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  • Predators' Viktor Arvidsson fined $2,000 under NHL diving policy

    ESPN "Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson has been fined $2,000 by the NHL under the league's rules regarding diving and embellishment. NHL Rule 64 was designed to penalize players who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties. " January 18

  • Boston Bruins place David Backes on waivers; veteran's NHL future in doubt

    Sporting News "It appears veteran NHL forward David Backes' time with the Boston Bruins has finally reached its conclusion. The Bruins placed Backes, who played in just 16 games this season, on waivers Friday with the intention of assigning him to the team's AHL..." January 17

  • Franchise of the Decade: Chicago Blackhawks "As the Chicago Blackhawks celebrated their 2010 Stanley Cup championship against the Philadelphia Flyers in June of that year, they reveled in knowing they had ended decades of frustration with their first Cup in 49 years.  But it was just the beginning of what would be an..." January 17

  • Bruins waive David Backes

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The Bruins announced this afternoon that forward David Backes has been placed on waivers. Should he clear, Backes will be assigned to the Providence Bruins. Backes has played in just 16 games for the Bruins this season, recording 3 points..." January 17

  • Tuukka Rask showered with gifts including Metallica drum set for milestones "Goalies and drummers both need quick hands. Safe to say Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask qualifies. On Thursday the team honored Rask for his 500th career game and becoming the Bruins all-time career leader in wins earlier this season, showering him with gifts, including one..." January 17

  • Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand mocks himself on Twitter after latest failed breakaway

    Sporting News "Brad Marchand may not be everyone's cup of tea in the NHL, but no one has ever said he does not have a sense of humor. On Thursday night, skating alone with the puck was (once again) a challenge for the Boston Bruins forward. So on Friday morning, he took to Twitter..." January 17

  • Bruins place Tuukka Rask on IR, recall Karson Kuhlman and Dan Vladar from Providence

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The Bruins made a series of expected roster moves this morning, solidifying things a bit in light of Tuukka Rask's concussion. First, Rask was placed on injured reserve. This freed up a roster spot for Dan Vladar, who has been recalled from..." January 16

  • Brett Ritchie, Chris Stewart Placed On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers have placed Brett Ritchie and Chris Stewart on waivers respectively, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. Ritchie, 26, hasn’t been a good fit for the Bruins this season after signing a one-year, $1MM deal..." January 16

  • Boston Bruins Tuukka Rask Out with Concussion

    Last Word On Hockey "The Boston Bruins could be without starting goaltender Tuukka Rask for a time while Rask recovers from a concussion. The injury occurred at some point during a loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Matt Porter of the Boston Globe was among the first to break the news per a..." January 15

  • 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

  • Who will the Bruins use to replace Tuukka Rask?

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "With Bruce Cassidy telling the assembled media on Tuesday night that Tuukka Rask is concussed, it stands to reason that he’ll be out for a few games. Given the fact that Rask has had concussions in the past and has also dealt with debilitating headache..." 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

  • What Brad Marchand had to say about his failed shootout attempt

    Boston "The Celtics defeated the Bulls on Monday night, 113-101. Jaylen Brown led Boston with 21 points. And the Bruins lost to the Flyers 6-5 in a shootout. The game was decided by a failed shootout attempt from Brad Marchand, who almost missed the puck as he skated towards..." January 14

  • Bruins lose as Brad Marchand delivers the worst shootout attempt in NHL history

    CBS Sports "The Boston Bruins lost a hockey game in perhaps one of the most embarrassing ways possible on Monday night in Philadelphia. Not only did they blow a three-goal lead in regulation, but they also sealed the defeat with one of the worst shootout "attempts" in the history of the..." 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

  • Auston Matthews, David Pastrnak set up thrilling Maurice Richard race

    Pro Hockey Talk "For quite some time, it looked like David Pastrnak (32 goals) would run away with the Maurice Richard Trophy. While Pastrnak remains atop that race, Auston Matthews is knocking on that door with 31 goals. If they keep this up, hockey fans are in for one heck of a..." January 09

  • Zdeno Chara Injury: Bruins Defenseman Late Scratch Against Jets

    NESN "The Boston Bruins will be without one of their usual top-pairing defensemen Thursday night. Zdeno Chara did not skate in warmups Thursday at TD Garden ahead of the B’s meeting with the Winnipeg Jets, meaning he won’t play. Head coach Bruce Cassidy did not..." January 09

  • 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

  • Report: Maple Leafs, Bruins made pitch to free-agent Justin Williams

    Yahoo! Sports "Imagine if the Toronto Maple Leafs had Justin Williams — aka Mr. Game 7 — back in 2013, 2018 or 2019... things might have turned out a little bit differently. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reported Tuesday that the Leafs recently pitched the 3-time Stanley Cup Champion,..." January 07

  • 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

  • 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

  • Todd Reirden, Bruce Cassidy, Craig Berube, Gerard Gallant to coach in All-Star Game "Todd Reirden of the Washington Capitals (Metropolitan), Bruce Cassidy of the Boston Bruins (Atlantic), Craig Berube of the St. Louis Blues (Central) and Gerard Gallant of the Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific) will serve as coaches for the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis on Jan...." 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

  • 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

  • Bruins place Torey Krug on IR with upper-body injury

    The Score "The Boston Bruins have placed defenseman Torey Krug on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, the team announced Friday. Krug, 28, was injured during the second period of Monday's contest after taking a hard hit from Washington Capitals..." December 27

  • Bruins' Zdeno Chara to go without mask in game days after surgery to remove, replace screws and plates in jaw

    CBS Sports "In case you missed it, hockey players are tough. In case that needed to be proven further, Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is here for you. The mammoth-sized veteran had surgery on Tuesday to remove and replace the screws and plates in his jaw and is ready to go for..." 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

  • Top five defencemen of the decade: Karlsson embodies evolution of game

    Sportsnet "It feels like a great time to be a defenceman in the NHL. The position has evolved a lot in the past 10 years, following the league’s trend towards faster, shiftier puck-movers while also very much still valuing the traditional big body on the blue line. Some of the..." December 26

  • 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

  • Top 5 Stanley Cup playoff series of the decade

    The Score "There's been plenty of memorable playoff hockey over the past decade, and as the calendar shifts to 2020, it's time to count down the top five series of the 2010s. 5. Flyers vs. Penguins - 2012 Result: Flyers in 6 Lasting memory: Giroux pastes Crosby..." 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

  • Torey Krug, Charlie McAvoy both injured in Bruins' win over Capitals

    NBC Boston "The Bruins beat the Washington Capitals on Monday night, but they may have paid a steep price for their rare victory.  With Zdeno Chara out of the lineup due to a procedure on his jaw, Torey Krug and Charlie McAvoy both were knocked out of Boston’s 7-3 win over..." December 25

  • 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

  • Bruins' Zdeno Chara to have more jaw surgery, should miss one more game

    National Post "The Boston Bruins’ Zdeno Chara says he hopes to miss just one game — Monday’s home matchup with the Washington Capitals — after he has follow-up surgery on his broken jaw. The team said Sunday that Chara needs another procedure on the jaw that was broken in..." December 23

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

  • 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