• Brassard trade to Penguins being reworked, Golden Knights involved

    Sportsnet "The complicated trade between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators seems to be getting more complex by the minute. According to Sportsnet insiders Nick Kypreos and Elliotte Friedman, the teams are reworking the details of Friday’s reported deal to send Derick Brassard from Ottawa to..." February 23

  • Gary Bettman doesn't believe NHL players will go to 2022 Beijing Games

    USA Today "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that the Winter Olympics previously have been "incredibly disruptive" to the league and he doesn't anticipate NHL players participating in the 2022 Games in Beijing. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston,..." February 23

  • Pens acquire Brassard from Sens

    TSN "According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired centre Derick Brassard from the Ottawa Senators for a package including their 2018 first-round pick and defenceman Ian Cole. Dreger reports goaltending prospect Filip Gustavsson is also heading to the Senators..." February 23

  • Trades fantasy hockey owners should root for

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trades can really liven things up for a sport, so here’s hoping that the intriguing Michael Grabner to Devils move is the catalyst for a memorable stretch of swaps. While there’s always the risk that a player will struggle to get acclimated to a new city and new teammates, trades can also..." February 23

  • Teams must avoid overpaying for Rick Nash in free agency

    Fanrag Sports "Rick Nash has likely played his last game as a member of the New York Rangers. The organization decided to sit him against the Montreal Canadiens to prevent any possible injury on Thursday night. The former first draft pick has garnered plenty of interest as a rental, which makes sense...." February 23

  • ESPN to simulcast TSN NHL trade deadline show Monday

    Awful Announcing "Hockey fans who accuse ESPN of ignoring their sport won’t have quite as much to gripe about at this year’s trade deadline. ESPN announced Friday that it will simulcast TSN’s TradeCentre will be simulcast on ESPN3 all day Monday and on ESPN2 from 2-4 p.m. ET. The show will be hosted by James..." February 23

  • Edmonton Oilers Will Not “Blow It Up”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli scheduled a press conference today where he took questions from several media members, and the overriding theme of the day was that the team would not “blow it up.” Chiarelli is not looking to dump players for draft picks just to start the development process..." February 23

  • Roberto Luongo gives emotional pregame speech about school shooting

    Larry Brown Sports "Longtime Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo gave an emotional speech about the Parkland school shooting prior to the team’s home game against the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Luongo is in his 10th season with the team, spread over two stints. Luongo lives in Parkland and says his..." February 23

  • Rangers trade Michael Grabner to Devils in 1st deal between teams

    New York Post "One more down, a few more to go. The Rangers were set to trade Michael Grabner to the Devils on Thursday in exchange for a second-round pick and 20-year-old defensive prospect Yegor Rykov, who was New Jersey’s 2016 fifth-round pick (No. 132 overall) and is currently playing for SKA St...." February 23

  • Josh Bailey uses career season to cash in with $30 million extension

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Islanders announced on Friday that they’ve extended one of their most productive forwards. No, not John Tavares, but rather one of his wingers, Josh Bailey, who inked a six-year deal to stay with the only NHL organization he’s known. “Josh has become one of the core members of..." February 23

  • Scott Wedgewood Placed On Waivers By Los Angeles Kings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After acquiring him this week, the Los Angeles Kings have placed goaltender Scott Wedgewood on waivers according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. Wedgewood was part of the package acquired in exchange for Darcy Kuemper, but immediately seemed extraneous after the Kings recalled Jack..." February 23

  • Lightning GM not willing to deal young roster players

    Tampa Bay Times "The rumor was that Senators superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson jokingly faked like he was going into the Lightning dressing room upon arriving for Thursday's game at the Canadian Tire Center. You can bet there were many Lightning fans that hoped Karlsson, 27, would jump on Tampa Bay's bus after..." February 22

  • Rangers sit Nash, Grabner amid reported trade talks

    Mass Live "Hold on, folks. The New York Rangers might be getting ready to make a move. Ahead of New York's matchup against the Montreal Canadiens Thursday, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reported that both Rick Nash and Michael Grabner will not play in the matchup -- adding that the Rangers are..." February 22

  • Islanders, Bailey closing in on multi-year deal

    TSN "The New York Islanders and pending unrestricted free-agent Josh Bailey are closing in on a multi-year contract extension, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. The details of the deal are still being finalized, but it is likely to carry an average annual value of around $5 million with..." February 22

  • Canadiens’ Carey Price out indefinitely with concussion

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is out indefinitely with a concussion, head coach Claude Julien announced on Thursday." February 22

  • Iginla wants one more chance to win Stanley Cup

    NHL.com "Jarome Iginla wants one more chance to win the Stanley Cup. That's why on Thursday, as he had done two days earlier, the 40-year-old forward was at the Dunkin Donuts Center, practicing with the American Hockey League affiliate of the Boston Bruins in an effort to drum up interest in a return to..." February 22

  • Maple Leafs not on McDonagh's 10-team no-trade list

    TSN "Ryan McDonagh's 10-team no-trade list does not include the Toronto Maple Leafs, TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports. LeBrun notes, however, the Maple Leafs have yet to decide to "get serious on an offer" to the New York Rangers for the defenceman. According to LeBrun, the Boston Bruins..." February 22

  • Blue Jackets reached out to Johnson's agent about extension

    The Athletic "Maybe Jack Johnson's days with the Blue Jackets aren't numbered after all. The Blue Jackets reached out to Johnson's agent, Pat Brisson, earlier this week to rekindle talks of a multiyear contract extension, multiple sources have told The Athletic. Johnson declined to discuss the report..." February 22

  • 'Action picking up' on Grabner trade talks

    TSN "A few years ago, there were legitimate questions about whether or not Michael Grabner was playing himself out of a National Hockey League job. The low point was surely his 2015-16 campaign with a rebuilding Toronto Maple Leafs team. Grabner’s goal-scoring production had fizzled in prior seasons..." February 22

  • Canadiens’ Shea Weber out for remainder of season

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens announced Thursday defenceman Shea Weber will miss the remainder of the season as he will undergo surgery to repair a tendon in his left foot. “Following the diagnosis of Shea Weber’s injury, it was our belief that after a comprehensive rehabilitation protocol under the..." February 22

  • Bruins trade Vatrano to Florida for third-round pick

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins are making more moves well ahead of the Monday trade deadline as they shipped injured winger Frank Vatrano to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a 2018 third-round pick. The trade somewhat eases a crowded roster, essentially gives the B’s a replacement for the third-rounder they..." February 22

  • Joel Quenneville no longer ‘hopeful’ about Corey Crawford’s return this season

    Chicago Sun-Times "For the first time since Corey Crawford was sidelined with a head injury in December, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville wasn’t “hopeful” that the two-time Stanley Cup-winning goalie will play again this season. Quenneville, in typical Coach Q-dialect, brushed off a question about Crawford’s..." February 22

  • Panthers to honor, support victims of Florida school shooting

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Florida Panthers are planning to help and honor the victims and their families of last week’s shooting that claimed the lives of 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. The Panthers will hold a moment of silence for the victims prior to puck drop at BB&T Center, just..." February 22

  • Red Wings' Xavier Ouellet available for trade but back in lineup

    Michigan Live "Xavier Ouellet's tenure as a Detroit Red Wings appears tenuous, but he will try to capitalize on every opportunity, chances that have been few and far between. Ouellet is in the lineup tonight against the Buffalo Sabres at Little Caesars Arena (7:30, Fox Sports Detroit), but the Red Wings made..." February 22

  • NHL Rumors: Lightning ‘Aggressively’ Pursuing Erik Karlsson Trade

    NESN "The Boston Bruins are the hottest team in hockey with an NHL-best 22-3-3 record since Dec. 18. The B’s have rocketed up the Eastern Conference standings as a result, so much so that they have a very real chance of overtaking the Tampa Bay Lightning for the top record and No. 1 seed in the East..." February 22

  • Halak one of the main reasons Isles remain in playoff chase

    SNY TV "When the Islanders allowed 32 shots on net during Monday's matinee against the Wild, one must have thought this was nothing short of a minor miracle. Especially after yielding 95 chances over the previous two games, this one felt like a cakewalk. But in what feels like a recurring theme, the..." February 22

  • Playoff chase keeps Ducks’ minds off uncertainty of trade deadline

    Orange County Register "Will the Ducks add or subtract by Monday’s NHL trade deadline? Only a general manager really knows that and it’s not as if Bob Murray, their decision maker, hasn’t been a mover and a shaker at this time of the year. There is the effect that a deal – or more – can have on a dressing room. This..." February 22

  • Golden Knights earn most points ever by NHL expansion team

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights made more history Wednesday night, securing the most points in a single season by an NHL expansion franchise with a 7-3 victory over the Calgary Flames. They now have 84 points and continue to sit atop the Pacific Division with a 40-16-4 record." February 22

  • Rangers trying to stick together while waiting to be torn apart

    New York Post "By the time the Rangers take the ice Thursday night in Montreal, there will only be about 92 hours left of skating on eggshells. Ever since management let it be known on Feb. 8 that it would be open for business — for deals focused on the long-term and not saving this season — there has been an..." February 22

  • Jets GM making ‘a lot of outgoing phone calls’ ahead of trade deadline

    Sportsnet "With the Winnipeg Jets having established themselves unequivocally as a top-five team in the league, they’re firmly in the “buyers” column ahead of the Feb. 26 NHL Trade Deadline. Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff, instead of waiting for fellow GMs to reach out to him, is making a..." February 21

  • Sens could discount Karlsson if team is willing to take Bobby Ryan

    Ottawa Sun "The talk surrounding Erik Karlsson’s future with the Ottawa Senators has suddenly reached a feverish pitch. The Senators don’t want to trade their captain and franchise player, but word around the National Hockey League is that they’re listening to offers and there’s no shortage of..." February 21

  • Coyotes land Kuemper from Kings, reportedly sign him to 2-year extension

    CBS Sports "Kuemper was traded from the Kings to the Coyotes on Wednesday in exchange for Tobias Rieder and Scott Wedgewood, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. The netminder will also sign a two-year extension with Arizona worth $1.85 million annually. Kuemper will serve as a nice backup piece behind Antti..." February 21

  • Ottawa Senators’ bus gets in minor accident on way to game

    Larry Brown Sports "As if things weren’t already going badly enough for the Ottawa Senators this season, now they have this. The Senators’ team bus got into a minor accident on the way to the United Center for the team’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday. According to TSN 1200 in Ottawa, the players..." February 21

  • Stars GM won't overpay for quick fix at Trade Deadline

    NHL.com "When it comes to roster overhauls, few NHL executives, if any, were busier than Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill last summer. Goaltender Ben Bishop, defenseman Marc Methot, forwards Alexander Radulov, Martin Hanzal and coach Ken Hitchcock each was brought in prior to this season, adding..." February 21

  • Red Wings 'open for business' ahead of trade deadline

    Detroit Free Press "As the Detroit Red Wings commit to rebuilding, goaltender Petr Mrazek was the first domino to drop. Defenseman Mike Green could be the second one, as Green has talked with Wings management about signing off on a trade. Players were still processing Mrazek being traded to Philadelphia on..." February 21

  • Predators planning to add Eeli Tolvanen for stretch run

    The Athletic "After each game Eeli Tolvanen played for Team Finland during the Olympic tournament, the Nashville Predators had the game film cut down into digestible clips so they could watch every one of his shifts. Just like they’d do for a player they were scouting in free agency or at the trade..." February 21

  • Facing free agency, Tavares will stick-handle gracefully around Toronto media

    SNY TV "The biggest drama surrounding the Islanders' visit to Toronto on Thursday may not be the game itself, but those five minutes when John Tavares faces another round of interrogation from the largest and peskiest press corps in the NHL. Tavares will handle the Toronto media like the gentleman he..." February 21

  • Dion Phaneuf trade pays early dividends for Kings

    Pro Hockey Talk "If nothing else, Dion Phaneuf knows how to make a first impression. Think back to when Phaneuf burst onto the season as an NHL rookie. He scored 20 goals during his first season in 2005-06, which still stands as a career-high, and he enjoyed 50 and 60-point seasons in the next two years. During..." February 21

  • Chris Kreider could return to Rangers lineup in next few games, ‘good to go’ after being diagnosed with blood clot

    New York Daily News "Nearly two months after he was diagnosed with a blood clot in his right arm, Chris Kreider has been medically cleared and could return to the Rangers’ lineup within the next few games. “He’s good to go,” Alain Vigneault said of Kreider after Wednesday’s practice. “Obviously not tomorrow..." February 21

  • Red Wings' Mike Green not focusing on trade talk as deadline nears

    Michigan Live "Mike Green realizes his days as a Detroit Red Wing could be numbered but is going about his business like he normally would. The mobile, veteran, right-shooting defenseman is expected to be moved by Monday's trade deadline. "Play, work hard, nothing changes," Green said. Green will miss..." February 21

  • Jakub Jerabek traded to Washington Capitals

    Montreal Gazette "Shortly after the Canadiens started their noon-hour practise Wednesday in Brossard the club announced that defenceman Jakub Jerabek has been traded to the Washington Capitals in exchange for a fifth-round pick at the 2019 NHL Draft. Jerabek played 25 games with the Canadiens this season,..." February 21

  • The Flyers Haven’t Had To Kill A Penalty In Three Games

    Deadspin "At the beginning of the month, the Flyers were dreadful when a man down, ranking 29th in penalty-kill percentage (73.9) on Feb. 2. Though their league ranking hasn’t improved significantly—now 28th—they’ve achieved an unexpected feat by going three straight games without killing a penalty. It’s..." February 21

  • Thomas Vanek Trade Not Guaranteed Before Deadline

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though the Vancouver Canucks are heading towards something of a rebuild, they decided to hold onto an asset when signing Erik Gudbranson to a three-year extension. Gudbranson was a pending unrestricted free agent that likely could have brought back at least a draft pick at the trade deadline, but..." February 21

  • Panthers would have 'five or six more wins' if Roberto Luongo was healthy, Bob Boughner says

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For the second time this season, Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo appears to be returning from an injury with strong performances. During Florida’s 1-0 loss to Toronto on Tuesday night, Luongo stopped 30 of 31 shots on goal, his lone blemish a James van Riemsdyk goal in the final minute of..." February 21

  • Lightning Claim Gabriel Dumont off Waivers from Senators

    Hockey Fights "The Tampa Bay Lightning have claimed forward Gabriel Dumont off waivers from the Ottawa Senators, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Dumont will be assigned to the Crunch. Dumont, 27, has skated in 30 NHL games this season with the Lightning and Senators,..." February 21

  • Ryan McDonagh’s interesting place in Rangers’ fire sale

    New York Post "For headline purposes, the term “fire sale” works just fine as applied to MSG ownership’s commitment to transform the Rangers roster just as it transformed the building over the summers of 2011, 2012 and 2013. Literally, however, with all dictionary definitions of the term as both a noun and..." February 21

  • Detroit Red Wings stress work ethic, not just folding, as trade deadline looms

    Detroit Free Press "As management focuses on the future, the Detroit Red Wings are determined to bear down on the present. Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena saw them out-compete the Nashville Predators for the last two periods, but a poor first period led to a 3-2 loss. It was the Wings’ first game since the trade..." February 21

  • Flames insist inviting players’ moms to Vegas just a coincidence

    Sportsnet "It’s the type of move that should put Brad Treliving in the conversation for GM of the year. No, not the Mike Smith acquisition or the Mikael Backlund signing. This move involved coming up with the perfect solution for a problem every team in the league started worrying about once Vegas was..." February 20

  • San Jose Sharks Acquire Eric Fehr From Toronto Maple Leafs

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded veteran center Eric Fehr to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2020 seventh-round pick. Fehr had been playing for the San Diego Gulls of the AHL, loaned away earlier this year after being buried in the minor leagues. " February 20

  • NBC Sports chairman acknowledges Olympic hockey ratings are down dramatically with NHL players sitting out

    Awful Announcing "NBC’s shot at projected strong viewership for this winter’s Olympic hockey tournament ended on May 29, 2017, when the NHL announced that its players would not be allowed to participate. Nine months later, the Olympic group stages are through, and NBC is indeed suffering from an absence of..." February 20