• 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

  • San Jose Sharks' keys heading into '18 offseason

    Yardbarker "Rather than make a lot of changes following a first-round exit at the hands of the Oilers in 2017, the Sharks opted to bring the majority of the team back for another run. That trust was rewarded as San Jose, bolstered by the addition of Evander Kane at the trade deadline, made it to the second..." June 16

  • Shane Doan on Max Domi: ‘He’s really close to reaching his potential’

    Sportsnet "Meet Max Domi. We mean the real Max Domi. He’s not just the guy who you’ve been watching on YouTube; not just the guy whose statistics may have underwhelmed you when you frantically searched for something that might tell you the Montreal Canadiens made a wise decision in..." June 16

  • Cheap Domi extension makes Galchenyuk trade easier for Habs to defend

    Pro Hockey Talk "If Hockey Twitter felt like too much of an “echo chamber” after the Arizona Coyotes landed Alex Galchenyuk from the Montreal Canadiens in a trade for Max Domi, consider that PHT readers also heartily believe that Arizona got the best end of the deal. As of this writing, it..." June 16

  • Smaller defensemen likely to be big names in NHL Draft

    NHL.com "Gone are the days when undersized defensemen were considered lucky to be selected in the first round of the NHL Draft. NHL scouts and general managers no longer are hesitant to choose faster, more elusive players along the blue line over bigger, more physically imposing..." June 16

  • Blues GM confirms interest in Kovalchuk

    The Score "The St. Louis Blues could be looking to add another lethal Russian scorer to their lineup. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong confirmed Friday the team is interested in highly sought-after winger Ilya Kovalchuk. "There's nothing planned yet on a visit but we..." June 16

  • Sheldon Keefe expects to be back behind Marlies bench next season

    Sportsnet "Given how prominently Sheldon Keefe’s name has been mentioned in the NHL coaching carousel of late, it seemed natural to assume he’d be jetting off for greener pastures now that he’s helped the Toronto Marlies win the Calder Cup. Not so. In fact, the..." June 16

  • Blues goalie Carter Hutton may explore other free agent options

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With NHL free agency just around the corner, the Blues continue to have discussions with goalie Carter Hutton about a new contract. But it remains clear that Hutton wants to see what's out there as an unrestricted free agent. "Yeah, I don't blame him," general..." June 16

  • What Max Domi brings to Canadiens over Alex Galchenyuk

    Sportsnet "Late on Friday night the Montreal Canadiens announced that they had completed a trade with the Arizona Coyotes, sending Alex Galchenyuk alone to the desert (literally this time) in exchange for Max Domi. On the face of that deal, it looks to be a substantial fleecing in..." June 16

  • Bergevin views Domi as a winger, praises intangibles

    The Score "Marc Bergevin can't quite put his finger on it, but there are qualities to Max Domi's game that he prefers to Alex Galchenyuk's. Domi, the newest member of the Montreal Canadiens, was acquired Friday in a deal that saw the Habs part with the former third-overall pick..." June 16

  • Montreal Canadiens agree to terms on two-year contract with forward Max Domi

    Montreal Gazette "The Montreal Canadiens agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Max Domi on Saturday. Domi was acquired on Friday from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Alex Galchenyuk. The contract has an average annual value of US$3.15 million, the Canadiens said in a..." June 16

  • Chayka: Coyotes envision Galchenyuk lining up at center

    The Score "Almost one year ago, the Arizona Coyotes pulled off a draft-day blockbuster, acquiring Derek Stepan from the New York Rangers in hopes of rectifying the franchise's longtime weakness at center. Less than 12 months later, the Desert Dogs struck another major move, landing Alex..." June 16

  • It’s too premature to gauge winner of Galchenyuk-Domi trade

    Sportsnet "Once the shock wears off, they’ll understand. I’m referring to the Montreal Canadiens fans who are currently losing their minds on every social network over the news that dropped just after 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday night — that general manager Marc Bergevin traded..." June 16

  • Kotkaniemi could be top-five pick at 2018 NHL Draft

    NHL.com "Jesperi Kotkaniemi is getting a lot of attention leading up to the 2018 NHL Draft, and has the potential to be a top-five pick. The center, who turns 18 on July 6, is No. 6 in NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of European skaters eligible for the draft at American Airlines..." June 16

  • Blackhawks thinking outside the box (and salary cap) in free agency

    Sporting News "Having missed the playoffs for the first time in a decade, the once-dominant Blackhawks could be poised to make a major move this summer.  The Athletic's Craig Custance cited a source speculating the Blackhawks are looking “to add something significant.” He..." June 16

  • Kovalchuk getting interest from Blues

    NHL.com "The St. Louis Blues have expressed interest in free agent forward Ilya Kovalchuk, general manager Doug Armstrong told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday. "Always looking to improve our team," Armstrong told the newspaper. "We're like all teams. [Kovalchuk] is 35..." June 16

  • Canadiens acquire Domi from Coyotes for Galchenyuk

    TSN "The Montreal Canadiens have acquired Max Domi from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk. The 23-year old Domi was drafted in the first round (No. 12 overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes. Domi has posted three solid seasons with the Coyotes so far,..." June 15

  • Hoffman, fiancée deny harassing the Karlssons

    Ottawa Citizen "Mike Hoffman and Monika Caryk wanted to clear the air Friday. They both deny that either of them had anything to do with the cyberbullying of Melinda Karlsson, wife of Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson. Speaking in an exclusive interview from their home in Kitchener on..." June 15

  • Bruins hope to jump into first round at NHL Draft

    NHL.com "The Boston Bruins advanced to the Eastern Conference Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2018, following a regular season that saw them put up 112 points, the second-most in the Eastern Conference. It was a surprising showing for a team that was expected to be a bubble playoff team, but..." June 15

  • Capitals Have Not Made Contract Offer To Barry Trotz

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Washington Capitals, defending Stanley Cup champions, would like to bring back the man who led them to the promised land, head coach Barry Trotz. Trotz was in the final year of his contract and will be a free agent along with the players when the new league year begins. It is..." June 15

  • Boston Bruins Getting Interest In David Krejci

    98.5 The Sports Hub "David Krejci has rarely been mentioned as part of actual trade rumors over the course of his career. He's simultaneously been a lightning rod for many who have longed to see the Bruins move on from him as his tenure has progressed. Well, it sounds like those who want Krejci gone..." June 15

  • Calgary Flames unlikely to trade up for picks

    Yardbarker "Don’t expect the Calgary Flames to make a selection in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft next Friday and probably don’t expect to see them make a pick too early on Saturday either. The Flames currently sit with just three picks in the 2018 Draft: a fourth-rounder,..." June 15

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