• LA Kings Buyout Defenseman Dion Phaneuf

    NHL.com "The LA Kings have bought out the contract of defenseman Dion Phaneuf, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today. Phaneuf, acquired by the Kings during the 2017-18 season, appeared in 93 games with the Kings over the past two seasons, posting 16 points..." June 15

  • Report: Flames gauge market for James Neal

    The Score "The Calgary Flames tested the market for James Neal, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman wrote in Saturday's edition of "31 Thoughts." Neal managed only seven goals and 19 points in 63 games with the Flames this past season. " June 15

  • Buffalo Sabres Have Talked to Rangers About Jimmy Vesey

    Blueshirt Banter "Stop me if you have heard this one before; the Buffalo Sabres are interested in Jimmy Vesey. Per Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts: 9. There’s a ton of trade talk. Among the most aggressive teams: Buffalo, Calgary, Chicago, Minnesota, Nashville, Philadelphia,..." June 15

  • Jets Listening To Offers On Nikolaj Ehlers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With a sizable list of free agents that are in need of new contracts, the Jets are going to have to shake up their roster to make room for these new deals.  Earlier this offseason, it was reported that Winnipeg is shopping forward Mathieu Perreault.  Now, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic..." June 15

  • Flyers place D Andrew MacDonald on waivers

    TSN "According to Philadelphia Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher, the team has placed Andrew MacDonald on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract. MacDonald, 32, was heading into the last season of a six-year, $30 million contract with a cap hit of $5..." June 15

  • Which NHL GM has toughest job this summer?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Every general manager has an extremely difficult job when trying to assemble a championship contending team. No matter the sport it is a daunting task that requires vision, a plan, an ability to actually perform that plan, having the right people around you, and an understanding of..." June 15

  • Kyle Dubas has 19 days to makeover the Maple Leafs

    Pension Plan Puppets "Now that the Stanley Cup has been awarded, the 30 NHL teams who aren’t celebrating can pull out all the stops on their offseason work. There are 19 days left, including July 1, and that’s the period Kyle Dubas and all the other GMs have to makeover their teams. Sure, a few things,..." June 15

  • Jakob Lilja Expected To Sign An NHL Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While today is the first day that teams can begin the process of buying out players, June 15th is also a notable day on the NHL calendar for another reason.  It’s the deadline for players who are under contract overseas (in countries that have signed a Player Transfer Agreement with..." June 15

  • Panthers looking to trade James Reimer

    TSN "The Florida Panthers are working on a trade for goalie James Reimer, according to a report from The Athletic's George Richards and James Mirtle. Mirtle originally reported he expected the Panthers to trade or buy-out Reimer in the coming weeks as they pursue pending free agent..." June 15

  • Capitals Hoping To Re-Sign Carl Hagelin

    Russian Machine Never Breaks "Friday morning, the Washington Capitals made their first significant move of the offseason, flipping Matt Niskanen and his $5.75 million cap hit to the Philadelphia Flyers for Radko Gudas ($3.35 million). With the Flyers hanging on to approximately $1M of Gudas’s salary for next season,..." June 15

  • Montreal shouldn’t trade Andrew Shaw unless the deal is right

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "After a divisive trade at the NHL Draft several seasons ago, Andrew Shaw finally entered into the role many fans were expecting when he arrived from Chicago. He was physical, brought solid offensive numbers, and kept himself on the ice instead of in the box or suspended. With 19 goals..." June 15

  • Agent: 'Might be better' for Canucks' Loui Eriksson 'to play somewhere else'

    Yardbarker "Loui Eriksson has been at the center of trade speculation for the last few weeks, and his name came up again when agent J.P. Barry was on Sportsnet radio today . Barry explained that he will work with Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning on how to go about Eriksson’s future and noted that..." June 15

  • Steve Yzerman's 1st big task as GM of Red Wings: Boosting rebuild in NHL draft

    Detroit Free Press "A week out from the 2019 NHL entry draft, Steve Yzerman spoke with excitement of handling his first major task since taking over as general manager of the Detroit Red Wings. The Wings hold 10 picks in the June 21-22 event, five of them within the first 66 selections. They’ll get..." June 15

  • Boston Bruins announce laundry list of playoff injuries

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Boston Bruins held their locker clean out and final media availability today, and many of the questions regarded the obvious injuries that plagued the whole roster. The Bruins, like many other teams the St. Louis Blues have faced, explained their long list of ailments but didn’t use..." June 15

  • Jay Bouwmeester finally won the Stanley Cup. Who are the other notable veterans seeking their first?

    The Hockey News "It took 764 career regular-season games with three teams for Jay Bouwmeester to finally make the playoffs. At 35, with 75 post-season games under his belt, Bouwmeester can finally call himself a Stanley Cup champion. Bouwmeester sat third in games played by an active player without a..." June 15

  • Rangers bring rugged winger Tanner Glass back for franchise job

    New York Post "The reorganization of the Rangers’ developmental structure has begun in earnest, as the team hired former rugged winger Tanner Glass to work in player personnel. Glass, 35, spent parts of three seasons with the Rangers, including all of the 2014-15 campaign that ended in the..." June 15

  • How different will Bruins look next season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Boston Bruins were within one win of taking home the Stanley Cup this year, but in the end it simply wasn’t meant to be. As disappointed as they must be, they still put together an incredible season and postseason in 2018-19, and they have something they can continue to build on..." June 15

  • Oilers' Holland expects Connor McDavid to be ready for training camp

    NHL.com "Oilers General Manager & President of Hockey Operations Ken Holland provided an update Thursday evening on the rehab status of Oilers captain Connor McDavid at a hot stove event with Oilers senior management at Rogers Place. "He's doing good. I've seen him twice this..." June 15

  • Patience paid off for the Blues

    TSN "With the Stanley Cup Final in the books, I wanted to use one last piece to praise the front office of the St. Louis Blues. We see overperforming and underperforming teams every NHL season. That’s the nature of the beast with what the NHL is today – a hypercompetitive, yet..." June 15

  • Projecting Mitch Marner's next contract

    The Score "The player After landing John Tavares in free agency last July, general manager Kyle Dubas proclaimed his Toronto Maple Leafs "can and will" retain the club's entire young core in Auston Matthews, William Nylander, and Mitch Marner - despite the financial complications..." June 15

  • Bruins' Zdeno Chara confirms he played Stanley Cup Final with 'multiple fractures' in his jaw

    CBS Sports "The Boston Bruins might not have won the Stanley Cup, but they can't say they didn't give it their all against the St. Louis Blues. Or at least defenseman Zdeno Chara can't. The 21-year veteran revealed Friday, two days after his Bruins..." June 14

  • NHL rumors: Erik Karlsson, Sharks working toward contract extension

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Stanley Cup has been lifted, and the NHL's offseason officially is underway for all 31 teams. Before free agency begins, though, the Sharks reportedly are looking to make a splash by re-signing defenseman Erik Karlsson. The team and the two-time Norris Trophy winner still are..." June 14

  • Wild GM Paul Fenton wants to re-sign, not trade, star defenseman Jared Spurgeon

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Contrary to rumors that have been swirling throughout the NHL this offseason, general manager Paul Fenton made it clear Friday that the Wild have every intention on re-signing star defenseman Jared Spurgeon, who can be come an unrestricted free agent after next season. “I have..." June 14

  • Islanders sign Jordan Eberle to 5-year contract reportedly worth $27.5M

    The Score "The New York Islanders inked forward Jordan Eberle to a five-year deal, the club announced Friday. The contract will carry an average annual value of $5.5 million, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun. Eberle's production dropped off in..." June 14

  • The Niskanen trade helps the Caps’ salary cap situation, but tough decisions are still ahead

    NBC Sports Washington "The 2019 offseason for the Capitals was always going to revolve around the salary cap. The first domino fell on Friday with the trade of defenseman Matt Niskanen and his $5.75 million cap hit to the Philadelphia Flyers. The Caps received defenseman Radko Gudas in return with the..." June 14

  • Toronto Maple Leafs Shopping Garret Sparks

    Pension Plan Puppets "While this isn’t really much of a surprise — the minute the Leafs actually sent him off to find himself, it seemed like the writing was on the wall — the timing is a bit unusual. However, if ever there was a selling low situation, this is it, so maybe looking to move..." June 14

  • Tampa Bay Lightning trade Connor Ingram to the Nashville Predators

    Raw Charge "The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded goaltender Connor Ingram to the Nashville Predatorsfor a 2021 seventh round pick. The news has not been confirmed by either team but is posted on the NHL.com trade tracker, which lists confirmed transactions. Ingram was..." June 14

  • Arizona Coyotes Re-Sign Ilya Lyubushkin

    NHL.com "Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin (pronounced EE-lee-yuh l'yoo-BUSH-ken) to a one-year contract. As per Club policy, terms of the contract were not..." June 14

  • Brad Marchand fought through groin, oblique, hand injuries during Stanley Cup Final

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Bruins appeared to be banged-up during their Stanley Cup Final series against the St. Louis Blues. And on Friday, confirmation was given that one of their biggest stars was dealing with a handful of injuries. Per NBC Sports Boston's Joe Haggerty, Brad Marchand was..." June 14

  • Canadiens sign defenceman Gustav Olofsson to two-way contract

    Montreal Gazette "Now that the Stanley Cup final is over and the St. Louis Blues are champions for the first time in franchise history, the focus shifts to next season and there should be plenty of player signings and trades leading up to the June 21-22 NHL Draft in Vancouver and the free-agent sweepstakes that..." June 14

  • Washington Capitals trade Matt Niskanen to Philadelphia Flyers for Radko Gudas

    Washington Post "The Washington Capitals have traded defenseman Matt Niskanen to the Philadelphia Flyers for defenseman Radko Gudas in a salary cap-clearing swap. Niskanen had two years left on a contract carrying a $5.75 million cap hit while Gudas has one season left with a $3.35 million cap hit. The Flyers..." June 14

  • Jordan Binnington’s next contract is a challenge for Blues

    Pro Hockey Talk "As the champagne is still drying for the St. Louis Blues, let’s consider a good problem to have: how much will they pay Jordan Binnington, the 25-year-old goalie who emerged from relative obscurity to save their season, and then help them win their first-ever Stanley Cup? And for how..." June 14

  • Changes inevitable for Bruins

    Boston Herald "  The Bruins lost a soul-crushing Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, so changes are coming. Then again, changes would be on the way even if the B’s had won on Wednesday night and jubilation abounded. That’s just the nature of the business, and the NHL calendar..." June 14

  • Red Wings Not Planning Buyouts, Hoping To Re-Sign Kronwall, Witkowski

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Detroit may have a new GM, but that doesn’t mean they’re looking to clean house. Quite the opposite in fact, according to Steve Yzerman. The Detroit News’ Ted Kulfan relays the news that the Red Wings are not planning to buy out any of their current players this..." June 14

  • If Phil Kessel stays, who goes?

    TSN "Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday that after a trade fell through with the Minnesota Wild last month, Phil Kessel is now expected to remain with the franchise. However, with Rutherford still looking to tweak his roster this off-season, TSN Hockey..." June 13

  • Corey Perry on the Edmonton Oilers would make some sense

    Edmonton Journal "This in from TSN’s Darren Dreger, his speculation that the Edmonton Oilers might be interested in Anaheim forward Corey Perry if Perry is bought out of the final two years of his deal in Anaheim. Dreger said it’s not horrible for the player if he’s bought out, as he..." June 13

  • David Gustafsson Signs With Winnipeg Jets

    Illegal Curve "Another prospect has been inked to his entry-level contract as the Jets announced today that they have signed 2017 2nd round pick David Gustafsson to a three-year entry-level contract with an AAV of $925,000.00. " June 13

  • Bruce Cassidy and Craig Berube deserve more credit for getting their teams to Cup final

    Montreal Gazette "Nothing that happened Wednesday night could change the fact both the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins had tremendous seasons that exceeded expectations.  And for that their respective coaches deserve a lot of credit. Win or lose Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final, the..." June 13

  • Calgary Flames Sign Eetu Tuulola

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Calgary Flames have inked an international prospect, signing Eetu Tuulola to a three-year entry-level contract. Tuulola has played the last two seasons in Finland’s top professional league after spending a year with the Everett Silvertips of the WHL. " June 13

  • Oilers, Canucks interested in Leafs' Nikita Zaitsev

    TSN "It appears the Nikita Zaitsev speculation is starting to heat up. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers are interested in the Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman, who requested a trade last month. June 13

  • Unfortunately for the Bruins, this was a Stanley Cup choke

    NBC Sports Boston "Losing the Stanley Cup is heartbreaking. It's guaranteed to leave a room of elite athletes so ruined the poor bastards can barely get the words out as they try to articulate how proud of their teammates they are.  But some losses are worse than others. There's the..." June 13

  • Conn Smythe voting results shed interesting light on Ryan O’Reilly, Tuukka Rask

    Pro Hockey Talk "What a difference Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final makes. Heading into Wednesday’s winner takes all contest, PHT wondered if anyone else had a chance to win the Conn Smythe, what with Tuukka Rask‘s numbers towering over everyone else’s stats. I thought that Rask..." June 13

  • Projecting Matthew Tkachuk's next contract

    The Score "The player You'd be hard-pressed to find a hockey fan who doesn't like Matthew Tkachuk's game. The Calgary Flames forward is a true throwback and a chip off the old block. Both he and his brother Brady bring the same nastiness, competitiveness, and 200-foot game..." June 13

  • Matthew Savoie Signs With Winnipeg Ice

    Pro Hockey Rumors "You may not know the name Matthew Savoie just yet, but you will soon. The 15-year old forward was selected first overall in the 2019 WHL Bantam draft, despite having committed to the University of Denver. The Winnipeg Ice—newly relocated from Kootenay—took a chance on Savoie anyway,..." June 13

  • Blues-Bruins Stanley Cup Final Game 7 draws highest NHL overnight rating in at least 25 years

    Awful Announcing "When a Game 7 is on the schedule, high drama, increased tensions, and incredible stakes come along with it. Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Blues and Bruins on Wednesday brought all of that, plus an unexpected benefit for NBC – a record audience. The Blues beat the..." June 13

  • Lightning early favorite to win 2020 Stanley Cup

    Pro Hockey Talk "We’re just hours removed from the St. Louis Blues’ first Stanley Cup in franchise history and we already have a favorite for next year’s champions. The early odds through the world’s largest Las Vegas sports book, Westgate Sportsbook, has the Tampa Bay..." June 13

  • Rangers already keeping eye on 2021 Seattle expansion draft

    New York Post "We’re moving beyond the dipping-your-toes-into-the-water phase of the NHL offseason. It begins to get serious with the crowning of the Stanley Cup champion. This season becomes last season. Next year becomes this year. And then of course, there is 2021-22 to..." June 13

  • Brad Marchand explains costly Game 7 line change

    The Score "Brad Marchand was brilliant during the Boston Bruins' postseason run, leading the team with 23 points, but a mental error in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final swung momentum in the St. Louis Blues' direction. With the Bruins trailing 1-0, Jaden..." June 13

  • If This Was End Of Bruins’ Run, Questions Of What Could Have Been Will Loom Large

    NESN "The crowning moment of this era of Boston Bruins hockey will always be the franchise’s return to glory in 2011 when the Black and Gold climbed the sport’s highest mountain and won their first Stanley Cup in nearly 40 years. No one can take that Cup away from them, and it..." June 13

  • Blue Jackets name ex-captain Rick Nash special assistant to GM

    Sportsnet "Rick Nash is now the Dwight Schrute to Jarmo Kekalainen’s Michael Scott. The former Columbus Blue Jackets captain has been named special assistant to the general manager, the team announced Thursday. “Rick is the most decorated player in Blue..." June 13