• Bruins officially hire Jim Montgomery as next head coach, Blues replace him with Craig MacTavish

    Sportsnet "The Boston Bruins have officially hired Jim Montgomery as the 29th head coach in franchise history. Montgomery joins the Bruins from the Blues, where he was an assistant coach from 2020-2022. He also has previously served as head coach of the Dallas..." July 01

  • Bruins Could Benefit From David Krejci Return But Still Need Youth At Center

    The Hockey Writers "News and rumors have been running rampant in Boston for the past week. There’s the report from Joe McDonald of the Worcester Telegram and Gazette that Patrice Bergeron will be signing a one-year contract with the Bruins. Jim Montgomery is now the head coach of the..." July 01

  • Jets, Rick Bowness finalizing agreement to become team's new head coach

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets and veteran coach Rick Bowness are working on finalizing an agreement to become the next head coach of the franchise, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. Bowness was originally hired as the interim head coach of the Dallas Stars in..." July 01

  • Lightning Agree To Seven-Year Extension With Nick Paul

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Nick Paul made a very good impression on the Lightning after being acquired from Ottawa at the trade deadline.  He did well enough, in fact, to earn a long-term contract as the team announced that they’ve signed the forward to a seven-year contract with an AAV of $3.15MM. ..." July 01

  • Who Are the Current Top 5 Canadian NHL Players?

    Sports Grid "Canada boasts plenty of talent in the National Hockey League, but some players’ greatness has separated them from the pack. In honor of Canada Day on July 1, let’s dive into the top five current Canadian greats in the NHL.  1. Connor McDavid..." July 01

  • Bob Boughner Reportedly Fired as Sharks Head Coach After 3 Seasons

    Bleacher Report "The San Jose Sharks reportedly fired head coach Bob Boughner after three straight playoff-less seasons. " July 01

  • Hurricanes RFA Jesper Sellgren Signs In Sweden

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After losing pending RFA blueliner Tarmo Reunanen to a team in Finland earlier this week, the Hurricanes have lost another pending RFA defenseman to a club overseas as Lulea of the SHL announced the signing of Jesper Sellgren to a three-year contract. " July 01

  • Bruins close in on deal to make Jim Montgomery new head coach

    Sportsnet "Three days after they announced a contract extension for GM Don Sweeney, the Boston Bruins appear to have a preference for a new head coach. Several reports have indicated that former Dallas Stars head coach Jim Montgomery is very close to running the bench in Beantown next..." July 01

  • Kings Re-Sign Matt Villalta And Frederic Allard

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Kings have agreed to terms on contracts with two of their pending free agents, announcing the re-signings of Matt Villalta and defenseman Frederic Allard to one-year, two-way deals.  Villalta will carry an NHL AAV of $787,500 while Allard’s will be..." July 01

  • Sam Rinzel is a dark horse at the end of Round One

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "If his current competitor and future teammate Ryan Chesley was a right-handed defenceman who compensated for his lack of height with impressive girth, Sam Rinzel is the polar opposite. The tall blue-liner may at this point lack some muscle mass but has other traits which if you put..." July 01

  • Blue Jackets acquire Mathieu Olivier from Predators in exchange for 2022 pick

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired right wing Mathieu Olivier (pronounced oh-LIHV-ee-ay) from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a 2022 fourth round pick previously acquired from Toronto (122nd overall), Blue Jackets General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced..." July 01

  • Canucks Hire Mike Yeo And Jeremy Colliton, Flyers Hire Brad Shaw

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Canucks have filled out their coaching staff for next season.  The team announced that they have hired Mike Yeo as an assistant coach.  He takes over for Brad Shaw who is leaving Vancouver to become an associate coach with the Flyers.  Meanwhile, Vancouver has hired..." July 01

  • Canucks re-sign Jack Rathbone, Noah Juulsen, and Will Lockwood

    Canucks Army "The Vancouver Canucks have signed defencemen Jack Rathbone and Noah Juulsen, as well as forward Will Lockwood, to contract extensions, the club announced Friday morning. " July 01

  • Blue Jackets Re-Sign Josh Dunne

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Blue Jackets have taken care of another pending free agent, announcing the signing of center Josh Dunne to a one-year, two-way contract.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Dunne was set to become a restricted free agent later this..." July 01

  • Jared Bednar gets emotional at Avalanche Cup parade, 'a surreal moment for me'

    NHL.com "Jared Bednar almost was in tears as he gave an emotional speech on stage at a rally at Civic Center Park in Denver following the Colorado Avalanche's Stanley Cup championship parade through downtown. "I mean, this is a surreal moment for me," the Avalanche coach said...." July 01

  • Stars Hire Steve Spott And Alain Nasreddine As Assistant Coaches

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Peter DeBoer’s coaching staff in Dallas is starting to take shape.  The Stars announced that they’ve hired Steve Spott and Alain Nasreddine as assistant coaches, joining goalie coach Jeff Reese and video coach Kelly Forbes behind the bench. Spott is no..." July 01

  • NHL free agency 2022: Every team’s toughest decision, from Andrew Copp to Johnny Gaudreau to Evegeni Malkin

    The Athletic "The NHL offseason is upon us, and with it, there are tough decisions to be made. The league’s salary cap is set to increase next season for the first time in three years — but only by $1 million. So plenty of cap-strapped teams are currently assessing their..." June 30

  • 3 Bold Predictions for the NHL Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Thirty-one teams want what the Colorado Avalanche have. The journey to the Stanley Cup for the 2022-23 season has begun. With the Champagne from the Avs' celebrations just drying (and more to come Thursday with their parade), every other team in the league will look to bolster its..." June 30

  • Filip Forsberg: 3 best destinations in 2022 NHL free agency

    Clutch Points "The Nashville Predators have a big decision to make in the 2022 NHL free agency, and it’s one that involves a top player in the form of center Filip Forsberg. The forward is set to hit the free-agent market with the six-year extension deal he signed in 2016 $36 million with the Predators..." June 30

  • NHL’s top offer-sheet candidates in 2022: Matthew Tkachuk, Rasmus Sandin and more

    The Athletic "Two years ago, we were teased with the Sebastian Aho offer sheet.  Last year, the Hurricanes delivered with Jesperi Kotkaniemi.  Is this a start of a trend in the right direction to bring us more chaos? Probably not, but we all can hope.  June 30

  • Lightning exploring trade possibilities for Ryan McDonagh amid cap crunch

    Clutch Points "The Tampa Bay Lightning were unsuccessful in their quest to win a third consecutive Stanley Cup Finals, and now it’s back to the drawing board as they look to return to hockey’s biggest stage for the fourth year in a row. The Lightning face some difficult roster decisions..." June 30

  • Why Kevin Fiala was traded to Kings and what Wild will do with return

    The Athletic "The Los Angeles Kings have acquired forward Kevin Fiala in a trade with the Minnesota Wild, the teams announced Wednesday. The Wild will receive a 2022 first-round pick and the rights to prospect defenseman Brock Faber in return for the restricted free..." June 30

  • Nazem Kadri trolls Lightning with t-shirt during Stanley Cup parade

    Clutch Points "The Colorado Avalanche are celebrating across the city of Denver on Thursday after winning the franchise’s first Stanley Cup since 2001. Star forward Nazem Kadri couldn’t help but take a shot at the runner-up Tampa Bay Lightning during the Avs’ parade. The 31-year-old was seen..." June 30

  • Detroit Red Wings name Tampa Bay Lightning assistant Derek Lalonde as new head coach

    Detroit Free Press "Steve Yzerman has chosen Derek Lalonde as the head coach to lead the Detroit Red Wings on their next step in the rebuild, the franchise announced Thursday. The path of promoting a newcomer to the NHL head coaching ranks is one Yzerman has chosen twice before...." June 30

  • After 2022 Stanley Cup win, the Colorado Avalanche have the foundation for a dynasty

    ESPN "Cale Makar can occasionally make your jaw drop off the ice, too. The Colorado Avalanche defenseman attended the Stanley Cup Final media day recently when he was asked about the matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning, a team seeking a..." June 30

  • Senators' Victor Mete issues statement on Hockey Canada sexual assault lawsuit: 'I was not present'

    The Athletic "Ottawa Senators defenceman Victor Mete issued a statement on Twitter on Thursday morning, stating that he was not present at the 2018 Hockey Canada gala that resulted in the alleged sexual assault of a woman by eight hockey players. The names of the eight players in the lawsuit have..." June 30

  • Maple Leafs shopping Ilya Mikheyev's rights

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs have notified teams they're willing to trade the rights to pending unrestricted free-agent forward Ilya Mikheyev, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Mikheyev set career highs in goals (21) and points (32) last season in just..." June 30

  • Dallas Stars Sign Scott Wedgewood

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the Dallas Stars have a big negotiation coming up with starting goalie Jake Oettinger, they won’t have any more negotiating to do to find his backup. The team announced today that they have re-signed goalie Scott Wedgewood to two-year, $1MM AAV..." June 30

  • Rangers should steer clear of Pierre-Luc Dubois trade that costs them Filip Chytil

    New York Post "Can I just say that trading Filip Chytil to the Jets as part of a package for Pierre-Luc Dubois would be about the most Rangers thing the organization could do at this moment in time. That is not meant as a compliment. Dubois has told the Jets that he’s going to be..." June 30

  • Andrew Cogliano basks in Avalanche’s victory after 1,140 games and key Stanley Cup speech

    The Athletic "The evening before Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, Andrew Cogliano approached Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon with an idea. The veteran had been reflecting after a one-goal loss in Game 5. He thought it would be good to have a collective reset heading into..." June 30

  • Luke Richardson, 53, accepts 'challenge' of coaching Chicago Blackhawks, feels 'ready for it'

    ESPN "The Chicago Blackhawks were one of the NHL's worst teams last season, and their general manager is talking about a potentially long rebuilding process. They are listening to trade offers for their top goal scorer, and the situation at goaltender is murky at..." June 30

  • Sabres sign Craig Anderson to 1-year, $1.5M deal

    The Score "The Buffalo Sabres are bringing back veteran netminder Craig Anderson on a one-year, $1.5-million contract, the team announced Thursday. It will be the 20th NHL season of the 41-year-old's career. " June 30

  • Emily Engel-Natzke Hired by Capitals; 1st Female NHL Video Coach in League History

    Bleacher Report "The Washington Capitals announced Thursday they've promoted Emily Engel-Natzke to the role of video coordinator, making her the first woman to serve as a full-time member of an NHL coaching staff. Engel-Natzke previously filled the same role with the Hershey Bears, the..." June 30

  • Kings reportedly sign Kevin Fiala to 7-year contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "It seemed inevitable that the Minnesota Wild were going to have to trade Kevin Fiala this offseason. On Wednesday, they did. The Wild sent Fiala, a restricted free agent, to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for the Kings’ first-round draft pick in 2022 (No...." June 30

  • Stanley Cup Accidentally Delivered to Wrong Address After Avalanche's NHL Title Win

    Bleacher Report "Everyone has dealt with mail being delivered to the wrong address, but a Denver couple had a unique experience with that situation Tuesday. Per Colleen Flynn of Fox 31, the Stanley Cup was supposed to be sent to Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog but was mistakenly..." June 30

  • Saint John takes down Hamilton to capture 2022 Memorial Cup

    The Score "The host Saint John Sea Dogs claimed the 2022 Memorial Cup after besting the Hamilton Bulldogs 6-3 on Wednesday in New Brunswick. The Sea Dogs are the first team to win the trophy since 2019, as the last two tournaments were scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's their second..." June 30

  • Los Angeles Kings Acquire Kevin Fiala in Exchange For 2022 First Rounder, Prospect Brock Faber

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings are acquiring the restricted free agent rights to winger Kevin Fiala from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for their 2022 first-round selection and defense prospect Brock Faber, per The Athletic’s Michael Russo. Sportsnet’s Elliotte..." June 29

  • Martin Necas and Jake Oettinger lead seven Offer Sheet Candidates for 2022 NHL Offseason

    Daily Faceoff "Last summer, an NHL player was successfully poached via an offer sheet for the first time since 2007, way back when Dustin Penner went from the Edmonton Oilers to the Anaheim Ducks. This time, it was Jesperi Kotkaniemi going from the Montreal Canadiens to the Carolina Hurricanes on a..." June 29

  • Alex DeBrincat trade fit: Senators, Blackhawks could be a perfect match

    The Athletic "With the Stanley Cup Final completed, the attention of the hockey world has now shifted to the offseason. In addition to the draft and the opening of free agency, the trade market is about to heat up for the first time since last season’s deadline. There are several..." June 29

  • Nazem Kadri wants to return to Avalanche, but says 'I've shown what my worth is'

    Sportsnet "Nazem Kadri will be celebrating his Stanley Cup win all summer long but first, he has some business to take care of. The veteran centre is an unrestricted free agent and after his career year this season, a number of teams are expecting to bid for his services. But if..." June 29

  • Islanders’ Scoring Needs Can Be Solved Internally Instead of by David Pastrnak

    The Hockey Writers "The New York Islanders are entering a pivotal offseason when general manager (GM) Lou Lamoriello will look to make a splash. After the team missed the playoffs, the top priorities are to acquire speed and pivot to a more offensive-minded game, starting with the promotion of first-year head..." June 29

  • Talks Picking Up On Kevin Fiala

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Last season was something of an all-in moment for the Minnesota Wild, thanks to the tough cap situation that is just on the horizon. The team will have more than $12.7MM in buyout penalties in 2022-23, and more than $14.7MM in the following two seasons. That means when it comes to extending..." June 29

  • Which NHL players could be traded this summer? Kevin Fiala, Jakob Chychrun lead our board

    The Athletic "Next year is already underway for the 31 NHL teams that will try to unseat the 2022 Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche. The champions, and the runner-up Lightning, may wait a day or two to nurse hangovers before they ponder what comes next, but the rest of the league is..." June 29

  • 5 Restricted Free Agents NHL Teams Should Sign To an Offer Sheet

    Bleacher Report "The NHL's annual free-agent signing period begins at noon ET on July 13. While unrestricted free agents can sign with any team, a restricted free agent can only change clubs if he is traded, doesn't receive a qualifying offer (thus making him an unrestricted free agent) or signs an..." June 29

  • Latest On Boston Bruins Coaching Search

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There could be an answer as soon as today on who will be the next head coach of the Boston Bruins and a new name has entered the ring. Joe McDonald of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports that Pittsburgh Penguins assistant Mike Vellucci has interviewed for the job...." June 29

  • 5 important questions heading into the NHL's offseason frenzy

    The Score "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the rearview, it's time to direct our full attention to what's expected to be a busy offseason. Between the draft, free agency, and the trading frenzy, there should be plenty of player movement that shakes up the balance of the NHL. With that..." June 29

  • 3 Oilers Trade Partners for Tyson Barrie

    The Hockey Writers "Expected to be traded, not because of his performance, but because he’s a luxury the Edmonton Oilers can’t afford anymore, we will look at teams that could use the services of Tyson Barrie for the next two seasons. There may be more teams intrigued by the defender, but..." June 29

  • Made a dumb trade with the Cup champ? You win the Conned Smythe

    The Athletic "The playoffs are over, a new champion has been crowned, the champagne is flowing, and it’s time to focus on the question on every fan’s mind as we watch the winners celebrate: Which dummy went and handed it to them? No? Just me? It’s possible. But every time..." June 29

  • Vegas Golden Knights Make Coaching Hires

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights announced a series of coaching hires Tuesday night, adding John Stevens as their assistant coach, Sean Burke as their goalie coach and Director of Goaltending, and naming Mike Rosati as Manager of Goaltending Development and..." June 29

  • Top NHL Draft prospect David Jiricek projects as an intimidating NHL defenseman

    The Athletic "During his 10-plus seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, defenseman Jakub Kindl had a front-row seat to watch the legendary Nicklas Lidstrom work his mastery on the blue line. He also played with Brian Rafalski in Detroit, and later with Aaron Ekblad of the Florida..." June 29