• NHL salary cap likely between $79-80M

    TSN "It looks like the NHL’s salary cap is going up for the 2018-19 season. The question is, how much? According to TSN Senior Hockey Writer Frank Seravalli, the cap has been narrowed to between $79 and $80 million, though there is still some deliberating. The initial projection is..." June 20

  • Trade rumors aside, P.K. Subban wants to remain with Predators

    ESPN "In two seasons, P.K. Subban has become the face of the Nashville Predators. He's one of the best defensemen in the NHL, with a nomination for the Norris Trophy this season. But he turns 30 next season. He carries a $9 million cap hit through 2022, and the Predators declined to..." June 20

  • Canadiens’ Bergevin keeping all options open ahead of NHL Draft

    Sportsnet ""I’ll listen, I’m open," Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said about his willingness to trade the third overall pick in the upcoming NHL Draft. He was holding court with the media last Saturday, mostly talking about his decision to trade Alex..." June 20

  • Bruce Cassidy admits envisioning how Ilya Kovalchuk could impact Bruins

    ESPN "Bruce Cassidy was in Las Vegas this week because his Boston Bruins went 50-20-12 for 112 points, a performance that earned him a Jack Adams nomination for coach of the year. But after a second-round playoff exit, Cassidy has been thinking about how his Bruins could be even better next season,..." June 20

  • Anticipation building for Sabres to be atop hockey world at NHL Draft

    Buffalo News "It has been 31 years since the Buffalo Sabres had this chance. It will be the first time for General Manager Jason Botterill. Friday night in Dallas, Botterill will step to the microphone and announce to the world what is widely known – Rasmus Dahlin will be the No. 1 overall..." June 20

  • Canucks’ Benning looking to improve on impressive draft resume

    Sportsnet "In a “perfect world,” Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning wants to draft a defenceman on Friday night. But as we know, the world is not perfect. And no team personifies imperfection like the Canucks, who are partway through trying to build a National Hockey..." June 20

  • Marc Bergevin’s tenure has slowly but surely made the Canadiens worse

    Pro Hockey Talk "Let’s go back in time a few years to the summer of 2012. The Montreal Canadiens are coming off of a disappointing 2011-12 season that saw them miss the playoffs, change head coaches, and fire their general manager. To fill those vacancies they hired Marc Bergevin away from the..." June 20

  • Canadiens, Hurricanes, Blues showing interest in Ryan O'Reilly

    The Score "If the Buffalo Sabres decide to trade premier center Ryan O'Reilly, they have at at least three potential suitors. The center-needy Montreal Canadiens, Carolina Hurricanes, and St. Louis Blues have all shown interest in O'Reilly, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun...." June 20

  • Armed with a family legacy, Brady Tkachuk prepares to make his own name in the NHL

    Arizona Central "Brady Tkachuk hears the noise. He hears the hype, and he hears the hate. But with a support system as big as the Tkachuk family, it’s only that – just noise. For Brady, the youngest of two hockey-playing sons fathered by former Coyotes forward Keith Tkachuk, the road..." June 20

  • Carolina Hurricanes Put Jeff Skinner’s Name “Out There”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes are a very interesting team to watch as we approach the draft on Friday night, armed with the second-overall pick and looking to make a splash in the trade market. Today, GM Don Waddell was on Sportsnet radio and spoke about scoring winger Jeff..." June 20

  • Capitals will open 2018 season, raise banner against Bruins

    Pro Hockey Talk "Given the rivalry between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins, the fact they have met in the playoffs three years in a row, and the way the Capitals were scheduled for the Penguins’ banner raising game at the start of the 2016-17 season it seemed like a natural fit to have the..." June 20

  • Should the Blackhawks explore bringing back Artemi Panarin?

    NBC Sports Chicago "Here's an interesting development as we approach the NHL Draft: Artemi Panarin has informed the Blue Jackets that he's not ready to consider an extension "at this time" and because of that, Columbus is testing the market for the Russian winger, according to Elliotte Friedman..." June 20

  • Maples Leafs sign Calvin Pickard to one-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs signed goaltender Calvin Pickard to a one-year contract worth $800,000 on Wednesday. " June 20

  • Nashville Predators player Austin Watson arrested on domestic assault charge

    Tennessean "Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson has been charged with domestic assault, Franklin police said Wednesday. Watson, 26, of Nashville, was arrested at 7:20 p.m. on Saturday in the 1400 block of Murfreesboro Road, said police Lt. Charles Warner. As of Wednesday..." June 20

  • Connor Carrick Signs One-Year Deal With Toronto Maple Leafs

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Toronto Maple Leafs have finalized a deal with one of their restricted free agents, signing defenseman Connor Carrick to a one-year contract. The contract will carry a $1.3MM salary according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. " June 20

  • Assessing how Sharks' two trades impact the rest of their offseason plans

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Sharks general manager Doug Wilson got an early start to his morning on Tuesday, making a pair of deals before most of the team's fans had woken up.  To recap: San Jose acquired winger Mike Hoffman, a pick, and a prospect from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a package..." June 20

  • Darryl Sutter announces retirement from NHL coaching

    Sportsnet "Should the Washington Capitals choose not to hire assistant Todd Reirden to be their coach, they needn’t call to ask about the availability of Darryl Sutter. He’s finished as a coach. We won’t go as far as to say he’s retired, as the 59-year-old..." June 20

  • Ottawa Senators Still Expected To Use Fourth-Overall Pick

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Since trading Mike Hoffman earlier this week and reportedly re-entering talks on captain Erik Karlsson, speculation has swirled up again around the Ottawa Senators and the fourth-overall pick. The Senators of course owe either this year or next year’s first-round pick to..." June 20

  • Senators face long odds in ‘winning’ Erik Karlsson trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators needed to get rid of Mike Hoffman as soon as possible, even if they took a loss, which the Sharks and Panthers made sure of on Tuesday. Maybe it’s a product of the bar plummeting incredibly low, but at least the Senators pulled off the Band-Aid..." June 20

  • Kessel not opposed to trade, would play for Tocchet's Coyotes

    The Score "However, Kessel would consider a trade out of Pittsburgh, as The Athletic's Josh Yohe reports. Furthermore, Kessel would even be willing to play for his former assistant coach Rick Tocchet, who is now the head coach of the Arizona Coyotes, per Yohe. Although, Kessel's..." June 19

  • Treliving, Flames face big questions ahead of NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "Despite the absence of a first-, second- or third-round pick, Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving has insisted he and his staff continue to approach this weekend’s NHL Draft the same way as always. That means plenty of meetings with agents and draft-eligible players, endless..." June 19

  • Vegas Golden Knights Revisiting Talks On Erik Karlsson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators made waves this morning when they traded Mike Hoffman to the San Jose Sharks, but may not be done stealing the headlines this week. Frank Seravalli of TSN reports that all eyes are now on captain Erik Karlsson, and that talks have started up again with the Vegas Golden..." June 19

  • Senators were instructed not to trade Hoffman within the division

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators were instructed not to trade forward Mike Hoffman within the Atlantic Division, an NHL source told The Athletic's Craig Custance. It's uncertain who exactly was making these demands to general manager Pierre Dorion, but based on the team's..." June 19

  • Blake optimistic Kings, Doughty will agree on contract extension

    Sportsnet "Los Angeles Kings general manager Rob Blake doesn’t anticipate having any problems signing top defenceman Drew Doughty to a contract extension. “I don’t foresee an issue with it,” Blake said in an interview with The Athletic. “I would..." June 19

  • 2018 NHL Draft could be historic for Halifax

    NHL.com "Forwards Filip Zadina and Benoit-Olivier Groulx and defenseman Jared McIsaac, teammates for Halifax of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, hope to make history at the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas. The Mooseheads have never had three players chosen in the first round of the NHL draft,..." June 19

  • Detroit Red Wings won't give qualifying offer to free agent Martin Frk

    Detroit Free Press "Martin Frk may yet have a future with the Detroit Red Wings, but he will not receive a qualifying offer from the team. Frk, 24, is a restricted free agent. He made $650,000 last season, and would have to be qualified at 110 percent of that by June 25 for the Wings to retain his..." June 19

  • Reid Boucher Signs One-Year Contract With Vancouver Canucks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks got their man, and did it on their terms. Reid Boucher has signed a one-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks, and despite rumors that he wouldn’t accept it, the contract is a two-way deal. Boucher played 20 games for the Canucks last season but was a dominant..." June 19

  • Report: Panarin not ready to sign extension, Blue Jackets testing market for him

    The Score "Artemi Panarin has reportedly told the Columbus Blue Jackets that he is not ready to consider a contract extension "at this time," according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Panarin is set to become an unrestricted free agent after next season, so..." June 19

  • Pittsburgh Made Rust, Sheary, Simon Available In Max Domi Negotiations

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Josh Yohe of The Athletic has some of the best sources inside the Pittsburgh Penguins, and in a piece (subscription required) detailing the potential availability of Phil Kessel this summer—something Yohe confirms is possible, though takes the Arizona Coyotes out of the running for..." June 19

  • Panthers' Tallon 'confident' Hoffman will be embraced by team

    The Score "Mike Hoffman has been employed by three different hockey franchises in the last handful of hours after being dealt from Ottawa to San Jose, and then from San Jose to Florida before noon on Tuesday. So naturally, there were questions to be answered surrounding the Panthers' newest..." June 19

  • Islanders speak with Barry Trotz

    SNY TV "Two months ago, did you envision reading this sentence on June 19? New Islanders Boss of Hockey Lou Lamoriello is speaking with Stanley Cup-winning head coach Barry Trotz today about becoming the Islanders' next coach. Feels good to be back in the major leagues,..." June 19

  • Oilers Sign Matt Benning to Two-Year Contract Extension

    Hockey Fights "  Edmonton Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, Peter Chiarelli, announced the Oilers have agreed to terms with defenceman Matt Benning on a two-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season. Benning, 24, appeared in 73 games with the..." June 19

  • Dan Bylsma Expected To Return To NHL Coaching Role

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Stanley Cup-winning head coach Dan Bylsma didn’t have a job in the NHL in 2017-18 after being fired by the Buffalo Sabres, but could be back behind a bench for next season. Bob McKenzie of TSN tweets that Bylsma could be hired this week as an assistant, with the Detroit Red Wings being..." June 19

  • Todd Reirden will get the first crack at replacing Trotz

    NBC Sports Washington "Will Todd Reirden replace Barry Trotz as head coach of the Washington Capitals? Based on what GM Brian MacLellan said Monday, it certainly sounds like it’s Reirden’s job to lose. “We’re going to start with Todd here,” MacLellan said. “I..." June 19

  • Panthers' Tallon 'confident' Hoffman will be embraced by team

    The Score "Mike Hoffman has been employed by three different hockey franchises in the last handful of hours after being dealt from Ottawa to San Jose, and then from San Jose to Florida before noon on Tuesday. So naturally, there were questions to be answered surrounding..." June 19

  • San Jose Sharks Flip Mike Hoffman To Florida Panthers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose experience didn’t last long for Mike Hoffman, as the Sharks have flipped their newest forward to the Florida Panthers in exchange for 2019 second, 2018 fourth and 2018 fifth round picks.  " June 19

  • Senators Acquire Mikkel Boedker; Sharks Acquire Mike Hoffman in Four-Player Trade

    Hockey Fights "The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has acquired forward Mikkel Boedker, defenceman Julius Bergman and a sixth-round draft choice in 2020 from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Mike Hoffman, Cody Donaghey and Ottawa's..." June 19

  • Report: Barry Trotz had lofty salary demands for Caps

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Capitals’ Stanley Cup celebration party came to an abrupt end on Monday when reality sunk in. Barry Trotz, who coached the team to its first Stanley Cup in franchise history, resigned from his job over contract matters. According to NBC Sports..." June 19

  • As Panthers bleed millions annually, Vinnie Viola aims to be 'a very competitive, non-cap team'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The machinery that operates a professional hockey team like the Florida Panthers is intimately intertwined, where the income statements impact the standings, where the winning percentage influences the bottom line, and where it all guides the future of a franchise. Perhaps..." June 19

  • Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk turns his full attention to improving his game

    Boston Herald "Matt Grzelcyk, the second-year Bruins defenseman from Charlestown, feels confident about his future after he signed a two-year contract last Friday. Grzelcyk said the deal eliminated uncertainty from his offseason regimen and he is satisfied with the contract negotiated by agent Peter..." June 19

  • How things fell apart between Barry Trotz, Capitals

    Sportsnet "This was about money, sure. But it was about principle as well. The Washington Capitals weren’t willing to pay Barry Trotz at a level commensurate to his peers, so the veteran head coach decided to step down just 11 days after bringing the franchise its first Stanley..." June 18

  • Toronto Maple Leafs Preparing Pitch For John Tavares

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there is certainly no guarantee that John Tavares even reaches free agency, he’s now less than a week away from being allowed to sit down with teams around the league. Should he not sign an extension with the New York Islanders before that time comes, teams all across the NHL are..." June 18

  • Pressure builds for Oilers, Chiarelli ahead of NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "It’s Monday of draft week and your name is Peter Chiarelli. They say an NHL general manager builds his team in the summer, and then simply augments it during the season. Well, the summer starts now, and you are fully aware that — in Year 4 of a five-year deal —..." June 18

  • Rutherford indicates changes coming for Penguins: 'We need to get deeper'

    The Score "General manager Jim Rutherford and the Pittsburgh Penguins aren't satisfied with a second-round playoff elimination. After their quest for a three-peat was cut short in May, Rutherford and his club have their sights set on another championship run in 2018-19, and roster changes..." June 18

  • Maple Leafs’ Dubas not feeling pressure ahead of NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "This was the off-season before the Toronto Maple Leafs hit the draft lottery jackpot. Dave Nonis and the coaching staff had been fired, Mike Babcock had been hired and Lou Lamoriello was still working in New Jersey. For a 101-day stretch the fate of hockey’s richest organization..." June 18

  • Humboldt players invited to NHL Awards on Wednesday

    ESPN "More than two months after the tragedy that killed their teammates, the 10 surviving members of the Humboldt Broncos will be reunited for the first time. The members of the junior hockey team will be honored at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday. The NHL also plans to recognize..." June 18

  • Galchenyuk looking forward to playing center for Coyotes

    NHL.com "Alex Galchenyuk said he was not looking for a change of scenery, but he is looking forward to a change of position. Galchenyuk was traded to the Arizona Coyotes by the Montreal Canadiens for forward Max Domi on Friday. Galchenyuk will have the opportunity to play center for Arizona,..." June 18

  • Canadiens looking down the middle on draft day

    Yardbarker "The Montreal Canadiens have been the biggest story of the last few days, after trading enigmatic winger—or is he a center?—to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Max Domi, a younger, cheaper option for their top-six. Domi signed on for another two seasons, at which point..." June 18

  • Ovechkin winning Stanley Cup can motivate Maple Leafs, Babcock says

    NHL.com "The Toronto Maple Leafs should draw some motivation from Alex Ovechkin finally breaking through and winning the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals, Toronto coach Mike Babcock said. "They were able to watch Washington do it at their own level, and see a 32-year-old guy like..." June 18

  • Trotz resigns as Capitals head coach

    ESPN "Barry Trotz, who lead the Washington Capitals to their first Stanley Cup, as resigned. "After careful consideration and consultation with my family, I am officially announcing my resignation as Head Coach of the Washington Capitals," Trotz said in a statement..." June 18

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