participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

    The Comeback "Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre..." May 30

  • Devils' GM getting calls on 1st overall pick

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill announced that he was seriously considering trading the #3 pick in this year’s draft, much of the attention turned to who teams could potentially go after in that slot to warrant moving up. Now, in an interview with Pierre LeBrun of TSN, New Jersey Devils GM Ray..." May 29

  • The Senators have a very, very, very long list of injuries from the playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "Every year, NHL teams deal with injuries during the Stanley Cup playoffs, as players fight through the pain of broken bones, torn ligaments, sprains and cuts. On Monday, Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion went through a laundry list of players dealing with injuries, following his..." May 29

  • Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin eyeing history

    NHL.com "A year ago, Mario Lemieux stood alone on the ice and watched quietly as his Pittsburgh Penguins took one last lap with the Stanley Cup. He had won the Cup twice as a player with the Penguins, in 1991 and '92. It had helped set him apart as one of the greatest players in NHL history. Now he had..." May 29

  • Poile’s gut instinct puts Preds on the verge of Stanley Cup

    TSN "Mild-mannered and measured, David Poile admits he is pretty much “as conservative as you can get.” He doesn't gamble, except when it comes to building his team. “I don't have any risk in my life,” Poile said. “So this [job] might be the risky side of my life.” For most general managers in a..." May 29

  • Red Wings GM exploring trade of Jimmy Howard or Petr Mrazek

    Sportsnet "Despite having $9.3 million in salary cap space tied up in NHL goaltenders, the Detroit Red Wings are not sure who will make up their goaltending tandem in 2017-18. General manager Ken Holland told MLive.com’s Ansar Khan on the weekend he is still exploring all options, including a trade of..." May 29

  • Sens GM doesn’t rule out possibility of asking Dion Phaneuf to waive NMC for expansion draft

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion met with reporters on Monday, and quickly made one thing clear heading into the summer: Craig Anderson will be protected from the expansion draft. Beyond that, Dorion has a myriad of pending decisions on his plate over the next few weeks — as does..." May 29

  • Predators' Mike Fisher cleared to return from injury

    Tennessean "Predators captain Mike Fisher said Sunday that he has been cleared to return from an undisclosed injury. "I feel good," Fisher said. "Ready to rock. Excited about Game 1." Fisher didn't play in the Predators' last two games against the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference finals. He..." May 29

  • Penguins' Hornqvist will play Game 1 vs. Predators

    Toronto Star "The Pittsburgh Penguins will have Patric Hornqvist back in their lineup while the Nashville Predators may get captain Mike Fisher back tonight for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final. Hornqvist’s insertion means coach Mike Sullivan will make a choice between veteran Carl Hagelin and rookie Jake..." May 29

  • Jake Guentzel a healthy scratch for Game 1?

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins could make a lineup change for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final on Monday, and, oddly, it could involve the player who's tied for the NHL lead in postseason goals. Jake Guentzel was a limited participant in line rushes during practice on Sunday at PPG Paints Arena. He was a spare..." May 29

  • Longtime d-man Ozolinsh named head coach of KHL club

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sandis Ozolinsh, the veteran blueliner that played nearly 900 games with six different NHL clubs, has been named the head coach of KHL club Dinamo Riga. Riga made the announcement on Monday, promoting Ozolinsh from assistant coach. It’s been a pretty quick ascension up the coaching ladder for..." May 29

  • Pens GM tired of opponents targeting Crosby

    TSN "Jim Rutherford has had enough of opponents going after Sidney Crosby with cheap shots and he plans to add some toughness to his roster next season to end the trend. The Pittsburgh Penguins general manager said Sunday the league must make changes to protect to star players from getting..." May 29

  • Senators GM: Anderson ‘will be the goalie we protect’ in expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion held the team’s season-ending press conference on Monday and he spoke about the team’s goalie situation heading into the expansion draft. Each team must make at least one goalie available to Vegas who is either under contract for next season or is a qualified..." May 29

  • Should NHL teams adopt the NBA’s practice of resting players?

    Boston Globe "It is with extreme luck, elite conditioning, and perhaps some good medicine that Filip Forsberg and Mattias Ekholm survived 82 regular-season games and 16 playoff appearances. Both of the Swedes also dressed for seven World Cup of Hockey matches. All told, that is 105 games worth of matches that..." May 29

  • Otters goalie apologizes for stick throw after Memorial Cup loss

    Sportsnet "The Erie Otters goaltender who threw his stick and appeared to hit a camera operator following a loss in the Mastercard Memorial Cup final has apologized for his actions. Troy Timpano took to Twitter shortly after the incident, which followed a 4-3 defeat to the Windsor Spitfires in the CHL..." May 29

  • Ron Hainsey grateful to get a shot at the Stanley Cup

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Ron Hainsey spent past Memorial Day weekends golfing and playing with his kids. That isn’t the case this year. The 36-year-old Penguins defenseman made his playoff debut in April after playing 907 regular season games without a postseason appearance, which was the longest streak in the..." May 29

  • The NHL is thinking about hosting an outdoor game in Nashville

    The Comeback "The Nashville Predators may soon be rewarded by the NHL with an outdoor game for their incredible season and loud, passionate fans. Gary Bettman recently stated that the league is considering a future outdoor game in Nashville due to previously successful events and the big impression Predators..." May 29

  • P.K. Subban’s vindication: Nashville Predators star makes final with team that accepts him for who he is

    National Post "Here’s a scene for you. It’s a year ago and Phil Kessel has just won the Stanley Cup, and now it’s his turn to spend a day with the trophy. So the Pittsburgh Penguins forward heads to Toronto of all places, because he’s got lots of friends there. But also because the Maple Leafs are the team..." May 29

  • Stanley Cup playoffs structure highlights absurd regular season

    New York Post "Nashville, which finished with the exact same record as the Islanders and with the same number of points as the Lightning (with one fewer victory, no less), is four wins away from the Stanley Cup — so remind me again of the value of the six-month, 82-game grind of the NHL regular season, if you..." May 28

  • Rangers Ready To Make Major Moves On Defense

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers biggest need might just be acquiring a top defenseman and the Rangers are going to give a long, hard look at Washington Capitals’ blueliner Kevin Shattenkirk. The 28-year old veteran is coming off his best offensive season yet, scoring 13 goals and 43 assists for 56 points for..." May 28

  • John Scott on P.K. Subban: ‘I Don’t Like Him. He’s A Piece of Garbage’

    Total Pro Sports "Nobody would’ve guessed that P.K. Subban would be playing in his first Stanley Cup Final in his first season with the Nashville Predators after being traded from the Montreal Canadiens last summer. Subban is a fan favorite, but whatever reason, he’s upset a bunch of people over the years with..." May 28

  • Fleury trying not to think about if this is his last run with Penguins

    Pro Hockey Talk "With Matt Murray reclaiming his starting spot in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ net, the topic of Marc-Andre Fleury‘s future with the team was again a talking point during Sunday’s Stanley Cup Final media day. Specifically, whether or not this series against the Nashville Predators will be his final..." May 28

  • Penguins Phil Kessel says Predators PK Subban got shafted in Montreal

    Fanrag Sports "The Nashville Predators are preparing for the franchise’s first trip to the Stanley Cup Final, a feat that was made possible due to the now infamous acquisition of defenseman P.K. Subban. Acquired by the Predators via trade with the Montreal Canadiens, the veteran defender has continued to..." May 28

  • Sullivan 'encouraged' by Hornqvist's progress; to be game-time decision

    Sportsnet "Pittsburgh Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist has not played since Game 1 of the Easter Conference Final against the Ottawa Senators, but could make his way back into the lineup for the start of the Stanley Cup Final. The 30-year-old will be a game-time decision when the Penguins host the..." May 28

  • Predators want to win Stanley Cup for Pekka Rinne

    Tennessean "Do you know anybody who’s ever said a bad word about Pekka?” There’s no need to answer that. The question, posed by Predators general manager David Poile, is purely rhetorical. Pekka, of course, is Predators veteran goaltender Pekka Rinne, who has attained one-name status in this town. The..." May 28

  • Senators’ Bobby Ryan laughs off question about NHL Expansion Draft

    Sportsnet "The odds the Ottawa Senators leave Bobby Ryan exposed in June’s NHL Expansion Draft appear slim, and even if Pierre Dorion tempted the Golden Knights by making Ryan available there’s no guarantee Vegas would want to take on Ryan’s annual $7.25-million salary cap. While speaking with reporters..." May 28

  • Penguins focused on next game rather than making history

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins know they could be on the verge of something special. If the Penguins defeat the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Final, they would become the first repeat champions since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998. For now, though, the Penguins aren't focused on..." May 28

  • Wild GM is hopeful prized prospect Kirill Kaprizov will join Minny for 2018-19 season

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "There are a few unsubstantiated Twitter rumors that Kirill Kaprizov, the Wild's hot-shot 2015 fifth-round pick, is closing in on a long-term extension with CSKA Moscow, the Kontinental Hockey League team he was just traded to. Fletcher says "that'd be news to me" and doesn't believe the rumors..." May 28

  • Despite concussion history, Clarke MacArthur says ‘I’m going to play if I can’

    Ottawa Citizen "Before officially confirming that he’ll be back next season, Ottawa Senators winger Clarke MacArthur is hoping to get a clean bill of health. “I don’t know what the play is,” MacArthur said as he packed up his bags and sticks in the Senators dressing room. “I just want to take a week or two and..." May 28

  • Top NHL draft prospects Nolan Patrick, Nico Hischier get CHL awards

    CSN Philly "Brandon center Nolan Patrick and Halifax center Nico Hischier, the projected top two picks in the 2017 NHL draft, on Saturday afternoon added some CHL hardware to their trophy case. Patrick won the Sherwin-Williams Top Prospect Award, beating out Hischier and Windsor's Gabriel Vilardi, while..." May 28

  • Erik Karlsson of Senators to have MRI, X-rays on injured heel

    NHL.com "Erik Karlsson will have an MRI and X-rays on his injured left heel next week, but the Ottawa Senators defenseman said Saturday he expects to fully recover. Karlsson played the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs with two hairline fractures in his foot. "I'm going to have to go over that this week,"..." May 27

  • Is Sidney Crosby on NHL’s Mount Rushmore?

    Sportsnet "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has been one of hockey’s most prized possessions ever since his early teenage years. After his recent Eastern Conference Final win earned him a ticket to a second straight Stanley Cup, the question begs: Where does Crosby rank among the NHL’s..." May 27

  • Senators shouldn’t expose Bobby Ryan to expansion draft

    Ottawa Sun "Moments after the devastation, during the question and answer period that followed four and a quarter periods of high drama hockey, Bobby Ryan was pressed for his inner most thoughts. “Let’s get the hell back to Ottawa,” said the Senators winger. “I just want to go home, to be honest with you...." May 27

  • Nicholle Anderson declares she is cancer-free

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators may have been eliminated in the Eastern Conference Final, but goaltender Craig Anderson has received some truly incredible news in his personal life that renders any hockey result irrelevant. Anderson’s wife Nicholle has declared she is cancer-free after a battle with the..." May 27

  • Nolan Patrick named top pro prospect in Canadian Hockey League

    NHL.com "Brandon center Nolan Patrick, NHL Central Scouting's top-rated North American skater for the 2017 NHL Draft, was named the top professional prospect in the Canadian Hockey League on Saturday. Patrick was one of three finalists for the Sherwin-Williams Top Prospect Award, along with Halifax..." May 27

  • Rutherford: Laviolette would have been Penguins coach if available

    Toronto Sun "Had events played out in the manner Jim Rutherford had hoped, Peter Laviolette could have been the coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Check that. Had Rutherford had his way, Laviolette would have been the bench boss of the Pens, perhaps even to this day. Only the Nashville Predators beat him to..." May 27

  • Here are your officials for the 2017 Stanley Cup Final

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL has announced its officials for the 2017 Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators. They are as follows… Referees: Wes McCauley, Brad Meier, Dan O’Halloran, Kevin Pollock Linesmen: Scott Cherrey, Shane Heyer, Brad Kovalchik, Brian Murphy Overall..." May 27

  • James Neal of Predators has 'extra motivation' against Penguins

    NHL.com "There won't be any players in the Stanley Cup Final who lack motivation, but Nashville Predators forward James Neal might just have a little extra. Neal spent four seasons with the Penguins, who traded him to the Predators at the 2014 NHL Draft for forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling...." May 27

  • Chicago Blackhawks sign Michal Kempny to 1-year extension

    Sportsnet "The Chicago Blackhawks signed defenceman Michal Kempny to a one-year contract extension, the team announced in a press release on Saturday. “Michal’s style of play is an asset to our defence,” said Senior Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman. “He is the type of player who will..." May 27

  • Without Kris Letang, Justin Schultz is answering the call

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It’d be unfair to say all that much about the Penguins’ continued playoff survival is a surprise. At its core, we’re all still talking about a team built around Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, and a team that won a Stanley Cup a little less than 12 months ago. As of (late) Thursday, they’re four..." May 27

  • Penguins open Stanley Cup Final as favourites against Predators

    Sportsnet "After escaping with a 3-2 double-overtime win over the Ottawa Senators in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final the Pittsburgh Penguins prepare to face the Nashville Predators as -155 favourites to repeat as champions at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Pittsburgh owns home-ice..." May 27

  • Ben Bishop is Stars' No. 1 goalie, GM says

    NHL.com "Ben Bishop will be the starting goalie for the Dallas Stars next season. However, what the Stars do with each of their other two goalies remains unclear. "We look forward to him being our No. 1 goalie moving forward with the team," Stars general manager Jim Nill said Friday of Bishop, who was..." May 27

  • P.K. Subban’s dad says he’ll always be a Canadiens fan

    Sportsnet "As Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban laces up his skates for the first Stanley Cup Final appearance of his career, he’ll have the support of his family in the stands. “We hope to catch all the games, because you just never know when you’ll be in this position again or situation again,..." May 27

  • Price’s agent, Canadiens’ GM expected to meet next week

    Pro Hockey Talk "It seems the two big orders of business for the Montreal Canadiens this offseason will be finding a way to re-sign Alexander Radulov, and come to terms on a new contract extension with franchise goaltender Carey Price. According to multiple reports, including Pierre LeBrun and RDS, Price’s..." May 26

  • Craig Custance, one of ESPN’s last hockey writers is leaving

    Awful Announcing "Back in April when ESPN conducted its mass layoff of some 100 on-air staffers and writers, one of its departments that was decimated was its NHL coverage. We got wind that Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun and Joe McDonald were let go. Now it appears one of the last NHL holdovers at ESPN.com, Craig..." May 26

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • Maxim Shalunov Still In Blackhawks’ Future Plans

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When negotiations were ended in early April between Maxim Shalunov and the Chicago Blackhawks, it was reported that part of the reason was due to the NHL’s decision not to go to the Olympics. Turns out, according to Scott Powers of The Athletic, that the Blackhawks didn’t push very hard for him..." May 26

  • Friedman: Window closed for Kyle Dubas in Colorado

    Sportsnet "On Tuesday, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the Colorado Avalanche had been granted permission to talk to Toronto Maple Leafs assistant general manager Kyle Dubas. Three days later, it looks like the window is officially closed. Friedman discussed his initial report during an..." May 26

  • Golden Knights expecting active trade market

    NHL.com "With trade discussions ahead of the NHL Expansion Draft heating up, Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee said he expects his first trades could be completed as early as next week. McPhee said Thursday that other NHL GMs are eager to get the Golden Knights to agree to compensation..." May 26

  • Canucks sign defenceman Philip Holm to entry-level deal

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have sign defenceman Philip Holm to a one-year entry-level contract, the team announced Friday. Holm most recently won gold with Sweden at the world championships, following a season with the Vaxjo Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League." May 26