• Patrick Roy with Senators would create buzz but developing youth a question

    Sportsnet "During a lifetime in hockey, Patrick Roy has held numerous positions, including all-star netminder, quadruple Stanley Cup champion, NHL executive and head coach. One of his lesser known jobs was as head coach of his son Frederick’s minor hockey spring league team about 14 years..." May 20

  • Blues' Ivan Barbashev will not receive supplementary discipline

    ABC7 "Blues forward Ivan Barbashev will not receive any supplemental discipline from the NHL Department of Player Safety after a high hit that helped take Sharks forward Tomas Hertl out of Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, according to a source. In the first period, Barbashev..." May 20

  • Bruins hopeful Zdeno Chara can return for Stanley Cup Final

    Sporting News "The Bruins hope to have one of their best assets back on the ice for their last series of the postseason. Boston was able to complete its sweep of Carolina in the Eastern Conference final on Thursday without defenseman and captain Zdeno Chara in the lineup, but the team is optimistic..." May 20

  • Sharks face possible end of an era with potential elimination looming

    Sportsnet "When he was asked last week about being one of the most prolific playoff goal-scorers of his generation, just behind Alex Ovechkin and ahead of Sidney Crosby over the last 10 years, Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks had an immediate and simple answer. “Those guys have won and..." May 20

  • If anyone tries to sign someone to an offer sheet, it’s going to be the Colorado Avalanche

    Mile High Hockey "There has been a lot of speculation recently that this is the summer we’re finally going to see another offer sheet signed in the NHL. With star players becoming restricted free agents on July 1st and a number of teams in with legitimate salary cap issues, the group of potential targets..." May 20

  • Torey Krug putting together impressive postseason, will the Bruins give him an extension?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Over the last few seasons, there’s been a lot of uncertainty surrounding Torey Krug‘s long-term future with the Boston Bruins. It appeared as though they weren’t sure whether or not to give a smaller offensive defenseman a long contract extension. But his performance this..." May 20

  • Brian Pinho Re-Signs With Washington Capitals

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After inking Shane Gersich earlier today, the Washington Capitals have now re-signed another restricted free agent. Brian Pinho has signed a one-year two-way contract for 2019-20, which will pay him $700K in the NHL and $100K in the AHL. " May 20

  • Decades of Blues frustration coming to an end as Sharks’ seem to deepen

    Sportsnet "By the end of Sunday’s game, which felt a lot like the end of their season, the San Jose Sharks’ bench was depleted. So were their spirits. The St. Louis Blues, who joined the National Hockey League in 1967 but have never won a championship, clubbed the Sharks 5-0 to take..." May 20

  • Sabres GM: Extension talks with Jeff Skinner have been 'extremely positive'

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Buffalo Sabres needed to find a coach before doing anything else this offseason. Their new bench boss would be a huge influence on the direction of the team this summer, and now that they have Ralph Krueger locked up as their man, they can move onto other important decisions. One of those..." May 20

  • Shane Gersich Re-Signs With Washington Capitals

    NHL.com "The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Shane Gersich to a one-year contract, two-way contract ($700,000/$115,000, with a guaranteed minimum salary of $125,000) senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Gersich, 22, recorded 24 points (6g, 16a)..." May 20

  • GM Doug Armstrong’s roster overhaul has Blues on verge of Stanley Cup Final

    Pro Hockey Talk "After blowing out the San Jose Sharks on Sunday afternoon in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final, the St. Louis Blues moved one step closer to their first Stanley Cup Final appearance in nearly 50 years. Given where this team was just a few months ago (when it was at the bottom of the..." May 20

  • Andre Burakovsky hopes to stay in Washington

    Yardbarker "Over the last several seasons the Washington Capitals have been navigating a tricky cap situation, regularly sitting right at the upper limit with very little flexibility. As the 2019 offseason gets underway, they have some tough decisions regarding how to keep their group competitive without..." May 20

  • Dante Fabbro preparing to earn full-time role with Predators next season

    NHL.com "Dante Fabbro traveled far and wide this season to best prepare himself to earn a full-time role with the Nashville Predators next season. Fabbro played 38 games in his junior season with Boston University, represented Canada at the Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland in December,..." May 19

  • Erik Karlsson in lineup for Game 5

    The Score "San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson is in the lineup for Game 5 of the Western Conference Final against the St. Louis Blues, head coach Peter DeBoer confirmed prior to the contest. Karlsson played just over six minutes in the third period of the Sharks' loss in Game 4 on..." May 19

  • Blues' Vince Dunn out for Game 5

    Sporting News "The Blues will continue to be without key defenseman Vince Dunn when they face the Sharks in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Sunday. Coach Craig Berube announced Saturday that Dunn will miss another game. He's considered day to day with an upper-body injury after leaving..." May 19

  • Carolina Hurricanes Intend to Buy Out Scott Darling

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes felt they were finally getting the starting goaltender it needed to take the team into the playoffs in 2017 when they traded for immediately signed the Chicago Blackhawks’ backup goalie Scott Darling to a four-year, $16.6MM contract. After two long and..." May 19

  • Bruins to ask Patriots for advice on how to stay sharp for Stanley Cup Final

    Yardbarker "During his press conference on Saturday, Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said the team would go outside the organization for advice on how utilize its time correctly considering it doesn't play again until May 27, which is still eight days away. The Athletic’s Joe..." May 19

  • TSN Trade Bait Board Debuts With Milan Lucic

    The Sports Daily "Only three teams remain in the chase for the Stanley Cup, which means off-season speculation is slowly beginning to pick up. Today, TSN’s Frank Seravalli debut his off-season trade bait board. The list contains 15 names, including Edmonton Oilers forward Milan Lucic. In addition..." May 19

  • How the Blues pulled off one of the NHL's greatest turnarounds

    Sportsnet "In early January, the St. Louis Blues had seemingly reached their breaking point, which coincided with the exact mid-point of the 2018–19 season. Their record stood at 17–20–4, on pace for 76 points, which would be the team’s worst 82-game record since 2005–06...." May 19

  • Blues have reasons to be confident in Game 5 against Sharks

    NHL.com "The St. Louis Blues are confident heading back on the road for Game 5 of the Western Conference Final against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday at SAP Center (3 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). The best-of-7 series is tied 2-2 after the Blues defeated the Sharks 2-1 in Game 4 on..." May 19

  • Jay Bouwmeester’s role as shutdown veteran helping Blues in Cup quest

    Sportsnet "Jay Bouwmeester is one of those never-did guys. He never did become a dominant player in the National Hockey League. Never did win the Norris Trophy (or even finish in the top-10 in balloting), never did turn into a driver of offence from the blue line, never did win a Stanley Cup. At..." May 18

  • 2019 Buyout Window To Open June 15th

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While St. Louis’ 2-1 win over San Jose on Friday night to tie the Western Conference Final was significant in itself, it also played a role in locking in a key day on the offseason calendar.  The schedule for the Stanley Cup Final has been set which means the buyout window is now..." May 18

  • Patrick Roy expected to interview for Ottawa Senators coaching job

    Ottawa Citizen "Talk in league circles Saturday was that legendary NHL goaltender Patrick Roy is expected to be the final interview by Ottawa general manager Pierre Dorion in a thorough search for the vacant post behind the bench. It’s believed the Senators could speak to the 53-year-old Roy..." May 18

  • Injury news isn't good for Bruins' Kevan Miller and Chris Wagner

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins got bad news on a couple of injured players as Kevan Miller (knee) has had a setback in his attempt to return for the Stanley Cup Final and Chris Wagner (right arm) doesn’t look as if he'll be back either.  Bruins general manager Don Sweeney addressed the..." May 18

  • Blue Jackets Could Decide To Not Replace Sergei Bobrovsky In Free Agency

    Pro Hockey Rumors "If Sergei Bobrovsky winds up leaving Columbus in free agency this summer as many anticipate, it shouldn’t be considered a sure bet that the Blue Jackets will look to replace him.  Speaking with Aaron Portzline of The Athletic (subscription required), GM Jarmo Kekalainen indicated..." May 18

  • Bruins expect Zdeno Chara to be ready for Stanley Cup Final

    NHL.com "The Boston Bruins expect that 10 days off between games will be enough time for defenseman Zdeno Chara to recover from his undisclosed injury and be in the lineup for the start of the Stanley Cup Final. The Bruins will face either the San Jose Sharks or St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of..." May 18

  • Groin concerns surround Sharks’ Erik Karlsson ahead of Game 5 vs. Blues

    Sportsnet "The San Jose Sharks dropped a tightly-contested Game 4 to the St. Louis Blues and a point of concern for the team heading into Game 5 will be the status of Erik Karlsson. The star blueliner missed half of January, half of February, and all of March with a lingering groin injury and..." May 18

  • Erik Karlsson labors his way to just over 6 minutes in 3rd period of Game 4

    The Score "San Jose Sharks star defenseman Erik Karlsson missed 29 games this season with a groin injury, and it doesn't require Sherlock Holmes' work to detect that he's been battling a lower-body ailment throughout the postseason. However, Karlsson's injury appeared to take a..." May 18

  • Rangers Agree To Terms With Yegor Rekov

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Rangers have agreed to terms on a two-year, entry-level contract with defenseman Yegor Rekov, reports TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie (Twitter link).  Financial details were not disclosed but the deal contains a European Assignment Clause. Rekov was a fifth-round pick (132nd..." May 18

  • 7 NHL teams that desperately need to find a goalie (or two)

    Sportsnet "As Tuukka Rask’s post-season brilliance reminds us all, good goaltending is paramount to NHL success. Of the top 15 in 2018-19 team save percentage, all but three clubs (Arizona, Anaheim, Montreal) qualified for the playoffs. So, with the needle about to drop on the..." May 18

  • Bus driver sues Senators, former assistant GM Randy Lee

    The Score "Former Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee and the team are being sued for negligence by a hotel shuttle bus driver who says Lee harassed him last June in Buffalo, N.Y., according to The Associated Press. The 19-year-old driver said Lee inappropriately touched himself..." May 18

  • Kaapo Kakko believes he can be No. 1 pick of 2019 NHL Draft

    NHL.com "Kaapo Kakko is making his push to become the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. Kakko, a right wing with TPS in Liiga, Finland's top professional league, has six goals in four games, tied for the lead at the 2019 IIHF World Championship. Playing for Finland and against..." May 17

  • Sharks bothered by people saying they're lucky

    ESPN "The San Jose Sharks have been quite good in the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs. They hold a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals against the St. Louis Blues. They have won two Game 7s, are averaging 3.29 goals per game and have the playoffs' leading scorer, Logan..." May 17

  • Jordan Schroeder Signs In KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After failing to suit up in a single NHL game for the first time in six years, Jordan Schroeder is taking his talents overseas. The pending unrestricted free agent has signed on with the KHL’s Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod for the 2019-20 season. Schroeder, 28, played this season for..." May 17

  • Bunch of questions for Hurricanes during offseason

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Carolina Hurricanes continued their strange pattern during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs: during the rare times when they reach the postseason, the Hurricanes have made a big run of it. It surely was bittersweet to get swept by the Boston Bruins in the 2019 Eastern Conference..." May 17

  • Hurricanes' Nino Niederreiter added to Swiss IIHF World Championship roster

    Yardbarker "Switzerland's IIHF World Championship team has received some good news today: Nino Niederreiter is on his way to help. The Carolina Hurricanes forward will give the team another offensive threat as it tries to continue its perfect tournament so far.  The Swiss are currently..." May 17

  • NHL's UFA interview period to open June 23

    TSN "The NHL's interview period for unrestricted free agents to speak to teams other than their own will open on June 23 at 12:01 a.m ET. The restricted free agent contact period will open three days later on June 26 at 12:01am et. During the period, pending free agents will..." May 17

  • Oilers coach search on hold as Ken Holland deals with Craig MacTavish exit, scouts

    Sportsnet "Craig MacTavish left of his own accord, a sign that the times are indeed changing in Edmonton. The news that the longtime Oilers player, coach, GM and general front office inhabitant had signed a two-year contract to coach Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League landed..." May 17

  • John Davidson resigns from Blue Jackets, Rangers return imminent

    New York Post "John Davidson is almost home, back to Broadway where he was a beloved player and announcer. The Blue Jackets’ president of hockey operations stepped down on Friday afternoon. The Rangers are expected to announce his hiring as team president later today. “The New..." May 17

  • Penguins haven't asked Evgeni Malkin about NMC

    TSN "Though he's been involved in trade speculation since the team's first-round playoff exit, Evgeni Malkin has not been approached by the Pittsburgh Penguins about waiving his no-movement clause, Rob Rossi of The Athletic reports. Malkin, along with captain Sidney Crosby, is..." May 17

  • Avalanche to ‘be more aggressive’ in free agency: who may they target?

    Sportsnet "You can’t describe the Colorado Avalanche as anything more than a success story this season. Just two years removed from a dreadful 22-win campaign, with a 48-point total that marks the lowest of the cap era in 82 games, Colorado may be the best situated team in the league..." May 17

  • Logan Couture downplaying impressive playoff performance with Sharks

    NHL.com "Logan Couture has put up impressive numbers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The San Jose Sharks forward has scored an NHL-leading 14 goals, one shy of matching Sidney Crosby (2009) and Alex Ovechkin (2018) for the most in a single postseason in 22 years. But Couture said..." May 17

  • How, why Evgeni Malkin must adapt

    DK Pittsburgh Sports "Evgeni Malkin spoke with reporters in Russia about his 2018-19 NHL season when he joined the national team earlier this month. "I had a bad season and I’m going to get out of the pit," he told reporters in Russian. "Sometimes, criticism is justified. This..." May 17

  • Maple Leafs’ Igor Ozhiganov signs with KHL’s Ak Bars Kazan

    CBS Sports "Ozhiganov, as expected, signed a two-year contract with AK Bars Kazan (KHL) on Friday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports. Ozhiganov's return to Russia was already in the works, though where the blueliner was going to play was still up in the air. " May 17

  • Female Hurricanes Fan Slapped The Crap Out of A Bruins Fan During Game 4

    Total Pro Sports "The Carolina Hurricanes had bigger things they had hoped for their season, but it came to a merciful end on Thursday after the team got blown out by the Boston Bruins 4-0 and at the same time got swept 4-0 to end their season. During that game, a female Hurricanes fan was increasingly..." May 17

  • Tuukka Rask: Hurricanes did not give us problems

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 on Thursday night to complete the sweep and advance to the Stanley Cup Final. Boston dominated throughout the series, outscoring the Hurricanes 11-4 over the first two games and winning with a shutout to seal things in Game 4. Boston..." May 17

  • Beware of the 5 NHL teams with extra first-round draft picks

    Sportsnet "The trade winds, they are a-blowing. Come June 21 in Vancouver, keep an eye on the five NHL teams that hold an extra first-round pick to use at the 2019 NHL Draft. Last spring, four late first-round selections were swapped on draft night, starting at No. 22. While..." May 17

  • Which Colorado Avalanche free agents will return?

    Mile High Hockey "Colorado Avalanche General Manager Joe Sakic met with the media earlier this week and outlined an anticipated busy summer ahead. Beyond the draft and upgrades on the unrestricted free agent market, the Avalanche have a lot of work to do on their own list of impeding free agents including a few..." May 17

  • Why Boston Bruins are 2019 Stanley Cup favorites

    Sportsnaut "For the third time in the past eight seasons the Boston Bruins are once again a finalist in the Eastern Conference. They are gunning for their third Stanley Cup Final appearance since 2011. The big picture: The Bruins have been buzzing in these playoffs. They have balanced scoring..." May 17

  • What will other top RFA defensemen fetch?

    The Hockey News "The Stars are wasting no time locking up one of their own – and one of the off-season’s – most notable restricted free agent. Thursday afternoon, Dallas announced they have locked up defenseman Esa Lindell for the next six seasons at an annual average value of $5.8..." May 17