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  • Torey Krug out for Bruins against Panthers with upper-body injury "Torey Krug has an upper-body injury and will not play for the Boston Bruins against the Florida Panthers at TD Garden in Boston on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; SN, NESN, FS-F, NHL.TV). The defenseman was injured late in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday and did not..." November 12

  • Don Cherry out as co-host of ‘Coach’s Corner’ following "You people" controversy

    Global News "Long-time hockey commentator Don Cherry is out as co-host of Coach’s Corner following televised remarks where he claimed new immigrants don’t wear poppies and implied they don’t support veterans “Following further discussions with Don Cherry after..." November 11

  • Don Cherry addresses firing: 'I speak the truth and I walk the walk'

    Yahoo! Sports "Sportsnet dismissed hockey commentator Don Cherry after anti-immigrant comments during Saturday’s broadcast. Cherry sneered at Toronto and its surrounding communities for not purchasing poppies ahead of Remembrance Day, snarling at “you people” in an unprompted,..." November 11

  • Ron MacLean apologizes for allowing Don Cherry’s “discriminatory” rant

    Daily Hive "Don Cherry wasn’t the only broadcaster under fire for Saturday’s anti-immigrant comments during Hockey Night in Canada. Ron MacLean, his friend and longtime Coach’s Corner sidekick, faced heavy criticism for being complicit in Cherry’s rant. Cherry has..." November 11

  • When will enough be enough with Don Cherry and Coach's Corner?

    The Score "Don Cherry doesn't represent me. He likely doesn't represent you. The Canada he longs for, and the hockey community he longs for, have both long since passed out of date. But, in choosing a set of carefully crafted words over swift action for his most recent diatribe,..." November 11

  • Gary Bettman: Olympic participation 'incredibly disruptive' to NHL season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman remains resistant to the idea of allowing the league's players to participate in the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. "I don't want to sound like a broken record on the subject, but I think going to the Olympics is a challenge for us," Bettman..." November 09

  • KHL Stars Generating NHL Interest

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Teams around the NHL are always looking for an opportunity to add talent through means other than the draft, especially those that consistently pick in the back half of the round. In that way the KHL has always been a mysterious proving ground, where some players that find great success then..." November 08

  • NHL Odds: Bruins Favorites To Win Stanley Cup As Strong Start Continues

    NESN "Oddsmakers have joined the Boston Bruins’ band of believers. FanDuel Sportsbook on Thursday gave the Bruins 7/1 odds to win the Stanley Cup Final in 2020. These latest lines peg the Bruins as title favorites for the first time this season. The Bruins’ 24 points..." November 07

  • Zdeno Chara enjoys rare nice moment in Montreal

    Boston Herald "You just knew honoring Zdeno Chara in the Bell Centre was going to be a little dicey. And when the announcement of Chara’s 1,500th game came during the second media timeout in Tuesday’s game, it first sounded like the boos were going to rule the day. But soon the applause..." November 07

  • Boston Bruins Place Par Lindholm On IR, Recall Zach Senyshyn

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Start up the hype train, it is SENYSHYN SZN. Per the team, Zach Senyshyn has been recalled from Providence. Matt Kalman reported this last night, but it became official today. " November 05

  • Zdeno Chara praised by past Bruins captains ahead of 1,500th NHL game "Zdeno Chara's strength, conditioning and massive physique have made the Boston Bruins captain an impressive, often dominant player throughout 22 NHL seasons.  As the 42-year-old prepares to play his 1,500th regular-season NHL game at the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday (7:30..." November 05

  • NHL Player Survey Reveals Players Don’t Believe There Is A Cocaine Problem In The League

    BroBible "Fifty NHL players were asked a number of interesting questions in ESPN’s NHL Player Confidential survey and one of the big takeaways was that a majority of players don’t believe that there is a cocaine problem around the league. The results revealed that 58% of..." November 05

  • Watch Zdeno Chara Receive Ovation At Bell Centre For Playing In 1,500th Game

    NESN "Zdeno Chara probably never expected to get an ovation in enemy territory, but that’s exactly what happened Tuesday night. During the first period of the Boston Bruins’ game against the Montreal Canadiens, the 42-year-old defenseman was recognized for playing in is 1,500th..." November 05

  • Do NHL Players Want To Play For Seattle In Year 1? New Poll Reveals Answer

    NESN "The NHL’s expansion into Seattle still is more than a year away as the league prepares to add a 30th team to the ranks. But here’s the big question: Do players want to play in the Emerald City in Year 1? An anonymous poll conducted by ESPN posed that very question to 50..." November 05

  • The ugly, gory, bloody secret life of NHL dentists

    ESPN "WHEN THE PUCK finally came to rest, it was almost entirely inside Craig MacDonald's mouth. It was Dec. 21, 2007, and with 1:51 left to play, the Tampa Bay Lightning winger, working in his own zone, stepped in front of an errant, elevated slap shot that instantly cleaved a..." November 05

  • Why NHL teams should blow up the bridge deal and bet on young stars

    Sportsnet "John Chayka was pretty fresh on the job in 2016 when Clayton Keller became the first player drafted under his tenure as GM of the Arizona Coyotes. The scene was exactly what you’d expect after Keller’s name was called seventh overall; big smiles, hugs from the family, a bunch of..." November 04

  • Ref You Suck: Subpar Officiating Hurting NHL’s Image, Integrity

    Sinbin Vegas "I’m not one to blame officials for the outcome of games. I always believe that you make your own luck in sports. And I have yet to see a referee actually score a touchdown, sink a basket or put a puck in the net. But when the officiating negatively impacts the outcome of games,..." November 04

  • Senators' Scott Sabourin leaves ice on stretcher after collision with Bruins' David Backes

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone at TD Garden on Saturday night got a reminder of the danger present within every game of hockey. Just over three minutes into first period action between the Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins, Senators forward Scott Sabourin hit Bruins forward David Backes. Their heads..." November 03

  • Senators Provide Positive Update On Scott Sabourin After Scary Injury Vs. Bruins

    NESN "The Boston Bruins were leading the Ottawa Senators 1-0 in the first period Saturday night when the game took a scary turn. Right winger Scott Sabourin collided with David Backes and appeared to lose consciousness immediately after hitting the Boston forward. Sabourin’s head directly hit..." November 02

  • League Notes: Waiver Priority, Power Play, AHL Trades

    Pro Hockey Rumors "November 1st marks an important day on the NHL calendar, but one many may not be aware of. Fortunately, CapFriendly is here for the reminder. This day marks the official change over to the waiver priority by current NHL standings. In the first month of the season, as the sample size is too..." November 02

  • The ugly, gory, bloody secret life of NHL dentists

    ESPN "WHEN THE PUCK finally came to rest, it was almost entirely inside Craig MacDonald's mouth. It was Dec. 21, 2007, and with 1:51 left to play, the Tampa Bay Lightning winger, working in his own zone, stepped in front of an errant, elevated slap shot that instantly cleaved a..." November 01

  • Trade Bait: Leafs facing deadline with Zach Hyman nearing return

    TSN "It’s so early in the season for a TSN Trade Bait board that it’s scary. But it is Halloween - and we do like handing out little trade treats to mark the occasion. The Trade Bait board will undoubtedly take different shape as we move closer to the Feb. 24 trade..." October 31

  • NHL Power Rankings: Top line pushes Bruins to the front, Islanders climb while Red Wings plummet

    CBS Sports "Contrary to your Instagram feed of 67 people in "Stranger Things" costumes, Halloween is still a few days away. That means time for trick or treating but, luckily for you, we're not going to make you choose.  Instead, this week's installment..." October 31

  • USA Hockey increases penalty for on-ice slurs

    ESPN "USA Hockey announced Wednesday that it is increasing penalties for racial and derogatory slurs of any kind by way of a directive from the governing body's president. Anyone penalized under the rule that covers racial and derogatory slurs will now receive a match penalty, which..." October 31

  • 2019 NHL Heritage Classic Delivers Unique And Valuable Partner Activation Opportunities "From the ice-making to the fan experience, it takes a village to stage an event like the NHL’s Heritage Classic. “The tentpole events are most important for the fans,” commissioner Gary Bettman said last week in Regina, in the leadup to Saturday’s 2019 Heritage..." October 31

  • Boston Bruins Activate David Krejci

    WCVB "The Boston Bruins activated forward David Krejci from injured reserve Tuesday. The 33-year-old alternate captain is expected to be back in the lineup for Tuesday night's home game against the San Jose Sharks. Krejci has been sidelined since he suffered an upper body..." October 30

  • NHL players are paid like other major pro athletes — and ticket sales cover those wages

    Seattle Times "A number of readers wrote in last week inquiring about my statement that NHL players make salaries comparable to other major professional sports leagues. The wording attempted to add context to why NHL ticket prices are so high, namely because hockey players earn salaries..." October 30

  • Several NHL clubs enduring scary starts

    The Guardian "The current NHL season is nearly a month old, but several teams and players are having difficulties in the early going. With Halloween just around the corner, here's a look at those that are enduring scary starts. Mediocre Maple Leafs With just six victories in their first..." October 30

  • Charlie Coyle, Bruins find inspiration in 3-year-old who had brain tumor "Charlie Coyle had run by the house dozens of times, perhaps hundreds. He'd biked by the house, driven by, rollerbladed, but there had been no reason for him to pick it out of all the others. Not until the window opened, that is. That was why the Boston Bruins forward found..." October 29

  • Bruins finding ways to win—both offensively and defensively

    The Sports Daily "It was a very successful weekend for the Boston Bruins as they beat the St. Louis Blues 3-0 in a 2019 Stanley Cup Finals rematch on Saturday and then exemplified offensive prowess throughout 60 minutes in a 7-4 win over the New York Rangers on Sunday. In outscoring their opponents..." October 29

  • Boston Bruins Activate David Krejci

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Boston Bruins have struggled to get any secondary scoring this season, but that may change with the return of David Krejci. The veteran center has been activated off of injured reserve and is expected to play tonight against the San Jose Sharks. Krejci, 33, was..." October 29

  • Bruins Already Exploring Trade Market Ahead Of Kevan Miller And John Moore Returning

    Boston Hockey Now "The Boston Bruins will likely need to trade a defenseman when blueliners Kevan Miller and John Moore come off injured reserve. Their eventual return will give the Bruins nine healthy defensemen on their roster. According to numerous NHL sources, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney is already..." October 28

  • Bringing NHL Feuds to Centre Stage

    The Hockey Writers "In the media, and all over Twitter, capturing the banter between these two stars seemed to be priority one. The rivalry is fun, it’s gripping, and it has been going on for several seasons with no real end in sight. Whenever the Flames and Kings play each other, Doughty and..." October 28

  • Analyzing the NHL’s luckiest, and unluckiest, teams so far

    Sportsnet "Do you believe this is the year Buffalo, under Ralph Krueger, finally gets back to the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade? Are the Tampa Bay Lightning just a shell of the 62-win team that dominated the regular season in 2018-19? Will Edmonton and Vancouver claim two of the top three..." October 28

  • David Pastrnak, Lil' Jizzy and other reasons to be excited about the NHL

    CBS Sports "Are you a hockey enjoyer? Perhaps you're someone who is not yet a hockey enjoyer but is looking for reasons to become one? Either way, congratulations... you've come to the right place.  With a new NHL season on our hands, we're rolling out a new weekly..." October 26

  • Torey Krug: Contract extension with Bruins is still ‘work-in-progress’

    WEEI Boston "Bruins defenseman Torey Krug hasn’t slowed down since his fine performance in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He has seven points (one goal, six assists) in nine games, and has the Bruins’ power play on top of the NHL rankings. The more Krug continues to..." October 25

  • Who will be the Craig MacTavish of visors?

    TSN "Ryan O’Reilly is among the last of a dying breed. The Conn Smythe Trophy winner became the face of the St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup victory last season – in part because he’s one of the few players remaining in the NHL whose face isn’t protected by a..." October 24

  • Yes, let’s get alumni involved in the NHL Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "Recently, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the NHL was looking into making some changes to the NHL Skills Competition for the 2020 All-Star Weekend this January in St. Louis. Some events — looking at you, updated Puck Control Relay — have..." October 24

  • Sticker shock aside, NHL Seattle is banking on fans paying big to watch its team in person

    Seattle Times "To say some local hockey fans gulped when initial NHL Seattle season-ticket prices were released last week would be inaccurate — it’s tough to swallow while spitting out coffee or enduring other reflexive actions after learning 44-game packages will cost from $12,540 to..." October 23

  • Boston Bruins place David Krejci on IR with upper-body injury

    Yardbarker "The Boston Bruins have made a roster move as they prepare for action Tuesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs. David Krejci has been placed on injured reserve, while young forward Anders Bjork has been recalled and is taking the morning skate with the team...." October 22

  • NHL over/under: How many goals will David Pastrnak, James Neal finish with?

    NBC Sports "Entering play on Tuesday night David Pastrnak (Boston) and James Neal (Edmonton) sit on top of the NHL’s goal scoring leaderboard with nine goals each. They have been two of the hottest players in the league to start the season and are in action on Tuesday looking to..." October 22

  • David Pastrnak: Nothing wrong with picking rival Auston Matthews for Hart Trophy

    The Score "Just because their teams are rivals, doesn't mean David Pastrnak can't show Auston Matthews some love. "He has an unbelievable shot and skill set and he can find the soft spot," Pastrnak told reporters Tuesday, via TSN. "Every time..." October 22

  • Bruins need to avoid Cup loss hangover, Ray Bourque says "Ray Bourque first saw the Boston Bruins' Stanley Cup Final loss to the St. Louis Blues last season as a scar that might never heal. But the Hall of Fame defenseman now sees the result of the seven-game series in a different light, one he says he believes illustrated a leadership through the..." October 22

  • The NHL rules players would love to unfollow

    Toronto Star "No game is ever perfect, and hockey seems to tinker with its rules more and more every year. Everyone seems to have an idea of how to make the game they love just a little bit better. Even the players, who sounded off about coaches’ challenges, offside reviews, icing..." October 22

  • Space Needle time capsule includes NHL Seattle’s final five name choices

    Pro Hockey Talk "Seattle NHL’s expansion franchise will have an official name sometime in 2020, but as of Monday the team is down to five choices ahead of their entry to the league for the 2021-22 season. On Monday, a time capsule that was sealed and won’t be opened until the..." October 22

  • How Bruins LW Jake DeBrusk is handling his season-opening goal drought

    WEEI Boston "This was supposed to be the year Jake DeBrusk found his way into the upper-echelon of scoring left wings, surpassed at least 30 goals and earned himself a hefty raise as restricted free agent either during this season or in the summer. Instead he’s found himself in the..." October 21

  • Exclusive: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with Mile High Hockey

    Mile High Hockey "It was 83 degrees in Denver on October 9th. By the morning of October 10th, Denver’s first snowfall of the season had ripped through town while thermometers in the Mile High City read 19 degrees, a record-breaking temperature drop in just a matter of hours. And it couldn’t..." October 18

  • A guru to the goalies

    Winnipeg Free Press "Somewhere in the wilds of B.C.'s Okanagan Valley, just north of Kelowna, lives a man who never played the game. Nevertheless, Adam Francilia's work during the six-month-long National Hockey League season takes him on the road. A lot. It's a grind he says averages out to..." October 18

  • Wysh List: The most overrated advanced stats in hockey

    ESPN "Ron Hainsey was a plus-30 last season. That means Ron Hainsey was sixth in the NHL in something, at a time when Ron Hainsey shouldn't be sixth in the NHL in anything. Go back 15 years, and a plus-30 would have been an indisputable measure of a defenseman's prowess. But..." October 17

  • Bruins' David Pastrnak is among NHL's biggest bargains — and he's getting better

    NBC Sports Boston "Monday afternoon served as a welcome reminder that David Pastrnak is one of the best young forwards in the NHL, and that the 23-year-old is back mentally and physically after battling through an up-and-down playoff performance last spring. Pastrnak pumped in a career-high four goals..." October 17