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  • 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 The Canada he longs for, and the hockey community he longs for, have both long since passed out of date.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

  • Latest On New Jersey’s Taylor Hall

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils have been concerned for quite a while that they might have trouble re-signing Hart Trophy winner Taylor Hall to an extension. Despite recent rumors that New Jersey management and Hall were going to discuss a possible new contract, Sportsnet’s..." November 10

  • 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

  • Eight NHL teams Taylor Hall could conceivably be playing for in 2020

    Sportsnet "Rory Boylen@RoryBoylenNovember 8, 2019, 1:30 PM 1 When Taylor Hall was drafted first overall by the Edmonton Oilers in 2010, he was to be the centrepiece of a rebuild that would put them back on the Stanley Cup track. When Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was added as..." November 08

  • 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

  • Analyzing Taylor Hall’s early impact and the Devils’ difficult decision

    Sportsnet "To say there’s been a bit of speculation about Taylor Hall this season would be a bit of an understatement. Every reaction on the ice, every piece of body language and any interview he gives is picked apart. Everyone is trying to read the tea leaves to find out if there’s..." November 07

  • 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

  • Devils dealing with goaltending dilemma

    TSN "There are a few ways to demoralize an entire organization, but none are more effective than putting AHL-calibre goaltending behind an NHL roster. The New Jersey Devils are living that nightmare through the first month of the season. The Devils – an interesting upstart team with..." 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

  • Taylor Hall says agent will meet with Devils GM during upcoming road trip "Taylor Hall said a meeting between his agent and New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero will take place at some point during the Devils' four-game road trip to Winnipeg and Western Canada this week. It will mark the first face-to-face meeting between Shero and Darren..." November 04

  • 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

  • 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

  • Devils get Louis Domingue in trade with Lightning for conditional draft pick

    North Jersey "The New Jersey Devils have acquired goaltender Louis Domingue from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. Domingue will report to Binghamton of the American Hockey League.  The 27-year-old will serve as insurance for a..." November 01

  • P.K. Subban takes blame for Devils' loss to Bolts: 'I looked like a rookie'

    The Score "P.K. Subban was his own harshest critic after the New Jersey Devils fell 7-6 in overtime to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night. The veteran blue-liner logged 24 minutes, but he was held off the scoresheet and finished as a minus-2 during the loss. That's not..." October 31

  • Martin Brodeur relishing ‘being a student’ in exec role with Devils

    Sportsnet " Hugh Weber has a tradition he carries out every Friday at the Prudential Center in Newark. The president of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment — the managing entity of the New Jersey Devils — hosts a meeting where employees from across the organization stand..." October 31

  • Devils Goaltending Will Improve, But It’s Still a Problem

    All About The Jersey "Sometimes, in hockey, there are things that go poorly in the beginning of the season that require intervention to improve: a line doesn’t gel, a schematic component doesn’t fit, the special teams isn’t working, etc. Other times, there are deficiencies that are due either..." October 31

  • Devils’ Taylor Hall: ‘We’re kind of battling our own fans right now’

    Sportsnet "With big off-season additions, come big expectations. And so far, the New Jersey Devils have yet to meet them. The Devils selected Jack Hughes with the first-overall pick, traded for Norris Trophy winner P.K. Subban and acquired KHL star Nikita Gusev, leading many fans and..." October 31

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Do the NJ Devils need another defenseman with Connor Carrick out 4-6 weeks?

    North Jersey " A few eagle-eyed social media sleuths were able to figure out that the upper-body injury that landed New Jersey Devils’ defenseman Connor Carrick on injured reserve over the weekend was actually an injury to his right pinky finger. Carrick posted a photo on his Instagram account of..." October 29

  • Lindsey Vonn Trolled Gritty at Halloween Party in Response to His Dig

    The Score "It appears P.K. Subban and Lindsey Vonn got the last laugh after Gritty tried to steal Subban's fiancee earlier this month.       This Year we kept it in the..." 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

  • Devils' Nico Hischier will play Friday night

    CBS Sports "Nico Hischier (upper body) will indeed return to the lineup for Friday's game against the Coyotes, Mike Morreale of reports. " October 25

  • Alexis Lafreniere taking Jack Hughes' advice as top prospect for 2020 NHL Draft "Alexis Lafreniere, projected by many to be the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, received some valuable advice from a recent No. 1 NHL Draft pick with experience in handling pressure. Jack Hughes, the first player selected in the 2019 NHL Draft, by the New Jersey Devils, proved to be..." October 24

  • 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

  • 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 Devils and Nico Hischier found common ground in 7-year contract extension

    Newark Star-Ledger "As Ray Shero looked around the NHL, the Devils GM saw more and more restricted free agents agreeing to bridge deals following the end of their entry-level contracts. Two or three-year deals kept those RFAs with their teams at moderately lower salaries, setting up..." October 21

  • Oilers Should Absolutely Bring Back Taylor Hall if Devils Are Willing to Trade Him This Season

    12 Up "Physically speaking, it would not take much effort to picture Taylor Hall in an Edmonton Oilers jersey. It's possible that the idea could be more than just an Oiler fans' imagination. With the New Jersey Devils sliding to 0-4-2 entering Thursday despite..." October 19

  • Jack Hughes vs. Quinn Hughes: How hockey's new first family navigates its opposite-coast stars

    ESPN "On Saturday afternoon, for only the second time in their hockey-playing lives, brothers Quinn and Jack Hughes will line up on opposite sides of the ice. And this time they will do it wearing NHL uniforms, just as they had dreamed of while playing on outdoor rinks growing up,..." October 19

  • Jimmy Fallon accepts bet from New Jersey Devils' mascot . . . and loses

    Sporting News "They say you shouldn't make a bet with the devil, and Jimmy Fallon may have just learned his lesson. Thursday afternoon NJ Devil, the New Jersey Devils' mascot, tweeted at the popular late-night host for NBC asking if he wanted to make a bet regarding that evening's..." October 19

  • New Jersey Devils, Nico Hischier Nearing Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils are about to extend one of their key forwards, but unfortunately it’s not Taylor Hall. Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic is reporting that the team is close to a seven-year extension with Nico Hischier that will carry an average annual value of..." October 18

  • Oilers Should Absolutely Bring Back Taylor Hall if Devils Are Willing to Trade Him This Season

    12 Up "Physically speaking, it would not take much effort to picture Taylor Hall in an Edmonton Oilers jersey. It's possible that the idea could be more than just an Oiler fans' imagination. With the New Jersey Devils sliding to 0-4-2 entering Thursday despite..." October 18

  • Nico Hischier agrees to seven-year, $50.75M contract with Devils

    Sportsnet "The New Jersey Devils have locked up a key piece of their future by agreeing to a seven-year, $50.75-million contract with centre Nico Hischier, Sportsnet can confirm. The contract carries an average annual value of $7.25 million. Hischier was scheduled to become a..." October 18

  • 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

  • The New Jersey Devils and the Questionable Decision or An Ode to Tom Fitzgerald

    All About The Jersey "Yesterday, the New Jersey Devils announced that Assistant General Manager Tom Fitzgerald would be joining John Hynes’ coaching staff as an assistant. According to Amanda Stein on Twitter, the decision and idea to have Fitzgerald join was made by Hynes himself. With a..." 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