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  • The 12 Highest-Paid NHL Players This Season, Ranked

    Complex "Hockey is back, and with it comes highlight-reel plays, online debates, and fantasy drafts. In short: it’s the type of high-octane diversion we all deserved given the global circumstances. Not even a reduced season (56 games) and a late start (Jan. 13) could dampen our spirits...." February 26

  • What usually happens with an NHL team that changes its coach mid-season

    Sportsnet "This is your introduction to the concept of “LOFT,” which is at the centre of conversations NHL GMs and owners have when their team is losing and they’re considering their options to quickly get better. Is our coach failing to get the most out of this roster, or are..." February 25

  • 3 options for the New York Rangers after losing Artemi Panarin

    Sportsnaut "A few days ago, Artemi Panarin announced that he would be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the New York Rangers. It’s a devastating blow to the team, as Panarin–a dynamic forward the club acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets–was the team’s leading..." February 24

  • KHL Says It Was Never Made Aware of Artemi Panarin Allegation

    Bleacher Report "Russia's Kontinental Hockey League told ESPN's Emily Kaplan it has "not been aware of or received a complaint in relation to any incident involving Artemi Panarin in December 2011" following allegations by a former coach that the New York..." February 24

  • Latvian authorities say no police report was filed on alleged Artemi Panarin assault

    Yardbarker "It was announced earlier this week that Artemi Panarin would be taking a leave of absence from the New York Rangers after a Russian political hit piece was published about him allegedly assaulting a woman in Latvia in 2011.  The incident allegedly occurred at a hotel in..." February 24

  • Artemi Panarin assault allegations ‘don’t add up’ for former teammates in Russia

    New York Post "Four of Artemi Panarin’s former KHL teammates told The Post they find the assault allegations leveled against the Rangers star by his KHL coach difficult to believe and none of them can recall the incident happening. The allegations, aired Saturday to a Russian tabloid by former..." February 24

  • AHL Announces Full 2020-21 Schedule For Canadian Clubs

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Over a month since the AHL released the regular season schedules for its American teams and more than three weeks since those same teams started playing, the league has finally announced a full season schedule for its Canadian contingent. Of course, the clubs already began..." February 24

  • NHL Announces Schedule Changes for Four Games

    NHL.com "The NHL has announced changes to four Blackhawks games over the remainder of the 2020-21 season, including last Saturday's postponed game agaisnt the Carolina Hurricanes:  CHI at NSH - Monday, April 19 (originally Sunday, April, 4)  CHI at CAR -..." February 23

  • Updated Landing Spots for Buffalo Sabres Captain Jack Eichel

    Bleacher Nation "The Buffalo Sabres' struggles through the opening month of this season prompted one NHL insider to suggest they could trade Jack Eichel. During an appearance on Buffalo radio WGR 550's The Instigators (h/t to The Athletic's John Vogl), Sportsnet's..." February 23

  • How temporary realignment has impacted the NHL standings so far

    TSN "Looking at the National Hockey League standings, the first thing you notice is the Toronto Maple Leafs sitting in pole position. But is it real? The answer is yes. In my seven years at TSN, that was the easiest piece I’ve written to date! Now for a more interesting..." February 22

  • Rangers' Artemi Panarin denies assault allegations

    Sportsnet "New York Rangers star winger Artemi Panarin is denying allegations he beat up an 18-year-old woman in Russia in 2011 and is taking a leave of absence from the club, the team announced Monday. “Artemi vehemently and unequivocally denies any and all allegations in..." February 22

  • Artemi Panarin takes a leave of absence from Rangers

    Forever Blueshirts "Artemi Panarin is taking a leave of absence per Larry Brooks of the NY Post. According to Brooks’ reporting Panarin has been involved in a political hit piece after showing support to Vladimir Putin’s political opponent. Alexi Navalany. This is stunning on many levels and..." February 22

  • Should the Rangers look at trading for Jack Eichel?

    New York Post "The implications of Mika Zibanejad’s impossibly bad first quarter-plus of 2020-21 reverberate far beyond this season. Because unless No. 93 mounts a revival over the final 40 games equivalent to Derek Jeter’s 2011 in which the shortstop hit .336 the second half..." February 22

  • 7 fast thoughts on early trade rental candidates

    Sportsnet "A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep. This week’s column should be up for the Hart, Selke, Rocket. 1. With all due respect to the Vancouver Canucks’ dismal start, we’re counting just..." February 20

  • Blackhawks' Stan Bowman favorite to be GM for U.S. Olympic men's team

    The Score "Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman is the front-runner to serve as GM of the United States men's hockey team at the 2022 Winter Olympics, TSN's Frank Seravalli reported on Thursday's edition of "Insider Trading." USA Hockey will not..." February 18

  • A look at Nashville’s centers as potential Rangers trade targets

    Blue Seat Blogs "In Elliotte Freidman’s latest 31 Thoughts, he mentioned that the Nashville Predators may be looking to shake things up. Their season doesn’t look promising, and they are at a crossroads. If they decide to sell, they have some interesting assets. The question here is whether or..." February 18

  • GM Doug Armstrong: '10 or 11 locks' for Team Canada at Olympics

    TSN "Team Canada general manager Doug Armstrong said Wednesday the list of players being considered for the 2022 Men's Olympic team is already being pared down. Armstrong, who was officially named general manager earlier this month, said discussions on the roster have been ongoing..." February 18

  • What drives the modern NHL defenseman, and what's next?

    The Score "Ty Smith remembers his dad's sales pitch like it was yesterday. It was 2007 or 2008 and his minor hockey team was short on defensemen in the middle of a tournament. None of Smith's teammates were eager to drop back and help out, so, as the coach's son, he became the..." February 18

  • Rangers' Jacob Trouba out 4-to-6 weeks; Artemi Panarin and K'Andre Miller return

    Lohud "With the New York Rangers still reeling from Tuesday's uninspiring 5-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils, they were greeted by more bad news Wednesday. Jacob Trouba will miss four-to-six weeks with an upper-body injury. The 26-year-old defenseman appeared to get hit with a..." February 17

  • As NHL deals with COVID-19 issues, is on-ice transmission among players to blame?

    USA Today "The signs that COVID-19 would wreak havoc on the 2021 NHL season were there before the first puck even dropped. Five days prior to opening night on Jan. 13, the league announced the defending Western Conference champion Dallas Stars would not open the season as scheduled because..." February 17

  • 5 Landing Spots for Pittsburgh Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby

    Bleacher Report "The Pittsburgh Penguins' recent hiring of Ron Hextall as their general manager and Brian Burke as president of hockey operations had NHL pundits pondering what changes lay in store for the roster. TSN's Darren Dreger went as far as raising the possibility of..." February 17

  • NHL players to wear custom Willie O'Ree-inspired skates

    Yardbarker "Willie O'Ree broke the NHL's color barrier when he became the first Black player to take the ice for the Boston Bruins on Jan. 18, 1958 against the Montreal Canadiens. He'll now be honored by players across the league with custom skates.  The NHL announced Wednesday..." February 17

  • Rangers can’t avoid David Quinn blame game anymore

    New York Post "I can promise you that the Rangers do not believe their problem lies behind the bench with the head coach. No one in the team hierarchy wants to point a finger at David Quinn. No one wants to have to make a coaching change. But games such as this one, in which the Blueshirts took a..." February 17

  • Flyers return to practice after week away, will host Rangers on Thursday

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers returned to the ice for practice Tuesday after a one-week absence because of NHL COVID-19 protocols, hoping to get back up to speed for their next game Thursday, when they are scheduled to host the New York Rangers (7 p.m. ET; TVAS, NBCSP, MSG,..." February 16

  • K'Andre Miller, Artemi Panarin out for Rangers against Devils

    NHL.com "K'Andre Miller and Artemi Panarin did not play against the New Jersey Devils at home Tuesday. Miller, a rookie defenseman, left practice Monday with an upper-body injury. Panarin, a forward, missed his second game because of a lower-body..." February 16

  • NHL Announces Widespread Schedule Changes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With so many games postponed so far this season, the NHL has had to make widespread adjustments to get back on track. The league’s position is still to have all 31 teams play a full 56-game campaign, meaning the schedule-maker is working overtime through the COVID and inclement..." February 16

  • Bill Daly confident NHL can finish full season amid wave of postponements

    The Score "The NHL has faced numerous hurdles with COVID-19 since the season's start just over a month ago. The league has postponed more than 30 games so far, and nearly a hundred players have appeared on the COVID-19 protocol list from 27 different teams. Despite the setbacks, NHL deputy..." February 16

  • 10 NHL Players Having Disappointing Starts to the 2020-21 Season

    Bleacher Report "Over a month into the NHL's shortened 2020-21 season, there are several notable players encountering difficulties in the early going. Some, such as Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, are longtime superstars unaccustomed to being in this position. Others, like..." February 16

  • Tony DeAngelo 'disappointed about the way things ended' with Rangers

    New York Post "It is perhaps the height of irony that the one time Tony DeAngelo might indeed be a victim, he outright refuses to advance that narrative. No sir. Coming up on two weeks since being expelled from the Rangers in the wake of the Jan. 30 postgame physical altercation with Alexandar..." February 14

  • Rock, paper, scissors decides Brad Marchand, Mika Zibanejad standoff

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the game before the game. Prior to Friday’s start of Bruins-Rangers, Brad Marchand and Mika Zibanejad had their own little competition to settle. Following warmups, both players refused to be the last one to leave the Madison Square Garden ice. The two..." February 12

  • Rangers’ Artemi Panarin (lower body) out vs. Bruins

    Sportsnaut "New York Rangers forward Artemi Panarin has been ruled out of Friday’s game against the visiting Boston Bruins with a lower-body injury. Panarin, who leads the Rangers in goals (five), assists (10) and points (15), isn’t expected to be sidelined for long,..." February 12

  • Chris Drury Named GM Of 2021 U.S. Men’s National Team

    WKBW "A Buffalo Sabres legend is leading the United States National Team ahead of the 2021 IIHF Men’s World Championship. Chris Drury, who serves as the associate general manager for the New York Rangers, will lead the team as general manager for the world championship scheduled in..." February 12

  • Bill Daly confirms NHL working on changing draft lottery

    TSN "Given what happened in the Habs and Oilers game and on the heels of Tomas Nosek getting yanked out of the Vegas Golden Knights game on Tuesday, it’s pretty clear how critical rapid testing has now become. Where are we on that front? Frank Seravalli: This has been..." February 12

  • Early Projection for Team Canada's 2022 Olympic Men's Hockey Roster

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing are scheduled for Feb. 4-20. They will mark the first time NHL players have participated in men's ice hockey at the Games since 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Team Canada took home the gold medal at the Sochi Games. Eight years later, they will attempt..." February 12

  • Rapid testing among NHL's enhanced COVID-19 measures

    The Score "The NHL announced its enhanced COVID-19 measures Thursday, which include rapid testing on game days, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Other key protocols include: Asking that players remain at home as much as possible (except for..." February 11

  • Which teams have been NHL's biggest surprises a month into season?

    USA Today "The NHL's first month is nearly done, and though COVID-19 postponements have dominated the news, there has been some good action on the ice. So what have been the biggest surprises of the early season? USA TODAY Sports' hockey experts weigh in.  New York..." February 11

  • Mika Zibanejad glimpses not nearly enough for Rangers

    New York Post "There, for a few shining moments, the future of the Rangers was on display. With just over seven minutes remaining in the third period of a reasonably entertaining game against the Bruins that was 2-2 at the time, there was Alexis Lafreniere flying down the left wing with Kaapo Kakko..." February 11

  • Center depth continues to be big hole for Rangers

    Blue Seat Blogs "Before the 2021 season started, center depth was a primary hole for the Rangers. Even before Mika Zibanejad’s struggles, the Rangers were heading into the season with Ryan Strome and Brett Howden getting decent minutes. Even if both Strome and Zibanejad repeated..." February 11

  • NHL postpones another Philadelphia Flyers game

    Yardbarker "The NHL has announced another postponement, this time for the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers. The game between the two teams scheduled for February 14 has been postponed because of the Flyers currently in the COVID Protocol. The league expects the Flyers will be able to..." February 10

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo: New York sports venues can reopen at 10 percent capacity

    Yardbarker "Fans of New York sports franchises will finally get to attend games in person after nearly one year away, provided the teams allow fans. According to ESPN's Malika Andrews, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that sports venues can reopen at 10 percent capacity on Feb...." February 10

  • 6 NHL Players on Bad Teams Who Could Help Contenders at Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "It's the stuff that Stanley Cup dreams are made of. A contending team looking for a final puzzle piece—a scorer, a goalie, a defender or a glue guy—pulls the trigger on a late-season transaction that ultimately puts it over the top.   It makes the..." February 10

  • Mika Zibanejad’s empty games starting to pile up for Rangers

    New York Post "The games without any contribution from Rangers center Mika Zibanejad are beginning to pile up. The 27-year-old hasn’t recorded a goal since the 4-3 loss to the Devils in the Rangers’ third game of the season and he’s registered just one assist in the last eight..." February 10

  • It’s Time to Pause the NHL Season

    Japers' Rink "Maybe we should’ve known that the NHL season shouldn’t have started when the Dallas Stars and Carolina Hurricanes couldn’t make it through training camp without a COVID outbreak. Maybe it was when the Washington Capitals were fined $100,000 for..." February 09

  • Five candidates to coach Team Canada at 2022 Winter Olympics

    Sportsnet "Last week, it was announced the 2022 Canadian men's Olympic hockey team would be led by Doug Armstrong, as the Blues GM will be tasked with building out the roster and hiring the coaches to organize it all. What's especially interesting heading into the 2022 tournament is that..." February 09

  • The Alexis Lafreniere trend that’s impossible to ignore

    New York Post "So let me say this without anyone suggesting that I am calling Alexis Lafreniere a bust or a disappointment or somehow an example of how the Rangers do not know how to nurture teenagers. But for the third straight game in which open ice was at a premium and the match was contested in..." February 09

  • Why goalies are struggling so far in 2021

    ESPN "On Feb. 28, Maddie Rooney will play at Madison Square Garden as part of the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association Dream Gap Tour. For the 23-year-old goalie, it's "an incredible opportunity" to play in New York City at the world's most famous arena...." February 08

  • NHL reschedules 27 games featuring all 8 East Division teams

    The Score "The NHL announced schedule changes to 27 games affecting all eight teams in the East Division on Saturday. All times ET. " February 06

  • Below the NHL, players are scrambling: 'I just want to play a hockey game'

    The Score "Technically, Chris Gerrie is a professional hockey player, having appeared in two ECHL games for the Wichita Thunder over the past 11 months. However, with his roster spot gone and the province of Alberta in lockdown mode, the only ice available to him right now is at outdoor facilities open to..." February 06

  • NHL, NHLPA investigating expansion of rapid COVID-19 testing

    The Score "The NHL and NHLPA are looking into ways to more quickly identify positive COVID-19 cases amid a number of postponements league-wide. The two entities are considering conducting rapid testing for players and other team personnel on game days, reports TSN's Frank..." February 05

  • Chris Drury promoted as Rangers Associate General Manager to Jeff Gorton

    Forever Blueshirts "The New York Rangers have responded to Chris Drury’s loyalty and dedication by promoting him to Associate General Manager. This is a well deserved honor for the hard working former Blueshirt as he’s done a wonderful job with his role in the rebuild. Yesterday it was..." February 05