• Alex Ovechkin among 4 Capitals added to NHL's COVID-19 list

    Sportsnet "Four Washington Capitals players were added to the NHL's COVID Protocol List Wednesday, headlined by captain Alex Ovechkin. Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov and Ilya Samsonov were the three other players added to the list. " January 20

  • NHL fines Washington Capitals $100K for violations of COVID-19 protocols

    ESPN "The Washington Capitals have been fined $100,000 for violation of the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, the league announced Wednesday. It's the first major penalty handed out to a team this season for violating the league's health and safety protocols. The..." January 20

  • Sens' Brady Tkachuk says he's not focused on contract extension yet

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators and franchise winger Brady Tkachuk aren't prioritizing contract talks in the early stages of the 2021 NHL season. "I love it here. I love the people here, love the community," Tkachuk said during his media availability Wednesday,..." January 20

  • 6 Players over 30 We Want to See Lift the Stanley Cup

    Bleacher Report "It's one of the hardest sports trophies to win. And when each and every NHL playoff tournament ends, there's a particularly poignant moment when a championship team's popular first-timer has the Stanley Cup handed to him for a celebratory skate. Steven..." January 20

  • Stars place D Julius Honka on waivers

    TSN "The Dallas Stars placed defenceman Julius Honka on waivers Wednesday. Honka returned the Stars this off-season on a one-year, two-way contract after spending last season in Finland with JyP HT Jyvaskyla. He had four goals and 15 points in 46 games. " January 20

  • Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews ‘pumped’ NHL has reverted to non-tech pucks

    Sportsnet "What’s old is new again. And Auston Matthews is just one of several NHL players happy to see it. On Tuesday, the National Hockey League pulled its high-tech pucks loaded with tracking chips from games due to user complaint. Heading into..." January 20

  • Dynamic Jack Hughes is flipping the script

    New York Post "It wasn’t so much hype as a sense of anticipation. A year ago, for the first time ever, the first two overall selections in the NHL draft were going to teams based approximately six miles apart, and weren’t we all going to be in for a treat watching the rivalry develop between the..." January 20

  • NHL postpones 2-game set between Hurricanes, Panthers

    The Score "The NHL is postponing games between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Florida Panthers scheduled for Thursday and Saturday, according to The News and Observer's Luke DeCock. The league already postponed Tuesday's game between Carolina and the Nashville..." January 20

  • Florida Panthers Could Face Big Changes Following This NHL Season

    Spectors Hockey "The Florida Panthers entered this shortened NHL season under new management. On Sept. 2, Bill Zito took over as their new general manager. He replaced Dale Tallon, who had spent all but one season as GM since 2010. Panthers owner Vinnie Viola has grown weary of the club's..." January 20

  • Wayne Gretzky's 13,000 Square-Foot Mansion's Listing Price Rises to $29 Million

    Bleacher Report "Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky is reportedly selling his mansion in Thousand Oaks, California, for $29.3 million, according to a report by the Toronto Sun. In October, Jack Flemming of the Los Angeles Times reported the house was listed..." January 20

  • Sabres coach Ralph Krueger wanted suspension for hit on Rasmus Dahlin

    Buffalo Hockey Beat "Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, who left Monday’s 6-1 win over the Flyers after Nicolas Aube-Kubel hit him in the head, will play tonight in Philadelphia, coach Ralph Krueger said. Still, Krueger isn’t pleased. The NHL Department of Player Safety did not suspend..." January 20

  • Sabres' HC Ralph Krueger: Ivan Provorov knew what he was doing in collision with Carter Hutton

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "  Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger left Philadelphia unhappy about two of his players taking a pair of shots to the head. In the Flyers' 3-0 win on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center, Buffalo lost its starting goalie Carter Hutton for the third..." January 20

  • Forged in off-season, Connor McDavid-Auston Matthews bond pushing stars to new heights

    Sportsnet "If there was a game to be played, Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews played it. Golf. Tennis. Pickleball. Roller hockey. Spike ball. And of course, the one that brought them together in the first place. During an off-season unlike any other in..." January 20

  • A couple tweaks to the Canucks’ defence pairings have the potential to make it the best in the Canadian division

    Canucks Army "The Vancouver Canucks defence has been fine but some tweaks could make it even better. The Canucks shored up their defence core by adding veteran Travis Hamonic to the group just hours before training camp kicked off. With the addition of Hamonic, it has opened up plenty of..." January 20

  • This isn't just a David Pastrnak problem for the Bruins offense

    NBC Sports Boston "  The Bruins are without their best scorer. The Bruins don't score goals. One equals the other, right? Eh. Of course, the Bruins could desperately use David Pastrnak's services right now, but their issue is bigger than one player. They're just..." January 20

  • NHL's Canadian teams are flying one-third fewer miles this season

    TSN "If only, Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice mused, the NHL could have it all – an all-Canadian North Division and fans in the stands. What a bubbling cauldron that would create: endless one-anthem nights to feed frenzied fan bases with rivalries that feel like more than just..." January 20

  • The Fight Over Hockey's Racial Reckoning

    SI "On Sept. 3, just past the midway point of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs, the NHL issued a 2,500-word press release cataloguing, as the headline declared, "Initiatives to Combat Racism and Accelerate its Inclusion Efforts."  It was a sensitive moment for the league. A..." January 20

  • Canucks Announce Loan Agreement With AHL’s Manitoba Moose

    Illegal Curve "While the Jets remain the parent club of the Manitoba Moose today the farm club of Winnipeg announced that they were entering into a loan agreement with the Vancouver Canucks for the AHL season. The Canucks farm club is in Utica but they will loan three players to Manitoba which is a familiar..." January 20

  • Ian Cole traded to Wild by Avalanche for Greg Pateryn

    NHL.com "Ian Cole was traded to the Minnesota Wild by the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday for Greg Pateryn. Cole, a 31-year-old defenseman who scored 26 points (four goals, 22 assists) in 65 games with the Avalanche last season, has no points in two games this season. He is in the..." January 19

  • Mike Babcock calls Mitch Marner list incident 'major mistake' but disputes facts of story

    The Score "It's been 14 months since the Toronto Maple Leafs fired Mike Babcock, and the former head coach has finally opened up regarding an incident that generated headlines following his dismissal. Rumors surfaced days after the firing that Babcock made Mitch..." January 19

  • The NHL has pushed pause on its puck tracking project

    Scouting The Refs "The National Hockey League has pushed pause on its puck tracking project. From the NHL: The National Hockey League announced today that, effective with tonight’s games, the League will be using game pucks without the imbedded tracking technology. The decision was made..." January 19

  • Behind the Scenes at a Fanless NHL Game

    Bleacher Report "Madison Square Garden is a special place. So many of these buildings are generic, dual-sport facilities that all feel the same and look the same once you're inside. But not the Garden. The Garden has a feel all its own. My first trip to the World's Most Famous Arena..." January 19

  • How the Maple Leafs spread the wealth of Zach Hyman-John Tavares-Mitch Marner line

    Sportsnet "Way back in the summer of 2018, when free agents got paid and backyard barbecues didn’t require headcounts, the Toronto Maple Leafs filmed a secret video to help lure John Tavares home. A 21-year-old Mitchell Marner was asked to buzz around a..." January 19

  • Canucks’ Elias Pettersson fined for slashing

    Nucks Misconduct "It’s not the start to the season that Elias Pettersson envisioned. Through four games, Pettersson has just one assist. Now, he’s been fined by the NHL for slashing Sean Monahan. " January 19

  • Flyers' Nicolas Aube-Kubel fined after incident in game on Monday

    CBS Sports "Aube-Kubel won't have to serve a suspension, but he'll have to dish out some cash to the league for punching Dahlin after the play during Monday's loss.  " January 19

  • Greg Pateryn fined for cross-check against Ducks

    Hockey Wilderness "In one of the first mass performances by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety this season, Minnesota Wild defenseman Greg Pateryn has been fined a total of $5,000 for his cross-check against Anaheim Ducks forward Sonny Milano. Fourteen minutes and 19 seconds..." January 19

  • Predators-Hurricanes game 1/19/21 postponed due to COVID-19

    On The Forecheck "Pierre LeBrun reported this morning that he has heard that the rematch tonight between the Nashville Predators and the Carolina Hurricanes has been postponed. We and our colleagues at Canes Country are still waiting for news from either team. Hurricanes beat..." January 19

  • The Oilers are off to a rocky start

    TSN "A season with possible division title hopes launched with a bit of a rocky start this week in Edmonton, where the Oilers dropped two of three games and were outscored 12 to nine in the process. Dropping two out of three games isn’t of significant concern, even in a truncated..." January 19

  • What should we be concerned about after three Penguins games?

    PensBurgh "The first week of the season is always about knee-jerk reactions, and the first three games of the Pittsburgh Penguins season have given us plenty of them. Frankly, it has not always been pretty. They dropped the first two games in Philadelphia while giving up 11 goals, then..." January 19

  • Sabres rookie Dylan Cozens earns fast promotion to Eric Staal’s line

    Buffalo Hockey Beat "Seventeen years ago, Sabres center Eric Staal lived what Dylan Cozens, his new linemate, is experiencing right now as a teenage rookie. “It’s scary to think I was him back in the day,” Staal said on Zoom call after the Sabres prepared for..." January 19

  • This Minnesota Wild Team Is Making Everyone Love Them

    Hockey Wilderness "The Minnesota Wild are turning into everyone’s favorite team to watch. I’m being serious, stop laughing. To open up this season that was always going to be weird, the Wild have spurned away easy victories and have instead gone the long way around to make..." January 19

  • T.J. Oshie on 2022 Olympics, playing with Zdeno Chara

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Capitals have started the 2020-21 NHL season strong. Through three games they have five points and were nearly perfect if not for a shootout loss to the Penguins. Since their Stanley Cup title in 2018, the playoffs, however, have not been good to them. They were ousted..." January 19

  • John Tortorella denies benching Pierre-Luc Dubois, Max Domi

    Trade Rumors "Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella told reporters Monday evening that he did not bench Pierre-Luc Dubois, despite the team's top centre playing getting just one short shift in the final seven minutes of the 2nd period of a 3-2 a win over the Detroit Red Wings. January 19

  • Mitch Marner was blunt when asked about his run-in with Neal Pionk/Mark Scheifele on his empty netter

    Bardown "Mitch Marner enjoyed another nice night on Monday against the Winnipeg Jets when he scored his second goal of the season, which proved to be the game winner, and then his 3rd into an empty net. The empty netter wasn’t quite as smooth as it usually would have been,..." January 19

  • Flames' Elias Lindholm praises Jacob Markstrom: 'He deserves the contract'

    The Score "Elias Lindholm believes new Calgary Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom is worthy of the team's splashy offseason investment. "For now, he deserves the contract," Lindholm said with a smile about his fellow Swede, according to Postmedia's..." January 19

  • Montreal Canadiens Announce New ECHL Affiliate

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "The Montreal Canadiens officially announced the long-rumoured affiliation with the new ECHL expansion franchise in Trois-Rivières. The expansion team is scheduled to join the league for the 2021-22 season and becomes the first ECHL affiliation for..." January 19

  • Vegas Still Struggling With Salary Cap Balance

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Ahead of their game on Monday night, the Vegas Golden Knights swapped out a pair of young players from their active roster. After starting only five defensemen to begin the season, the team has recalled Nic Hague to serve as their sixth defenseman. In a corresponding..." January 19

  • Dougie Hamilton's shot streak ends at 296 games

    The Score "One of the NHL's most quietly impressive streaks came to an end on Monday. Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton failed to record a shot on goal for the first time since April 5, 2016, ending a streak of 296 consecutive games, according..." January 19

  • Calgary Flames Sign Michael Stone, Place On Waivers

    Flames Nation "More signing news from the Calgary Flames, and it’s another minor one. The club has announced the signing of defender Michael Stone to a one year, two-way deal worth $700,000 at the NHL level. He was placed on waivers, as well. Brett Ritchie, signed and waived on Sunday, has..." January 18

  • Why need for roster flexibility forced Maple Leafs' hand in latest moves

    Sportsnet "The price of much-needed roster flexibility was a piece of the goaltending depth Kyle Dubas amassed this off-season. The Toronto Maple Leafs lost goaltender Aaron Dell on waivers Monday before he even had a chance to play for the team. The closest Dell got was..." January 18

  • How the Colorado Avalanche are handling being a top Stanley Cup favorite

    ESPN "Milan Hejduk was the last remaining member of the 2001 Stanley Cup-winning Colorado Avalanche to stay on the roster. But entering the 2012-13 season, Hejduk knew he would have a diminished role. He called teammate Gabriel Landeskog and told him to meet him and..." January 18

  • Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza clears waivers

    Pension Plan Puppets "Jason Spezza has cleared waivers while Aaron Dell was claimed by New Jersey. Spezza, whose agent assured the NHL he’d retire if claimed, isn’t necessarily going anywhere but the Leafs fourth line tonight. The exact forward lineup is not yet confirmed. He remains waivers..." January 18

  • Devils claim G Aaron Dell from Maple Leafs

    TSN "The New Jersey Devils claimed goaltender Aaron Dell off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday. The Devils also claimed goaltender Eric Comrie from the Winnipeg Jets last week after Corey Crawford retired. Dell has not appeared in a game for Toronto this..." January 18

  • Panthers' Keith Yandle: Scoring after near-healthy scratch was 'special'

    ESPN "Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle scored his 100th career goal and kept his consecutive games streak alive in their season-opening win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, just days after it appeared he might be a healthy scratch. Yandle scored the..." January 18

  • IIHF to move world championship from Minsk due to political unrest

    The Score "The 2021 men's world championship will no longer be played in Minsk, the IIHF announced Monday. The tournament - which the IIHF awarded to Minsk and the Latvian capital of Riga in 2017 - is being relocated due to political unrest in Belarus and the ongoing pandemic...." January 18

  • Toronto Maple Leafs Veteran Jason Spezza will retire if claimed on waivers

    Trade Rumors "According to agent Rick Curran, veteran forward Jason Spezza will retire if another NHL team claims him off the waiver wire. The Toronto Maple Leafs put two players on waivers Sunday, which included Spezza and No. 3 goalie Aaron Dell. They had to make some roster..." January 17

  • One question facing each Canadian team after frantic North Division start

    Sportsnet "The North Division has not disappointed through four days of action. We've seen thrilling overtime, heated physicality, and the storylines we've been waiting months to talk about are beginning to unfold. We're not even a week into this experiment and the all-Canadian..." January 17

  • Joel Quenneville now says Keith Yandle will play in Panthers' season opener

    The Score "Keith Yandle's ironman streak will continue for another day. After Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville said earlier this week that it was unlikely Yandle will be in the team's lineup on opening night, he confirmed on Sunday the defenseman will play..." January 17

  • Former Bruins defenceman Adam McQuaid retires from NHL

    NBC Sports "Former Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid -- a longtime favorite of hockey fans throughout New England -- is retiring from the NHL. "I guess technically I would say today is probably the first time that I would say that I'm done, publicly, but I guess I've known for..." January 17

  • Toronto’s Aaron Dell, Jason Spezza Among Those On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Toronto Maple Leafs responded after losing rookie forward Nick Robertson to injury Saturday by placing a couple of their players on waivers Sunday. Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reports that third-string goaltender Aaron Dell and veteran forward Jason..." January 17