• 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

  • 5 NHL Free Agents Who Will Be Overvalued This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The NHL's annual free-agent period begins at noon ET on Wednesday, July 13. With the salary cap for 2022-23 rising by just $1 million to $82.5 million, 20 of the 32 clubs have less than $20 million to invest in acquiring talent through free agency or trades. Nevertheless, this..." July 04

  • Evander Kane's 2nd grievance hearing vs. Sharks unlikely to fall before July 13

    TSN "With the opening of free agency less than 10 days away, TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports a date has still not been set for Evander Kane's second grievance hearing with the San Jose Sharks. LeBrun reports it's doubtful the hearing will take place before July..." July 04

  • Latest on Johnny Gaudreau, Matthew Tkachuk

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There’s a significant sense around the league that teams are rushing to get their salary cap situations cleared up before the start of free agency next week. Moves like the Tampa Bay Lightning trading Ryan McDonagh to the Nashville Predators for spare change and the Minnesota..." July 04

  • Top NHL prospect Simon Nemec made the right choice to pivot from soccer

    The Athletic "Simon Nemec was just 14 years old when he arrived at the first major crossroads of his life. He was living comfortably in a small town in the eastern reaches of Slovakia, but it was time to start getting serious. Nemec was an incredibly gifted young hockey player, a defenseman with..." July 04

  • Jackets GM: Patrik Laine's contract status won't affect draft weekend plans

    The Score "Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen says an impasse in contract negotiations with restricted free agent sniper Patrik Laine won't stop the club from being active during the NHL draft next week. A new contract for Laine is Columbus' primary..." July 04

  • Ilya Mikheyev looking for a multi-year contract worth between $4.75MM and $5.5MM per season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Toronto Maple Leafs made it clear to teams last week that they would be willing to trade Ilya Mikheyev’s rights before the start of free agency, as it seemed unlikely that he would be re-signing with the team. That is because of the contract demands of the pending free agent..." July 04

  • In Ryan McDonagh trade, Predators add leader, Lightning add needed cap space

    The Athletic "Three days after the season ended, Ryan McDonagh got called into Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois’ office early Wednesday morning. McDonagh, 33, didn’t know what to expect but had planned to leave on a flight later that day with his..." July 04

  • Islanders should make push for Johnny Gaudreau

    New York Post "If Johnny Gaudreau spurns the Flames’ offer to keep the explosive, electric impending free-agent winger in Calgary, it will become Lou Lamoriello’s duty to bring the south Jersey native to Long Island. Because running it back again with only a change behind the bench from..." July 04

  • NHL Draft 2022: Will any (more) teams trade their first-round picks this year?

    The Athletic "One first-round pick has already been moved in the week leading up to the 2022 NHL Draft, with the Los Angeles Kings sending theirs to the Minnesota Wild as part of the Kevin Fiala trade. Will it be the first of many? It’s typically rare in the..." July 04

  • Free Agent Focus: Dallas Stars

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Free agency is now less than two weeks away and many teams are already looking ahead to when it opens up.  There will be several prominent players set to hit the open market in mid-July while many teams have key restricted free agents to re-sign as well.  Next up is a look at the..." July 04

  • 2022-23 NHL Bold Predictions: 3 Teams That Will Miss the Playoffs Next Season

    Sportsbook Review "This season, there were four NHL teams that missed the postseason after making the playoffs in the 2020-2021 season: Vegas Golden Knights, New York Islanders, Winnipeg Jets, and Montreal Canadiens. There are many reasons that a playoff team could suddenly fall off the pace in the..." July 04

  • Offseason Checklist: St. Louis Blues

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the offseason in full swing, it’s time to examine what each squad will need to accomplish over the coming months.  Next up is a look at the Blues. 2021-22 was a decent season for St. Louis.  While they finished in third in a very tight Central Division, they got..." July 04

  • Ryan McDonagh Traded from Lightning to Predators for Philippe Myers, Grant Mismash

    Bleacher Report "The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded veteran defenseman Ryan McDonagh to the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenseman Philippe Myers and forward Grant Mismash, the franchise announced Sunday. "He's one of the best defenders in the NHL, he's a selfless..." July 03

  • Best destinations in 2022 NHL free agency for Nazem Kadri

    Clutch Points "Nazem Kadri finally won a Stanley Cup this season after years of falling short. The Colorado Avalanche star enjoyed a prolific postseason, during which he battled through thumb surgery in order to help his team win the title. Once the Stanley Cup celebrations die down, Kadri will have..." July 03

  • Landing Spots for Free Agent Penguins Forward Evgeni Malkin

    Bleacher Report "Other than some kid named Sidney Crosby, no one is more Pittsburgh than Evgeni Malkin. The Russian-born center joined the organization when the Penguins made him the second pick in the 2004 draft and he's since spent 16 seasons on the ice in a black-and-gold sweater, scoring 511..." July 03

  • Looking Ahead At The Islanders’ Offseason Plans

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Islanders began their offseason work while they were still playing games, signing two players thought to be trade-bait, Cal Clutterbuck and Zach Parise, to extensions on trade deadline day. After the conclusion of the season, the team announced the firing of..." July 03

  • Evander Kane: 3 best destinations in 2022 NHL free agency

    Clutch Points "The Edmonton Oilers scooped up Evander Kane last season amid his tumultuous exit from the San Jose Sharks. Kane played a critical role in the Oilers’ run to the Western Conference Finals, and he’s set himself up for a solid payday in free agency, for any team willing to take the..." July 03