• Jay Bouwmeester’s role as shutdown veteran helping Blues in Cup quest

    Sportsnet "Jay Bouwmeester is one of those never-did guys. He never did become a dominant player in the National Hockey League. Never did win the Norris Trophy (or even finish in the top-10 in balloting), never did turn into a driver of offence from the blue line, never did win a Stanley Cup. At..." May 18

  • 2019 Buyout Window To Open June 15th

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While St. Louis’ 2-1 win over San Jose on Friday night to tie the Western Conference Final was significant in itself, it also played a role in locking in a key day on the offseason calendar.  The schedule for the Stanley Cup Final has been set which means the buyout window is now..." May 18

  • Patrick Roy expected to interview for Ottawa Senators coaching job

    Ottawa Citizen "Talk in league circles Saturday was that legendary NHL goaltender Patrick Roy is expected to be the final interview by Ottawa general manager Pierre Dorion in a thorough search for the vacant post behind the bench. It’s believed the Senators could speak to the 53-year-old Roy..." May 18

  • Injury news isn't good for Bruins' Kevan Miller and Chris Wagner

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins got bad news on a couple of injured players as Kevan Miller (knee) has had a setback in his attempt to return for the Stanley Cup Final and Chris Wagner (right arm) doesn’t look as if he'll be back either.  Bruins general manager Don Sweeney addressed the..." May 18

  • Blue Jackets Could Decide To Not Replace Sergei Bobrovsky In Free Agency

    Pro Hockey Rumors "If Sergei Bobrovsky winds up leaving Columbus in free agency this summer as many anticipate, it shouldn’t be considered a sure bet that the Blue Jackets will look to replace him.  Speaking with Aaron Portzline of The Athletic (subscription required), GM Jarmo Kekalainen indicated..." May 18

  • Bruins expect Zdeno Chara to be ready for Stanley Cup Final

    NHL.com "The Boston Bruins expect that 10 days off between games will be enough time for defenseman Zdeno Chara to recover from his undisclosed injury and be in the lineup for the start of the Stanley Cup Final. The Bruins will face either the San Jose Sharks or St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of..." May 18

  • Groin concerns surround Sharks’ Erik Karlsson ahead of Game 5 vs. Blues

    Sportsnet "The San Jose Sharks dropped a tightly-contested Game 4 to the St. Louis Blues and a point of concern for the team heading into Game 5 will be the status of Erik Karlsson. The star blueliner missed half of January, half of February, and all of March with a lingering groin injury and..." May 18

  • Erik Karlsson labors his way to just over 6 minutes in 3rd period of Game 4

    The Score "San Jose Sharks star defenseman Erik Karlsson missed 29 games this season with a groin injury, and it doesn't require Sherlock Holmes' work to detect that he's been battling a lower-body ailment throughout the postseason. However, Karlsson's injury appeared to take a..." May 18

  • Rangers Agree To Terms With Yegor Rekov

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Rangers have agreed to terms on a two-year, entry-level contract with defenseman Yegor Rekov, reports TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie (Twitter link).  Financial details were not disclosed but the deal contains a European Assignment Clause. Rekov was a fifth-round pick (132nd..." May 18

  • 7 NHL teams that desperately need to find a goalie (or two)

    Sportsnet "As Tuukka Rask’s post-season brilliance reminds us all, good goaltending is paramount to NHL success. Of the top 15 in 2018-19 team save percentage, all but three clubs (Arizona, Anaheim, Montreal) qualified for the playoffs. So, with the needle about to drop on the..." May 18

  • Bus driver sues Senators, former assistant GM Randy Lee

    The Score "Former Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee and the team are being sued for negligence by a hotel shuttle bus driver who says Lee harassed him last June in Buffalo, N.Y., according to The Associated Press. The 19-year-old driver said Lee inappropriately touched himself..." May 18

  • Kaapo Kakko believes he can be No. 1 pick of 2019 NHL Draft

    NHL.com "Kaapo Kakko is making his push to become the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. Kakko, a right wing with TPS in Liiga, Finland's top professional league, has six goals in four games, tied for the lead at the 2019 IIHF World Championship. Playing for Finland and against..." May 17

  • Sharks bothered by people saying they're lucky

    ESPN "The San Jose Sharks have been quite good in the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs. They hold a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals against the St. Louis Blues. They have won two Game 7s, are averaging 3.29 goals per game and have the playoffs' leading scorer, Logan..." May 17

  • Jordan Schroeder Signs In KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After failing to suit up in a single NHL game for the first time in six years, Jordan Schroeder is taking his talents overseas. The pending unrestricted free agent has signed on with the KHL’s Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod for the 2019-20 season. Schroeder, 28, played this season for..." May 17

  • Bunch of questions for Hurricanes during offseason

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Carolina Hurricanes continued their strange pattern during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs: during the rare times when they reach the postseason, the Hurricanes have made a big run of it. It surely was bittersweet to get swept by the Boston Bruins in the 2019 Eastern Conference..." May 17

  • Hurricanes' Nino Niederreiter added to Swiss IIHF World Championship roster

    Yardbarker "Switzerland's IIHF World Championship team has received some good news today: Nino Niederreiter is on his way to help. The Carolina Hurricanes forward will give the team another offensive threat as it tries to continue its perfect tournament so far.  The Swiss are currently..." May 17

  • NHL's UFA interview period to open June 23

    TSN "The NHL's interview period for unrestricted free agents to speak to teams other than their own will open on June 23 at 12:01 a.m ET. The restricted free agent contact period will open three days later on June 26 at 12:01am et. During the period, pending free agents will..." May 17

  • Oilers coach search on hold as Ken Holland deals with Craig MacTavish exit, scouts

    Sportsnet "Craig MacTavish left of his own accord, a sign that the times are indeed changing in Edmonton. The news that the longtime Oilers player, coach, GM and general front office inhabitant had signed a two-year contract to coach Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League landed..." May 17

  • John Davidson resigns from Blue Jackets, Rangers return imminent

    New York Post "John Davidson is almost home, back to Broadway where he was a beloved player and announcer. The Blue Jackets’ president of hockey operations stepped down on Friday afternoon. The Rangers are expected to announce his hiring as team president later today. “The New..." May 17

  • Penguins haven't asked Evgeni Malkin about NMC

    TSN "Though he's been involved in trade speculation since the team's first-round playoff exit, Evgeni Malkin has not been approached by the Pittsburgh Penguins about waiving his no-movement clause, Rob Rossi of The Athletic reports. Malkin, along with captain Sidney Crosby, is..." May 17

  • Avalanche to ‘be more aggressive’ in free agency: who may they target?

    Sportsnet "You can’t describe the Colorado Avalanche as anything more than a success story this season. Just two years removed from a dreadful 22-win campaign, with a 48-point total that marks the lowest of the cap era in 82 games, Colorado may be the best situated team in the league..." May 17

  • Logan Couture downplaying impressive playoff performance with Sharks

    NHL.com "Logan Couture has put up impressive numbers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The San Jose Sharks forward has scored an NHL-leading 14 goals, one shy of matching Sidney Crosby (2009) and Alex Ovechkin (2018) for the most in a single postseason in 22 years. But Couture said..." May 17

  • How, why Evgeni Malkin must adapt

    DK Pittsburgh Sports "Evgeni Malkin spoke with reporters in Russia about his 2018-19 NHL season when he joined the national team earlier this month. "I had a bad season and I’m going to get out of the pit," he told reporters in Russian. "Sometimes, criticism is justified. This..." May 17

  • Maple Leafs’ Igor Ozhiganov signs with KHL’s Ak Bars Kazan

    CBS Sports "Ozhiganov, as expected, signed a two-year contract with AK Bars Kazan (KHL) on Friday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports. Ozhiganov's return to Russia was already in the works, though where the blueliner was going to play was still up in the air. " May 17

  • Female Hurricanes Fan Slapped The Crap Out of A Bruins Fan During Game 4

    Total Pro Sports "The Carolina Hurricanes had bigger things they had hoped for their season, but it came to a merciful end on Thursday after the team got blown out by the Boston Bruins 4-0 and at the same time got swept 4-0 to end their season. During that game, a female Hurricanes fan was increasingly..." May 17

  • Tuukka Rask: Hurricanes did not give us problems

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 on Thursday night to complete the sweep and advance to the Stanley Cup Final. Boston dominated throughout the series, outscoring the Hurricanes 11-4 over the first two games and winning with a shutout to seal things in Game 4. Boston..." May 17

  • Beware of the 5 NHL teams with extra first-round draft picks

    Sportsnet "The trade winds, they are a-blowing. Come June 21 in Vancouver, keep an eye on the five NHL teams that hold an extra first-round pick to use at the 2019 NHL Draft. Last spring, four late first-round selections were swapped on draft night, starting at No. 22. While..." May 17

  • Which Colorado Avalanche free agents will return?

    Mile High Hockey "Colorado Avalanche General Manager Joe Sakic met with the media earlier this week and outlined an anticipated busy summer ahead. Beyond the draft and upgrades on the unrestricted free agent market, the Avalanche have a lot of work to do on their own list of impeding free agents including a few..." May 17

  • Why Boston Bruins are 2019 Stanley Cup favorites

    Sportsnaut "For the third time in the past eight seasons the Boston Bruins are once again a finalist in the Eastern Conference. They are gunning for their third Stanley Cup Final appearance since 2011. The big picture: The Bruins have been buzzing in these playoffs. They have balanced scoring..." May 17

  • What will other top RFA defensemen fetch?

    The Hockey News "The Stars are wasting no time locking up one of their own – and one of the off-season’s – most notable restricted free agent. Thursday afternoon, Dallas announced they have locked up defenseman Esa Lindell for the next six seasons at an annual average value of $5.8..." May 17

  • Why the politician who sparred with Bettman wants the NHL to abolish fighting

    The Score "For 20 years before he entered politics, Doug Eyolfson worked as a physician at an emergency room in Winnipeg, Manitoba, treating, among other patients, people who'd suffered a nasty blow to the head. Be it the result of a fall, a car crash, or a collision in a contact sport,..." May 17

  • The Philadelphia Flyers will have to make some decisions on their own free agents

    Broad Street Hockey "As we gear up for the start of free agency on July 1, the Flyers have likely already begun to evaluate their current squad and the direction it will want to take it going forward. The Flyers will have to decide both, which unrestricted free agents to retain and what kind of contracts it will be..." May 17

  • UFA Defenders for the New Jersey Devils to Target

    All About The Jersey "We continue our look at the New Jersey Devils and some available unrestricted free agents for the team to ponder today. Again, CJ and I have five players available from within three salary tiers, (well, four for the first tier today) and we look at pros and cons of what each player could..." May 17

  • Winning The Calder Cup Doesn’t Mean Much For NHL Parent Club’s Future

    Sinbin Vegas "Tomorrow night the Golden Knights AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, will play in the Western Conference Finals of the Calder Cup Playoffs. Obviously, winning a championship is always good, no matter what level it’s at, but just how well does winning the Calder Cup translate to future..." May 17

  • Juuso Ikonen Placed On Unconditional Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Washington Capitals have placed Juuso Ikonen on unconditional waivers according to Chris Kuc of The Athletic, likely for the purpose of a contract termination. Ikonen had one year remaining on his entry-level deal, but didn’t find much success at the AHL level this season. " May 17

  • Armstrong, Sweeney, Waddell finalists for GM of the Year

    TSN "St. Louis Blues’ Doug Armstrong, Boston Bruins’ Don Sweeney and Carolina Hurricanes’ Don Waddell were announced as the finalists for the NHL’s general manager of the year award on Thursday. The St. Louis Blues posted a 45-28-9 record this season, finishing..." May 17

  • What is Joel Armia worth to the Montreal Canadiens?

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "There are not many big free agents looming in Montreal this summer. In fact, the free agents for the Canadiens should be re-signed without much to do. Joel Armia is one of those players. And while a new deal is likely imminent, the actual cost will be quite interesting. Armia, for all..." May 17

  • Justin Williams proud to have made Hurricanes 'relevant' again

    Canes Country "Missed opportunities was the story of the series for the Hurricanes, and Game 4 was no different. Make no mistake, the Canes were outplayed in this series. But it wasn’t as bad as it looks. They were competitive at 5 on 5 for a lot of the series, but you can’t win a playoff series..." May 17

  • Jason Spezza Will Play In 2019-20, Open To Ottawa Return

    Yardbarker "Jason Spezza intends on playing next season, but it won’t be with the Dallas Stars. That time has passed given the emergence of some of the Stars’ young forward prospects and the declining production from the veteran. Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic caught up with Spezza and asked him..." May 17

  • Blackhawks Prospect Fredrik Olofsson Signs In Sweden

    Second City Hockey "Frederick Olofsson is going home to Sweden. He’ll play for MODO Hockey in Sweden’s second division, HockeyAllsvenskan, after signing a one-year contract with the club Tuesday. “It is a big, physically strong player who can play both the center and the outer..." May 17

  • Ivan Telegin Looking For NHL Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "If you’re a team in the market for experienced defensive forwards this summer a new one might be hitting the market in the coming weeks. Ivan Telegin told Igor Eronko of Sport-Express that he is looking for an NHL contract after his deal with CSKA Moscow in the KHL recently came to an..." May 17

  • Bruins expect Zdeno Chara to be ready for Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

    Larry Brown Sports "Zdeno Chara’s absence from the Boston Bruins’ lineup is not expected to last very long. The Bruins took care of business on Thursday night, shutting out the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final to advance to the Stanley Cup..." May 17

  • Bruins captain Zdeno Chara out for Game 4 against Hurricanes

    Boston Herald "Zdeno Chara will not play in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final, according to a report from Sportsnet. The Bruins defender missed practice Wednesday between games, though he did speak at media availability. He was not on the ice for warmups as the Bruins prepared for a potential..." May 16

  • St .Louis Blues Vince Dunn Day-to-Day

    Last Word On Hockey "The St. Louis Blues announced that defenseman Vince Dunn is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Head coach Craig Berube made the announcement on Thursday morning. Dunn took a shot of his face in the first period of Game 3 vs the San Jose..." May 16

  • Executive VP Colin Campbell on hand pass controversy: 'That was the wrong call'

    The Score "NHL executive vice president Colin Campbell admitted the league made a mistake on the controversial play that led to the conclusion of Game 3 between the San Jose Sharksand St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night. “That was the wrong call," Campbell said..." May 16

  • Is it time for the Caps to move on from Braden Holtby?

    NBC Sports Washington "It may technically be the offseason for the players, but it certainly is not for Brian MacLellan who is busy preparing for the draft and figuring out what his roster is going to look like next season. The NHL draft takes place on June 21 and 22 and free agency begins July 1. First,..." May 16

  • Canes' Rod Brind'Amour calls for expanded replay

    ESPN "On the heels of yet another officiating controversy in the Stanley Cup playoffs, Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour passionately advocated for expanded video review. "It's been time forever," Brind'Amour said Thursday. "It's time to get..." May 16

  • Esa Lindell Signed To 6-Year, $5.8M Per Year Contract Extension

    Defending Big D "The Dallas Stars announced today the re-signing for top pairing defenseman Esa Lindell. The 24-year-old Finnish blueliner was coming off a career year: 11 goals, 21 assists and 32 points and averaged over 24 minutes a game during the regular season. That’s nearly..." May 16

  • Five-alarm fire: NHL playoffs show officiating, review process need significant overhaul

    USA Today "It’s no longer a question of whether the NHL should look at how the game is officiated. The question is: How could they not? This year’s Stanley Cup playoffs has provided overwhelming evidence that significant changes are required. What happened Wednesday, when..." May 16

  • Blues incensed after no-call in OT loss to Sharks

    ESPN "The four officials huddled by the penalty box. Most of the San Jose Sharks had retreated to the dressing room, believing that Erik Karlsson's goal at 5:23 of overtime had given them a Game 3 win and a 2-1 series lead in the Western Conference finals. None of the St...." May 16