Silver Seven "In response to their overwhelmed centre depth, the Ottawa Senators made a depth acquisition earlier in the evening, acquiring 6’0 forward Dylan Gambrell from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2022 seventh-round pick, one which originally belonged to San Jose. Gambrell, 25,..." October 25
Bleacher Report "When casually taking a stroll down CapFriendly, an NHL analyst's version of taking a random walk down Wall Street, it's generally pretty easy to pick out each team's worst contract. Typically, that deal will belong to an aging member of the organization's core who once..." October 24
Bleacher Report "When one speaks of NHL scorers, they're usually speaking about goal scorers. Each year, the leading goal scorer is honored with the Maurice Richard Trophy, named for the first player to reach 50 goals in a season and the 500-career-goal plateau. Washington Capitals winger..." October 23
The Athletic "It has been four years since the 2017 NHL Draft class walked up on the stage in Chicago. With four more seasons of play, there is a lot more evidence to prove what these players are. So now I take a look at how this class has changed with a new ranking of how I would order the players..." October 22
Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators got their best player back in the lineup last night, as Brady Tkachuk made his season debut after a long contract negotiation came to an end. He ended up playing 19:39 in his first game back, racking up six hits, three shots, a block, and an assist on the..." October 22
Sportsnet "During the shortened 2020-21 NHL season, a constant topic of conversation was the introduction of the Canadian division -- The Scotiabank North Division, if you wanna get fancy -- and just what it was going to be. There were many theories. Some thought it would make for contentious hockey, with..." October 22
The Score "Team Canada will officially have six goalies to choose from when it comes time to build its roster for the upcoming Beijing Olympics. Carey Price, Jordan Binnington, Darcy Kuemper, Mackenzie Blackwood, Carter Hart, and Marc-Andre Fleury are the netminders..." October 21
ESPN "The Jack Eichel saga in Buffalo has been quite the soap opera. But nothing in that saga was as odious and contentious as when the Sabres announced they were stripping their franchise player of his captaincy. "From our perspective and my perspective, I feel the captain is the..." October 21
Yardbarker "After failing to earn an NHL contract, Artem Anisimov has left for the KHL. The 33-year-old center was in training camp with the Colorado Avalanche, but after being released earlier this month has now signed a one-year deal with HC Lokomotiv, his old team. It’s been years since..." October 20
Bleacher Report "Selected ninth overall in the 2018 NHL draft, Vitali Kravtsov seemed destined for a bright future with the New York Rangers. Three years later, the 21-year-old right winger and the Blueshirts appear on the verge of parting ways. On Oct. 12, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman..." October 19
The Atlantic "You get an eight-year deal. And you get an eight-year deal. And you get an eight-year deal. And you and you and you! Long-term deals have been in vogue the last few months in the NHL, with Charlie McAvoy, Ryan Pulock, Nick Suzuki, Mika Zibanejad and Aleksander Barkov all doing max..." October 19
NHL.com "Dallas Stars forward Radek Faksa has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Ottawa Senators forward Tim Stützle during NHL Game No. 34 in Ottawa on Sunday, Oct. 17, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety..." October 18
SI "One of Russia's greatest hockey players will now usher in his country's next generation. Ilya Kovalchuk was announced as GM of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation on Monday morning, tasked with overseeing the team that will take part in the 2022 Winter Olympics in..." October 18
Bleacher Report "Since 1978, the NHL has annually awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy "to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game." A number of great players, including Bob Gainey, Sergei Fedorov and Pavel Datsyuk, have won this award multiple times. Several..." October 17
Bleacher Report "Any NHL executive or player worth their weight in cliches will tell you their goal is to win the Stanley Cup. It doesn't matter how likely or unlikely it is for that to happen. That's especially true early in the season before the haves and have-nots settle into..." October 16
"These are the dangers of walking the salary cap tightrope.
Alex Bishop, a University of Toronto student, will back up the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Jack Campbell in goal for the Toronto Maple Leafs on the first Saturday night of the season.
CBC "Canada's Stanley Cup hopes may rest on a few key players On Saturday, all seven Canadian-based NHL teams will be in action on the same day for the first time this season. To mark this momentous occasion, let's look at each team through the lens of an..." October 15
Yardbarker "No position or player can change a team more than a great goaltender (or a bad goaltender if that happens to be the case). So we are going to take a look at all 32 starting goalies in the NHL and rank them from Andrei Vasilevskiy in Tampa Bay to Carter Hutton in Arizona and..." October 15
The Athletic "Mattias Ekholm isn’t about to complain after signing a four-year extension which will pay him an average of $6.25 million a season right up to 36. But what he didn’t get in his new extension is what almost no Predators player ever gets: A no-trade or no-move..." October 15
Bleacher Report "The 2021-22 NHL season is underway, a little later than usual because of the COVID-19 pandemic's ongoing effects upon life in general. Its impact upon unvaccinated players and the league's schedule will remain a noteworthy storyline to follow in the coming weeks. That's..." October 15
Bleacher Report "The 2021-22 NHL season is underway, and there's already plenty of trade and free-agent speculation. A rumor mill that had slowed throughout the month of August is returning to life following several weeks of training camp and preseason play through September into early..." October 14
"The Ottawa Senators signed restricted free agent Brady Tkachuk to a seven-year, $57.5M contract extension on Thursday.
The contract will carry an average value of $8.214 million for Tkachuk, who had 17 goals and 36 points in 56 games last season.
Yardbarker "Despite being stuck in a Stanley Cup drought of over half a century, the Toronto Maple Leafs are No. 1 among all NHL franchises in one category. According to data compiled by Sportico, the Maple Leafs are worth an NHL-high $2 billion. According to ESPN's Emily Kaplan, each of the..." October 14
Ottawa Sun "The pre-season provided the Ottawa Senators with some answers, but the biggest question as the games start for real remains how long the club can survive without Brady Tkachuk. Senators fans are still caught between a Tkachuk and a hard place, as stalled contract talks between the..." October 13
Bleacher Report "DraftKings announced Wednesday that it reached an agreement to become the official sports betting, daily fantasy sports and iGaming partner of the NHL as well as the exclusive NHL sportsbook and DFS provider for Turner Sports. Regarding the working relationship between..." October 13
ESPN "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league has only four unvaccinated players as it opens up the 2021-22 season. Bettman was in attendance for the regular-season opener between the back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning and the Pittsburgh..." October 12
The Athletic "The NHL set escrow on player contracts at 17.2 percent for the 2021-22 season, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun. That's in line with projections for this season, which were estimated between 14-18 percent. The league set escrow, the amount that the league pulls back..." October 12
The Score "1. Lightning almost three-peat, lose to Avalanche in Cup Final The Tampa Bay Lightning, along with the Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche, are a popular Stanley Cup pick. Frankly, the two-time defending champions are probably the most talented team in the..." October 12
USA Today "For two seasons, the NHL endured everything from pauses to restarts to bubbles while navigating the coronavirus pandemic. As the 2021-22 season approached and the league and players' association once again negotiated player safety protocols, all parties involved saw vaccines..." October 12
The Athletic "NHL officiating is in the crosshairs every year, but the vitriol and unpleasantness soared to new heights during last year’s playoffs. And if one single moment capsulized the collective frustration, it occurred in the Stanley Cup semifinals when Islanders defenceman Scott Mayfield..." October 12
"Turner Sports has an easy-to-digest goal when it comes to its inaugural season of broadcasting the National Hockey League: They want to be at the intersection of hockey and culture.
Can they achieve it? Well, that is the challenge — and a significant one.
NHL.com "The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has signed forward Parker Kelly to a two-year contract extension. The first (two-way) year of the contract, for the 2022-23 campaign, will carry an annual value of $750,000 in the National Hockey League and $100,000 in the American Hockey..." October 12
The Athletic "For starters, the theme song is back. When it comes to ESPN and the NHL, one of the most pressing questions, both internally and externally, centered around whether the ESPN NHL theme would be making a return as the network re-embarks on its journey as the national TV partner for the..." October 12
TSN "The Brady Tkachuk saga has reached the regular season. That’s bad news for the Ottawa Senators. For months, there has been ample debate as to where the restricted free agent’s contract will land. Tkachuk’s camp appears dug into the trenches of a shorter-term bridge..." October 11
Bleacher Report "And just like that, the 2021-22 NHL season is upon us. Over the past few months, we've watched contenders try to bolster their Stanley Cup aspirations or scramble to keep their band together. The Tampa Bay Lightning lost their entire third line, for example. We've..." October 10
The Athletic "We made it through preseason and are on the cusp of a full 82-game NHL season for 2021-22. There is so much to look forward to in the next 1,312 games. The Seattle Kraken are now a real team — although we will miss the mock expansion drafts. Minnesota will..." October 10
The Score "Behold, your comprehensive list of the statuses of all 32 NHL head coaches, broken down into tiers, as we inch toward the 2021-22 campaign. Newcomers Here, we have all first-year coaches and ones who took over at some point last..." October 09
Bleacher Report "The primary role of NHL defensemen is to prevent their opponents from scoring. There are those, however, who are as renowned for their offensive skills as their defensive ones. Some, such as the Tampa Bay Lightning's Victor Hedman, play a terrific two-way game, contributing to..." October 09
The Score "The Ontario government has announced its decision to loosen capacity limits in certain indoor and outdoor settings where proof of vaccination is required, allowing professional sports teams in the province to hold 100% capacity at their home games this season. The policy..." October 08
Bleacher Report "It feels like the Tampa Bay Lightning won their second consecutive Stanley Cup yesterday, but the start of the 2021-22 NHL season is already upon us like a ferocious forecheck from Ryan O'Reilly. Three months ago, the offseason appeared to be shaping up as one of the more eventful in recent..." October 08
"The reverse retro program may be getting a reboot.
Multiple sources have told The Athletic that the alternate jersey program could be set to return during the 2022-23 season, which would be a welcome sight for many teams and executives who spoke on the matter.
Sportsnet "There is a popular Twitter account that goes by the handle -- ‘You Had One Job.’ That expression serves as a decent metaphor for the Ottawa Senators off-season. Their ‘one job’ was to get their franchise winger Brady Tkachuk signed to a contract that would make..." October 07
The Athletic "It is never too early to talk about a trade in the NHL. After all, last season’s blockbuster trade that sent Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Pierre-Luc Dubois going to the Winnipeg Jets happened just 10 days into the..." October 07
Sportsnet "Hockey has a sleep balance problem, and it’s one without an easy fix. When I worked with the Toronto Marlies, the team travelled on two busses, one for just the players and one for the staff. This arrangement was created specifically so every player could have two seats they..." October 07
ESPN "As the 2021-22 NHL season arrives, so does the pressure of expectations. Every player, coach and general manager feels the heat to some degree. But some feel its intensity like a neglected hamburger under a fast food restaurant lamp, sizzling and spoiling and preparing to be tossed..." October 07
Sportsnet "Tyler Ennis is sticking around with the Ottawa Senators after signing a one-year deal worth $900,000, the team announced Thursday. Ennis joined the Senators' training camp on a professional tryout agreement. He previously played with Ottawa during the 2019-20 season recording 14..." October 07
TSN "It appears there could be some movement on the Jack Eicheltrade front. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that ongoing discussions and additional access to Eichel’s medical file has helped teams with trade interest clearly see his situation. He adds that both the..." October 06
The Score "Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk isn't ready to commit to a long-term seven- or eight-year contract with the club, reports Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. It's expected the league's salary cap should be much higher in a few years once the losses from the COVID-19..." October 06
The Athletic "There are no hard and fast rules about extending a player during the NHL season. Some pending UFAs prefer to halt talks once the season is officially underway. Others don’t care and keep the dialogue going. But generally speaking, it is rare for the higher-end pending UFAs not..." October 06
TSN "San Jose Sharks centre Tomas Hertl and Arizona Coyotes veteran Phil Kessel are two names to watch on the trade market this season, TSN Hockey Insiders Pierre LeBrun and Darren Dreger said Tuesday. Both players are pending unrestricted free agents, and while the Sharks would have liked..." October 06