• Mark Giordano Signs Extension With Maple Leafs

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to a two-year contract extension with veteran defenceman Mark Giordano, the team announced Sunday. The deal carries an average annual value of $800,000. The Toronto native decided to take a hometown discount as he was in the..." May 22

  • Seattle Kraken Close To Signing Samuel Bucek

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Seattle Kraken look to continue to build their prospect pool this offseason, and not just through the draft. The Seattle Times’ Geoff Baker reports that the team is close to signing Slovakian winger Samuel Bucek to a contract. Undrafted, the 23-year-old Bucek..." May 22

  • Jonathan Huberdeau gets brutally honest on Panthers’ 3-0 deficit vs. Lightning

    Clutch Points "The Florida Panthers are on the precipice of being bounced in just the second round of the NHL Playoffs despite ending the regular season as Presidents’ Trophy winners. It seems their regular season luster has vanished here in the postseason, and they now have their..." May 22

  • Nazem Kadri Touted as Hero, 'Villain' by Fans After Avs vs. Blues Game 3 Controversy

    Bleacher Report "The Colorado Avalanche defeated the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Saturday in Game 3 of their second-round Stanley Cup Playoffs matchup to take a 2-1 series lead, but not without a little controversy. Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington exited the game early in the first period after both..." May 22

  • St. Louis Blues Recall Charlie Lindgren

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With starter Jordan Binnington out for the foreseeable future, the St. Louis Blues have made a move to solidify their backup goalie position behind new starter Ville Husso. The Blues announced today that Charlie Lindgren has been recalled from the AHL’s..." May 22

  • 3 Takeaways From Avalanche’s Game 3 Victory Over Blues

    The Hockey Writers "The best player in the second-round series between the Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues got knocked out early in the first period. The Blues couldn’t recover. Jordan Binnington had to leave the ice following a collision in the crease just 6:45 into the game, and was..." May 22

  • Devils considering all options with No. 2 overall pick in NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The New Jersey Devils are considering all options ahead of the 2022 NHL Draft, including trading the second overall pick. Elliotte Friedman reported during the 32 Thoughts segment on Hockey Night in Canada that the Devils are set to meet on the matter. New..." May 22

  • Red Wings Sign Steven Kampfer

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Detroit Red Wings have gotten a head start on the offseason, making a free agent signing while other teams are still in the midst of playoff action. The Red Wings announced today that they have signed free agent defenseman Steven Kampfer to a one-year..." May 22

  • 2022 NHL Draft’s Top 10 Swedish Prospects

    The Hockey Writers "The 2022 NHL Draft is once again stocked with Swedish prospects posed to make a difference. From Jonathan Lekkerimäki, who is projected to be a top-10 pick, to goaltender Hugo Hävelid, who is one of the top-ranked goaltenders in the draft, Sweden continues to pump out top..." May 22

  • Penguins, Bryan Rust nearing six-year contract extension

    PensBurgh "Earlier this week, Bryan Rust stated that he was hoping to return to Pittsburgh, but wanted a contract for what he was worth after three excellent seasons. Rust mentioned how his family was started in Pittsburgh and it “holds a special place in his heart” which in a way..." May 21

  • Penguins Have 7 Interesting Options Should Kris Letang Leave Pittsburgh

    The Hockey Writers "The Pittsburgh Penguins are in a tough spot this offseason as general manager (GM) Ron Hextall has his work cut out for him with a number of big-name free agents set to hit the open market. Defenseman Kris Letang may be the biggest piece of them all as the Penguins’ legend still..." May 21

  • 10 NHL Teams That Need to Make a Bold Trade in the Offseason

    Bleacher Report "As the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs progress, the teams eliminated from the opening round will begin laying the groundwork for their offseason plans. Meanwhile, clubs that failed to qualify for the postseason are well into their preparations for the draft on July 7 and 8, the..." May 21

  • 10 keys for Avalanche to get back on track in Game 3 vs. Blues

    The Athletic "Nathan MacKinnon was level-headed after his team’s Game 2 loss to the Blues. Disappointed? Yes. Frustrated? Probably. But he also expressed confidence that the Avalanche can get back on track. “We’re not going to sweep every round,” he said..." May 21

  • Jay Woodcroft: Connor McDavid's will to win inspiring Oilers

    The Score "Connor McDavid is playing at an incredible level through nine games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the rest of the Edmonton Oilers know it. McDavid was instrumental in Edmonton tying its second-round series against the Calgary Flames at 1-1 on Friday night, recording..." May 21

  • Top 10 restricted free agents of 2022: Part 2 (1-5)

    Daily Faceoff "This is the second instalment of a two-part piece in which I’m counting down what I view as the 10 most critical restricted free agent negotiations to watch in the NHL this off-season. In Part 1, I profiled Jake Oettinger of the Dallas Stars, Tony DeAngelo of the Carolina..." May 21

  • Offseason Checklist: Chicago Blackhawks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There were high hopes for the Blackhawks to start this season after a summer that saw them add a new top defender in Seth Jones, a new starting goalie in Marc-Andre Fleury, as well as some extra depth up front.  The hope was that these improvements would help get them back into..." May 21

  • 3 Flyers Who Likely Won’t Return for 2022-23 Season

    The Hockey Writers "Now that the offseason is upon us, Chuck Fletcher and the Philadelphia Flyers have to start delivering on what is expected to be an aggressive retooling. With teams still in the playoffs, I don’t expect a ton of trades to be going on, but the Nick Seeler signing kicked things..." May 21

  • Scott Walker Won’t Return As Canucks Assistant Coach

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When Bruce Boudreau joined Vancouver as their head coach, he brought along Scott Walker as one of his assistants.  However, while Boudreau will be sticking around, Walker won’t be as the bench boss indicated on The Bob McCown Podcast that Walker won’t be back behind the..." May 21

  • ‘Unfazed’ Duncan Keith worth every penny for Edmonton Oilers

    Daily Faceoff "If you were understandably entranced by the jaw-dropping brilliance of Connor McDavid, it might have been easy to miss it in the magnitude of the moment. In between McDavid putting Jacob Markstrom on a poster and his shimmy to shake Nikita Zadorov, Duncan Keith threaded a pass –..." May 21

  • How 2022 NHL Draft prospect Danny Zhilkin, with some help, made a dream happen

    The Athletic "The first time Boris Dorozhenko, the Scottsdale-based NHL skills coach who came to fame for developing Auston Matthews, started working with Danny Zhilkin, he decided by the end of their skate together that the 17-year-old would begin his training in what he calls “the top..." May 21

  • Flames Sign Ilya Nikolaev

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Flames have agreed to a contract with one of their prospects as agent Dan Milstein of Gold Star announced that Calgary has signed center Ilya Nikolaev to a three-year, entry-level contract.  Financial terms of the deal, which has since been confirmed by the club,..." May 21

  • When things get tough, these Oilers are right in their comfort zone

    Sportsnet "Every playoff team talks a good game about bouncing back. About taking the punch, and then picking themselves back up and winning the next round. Talk, however, is cheap. You’ve got to walk into Los Angeles and win a must-win Game 6, before anybody — including..." May 21

  • Looking At The Impending Vegas Cap Crunch

    Pro Hockey Rumors "To say the 2021-22 season was a gigantic disappointment for the Vegas Golden Knights would also be a massive understatement. After mortgaging a large part of their future to acquire superstar center Jack Eichel, albeit for the long term, the team missed the playoffs for the first time in..." May 21

  • Mikko Koskinen Reportedly Heading Overseas For 2022-23

    The Hockey Writers "Since joining the Edmonton Oilers as a free agent during the 2018 offseason, Mikko Koskinen has drawn criticism from many due to his inconsistent play. At times, he appears to have all the makings of a very good NHL goaltender, but he can never seem to string together a series of..." May 21

  • The Penguins need to maximize Sidney Crosby for the rest of his career

    The Athletic "Post mortems for the teams that lost in the opening round of the NHL playoffs always differ from those of the 16 non-playoff teams. These eight teams that fell by the wayside over the past week or so all qualified for the postseason. In five cases, they were a victory and..." May 20

  • Which first-round playoff loser needs the biggest summer shakeup?

    Daily Faceoff "As we near the three-week mark of the 2021-22 Stanley Cup playoffs, eight teams have been sent home: the Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals. It goes without saying that..." May 20

  • Rick Bowness to step down as Dallas Stars coach

    The Hockey News "Many wondered if Game 7 between the Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames last weekend would be the end of Rick Bowness' NHL coaching career. Turns out, it very much could be. " May 20

  • Red Wings & Maple Leafs Could Help Each Other with Offseason Trade

    The Hockey Writers "For the teams that are not in the playoffs, the offseason is now in full swing. Planning for the 2022-23 season has already begun, and general managers (GM) from all 32 teams surely have a gauge on what kind of moves their organizations may or may not be able to pull off. While some teams..." May 20

  • Why line changes are more important than line matching

    Daily Faceoff "The matchup game is always one of the biggest talking points at the start of every Stanley Cup playoff series. Prognosticators breathlessly talk about which line will match up with whom, or coaches efforting to get this defensive pair out on the ice frequently against this player. The..." May 20

  • Update On Barry Trotz

    Pro Hockey Rumors "One of the hottest free agents in the NHL right now is head coach Barry Trotz, who parted ways with the New York Islanders earlier this month. Trotz had already been linked to the Winnipeg Jets, and recently rumors had emerged that he would interview for the Philadelphia Flyers job on..." May 20

  • Brady Tkachuk savoring Matthew's playoff run: 'Family is so important'

    The Score "Although it's his brother starring in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Ottawa Senators captain Brady Tkachuk has occupied much of the family spotlight. Brady has been open in his support for older brother Matthew throughout..." May 20

  • Columbus Blue Jackets Extend Joonas Korpisalo

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After a bad year and a serious surgery, Joonas Korpisalo isn’t going anywhere. The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed the pending free agent goaltender to a one-year contract extension for the 2022-23 season. Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports that the..." May 20

  • Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf, Oilers' Darnell Nurse, Devils' P.K. Subban named King Clancy Memorial Trophy finalists

    The Score "Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf, Edmonton Oilers blue-liner Darnell Nurse, and New Jersey Devils veteran P.K. Subban were named the finalists for the 2022 King Clancy Memorial Trophy on Friday. All 32 teams had a representative up for..." May 20

  • Bruins’ 2022 Offseason Trade Targets: San Jose Sharks

    The Hockey Writers "After losing in the first round to the Carolina Hurricanes, it’s clear that the Boston Bruins need to make some changes to their roster. When looking at potential trading partners around the league, the San Jose Sharks stand out significantly. In my opinion, there are three..." May 20

  • The most underpaid player in hockey helps Blues even the score with the Avalanche

    Daily Faceoff "After Colorado’s dominant 3-2 overtime win over St. Louis in Game 1 of the second round, it looked like it might be yet another quick series for the Avalanche. But on Thursday night, the Blues played to their identity and were rewarded with a 4-1 victory in Denver. With the..." May 20

  • 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs: How the Rangers' 'Kid Line' has sparked New York's offense

    ESPN "It was a moment when youthful exuberance met Stanley Cup playoffs euphoria. Facing elimination in Game 5 at Madison Square Garden against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the New York Rangers were staging a rally. As they had for most of the first-round series, the trio..." May 20

  • The Bruins’ front office and coaching staff appear to be at odds

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "It was always going to be an offseason of rumors and innuendo for the Bruins, par for the course when you crash out in the first round of the playoffs. Many fans headed into the offseason wondering whether or not GM Don Sweeney was long for his job, especially after he noted yesterday..." May 20

  • Nathan MacKinnon Says Avalanche Were 'Really Bad' in Game 2 Loss vs. Blues

    Bleacher Report "Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon expressed frustration about his team's performance in a Game 2 loss to the St. Louis Blues in their second-round playoff series Thursday night. "We were bad. We were really bad tonight," MacKinnon told reporters after..." May 20

  • The right and (mostly) wrong from my oddly specific predictions

    The Athletic "One of my favorite things to do each year before the season starts is to make a whole bunch of predictions that are almost definitely going to be wrong. Most predictions are, of course, especially when they come from sportswriters. We’re bad at this, myself very much..." May 20

  • Former Wild prospect Kris Foucault saves 6-year-old girl from drowning

    NHL.com "Kris Foucault's favorite movie growing up was "The Guardian." Selected by the Minnesota Wild in the fourth round (No. 103) of the 2009 NHL Draft, Foucault always thought that if hockey didn't work out, he'd join the Canadian Coast Guard, inspired by the film of a..." May 20

  • Top 10 restricted free agents of 2022: Part 1 (6-10)

    Daily Faceoff "In a cap world, controlling your player salaries is critical to building a competitive roster. The concept of restricted free agency was put into the NHL collective bargaining agreement to help teams accomplish that. Subject to some exceptions relating to age and games played, the RFA system..." May 19

  • Ranking the NHL's 6 Toughest Contract Decisions This Summer

    Bleacher Report "The focus of NHL fans and pundits is on the 2022 playoffs. Once the Stanley Cup champion is crowned in late June, attention will turn toward offseason moves. Teams that fall by the wayside or those that failed to qualify for the playoffs will begin contract negotiations with..." May 19

  • Patrice Bergeron decision will set course for Bruins offseason plans

    NHL.com "For the Boston Bruins, everything flows from one question. Will Patrice Bergeron return or retire? That decision solely is in the hands of Bergeron, the Bruins captain and No. 1 center. He said Wednesday that he would be taking time to evaluate his future with his..." May 19

  • Maple Leafs’ Fans Should Say Their Goodbyes to Jack Campbell Now

    The Hockey Writers "The offseason has barely begun for the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans having only been bounced from the playoffs last week thanks to a Game 7 loss at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning. While fans, as well as the team, are still recovering from that, speculation as to how this team will..." May 19

  • Kris Letang should be Penguins’ No. 1 priority this offseason

    PensBurgh "The 2022-23 Pittsburgh Penguins are almost certainly going to look very, very different when the puck drops to open the season. Change is inevitable in the NHL (and any salary cap sport, for that matter) and the Penguins are looking at the potential for a lot of it this..." May 19

  • Vegas Golden Knights Announce ECHL Affiliation

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights have a new ECHL affiliate, after announcing an agreement with the Savannah Ghost Pirates. The new franchise will begin play in the 2022-23 season after originally being announced in October 2021. In addition to the affiliation, the Ghost Pirates have also announced..." May 19

  • Understanding Ownership’s Role In Pete DeBoer Firing

    Sinbin Vegas "The Golden Knights have officially made their first big move of the offseason. Firing head coach Pete DeBoer is a clear sign that despite the consistent injury excuse Vegas found 2021-22 unacceptable. Following the year, The Creator went on record saying he was going to be..." May 19

  • Blackhawks interested in acquiring 2022 1st-rounder

    NBC Sports Chicago "The 2022 NHL Draft is a little less than two months away, and the Blackhawks currently possess eight picks. But none of those are in the first round after the old regime gave it up to Columbus as part of the Seth Jones trade. The Blackhawks had an opportunity to gain a 2022..." May 19

  • Los Angeles Kings’ Anze Kopitar: Hall of Fame Worthy?

    The Hockey Writers "The Los Angeles Kings’ captain Anze Kopitar has a big mantel over his fireplace in his house. This is a safe assumption given all those awards he’s racked up in his impressive career. Will he need to make room for the most significant honour of them all –..." May 19

  • Bad news for the Oilers: Matthew Tkachuk is back

    Daily Faceoff "Gongshow. That’s the word Connor McDavid used to describe the last time the Flames and Oilers met in the regular season. Chaos. That’s what Blake Coleman called Game 1 of the first Battle of Alberta this proud province has seen in 31 years, a wild 15-goal affair that saw a..." May 19