• NHL legend, Barrie Colts HC Dale Hawerchuk battling stomach cancer

    The Score "Hockey Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk is undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with stomach cancer in August. "For some reason, the Lord put me in this kind of fight and I'm ready to fight it," Hawerchuk told TSN's Rick Westhead in an interview last..." October 21

  • Should Russian Players Be Concerned About Playing For The Golden Knights?

    Sinbin Vegas "By nature, I’m no conspiracy theorist. I don’t believe in aliens. I think Oswald acted alone when he assassinated JFK. I’m pretty sure Elvis is dead, though when I see Nick Ferraro perform as the “Philly Elvis,” sometimes a shadow of doubt creeps into my..." October 21

  • House owned by Tyler Seguin badly damaged by tornado in Dallas

    NBC Dallas Fort Worth "The home of the Dallas Stars' Tyler Seguin sustained significant damage after severe weather blew through North Dallas Sunday night. The home, near the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and Royal Lane, appeared to have its roof torn off in the storm, which included at..." October 21

  • What will Mathew Barzal’s next contract look like for Islanders?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the way the RFA situation unfolded this past summer, with almost every top player remaining unsigned until well into training camp, teams seem to be a little more proactive for this year’s upcoming group with several already signing new deals. Alex..." October 21

  • Brian Boyle signs 1-year deal with Panthers

    Yahoo! Sports "After not earning a contract this summer, centre Brian Boyle has committed to the Florida Panthers eight games into their season. The 34-year-old has played over 750 games for six different teams through his 12-year career, scoring a total of 124 goals and 216..." October 21

  • Andrew MacDonald Signs In Switzerland

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After failing to land a roster spot through his professional tryout with the Calgary Flames, veteran NHL defenseman Andrew MacDonald will take his talents overseas. Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports that MacDonald has signed with SC Bern of the Swiss NLA. " October 21

  • Believe in the Red-Hot Colorado Avalanche

    TSN "Two weeks into the regular season, I think it’s fair to assume no one expected the Colorado Avalanche, Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers to be leading the rest of the National Hockey League field. We tend to see early-season runs each year from a team or two – last year,..." October 21

  • Kirby Dach Set To Make Chicago Blackhawks Debut

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Chicago Blackhawks have been very careful with their 2019 first-round pick, Kirby Dach. The 18-year-old center, who was chosen with the third-overall pick, suffered a concussion in rookie camp to start the year, missing training camp. He began the season with an injured/non-roster..." October 20

  • John Tavares Injury Puts Added Early Pressure on Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner

    12 Up "John Tavares has delivered thus far in his early stint as Maple Leafs captain, with the team somewhat living up to expectations less than a month into the season. Tavares is adding the veteran leadership that Mike Babcock and Co. desired when they installed him as their first true..." October 19

  • Jack Hughes vs. Quinn Hughes: How hockey's new first family navigates its opposite-coast stars

    ESPN "On Saturday afternoon, for only the second time in their hockey-playing lives, brothers Quinn and Jack Hughes will line up on opposite sides of the ice. And this time they will do it wearing NHL uniforms, just as they had dreamed of while playing on outdoor rinks growing up,..." October 19

  • Jason Zucker apologizes for calling out Boudreau

    The Score "Jason Zucker regrets calling out head coach Bruce Boudreau earlier this week. "I'll start by first apologizing to Bruce. There was no reason for me to use his name in that quote in any way," Zucker said to the media on Saturday. "My..." October 19

  • Early NHL standings show coaching changes work: Sabres and Oilers leading their division

    USA Today "With coach Ralph Krueger’s Buffalo Sabres (6-1-1) leading the Atlantic Division and Dave Tippett’s Edmonton Oilers sitting atop the Pacific Division, offseason coaching changes are an important storyline in the NHL’s early going. But this is an old story, not a fresh..." October 19

  • Jimmy Fallon accepts bet from New Jersey Devils' mascot . . . and loses

    Sporting News "They say you shouldn't make a bet with the devil, and Jimmy Fallon may have just learned his lesson. Thursday afternoon NJ Devil, the New Jersey Devils' mascot, tweeted at the popular late-night host for NBC asking if he wanted to make a bet regarding that evening's..." October 19

  • Anton Khudobin puzzled after Stars tie club's worst start: "F*****g, I don't know"

    The Score "Anton Khudobin appeared to be searching for answers as the Dallas Stars suffered their eighth defeat in nine games Friday night. The club's backup netminder, who stopped 29 of 32 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, was at a loss for words - to an extent..." October 19

  • The Jonathan Quick Conundrum

    Pro Hockey Rumors "As was the case for many Los Angeles players, 2018-19 was a year to forget for goaltender Jonathan Quick.  The team struggled to score and some poor play from Quick and the defense meant that they had trouble keeping the puck out of their own net.  The end result was Quick..." October 19

  • The Buzzer: Caps’ John Carlson is on fire; James Neal keeps scoring

    NBC Sports "hree Stars 1. John Carlson, Washington Capitals When you’re trying to split hairs and choose the best of the best on a night of strong performances, sometimes you have to break the tie by looking at the larger body of work. You could make a strong..." October 19

  • Drew Doughty’s Mom Hoping D-man Quashes Feud With Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk

    Sportsnet "After two-and-a-half years of feuding between Drew Doughty and Matthew Tkachuk, a third party has entered the fray: Drew Doughty’s mom. “As much as all that stuff happened with me and the other guy talking back and forth — as much as a lot of..." October 18

  • Oilers Should Absolutely Bring Back Taylor Hall if Devils Are Willing to Trade Him This Season

    12 Up "Physically speaking, it would not take much effort to picture Taylor Hall in an Edmonton Oilers jersey. It's possible that the idea could be more than just an Oiler fans' imagination. With the New Jersey Devils sliding to 0-4-2 entering Thursday despite..." October 18

  • Nico Hischier agrees to seven-year, $50.75M contract with Devils

    Sportsnet "The New Jersey Devils have locked up a key piece of their future by agreeing to a seven-year, $50.75-million contract with centre Nico Hischier, Sportsnet can confirm. The contract carries an average annual value of $7.25 million. Hischier was scheduled to become a..." October 18

  • What’s wrong with the Dallas Stars?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars were an overtime goal away from playing in the Western Conference Final last year. Unfortunately for them, the St. Louis Blues got a goal from Patrick Maroon in double OT during their second-round matchup last spring and the Stars were sent packing. But..." October 18

  • Red Wings' Darren Helm fined $5,000 for ugly slash on Flames' Elias Lindholm

    Yahoo! Sports "While his wallet will be a little lighter, Darren Helm of the Detroit Red Wings dodged a suspension for his vicious slash to the back of Elias Lindholm’s leg in Calgary on Thursday night. " October 18

  • Wild's Jason Zucker calls out Boudreau, teammates after 6th loss in 7 games

    TSN "In a rare turn of events, veteran Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker called out head coach Bruce Boudreau following their 4-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night, Minnesota's sixth defeat in seven games to start the season.  "I think more than (a..." October 18

  • Which NHL Team Has Had The Most Surprising Start?

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The 2019-20 NHL regular season is now a little over two weeks old and already there has been talk of coach firings, long-term injuries to star players and surprising performances from some young talent. In a league that never gives you exactly what you expect, things have gotten off to an..." October 18

  • Why Rangers need to give Kaapo Kakko a bigger role

    New York Post "It is true in the macro sense that what is good for Kaapo Kakko is good for the Rangers. At this moment, though, what is good for the Rangers is promoting Kakko from the second power-play unit to the first, if not also getting the second-overall draft selection onto the first line at..." October 18

  • Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon a game-time decision vs. Panthers

    Sportsnet "Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon is a game-time decision for Friday’s game against the Florida Panthers. MacKinnon appeared to suffer a leg injury in Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins after taking a hit in the first period from Patric..." October 18

  • Michal Kempny returns to Capitals’ blue line for first time since March

    NBC Sports "Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer doing the ceremonial puck drop honors won’t be the only thing Capitals fans can look forward to Friday night. Defenseman Michal Kempny will make his long-awaited return to the ice against the Rangers after tearing his..." October 18

  • Wild's Devan Dubnyk lets young Canadiens fan try on mask

    Yahoo! Sports "Devan Dubnyk — the No. 1 goaltender for the Minnesota Wild — would probably be the first one to tell you that his start to the 2019-20 NHL season hasn’t been ideal. The 33-year-old’s 4.44 GAA and .867 SV% both put him near the league’s basement in both..." October 18

  • A way-too-early look at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft

    Hockey Wilderness "After arguably the worst start to a season in franchise history, it’s looking like the Minnesota Wild could be in for a pretty long year. Yes, Minnesota earned its first win of the season on Monday, but that came against a comically awful Ottawa Senators team. Through six games,..." October 18

  • Exclusive: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with Mile High Hockey

    Mile High Hockey "It was 83 degrees in Denver on October 9th. By the morning of October 10th, Denver’s first snowfall of the season had ripped through town while thermometers in the Mile High City read 19 degrees, a record-breaking temperature drop in just a matter of hours. And it couldn’t..." October 18

  • Is the Oilers' buzzworthy start for real?

    TSN "Three weeks into the 82-game slog, it’s the question everyone wants answered: Is my team’s start real or fake? Is it the genuine article or just a mirage? Everyone loves to separate the contenders from the pretenders, even when the St. Louis Blues proved last year..." October 18

  • Breaking down the Penguins’ new big three in 2019-20: Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel, Kris Letang

    PensBurgh "Take a look at the Pittsburgh Penguins and it’s no secret right now that a lot of their success so far this season, despite heavy injuries, is due to the play of their top players. With all due respect to the rest of the roster that’s pitching in when they can,..." October 18

  • The New Jersey Devils and the Questionable Decision or An Ode to Tom Fitzgerald

    All About The Jersey "Yesterday, the New Jersey Devils announced that Assistant General Manager Tom Fitzgerald would be joining John Hynes’ coaching staff as an assistant. According to Amanda Stein on Twitter, the decision and idea to have Fitzgerald join was made by Hynes himself. With a..." October 18

  • Jimmy Vesey happy with Sabres, says start has been ‘good and bad’

    Buffalo Hockey Beat " Sabres winger Jimmy Vesey has quickly learned to like what his new city offers, including the easy drive to work. Vesey, who spent three seasons with the New York Rangers, already knows he can get anywhere in about 15 or 20 minutes. “There’s a big..." October 18

  • Matt Barzal jokes he feels 'like Kylie Jenner right now' with enlarged lip

    The Score "Mathew Barzal has apparently been keeping up with the Kardashians - up to a point, at least. The New York Islanders phenom compared himself to a certain reality TV star when MSG's Shannon Hogan asked him about his abnormally large lip caused by a couple of high..." October 18

  • A guru to the goalies

    Winnipeg Free Press "Somewhere in the wilds of B.C.'s Okanagan Valley, just north of Kelowna, lives a man who never played the game. Nevertheless, Adam Francilia's work during the six-month-long National Hockey League season takes him on the road. A lot. It's a grind he says averages out to..." October 18

  • Former NHL enforcer Donald Brashear is working at a Tim Hortons in Quebec

    Montreal Gazette "Donald Brashear, a former millionaire player in the NHL, was seen this week working in a Tim Hortons outlet in Quebec City and serving customers. The presence of the former NHL enforcer, now 47, was noticed by many customers who shared the information on social media. One photo of him..." October 17

  • Maple Leafs’ John Tavares out at least two weeks with broken finger

    Pension Plan Puppets "The Maple Leafs have announced that John Tavares will miss at least 2 weeks with a broken finger.     The @MapleLeafs announced today..." October 17

  • Wysh List: The most overrated advanced stats in hockey

    ESPN "Ron Hainsey was a plus-30 last season. That means Ron Hainsey was sixth in the NHL in something, at a time when Ron Hainsey shouldn't be sixth in the NHL in anything. Go back 15 years, and a plus-30 would have been an indisputable measure of a defenseman's prowess. But..." October 17

  • Montreal Canadiens defenseman Victor Mete's long wait for first goal is over

    Sporting News "Victor Mete's search for his first NHL goal is finally over. The 21-year-old Canadiens defenseman scored his first career goal in 127 games Thursday on a pass through the slot from teammate Nick Cousins.   " October 17

  • Golden Knights' F Valentin Zykov gets 20-game ban

    TSN "Vegas Golden Knights forward Valentin Zykov has been suspended 20 games for  violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. Zykov, 24, has two assists in seven games with the Golden Knights this season. He appeared in 28 games last season..." October 17

  • LA Kings cannot blame all struggles on a Taylor Swift banner

    The Sports Daily "The Los Angeles Kings  of the National Hockey League announced on Sunday that they were covering a banner that recognized Taylor Swift’s streak of 16 consecutive sellouts at Staples Center. The Kings organization has been concerned that there has been some sort of curse..." October 17

  • Facing Mark Stone a painful reminder of what Senators gave up in rebuild

    Sportsnet "Players come and go so frequently from NHL rosters, fans become immune to it. To a point. In every organization there is a single player, or a select few, whose departure represents a watershed moment in the club’s history. Remarkably, the two most prominent..." October 17

  • It might be time to reduce Shea Weber’s special-teams roles

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "There were various factors that resulted in the Montreal Canadiens’ loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning last night, but some issues on defence may have been the most concerning. Two of the three pairs were excellent in terms of possession and shot metrics against..." October 17

  • NHL Fan Delivers Best Hockey Interview of the Year

    Sports Gossip "A young Alex Ovechkin fan gave a post-game interview to remember at a recent Washington Capitals game as he treated the fans to a motivational speech, as well as info about his pet tarantula. One of the regular bits on NHL rinks across the league is the Mites On Ice scheme, which..." October 17

  • Minnesota Wild’s struggles should come as no surprise

    Yahoo! Sports "The arguments for the Minnesota Wild to improve on last season’s dismal performance were straightforward: Multiple important players missed huge chunks of the season. They had the best team defense in the league by expected goals last year. They added some..." October 17

  • Bruins' David Pastrnak is among NHL's biggest bargains — and he's getting better

    NBC Sports Boston "Monday afternoon served as a welcome reminder that David Pastrnak is one of the best young forwards in the NHL, and that the 23-year-old is back mentally and physically after battling through an up-and-down playoff performance last spring. Pastrnak pumped in a career-high four goals..." October 17

  • Chinese billionaire partners with L.A. Kings to bring hockey to China's youth

    NBC News "If one Chinese billionaire and the NHL's Los Angeles Kings have their way, ice hockey will be flourishing in China well beyond 2022. That’s the year Beijing will host the Winter Olympics. When China won the bid, President Xi Jinping pledged to get 300 million..." October 17

  • Jack Hughes, Kaapo Kakko downplay rivalry ahead of 1st meeting

    NHL.com "Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko will be headliners when the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers play for the first time this season, at Prudential Center on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN). It's the first chance the hockey world has to see the top two picks in the 2019..." October 17

  • Latest On Taylor Hall, New Jersey Devils

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils are one of the most interesting teams in the league right now, with immense pressure on their coaching staff to get things turned around after their early season struggles. Those struggles go beyond just the immediate future of John Hynes though, as the team continues to..." October 16

  • Caps to start Ilya Samsonov over Braden Holtby, coach insists there's no controversy

    The Score "The Washington Capitals will start rookie netminder Ilya Samsonov over a struggling Braden Holtby on Wednesday versus the Toronto Maple Leafs, but head coach Todd Reirden insists the decision is not worth reading into. "It's not a..." October 16