• Flames, Oilers temporarily laying off staff

    TSN "The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames announced their temporary staffing plans Monday which include cutbacks and salary rollbacks. Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) implemented a temporary staff reduction of 139 employees effective April 13 as well as compensation rollback for all..." March 30

  • Brady Tkachuk says Senators' teammates with coronavirus are feeling well

    Ottawa Sun "Brady Tkachuk is back at his family’s home in St. Louis during the pause in the NHL schedule, working hard to stay in shape and hopeful to be back at the Canadian Tire Centre to finish the season. While the novel coronavirus has hit close to home for the Ottawa Senators winger..." March 30

  • Eddie Lack retires from NHL after five seasons

    NHL.com "Eddie Lack announced his retirement from the NHL on Monday. The 32-year-old goalie last competed in the NHL in 2017-18, when he played eight games (five starts) for the Calgary Flames and New Jersey Devils. He last played competitively with Binghamton of the American Hockey League on..." March 30

  • Kings' Todd McLellan 'not a fan' of reported draft lottery tournament proposal

    The Score "Los Angeles Kings head coach Todd McLellan took an unsurprising stance when asked about a reportedly proposed draft lottery tournament if the 2019-20 season is officially canceled. "I'm not a fan of it. Not one bit," McLellan said Monday, according to The..." March 30

  • Ken Holland: Philip Broberg to stay in SHL for 2020-21

    Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers have told defenceman Philip Broberg they want him to stay in Sweden for another season in Skelleftea rather than come over and give the AHL farm team in Bakersfield a try. The eighth overall pick in the 2019 NHL draft, who doesn’t turn 19 until June 25, was..." March 30

  • Arizona Coyotes Oliver Ekman-Larsson Needs to be Traded

    Last Word On Hockey "The Arizona Coyotes captain and star defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson needs to be traded. Once you evaluate his performance over his 10 years in the NHL, it becomes apparent that his performance has decreased. Of course, on July 1, 2018 the team signed him to an eight-year..." March 30

  • Ruben Rafkin — 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

    The Hockey Writers "Ruben Rafkin 2019-20 Team: Windsor Spitfires (#88) Date of Birth: Jan. 8, 2002 Place of Birth: Turku, Finland Ht: 6-foot Wt: 190-pounds  Position: D Shoots: R NHL Draft Eligibility: 2020 first-year eligible.  The Spitfires..." March 30

  • Marco Rossi: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; The Awesome Austrian Ace 2

    All About The Jersey "x There have been just eight skaters who were born in Austria and played in the National Hockey League per Hockey-Reference. Today’s profile is about someone who will at least be the ninth and could have a shot at knocking off Thomas Vanek as the most..." March 30

  • Quinton Byfield confident of cracking NHL next season

    TSN "Quinton Byfield planned on getting a new bow tie. "At the end of the season I was going? to grab a nice suit, nice bow tie, something special for the draft," the Sudbury Wolves centre said. ? But the end of the season came a lot sooner..." March 30

  • NHL coaches, GMs share stories of their first jobs in hockey

    Sportsnet "With the NHL season still on hold, this feels like a natural time for many in the game to do a little reflecting.  Hockey Central has hosted several coaches and general managers over the course of the league’s current suspension, and Sportsnet’s Brian Burke has..." March 30

  • What is Taylor Hall’s future with Coyotes?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka said this weekend that he has continued to have some discussions with Dan Ferris, the agent for pending free agent forward Taylor Hall, but that they have not yet exchanged numbers in potential contract talks. Instead, it has simply been a..." March 30

  • Jack Quinn – 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

    The Hockey Writers "Jack Quinn 2019-20 Team: Ottawa 67’s Date of Birth: Sept. 19, 2001 Place of Birth: Cobden, Ontario Ht: 6-foot Wt: 179 lbs  Shoots: Right Position: Right wing  NHL Draft Eligibility: 2020 first-year..." March 30

  • NHL’s Top 16 RFAs of 2020: Latest rumours, reports

    Sportsnet "The restricted free agent dominated hockey conversation in the summer of 2019, as a loaded class of emerging stars took greater slices of their respective teams’ salary pie, pushed negotiations into training camp, and signed an array of short-, long- and mid-term extensions that expanded..." March 30

  • The NHL's coronavirus pause: Possible playoff formats, players' workout plans, free agency and more

    ESPN "It has now been 18 days since the NHL decided to hit the pause button on the 2019-20 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and players, coaches, team personnel and fans throughout the hockey world have been self-quarantining and social distancing -- well,..." March 30

  • Ranking every Conn Smythe Trophy run in the 2010s

    The Score "The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded annually to the player deemed to be most valuable during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. A total of 47 different men have earned the award since its introduction in 1965, while netminder Patrick Roy has received the honor a record three times and became the youngest..." March 30

  • Julie and Jeff Petry give back to the Montreal medical community

    NHL.com ""Anything we can do to show our appreciation. To show that we're thinking of them, standing behind them, supporting them and that they're in our thoughts and prayers." That's what Jeff and Julie Petry say was behind their decision to open up $2,500 tabs at two..." March 30

  • Which NHL players might be considering retirement?

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the coronavirus outbreak started to ratchet up in mid-March, hockey fans received at least one bit of soothing news. It turns out Joe Thornton doesn’t rank among the NHL players who might be considering retirement as the season hangs in the balance. TSN/The Athletic’s..." March 30

  • Cory Conacher Expected To Sign In Swiss League

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Five years ago, Cory Conacher decided to head to Switzerland over primarily playing in the AHL but came back after that one season.  It appears that the pending unrestricted free agent is leaning towards going down that path again as Gregory Beaud and Jerome Reynard of Le..." March 30

  • Minnesota Wild Attempting To Sign Kirill Kaprizov Early

    Yardbarker "The Minnesota Wild have already fared quite well on the college free-agent market, signing forward Mitchell Chaffee. They also signed 2019 second-rounder Hunter Jones to an entry-level contract. Now, general manager Bill Guerin has focused his sights in on KHL..." March 29

  • Tony Esposito looks back on 50th anniversary of record-setting rookie year

    NHL.com "Tony Esposito had big plans Sunday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his record-setting 15th shutout. "I'm going to sit in front of the TV, put my feet up, and watch reruns," Esposito said with a laugh from his Florida home. "Whatever might be..." March 29

  • Scott Perunovich Contract Likely To Open Up Deals For Other Top Collegiates

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While many undrafted college players have already signed in the last couple of weeks, only a handful of top collegiate players have inked new deals. One of the reasons is due to questions surrounding whether players could sign contracts for this year, since it the rest of the season remains in..." March 29

  • Coyotes GM 'having some discussions' with Taylor Hall's agent

    The Score "Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka and Taylor Hall's agent Darren Ferris are using the NHL's hiatus to discuss the forward's future. "Obviously, our intent was always to get through the season and not having any conflict with Taylor's play. This..." March 28

  • Alexis Lafreniere talks ‘fun’ chance of joining Senators

    Sportsnet "A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep. Free Joe Exotic. 1. If the NHL’s draft lottery odds remain as frozen as the regular-season standings, Alexis Lafreniere has a 25 per cent chance of joining..." March 28

  • Ducks Sign Jack Badini And Hunter Drew

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ducks have agreed to terms with a prospect for the second straight day.  CapFriendly reports that they’ve signed forward Jack Badini to a two-year, entry-level contract.  They’ve also inked defenseman Hunter Drew to a three-year,..." March 28

  • Toronto Maple Leafs among frontrunners for Alexander Barabanov

    Maple Leafs Hot Stove "Sport-Express’ Igor Eronko is reporting today that word out of Russia suggests the Toronto Maple Leafs may be close to signing 25-year-old KHL winger Alexander Barabanov to an NHL contract. With the remainder of the KHL season canceled due to the pandemic, the annual European..." March 28

  • Statement From The Colorado Avalanche - A second Avalanche player tested positive for COVID-19

    NHL.com "The Colorado Avalanche were advised late last night that a second player has tested positive for COVID-19. The player is in self-isolation. All other Avalanche players, staff and others who might have had close contact with the player have been informed and remain isolated. " March 28

  • Blues broadcaster ‘symptom free’ after self-quarantine

    Pro Hockey Talk "The quarantine strategy medical professionals have urged society to use have proved effective once again. John Kelly, a broadcaster for the St. Louis Blues, tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and is now symptom free after being self-quarantined for 14 days. " March 28

  • Detroit Red Wings player built $3.9M Bloomfield Twp. home that feels like seaside retreat

    Detroit Free Press "With its wide shingled body, its base made of stone and a dozen roof gables, this handsome house looks like it was lifted from the Nantucket seashore. Eyebrow windows are set into its roof. It has the shingle-style house’s classic wide veranda across the front, supported by..." March 28

  • Senators broadcaster Gord Wilson tests positive for coronavirus

    The Score "Ottawa Senators colour analyst Gord Wilson has been diagnosed with COVID-19, he confirmed to Postmedia's Bruce Garrioch. Wilson's wife, CTV Ottawa's Patricia Boal, revealed the diagnosis on a newscast Friday night, according to Garrioch. Local health..." March 28

  • Stretch Run Storylines: Chicago Blackhawks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It has been another disappointing season for the Blackhawks who sit at the bottom of the division with their only hope of a playoff spot being an expanded field.  For the most part, their veterans have underachieved which has to be a bit concerning to a team that has several key veteran..." March 28

  • Senators expected to sign KHL D Artyom Zub

    TSN "It appears the Ottawa Senators have won the Artyom Zub sweepstakes.  “The expectation is that Zub, who's got the potential to be a top-four shutdown D-man in the NHL, will sign with the Ottawa Senators,“ TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger said Thursday on Insider..." March 28

  • Bill Daly sees summer ‘window’ to complete NHL season, playoffs

    Sportsnet "Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly is hopeful that the NHL can fit in the end of the 2019-20 regular season and playoffs during a “bigger window” this summer and play a full schedule in the 2020-21 season. “I will say that it remains our hope, if not our goal, to be..." March 27

  • NHL bubble teams want more games or expanded playoffs

    Yardbarker "The NHL hit pause on the 2019-20 season due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and there's no timetable for a possible return. While many alternatives have been discussed, teams on the bubble have a few requests if hockey returns to action. Connor McDavid's Edmonton Oilers are..." March 27

  • Blues broadcaster tested positive for coronavirus

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues television play-by-play announcer John Kelly has tested positive for the coronavirus. Kelly, 59, was tested for it on March 17 and received the results Friday. Kelly initially was diagnosed with pneumonia, but is feeling better now. "The good news is, I feel..." March 27

  • Anaheim Ducks Sign Trevor Zegras

    Anaheim Calling "The Athletic’s Eric Stephens is reporting that the Ducks have signed Trevor Zegras to a three year Entry Level Contract. The Anaheim Ducks have yet to officially confirm the signing. The Ducks took Zegras with the ninth overall pick in the 2019 Entry Draft. Putting up..." March 27

  • Tomas Kaberle delivering orders for wife's restaurant

    The Score "Tomas Kaberle was one of the league's better passers during his 14-season NHL career, and now he's dishing out a different type of sauce during retirement. The former All-Star defenseman has been delivering orders for his wife Julia's Italian restaurant, Quanto Basta, in..." March 27

  • Philadelphia Flyers Sign Wade Allison

    Broad Street Hockey "It finally happened. The Philadelphia Flyers have officially signed exciting forward prospect Wade Allison to an entry-level contract. Allison, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound winger from Western Michigan University, put together an impressive collegiate career despite suffering a..." March 27

  • Scott Perunovich Agrees To Terms With St. Louis Blues

    Fox Sports Midwest "Defenseman Scott Perunovich, one of the best players in college hockey the last three seasons, has agreed to terms with the St. Louis Blues on a two-year entry-level contract, the team announced Friday. Perunovich, a second-round draft pick (45th overall) by the Blues in 2018, was..." March 27

  • Connor McDavid, Marc-Andre Fleury don't think NHL should go straight into playoffs

    The Score "Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid and Vegas Golden Knights netminder Marc-Andre Fleury don't think it would be fair for the NHL to head directly into the postseason once play resumes. The two stars believe some sort of tuneup would be..." March 27

  • Sidney Crosby gets back to basics to stay in shape for Penguins during pause

    NHL.com "Sidney Crosby said he has gone old school in his efforts to stay in shape during the coronavirus pandemic, a routine that includes pushups and grueling sessions on a stationary bike. The Pittsburgh Penguins center is not engaging in fancy gymnastics at his home in suburban..." March 27

  • Anders Lee praises doctors, nurses during Covid-19 outbreak

    The Sports Daily "With the NHL season on pause due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in the United States, Anders Lee has remained on Long Island while he waits for the sport to return. It has given him ample opportunity to see how doctors, nurses and other volunteers have responded to the current..." March 27

  • Avalanche sign standout prospect Jacob MacDonald to two-year deal

    Yardbarker "The Colorado Avalanche have reached another extension with a minor-league standout, inking Jacob MacDonald to a two-year contract. The deal comes after the team extended T.J. Tynan Thursday, and secures the Colorado Eagles will have their top two offensive..." March 27

  • Mark Giordano: Playoffs could be among best ever

    TSN "Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano says if the NHL is able to return to play this year, the playoffs could be one of the best ever due to the fact everybody would be rested and injured players have the time to get healthy. Giordano and other captains from the Pacific..." March 27

  • Ex-GM Brian Burke: Ducks made 'better offer' than Sharks for Joe Thornton in '05

    The Score "San Jose Sharks legend Joe Thornton might not have been a Shark at all. Ex-Anaheim Ducks general manager Brian Burke says he pushed hard to acquire Thornton when the Boston Bruins made him available in 2005. "We were in hard on Joe Thornton when..." March 27

  • Wild retains, will pay staff through April

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild’s full-time staff will receive full pay and benefits through the month of April while the NHL remains paused during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to an email owner Craig Leipold sent full-time employees Friday morning. " March 27

  • Florida Panthers owner to pay all employees through COVID-19 crisis

    Sportsnaut "As the NHL and other major professional sports leagues wait out the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing has come up in the background. How are these teams and their billionaire owners going to treat their employees during a time of tremendous economic angst. " March 27

  • Why Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron still holds title of best defensive forward

    Sportsnet "Whether it’s breaking things down at even strength by analyzing shooters, playmakers, the beasts of transition play from the defensive end, or powerplay work, we’ve taken some deep dives on who is creating the most offence in the NHL on an individual..." March 27

  • Alexander Ovechkin focused on safety, not milestones during coronavirus pandemic

    NHL.com "Alex Ovechkin isn't worried right now about missing out on the chance to score 50 goals again and move closer to Wayne Gretzky's NHL goals record. The Washington Capitals forward is tied with David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins for the NHL lead with 48 goals,..." March 27

  • Like NHL, Donald Fehr says having full 2020-21 season important

    TSN "NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly has said numerous times that having a full 82-game season in 2020-21 is paramount. NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr agrees but, like Daly says, that doesn't mean next year's start date can't be pushed back to accommodate playoff hockey this..." March 27

  • Why an NHL summer playoff bracket would be the best hockey we’ve ever seen

    Mile High Sports "It would be ignorant to pretend I have any idea when the COVID-19 pandemic will end. All we can do, as hockey writers or anyone else, is play the “what if” game. Fact is, there is a chance that the 2019-20 NHL season will not be completed. But the glass-half-full-side of me says it..." March 27