• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Seattle To Start Season Ticket Drive On March 1st

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Seattle has officially submitted their expansion application, and now will start their season ticket drive in just a few days. On March 1st, fans will be able to put a deposit down on season tickets for a potential first season, helping to indicate support for the franchise" February 20

  • Jarome Iginla practises with Bruins’ AHL team: ‘I’d love to still play’

    Sportsnet "When we last saw Jarome Iginla, he was closing out the 2016-17 regular season with the Los Angeles Kings as they faded from playoff contention. Iginla, who started last season with Colorado, was shipped to the Kings at the trade deadline. In 80 total games last year, Iginla scored 14 goals and 27..." February 20

  • Taylor Hall relishing 1st playoff race, hasn't had this much fun since junior

    The Score "In the midst of a career season, Taylor Hall finds himself in an unfamiliar spot: competing for the playoffs. To the surprise of many, Hall's New Jersey Devils started the season red-hot, and have carried the momentum into the stretch run. They currently sit in the East's first wild-card spot..." February 20

  • Ex-Kings player Slava Voynov spent two months in jail for domestic abuse, but is at Olympics representing Russia

    Los Angeles Times "Blood seemed to be everywhere when Redondo Beach police officer Gregory Wiist toured the master bedroom of the multimillion-dollar home on Avenue C. Around the bed. In the shape of a handprint on the wood floor. On the comforter. In a trail leading to the bathroom. Marta Varlamova sobbed..." February 20

  • With trade deadline looming, Blackhawks are poised to be significant sellers

    Chicago Sun-Times "During the Blackhawks fan convention last summer, Artem Anisimov was asked by a reporter for his thoughts on the possibility of Russian collusion with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. “First time I hear about it,” Anisimov said, entirely serious. “I don’t read newspapers. I probably..." February 20

  • Penguins and Jets expressed trade interest in Brassard

    Fanrag Sports "The Ottawa Senators could become a key player on the NHL trade front in the next week, should general manager Pierre Dorion choose to deal assets with term remaining rather than simply the rentals that are largely available leaguewide at this time of year. During a Monday afternoon appearance..." February 20

  • Here's how the Dallas Stars should approach NHL trade deadline

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "While the Dallas Cowboys regroup, and the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers try to rebuild, the Dallas Stars are right in the thick of the Western Conference playoff hunt. At the moment, the team occupies third place in the Central Division standings. Overall, Dallas is tied for the third most..." February 20

  • Red Wings ‘open for business’ as GM Ken Holland eyes the future

    Pro Hockey Talk "This is unique ground for the Detroit Red Wings. They are on the verge of missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second consecutive season, something they haven’t experienced since 1983. It’s a new experience for general manager Ken Holland, who is looking toward the future and selling assets,..." February 20

  • Canucks sign Erik Gudbranson to 3-year extension

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenceman Erik Gudbranson to a three-year contract extension worth $12 million. Gudbranson has two goals and two assists in 41 games this season, his second in Vancouver. He was acquired from the Florida Panthers – who drafted him third overall in 2010 – on..." February 20

  • Nick Holden traded to Boston for a 3rd round pick

    SNY TV "The Rangers have traded Nick Holden to the Boston Bruins for a third round pick in 2018 and defenseman Rob O'Gara. The Rangers did not retain any salary in the trade. (LeBrun) From the release: O'Gara, 24, has skated in 43 games with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League..." February 20

  • Erik Karlsson trade unlikely before deadline

    Fanrag Sports "With one week to go until the NHL trade deadline, some hockey fans are still dreaming big. Erik Karlsson big. The 27-year-old Swedish defenseman can become an unrestricted free agent in 2019, and there seems to be a growing sense of pessimism in Ottawa that the Senators will be able to..." February 20

  • Rangers’ disaster could have silver lining for franchise future

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, on the road to purgatory (and at Montreal on Thursday). 1. When Rick Nash goes, it will mark the exit of the last in a long line of Rangers brought in as a savior after having been some other team’s franchise player. With Henrik Lundqvist, a seventh-round selection in..." February 20

  • Flyers Lose Simmonds, Neuvirth For Extended Period Of Time

    CBS Philly "The good news is, the Flyers are on fire. The bad news is, the injuries are piling. Forward Wayne Simmonds will be out 2-3 weeks with an upper-body injury, while goaltender Michal Neuvirth will be out 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury, the team announced on Tuesday. Simmonds has played in..." February 20

  • Desperate for goaltending help, Flyers acquire Petr Mrazek

    Pro Hockey Talk "The deal: The Philadelphia Flyers acquired goaltender Petr Mrazek from the Detroit Red Wings for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional third-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Why is Philadelphia is making this deal? Simple: With the injuries to..." February 20

  • Tampa Bay best fit for Red Wings' Mike Green

    Michigan Live "Trade talks involving the Detroit Red Wings are increasing as the Feb. 26 deadline approaches. The Red Wings would like to move multiple players for draft picks and/or prospects, but they're not going to give away assets for low returns. One player almost certain to be dealt is Mike Green...." February 20

  • Blackhawks ban fans who made racist remarks toward Smith-Pelly

    Bleacher Report "The Chicago Blackhawks permanently banned the fans who were ejected from the United Center for directing racist comments toward Washington Capitals right-winger Devante Smith-Pelly during Saturday's game. Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reported the news Monday, noting a team spokesperson..." February 19

  • Canucks, Gudbranson working on extension

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks and pending unrestricted free agent defenceman Erik Gudbranson are closing in on an extension, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie confirmed. McKenzie reported talks between the Canucks and Gudbranson are ongoing and a deal is not yet done but is heading in the right..." February 19

  • Player tracking being tested at Olympic hockey, could come to NHL

    Sportsnet "Though the NHL abstained from allowing its on-ice elite to suit up for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, the use of player-tracking technology at the Games means the league may still benefit from the international tournament in the end. Omega Timing has partnered with the International..." February 19

  • Jets talking to several teams ahead of deadline

    Yardbarker "The Winnipeg Jets are one of the best teams in the league this season, and just got Mark Scheifele back to add to their impressive attack. Now, they might be looking to get even better. Darren Dreger of TSN reports that the Jets are talking to several teams, and mentions Rick Nash, Mike Hoffman,..." February 19

  • Latest On Thomas Vanek’s Trade Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the Vancouver Canucks signed a number of free agents last offseason, at least one of them seem destined to play less than a season with the club. Thomas Vanek, signed to a one-year $2MM deal at the beginning of September, would be suiting up for the seventh team of his career and could easily..." February 19

  • Canadiens should shut down Shea Weber for remainder of season

    Sportsnet "A season of seemingly never-ending turmoil for the Montreal Canadiens took another downward turn on Monday when it was made clear that Shea Weber’s recovery from a left-foot injury wasn’t going according to plan. The word setback never came up in Canadiens coach Claude Julien’s post-practice..." February 19

  • Blackhawks trade Kempny to Capitals for 3rd-round pick

    CBS Chicago "The Blackhawks have traded defenseman Michal Kempny to the Capitals for a conditional third-round pick, they announced Monday. The move comes as the Blackhawks have struggled mightily, residing in last place in the Central Division and sitting 11 points outside of the final wild-card spot. The..." February 19

  • Canadiens sign Deslauriers to 2-year extension

    CBC Sports "The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Nicolas Deslauriers to a two-year contract extension, the team announced Monday. The 26-year-old winger has put up 10 points in 36 games this year. He was slated to become an unrestricted free agent in the off-season. The native of LaSalle,..." February 19

  • Flyers, Red Wings discussing trade for Mrazek

    TSN "TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports the Philadelphia Flyers are having ongoing discussions with the Detroit Red Wings regarding goaltender Petr Mrazek The Flyers, already without starter Brian Elliot, lost fill-in starter Michael Neuvirth to a lower-body injury in Sunday's win over the New..." February 19

  • With Michal Neuvirth injured, Flyers' goalie search should intensify

    Philly.com "Thanks to two-plus months of excellence, the Flyers have solidified their grasp of an Eastern Conference playoff spot. But that spot could be precarious after another injury to one of their top goalies. Michal Neuvirth, who had been 3-0-1 since replacing the injured Brian Elliott on Feb. 10,..." February 19

  • Devante Smith-Pelly calls racial taunts 'disgusting'

    ESPN "The day after four fans were ejected from the Chicago Blackhawks' game against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night after making racist comments toward Devante Smith-Pelly, the Caps forward said the situation was "sad" and "disgusting." Smith-Pelly, who is black, was in the penalty box in..." February 18

  • Devils Miles Wood suspended two games for boarding

    North Jersey "Devils left wing Miles Wood was suspended two games by the NHL Player Safety Department on Sunday and fined $9,946.24 for his boarding minor on the Lightning’s Vladislav Namestnikov at 4:54 of the second period in Saturday night’s 4-3 win at Tampa, Fla. Wood will be unavailable when the Devils..." February 18