• Jarome Iginla glad to see 'all races' uniting in protest

    Sportsnet "Throughout his life, Jarome Iginla felt fortunate to have the support that he did because he knows his experience in hockey would have been different without it. Iginla admits it has been tough to see everything that has been going on in the world, but he’s been encouraged by..." June 05

  • Rangers repairing relationship with Lias Andersson – playoffs a possibility?

    Blue Seat Blogs "Per Johan Rylander, John Davidson is taking a personal interest in repairing the relationship with 2017 first round pick Lias Andersson. Both he and coach David Quinn have called Andersson in Sweden, stating that they are both interested in Andersson playing in the playoffs..." June 05

  • Sabres’ Victor Olofsson possesses talents to develop into elite NHL scorer

    Buffalo Hockey Beat "Shortly after Ralph Krueger awarded rookie Victor Olofsson the coveted spot beside captain Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart out of training camp, the coach broke up the Buffalo Sabres’ top line. “We did not play too well together,” Reinhart acknowledged on a..." June 05

  • NHL 20 has a racism problem, and EA needs to address it

    Faceoff Circle "As you’ve probably noticed over the past few days, I’ve by and large put hockey content on the back-burner. This site has been more or less silent, and very little of my social media content has anything to do with the sport. Instead, I’ve largely used my Twitter account to..." June 05

  • Hall of Famer Grant Fuhr sees offensive-minded 3ICE hockey as best part of the game

    Desert Sun "Grant Fuhr may be a Hall of Fame hockey goalie, but don’t think he loves 1-0 hockey games. “I’m that oddball goalie. I actually like offensive hockey,” said Fuhr. Then again, Fuhr did have a front-row seat as the goalie of five Stanley..." June 05

  • Nick Foligno’s New Family Friendly Initiative: The Hearts Playbook

    The Hockey Writers "Imagine walking in the shoes of Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno for just a moment. His story is well documented. From working his way up the NHL ranks and becoming a captain to everything that has happened off the ice, the Foligno family has been through many..." June 05

  • NHL set to open club facilities June 8

    The Score "The NHL will initiate Phase 2 of its Return to Play Plan on June 8, meaning teams will be permitted to reopen training facilities and host up to six players and limited staff for voluntary individual workouts, the league announced Thursday. "The various measures set out..." June 04

  • Playoff Format Shows No Asterisks Necessary For 2020 Stanley Cup Champs

    The Hockey News "If you still think this year’s Stanley Cup winner should have an asterisk beside its name for all of eternity, then you’re probably one of those people for whom nothing is good enough. You’re probably not the kind of person with whom most people would want to be stuck in an..." June 04

  • NHL turning back the clock with reworked playoff format

    New York Post "We don’t know when, we don’t know where, and we still don’t know whether it will even be possible to play hockey through a pandemic, but we do know the format of the NHL’s imagined summer Stanley Cup tournament. Following talks between the league and the..." June 04

  • Max Kellerman: Hockey Isn't One of the Four Major Team Sports

    The Big Lead "On Thursday, Max Kellerman took to First Take and claimed, "nobody cares about hockey." He further stated that hockey isn't one of the four major team sports. Our question is what does Kellerman think the four major team sports are? Here's the..." June 04

  • NHL CBA talks intensify in return discussions

    TSN "While CBA talks have been included in discussion between the NHL and NHLPA, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports talks on extending the CBA have intensified as of late. " June 04

  • League clears up 2020 NHL Playoffs picture, including re-seeding

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL and NHLPA agreed to some key details to how the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs will operate … assuming the playoffs can happen. We now know how the league will handle the Round Robin for Seeding, Qualifying Round, all the way to the 2020 Stanley Cup Final. Before we go round..." June 04

  • NHL playoffs will re-seed after each round, qualifying to be best-of-five

    Sportsnet "The NHL playoffs will be re-seeded after every round instead of using a bracket system, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. " June 04

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Player Tests Positive For COVID-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19. He is not in Pittsburgh and has been in isolation since experiencing symptoms, but has already recovered. Those who came in close contact with him have been notified. The identity of the..." June 04

  • The grinder who finally lived his NHL dream - for 86 seconds

    The Score "It's invitingly easy to contrast Dalton Smith's NHL career, all 86 seconds of it, with that of his dad, Derrick, a reliable depth center for elite Flyers teams in the 1980s. Or those of his uncles, Keith and Wayne Primeau, who combined to play 1,683 regular-season games. Or that of..." June 04

  • Blues 'hungry' to win Stanley Cup again

    NHL.com "The St. Louis Blues can't wait to return to the ice and defend the Stanley Cup. "They're hungry," Blues coach Craig Berube said Wednesday. "They want to get back. We got good motivation, I believe, coming back and playing and trying to repeat. Our guys are in a..." June 04

  • Youth will be served with the Ottawa Senators next season as long as they earn it

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators are preparing for another youth movement next season. That doesn’t mean anybody is going to be handed jobs. As the rebuild enters another pivotal stage with the National Hockey League draft that will be held once the season is either completed this..." June 04

  • The Vegas Golden Knights continue to build an empire in the desert

    The Hockey News "This ‘hockey in Nevada’ thing seems to be working out pretty well. Not only have the Vegas Golden Knights been an exemplary expansion team since joining the NHL in 2017, but the next iteration of the franchise sounds like it’s off to a rollicking start. Vegas’..." June 04

  • Networks could get creative broadcasting NHL games in empty arenas

    Edmonton Journal "It might be a lot of fun right now to dial into a Zoom meeting between the creative minds of Hockey Night In Canada, Sportsnet, NBC Sports and NHL Productions. It would be excellent entertainment and an education, I believe, to watch them spitball ideas on how to present empty arena..." June 04

  • Hockey Canada allows members to make return-to-play decisions for region

    Sportsnet "Hockey Canada is allowing its 13 regional members to work with local authorities to make final return-to-play decisions, with the timing of each return being based on the advice of the region’s government and public health authority. In a statement Thursday, Hockey Canada..." June 04

  • Willie O'Ree: 'Very discouraging' to see racism, police violence in modern society

    The Score "Hockey trailblazer Willie O'Ree, who became the first black man to play in the NHL in 1958, is troubled by the death of George Floyd and the violent confrontations between police and protestors that have followed in the United States. "I'm 84 years old and didn't..." June 04

  • Robby Fabbri grateful, wants to re-sign with Red Wings

    NHL.com "Robby Fabbri and the Detroit Red Wings haven't started negotiations on a new contract, but the forward told The Detroit News he hopes to remain with them long-term. "Everything has been great since the first day I came to Detroit," Fabbri said in remarks published..." June 04

  • Understanding LTIR and how it can help the Canucks’ cap situation

    Canucks Army "It is rarely ideal for a franchise to lose a player to a bonafide long-term injury/illness — about as fun as saying the term itself. However, there are salary cap benefits that come from utilizing the relief from a player being placed on a team’s LTIR list. LTIR has been..." June 04

  • What Sharks can learn from last time they missed Stanley Cup playoffs

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Sharks we so bad in 2019-20 that they couldn’t even qualify for an expanded 24-team NHL playoff field designed to wrap a campaign paused by the coronavirus pandemic. They’ll be watching playoff hockey from home for just the second time in 16 seasons, an..." June 04

  • Kevin Weekes: NHL needs to 'be real' to combat racial inequality

    ABC News "Retired NHL goaltender Kevin Weekes has a piece of advice for hockey teams looking to address racial inequality in the sport: Start being real. "I want to see people be real," Weekes, the lead analyst at NHL Network, said on the ESPN on Ice podcast this week...." June 04

  • Kyle Dubas vows Leafs will be more proactive in combating racism

    The Score "General manager Kyle Dubas understands there's a lot more that the Toronto Maple Leafs can and should do to help combat systemic racism. "What the last week has shown us is that merely living a good life yourself and treating other people well yourself ......" June 04

  • Cameron MacDonald Headed To QMJHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The 2020 NHL Entry Draft still doesn’t have a date, but some are already looking forward to next year and the crop of talent that will be eligible in 2021. One of those names, Cameron MacDonald, will be showcasing his skills in a different league than expected this..." June 04

  • Sharks’ Erik Karlsson backs teammate Evander Kane, admits to being ‘blind’ to issues

    Sportsnet "San Jose Sharks defenceman Erik Karlsson is showing his support for teammate Evander Kane, who spoke out last week about the need for allies in the hockey community in light of the issues of systemic racism and police brutality that have come to the forefront amid the protests over the..." June 04

  • Gabriel Landeskog speaks out about racial justice

    Colorado Hockey Now "Avalanche captain Gabe Landeskog lent his voice today to the conversation about racial justice that has obviously become more urgent and necessary in the wake of the heinous death of George Floyd in Minnesota. " June 04

  • Connor McDavid condemns racism: It's time to 'get out of our comfort zones'

    The Score "Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid released a statement Wednesday condemning racism and vowing to educate himself and initiate societal change in the wake of George Floyd's death in police custody. "Like everyone else, I watched the horror of..." June 03

  • NHLPA plans to contest NHL ruling on unsigned free-agents

    Lighthouse Hockey "The NHL Players Association plans to take action on behalf of several free agents looking to start their NHL contacts as soon as possible. One of which being the Islanders star goalie prospect, 24-year-old Ilya Sorokin, along with a “handful” of other guys that NHL..." June 03

  • Las Vegas “Virtually A Lock” As NHL Hub City

    Sinbin Vegas "It’s one of the worst kept secrets, the city of Las Vegas is the front runner to become one of the NHL’s playoff hubs. I think out West that Vegas is virtually a lock. I don’t know that there’s one perfect place but I sense that Vegas has an inside track.-Ray..." June 03

  • Will 2020 Stanley Cup be the toughest ever to win?

    Pro Hockey Talk "During the latest episode of “Our Line Starts,” Keith Jones and Patrick Sharp argued that the 2020 Stanley Cup might just be the toughest to ever win. However you feel about that, others argued similarly. Back in mid-April, Golden Knights forward Max..." June 03

  • Wild want 'difficult' decision in goal with Devan Dubnyk, Alex Stalock

    NHL.com "Alex Stalock and Devan Dubnyk are each expected to compete to be the starting goaltender for the Minnesota Wild when they play the Vancouver Canucks in the Western Conference Qualifying Round. "We expect our goaltenders both to be ready and have that opportunity to..." June 03

  • Patrice Bergeron donates $25K to Boston NAACP: 'Silence is not an option for me anymore'

    Yardbarker "In response to George Floyd's death, many athletes have began to speak out against racism and police brutality. While NHL teams and players were a little late to make statements condemning racial injustice, Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron may have had one of the most..." June 03

  • 'Justice needs to happen': P.K. Subban donates $50k to George Floyd's daughter

    Toronto Sun "The former Montreal Canadiens defenceman said the NHL had agreed to match his donation. P.K. Subban has donated $50,000 to a GoFundMe for the daughter of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis last week. In a video posted on Twitter, the former Montreal..." June 03

  • Tom Wilson makes strong statement in support of Black Lives Matter protesters

    NBC Sports Washington "As protests have taken place in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., to raise the issue of racial injustice in the U.S., Capitals goalie Braden Holtby and forward Tom Wilson have mulled how to use their platforms in order to help the cause. On Wednesday, both veteran stars released..." June 03

  • Rasmus Dahlin shares his disappointment and determination during an interview in Sweden

    Die By The Blade "We heard from Rasmus Dahlin last week during the virtual “locker cleanout” session with the Buffalo Sabres season coming to an end. He voiced some disappointment on how the season went for this team and plans to improve in the offseason. During an..." June 03

  • Senators will be 'tough team to beat' with successful draft, coach says

    NHL.com "The Ottawa Senators will be a "tough team to beat" if they choose wisely in the 2020 NHL Draft, coach D.J. Smith told Sportsnet on Monday. The Senators could have 13 picks, likely three in the first round, and will have at least two of the first six selections determined by..." June 03

  • After 72 years, it's time to name Art Ross Trophy after Wayne Gretzky

    Ottawa Sun "Earlier this week a friend who bleeds the blue and white of Toronto’s NHL team typed out a text while no doubt shaking his head in dismay. “No Maple Leaf has won the scoring title since the early 1940s,” it read. I didn’t have the heart to tell him..." June 03

  • Don't call him Leon Draisaitl: meet Tim Stutzle, Germany's new star prospect

    The Hockey News "Tim Stutzle can picture it. He’s beating defenders with his blazing speed and pulling highlight-reel dekes in front of NHL crowds, just like his idol Connor McDavid. Even a decade ago, the dream would’ve felt far-fetched for a German kid from Viersen, a town of 75,000, but so..." June 03

  • Los Angeles Kings Sign Arthur Kaliyev, Jordan Spence

    NHL.com "The LA Kings have signed forward Arthur Kaliyev and defenseman Jordan Spence to three-year entry-level contracts, according to Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake.  Kaliyev led the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with 44 goals and 54 assists for..." June 03

  • Capitals goalie Braden Holtby expresses hope that protests can build bridge over America's racial divide

    Sporting News "It’s not clear why Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby declared he “couldn’t find the words to say” about what he felt regarding the movement around the United States activated by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. Because the short essay he..." June 03

  • Sidney Crosby: ‘What happened to George Floyd cannot be ignored’

    Sportsnet "As the hockey world continues to move through a period of reflection in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has released a statement condemning racial injustice. “What happened to George Floyd cannot be..." June 03

  • Tom Adrahtas banned for life from USA Hockey for sexual abuse allegations

    The Score "The U.S. Center for SafeSport has issued a lifetime ban to former Chicago-area youth coach Tom "Chico" Adrahtas following its investigation into sexual abuse allegations against him, according to The Athletic's Katie Strang. Adrahtas is prohibited from coaching in..." June 03

  • ‘Stay Safe, DC’: Braden and Brandi Holtby call for justice for George Floyd

    Russian Machine Never Breaks "Tuesday, the Washington Capitals’ Vezina- and Stanley Cup-winning goalie Braden Holtby spoke out about the murder of George Floyd. In a joint statement, his wife Brandi tweeted that they “are appalled by the action of those officers & the inaction of so..." June 03

  • 5 goalies who could steal a play-in series

    The Score "With 16 teams now set to compete for the final eight postseason spots during the play-in round if the 2019-20 NHL campaign resumes this summer, some clubs will surely be leaning on a netminder to help secure a playoff berth. Let's take a look at five goalies who can steal a..." June 03

  • Akim Aliu: Racism is at 'a boiling point,' and public needs to educate itself

    CTV News "Former NHL forward Akim Aliu is calling on the league to do more to end the racism that “permeates the culture of hockey” as protests fueled by rage over police mistreatment of African Americans flares in the U.S. and Canada. In a powerful piece titled “Hockey..." June 03

  • Georges Laraque: Fight against racism 'starts with one another, all ourselves'

    The Score "Former NHL forward Georges Laraque spoke Tuesday about the ongoing protests across North America in the fight against racism. "I think racism, if we want it to stop it, it starts with one another, all ourselves. Because if you look at racism, yeah, we can say that some white..." June 03

  • The Vegas Golden Knights Continue To Build An Empire In The Desert

    The Hockey News "This ‘hockey in Nevada’ thing seems to be working out pretty well. Not only have the Vegas Golden Knights been an exemplary expansion team since joining the NHL in 2017, but the next iteration of the franchise sounds like it’s off to a rollicking start. Vegas’..." June 02