• Rangers and Devils already eyeing extensions for Adam Fox and Jack Hughes

    The Athletic "If I’m the New York Rangers with Adam Fox and the New Jersey Devils with Jack Hughes, I’m hoping to follow the recent trend around the league to get my young core players coming out of their entry-level deals and into their second contracts ahead of time. I’m just..." October 21

  • Should Canadiens worry about bad start, Marc Bergevin’s future as GM?

    Pro Hockey Talk "With his team off to a discouraging 0-4-0 start (three goals for, 15 against), Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin addressed the media on Wednesday. Overall, the two most pertinent takeaways were: October 21

  • Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin would like an extension 'in a perfect world'

    Montreal Gazette "Marc Bergevin says that in a “perfect world” where he could control everything he would want to stay on as GM of the Canadiens beyond this season. “In a perfect world, yes,” Bergevin said during an unexpected interview session Wednesday at the Bell Sports..." October 21

  • Marc Bergevin won't adjust roster 'just to make a change' after Canadiens' 0-4 start

    Sportsnet "Just four games into the 2021-22 campaign, it's already felt like a long season for the Montreal Canadiens. After opening the season with four consecutive losses to the Maple Leafs, Sabres, Rangers, and Sharks, nothing seems to be going Montreal's way. The club has yet to..." October 20

  • Behind the scenes of the Kraken’s first road trip: Private jets, fashion emergencies and group texts

    The Athletic "A little more than a week ago, the man they call “Big Rig” had not yet checked his phone. Responding to text messages is likely one of the last tasks in Jamie Oleksiak’s morning routine. He was walking to his car when he finally opened that message. That’s when he..." October 20

  • Flames place Glenn Gawdin on waivers, Canucks' Nic Petan clears

    TSN "The Calgary Flames have placed forward Glenn Gawdin on waivers on Wednesday. The 24-year-old has played two games with the Flames this season. Gawdin was selected in the fourth round (116th overall) by the St. Louis Blues in the 2015 NHL Draft. " October 20

  • Cole Perfetti Assigned To AHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Usually, when a 19-year-old CHL prospect is knocked out of the NHL lineup, his team is forced to send back to junior for the whole year or just hold him as an extra. Both are sometimes detrimental for his development, so for years, teams have wished for an AHL exemption when it comes to elite..." October 20

  • Blues' Torey Krug: I hated David Perron before we were teammates

    The Score "Before they were on the same team, St. Louis Blues defenseman Torey Krug wasn't the biggest fan of David Perron. "Man, did I hate that guy," Krug said during an appearance on the "Cam and Strick Podcast" earlier this week. "Honestly, after I signed,..." October 20

  • Artem Anisimov Signs In KHL

    Yardbarker "After failing to earn an NHL contract, Artem Anisimov has left for the KHL. The 33-year-old center was in training camp with the Colorado Avalanche, but after being released earlier this month has now signed a one-year deal with HC Lokomotiv, his old team. It’s been years since..." October 20

  • Joe Thornton fined for slashing Lightning’s Boring Katchouk

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced on Wednesday morning that Florida Panthers forward Joe Thornton has been fined $1,875.00 for a slashing incident that occurred during their 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. It happened late in the first period during a puck..." October 20

  • Dmytro Timashov Signs In SHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When Dmytro Timashov agreed to terminate his contract with the New York Islanders this week, just a month after signing it, there was a good chance he already had an agreement somewhere else. That proved to be true, as Timashov has signed a two-year contract with Brynas IF of the..." October 20

  • Blackhawks Head Coach Jeremy Colliton Loudly Booed at the Home Opener

    Bleacher Nation "We knew that Jeremy Colliton’s good grace with the Chicago Blackhawks fanbase was running thin, but boy did they let him know how they felt about him when Colliton was announced before tonight’s home opener. It was NOT subtle. " October 20

  • Bob Boughner unsure of Evander Kane's status with Sharks

    TSN "San Jose Sharks head coach Bob Boughner said on Tuesday that his team was expecting the Evander Kane situation to be handled by the league, but chose to concentrate on their task at hand. The 30-year-old forward was suspended for 21 games on Monday for falsifying his COVID vaccination..." October 19

  • 5 Potential NHL Trade Destinations for Vitali Kravtsov

    Bleacher Report "Selected ninth overall in the 2018 NHL draft, Vitali Kravtsov seemed destined for a bright future with the New York Rangers. Three years later, the 21-year-old right winger and the Blueshirts appear on the verge of parting ways. On Oct. 12, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman..." October 19

  • NHL Department Of Player Safety Suspends Pavel Buchnevich For Two Games

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Tuesday night that St. Louis Blues forward Pavel Buchnevich has been suspended two games for a headbutt to the Arizona Coyotes’ Lawson Crouse. " October 19

  • In the Sharks’ dressing room, Evander Kane is already an afterthought

    The Athletic "Something we can be relatively sure about regarding the Evander Kane news is that the organization is probably not all that thrilled with the timing of it. While the COVID-19 protocols will keep the Bell Centre visitor’s dressing room closed to what will surely be an ample media throng,..." October 19

  • Canucks Sports and Entertainment to Welcome Fans Back at Full Capacity

    NHL.com "Canucks Sports & Entertainment (CSE) released the following statement today regarding COVID-19 capacity limits being lifted as two-dose vaccine requirements begin: "Great news today from the Provincial Health Officer and the Province of BC," said Michael Doyle,..." October 19

  • Inside the Rangers-Vitali Kravtsov divorce: Why they can’t make it work, and what comes next

    The Athletic "The Rangers are in Nashville, preparing for Thursday’s game against the Predators while short a couple of top-nine forwards. Vitali Kravtsov is in Russia, preparing for a trade that may not happen soon and unwilling to return to North America unless the Rangers move him,..." October 19

  • Why NHL players and teams are agreeing to more long-term contracts

    The Atlantic "You get an eight-year deal. And you get an eight-year deal. And you get an eight-year deal. And you and you and you! Long-term deals have been in vogue the last few months in the NHL, with Charlie McAvoy, Ryan Pulock, Nick Suzuki, Mika Zibanejad and Aleksander Barkov all doing max..." October 19

  • Blues' Pavel Buchnevich gets match penalty for headbutting Coyotes' Lawson Crouse

    The Score "Pavel Buchnevich's positive night turned negative rather quickly. Minutes after scoring his first goal as a member of the St. Louis Blues, the officials gave the forward a match penalty for headbutting. October 19

  • Islanders legend Mike Bossy to step away from TV role while battling lung cancer

    The Athletic "New York Islanders legend Mike Bossy is stepping away from his on-air role at TVA Sports while he battles lung cancer, he announced in an open letter Tuesday afternoon. Bossy has worked for TVA Sports since 2015 and worked with MSG for a year prior to that. He played 10 years in the NHL, all..." October 19

  • Pavel Buchnevich To Have Hearing With Department Of Player Safety

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Department of Player Safety has been busy through the first week of the season, and it won’t stop now. St. Louis Blues forward Pavel Buchnevich will have a hearing today after an incident involving Arizona Coyotes forward Lawson Crouse. Partway through the first period, the..." October 19

  • Son of Canucks GM Jim Benning attacked outside Yaletown nightspot

    Vancouver Sun "The son of Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning was hospitalized following an alleged assault outside a Yaletown nightspot early Sunday morning. Danica Benning, the daughter of the Canucks GM, posted on Instagram that her brother was attacked by four men while the two were..." October 19

  • Ivan Lodnia suspended after not reporting to ECHL

    Hockey Wilderness "Minnesota Wild forward prospect Ivan Lodnia has been suspended by the team indefinitely after the 22-year-old winger did not show up to the ECHL after not making the Iowa Wild roster. Instead, the former third-round pick decided to head home to California. " October 18

  • Flames' Blake Coleman ready to show off renowned work ethic

    Sportsnet "When Blake Coleman was traded from New Jersey to Tampa, he was surprised how many times he was recognized by diehard fans while out and about in the Bay area. He knew nothing would surprise him in Calgary, where the Flames shiniest free-agent acquisition has been regularly..." October 18

  • Sharks’ Evander Kane Suspended 21 Games for Violating NHL COVID-19 Protocol

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League announced today that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended for 21 regular-season games, without pay, for an established violation of, and lack of compliance with, the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 Protocol. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining..." October 18

  • Canadiens Alex Belzile And Islanders Leo Komarov Placed On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With Mike Hoffman ready to make his debut, the Montreal Canadiens have placed Alex Belzile on waivers. The team was at the maximum 23 roster spots after claiming Adam Brooks earlier this month, and needed to make room for Hoffman to come off injured reserve. The..." October 18

  • Avs called Sabres about Jack Eichel

    Colorado Hockey Now "There are many people I really respect in my 26 years of covering the NHL and the Colorado Avalanche, but probably none more so than SportsNet and Hockey Night in Canada reporter Elliotte Friedman. I’ve said this before, but Elliotte is not only an ace reporter, but a class act of a human..." October 18

  • Red Wings' Filip Zadina calls Canucks' Conor Garland slur after hit

    Sporting News "Following the Red Wings' 3-1 win over the Canucks on Saturday, Filip Zadina spoke to the media. Asked about a hit he took in the third period, he used a derogatory slur to describe the player who hit him, Conor Garland. "I'm OK. I chased the puck and was reaching for the..." October 18

  • Cody Glass Assigned To AHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "This summer, the Nashville Predators decided to move Ryan Ellis, a franchise icon who had played more than 560 games for the team and was so important to the team that in 2017, when asked who should be the next captain of the team, Roman Josi (who was eventually awarded the..." October 18

  • Canucks suspend Travis Hamonic without pay

    Yardbarker "The Vancouver Canucks placed Travis Hamonic on waivers before the start of the season after the veteran defenseman failed to appear at training camp because of a personal issue. The team did not expand on what exactly was keeping him away from the team but decided to assign Hamonic to the minor..." October 18

  • Jesse Puljujärvi showing he belongs after bumpy start to NHL career

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jesse Puljujärvi’s first few seasons with the Oilers didn’t go as planned. He was disappointing on the ice and the team was disappointed in the No. 4 overall pick from 2016. Maybe another year to develop and mature in Finland would have been the right route, but..." October 18

  • Oilers Kirill Maksimov and Islanders Dmytro Timashov Placed On Unconditional Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While Alex Belzile and Leo Komarov hit regular waivers today, two other players are on unconditional waivers for the purpose of contract terminations. According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, Kirill Maksimov of the Edmonton Oilers and Dmytro..." October 18

  • Stars’ Radek Faksa fined $5K for slashing Senators’ Tim Stützle

    NHL.com "Dallas Stars forward Radek Faksa has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Ottawa Senators forward Tim Stützle during NHL Game No. 34 in Ottawa on Sunday, Oct. 17, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety..." October 18

  • Ilya Kovalchuk Named GM Of Russian Olympic Team

    SI "One of Russia's greatest hockey players will now usher in his country's next generation. Ilya Kovalchuk was announced as GM of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation on Monday morning, tasked with overseeing the team that will take part in the 2022 Winter Olympics in..." October 18

  • Ranking the 8 Best Defensive Forwards in the NHL Today

    Bleacher Report "Since 1978, the NHL has annually awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy "to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game." A number of great players, including Bob Gainey, Sergei Fedorov and Pavel Datsyuk, have won this award multiple times. Several..." October 17

  • Mikko Lehtonen Signs Long-Term Contract With SKA St. Petersburg In The KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The brief experiment of KHL stud defenseman Mikko Lehtonen plying his trade in North America is over, perhaps for good. TSN’s Chris Johnston reports that Lehtonen has signed a four-year deal with SKA St. Petersburg. At 27 years old, this could mark the end of his NHL..." October 17

  • Erik Karlsson: I still think 'I'm one of the best players in the world'

    The Score "Erik Karlsson's self-confidence certainly hasn't taken a hit after a couple of down seasons. "I obviously still think that I'm one of the best players in the world," the San Jose Sharks defenseman said Saturday, according to The Mercury News'..." October 17

  • Sabres unwilling to retain salary in potential Jack Eichel trade

    Sports Grid "The Jack Eichel saga has taken another turn. The former second-overall selection ended last season on the injured reserve after a disagreement with the team on how to resolve a neck injury, souring his relationship with the Buffalo Sabres. Subsequently, his agent released a statement this..." October 17

  • John Klingberg Looking For Long-Term Extension

    Yardbarker "The focus right now might be on Adam Fox as the next defenseman to sign a massive contract, but he’s certainly not the only one. Dallas Stars defenseman  John Klingberg is in the final season of his seven-year, $29.75 million deal signed in..." October 17

  • Focus Turns To Adam Fox After Charlie McAvoy Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When a player approaches unrestricted free agency, there are many things for him to consider when it comes to where his hockey journey will continue. Market, team strength, coaching staff, and potential linemates are all considered, which sometimes leads to a (small) haircut or a (not as small)..." October 17

  • Family of former Bruins winger Jimmy Hayes opens up about his cause of death, addiction

    Boston "Former Bruins winger Jimmy Hayes struggled with addiction and died with cocaine and fentanyl in his system, according to his family who spoke to the Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy in a story posted Sunday. Hayes died on Aug. 23 — a shocking moment for..." October 17

  • Flames' Rasmus Andersson headbutts Oilers' Kailer Yamamoto

    The Score "Calgary Flames defenseman Rasmus Andersson could be in line for supplemental discipline after headbutting Edmonton Oilers forward Kailer Yamamoto on Saturday night. In the season's first edition of the "Battle of Alberta," Andersson..." October 17

  • New York Rangers Recall Morgan Barron

    Yardbarker "A simple recall of a forward is not usually important news, but for the New York Rangers, it could reveal more about a different top prospect. The team has recalled Morgan Barron from the Hartford Wolf Pack, moving Kaapo Kakko to injured reserve with an upper-body..." October 17

  • Early Oilers results have fans believing this season could be different

    Sportsnet "There are floor-to-ceiling windows in the room where the Edmonton Oilers conduct their postgame interviews. Inside, the players are calm and quotable, just two games into a nice start to the NHL season. Outside on the street, it was bedlam, with 300-400 fans banging on the..." October 17

  • Alex Ovechkin Passes Mark Messier for 5th on NHL's All-Time Goals List

    Bleacher Report "Washington Capitals captain and left wing Alexander Ovechkin continued his climb up the NHL's career goal lists on Saturday. Ovechkin's second-period goal in his team's 2-1 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals gave him 804 (including playoffs), putting him alone in..." October 17

  • Maple Leafs to ease up on dress code restrictions for game days

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs are apparently planning to loosen up on dress code restrictions for players on game day. Players are required to wear jackets, ties and dress pants to and from the arena, as outlined in the CBA, however, teams can ease up on the mandate if they..." October 17

  • 2021-22 Season Goals for Every NHL Team

    Bleacher Report "Any NHL executive or player worth their weight in cliches will tell you their goal is to win the Stanley Cup. It doesn't matter how likely or unlikely it is for that to happen. That's especially true early in the season before the haves and have-nots settle into..." October 16

  • Sabres Claim Christian Wolanin Off Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Sabres have added some depth on the back end as Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman is among those reporting that they have claimed defenseman Christian Wolanin off waivers from the Kings.  To make room on the roster, the Sabres moved defenseman Henri..." October 16

  • Dallas Eakins blasts Jets for 'dirty play' on John Gibson

    The Score "Anaheim Ducks head coach Dallas Eakins isn't too happy with the incident that sidelined No. 1 netminder John Gibson ahead of his team's second game of the season Friday. Gibson took a hit from Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Copp in the third..." October 16