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  • Here Are The Top 10 NHL Buyout and Trade Candidates

    The Daily Goal Horn "The Daily Goal Horn took a look at the landscape to rank the Top 10 NHL trade and buyout candidates. 1. Henrik Lundqvist, NYR (Trade/Buyout) The Rangers have to start thinking about the future and sadly, 38 year-old goalie Henrik Lundqvist represents the past. Jeff Gorton is..." September 25

  • 5 potential trade destinations for Patrik Laine

    The Score "Patrik Laine is one of the league's most intriguing young stars. He's still just 22 years old and has shown the potential to be one of the league's most dangerous goal-scorers, ranking seventh in the league with 138 tallies since his NHL debut in 2016. After signing a..." September 25

  • NHL Announces Offseason Training Protocols

    Pension Plan Puppets "Today the NHL announced their protocol for offseason training at team facilities. The rules draw heavily on the Phase 2 protocols that covered players returning to their facilities prior to the official start of training camp before the Return to Play. All protocols are subject..." September 25

  • Condensed Season Puts More Pressure On Goaltending

    Pro Hockey Rumors "One of the things most talked about in the hockey world as we approach the draft and free agency is the game of musical chairs that awaits many of the league’s goaltenders. Braden Holtby, Robin Lehner, Jacob Markstrom, Anton Khudobin, Cam Talbot, the list of..." September 25

  • The NHL's 31 teams fit neatly into three buckets this off-season

    TSN "After making his rounds on the phone, one NHL general manager said Wednesday he realized that most of the league’s 31 teams fit neatly into one of three buckets that will determine the cadence of this off-season. There are the teams with massive salary cap issues or financial..." September 24

  • 5 Potential Destinations for Marc-Andre Fleury

    The Hockey Writers "After an unsuspecting tweet by his agent shook the hockey world, Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights have become a talking point. Stemming from a lack of playing time during the playoffs, the tweet, although now deleted, seemed to accelerate the process of what was Vegas going to do..." September 24

  • Six goaltenders Flames could consider adding this off-season

    Sportsnet "It has been seven years since the Calgary Flames had the type of goaltending star the team could hang its hat on. Since Miikka Kiprusoff left for the Finnish hinterlands in 2013 the club has been piecemealing its goalie tandems together, year after year. Heck, one year they..." September 23

  • Penguins likely to pursue Canucks' Chris Tanev if he tests market

    PensBurgh "The Penguins are about to lose one right handed defenseman in free agency in a little more than two weeks when Justin Schultz hits the open market. Accordingly, they will need a replacement. Chad Ruhwedel is nice as a depth player, but probably not a..." September 22

  • Five power forwards the Canadiens would love to acquire through trade

    Sportsnet " Let’s qualify this: There are no guarantees any of the following players are available, and none that the Montreal Canadiens are pursuing them through trade. But our editor asked for a list of players the Canadiens might consider in order to fill the most..." September 22

  • NHL bubble confidential: Go inside the Toronto and Edmonton playoff hubs

    ESPN "For nearly two months, the National Hockey League has kept the teams in its postseason tournament inside "bubbles" that it helped construct with the NHL Players' Association in an effort to safely finish the 2019-20 season after it was paused because of the COVID-19..." September 22

  • NHL Announces First And Second All-Star Teams, All-Rookie Team

    Yardbarker "Following the announcements of the final five NHL regular-season awards, the league also revealed its three all-league rosters: The First-Team All-Stars, the Second-Team All-Stars, and the All-Rookie Team. Below are the 2019-20 honorees: First All-Star..." September 22

  • NHL records no positive COVID-19 tests for 9th straight week

    The Score "The bubble remains effective, as the NHL did not record a single positive COVID-19 test for the eighth consecutive week since resuming play. It's the ninth straight week overall for the league without any new cases.  " September 21

  • An early Canadian Expansion Draft primer

    TSN "Watching the Vegas Golden Knights nearly skate to their second Stanley Cup Final in three seasons of existence should have been a reminder to 31 other NHL teams that the Kraken are coming. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman unequivocally said on Saturday that the Seattle Kraken will debut..." September 21

  • Bill Daly: NHL will do its best to have fans at games in 2020-21

    Sportsnet "Once either the Dallas Stars or Tampa Bay Lightning hoist the Stanley Cup later this month, the NHL will turn its full attention to the off-season and the 2020-21 calendar. A major question the league faces is whether or not its 31 teams will be able to travel next season, or will the..." September 21

  • Examining the NHL’s top 14 buyout candidates of 2020

    Sportsnet "Is there anything more wonderful than a mulligan? Believe us, NHL GMs will be clamouring for them this fall as they try to solve their financial puzzles around overpaid players. Problem is, those do-overs won’t come cheap. With the 2020-21 salary cap flattening in..." September 21

  • Breaking down all contracts for the 2020-21 Canucks roster

    Sportsnet "The adage that every dollar counts has never seemed as true for the NHL as it will be this off-season. For the Vancouver Canucks, the dollars that count include the extraordinary cap-recapture penalty on Roberto Luongo ($3.035 million), last year’s buyout of Ryan Spooner..." September 21

  • Breaking down all contracts for the 2020-21 Canucks roster

    Sportsnet "The adage that every dollar counts has never seemed as true for the NHL as it will be this off-season. For the Vancouver Canucks, the dollars that count include the extraordinary cap-recapture penalty on Roberto Luongo ($3.035 million), last year’s buyout of Ryan Spooner..." September 20

  • Gary Bettman says 2020-21 NHL season could start in December or January

    Sportsnet "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said on Saturday he wouldn’t be surprised if next season starts later in December or in January 2021. Speaking at his annual state of the league address ahead of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Bettman said the league had begun informally thinking..." September 19

  • NHL buyout window opens on September 25

    Blue Seat Blogs "The NHL buyout window will open on September 25. This date was set following the conclusion of the Conference Final last night. The buyout window will run through October 8, which is the day before free agency begins. Rangers Plans Rumors..." September 18

  • Brock Boeser shoots down trade rumors, believes he'll stay with Canucks

    Canucks Army "The media didn’t waste any time asking Brock Boeser about the swirling trade rumours and he didn’t waste any time shooting those rumours down. Boeser spoke with the media via a Zoom call on Thursday morning at 10 AM. I was on the call and got a great quote from him at the..." September 18

  • Top Trade Packages, Landing Spots for Jack Eichel

    Bleacher Report "The Buffalo Sabres' surprising front-office shakeup on June 16 raised questions about center Jack Eichel's future with the franchise. Two weeks before the Sabres' front-office purge, the 23-year-old Sabres captain expressed his frustration over the years of constant..." September 18

  • Stanley Cup's traveling status up in air once Final completed

    ESPN " The Stanley Cup will fly back from Edmonton with the winning team to its playing city. But after that, nobody knows how hockey's most famous trophy will celebrate. The NHL and the Hockey Hall of Fame are weighing options on what to do next with the Cup. Typically, each..." September 18

  • Leafs to hire Manny Malhotra as Assistant Coach

    Pension Plan Puppets "As per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the Toronto Maple Leafs will be hiring former NHLer and Canucks assistant Manny Malhotra as an assistant coach. Malhotra, 40, had a long and respected career as a defensive forward who specialized in faceoffs and defensive..." September 17

  • IIHF announces 2021 world juniors will be played in Edmonton bubble

    Sportsnet "After the success of the NHL’s return in Toronto and Edmonton bubbles, the International Ice Hockey Federation will be using a similar format for the upcoming under-20 World Junior Hockey Championships. The IIHF announced Thursday that the 2021 edition of the tournament will be..." September 17

  • Get ready for a wild offseason as the market is expected to be flooded with both UFAs and RFAs

    The Daily Goal Horn "“The market will be flooded with players,” was how one team executive framed the NHL offseason landscape to me. “There is nothing normal about this year,” and it seems like most teams are figuring it out as it develops. That’s because of many factors..." September 16

  • Which NHL team is Canada’s best hope to win Stanley Cup in 2021?

    Sportsnet "It has been 27 long years since a Canadian NHL team last won the Stanley Cup, all the way back when the Patrick Roy-led Montreal Canadiens beat the Wayne Gretzky-led Los Angeles Kings in five games. This season looked to be a promising one for teams from the north...." September 15

  • Qualifying Offer Deadline Set For October 7

    Yardbarker "Considering the added pressure applied by the flat salary cap, restricted free-agent negotiations will take on even greater importance this offseason. That process is set to begin in just over four weeks, as TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that the deadline for teams to submit..." September 15

  • Long-Term Injuries Represent Continued Opportunity For Cash-Rich Teams

    MSN.com "The NHL’s salary cap ceiling will be $81.5M for 2020-21 and will not increase until the league’s hockey-related revenue surpasses $3.3 billion once again. Even then, the number will grow slowly as the difference in escrow is slowly paid off. Despite that cap being the theoretical..." September 15

  • U.S. Hockey Hall Of Fame Announces 2020 Class

    Pro Football Rumors "The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame has announced their newest class of inductees, as revealed by NBC Sports’ Eddie Olczyk, a U.S. Hall of Famer himself, before this evening’s Western Conference Final Game. The 2020 group is comprised of former NHL player and coach Tony..." September 14

  • NHL Issues Update On COVID-19 Testing

    Pro Hockey Rumors "As the NHL has done each Monday in recent weeks, they have released an update on the COVID-19 testing being done in the bubble cities.  For the seventh straight week, there have been zero positive tests.  Their statement reads as follows: The NHL completed the..." September 14

  • Canadiens owner Geoff Molson helps save pilot of crashed plane

    Montreal Gazette "Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson helped rescue the pilot of a seaplane that plunged into Lake Massawippi near North Hatley on Saturday. Molson was in his boat when the small amphibious aircraft crashed into the water at about 11 a.m. He reached the downed pilot, who had managed..." September 14

  • Free Agent Focus: Vancouver Canucks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With free agency now less than a month away, many teams are already looking ahead to when it opens up.  There will be several prominent players set to hit the open market while many teams have key restricted free agents to re-sign.  Vancouver has several big decisions to make..." September 13

  • NHL General Manager of Year to be announced before Game 4 of West Final

    NHL.com "Winners of the 2020 NHL Awards presented by Las Vegas will be announced throughout the 2020 conference finals and 2020 Stanley Cup Final. The winner of the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award will be announced Saturday by NBC, Sportsnet and TVA Sports during the pregame show..." September 12

  • NHL Announces Official Dates And Times For 2020 Draft, Opening Of Free Agency

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the 2020 postseason proceeding ahead of schedule, there has been reporting and considerable speculation that the league would move up the dates of the delayed 2020 NHL Entry Draft and the beginning of the new league year and opening of free agency. The NHL has followed through on that..." September 11

  • Pending UFA Tyler Toffoli: Staying with Canucks is 'priority No. 1'

    The Score "Pending unrestricted free-agent forward Tyler Toffoli hopes he can stick with the up-and-coming Vancouver Canucks on a new contract. "I want to talk to (general manager) Jim (Benning) and see where he's at and where the team's at because that's..." September 11

  • Chris Tanev hopes to be part of Canucks’ future as tough decisions loom

    Sportsnet "When the Vancouver Canucks’ end-of-season player media availabilities started on Thursday, captain Bo Horvat and veteran defenceman Chris Tanev shared a video call. But they may never share another game as teammates. That sounds dramatic, but it’s also the..." September 11

  • At least 17 NHL teams have reduced pay amid COVID-19 crunch

    TSN "Winter is coming. More specifically, with no meaningful revenue incoming since mid-March and none on the immediate horizon, hockey’s long winter is approaching amid the uncertainty surrounding the 2020-21 NHL season. Meetings to slash expenditures, reduce payroll and set..." September 11

  • Bill Daly: NHL remains 'intent' on 82-game regular season

    Oilers Nation "The NHL has undoubtedly done an incredible job in executing the 2020 playoffs. After the league got put on pause when the world shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the league picked up and executed a 24-team playoff between two bubble cities, Edmonton and Toronto. Save..." September 10

  • 25 NHL trade candidates you’ll hear about this off-season

    Sportsnet "It’s hard to believe that we’re less than a month away from the Stanley Cup being awarded, but once that happens there will be a very short window to squeeze in a lot of key off-season dates. With the NHL draft moved to mid-week on Oct. 6 and 7, and free agency likely to follow on..." September 09

  • Jacob Markstrom, Canucks negotiating new contract prior to free agency

    NHL.com "Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks have begun negotiations on a new contract before the can become an unrestricted free agent after this season. Canucks general manager Jim Benning said Tuesday he spoke to Markstrom's agent, Pat Morris, on Monday, three days after..." September 09

  • 5 off-season targets Jets could consider to bolster defence corps

    Sportsnet "If imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery, what can the Winnipeg Jets learn from the four teams left standing in the Stanley Cup playoffs when it comes to rebuilding their defence corps? With free agency set to open in one month, restocking the blue line is at..." September 09

  • The Golden Knights somehow already have more playoff wins than these four NHL teams

    Bardown "Being a Vegas Golden Knights fan hasn’t exactly been difficult since they entered the league in 2017. The NHL’s second newest team has already reached a Stanley Cup Final and could be playing in a second if things work out for them in their Western Conference..." September 09

  • What we've learned during the NHL's restart

    The Score "Four teams remain in the hunt for the Stanley Cup, and the storylines that contextualize those clubs' pathways through the NHL bubbles are plentiful. The two secure zones have kept COVID-19 at bay, with no positive tests reported since teams gathered in Edmonton and Toronto six..." September 09

  • NHL free agency to begin on Oct. 9

    MSN.com "The NHL has moved the 2020 Draft ahead a couple of days, with the first round now scheduled for Oct. 6 and the remainder of the event taking place Oct. 7, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. " September 08

  • Canucks challenged to find improvements in uncertain off-season

    Sportsnet "In any “normal” off-season, there would be no question, zero doubt, about the Vancouver Canucks re-signing starting goalie Jacob Markstrom. The 30-year-old has grown with the Canucks in Vancouver, developing into a top-tier National Hockey League starter as..." September 08

  • 2020 NHL Draft being rescheduled to Oct. 6-7

    Sportsnet "The 2020 NHL Draft is being moved ahead to Oct. 6 and 7, with the first round occurring on the former, per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. " September 08

  • NHL statement on COVID-19 testing results

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League today released the following statement on COVID-19 testing results: The NHL completed the sixth week of its Phase 4 Return to Play with no positive test results for COVID-19 among the 2,534 tests administered. " September 07

  • Even in defeat, Thatcher Demko's heroics against Vegas won't be forgotten

    The Score "Demko's hot streak will live on Hockey is amusingly illogical sometimes. Nothing made sense about Thatcher Demko turning rock solid in Game 5 and 6. The untested rookie backup came in cold to deny 90 of 91 shots against the league's most relentless offensive team. All..." September 07

  • NHL’s ability to navigate uncertainty has led to memorable Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Sportsnet "I was skeptical. And I was far from the only one. If anything stands out from the fog of lockdown life in April, it’s the genuine concern from those I’d speak with in various corners of the hockey world who felt the season would be lost. Those were..." September 06

  • NHL Awards winners to be revealed daily starting Sept. 6

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League announced today that it will reveal winners of 2020 NHL Awards presented by Las Vegas throughout the 2020 Conference Finals and 2020 Stanley Cup Final. Beginning this Sunday, Sept. 6, NBC Sports, Sportsnet and TVA Sports will announce winners during their..." September 05