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  • Win-Win Blockbuster Trade Ideas for the 2023 NHL Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Everybody loves a good blockbuster trade, especially when it helps both teams in getting exactly what they want and need. One of the best examples of such a trade over the past couple of years was when Buffalo traded Jack Eichel to the Vegas Golden Knights for Alex Tuch and Peyton..." May 29

  • Flyers not shutting door on Carter Hart trade

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia Flyers have a lot of questions to answer this offseason after a tumultuous season. And it appears the team won’t shy away from making tough decisions if the right opportunity arises. The Flyers are not shutting the door on trading goalie..." May 29

  • The 2023 NHL playoffs all-disappointment team

    The Athletic "It’s the third round of the NHL playoffs, still, thanks to a Dallas Stars team that doesn’t seem to want to quit. With the Golden Knights wobbling and the Panthers resting up, we’re almost at the finish line. Are you feeling..." May 29

  • Hurricanes’ Frederik Andersen, Antti Raanta get real on future in Carolina

    Clutch Points "The Carolina Hurricanes had another excellent season in 2022-23 that ended in disappointment in the Eastern Conference Final — but it certainly wasn’t because of goaltending, and both Frederik Andersen and Antti Raanta have made it clear they want to re-sign..." May 29

  • Trading William Nylander would be a mistake for the Toronto Maple Leafs

    Daily Faceoff "It’s been quite the emotional rollercoaster in Leafland these past few weeks. Just under a month ago, the team and the city were riding a high they hadn’t felt in almost 20 years with a playoff series victory. The core finally got the monkey off their back, and the..." May 29

  • Peter Laviolette Linked To Rangers Coaching Vacancy

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers could be the first team of the 2023 offseason to fill a vacant head coaching position. Per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, well-tenured NHL bench boss Peter Laviolette is becoming the consensus pick to take over behind the Rangers bench, with a potential..." May 29

  • Stars' Jamie Benn 'feeling energized' after serving 2-game suspension

    The Score "The Stars won both contests of Jamie Benn's two-game suspension to hang tough against the Vegas Golden Knights, and the captain said he's "feeling energized" and ready to re-enter the fold with the momentum on Dallas' side. "I was praying we were going to..." May 29

  • Jonathan Marchessault: Golden Knights 'still in a good position' as Stars tighten series

    The Score "Golden Knights forward Jonathan Marchessault is keeping a levelheaded perspective after Vegas whiffed on its first two chances to eliminate the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference Final. "Closing series, it's hard. But if you told me a few months ago that you would be up..." May 29

  • ‘Why is the Hockey Hall of Fame so tough on goaltenders?’

    Daily Faceoff "Acrobatic saves. Fun gear. Quirky routines. Goaltenders are solemn guardians, banished to a crease in solitude, ready to extend every fiber of their being to protect their net. As hockey fans, we’re into goalies. We instinctively swipe right. The Hockey Hall of Fame, well,..." May 29

  • Golden Knights' Bruce Cassidy: I'm not sure we'd beat Coyotes with 24 giveaways

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes were just minding their own business, likely lamenting another lengthy offseason and wondering about the future of their franchise. Then, Bruce Cassidy caught them with a stray. "To me, the (biggest indicator of our lack of) desperation was we had 24 giveaways..." May 29

  • Five Players the Avalanche Should Target This Off-season

    The Hockey News "The Colorado Avalanche had a rough go of it this season as they tried to win their second Stanley Cup in as many years.  One of the main reasons why was the season-long absence of captain and star winger Gabriel Landeskog. The news on Landeskog was worse than Avs fans had hoped..." May 28

  • Ty Dellandrea's Heroics Amaze NHL Fans as Stars Extend Series vs. Golden Knights

    Bleacher Report "After being on the verge of flatlining, the Dallas Stars' heartbeat grew a little bit stronger Saturday night. The Stars got a heroic effort out of an unexpected place in the form of winger Ty Dellandrea, who came up with two huge goals in the third period to help lead Dallas to a..." May 28

  • Can an NHL player’s stick tape give him an advantage? Here’s what science says

    The Athletic "In 2009-10, as an NHL fledgling, Bruins forward Brad Marchand used white tape on his sticks. It was what he did in the AHL and in junior. Zdeno Chara put an end to that. The way the defenseman saw it, goalies did not track pucks off black-taped..." May 27

  • 'Golden Misfits' as valuable as ever, 2023 draft FAQ, and 4 other NHL items

    The Score "Four were selected in the 2017 NHL expansion draft; two were acquired via trade on the same day. Four are now in their 30s; two are in their late 20s. Together, Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson, Reilly Smith, William Carrier, Shea Theodore, and Brayden McNabb represent the past..." May 27

  • World’s Sexiest Hockey Goalie Mikayla Demaiter Celebrates 23rd Birthday With Thirst Trap Photos

    TMSPN "The world’s sexiest hockey goalie Mikayla Demaiter celebrated her 23rd birthday in style. There’s really no need to describe the picture, just take a look yourself. " May 26

  • 3 potential landing spots for Semyon Varlamov in NHL free agent agency

    Sportsnaut "Semyon Varlamov is poised to be one of the best NHL free agents available this offseason with a wide variety of teams expected to pursue the veteran goaltender. Teams are allowed to re-sign their own players, or poach veterans, superstars — and even Stanley Cup champions —..." May 26

  • Jason Botterill, Marc Bergevin, Brad Treliving, Peter Chiarelli among Leafs’ expected GM interview candidates

    Daily Faceoff "Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan publicly admitted last Friday there was urgency for his team to find its next GM after walking away from Kyle Dubas last week. Not surprisingly, a week later, it appears the Leafs are hard at work assessing potential candidates for the..." May 26

  • Pending UFAs Jordan Staal, Frederik Andersen express desire to stay with Hurricanes

    The Score "The Hurricanes have a plethora of pending unrestricted free agents, but two of them - captain Jordan Staal and goaltender Frederik Andersen - expressed their intent Friday to remain in Carolina. "I don't plan on going anywhere," Staal said two days after the..." May 26

  • Updated Trade Landing Spots for Canucks Forward Brock Boeser

    Bleacher Report "Trade rumors have dogged Brock Boeser stretching back to last season. The 26-year-old Vancouver Canucks right winger was the hot topic of media speculation leading to the March 3 trade deadline. Deadline day passed with Boeser still a member of the Canucks. During his..." May 26

  • Is Sergei Bobrovsky having the most amazing Old Guy Goalie NHL playoff run ever?

    The Athletic "Sergei Bobrovsky is the story of the NHL playoffs, and it may not be all that close. At 34 and coming off a season that saw him post substandard numbers across the board, the most expensive active goalie in the league has suddenly transformed from punchline to brick wall. A..." May 26

  • Where the Washington Capitals’ coaching search stands

    Daily Faceoff "The Washington Capitals are in unfamiliar territory, having missed the playoffs for only the second time since 2007, and need to figure out how to retool this roster to make it competitive enough to get back to the postseason and help Alex Ovechkin break Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goals..." May 26

  • 3 potential Erik Johnson NHL free agency outcomes, including joining Sabres

    Sportsnaut "July 1st is one of the biggest days in the NHL, and tons of free agents, including Erik Johnson, will officially be available to the highest bidder. Teams allowed to re-sign their own players, or poach veterans, superstars — and even Stanley Cup champions — from other..." May 26

  • What the Detroit Red Wings need to do this offseason

    Daily Faceoff "The Detroit Red Wings are a team that has made strides over the last year to get back into playoff contention. Today on Daily Faceoff Live, insider Frank Seravalli and Former NHL player and now Chicago Blackhawks analyst Colby Cohen take a look at what offseason changes could come for..." May 26

  • 5 Potential Landing Spots For Auston Matthews

    ProSportsDaily "Will they or won't they? That's the question that's at the forefront of the Leafs offseason and it pertains to the core four and will they or won't they move at least one of those pieces.  Auston Matthews, while stating would still love to be a Toronto Maple Leaf..." May 25

  • Buying or Selling the Latest NHL Draft, Trade and Free-Agency Rumors

    Bleacher Report "The 2023 NHL playoffs are down to the final four teams with the conference finals in full swing. While most of the focus is on postseason play, the rumor mill is gaining steam involving teams eliminated from the playoffs. Clubs that failed to qualify for the playoffs and those..." May 25

  • 1 Word for Every Eliminated NHL Playoff Team

    Bleacher Report "Somehow we blinked, and now we're one-to-four games out West away from the 2023 Stanley Cup Final. We laughed. We cried. The historic regular season Bruins blew a 3-1 lead to the eighth seed Panthers, who just swept the Hurricanes as they punched the first ticket to the Final. The..." May 25

  • NHLPA reviewing Kyle Dubas' relationship with agent for potential conflict of interest

    Daily Faceoff "The NHL Players’ Association is reviewing the relationship between former Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas and his agent at the high-profile Wasserman agency for potential violation of the Certified Agent regulations that govern agent activity, an NHLPA spokesperson confirmed..." May 25

  • 4 Reasons for the Florida Panthers' Unlikely Run to the Stanley Cup Final

    Bleacher Report "So many NHL teams have used a chip-on-the-shoulder mentality as fuel in the playoffs, even when it doesn't really make sense. Something about a "haters are praying on my downfall mindset" gets the juices flowing and builds a sense of camaraderie, even if it's..." May 25

  • Carolina Hurricanes must trade for a superstar – no matter the cost

    Daily Faceoff "Who beat the Carolina Hurricanes? The Florida Panthers did as a team, yes. Their feisty physicality proved too much for the Canes to handle in the Eastern Conference Final. Sam Bennett blasted Jaccob Slavin out of the series with a devastating hit in Game 4. Aleksander Barkov came up..." May 25

  • Anonymous Maple Leafs front office members still bewildered by Kyle Dubas dismissal

    Clutch Points "The Toronto Maple Leafs’ dismissal of Kyle Dubas was surprising to hockey world, and it seems to still be having an impact on the front office members, according to Jonas Siegel of The Athletic. “It doesn’t make any sense,” an..." May 25

  • NHL Department of Player Safety deems Owen Beck eligible for Petes’ Memorial Cup opener

    TSN "Peterborough Petes forward Owen Beck is now available for the team’s first game of the Memorial Cup despite receiving a two-game ban for slew footing in Game 5 of the Ontario Hockey League final. Beck, 19, missed the Petes’ series clinching-win over the London Knights in..." May 25

  • 5 Trades and Landing Spots for Rangers Winger Alexis Lafrenière

    Bleacher Report "Chosen first overall by the New York Rangers in the 2020 NHL draft, Alexis Lafrenière was a highly touted left winger coming off a successful junior career. He seemed certain to become a star with what was then a rebuilding club. Three years into his NHL career,..." May 24

  • Kyle Dubas and Sidney Crosby met at Penguins’ practice facility

    Daily Faceoff "Kyle Dubas reportedly met with some members of the Pittsburgh Penguins organization at the Penguins’ practice facility, including captain Sidney Crosby. According to Taylor Haase of DK Pittsburgh Sports, Dubas was at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex to meet with some members of..." May 24

  • Jamie Benn suspended 2 games for cross-checking Stone in head

    The Score "Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn has been suspended two games for cross-checking Vegas Golden Knights captain Mark Stone in the head in Game 3, the league announced Wednesday. " May 24

  • Seller Beware: Can the Toronto Maple Leafs actually win a trade involving the Core Four?

    Daily Faceoff "We weren’t in the room with Brendan Shanahan and Kyle Dubas over the past few seasons when their relationship reportedly deteriorated as Toronto Maple Leafs president and GM, respectively. It’s thus difficult to assign blame for the erosion of what appeared to be a..." May 24

  • Maple Leafs' core told they're unlikely to be moved

    The Score "Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan informed the club's core forwards they're unlikely to be moved, TSN's Chris Johnston reported on "Insider Trading." The futures of John Tavares, Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, and William Nylander have been..." May 24

  • The best fits for a Kevin Hayes trade

    Daily Faceoff "Philadelphia Flyers forward and veteran center Kevin Hayes has been a name that has popped up in discussions surrounding the Flyers and potentially trading him this offseason. Daily Faceoff Insider Frank Seravalli and former NHL goaltender, now analyst Mike McKenna talk on Daily..." May 24

  • Bruins’ 2023 Free-Agent Targets: Edmonton Oilers

    The Hockey Writers "Welcome to The Hockey Writers’ 2023 Free-Agent Targets series for the Boston Bruins. During it, we will be looking at a handful of free agents from each NHL team who the Bruins should consider pursuing this summer. In this latest edition of the series, we will be focusing on the..." May 24

  • Sabres re-sign Kyle Okposo to 1-year contract "Kyle Okposo reflected inside the visiting dressing room at Prudential Center last month, shortly after a loss to the New Jersey Devils had eliminated the Buffalo Sabres from playoff contention. "I'm extremely proud to be a part of this group and to see how far we've..." May 24

  • Maple Leafs eye experienced GM; have spoken to Brad Treliving

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs’ search for a new general manager is underway after the team announced last week that Kyle Dubas would not return. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports the Maple Leafs are looking for an experienced candidate and the team is believed to have..." May 24

  • 3 Potential Free-Agent Destinations for Ryan Reaves

    The Hockey Writers "Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Reaves is due for a new contract. Although it has been confirmed that Wild general manager (GM) Bill Guerin wants to bring him back, that is not guaranteed given their limited cap space from the Zach Parise and Ryan Suter buyout penalties (from Ask Russo and Smith:..." May 24

  • Wayne Gretzky's Signed Rangers Jersey from Final NHL Game Up for Auction

    Bleacher Report "The jersey Wayne Gretzky wore in his final NHL game is up for auction. Per the official listing from Grey Flannel Auctions, the No. 99 New York Rangers jersey was worn by the Hall of Famer on April 18, 1999. The jersey has been signed by Gretzky and inscribed with the..." May 24

  • Stars’ Jamie Benn breaks silence after ejection for dirty hit on Mark Stone

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Stars Game 3 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in their Western Conference Finals series on Tuesday night was ugly, and that’s putting it lightly. When you consider the 4-0 margin of defeat, or the fact that fans decided to start firing objects onto the ice as the..." May 24

  • Gerard Gallant a 'prime candidate' for Flames' coaching job

    NHL Trade Talk "Following Gerard Gallant’s departure from the New York Rangers, there has been growing speculation about whether he’d be back in the NHL this coming season and coaching another franchise. According to insider Darren Dreger of TSN, after leading the Rangers to multiple..." May 24

  • Stars Apologize for 'Unacceptable' Fan Behavior During G3 Loss to Golden Knights

    Bleacher Report "The Dallas Stars apologized Wednesday for some of their fans throwing debris on the ice during Tuesday's Game 3 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference Final. Stars president Brad Alberts released a statement in which he apologized for the..." May 24

  • The New York Rangers Are The Best Situation A New Head Coach Can Walk Into This Summer

    Bleacher Report "Here's another job that wasn't supposed to be available. Gerard Gallant took over the New York Rangers prior to the 2021-22 season and proceeded to win 52 games, place second in the Metropolitan Division and engineer a playoff run that got the team six games deep into the..." May 23

  • Tyler Bertuzzi, Damon Severson, Dmitry Orlov projected for richest contracts among Top 50 Free Agents

    Daily Faceoff "The Stanley Cup playoffs both giveth and taketh when it comes to money in the pocket of pending free agents. With a strong showing as Brad Marchand Lite for the Boston Bruins, despite their historic first-round flameout, trade deadline acquisition Tyler Bertuzzi acquitted himself..." May 23

  • Top 10 NHL free-agent goaltenders to watch this summer

    The Athletic "The NHL playoff field is down to four, and for most teams the offseason to-do lists are starting to take shape. Hire a new coach. Finish the general manager search. Which unrestricted free agents stay? Who goes? Find a starting goalie. Sign a reliable backup. Upgrade..." May 23

  • Rangers-Islanders, Devils-Flyers Scheduled for 2024 Stadium Series

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  • The Blue Jackets Open Head Coaching Roll Is The Worst Available Spot

    Bleacher Report "No offense to the fine people of Ohio's capital city, but someone's got to be last. And it'd be hard to make a truly persuasive argument that the Blue Jackets, coming off a season in which they won 25 games—including just nine of 41 away from home—would be a..." May 23