• Trotz confident Tavares negotiations will go smoothly

    The Score "Barry Trotz appears confident he'll begin his first season as head coach of the New York Islanders with their franchise player leading the attack. Asked about the John Tavares situation on a conference call, Trotz said he had a "great conversation" with the All-Star and..." June 21

  • NHL salary cap will be $79.5 million next season

    NHL.com "The NHL salary cap for the 2018-19 season will be $79.5 million, the League and the NHL Players' Association said Thursday. The salary cap for the 2017-18 season was $75 million, up from $73 million in 2016-17. The lower limit for next season is $58.8 million and the..." June 21

  • Sabres parting ways with Robin Lehner

    wkbw.com "It appears Robin Lehner's tenure with the Buffalo Sabres has come to an end. According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, the Sabres aren't expected to resign the restricted free agent goaltender this summer. Lehner will now become an unrestricted free agent.  Lehner, 26, won 14..." June 21

  • Coyotes may consider trading for Phil Kessel

    Yardbarker "Part of Josh Yohe’s latest piece for The Athletic (subscription required) touched on the fact that Phil Kessel would be willing to play for the Arizona Coyotes due to his solid relationship with head coach Rick Tocchet. The problem, according to Yohe, was that the Coyotes are..." June 21

  • Chiarelli expects Lucic to be back - and better

    The Score "Milan Lucic - and his massive contract - may be staying put, Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli told reporters on Thursday. Lucic, who posted just 34 points in 82 games this past season, has been the subject of trade rumours, in large part due to an albatross contract..." June 21

  • Contract Offers Submitted To Ilya Kovalchuk

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Ilya Kovalchuk can’t officially sign a contract until July 1st, but as Darren Dreger of TSN reports offers have already been submitted to his camp. Dreger believes the Los Angeles Kings are one of the team who have sent an offer, while the Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks and Vegas Golden..." June 21

  • "No question about it:" Edmonton Oilers top pick definitely in play for right NHL d-man

    Oilers Nation "The Oilers have the 10th pick in Friday’s draft. We know GM Peter Chiarelli is open to trading the pick to acquire a right-shot, puck-moving defender, but what about moving up a few spots, or possibly moving down to acquire more draft picks? What would it cost? There..." June 21

  • Elias Lindholm Generating Interest For Carolina Hurricanes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though most eyes are on Jeff Skinner and Justin Faulk, the player generating the most interest in Carolina is Elias Lindholm according to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic (subscription required). LeBrun qualifies the trade speculation by saying the Hurricanes’ first priority is to re-sign..." June 21

  • Sens GM on trading Hoffman: 'Our dressing room was broken'

    The Score "Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion traded away forward Mike Hoffman for the sake of his team, he told reporters Thursday. "Trading Mike Hoffman was something we needed to do, our dressing room was broken" Dorion said, per TSN. "We have to have a dressing room..." June 21

  • Carolina Hurricanes might be busy this weekend

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Carolina Hurricanes could look a whole lot more different in the coming days than they do right now. The ‘Canes, who own the second overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, are apparently open for business. They have a new head coach in Rod Brind’Amour, a new general..." June 21

  • PK Subban named cover athlete for NHL 19 video game

    Larry Brown Sports "PK Subban will grace the cover of the latest edition of EA Sports’ popular hockey video game. It was revealed during this year’s NHL Awards on Wednesday that the Nashville Predators defenseman received the nod to appear on the cover of NHL 19. Subban took the..." June 21

  • Islanders, Trotz closing in on contract

    The Score "The New York Islanders and Barry Trotz are closing in on an agreement that would make him the team's new head coach, sources told TSN's Darren Dreger early Thursday afternoon. The deal is believed to be for five years with an annual average of at least $4 million, according to..." June 21

  • Ovechkin on Trotz leaving Capitals: ‘It’s sad but it’s business’

    Sportsnet "Alex Ovechkin says he was surprised by Barry Trotz’s decision to resign as head coach of the Washington Capitals but he’s grateful for their time spent together. “It’s hard when it happened right away, you know?” Ovechkin said in an interview with..." June 21

  • Edmonton Oilers To Buy Out Eric Gryba

    Pro Hockey Rumors "We have our first buyout of the offseason, as the Edmonton Oilers have placed Eric Gryba on waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract. Gryba has just one year remaining on his deal worth $900K, meaning the Oilers will incur a cap charge of just $300K for each of the next two..." June 21

  • Is Canada losing its grip on NHL draft dominance?

    The Score "There are two certainties heading into the NHL draft Friday night in Dallas. The first is that Swedish defenceman Rasmus Dahlin will be selected first overall. The second is that a Canadian-born player likely won’t hear his name called until at least the fifth overall selection...." June 21

  • Hall honored to become first Devils player to win Hart Trophy

    NHL.com "Taylor Hall didn't think of himself as a Hart Trophy candidate until the fans at Prudential Center started chanting "MVP" in his direction in the second half of the season. "I just kept trying to play and I thought if we made the [Stanley Cup Playoffs], maybe..." June 21

  • Connor McDavid 'shocked' to win Ted Lindsay Award

    Toronto Sun "The players have spoken. Snubbed by the media in the voting for the Hart Trophy, Connor McDavid earned the respect of his peers as the winner of the Ted Lindsay Award as the “most outstanding player” at the NHL Awards on Wednesday night. It made sense. And yet,..." June 21

  • Predators' Pekka Rinne wins first Vezina Trophy as NHL's best goalie

    Tennessean "It's only fitting that Pekka Rinne is the Predators' first recipient of a major individual award.  Rinne, the franchise pillar, won the Vezina Trophy on Wednesday, recognized as the NHL’s best goaltender in his fourth time as a finalist. Predators..." June 21

  • Lightning’s Victor Hedman wins NHL’s Norris Trophy

    Tampa Bay Times "Victor Hedman, a relentless part of the Lightning's push to the Eastern Conference final last season, was honored Wednesday night with the Norris Trophy, given to the NHL's top defenseman. "To the Lightning organization, Mr. Jeff Vinik, Steve Yzerman and the coaching..." June 21

  • Gerard Gallant Wins 2018 Jack Adams Award

    Bleacher Report "Vegas Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant was recognized for his team's history-making season Wednesday, as he was named the winner of the Jack Adams Award. Gallant beat out Jared Bednar of the Colorado Avalanche and Bruce Cassidy of the Boston Bruins to secure the award..." June 21

  • NHL Announces 2017-18 All-Rookie Team

    Hockey Fights "The National Hockey League announced today the 2017-18 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League’s top rookie: forwards Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders, Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks and Clayton Keller..." June 21

  • Kopitar wins his second Selke Trophy; Quick presented Jennings Trophy

    LA Kings Insider "For the second time in his career, Anze Kopitar has been deemed Selke smooth. The 2016 Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy winner, Kopitar once again claimed the trophy presented annually to the forward “who best excels in the defensive aspects of the..." June 21

  • Kristers Gudlevskis Signs In KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Islanders have several free agent goaltenders this summer, and now one of them has left the North American ranks completely. Kristers Gudlevskis has signed with Dinamo Riga of the KHL, returning to the organization he played for as a junior. Gudlevskis, 25, was acquired..." June 21

  • Islanders’ Mathew Barzal is NHL Rookie of the Year

    Newsday "Mathew Barzal ran away with the NHL rookie scoring race last season. And on Wednesday, the Islanders center was revealed as the runaway winner of the Calder Trophy as the league’s rookie of the year at the NHL Awards Show at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las..." June 21

  • William Karlsson wins Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

    The Score "Vegas Golden Knights forward William Karlsson claimed the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy on Wednesday, which is presented to the player voted to have "exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." It was a..." June 21

  • NHL Announces 2017-18 First and Second All-Star Teams

    Hockey Fights "NHL MVP Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils, voted to his first career berth on the First All-Star Team, heads the list of players on the 2017-18 National Hockey League postseason All-Star Teams. Hall, who received the Hart Trophy as the League’s most valuable player at the 2018 NHL..." June 21

  • Henrik and Daniel Sedin become first brothers to share NHL's King Clancy Trophy

    The Province "Henrik and Daniel Sedin retired from the NHL months ago, and yet they’re still winning awards and making history. The dynamic duo did both on Wednesday at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas, becoming the first ever joint winners of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. The award..." June 21

  • Vegas' George McPhee named top general manager

    The Record "George McPhee has been named the NHL's general manager of the year in the fourth trophy given to the Vegas Golden Knights at the NHL Awards. Exactly one year after his remarkable performance in the expansion draft, McPhee was a no-brainer choice for the award after his masterful..." June 21

  • Devils’ Brian Boyle receives Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brian Boyle of the New Jersey Devils is the recipient of the 2018 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy The award is given to the player “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” The Professional Hockey Writers’..." June 21

  • Engelland of Golden Knights wins Messier Award for NHL leadership

    NHL.com "Deryk Engelland of the Vegas Golden Knights won the Mark Messier Leadership award, presented to the NHL player who exemplifies great leadership qualities on and off the ice and who plays a leading role in his community growing the game of hockey, at the 2018 NHL Awards presented by Hulu at the..." June 21

  • Bettman insists 'no issue' with Senators' future in Ottawa amid turmoil

    The Score "Gary Bettman insists he isn't worried about the fate of the Ottawa Senators amid a pair of ongoing scandals involving the franchise. "There's always going to be some issue somewhere that has to be dealt with," the NHL commissioner told reporters,..." June 20

  • 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