• Six unresolved NHL storylines, from unsigned RFAs to 2021 playoff format

    Sportsnet "It's Dec. 1 and while I wish we could be talking about season projections and making bold claims about what will be coming when puck drops, the fact is we are left floating in an uncertain time with many questions still to be answered. The main discussions in NHL circles right now..." December 01

  • NHL leaks news of Connecticut expansion

    The Sports Daily "The NHL released their brand new “Reverse Retro” jerseys to much fanfare last month, and they were well received across the board. Jerseys were intended to tie the modern team with a bygone era. Many noted that the Carolina Hurricanes seemed only to feature references to the..." December 01

  • Kyle Dubas regrets undervaluing power of leadership: 'Shame on me for that'

    The Score "Kyle Dubas has gained some perspective through defeat. Following another roller-coaster season for the Toronto Maple Leafs, their general manager says he underestimated the importance of veteran leadership. "Why, after the first time, I just didn't realize it..." December 01

  • Radko Gudas Could Play Games Overseas

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s not clear at all when the next NHL season will begin, with more speculation today that a February start may be necessary at this point. Top agent Allan Walsh of Octagon Hockey tweeted today that a January 1 start is “not viable at this point,” despite what some..." December 01

  • NHL still targeting early January start

    TSN "The NHL is still targeting an early January start for the upcoming season, despite no firm plans for the year being set in place. A league source told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun on Tuesday that the target date for puck drop has not changed as talks with the NHLPA continue. " December 01

  • Garret Sparks Signs In ECHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Garret Sparks has decided to take the playing time that comes with an ECHL contract instead of holding out looking for a more lucrative opportunity. The veteran goaltender has signed a contract with the Orlando Solar Bears for the 2020-21 season. " December 01

  • Red Wings ship another player to Europe: Calvin Pickard to Austria

    Detroit Free Press "In what does not seem encouraging news that there will be professional hockey in North America soon, the Detroit Red Wings have loaned another player to a team in Europe. The Wings announced Tuesday that minor-league goaltender Calvin Pickard has been assigned to the Vienna..." December 01

  • Can Maple Leafs maintain trust in their process, and players?

    Pro Hockey Talk "At this point, it’s only human for the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans to feel a little anxious. After all, the Maple Leafs saw four straight seasons end in one-and-done series, while the franchise hasn’t advanced beyond the first round since 2003-04. Over the last few days,..." December 01

  • Ilya Samsonov can be as good as Andrei Vasilevskiy for Capitals, Olaf Kolzig says

    NHL.com "Ilya Samsonov can be as good as Andrei Vasilevskiy, Washington Capitals professional development coach Olie Kolzig said. The 23-year-old is expected to share time with Henrik Lundqvist this season, which the NHL is targeting to begin Jan. 1. The longtime New York..." December 01

  • Salary Cap Deep Dive: Vancouver Canucks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Vancouver Canucks Current Cap Hit: $83,001,878 (over the $81.5MM Upper Limit) Entry-Level Contracts D Quinn Hughes (one year, $917K) F Elias Pettersson (one year,..." December 01

  • Jake Robertson, Cole Caufield headline USA's preliminary WJHC roster

    Sportsnet "USA Hockey announced Monday its preliminary roster for the 2021 world juniors, boasting the likes of top prospects Jake Sanderson, Cole Caufield and Nick Robertson. The 29 players will audition for the final 25-player roster at training camp in Plymouth, Mich., starting Dec. 6. The..." November 30

  • QMJHL pauses season through Jan. 3

    The Score "The QMJHL is putting all of its activities on hold from Dec. 1 to Jan. 3, the league announced Monday, while adding that more details will be provided in the next few weeks. “The current situation with the pandemic in the regions in which we operate makes it extremely..." November 30

  • What if Boston Bruins get derailed by slow start to 2020-21?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Believe it or not, the Boston Bruins inspired “Pandemic Punts.” No, that doesn’t mean that the Bruins punting/tanking is the most likely outcome for their 2020-21 NHL season. Projecting in late November — with a lot of uncertainty swirling around next season..." November 30

  • Why Maple Leafs' Kyle Dubas is feeling extra sense of urgency ahead of 2020-21

    Sportsnet "Thrown a curveball while speaking to minor hockey coaches over the weekend, Kyle Dubas didn’t blink. He remembered every pertinent detail about the decision that defined this year’s World Series, right down to the fact that Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell had given up a..." November 30

  • Jeremias Lindewall Signs In Sweden

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers will have to wait several years before getting a close look at seventh-round pick Jeremias Lindewall. The 18-year-old forward has signed with MODO through the 2022-23 season. " November 30

  • Tyson Barrie has great chance to boost value with Oilers

    Pro Hockey Talk "There is a lot to like about the Edmonton Oilers’ offseason. While they did not land one of the top free agents or make a blockbuster trade, they did make a trio of smart, low-risk free agent signings in Tyson Barrie (one year), Dominik Kahun (one year), and Kyle..." November 30

  • Arizona Coyotes look stuck to start 2020-21 NHL season

    Pro Hockey Talk "In leaving the Arizona Coyotes in a spectacularly messy fashion, former GM John Chayka might as well have handed new GM Bill Armstrong a live hand grenade. Armstrong inherited one of the toughest GM jobs in hockey, if not professional sports. Most egregiously, the..." November 30

  • Evander Kane's challenge to Jake Paul prompts Twitter beef with Ryan Reaves

    The Score "Evander Kane and Ryan Reaves are at it again. The Pacific Division rivals went at it repeatedly via Twitter on Sunday and traded jabs at one another after Kane challenged YouTube star Jake Paul to a fight. " November 30

  • Sharks' Evander Kane calls out Jake Paul, challenges him to boxing match

    Sportsnet "San Jose Sharks winger Evander Kane called out YouTube star Jake Paul via Twitter on Sunday, challenging him to a boxing match on Aug. 31 in Las Vegas. In the tweet, Kane said it's "easy to beat up guys with no experience and much smaller." This..." November 29

  • Kyle Dubas: Leafs core need to 'sacrifice a little bit' to reach potential

    The Score "While the Toronto Maple Leafs were busy this offseason bringing in new faces to address weaknesses, general manager Kyle Dubas believes it'll take growth from the players already in the dressing room for the club to reach its maximum potential. "There's so much..." November 29

  • Thatcher Demko aiming for stable starting role after breakout playoff run

    Sportsnet "Until he walked on water over four brilliant September days in the playoffs, Thatcher Demko’s previous chance to prove how good he could be for the Vancouver Canucks came last February when starting goalie Jacob Markstrominjured his knee the first time. In..." November 29

  • NHL Considering Taxi Squads For Next Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Last season in Major League Baseball, teams were permitted to carry taxi squads in an effort to reduce the number of times that players had to be shuffled between the big club and their minor league training complex.  In the latest 31 Thoughts podcast, Sportsnet’s Elliotte..." November 28

  • Canadian Division Power Rankings: Who’s the best in the land?

    Sportsnet "As the great poet Nasir Jones once said, you can hate me now. Explaining my order for an all-Canadian NHL division means understanding the angry tweets are already being drafted before the fingers click on the headline. While fans, players and TV programmers alike..." November 28

  • Liam O’Brien Signs In AHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The squeeze is on for the unrestricted free agents still without contracts. Today, Liam O’Brien accepted an AHL contract from the Colorado Eagles for the upcoming season, after reaching Group VI unrestricted free agency this fall. The 26-year-old was not re-signed..." November 27

  • Phillip Danault still at 'square one' in negotiations with Canadiens

    The Score "Montreal Canadiens forward Phillip Danault is entering the final year of his contract, and the pivot says he hasn't started to seriously discuss an extension with the club. "Right now there’s no negotiations," Danault said Tuesday, according..." November 27

  • Breaking down the defending style of Maple Leafs' TJ Brodie

    Sportsnet "I recognize that I’ll primarily be speaking to Leafs fans here who want to know more about what to expect from their new off-season acquisition, so I’ll preface the below with this: bear with me. I’m going to start off with the things you aren’t going to like to hear,..." November 27

  • Jean-Luc Foudy To Play In Sweden

    Windsor Star "The Windsor Spitfires continue to be a pipeline for players heading to Europe while the club pauses play during the COVID-19 pandemic. Forward Jean-Luc Foudy is the latest member of the Spitfires that is off to Europe to play hockey. He heads out Saturday to join Morrums GoIS IK in..." November 27

  • Brandon Halverson Heading Back To ECHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "ECHL rosters are being finalized as training camps open, with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits making some notable additions yesterday. Today’s news is brought by the Wheeling Nailers, who have released their own roster and it includes quite a few interesting names. Brandon..." November 27

  • Alexis Lafreniere remains option for Hockey Canada at WJC

    NHL.com "Alexis Lafreniere, who was selected by the New York Rangers with the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, remains a possibility to play for Canada at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, according to Hockey Canada. Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada senior vice president of national teams,..." November 26

  • Julien BriseBois confident cap-strapped Lightning will sign RFAs Anthony Cirelli, Erik Cernak

    The Score "Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois accomplished one major piece of offseason business Wednesday by locking down restricted free-agent defenseman Mikhail Sergachev, and he's not worried about inking two other key players even as his club sits above the salary..." November 26

  • What is next for Islanders’ offseason after Johnny Boychuk news?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Islanders found out on Wednesday that defenseman Johnny Boychuk‘s career is coming to an end due to an eye injury he suffered in March. Combined with the earlier trade of Devon Toews to the Colorado Avalanche, that means the Islanders..." November 26

  • Kyle Quincey grateful 1-year-old son recovering from surgery for brain tumor

    NHL.com "Rachel and Kyle Quincey believed it was a routine visit to the emergency room, maybe a stomach bug, maybe the flu. It was late March, in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, and they wanted to make sure their son Axl was OK. He had been hit with a high fever, with..." November 26

  • Salary Cap Deep Dive: Calgary Flames

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Calgary Flames Current Cap Hit: $80,489,166 (under the $81.5MM Upper Limit) Entry-Level Contracts F Dillon Dube (one year, $778K) D Juuso Valimaki (one year, $894K) Potential Bonuses Dube: $32.5KNovember 25

  • Team Canada halts WJHC camp, enters 14-day quarantine after positive tests

    The Score "Team Canada is halting its world junior selection camp and entering a 14-day quarantine period after confirming Tuesday that two players tested positive for COVID-19, Hockey Canada announced Wednesday. "Upon learning of the positive tests on Monday,..." November 25