• 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

  • Domi calls joining Canadiens 'huge honor' after trade

    NHL.com "Max Domi couldn't be happier about being a member of the Montreal Canadiens. The 23-year-old forward praised his new team and its fans Saturday, the day after being traded by the Arizona Coyotes for forward Alex Galchenyuk. "The fans in that rink (Bell Centre) and..." June 18

  • Bode Wilde Will Not Attend Michigan In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "A top prospect expected to go in the first round of the NHL draft has decided to change his plans for the future, as Bode Wilde will no longer attend the University of Michigan in the fall. That’s according to Bob McKenzie of TSN, who reports that Wilde will instead decide where to play..." June 18

  • Ryane Clowe to join ECHL’s Newfoundland Growlers as head coach

    The Telegram "The Newfoundland Growlers have yet to hit the ice, but already the ECHL expansion team has gained some star power. Sources tell The Telegram retired NHLer Ryane Clowe is set to become the first coach of the Growlers, who will begin play in the ECHL in October. Clowe, who was..." June 18

  • Flames legend Hakan Loob named team's head European pro scout

    The Score "The Calgary Flames hired Hakan Loob as the team's head European pro scout, the team announced Monday. Loob is one of the best players in Flames history, and one of the best Europeans to ever lace 'em up. He recorded 429 points in 450 NHL games - all with Calgary - including a..." June 18

  • Group trying to bring NHL franchise to Seattle hires former Coyotes coach Dave Tippett

    Seattle Times "Dave Tippett once stepped in to replace Wayne Gretzky. He played alongside and remains good friends with Mario Lemieux. And while Tippett isn’t a similar household name for casual sports fans locally, anybody in hockey knows who he is and has been curious about where the onetime..." June 18

  • Lightning Sign Eddie Pasquale to One-Year Contract Extension

    Hockey Fights "The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed goaltender Eddie Pasquale to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Pasquale, 27, appeared in 31 American Hockey League games last season, splitting the season..." June 18

  • Don Sweeney's time to strengthen Bruins is now

    Boston Herald "The most important two-plus weeks in the National Hockey League offseason are upon us. The trade season usually gets kickstarted at the draft, which takes place on Friday and Saturday in Dallas. Then comes the opening of free agency on July 1. By July 2, we could have an idea whether..." June 18

  • Arizona’s Moves Continue To Improve Coyotes Team

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the recent acquisition of Alex Galchenyuk, the Arizona Coyotes are well on their way to taking another step towards building a winning team in the desert. If you add the players Arizona acquired last year at this time, a full year under the belt of coach Rick Tocchet and the continued..." June 17

  • At the NHL draft, Flyers GM Ron Hextall has been at his gunslinger best

    Philly.com "The best part of Ron Hextall’s four-year general manager resume has been his shrewd selections and moves in the NHL draft. By far. Hextall has drafted the way he played goal – with an edge. And with great success. Hextall, assistant general manager..." June 17

  • Rangers' Hayes attracting significant trade interest

    The Score "As the NHL draft draws near and trade talks intensify, the New York Rangers are receiving significant interest in forward Kevin Hayes, sources indicated to Larry Brooks of the New York Post. The 26-year-old Hayes is a restricted free agent fresh off a campaign in which he scored a..." June 17

  • Brady Tkachuk a name to watch heading into NHL Entry Draft

    Yardbarker "One of the most well-known players in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft will be Brady Tkachuk, brother of Matthew Tkachuk, both who are sons of Keith Tkachuk. And while many know his name on sight, the 18-year-old physical and fast-skating wing is one of the most debated players in the draft with..." June 17

  • Can the Cup champion Capitals keep the band together?

    ESPN "Watching the Washington Capitals parade around with the Stanley Cup was Don Fishman's dream. It's what he thought about as a young man watching Rod Langway patrol the ice at the Cap Centre. It's what he pondered as he watched Olaf Kolzig deflect pucks when the franchise made its..." June 17

  • Quinn Hughes’ hockey roots helped prepare him for NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "When the consensus No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft charged into the corner with his mini stick at four years old, Quinn Hughes leveled his younger brother from behind. Jack Hughes’ head smashed into the wall and split open. “The blood was coming down his eyes. I remember..." June 17

  • Foudy aims to be first-round pick at 2018 NHL Draft

    NHL.com "Liam Foudy always believed if he got the right amount of ice time that he would be able to show NHL scouts his talent level. The forward got his chance in the second half of the season with London of the Ontario Hockey League and made the most of it. Foudy, 18, had 40 points..." June 17

  • Rangers Likely To Trade A Center This Offseason

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With many teams in the league looking for center help this offseason and seeing few options on the free agent market, the trade market seems to be the best way to fill that heavily in-demand. Just earlier this week, the Montreal Canadiens traded Alex Galchenyuk, who failed to succeed at the..." June 17

  • Flames probably won’t land first-rounder (or helicopter?) in 2018 NHL Draft

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the Calgary Flames sent a rich package of future assets to the New York Islanders for Travis Hamonic, it seemed like a reasonable risk. Especially for a team with lofty aspirations. Sometimes a failed trade is obvious immediately; other times, hindsight provides clarity. In..." June 17

  • Trouba expecting to receive another salary raise from Jets

    Yardbarker "While the Winnipeg Jets are coming off an exemplary season in which it reached the Western Conference Finals with a young, talented team, now comes the hard part. The team is full of key restricted free agents which could start taking up what was once an ample amount of cap space. The team has..." June 17

  • Jordy Bellerive, Two Others Injured In Fire

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Jordy Bellerive, along with Lethbridge Hurricanes teammates Ryan Vandervlis and Matt Alfaro, were injured last night in a fire that broke out at a bachelor party the three were attending. All three were taken to hospital with one—who Jason Mackey of the..." June 17

  • Maple Leafs GM: 'No definitive decisions' on unrestricted free agents, open to moving up in draft

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While winning a Calder Cup championship historically bodes well for that AHL head coach, so far it doesn’t look like it will help Toronto Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe with getting an NHL gig. Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reports that no NHL team has requested permission..." June 16

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