• 5 Possible Trade Destinations for the Washington Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov

    Bleacher Report "Could the Washington Capitals listen to trade offers this summer for Evgeny Kuznetsov? That's what TSN's Pierre LeBrun suggested on May 4, noting the 28-year-old center and Ilya Samsonov were scratched from a recent game for being late to a team..." May 11

  • Travis Green: 'We'll see' on future, wants to return

    TSN "With the Canucks officially eliminated from playoff contention, speculation about the future in Vancouver is ramping up. Despite the team still having six games to play over the next nine days – four of them against the Calgary Flames – questions are already swirling about..." May 11

  • Chris Drury has to go all-in on his David Quinn decision

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, while awaiting the decision on David Quinn’s fate as head coach: 1. Chris Drury is not the type of individual to rush to judgement. The newly installed Blueshirts president and general manager conducted a Wolf Pack coaching..." May 11

  • Carter Hart must prove he can be among top NHL goalies, Flyers coach says

    NHL.com "Carter Hart still has to prove he can be a top goalie in the NHL, Philadelphia Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said Tuesday. "He's still a very young player playing a real tough position," Vigneault said. "With the right mindset, the right attitude, the right work..." May 11

  • Oilers' Mike Smith not taking potential last shot at glory for granted

    Sportsnet "Mike Smith is, by his own admission, an old goat. A bearded old goat at that. And just to be clear, we’re not talking about the Tom Brady kind of GOAT. We’re talking hoofed bovine here, though we would submit that his numbers this season are so good, he has played..." May 11

  • Justin Abdelkader, Brian Boyle To Play For Team USA

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Sometimes the IIHF World Championship is a great place for those playing overseas to show what they can do against NHL talent. It can operate as a springboard to a North American career for young undrafted talents, or act as a way to prove the worth of a former NHL regular. The latter will be..." May 11

  • Wayne Gretzky Sells Famous Lenny Dykstra Mansion For $17.6 Million

    TMZ "Wayne Gretzky's California mansion has a new owner (again) -- the Great One just sold his awesome pad (again) for $17.6 million ... resulting in a whoppin' $4 million straight to his pocket!! As we previously reported, the hockey legend listed the Thousand Oaks property for..." May 11

  • Analyzing how the biggest NHL trade deadline deals have panned out so far

    Sportsnet "Even though we're about a month past the deadline, trade rumours of the off-season variety are already swirling again. Jack Eichel contributed to those in a big way Monday, with a press availability that was filled with bombs left and right. He didn't outwardly say he had..." May 11

  • Carolina Hurricanes Sign Cavan Fitzgerald

    NHL.com " Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed defenseman Cavan Fitzgerald to a two-year, two-way contract. Fitzgerald will earn $750,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level in both..." May 11

  • Jack Eichel Hasn't Requested Trade After Remarks on Injury

    Bleacher Report "Despite being unhappy with how the organization has handled his neck injury, Jack Eichel reportedly isn't yet looking to leave the Buffalo Sabres.  Per Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, Eichel's camp hasn't asked the Sabres for a trade, though..." May 11

  • What NHL executives are saying about a potential Jack Eichel sweepstakes

    The Athletic "And so now we ask the question: Which team will be responsible for paying the remaining $50 million on Jack Eichel’s contract? That’s really where the conversation must start if you’re a team thinking of calling the Sabres this offseason. Read..." May 11

  • Team Canada taking Owen Power, Cole Perfetti to worlds

    TSN "Team Canada is taking top prospect for the 2021 NHL Draft Owen Power and 10th overall selection in the 2020 NHL Draft Cole Perfetti to the World Championship, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reported. Power, a defenceman playing with the University of Michigan, was the unanimous..." May 11

  • How Maple Leafs stretched themselves to build deepest team yet

    Sportsnet "Back when the bills were coming due on the Toronto Maple Leafs' collection of skilled young forwards it was popular to question whether they’d be able to navigate the constraints of the NHL’s salary cap system and put a top tier supporting cast around Auston Matthews,..." May 11

  • The top rising candidates for NHL coach, GM jobs

    ESPN "If there's anything we know about NHL hiring practices, it's that they can be predictable. Since 2005-06, there have been 171 head-coaching changes in the NHL -- more than the NFL, NBA or MLB. However, 101 of the 171 new hires had previous head-coaching experience, according to the..." May 11

  • Blackhawks Agree To Two-Year Deal With Henrik Borgström

    Bleacher Nation "A key piece to the Chicago Blackhawks’ trade deadline moves was the acquisition of Henrik Borgström from the Florida Panthers in the five-player deal that saw Lucas Carlsson and Lucas Wallmark head to Florida with Borgström, Brett Connolly, and Riley Stillman heading to..." May 11

  • Chicago Blackhawks Announcer Pat Foley Apologizes After On-Air Suicide Remark

    TMZ "Chicago Blackhawks announcer Pat Foley was forced to issue a mea culpa on-air Monday night ... just minutes after he made a crass remark about suicide. The scene all went down during the broadcast of Chicago's game against the Dallas Stars ... when Foley was trying to..." May 11

  • What went wrong: 2020-21 San Jose Sharks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Heading into the 2020-21 season, the Sharks hoped that a disastrous 2019-20 season was an isolated incident. Among others, Erik Karlsson was hoping for a rebound. There can be a fine line between hoping and wishful thinking, though. Heading into 2020-21, few..." May 11

  • Taylor Hall Supports Jack Eichel After ‘Dark Days’ With Sabres

    Boston Hockey Now "After scoring two goals, including the overtime winner for the Boston Bruins in a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders to clinch the third seed in the East Division for the 2021 Stanley Playoffs, Bruins winger Taylor Hall went to bat for his former Buffalo Sabres teammate Jack Eichel and..." May 11

  • Seth Jones not ready to make decision on future with Blue Jackets

    NHL.com "Seth Jones said he's not ready to make a decision about his long-term future with the Columbus Blue Jackets.  The 26-year-old defenseman has one season remaining on a six-year, $32.4 million contract ($5.4 million annual average value) he signed June 29, 2016 and is..." May 11

  • Joel Eriksson Ek is the Wild's invaluable 2-way force

    The Score "To understand who Joel Eriksson Ek is, one must first understand who he isn't. The agitating Minnesota Wild center isn't a trash talker like Brad Marchand; he isn't a menace like Tom Wilson; he isn't a bull in a china shop like Matthew Tkachuk. No, Eriksson..." May 11

  • Are the New York Rangers the front-runner for Jack Eichel?

    The Athletic "Jack Eichel has some “thinking to do in this offseason,” and the Buffalo Sabres star doesn’t sound like his focus will be on staying with his current team. On Monday, he vented his frustrations with the organization and specifically how they’ve..." May 11

  • Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine: 'I want to stay here for sure'

    The Score "Patrik Laine confirmed his desire to remain with the Columbus Blue Jackets despite a turbulent first season with the club. The 23-year-old notched an underwhelming 21 points over 45 games after arriving in Columbus from the Winnipeg Jets, and he didn't seem..." May 11

  • Rangers’ salary-cap outlook after first deal of offseason

    New York Post "So the first offseason contract matter is in the books with pending restricted free agent Ryan Lindgren signing a three-year, $9 million extension on Monday for a cap hit of $3 million per season that is equitable on both sides of the equation. There are now six pending..." May 11

  • Taylor Hall Explains How He’s Been Motivated By Brad Marchand

    NESN "Taylor Hall has played like a man possessed since joining the Bruins, and Boston might have one of its veteran leaders to thank in part. Hall netted two goals, including the overtime winner, in the Bruins’ 3-2 triumph over the New York Islanders on Monday at TD..." May 11

  • The President’s Trophy Curse: Did the Hurricanes incidentally dodge a bullet?

    Canes Country "Hockey is a sport that is entrenched in superstitions. The most well known is the usual refusal to touch the Prince of Wales Trophy or the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl after winning either conference, but the myriad of pre-game rituals from what the athletes eat, to how they prepare, how..." May 11

  • NHL’s relaxed dress code could give players a chance to show their style

    The Athletic "Dressing for a home game used to be more of a plug-and-play approach for the Arizona Coyotes. Pick a suit, pick a tie and you’re off. “Now you get to actually think about it a little bit more,” Coyotes center Clayton Keller said. “You actually have..." May 11

  • Lightning start all-Black forward line in game against Panthers

    NHL.com "The Tampa Bay Lightning had three Black players -- Mathieu Joseph, Gemel Smith and Daniel Walcott -- start on the same forward line in a 4-0 loss to the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center on Monday. "It's a step in the right..." May 11

  • San Jose Sharks To Sign Santeri Hatakka

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks have come to terms with one of their recent draft picks. According to CapFriendly, the Sharks are set to sign 2019 sixth-round selection Santeri Hatakka to an entry-level deal that will begin next season. It is believed to be a three-year ELC with an $850K AAV..." May 11

  • ESPN adding Ray Ferraro, Brian Boucher as NHL analysts

    New York Post "The future sound of the Stanley Cup is coming into focus as ABC/ESPN has made two new hires. ABC/ESPN has signed Ray Ferraro to be one of its top analysts when its coverage begins next season, The Post has learned. Ferraro will be part of its Stanley Cup coverage and could..." May 11

  • Canadiens clinch playoffs

    Montreal Gazette "Jake Evans and friends were on the ice to shadow Connor McDavid, but they provided an unexpected bonus as the Canadiens clinched a playoff spot in the Canadian division. The Oilers won the game 4-3 on McDavid’s overtime goal at 2:42 overtime, but Montreal needed only one point..." May 11

  • How John Tortorella, Rick Tocchet impact off-season coaching carousel

    Sportsnet "With John Tortorella not returning to the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Arizona Coyotes announcing they’re parting ways with Rick Tocchet – not to mention the Seattle Kraken readying to enter the league – the NHL’s off-season coaching..." May 10

  • GM Jarmo Kekalainen has plenty of options to replace John Tortorella

    USA Today "Who’s next? That is the question Blue Jackets players, staff and fans are asking in the wake of John Tortorella’s departure as coach after six seasons. Who will be tabbed to fill the shoes of a coach with 673 career victories, is the..." May 10

  • Calvin Thurkauf Signs Multi-Year Deal In Switzerland

    Pro Hockey Rumors "If it was unclear about where Calvin Thurkauf stood in terms of his future with the Columbus Blue Jackets, it isn’t anymore. After spending the 2020-21 season on loan with his hometown club EV Zug, Thurkauf has opted to stay in his native Switzerland for the long haul. Fellow..." May 10

  • Ranking the 10 Most Despised Players in the NHL Since 2000

    Bleacher Report "Some are whiners. Some are bullies. Some live to get under your skin. The common thread: Some NHL players are simply loathed. Hockey history is full of tales of players who didn’t get along with opponents, fans or even their own teammates. The past two-plus decades..." May 10

  • Why the time for the Sabres to trade Jack Eichel is now

    Sportsnet ""Wherever that may be." Those four words, uttered by Jack Eichel with regards to where he’ll be playing hockey next season, might as well have been skywritten in all caps across the Western New York blue. The face of the Buffalo..." May 10

  • Jarmo Kekalainen: 'Self-explanatory' Patrik Laine returns

    1st Ohio Battery "For the first time as Columbus Blue Jackets general manager, Jarmo Kekalainen will have the offseason responsibility of hiring a head coach for the club. Speaking to media Monday morning, Kekalainen provided his initial thoughts on what the franchise will look for in their new bench..." May 10

  • Rangers extend RFA Ryan Lindgren to a new three-year deal

    Forever Blueshirts "Just hours after winning the Players’ Player award, Ryan Lindgren has secured himself a three year extension. The 23 year-old blue-liner’s face hasn’t met a puck or stick he doesn’t like yet! With his propensity for suffering a facial cut almost every game, his..." May 10

  • Jack Eichel notes 'disconnect' with Sabres, opens door to speculation

    TSN "Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel said Monday there's been "a disconnect" between him and the organization since his season-ending neck injury, and opened the door to speculation he could be moved this off-season. “I’ve been a bit upset about the ways..." May 10

  • Sabres D Rasmus Ristolainen is ‘open for all the scenarios’ when it comes to his future

    WIVB 4 "As another Sabres season ends without making the playoffs, once again the future of defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen is up in the air. During his season-ending zoom call, Ristolainen said he told general manager Kevyn Adams he’s open to anything even if that means being..." May 10

  • Jack Capuano Named Team USA Head Coach

    Yardbarker "The IIHF World Championship will begin in less than two weeks and the U.S. team now has a head coach. National team GM Chris Drury announced Monday that Jack Capuano will lead the squad, with Nate Leaman and Adam Nightingale serving as assistants. Kevin Reiter will be..." May 10

  • New York Islanders Change Name Of AHL Affiliate

    NHL.com "The New York Islanders top minor league affiliate playing in the American Hockey League has been renamed the Bridgeport Islanders.   The new Bridgeport Islanders logo features an iconic mark for the team's future. The strong letter "B" recognizes the great city of..." May 10

  • Will Shayne Gostisbehere disappear from Flyers, or will his resurgence cause him to stay?

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Fans attending the Flyers’ season finale Monday against New Jersey at the Wells Fargo Center may be seeing the last game played by Shayne Gostisbehere for the Orange and Black. And if it is his last game as a Flyer, that would be a shame because the player they call..." May 10

  • Nominees Announced For 2021 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is given out annually to the NHL player who exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. The award has been voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association since 1968, and today they announced their nominees for..." May 10

  • Rangers' Adam Fox, K'Andre Miller, Alexis Lafreniere skipping World Championships

    New York Post "Adam Fox and K’Andre Miller have declined invitations to play for Team USA in the upcoming World Championship Tournament that will be played in Riga, Latvia, The Post has learned, while Alexis Lafreniere is expected to decline an invitation to represent Canada. NHL players have..." May 10

  • How would a healthy Jonathan Toews have altered the Blackhawks’ 2021 season?

    The Athletic "Jonathan Toews never could put up points the way Patrick Kane could. Never was deemed the best at his position the way Duncan Keith was. And he certainly never could stop pucks the way Corey Crawford did.  Yet Toews was always the Blackhawks’ most indispensable player. If..." May 10

  • Flames' Matthew Tkachuk: 'Never thought we'd root for Edmonton' amid playoff hunt

    Daily Hive "For several weeks, fans of the Calgary Flames have watched as the club’s playoff hopes began to flicker and then fade. After their loss last Wednesday against the Winnipeg Jets, the club would be mathematically eliminated if they lost another game or if the Montreal Canadiens earned..." May 10

  • What Went Wrong: 2020-21 Detroit Red Wings

    Pro Hockey Talk "After years of wizardry as Lightning GM, Red Wings fans were ecstatic when Steve Yzerman came “home” as Detroit’s GM. Beyond Red Wings fans, most observers believed that Stevie Y was the ideal architect as the franchise finally embraced a rebuild. Now, sure you can..." May 10

  • Calvin Pickard waived by Wings

    CBS Sports "Detroit's season is done and Pickard is set to become an unrestricted free agent.  " May 10

  • Sharks’ Evander Kane on the relief of his bankruptcy being public and the challenges not being talked about

    The Athletic "Everyone throughout hockey keeps hearing about Evander Kane without the man himself actually needing to say a word. Kane should be hearing about how he has been the bright spot in what has been a difficult season for the San Jose Sharks. The conversations should be..." May 10

  • Connor McDavid centered on what’s ‘genuinely relevant’ after scoring 100 substances

    News Himalaya "Connor McDavid on Saturday grew to changed into the ninth player in NHL history to fetch no longer lower than 100 substances through his first 53 video games of a season, nonetheless reaching individual milestones is no longer what drives the Edmonton Oilers captain. “It be..." May 10