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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Coyotes Nearing Two-Year Deal For Christian Fischer

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes will ink Christian Fischer to a two-year, one-way pact, a source told NHL Network's Craig Morgan. Arizona issued Fischer a qualifying offer but he didn't accept it by Sunday's deadline of 5 p.m. ET, according to Morgan...." October 19

  • Arizona Coyotes Loan Barrett Hayton To Ilves in Liiga

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With loans to Europe getting more and more common with plenty of delays in North America, the Arizona Coyotes will be sending forward Barrett Hayton, the fifth overall pick in 2018, to Finland to play in the Liiga for Ilves, according to Coyotes beat writer Craig..." October 18

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • How much longer will Rick Tocchet last as Arizona Coyotes head coach?

    Five For Howling "Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet is entering the final year of his contract with the team, but will he see his deal through to the end? After three seasons as a head coach in the desert, Tocchet’s future is up in the air with a new general manager at the..." October 14

  • 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

  • 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

  • Predators sign UFA forward Brad Richardson to one-year, $1M contract

    On The Forecheck "The Nashville Predators waded back into the free agency waters with a signing of Brad Richardson, the former Arizona Coyotes center, to a one-year, $1M contract. The team is stocking up on centers this offseason after the Nick Bonino trade..." October 12

  • Making sense of Taylor Hall's move to the Sabres

    The Score "To where? For how long? For how much? Taylor Hall's decision to sign a one-year, $8-million contract with the lowly Buffalo Sabres on Sunday evening stunned the hockey world from so many different angles. Check that - just about every angle. But it's true. Hall, a..." October 12

  • Taylor Hall signing 1-year deal with Sabres

    The Score "Free-agent forward Taylor Hall is reportedly signing with the Buffalo Sabres, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. It's a one-year contract worth $8 million, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. " October 11

  • 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

  • Johan Larsson joins Coyotes on 2-year, $2.8M contract

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes are set to sign free-agent forward Johan Larsson to a two-year contract worth $2.8 million, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. " October 10

  • Vinnie Hinostroza Signs With Florida Panthers

    Yardbarker "The Florida Panthers have signed Vinnie Hinostroza to a contract after the young forward was not issued a qualifying offer by the Arizona Coyotes, according to team reporter Jameson Olive. James Mirtle of The Athletic reports the deal is just one year in length and..." October 09

  • Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson staying put after self-imposed trade deadline passes

    Sportsnet "Arizona Coyotes captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson is staying put after his self-imposed trade deadline for the opening of free agency passed, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. " October 09

  • Tyler Pitlick Signs with Arizona Coyotes

    Last Word On Sports "The Arizona Coyotes have signed free agent forward Tyler Pitlick. In addition, the Coyotes signed John Hayden as well. Pitlick signed a two-year deal worth $3.5 million with an annual average value of $1.75 million. Originally drafted 31st overall in the..." October 09

  • Coyotes close to 1-year deal with forward John Hayden

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Coyotes are close to a one-year contract with forward John Hayden, according to Arizona Sports’ John Gambadoro. Hayden, 25, played in 43 games for the New Jersey Devils last season, registering three goals and one assist. " October 09

  • Taylor Hall and the Avalanche could make a deal in NHL free agency

    Denver Post "The Taylor Hall sweepstakes, Part 1, begins at 10 a.m. Friday when NHL free agency starts. It is believed that Hall, the 2018 Hart Trophy winner with New Jersey, is seeking a short-term contract with a Stanley Cup-contending team. It could be just a one-year deal  that would pave..." October 09

  • Why going all in on Taylor Hall doesn’t make sense for the Predators

    On The Forecheck "The Nashville Predators traded a package of picks and Nick Bonino (one more year at $4.1M) for Luke Kunin (RFA) and a later pick, and put Kyle Turris (four more years at $6M) on unconditional waivers for a buyout (eight more years at $2M). These..." 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

  • 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

  • The Taylor Hall-to-Avs rumors are baaaaaack

    Colorado Hockey Now "Just another rumor tossed out there by some random person in Twitter-land, I thought, and soon turned out the lights and went to bed. But then I checked out his bio a bit closer, and he is a writer for a pretty well-respected sports site in Canada, The Score. This morning, I..." 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

  • Coyotes GM confirms Taylor Hall won't re-sign with Arizona

    The Score "Taylor Hall will test the open market. Arizona Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong said Wednesday the club won't be re-signing the pending unrestricted free-agent forward, according to Craig Morgan of AZ Coyotes Insider. The news comes as no..." October 07

  • 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

  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson Places Deadline On Potential Trade

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes have been trying to trade captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson over the past few weeks, asking him to give them a list of teams that he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause to go to. The star defenseman has given them an option of just the Vancouver Canucks or..." October 06

  • Arizona Coyotes Will Not Qualify Vinnie Hinostroza

    Five For Howling "Teams around the NHL are making decisions on their restricted free agents and the Arizona Coyotes appear to have made one regarding Vinnie Hinostroza. After re-signing Kyle Capobianco and Ilya Lyubushkin to new contracts yesterday, reports..." October 06

  • Wayne Simmonds Drawing Interest

    Yardbarker "The free agent market is approaching rapidly, and without an interview period, this season things may be complete chaos when the bell strikes on Friday. Then again, that perhaps will not be the case for every free agent. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports that the Buffalo Sabres..." October 06

  • NHL, NHLPA targeting Jan. 1 as start date for 2020-21 season

    Sportsnet "The NHL and NHLPA are targeting Jan. 1 as the start date for the 2020-21 season, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. " October 06

  • NHL Draft: Five Teams That Must Hit A Home Run

    Featurd "There are teams for whom the NHL entry draft is merely a process for stockpiling future talent. The Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning, for example, aren’t in a rush to add an influx of new talent. Then there are the teams for whom draft day could prove to be a defining..." October 06

  • Arizona Coyotes should offload others before Oliver Ekman-Larsson

    Five For Howling "Trade talk is reportedly ramping up around Arizona Coyotes captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson, but the team should be looking at offloading other players first. It’s not surprising that the Arizona Coyotes are looking at clearing contracts this off-season,..." October 06