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  • Pass or Fail: LA Kings’ 2020 Stadium Series jerseys

    Pro Hockey Talk "One day after the Colorado Avalanche showed off their jerseys for next month’s Stadium Series game, the Los Angeles Kings revealed what they will wear when they hit the ice at at Falcon Stadium on Feb. 15 (8 p.m. ET; NBC). As is tradition for Stadium Series games, the..." January 17

  • Dion Phaneuf has been hanging out with Brendan Shanahan

    Pension Plan Puppets "On TSN’s Insider Trading on January 16, Bob McKenzie talked briefly about Dion Phaneuf who has been seen around the Leafs offices lately. McKenzie explained that Paneuf has been shadowing Brendan Shanahan for a few days, and will move on in a few more to a..." January 16

  • 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

  • Alec Martinez Available For Trade

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings will be a team to watch at the 2020 trade deadline once again, as they continue to try and find a way to turn things around. The team sits just a point ahead of the Anaheim Ducks for last in the Western Conference, with little to celebrate on a nightly basis. Last year at..." January 13

  • 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

  • Kings prospect Rasmus Kupari out for season after tearing ACL at world juniors

    The Score "Rasmus Kupari's 2019-20 campaign is over. The Los Angeles Kings draft pick will undergo surgery later in January to repair a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season, Kings general manager Rob Blake told team reporter Jon Rosen on..." January 09

  • 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

  • Los Angeles Kings Recall Jaret Anderson-Dolan

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings are ready to take another look at part of their future. Jaret Anderson-Dolan has been recalled, technically for the first time in his career. The 20-year old forward did play five games for the Kings at the beginning of last season before being sent back to the..." January 09

  • 5 Kings that could be traded before deadline

    Pro Hockey Talk "Last year, the St. Louis Blues proved that being in last place in early January doesn’t mean your season is over. Are you tired of hearing that yet? It seems like a lot of the teams that are outside of the playoffs right now are using that as their slogan. The reality is, the Blues were..." 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

  • Los Angeles Kings Make Several Roster Moves

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings have activated Trevor Lewis from injured reserve, meaning he, Dustin Brown and Derek Forbort are all expected to make their returns tonight. Because of the roster crunch, Martin Frk has been sent to the minor leagues...." January 07

  • 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

  • Los Angeles Kings Make Several Roster Moves On Defense

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings made a few roster moves with their defense in advance of Saturday night’s game against the Nashville Predators. The team is expecting back one of their top defenseman as Alec Martinez has been activated off of injured reserve. The team has also recalled..." January 05

  • 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

  • Canadiens agree to terms with free agent forward Ilya Kovalchuk

    NHL.com "Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract (2019-20) with free agent forward Ilya Kovalchuk. The deal will pay Kovalchuk $700,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 in the AHL. " 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

  • Kurtis MacDermid Suspended Two Games

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings will be without big defenseman Kurtis MacDermid for the next while after the Department of Player Safety handed out a two-game suspension today. MacDermid was given the ban after an illegal check to the head of Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan..." January 03

  • Kurtis MacDermid To Have Hearing With DoPS

    Yahoo! Sports "It seems that actions from 2019 can follow you into the new year, for Kurtis MacDermid at least. The Los Angeles Kings defenseman laid a questionable hit on Philadelphia’s Ivan Provorov on Tuesday night and will face a NHL Player Safety hearing on Friday as a..." January 01

  • 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

    NHL.com "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

  • LA Kings prospect Arthur Kaliyev shines for Team USA at 2020 World Junior Hockey Championship

    The Sports Daily "The United States have improved to a record of two wins and one loss at the 2020 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Men’s Hockey Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic. On Sunday, the United States came across with a very impressive victory as they defeated Russia..." December 30

  • Ilya Kovalchuk Now Ineligible To Play In KHL This Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While Ilya Kovalchuk is looking for his next place to play, we now know one place that he won’t be suiting up down the stretch and that’s the KHL.  Sport-Express’ Igor Eronko notes (Twitter link) that the deadline for him to sign in that league came and went..." December 28

  • Kings' Aidan Dudas: Signs entry-level contract

    CBS Sports "Aidan Dudas signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Kings on Friday. Dudas is currently representing Canada at the World Junior Championship. " December 28

  • 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

  • Top five defencemen of the decade: Karlsson embodies evolution of game

    Sportsnet "It feels like a great time to be a defenceman in the NHL. The position has evolved a lot in the past 10 years, following the league’s trend towards faster, shiftier puck-movers while also very much still valuing the traditional big body on the blue line. Some of the..." December 26

  • 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

  • Top 5 Stanley Cup playoff series of the decade

    The Score "There's been plenty of memorable playoff hockey over the past decade, and as the calendar shifts to 2020, it's time to count down the top five series of the 2010s. 5. Flyers vs. Penguins - 2012 Result: Flyers in 6 Lasting memory: Giroux pastes Crosby..." 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

  • All-Star Game rosters as selected by NHL.com

    NHL.com "Rosters for the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game have yet to be announced by the League's Hockey Operations Department, but NHL.com 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

  • Canada finalizes 23-man world juniors roster

    The Score "Forward Benoit-Olivier Groulx will have to take the lonely flight back home from the Czech Republic, as the Anaheim Ducks prospect was Team Canada's final cut ahead of the 2020 World Junior Championship. Here's a look at the final 23-man roster, based on Saturday's..." 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

  • Ilya Kovalchuk in Los Angeles: Doomed from the foolish start

    Jewels From The Crown "The Los Angeles Kings have parted ways with Ilya Kovalchuk. Honestly, who would have thought it initially? Perhaps everybody. The Kovalchuk sweepstakes took place in June 2018. It’s somewhat of a mystery why Los Angeles won the race to sign Kovalchuk,..." December 19

  • 4 NHL Players Who Could Be Dealt Next After Taylor Hall Trade

    12 Up "With Taylor Hall heading across the country to the Arizona Coyotes, NHL trade rumors should be in full swing before the deadline this winter. Here are four players who could be the next to find new homes in the NHL. 4. Kyle Turris The Predators are paying Turris $6..." December 18

  • 3 teams that could bring in Ilya Kovalchuk

    The Score "Ilya Kovalchuk's tenure with the Los Angeles Kings officially lasted for just under a year and a half after the forward cleared unconditional waivers Tuesday, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun. Kovalchuk signed a three-year, $18.75-million contract with L.A. in 2018 and appeared in..." December 18

  • The NHL's Great Pretenders: Teams that are not what they seem

    ESPN "Last week we looked at some players who were prime regression candidates, for both good and bad reasons. It's an especially useful mental exercise to go through at this point of the season, because we're at a crossroads point of sorts in the calendar. We now have enough..." December 18

  • Akim Aliu accepts equipment manager's apology for blackface incident

    The Score "The minor-league equipment manager who went to a 2011 Halloween party dressed in blackface as Akim Aliu apologized directly to the player and will keep his job. Colorado Eagles owner Martin Lind said in a statement Tuesday that he and Tony Deynzer, the staffer in question,..." December 17

  • Bruins’ Brad Marchand Agrees With Drew Doughty To Keep Fighting In Hockey

    NESN "Fighting long has been a part of hockey, and Brad Marchand thinks it should remain in the game. There have been plenty of memorable fights in the NHL since the beginning of time. And while there are fans out there who think it has no place in hockey, others like Marchand and Los..." December 17