• NHL's Board of Governors meeting will have input from activist Sheldon Kennedy

    The Athletic "Sheldon Kennedy won’t be at the NHL’s Board of Governors meeting this week in Palm Beach, Florida, but his presence certainly will be felt. He has had several calls and meetings with NHL executive Kim Davis over the past several weeks in the wake of Kyle Beach and the Chicago..." December 08

  • Maple Leafs support Jason Spezza's appeal, but must 'press on' after suspension

    Sportsnet "The way Jason Spezza practised Tuesday morning is the way he always practises. Smiling and laughing with his Toronto Maple Leafs teammates, you’d have no idea the veteran was only hours away from a significant suspension. December 08

  • Hurricanes' Ian Cole ejected for kneeing Jets' Mark Scheifele

    The Score "Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ian Cole received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for a knee-on-knee hit on Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele during Tuesday's game. Cole, 32, has been suspended once in his 12-year NHL career; he..." December 08

  • Jason Spezza Suspended Six Games For Kneeing

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza was suspended six games by the NHL Department of Player Safety Tuesday for kneeing Winnipeg Jets defenseman Neal Pionk. " December 07

  • 5 Potential Trades and Landing Spots for Vancouver Canucks Captain Bo Horvat

    Bleacher Report "The Vancouver Canucks' struggles this season led to stars such as J.T. Miller and Brock Boeser popping up in media trade speculation. Team captain Bo Horvat also recently surfaced in the rumor mill. During a Nov. 25 appearance on Sportsnet 650, The Athletic's Rick..." December 07

  • Riley Nash claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning

    Illegal Curve "Yesterday, despite the Jets being off, there was some buzz as it was reported that Riley Nash had been placed on waivers by Winnipeg which would free up some cap space for a defenceman to be recalled with the news that Neal Pionk had been suspended for two..." December 07

  • NHL Power Rankings: Rangers, Wild climbing toward top

    NBC Sports "In this week’s edition of the NHL Power Rankings we see some big climbs from the Rangers and Wild, two of the hottest teams in the league. Both teams are riding winning streaks of at least five games or more and keep finding ways to win. For Minnesota, it is the kind..." December 07

  • Philadelphia Flyers Claim Kevin Connauton

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Philadelphia Flyers have added some more defensive depth, claiming Kevin Connauton off waivers from the Florida Panthers according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. Connauton, 31, signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Panthers in June which came with a huge..." December 07

  • Edmonton Oilers place Brendan Perlini on waivers

    Oilers Nation "This morning, the Edmonton Oilers announced via their social media channels that the team has activated forward Devin Shore from the injured reserve and placed Brendan Perlini on waivers in order to clear the space needed to make it happen. After missing the last month with an..." December 07

  • Blue Jackets Reach Extension With AHL Affiliate Cleveland Monsters

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Columbus Blue Jackets have reached a new multi-year agreement with the Cleveland Monsters, their AHL affiliate. The two organizations have developed into one of the strongest NHL-AHL relationships in the league since they partnered in 2015, including a Calder Cup championship in..." December 07

  • Emphasizing the importance of accountability, Canucks enter a new era

    Sportsnet "As a captain and player in the 1980s on some of the worst teams in Vancouver Canucks history, which is saying something, Stan Smyl stood out for the ferocity with which he battled to win when there was frequently little chance of doing so. Smyl never gave up, never turned..." December 07

  • Francesco Aquilini hasn't spoken to Marc Bergevin about Canucks GM vacancy

    TSN "Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini said Monday he has not spoken to former Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin regarding his team's vacancy after Jim Benning was fired over the weekend. Bergevin was fired by the Canadiens last month after nine years with..." December 07

  • Slow Starts are Exposing the Oilers

    Oilers Nation "Everyone in Oilersnation knew this was coming. It has been discussed for weeks. I wrote about the Oilers’ poor starts in mid-November. It has been an issue since early November, and this weekend it cost them two games. They allowed a goal 49 seconds into the game in Seattle on..." December 07

  • Jake Guentzel has become one of the league’s best wingers

    PensBurgh "Jake Guentzel is on some kind of roll right now for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He scored two more goals on Monday night in the Penguins’ 6-1 win over the Seattle Kraken, which came just two days after he recorded a hat trick in a 4-1 win against the Vancouver..." December 07

  • Dog takes dump at center ice, creates metaphor for Flyers season

    Broad Street Hockey "It’s not often that you can look at something and have a thought such as “yeah, that’s a perfect metaphor for what my favorite hockey team is playing like.” Well, today it happened for the Philadelphia Flyers. The team hosted some police dogs for a..." December 07

  • St. Louis Blues To Play Short For Salary Cap Exemption

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The St. Louis Blues head into tonight’s game at a serious disadvantage. Not only has the team lost two in a row and now has to play a second consecutive match against the league’s best team (by points percentage) in the Florida Panthers, but they’ll have to do it shorthanded...." December 07

  • Will Sedins take on expanded role with Canucks? Will Rick Tocchet land with Flyers?

    The Athletic "Well, quite a few days in the NHL. Big front office news in Vancouver and Philadelphia within a 24-hour period comes on the heels of big changes in Montreal last week. .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid..." December 07

  • Canucks owner addresses Jim Benning firing: 'Maybe we were too patient'

    The Score "It's a time of change for the Vancouver Canucks. Team owner Francesco Aquilini and interim general manager Stan Smyl held a press conference to discuss the club's decision to shake things up amidst the Canucks' abysmal 8-15-2 start. December 07

  • Bruce Boudreau will lighten the Canucks’ mood and get the most out of them

    The Athletic "Bruce Boudreau got a call late last week gauging his interest in coaching the Vancouver Canucks. “Absolutely,” said Boudreau, who as much as he has enjoyed being the affable, humorous character and analyst on NHL Network has been craving the opportunity to get..." December 07

  • Nashville revival: How Matt Duchene brought his game back to life this season

    ESPN "Matt Duchene heard all the warnings. Everything will change after you hit 30, they said. Even elite athletes can't outrun Father Time. .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid #eee;border-bottom:1px solid..." December 07

  • IIHF confirms China can participate in men's Olympic hockey tournament

    The Score "The International Ice Hockey Federation announced Tuesday that China's men's hockey team will participate in the 2022 Olympics. Host countries receive automatic berths in each sport, but the status of China's men's hockey team was in question due to..." December 07

  • Evander Kane Gets Restraining Order Against Ex After Gun Video Post

    TMZ "Evander Kane just got a judge to order his estranged wife, Anna Kane, to stay the hell away from him ... after he said he's "afraid" of her following her gun video post last week. It's all spelled out in new court documents, obtained by TMZ Sports, in..." December 06

  • Salary Cap Deep Dive: Columbus Blue Jackets

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Columbus Blue Jackets Current Cap Hit: $70,831,138 (under the $81.5MM Upper Limit) .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid #eee;border-bottom:1px solid..." December 06

  • Jets' Neal Pionk suspended two games for kneeing Rasmus Sandin

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets' defeceman Neal Pionk has been suspended for two games for kneeing Toronto’s Rasmus Sandin. " December 06

  • 5 Potential Trades and Landing Spots for Vancouver Canucks Forward J.T. Miller

    Bleacher Report "The Vancouver Canucks are off to a disappointing start to this season. With just eight wins and 18 points in 24 games, they are mired near the bottom of the Western Conference standings. Their poor performance has generated plenty of recent trade speculation about several core..." December 06

  • Maple Leafs? Wild? Rangers? This week’s top five is impossible and I quit. Plus, the Canucks finally blow it up

    The Athletic "Last week, I wrote about how difficult it was to do a top five when there were at least 10 worthy teams, if not more. I complained that “Often, the gap between fifth and sixth is a small one, if it’s even there at all. Sometimes, there isn’t much gap between third or..." December 06

  • Everything you need to know about Flyers interim head coach Mike Yeo

    Broad Street Hockey "The Alain Vigneault era is over. The Flyers have officially fired Vigneault as head coach after Sunday night’s demoralizing 7-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, extending the team’s losing streak to eight games. With Vigneault gone, the Flyers are..." December 06

  • Sharks Sign Forward Brandon Coe

    NHL.com "The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that the club has signed forward Brandon Coe to a standard entry-level contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.  "Brandon is a developing power forward with great skating ability," said Sharks..." December 06

  • Philadelphia Flyers To Fire Alain Vigneault

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks aren’t the only ones making a coaching change. According to Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff, the Philadelphia Flyers have fired head coach Alain Vigneault. Vigneault is under contract through the 2023-24 season and is one of the highest-paid coaches..." December 06

  • Canucks fire GM Jim Benning on same night as coaching change

    Canucks Army "The Vancouver Canucks have cleaned house, according to Irfaan Gaffar. Roughly an hour after Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet announced that Bruce Boudreau will serve as the next head coach of the Canucks. December 06

  • Kevin Connauton, Riley Nash Placed On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the Winnipeg Jets have placed Riley Nash on waivers today, but he won’t be there alone. The Florida Panthers have put Kevin Connauton on waivers as well, after announcing that Gustav Forsling will accompany the..." December 06

  • Lowly Vancouver Canucks hire Bruce Boudreau to replace Travis Green as coach amid major management shake-up

    ESPN "The Vancouver Canucks fired coach Travis Green and general manager Jim Benning on Sunday, the team announced, signaling a wave of change throughout the struggling franchise. With the team stuck in last place in the Pacific Division, Bruce Boudreau was hired to replace..." December 06

  • Marc-Andre Fleury a big reason for Hawks turnaround under King

    NBC Sports Chicago "When Derek King took over as interim head coach on Nov. 6, priority No. 1 was getting the Blackhawks to loosen up. "You could just see how fragile they were," King said. .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px..." December 06

  • Canadiens' goalie Carey Price unlikely to return before Christmas

    The Athletic "Montreal Canadiens netminder Carey Price is unlikely to return to the team before Christmas, according to his head coach Dominique Ducharme. The 34-year-old spent the last offseason recovering from knee surgery and a hip injury before joining the NHL's player assistance program for..." December 06

  • Tuukka Rask Practices With Bruins On Monday

    CBS Boston "It appears as though Tuukka Rask has taken a significant step toward rejoining the Boston Bruins. The veteran netminder participated in practice with the Bruins on Monday. Rask has been working out on his own at Warrior Ice Arena in recent weeks, but he remained on the ice on Monday..." December 06

  • Leafs' Jason Spezza, Jets' Neal Pionk both to have hearings for knee-on-knee hits

    TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza has been offered an in-person hearing via Zoom for kneeing Winnipeg Jets defenceman Neal Pionk while Pionk will have a hearing on Monday for kneeing Leafs defenceman Rasmus Sandin.  Additionally, Leafs..." December 06

  • Robin Lehner turned down opportunity to play for Sweden at Olympics

    The Score "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner revealed that he turned down the opportunity to play for Sweden at the upcoming Olympics in Beijing, according to The Athletic's Jesse Granger. Lehner added that he and his psychiatrist decided it was in his best..." December 06

  • What we're hearing about the NHL, COVID-19 and the Olympics

    ESPN "The first game of the 2022 Winter Olympics men's hockey tournament is scheduled for Feb. 9. It's still not certain that NHL players will be competing in the Beijing Games. Here's a look at the issues, concerns and challenges facing the NHL and the players just two months..." December 06

  • Connor McDavid Avoids Suspension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to Mark Spector of Sportsnet, the Department of Player Safety is not expected to issue any supplementary discipline to Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid for his hit on Los Angeles Kings forward Adrian Kempe last night. McDavid was given a five-minute..." December 06

  • Connor McDavid ejected after boarding Kings' Adrian Kempe

    The Score "Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid received a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for boarding Los Angeles Kings forward Adrian Kempe during Sunday night's contest. Kempe was bleeding after the hit but stayed in the game. " December 06

  • Canucks fans chant 'fire Jim Benning' late as Vancouver falls to Pittsburgh

    Vancouver Is Awesome "On the Vancouver Canucks’ last homestand, fans were primed and ready to boo. Discontent was brewing in the fanbase after the team had lost their last three games by a combined score of 19-to-6 and it seemed like any moment that discontent could spill out into jeers and..." December 05

  • Ottawa Places Pontus Aberg On Unconditional Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Pontus Aberg’s North American comeback will be short-lived. TSN’s Chris Johnston reports that the veteran forward has been placed on unconditional waivers today for the purpose of contract termination. Aberg will return to Europe once clear of the Senators, likely heading..." December 05

  • NHL Should Skip Olympics in Favour of World Cup of Hockey

    The Hockey Writers "From political issues to COVID-19, it seems every day more red flags appear surrounding the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Due to these issues, the NHL should not participate in the 2022 Olympics. One option the NHL should consider as an alternate is a World Cup of Hockey tournament..." December 05

  • Stars' Anton Khudobin on trade block

    The Fourth Period "The Dallas Stars are believed to be actively shopping veteran goaltender Anton Khudobin. With Stars netminders Branden Holtby and Jake Ottinger holding down the fort between the pipes in Dallas, Khudobin appears to be the odd man out. December 05

  • What Your Team Is Thankful For: Colorado Avalanche

    Pro Hockey Rumors "What are the Avalanche thankful for?  That Matt Duchene trade. .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid #eee;border-bottom:1px solid..." December 05

  • Hurricanes' Vincent Trocheck ejected for boarding Sabres' Tage Thompson

    CBS Sports "Trocheck was ejected from Saturday's game versus the Sabres after delivering a high hit on Tage Thompson, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports. Hitting the 6-foot-7 Thompson up high isn't easy, but Trocheck did it late in the second period.  " December 05

  • Pierre Dorion addresses Senators' poor start: 'I've had a few sleepless nights'

    The Score "Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion met with media Saturday and conveyed his disappointment in his club's substandard first quarter of the 2021-22 campaign. "I've had a few sleepless nights," Dorion said, according to Postmedia's Bruce..." December 04

  • 5 Overperforming NHL Players Who Will Come Back Down to Earth

    Bleacher Report "To a degree, hockey is a game of luck. There are a lot of players on a slippery surface at the same time, and the puck can take unpredictable paths. Chaos occurs, and teams and players can sometimes benefit or suffer from the randomness. It tends to even out over the course of an 82-game..." December 04

  • NHL power rankings: We regret to inform everyone that we have a new No. 1. The Toronto Maple Leafs are here

    The Athletic "Welcome back to the Power Rankings. We’re happy to have you. Our original plan for a theme this week? An NHL-specific version of Spotify Unwrapped. We bailed on that upon the realization that a) it’d probably take days and b) we didn’t actually have any ideas beyond..." December 04

  • Canadiens claim defenceman Kale Clague off waivers from Kings

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens have claimed defenceman Kale Clague off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings. " December 04