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  • Emergency backup goalie rules expected to be discussed at GM meetings "The emergency backup goalie procedure for NHL games is expected to be discussed at the general managers meetings that begin next week, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Tuesday. The emergency backup (EBUG) is in the spotlight again after David Ayres played for the Carolina..." February 26

  • Don Sweeney adds depth and financial flexibility at deadline

    Bruins Daily "On the surface, Don Sweeney made marginal improvements adding Ondrej Kase and Nick Ritchie in two separate deals with the Anaheim Ducks in the 2020 trade deadline. But the ramifications of Kase and Ritchie’s decisions go beyond potential lineup..." February 25

  • Which NHL teams hold most draft picks after 2020 trade deadline?

    Sportsnet "The NHL’s 2020 trade deadline has come and gone, with a total of 31 trades comprising the final day before the cut-off. Now, rosters are set and teams begin either their climb to the Stanley Cup Playoffs or their road to the NHL draft. For the first of those groups, deadline day..." February 25

  • Potential Bruins trade target Ilya Kovalchuk heading to the Capitals

    Yahoo! Sports "The Boston Bruins passed on Ilya Kovalchuk once before. And now, ahead of the 2020 NHL trade deadline, it looks like they have passed on him again. While there were rumors in early February that the Montreal Canadienswinger was drawing interest from the..." February 24

  • Trade Deadline Day Broken Down By Team

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The 2020 trade deadline was extremely busy, with more than 30 transactions taking place before the bell rung. It’s hard to keep track of everything as it is happening, so we’ll break it down by team: Anaheim Ducks Added: Joel Persson (EDM)February 24

  • PSD NHL Trade Tracker
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    Follow along as the NHL Trade Deadline ticks away. We will be updating you all day long as trades flow through. Follow us on Twitter @PSDnews for immediate breaking trades! February 24

  • Bruins acquire winger Nick Ritchie from Ducks for Danton Heinen

    98.5 The Sports Hub "The Bruins have made another move ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline, and it involves another piece off the NHL roster. They're reportedly trading Danton Heinen to the Ducks for winger Nick Ritchie.   " February 24

  • The Bruins should say “no” to Joe Thornton

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "November 30, 2005 is a day that lives in infamy for many Bruins fans. On that day, the Boston Bruins traded then-captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks for forwards Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau, and defenseman Brad Stuart. Although..." February 24

  • 'It's like losing a brother': The human aspect of the NHL trade deadline

    NBC Sports Washington "The NHL trade deadline is always a fun time for fans. It's a time for buyers to bring in the final key pieces of a Stanley Cup roster or maybe those one or two players needed to complete a run to the playoffs. For sellers, it is time to move players away and begin looking towards the..." February 24

  • 25 NHL trade candidates: Who will stay, who will go?

    680 News "As the weeks leading up to the deadline have played out, a few players from our list have been dealt away and crossed off. But with the height of trade season upon us, we still have 25 candidates who could be dealt before 3:00 p.m. ET on Monday. It’s crunch time, and teams are..." February 24

  • USA hockey hotbed heat check: What's the center of the American hockey universe?

    ESPN "Picture hockey in the United States like its own universe. There are some large, gaseous planets with many moons, such as Boston and the Twin Cities. There are smaller planets, with the buoyancy of new life, such as Chicago or Washington. There are dimming, dying stars, and there are..." February 22

  • Jeremy Lauzon Explains Reasoning For Fight With Matthew Tkachuk

    NESN "Jeremy Lauzon isn’t a stranger to fighting, but prior to Friday he hadn’t done it in an NHL game. That changed in the Scotiabank Saddledome. During the second period of the Boston Bruins’ eventual 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames, the third-pairing..." February 22

  • How Bruins’ Ondrej Kase Trade Could Impact Upcoming Offseason Decisions

    NESN "By acquiring Ondrej Kase, Don Sweeney just made accomplishing his offseason to-dos a tad easier. The Boston Bruins on Friday landed the 24-year-old winger in a deal that sent the Anaheim Ducks David Backes, defense prospect Axel Andersson and Boston’s 2020 first-round pick...." February 21

  • Bruins acquire Ondrej Kase from the Ducks for 1st, David Backes, Axel Andersson

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Wheeling and dealing before the deadline! The full deal is RW Ondrej Kase to the Bruins in exchange for David Backes, a 1st-round pick in 2020, and D Axel Andersson. " February 21

  • Sabres to waive Zach Bogosian to terminate deal

    TSN "The Buffalo Sabres will place Zach Bogosian on unconditional waivers at Noon ET for contract termination after the veteran defenceman refused to report to the AHL's Rochester Americans, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports. Bogosian was suspended by..." February 21

  • Oilers looking to add forward prior to Trade Deadline "The Edmonton Oilers are looking to add a player or two prior to the NHL Trade Deadline to help secure a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, general manager Ken Holland said Thursday. "You can say we're first place in the [Pacific Division], but we're also [four] points from..." February 21

  • Seven trades we'd like to see before the NHL trade deadline

    ESPN "As we approach the NHL trade deadline on Monday, there's some mild trepidation around the league that player movement on deadline day could be slower and less consequential than in years past. There are any number of reasons for that. The standings currently look..." February 21

  • Seven Cup contenders yet to make a move

    TSN "Colorado Avalanche GM Joe Sakic was in a playful mood on Wednesday night when asked about the presence of Canadiens counterpart Marc Bergevin at back-to-back games this week in Denver. “His daughter goes to CU [University of Colorado], you should ask Berg about that,”..." February 21

  • NHL Insiders Link Brandon Saad To Bruins; Should Boston Try To Trade For Winger?

    NESN "The rumor mill keeps on churning out, well, rumors. One of the latest? Brandon Saad being linked to the Boston Bruins. The Bruins reportedly were one of the teams to swing and miss on Blake Coleman, the now-Tampa Bay Lightning winger who was sent to the Sunshine State..." February 20

  • 3 teams that should trade for Dustin Byfuglien

    The Score "Dustin Byfuglien doesn't appear likely to play an NHL game this season, but he's suddenly an intriguing option ahead of the Feb. 24 trade deadline. The Winnipeg Jets are reportedly attempting to exhaust all options on potential deals for the imposing..." February 20

  • 5 players who would benefit from a change of scenery

    The Score "Sometimes players just don't work with certain teams for intangible reasons. They could be newcomers who don't gel properly or veterans simply needing to move on and reignite their game. A change of scenery can sometimes go a long way toward revitalizing careers. Ahead of next..." February 20

  • Bruins Still Interested In Ilya Kovalchuk But What About Tomas Tatar?

    Boston Hockey Now "The Boston Bruins’ longtime interest in Montreal Canadiens winger Ilya Kovalchuk has been reignited but could they also be interested in Kovalchuk’s teammate Tomas Tatar? After Kovalchuk found the fountain of youth in Montreal and registered six goals and six..." February 19

  • Beyond Rentals: 10 trade deadline targets who won't become UFAs this summer

    The Hockey News "With the trade deadline one week away, the focus in all trade chatter tends to shift to the rentals. And, hey, not without reason. Given the teams in true Stanley Cup contention are up against the cap or will have major contract concerns to address in the off-season, the best course of action..." February 19

  • If they want to make a move, what are the Bruins going to have to give?

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The period leading up to the NHL trade deadline is synonymous with overpaying. Every year, we see teams sacrificing their futures to pay for 3rd line rentals or aging 6th defensemen. Judging by early results, it appears this year will be no different than previous..." February 19

  • How the Seattle NHL franchise is bringing hockey to everyone

    ESPN "Kyle Boyd was a high school history teacher who had recently relocated to Seattle because his wife got a new job. He grew up playing hockey, and one weekend last year, decided to go skating because he missed it. He drove 45 minutes to a rink in the suburbs for an open skate. The ice was packed..." February 19

  • Ryan Callahan Says Zdeno Chara Apologized For Breaking His Leg In 2011

    NESN "Zdeno Chara called Brandon Gallagher to apologize for cross-checking him in the throat during the Bruins’ 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday. But apparently, Gallagher isn’t the only person the Boston Bruins blueliner has apologized to in his 22-season..." February 18

  • Brendan Gallagher says Zdeno Chara called him to apologize for cross-check

    The Score "Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher said Boston Bruins defender Zdeno Chara called him to apologize for cross-checking him in the throat last week, according to Sportsnet's Eric Engels. Chara viciously cross-checked Gallagher during..." February 18

  • Four potential trade destinations for Joe Thornton

    Sportsnet "The last time a potential Joe Thornton trade was even conceivable was back in 2014. The San Jose Sharks had finished second in the Pacific Division and met the rival Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the playoffs. San Jose dominated the early part of the series,..." February 18

  • Colorado Avalanche, Boston Bruins emerge as front-runners for Chris Kreider

    TSN "Tick tock. While the New York Rangers remain in negotiation to keep winger Chris Kreider, but the Colorado Avalanche and Boston Bruins appear to have emerged as front-runners for his services on the trade market. Kreider, 28, has been No. 1 on the TSN Trade Bait..." February 18

  • 5 teams that need to make a move before the trade deadline

    The Score "The right trade can go a long way in vaulting a contender closer to the Stanley Cup. With the Feb. 24 trade deadline around the corner, we've identified five teams vying for playoff berths that need to make a move to bolster their respective lineups. Note: Deadline cap space..." February 18

  • Bruins very much interested in Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins are going to make an aggressive best pitch for the services of productive Rangers winger Chris Kreider if, or when, he becomes available ahead of next Monday’s NHL trade deadline. They will not be alone as a highly interested suitor for Kreider, however, and need..." February 18

  • Jeremy Lauzon signs two-year contract with Bruins

    Boston Herald "Though Jeremy Lauzon’s two-game suspension did not come at a great time for a rookie who was trying to establish himself in the National Hockey League, the Bruins are not letting him become a forgotten young man. After sending him to Providence on Thursday to save a couple..." February 14

  • Scott Howson Elected AHL President

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The AHL’s board of governors has unanimously elected Scott Howson as the league’s next president and CEO. He will replace the outgoing David Andrews, who will vacate the position after June 30th. Andrews will continue in his position as chairman of the board...." February 14

  • Bargain Hunting: 10 cost-effective trade options contending teams should target at the deadline

    The Hockey News "If you go back through the past five trade deadlines and peruse the moves made by Stanley Cup-winning sides, one thing stands out: the big budget, headline-making, splashy moves are the exception, not the rule. Last season, for instance, the St. Louis Blues made one acquisition at the..." February 14

  • The NHL Olympics debate is a sham

    ESPN "It's getting very, very hard to sympathize with the National Hockey League when it comes to Olympic participation. For a while, it was easy. The International Olympic Committee was on the other side of the table, an organization that makes FIFA look like Amnesty International by..." February 14

  • Analyzing the best and worst linemate situations in the NHL

    TSN "On Tuesday, I had an interesting conversation with The Athletic’s Justin Bourne about which forward has the most favourable deployment situation in the National Hockey League. Bourne was making the argument that Toronto’s Alex Kerfoot – a winger on a line..." February 14

  • Zdeno Chara Receives Maximum Fine For Cross-Checking Brendan Gallagher

    NESN "Zdeno Chara’s pockets are a bit lighter Thursday than they were before Wednesday’s game against the Canadiens. READ MORE- The Bruins need to go all-in at the..." February 13

  • 25 NHL trade candidates you’ll hear about before the deadline

    Sportsnet "Less than two weeks before the trade deadline, and we’re starting to see some deals come in. Toronto acquired Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford last week, while the Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota Wild swapped Alex Galchenyuk and Jason Zucker this week — two..." February 12

  • The Bruins need to go all-in at the trade deadline

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The trade deadline is coming up, and now is the time for the Bruins’ management to act. The Bruins, at or near the top of the NHL standings depending on the day, need to make not one, but several moves at the trade deadline if they want to be lifting Lord Stanley’s..." February 12

  • Leave playoff gimmicks to MLB and keep the NHL post-season just the way it is

    The Hockey News "The day after what would have been Bill Veeck’s 106th birthday – look him up on Google, kids – news came out that Major League Baseball recently had a meeting with its Players’ Association to discuss adding teams to the playoffs and a scheme in which higher-seeded..." February 12

  • Elias Pettersson is the latest in a long line of NHL stars who are targets of on-ice abuse

    The Hockey News "Anyone who has watched NHL hockey over the past season-and-a-half did not require a Hockey Night in Canada montage to come to the conclusion that Elias Pettersson is a target of abuse. This has been going on pretty much since Pettersson first stepped onto the ice as a rookie. And as..." February 11

  • NHL 'not even close' on agreement to send players to Olympics

    ABC7 "The NHL remains reluctant to reverse course and compete in the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, despite new assurances --which have the backing of the league's players -- from Olympic officials to resolve some major stumbling blocks. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly..." February 11

  • Blue Jackets using most first-year players in NHL "1-Columbus Blue Jackets  Total games played by rookies (11 players): 240 games Players: Forwards Alexander Texier, Emil Bemstrom, Eric Robinson, Kevin Stenlund, Ryan MacInnis, Kole Sherwood; defensemen Vladislav Gavrikov, Gabriel..." February 10

  • Bruins’ unique, successful blueprint proving difficult to beat

    Sportsnet "They’re an Original Six club that tortures hockey’s most popular team every spring, came within a win of a championship last June and presently sits atop the league-wide NHL standings. Yet, if you’re not careful, you can still overlook the Boston..." February 10

  • Senators have flexibility ahead of trade deadline

    Sportsnet "There isn’t another team in the league with the roster flexibility of the Ottawa Senators, who not only have 10 pending unrestricted free agents but just four non-ELC players signed beyond next season (Thomas Chabot, Nikita Zaitsev, Colin White and Bobby..." February 10

  • Money Money 2020: sizing up the 10 best pending RFA defensemen

    The Hockey News "Things are starting to heat up with between Darnell Nurse and the Edmonton Oilers. On Saturday night during Hockey Night in Canada, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the Oilers and Nurse are making progress on an expected short-term deal. Nurse is on the final year of..." February 10

  • Assessing Alex Ovechkin, Auston Matthews and David Pastrnak's chances of breaking 60-goal mark

    Yahoo! Sports "The Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard Trophy is often considered the exclusive property of Alexander Ovechkin (for good reason), but this season is shaping up to be a competitive race for the league’s goal-scoring title. Ovechkin has won the award eight times in his career,..." February 10

  • Jeremy Lauzon suspended two games for his hit on Derek Stepan

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The NHL announced this afternoon that defenseman Jeremy Lauzon has been suspended 2 games for his hit to the head of Derek Stepan of the Arizona Coyotes. It would appear that the league felt that the hit deserved multiple games,..." February 09

  • The NHL’s Orginal Six romance is no more

    New York Post "That Original Six romance just is not what it used to be — and neither is the Original Six. Because until the Maple Leafs nosed their way into a playoff spot with a victory on Friday, the Bruins were the only one of the old celebrated sextet to hold a spot in the Stanley Cup tournament..." February 09

  • Report: IOC, IIHF open to addressing NHL's concerns about Olympics

    The Score "The governing bodies of international sport and hockey have taken a big step in negotiations over the NHL's potential Olympic participation in 2022. Following a meeting earlier this week, the IOC and IIHF indicated a willingness to address the issues the league has raised about..." February 09