• 3 Potential Landing Spots for Zdeno Chara

    The Hockey Writers "Zdeno Chara has not decided on whether or not he will be playing during the 2022-23 season. His agent, Matt Keator, told Matt Porter of the Boston Globe earlier this summer that the veteran would announce his decision this September (from ‘How former Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is..." August 10

  • Buying or Selling the 5 Biggest Gambles of 2022 NHL Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The weeks between the end of the Stanley Cup playoffs and Aug. 1 tend to see a considerable amount of activity in the trade and free-agent markets. General managers use that period to address their roster needs for the coming season. In most cases, the GMs are gambling that their..." August 10

  • Islanders Can Sign Nazem Kadri & Trade for Top Winger

    The Hockey Writers "The New York Islanders’ offseason is at a standstill, at least from where we sit. There are a number of unsubstantiated rumors and speculation we needn’t discuss here to go along with complete radio silence from general manager Lou Lamoriello. As we continue to..." August 10

  • Top 5 NHL free agents who still don’t have a contract

    Sportsnaut "With the summer winding down and hockey season gearing up again, there are still many players who don’t have a jersey to suit up in next season. Some are shocking, with speculation lasting all season long, and others (like Phil Kessel) could potentially be toying with retirement...." August 10

  • Oilers Need Both Phill Kessel & P.K. Subban to Be Serious Cup Contenders

    The Hockey Writers "The Edmonton Oilers are on the verge of something special. Led by their dynamic duo of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, the Oilers are ready to take the next step in their quest for the Stanley Cup. However the Oilers are still missing something. Championship teams have the perfect..." August 10

  • Detroit Red Wings sign Jake Walman to one-year contract

    Daily Faceoff "The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Jake Walman to a one-year, $1.05 million contract. Walman was a restricted free agent after finishing a two-year contract with a $725,000 cap hit, a deal he originally signed with the St. Louis Blues. He had an arbitration hearing scheduled..." August 10

  • Oilers’ GM Reveals Where 2 Prospects Will Play in 2022-23

    The Hockey Writers "Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland joined Bob Stauffer on Oilers Now to talk about various things going on in the organization. The focus here though will be on two prospects, Philip Broberg and Dylan Holloway, and where they will be playing in 2022-23. I will break down..." August 10

  • New Jersey Devils Sign Fabian Zetterlund

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils have signed restricted free agent forward Fabian Zetterlund to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal carries an NHL salary of $750K, an AHL salary of $125K, and a minor league guarantee of $175K. Zetterlund was not yet eligible for salary..." August 10

  • Canucks’ 5 Burning Questions Heading Into 2022-23 Season

    The Hockey Writers "Since the opening day of free agency when the Vancouver Canucks signed Ilya Mikheyev, Curtis Lazar and Dakota Joshua, the news wheel has ground to a halt. Beyond watching Jonathan Lekkerimaki, Joni Jurmo and Jacob Truscott represent their countries in Edmonton at the 2022 World Juniors,..." August 10

  • Börje Salming announces he has ALS

    Pension Plan Puppets "Börje Salming announced he has been diagnosed with ALS in a statement shared by the Maple Leafs. The statement reads: I have received news that has shaken my family and me. The signs that indicated that something was wrong in my body turned out to be the..." August 10

  • Chicago Blackhawks Sign Kevin Korchinski

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Chicago Blackhawks made big moves to acquire the seventh-overall pick in this year’s draft and used it on super-talented WHL defenseman Kevin Korchinski. Today, they’ve officially added him to the organization, signing the young Korchinski to a three-year, entry-level..." August 10

  • Nathan MacKinnon Seeking To Be NHL’s Highest-Paid Player

    Colorado Hockey Now "Nathan MacKinnon still has one year left on his contract, with a $6.3 million salary cap hit to the Colorado Avalanche – making him one of the biggest bargains in pro sports right now. But to retain the services of MacKinnon on his next contract is going to cost a LOT more. But..." August 09

  • The Top 5 Worst Decisions from the 2021-22 NHL Season

    Bleacher Report "When looking back on past seasons, it's always easy to pick out the high points and shrewd moves and reminisce about the fun and excitement that played out. All of that is especially true for Colorado Avalanche fans right now. However, not every team is the Avalanche. Looking back..." August 09

  • Is the NHL rigged in favor of your team or against it? A 32-team investigation

    The Athletic "Admit it: You think the NHL is rigged against your team. The referees. The head office. The department of player safety. The schedule-maker and the TV guys and the union and the arbitrators and even the marketing department. You know for a fact that at least a few of them,..." August 09

  • Hurricanes re-sign Martin Necas to 2-year contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Per a team release, the Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed forward Martin Necas to a two-year contract worth $6MM, or $3MM per season. Necas will earn $2.5MM in 2022-23 and $3.5MM in 2023-24. Speaking on the transaction, Hurricanes general manager Don..." August 09

  • 7 Maple Leafs Questions That Must Soon Be Answered

    The Hockey Writers "In this post, I’ll take a look at six questions that remain to be answered by the Toronto Maple Leafs as they work to build a roster for the 2022-23 regular season.   Question One: Will Losing Jack Campbell and Ilya Mikheyev Prove..." August 09

  • Hockey Canada appoints Andrea Skinner interim chair

    The Score "Hockey Canada named Andrea Skinner interim chair of its board of directors Tuesday. Skinner takes over for Michael Brind'Amour, who stepped down Saturday. She'll preside until the end of the current board's term in November. Skinner joined the board in November..." August 09

  • How does NHL arbitration work? What to know about the process that almost never happens

    The Athletic "Every summer, the list of NHL restricted free agents (or in fewer cases, NHL teams) to file for salary arbitration is announced. And weeks later, it’s usually announced that the player and team have come to a contract agreement ahead of that scheduled arbitration..." August 09

  • Chris Drury reveals why Jacob Trouba is deserving of Rangers captaincy

    Clutch Points "The New York Rangers have a new captain in the form of Jacob Trouba. The defenseman is now the 28th ever in the history of the Original Six franchise to be named captain, and while not a few hockey fans have been caught by surprise by the news of Trouba’s captaincy, Rangers general..." August 09

  • Claims against Oilers owner Daryl Katz withdrawn

    Sportsnet "Claims Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz had an inappropriate relationship with a former ballerina were withdrawn because she was not a minor during her alleged interaction with him. The California driver’s licence of Sage Nicole Humphries, sent to Sportsnet and..." August 09

  • Golden Knights re-up Nicolas Roy on 5-year pact

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights re-signed forward Nicolas Roy to a five-year contract with an average annual value of $3 million. Roy was a restricted free agent coming off a two-year deal with a cap hit of $750,000. " August 09

  • Coyotes re-sign Lawson Crouse to five-year contract with $4.3 million cap hit

    Daily Faceoff "The Arizona Coyotes have re-signed winger Lawson Crouse to a five-year contract with a $4.3 million cap hit. “We are very pleased to sign Lawson to a long-term contract,” said Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong in a statement on the signing. “He is a big, strong,..." August 09

  • Red Wings, Jake Walman File Arbitration Figures

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With their hearing set for Thursday, the Detroit Red Wings and Jake Walman have filed arbitration figures. The team is looking for a two-way deal that would pay Walman $775K in the NHL and $225K in the AHL, while Walman has filed for $1.7MM, according to Elliotte Friedman of..." August 09

  • Jacob Trouba to be next Rangers captain

    Blue Seat Blogs "Per Kevin Weekes, in a way that only Weekes can break news, Jacob Trouba is the next Rangers captain. Trouba was rumored to be the next Rangers captain this offseason, when those plans were apparently nixed last second.  " August 09

  • World Junior Hockey Championship Odds

    Covers.com "In what is a Boxing Day tradition for most has now become an August treat after the World Junior tournament was forced to finish without a winner, as several outbreaks of COVID-19 ruined it for both the fans and players. With that said, teams will once again meet back in Edmonton,..." August 08

  • Boston Bruins Re-Sign David Krejci

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s not just Patrice Bergeron who is returning today. The Boston Bruins have also officially announced a new contract for David Krejci, bringing him back from overseas for another go-round with the club. The veteran forward has signed a one-year, $1MM contract..." August 08

  • Bruins Sign Patrice Bergeron To One-Year Contract

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, August 8, that the team has signed forward Patrice Bergeron to a one-year contract through the 2022-23 season worth $2.5 million, plus an additional $2.5 million in performance-based incentives...." August 08

  • Dave Lowry joining Seattle as assistant coach

    Illegal Curve "It will be back to the west coast for former Jets interim/assistant coach Dave Lowry who wasn’t brought back to Winnipeg following the conclusion of the 2021-22 season. It was announced today that he is joining the Kraken as an assistant coach as part of head coach Dave..." August 08

  • Boston Bruins Avoid Arbitration With Pavel Zacha

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci now officially signed, the Boston Bruins are almost complete for the 2022-23 season. Pavel Zacha sits as the team’s only unsigned restricted free agent, with an arbitration date set for Thursday. It appears as though..." August 08

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Hire Greg Pateryn, Chris Butler

    SI "Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ron Hextall has had a busy summer addressing the organization's on-ice needs but is still making changes to the organization. The Penguins have added three more people to the hockey operations staff, hiring Chris Butler, Greg Patryn, and Garrett..." August 08

  • 3 Canucks Prospects to Watch at Rescheduled 2022 WJC

    The Hockey Writers "When the 2022 World Junior Championship (WJC) was taking place in December, Vancouver Canucks fans didn’t have any reason to watch the festivities. Now, seven months later, they have three: Jonathan Lekkerimäki, the Canucks’ first-round selection at the 2022 Draft and two..." August 08

  • Royals, Philadelphia Flyers Announce Affiliation Extension

    Our Sports Central "The Reading Royals and the Philadelphia Flyers announced a multi-year affiliation agreement that will see Reading continue to serve as the ECHL affiliate of the Flyers. The affiliation agreement runs through the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons and includes an option for a third..." August 08

  • Blackhawks Should Target These 4 Dallas Stars in Patrick Kane Trade

    The Hockey Writers "Recently, NHL insider David Pagnotta reported that the Dallas Stars have expressed interest in Chicago Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane. At the time of this writing, the Stars still need to re-sign top restricted free agents (RFA) Jason Robertson and Jake Oettinger, so it would be..." August 07

  • Comparing The Johnny Gaudreau, Jonathan Huberdeau, And Matthew Tkachuk Contracts

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The 2022 offseason has been a particularly memorable one thus far and is still not over. When we think back to this offseason years from now, the likely storyline that will be remembered most will be the major contracts and superstar shuffling that primarily involved the Calgary Flames. In a..." August 07

  • Canada adds Ethan Del Mastro for WJC; Daemon Hunt ruled out

    TSN "Canada has added defenceman Ethan Del Mastro to its 25-player roster for the upcoming 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton, the team announced Sunday.  The 19-year-old Freelton, Ont., native recently completed his third season with the Ontario Hockey League's..." August 07

  • Grading 11 Long-Term NHL Contracts Signed This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The NHL offseason is in full swing, and when we look back on the summer of 2022, we'll likely look at this as the summer of the long-term contract. In recent years, we've seen teams shy away from free agent megadeals because it's not always smart business. A seven-year..." August 07

  • Winnipeg Jets Sign Mason Appleton, Avoid Arbitration

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Winnipeg Jets have avoided an arbitration hearing with forward Mason Appleton. He’s signed a three-year deal with the Jets worth a cap hit of $2.167MM. He’ll be paid $2MM in 2022-23 and receive $2.25MM in the following two..." August 07

  • 10 Reasons Why the Oilers Are Stanley Cup Contenders

    The Hockey Writers "Fans of the Edmonton Oilers can’t wait for the season to get started. After their best playoff run since 2006 followed by a successful and efficient offseason, optimism is riding high in the Alberta capital. And why not? Oilers general manager (GM) Ken Holland along with assistant..." August 07

  • Logan Cooley hoping to play for Coyotes after first college season

    NHL.com "Logan Cooley said he can't wait to play for the United States at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton from Aug. 9-20, the start of a season that will continue at the University of Minnesota and could conclude with the Arizona Coyotes. "I feel really..." August 07

  • Michael Brind'Amour stepping down as chair of Hockey Canada Board of Directors

    The Score "Michael Brind'Amour is stepping down effective immediately as the chair of Hockey Canada's board of directors. Brind'Amour's term was set to expire in November. He issued a statement explaining the reasons for his resignation. I have listened carefully and..." August 06

  • Vladimir Tarasenko trade rumors persist

    The Hockey News "Two months ago, St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong seemed to put to rest any lingering worries about Vladimir Tarasenko returning with the club in 2022-23. “I'm not concerned about Vladi for next year at all,” he said at the time. Despite Armstrong's..." August 06

  • Oilers Still Hoping To Add Extra Depth

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It has been a busy offseason for the Oilers.  Jack Campbell is their new starting goalie while they parted ways with Duncan Keith (retirement) and Zack Kassian (trade).  They were able to re-sign Evander Kane, got new deals done with RFAs Jesse..." August 06

  • 3 Bruins Regression Candidates in 2022-23

    The Hockey Writers "The Boston Bruins won 51 games in the 2021-22 season and finished as one of eight Eastern Conference teams that collected over 100 points to punch their playoff ticket. The 51 wins were a bit of a surprise considering that they hovered around .500 through the Christmas COVID-19..." August 06

  • Coyotes, Lawson Crouse Exchange Arbitration Figures

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With their scheduled arbitration hearing now 48 hours away, the Coyotes and winger Lawson Crouse have exchanged their requested awards.  The gap, as it almost always is, is sizable, as Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that Arizona has submitted a $2.5MM figure and..." August 06

  • Blues Should Extend Ryan O’Reilly Soon

    The Hockey Writers "The St. Louis Blues have two major unrestricted free agents looming after the 2022-23 season. Ryan O’Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko will have their $7.5 million salary cap hits off the books once the season ends. They’ve already extended Robert Thomas for eight..." August 06

  • Oilers sign Tyler Benson to one-year, two-way contract with $750,000 AAV

    Oilers Nation "This morning, the Edmonton Oilers announced via their social media channels that the team has re-signed Tyler Benson to a one-year, two-way contract that carries a $750,000 AAV. Since being selected with the 32nd overall pick at the 2016 Entry Draft, Tyler Benson has grinded his way..." August 06

  • Rangers Linked To Jimmy Vesey

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Jimmy Vesey spent the first three seasons of his career as a member of the Rangers before bouncing around in recent years.  However, it appears a return to New York is on the horizon as Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports that the unrestricted free agent is expected to..." August 06

  • What it’s like to be a free agent waiting for a deal in August

    Daily Faceoff "How does it feel for a professional hockey player to be midway through the off-season and not have a contract? Terrible, that’s how. It happened several times during my career. And while each instance was different, the feelings were the same. Nervousness. Dread...." August 06

  • 2022 World Junior Championship Players to Watch

    The Hockey Writers "The World Junior Championship is among the most exciting events of the season. Like the Olympics and the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the annual tournament pits the world’s best players against each other in a battle of national pride and personal glory. The fact that they’re junior-aged..." August 06

  • Hurricanes Re-Sign Maxime Lajoie

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Hurricanes have reached an agreement with their final arbitration-eligible player as Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that they’ve signed defenseman Maxime Lajoie to a one-year, two-way deal.  The contract will pay $750K in the NHL, $125K in the AHL, and has..." August 06