• Sharks' Evander Kane thinks he'll be cleared by NHL

    ESPN "San Jose Sharks star Evander Kane says he believes he'll be cleared in the NHL's investigation into accusations from his estranged wife that he wagered on his own games and threw games for gambling purposes. "Obviously [the accusations are] incredibly false. It's..." September 16

  • Blackhawks Sign Nolan Allan to Three-Year Entry-Level Contract

    NHL.com "The Chicago Blackhawks today announced that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Nolan Allan on a three-year entry-level contract that runs through the 2023-24 season ($870,000 salary cap hit). Allan, the Blackhawks first-round pick (32nd overall) in this past July's National..." September 16

  • NHL expects salary cap to increase by $1M in 2022-23

    Sportsnet "The NHL's financial bounceback from the pandemic could be on a faster track than originally expected. According to deputy commissioner Bill Daly, during an interview for an upcoming episode of 31 Thoughts: The Podcast with Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek, the league expects the..." September 16

  • After health battle, Wild’s Marco Rossi focused on making NHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "After having the start of his NHL career delayed, Marco Rossi is eyeing a regular spot in the Wild lineup. “My goal is to make the NHL,” Rossi said on Wednesday. “I know how good I am. I know I can make it. I would say I have to prove myself. You have..." September 16

  • New York Islanders Sign Otto Koivula, Cole Bardreau

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Just following the news that Andy Andreoff and Dmytro Timashov are signing with the New York Islanders, CapFriendly reported two other players that are now under contract with the team. Otto Koivula, one of the teams remaining restricted free agents, has..." September 16

  • Canadiens' Mattias Norlinder hoping to seize roster spot: 'I'm here to take a place'

    Sportsnet "This day was over two years in the making for Mattias Norlinder, the 64th pick in the 2019 NHL Draft who arrived in Montreal with the spotlight squarely focused on him, and he handled it well. How the five-foot-10, 179-pound defenceman manages the remainder of this rookie camp,..." September 16

  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby wants Capitals' Alex Ovechkin to set NHL goals record

    MSN.com "Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin put pen to paper on a five-year, $47.5 million contract in July that he hopes will allow him to ultimately notch his 895th career NHL goal and surpass living legend Wayne Gretzky (894) as the league's all-time leading..." September 16

  • Salary Cap Deep Dive: Seattle Kraken

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Navigating the salary cap is one of the more important tasks for any GM.  Teams that can avoid total cap chaos by walking the tightrope of inking players to deals that match their value (or compensate for future value without breaking the bank) remain successful.  Those that..." September 16

  • NHL expects 98 per cent of players will be fully vaccinated

    Sportsnet "As the NHL approaches its first full 82-campaign since the pandemic began, deputy commissioner Billy Daly is confident that the majority of the players will be vaccinated against COVID-19. Speaking to Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff at the NHL's media day in Chicago, Daly said..." September 16

  • Pittsburgh Penguins-Tampa Bay Lightning, Seattle Kraken-Vegas Golden Knights to usher in new NHL on ESPN slate

    ESPN "ESPN will open its first season of a new NHL TV contract with an Oct. 12 doubleheader, including the first game for the Seattle Kraken. The season opens with the Pittsburgh Penguins visiting the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30 p.m...." September 16

  • When will Nolan Patrick re-sign with Knights?

    Las Vegas Review Journal "*Note*- Dylan Coghlan has re-signed The start of training camp is a week away, and two Golden Knights remain without a contract, which might seem worrisome from the outside. But that’s almost the new normal for restricted free agents such as Nolan Patrick and..." September 16

  • ‘I found my hunger again’: Andrew Ladd intends to prove people wrong in Arizona and hit a milestone

    The Athletic "The lesson of Andrew Ladd’s NHL career is also a primer on salary caps – the problems inherent with managing them and the impact they can have on a player’s career. Long before Ladd ever spent a couple of years in New York Islanders’ limbo, he was one of..." September 16

  • Adam Fox: Rangers expect to take 'step forward' next season

    NHL.com "Adam Fox isn't ready to predict if the New York Rangers will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season, but the defenseman said he is ready for bigger and better things. "I think playoffs or bust is maybe an exaggerated way to put it, but definitely the expectations..." September 16

  • Islanders expected to sign defenseman Erik Gustafsson to PTO

    Yardbarker "The New York Islanders probably won’t announce it, but Chris Johnston of the Toronto Star reports that the team is bringing Erik Gustafsson to training camp on a professional tryout. Gustafsson, 29, actually ranked 44th among our list of the top 50 unrestricted free agents this..." September 16

  • How will the Penguins sort their lines without Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin?

    PensBurgh "Mike Sullivan won’t have Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin to start the 2021-22 season. That’s a tough pill to swallow, but fortunately (or...probably unfortunately is a better word), this is not new ground for the Penguins. The team has had to make do without one or both of their best..." September 16

  • Leafs, Sabres to play outdoor game in Hamilton on Mar. 13

    TSN "The National Hockey League announced Thursday that the Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres will play an outdoor game on March 13, at Hamilton's Tim Hortons Field. “We are excited to announce that we will be presenting another Tim Hortons Heritage Classic this..." September 16

  • Tobias Rieder Signs PTO With Anaheim Ducks

    Hockey Buzz "The Anaheim Ducks have reportedly signed forward Tobias Rieder to a professional tryout agreement, according to CapFriendly.com. Rieder is 28 years old and has played a total of 478 career NHL games with five different teams. " September 16

  • Scott Wilson Signs PTO With Seattle Kraken

    NHL Trade Rumors "The Seattle Kraken have signed Scott Wilson to a professional tryout contract. Wilson spent last season with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch. In eight games, he scored a goal and added two assists " September 16

  • The 2022 NHL Draft: Top 32 prospects in preseason, ranked

    The Athletic "The hockey calendar is turning. Some leagues are already in progress. Others are beginning to gather for training camps and preseasons. And with all of it comes the start of a new draft season for the (mostly) 2004-born class of 2022. September 15

  • Flames' Jaocb Markstrom's new custom mask features flaming skull

    The Score "Jacob Markstrom is looking to bounce back after a disappointing 2021 season, and possessing one of the coolest masks in the NHL is a good start. Mask artist Jordon Bourgeault shared his design for the Calgary Flamesgoaltender's new headgear Wednesday. It prominently..." September 15

  • Golden Knights Re-Sign Dylan Coghlan

    Pro Football Rumors "The Golden Knights have taken care of one of their remaining restricted free agents as they announced the re-signing of defenseman Dylan Coghlan to a two-year contract.  The deal carries an AAV that’s just over the league minimum at $762.5K. " September 15

  • Oilers sign forward Colton Sceviour to professional tryout agreement

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers are bringing in forward Colton Sceviour on a professional tryout agreement. In the 2020-21 season, Sceviour played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he recorded five goals and five assists in 46 games played. " September 15

  • Coyotes hire ex-Maple Leafs GM John Ferguson as assistant GM

    The Athletic "The Arizona Coyotes hired former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager John Ferguson to serve as assistant GM, the team announced Wednesday. Ferguson will also be the GM for the AHL affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners. Ferguson spent the last seven years as the Boston Bruins'..." September 15

  • Talks continue between Brady Tkachuck and the Senators with opening of camp set for next Wednesday

    Ottawa Citizen "Patience will have to be a virtue if you’re waiting for a contract agreement between Brady Tkachuk and the Ottawa Senators. With training camp set to open next Wednesday at the Canadian Tire Centre, general manager Pierre Dorion and the Senators front office staff are still..." September 14

  • As Kirill Kaprizov contract talks go silent, Wild GM admits there are ‘some obstacles’

    The Score "Two months after denying that his negotiations with Kirill Kaprizov had reached an impasse, Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin acknowledged they aren't going as planned. "There are going to be some obstacles," Guerin told The Athletic's Michael Russo on..." September 14

  • Oilers' Connor McDavid says 'the time to win is now' amid team's rebuild

    The Athletic "Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is ready for the team to reap the rewards of its rebuilding process in the upcoming 2021-22 season. "The time to win is now," McDavid told reporters after an informal skate on Tuesday. "I'm 24 years old. (Darnell Nurse) and..." September 14

  • New Jersey Devils Announce Several PTOs

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils have added several interesting names to training camp, signing Jimmy Vesey, Mark Jankowski and Tyler Wotherspoon to professional tryout contracts. All three will be there when training camp opens for the Devils on September 22. Vesey, 28,..." September 14

  • Flames not making excuses for challenges luring top players to Calgary

    Sportsnet "One week away from training camp, it appears the Calgary Flames will return to action without the shakeup they craved. The shakeup they need. .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid #eee;border-bottom:1px solid..." September 14

  • 6 NHL Teams Most Likely to Disappoint in 2021-22

    Bleacher Report "Earlier this week, we examined several NHL teams expected to make big leaps forward this season. Now, the focus shifts toward those that could disappoint in 2021-22. Some of the clubs on this list, such as the Pittsburgh Penguins, were Stanley Cup champions within the past five years...." September 14

  • Blues bring back Tyler Bozak on one-year deal

    NHL.com "The St. Louis Blues have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Tyler Bozak worth $750,000 plus bonuses. Bozak, 35, was originally acquired by the Blues on July 1, 2017 as a free agent from Toronto and has played in 764 career NHL games, recording 449 points (167 goals, 282..." September 14

  • Jason Dickinson preps for Canucks fans: 'I've been warned to be ready'

    Sportsnet "Jason Dickinson says “six or seven” teams were interested in his services when the Dallas Stars made him available for trade leading up to the Seattle expansion draft, but it’s a safe bet he landed with the club claiming the most passionate fan base. The new..." September 14

  • Blues prospect robbed in St. Louis

    KSDK "Police said two people were held up and robbed on the Arch grounds Monday night. A 20-year-old man, who is a prospect player in the St. Louis Blues organization, and a 22-year-old woman were walking near Walnut Street and Memorial Drive on the Arch grounds around 7:30 p.m. The victims..." September 14

  • Most interesting NHL prospect to watch in training camp for every team

    The Athletic "As NHL training camps prepare to open for the 2021-22 season, it is time to highlight the most interesting prospect for each NHL team. This is not meant to be every team’s top prospect, although at times it will be. This will identify the player whose progress will be the most..." September 14

  • Hurricanes announce team is 100 per cent vaccinated

    TSN "The Carolina Hurricanes announced Tuesday the team is 100 per cent vaccinated with the 2021-22 regular season getting underway in just under a month.  The NHL has implemented new COVID-19 protocols for the upcoming season. " September 14

  • Mitch Marner: Maple Leafs 100% vaccinated entering 2021-22 season

    Yardbarker "The Toronto Maple Leafs are doing their best to eliminate COVID-19's effect on the upcoming 2021-22 campaign.  According to Leafs forward Mitch Marner, the club is 100% vaccinated entering the season. General manager Kyle Dubas said earlier this week that the team was fully..." September 14

  • TNT finalizes NHL roster surrounding Wayne Gretzky

    New York Post "The Great One has some linemates on TNT. In trying to create an “Inside the NBA” type show for hockey, TNT began by signing Wayne Gretzky. They will now surround him with Liam McHugh as host, imported from NBC, along with a rotation of analysts — Anson Carter, Rick..." September 14

  • It's Still Not Going be Sunshine and Rainbows for the Detroit Red Wings

    SI "It wasn’t all that long ago the Detroit Red Wings – the mere mention of them – struck fear into the hearts of NHL teams. Built by Ken Holland, and maintained by coaches like Scotty Bowman and Mike Babcock, the Wings were the gold standard for hockey organizations, with players..." September 14

  • Ryan Kesler says he understands NHL career is over

    NHL.com "Ryan Kesler is still recovering from resurfacing surgery on his left hip in February and said he understands he'll never play in the NHL again. The 37-year-old also had resurfacing surgery on his right hip May 9, 2019. September 14

  • Detroit Red Wings Sign Givani Smith

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings reupped their toughness factor in re-signing big forward Givani Smith. Smith speaks softly but carries a big stick and a bigger punch, one of the few on the team who will take an opponent to task for taking liberties with the Wings' best players. This is..." September 14

  • The Blue Jackets Have A Plethora Of NHL Players, But Lack Some Key Building Blocks

    1st Ohio Battery "The 2021-22 Columbus Blue Jackets will be an interesting case study in roster building. After trading away Pierre-Luc Dubois and Seth Jones in 2020-21, the team enters the new season with question marks at arguably the two hardest positions to acquire: a number one center and a..." September 14

  • As the 2021-22 season approaches, Predators set to reach a critical juncture

    On The Forecheck "As we endure the slog of September and await the re-ignition of NHL hockey, it’s a good chance to reflect on the direction of the Nashville Predators, particularly given the team’s activity during the offseason. After three years of declining, underwhelming results, David Poile..." September 14

  • Colorado Eagles coach Brett Clark leaves team over Covid protocols

    Colorado Hockey Now "Yesterday, a former Avalanche defenseman, Sylvain Lefebvre, lost his job as an assistant with the Columbus Blue Jackets for refusing the Covid-19 vaccine. The same thing appears to have happened with another ex-Avs defenseman – Brett Clark. Clark, who was slated to serve as an..." September 14

  • Former Bruins Stanley Cup Champion Fred Stanfield Dies at Age 77

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Bruins announced that two-time Stanley Cup-winning forward Fred Stanfield died at the age of 77 on Monday. Stanfield began his NHL career with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1964 and spent three seasons with them before getting traded to the Bruins. In Boston, Stanfield..." September 14

  • Nick Suzuki gives thoughts on Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet

    Sportsnet "Nick Suzuki was enjoying a family dinner at the golf course when his younger brother Ryan delivered the bombshell of the NHL off-season. Suzuki’s close friend and fellow emerging star on the Montreal Canadiens, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, had put pen to pad on a one-year,..." September 13

  • Joona Luoto Placed On Unconditional Waivers

    Illegal Curve "According to the folks at CapFriendly the Jets have placed forward Joona Luoto on unconditional waivers to terminate his contract. He had one year remaining on the three-year deal he signed with Winnipeg back June of 2019.  " September 13

  • Arizona Coyotes Hire Mario Duhamel

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes have added another assistant to their coaching staff, hiring Mario Duhamel to a multi-year contract. He joins head coach Andre Tourigny as well as assistants Phil Housley, Cory Stillman, and goaltending coach Corey Schwab. Coyotes..." September 13

  • San Jose Sharks Sign Noah Gregor

    NHL Trade Rumors "The San Jose Sharks have signed Noah Gregor to a one-year, two-way contract. It will pay him $750,000 at the NHL level. Gregor has spent the last two seasons bouncing between the NHL and AHL. In 30 games this season with the Sharks, the 23-year-old forward scored five goals and added..." September 13

  • Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko eager to take next step this season

    Sportsnet "It may have been a throwaway season, but there was never garbage time last year for Thatcher Demko. As the Vancouver Canucks closed their most disappointing season this century with a meaningless stretch of games in May — future National Hockey League historians..." September 13

  • 6 NHL Teams Ready to Take Huge Leaps Forward in 2021-22

    Bleacher Report "NHL training camps are set to open later this month, and with preseason action starting Sep. 28, we could soon get an indication as to which teams made the most improvement over the course of the offseason. Some of last season's playoff teams, like the Florida Panthers, will..." September 13

  • Why Pierre-Luc Dubois kept silent about trade request

    Sportsnet "Pierre-Luc Dubois is still staying tight-lipped on why he requested a trade out of Columbus last season. But the Winnipeg Jets centre is now providing insight as to why he chose the “no comment” path — and how his own silence fuelled some painful speculation from the..." September 13