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  • 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

  • Carter Hart’s new mask honors late Ray Emery

    Pro Hockey Talk "Carter Hart returned to the Flyers’ net Monday after missing a month due to an abdominal strain. During the 4-1 win over the Panthers, he debuted a new lid that honors a former NHL goalie. Along with a tribute to teammate Oskar Lindblom, who’s battling..." 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

  • 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

    NHL.com "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

  • 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

  • Flyers keep confident as playoff push continues

    Pro Hockey Talk "How will we respond? That was the message in the Flyers locker room on Saturday as they again found themselves in a critical position against the Capitals. After falling 5-0 to the Devils on Thursday, Philadelphia seized the opportunity to not only rebound from one of the..." February 10

  • 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

  • How Travis Konecny has literally filled in the blanks for the Flyers this season

    ESPN "The first time Travis Konecny met Alain Vigneault, he wasn't sure what the new Philadelphia Flyers coach knew about him, or what preconceptions he might need to shatter. But he got his answer when Vigneault handed him a sheet of paper. It was blank. "This..." February 08

  • Alex Ovechkin hoping to score 700th goal in front of Capitals home crowd

    NHL.com "Alex Ovechkin said he usually doesn't take time to think about his legacy. He's too busy writing it. But being on the verge of becoming the eighth player in NHL history to reach 700 goals has caused the Washington Capitals forward to pause briefly to consider where he..." February 08

  • The Travis Sanheim-Phil Myers pair is shutting it down

    Broad Street Hockey "The Philadelphia Flyers are currently on a five-game point streak with four wins in that time. A big reason for Philly being able to grab nine out of a possible ten points in the standings has been their ability to keep the puck out of their own net, as they’ve only allowed..." February 07

  • NHL, NHLPA to resume negotiations on collective bargaining agreement

    NHL.com "The NHL and NHL Players' Association will meet in Toronto on Tuesday to resume negotiations toward an extension of the NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement. It will be the first time the sides have conducted formal negotiations since September, when each agreed to waive the..." February 07

  • Strengths and weaknesses of NHL’s top five trade candidates

    Sportsnet "As we draw nearer to the NHL’s trade deadline on Feb. 24, the list of names that will be available is becoming clearer. So today we’re going to look at five of the top players available, their strengths, their weaknesses, and what they’re worth on the..." February 07

  • Trade Bait: the first domino has fallen; who will be the next goalie moved?

    The Hockey News "As the NHL continues to evolve, the need for a competent backup goaltender continues to increase. The days of having your star goalie play 70 games a year while having an inexpensive backup fill in a few times a year are over – sorry, Scott Clemmensen and essentially everyone who backed..." February 07

  • Nolan Patrick (migraine disorder) takes part in Flyers practice

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Wednesday was a sight to see at Flyers Skate Zone. Nolan Patrick took part in the Flyers' practice. Patrick has been out since the beginning of training camp with a migraine disorder. He hasn't practiced with the Flyers since the end of October, when he was starting..." February 06

  • Joel Farabee growing up for Flyers as NHL playoff race heightens

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Joel Farabee had just polished off the first two-goal game of his NHL career. He had just extended his point streak to a season-high five games, the best stretch of his rookie season. The numbers were obvious — four goals and two assists through the five-game..." February 04

  • Chris Kreider atop 8 teams' trade wish lists

    The Score "Chris Kreider is in high demand. Eight teams have informed the New York Rangers they have the winger at the top of their respective wish lists ahead of the Feb. 24 trade deadline, reports The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun. The Rangers are reportedly..." February 04

  • Ryan Smyth among five players going to IIHF HOF

    TSN "'Captain Canada' is going to the IIHF Hockey Hall of Fame. Former NHL forward Ryan Smyth, who wore the 'C' for Canada at the World Championship more than any other player in tournament history, is among five players and one builder who will be inducted this..." February 04

  • Eight goalie trade options the Maple Leafs should explore

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs have been kicking tires in goalie market for weeks now, but it’s time for Kyle Dubas to slip on a pair of steel-toed boots and get serious about adding to his depth in the crease. Two things happened in Monday night’s dominant 5-3 loss to..." February 04

  • Gritty cleared following police investigation into alleged physical assault

    Fox 29 Philadelphia "Philadelphia police have closed an investigation into an alleged assault involving the Flyers’ mascot Gritty that occurred late last year. Philadelphia police detectives say they have completed their investigation into the Nov. 19 incident and determined that the actions of the..." February 03

  • Buyer beware! Tomas Tatar and other risky trade candidates abound for the Penguins

    PensBurgh "With it looking more and more likely it’s a matter of “when” and not “if” the Pittsburgh Penguins hit the trade market to add a top-six scoring winger ahead of next month’s trade deadline, the focus shifts to just who it might..." January 31

  • At Least Eight Teams Pursuing Chris Kreider

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The top rental on the open market this season as the trade deadline approaches is undoubtedly Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers. It shouldn’t surprise anyone then when Pierre LeBrun reports on the latest edition of TSN’s Insider Trading that “at..." January 31

  • Seattle NHL franchise responds to rumors about selecting 'Kraken' as team name

    CBS Sports "The new NHL franchise in Seattle has still yet to decide on a team name, or at least they what they would like to have you believe. After a report surfaced on Wednesday claiming that the Seattle expansion franchise would call itself the Seattle Kraken, the team has pushed back against those..." January 30

  • Breaking down the remaining schedules of East's playoff hopefuls

    The Score "The All-Star break has come and gone, and from now until early April, it's going to be a dogfight for several clubs to get inside the playoff cutline. With that in mind, let's break down the remaining schedules of the teams battling for position in the Eastern Conference. Note..." January 29

  • What the NHL can learn from the KHL's support of women's hockey

    ESPN "When U.S. national team defender Megan Bozek signed with the Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays of the Russian-based Women's Hockey League in November, she met the team in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, for an away game. Bozek and fellow American teammate Alex Carpenter dropped off their equipment at the..." January 29

  • Players on board with 'international flavor' All-Star Game idea

    The Score "Shortly after announcing that the Florida Panthers will host the 2021 All-Star Game, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman added that the event could feature a "distinct international flavor." What that could mean remains to be seen, but the players are..." January 27

  • NHL mourns death of ex-NBA star Kobe Bryant

    NHL.com "Kobe Bryant's death on Sunday sent shockwaves across the hockey world. The former NBA star, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles.  Bryant, who won five NBA championships with the Los..." January 27

  • Gary Bettman Speaks On Tracking Technology, Nassau Coliseum, Olympics, And More

    Pro Hockey Rumors "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman addressed the gathered media at the NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis this evening, speaking on a variety of topics. The long-time leader of the league had plenty to say, including confirming a 2021 All-Star weekend hosted by the Florida Panthers..." January 25

  • All 16 arenas in postseason to have player, puck tracking

    The Score "The 16 arenas used during the NHL postseason will have player- and puck-tracking data, commissioner Gary Bettman announced at his All-Star Weekend press conference, according to theScore's John Matisz. Additionally, all 31 of the league's rinks will have access to such..." January 24

  • NHL All-Star Skills participants announced

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League today announced the participants in the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills presented by New Amsterdam Vodka that will showcase hockey's top talent on Friday at 8 p.m. ET at Enterprise Center, home of the 2019 Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues. Highlighting the..." January 24

  • PHWA Mid-Season Awards: A Look At The Front-runners For Major NHL Hardware And Notable Snubs

    The Hockey News "When the Professional Hockey Writers Association announced its mid-season award winners ahead of last season’s all-star break, it gave us a peek into the potential winners of the end-of-season hardware. After all, the PHWA is the body that votes on several awards — the Hart Trophy,..." January 24

  • 3 ways to improve NHL All-Star Weekend

    The Score "The NHL's All-Star festivities are upon us, and even though the sport's best players are set to convene in St. Louis for a weekend-long showcase, the buzz leading up to the event is far from palpable. This isn't a new problem for the league, either. The NHL All-Star Game..." January 23

  • Philly police investigating report that Gritty punched a 13-year-old boy

    Why "Philadelphia police are investigating whether the Flyers’ brash costumed mascot, Gritty, assaulted a 13-year-old boy in November, a police spokesman said. The incident occurred during a photoshoot at the Flyers’ home stadium, the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia,..." January 22

  • Philadelphia Flyers Mascot Gritty Roasts Houston Astros Cheating Scandal

    TMZ "Gritty is a straight SAVAGE!!! The Houston Astros ain't safe from getting totally roasted for their sign-stealing scandal ... not even by NHL mascots!! The Philadelphia Flyers' beloved freakish-lookin' thing named Gritty took a jab at the 'Stros during the..." January 22

  • Let's Dance: 12 Unforgettable Hockey Fights We're Still Talking About

    Complex "Although fighting in the NHL has been on a steady decline for years (sorry, Don Cherry), the recent drama surrounding the Battle of Alberta has put it back on the map—at least temporarily. With Edmonton Oilers’ winger Zack Kassian suspended two games for his now-infamous..." January 19

  • Franchise of the Decade: Chicago Blackhawks

    NHL.com "As the Chicago Blackhawks celebrated their 2010 Stanley Cup championship against the Philadelphia Flyers in June of that year, they reveled in knowing they had ended decades of frustration with their first Cup in 49 years.  But it was just the beginning of what would be an..." January 17

  • Brett Ritchie, Chris Stewart Placed On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers have placed Brett Ritchie and Chris Stewart on waivers respectively, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. Ritchie, 26, hasn’t been a good fit for the Bruins this season after signing a one-year, $1MM deal..." January 16

  • Carter Hart out 2-3 weeks

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers announced an injury update and several transactions today, according to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager, Chuck Fletcher. * Goaltender Carter Hart will miss 2-3 weeks with a right lower abdominal strain. * The Flyers have..." January 15

  • 7 Maple Leafs trade targets who could help shore up the blue line

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs’ tumultuous season has seen a new dose of chaos thrown into the mix. If a coaching change, an off-season blockbuster deal that hasn’t panned out, and injuries to Mitch Marner and John Tavares weren’t enough to shake things up, the loss of..." January 15

  • Flyers GM expects Nolan Patrick (migraines) to return this season

    National Post "Philadelphia Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher is optimistic that center Nolan Patrick will return to the ice this season after battling a migraine disorder. “I do expect him to play this year,” Fletcher said at Tuesday’s midseason press conference. “He..." January 14

  • Flyers goalie Carter Hart leaves practice early with injury; Alex Lyon headed to St. Louis

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Goalie Carter Hart left Tuesday’s practice early because of an injury and, as a precaution, the Flyers put Alex Lyon on a plane to St. Louis, sources said. Lyon could serve as Brian Elliott’s backup against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday. General manager Chuck..." January 14

  • Bruins lose as Brad Marchand delivers the worst shootout attempt in NHL history

    CBS Sports "The Boston Bruins lost a hockey game in perhaps one of the most embarrassing ways possible on Monday night in Philadelphia. Not only did they blow a three-goal lead in regulation, but they also sealed the defeat with one of the worst shootout "attempts" in the history of the..." January 14

  • New skills event will have players shooting pucks from stands

    The Score "The NHL is unveiling a new skills competition event at the 2020 All-Star Weekend that will feature players shooting pucks from up in the stands into targets on the ice, sources told ESPN's Greg Wyshynski. Eight players will stand in a section of the Enterprise Center in St. Louis..." January 14

  • NHL extends agreement with Buffalo to host combine through 2022

    Buffalo News "Buffalo will remain the final stop for prospects before the National Hockey League's entry draft. The league and the Buffalo Sabres announced Monday the two sides signed a three-year contract to continue to hold the combine in KeyBank Center and LECOM Harborcenter through 2022...." January 13