• Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl earns 2020 Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award

    Sportsnet "Fresh off a dominant 110-point campaign that saw him net the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s leading scorer, Edmonton Oilers star Leon Draisaitl has been named the winner of both the 2019-20 season’s Hart Memorial Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award. The pair..." September 21

  • Cale Makar of Avalanche wins Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year

    NHL.com "Cale Makar of the Colorado Avalanche won the Calder Trophy as the NHL rookie of the year Monday. The 21-year-old defenseman is the sixth player to win the award in Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques history, joining Peter Stastny (1980-81), Peter Forsberg (1994-95), Chris Drury..." September 21

  • Jets' Connor Hellebuyck claims Vezina Trophy

    Global News "A player on the Winnipeg Jets won a major year-end award for the first time since the team returned to the city almost a decade ago. Goalie Connor Hellebuyck was named the winner of the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender. The NHL announced their final five..." September 21

  • Roman Josi captures Norris Trophy as NHL's top defenseman

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josireceived the 2020 Norris Trophy. Josi won the Norris over John Carlson (Washington Capitals) and Victor Hedman (Tampa Bay Lightning). This is Josi’s first-ever Norris Trophy win, and also represents the first time..." September 21

  • Free Agent Focus: Carolina Hurricanes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Key Restricted Free Agents F Warren Foegele – The journey to the NHL wasn’t smooth for the 24-year-old Foegele, who actually left the University of New Hampshire in 2015 to return to the OHL and continue his development back at the junior level. A few years later..." September 21

  • NHL records no positive COVID-19 tests for 9th straight week

    The Score "The bubble remains effective, as the NHL did not record a single positive COVID-19 test for the eighth consecutive week since resuming play. It's the ninth straight week overall for the league without any new cases.  " September 21

  • An early Canadian Expansion Draft primer

    TSN "Watching the Vegas Golden Knights nearly skate to their second Stanley Cup Final in three seasons of existence should have been a reminder to 31 other NHL teams that the Kraken are coming. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman unequivocally said on Saturday that the Seattle Kraken will debut..." September 21

  • Bill Daly: NHL will do its best to have fans at games in 2020-21

    Sportsnet "Once either the Dallas Stars or Tampa Bay Lightning hoist the Stanley Cup later this month, the NHL will turn its full attention to the off-season and the 2020-21 calendar. A major question the league faces is whether or not its 31 teams will be able to travel next season, or will the..." September 21

  • Eric Staal says reuniting with Sabres GM helps with 'shock' of trade from Wild

    NHL.com "Eric Staal said his longtime relationship with Kevyn Adams has helped him overcome the shock of being traded to the Buffalo Sabres. "When he became general manager in Buffalo, I sent him a note wishing him the best knowing that he would succeed and do well," the center..." September 21

  • Nathan MacKinnon desires only one trophy

    Colorado Hockey Now "“To leave a legacy, you have to win.” That’s what Nathan MacKinnon told us media when the NHL restarted a couple months back.  That statement came on the heels of MacKinnon being nominated for a few prestigious individual awards. But by..." September 21

  • Edmonton Loans Tyler Benson To GCK Lions

    Oilers Nation "This morning, the Edmonton Oilers announced via their social media channels that the team has loaned forward, Tyler Benson, to the GCK Lions of the Swiss League. As we’ve seen throughout the offseason so far, Ken Holland continues his fine work of placing prospects in European..." September 21

  • Examining the NHL’s top 14 buyout candidates of 2020

    Sportsnet "Is there anything more wonderful than a mulligan? Believe us, NHL GMs will be clamouring for them this fall as they try to solve their financial puzzles around overpaid players. Problem is, those do-overs won’t come cheap. With the 2020-21 salary cap flattening in..." September 21

  • Red Wings loan prospect Jared McIsaac to pro team in Finland

    Detroit News "Another Red Wings prospect is going to get a chance to play some hockey. The Wings announced Monday defenseman Jared McIsaac, a 2018 second-round draft pick, has been loaned to HPK, a pro team in Finland. McIsaac is beginning his first pro season, having completed his junior..." September 21

  • As buyout window approaches, will this be Henrik Lundqvist's final week with NY Rangers?

    Lohud "Does Libor Hájek know something that we don't know? Internet speculation ran rampant after an unexpected statement from the young defenseman ran in an article published by the Czech site iSport.cz. It originally contained a quote which, when run through a translation..." September 21

  • Blake Wheeler calls on Manitoba Premier to make masks mandatory

    CBC "The Winnipeg Jets captain is calling out the Manitoba Premier on social media about the use of masks in this province. On Sunday morning Blake Wheeler tweeted at Brian Pallister, "Time for universal mask mandate. Why not? Let's take care of each..." September 21

  • Breaking down all contracts for the 2020-21 Canucks roster

    Sportsnet "The adage that every dollar counts has never seemed as true for the NHL as it will be this off-season. For the Vancouver Canucks, the dollars that count include the extraordinary cap-recapture penalty on Roberto Luongo ($3.035 million), last year’s buyout of Ryan Spooner..." September 21

  • Al Langlois dies at 85, was three-time Stanley Cup champion with Canadiens

    NHL.com "Al Langlois, a three-time Stanley Cup-winning defenseman with the Montreal Canadiens between 1958-60, died Saturday. He was 85. Nicknamed "Junior" because he shared his father's given name, Langlois went on to play for the New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings and Boston..." September 20

  • Stars praise Anton Khudobin after dominant Game 1

    The Score "Dallas Stars netminder Anton Khudobin continued to bolster his Conn Smythe Trophy case with another incredible performance against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. The 34-year-old turned aside 35 shots - including all 22 he faced in..." September 20

  • Pat Maroon gets misconduct for shooting puck into Stars' bench

    Tampa Bay Times "Pat Maroon’s frustration had finally reached a boiling point. Or he had just made an untimely and careless decision in the Lightning’s 4-1 loss Saturday night in Edmonton. Trailing 3-1 in the second period — Dallas scoring its third goal just 27.4 seconds from..." September 20

  • Jimmy Howard 'probably' won't play for Red Wings next season

    NHL.com "Jimmy Howard has no plans of retiring from the NHL but will "probably not" continue his career with the Detroit Red Wings, the 36-year-old goalie told Sportsnet on Sunday. "Someone is going to have to tell me I can't play anymore," Howard..." September 20

  • Gary Bettman says 2020-21 NHL season could start in December or January

    Sportsnet "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said on Saturday he wouldn’t be surprised if next season starts later in December or in January 2021. Speaking at his annual state of the league address ahead of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Bettman said the league had begun informally thinking..." September 19

  • Oilers Trying To Move Andreas Athanasiou

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the Oilers brought in Andreas Athanasiou at the deadline, the deal made a lot of sense.  They were getting a player a year removed from a 30-goal season that is still under team control and while he is owed a $3MM qualifying offer, the anticipated jump in the salary cap..." September 19

  • 5 realistic free-agent landing spots for Alex Pietrangelo

    The Score "Following Friday's report that the St. Louis Blues broke off contract talks with Alex Pietrangelo and advised their captain to pursue free agency, we look at five sensible landing spots for the star defenseman. Toronto Maple Leafs Can a star..." September 19

  • Best of 7: Seven Things to Watch in the Stanley Cup Final

    SI "HOME NEWS Volume 0% This ad will end in 6   Best of 7: Seven Things to Watch in the Stanley Cup Final From Steven Stamkos to Jamie Benn, Miro Heiskanen to Victor Hedman, there is no shortage of interesting storylines in a Cup..." September 19

  • Good, bad, strange of NHL Stanley Cup Final matchup between Lightning and Stars

    USA Today "The Tampa Bay Lightning are exactly where everyone expected them to be, just a year late. Last year's team finished with a record-tying 62 victories then was unceremoniously swept in the first round by the Columbus Blue Jackets. This year, the Lightning avenged..." September 19

  • Stars give Rick Bowness another chance at Stanley Cup glory

    Pro Hockey Talk "As Ryan Callahan made his way back into the Tampa Bay Lightning locker room after the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, he caught a glimpse inside the Tampa coaches room. There his eyes were drawn to assistant coach Rick Bowness, and it was clear how much the series loss to Chicago was..." September 19

  • Scott Mayfield has made big strides this postseason for the Islanders

    Empire Sports Media "There’s been a lot to be excited about as the New York Islanders during their run in the playoffs. That includes the progression from one player who has been a big part of the steadfast defensive core they’ve built in recent years, Scott Mayfield. Mayfield,..." September 19

  • Colorado Re-Signs Logan O’Connor

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Colorado has re-signed one of their wingers, announcing that they’ve inked Logan O’Connor to a two-year contract.  While financial terms weren’t disclosed, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports (Twitter link) that the first year is a two-way deal with..." September 19

  • NHL releases Stanley Cup Final schedule

    The Score "The NHL released the full schedule for the 2020 Stanley Cup Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas Stars moments after the Bolts punched their ticket to the series with a Game 6 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. The battle begins Saturday..." September 19

  • Stanley Cup Final Tale of The Tape: Lightning vs. Stars

    SI "It’s not a massive surprise to see the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup final. They tied an NHL record with 62 wins a season ago and were determined to avenge last season’s humiliating first-round defeat. The fire burned so intensely that GM Julien BriseBois surrendered..." September 18

  • Potential Steven Stamkos return would increase Lightning’s emotional drive

    Sportsnet "We can only imagine what this has been like for Steven Stamkos. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain hasn’t spoken to reporters since before the playoffs started. But he’s spent 55 days living behind the fences inside the NHL bubble, away from his wife and son,..." September 18

  • Contract talks between Blues and captain Alex Pietrangelo have broken off

    TSN "Contract talks between the St. Louis Blues and captain Alex Pietrangelo have broken off with the front office advising the veteran defenceman to pursue unrestricted free agency next month, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. The 30-year-old is in the final year of..." September 18

  • How Tampa Bay Lightning put together a Stanley Cup contender

    Pro Hockey Talk "As we await Game 1 of the 2020 Stanley Cup Final (Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC: livestream), let’s reflect on how the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning put together playoff rosters. Earlier on Friday, we broke down how the Dallas Stars were..." September 18

  • Should the Avs sign Taylor Hall? No, says NHL analyst, and here’s why

    Colorado Hockey Now "As part of my latest podcast, which probably won’t post until tonight or early tomorrow, I had former Avs forward and two-time Stanley Cup champion Dave Reid on for close to an hour. Because there’s a bit of a lag in posting the pod, I thought I’d give a sneak preview..." September 18

  • Coyotes reportedly listening to offers for Oliver Ekman-Larsson

    Yardbarker "With the NHL offseason right around the corner and several notable trades having already occurred in recent weeks, the trade winds are blowing around the league. One of the more intriguing players who may be available is Arizona Coyotes captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson. Sportsnet’s..." September 18

  • What the Islanders need to win the Stanley Cup

    Empire Sports Media "The New York Islanders had their run ended just short of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Islanders are in a great spot for the future. The UBS arena is ready in 2021. Ilya Sorokin is an Islander. The Isles made a deep run and proved the whole league wrong. Lou Lamoriello still needs to..." September 18

  • Penguins re-sign Jared McCann to 2-year deal with $2.94M AAV

    The Score "The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed restricted free-agent forward Jared McCann to a two-year contract carrying an annual cap hit of $2.94 million, the team announced Friday. McCann tallied 14 goals and 35 points in 55 games this season while averaging 15:15..." September 18

  • Capitals Sign Daniel Sprong

    NHL.com "The Washington Capitals have signed forward Daniel Sprong to a two-year contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Sprong's one-way contract for both seasons will carry an average annual salary of $725,000. The Capitals acquired..." September 18

  • NHL buyout window opens on September 25

    Blue Seat Blogs "The NHL buyout window will open on September 25. This date was set following the conclusion of the Conference Final last night. The buyout window will run through October 8, which is the day before free agency begins. Rangers Plans Rumors..." September 18

  • NHL to present final five awards Monday on Sportsnet

    Sportsnet "The NHL will present the five remaining individual awards during a 30-minute show Monday on Sportsnet at 6:30 p.m. ET/ 3:30 p.m. PT ahead of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. The awards show will be co-hosted by Sportsnet’s Scott Oake and NBC Sports’ Kenny Albert from..." September 18

  • Sharks’ Joel Kellman Loaned To Kristianstads IK

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Joel Kellman finally made the jump to North America this season, but now he’s headed back to Sweden. Well, at least for the time being. The San Jose Sharks’ rookie forward has officially been loaned to Kristianstads IK of the Allsvenskan, the team reports, but he will..." September 18

  • Brock Boeser shoots down trade rumors, believes he'll stay with Canucks

    Canucks Army "The media didn’t waste any time asking Brock Boeser about the swirling trade rumours and he didn’t waste any time shooting those rumours down. Boeser spoke with the media via a Zoom call on Thursday morning at 10 AM. I was on the call and got a great quote from him at the..." September 18

  • Sergei Bobrovsky can 'right the ship' for Panthers, new GM says

    NHL.com "Sergei Bobrovsky can bounce back next season for the Florida Panthers, new general manager Bill Zito told Sportsnet on Thursday. "Cut the guy a little slack," Zito said of the goalie. "It's a new environment, different structure, a different team, different..." September 18

  • Wild Will Not Re-Sign Mikko Koivu

    Twin Cities "Longtime captain Mikko Koivu will not be back with the Wild next season. That much was set in stone on Friday morning when general manager Bill Guerin announced the team will not re-sign the 37-year-old center. In a statement, Guerin said, “Mikko’s legacy will live on..." September 18

  • Top Trade Packages, Landing Spots for Jack Eichel

    Bleacher Report "The Buffalo Sabres' surprising front-office shakeup on June 16 raised questions about center Jack Eichel's future with the franchise. Two weeks before the Sabres' front-office purge, the 23-year-old Sabres captain expressed his frustration over the years of constant..." September 18

  • Lightning wanted Steven Stamkos included in celebration

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Lightning said it was a no-brainer to involve Steven Stamkos in the trophy presentation and team photo after advancing to the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday night. "Even though Stammer's not playing, he's still the leader of this team and..." September 18

  • Oilers Loan Cooper Marody To Dornbirn Bulldogs

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The roster spots for NHL prospects overseas are getting a little more uncommon. Today the Edmonton Oilers announced that Cooper Marody has been loaned to the Dornbirn Bulldogs of the Austrian pro league. Marody is heading into the final year of his entry-level contract and will..." September 18

  • Ottawa Senators Introduce New Primary Logo

    NHL.com "The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) today unveiled an updated primary logo that will see the organization return to its roots with the implementation of a modified original "2D" logo. The updated look is one that fans, partners and players have clamoured to see return. The new..." September 18

  • Sens not planning to name captain

    TSN "It appears the Ottawa Senators will go without a captain for a third consecutive season in 2020-21. “It’s not going to happen this season,” head coach D.J. Smith told Postmedia on Thursday. “I can’t say not, but as of right now..." September 18

  • Stanley Cup's traveling status up in air once Final completed

    ESPN " The Stanley Cup will fly back from Edmonton with the winning team to its playing city. But after that, nobody knows how hockey's most famous trophy will celebrate. The NHL and the Hockey Hall of Fame are weighing options on what to do next with the Cup. Typically, each..." September 18