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  • ‘Blindsided’ Patric Hornqvist: Easy to waive no-trade clause because Penguins ‘didn’t want me’

    TribLIVE "Patric Hornqvist said he plans on remaining in Pittsburgh for another month or two before beginning the process of finding a home and a school for his daughters in South Florida. And while he allowed that Pittsburgh will always hold a place in his heart, the veteran forward indicated..." September 25

  • 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

  • Who Wins the Patric Hornqvist-Michael Matheson Trade?

    SI "The Pittsburgh Penguins have swung another deal, but will it pan out for the franchise? GM Jim Rutherford has never been afraid to move players and in his latest swap, he has sent veteran right winger Patric Hornqvist to the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman Michael Matheson and..." September 24

  • Penguins Trade Patric Hornqvist to Panthers for Mike Matheson and Colton Sceviour

    The Hockey Writers "The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded forward Patric Hornqvist to the Florida Panthers in exchange for defender Mike Matheson and forward Colton Sceviour. This deal was originally reported by Kevin Weekes before Elliotte Friedman mentioned there was a “glitch” in..." September 24

  • 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

  • Sidney Crosby Just Won An Emmy Award – It’s Actually His Second

    NS Buzz "Stanley Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Sidney Crosby will have to make some room on his award’s shelf. He won an Emmy Award recently for being a producer in the the video “Merci Sidney” which highlighted his trip to Rimouski, Quebec where he played junior hockey in the..." 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

  • Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers Working On Trade

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins and Florida Panthers appeared to be close to a deal that would see Patric Hornqvist and Mike Matheson switch teams, but there has been a “glitch” holding it up according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. Pierre LeBrun and Josh..." September 23

  • Penguins likely to pursue Canucks' Chris Tanev if he tests market

    PensBurgh "The Penguins are about to lose one right handed defenseman in free agency in a little more than two weeks when Justin Schultz hits the open market. Accordingly, they will need a replacement. Chad Ruhwedel is nice as a depth player, but probably not a..." 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Penguins re-sign Jared McCann to 2-year deal with $2.94M AAV

    The Score "The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed restricted free-agent forward Jared McCann to a two-year contract carrying an annual cap hit of $2.94 million, the team announced Friday. McCann tallied 14 goals and 35 points in 55 games this season while averaging 15:15..." September 18

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Nick Bjugstad traded to Wild by Penguins for draft pick

    NHL.com "Nick Bjugstad was traded to the Minnesota Wild by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday. Pittsburgh receives a conditional pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. The forward did not play this postseason because of a lower-body injury sustained March 10 against the New Jersey Devils...." September 11

  • 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

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Name J.D. Forrest As AHL Head Coach

    The AHL "The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that J.D. Forrest has been named head coach and Jason Karmanos will serve as general manager of the club. Forrest, 39, takes over as head coach after four seasons as an assistant with the Penguins. He previously..." September 11

  • Readjusting the Penguins Market and Matt Murray Trade Value

    Pittsburgh Hockey Now "The NHL rumor mill is the easy part. Trade this for that. The trades make sense on video game consoles and message boards, but the ease with which fans and media make trades belies the grinding negotiations between NHL GMs, which sometimes takes months. The Pittsburgh Penguins trade talks begin..." 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

  • Penguins more likely to trade Matt Murray than Tristan Jarry

    The Score "Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said in August that there's a "very, very good chance" he trades one of his team's netminders, and on Wednesday, reports shined a light on who that goalie may be. Rutherford has very little interest in..." September 09

  • 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

  • 2020 NHL Draft being rescheduled to Oct. 6-7

    Sportsnet "The 2020 NHL Draft is being moved ahead to Oct. 6 and 7, with the first round occurring on the former, per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. " September 08

  • NHL statement on COVID-19 testing results

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League today released the following statement on COVID-19 testing results: The NHL completed the sixth week of its Phase 4 Return to Play with no positive test results for COVID-19 among the 2,534 tests administered. " September 07

  • NHL’s ability to navigate uncertainty has led to memorable Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Sportsnet "I was skeptical. And I was far from the only one. If anything stands out from the fog of lockdown life in April, it’s the genuine concern from those I’d speak with in various corners of the hockey world who felt the season would be lost. Those were..." September 06

  • Penguins re-sign defenceman Juuso Riikola to two-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed defenceman Juuso Riikola to a two-year, $2.3-million contract. He was scheduled to become a restricted free agent this off-season. Riikola, 26, appeared in 36 games for the Penguins in 2019-20, including four as a forward as..." September 05

  • NHL Awards winners to be revealed daily starting Sept. 6

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League announced today that it will reveal winners of 2020 NHL Awards presented by Las Vegas throughout the 2020 Conference Finals and 2020 Stanley Cup Final. Beginning this Sunday, Sept. 6, NBC Sports, Sportsnet and TVA Sports will announce winners during their..." September 05

  • How NHL players and coaches are managing 'cabin fever' in the bubble

    The Score "Tuukka Rask didn't reveal a whole lot when he opted out of the NHL restart. In a short statement released on his way out of the Eastern Conference bubble Aug. 15, the Bruins' No. 1 goalie said that despite the fact that he wanted to compete for a Stanley..." September 05