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  • Pass or Fail: LA Kings’ 2020 Stadium Series jerseys

    Pro Hockey Talk "One day after the Colorado Avalanche showed off their jerseys for next month’s Stadium Series game, the Los Angeles Kings revealed what they will wear when they hit the ice at at Falcon Stadium on Feb. 15 (8 p.m. ET; NBC). As is tradition for Stadium Series games, the..." January 17

  • Avalanche reveal jerseys for Stadium Series game vs. Kings

    Sportsnet "The Colorado Avalanche unveiled their jerseys for their Stadium Series game against the Los Angeles Kings. " January 16

  • 7 Maple Leafs trade targets who could help shore up the blue line

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs’ tumultuous season has seen a new dose of chaos thrown into the mix. If a coaching change, an off-season blockbuster deal that hasn’t panned out, and injuries to Mitch Marner and John Tavares weren’t enough to shake things up, the loss of..." January 15

  • New skills event will have players shooting pucks from stands

    The Score "The NHL is unveiling a new skills competition event at the 2020 All-Star Weekend that will feature players shooting pucks from up in the stands into targets on the ice, sources told ESPN's Greg Wyshynski. Eight players will stand in a section of the Enterprise Center in St. Louis..." January 14

  • NHL extends agreement with Buffalo to host combine through 2022

    Buffalo News "Buffalo will remain the final stop for prospects before the National Hockey League's entry draft. The league and the Buffalo Sabres announced Monday the two sides signed a three-year contract to continue to hold the combine in KeyBank Center and LECOM Harborcenter through 2022...." January 13

  • Women's 3-on-3 event arranged for NHL All-Star Weekend

    Yahoo! Sports "Hockey’s greatest rivalry is set to take the spotlight during the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. A 3-on-3 matchup featuring the top women’s hockey players from the United States and Canada will take place at some point during the..." January 13

  • Nathan MacKinnon remains driven to be great for Avalanche

    NHL.com "A telling indicator of Nathan MacKinnon's unyielding competitive drive can be found, of all places, on the golf course. "I was so bad at golf," the Colorado Avalanche center said. "This was probably five, six years ago. I used to play with some of the guys and..." January 12

  • Potential targets for the Colorado Avalanche as we approach the NHL trade deadline

    Mile High Hockey "As the 2020 NHL trade deadline draws closer, it’s only a matter of time before the rumor mill picks up steam. We’re set to hear dozens of teams and player mentioned in ‘rumors’ and ‘rumbling’ on a nearly daily basis. Some rumored trades will come to..." January 09

  • NHL's Bill Daly says trend of players skipping All-Star Game 'a concern'

    ESPN "The decision by Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin to skip back-to-back All-Star Weekends has the NHL concerned it could start a trend among players, according to deputy commissioner Bill Daly. "In terms of player participation, is that a concern? Yes, I..." January 08

  • NHL unveils black-and-white 2020 All-Star Game jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "The best players across hockey will convene in St. Louis this year for the annual NHL All-Star Game, and with it comes the yearly debate about whether or not the jerseys displayed on ice are aesthetically pleasing, or doomed to be forgotten at best, and ridiculed at worst. The 2020..." January 08

  • Ryan Lindgren To Have Hearing With NHL Department of Player Safety

    Blueshirt Banter "Ryan Lindgren took down Joonas Donskoi with a big hit during Tuesday’s victory vs. the Colorado Avalanche, and although a penalty was not assessed on the play, the league is going to give it another..." January 08

  • Nathan MacKinnon leads 3 Stars of the Week

    NHL.com "Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele and Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 5.   FIRST STAR - NATHAN MACKINNON, C, COLORADO..." January 06

  • Igor Shesterkin to make Rangers debut, named starting goalie

    NHL.com "Igor Shesterkin will start for the New York Rangers against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN360, SNE, SNO, NHL.TV). The goalie was recalled from Hartford of the American Hockey League on Monday and will make his NHL..." January 06

  • Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and the value of a supporting cast

    TSN "Two of hockey’s superstars will square off Monday night in Toronto as Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers face Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs (6:30 p.m. ET on TSN 4). Any time you get a head-to-head matchup between players of this calibre, it is..." January 06

  • Nathan MacKinnon Jokes, 'No One Knows Who I Am!'

    TMZ ""Bro, I'm not famous enough for TMZ!" Here's an interesting clip that sort of sums up the problem pro hockey is facing in the United States ... We shot Colorado Avalanche stud Nathan MacKinnon in New York ... and he COULDN'T BELIEVE we knew..." January 06

  • Rene Fasel: NHL needs to make Olympic decision by end of August

    The Score "IIHF president Rene Fasel has set a deadline for the NHL to decide whether or not the league will participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Speaking at the closing press conference at the world juniors Sunday, Fasel said he needs a decision from commissioner Gary Bettman by..." January 06

  • John Tortorella’s nonsensical fine reeks of NHL hypocrisy

    New York Post "It is always amusing when Colin Campbell leaps to the defense of the integrity of the league, as the NHL’s director of hockey operations indirectly did when castigating John Tortorella’s “unprofessional and unacceptable” Dec. 29 postgame tirade against the..." January 06

  • Which team should the Minnesota Wild face in the 2021 NHL Winter Classic?

    Hockey Wilderness "It’s official, folks. The Minnesota Wild will finally host a Winter Classic! The big game will take place on New Year’s Day 2021 at Target Field, which can contain close to 40,000 fans. The entire week leading up to the game will essentially be one massive party,..." January 03

  • Five most underrated stars heading into 2020

    Pro Hockey Talk "Like in all sports, the NHL has some players that are both overrated and underrated. Players might fall into either category because of where they play, which players they play with or their personalities both during interviews and on social media. Today, we don’t want to focus..." January 03

  • Four potential trade destinations for Rangers winger Chris Kreider

    Sportsnet "The first marquee trade chip of the season has already been dealt. With elite winger Taylor Hall shipped from New Jersey to Arizona in mid-December, the trade market has officially opened. And as is often the case with big-ticket deals, the fallout is just as important as the initial..." January 03

  • NHL All-Decade Power Rankings: Blackhawks reign supreme

    The Score "Welcome to a special edition of theScore's NHL Power Rankings, which will encompass the last 10 seasons. With the new decade now underway, it's time to take one last look back at the previous 10 years and see which franchises were the class of the league. Let's rank how..." January 01

  • Breaking down the most egregious 2020 NHL All-Star team snubs

    Sportsnet "The rosters for the NHL’s four divisional All-Star squads are nearly set. After announcing the four captains earlier this month — Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, David Pastrnak and Alex Ovechkin, who’s elected to skip the festivities to rest up for the..." December 31

  • Divisional imbalance sure to impact NHL playoff races

    TSN "One story I’ve been monitoring since the National Hockey League adopted a division-based playoff format at the onset of the 2013-14 regular season is how divisional imbalance influences playoff races. There were a few reasons for realignment, but the league’s primary bet..." December 31

  • Calder Trophy Power Rankings: Victor Olofsson charges up list with big December

    The Score "In the third edition of theScore's Calder Trophy Power Rankings, we feature one rookie making his debut on the list, and four others who have been jockeying for position throughout the 2019-20 season. 5. Ilya Mikheyev, Toronto Maple Leafs Unfortunately, this will be..." December 31

  • NHL unveils All-Star Game rosters, Last Men In candidates

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League announced today the four divisional rosters for the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend as well as the return of the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In presented by adidas, which gives fans the ability to vote for the final player on each All-Star..." December 30

  • Avs' Cale Makar will play vs. Wild following 8-game absence

    The Score "Cale Makar is good to go. The Colorado Avalanche announced the rookie defenseman will return to the lineup against the Minnesota Wild on Friday after missing the club's previous eight games with an upper-body injury. " December 27

  • Concussions dominated the 2010s, but the NHL is still fighting its demons

    The Score "Tim Thomas didn't expect this - the pain, the suffering, being open about both. Yet there he was, signature goatee and all, speaking candidly with a small group of reporters earlier this month in Washington. His voice trembled. Tears streamed down his cheeks. He bore it..." December 27

  • NHL players most likely to be traded this season

    Yardbarker "Even though the NHL trade deadline is still two months away, it is not too early to start looking at the players who could be on the move. We already saw one of the biggest names make headlines this month when the New Jersey Devils traded Taylor Hall to the Arizona Coyotes. Here..." December 27

  • The World Junior Championship Is a Prospect-Lovers Paradise Thanks to a Strong Draft Class

    The Hockey News "If your favorite NHL team is down in the dumps, help is on the way. The World Junior Championship is always seen as the ultimate test for the best prospects in the world, both drafted and undrafted. And while the 2020 edition will have its fair share of top drafted NHL prospects, such..." December 26

  • Nine bold NHL predictions for 2020

    Sportsnet "Did you know a year in advance that P.K. Subban would get traded (again), Patrick Marleau would find his way back to San Jose, and Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky would split from Columbus after the playoffs? We did. We’re not guaranteeing all of these nine NHL..." December 26

  • Kathryn Tappen: Jeremy Roenick's comments 'unacceptable,' we remain friends

    The Score "NHL on NBC host Kathryn Tappen released a statement Tuesday condemning the recent comments made by co-worker Jeremy Roenick that led to his indefinite suspension from the network. "While Jeremy and I continue to be good friends, what he said was unacceptable, especially..." December 24

  • All-Star Game rosters as selected by NHL.com

    NHL.com "Rosters for the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game have yet to be announced by the League's Hockey Operations Department, but NHL.com staff writers are getting a head start. Four writers, one per division, were asked to fill out their own teams to go along with the four captains already..." December 24

  • NBC suspends Jeremy Roenick for inappropriate comments on podcast

    The Score "NBC has suspended Jeremy Roenick indefinitely without pay for inappropriate comments made about his co-workers during a recent appearance on the "Spittin' Chiclets" podcast, the network announced on Monday, according to Stephen Whyno of The Associated Press. On the..." December 23

  • Connor McDavid, Alex Ovechkin, Nathan MacKinnon, David Pastrnak voted NHL All-Star Game captains

    NHL.com "Connor McDavid will be captain of the Pacific Division for the fourth consecutive season when 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend is held at Enterprise Center in St. Louis on Jan. 24-25. The Edmonton Oilers center was one of four team captains named Saturday following the 2020 NHL..." December 21

  • Canada finalizes 23-man world juniors roster

    The Score "Forward Benoit-Olivier Groulx will have to take the lonely flight back home from the Czech Republic, as the Anaheim Ducks prospect was Team Canada's final cut ahead of the 2020 World Junior Championship. Here's a look at the final 23-man roster, based on Saturday's..." December 21

  • Future Watch: Five Rookies Tearing Up The AHL This Season

    The Hockey News "Welcome to the Lucas Elvenes show. In our 2019-20 Yearbook, Elvenes didn’t crack the top 10 NHL prospects list, which makes sense given that he was coming off a disappointing season with Rogle in the Swedish league where he failed to show much improvement. But up until a few..." December 20

  • Friday Five: What will the NHL look like next decade?

    TSN "What a decade it’s been. The 2010s brought the Golden Goal, a seventh Canadian club in Winnipeg, and a shot in the arm for franchises in Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver with the arrivals of Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Elias Pettersson. There was the..." December 20

  • Five players looking for a fresh start in 2020

    Pro Hockey Talk "The year is winding down and some people around the NHL will be happier to see it come to an end than others. 2019 was kind to players like Ryan O'Reilly, Nikita Kucherov and Mark Giordano, but there are others who are ready for a fresh start and a new..." December 20

  • Avalanche's Samuel Girard fined for boarding Blackhawks' Alex DeBrincat

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Thursday morning that Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard has been fined $1,957.89, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for boarding Blackhawks winger Alex DeBrincat.  Girard's hit on..." December 19

  • 3 teams that could bring in Ilya Kovalchuk

    The Score "Ilya Kovalchuk's tenure with the Los Angeles Kings officially lasted for just under a year and a half after the forward cleared unconditional waivers Tuesday, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun. Kovalchuk signed a three-year, $18.75-million contract with L.A. in 2018 and appeared in..." December 18

  • The NHL's Great Pretenders: Teams that are not what they seem

    ESPN "Last week we looked at some players who were prime regression candidates, for both good and bad reasons. It's an especially useful mental exercise to go through at this point of the season, because we're at a crossroads point of sorts in the calendar. We now have enough..." December 18

  • Akim Aliu accepts equipment manager's apology for blackface incident

    The Score "The minor-league equipment manager who went to a 2011 Halloween party dressed in blackface as Akim Aliu apologized directly to the player and will keep his job. Colorado Eagles owner Martin Lind said in a statement Tuesday that he and Tony Deynzer, the staffer in question,..." December 17

  • Would Ilya Kovalchuk make sense for Bruins, other NHL contenders?

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s over. The Ilya Kovalchuk era has mercifully ended for the Los Angeles Kings, as Kovalchuk cleared waivers on Tuesday. The 36-year-old is now an unrestricted free agent. So, would and should another NHL team see if they can make it work with Kovalchuk where the Kings..." December 17

  • 5 teams positioned well to trade for Taylor Hall

    The Score "The Taylor Hall sweepstakes are officially underway, and they may not be here long. The pending unrestricted free agent sat out New Jersey's most recent game Friday and he's expected to do so again Saturday. It appears the former Hart Trophy winner has..." December 16

  • Examining where the Devils’ Taylor Hall trade situation currently stands

    Sportsnet "Wanted to do some extra work on Taylor Hall. What a unique situation. Hands-up all of you who thought he’d take the team plane back to New Jersey on Saturday night after being scratched in Colorado and Arizona. You liars. My fantasy football elimination..." December 16

  • Peter DeBoer will consider coaching in NHL again this year

    Sportsnet "Former San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer will consider coaching in the NHL again this year depending on the situation, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. The Sharks fired DeBoer on Wednesday after a disappointing start to the..." December 16

  • Referee Tim Peel likely done for season after broken leg

    Russian Machine Never Breaks "Following a collision with Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews on Thursday night, NHL official Tim Peel will be unable to work in the foreseeable future. John Shannon reports that Peel fractured his fibula. At the time, it seemed like a minor incident. Toews bumped into Peel..." December 16

  • The school of 'easy there, Tom — Not such hard knocks'

    Sportsnet "Tom Wilson starts nodding before he hears the end of the question — that’s an emphatic “yes.” He’s sitting in a small conference room above the Washington Capitals’ practice facility after an off-day skate. At the end of practice, Wilson flipped a puck over..." December 15

  • New Jersey Devils Sit Taylor Hall As A Precaution

    Pro Hockey Rumors "As if there wasn’t rampant Taylor Hall trade speculation already, the New Jersey Devils had to turn the drama up to soap opera levels on Friday night. After taking part in warm-ups, Hall was announced as a late scratch just minutes before puck drop. The team would only..." December 14

  • Avs get close look at Taylor Hall as trade rumors continue

    NBC Sports "Taylor Hall‘s days as a member of the New Jersey Devils are definitely numbered. The team’s playoff chances are fading by the day, he is months away from free agency, there seems to be no progress in contract talks, and general manager Ray Shero is reportedly listening to..." December 13