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  • Here Are The Top 10 NHL Buyout and Trade Candidates

    The Daily Goal Horn "The Daily Goal Horn took a look at the landscape to rank the Top 10 NHL trade and buyout candidates. 1. Henrik Lundqvist, NYR (Trade/Buyout) The Rangers have to start thinking about the future and sadly, 38 year-old goalie Henrik Lundqvist represents the past. Jeff Gorton is..." September 25

  • 5 potential trade destinations for Patrik Laine

    The Score "Patrik Laine is one of the league's most intriguing young stars. He's still just 22 years old and has shown the potential to be one of the league's most dangerous goal-scorers, ranking seventh in the league with 138 tallies since his NHL debut in 2016. After signing a..." September 25

  • NHL Announces Offseason Training Protocols

    Pension Plan Puppets "Today the NHL announced their protocol for offseason training at team facilities. The rules draw heavily on the Phase 2 protocols that covered players returning to their facilities prior to the official start of training camp before the Return to Play. All protocols are subject..." September 25

  • Condensed Season Puts More Pressure On Goaltending

    Pro Hockey Rumors "One of the things most talked about in the hockey world as we approach the draft and free agency is the game of musical chairs that awaits many of the league’s goaltenders. Braden Holtby, Robin Lehner, Jacob Markstrom, Anton Khudobin, Cam Talbot, the list of..." September 25

  • The NHL's 31 teams fit neatly into three buckets this off-season

    TSN "After making his rounds on the phone, one NHL general manager said Wednesday he realized that most of the league’s 31 teams fit neatly into one of three buckets that will determine the cadence of this off-season. There are the teams with massive salary cap issues or financial..." September 24

  • 5 Potential Destinations for Marc-Andre Fleury

    The Hockey Writers "After an unsuspecting tweet by his agent shook the hockey world, Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights have become a talking point. Stemming from a lack of playing time during the playoffs, the tweet, although now deleted, seemed to accelerate the process of what was Vegas going to do..." September 24

  • Six goaltenders Flames could consider adding this off-season

    Sportsnet "It has been seven years since the Calgary Flames had the type of goaltending star the team could hang its hat on. Since Miikka Kiprusoff left for the Finnish hinterlands in 2013 the club has been piecemealing its goalie tandems together, year after year. Heck, one year they..." September 23

  • Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl on why he loves his ‘burger-flipper’ stick blade

    Sportsnet "“I call it the burger-flipper.” That’s how Edmonton Oilers star forward Leon Draisaitl described the unique curve he uses on his sticks — a blade that has helped him become the only player in the NHL currently riding back-to-back 100-point..." September 23

  • Patrick Russell Loaned To Rungsted Seier Capital

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers have loaned several prospects overseas, but they won’t stop there. Now Patrick Russell has also been sent to Europe, loaned to Rungsted Seier Capital in Denmark’s professional league. Russell, one of the few Danish players in the NHL,..." September 23

  • Riley Sheahan, Tyler Ennis are UFA's on the hot seat as Edmonton Oilers seek to upgrade roster

    Edmonton Journal "The process of team selection often resembles the childhood game of musical chairs, in which there are more participants in the game than chairs to seat them. When the music stops, everybody who can sits in the nearest chair; those who aren’t nimble enough, or not in the right spot at the..." September 23

  • Amid night of prestigious honours, Leon Draisaitl’s gaze stays fixed on the Cup

    Sportsnet "Connor McDavid casts a large shadow in Edmonton, one from which Leon Draisaitl permanently emerged on Monday as hockey’s newest best player, claiming both the Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award. That it came in a season where Draisaitl was moved on to his own line..." September 22

  • Five power forwards the Canadiens would love to acquire through trade

    Sportsnet " Let’s qualify this: There are no guarantees any of the following players are available, and none that the Montreal Canadiens are pursuing them through trade. But our editor asked for a list of players the Canadiens might consider in order to fill the most..." September 22

  • Oilers' Raphael Lavoie signs with Swedish club

    CBS Sports "Raphael Lavoie has signed a one-year contract with Vasby IK of Sweden's HockeyAllsvenskan league, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. " September 22

  • NHL bubble confidential: Go inside the Toronto and Edmonton playoff hubs

    ESPN "For nearly two months, the National Hockey League has kept the teams in its postseason tournament inside "bubbles" that it helped construct with the NHL Players' Association in an effort to safely finish the 2019-20 season after it was paused because of the COVID-19..." September 22

  • NHL Announces First And Second All-Star Teams, All-Rookie Team

    Yardbarker "Following the announcements of the final five NHL regular-season awards, the league also revealed its three all-league rosters: The First-Team All-Stars, the Second-Team All-Stars, and the All-Rookie Team. Below are the 2019-20 honorees: First All-Star..." September 22

  • Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl earns 2020 Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award

    Sportsnet "Fresh off a dominant 110-point campaign that saw him net the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s leading scorer, Edmonton Oilers star Leon Draisaitl has been named the winner of both the 2019-20 season’s Hart Memorial Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award. The pair..." September 21

  • NHL records no positive COVID-19 tests for 9th straight week

    The Score "The bubble remains effective, as the NHL did not record a single positive COVID-19 test for the eighth consecutive week since resuming play. It's the ninth straight week overall for the league without any new cases.  " September 21

  • An early Canadian Expansion Draft primer

    TSN "Watching the Vegas Golden Knights nearly skate to their second Stanley Cup Final in three seasons of existence should have been a reminder to 31 other NHL teams that the Kraken are coming. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman unequivocally said on Saturday that the Seattle Kraken will debut..." September 21

  • Bill Daly: NHL will do its best to have fans at games in 2020-21

    Sportsnet "Once either the Dallas Stars or Tampa Bay Lightning hoist the Stanley Cup later this month, the NHL will turn its full attention to the off-season and the 2020-21 calendar. A major question the league faces is whether or not its 31 teams will be able to travel next season, or will the..." September 21

  • Edmonton Loans Tyler Benson To GCK Lions

    Oilers Nation "This morning, the Edmonton Oilers announced via their social media channels that the team has loaned forward, Tyler Benson, to the GCK Lions of the Swiss League. As we’ve seen throughout the offseason so far, Ken Holland continues his fine work of placing prospects in European..." September 21

  • Examining the NHL’s top 14 buyout candidates of 2020

    Sportsnet "Is there anything more wonderful than a mulligan? Believe us, NHL GMs will be clamouring for them this fall as they try to solve their financial puzzles around overpaid players. Problem is, those do-overs won’t come cheap. With the 2020-21 salary cap flattening in..." September 21

  • Gary Bettman says 2020-21 NHL season could start in December or January

    Sportsnet "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said on Saturday he wouldn’t be surprised if next season starts later in December or in January 2021. Speaking at his annual state of the league address ahead of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Bettman said the league had begun informally thinking..." September 19

  • Oilers Trying To Move Andreas Athanasiou

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the Oilers brought in Andreas Athanasiou at the deadline, the deal made a lot of sense.  They were getting a player a year removed from a 30-goal season that is still under team control and while he is owed a $3MM qualifying offer, the anticipated jump in the salary cap..." September 19

  • 5 realistic free-agent landing spots for Alex Pietrangelo

    The Score "Following Friday's report that the St. Louis Blues broke off contract talks with Alex Pietrangelo and advised their captain to pursue free agency, we look at five sensible landing spots for the star defenseman. Toronto Maple Leafs Can a star..." September 19

  • NHL buyout window opens on September 25

    Blue Seat Blogs "The NHL buyout window will open on September 25. This date was set following the conclusion of the Conference Final last night. The buyout window will run through October 8, which is the day before free agency begins. Rangers Plans Rumors..." September 18

  • Top Trade Packages, Landing Spots for Jack Eichel

    Bleacher Report "The Buffalo Sabres' surprising front-office shakeup on June 16 raised questions about center Jack Eichel's future with the franchise. Two weeks before the Sabres' front-office purge, the 23-year-old Sabres captain expressed his frustration over the years of constant..." September 18

  • Oilers Loan Cooper Marody To Dornbirn Bulldogs

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The roster spots for NHL prospects overseas are getting a little more uncommon. Today the Edmonton Oilers announced that Cooper Marody has been loaned to the Dornbirn Bulldogs of the Austrian pro league. Marody is heading into the final year of his entry-level contract and will..." September 18

  • Stanley Cup's traveling status up in air once Final completed

    ESPN " The Stanley Cup will fly back from Edmonton with the winning team to its playing city. But after that, nobody knows how hockey's most famous trophy will celebrate. The NHL and the Hockey Hall of Fame are weighing options on what to do next with the Cup. Typically, each..." September 18

  • Oilers, Flames among teams interested in Darcy Kuemper, Oliver Ekman-Larsson

    The Score "Two Western Canadian teams are apparently eyeing a pair of desert dogs. The Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, and San Jose Sharks are among the clubs who have asked about Arizona..." September 17

  • Alex Ovechkin’s likely asking price believed to be Connor McDavid money

    Russian Machine Never Breaks "On Tuesday Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan discussed negotiations with Alex Ovechkin and other upcoming free agents after he introduced Peter Laviolette as the team’s new head coach. Ovechkin, who will enter the final year of a 13-year, $124 million contract he signed..." September 17

  • IIHF announces 2021 world juniors will be played in Edmonton bubble

    Sportsnet "After the success of the NHL’s return in Toronto and Edmonton bubbles, the International Ice Hockey Federation will be using a similar format for the upcoming under-20 World Junior Hockey Championships. The IIHF announced Thursday that the 2021 edition of the tournament will be..." September 17

  • Get ready for a wild offseason as the market is expected to be flooded with both UFAs and RFAs

    The Daily Goal Horn "“The market will be flooded with players,” was how one team executive framed the NHL offseason landscape to me. “There is nothing normal about this year,” and it seems like most teams are figuring it out as it develops. That’s because of many factors..." September 16

  • Which NHL team is Canada’s best hope to win Stanley Cup in 2021?

    Sportsnet "It has been 27 long years since a Canadian NHL team last won the Stanley Cup, all the way back when the Patrick Roy-led Montreal Canadiens beat the Wayne Gretzky-led Los Angeles Kings in five games. This season looked to be a promising one for teams from the north...." September 15

  • Qualifying Offer Deadline Set For October 7

    Yardbarker "Considering the added pressure applied by the flat salary cap, restricted free-agent negotiations will take on even greater importance this offseason. That process is set to begin in just over four weeks, as TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that the deadline for teams to submit..." September 15

  • Long-Term Injuries Represent Continued Opportunity For Cash-Rich Teams

    MSN.com "The NHL’s salary cap ceiling will be $81.5M for 2020-21 and will not increase until the league’s hockey-related revenue surpasses $3.3 billion once again. Even then, the number will grow slowly as the difference in escrow is slowly paid off. Despite that cap being the theoretical..." September 15

  • U.S. Hockey Hall Of Fame Announces 2020 Class

    Pro Football Rumors "The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame has announced their newest class of inductees, as revealed by NBC Sports’ Eddie Olczyk, a U.S. Hall of Famer himself, before this evening’s Western Conference Final Game. The 2020 group is comprised of former NHL player and coach Tony..." September 14

  • Expect the #1 item on the Edmonton Oilers off-season shopping list to be a goaltender

    Edmonton Journal "Expect the Oilers main focus this off-season will be not be on Defence or a better 3C but rather on goaltending. Darcy Kuemper is also available out of Arizona. He is not overly expensive for the quality you would get. Kuemper comes with the same cap hit as Mikko..." September 14

  • NHL Issues Update On COVID-19 Testing

    Pro Hockey Rumors "As the NHL has done each Monday in recent weeks, they have released an update on the COVID-19 testing being done in the bubble cities.  For the seventh straight week, there have been zero positive tests.  Their statement reads as follows: The NHL completed the..." September 14

  • NHL General Manager of Year to be announced before Game 4 of West Final

    NHL.com "Winners of the 2020 NHL Awards presented by Las Vegas will be announced throughout the 2020 conference finals and 2020 Stanley Cup Final. The winner of the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award will be announced Saturday by NBC, Sportsnet and TVA Sports during the pregame show..." September 12

  • NHL Announces Official Dates And Times For 2020 Draft, Opening Of Free Agency

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the 2020 postseason proceeding ahead of schedule, there has been reporting and considerable speculation that the league would move up the dates of the delayed 2020 NHL Entry Draft and the beginning of the new league year and opening of free agency. The NHL has followed through on that..." September 11

  • At least 17 NHL teams have reduced pay amid COVID-19 crunch

    TSN "Winter is coming. More specifically, with no meaningful revenue incoming since mid-March and none on the immediate horizon, hockey’s long winter is approaching amid the uncertainty surrounding the 2020-21 NHL season. Meetings to slash expenditures, reduce payroll and set..." September 11

  • Bill Daly: NHL remains 'intent' on 82-game regular season

    Oilers Nation "The NHL has undoubtedly done an incredible job in executing the 2020 playoffs. After the league got put on pause when the world shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the league picked up and executed a 24-team playoff between two bubble cities, Edmonton and Toronto. Save..." September 10

  • Edmonton Discussed Matt Murray With Pittsburgh

    Radio "According to a report, the Penguins have had discussions with the Edmonton Oilers about Matt Murray. Radio.com Sport Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun says that “but as far as I can tell, asking price too rich for Edmonton at this point (first-round pick?). Other reports..." September 10

  • Oilers sign Adam Cracknell to one-year deal

    TSN "The Edmonton Oilers signed forward Adam Cracknell to a one-year, two-way contract on Thursday. Cracknell spent last season with the KHL's Kunlun Red Star, posting 10 goals and 24 points in 52 games.  " September 10

  • 25 NHL trade candidates you’ll hear about this off-season

    Sportsnet "It’s hard to believe that we’re less than a month away from the Stanley Cup being awarded, but once that happens there will be a very short window to squeeze in a lot of key off-season dates. With the NHL draft moved to mid-week on Oct. 6 and 7, and free agency likely to follow on..." September 09

  • 5 off-season targets Jets could consider to bolster defence corps

    Sportsnet "If imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery, what can the Winnipeg Jets learn from the four teams left standing in the Stanley Cup playoffs when it comes to rebuilding their defence corps? With free agency set to open in one month, restocking the blue line is at..." September 09

  • The Golden Knights somehow already have more playoff wins than these four NHL teams

    Bardown "Being a Vegas Golden Knights fan hasn’t exactly been difficult since they entered the league in 2017. The NHL’s second newest team has already reached a Stanley Cup Final and could be playing in a second if things work out for them in their Western Conference..." September 09

  • What we've learned during the NHL's restart

    The Score "Four teams remain in the hunt for the Stanley Cup, and the storylines that contextualize those clubs' pathways through the NHL bubbles are plentiful. The two secure zones have kept COVID-19 at bay, with no positive tests reported since teams gathered in Edmonton and Toronto six..." September 09

  • NHL free agency to begin on Oct. 9

    MSN.com "The NHL has moved the 2020 Draft ahead a couple of days, with the first round now scheduled for Oct. 6 and the remainder of the event taking place Oct. 7, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. " September 08

  • Edmonton Oilers Loan Gaetan Haas, Evan Bouchard

    TSN "The Edmonton Oilers loaned defenceman Evan Bouchard and forward Gaetan Haas to Europe for the start of the 2020-21 season on Tuesday. Bouchard will join Sodertalje SK of the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan, while Haas will play with SC Bern of the Swiss..." September 08