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  • NHL postpones Winter Classic, All-Star Game

    TSN "The NHL has announced the postponement of the 2021 Winter Classic and the All-Star Game. The annual outdoor game was scheduled for Jan. 1 at Target Field in Minnesota. The All-Star Game was scheduled for Jan. 30 in Sunrise, FL. The postponements were expected as the dates were..." October 22

  • American Hockey League plans alternatives to Dec. 4 season start date

    ESPN "The American Hockey League's target start date for the 2020-21 season is Dec. 4, but the league is preparing to offer another plan to its Board of Governors that could push it later. "We're getting close to Dec. 4, and there's been minimal improvement as far as fan..." October 22

  • How the NHL Bubble Changed Players, Physically and Mentally

    SI "Ever start a workout and realize it’s just not your day? Maybe you had one too many sugary alcoholic drinks the night before and your head is pounding. Maybe the Popeyes chicken sandwich isn’t sitting right and the burpees make you want to throw up. So you call it. You shave a few..." October 22

  • Inside EA Sports' decision to revive NHL '94

    ESPN "Retro gaming fans, rejoice: It's 2020, and NHL '94 is back. Electronic Arts announced in early October that the beloved game that often finds itself in the "Mount Rushmore of sports video games" conversation is officially getting the remaster treatment. Entitled..." October 21

  • Zach Senyshyn Re-Signs With Boston Bruins

    Boston Hockey Now "After signing restricted free agent Karson Kuhlman to a two-year, $1.4 million contract on Tuesday, the Boston Bruins announced another RFA signing Wednesday with forward Zach Senyshyn re-upping on a one-year, two-way contract that carries a $700,000 salary cap..." October 21

  • High-End Players Hit The Market Much More Than Suggested

    Sinbin Vegas "We’ve heard it a lot from the Golden Knights front office, and we hear it pretty much any time any team ends up with a new high-end player. We had what we believe was an incredibly rare opportunity to add a defenseman, an elite player like Alex to our team. We really viewed it..." October 21

  • Top NHL candidates to be traded before season starts

    The Daily Goal Horn "The NHL season is expected to start sometime in January or February. That gives General Managers plenty of time to assess their teams from now until then to make a big trade. There are three big names rumored to be available and to be had in the right deal. They are Patrik Laine from..." October 20

  • Agent: Interest in Mike Hoffman 'very strong'

    The Score "Mike Hoffman's representative says his client isn't lacking suitors 11 days into free agency. Interest in the productive forward "has been very strong," Robert Hooper told The Athletic's Adam Vingan on Monday. Hooper revealed that 13 teams..." October 20

  • Boston Bruins Re-Sign Karson Kuhlman

    Boston "Forward Karson Kuhlman and the Bruins have agreed to a two-year deal with an annual cap hit of $725,000, the team announced Tuesday. The contract is a two-way deal for the 2020-21 season and a one-way deal for the 2021-22 season. " October 20

  • IIHF Releases 2021 World Junior Schedule

    Broad Street Hockey "It’s been a little sleepy around here, since the draft has wrapped up and most of the big free agent signings are out of the way, but we’ve got some actual hockey news dropping on this fine Monday evening. That’s right, the World Juniors schedule is..." October 20

  • Hockey world honors 'Doc' Emrick's memorable career

    The Score "Legendary broadcaster Mike "Doc" Emrick announced his retirement Monday, and the hockey world is celebrating the 74-year-old's storied career and already missing his distinct voice. Here are kind words from the many people Emrick impacted over his 47-year career, along..." October 19

  • Five NHL teams who could win big from 2020 free-agency gambles

    Sportsnet "Whenever a team makes big off-season moves, the cranks out there are quick to remind us that Stanley Cups are won in June, not the first day of free agency. (Well…you know.) Sure, you can’t secure your rings simply by making a few splashy moves, but the heavy lifting when..." October 19

  • Bruins GM 'comfortable' with waiting for Zdeno Chara to decide future

    The Score "The ball appears to be in Zdeno Chara's court. The Bruins captain is an unrestricted free agent for the first time since arriving in Boston, and general manager Don Sweeney says he's willing to let the defenseman take his time in making his decision for the..." October 18

  • Matt Grzelcyk signs four-year, $14.75 million contract with the Boston Bruins

    NHL.com "Matt Grzelcyk signed a four-year, $14.75 million contract with the Boston Bruins on Saturday. It has an average annual value of $3.6 million. The 26-year-old defenseman, who was a restricted free agent, avoided a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for Oct. 20. " October 17

  • Bruins Have Shown Interest In Karl Alzner

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With some uncertainty surrounding the state of the left side of their defense corps, the Bruins have shown some interest in defenseman Karl Alzner, reports Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now.  The 32-year-old was bought out of the final two years of his contract by Montreal..." October 17

  • Zdeno Chara’s Return To Bruins ‘Slam Dunk?’ His Agent Answers

    NESN "Zdeno Chara has an open mind about his future. Matt Keator, the free-agent defenseman’s agent, told TSN’s Pierre LeBrun his client hasn’t ruled out any options amid his first bout with NHL free agency since 2006. While a number of teams..." October 16

  • 5 potential landing spots for Mike Hoffman on a 1-year deal

    The Score "The majority of the marquee free agents are now off the board, but Mike Hoffman continues to search for his next destination. It was reported Thursday that the 30-year-old is open to signing a one-year contract, which gives prospective teams more flexibility to bring in the..." October 16

  • 5 NHL Trades That Should Happen

    Bleacher Report "Though the NHL draft has come and gone, and the free-agency market has been open for a week (as of noon ET on Friday), the B/R ice hockey team hasn't gotten its player-movement fix. So we took a look at teams still in need of specific talent—not to mention others..." October 16

  • 'Adapt or die': Scouting has been turned on its head for 2021 NHL Draft

    The Score "After seven months away from his place of work, an amateur scout for an NHL club drove into the parking lot of a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League arena and found a prime spot. The lot, usually bustling on game nights, was nearly empty. The scout, who had been asked by the league to..." October 16

  • Zdeno Chara ‘Looking At All Options’ In Free Agency

    CBS Boston " NHL free agency is nearly a week old, and Zdeno Chara remains unsigned. It was expected that he would be back with the Bruins, but Chara’s agent says that his client is exploring all of his options on the open market. And those options are increasing, as teams keep calling..." October 16

  • Ranking the 10 Worst NHL Unrestricted Free-Agent Contracts Since 2000

    Bleacher Report "It's been almost a week since the 2020 NHL free-agent market opened. A handful of unrestricted free agents, such as Alex Pietrangelo, Torey Krug and Jacob Markstrom, signed expensive long-term contracts despite a flattened salary cap and economic uncertainty..." October 16

  • Bruins Named Among Teams Interested In Mike Hoffman

    NESN "Free agency has not been kind to many forwards, and a market for Mike Hoffman appears slow to materialize. Entering the offseason, Hoffman was the highest goal-scoring forward available and the second overall forward after Taylor Hall. But six days after the opening of free agency,..." October 15

  • Golden Knights owner Bill Foley thinks 2020-21 season will start in February, there’ll be a Canadian division

    Russian Machine Never Breaks "Bill Foley was a guest on Las Vegas’s KSHP Radio on Wednesday and the Golden Knights’ owner revealed several bombshells to host Brian Blessing. For instance, why was Foley not concerned with trading first pairing defender Nate Schmidt to Pacific Division rival..." October 15

  • NHL free agency 2020: Best players still available

    ESPN "The 2020 NHL free-agent frenzy has started to mellow out. The flat salary cap had teams scrambling to find the right fits under less-than-ideal financial conditions, leaving some free agents waiting to see if lucrative opportunities would still materialize. Here are the top..." October 15

  • NHLPA Announces 2020 Arbitration Hearings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The dates for the upcoming arbitration hearings have been set, with the first three being held on October 20. Hearings will continue through November 8. It is important to remember that this offseason, once a hearing begins, teams are no longer allowed to negotiate with the player in..." October 14

  • David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand Underwent Offseason Surgeries

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Boston Bruins have announced that three of their most important players have undergone offseason surgery. Brad Marchand underwent a sports hernia repair on September 14 and has been given a four-month recovery timeline, while David Pastrnak underwent a right..." October 13

  • What Will Bruins’ Defense, Power Play Look Like Without Torey Krug?

    NESN "Torey Krug is gone, meaning there are plenty of internal decision to be made for the Boston Bruins. Of course, many of those calls are predicated on if the Bruins make any further moves this offseason and what happens during training camp. But nevertheless, Bruce Cassidy and Co...." October 13

  • 7 Bargain Free Agents Available Your NHL Team Should Sign

    Bleacher Report "Most of the best available players were quickly signed after the NHL's free-agent market opened at noon ET on Oct. 9. However, several free agents remain available who could fit in well on most rosters. Among the noteworthy forwards still unsigned include winger Corey..." October 13

  • Best remaining NHL free agents

    Pro Hockey Talk "Now that Taylor Hall and Alex Pietrangelo both landed in unexpected spots in as NHL free agents, teams and fans must be wondering: who’s left? As different as things are right now, with 2020 NHL Free Agency in October, some things haven’t..." October 13

  • Latest On Taylor Hall

    Pro Hockey Rumors "NBC Sports’ Joe Haggerty reports that Boston has offered a short-term contract to bring in Hall. However, that could be a problem financially with the team still needing to sign Debrusk, Grzelcyk as well as bringing back Zdeno Chara. There are plenty of..." October 11

  • Kevan Miller is back in the fold with a one-year deal

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "It’s been a quiet Free Agency Day so far for the Bruins, but they did make a minor move: defenseman Kevan Miller is back in the mix. Hey, it’s news! If you remember, Don Sweeney essentially said earlier this year that the Bruins were going to..." October 11

  • Bruins sign winger Craig Smith to three-year deal

    98.5 The Sports Hub "The Boston Bruins made their second signing of the free agency period Saturday morning, signing winger Craig Smith to a three-year deal worth $9.3 million ($3.1 million cap hit). The 31-year-old Smith, who has spent his entire career with the Nashville Predators tallied 18 goals and..." October 10

  • Torey Krug: 'I didn't have an offer' from Bruins

    The Score "Former Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug says he wasn't given a chance to stay with his old club before signing with the St. Louis Blues. "It was pulled from me. I didn’t have an offer," Krug said Friday, according to NHL.com's..." October 10

  • Torey Krug signed a big deal with Blues; that got Robert Thomas' attention

    Sporting News "Torey Krug is now a member of the Blues after signing a seven-year, $45.5 million contract on the first day of NHL free agency Friday. He might need to do some fence-mending with his new teammates before and/or during training camp. Krug angered all of St. Louis with his..." October 10

  • Blues’ Doug Armstrong Still Not Counting Out Deal With Alex Pietrangelo

    NESN "The Blues might have agreed to terms with Torey Krug, but that apparently doesn’t mean they’re done trying to lock up Alex Pietrangelo, too. St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong hopes Pietrangelo will remain in contact with the Blues during free..." October 10

  • Torey Krug is big free agent D signing for Blues, not Alex Pietrangelo

    Pro Hockey Talk "The St. Louis Blues ended up landing one of the most prominent defensemen in 2020 NHL Free Agency, but they signed Torey Krug, rather than retaining Alex Pietrangelo. The Blues announced that they signed Krug to a seven-year, $45.5M contract ($6.5M cap..." October 10

  • Torey Krug Signing With Blues After Nine Seasons With Bruins

    NESN "They say all good things must come to an end. Such is the case for Torey Krug’s time with the Boston Bruins, as the defenseman reportedly is signing with the St. Louis Blue, per SportsNet’s Elliotte Friedman and TSN’s Pierre LeBrun. " October 09

  • Kevan Miller is back in the fold with a one-year deal

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "It’s been a quiet Free Agency Day so far for the Bruins, but they did make a minor move: defenseman Kevan Miller is back in the mix. Hey, it’s news! If you remember, Don Sweeney essentially said earlier this year that the Bruins were going to..." October 09

  • Backloaded Deals Might Be A Trend This Offseason

    Sinbin Vegas "If there’s one thing we’re starting to learn to count on it’s that there will never be a shortage of comments from NHL agent Allan Walsh. While he’s seemingly done discussing his client Marc-Andre Fleury’s future (for now), Walsh explained a way a team like..." October 09

  • What Exactly Does a Jan. 1 Start to the NHL Season Look Like?

    SI "In the lead-up to the NHL draft Tuesday night, commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the league and the NHL Players’ Association have targeted Jan. 1 for the start of the 2020-21 season. (Which would actually just make it the 2021 season, no?) He was short on details, just as he was..." October 08

  • Tuukka Rask Trade Rumors; Bruins Goalie Addresses Speculation He’ll Be Moved

    NESN "Tuukka Rask is happy where he is. The Boston Bruins goalie on Thursday spoke publicly for the first time since leaving the NHL’s bubble in a conversation with The Boston Herald’s Steve Conroy at the Shawn Thornton Foundation’s Putts and Punches tournament..." October 08

  • 5 UFAs best served by re-signing with current teams

    The Score "This offseason's free-agent pool offers quite a bit of high-end talent, including an unusual surplus of goaltenders. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the league's economics, not only this season but for the foreseeable future, certain teams will have to get creative with..." October 08

  • Cap concerns have displaced a number of quality players into free agency

    TSN "With the 2020 NHL Entry Draft in the rear-view mirror, front offices are turning their attention to the growing talent pool available in unrestricted free agency. We knew the league’s economic crisis, coupled with the flat salary cap growth, would force teams to make difficult..." October 08

  • Predicting homes for the NHL's most intriguing UFAs

    The Score "NHL free agents can officially sign with new teams as of noon ET on Oct. 9, and theScore is guessing the landing spots for some of the most interesting names. This list doesn't necessarily include all the best players, but rather the most intriguing. With no free-agent courting period, this..." October 08

  • Top Ten Notable NHL Non-Tenders

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Lost in the shuffle on the marathon second day of the draft is that Wednesday also represented the deadline for qualifying offers to be tendered.  The flattening of the salary cap increased the concerns about salary arbitration which has certainly affected the quality of players that are..." October 08

  • 5 NHL teams primed to make a big splash in free agency

    The Score "It's "July 1" but on Oct. 9. The NHL is set to open free agency at noon ET on Friday, more than three months later than usual. With the salary cap remaining at $81.5 million for (at least) the 2020-21 season, and with the 2021 Seattle Kraken expansion looming, there shouldn't..." October 08

  • HDA cuts ties with NHL, calls league's equality work 'performative'

    The Score "The Hockey Diversity Alliance is not satisfied with the NHL's anti-racism work and will no longer operate hand-in-hand with the league as a result.  "The HDA is grateful for the support from the public we received. Unfortunately, the support we hoped (to get) from the..." October 07

  • Ranking top 25 NHL free agents for 2020 offseason: Anyone need a goalie?

    USA Today "The usual July 1 opening of NHL free agency has turned to Oct. 9 due to the delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Eleven days after the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup in the Edmonton, Alberta, bubble and two days after the conclusion of the NHL draft, general managers are..." October 07

  • Ranking the Top 25 NHL Players Ahead of the 2020 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "They're the honors class of the National Hockey League. The premier point-scorers, nifty playmakers, lockdown defenders and save-making goaltenders. And precisely the sort of talents needed to revitalize a sagging franchise, make a playoff run, or, in the case of the..." October 07

  • Bruins’ Bruce Cassidy Becomes United States Citizen

    NESN "Bruce Cassidy has had quite the year, and he’s added one more thing to his list. The 2019-20 Jack Adams Award winner reportedly became a United States citizen, according to NHL writer Joe McDonald. Cassidy was born in Ottawa and played in the..." October 06