• Poehling, Suzuki turn heads in first scrimmage at Canadiens camp

    Sportsnet "It was just your average Sunday-afternoon intra-squad scrimmage, except with more than 15,000 screaming fans in attendance and some players treating it like a Stanley Cup Playoff game. Welcome to Montreal, Ben Chiarot. “I’ve never seen anything like..." September 15

  • Holmstrom takes the ice for first time in training camp

    The Sports Daily "EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — Islanders 2019 first-round pick Simon Holmstrom participated in his first practice on Sunday, after missing the first two days of training camp and all of last week’s rookie camp. Holmstrom had been listed as day-to-day by the team due to soreness..." September 15

  • Mitch Marner says contract negotiations were hard on him, his family

    The Score "Mitch Marner can breathe a deep sigh of relief. The longstanding public contract negotiation between the star forward and Toronto Maple Leafs is now over after the two sides agreed on a six-year, $65.36-million deal Thursday. After it was all said and done,..." September 15

  • Report: Charlie McAvoy signs deal with Bruins

    TSN "According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, Charlie McAvoy and the Boston Bruins have agreed to terms on a three-year deal with a $4.9 million AAV.  Won’t be too surprised if RFA D Charlie McAvoy reports to..." September 15

  • Babcock thinks Hyman, Dermott will miss nearly 1st month of season

    The Score "Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock told reporters he believes forward Zach Hyman will miss 14-to-15 games to start the season after offseason knee surgery, according to TSN. Babcock also added that he thinks Travis Dermott will miss 12-to-14..." September 15

  • Kyle Dubas laments 'mistakes' but glad Mitch Marner deal done

    Toronto Sun "Kyle Dubas found the task of signing the top three restricted free agents on the Maple Leafs was like herding cats — with all the scratch marks to prove it. “I don’t know that we’ll ever be in that situation again,” Dubas said Saturday as Mitch Marner..." September 15

  • Ducks GM Bob Murray rips Ondrej Kase trade rumors

    Orange County Register "When Ondrej Kase and the Ducks returned to Great Park Ice for the second day of training camp Saturday, he ditched the yellow non-contact jersey he wore Friday. He donned a white jersey with his familiar No. 25 on the back and formed a line with Adam Henrique and Max Comtois. Another..." September 15

  • Connor McDavid is fine after going down in practice

    Edmonton Sun "Connor McDavid took a tumble at the Saturday afternoon practice but while the fans at the open practice at Rogers Place held their breath, there was no harm. He brushed himself off on a back-checking drill when Joe Gambardella got tangled up with Zack Kassian and the Edmonton..." September 15

  • Fantasy: 4 goalies who could become studs

    The Score "Among all the positions in hockey, there's no question goaltenders take the longest to realize their potential. With so much uncertainty in the crease, it can be tricky to land two proven netminders come fantasy draft day. Sometimes an increase in opportunity or a change of..." September 15

  • Wild Sign Jared Spurgeon To A Seven-Year Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon hadn’t hidden his desire to sign a long-term extension with the team but talks didn’t appear to be progressing under former GM Paul Fenton.  With new GM Bill Guerin in the fold, the two sides were able to agree to a deal as the..." September 14

  • Canadiens among teams interested in Stars’ Julius Honka

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens are among the teams interested in a trade for Dallas Stars defenceman Julius Honka, according to Sportsnet’s Eric Engels. As per Engels, the “belief” is the Canadiens would prefer a player-for-player trade rather than a..." September 14

  • NHLPA’s Decision To Re-Open CBA Will Be Announced Monday

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After the NHL announced that they have formally declined using their opt-out clause to re-0pen the current CBA early, the NHLPA has until Sept. 15th to make their decision on whether they want to opt-out of the current agreement after the 2019-20 season. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman..." September 14

  • Taylor Hall fine if contract talks with Devils extend into regular season

    NHL.com " Taylor Hall said he is fine if contract talks with the New Jersey Devils extend through training camp and into the regular season. "I think, to be honest, it seems like both sides are OK with going into camp and into the season without a new contract," Hall said..." September 14

  • NHL to suspend Capitals’ Kuznetsov three games for positive cocaine test

    Washington Post "Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov will be suspended to start the NHL regular season for conduct detrimental to the league, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. The suspension is not expected to exceed three games and will be announced by the league..." September 14

  • Travis Konecny absence from camp doesn't sit well with Flyers brass

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Travis Konecny was nowhere to be seen Friday at Flyers Skate Zone as 2019 training camp got underway. And the vibes from his general manager and head coach regarding his absence weren't exactly rosy. "I'm very disappointed that T.K. is not here," Alain..." September 14

  • Blues hope to sign Alex Pietrangelo, Brayden Schenn to contract extension

    NHL.com "Alex Pietrangelo and Brayden Schenn can each become an unrestricted free agent after this season and the St. Louis Blues hope to sign each to a contract extension before it gets to that point. They helped St. Louis defeat the Boston Bruins in seven games to win the..." September 14

  • Could Mitch Marner signing open floodgates for Laine, other star RFAs?

    Pro Hockey Talk "As people anxiously awaited the RFA logjam to finally collapse, the belief was that the dominoes might start to fall whenever Mitch Marner signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs — at least if that impasse would clear up before the season. Somewhat surprisingly, the Maple..." September 14

  • Drew Doughty: 'Since we won the last Cup, it's been shit'

    The Score "Drew Doughty appears to have had enough of the Los Angeles Kings' recent lack of success. "We need to be a winning team this year," the outspoken defenseman told reporters, including the Los Angeles Times' Helene Elliott, on the first day of training..." September 14

  • Several Teams Interested In Ben Hutton

    Yardbarker "While several players are simply struggling to find a team that is interested in them, that doesn’t appear to be the case for defenseman Ben Hutton.  TSN’s Frank Seravalli reports that the blueliner is weighing his options at the moment and mentions the Kings, Wild,..." September 14

  • Evgeni Malkin eager to show he's 'not done' with Penguins

    NHL.com " Evgeni Malkin has something to prove entering his 14th season with the Pittsburgh Penguins. "I want to show everyone I'm not done," the Penguins center said Friday. "I'm excited to show everything." The 33-year-old had 72 points (21..." September 14

  • Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita had the degenerative brain disease CTE, study finds

    Chicago Tribune "Stan Mikita, the Blackhawks legend and Hockey Hall of Famer who died last year at 78, had the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, according to a postmortem study. Dr. Ann McKee, director of the Boston University CTE Center, revealed the findings..." September 14

  • Ducks' Patrick Eaves, Ryan Kesler will miss entirety of 2019-20 season

    Sporting News "Anaheim Ducks executive vice president and general manager Bob Murray announced Friday that forwards Patrick Eaves and Ryan Kesler will miss the entirety of the 2019-20 season. The team made this news public via a tweet as NHL training camps opened for the new..." September 14

  • Patrik Laine,Kyle Connor miss first day of Jets training camp

    NHL.com "Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor remain unsigned restricted free agents and missed the first day of Winnipeg Jets training camp Friday. General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said it's hard to put a time frame on when the forwards will be signed, but forward Blake..." September 14

  • Pressure to perform: Mitch Marner extension signals go time for Leafs

    The Score "Exhale, Leafs Nation; the great standoff has ended. Mitch Marner is a very rich young man and the Toronto Maple Leafs have a long-term commitment from one of the best hockey players on the planet. That’s the stripped-down, unemotional truth of Friday evening’s..." September 14

  • Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Mitch Marner

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Mitch Marner saga is over. The Toronto Maple Leafs have finally signed their star winger, signing Marner to a six-year deal according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.  TSN’s Darren Dreger adds that the AAV will check in at $10.893MM, the seventh-highest..." September 13

  • Flames’ Bennett prepared to roll with punches amid Tkachuk RFA stalemate

    Sportsnet "When training camp opened last year, all talk of Sam Bennett revolved around the bushy beard he showed up with. This fall that honour goes to Johnny Gaudreau. "I certainly hope I didn’t look like that," chuckled Bennett of the Keanu Reeves patch-job no. 13..." September 13

  • Connor McDavid takes part in Oilers first training camp practice

    NHL.com "Connor McDavid took part in the first practice of Edmonton Oilers training camp Friday at Rogers Place. The 22-year-old center is recovering from a torn PCL in his left knee, sustained April 6 in the season finale against the Calgary Flames. "It was fun, it was..." September 13

  • Lightning, Brayden Point 'not remotely close' to ending contract stalemate

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Lightning and restricted free-agent forward Brayden Point are "not remotely close" to agreeing on a new contract, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun. LeBrun added that he's sure a deal will get done, but that there's been..." September 13

  • Blow away the smoke, and Mitch Marner’s choice is simple

    Pension Plan Puppets "Sometime between now and the start of the regular season on October 2, Mitch Marner has a decision to make. It’s a simple one, really, for all the discussion around his contract has made it seem complex and fraught with tension and high emotion. And higher numbers. When..." September 13

  • Canes' Justin Faulk on trade rumours: 'I'm still here'

    TSN "Justin Faulk was on the ice with the Carolina Hurricanes in training camp on Friday for the first time since trade rumours emerged linking him to the Anaheim Ducks. Faulk, who reportedly would only waive his partial no-move clause to join the Ducks if he worked out a contract..." September 13

  • Mike Babcock: Leafs captain decision 'coming up'

    Toronto Star "The Toronto Maple Leafs will finally name a captain, says coach Mike Babcock. “We’ll announce our decision here coming up,” Babcock said after the first day of workouts in training camp. “And end the speculation.”   " September 13

  • Rasmus Ristolainen ready to go for Sabres following offseason trade rumors

    NHL.com "Rasmus Ristolainen said he is ready to get to work following an offseason of uncertainty surrounding his future with the Buffalo Sabres. "I'm really excited, I'm in great shape," Ristolainen said. "I just want to get better and help this team right now go..." September 13

  • Leafs, Mitch Marner have made progress in contract talks

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs and RFA forward Mitch Marner have made “some progress in contract talks,” according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston.   With the usual caveat that nothing..." September 13

  • Winnipeg Jets grant Dustin Byfuglien personal leave of absence

    Sporting News "The Winnipeg Jets have granted defenseman Dustin Byfuglien a personal leave of absence, the team announced Friday just before the start of training camp. Jets coach Paul Maurice told TSN Radio 1290 Winnipeg that there isn't a timetable..." September 13

  • Former Stars first-round pick Julius Honka requests trade

    Dallas Morning News "After much debate and talk about Julius Honka's future, some news was shed on the subject as the Stars begin training camp. On Friday, Stars general manager Jim Nill said that Honka has in fact requested a trade from the organization. "He's asked to get traded,..." September 13

  • Henrik Lundqvist hoping Rangers can take ‘one big step’ forward

    Pro Hockey Talk "The second half of the 2018-19 NHL season took a toll on New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. As the losses piled up, which saw the team finish the season with only five wins in their final 20 games, the 37-year-old netminder had a difficult time dealing with the lack of..." September 13

  • The party's over for Blues. Now they're ready to 'charge back up the hill'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Last season at the NHL Prospects Tournament, Doug Armstrong said he thought the window of opportunity was opening again for the Blues as a Stanley Cup contender. Man, was he right. As for this year? “If we felt (that) last year, and we had success, and we’re..." September 13

  • What to look for from Islanders in Year 2 of Barry Trotz era

    New York Post "Even with all those question marks on the roster at the end of last season’s surprising run to the second round of the playoffs, the Islanders managed to remain almost an identical team. The club was able to re-sign three of their four big pending free agents, locking up captain..." September 13

  • Marc Bergevin on Shea Weber trade: 'We're glad we did it'

    TSN "Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin was asked this week by TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun to name a trade he looks back fondly on and answered without hesitation. "Shea Weber," Bergevin told LeBrun for The Athletic. "Bringing a player of that..." September 13

  • Fredrik Claesson To Attend Carolina Training Camp

    CBS Sports "Fredrik Claesson will attend the Hurricanes' training camp on a professional tryout offer, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports. " September 13

  • Penguins re-sign Marcus Pettersson to one-year deal

    PensBurgh "It was a longer free agency than most expected for Marcus Pettersson, but with training camp about to kick off the Penguins have re-signed their promising young defenseman to a one year deal for 2019-20.  

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  • Blake Wheeler admits chasing Stanley Cup took a toll last season

    TSN "After a huge step forward in 2017-18, the Winnipeg Jets were looked at as one of the favourites to win the Stanley Cup heading into last season. But the Jets put up 15 fewer points in the regular season and were bounced in the first round of the playoffs by the St. Louis Blues. In short, it was..." September 13

  • Tampa Bay Planning To Waive Louis Domingue, Mike Condon

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the Tampa Bay Lightning signed Curtis McElhinney to a two-year, $2.6MM contract at the start of free agency, eyebrows were raised all around the league. The Lightning already had Louis Domingue in the organization and had given him a similar contract just a year prior...." September 13

  • Why Detroit Red Wings are going with four alternate captains again

    Detroit Free Press " The Detroit Red Wings will remain captain-less while their former captain adjusts to his new role. In Steve Yzerman’s first season as general manager of the Wings, the team will delay naming a successor to Henrik Zetterberg. Instead,..." September 13

  • Fantasy: 5 bounce-back candidates

    The Score "The following five players disappointed last season but are primed to bounce back in 2019-20: William Nylander, C/RW, Maple Leafs Nylander never got comfortable last season. He was mired in a contract holdout well into the campaign, ultimately signing minutes before the..." September 13

  • Kyle Brodziak Forced To Retire

    Edmonton Journal "Kyle Brodziak’s body of work was extremely sound as a seventh-round draft pick playing over 900 NHL games, but eventually a damaged piece of that body told him it was time to quit. “Its a degeneration of the disc,” said the Edmonton Oilers centre, who failed his camp..." September 13

  • Ivan Provorov signs six-year extension with Flyers

    Broad Street Hockey "TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported earlier in the day that the Flyers and restricted free agent defenseman Ivan Provorov were close to an extension, and that the deal could be close to done. Now, McKenzie reports the Flyers have indeed signed the blueliner to a six year..." September 12

  • Travis Konecny not close to new deal with Flyers

    The Score "The Philadelphia Flyers and restricted free-agent forward Travis Konecny remain at a standoff. While the Flyers are reportedly working hard Thursday to reach an agreement with fellow RFA Ivan Provorov, they are not close to a new deal with Konecny, according to TSN's Bob..." September 12

  • Brendan Shanahan: 'I believe' Maple Leafs will have captain this season

    Toronto Sun "Where has the time gone? Brendan Shanahan repeats part of the question in a lengthy conversation as his sixth season as president of the Maple Leafs is about to begin. So where has the time gone? There was the season of observation and firings. The season of tanking. The hiring of..." September 12

  • Alex Ovechkin hoping to stay with Capitals past end of contract

    NHL.com "Alex Ovechkin said he hopes to remain with the Washington Capitals beyond the end of his contract, which ends after the 2020-21 season. "I can't talk about re-signing a new deal right now," Ovechkin said during Capitals training camp media day Thursday. "I have to..." September 12