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  • Five big NHL offseason trades we’d like to see happen

    The Athletic "Even though the Stanley Cup Final is still intriguingly up for grabs, three teams — the Blue Jackets, Flyers and Kings — revved the offseason trade market into high gear this past week with a meaningful deal that touched every aspect of what’s involved..." June 09

  • Pierre-Luc Dubois’ most likely trade destinations and the Jets’ potential returns

    The Athletic "Pierre-Luc Dubois’ camp informed Winnipeg that he’s not interested in a one-year deal, per Pierre LeBrun. Now Arpon Basu and Marc Antoine Godin are reporting new details and it’s clear Dubois’ camp is doing everything in its power to..." June 09

  • The 5 Biggest Stars Who Could Be Traded at the 2023 NHL Draft

    Bleacher Report "The focus of hockey fans and pundits during the annual NHL draft is on where the world's most promising young prospects will end up. With the general managers of all 32 teams in the same location, though, it's also a time when trades involving established talent can take..." June 09

  • Winners and Losers of the Damon Severson Sign-and-Trade to the Columbus Blue Jackets

    Bleacher Report "The Columbus Blue Jackets are off to an aggressive start this offseason. They continued to try and strengthen their defense on Friday with a sign-and-trade deal involving the New Jersey Devils and long-time veteran Damon Severson. That deal comes just a couple of days after..." June 09

  • Most intriguing free agents, 2003 redraft, and 4 other NHL items

    The Score "Spoiler alert for July 1: The 2023 unrestricted free-agent class doesn't have a headliner. There's no Johnny Gaudreau of 2022, Dougie Hamilton of 2021, Alex Pietrangelo of 2020, or Artemi Panarin of 2019. There are plenty of household names available, sure, but most are past..." June 09

  • Patrick Roy: 'I've learned from my mistakes' after exit from Avalanche

    The Score "Even after coaching his team to a Memorial Cup championship, Patrick Roy knows NHL teams might have some reservations about bringing him back into the league. "It's hard for me to get a job because of the way I left Colorado," Roy told's Dave..." June 09

  • Damon Severson joining Blue Jackets after sign-and-trade with Devils

    Yahoo! Sports "The Columbus Blue Jackets continue to shake up the NHL this spring. Defenseman Damon Severson is on his way to Columbus via a sign-and-trade with the New Jersey Devils in the latest big move for the franchise. Severson's new deal is for eight years and comes with a $6.25..." June 09

  • Steve Apostolopoulos withdraws bid for Senators

    Sportsnaut "Toronto-based billionaire Steve Apostolopoulos has withdrawn from the bidding process to purchase the Senators, the Ottawa Sun reported on Friday. Per the newspaper, Apostolopoulos informed the officials with the Melnyk estate, the NHL and Galatioto Sports Partners after growing..." June 09

  • Joel Quenneville likely isn’t why Rangers’ coaching decision lingers

    New York Post "No, I do not believe that the delay in the Rangers hiring a head coach is connected to Joel Quenneville any more than I did the first two times I wrote that the three-time Cup winner wouldn’t be a candidate for the job. But I get the theory. Information abhors a vacuum. And..." June 09

  • Where could the Ducks trade John Gibson? 7 teams that could (and should) want him

    The Athletic "This might be an offseason that brings some goalie movement. Unless a netminder hits free agency and signs with a new team, number one goaltenders don’t always change teams. Trades featuring the primary goalie position are somewhat rare, especially in-season. If a starter is going to be..." June 09

  • Ryan Huska top contender for Flames' head coaching vacancy

    The Score "The Calgary Flames are apparently looking to hire from within to fill their head coaching vacancy. "Nothing is done until it's done, but the word is that Ryan Huska - who has been an assistant coach for the Flames for the past five seasons - is the leading..." June 09

  • Lots of moving parts with sale of Senators in final stage

    Ottawa Sun "The sale of the Ottawa Senators has become a marathon, and not a sprint, but by all accounts, there’s been no shortage of action behind the scenes as the billionaires battle it out to own the club. If New York-based banker Galatioto Sports Partners (GSP) and the Melnyk estate..." June 09

  • Mikayla Demaiter is Still a Hockey Star

    Egotastic Sports "Mikayla Demaiter rose to internet fame for being the world's sexiest hockey player, a title that I am sure Wayne Gretzky takes serious offense to. She's 22 years old and has been a person of interest for a few years now thanks to going viral for being the world's sexiest..." June 09

  • change won't affect L.A. arena naming rights

    ESPN "The cryptocurrency company announced Friday that it was closing part of its business, however that change will not affect the naming rights deal for Arena in downtown Los Angeles, sources told ESPN. is shuttering its institutional exchange in the..." June 09

  • Kenan Thompson Recreates Mighty Ducks Slap Shot with PK Subban

    Egotastic Sports "According to Kenan Thompson's IMDB, his first acting gig was in 1994's Emilio Estevez led D2: The Mighty Ducks, where he played Russ. A role he revisited in 1996 in D3: The Mighty Ducks. Anyone raised in the 90s probably remembers the iconic Disney franchise that became an..." June 09

  • What We’re Hearing on Devils Pending UFAs Erik Haula, Ryan Graves, and Damon Severson

    New Jersey Hockey Now "New Jersey Devils’ General Manager, Tom Fitzgerald, surely has a priority list in terms of his pending free agents. Rightfully so, as he has two pending restricted free agents in Timo Meier and Jesper Bratt who are sure to command big deals. However, those are just two of a whopping 13..." June 09

  • 5 potential landing spots for Pierre-Luc Dubois

    The Score "Pierre-Luc Dubois is likely on his way out of Winnipeg. His agent Pat Brisson reportedly wants to work with the Jets on trading Dubois to another team, as his client isn't interested in signing an extension with the club. Dubois is a pending restricted free agent, but he..." June 08

  • Red Wings make sense as a potential Alex DeBrincat landing spot

    Daily Faceoff "Alex DeBrincat is reportedly back on the trade block. After just one season with the Ottawa Senators, DeBrincat has apparently made it known that he is unwilling to sign a long-term extension to remain in Canada’s capital city. The 25-year-old winger is due a $9..." June 08

  • Shane Doan to join Maple Leafs as assistant GM to Brad Treliving

    Daily Faceoff "News broke on Thursday that the Toronto Maple Leafs will soon add the veteran savvy of Arizona Coyotes’ legend Shane Doan to their front office. Doan will depart an Arizona team where he has served as chief hockey development offer since 2021 and played from 1997 until 2017. He..." June 08

  • Jets to explore Pierre-Luc Dubois, Mark Scheifele, Connor Hellebuyck trades this summer

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets could be entering into an off-season of significant change, with three of their top players potentially on the trade block. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports the Jets will look into their options when it comes to trading Pierre-Luc Dubois, Mark Scheifele, and..." June 08

  • Is Patrick Kane Still a Fit For The Rangers?

    The Hockey Writers "As general manager Chris Drury gets ready to reconstruct his roster after a disappointing 2023 postseason, the New York Rangers will have a busy summer. Several key players are without contracts, some unrestricted free agents (UFAs) and others restricted free agents (RFAs). Among them..." June 08

  • Alex DeBrincat has submitted preferred trade list to Senators

    TSN "Alex DeBrincat's days with the Ottawa Senators appear to be numbered. TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports that DeBrincat's agent has submitted a list of preferred trade destinations as contract talks continue to stall between the two sides.  "I..." June 08

  • Is Flyers goaltender Carter Hart worth trading for?

    Daily Faceoff "Who is Carter Hart? And is he the answer for any NHL team in need of a goaltending upgrade? Great questions. And I don’t think it ends there. Is Hart the goaltending phenom who burst onto the NHL scene with the Philadelphia Flyers midway the 2018-19 season? Or just..." June 08

  • How and why the NHL salary cap could still see a larger increase this offseason

    The Athletic "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman seemed to pour a bucket of cold water last weekend on the idea of next year’s salary cap getting a significant bump, saying the increase is still likely to be just $1 million for 2023-24. That’s a kick in the gut to pending free agents..." June 08

  • Maple Leafs Can Strengthen Core with These 2 Free Agents

    The Hockey Writers "It has been a week since the Toronto Maple Leafs named their new general manager (GM), Brad Treliving. He becomes the 18th GM in team history and will be tasked with finally helping the team’s core hoist Lord Stanley’s Mug. His first order of business is to get a contract..." June 08

  • Adam Fantilli Considering NCAA Return "Adam Fantilli, who is projected to be the No. 2 pick in the 2023 draft, said he hasn't decided if he will play in the NHL next season or return for his sophomore season at the University of Michigan. "I think I'll make that decision when it comes and whatever the [NHL]..." June 08

  • Pierre-Luc Dubois seeking trade from Jets

    The Score "Pierre-Luc Dubois' future with the Winnipeg Jets has long been uncertain, but the saga has taken another twist, as the player is now hoping for a move elsewhere. "(Dubois is) not eligible to be (an unrestricted free agent) until next summer in 2024, but our understanding is..." June 08

  • Matthew Tkachuk and the Panthers Are Their Own Worst Enemy Right Now

    Bleacher Report "Do not get it twisted: Despite the naysayers, despite whatever you think about how they've handled player transactions and coaches, despite their annoying-but-dare-I-say-growing-on-me social media presence, the Vegas Golden Knights deserve every bit of their success. People are..." June 08

  • Blackhawks, Andreas Athanasiou agree to extension

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Blackhawks saw their offseason get off to an incredible start when they won the NHL Draft Lottery. Before they step to the podium later this month, however, the team took care of one of their existing players. The Blackhawks agreed to a two-year..." June 08

  • 2023 NHL Draft current comparables: Why Connor Bedard is similar to David Pastrnak

    The Athletic "In my recent 2023 NHL Draft rankings, I’ve provided player comparables for the top-rated prospects. Today I thought I would elaborate on why I chose those specific comparables and break down my thought process in choosing the options for various..." June 07

  • 10 best NHL players who could get traded this summer

    The Score "The 2023 unrestricted free-agent class projects to be one of the weakest in recent memory, so teams may resort to the trade market in order to boost their squads. They already have, too, beginning with the three-way deal that sent Ivan Provorov to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday...." June 07

  • RFAs who might not receive qualifying offers this offseason

    Daily Faceoff "Every spring, there are untold hours spent speculating and words spilled with projections for contracts for big-name Restricted Free Agents. Alex DeBrincat and Pierre-Luc Dubois are no stranger to that speculation and their names have already made their way through the rumor mill multiple..." June 07

  • Buying or Selling the Latest NHL Trade and Free-Agency Rumors

    Bleacher Report "The 2023 Stanley Cup Final is in full swing between the Florida Panthers and Vegas Golden Knights. With the end of the postseason approaching, the offseason business for the NHL's 32 teams will soon begin in earnest. Several teams have taken care of some front-office housekeeping...." June 07

  • 3 Maple Leafs Poised to Have a Bigger Role in 2023-24

    The Hockey Writers "There’s definitely changes coming to the Toronto Maple Leafs this offseason. Whether the core may or may not remain intact, there are definitely holes in the lineup that need to be filled. According to Cap Friendly, the Maple Leafs have 10 unrestricted free agents with one..." June 07

  • Kings re-sign Vladislav Gavrikov to two-year, $11.75M deal

    Yahoo! Sports "The Los Angeles Kings signed defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov to a two-year contract extension on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman added that the deal is worth a reported cap hit of $5.88 million per..." June 07

  • Offseason preview: The once-dominant Tampa Bay Lightning are in a state of flux

    Daily Faceoff "For the first time since 2019, the Tampa Bay Lightning are not representing the Eastern Conference in the Stanley Cup Final. After being bounced by the rival Maple Leafs in the first round, the Lightning must grapple with an aging roster, limited cap space, and another potential free agency..." June 07

  • Grading the Recent NHL GM and Head Coach Hires

    Bleacher Report "with some big moves happening across the league. We have seen some old faces get new jobs, some new names rise to the NHL, and some of the league's top teams make potentially franchise-altering choices. It is not too early to start the grading process, either. So..." June 07

  • NHL playoffs concern-o-meter: How worried should the Panthers be trailing 2-0?

    The Athletic "With the Stanley Cup Final underway, it’s time to dust off the concern-o-meter™? for the final time this postseason. As with the conference finals, this was supposed to be written after Game 3. But with the Golden Knights storming to a 2-0 series lead,..." June 07

  • Flyers 'listening,' gauging trade interest in G Carter Hart

    TSN "After acquiring netminder Cal Peterson as part of their significant return Tuesday in a three-team deal, the Philadelphia Flyers are gauging the level of trade interest in goaltender Carter Hart, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports. Dreger reports the Flyers are engaged in..." June 07

  • The surprising hockey hotbed that’s oozing star power, including Connor Bedard

    The Athletic "At a glance, there’s nothing remarkable about the North Shore Winter Club. It’s a 65-year-old members-only recreational facility in North Vancouver, housed in a dated, drab, brown brick building and filled with all the sporting amenities you’d expect — swimming..." June 07

  • Devils To Begin Contract Talks With Timo Meier This Week

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the Devils picked up winger Timo Meier from San Jose prior to the trade deadline, GM Tom Fitzgerald noted that they didn’t want to get into extension talks right away, instead preferring him to get fully integrated with the team.  However, Fitzgerald told..." June 07

  • Paulina Gretzky savors ‘perfect’ Sunday in a yellow bikini

    New York Post "No Sunday scaries here. Paulina Gretzky enjoyed plenty of R&R over the weekend as she soaked up the sun in a bright yellow bikini. Captioning one of her Instagram Stories, “Perfect Sunday with my boys,” the wife of golfer Dustin Johnson appeared to take in..." June 07

  • Grading the Flyers, Kings and Blue Jackets' Blockbuster 3-Way Trade

    Bleacher Report "The middle of the Stanley Cup Final is unexpected territory for big trade news to emerge. Yet here we are with three teams converging to come up with an intriguing move. So how did each team make out on the deal? Let's get to grading the trade for each team. June 06

  • NHL buyout watch 2023: 13 players to monitor ahead of the offseason

    The Athletic "It’s useful to think of buyouts as a last resort for NHL teams. A route to be considered only when all other options have been exhausted. The NHL’s buyout device is limited in utility and scope, but in a hard cap league with guaranteed player contracts,..." June 06

  • Flyers send Ivan Provorov to Columbus, LA dumps salary in three-team trade

    Daily Faceoff "On Tuesday, Daniel Briere made his first major trade at the helm of the Philadelphia Flyers by sending franchise stalwart Ivan Provorov to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a three-team deal that included the Los Angeles Kings. The trade addressed a need for all three parties, as the..." June 06

  • How does Cole Caufield’s monster extension impact other RFAs?

    Daily Faceoff "The Montreal Canadiens made winger Cole Caufield a rich man on Monday with an eight-year extension worth just under $8 million annually. Caufield is just one of a slew of big names who could re-sign as restricted free agents this summer, which begs the question: is the young sniper’s..." June 06

  • How does the 2023 NHL Draft compare with the 2022 NHL Draft?

    The Athletic "Today I decided to try a fun exercise, by comparing the top 10 prospects in the 2023 NHL Draft with the top 10 picks in the 2022 NHL Draft. I decided to use Bob McKenzie’s survey of NHL scouts to define the projected top 10 in this year’s class as opposed to my own opinion..." June 06

  • 4 battlegrounds to monitor as Stanley Cup Final shifts to Florida

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights, up 2-0 in the Stanley Cup Final after a 7-2 beatdown of the Florida Panthers on Monday, are two wins away from their first Stanley Cup. Home-ice advantage shifts to the Panthers, though, with Game 3 set for Thursday night in Sunrise. Here are four pivotal battlegrounds..." June 06

  • How should the Toronto Maple Leafs map out their goaltending for 2023-24?

    Daily Faceoff "What if I told you the Toronto Maple Leafs have a pretty easy road map to success regarding their goaltending? Not sold? Stay with me. There’s been plenty of change for the Leafs in recent weeks with now-former general manager Kyle Dubas leaving town. But regardless of..." June 06

  • Paul Maurice has 'complete faith' in Sergei Bobrovsky entering Game 3

    The Score "Florida Panthers head coach Paul Maurice remains confident in Sergei Bobrovsky despite the goaltender giving up four goals on 13 shots during Monday's 7-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2. "I thought Sergei was like our team," Maurice said of Bobrovsky in Game..." June 06

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