• Brad Marchand picked some odd items to put in the Stanley Cup

    Yahoo! Sports "If I could put three things in the Stanley Cup I’d pick a puppy, Miss Vickie's salt and vinegar chips, and a few adult beverages. Not at the same time, obviously. But you don’t care about my response, you want to know what everyone’s favourite Bruins player had..." May 26

  • Anthony Cirelli hoping to build off strong rookie season for Lightning

    NHL.com "Anthony Cirelli can't point to a specific instance when he felt right at home in the NHL with the Tampa Bay Lightning. But the forward, who played all 82 regular-season games and four Stanley Cup Playoff games as a rookie this season, certainly feels it now. "I..." May 26

  • Can Penguins win a Phil Kessel trade?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins face steep challenges as they aim to improve, and it sure seems like they’re in a tough spot to try to “win” a Phil Kessel trade … or really, break even. The Athletic’s tandem of Josh Yohe and Michael Russo reports (sub required)..." May 26

  • Bruins' David Krejci dealing with illness

    Sporting News "David Krejci was absent at practice again. The Bruins captain missed the team's scrimmage Thursday and wasn't at practice Saturday, though coach Bruce Cassidy expects Krejci back on the ice Sunday morning after dealing with an unspecified illness. "I suspect..." May 26

  • Experience necessary in Bruce Cassidy’s evolution as head coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "Bruce Cassidy’s first impression as an NHL head coach did not go over well with his players. At 37, Cassidy was the youngest head coach in the league when the Washington Capitals hired him in 2002. He was entering a difficult situation for someone with no experience at that..." May 26

  • Bruins 'itching' to start Game 1 of Final against Blues

    NHL.com "The Stanley Cup Final logo had been traced onto the TD Garden ice, the podiums for Media Day had been readied. The Boston Bruins had switched their normal practice venue from Warrior Ice Arena to TD Garden, where they will play Game 1 against the St. Louis Blues on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC,..." May 26

  • John Moore has great quote about Boston Bruins’ chemistry

    Larry Brown Sports "Everything seems to have been clicking for the Boston Bruins. The Bruins enter the Stanley Cup Final on a 7-game winning streak. They won three in a row to close out their series with the Columbus Blue Jackets in six. Then they swept the Carolina Hurricanes in the conference..." May 26

  • Why an offer sheet for Flames’ Sam Bennett could make sense for Canucks

    Sportsnet "Is Sam Bennett ripe for an offer sheet? Is he coveted enough outside Calgary for a team to try sticking it to the cap-strapped Flames with an offer he can’t refuse? On the outset it may sound like the oddest of names to attach to a practice even rarer than payphone..." May 25

  • Don Waddell to return as Hurricanes president, GM

    The Score "Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell confirmed he will continue to lead the club next season despite being without a contract. "The answer is yes," Waddell said when asked if he'd be returning, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman...." May 25

  • David Krejci misses practice again for Bruins ahead of Game 1 of Final

    NHL.com "David Krejci missed his second straight practice with the Boston Bruins on Saturday, two days before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). The center was sent home prior to Boston's intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday because of..." May 25

  • Bruins’ Zdeno Chara cements towering legacy with Stanley Cup Final run

    Pro Hockey Talk "While Boston sports fans have been spoiled by a wave of championships across several leagues, you could make a similar argument for Boston Bruins fans when it comes to watching great defensemen. Most obviously, they had Bobby Orr in all of his statue-worthy glory. People who were..." May 25

  • Ken Holland aims to change culture, provide stability with Oilers

    NHL.com "Ken Holland's 22 years as general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, including Stanley Cup championships in 1998, 2002 and 2008, taught him that winning can change an organization's culture. Hired by the Edmonton Oilers as their general manager May 7, Holland, 63, has a big..." May 25

  • Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign Laurent Brossoit

    Arctic Ice Hockey "The Winnipeg Jets hav re-signed back up goalie Laurent Brossoit to a one year, $1 225 000 contract. This is a good move for the Jets as Brossoit was a solid back up for Connor Hellebuyck last year and was able to provide him with adequate rest, something that has not happened..." May 25

  • Montreal Canadiens re-sign Brett Kulak

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "The Montreal Canadiens have re-signed defenceman Brett Kulak to a three-year contract. The contract will have a cap hit of $1.85 million per year, which is outstanding value for the defenceman who cemented a role in the team’s top four last season. He was set to become a..." May 25

  • 12 NHL goalies potentially available through trade or free agency

    Sportsnet "The 2018-19 season was the year of the tandem netminder. The trend of having a 1A/1B situation in net opposed to a 65-game starter has been building for some time now and the merits of this strategy have been a defining aspect of the season. Two of the Vezina Trophy finalists started..." May 25

  • Moritz Seider raises 2019 Draft stock with performance at World Championship

    NHL.com "Moritz Seider, a defenseman prospect eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft, opened plenty of eyes with his performance with Germany at the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia. The World Championship opened his eyes too. Seider, No. 6 on NHL Central Scouting's final..." May 25

  • Predators GM: Roman Josi extension is No. 1 priority

    The Score "Nashville Predators general manager David Poile knows the top item on his summer to-do list is to sign star defenseman Roman Josi to a new contract, as it will make shaping the rest of the roster that much easier. "When and if we do that, that checks off a lot of boxes for what..." May 25

  • NHL will stream their Stanley Cup Live pregame show on Twitter as well as Facebook

    Awful Announcing "In 2018, the NHL began running an online pregame show ahead of Stanley Cup Final matchups. The show (fittingly titled Stanley Cup Live), streamed on Facebook last year. It was successful enough that the league is offering an additional way to watch, streaming the show on Twitter as well as..." May 24

  • Canadiens sign Rockets leader Alex Belzile to one-year, two-way deal

    Montreal Gazette "Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday afternoon that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with forward Alex Belzile. The deal will pay Belzile $700,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 in the AHL, with $200,000 in guaranteed salary for the..." May 24

  • Blake Wheeler, Dustin Byfuglien, and Problem Contracts

    Arctic Ice Hockey "The Winnipeg Jets are entering a salary cap crunch and the reasons why they are is layered. However, there is one reason that stands out that is rarely talked about: the overpayment of great veterans who are a big part of the team. Players like Dustin..." May 24

  • How much can the Calgary Flames afford to pay Matthew Tkachuk?

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames will almost certainly have to trade one of their veterans to sign Matthew Tkachuk. An informal survey of some of the league’s top agents regarding Tkachuk’s worth as a restricted free agent confirms the 21-year-old power forward will come..." May 24

  • Full List Of 2019 Expiring Draft Rights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When drafting a player out of North America or more European countries, a team acquires their exclusive negotiating rights for a set amount of time. Each year on June 1, a long list of players see those rights expire and they become unrestricted free agents. While this doesn’t always..." May 24

  • Erik Karlsson thanks Sharks on Twitter

    TSN "As he gets set to become an unrestricted free agent as of July 1, defenceman Erik Karlsson thanked the San Jose Sharks and their fans on Twitter Friday. "Thank you to the entire San Jose Sharks organization, fans, and especially teammates. It was a great run that ended..." May 24

  • David Backes: 'It'll be extra sweet' if Bruins beat former team in Cup Final

    The Score "The Stanley Cup Final will be a little more personal for Boston Bruins forward David Backes. Starting on Monday, the Bruins take on the St. Louis Blues, the team that drafted the Minneapolis native in 2003 and helped him develop over 10..." May 24

  • Kings make the right decision by cutting ties to Slava Voynov

    Los Angeles Times "In three short, definitive sentences the Kings did the right thing and distanced themselves from Slava Voynov by saying the Russian defenseman will not play for them again, even though an arbitrator on Thursday made him eligible to return to the NHL midway through next..." May 24

  • Would the Penguins get good value by trading Phil Kessel to Minnesota?

    PensBurgh "When analyzing trades (or potential trades), often people will want to know one thing. Who won the trade? It’s not uncommon for people to try and award a winner just five minutes after the ink is dry on the paperwork. In the terms of the potential Phil Kessel/Jack..." May 24

  • Bruins star Brad Marchand avoids injury after scare in practice

    Sporting News "There were some anxious moments for the Boston Bruins on Thursday in an intrasquad scrimmage when star Brad Marchand appeared to hurt his hand. After Marchand bumped into teammate Connor Clifton, he was seen flexing his left hand on the bench. But he returned without missing a shift,..." May 24

  • Oilers closing in on signing Swedish free agent Joakim Nygard

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers and new general manager Ken Holland are looking overseas to improve the roster ahead of the 2019-20 season and the team is on the verge of signing free agent forward Joakim Nygard out of Färjestad in the Swedish Hockey League. Sportsnet’s Mark..." May 24

  • Avalanche Signs Pavel Francouz

    NHL.com "The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed goaltender Pavel Francouz (pa-VEHL FRAN-soos) to a one-year contract for the 2019-20 campaign. Francouz, 28, completed his first season of professional hockey in North America in 2018-19, posting a..." May 24

  • Tuukka Rask not letting wait for Final throw him off

    WEEI Boston "Tuukka Rask clearly didn’t care whether the Bruins held a scrimmage during their 10-day break before the start of the Stanley Cup Final or just kept practicing as usual. Asked if he got what he wanted out of the scrimmage after the 50-minute..." May 24

  • Slava Voynov's suspension reduced to 41 games

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA announced on Thursday that an arbitrator upheld the NHL's one-season suspension for former Los Angeles Kings defenceman Slava Voynov, but will credit him with having already served 41 games during 2018-19. He will be eligible to return to the league at the..." May 23

  • Joe Thornton discusses whether he'll be back with the Sharks next season

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Even before the Sharks’ 2019 playoff run got underway, the “Win For Jumbo” mantra and the idea of getting into the Cup Final at cap off Joe Thornton’s Hall of Fame career picked up a ton of steam. But Thornton is a team guy. So it wasn’t too surprising..." May 23

  • Minnesota, Pittsburgh In Trade Talks Regarding Phil Kessel

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t been secretive about their plans to shake up the roster this summer, and Phil Kessel’s name has been front and center in all of the trade speculation. That seems to be coming to a head, as Josh Yohe of The Atheltic (subscription..." May 23

  • Blackhawks hire Tomas Mitell as assistant coach

    Second City Hockey "The Blackhawks filled their assistant coaching vacancy Thursday by hiring Tomas Mitell, who was an assistant under head coach Jeremy Colliton at Mora IK in Sweden’s second division, Allsvenskan, during the 2016-17 season. The 38-year-old Mitell served as..." May 23

  • Six contracts with cap concerns that could be traded this summer

    Sportsnet "As a rule, even rich people hate spending money on nothing. It’s just one of those things that irks the human soul on a fundamental level. Given that, there’s understandable hesitation when it comes to the potential of buying out players on cumbersome contracts. Sometimes..." May 23

  • Chad Ruhwedel signs two-year, $1.4 million contract with Penguins

    NHL.com "Chad Ruhwedel signed a two-year, $1.4 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday. The contract has an average annual value of $700,000. The 29-year-old defenseman could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1. "Chad has exemplified what it..." May 23

  • Islanders, Brock Nelson agree to terms on six-year contract

    Newsday "The Islanders and forward Brock Nelson have agreed to terms on a six-year contract, the team announced Thursday. The deal is worth $6 million per year, according to Newsday's Andrew Gross. Nelson, 27, was due to become an unrestricted free agent when NHL free agency..." May 23

  • Pierre Dorion has picked D.J. Smith as the next head coach of the Ottawa Senators

    Ottawa Sun "D.J. Smith will be switching sides in the Battle of Ontario. The Ottawa Senators announced the 42-year-old Smith will be the full-time replacement for Guy Boucher, who was fired by the club on March 1. Though Smith wasn’t the most high-profile candidate amongst the..." May 23

  • Patrick Roy says he's returning to QMJHL's Remparts

    TSN "A few days after interviewing for the Ottawa Senators' head coaching position, Patrick Roy confirmed on Thursday that he will be returning to the QMJHL's Quebec Remparts. "Leading a National Hockey League club is a huge privilege for a limited number of people," he..." May 23

  • ‘The Office’ Alumni John Krasinski And Jenna Fischer Are Having A Twitter Feud Over The Stanley Cup

    Uproxx "Celebrity Twitter feuds: They’re the cure for regular Twitter feuds. Following in the footsteps of such faux-beefs as Hugh Jackman vs. Ryan Reynolds, two former on-screen lovebirds from one of Netflix’s most popular programs are duking it out over the great sport of..." May 23

  • Back With the Rangers, John Davidson Has Unfinished Business

    New York Times "John Davidson stepped behind a lectern emblazoned with the Rangers logo on Wednesday and got straight to the point. “Dreams do come true,” he said at Madison Square Garden, appearing to become a bit misty-eyed after he was introduced as the Rangers’ new president..." May 23

  • You know who deserves a Stanley Cup? St. Louis hockey fans

    St. Louis Game Time "Trust me, this isn’t a dream. Moments after the St. Louis Blues shot the final harpoon into the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night at an absolutely raucous Enterprise Center, a moderate portion of the fanbase were doing one of two things: crying or sitting still in utter..." May 23

  • John Davidson will get resources as president to complete Rangers rebuild

    NHL.com "John Davidson's directive and only goal as president of the New York Rangers is to bring a Stanley Cup championship to Madison Square Garden. He's already been promised all the resources required to get that done. "[Rangers owner James Dolan] said to me,..." May 22

  • How Oilers could look under Dave Tippett, according to ex-players

    Sportsnet "Shane Doan had only played 18 games for new head coach Dave Tippett back in the 2009-10 season, but it was after a 3-2 win at home by his Phoenix Coyotes that he saw something he says now, “was one of the things I’ll never forget.” The Coyotes beat Dallas 3-2, and..." May 22

  • Dave Tippett Still Favorite For Edmonton Oilers Coaching Job

    TSN "It looks like new Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland might be ready to make his first major move in the near future. Edmonton could make a head coaching hire as soon as Friday with Dave Tippett remaining the front-runner, according to TSN's Ryan..." May 22

  • Kaapo Kakko has made his case to be top pick at 2019 NHL Draft

    Pro Hockey Talk "If the IIHF World Championship is a last-chance-hotel of sorts for a few lucky youngsters looking to lift their draft stock, Finland’s Kaapo Kakko certainly hasn’t checked out yet. If anything, he’s given the New Jersey Devils brass a headache leading up to the NHL..." May 22

  • Edmonton Oilers Sign Olivier Rodrigue

    Regina Leader Post "The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Olivier Rodrigue to a three-year, entry-level contract. Rodrigue, 18, has played for the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League the past three seasons. The native of Chicoutimi, Que., tied for first in the..." May 22

  • Sharks squandered best Cup chance, but the window isn't completely shut

    The Score "Could it be the end of an era in San Jose? The Sharks were bounced from the Western Conference Final in six games by the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night, marking a disappointing finish for a team that undoubtedly had a Stanley Cup-or-bust mentality. This was supposed to be..." May 22

  • Red Wings' Anthony Mantha suspended, Dylan Larkin being evaluated at worlds

    Detroit News "Anthony Mantha will not play, and Dylan Larkin is still unknown, as the men’s hockey world championship rolls into quarterfinal play Thursday in Slovakia. The two star Red Wings' forwards both made news during Tuesday's 3-0 Canada victory over Team USA in the final game..." May 22

  • A blueprint for how the Lightning can make room for Erik Karlsson

    Sportsnet "Put on some comfy pants, load up the calculator on your phone and sit back in a comfy chair. We’re going to get a little armchair GM action going here. In one of the more intriguing scenarios we could see this summer, the idea that Erik Karlssoncould use his UFA powers to..." May 22