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  • 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

  • Coyotes’ Rick Tocchet replacing Gerard Gallant as Pacific coach at All-Star Game

    Sportsnet "Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet will replace Gerard Gallant as the Pacific Division team coach at the NHL All-Star Game, the league announced Thursday. Gallant was fired by the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday. The coaches for the All-Star Game were..." January 16

  • Gerard Gallant the latest victim in turbulent season for NHL coaches

    TSN "The man who brought the Golden Misfits together was made to be the misfit on Wednesday. The Vegas Golden Knights fired head coach Gerard Gallant on Wednesday morning, replacing the first bench boss in franchise history with Pete DeBoer. Kelly McCrimmon’s first bold..." January 16

  • How does Gerard Gallant's firing affect Steve Yzerman, Jeff Blashill and the Detroit Red Wings?

    Detroit Free Press "General manager Steve Yzerman has praised the job performed by Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill, but things took an interesting turn Wednesday. The Vegas Golden Knights announced via Twitter that they have fired head coach Gerard Gallant and hired former San Jose..." January 16

  • Golden Knights fire Gerard Gallant, hire Peter DeBoer

    TSN "The Vegas Golden Knights have fired head coach Gerard Gallant and hired Peter DeBoer as his replacement. The Golden Knights fell to 24-19-6 with Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres and currently sit tied for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference with the..." 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

  • 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

  • Women's 3-on-3 event arranged for NHL All-Star Weekend

    Yahoo! Sports "Hockey’s greatest rivalry is set to take the spotlight during the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. A 3-on-3 matchup featuring the top women’s hockey players from the United States and Canada will take place at some point during the..." January 13

  • The Golden Knights Have Real Flaws Which Are More Important Than Imaginary Ones

    Sinbin Vegas "The Golden Knights lost again. Again they fell behind in the 1st period, again they watched the lead grow to a number they wouldn’t be able to overcome, and again they salted away a pair of points at home they really should have won. Everyone’s entitled to their own..." January 13

  • What Your Team Is Thankful For: Vegas Golden Knights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "We’re in the home stretch in our thankful series where PHR will continue its look at what teams are thankful for as the second half of the season gets underway.  We’ll examine what has gone well in the first half and what each team may be looking for at the trade..." January 12

  • Golden Knights Shopping For Defensive Help

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Scoring goals hasn’t been an issue for Vegas this season as they sit in the top ten in the league in that regard.  However, after being one of the better teams in the league last year at keeping pucks out, that hasn’t been the case this season as they’re in the bottom..." January 11

  • What To Do With Marc-Andre Fleury While He’s Not At His Best

    Sinbin Vegas "Something’s not quite right with Marc-Andre Fleury. Over the past 20 games or so it’s impossible to argue anything other. He’s allowed four or more goals in three straight and 10 of his last 19 starts. His save percentage in the last 20 games is .894, a mark..." January 10

  • Max Pacioretty, Tomas Hertl added to NHL All-Star Game

    Yardbarker "You don’t have to vote for Max Pacioretty anymore as the last man in for the All-Star Game. Both Pacioretty and Tomas Hertl have been added to the team, now that Jakob Silfverberg and Logan Couture will not be able to attend. The former has..." January 10

  • Potential targets for the Colorado Avalanche as we approach the NHL trade deadline

    Mile High Hockey "As the 2020 NHL trade deadline draws closer, it’s only a matter of time before the rumor mill picks up steam. We’re set to hear dozens of teams and player mentioned in ‘rumors’ and ‘rumbling’ on a nearly daily basis. Some rumored trades will come to..." January 09

  • Ryan Reaves Responds To David Perron’s “Whining”

    Sinbin Vegas "Former Golden Knight David Perron didn’t hold back on Saturday after the Blues loss in overtime. Perron made some scathing remarks about Vegas’ physicality, suggesting they stepped over the line. You don’t like to see some of that extra stuff they do. One to our..." January 08

  • NHL's Bill Daly says trend of players skipping All-Star Game 'a concern'

    ESPN "The decision by Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin to skip back-to-back All-Star Weekends has the NHL concerned it could start a trend among players, according to deputy commissioner Bill Daly. "In terms of player participation, is that a concern? Yes, I..." January 08

  • NHL unveils black-and-white 2020 All-Star Game jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "The best players across hockey will convene in St. Louis this year for the annual NHL All-Star Game, and with it comes the yearly debate about whether or not the jerseys displayed on ice are aesthetically pleasing, or doomed to be forgotten at best, and ridiculed at worst. The 2020..." January 08

  • Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and the value of a supporting cast

    TSN "Two of hockey’s superstars will square off Monday night in Toronto as Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers face Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs (6:30 p.m. ET on TSN 4). Any time you get a head-to-head matchup between players of this calibre, it is..." January 06

  • Rene Fasel: NHL needs to make Olympic decision by end of August

    The Score "IIHF president Rene Fasel has set a deadline for the NHL to decide whether or not the league will participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Speaking at the closing press conference at the world juniors Sunday, Fasel said he needs a decision from commissioner Gary Bettman by..." January 06

  • John Tortorella’s nonsensical fine reeks of NHL hypocrisy

    New York Post "It is always amusing when Colin Campbell leaps to the defense of the integrity of the league, as the NHL’s director of hockey operations indirectly did when castigating John Tortorella’s “unprofessional and unacceptable” Dec. 29 postgame tirade against the..." January 06

  • Which team should the Minnesota Wild face in the 2021 NHL Winter Classic?

    Hockey Wilderness "It’s official, folks. The Minnesota Wild will finally host a Winter Classic! The big game will take place on New Year’s Day 2021 at Target Field, which can contain close to 40,000 fans. The entire week leading up to the game will essentially be one massive party,..." January 03

  • Comparing Current & Former VGK Rookie Seasons

    Sinbin Vegas "Cody Glass and Nic Hague were drafted together in 2017 as the first homegrown generation of Golden Knights. The two rookies were selected alongside Nick Suzuki and Eric Brannstrom potentially in what appeared to be the Golden Knights future core. Obviously, things changed and Suzuki and..." January 03

  • Canucks’ Jacob Markstrom to replace Marc-Andre Fleury at 2020 All-Star Game

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom will replace Marc-Andre Fleury at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game, the NHL announced on Friday. Fleury, in conjunction with his team, the Vegas Golden Knights, decided that he will pass on the invitation this..." January 03

  • Five most underrated stars heading into 2020

    Pro Hockey Talk "Like in all sports, the NHL has some players that are both overrated and underrated. Players might fall into either category because of where they play, which players they play with or their personalities both during interviews and on social media. Today, we don’t want to focus..." January 03

  • Four potential trade destinations for Rangers winger Chris Kreider

    Sportsnet "The first marquee trade chip of the season has already been dealt. With elite winger Taylor Hall shipped from New Jersey to Arizona in mid-December, the trade market has officially opened. And as is often the case with big-ticket deals, the fallout is just as important as the initial..." January 03

  • Golden Knights’ Gallant gets mad, walks out of press conference after win

    Pro Hockey Talk "It has been a big week for angry coach press conferences around the NHL. The latest installment comes to us from Vegas Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant following their big 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. The source of his anger: A question..." January 03

  • Todd Reirden, Bruce Cassidy, Craig Berube, Gerard Gallant to coach in All-Star Game "Todd Reirden of the Washington Capitals (Metropolitan), Bruce Cassidy of the Boston Bruins (Atlantic), Craig Berube of the St. Louis Blues (Central) and Gerard Gallant of the Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific) will serve as coaches for the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis on Jan...." January 03

  • NHL All-Decade Power Rankings: Blackhawks reign supreme

    The Score "Welcome to a special edition of theScore's NHL Power Rankings, which will encompass the last 10 seasons. With the new decade now underway, it's time to take one last look back at the previous 10 years and see which franchises were the class of the league. Let's rank how..." January 01

  • Breaking down the most egregious 2020 NHL All-Star team snubs

    Sportsnet "The rosters for the NHL’s four divisional All-Star squads are nearly set. After announcing the four captains earlier this month — Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, David Pastrnak and Alex Ovechkin, who’s elected to skip the festivities to rest up for the..." December 31

  • Divisional imbalance sure to impact NHL playoff races

    TSN "One story I’ve been monitoring since the National Hockey League adopted a division-based playoff format at the onset of the 2013-14 regular season is how divisional imbalance influences playoff races. There were a few reasons for realignment, but the league’s primary bet..." December 31

  • NHL unveils All-Star Game rosters, Last Men In candidates "The National Hockey League announced today the four divisional rosters for the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend as well as the return of the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In presented by adidas, which gives fans the ability to vote for the final player on each All-Star..." December 30

  • Vegas Golden Knights rising fast in Western Conference

    Yahoo! Sports "Entering their third season as an NHL franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights were widely considered one of the best teams in the Western Conference — if not the whole league. Having spent much of the previous season-plus acquiring top forward talent (Max Pacioretty and Paul..." December 27

  • Concussions dominated the 2010s, but the NHL is still fighting its demons

    The Score "Tim Thomas didn't expect this - the pain, the suffering, being open about both. Yet there he was, signature goatee and all, speaking candidly with a small group of reporters earlier this month in Washington. His voice trembled. Tears streamed down his cheeks. He bore it..." December 27

  • NHL players most likely to be traded this season

    Yardbarker "Even though the NHL trade deadline is still two months away, it is not too early to start looking at the players who could be on the move. We already saw one of the biggest names make headlines this month when the New Jersey Devils traded Taylor Hall to the Arizona Coyotes. Here..." December 27

  • The World Junior Championship Is a Prospect-Lovers Paradise Thanks to a Strong Draft Class

    The Hockey News "If your favorite NHL team is down in the dumps, help is on the way. The World Junior Championship is always seen as the ultimate test for the best prospects in the world, both drafted and undrafted. And while the 2020 edition will have its fair share of top drafted NHL prospects, such..." December 26

  • Nine bold NHL predictions for 2020

    Sportsnet "Did you know a year in advance that P.K. Subban would get traded (again), Patrick Marleau would find his way back to San Jose, and Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky would split from Columbus after the playoffs? We did. We’re not guaranteeing all of these nine NHL..." December 26

  • Kathryn Tappen: Jeremy Roenick's comments 'unacceptable,' we remain friends

    The Score "NHL on NBC host Kathryn Tappen released a statement Tuesday condemning the recent comments made by co-worker Jeremy Roenick that led to his indefinite suspension from the network. "While Jeremy and I continue to be good friends, what he said was unacceptable, especially..." December 24

  • Top five right wingers of the decade: Kane, Kucherov take the offensive reins

    Sportsnet "A look at the crop of right wingers who did their best work over the past decade tells a story of where the league’s been and where it’s going. An exceptionally impressive pool of talent has gathered on that right side of the ice, and the 2010s featured a little bit of..." December 24

  • All-Star Game rosters as selected by "Rosters for the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game have yet to be announced by the League's Hockey Operations Department, but staff writers are getting a head start. Four writers, one per division, were asked to fill out their own teams to go along with the four captains already..." December 24

  • NBC suspends Jeremy Roenick for inappropriate comments on podcast

    The Score "NBC has suspended Jeremy Roenick indefinitely without pay for inappropriate comments made about his co-workers during a recent appearance on the "Spittin' Chiclets" podcast, the network announced on Monday, according to Stephen Whyno of The Associated Press. On the..." December 23

  • Five great NHL performances sneaking under the radar this season

    NBC Sports "On Friday we looked at five players having slow starts this season and are no doubt looking for a fresh start with the new year. Now we want to look at some players on the other end of the spectrum. Players that have enjoyed great starts and are not really getting..." December 21

  • Future Watch: Five Rookies Tearing Up The AHL This Season

    The Hockey News "Welcome to the Lucas Elvenes show. In our 2019-20 Yearbook, Elvenes didn’t crack the top 10 NHL prospects list, which makes sense given that he was coming off a disappointing season with Rogle in the Swedish league where he failed to show much improvement. But up until a few..." December 20

  • Friday Five: What will the NHL look like next decade?

    TSN "What a decade it’s been. The 2010s brought the Golden Goal, a seventh Canadian club in Winnipeg, and a shot in the arm for franchises in Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver with the arrivals of Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Elias Pettersson. There was the..." December 20

  • Five players looking for a fresh start in 2020

    Pro Hockey Talk "The year is winding down and some people around the NHL will be happier to see it come to an end than others. 2019 was kind to players like Ryan O'Reilly, Nikita Kucherov and Mark Giordano, but there are others who are ready for a fresh start and a new..." December 20

  • Is Vegas In The Market For A Defensive Defenseman?

    Sinbin Vegas "We’ve speculated for weeks that the Golden Knights might be in the market for a  defenseman at some point this season. At first, we assumed management would go for an offensively minded defenseman, but some analysts are speculating just the opposite. I think they’re..." December 20

  • Vegas strikes gold with Max Pacioretty-Mark Stone pairing

    TSN "When Max Pacioretty was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights in September of 2018, there was plenty of debate as to which of the two franchises got the better end of the trade. Pacioretty’s exodus from Montreal wasn’t pretty. At the time, Pacioretty – through..." December 20