• 5 NHL Free Agents Who Have Raised Their Stock in the 2021 Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "The NHL playoffs is always a time when players tend to elevate their games. It also provides those set to become unrestricted free agents following the postseason an opportunity to shine. Player contracts tend to be based on regular-season performance. Stars such as Washington..." June 20

  • Golden Knights' Robin Lehner starting Game 4

    The Score "Marc-Andre Fleury's gaffe has at least temporarily cost him his job. Robin Lehner is the Vegas Golden Knights' starting goaltender for Game 4 of their Stanley Cup semifinal series against the Montreal Canadiens, reports ESPN's Emily..." June 20

  • Golden Knights’ Marc-Andre Fleury hilariously recreates major blunder ahead of NHL Playoffs semis Game 4

    Clutch Points "Well, it seems like Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has completely moved on from his major blunder in Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs semis against the Montreal Canadiens. In fact, he’s just made fun of it by recreating that forgettable moment for Vegas during..." June 20

  • Montreal Canadiens coach Dominique Ducharme (COVID-19) hoping for quick return

    Sportsnaut "Assistant coach Luke Richardson will lead the Montreal Canadiens again in Game 4 of their Stanley Cup semifinal series against the Vegas Golden Knights as interim coach Dominique Ducharme remains isolated with COVID-19. Read More - June 20

  • Rick Tocchet reportedly among finalists for Kraken head-coaching job

    MSN.com "The Seattle Kraken reportedly have their eyes on Rick Tocchet.  The former Arizona Coyotes head coach is a finalist to become Seattle's first-ever bench boss, according to Sportnet's Elliotte Friedman.  Read More - June 20

  • Hurricanes’ Jaccob Slavin awarded 2021 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

    Sportsnet "Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Jaccob Slavin has been named the winner of the 2021 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded to the player “adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing..." June 20

  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Coyotes agree to survey trade market

    The Score "Oliver Ekman-Larsson is on the trade block again, but the Arizona Coyotes captain is entering the process with a more open mind this time around. The Swedish blue-liner was involved in trade rumors last offseason but was reportedly willing to accept a move only to..." June 20

  • Blackhawks enter the Jack Eichel trade sweepstakes

    New York Post "In addition to the usual suspects — including the Ducks, Flyers, Wild, Kings and perhaps the Rangers — there is a previously undisclosed entrant in the Hunt for Jack Eichel. Slap Shots has learned the Blackhawks have taken a ticket at the deli counter in communicating..." June 19

  • Capitals re-sign forward Shane Gersich to one-year, two-way contract

    Yahoo! Sports "The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Shane Gersich to a one-year, two-way contract, general manager Brian MacLellan announced on Saturday. Read More - June 19

  • Canadiens Re-Sign Lukas Vejdemo

    NHL.com "Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Saturday that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract (2021-22) with forward Lukas Vejdemo. The agreement, which carries a $750,000 value at the NHL level, guarantees $215,000 to Vejdemo. He is set to..." June 19

  • Zach Trotman Announces His Retirement

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Penguins defenseman Zach Trotman has decided to call it a career and has announced his retirement, per an announcement on his Instagram page.  He was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Read More - June 19

  • The glaring reason why odds are historically stacked against the Golden Knights to win the Stanley Cup

    Clutch Points "The Vegas Golden Knights have their backs against the wall after three games in their Stanley Cup semifinals series against the Montreal Canadiens. Vegas absorbed a tough 3-2 overtime loss in Game 3 on the road Friday night, with goalie Marc-André Fleury making a crucial..." June 19

  • Top Free-Agency Landing Spots for Maple Leafs Winger Zach Hyman

    Bleacher Report "It's been a rough stretch for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Lest anyone forget, they were the top seed in the North Division heading into the playoffs, but instead of making a deep run with an eye toward ending a 54-year Stanley Cup drought, they were bounced by the Montreal Canadiens..." June 19

  • Should the Maple Leafs pursue Dougie Hamilton?

    Sportsnet "A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep. We’ve increased capacity up to 3,500 negative comments for this week’s blog. 1. From a Toronto Maple Leafs perspective —..." June 19

  • Pete DeBoer: 'No doubt' Marc-Andre Fleury gaffe carried into overtime

    The Score "Vegas Golden Knights head coach Pete DeBoer believes Marc-Andre Fleury's gaffe leading to the Montreal Canadiens' late third-period equalizer in Game 3 had an effect on his club in overtime. Fleury mishandled a dump-in behind his goal and Habs..." June 19

  • Panthers' Aleksander Barkov Wins 2020-21 Frank J. Selke Trophy

    Bleacher Report "Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov was announced Friday as the winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's best defensive forward during the 2020-21 season. Barkov edged out fellow finalists Patrice Bergeron of the Boston..." June 18

  • Habs coach Dominique Ducharme in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

    CTV News "Montreal Canadiens interim coach Dominique Ducharme has been sent home after testing positive for COVID-19.  Habs general manager Marc Bergevin held a 5:45 p.m. news conference to confirm the coach would not be in the Bell Centre for Game 3, schedule to start at 8 p.m...." June 18

  • Expansion Primer: Pittsburgh Penguins

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Over the next few weeks, we will be breaking down each team’s situation as it pertains to the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft. Which players are eligible, who will likely warrant protection, and which ones may be on the block to avoid the risk of losing them for nothing? Each team is required to..." June 18

  • Ducks, Blue Jackets Among Teams Interested in Sabres' Jack Eichel

    Bleacher Report "Buffalo Sabres star Jack Eichel could be on the move this offseason, and TSN's Darren Dreger has identified three teams that are "in the mix" to land the 24-year-old. In an appearance Friday on WGR 550, Dreger said the Anaheim Ducks, Columbus Blue Jackets and Los..." June 18

  • The Dougie Hamilton derby: Where could the Carolina Hurricanes defenseman end up?

    ESPN "The Carolina Hurricanes would like to re-sign unrestricted free-agent defenseman Dougie Hamilton. But Hamilton and his reps believe the market will produce a contract offer richer than what the Hurricanes want to spend on the talented 28-year-old. In an unorthodox move,..." June 18

  • Ranking the Top 5 Landing Spots for Hurricanes Defenseman Dougie Hamilton

    Bleacher Report "Dougie Hamilton is slated to become an unrestricted free agent July 28. Before that date, however, the 28-year-old defenseman can gauge his popularity among NHL general managers. On June 14, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported the Carolina Hurricanes gave Hamilton..." June 18

  • NHL GMs reportedly shocked at Seattle's ask to protect players in expansion draft

    Marker Zone "With the Seattle expansion draft a little over a month away, there is plenty of wheeling and dealing taking place between NHL general managers to ensure unprotected players they want to keep aren't snagged by the Kraken. However, officially getting a deal in place appears to be coming with..." June 18

  • How high would you go on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ contract?

    Oilers Nation "In this week’s 31 Thoughts column, Elliotte Friedman had a very brief note about where the Oilers and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins are at in terms of contract negotiations… 17. Edmonton and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins are grinding to find common ground. There obviously..." June 18

  • Marcus Hogberg makes his exit from the Senators official by signing with Swedish club

    Ottawa Sun "Quietly, it was the end of an era for the Ottawa Senators Tuesday. Goaltender Marcus Hogberg went back to where it all started by signing a four-year deal with Linkoping HC in Sweden after the Senators informed him during his exit meeting in May he wouldn’t be qualified as a..." June 18

  • Coyotes sign World Championship star Liam Kirk to entry-level deal

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes inked Liam Kirk to a three-year, entry-level contract Friday, agent Dan Milstein confirmed. On Tuesday, it was reported the Coyotes gave permission for other clubs to talk to Kirk. Arizona had his rights for one more season before..." June 18

  • Offseason Checklist: New York Rangers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "A year ago, it looked as if the rebuild for the Rangers was basically over or had at least been expedited.  Artemi Panarin and Jacob Trouba were added and a strong performance down the stretch provided optimism for the future before Carolina swept them in the Qualifying..." June 18

  • Rod Brind’Amour Wins 2020-21 Jack Adams Award

    The Score "Rod Brind'Amour of the Carolina Hurricanes won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach of the 2020-21 season, the league announced Thursday. Dean Evason of the Minnesota Wild, and Joel Quenneville of the Florida Panthers were the other..." June 17

  • Longtime NHL veteran Carl Soderberg signs in Sweden

    Yardbarker "Carl Soderberg’s time in the NHL has come to an end.  Rather than take another run at the free agent market next month, the veteran has decided to head back home as Malmo of the SHL announced that they’ve signed Soderberg to a two-year contract. Soderberg..." June 17

  • Bruins Sign Anton Blidh To One-Year, Two-Way Contract

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 17, that the team has signed forward Anton Blidh to a one-year, two-way contract with an NHL cap hit of $750,000.  Blidh, 26, has played five seasons for the Bruins. In 2020-21, the..." June 17

  • Blackhawks refused to report alleged sex abuse of players to police

    TSN "Chicago Blackhawks senior management allegedly refused to file a report to Chicago police during the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs after two players claimed a video coach who worked with the franchise had sexually assaulted them, according to a person familiar with the matter. During a..." June 17

  • Ducks heavily pursuing Jack Eichel; some MAJOR young pieces could be involved

    Marker Zone "The Anaheim Ducks appear to be one of the teams who are having discussions with the Buffalo Sabres, with interest in Sam Reinhart and Jack Eichel, at least according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. During a guest appearance on WGR 550 with The Instigators in..." June 17

  • Philadelphia ‘makes sense’ as landing spot for Jack Eichel

    Philly Hockey Now "Could the Philadelphia Flyers really land Jack Eichel? It may not be as farfetched as you think. Entering their most important offseason in quite some time, Chuck Fletcher and the Flyers need to make a big move. All eyes are on the defense after the Flyers allowed more goals in..." June 17

  • Red Wings don't have many roster spots for free agents

    Detroit Hockey Now "If you are wondering whether the Detroit Red Wings will look at signing any free agents this summer, know that general manager Steve Yzerman is wondering that as well. This season, it comes down to roster spots. And even Yzerman doesn’t know for sure which of his own free agents..." June 17

  • Sabres Should Build Around Sam Reinhart

    The Hockey Writers "As the Stanley Cup Playoffs dwindle to four teams, the offseason speculation has begun. The Buffalo Sabres are at the forefront of trade speculation regarding their star players, Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart. The Eichel situation has been discussed at length, but the more intriguing scenario is..." June 17

  • NHL players in favor of keeping series-style schedule

    The Score "Although the 2020-21 season was an unconventional one, there's one aspect of the campaign players want to keep. According to the results of the 2020-21 NHLPA Player Poll released on Thursday, 66.3% of players are in favor of keeping series-style schedules. The..." June 17

  • Rod Brind’Amour agrees to 3-year extension with Hurricanes

    Pro Hockey Talk "Rod Brind’Amour is staying in Carolina after the Hurricanes announced they’ve agreed to a to a three-year extension with their head coach. “Rod has been the driving force behind the culture change we’ve undergone here,” said Hurricanes general..." June 17

  • Canucks blueliner Travis Hamonic opens up his options ahead of free agency

    Marker Zone "Travis Hamonic will become an unrestricted free agent on July 28th, and instead of limiting his options to just Western Canada, the 30-year-old is willing to listen to offers from any team in the league. That's according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. "Word..." June 17

  • Lightning vs. Islanders Features 3rd-Most Expensive NHL Semifinal Tickets Since 2011

    Bleacher Report "Having a New York hockey team playing deep into the postseason is good news for ticket sales.  Per Ticket IQ, tickets for Islanders' home games against the Tampa Bay Lightning have the third-highest average sale price of any NHL playoff semifinal series since..." June 17

  • Flyers at pivotal crossroads with aging core, underperforming youngsters

    Broad Street Hockey "When you look at the Philadelphia Flyers roster, it’s split into a few different groups. There is the veteran core made up of a few guys that have been here for years (Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, Sean Couturier) plus the recent additions (Kevin Hayes, James van..." June 17

  • The internet reacts to Jeff Petry's bloodshot eyes

    Marker Zone "Jeff Petry of the Montreal Canadiens shocked many people Wednesday night when he showed up for game 2 against the Vegas Golden Knights looking like an infected character from a zombie movie. The official word from the Habs is Petry has a subconjunctival hemorrhage. It's when blood..." June 17

  • Marc Bergevin, Lou Lamoriello, Bill Zito voted NHL GM of the year finalists

    Sportsnet "Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens, Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders and Bill Zito of the Florida Panthers have been voted as the three finalists for the NHL’s 2020-21 Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award. Voting for the award was..." June 17

  • Expansion Primer: St. Louis Blues

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, the St. Louis Blues opted to protect expiring assets and role players like Patrik Berglund, Ryan Reaves, and Vladimir Sobotka and as a result lost top-six forward David Perron to the Vegas Golden Knights. The Blues watched as..." June 17

  • Inside the Flyers-Canadiens 1987 brawl that changed the NHL forever

    The Athletic "A glance at the box score of Game 6 of the Wales Conference finals on May 14, 1987, when Philadelphia advanced to the Stanley Cup Final with a 4-3 win over Montreal, doesn’t reveal anything extraordinary. Rick Tocchet’s third-period goal broke a 3-3 tie, and eventual Conn..." June 16

  • Washington Capitals Extend Bobby Nardella

    Pro Football Rumors "The Washington Capitals have come to terms on a new deal with defenseman Bobby Nardella. CapFriendly reports that the two sides have agreed on a two-year extension that will keep the 25-year-old under contract through 2022-23, at which point he will be an unrestricted free..." June 16

  • Panthers Potentially Interested in Patrik Laine

    NHL Trade Talk "As per Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts article on Tuesday, “I’m curious to see if Florida asks about Patrik Laine. He and Aleksander Barkov have a good relationship.” Friedman adds that the Panthers are expected to be aggressive in pursuit of..." June 16

  • The Jack Eichel sweepstakes have begun

    The Athletic "Nobody said the Stanley Cup playoffs had to be over before Jack Eichel potentially gets moved. And while I’m not saying the star center will get traded before the end of the playoffs, what I’m hearing is that conversations between the Buffalo Sabres and other interested..." June 16

  • Jared Bednar will return to coach Colorado Avalanche

    Colorado Hockey Now "Jared Bednar will return for a sixth season coaching the Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Hockey Now has learned. Bednar, 49, already is the longest-tenured coach in Avs history, and that tenure will continue into the 2021-22 NHL season. In his five years behind the bench, he..." June 16

  • Maple Leafs re-sign Jason Spezza on one-year deal

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs signed veteran forward Jason Spezza to a one-year contract extension on Wednesday. Spezza scored 10 goals and posted 30 points in 54 games last season - his highest point total since posting 50 points in 68 games with the Dallas Stars in 2016-17. He added three..." June 16

  • Contract comparables: What is Zach Hyman worth on the open market?

    Sportsnet "So another Toronto Maple Leafs season came and went and, despite all the promise of a strong regular season, everything blew up in the playoffs. What now? There was a lot of initial knee-jerk reactions when the Leafs were eliminated, including the “trade Mitch..." June 16

  • Could the Avalanche Shop Samuel Girard?

    SI "The Colorado Avalanche's second-round elimination by the Vegas Golden Knights had Denver Post pundits Mike Chambers, Mark Kiszla and Ryan O'Hallaron discussing the club's possible off-season plans. Among their musings was whether Samuel Girard becomes a trade..." June 16