• Blues forced to cancel practice after multiple positive coronavirus tests

    Last Word On Hockey "Late Friday evening, it was reported that the St. Louis Blues were forced to cancel their practices. This comes in the face of multiple positive tests according to The Athletic. The club is said to be expected to keep their training facilities closed for the weekend before reopening..." July 05

  • Juuso Valimaki Unlikely To Re-Join Flames This Year

    Yardbarker "While there is an ever-growing list of players previously deemed to be out for the season who are now appearing likely to be available to their respective teams at some point in the upcoming expanded postseason, don’t expect young Calgary Flames defenseman Juuso Valimaki to join..." July 05

  • Pair Of New Jersey Devils Prospects Depart For Europe

    Pro Hockey Rumors "New Jersey Devils forward prospects Nikita Popugaev and Ludvig Larsson will be playing outside of the organization next season. Each has signed a contract in Europe and are unlikely to have a role with the Devils in 2020-21. The immediate impact of their departures will be..." July 05

  • Islanders don't have edge against Panthers in Qualifiers, Brock Nelson says

    NHL.com "The New York Islanders were 3-0-0 against the Florida Panthers this season, but forward Brock Nelson said that won't matter when they play one another in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. "I don't think you can use that as an advantage or a disadvantage," Nelson..." July 05

  • Brent Seabrook will attempt to play for Blackhawks if season returns

    The Score "Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook isn't ready to call it quits this season. The veteran blue-liner, who's undergone three separate surgeries since he last played in December, will try to rejoin the Blackhawks' lineup if play continues this summer,..." July 05

  • Bruce Cassidy has few questions to answer on Bruins’ roster

    Boston Globe "When last we saw the Bruins, they pinned a 2-0 loss on the Flyers in Philadelphia on March 10, with Tuukka Rask closing off 36 shots for career shutout No. 50. Now, 116 days later (as of Sunday), the team time forgot could be back together next weekend for the..." July 05

  • NHL focused on 82-game 2020-21 season

    TSN "TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports the NHL is focused on a full 82-game season for 2020-21. LeBrun adds that next season would be expected to start in December or January, but they will try to squeeze it in, which means potential for a Stanley Cup Final extending into next..." July 05

  • Edmonton's All-Time Draft Team: Hall Of Famers Galore

    The Hockey News "The all-time all-draft team of the Edmonton Oilers is littered with Hall of Famers – up to nine of them on a 20-man roster when all is said and done. And that doesn’t even include Wayne Gretzky, the best player in the history of the game, because he was never drafted into the..." July 05

  • Movie 'Mighty Ducks' Star Shaun Weiss Is 170 Days Sober, But Needs New Teeth

    TMZ "Shaun Weiss -- famous for playing Goldberg in "The Mighty Ducks" -- is doing well on his road to recovery following his most recent meth bust ... but he could still use a little help in one area. Shaun's at a sober living facility in Woodland Hills, where he's..." July 05

  • NHL Remains Focused On Full 2020-21 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the 2020-21 season isn’t expected to start until December, possibly even January, the NHL has maintained in the past that it would like to have a full 82-game regular season to bring stability back to fans. Nothing has changed in the minds of the NHL, according to TSN’s..." July 04

  • Projecting Team USA's 2022 Olympic roster

    The Score "With Olympic participation reportedly included in the NHL and NHLPA's modified collective bargaining agreement, it's time for hockey fans to begin to think about what the tournament may look like. Following a look at Team Canada, our series continues with Team USA..." July 04

  • Details emerge on expected new NHL agreement

    TSN "The puck is on the goal line. Now the NHL and NHLPA just need to poke it home. After a marathon week of bargaining, the NHL and NHL Players’ Association are closing in on a tentative memorandum of understanding on an all-encompassing new six-year Collective Bargaining Agreement..." July 04

  • Multiple Blues Players Test Positive For COVID-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the NHL isn’t identifying who has tested positive for the coronavirus or which team(s) they play on, it appears that the Blues have been hit by the virus. Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports (subscription required) that multiple players have tested positive and their..." July 04

  • Philadelphia's All-Time Draft Team: Better Than Bullies

    The Hockey News "It’s a bully Broad Street team, but not a team of bullies. Still, when it comes to the Philadelphia Flyers’ all-time all-drafted team, it wouldn’t be wise to mess with Bobby Clarke and company. While there’s no Dave Schultz or Dave Brown on this squad,..." July 04

  • Potential CBA modifications emerging as NHL/NHLPA continue negotiations

    Sportsnet "As the NHL/NHLPA continue to grind their way through a return-to-play/CBA agreement, terms continue to seep out. Here’s some of what we’re hearing: The updated rules will carry through 2025-26, although there is a provision for a one-year extension if more than $125..." July 03

  • Making The Case For Philadelphia Flyers: 2020 Stanley Cup Champion

    The Hockey News "With the world slowly returning to normal and the possibility that the NHL will be able to complete the season, it’s time to look at the teams that are favored to win the Stanley Cup. From now until the playoffs begin, I’ll highlight one team per week and make the case for it to win..." July 03

  • Mayor John Tory: NHL's plans for Toronto hub are 'incredibly detailed'

    The Score "Toronto mayor John Tory addressed reports that the city will be one of the NHL's hub locations, saying the league has provided a thorough plan outlining safety measures. "They had incredibly detailed disinfection and health protection measures that were in place even within..." July 03

  • NHL delays start of Phase 3, training camps as negotiations with NHLPA over restart plan, CBA continue

    CBS Sports "The NHL's return to play has hit a bump in the road. The league will delay the start of formal training camps while negotiations between the league and player's union regarding player safety in the restart plan -- as well as CBA details -- continue. Phase 3, which was when Stanley Cup..." July 03

  • Vancouver’s Looming Cap Crunch

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When you think of teams that are going to be hit hard by the anticipated flattening of the salary cap, Toronto and Tampa Bay typically come to mind and justifiably so.  They have top-heavy rosters and are going to have to clear some salary in the near future.  If St. Louis..." July 03

  • NHL’s new salary cap landscape creates a big opportunity for the Colorado Avalanche

    Mile High Hockey "Over the past week, the NHL and NHLPA have been working tirelessly to take the next steps towards not only getting back on the ice to finish the 2019-20 season but to also map out the framework for the next few seasons. The largest part of those negotiations has been centered around..." July 03

  • Former Penguins Player Says Sidney Crosby Would Rather Try to Win a Stanley Cup Than Have Sex

    The Big Lead "Tyler Kennedy, the former Pittsbrugh Penguins' center, went on Pittsburgh's 93.7 The Fan on Thursday. Kennedy, who retired in 2016, was asked about the NHL and NBA restarts. Like an reasonable person, he has his doubts. He also took the opportunity to slip in a classic HOCKEYMAN shot at..." July 03

  • Alexis Lafreniere NHL draft sweepstakes: Best fits, biggest eye-roll landing spots of 16 potential teams

    ESPN "The 2020 NHL draft lottery was pure chaos. It wasn't just that the lowly Detroit Red Wings and Ottawa Senators lost out on the No. 1 pick. Everyone must cope with the fact that "Team E" -- a squad that plays in the NHL's..." July 03

  • Nine injured stars on track to return for the Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Sportsnet "The 2019-20 Stanley Cup Playoffs will be unlike any other for a number of reasons. The games will be played without fans, in centralized hub cities and will feature a new play-in round. But one other important wrinkle to the proceedings will be the fact that almost every roster should be fully..." July 03

  • Elias Pettersson believes he has room for improvement: 'I know I can play better'

    NHL.com "Elias Pettersson tied his NHL career high in points this season, but the Vancouver Canucks forward said he has yet to reach his potential. "My second season I am very happy with, but I still think, or I know, I can play better," Pettersson said Thursday. "First..." July 03

  • Steve Yzerman encouraged by Detroit Red Wings prospect Moritz Seider. Here's why

    Detroit Free Press "Whenever the Detroit Red Wings play again, it sounds as if Moritz Seider will be in their lineup. Seider was the sixth pick in 2019, the first selection made by Steve Yzerman after being named general manager of the Wings. Seider spent 2019-20 with the Grand Rapids..." July 03

  • Free Agent Period Expected To Open In November

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While we’re still waiting for official word on a CBA Memorandum of Understanding and the final Return to Play protocols, we now at least have an idea of when the free agency period will begin.  TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports (Twitter link) that the agreement to extend expiring..." July 03

  • One-month-old daughter of TSN personality Dan O'Toole reportedly found safe

    Ottawa Citizen "Oakland Newman-O’Toole, the one-month-old daughter of TSN personality Dan O’Toole, was reportedly found safe. A Global News reporter tweeted late Thursday night that Durham Regional Police have located the infant, who was safe with her mother. “There are no..." July 03

  • Players Will Hate The New CBA, But It's Probably The Best They Can Get

    The Hockey News "The return to NHL Olympic participation and the right for players to opt out of this year’s playoffs are part of a new collective bargaining agreement and return-to-play plan that will go a long way to forging Don Fehr’s legacy with the NHL Players’..." July 02

  • Petr Mrazek vs. James Reimer and other Hurricanes lineup questions readying for Rangers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Beyond obvious outliers like the Penguins, the Hurricanes rank among the most legitimate of the NHL’s Qualifying Round teams. Yet as stable as the Hurricanes are compared to a field full of erratic teams, Carolina faces many of the same lineup questions as the Rangers, the team..." July 02

  • Henrik Lundqvist and other NHL stars could be impacted by CBA extension and flat cap

    Sportsnaut "The pandemic has already caused havoc on so many businesses and industries, and it will soon impact some NHL superstars. Once the NHL and NHLPA pass a new CBA that does not raise the cap ceiling for several seasons, many teams will be forced to find that cap space in other..." July 02

  • Retirement or extension? Looking at Bruins' options for Tuukka Rask

    NBC Sports Boston "The clock is ticking for Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins. The 33-year-old Finnish netminder will be headed into the final year of his contract with the Bruins following this summer’s Return to Play playoffs, and he’ll be coming off a season that should make him a Vezina..." July 02

  • Flyers' Oskar Lindblom rings the bell, finishes cancer treatments

    ABC 6 "Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom rang the bell Thursday signaling the completion of his radiation treatments. Lindblom was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare blood cancer, in December 2019. On Thursday, the Flyers released video of Lindblom, 23,..." July 02

  • NHL, NHLPA Closing In On Deal To Return To Play

    The Sports Daily "The NHL and NHLPA are closing in on a deal that will allow the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs to be played in August and September, according to reports. The deal will also extend the current CBA, deal with transition details due to COVID-19 and address Olympic participation for NHL players in both..." July 02

  • Projecting Canada's 2022 Olympic roster

    The Score "After recent news that Olympic participation is included in the NHL and NHLPA's modified collective bargaining agreement, it's time for hockey fans to begin thinking ahead to what the tournament may look like. The NHL skipped the 2018 games in PyeongChang, but..." July 02

  • Canadiens’ Claude Julien has sights set on winning games, not draft lotteries

    Sportsnet "There was no word that came up more frequently over Claude Julien’s 31-minute conference call Thursday than “opportunity.” Not that the 60-year-old coach of the Montreal Canadiens was repeating it over and over again in reference to the 12.5-per-cent chance..." July 02

  • Penguins counting heavily on experience in preparation for Cup Qualifier

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins' experience could be invaluable during the Stanley Cup Qualifiers, coach Mike Sullivan said. With training camp scheduled to open July 10 in Phase 3 of the NHL Return to Play Plan, Sullivan said he understands it will differ from how he would handle players..." July 02

  • Edmonton selected to host Stanley Cup Final

    Daily Hive "I guess the video worked. For the first time since Wayne Gretzky wore an Oilers jersey during his playing career, the Stanley Cup will be awarded in the city of Edmonton this year. Edmonton and Toronto will be the NHL’s hub cities for the qualifying..." July 02

  • Expect some NHL players to opt out of returning due to COVID-19 concerns

    Sportsnaut "Cases of COVID-19 are spiking again in the United States. This has led many in the hockey world to believe that Vegas may lose its place as one of the NHL Hub Cities giving way to both Edmonton and Toronto. However, the real concern for the NHL will be the players themselves..." July 02

  • Free Agent Frenzy Top 50: UFAs wonder when they will hit the market

    TSN "Is it even still Canada Day if there is no Free Agent Frenzy to watch? For the first time since 2013, when the NHL was readjusting after a lockout-shortened season, there will be no rush to ink contracts today at 12:00 pm ET and dole out hundreds of millions of..." July 02

  • Looking back at the defining UFA moments of NHL’s salary-cap era

    Sportsnet "From the absence of small-town parades to not having a big party at Parliament Hill, there’s a lot that’s going to feel different about Canada’s 153rd birthday. For hockey fans, it will be very odd to experience a July 1 where you can actually pay full attention to..." July 02

  • Players being asked to pay a hefty price for coming back to work

    The Hockey News "As the NHL inches toward returning to play, amid an increase in positive COVID tests among players and the possibility of a second, perhaps more serious, wave if the virus coming, two questions come to mind. First, what exactly is the motivation to be a hub city for the NHL playoffs?..." July 02

  • What if Blackhawks get No. 1 pick and select Alexis Lafrenière?

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Blackhawks received a gift when it was announced they'd be included in the NHL's 24-team playoff format under the Return To Play plan. They're set to play the Oilers in a best-of-5 play-in series after being 12th in the Western Conference and six points out of a..." July 02

  • Will any Caps players opt-out of the playoffs? It's something no one should criticize

    NBC Sports Washington "Because of the coronavirus, even when sports return not every player is going to return with it. As various leagues prepare to return to play, we are starting to hear of some players who have decided not to play such as Washington Nationals players Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross who have..." July 02

  • The Minnesota Wild’s Kirill Kaprizov situation just got a whole lot more complicated

    Hockey Wilderness "When Kirill Kaprizov’s KHL contract expired on April 30, many expected him to be eligible to finally sign an entry-level deal and make his NHL debut for the Minnesota Wild in their five-game play-in series against the Vancouver Canucks. Unfortunately, not only will Kaprizov..." July 02

  • One Trade The Maple Leafs Would Like To Have Back

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In the summer of 2006, the Toronto Maple Leafs decided not to pick up a contract option on 41-year-old Ed Belfour. Totaling three seasons as resident netminder in Toronto, Belfour spent much of his final season in Toronto hampered by a balky back. He was limited to 49 games in..." July 02

  • Arizona Coyotes legend Shane Doan deserves to be in the Hockey Hall of Fame

    Five For Howling "It’s been a whirlwind week or so in the NHL, but now that the dust has settled, let’s take a look at something that might polarise fans of the Arizona Coyotes. Last week was the eventful NHL draft lottery, where everyone was excited to finally know which..." July 02

  • College hockey is churning out the NHL's top-producing rookie defensemen

    Grand Forks Herald "Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association recently cast their votes for the Calder Trophy, which goes to the NHL's top rookie. Their decision was an agonizing choice: They had the option of voting for Quinn Hughes, who tallied 53 points for the Vancouver Canucks. They..." July 02

  • Rangers undecided on starting goalie for Cup Qualifier

    NHL.com "David Quinn said he won't decide which goalie will start for the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers until after the coach sees all three on the ice for several practices and scrimmages during Phase 3 of the NHL Return to Play Plan. Henrik Lundqvist, Igor..." July 02

  • Ex-Sabres player, coach Rick Dudley leaving Carolina Hurricanes

    Buffalo News "Rick Dudley will be working elsewhere in the National Hockey League next season. Multiple sources told The Buffalo News that Dudley, a Lewiston resident who played and coached for the Sabres, will not return to the Carolina Hurricanes after spending the past two seasons as the..." July 01

  • NHL Return to Olympics on the Table for 2022 and 2026 in CBA Proposal

    NBC Sports Chicago "Wednesday morning The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun reported that in the NHL's proposed collective bargaining agreement a return to the Olympics is on the table. "If the NHL/NHLPA finalize things, if the players ratify it, and subject to negotiation with IOC, sounds..." July 01