• Ellis says he took less to allow Predators to keep core together

    The Score "Ryan Ellis had more than just his own interests in mind when he agreed to an eight-year, $50-million contract extension earlier this week. "I'm getting paid more than enough to play hockey," the Nashville Predators defenseman told reporters Thursday. "It was just..." August 17

  • Maple Leafs RFA William Nylander still in no rush to sign new deal

    Sportsnet "When fellow 2018 restricted free agent Dylan Larkin signed his five-year, $30.5-million contract to remain with the Detroit Red Wings there was a sense that Toronto Maple LeafsRFA William Nylander’s new deal would be soon to follow. According to the..." August 17

  • Bryan Berard Suing NHL for Not Protecting Him from Brain Injuries During Career

    Bleacher Report "Former hockey star Bryan Berard has filed a lawsuit against the NHL for failing to protect him from brain injuries during his career, according to TMZ Sports. "The time has come for the NHL to not only care for those former players on whose backs and..." August 17

  • Kris Versteeg Expected To Sign In KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The market for veteran NHL players hasn’t really materialized, and several have found their way overseas already. Tommy Wingels and Lance Bouma both signed in Switzerland, Toby Enstrom is eyeing a return to Sweden and Paul Postma ended up in the..." August 17

  • Why Ryan Hartman is betting on himself going into another contract year with Predators

    NBC Sports Chicago "Ryan Hartman has been through this before. Back in December of 2012, he sustained a torn labrum in his right shoulder but played through it because the Plymouth Whalers were in the middle of a playoff run. He waited until the offseason to have it surgically repaired and was cleared for contact..." August 17

  • Maple Leafs, Lightning tied atop Stanley Cup odds as camps approach

    Sportsnet "With the opening of NHL training camps less than a month away the Toronto Maple Leafs continue to lead the way on the Stanley Cup odds, but are joined by the Tampa Bay Lightning as +750 co-favourites on those NHL futures at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Toronto made the..." August 16

  • Expect huge year from Max Pacioretty no matter where he plays

    Pro Hockey Talk "As of this posting in the middle of August, Max Pacioretty is still a member of the Montreal Canadiens. He is still a member of the team after speculation that he could be dealt leading up to the trade deadline at the end of the 2017-18 season. He is still a member of the..." August 16

  • Nylander feeling no extra pressure to sign with Leafs after Larkin's deal

    The Score "William Nylander says he doesn't feel there's any heightened need to get a contract done with the Toronto Maple Leafs following Dylan Larkin's new long-term pact with the Detroit Red Wings. "Now that contract negotiations have started you're more aware of..." August 16

  • Karlsson determined to prove worth to Golden Knights

    NHL.com "William Karlsson said he settled for a short-term contract with the Vegas Golden Knights because he believes in William Karlsson. "It's me betting on myself a little," the 25-year-old center said during the European Player Media Tour on Thursday. "It would be great..." August 16

  • Arizona Coyotes Lack Flexibility Due To Roster Limits

    Pro Hockey Rumors "One of the CBA rules that rarely gets the spotlight of media attention, yet affects NHL organizations every year is that of the Standard Player Contract (SPC) limit. Each team is only allowed to have 50 NHL contracts on the books at any one time, including two-way contracts and players on..." August 16

  • Connor McDavid betting favorite to win MVP, even though he’s still on Oilers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Connor McDavid was the best player in the NHL during the 2017-18 season. He won the scoring title for the second year in a row (the first player in more than 15 years to win it in consecutive years), he topped the 100-point mark for the second year in a row, he was voted by his peers..." August 16

  • Sixteen College Players Become Unrestricted Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At midnight last night, sixteen college players drafted by NHL teams became unrestricted free agents after failing to sign an entry-level contract. These players are now eligible to sign with any team in the league, though none of them stand out as immediate targets. Our Zach Leach broke down..." August 16

  • Aho, Hurricanes discussing contract extension

    NHL.com "Sebastian Aho and the Carolina Hurricanes have begun negotiations on a contract extension. The 21-year-old forward was careful not to reveal any details, but said Thursday that his agent, Gerry Johannson, has been talking with the Hurricanes and is hopeful of signing long term. He can..." August 16

  • Adam Carlson, Pierre-Cedric Labrie Sign ECHL Contracts

    Pro Hockey Rumors "No one likes to see former NHL players and prospects reduced to signing ECHL contracts to continue their pro hockey careers, but as the off-season wears on, opportunities are drying up and more players are being forced to make the difficult drop-off from a two-way big league contract to a..." August 16

  • Laine willing to wait for extension with Jets, says 'there's no rush'

    NHL.com "Patrik Laine is not concerned about the lack of significant discussions with the Winnipeg Jets this offseason regarding a contract extension. The 20-year-old forward has one season remaining on his three-year entry-level contract and would love to play for the Jets far beyond that. He..." August 16

  • Henrik Zetterberg's health is huge question for Blashill as Red Wings camp nears

    Detroit News "Training camp is a month away for the Red Wings and coach Jeff Blashill has begun preparations. Including one that Blashill isn’t looking forward to — comprising a lineup that is without captain Henrik Zetterberg. General manager Ken Holland told reporters last..." August 16

  • Predators’ Ryan Ellis on Central Division rivalries: ‘Each game’s a war’

    Sportsnet "Iron sharpens iron and if you’re seeking proof of this in the hockey world look no further than the NHL’s most competitive division. The seven Central Division teams combined for 689 points in the standings in 2017-18, an average of approximately 98.4 points per team. By..." August 15

  • Anaheim Ducks Re-Sign Ondrej Kase To Three-Year Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks are keeping busy in the slowest part of the summer, finally reaching terms on an extension with restricted free agent forward Ondrej Kase. The team has announced a three-year deal with the young right winger, who set career highs across the board last season. Beat..." August 15

  • Enstrom practicing with Swedish team, expected to make decision soon

    Yardbarker "When we polled the PHR readership recently and asked who was the best remaining free agent, Toby Enstrom’s name quickly rose to the top. With almost 12% of the votes, readers thought that Enstrom had the most to offer among the extremely thin defense market, something that has had..." August 15

  • Is Zdeno Chara still the best defenseman on the Bruins?

    WEEI Boston "The NHL Network came out with its list of Top 20 active defensemen over the weekend. If we told you two Bruins d-men made the list, who would you choose? If your answer is Torey Krug and Charlie McAvoy, you'll approve of the list. If you're wondering where Zdeno..." August 15

  • Boeser, Canucks to talk extension next week

    TSN "Vancouver Canucks winger Brock Boeser was a breakout star in his rookie season, scoring 29 goals and 55 points in 62 games. Now the team is looking to lock up the 2015 first-round pick long-term before he hits restricted free agency next July. Canucks general..." August 15

  • Paul Postma Signs In KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s about that time in the NHL offseason that veteran players start looking for opportunities overseas, and Paul Postma is just the latest to latch on with another club. The 29-year old defenseman has signed a one-year deal with Ak Bars Kazan of the..." August 15

  • How long did hip injury bother Devils' Cory Schneider before surgery?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils goalie Cory Schneider was dealing with his hip injury for a considerable amount of time before undergoing offseason surgery in May. On the Devils' All-Access Podcast, Schneider said the issue dated back to the 2016-17 season, and he played through..." August 15

  • Wings' young goaltenders are a long way from ready

    Detroit News "Young goaltenders are similar to young pitchers. Different sports, but normally, people playing those positions take a bit longer — unless there’s the sure-fire phenom — to develop and reach the NHL or major leagues. With that mind, you see the..." August 15

  • Flyers will face New York Islanders again in annual rookie game

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "While the Flyers have not announced the start of their rookie and training camp, they did provide an indication Tuesday of when the camps will be. For the third straight season, the Flyers and New York Islanders will square off Sept. 12 in their annual rookie game. This time, it..." August 15

  • Stastny hoping to be missing piece for Golden Knights

    NHL.com "Paul Stastny believes the Vegas Golden Knights can carry over their success and compete for the Stanley Cup again this season. The 32-year-old center, who spent last season with the Winnipeg Jets and St. Louis Blues, signed a contract as an unrestricted free agent with Vegas on July..." August 14

  • Silence Surrounds Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At one point this summer the biggest story on almost a daily basis was the future of Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson, but since trade talks seemed to have broken down there have been almost no reports to update his status. Brent Wallace of TSN says it has been “eerily quiet”..." August 14

  • How Dylan Larkin's new contract impacts Nick Schmaltz, Blackhawks

    NBC Sports Chicago "Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman has consistently stated that the plan is to re-sign Alex DeBrincat and Nick Schmaltz when their entry-level contracts expire. It's why the Blackhawks have had a quiet offseason via free agency, because any contract brought in longer than two years might interfere..." August 14

  • Ryan Ellis Signs Eight-Year Extension With Nashville Predators

    Pro Hockey Rumors "One of the biggest extensions expected this summer has finally dropped, as the Nashville Predators today announced an eight-year, $50MM ($6.25MM AAV) contract extension for Ryan Ellis. The deal will kick in for the 2019-20 season, and keep Ellis in Nashville through the 2026-27..." August 14

  • Red Wings Without Zetterberg

    The Hockey Writers "Shortly after the Detroit Red Wings signed Dylan Larkin to a new five-year deal, general manager Ken Holland divulged some pessimistic news on Henrik Zetterberg. The back of Detroit’s heart-and-soul captain has not healed up as previously hoped, which could put Zetterberg’s..." August 14

  • Panthers sign Letestu to professional tryout

    The Score "The Florida Panthers have signed forward Mark Letestu to a professional tryout, the team announced Tuesday. The 33-year-old is coming off a 2017-18 season split between the Edmonton Oilers and Columbus Blue Jackets. He tallied eight goals..." August 14

  • Devils re-sign forward Kevin Rooney

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils signed forward Kevin Rooney to a two-year contract. The restricted free agent was one of three Devils still without a contract for next season. RFAs Miles Wood and Steven Santini still need to sign new deals. Rooney, who..." August 14

  • Devils sign RFA Steven Santini to three-year deal

    TSN "The New Jersey Devils signed restricted free agent Steven Santini to a three-year, $4.25 million contract on Tuesday. The contract, which is one-way in all three years, carrries an average annual value of $1.42 million for the defenceman. "We are excited to lock up..." August 14

  • Barzal, Islanders have bright future, Trottier says

    NHL.com "Mathew Barzal and the New York Islanders have a bright future despite the departure of John Tavares, Hockey Hall of Fame center Bryan Trottier said Monday.  Trottier, who won four consecutive Stanley Cup championships with the Islanders from 1980-83, said Barzal, the reigning..." August 13

  • Panthers do one thing about as well as anyone in the NHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Hockey nerds, would you like a fun activity? C’mon, the season is far away, you know you want one … Ask yourself a question: what are the best contracts in the NHL, under two parameters: 1. The contract must have some term on it. It was a great run, Erik..." August 13

  • Senators sign Tkachuk to entry-level contract

    The Score "Forward Brady Tkachuk has put pen to paper on a three-year, entry-level contract with the Ottawa Senators, the club announced Monday. It was reported on the weekend that Tkachuk had informed Boston University he would be turning pro. His father,..." August 13

  • NHL not invested in the numbers when it comes to analytics

    Toronto Star "It was 15 years ago this summer that Moneyball, the groundbreaking book by Michael Lewis, began to make its mark on the curious minds of athletic power brokers around the world. And if the intervening time has taught us anything, it’s that the copycat tendencies of sports executives..." August 13

  • Islanders sign draft pick Noah Dobson to 3-year entry level contract

    Newsday "The Islanders have one of their top draft picks under contract. Noah Dobson signed a three-year entry level deal with the Islanders, the team announced Monday. The 18-year-old was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft in June. Dobson comes to the..." August 13

  • Wild finalize partnership with Whitecaps for inaugural season in NWHL

    Twin Cities "As the Minnesota Whitecaps embark on their inaugural season in the National Women’s Hockey League this fall, they will do so with the backing of the Minnesota Wild. In a move that makes sense for both sides, the Wild will partner with the Whitecaps, providing resources to help..." August 13

  • Tampa Bay Lightning Enter Partnership With Orlando Solar Bears

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After the Toronto Maple Leafs had changed their ECHL affiliation to the Newfoundland Growlers for the upcoming season, the Orlando Solar Bears were without an NHL partner. No more, as the Tampa Bay Lightning have announced a three-year affiliation agreement with the ECHL club that..." August 13

  • NBC's hockey schedule going where it hasn't been much before

    USA Today "NBC will televise the Vegas Golden Knights twice in the first week of the NHL season. The Nashville Predators will be featured three times in the first month. The Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning will appear on NBC before Sidney..." August 13

  • Healthy Pacioretty ready for Habs’ clean slate after ‘horrible year’

    Sportsnet "As October starts to inch closer and closer dragging a new NHL season with it, 31 teams all sit dead even with a campaign full of possibility ahead of them. Some teams are readying to build on the momentum of years past, others are looking to cash in as their competitive windows close..." August 13

  • Jake Guentzel has a whole new set of goals this season

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Mike Sullivan had seen enough. On Feb. 12, a day after playing Jake Guentzel just 9:01 in a 4-1 win at St. Louis, Sullivan summoned the 23-year-old winger into his office. Close the door, Sullivan told Guentzel. Take a seat. What followed was textbook Sullivan: ripping..." August 13

  • Seven prospects who raised 2019 NHL Draft stock at Hlinka Gretzky Cup

    NHL.com "Here are seven prospects eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft whose stock rose at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, the annual under-18 tournament that ended Saturday night with Canada's 6-2 victory against Sweden in the gold medal game (prospects in alphabetical order).   Philip..." August 12

  • Draft Pick Currency Makes Buffalo Sabres Dangerous During Rebuild

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Plenty of people have been impressed with the work Buffalo Sabres GM Jason Botterill has done this offseason to help turn around a franchise that is working on a seven year playoff drought. Not only did the Sabres get the chance to finally select first in the NHL Entry Draft, adding Rasmus..." August 12

  • Vladimir Tarasenko cleared to skate after shoulder surgery

    Yardbarker "When St. Louis Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko separated his left shoulder on the final game of the season last year, he underwent surgery the following day and was expected to be out four to six months, which theoretically coincided with the start of the regular season if he needed the..." August 12

  • Ducks' ability to re-sign Jakob Silfverberg depends on his demands

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks are committed to paying more than $66MM for 13 players for the 2019-20 season after agreeing to a extensions with center Adam Henrique (five years, $29.25MM) and goaltender John Gibson (eight years, $51.2MM) this summer. So with those extensions already completed, the next..." August 12

  • Chabot hopes Karlsson stays with Senators

    NHL.com "Thomas Chabot is hoping his first season as Erik Karlsson's protégé isn't the last. But the 21-year-old Ottawa Senators defenseman knows the reality facing the two-time Norris Trophy winner.  Karlsson, 28, has one season remaining on a seven-year..." August 12

  • Golden Knights' McPhee: Addressing 2nd line has been offseason priority

    The Score "After the Vegas Golden Knights came within three wins of claiming the Stanley Cup in their inaugural season, general manager George McPhee believes improvements to the second forward unit could be key to taking the next step. "We did have to change the second line from what it..." August 12

  • Would Tyler Seguin want to play for the Canadiens?

    Montreal Gazette "That’s a question Canadiens fans — and maybe even general manager Marc Bergevin — might be asking now after the team struck out on free-agent centres John Tavares and Paul Stastny this summer. Tavares and Stastny made it clear they had no interest in coming to..." August 12