• 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

  • Bettman condemns 'reprehensible' racist taunts toward Smith-Pelly

    USA Today "The NHL on Sunday condemned the “unacceptable and reprehensible behavior” of several fans in Chicago who were ejected for racist comments directed at Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly during Saturday night’s game. Smith-Pelliy, who is black, was in the penalty box at United Center..." February 18

  • Neuvirth leaves game vs. Rangers with lower-body injury

    NHL.com "Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth sustained a lower-body injury in the first period and didn't return for the second against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Neuvirth played the entire first period and made 11 saves on 14 shots. He was replaced by Alex..." February 18

  • What is the trade value of checking centres Plekanec, Pageau?

    Sportsnet "Heading into the NHL’s trade deadline, the market is loaded with top-line wingers like Evander Kane and Rick Nash, along with slightly less likely to be traded players with term like Mike Hoffman and Max Pacioretty. But one area we haven’t heard much about is the centre position. For the most..." February 18

  • Sens-Jets deal involving Mike Hoffman likely too complicated

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets are looking to bolster their already-impressive roster for a lengthy playoff run and Ottawa Senators winger Mike Hoffman’s name has been bandied about in trade rumours frequently this season. So, could the Jets and Sens be possible trade partners ahead of the Feb. 26..." February 18

  • Talbot unleashes profanity-laced tirade about goalie interference

    Edmonton Sun "Cam Talbot is mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore. OK, so he might have to keep taking it because there’s nothing he can do about that embarrassing NHL dumpster fire known as goaltender interference. But he’s still mad as hell. The Oilers lost 1-0 Saturday on a pair of..." February 18

  • Red Wings’ Ken Holland among possible Seattle GM candidates

    Sportsnet "Being the general manager of an NHL expansion franchise is a daunting task but based on the immense success the Vegas Golden Knights are having in their inaugural season, being GM of a Seattle team could be a promising endeavour. If and when Seattle gets a franchise, there’s likely to be a..." February 18

  • Chicago fans ejected after heckling Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly with racist taunt

    Sporting News "Four spectators were ejected from Chicago's United Center Saturday after heckling Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly while he was in the penalty box. Officials heard fans taunting the 25-year-old Toronto native by repeatedly yelling the word "basketball." The implication is that because..." February 18

  • Teams asking Canucks about Chris Tanev ahead of NHL Trade Deadline

    Sportsnet "While the big defensive fish being dangled ahead of the NHL’s 2018 trade deadline are offensive dynamos like Erik Karlsson and Mike Green, the Vancouver Canucks have seen interest continue to rise on one of their own rearguards as Feb. 26 draws near. General managers around the league continue..." February 18

  • MacKinnon will play Sunday after missing 8 games with injury

    NHL.com "The wait is over. MacK is back. Nathan MacKinnon will return to the Colorado Avalanche's lineup for Sunday's game versus the Edmonton Oilers after being out for nearly three weeks. Head coach Jared Bednar confirmed after Saturday's practice at Family Sports Center that the Colorado center..." February 17

  • Blues in ‘serious’ trade talks with Sens for Hoffman, Brassard

    Sportsnet "The St. Louis Blues are “engaged in serious discussions” with the Ottawa Senators on a trade that could involve forwards Mike Hoffman or Derick Brassard, according to a new report from Blues beat writer Lou Korac. Citing a source, Korac reports if the two teams complete a trade, it will be for..." February 17

  • NHL journeyman Smyth dead at 51

    TSN "Nicknamed "Birddog," former NHL defenceman Greg Smyth has died at the age of 51. A native of Oakville, Ont., Smyth had been previously diagnosed with cancer. Taken in the second round of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft out of the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights by the Philadelphia Flyers,..." February 17

  • Senators owner Eugene Melnyk to serve as team’s CEO

    Ottawa Sun "What is it they say … If you want something done right, do it yourself? Apparently, Eugene Melnyk has decided to take that approach in running his Ottawa Senators. Rather than hiring a replacement for recently departed president and chief executive officer Tom Anselmi, the Senators owner..." February 17

  • Penguins’ Matt Hunwick responds to trade rumours

    Sportsnet "Matt Hunwick learned Saturday morning that he is reportedly being dangled as trade bait ahead of the Feb. 26 trade deadline. "That’s the first I’ve heard of it," said the Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman, when Darren Dreger’s tweet about his availability on the market was relayed to him by a..." February 17

  • Landeskog says Avalanche good enough to make playoffs

    NHL.com "Captain Gabriel Landeskog believes the Colorado Avalanche are good enough to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs without any additions prior to the NHL Trade Deadline. The Avalanche (31-22-4, 66 points) are two points behind the Minnesota Wild for the second wild card into the playoffs from the..." February 17

  • Maple Leafs' Gardiner tells Kessel he's playing Saturday vs. Penguins

    Sportsnet "Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Gardiner told Phil Kessel that he will play on Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins." February 17

  • Flames sign Mikael Backlund to six-year contract extension

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have signed centre Mikael Backlund to a six-year contract extension, the team announced Friday. The deal is worth $32.1 million, which means an annual cap hit of $5.35 million. Backlund is currently in the final year of a three-year, $10.725-million contract he signed in 2015..." February 16

  • Rangers GM: We won't burn 1st year off any contracts

    New York Post "Prioritizing the future over the present isn’t only about making moves leading into the trade deadline. It means protecting the contract status of 2017 first-round draft selections Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil, as well. “We are not going to burn the first year off any contracts,” general..." February 16

  • Oilers' Larsson returns to practice after 8-game absence due to father's death

    CBS Sports "Larsson practiced Friday for the first time in over two weeks since the passing of his father, Bob Stauffer of the Oilers Radio Network reports. The 25-year-old defenseman returned to Sweden to mourn his father's death, and he hasn't played in a game since Jan. 23, which may have been the last..." February 16

  • Blues GM: Could be ‘flurry of activity’ on NHL trade deadline day

    Sportsnet "Back in December, St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong said that he didn’t think his team would be in the market for a rental player around this year’s NHL trade deadline. In fact, more than a few NHL GMs have downplayed their potential involvement in the rental market. Armstrong returned to..." February 16

  • Poile: Preds closer to 'doing nothing than something' at deadline

    Tennessean "Ahead of the approaching NHL trade deadline, the Predators have been characterized in multiple reports as being “all-in.” It makes sense. The Predators' current lineup is superior to the version that nearly grasped the Stanley Cup last season. Why not go for it? "I think we’re closer to..." February 16

  • Luke Glendening Drawing Trade Interest

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Detroit Red Wings are one of the expected sellers at this year’s trade deadline, with Mike Green leading the way in terms of players they could move. Another name, Luke Glendening, may be getting some interest as Frank Seravalli of TSN reports that both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Dallas Stars..." February 16