• 5 Offseason Trade Landing Spots for Flyers Goalie Carter Hart

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia Flyers' hiring of Daniel Briere on March 10 as interim general manager signaled a potential shift in the struggling franchise's direction. Speaking with reporters two days later, he indicated a roster rebuild would be in the works following this..." March 20

  • Can the Edmonton Oilers keep outscoring their weaknesses?

    Daily Faceoff "On Monday’s edition of Daily Faceoff Live, hosts Tyler Yaremchuk and Steven Ellis discussed the Oilers’ landmark achievement of having four separate 30-goal scorers. The two discussed whether Edmonton’s high-powered offense will be enough to fire them into the..." March 20

  • NHL’s Rocket race for second place: Who’ll be the runner-up for the goal-scoring title?

    The Athletic "Once upon a time (just a few seasons ago) 50-goal scorers were a rarity in the NHL. Steven Stamkos and Evgeni Malkin both reached the milestone in 2011-12. Then only one player, Alex Ovechkin, managed to net at least 50 goals in a single season over the next three..." March 20

  • Are the New York Rangers a top tier Cup contender?

    Daily Faceoff "The New York Rangers are on fire after a dominant weekend, going 2-0 with a combined score of 13-0, beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-0 on Saturday, and then equaling that total in the first period against the Nashville Predators on Sunday before winning 7-0. With all the noise..." March 20

  • 3 Los Angeles Kings Who Won’t Be Back Next Season

    The Hockey News "The Los Angeles Kings continue to surprise this season as they have quickly and quietly become a Stanley Cup threat out of the Western Conference. General manager (GM) Rob Blake continues to make bold in-season moves for the franchise, and look for the savvy executive to continue his tinkering..." March 20

  • Capitals’ John Carlson details being struck in the head by a 90-mph slap shot

    The Athletic "One moment, John Carlson was preparing to box out an opposing forward in the slot. The next, the Washington Capitals’ defenseman was face down on the ice with blood gushing down the right side of his face. The 14-year veteran can’t recall how many close..." March 20

  • Every NHL Team's Biggest Free Agency Decision This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Now that the NHL trade deadline is in the rearview mirror, one of the next big transaction dates to look forward to is free agency this summer. Every team has some kind of a big decision to make with players, whether it be committing to a restricted free agent and signing them to a bridge-deal..." March 19

  • Which 2022-23 NHL Award race is still wide open?

    Daily Faceoff "It has been an odd year for the NHL Awards races in that a few seem to be locked in so early. At the very least, it seems like the Hart Trophy has long been decided. If you aren’t putting Connor McDavid’s name down first at this point, you’re galaxy braining it. But..." March 19

  • Auston Matthews’ Future Is Filled with Options & Possibilities

    The Hockey Writers "In one of the most famous of all Shakespeare’s soliloquies, Hamlet speaks the following words: “To be or not be to be.” Hamlet faces the angst of a crisis and wonders what he should do. In two years, Auston Matthews will face a crisis. While it’s not the life..." March 19

  • Red Wings Sign Antti Tuomisto

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Per a team release, the Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Antti Tuomisto to a two-year entry-level contract, beginning in 2023-24. The team did not disclose financial details. Tuomisto, a 2019 second-round pick of Detroit, signs on with the organization after his..." March 19

  • The Sabres and Kings have created a new market for defensive defensemen in Mattias Samuelsson and Mikey Anderson

    Daily Faceoff "Unless you’re a fan of the team or a hockey nerd, when you got a notification on your phone or saw the news that Mattias Samuelsson of the Buffalo Sabres and Mikey Anderson of the Los Angeles Kings were signed to respective seven and eight-year extensions, you probably were wondering why..." March 19

  • Islanders Need to Move On From Josh Bailey

    The Hockey Writers "The longest-tenured New York Islander Josh Bailey has been a mainstay on Long Island for the past 15 seasons. He has often been a topic of fans’ frustration because of the lack of offense he produces as well as his high average annual value (AAV). He has struggled this year to..." March 19

  • 8 NHL Coaches on the Hot Seat for the Rest of 2023

    Bleacher Report "It's the reality of the business: Coaches are hired to be fired. It happens to people who've barely had time to order a nameplate for their office door. And it happens to people who have made playoffs and won Stanley Cups. It'll happen again this year,..." March 18

  • Sharks goalie James Reimer not participating in Pride Night, citing faith

    The Athletic "San Jose Sharks goaltender James Reimer will not participate in Pride Night on Saturday, citing his faith as the reason. The team is planning to have players wear warmup jerseys “with crest and patch artwork specific for Sharks Pride Night and designed by local..." March 18

  • Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews reportedly considering retirement

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Many expected that this season was supposed to be Jonathan Toews’ final one with Chicago.  However, it appears it might be his final one altogether as John Dietz of The Daily Herald reports that the veteran is believed to be seriously considering retiring at the end of..." March 18

  • Oilers’ Options & Potential Replacements for Jack Campbell

    The Hockey Writers "Jack Campbell‘s play is the one clear stain on a strong season for the Edmonton Oilers. He is one of the worst goaltenders in the league this season and has only earned wins due to the Oilers’ stellar goal-scoring ability. With four years left on his deal at $5 million annual..." March 18

  • Senators' Brady Tkachuk backs 'goalie of the future' Mads Sogaard during crucial stretch

    The Score "Senators captain Brady Tkachuk gave Mads Sogaard a vote of confidence after a litany of injuries to Ottawa's crease forced the 22-year-old goaltender into the spotlight. "He's a young goalie, but he's our goalie of the future," Tkachuk said after..." March 18

  • Five unheralded, pending NHL Group VI Free Agents to Watch

    Daily Faceoff "Every year, there are approximately 75 players on NHL contracts who are set free by Group VI free agency. They are players who have been given a shot, maybe played a few NHL games, but are getting older and as a result are no longer really considered prospects – so they become a unique..." March 18

  • 4 Rangers Who Won’t Be Back Next Season

    The Hockey Writers "The New York Rangers improved their roster at the trade deadline with the additions of Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrick Kane. They have the pieces in place to make a run at a Stanley Cup championship this season. However, not everyone on the roster will return in 2023-24. How far the..." March 18

  • Updated 2023 NHL Free Agency Big Board Rankings

    Bleacher Report "For the first time since 2019, the NHL's annual free-agent market will open July 1 at noon ET. On Dec. 23, we published our way-too-early rankings of the top players for the 2023 NHL free-agent market. With the annual trade deadline recently passed, it's time to..." March 17

  • Could the Bruins re-sign Dmitry Orlov, Garnet Hathaway or Tyler Bertuzzi?

    The Athletic "By the conclusion of his new team’s five-stop road trip, Dmitry Orlov will have played eight of his 12 games for the Bruins on the road. This has not left the ex-Capitals defenseman much time to look for an apartment in Boston. Getting out of his..." March 17

  • 5 2023 Offseason Trade Ideas for Some of the NHL's Worst Teams

    Bleacher Report "The exciting part of being a team at or near the bottom of the NHL standings this season is the hope you'll be able to win the draft lottery and select Connor Bedard No. 1 in June. But only one team will get to do that, and everyone else will have to find other ways to get..." March 17

  • Nick Suzuki fined $2,500 for actions in Canadiens game

    NHL.com "Montreal Canadiens forward Nick Suzuki has been fined $2,500 for cross-checking Florida Panthers forward Anton Lundell during NHL Game No. 1081 in Sunrise on Thursday, March 16, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. " March 17

  • Carter Hart May Be Oilers Target in Offseason

    The Hockey Writers "Life is pretty good for the Edmonton Oilers and its fanbase right now. With a big Tuesday night win, they have surpassed the Seattle Kraken for third place in the Pacific Division and have won five of their past seven outings. But while there are plenty of positives, goaltending..." March 16

  • Jordan Binnington suspended 2 games for antics vs. Wild

    The Score "St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington was suspended two games for roughing/unsportsmanlike conduct on Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced Thursday. Binnington lost his cool after Hartman collided with him following Minnesota's..." March 16

  • Blues goalie Jordan Binnington to have hearing for roughing and unsportsmanlike conduct

    Sportsnet "St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington will have a hearing for roughing and unsportsmanlike conduct following an incident in Wednesday's loss to the Minnesota Wild. The incident occurred in the second period after Ryan Hartman scored on Binnington to put the Wild..." March 16

  • Updated Norris Trophy Rankings for the NHL's Best Defenseman

    Bleacher Report "Playoff races are not the only thing heating up as the 2022-23 NHL season enters its stretch run. The award races are also worth keeping an eye on, and one of the most intriguing and tightly contested is for the Norris Trophy, which is handed out every year to the league's best all-around..." March 16

  • Quebec’s major junior hockey league bans fighting as part of intended culture change

    The Athletic "New Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) commissioner Mario Cecchini expressed Thursday the need for a culture change, and a ban on fighting will be a part of that change. Here’s what you need to know: Cecchini, who is replacing Gilles Courteau after his 37-year tenure..." March 16

  • Has the Maple Leafs' crowded blueline worked thus far?

    The Hockey News "Timothy Liljegren summed it up best to reporters following Monday's morning skate.  "Everyone's got to be on their toes and play their best hockey to be in the lineup," the 23-year-old said of his fellow defenders on the Toronto Maple..." March 16

  • Pierre Dorion prioritizing Senators' growth: Playoffs would be 'a bonus'

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators have fallen short of the hype following an offseason that saw them bring in goaltender Cam Talbot, two-time 41-goal-scorer Alex DeBrincat, and veteran Claude Giroux, but general manager Pierre Dorion says his team is "pretty much" where he expected it to..." March 16

  • Why are suspensions down in the 2022-23 NHL season?

    ESPN "When NHL fans heard there would be a 3D animated game played inside the world of Disney's "Big City Greens," many asked the obvious question: What happens if there's a fight? Would Tilly chuck knuckles with Cricket? The animators had a contingency plan for..." March 16

  • Teams are starting to hurt themselves in the race for Connor Bedard

    Daily Faceoff "Today on Daily Faceoff Live, The Athletic’s Cam Charron joined the show to discuss which teams are starting to hurt themselves in the race for Connor Bedard.  Tyler Yaremchuk: We’re going to pick your brain a little bit about Connor Bedard and the race for..." March 16

  • 3 Penguins Who Won’t Be Back Next Season

    The Hockey Writers "Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ron Hextall isn’t shy to make bold transactions. Throughout his tenure with the Penguins, Hextall has dished out long-term contract extensions, he’s made some surprising trades and he’s held onto a few players he probably..." March 16

  • Behind the Marc-Andre Fleury-Jordan Binnington fight that almost happened

    The Athletic "Marc-Andre Fleury was about to get surrounded by reporters late Wednesday night — which is what happens when you nearly get in a goalie fight. And Fleury’s Wild goalie tandem partner Filip Gustavsson gave him some tips. “Tell them..." March 16

  • Goalies should get more aggressive when facing Evgeny Kuznetsov in the shootout

    Daily Faceoff "Tyler Yaremchuk and Mike McKenna discussed the Evgeny Kuznetsov shooutout goal on the latest episode of Daily Faceoff Live. Tyler Yaremchuk: Give me one word to describe this Evgeny Kuznetsov shootout goal. Mike McKenna: Predictable, I got no other word. Take a..." March 16

  • Wild sound off on Blues G Jordan Binnington: 'He’s been doing stuff like this for a while'

    TSN "St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington received a match penalty on Wednesday for punching Ryan Hartman as the Minnesota Wild forward was celebrating a goal. Binnington skated up to an unexpecting Hartman, who had just scored on the power play to put the Wild up 5-4 in the..." March 16

  • Coyotes To Sign Josh Doan

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports, the Arizona Coyotes are soon going to sign prospect Josh Doan to an entry-level contract. Doan is the son of Shane Doan who is the Coyotes all-time leader in games played, goals, assists and points. His son was drafted in..." March 16

  • Predicting the Top 6 2023 NHL Free Agents That Will Change Teams in the Offseason

    Bleacher Report "It's never too early to take a look into the future and what may lay ahead this summer when it comes to free agency. The list of players who may be available is a who's who of star players who may or may not be ready to hang it up or change home addresses. Teams..." March 15

  • Ranking the Best Landing Spots for Connor Bedard in 2023 Draft

    The Hockey Writers "It’s all but guaranteed at this point that Regina Pats centerman Connor Bedard will be the first overall pick in the 2023 Draft, and NHL teams are doing whatever it takes to get a better chance at winning the first overall pick in the draft lottery. He has the potential to be a..." March 15

  • Gary Bettman signals NHL is willing to negotiate on larger 2023-24 salary cap increase

    Daily Faceoff "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman fired up the Bat Signal at the conclusion of the General Managers meetings on Wednesday, letting incoming NHL Players’ Association executive director Marty Walsh know publicly that he is willing to negotiate on the league’s hottest button issue: the..." March 15

  • 5 NHL Cinderella/Dark-Horse Teams That Can Win the Stanley Cup

    Bleacher Report "Let's be real. There's been so much post-trade-deadline talk about the gauntlet that is the Eastern Conference that it almost feels like any Western Conference team could be considered a dark-horse or Cinderella team in the 2023 Stanley Cup playoff race. When you..." March 15

  • Gary Bettman: NHL in good place, no expansion in near future

    ESPN "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is confident as ever that the league is in a good place, with no plans to see it expand further in the immediate future. "We're not in an expansion mode right now," said Bettman on Wednesday, after wrapping up the league's annual GM..." March 15

  • The 2023 NHL Draft Lottery is set for May 8

    Daily Faceoff "The NHL’s Draft Lottery or as others have simply called it, the “Connor Bedard lottery” will be held on May 8 at 7:00 pm.  The 2023 NHL Draft has been highly touted for years, of course, that has to do with the Regina Pats superstar leading the charge as the..." March 15

  • NHL expansion scenarios: 6 cities the league could consider next

    The Athletic "There’s been a lot of NHL expansion chatter in the last week, most of it focused on two possible options: Houston and Atlanta. If you know commissioner Gary Bettman’s playbook, you also know what happens next in terms of an official response. The league will carefully..." March 15

  • Eeli Tolvanen: 'I've been happy every second' since joining Kraken

    The Score "Eeli Tolvanen admitted the Nashville Predators' decision to place him on waivers in December was "kind of a shock," but he's certainly enjoying his time with the Seattle Kraken so far. "You never want to go on waivers - means you're doing something wrong or..." March 15

  • If you’re an NHL fan with Bally Sports or AT&T SportsNet, you’re OK — for now

    The Athletic "Local broadcasts for the 14 NHL teams caught up in turmoil involving the futures of their respect regional sports channels aren’t going anywhere, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday. For now. The plan, Bettman said at the NHL’s general manager..." March 15

  • Connor McDavid reaches 129 points, a single-season record for NHL salary cap era

    Daily Faceoff "The accolades just keep coming for Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid during an unforgettable 2022-23 season. With a goal and an assist during Edmonton’s 6-3 home victory over the Ottawa Senators Tuesday night, McDavid reached an NHL-best 129 for the season. In doing so, he..." March 15

  • Stanley Cup contender checklist: What is each non-playoff team missing?

    The Athletic "There’s no perfect way to build a contender, but there’s a general path to follow — one set by previous championship teams. Based on a decade of championships, The Athletic’s Dom Luszczyszyn found 10 common elements most winners tend to..." March 15

  • Flyers' General Manager's Son Accused of Shoving a Wheelchair Down Flight of Stairs

    The Big Lead "Carson Briere, a junior forward on the Mercyhurst University hockey team and the son of the Philadelphia Flyers' general manager Daniel Briere, is being accused of pushing a wheelchair down a flight of stairs at a bar on Saturday night. Security footage shows three young men come up a..." March 15

  • At 41, Craig Anderson continues to turn back the clock for the Buffalo Sabres

    Daily Faceoff "Here’s a fun fact: the Toronto Maple Leafs have now lost five-straight games to teams using a 40-plus-year-old goaltender. Everyone remembers the David Ayres game in 2020. He was 42. Craig Anderson won the other four games, excluding the loss when Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen started..." March 15

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