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  • 6 NHL Teams That Could Look Completely Different Next Season

    Bleacher Report "It's the most wonderful time of the year. For the two teams still playing for the Stanley Cup, that is. However, things are different for the league's other 30 representatives. General managers and other personnel types are busy in those NHL cities tinkering and..." June 05

  • Canadiens sign Cole Caufield to eight-year contract extension

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Cole Caufield to an eight-year contract extension, the team announced on Monday. The contract will have an average cap hit of $7.85 million per season, just under the AAV for the same length of contract signed by team captain Nick Suzuki last..." June 05

  • Teams Calling About Damon Severson’s Negotiating Rights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Devils have a long list of free agents to contend with this summer.  Highlighting the restricted ones are wingers Jesper Bratt and Timo Meier while among the UFAs, center Erik Haula plus defensemen Ryan Graves and Damon..." June 05

  • The NHL in Atlanta: Why Chapter 3 could be completely different

    The Athletic "When the Atlanta Hawks made the 2011 NBA playoffs, their ownership group held a company pep rally outside Philips Arena, the downtown home they shared with the local hockey team. Players were there. Cheerleaders, too. The sun was shining, even as the latest set of storm clouds..." June 05

  • 'Once Upon a Time in Anaheim' Mighty Ducks Documentary Trailer, Release Date Revealed

    Bleacher Report "Not all great sport stories are made in Hollywood. In fact, one of the most fascinating and intriguing epics of the last 30 years was born about an hour south of Tinseltown in Anaheim, California with the founding of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Founded by the Walt Disney..." June 05

  • Remparts shut out Thunderbirds for record-setting Memorial Cup win

    The Score "The Quebec Remparts shut out the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-0 in Sunday's Memorial Cup final. A QMJHL team has now won four straight Memorial Cups. It's the first time one of the CHL's three leagues has won that many in a row since the round-robin format was introduced in..." June 05

  • Mike Babcock is the Blue Jackets’ choice for coach — but why him?

    The Athletic "Almost one month ago, Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said he’d have a new coach in place “sooner rather than later.” An explanation for the drawn-out process came into focus on Saturday. The Blue Jackets intend to hire veteran coach Mike..." June 04

  • Clock ticking on Coyotes as Gary Bettman lays out NHL’s options for relocation and expansion

    The Athletic "While reiterating that the NHL still wants to find a solution once and for all to keep the Coyotes in Arizona, what was clear from Gary Bettman’s state of the union news conference Saturday is that the clock is ticking. And there’s a realistic option in..." June 04

  • Connor Bedard makes history, wins 3 at CHL Awards

    The Score "Connor Bedard will need to clear more room on his trophy shelf. The projected No. 1 pick in the 2023 draft took home the CHL's Top Prospect Award, Top Scorer Award, and David Branch Player of the Year Award on Saturday. Bedard is the first player to win all three in the same..." June 04

  • Senators’ sale process expected to conclude within ‘next few weeks'

    The Athletic "The Ottawa Senators’ sale process is expected to conclude within the “next few weeks,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced at his annual news conference Saturday, ahead of the Stanley Cup Final. Here’s what you need to know: Bettman said he..." June 04

  • Mike Babcock Expected To Be Named Blue Jackets Head Coach

    CBS Sports "The Columbus Blue Jackets have reportedly found their next head coach. The team is expected to hire veteran head coach Mike Babcock, per Aaron Portzline of The Athletic. The Blue Jackets will make the hire official when Babcock's contract with the Toronto Maple..." June 03

  • John Gibson Hoping For Trade From Ducks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Goaltender John Gibson has been a fixture between the pipes in Anaheim for the better part of a decade now and is one of their longest-tenured players.  However, it appears that he’s hoping his time with the team has come to an end as Daily Faceoff’s Frank..." June 03

  • Who is this year’s ‘Matthew Tkachuk’ on the NHL summer trade market?

    Daily Faceoff "As the Stanley Cup Final gets going, all eyes will be on Conn Smythe Trophy candidate Matthew Tkachuk, who has arguably established himself as the second-best player in the world during an incredible season. He’s had the type of year that leaves fans and GMs wondering,..." June 03

  • Capitals informed teams they're willing to trade Anthony Mantha

    The Score "The Washington Capitals have let it be known they're willing to move on from forward Anthony Mantha, according to Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli. Mantha is under contract for one more season at $5.7 million before hitting unrestricted free agency. His hefty price tag may..." June 03

  • Matthew Tkachuk Says Panthers Have 'Probably' the Hardest Road to Stanley Cup Ever

    Bleacher Report "It's not lost on Matthew Tkachuk that his run with the Florida Panthers to the Stanley Cup Final is one of the more improbable ones in NHL history given the road that they've taken to get there. In fact, he wears it proudly. And now, he's looking to finish off this..." June 03

  • What’s the market for Patrick Kane this summer?

    Daily Faceoff "Patrick Kane was just announced to have undergone a hip resurfacing surgery, one that will keep him out for the next 4-6 months. It’s the same type of surgery that Nicklas Backstrom and Carl Hagelin underwent, with the former coming back not looking the same, and the latter’s future..." June 02

  • 5 Trades and Landing Spots for Coyotes Forward Clayton Keller

    Bleacher Report "The Arizona Coyotes' future was cast into uncertainty following their failed bid last month to construct a new arena and entertainment complex in Tempe. They informed season-ticket holders that they would continue playing in Mullett Arena on the campus of Arizona State University..." June 02

  • The Summer of Chevy: Winnipeg Jets’ Connor Hellebuyck, Mark Scheifele, and Blake Wheeler join Trade Targets

    Daily Faceoff "Buckle up, it’s the Summer of Chevy. There will be no more popular or busy man than Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff over the next month, as the Winnipeg becomes the center of the hockey universe this offseason. One could make the argument the Jets will help dictate the tenor and pace of this..." June 02

  • Blue Jackets & Rangers Could Be Pursuing Same Head Coaches

    The Hockey Writers "The Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers are both still without a head coach with just four weeks left until the NHL Draft. While each team doesn’t have to rush to make their decisions, it’s curious that both teams are still searching given how close things seemed to be..." June 02

  • Every NHL team’s worst value contract in 2022-23

    The Athletic "It’s been very difficult for NHL teams to move undesirable salaries out since the pandemic. That challenge isn’t going to become any easier with the modest cap increase projected for next season. In today’s NHL, players aren’t just judged on..." June 02

  • Brad Treliving Not Allowed At Maple Leafs Draft Table

    Flames Nation "Former Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving was formally unveiled to the media as the new GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs at a press conference on Thursday morning. To take the job, Treliving – who was under contract with the Flames until June 30 – was allowed out of his deal..." June 02

  • Did Kyle Dubas just accept the toughest front office job in the NHL?

    Daily Faceoff "Kyle Dubas tinkered with the rollercoaster as best he could. He swapped out more passengers than he ever had this season. He filled it with the most experienced and accomplished parkgoers he could find. He did get the Toronto Maple Leafs closer to the peak than they had been in 19 years with..." June 02

  • The Panthers prove the playoffs are broken. Or they don’t. A debate with myself

    The Athletic "I have no idea what to make of the Florida Panthers. Let’s start there, if only to set expectations. I’m pretty sure they’re the year’s best story — a legitimately great team coming off a Presidents’ Trophy that made big moves to get to an even..." June 02

  • Body Camera Footage From Valeri Nichushkin Incident Released

    9 News "Body-camera video from officers responding to an April 22 incident in Seattle involving Valeri Nichushkin show the Avalanche forward did not speak to police who performed an involuntary hold on an intoxicated woman found with him in his hotel room. Nichushkin missed the last..." June 02

  • Agent expects Elias Pettersson extension talks to begin this summer

    The Score "J.P. Barry, representative of Vancouver Canucks superstar Elias Pettersson, expects preliminary talks for a long-term extension to get underway this offseason. "I think we're going to watch that market for (restricted free-agent) players who are already out there a little bit..." June 02

  • Senators Open To Every Option With Alex DeBrincat

    Ottawa Sun "The ball is in Alex DeBrincat’s court. Will he stay or will he go? Sooner rather than later, the Ottawa Senators need to know. While all eyes have been on the sale of the Senators, it’s been business as usual for general manager Pierre Dorion and the..." June 02

  • Gerard Gallant ‘too expensive, not a candidate’ for Flames

    Flames Nation "The dominoes are beginning to topple in the National Hockey League’s coaching world, with John Hynes out in Nashville in favour of Andrew Brunette and Spencer Carbery hired on in Washington. On Wednesday’s edition of Daily Faceoff Live, Frank Seravalli and Colby Cohen discussed..." June 02

  • 5 Questions New Penguins President Kyle Dubas Must Answer

    Bleacher Report "After weeks of speculation the Pittsburgh Penguins have officially hired Kyle Dubas to take over their front office. The Penguins announced the hiring of Dubas on Thursday morning, revealing that he will take over as the team's president of hockey..." June 01

  • Brad Treliving immediately addresses Auston Matthews extension plans after getting hired as Leafs GM

    Clutch Points "Brad Treliving was officially introduced as the newest general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday, and he made it clear that locking up Auston Matthews is top priority on his to-do list in the new role. “I have had a chance to..." June 01

  • Caps' Spencer Carbery: Alex Ovechkin's pursuit of goals record 'a huge responsibility for me'

    The Score "Like everyone else in the hockey world, new Washington Capitals head coach Spencer Carbery will be keeping a close eye on Alex Ovechkin's pursuit of Wayne Gretzky on the NHL's all-time goals list. "It's a huge responsibility for me as a head coach. ... It's my job..." June 01

  • Penguins Name Kyle Dubas President of Hockey Operations "The Pittsburgh Penguins announced today that Kyle Dubas has been named President of Hockey Operations. Dubas becomes just the second person to hold this position in the history of the franchise. Dubas, 37, will oversee all aspects of the Penguins hockey operations department including..." June 01

  • Every NHL team’s best value contract in 2022-23

    The Athletic "Every dollar matters in a league with a hard salary cap. In today’s NHL, players aren’t just judged on their ability, they’re graded on value and efficiency — how large is their impact relative to their contract? The more players on your team..." June 01

  • Conn Smythe Rankings: Pair of Panthers on the prowl

    The Score "After an arduous battle, the Stanley Cup Final is officially set: The Florida Panthers and Vegas Golden Knights are primed for a head-on clash, with each team vying to lift Lord Stanley's Mug for the first time. We'll admit it: The first three guys on this list are here to..." June 01

  • Five NHL Buyout Candidates in 2023 Offseason

    Daily Faceoff "The clock is ticking. The calculator buttons are being smashed in front offices. With the Stanley Cup Final set to begin on Saturday, the NHL’s first buyout window of the offseason will begin the latter of June 15 or 48 hours after Lord Stanley is hoisted. Teams will have approximately..." May 31

  • 4 Trade Destinations for Pierre-Luc Dubois

    The Hockey Writers "The Winnipeg Jets’ offseason could be full of drama. Arguably at the top of that list is restricted free agent (RFA) centre Pierre-Luc Dubois. Dubois is coming off his best season as a pro, where he posted career highs in both points (63) and assists (36). He also recorded..." May 31

  • Rangers get permission to speak to Hynes about coaching job

    The Score "The New York Rangers aren't wasting any time reaching out to former Nashville Predators head coach John Hynes about their own vacancy in the role. The Predators gave the Rangers permission to contact Hynes, reports the New York Post's Mollie Walker. Nashville general..." May 31

  • Brad Treliving named general manager of Maple Leafs "Brad Treliving was hired as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. "I am very excited and honored to join the Toronto Maple Leafs as general manager," Treliving said. "I would like to thank Brendan (Shanahan, Maple Leafs president), MLSE (Maple Leafs..." May 31

  • Seattle Kraken sign GM Ron Francis to three-year extension

    Daily Faceoff "He’s not going anywhere. The Seattle Kraken have announced that Ron Francis, the only team in franchise history, has signed a three-year extension to remain with the club through 2026-27. “Ron has done remarkable work over the last four years and deserves this..." May 31

  • BS Meter on the Latest NHL Draft, Free Agency and Trade Rumors

    Bleacher Report "The NHL is approaching one of the busiest months on its calendar. The 2023 Stanley Cup Final begins on Saturday. Once it is completed (by no later than June 19), offseason business will begin for all 32 teams as they will be able to make trades with each other. On June 28 and 29, the..." May 31

  • Conn Smythe Watch: Playoff MVP leaders ahead of Cup Final

    ESPN "Either the Vegas Golden Knights or the Florida Panthers will win the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history to end this remarkable NHL postseason. But which one of their players will be crowned as the most valuable player? Welcome to the final Conn..." May 31

  • Which NHL broadcasts are the best? 2023 broadcast rankings, rated by fans

    The Athletic "The landscape of NHL regional broadcasts is on the verge of change. Challenges are mounting in the United States, with Bally Sports — a regional carrier for 12 NHL clubs — declaring bankruptcy this past spring. Meanwhile, teams like the Vegas Golden..." May 31

  • Insider reveals Auston Matthews' feelings on future with Leafs

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The most looming factor of the next few months among Toronto Maple Leafs fans is undoubtedly the status of star center Auston Matthews, who becomes eligible to sign a contract extension with Toronto on July 1 and avoid hitting unrestricted free agency in 2024. Following the..." May 31

  • Eugenie Bouchard Reps the NY Islanders

    Egotastic Sports "Eugenie Bouchard is taking some heat over on her latest instagram post this week after she shared some photos of herself posing beside a vintage red truck and wearing a New York Islanders team jacket. Apparently since Genie is actually from Montreal, Quebec, her fans think that she should be..." May 31

  • Maple Leafs Closing In On Brad Treliving

    Clutch Points "The Toronto Maple Leafs’ search for the franchise’s new general manager after parting ways with Kyle Dubas appears to be nearing its end, with Darren Dreger of TSN reporting that the team is closing in on striking a deal with Brad..." May 31

  • Gerard Gallant, Travis Green, Marc Savard among Flames' coaching candidates

    TSN "The Calgary Flames coaching search is in full swing this week as the franchise looks to replace Darryl Sutter, who was let go earlier this month. After naming Craig Conroy as the team's general manager last week, the Flames are setting up interviews with a long list of candidates...." May 31

  • 6 NHL free agents who could retire this summer, including Jonathan Toews

    Sportsnaut "As the Stanley Cup playoffs enter the finals, 30 of the league’s 32 teams prepare for the NHL draft and offseason, where a slew of players become available for signing beginning July 1. But, many of this year’s free agents are seasoned veterans aged 35 and over and could..." May 31

  • 5 Realistic Landing Spots For William Nylander

    ProSportsDaily "The Toronto Maple Leafs have a ton of questions that need to be answered this offseason including who will be their GM, will they keep Sheldon Keefe on as head coach and what will they do with the core four?  The new GM would have to have a big set of you-know-what to make a bold..." May 30

  • Rangers Rumors: John Hynes Among HC Candidates After Predators Exit

    Bleacher Report "John Hynes will be in search of a new job this offseason after being fired as head coach of the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, but he will reportedly be in the mix for another franchise's head coaching search. According to The Athletic's Arthur Staple, Hynes is among the..." May 30

  • 3 potential landing spots for J.T. Compher in NHL free agency

    Sportsnaut "On July 1, NHL teams can re-sign their own players or poach veterans, superstars — and even Stanley Cup champions — from other clubs. While a ton of names are available, a few key players have many possible options for their future. One of those is a Stanley Cup champion who..." May 30

  • Andrew Brunette to be named head coach of Predators

    TSN "The Nashville Predators have a new bench boss, as Andrew Brunette will be named as the team's head coach.  Brunette, 49, spent the 2022-23 season as an associate coach with the New Jersey Devils after leading the Florida Panthers to the Presidents’ Trophy last..." May 30