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  • Full 2020 List Of Expiring NCAA Draft Rights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In a normal year, the middle of August usually represents the dullest time of the hockey calendar. Free agent frenzy is almost completely over, there are still a few weeks until training camp really gets underway and there isn’t even ice at many local rinks. 2020 is not a normal..." August 14

  • Eliminated NHL teams free to make trades

    TSN "Consider the trade market open for the eight teams eliminated from the play-in round, who have now joined the seven teams not included in the NHL's Return to Play in being free to make deals. The league confirmed to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun for The Athletic that..." August 12

  • Inside look at the five longest games in NHL playoff history

    The Sports Daily "Despite no one in attendance on Tuesday at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, it was a historic moment in the National Hockey League. The fourth longest game ever in the Stanley Cup Playoffs was played as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 at 10:27 of the..." August 12

  • Blackhawks unable to outplay goaltending issues against steadier foe

    Sportsnet "When Corey Crawford beat the Edmonton Oilers in the Qualifying Round with a save percentage of just .891, it was the first time a goalie won a series with a number that low since Jonathan Quick beat the Chicago Blackhawks while posting an .889 six years ago. Crawford battled..." August 12

  • Ken Holland: Oilers need more defensive leadership from Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl

    The Score "Edmonton Oilers stars Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid may have finished atop the league in regular-season scoring, but general manager Ken Holland is challenging them to do more defensively. "The answer would be, yes," Holland said when asked if..." August 11

  • Donald Trump Criticized for Hypocritical Comments on NBA Players vs. NHL Players

    Complex "During an interview with Fox Sports on Tuesday morning, Donald Trump once again criticized players in both the NFL and the NBA for kneeling in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, while simultaneously..." August 11

  • How the NHL has kept its playoff bubble coronavirus-free -- so far

    ESPN "There have been many extraordinary aspects to the National Hockey League's return to the ice after it paused its season for the coronavirus pandemic in March. Hockey being played in August. Stanley Cup playoff games held in empty arenas echoing with artificial crowd..." August 10

  • Hockey Hall of Fame postpones Induction Weekend due to COVID-19 pandemic "The 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Weekend and Celebration, scheduled for Nov. 13-16 in Toronto, has been postponed until further notice due to consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rescheduling plans will be addressed when the board of directors meet Oct...." August 10

  • NHL again announces zero positive COVID-19 tests

    Yardbarker "The qualification round and round-robin games are complete, with the first round of the playoffs set to kick off this week. Players have become acclimated to life in the bubble with few issues, and now the league has provided an update on COVID-19 testing. For the second week of Phase 4 (Aug..." August 10

  • No. 1 pick in 2020 NHL Draft Lottery to be awarded by Second Phase "The No. 1 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft will be awarded in the Second Phase of the NHL Draft Lottery on Monday (6 p.m. ET; NHLN, NBCSN, SN, TVAS). The eight teams eliminated from the Stanley Cup Qualifiers will participate in the Second Phase, each with a 12.5 percent chance of winning..." August 09

  • NHL schedule for 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers in league’s Return to Play

    NBC Sports "It’s time to focus on the NHL games, including the 2020 NHL playoffs schedule. The 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers began on Saturday, Aug. 1 in the hub cities of Edmonton and Toronto. The top four teams in both conferences will play a three-game round robin for seeding in the First..." August 09

  • Oilers believe they lacked intensity against Blackhawks in Cup Qualifiers "The Edmonton Oilers season ended with a 3-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, the 12th seed in the Western Conference, in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers at Rogers Arena in Edmonton on Friday. "We never really got our 'A' game going," Oilers forward Leon..." August 08

  • Five highlights of the most remarkable day of NHL playoff action ever

    The Sports Daily "Heading into the Stanley Cup Playoff qualifiers, not even National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman would have predicted how remarkable the intensity of hockey was on Friday. We had six elimination games spread out the entire day. Yes, back in the 1980’s the NHL had several..." August 08

  • NHL Return to Play critics revel in Oilers and Penguins defeats

    Sportsnaut "When the NHL announced their 24 team Return to Play Plan, there were plenty of critics. Two teams in particular were mentioned more often than not for being included. The Chicago Blackhawks and Montreal Canadiens. Each represented the 12th seed in their respective conference. Now..." August 08

  • No. 1 seeds in Stanley Cup Playoffs will be decided in round-robin games "The top seeds for the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be decided in Stanley Cup Qualifiers round-robin games Saturday, when the Vegas Golden Knights play the Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference and the Philadelphia Flyers face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference. With..." August 08

  • The Most Stylish Players in the NHL Bubble

    Complex "As we still try to wrap our heads around the concept of playoff hockey in August, the sheer absurdity of it all is highlighted by the NHL’s decision to loosen the reins around the players’ game-day attire. Gone are the flashy suits—sorry Pastrnak—and loud ties. In..." August 07

  • Six teams that could clinch Qualifiers on Friday "Six teams, including the No. 12 seeds Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks, have a chance to win their Stanley Cup Qualifiers series on what could be an historic day Friday. Only once in NHL history have six postseason series ended on the same day, and that was April 12, 1986,..." August 07

  • 4 numbers that tell the tale of Habs and Blackhawks' pivotal Game 3 wins

    The Score "6 Weber, Petry, Chiarot's combined points Generally, a team's most reliable sources of offense are its power-play units and No. 1 line. Even subpar power plays score close to 20% of the time, and it stands to reason that three skilled forwards will click given enough..." August 06

  • Tyler Ennis Out Indefinitely

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers won’t have Tyler Ennis back in the lineup tomorrow as they try to stave off elimination, and even if they win he likely won’t be available for a while. The team has announced that Ennis is out “indefinitely” with the injury he..." August 06

  • NHL Announces Date For Draft Lottery Phase 2

    Pro Hockey Rumors "August 10, 2020. That’s the day one franchise will earn the right to pick first in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, a selection that will almost surely be used to pick superstar prospect Alexis Lafreniere. The league will hold Phase 2 of their draft lottery on Monday at 5pm CT,..." August 06

  • Teams not involved in restart request extended training camps

    The Score "The general managers of the seven clubs not participating in the NHL's 24-team restart have submitted a collaborative proposal to the league requesting extended training camps for their respective teams prior to the 2020-21 season, sources told The Athletic's Craig Custance and..." August 05

  • Model Ana Braga Shakes Her Boobs at People Who Hate The Blackhawks

    Total Pro Sports "Warning, the below video just might make you a Chicago Blackhawks fan. Model Ana Braga is a big fan of the Chicago Blackhawks and is seriously thrilled the team is in the playoffs and taking on the Edmonton Oilers. " August 05

  • Why NHL teams enjoy home ice advantage — even without fans

    New York Post "Unlike most other sports, hockey has a built-in home advantage that many casual fans may not know about. And no, we’re not referring to the fact the player from the visiting team is required to place his stick on the ice first when setting up for the faceoff. Matchups are the..." August 03

  • Drake Caggiula suspended for Game 2 of Blackhawks

    NBC Sports "Drake Caggiula was suspended for Game 2 of Blackhawks – Oilers because of his illegal check to the head on Tyler Ennis. During the NHL video explanation, the league described the hit as “high” and “forceful.” The league believes that..." August 02

  • Top 5 performances from Day 1 of the NHL's restart

    The Score "The first day of meaningful NHL hockey in more than four months didn't disappoint. Both the Chicago Blackhawks' 6-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers and the Montreal Canadiens' 3-2 overtime win against the Pittsburgh Penguins featured more than..." August 02

  • Chicago's Kirby Dach Is On A Fantastic Trajectory

    The Hockey News "When the Chicago Blackhawks stepped up to the podium at the 2019 draft, they had what was, essentially, the first decision of the night. Jack Hughes was a lock to go first overall to the New Jersey Devils, while Kaapo Kakko was basically in the same boat at No. 2 with the New York Rangers. But..." August 01

  • Predicting all the NHL Western Qualifying Round winners

    Sportsnaut "The NHL Qualifying Round begins tomorrow at 12:00 PM Eastern Time. Things will start to get wild in the West when the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks get things started off at 3:00 PM Eastern Time at Rogers Place. Now, let’s dive in to each series and make a..." August 01

  • NHL schedule for 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers in league’s Return to Play

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s time to focus on the NHL games, including the 2020 NHL playoffs schedule. The 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers will begin on Saturday, Aug. 1 in the hub cities of Edmonton and Toronto. The top four teams in both conference will play a three-game round robin for seeding in the..." August 01

  • The NHL Has Had Zero Positive Tests Since Teams Entered The Bubble

    Yardbarker "Just one day before players return to the ice for meaningful games, there is some good news from off the ice.  TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that there have been zero positive tests for COVID-19 since teams entered the bubble cities in Edmonton and Toronto last..." July 31

  • First-day teams take goalie decisions for Qualifiers down to wire "The drama of the NHL postseason already has started, with seven of the 10 teams scheduled to play Saturday, the first day of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers, unwilling to reveal their starting goalie. "As far as the goaltender … there's an old hockey movie called 'Slap..." July 31

  • NHL fans are kneeling at home because players won't protest during national anthem

    Sporting News "Unlike their counterparts in other sports, NHL players have opted not to kneel in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement during their return to the ice this week. " July 31

  • NHL's path to restart was safe, smooth and completely out of character

    Yahoo! Sports "For a while now, one major criticism of the NHL has been an inability to think for itself — or at least so it often seems. Rarely making the sort of decisions that might fly in the face of convention, conservatism is the league’s hallmark, while progressiveness has been left to..." July 31

  • Gary Bettman: ‘Safety is paramount’ in NHL Return to Play, 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman stressed that “safety is paramount” while discussing the NHL Return to Play/2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers with Liam McHugh. In the lengthy segment you can watch above, Bettman also sheds some light on the process. " July 31

  • NHL predictions; here's how the qualifying round and Stanley Cup playoffs will unfold

    USA Today "Playoff predictions are always difficult. After all, who could have foreseen last season that the record-tying Tampa Bay Lightning would be swept in the first round or that the St. Louis Blues, who were in last place in January, would win the Stanley Cup? But this year is..." July 31

  • NHL Return to Play: Predictions for 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers

    Pro Hockey Talk "NHL exhibition games are over and it’s time for the real thing. The Return to Play begins this weekend as 24 teams vie to be crowned the 2019-20 Stanley Cup champion. These unique times called for unique solutions from the NHL and NHLPA — thus the 24-team format with two..." July 31

  • Adult Film Star Phoenix Marie Opens Her DM Doors To NHL Players

    Black Sports Online "If hockey players have a tough time shooting the puck into their opponent’s goal, maybe porn star Phoenix Marie DMs are something they can aim for. Marie went on social media celebrating the NHL return along with bringing her OnlyFans account in the mix. Although the Riverside,..." July 30

  • NHL coaches preferred Las Vegas, Vancouver as hub cities

    Yardbarker "The 2019-20 NHL season is set to resume this weekend in Edmonton and Toronto, but it appears a majority of coaches polled would've rather played somewhere else.  According to a poll of coaches conducted by The Athletic, NHL coaches would've rather played in either..." July 30

  • Return To Play Represents Opportunity For Pending Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For an NHL player, the Stanley Cup playoffs represent a fleeting opportunity to cement your legacy. By hoisting that chalice even once in your career, you join a relatively small group of players that can be identified as champions. It doesn’t happen for everyone. Just..." July 30

  • What it feels like to be at an NHL game with no fans

    Sportsnet "What you notice are the things that are glaringly absent, of course. The scalpers, sweatered fans and giddy buzz that orbit an NHL rink on game day. And you marvel how easy it is to locate a decent parking space so close to puck drop. But you also notice the things that have always..." July 29

  • Blackhawks ban headdresses from home games, team events

    The Score "The Chicago Blackhawks will no longer permit fans to wear headdresses at team events or the United Center, the team announced Wednesday. "As we prepare to return to play and represent you in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers in Edmonton, we want our fans to be very..." July 29

  • How NHL coaches are handling the strangest postseason of their careers

    The Score "Paul Maurice has a theory about the rhythm of a new hockey season. "It's kind of like when you're (horsing around) with your brother," the longtime Jets head coach said. "You start pushing and then next thing you know you're throwing haymakers. There's..." July 28

  • NHL announces zero positive COVID-19 tests in final week of Phase 3 camp

    Pension Plan Puppets "Today the NHL has announced their testing data for the last week of Phase 3, aka training camp. They report zero new tests. There have been two positive tests in total during the training camp period which lasted for just under two weeks. No information has ever been..." July 27

  • Teams find safety top priority upon arrival in hub cities "The first team entered the Secure Zone at 10:49 a.m. ET on Sunday, when a guard opened a gate in the black fence surrounding the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. Not one but two buses carried the Montreal Canadiens because of the space needed for social distancing. Everyone wore a mask..." July 27

  • NHL announces team rosters for Phase 4 " The NHL announced today the Phase 4 player rosters for the 24 clubs contesting the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers that begin Saturday, Aug. 1. Under the Return To Play Plan, each team is permitted to bring a maximum of 31 players into the Secure Zones in the hub cities of Edmonton and..." July 26

  • Blackhawks include Corey Crawford on playoff roster

    The Score "Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford has been included on the team's 31-player postseason roster, a source told The Athletic's Scott Powers. The veteran netminder has been deemed "unfit to participate" in the team's training camp since..." July 25

  • NHL Bubble Need To Know; The Tournament Is Upon Us

    The Hockey News "Today, the NHL will receive the final rosters from the 24 teams scheduled to play in the 2020 post-season. Bubble life is upon us, hockey fans. Teams can bring a maximum of 31 players with them to Toronto and Edmonton, while each franchise can bring up to 52 people in total into the..." July 24

  • Brent Seabrook won’t travel with Blackhawks; future and salary cap impact unclear

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brent Seabrook won’t travel with the Chicago Blackhawks during the next stage of the NHL’s Return to Play. It also seems unclear if Seabrook will suit up with the Blackhawks again. Coming off of significant surgeries, Seabrook explained that he isn’t ready..." July 24

  • NHL players contemplate life in the playoff bubble

    The Score "On Sunday, chartered planes in 22 NHL cities across North America will take off carrying professional hockey players, coaches, and staff. One of two Canadian cities will be the destination: Edmonton for those from the Western Conference, Toronto for those in the East. The Oilers and Maple..." July 24

  • NHL broadcasts to feature 5-second delay, video game cheering

    ESPN "The NHL will have a five-second delay on broadcasts and artificial crowd noise when it restarts its season in Toronto and Edmonton beginning Aug. 1. The league distributed "Phase 4" information to teams and media this week, detailing life in the bubbles for the 24 teams..." July 24

  • NHL unveils final plans for Edmonton, Toronto bubbles

    The Score "The NHL revealed a detailed plan on Thursday for the final phase of its return to play, including information about general rules and safety measures, life in the bubble for players and staff, and how broadcasts and game presentations will look. The league will test every..." July 24