• Re-signing Nikolay Goldobin will complicate Canucks' roster puzzle

    The Province "Nikolay Goldobin has always talked a good game, but it has never been more apparent he needs to play one. The Vancouver Canucks’ restricted free agent is expected to be signed to a short-term extension because despite having no contract leverage, arbitration rights or even a..." August 24

  • Senators won't name captain this season

    The Score "Ottawa Senators head coach D.J. Smith says the club won't name a captain for the 2019-20 season. "No we're not," Smith told Sportsnet's Wayne Scanlan. "The captain will emerge in time. I think the biggest thing is that we will allow the older guys to mentor..." August 24

  • Sharks will sink or swim based on goaltending

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sometimes, when you get a little time and separation from a narrative, you realize that maybe the thing people were obsessed about wasn’t really a big deal. Well, Martin Jones‘ 2018-19 season doesn’t exactly age like fine wine. The output is far more..." August 24

  • Wild trade Gustav Bouramman to Florida Panthers

    Hockey Wilderness "The Minnesota Wild announced Friday that defenseman Gustav Bouramman has been traded to the Florida Panthers for future considerations. Bouramman was selected in the seventh round (No. 201 overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He played parts of two seasons with the AHL’s Iowa..." August 24

  • Bill Guerin has 'full confidence' in Bruce Boudreau as Wild coach

    NHL.com "Following a whirlwind past week when he was offered the Minnesota Wild's general manager position Tuesday and was introduced at a news conference at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday, Bill Guerin is busy settling into his new job and everything that goes with it. He'll somehow..." August 24

  • Lindsey Vonn Sends A Warning To All Females After Engagement With P.K. Subban

    Total Pro Sports "Earlier today, New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban and former skiing star Lindsey Vonn announced their engagement on Instagram. The two had been dating for a few years now, so P.K. figured it was a good time to finally put a ring on it. Now that the two of them are officially off..." August 24

  • Canucks sign 6th-round pick, goaltender Arturs Silovs, to three-year, entry-level contract

    Vancouver Courier "Arturs Silovs is a bit of a character. That was immediately apparent from his spiffy bow tie and pencil moustache at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver. “That was my fashion choice, so I can be different,” said Silovs at the Canucks’ prospect camp. “Because..." August 24

  • What the Penguins need to become a championship team again

    Pro Hockey Talk "There is going to come a point in the next few years where the Pittsburgh Penguins are no longer a playoff team. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Kris Letang are all over the age of 32 and probably only have a handful of high-level years ahead of them. When they start to decline or..." August 24

  • P.K. Subban says Devils 'have to make the playoffs'

    NHL.com "P.K. Subban is fired up for his first training camp with the New Jersey Devils because he knows that's where their path back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins. "Everybody talks about what this person's role going to be in, what's that person's role going to be, I..." August 24

  • Sabres' Rasmus Dahlin: We're going to make the playoffs

    The Score "Rasmus Dahlin is calling his shot. The 19-year-old phenom believes his Buffalo Sabres are going to snap the NHL's longest active playoff drought. "I'm putting more pressure on myself. We're going to be a winning team and be in the playoffs," Dahlin told..." August 24

  • Evgeny Kuznetsov accepts IIHF suspension for cocaine while Capitals, NHL lay out next steps

    NBC Sports Washington "After news broke of Evgeny Kuznetsov’s four-year suspension by the IIHF for testing positive for cocaine, the Capitals center released a statement Friday accepting the suspension and expressing his regret for the situation  Said Kuznetsov: "Recently, the..." August 23

  • Auston Matthews: Leafs captaincy would be 'huge honor'

    The Score "There's growing speculation the Toronto Maple Leafs will name a captain for the first time since Dion Phaneuf's departure in 2016. Auston Matthews, the face of the franchise, is one of a handful of logical candidates to don the "C," and he understands its..." August 23

  • Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn is engaged to NJ Devils star P.K. Subban

    Page Six "Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn is engaged to New Jersey Devils star P.K. Subban, Subban’s rep confirmed to Page Six on Friday. Subban, 30, proposed to Vonn, 34, at home with an emerald ring from XIV Karats, according to Vogue, because her favorite color is green..." August 23

  • Bill Guerin Planning To Meet Kirill Kaprizov

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Bill Guerin has plenty on his plate after taking over as general manager of the Minnesota Wild just a few weeks from training camp, but Michael Russo of The Athletic reports that one of the first things he did was call the agent for prospect Kirill Kaprizov to set up a..." August 23

  • Cody Ceci and partner defend $8.6 million lawsuit, deny incident 'occurred as claimed'

    Ottawa Citizen "Former Ottawa Senator Cody Ceci and his partner Jamie Thompson deny all allegations and reject claims of any negligence contained in an $8.6-million lawsuit following a freak incident in Ceci’s backyard in 2018. The statement of defence and counter claim was filed in..." August 23

  • Don Sweeney opens up about Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo contract talks

    NBC Sports Boston "It's been a quiet offseason for the Bruins, but the elephant in the room has been the contract situations of defensemen Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo. Bruins president Cam Neely said earlier this month negotiations were "still status quo" with the two..." August 23

  • IIHF suspends Evgeny Kuznetsov 4 years for testing positive for cocaine

    The Score "Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has been suspended by the IIHF for four years after testing positive for cocaine at the 2019 World Championship. "The prohibited substance was found in a doping control which occurred on 26 May 2019 at the 2019..." August 23

  • New Wild GM Bill Guerin: 'We have a lot of work to do'

    NHL.com "Bill Guerin said he firmly believes the Minnesota Wild have what it takes to win the Stanley Cup.  Guerin was introduced as the fourth general manager in Minnesota history on Thursday. He replaces Paul Fenton, who was fired July 30 after he was GM for 14 months. Guerin spent the..." August 22

  • P.K. Subban gave his number out and is answering texts from fans

    Bardown "So, it looks like P.K. Subban is up to something cool today! Over on his Instagram account, his number is up publicly on his bio and he’s inviting fans to text him. This definitely won’t result in any unsolicited photos or videos sent his way! Judging from the..." August 22

  • Can Canadiens star Carey Price hang on until GM's reset is complete?

    National Post "An acquaintance, someone who bleeds bleu-blanc-rouge, descended into a state of depression on the weekend. “What’s troubling you?” I asked. “Carey Price is 32,” he replied as tears fell into a pint of Molson Export. The age of the..." August 22

  • The top 10 candidates to be traded in 2019-20

    The Hockey Writers "It’s never too early to talk about the next big wave of NHL trades – especially when a couple prominent players have already outed themselves as candidates to be moved. Topping my list of early-season trade candidates are two first-round Finns openly fed up with their situations...." August 22

  • Dave Bolland: Leafs’ Mitch Marner should ‘wait out to get what he wants’

    Sportsnet "Here we are on Aug. 22, less than a month before NHL training camps open, and nearly all of this summer’s class of RFAs remains unsigned. Only one of the elites has a new deal, and it took an offer sheet to get Sebastian Aho locked in with the Carolina Hurricanes. Part of the..." August 22

  • Derick Brassard addition gives Isles some center depth

    The Sports Daily "The Islanders may still have a need to address their top six, but the addition of Derick Brassard on Wednesday at least helps fill a need down the middle of the lineup. It’s no secret that the Islanders were quite thin at the center position last season and the departure of..." August 22

  • What will Alex Ovechkin do when his contract expires?

    NBC Sports Washington "Let’s get some perspective on Gretzky’s record. With 658 goals, Ovechkin still trails Gretzky by 236. Even if Ovechkin scores 50 goals in each of the next two seasons,  which would be absolutely insane given his age, he is still going to need 136 just to tie..." August 22

  • Former first-rounder Stefan Matteau signs AHL contract

    Yardbarker "After failing to see any time in the NHL last season, Stefan Matteau has settled for an AHL deal this time around. The 25-year-old forward has signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Monsters. Matteau qualified for Group VI unrestricted free agency after playing last season with the..." August 22

  • Is Carter Hart the real deal?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Let’s take a look three questions facing the 2019-20 Flyers: 1. Is Carter Hart the real deal?  This is the same sort of question that’s being posed about Jordan Binnington this offseason. Both Hart and Binnington began their..." August 22

  • Top 10 entry-level players of the salary cap era

    The Score "With a ton of restricted free-agent chatter around the league - but little action - we thought it would be interesting to review which players performed the best while on their entry-level deals since the salary cap era began in 2005-06. Our list summarizes the 10 most productive..." August 22

  • NHL free agency 2019: Full list of signings, best available players

    Sporting News "Charles Dickens opened "A Tale of Two Cities" with: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness" - or, what the hockey world calls, free agency. Some of the biggest names in the game will be..." August 22

  • Why Travis Konecny may be most important factor for a successful Flyers season

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "While Travis Konecny is an RFA and due for a new contract before the start of the 2019-20 season, it’s important to take a look at what our expectations should be for him heading into October. After analyzing his potential contract, Konecny and his performance since..." August 22

  • Flames sign veteran D Andrew MacDonald on PTO

    TSN "The Calgary Flames are turning to Andrew MacDonald for help on their blue line in the wake of the injury to Juuso Valimaki. The team announced on Thursday that the 32-year-old veteran will attend training camp on a professional tryout basis. August 22

  • How Early Is Too Early To Be Nervous About Mitch Marner?

    Deadspin "Everything is fine in Toronto, because training camp doesn’t even start for another few weeks. But ... is it really? The negotiations between the Maple Leafs and their wunderkind RFA winger Mitch Marner have, perhaps unsurprisingly, plodded through the offseason with minimal..." August 22

  • Member of 'Miracle on Ice' team Mark Pavelich faces charges after allegedly attacking neighbor with pole

    USA Today "Mark Pavelich, a former NHL player and member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic "Miracle on Ice" hockey team, was arrested last Thursday at his home in Minnesota and faces four felony charges, according to Cook County court records.  Pavelich was arrested at 8:48..." August 22

  • Charlie McAvoy’s Agent Gives Update On Defenseman, Bruins’ Contract Negotiations

    NESN "The restricted free agent market has moved slowly across the NHL all summer, and the Boston Bruins are among those being impacted. With three notable RFAs to sign entering the offseason between Charlie McAvoy, Danton Heinen and Brandon Carlo, only Heinen has been signed, agreeing..." August 22

  • Canadiens’ Jesperi Kotkaniemi on the hunt for offensive progress in 2019-20

    Sportsnet "The main reason Jesperi Kotkaniemi earned the right to be the youngest player in the NHL last season is because of how quickly he showed the Montreal Canadiens brass he could be trusted with taking care of the puck and handling defensive positioning. But with the..." August 22

  • Nathan MacKinnon gives perfect description of training with Brad Marchand

    NBC Sports Boston "If you closed your eyes and pictured what it would be like training with Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand in the offseason, Nathan MacKinnon's description is probably what would come to mind. The Colorado Avalanche center, who tallied a career-high 99 points last season,..." August 22

  • Report: Brock Boeser's camp wants 4-year deal with $7M AAV

    The Score "Brock Boeser's agent, Ben Hankinson, is seeking a four-year contract with an average annual value of $7 million for his client, reports The Province's Ben Kuzma. The Vancouver Canucks forward is one of several high-profile restricted free agents who remain..." August 22

  • Nicklas Backstrom, Braden Holtby extension talks in Capitals' plans before camp

    NHL.com "Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby each will get to begin preliminary talks on a contract extension with the Washington Capitals before the start of training camp in September, general manager Brian MacLellan said Wednesday. Backstrom, a center, and goalie Holtby are each entering..." August 21

  • Islanders sign Derick Brassard to one-year contract

    TSN "Free agent Derick Brassard has signed a one-year contact with the New York Islanders, the club announced Wednesday. The terms of the contract were not disclosed, but it is reportedly worth $1.2-million, as per The Athletic’s Arthur Staple. The..." August 21

  • Wild sign Joel Eriksson Ek to two-year, $2.975 million contract

    Twin Cities "It only took new general manager Bill Guerin a few hours to make his first move with the Wild. After being announced as the team’s new general manger Wednesday, Guerin quickly got to work, signing restricted free-agent center Joel Eriksson Ek to a two-year, $2.975 million..." August 21

  • Justin Williams' decision on future with Hurricanes could come this week

    NHL.com "Justin Williams could decide on his future with the Carolina Hurricanes this week, coach Rod Brind'Amour told The News & Observer on Wednesday. The 37-year-old forward, who helped Carolina reach the Eastern Conference Final last season and is a three-time Stanley Cup..." August 21

  • Advice for new Wild GM Bill Guerin

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a lot of ways, it’s fitting that the Minnesota Wild announced Bill Guerin as their next GM during Ottawa Senators Day at PHT. After all, Guerin is stepping into a GM gig that might be just as tough as what Pierre Dorion is dealing with in Ottawa, even if the challenges are..." August 21

  • Elias Lindholm has a theory about Flames’ post-season flop

    Sportsnet "If Elias Lindholm won the battle, Gabriel Landeskog took the war. At some point last year a friendly wager was hatched between two Swedes enjoying career seasons on dominant forward lines: Whoever finished with more points would be treated to dinner at a high-end Stockholm restaurant..." August 21

  • Senators GM must manage a rebuild — and Eugene Melnyk

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ottawa handing Colin White a six-year, $28.5 million contract was more than just conveniently timed for Senators Day here at PHT. It was also a pivotal moment for a big Senators X-factor: GM Pierre Dorion. To be more specific, this team’s future hinges on how Dorion manages the..." August 21

  • Ottawa Senators sign Colin White to a six-year contract

    NHL.com "The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Colin White to a six-year contract. "We've identified Colin as one of our core young players who will help drive our team's success in both the short and long term," said Senators general manager Pierre..." August 21

  • Report: Zach Werenski looking for three-year deal

    TSN "It appears restricted free agent Zach Werenski is looking for a bridge deal this summer. According to Brian Hedger of the Columbus Dispatch, Werenski is looking for a three-year contract with a cap hit in the $5 million range from the Columbus Blue..." August 21

  • Report: Wild close to hiring Bill Guerin as next general manager

    Sportsnet "The Minnesota Wild are reportedly close to hiring Bill Guerin as their next general manager. NHL Network’s Kevin Weeks was first to report the two sides were close to a deal. Michael Russo of The Athletic adds that Guerin is “flying to..." August 21

  • Why salary cap issues are threat to Sharks' Cup hopes

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Sharks' top priority this offseason was getting Erik Karlsson inked to a long-term contract. Mission accomplished, but at a significant cost -- and I'm not just referring to the $92 million Karlsson will earn over the next eight seasons. That isn't to say..." August 21

  • Report: Dmitrij Jaskin expected to sign contract with Dynamo Moscow

    Russian Machine Never Breaks "Dmitrij Jaskin was not expected to return to the Washington Capitals after the team did not extend him a qualifying offer in late June. Two months later, it appears Jaskin has found his landing spot and will move to the KHL next season after apparently not receiving a suitable offer..." August 21

  • The best (and worst) NHL teams of the past decade

    ESPN "A lot changed in the NHL standings during the past decade. There was an expansion team added, another that relocated and another that was renamed. There were six divisions when the decade began, with the top eight teams in each conference advancing to the playoffs; by 2014, we were..." August 21

  • Can Henrik Lundqvist bounce back for Rangers?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Let’s tackle three questions for the Rangers in 2019-20 … 1. How will the new guys fit in (and how many new guys will fit in)? Don’t blame head coach David Quinn if he uses phrases like “learning process” a lot next season, as there..." August 21