• Are the Montreal Canadiens headed for a rebuild?

    Sportsnet "Even before the Canadiens were hammered by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night, some “soul searching” occurred in Montreal’s front office. That happened following the club’s 5-4 loss to the last-place Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. “There’s a sense..." November 19

  • Leafs haven’t had significant negotiations with GM Lou Lamoriello

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs have not had significant negotiations with general manager Lou Lamoriello on a new contract, as of the beginning of this week, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. “The feeling is the Leafs want to focus on the team when it comes to wins and losses, and getting better...." November 19

  • Malcolm Subban or Maxime Lagace in net? Knights aren’t saying

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Whose net is it? That’s the question everyone wants to know as the Golden Knights return to T-Mobile Arena on Sunday to host the Los Angeles Kings at 5 p.m. Will Malcolm Subban return in goal after missing 11 games with a lower-body injury? Or will Maxime Lagace, who has started the past..." November 19

  • Predators' Watson faces hearing for boarding Avalanche's Toninato

    Sportsnet "If anything for Dominic Toninato, it was a memorable NHL debut. The Colorado Avalanche rookie suited up for his first-ever NHL game Saturday night and was promptly taken out of the game after just 4:01 of ice time. Midway through the first period of Saturday’s Avalanche-Nashville Predators..." November 19

  • Don’t panic? McDavid can’t save Oilers once again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Things are about as ugly for the Edmonton Oilers right now as this stomp by Dallas Stars pest Antoine Roussel. Maybe, as Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli insists, the Oilers really aren’t in panic mode right now. But are we certain that they aren’t experiencing something just as bad, like, say,..." November 19

  • Tkachuk’s ban not something Flames GM Treliving agrees with

    Calgary Herald "Already one of the NHL’s most agitating and irritating sorts, Matthew Tkachuk has been called almost every name you can think of. This one, however, is new — ‘repeat offender.’ It’s a troublesome label for the Calgary Flames and their tenacious teen left-winger, who served a controversial..." November 19

  • A ‘thankful’ Cam Fowler glad that his return to Ducks is in sight

    Orange County Register "Cam Fowler wanted to see the video. How it happened. Why it happened. Fowler didn’t want his mother, Bridget, to see it. Told her not to. How his right leg buckled at the knee, turning in a direction it isn’t supposed to go. How he went down in immediate, intense pain and how he had to be..." November 19

  • Coyotes are (gasp) on a winning streak

    Pro Hockey Talk "As of this writing, the Arizona Coyotes have the least standings points in the NHL (11) despite playing a league-leading 22 games. Things could change for this young team, but for now, it’s about small victories, which makes actual wins that much bigger. Perhaps what they really needed was this..." November 19

  • Bruins To Play Blackhawks In 2019 Winter Classic At Notre Dame Stadium

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League announced today, ‪November 18, that the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks will compete in the 2019 Bridgestone Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium ‪on January 1, 2019. This is the third time the Bruins will make an appearance in the annual event, after hosting..." November 18

  • Wings' Witkowski won't appeal suspension

    TSN "Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Witkowski will not appeal the 10-game suspension handed to him for his role in Wednesday's brawl with the Calgary Flames. “I have decided not to appeal the 10-game suspension stemming from what happened against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday, November 15 in..." November 18

  • Hischier asked to be benched after penalty-filled stretch

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nico Hischier might only be 18 years old, but he’s already revealing a maturity that’s well beyond his years. New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero told The Star-Ledger this past week that the forward asked head coach John Hynes to “just (bleeping) bench me,” after the No. 1 pick in the..." November 18

  • George Parros leading the charge to help NHL protect younger players

    ESPN "The NHL's executives and general managers held their meeting where it all began 100 years ago at the Windsor Hotel in Montreal. That's where a four-team Canadian league was formally established in "a plain and simple room," according to journalist Elmer Ferguson. The anniversary was celebrated..." November 18

  • Edmonton Oilers GM not panicking over team’s slow start

    National Post "As the Edmonton Oilers limp towards the quarter point of the NHL season, general manager Peter Chiarelli was asked for a progress report on a team that had entered the year as a Stanley Cup favourite. His answer: look at the standings. “We’re in second-last in the (Western Conference), so..." November 18

  • Flyers’ Sean Couturier making most of offensive opportunity

    Sportsnet "Sean Couturier was never that kid standing 20 feet from a road hockey game, stick in hand, shooting rocks, hoping for an invite. Since Day 1 with the Philadelphia Flyers, he’s been part of the action and a valuable member of the team. But like a great character actor who never gets tapped for..." November 18

  • Matthews game-time decision vs. Canadiens

    Toronto Star "Auston Matthews remains in “game-time” decision mode as far as his playing status goes. The Leafs’ star centre repeated that phrase again Friday, when asked if he will play in Saturday’s game in Montreal. “It will probably be a game-time decision, yes ...” Matthews, who is nursing a lower..." November 18

  • Flyers' Gudas waives in-person meeting, set for phone hearing

    Sportsnet "Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas has waived his right to an in-person hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety, and will have a phone hearing on Sunday. Gudas will have to answer for a reckless slash to the back of Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault‘s head he made on..." November 18

  • Brown making the most of chance to be core piece again for Kings

    NHL.com "Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown didn't get his groove back overnight. It only seemed that way. Brown will tell you that his first inkling that things could be different this season came in the summer when he met with John Stevens, who had been promoted from assistant to coach,..." November 18

  • Housley: Sabres 'outbattled, outworked, outcompeted' in loss to Wings

    Buffalo News "Perhaps it's long overdue but Phil Housley's stern face late Friday night seemed to indicate his patience is wearing thin. More than any time this season, Housley was exasperated with his team after the Buffalo Sabres' 3-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings in Little Caesars Arena. It was a game..." November 18

  • Gary Bettman turns up heat on Ottawa, Calgary to get arenas built

    Sportsnet "So, have you heard that they need new NHL arenas in Calgary and Ottawa? The commissioner is certainly aware. Amid growing talk about Houston’s desire to land a hockey team, and with Seattle pushing towards finally getting an NHL-ready building, Gary Bettman gently pointed out that his league..." November 17

  • Flames' Tkachuk suspended one game

    TSN "Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk has been suspended one game for his actions in the line brawl that broke out in Caglary's game against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday. Tkachuk slashed the leg of Red Wings right winger Luke Witkowski as a he headed for the dressing room after being..." November 17

  • Ducks, Evander Kane could be a perfect match

    Yardbarker "Injuries have hit the Anaheim Ducks hard so far this season. They have yet to have a game in which all their top four defensemen have played, and their top two centers Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler won’t be back until at least Christmas. Despite their injury issues, the Ducks have not performed..." November 17

  • Golden Knights activate Subban from injured reserve

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights activated goaltender Malcolm Subban off of injured reserve on Friday. The team also sent emergency call-up Dylan Ferguson back to the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers. Vegas has been beset by a large assortment of injuries to its netminders this season, with starter Marc-Andre..." November 17

  • Streaking Maple Leafs could get Matthews back at just the right time

    Pro Hockey Talk "Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock must be delighted by how his team is winning games. Most obviously, they’ve been doing so without Auston Matthews, who’s currently dealing with an upper-body injury. The Leafs won their fifth consecutive game 1-0 in OT thanks to William Nylander‘s..." November 17

  • Atkinson signs seven-year, $41.125 million contract with Blue Jackets

    NHL.com "Forward Cam Atkinson signed a seven-year, $41.125 million contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday. The contract has an average annual value of $5.875 million. "I know. It's exciting. I couldn't be happier," Atkinson told the team website. "I think it was maybe weighing on my..." November 17

  • Mathieu Perreault says Radko Gudas slash ‘wasn’t an accident’

    Sportsnet "Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas has once again landed himself in hot water after slashing Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault in the head/neck area during Thursday’s game. Perreault, who was not injured on the play, believes the slash was intentional and not a fluke accident as a..." November 17

  • Red Wings on Witkowski suspension: ‘Punishment doesn’t fit the crime’

    Pro Hockey Talk "A sports league doles out suspensions and fines for a variety of reasons, including the hope that losing game checks might deter future bad behavior. When it comes to the fans, many want justice, and that’s where things can get a little fuzzier. It’s especially interesting to consider areas of..." November 17

  • Penguins’ Malkin shows support for Putin during ‘tough year’

    Sportsnet "The social media movement for “Putin Team” is gaining steam. Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin has joined compatriot Alex Ovechkin in offering public support for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Malkin posted a photo of him and Putin to his Instagram and Twitter accounts earlier..." November 17

  • Breaking: Sens' Wideman out “multiple weeks” after suffering brutal injury

    Hockey Feed "The Ottawa Senators will be without one of their young depth players for an extended period of time after suffering a brutal injury on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Chris Wideman was switched to forward after excelling at it back in Sweden against the Colorado Avalanche." November 17

  • Columbus Blue Jackets Continue Search For Center Help

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After signing Cam Atkinson to a new seven-year extension, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports that the Columbus Blue Jackets have redoubled their efforts in search of a center to add to their lineup. Knowing exactly what Atkinson will be making down the road, and that he’ll be a fixture in the..." November 17

  • Brooks Orpik lands huge hit on Vladislav Kamenev, breaks his arm

    Russian Machine Never Breaks "Brooks Orpik just landed the biggest hit of the young season Thursday night against the Colorado Avalanche. You have to see this. While trailing 2-0 to the Avs early in the second period, Orpik stepped up on rookie Vladislav Kamenev in the neutral zone and walloped the Russian forward to the..." November 17

  • Maple Leafs Agree to Terms With Josh Leivo on One-Year Extension

    NHL.com "The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has agreed to terms with forward Josh Leivo on a one-year extension worth $925,000. Leivo, 24, has recorded one assist in five games for the Maple Leafs this season. The Innisfil, Ontario, native has collected 19 points (9 goals, 10..." November 17

  • Nolan Patrick will return from injury to battle hometown Jets

    Sportsnet "Philadelphia Flyers forward Nolan Patrick will make his return to the lineup against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday after missing nine games with a concussion. http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/nolan-patrick-make-return-lineup-winnipeg/" November 16

  • Arizona Coyotes accused of not properly paying employees, union busting in NLRB complaints

    Arizona Central "The National Labor Relations Board launched two investigations into the Arizona Coyotes during the past 13 months, probing allegations that the National Hockey League team spied on staff, engaged in union busting and fired two employees who raised concerns about pay, federal records say. The..." November 16

  • It’s clear what Rick Nash wants out of uncertain Rangers future

    New York Post "This is a time of uncertainty for Rick Nash, the valuable Ranger who for the first time in his career is a pending free agent and whose greatest value to the organization might be as a blue-chip rental property to exchange for futures as the Feb. 26 trade deadline approaches. “I’ve aware of..." November 16

  • Colorado Avalanche To Send Tyson Jost To San Antonio

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar spoke to the media today, he explained that Tyson Barrie won’t play tonight against the Washington Capitals due to an upper-body injury that has been bothering him. According to Adrian Dater of BSN Denver, he also indicated that the team would be..." November 16

  • Red Wings, Flames engage in line brawl, ‘old time hockey’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Matthew Tkachuk hasn’t even completed his second season in the NHL, and he might already have passed the likes of Tom Wilson and Brad Marchand as the league’s premier … “disturber.” It’s no secret that he has a special ability to make people’s blood boil, with the Los Angeles Kings standing..." November 16

  • Report: Rockets owner meets with NHL to discuss bringing team to Houston

    Larry Brown Sports "Could the NHL end up coming to Houston? That is the hope of the Rockets’ new owner. Tilman Fertitta, who purchased the Rockets in September, recently met with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman about the possibility of bringing a team to Houston, according to The Athletic. Bettman told The..." November 16

  • Bergeron carrying the load for shorthanded Bruins, and it may prove too heavy

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins continue to suffer through an unprecedented deluge of injuries, and that was once again the case when Bruce Cassidy ruled out both Brad Marchand and Anders Bjork from the first two games of their three-game road swing through California. Perhaps they will be able to return against..." November 16

  • Jordan Weal moved to center as Flyers try to find scoring spark

    Courier-Post "Jordan Weal wants there to be no mistake about it. The last time he played center for the Flyers wasn’t really indicative of his capabilities. Two years ago, when the Flyers acquired him from the Los Angeles Kings in the deal that saw Vinny Lecavalier and Luke Schenn heading West, Weal factored..." November 16

  • Red Wings' Anthony Mantha 'can be superstar in league'

    Michigan Live "Anthony Mantha offered so much hope for the Detroit Red Wings and their fans when he was selected 20th overall in 2013, at the time their second-highest pick in 22 years. A big, strong winger with prolific goal-scoring ability, decades of drafting low precluded the organization from acquiring..." November 16

  • Blues’ Beau Bennett Reassigned To AHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When Beau Bennett signed with the St. Louis Blues as a free agent this summer, he saw it as a fresh start in a career that has been marred by injury and missed opportunity. After an impressive rookie campaign with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2012-13, following his surprise early departure from the..." November 16

  • Brian Gibbons taking advantage of NHL opportunity with Devils

    Pro Hockey Talk "Two full seasons in the American Hockey League, after a taste of NHL life, would give some players a mentality that a regular spot in The Show may never come again. Not Brian Gibbons. The New Jersey Devils forward wasn’t wondering when he’d get another NHL shot after 66 games over two seasons..." November 16

  • Sabres' Scandella fined $5K for slashing Penguins' Hornqvist

    Buffalo News "Marco Scandella is $5,000 poorer. The Buffalo Sabres defenseman unleashed a wicked two-hand slash Tuesday night, and the NHL Player Safety Department hit back Wednesday with a $5,000 fine. It is the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement. The money goes to the Players'..." November 15

  • Evander Kane Thriving amid Trade Speculation

    The Hockey Writers "As the Buffalo Sabres yet again find themselves in the Eastern Conference basement, Evander Kane has been a rare bright spot, emerging as the perfect complement on Jack Eichel’s wing, though his success is somewhat bittersweet. Kane possesses everything you hope for in a power forward, and his..." November 15

  • Goaltending Woes Continue For Vegas Golden Knights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights were down to their fourth string goaltender when they went to Maxime Lagace on October 30th. Oscar Dansk had been the latest victim, following Marc-Andre Fleury and Malcolm Subban to the injured reserve list. Last night, Lagace was pulled after allowing seven goals on 29..." November 15

  • Devils assign Michael McLeod to OHL

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils assigned forward Michael McLeod to the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, where he will play out the 2017-18 season in junior hockey. The 19-year-old McLeod must stay with Mississauga until the team's season is complete. The Devils would then have the option to bring him up to the..." November 15

  • Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews: Stuck in scoring rut

    CBS Sports "Toews has only potted one goal in his last 13 contests. The 29-year-old pivot has picked it up a bit lately, notching one goal and two assists in his last six games, but his four goals and seven assists in 18 matches this campaign is pretty disappointing. " November 15

  • Brent Burns and Ryan Johansen are still searching for their first goals

    Pro Hockey Talk "Over the past two seasons Brent Burns held a commanding lead over every other defenseman in the league when it came to scoring goals. His 56 goals during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons were 19 more than the next closest defenseman, Shea Weber, during that stretch. The gap between him and..." November 15

  • Oilers acquire Cammalleri from Kings for Jokinen

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have acquired Mike Cammalleri from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Jussi Jokinen. Cammalleri has three goals and seven points in 15 games this season, his second stint with the Kings after signing a one-year contract with the team on July 1. Jokinen has just one..." November 14

  • GM Dorion: MacArthur has moved to Florida, not expected to return to Sens

    TSN "Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said Tuesday during an appearance on TSN Radio 1200 that he doesn’t expect Clarke MacArthur to play for the team this season. MacArthur failed his medical upon reporting to training camp with the Senators in September and has since moved out of..." November 14

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