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  • Updated Potential Landing Spots for Sharks' Erik Karlsson

    Bleacher Report "The San Jose Sharks could be one of the most intriguing teams to watch as the NHL's March 3 trade deadline approaches. Near the bottom of the Western Conference and looking like a team in need of a rebuild, they could be big-time sellers with two of the biggest names who might be..." February 07

  • Sabres sign F Dylan Cozens to seven-year, $49.7M extension

    TSN "The Buffalo Sabres signed forward Dylan Cozens to a seven-year, $49.7 million contract extension on Monday. The 22-year-old will carry a cap hit of $7.1 million under the new deal, which begins next season. He was previously scheduled for restricted free agency this..." February 07

  • GMs Under Pressure to Make Deals at the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "It's officially Trade Season. The New York Islanders' blockbuster Bo Horvat deal signaled the unofficial kickoff to the wildest time in the NHL calendar: the run-up to the NHL trade deadline, which is on March 3 this year. Every contending team's general manager..." February 07

  • Five NHL teams that need to get hot after the All-Star break

    Daily Faceoff "The NHL All-Star Game has come and passed, and, for many teams, that meant getting back to business right away. Some teams are still on their bye weeks, while others hit the ice on Monday. We’re well past the halfway mark in the season, so the sample sizes across the board are..." February 07

  • NHL’s restricted free agents: 12 players who are in for a raise

    The Athletic "With a lot of focus on the trade deadline, there’s attention on one of the best players available: Timo Meier. Meier’s a restricted free agent at the end of the year. Whether in San Jose or elsewhere, whether he accepts his qualifying offer or gets a long-term deal,..." February 07

  • 8 questions leading up to the 2023 NHL trade deadline

    Sportsnet "With the 2023 NHL All-Star Game in the books, the trade deadline rumour mill kicks into high gear as armchair GMs come up with the ideal path for their favourite team. With the intrigue about to take off, we look at eight pressing questions that could have a large impact on the..." February 07

  • NHL prospect trade board: Which top assets could contenders move at the deadline?

    The Athletic "Today I’m going to highlight the top young assets available on contenders heading into the 2023 NHL trade deadline. To define a “contender,” I’m using the teams that have a five percent chance or better of winning the Cup based on Dom’s model. That..." February 07

  • Marty Walsh to be installed as head of NHLPA

    The Score "Marty Walsh, the current U.S. Secretary of Labor, is set to be named executive director of the NHL Players' Association in the coming days, reports Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff. He succeeds Donald Fehr, who's departing the position after 12 years. The NHLPA..." February 07

  • Analyzing Timo Meier's on-ice impact and who could acquire him in trade

    Sportsnet "Now that Bo Horvat is off the trading block, forward-needy teams will turn their attention to the biggest remaining name on the market — Timo Meier. The 26-year-old winger leads the San Jose Sharks with 28 goals in 51 games and, unlike Horvat, is under team..." February 07

  • NHL Trade Block Big Board for February 2023

    Bleacher Report "With the 2023 NHL-Star Game now history, the next big date on the league calendar is the trade deadline on Friday, March 3, at 3 p.m. ET. That leaves the 32 general managers with less than four weeks to make whatever moves they have planned in the trade market. Only 17 trades have..." February 06

  • 30 NHL trade candidates to watch ahead of the deadline

    Sportsnet "The all-star weekend celebrations are finished, some teams are coming off their bye weeks, while others will follow in a few days. It's Feb. 6, which means we are less than a month away from the NHL trade deadline on March 3. The flat salary cap will surely still impact this..." February 06

  • 5 Win-Win Trades for the Rangers and Other NHL Teams

    Bleacher Report "The New York Rangers are going to be one of the most active teams at the NHL deadline. They are aiming to win this season, they have multiple holes in the lineup, and General Manager Chris Drury has a healthy amount of cap space with which to work. The biggest need is a top-six..." February 06

  • Top storylines before NHL Trade Deadline include Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane decisions

    NHL.com "The 2023 NHL Trade Deadline is less than a month away and coming into focus. The deadline is set for 3 p.m. ET on March 3 and, as usual, there is plenty of movement expected in advance of it. Here are 10 storylines to follow in the leadup to the big deadline day. February 06

  • NHL playoff picture: Sizing up the Western Conference at the All-Star break

    The Athletic "The All-Star break is over and the stakes are going to start to ramp up from now until the end of the season. It’s the stretch drive with eight playoff spots available to each conference — some more contentious than others. The East presents an actual playoff race which is..." February 06

  • Which team will bet on Canucks’ Brock Boeser to rejuvenate his career at the Trade Deadline?

    Daily Faceoff "With fewer than four weeks remaining until the NHL’s March 3 trade deadline, we’ve got you covered at Daily Faceoff with one trade-focused story each day leading up to Deadline Day. Today we’re going to hone in on Vancouver Canucks winger Brock Boeser,..." February 06

  • Red Wings: 3 Teams That Could Join the Tyler Bertuzzi Sweepstakes

    The Hockey Writers "Detroit Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi is one of the most notable trade targets heading into the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline. Although he has dealt with injury trouble and has just five points in 17 games, teams around the league know what he is capable of when performing at..." February 06

  • Anthony Duclair Nears Return: 5 Teams With Likely Trade Interest

    The Hockey Writers "Anthony Duclair was in a yellow no-contact jersey for the Florida Panthers on Sunday. Reports are that he could shed that this week and is finally nearing an on-ice return for the team as they do their best to avoid missing the playoffs after being the best regular-season team in..." February 06

  • NHL playoff picture: Sizing up the Eastern Conference at the All-Star break

    The Athletic "The All-Star break is over and the stakes are going to start to ramp up from now until the end of the season. It’s the stretch drive with eight playoff spots available to each conference — some more contentious than others. The East presents an actual playoff race this..." February 06

  • 2023 NHL Trade Deadline: The five buyer teams with the best prospect assets

    Daily Faceoff "With less than a month to go until the deadline, we’ve got you covered every day at Daily Faceoff with one trade-focused story leading up to Deadline Day. Today, we’re looking at five competitive clubs with prospect assets they can use to bring in someone notable..." February 06

  • Does the NHL need to restructure its Skills Competition?

    Daily Faceoff "On Monday’s edition of Daily Faceoff Live, hosts Frank Seravalli and Mike McKenna fielded a question on how the NHL could improve on an often cheesy and bizarre weekend of All-Star festivities.  Seravalli and McKenna agreed that a more hockey-centric Skills Competition..." February 06

  • NHL superstar roundtable: Changing playoffs, next expansion teams and cheat meals

    ESPN "The NHL All-Star Game brought together 44 of hockey's greatest players, offering an ideal chance to gather their opinions on a variety of topics on and off the ice. Here are 13 All-Stars on whether they'd change NHL rules or the Stanley Cup Playoff format; where they'd add..." February 06

  • Gary Bettman on NHL’s U.S. TV ratings: ‘Viewership, overall, is up nationally’

    Daily Faceoff "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman spoke to the media Saturday in a press conference prior to the 2023 NHL All-Star Game in Sunrise, Florida. Bettman is celebrating 30 years on the job this weekend after being named the NHL’s first commissioner in 1993. There were..." February 05

  • Toronto to host 2024 NHL All-Star Game

    NHL.com "The 2024 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend will be held at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Feb. 2-3, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Saturday prior to the 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Game at FLA Live Arena. It will be the ninth time that Toronto and the Maple Leafs have hosted an All-Star..." February 04

  • The most notable 2023 NHL All-Star Game snubs

    The Athletic "It’s NHL All-Star Weekend, when the best players in hockey congregate in one location — this year, it’s South Florida — to show off their skills. Well, most of the best players. This year, the initial 32 All-Stars were selected by..." February 04

  • NHL Skills Competition draws scathing reviews all over Twitter

    Clutch Points "The NHL held its annual Skills Competition on Friday ahead of the NHL All-Star Game. The biggest and brightest stars from across the league were supposed to entertain hockey fans around the world. However, hockey Twitter wasn’t exactly entertained. Reporters, fans, and..." February 04

  • NHL All-Star Skills Competition 2023: Results, Winners, Highlights and Reaction

    Bleacher Report "The NHL kicked off All-Star Weekend with the 2023 NHL All-Star Skills Competition at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida, on Friday, and the festivities did not disappoint. While the skills competition featured the classic Accuracy Shooting, Breakaway, Fastest Skater and Hardest Shot..." February 04

  • U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh a leading candidate for NHLPA executive director job

    Daily Faceoff "The NHL Players’ Association is zeroing in on a leading candidate to replace Donald Fehr as its executive director. As reported Wednesday by ESPN’s Emily Kaplan, the PA will be meeting this week in Florida during the 2023 NHL All-Star weekend to discuss the potential..." February 04

  • BS Meter on the Latest Rumors 1 Month from the NHL Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The annual trade deadline is among the biggest days on the NHL regular-season calendar. With one month to go until this year's deadline of Friday, March 3, this is a good opportunity to look at recent speculation regarding some of the biggest names being bandied about in the rumor..." February 03

  • Jonathan Toews trade destinations: 6 teams that could (and should) be interested

    The Athletic "The end of an era may be coming in Chicago if the Blackhawks move on from captain Jonathan Toews. The 34-year-old is in the final season of his lengthy eight-year contract that carries a $10.5 million cap hit.  The question stands whether Toews, who..." February 03

  • NHL Prospects Buyers Will Consider Moving at the 2023 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "A well-timed trading deadline addition can be the difference between an early playoff exit and a Stanley Cup banner. Every contender is looking to add, so you better participate in the arm's race. This trading deadline is particularly important. The Connor Bedard sweepstakes have..." February 03

  • Blackhawks receiving calls on Jake McCabe, Connor Murphy

    The Score "A pair of Chicago Blackhawk blue-liners are garnering quite a bit of interest. Chicago, which is expected to be a big seller at the trade deadline, has received a number of calls on defensemen Jake McCabe and Connor Murphy in recent weeks, according..." February 03

  • Blackhawks’ Max Domi Garnering Interest from 2 New Teams

    The Hockey Writers "Recently, I wrote a piece going over four teams that are currently linked to Max Domi. The Toronto Maple Leafs, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, and Dallas Stars are all hoping to acquire the 27-year-old forward, and it ultimately makes sense when looking at how well he has..." February 03

  • Best Salary Dump Spots for Jesse Puljujarvi

    The Hockey Writers "If and when the Edmonton Oilers trade Jesse Puljujarvi (seems more like when than if) there will be plenty of options for the winger who hasn’t quite reached his NHL potential. Teams may view Puljujarvi as a reclamation project, but a select few will also see him as a salary cap dump that..." February 03

  • NHL All-Star Game 2023: Top Storylines to Watch

    Bleacher Report "The NHL All-Star Game has been controlled by the Metropolitan and Pacific Divisions since the event went to a four-division, three-on-three tournament in 2016. Metropolitan and Pacific have three wins each. Metropolitan won last season without Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin,..." February 03

  • Which NHL cap-era trade deadline can produce the best six-man roster?

    The Athletic "Today marks exactly one month until the NHL trade deadline, which means the only content I’m legally allowed to create until then is trade-related stuff. Sorry, I’m pretty sure it’s in the Canadian constitution. Today, let’s try a simple roster game:..." February 03

  • NHL announces player assignments for 2023 all-star skills competition

    Daily Faceoff "The NHL has revealed the full participant list for the 2023 NHL All-Star Skills Competition, taking place Friday at the FLA Live Arena in Florida. The competition will feature three new events, the Enterprise NHL Splash Shot, the Discover NHL Tendy Tandem and the Chipotle NHL Pitch..." February 03

  • Roberto Luongo on All-Star Skills cameo

    The Score "While Hall of Famer Roberto Luongo will need to dust off his goalie equipment ahead of Friday's All-Star Skills Competition, his patented wit is in mid-season form. "They asked me if I was interested and I don't know why I said yes," Luongo joked following..." February 03

  • Sabres' Rasmus Dahlin replaces injured Tage Thompson at All-Star Game

    The Score "Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin will replace his injured teammate Tage Thompson at the 2023 All-Star Game, the NHL announced Thursday. Thompson left Wednesday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes early due to an upper-body injury. The..." February 02

  • How Tage Thompson became the NHL’s unlikeliest superstar

    The Athletic "On Dec. 7, Mike Cavanaugh was out to dinner and his phone wouldn’t stop vibrating. UConn’s head hockey coach excused himself from the table to check his phone. When he opened it, he had 17 text messages and wondered, “What is going on?” Then he looked..." February 02

  • Jonathan Toews trade proposals: Who says no to these deals for the Blackhawks captain?

    The Athletic "It’s hard enough for some Blackhawks fans to imagine the team trading captain Jonathan Toews — the face of the franchise for 15 years. But to trade him for something as pedestrian as a second-round pick and/or a middling prospect? Inconceivable. Blasphemous,..." February 02

  • Which team will try to unlock Jesse Puljujarvi’s potential at the Trade Deadline?

    Daily Faceoff "With just over four weeks remaining until the NHL’s March 3 Trade Deadline, we’ve got you covered every day at Daily Faceoff with at least one trade-focused story leading up to Deadline Day. Today we’re going to focus on Edmonton Oilers forward Jesse..." February 02

  • NHL TV ratings drop is easily explained away but there are other real problems

    The Athletic "A few things about the NHL that’d be necessary to remember if we weren’t constantly reminded of them: The dialogue surrounding the league is often stupid. The news is often bad. And plenty of time, the errors are unforced. So, with that in mind, there was a bit..." February 02

  • Why the Canucks acted early on a Bo Horvat trade, and are more blockbusters coming?

    The Athletic "The Canucks kickstarted trade season with Monday’s blockbuster deal sending captain Bo Horvat to the Islanders. But they’re likely not done. A day after the big trade, Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin joined me and Ryan Rishaug on..." February 01

  • Gary Bettman’s 30 years: Don’t judge him on what he’s done, but on what could have been

    The Athletic "Today marks the 30th anniversary of Gary Bettman becoming the NHL’s first commissioner. It’s a big milestone, one that puts Bettman ahead of legendary president Frank Calder’s 26 years and within range of Clarence Campbell’s 33. Even that doesn’t do..." February 01

  • Brian Burke on the NHL’s Pride Night snubs: ‘We’re still going the right way’

    The Athletic "A veteran hockey executive whose family helped reshape the conversation around LGBTQ+ issues in professional sports — through bravery, then tragedy — said he was left “clearly and visibly annoyed” when two NHL teams scaled back on scheduled Pride events, but..." February 01

  • Dylan Cozens, Mattias Samuelsson Close To Returning

    Pro Hockey Rumors "As the Buffalo Sabres continue to remain in the playoff hunt, they may get a pair of crucial support pieces back in the lineup for their final game before the All-Star break. Head coach Don Granato said today that injured forward Dylan Cozens and defenseman Mattias..." January 31

  • Blackhawks’ Market for Patrick Kane Heating Up with 7 Teams Interested

    The Hockey Writers "The trade deadline is just about a month away, and all eyes are on the rebuilding Chicago Blackhawks because of it. After announcing the start of their full-on rebuild last season, the Blackhawks currently have a 15-29-4 record and only the Columbus Blue Jackets have fewer points. As a result,..." January 31

  • NHL trade deadline: 12 under-the-radar bargains for Stanley Cup contenders to consider

    The Athletic "The Canucks and Islanders kicked NHL trade deadline season into high gear on Monday with the Bo Horvat trade. But with the deadline 31 days away, looking around the league you’ll see a lack of salary cap space available which may hinder teams from making..." January 31

  • Bye weeks: How they help, and which NHL teams use them best

    Daily Faceoff "The byes are back in town. Ugh. Sorry. Bad joke. But it’s true. Following a two-season hiatus after COVID condensed the league schedule, the NHL has officially reinstituted midseason bye weeks for 2022-23. The bye week concept was introduced in 2016-17 as a way of giving teams a..." January 31

  • January NHL vibe check: Sinking Ducks, spicy Islanders, Moritz Seider’s rebound, more

    The Athletic "The Ducks, they’re bad! This isn’t anything new or surprising. Anaheim was rated the worst team in 2022, and nothing changed in the opening month of 2023. Season-wide, the Ducks are one of the worst teams at generating offense at five-on-five and finishing their..." January 31