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  • Let's Dance: 12 Unforgettable Hockey Fights We're Still Talking About

    Complex "Although fighting in the NHL has been on a steady decline for years (sorry, Don Cherry), the recent drama surrounding the Battle of Alberta has put it back on the map—at least temporarily. With Edmonton Oilers’ winger Zack Kassian suspended two games for his now-infamous..." January 19

  • Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton leaves game with apparent leg injury

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes are holding their collective breath after their best defenseman suffered a potentially gruesome injury. Dougie Hamilton, one of the NHL's most talented blue-liners, fell awkwardly on his left leg after getting tangled up with Columbus Blue Jackets..." January 17

  • The Blue Jackets' goaltending situation is worth watching for all the right reasons

    The Hockey News "The Blue Jackets entered 2019-20 in a transition phase. For the first time in nearly a decade, Sergei Bobrovsky was absent from Columbus’ crease, departing in the off-season by way of a free agent pact with the Florida Panthers, and there wasn’t a single proven netminder picked up..." 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

  • Bruins' Tuukka Rask leaves game after hit to head

    TSN "Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask left Tuesday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets after he took a shot to the head from Columbus Blue Jackets forward Emil Bemstrom. The team confirmed after the first period that he would not return because of an..." January 14

  • 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

  • Maybe we should’ve learned by now not to count out surging Blue Jackets

    Jackets Cannon "I wanted to title this The Blue Jackets are fun again, but I’ve done that already. That’s the vibe with this team over the past month, as they ride a run with points in 14 of their last 15 games. Overall, I think I’m finally catching..." January 10

  • 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

  • Nathan MacKinnon leads 3 Stars of the Week "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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dean Kukan Out Indefinitely With Meniscus Tear

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Columbus Blue Jackets could rebrand as a hospital at this point. The team has suffered another major injury, this time to Dean Kukan. The defenseman has a medial meniscus tear and articular cartilage injury in his left knee and is out indefinitely. Kukan suffered the injury..." 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

  • Alexandre Texier Out Indefinitely "The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed forward Alexandre Texier on Injured Reserve and have added center Justin Scott to the roster on emergency recall from the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced..." January 02

  • Blue Jackets' John Tortorella fined $20K for ripping officiating

    ESPN "The NHL has fined Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella $20,000 for comments he made ripping the officiating after the team's overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Columbus on Sunday. The league announced the fine Wednesday. Additionally, Tortorella..." January 02

  • 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

  • Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella accepts blame for postgame rant on officiating

    Columbus Dispatch "Less than 24 hours later, John Tortorella pointed a finger at himself. Following practice Monday at Nationwide Arena, the Blue Jackets coach said that his rant after a 3-2 shootout loss Sunday to the Chicago Blackhawks wasn’t the right way to handle a beef about a timekeeping..." December 31

  • 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

  • John Tortorella is right: the NHL's timekeeping should be better

    National Post "Dear NHL: Figure it out. It’s OK to admit things didn’t go right sometimes. It would also be good if you’d talk about how you’re going to be better. Elias Pettersson may have taken the highest road possible on Saturday when asked about a blatant trip..." 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

  • Colin Campbell: Tortorella's rant 'unprofessional' and 'unacceptable'

    The Score "NHL director of hockey operations Colin Campbell was not amused by John Tortorella's postgame tirade. Campbell called Tortorella's comments "unprofessional" and "unacceptable" after the Columbus Blue Jackets head coach heavily criticized..." December 31

  • Joonas Korpisalo out 4-6 weeks for Blue Jackets following knee surgery "Joonas Korpisalo will be out 4-6 weeks for the Columbus Blue Jackets after the goalie had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee Monday. Korpisalo sustained the injury during the shootout in a 3-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. He had to be helped off the ice..." December 31

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

  • Blue Jackets' John Tortorella rips referees in post-game tirade, storms out

    Yahoo! Sports "The National Hockey League’s most entertaining coach is back at it again after his team was robbed of a win on Sunday, according to him. Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella has become synonymous with his fiery temper during his decades behind NHL benches and further..." December 30

  • Blue Jackets place RW Cam Atkinson on IR with ankle injury

    ESPN "The Columbus Blue Jackets placed right wing Cam Atkinson on injured reserve Thursday with a sprained ankle that will keep him out for two to three weeks. " December 27

  • Can the Blue Jackets really put it together?

    Yahoo! Sports "For most of the season to date, there hasn’t been much to be excited about in Columbus. All the guys who left town also left a vacuum in their wake, and while there were some warm bodies to fill the roster spots, the quality of player took a nosedive. That is, until Dec. 9. Just..." 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 "Rosters for the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game have yet to be announced by the League's Hockey Operations Department, but 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

  • Columbus Blue Jackets place Oliver Bjorkstrand on IR, recall Nathan Gerbe from AHL Cleveland "The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand on Injured Reserve and added left wing Nathan Gerbe to the roster on emergency recall from the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today...." December 22

  • Andrew Peeke Out Four To Six Weeks

    Yardbarker "The Columbus Blue Jackets will be without Andrew Peeke in the lineup for the next while, after the young defenseman suffered a broken finger on Tuesday night. Peeke has been moved to injured reserve and is expected to miss four to six weeks. In his place, the team..." December 20

  • Ryan Murray Placed On Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In what has become a familiar refrain, the Columbus Blue Jackets have placed Ryan Murray on injured reserve. The defenseman suffered a back injury last weekend against the Ottawa Senators and is listed as week-t0-week. Columbus has also sent Marko Dano down the minor..." December 20

  • Blue Jackets F Cam Atkinson out with LBI

    TSN "Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson will miss at least the next two games with a lower-body injury. The injury occurred in the second period of Thursday night's game, an overtime win against the Los Angeles Kings. He did not return.  " December 20

  • 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

  • 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

  • Blue Jackets place Josh Anderson on IR, activate Zach Werenski

    Last Word On Hockey "The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed forward Josh Anderson on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. This is Anderson’s second injury of the season. The news came from the team’s Public Relation department earlier Tuesday..." December 17