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  • Goalie Rotation Plans Changing Due To Standings

    Sinbin Vegas "This year they vowed to be different. From the head coach (the old one) to the front office to The Creator himself, the Golden Knights said they knew they needed to use a bit more of a goalie rotation than they have in the past. You are going to see more of Subban this year, you will...." February 14

  • 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

  • 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 "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

  • William Karlsson hopes to return for Golden Knights against Wild "William Karlsson said he hopes to return for the Vegas Golden Knights when they play the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; FS-N, FS-WI, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV). Karlsson, a center, played 234 consecutive games before breaking his finger late in a 4-2 loss..." 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

  • 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

  • Marc-Andre Fleury passes Henrik Lundqvist for 5th on all-time wins list

    The Score "Flower has dethroned the King. Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury claimed sole possession of fifth place on the NHL's all-time wins list Thursday after passing Henrik Lundqvist with the Vegas Golden Knights' 7-2 victory over the Florida..." February 07

  • The Blues are once again in AHL turmoil

    The Sports Daily "The Vegas Golden Knights have purchased the San Antonio Rampage and intend to relocate the team as their new AHL affiliate. That places the St. Louis Blues in an awkward position where they don’t have any immediate answers for their prospects or for their AHL depth beyond the current..." February 07

  • NHL, NHLPA to resume negotiations on collective bargaining agreement "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

  • Pete DeBoer Starting The Fourth Line To “Drag The Group Into The Game”

    Sinbin Vegas "Prior to the start of the game, the Coach of the visiting team is required to name the starting line-up to the Official Scorer. Then, the Coach of the home team, having been advised by the Official Scorer the names of the starting line-up of the visiting team, shall name the starting line-up of..." February 06

  • Golden Knights buy AHL franchise to relocate to Las Vegas Valley

    Las Vegas Review Journal "The Golden Knights announced Thursday the purchase of the San Antonio franchise in the American Hockey League and are applying to relocate the minor league club to the Las Vegas Valley. The sale and relocation is subject to approval from the American Hockey League Board of Governors...." February 06

  • 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

  • Kelly McCrimmon Dispels Two Theories On Gerard Gallant Firing

    Sinbin Vegas "There have been plenty of theories surrounding the firing of Gerard Gallant and subsequent hiring of Pete DeBoer. No matter what the powers that be inside City National Arena say, many of those will continue on, however, one of the two voices that actually know the whole truth took to..." February 04

  • Chairman Don Levin sees “no scenario at all” where Wolves, Golden Knights stay together after season

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Wolves will be around next season, but they likely won’t be affiliated with the Vegas Golden Knights. “The Chicago Wolves will be here next season,” chairman Don Levin told the Sun-Times before the Wolves beat the Manitoba Moose 5-2 on Saturday. “But I..." February 03

  • Shea Theodore, Nick Holden turning into Golden Knights best defensive pair

    Las Vegas Sun "A change to the Golden Knights player rotation last month has produced immediate results. In the 11 games since Shea Theodore and Nick Holden have been paired together, the two have statistically become one of the best defensive pairs in the NHL. In 191 minutes of..." January 31

  • Gerard Gallant Not Expected To Take New Role This Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The 2019-20 NHL season has seen quite a fair amount of turnover in the coaching ranks, including the firing of veteran bench bosses Mike Babcock, Peter Laviolette and Pete DeBoer. One name that hit the unemployment market recently to the surprise of many was Gerard..." January 31

  • 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

  • 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

  • Logjam at top of Pacific makes for intense playoff push

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pacific Division is proving to be the wild, wild west of the NHL this season. Vancouver beat defending champion St. Louis on Monday night to move to 60 points in 50 games. Edmonton (57 points in 49 games), Calgary (57 points in 50 games), Arizona (57 points in 51 games) and Vegas..." January 28

  • Vegas Golden Knights Officially Name Steve Spott Assistant Coach "Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, January 28, that the team has hired Steve Spott as an assistant coach. Spott joins the Golden Knights after most recently serving under Peter DeBoer with the San Jose Sharks organization from..." January 28

  • 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 "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

  • Golden Knights Expected to Hire Steve Spott as Assistant Coach

    Yardbarker "When the Vegas Golden Knights shook up their coaching staff earlier this month, they let both head coach Gerard Gallant and assistant coach Mike Kelly go.  At the time, they only replaced Gallant with new bench boss Peter DeBoer.  It appears that Vegas has filled their other..." January 25

  • The 5 best lines in the NHL halfway through the 2019-20 season

    Sportsnet "Two months into the season we took a look at what lines around the NHL had been the most dominant at 5-vs-5, with the stipulation that the lines had to spend at least 100 minutes together in that game state as a unit, so we could get some semblance of a decent sample size. Over..." January 25

  • 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

  • Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane, Alex Ovechkin among those selected to NHL All-Decade first team "Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane, Alex Ovechkin, Duncan Keith, Drew Doughty and Marc-Andre Fleury were selected to the NHL All-Decade first team. The six players, chosen by a panel of NHL general managers, NHL hockey operations staff, writers, and..." January 24

  • NHL All-Star Skills participants announced "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

  • Gerard Gallant 'disappointed and surprised' by Vegas firing: report "Gerard Gallant said he was surprised when he was fired as coach of the Vegas Golden Knights, but made it clear wants to coach again in the NHL. "I was disappointed and surprised, but I understand the hockey business and things have to change sometimes," he told the Journal..." January 19

  • 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

  • Sharks' Timo Meier: It'll be 'weird' facing Pete DeBoer

    San Jose Mercury News " The Sharks knew that Pete DeBoer would find another job as an NHL head coach at some point. They just didn’t think it would be with their most bitter rival. DeBoer replaced Gerard Gallant on Wednesday morning as the coach of the Vegas Golden Knights, who have..." January 16

  • Gerard Gallant firing ‘wake-up call’ for Golden Knights, Marc-Andre Fleury says

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "At the conclusion of his postgame comments following Tuesday’s loss at Buffalo, Max Pacioretty alluded to a sense of complacency that started to permeate the Golden Knights’ locker room. “It’s important for us to challenge each other to make sure that..." January 16

  • William Karlsson listed as week-to-week with upper-body injury

    Knights On Ice "The Vegas Golden Knights will be without center William Karlsson in tonight’s game against the Ottawa Senators. Karlsson is considered week-to-week with an upper-body injury, so he will be out of the lineup for the foreseeable future. It is..." January 16

  • Peter DeBoer will use lessons learned with Sharks to help Golden Knights

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Peter DeBoer spent four-plus seasons leading the Sharks. He coached them to Stanley Cup Final and another Western Conference Final berth. But messages get stale and general manager Doug Wilson made the decision to relieve DeBoer of his duties in December with the Sharks sitting at..." January 16