• Rangers employing rebuild plan they haven’t tried in 40 years

    New York Post "It has been four decades since the Rangers built their team primarily through the draft — the 1970s, when homegrown Steve Vickers, Pat Hickey, Dave Maloney, Ron Greschner, Don Murdoch, Dave Farrish, Mike McEwen, Lucien DeBlois, Ron Duguay, Mario Marois and Don Maloney formed the..." June 22

  • Sabres GM says RFA Robin Lehner ‘not coming back next year’

    Sportsnet "The Buffalo Sabres are letting goalie Robin Lehner walk. General manager Jason Botterill told reporters in Dallas Friday the team will not be extending a qualifying offer to the pending restricted free agent, making him a UFA on July 1 and saving the team roughly..." June 22

  • Blues, Penguins Interested In Jeff Skinner

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Penguins and Blues are among the teams that are interested in acquiring Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner, Pierre LeBrun of TSN and The Athletic reports (Twitter link).  Skinner has been frequently speculated as a trade candidate in recent months as he gets set to enter the final..." June 22

  • Report: Kovalchuk's agent expected to meet with Bruins, Kings, Knights, Sharks

    The Score "After weeks of speculation, Ilya Kovalchuk's preferred NHL destination is starting to become much clearer, as the highly sought-after winger's agent is expected to meet with four teams Friday to discuss acquiring the sniper's services, according to The Athletic's Pierre..." June 22

  • NHL Rumors: Craig Anderson could also be on the move

    Ottawa Sun "As if the Ottawa Senators don’t have enough to deal with already, now there’s talk goalie Craig Anderson has asked for a change of scenery by requesting a trade. Yes, there’s a possibility he could moved this summer, but the reality is there’s not a huge market..." June 22

  • Oilers Open for Business?

    The Hockey Writers "If the right player is available, Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli is willing to deal the club’s first-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft. Chiarelli addressed the media ahead of the draft festivities in Dallas and admitted the club has had some discussions around trading..." June 22

  • Trotz is next step in Islanders revival — and a big Tavares lure

    New York Post "Boy, how things have fallen into place for the Islanders. And it’s all happened so fast. The total restructuring of the organization that continued with the hiring of Barry Trotz as the new head coach on Thursday could only have been thought of as fantasy a few months..." June 22

  • Cuomo: Islanders add 8 more games to Coliseum schedule

    Newsday "The Islanders will play an additional eight games at NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Coliseum during the 2018-19 season, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday. The increase means the Islanders will play 20 of their 82 games next season at the Uniondale venue they called home from..." June 22

  • San Jose Sharks Waive Paul Martin for the Purpose of a Buyout

    Last Word On Hockey "The San Jose Sharks have placed defenseman Paul Martin on waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract. This move gives the Sharks additional cap space for free agency, while it also makes Martin an unrestricted free agent. Martin, 37, is a veteran blue-liner who..." June 22

  • Bruins GM Don Sweeney ready to do all kinds of business

    Boston Herald "Less than 24 hours before the NHL draft commences today at American Airlines Center, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney was still dealing with some unknowns. Sweeney has kicked the tires on some trades but doesn’t know if he’ll click with another team. He continues talking..." June 22

  • Dan Bylsma hired as assistant by Red Wings

    NHL.com "Dan Bylsma was hired as an assistant by the Detroit Red Wings on Friday. Bylsma, 47, has a 320-190-55 coaching record in eight NHL seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres. He guided the Penguins to the Stanley Cup in 2009, his first season with..." June 22

  • Blues Nearing One-Year Contract With Nikita Soshnikov

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While some had speculated that Blues winger Nikita Soshnikov was likely going to sign in the KHL this summer, that doesn’t appear to be the case.  His agent, Dan Milstein, told Pierre LeBrun of TSN and The Athletic (Twitter link) that the sides are in the process of..." June 22

  • Seattle process for NHL expansion team remains on track

    NHL.com "The process to bring an NHL expansion team to Seattle remains ongoing without any setbacks to date but with no timetable for it to be completed, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said following the Board of Governors meeting here Wednesday. Commissioner Bettman said there is optimism for..." June 21

  • Why Ottawa should give up the fourth overall pick to Colorado

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League types tend to avoid using the word “rebuild” at all costs. Three years ago, Mike Babcock went the euphemism route when he spoke of the “pain” to come for a downtrodden Toronto Maple Leafs team he’d just agreed to take the reins of. More..." June 21

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Crawford expected to be ready for Blackhawks next season, GM says

    NHL.com "Corey Crawford is expected to be ready for the 2018-19 NHL regular season, Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said. The 33-year-old goalie was 16-9-2 with a 2.27 goals-against average and .929 save percentage this season but missed significant time with injuries. On Dec...." June 21

  • Johnny Gaudreau, Peter Luukko among new owners of junior hockey team

    Philly.com "South Jersey’s Johnny Gaudreau, a star left winger with the Calgary Flames, and former Flyers president Peter Luukko are among the people who have purchased an equity stake in the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League, the team announced Thursday. Dan..." June 21

  • Leafs' Aaltonen headed to KHL for 2018-19

    TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs forward prospect Miro Aaltonen is heading back to the KHL for the 2018-19 season, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. Dreger reports that Aaltonen's agent, Todd Diamond, has informed the Maple Leafs of his decision.  The 25-year-old..." 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