• Senators, Hurricanes join Oilers in pursuit of Claude Giroux

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators and Carolina Hurricanes are among the potential suitors for pending unrestricted free-agent forward Claude Giroux, reports The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun. The Edmonton Oilers were previously reported to be..." July 06

  • 3 Potential Landing Spots for Evgeni Malkin

    Sportsbook Review "After 16 seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, unrestricted free agent Evgeni Malkin could don a new jersey for the first time in his career next year. The 35-year-old Russian has accomplished nearly everything imaginable with the Penguins, and his trophy case is rivaled by few..." July 06

  • Canucks, J.T Miller far apart in extension talks

    The Score "The Vancouver Canucks and star forward J.T. Miller remain far apart in negotiations for a contract extension, sources told Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli. Miller has one season left on his current contract at $5.25 million and is expected to command a..." July 06

  • Top 10 Defense NHL Trade Candidates

    Sportsbook Review "While it is typically not easy to swing deals for quality defensemen, this summer does appear to offer some possible blueline deals that could include top four or even top pair options. Acquiring defensemen through trade can be a challenge but with some teams rebuilding and others..." July 06

  • Coyotes, Blue Jackets discussing Jakob Chychrun

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes are once again exploring potential Jakob Chychrun trades. The Central Division club is talking to the Columbus Blue Jackets about the defenseman, reports Brian Hedger of the Columbus Dispatch. The Blue Jackets hold the..." July 06

  • 3 Potential Landing Spots for Evander Kane

    Sportsbook Review "It’s likely an understatement to call Evander Kane’s NHL career to this point unique. The 30-year-old winger is an unrestricted free agent, and he’s coming off an equally unique playoff run with the Edmonton Oilers. Kane led the postseason in goals (13),..." July 06

  • Top Canadiens Keys to Success at 2022 NHL Entry Draft

    The Hockey Writers "It will literally be years before anyone knows how the 2022 NHL Entry Draft turns out for the Montreal Canadiens. However, general manager Kent Hughes can get a head start making it a success on July 7, when the Habs pick first overall, in Montreal of all places. Ultimately,..." July 06

  • Pierre Dorion: '50-50' chance Senators make draft pick at 7th overall

    The Score "With just one day until the 2022 NHL Draft, Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion is working the phones to try to upgrade his roster, and he continues to dangle the seventh overall pick as his primary piece of trade bait. "I would put it about 50-50 right now,..." July 06

  • Logan Cooley’s Top Pick Odds Moving at Bet365 Before NHL Draft

    Sports Book Review "While it has long been expected that Kingston Frontenacs center Shane Wright is going to be drafted by the Montreal Canadiens with the top pick in the NHL Draft, there has been late movement in the odds for United States Development Program center Logan Cooley to get taken with the first..." July 06

  • Jake DeBrusk 'turned the corner' on how he feels about Boston Bruins

    ESPN "Boston Bruins' forward Jake DeBrusk has rescinded the trade request he made in November, Boston general manager Don Sweeney confirmed Wednesday. Speaking ahead of the NHL's entry draft, which starts Thursday, Sweeney said that the previously..." July 06

  • Jesse Puljujärvi’s time in Edmonton is precipitously drawing to a close

    Copper And Blue "Jesse Puljujärvi’s time with the Oilers is likely to soon draw to a close. It might happen as soon as this weekend, maybe even a little before. Puljujärvi’s rights have been owned by the Oilers since he was drafted fourth overall in the 2016 NHL Entry..." July 06

  • 2022 NHL Draft Odds and Prop Picks

    Covers.com "The 2022 NHL Draft is here and several teams are looking to find a player who can provide immediate help in the upcoming season. The draft is a very exciting day for players, front offices, and fan bases, but it also comes with a ton of pressure.  We might see certain teams make..." July 06

  • Jack Campbell a Risky Bet for the Edmonton Oilers

    The Hockey Writers "Throughout the 2021-22 season, there were plenty of whispers that Jack Campbell’s time with the Toronto Maple Leafs could soon be coming to an end. This is due to the fact that general manager Kyle Dubas doesn’t have a lot of cap space to work with, and Campbell has undoubtedly..." July 06

  • Shane Wright vs. Juraj Slafkovsky: Top Pick Up For Grabs at 2022 NHL Draft

    Sportsbook Review "There has been some late movement in recent professional sports drafts. Both the NBA and NFL Drafts saw players rise up late in the process to become a surprise top pick. Could that happen in the NHL Draft, too? Historically, there is not a ton of movement when it comes to the very..." July 06

  • Wild Have 3 Internal Options to Replace Kevin Fiala in the Lineup

    The Hockey Writers "Now that everyone has probably heard the news about the Minnesota Wild trading Kevin Fiala to the Los Angeles Kings for University of Minnesota defenseman Brock Faber and a 2022 first-round draft pick, it’s time to talk about who will replace the former 33-goal man. There were a lot of..." July 06

  • New Jersey Devils promote Kate Madigan to assistant general manager

    Daily Faceoff "Kate Madigan has been promoted by the New Jersey Devils to assistant general manager, the team announced on Wednesday. “I am extremely honored to take this next step in my professional career,” said Madigan. “I want to thank Tom [Fitzgerald], our managing..." July 06

  • Florida Panthers Sign Aleksi Heponiemi

    Litter Box Cats "The Florida Panthers have re-signed forward Aleksi Heponiemi to a one-year, two-way contract worth $750K at the NHL level and $100K at the AHL level according to CapFriendly. Heponiemi suited up in six games with Florida in 2021-22, producing one assist in the season..." July 06

  • 3 Potential Landing Spots for Claude Giroux

    Sportsbook Review "After spending the first 15 years of his career with the Philadelphia Flyers, Claude Giroux was dealt to the Florida Panthers ahead of the trade deadline in March.  He’s now an unrestricted free agent. Giroux supplied three goals and 20 assists across 18..." July 05

  • Oilers among teams pursuing Claude Giroux

    The Hockey Writers "It seems like this is the calm before the storm for the Edmonton Oilers. They’re frequently talked about in the rumour mill, but there hasn’t been any action, just yet. There’s the Evander Kane contract saga, the Jesse Puljujarvi situation and his uncertainty with the club,..." July 05

  • Top 10 Center NHL Trade Candidates

    Sportsbook Review "While it is usually considered to be extraordinarily difficult to acquire top centers via trade in the National Hockey League, circumstances may be right for more significant deals in the summer of 2022. With a tight salary cap situation and some teams shifting their priorities into a..." July 05

  • 4 Backup UFA Plans for Oilers If Evander Kane Doesn’t Re-Sign

    The Hockey Writers "There are reports that Evander Kane is open to a long-term extension with the Edmonton Oilers. If true, that’s great news for Kane fans and Oilers Nation who believe the team is much better with him than without. But, in the event that Kane goes back to the San Jose Sharks or he tests..." July 05

  • 3 Potential Landing Spots for Nazem Kadri

    Sportsbook Review "Unrestricted free-agent Nazem Kadri is coming off a Stanley Cup Championship and a career-high 59 assists and 87 points through 71 regular-season games.  The 31-year-old Canadian dominated possession with a 5.1 Relative Corsi For percentage at even strength this season, and a..." July 05

  • Why hasn’t Filip Forsberg re-signed with Nashville yet?

    The Athletic "When you talk to most people around the league, it’s always been the expectation that Filip Forsberg would ultimately re-sign in Nashville. He still very well might, but I think a lot of people are surprised that negotiation hasn’t produced an extension yet. My..." July 05

  • Maple Leafs Should Keep Rasmus Sandin & Trade Jake Muzzin

    The Hockey Writers "It may be easier said than done. Facilitating any trade in the hard salary cap era is not easy. However, Toronto Maple Leafs’ general manager (GM) Kyle Dubas should do whatever it takes to hold onto Rasmus Sandin, even if it means trading Jake Muzzin. Dubas’..." July 05

  • 3 Potential Landing Spots For Filip Forsberg

    Sportsbook Review "Unrestricted free-agent Filip Forsberg is coming off a career-best offensive showing consisting of 42 goals and 42 assists.  The 27-year-old Swede is also a proven possession driver with a career 4.1 Relative Corsi For percentage at even strength and a 52.9 CF% over the past..." July 05

  • Canadiens Salary Cap Issues Will Force a Trade

    The Hockey Writers "Montreal Canadiens general manager (GM) Kent Hughes was joined by his special advisor, Vincent Lecavalier, for a press conference on July 4 in advance of the NHL Entry Draft being hosted in Montreal and there was no new information provided. What was apparent was that Lecavalier has..." July 05

  • Canadiens GM: 'All possibilities are open' entering draft weekend

    The Score "Kent Hughes is keeping his options open as he prepares for his first draft as general manager of the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens, who are hosting the event, have 14 picks in this year's draft, including at least two in the opening four rounds. The glut of selections..." July 05

  • 3 Potential Landing Spots for Darcy Kuemper

    Sportsbook Review "Unrestricted free agent goalie Darcy Kuemper is fresh off a Stanley Cup Championship and another solid regular season consisting of a 37-12-5 record, .921 save percentage, 2.54 GAA and 25.1 goals saved above average. The 32-year-old netminder played the last two years on a $4.5..." July 05

  • Maple Leafs’ 2022 Offseason Trade Targets: St Louis Blues

    The Hockey Writers "Welcome to my new series ‘2022 Offseason Trade Targets’ where we’ll examine several teams the Toronto Maple Leafs could be interested in doing business with this summer. From minor moves to blockbuster deals, I’ll cover them all as we dive into some potential trade..." July 05

  • BS Meter on the Latest NHL Free Agency and Trade Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Who doesn't like a good sports rumor? It's a particularly hot stretch on the NHL calendar with the approach of the annual entry draft later this week followed soon after by the beginning of free agency on July 13. This time of draft picks, trades and free agency..." July 05

  • Top 10 NHL Trade Candidates (LW/RW Edition)

    Sportsbook Review "This summer looks like a time for some big changes around the NHL and that includes some significant wingers on the move. The environment is ripe for trades, with rebuilding teams seeking greater long-term flexibility and contenders looking for a piece to put them over the top. The..." July 05

  • Penguins, Casey DeSmith agree to 2-year contract extension

    The Athletic "The Pittsburgh Penguins came to terms with backup goalie Casey DeSmith on Tuesday, locking up the 30-year-old on a two-year deal with an average annual value of $1.8 million. DeSmith has been with the organization for the past five seasons and was thrust into the spotlight for the..." July 05

  • Colorado Avalanche Extend Andrew Cogliano

    Pro Hockey Rumors "One of the veteran players that finally got a chance to lift the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche this season is coming back for more. The team has signed Andrew Cogliano to a one-year contract for 2022-23, keeping him from the open market. The deal will be worth..." July 05

  • Flyers prospect Ivan Fedotov has been sent to a military base in northern Russia

    Daily Faceoff "Philadelphia Flyers goaltending prospect Ivan Fedotov is currently at a remote military base in Northern Russia, agent J.P. Barry told The Associated Press. Fedotov, who was drafted in the seventh round of the 2015 NHL Draft, inked a one-year entry-level contract with the Flyers back..." July 05

  • Senators Place Colin White on Unconditional Waivers for Buyout

    The Hockey News "It's the end of an era for a first-round draft pick in Ottawa.  The Ottawa Senators have placed forward Colin White on unconditional waivers for purpose of a buyout. " July 05

  • Why 2022 NHL Draft prospect Lian Bichsel is ‘one of a kind’

    The Athletic "Lian Bichsel can’t remember the NHL team that asked the question. But he certainly remembers the strangest question he heard when being interviewed by all 32 NHL teams: Which animal best fits you as a person and a player? The question resonated with Bichsel not just..." July 05

  • Inside the NHL Draft floor experience

    Daily Faceoff "There is no larger gathering of the hockey community than the NHL Draft. Somewhere in the host arena, you will find: 32 club front offices and their teams of scouts and support staff; the NHL’s brass and its hockey ops and event staff; a large number of NHL owners; broadcasters and..." July 05

  • San Jose Sharks to name Mike Grier as new GM in historic hire

    Sportsnet "The San Jose Sharks will announce Mike Grier as their new general manager on Tuesday, Sportsnet can confirm. It is believed he will be the first Black man in NHL history to hold the position. Grier, 47, played 14 seasons in the NHL beginning in 1996, three of them with the..." July 05

  • Draft prospect Marco Kasper offers ‘a great engine’ and a fun off-ice talent

    The Athletic "Marco Kasper has become, of all things, a juggler. And he is getting adept at it. “Pretty decent,” he said with a modest tone. “Getting better, I would say.” How good is he? Three balls at one time? Four? Five? July 05

  • Matt Moulson Joins Maple Leafs Front Office, Signaling Retirement

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Longtime NHL and AHL forward Matt Moulson has joined the Toronto Maple Leafs as a pro scout, per the team’s website. The move to scouting signals that Moulson has retired from hockey after a 16-year professional career that included 605 NHL games. Moulson..." July 05

  • After a Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe and Norris Trophy, what's next for Cale Makar?

    ESPN "Cale Makar requires no introduction. Frankly, he never has. Before Colorado's superstar defenseman entered household-name territory in June by earning a Norris Trophy, Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe honors in the span of a week, he was just another kid without a..." July 05

  • IIHF disciplinary board upholds ban on Russia, Belarus

    Sportsnaut "The disciplinary board of the International Ice Hockey Federation rejected appeals from Russia and Belarus that asked for their national teams to be reinstated to participate in IIHF competitions. The international governing body banned both nations from international play on Feb. 28,..." July 05

  • Jessica Campbell becomes AHL's 1st female assistant coach

    The Score "The Coachella Valley Firebirds, AHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken, named Jessica Campbell an assistant coach Tuesday, making her the first woman to hold a full-time position behind the bench in league history. "I'm very excited, it feels like it's going..." July 05

  • Boston Bruins Sign Nick Wolff, Kyle Keyser

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Boston Bruins have completed some minor league business, signing Nick Wolff and Kyle Keyser to new one-year, two-way contract extensions. The deals both carry NHL salaries of $750K, and will allow them to avoid restricted free agent status this summer. Signed..." July 05

  • Senators GM Pierre Dorion working the phones with Round 1 of draft set for Thursday

    Ottawa Sun "Pierre Dorion spent Monday huddled with his closest advisors at the club’s downtown headquarters fielding phone calls to prepare for the NHL draft that gets under way Thursday. The Ottawa Senators general manager remains open for business with the No. 7 selection at the Bell..." July 05

  • Maple Leafs promote Hayley Wickenheiser to assistant GM role as part of front office moves

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs have promoted Hayley Wickenheiser, the Canadian hockey icon who went on to complete medical school after her playing career, to the role of assistant general manager as part of a series of front office changes on Tuesday. The team also elevated..." July 05

  • Kraken hire goalie coach Steve Briere

    Seattle Times "Goaltending was a key shortcoming for the Kraken last season, and the team hopes some of that was addressed with Tuesday’s announcement that Steve Briere has been hired to coach the men between the pipes. Briere, 45, was let go as goaltending coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs..." July 05

  • Philadelphia Flyers Hire Brad Shaw

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have hired Brad Shaw as an associate coach, according to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager, Chuck Fletcher. Shaw will join head coach John Tortorella's staff behind the bench with the primary focus on the team's..." July 05

  • All-Time Playoff Scoring Leaders for All 32 NHL Teams

    Sportsbook Review "Thanks to one of the wildest Stanley Cup postseasons we’ve seen in the last 25 years, there has been plenty of shuffling on a number of all-time franchise playoff scoring lists. These players reign supreme as the postseason scoring leaders for every NHL team (statistics..." July 05

  • Jake DeBrusk Rescinds Trade Request

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After initially requesting a trade from the Boston Bruins back in November, forward Jake DeBrusk has rescinded that request, reports TSN’s Ryan Rishaug. According to Rishaug, DeBrusks’s agent, Rick Valette and Bruins GM Don Sweeney spoke some time last week,..." July 04