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  • Don Cherry out as co-host of ‘Coach’s Corner’ following "You people" controversy

    Global News "Long-time hockey commentator Don Cherry is out as co-host of Coach’s Corner following televised remarks where he claimed new immigrants don’t wear poppies and implied they don’t support veterans “Following further discussions with Don Cherry after..." November 11

  • Don Cherry addresses firing: 'I speak the truth and I walk the walk'

    Yahoo! Sports "Sportsnet dismissed hockey commentator Don Cherry after anti-immigrant comments during Saturday’s broadcast. Cherry sneered at Toronto and its surrounding communities for not purchasing poppies ahead of Remembrance Day, snarling at “you people” in an unprompted,..." November 11

  • Ron MacLean apologizes for allowing Don Cherry’s “discriminatory” rant

    Daily Hive "Don Cherry wasn’t the only broadcaster under fire for Saturday’s anti-immigrant comments during Hockey Night in Canada. Ron MacLean, his friend and longtime Coach’s Corner sidekick, faced heavy criticism for being complicit in Cherry’s rant. Cherry has..." November 11

  • When will enough be enough with Don Cherry and Coach's Corner?

    The Score "Don Cherry doesn't represent me. He likely doesn't represent you. The Canada he longs for, and the hockey community he longs for, have both long since passed out of date. But, in choosing a set of carefully crafted words over swift action for his most recent diatribe,..." November 11

  • Gary Bettman: Olympic participation 'incredibly disruptive' to NHL season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman remains resistant to the idea of allowing the league's players to participate in the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. "I don't want to sound like a broken record on the subject, but I think going to the Olympics is a challenge for us," Bettman..." November 09

  • KHL Stars Generating NHL Interest

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Teams around the NHL are always looking for an opportunity to add talent through means other than the draft, especially those that consistently pick in the back half of the round. In that way the KHL has always been a mysterious proving ground, where some players that find great success then..." November 08

  • Sharks' Evander Kane sued by Vegas casino for $500K in gambling markers

    Yahoo! Sports "The rivalry between Vegas and San Jose has stretched beyond the arena and into court. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Sharks forward Evander Kane has been sued by The Cosmopolitan casino for failing to pay back $500,000 worth of gambling markers lent to him back in..." November 05

  • NHL Player Survey Reveals Players Don’t Believe There Is A Cocaine Problem In The League

    BroBible "Fifty NHL players were asked a number of interesting questions in ESPN’s NHL Player Confidential survey and one of the big takeaways was that a majority of players don’t believe that there is a cocaine problem around the league. The results revealed that 58% of..." November 05

  • Erik Karlsson trade is the gift that keeps on giving for rebuilding Senators

    Sportsnet "Basement teams find their fun where they can. For the Ottawa Senators and their suffering fanbase, the mirth stems from having potentially a pair of lottery picks in the 2020 NHL Draft. For a rebuilding franchise, this is no small thing. Consider that a year ago at..." November 05

  • Do NHL Players Want To Play For Seattle In Year 1? New Poll Reveals Answer

    NESN "The NHL’s expansion into Seattle still is more than a year away as the league prepares to add a 30th team to the ranks. But here’s the big question: Do players want to play in the Emerald City in Year 1? An anonymous poll conducted by ESPN posed that very question to 50..." November 05

  • The ugly, gory, bloody secret life of NHL dentists

    ESPN "WHEN THE PUCK finally came to rest, it was almost entirely inside Craig MacDonald's mouth. It was Dec. 21, 2007, and with 1:51 left to play, the Tampa Bay Lightning winger, working in his own zone, stepped in front of an errant, elevated slap shot that instantly cleaved a..." November 05

  • As Sharks flounder, can moves — big or small — be far off?

    San Jose Mercury News "Can a move, or two, be far off for the Sharks? Small moves, drastic moves. Whatever the case may be, it’s hard to imagine Sharks general manager Doug Wilson standing pat much longer as his team goes through one of its toughest first-half stretches in quite a while. The..." November 04

  • Sharks need to 'look in the mirror' as losing streak reaches five games

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Sharks have been called a couple of different things over this past week and none of them are good. Soft. Fragile. Pissed off.  Through an early chunk of a season that has been full of more lows than highs, San Jose has been in search of the resiliency that..." November 04

  • Sharks Recall Defenseman Radim Simek and Forward Lean Bergmann "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Radim Simek from a conditioning assignment and forward Lean Bergmann (@Bergmann_Lean98) from the San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda), the team's top development..." November 04

  • Why NHL teams should blow up the bridge deal and bet on young stars

    Sportsnet "John Chayka was pretty fresh on the job in 2016 when Clayton Keller became the first player drafted under his tenure as GM of the Arizona Coyotes. The scene was exactly what you’d expect after Keller’s name was called seventh overall; big smiles, hugs from the family, a bunch of..." November 04

  • Sharks' Evander Kane, Golden Knights' Ryan Reaves add more fuel to rivalry

    The Score "Ryan Reaves and Evander Kane simply can't stop taking shots at each other. The forwards have gone back and forth over the past several years, creating one of the best player rivalries in hockey. There have been numerous altercations on the ice between them, and Kane..." November 04

  • Ref You Suck: Subpar Officiating Hurting NHL’s Image, Integrity

    Sinbin Vegas "I’m not one to blame officials for the outcome of games. I always believe that you make your own luck in sports. And I have yet to see a referee actually score a touchdown, sink a basket or put a puck in the net. But when the officiating negatively impacts the outcome of games,..." November 04

  • League Notes: Waiver Priority, Power Play, AHL Trades

    Pro Hockey Rumors "November 1st marks an important day on the NHL calendar, but one many may not be aware of. Fortunately, CapFriendly is here for the reminder. This day marks the official change over to the waiver priority by current NHL standings. In the first month of the season, as the sample size is too..." November 02

  • The ugly, gory, bloody secret life of NHL dentists

    ESPN "WHEN THE PUCK finally came to rest, it was almost entirely inside Craig MacDonald's mouth. It was Dec. 21, 2007, and with 1:51 left to play, the Tampa Bay Lightning winger, working in his own zone, stepped in front of an errant, elevated slap shot that instantly cleaved a..." November 01

  • Sharks in dire need of turnaround after disappointing end to road trip

    NBC Sports Bay Area "It's commonplace for a player to call a loss "bad". But on Tuesday, after falling 5-1 in Boston, Sharks' captain Logan Couture used the "E" word. "At times tonight, you could say it was almost embarrassing out there," Couture said...." October 31

  • Kevin Shattenkirk’s strong start in Tampa evidence of Rangers poor asset management

    Blueshirt Banter "Tuesday marks the first time the New York Rangers will face Kevin Shattenkirk since the team bought him out during the offseason and he subsequently signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Rangers’ decision to drop the axe on the veteran defenseman remains..." October 31

  • 'Miracle on Ice' player Mark Pavelich found incompetent to stand trial

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "A player on the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic gold-medal hockey team has been found incompetent to stand trial in a criminal case involving charges that he beat a friend with a metal pole. The case against Mark Pavelich, 61, of Lutsen, Minn., was suspended Monday as..." October 31

  • Trade Bait: Leafs facing deadline with Zach Hyman nearing return

    TSN "It’s so early in the season for a TSN Trade Bait board that it’s scary. But it is Halloween - and we do like handing out little trade treats to mark the occasion. The Trade Bait board will undoubtedly take different shape as we move closer to the Feb. 24 trade..." October 31

  • USA Hockey increases penalty for on-ice slurs

    ESPN "USA Hockey announced Wednesday that it is increasing penalties for racial and derogatory slurs of any kind by way of a directive from the governing body's president. Anyone penalized under the rule that covers racial and derogatory slurs will now receive a match penalty, which..." October 31

  • 2019 NHL Heritage Classic Delivers Unique And Valuable Partner Activation Opportunities "From the ice-making to the fan experience, it takes a village to stage an event like the NHL’s Heritage Classic. “The tentpole events are most important for the fans,” commissioner Gary Bettman said last week in Regina, in the leadup to Saturday’s 2019 Heritage..." October 31

  • NHL players are paid like other major pro athletes — and ticket sales cover those wages

    Seattle Times "A number of readers wrote in last week inquiring about my statement that NHL players make salaries comparable to other major professional sports leagues. The wording attempted to add context to why NHL ticket prices are so high, namely because hockey players earn salaries..." October 30

  • Several NHL clubs enduring scary starts

    The Guardian "The current NHL season is nearly a month old, but several teams and players are having difficulties in the early going. With Halloween just around the corner, here's a look at those that are enduring scary starts. Mediocre Maple Leafs With just six victories in their first..." October 30

  • Logan Couture addresses Sharks' lack of scoring through first 12 games

    NBC Sports Bay Area "There was speculation ahead of the 2019-20 season that the Sharks weren't going to score as many goals as they did last season. Just 12 games into the season, that problem is a regular theme in many of San Jose's games. Following a 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators, the..." October 29

  • Bringing NHL Feuds to Centre Stage

    The Hockey Writers "In the media, and all over Twitter, capturing the banter between these two stars seemed to be priority one. The rivalry is fun, it’s gripping, and it has been going on for several seasons with no real end in sight. Whenever the Flames and Kings play each other, Doughty and..." October 28

  • Analyzing the NHL’s luckiest, and unluckiest, teams so far

    Sportsnet "Do you believe this is the year Buffalo, under Ralph Krueger, finally gets back to the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade? Are the Tampa Bay Lightning just a shell of the 62-win team that dominated the regular season in 2018-19? Will Edmonton and Vancouver claim two of the top three..." October 28

  • Auston Matthews injury update: Maple Leafs center (head) returns after nasty hit in second period

    Sporting News "Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews returned to the game after leaving in the second period after taking a hit on what looked like a shoulder to the head from Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon on Friday. He was immediately taken to the locker room, likely to get checked for a..." October 26

  • Struggling Leafs welcome back Patrick Marleau

    Toronto Sun "Once the Maple Leafs get past the love-in for Patrick Marleau, they’ll have an actual hockey game to try to win. The Leafs will welcome back Marleau, whose impact on the ice in two seasons in Toronto dwindled by the end and didn’t match that which he apparently had off the..." October 25

  • Patrick Marleau to play 1,500th game with Sharks against Maple Leafs "Patrick Marleau admitted the timing of it all is a bit strange. The forward will play his 1,500th regular-season game as a member of the San Jose Sharks on Friday against the only other NHL team he's played for. "It's kind of weird how things happen..." October 25

  • Mike Babcock on Patrick Marleau: 'Math didn't work out'

    TSN "According to head coach Mike Babcock, the Toronto Maple Leafs knew when they signed veteran winger Patrick Marleau in 2017 that he wouldn't be with the team for the final season of his three-year contract. Marleau will make his return to Toronto Friday night after being..." October 25

  • Sharks Sign Dillon Hamaliuk To Entry-Level Contract

    Yardbarker "While the San Jose Sharks were busy facing the Canadiens in Montreal on Thursday night, the front office was still hard at work as well. CapFriendly  reports that the team has come to terms with prospect forward Dillon Hamaliuk on an entry-level contract. The..." October 25

  • Who will be the Craig MacTavish of visors?

    TSN "Ryan O’Reilly is among the last of a dying breed. The Conn Smythe Trophy winner became the face of the St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup victory last season – in part because he’s one of the few players remaining in the NHL whose face isn’t protected by a..." October 24

  • Yes, let’s get alumni involved in the NHL Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "Recently, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the NHL was looking into making some changes to the NHL Skills Competition for the 2020 All-Star Weekend this January in St. Louis. Some events — looking at you, updated Puck Control Relay — have..." October 24

  • Logan Couture calls out two Sharks for 'selfish play'

    Sportsnet "The San Jose Sharks are off to an alarmingly poor start to the season, and frustrations are beginning to show. Just when we thought the Sharks might have shaken off their season-opening woes with a three-game win streak after losing their first four matchups, San Jose..." October 23

  • Sticker shock aside, NHL Seattle is banking on fans paying big to watch its team in person

    Seattle Times "To say some local hockey fans gulped when initial NHL Seattle season-ticket prices were released last week would be inaccurate — it’s tough to swallow while spitting out coffee or enduring other reflexive actions after learning 44-game packages will cost from $12,540 to..." October 23

  • The NHL rules players would love to unfollow

    Toronto Star "No game is ever perfect, and hockey seems to tinker with its rules more and more every year. Everyone seems to have an idea of how to make the game they love just a little bit better. Even the players, who sounded off about coaches’ challenges, offside reviews, icing..." October 22

  • Space Needle time capsule includes NHL Seattle’s final five name choices

    Pro Hockey Talk "Seattle NHL’s expansion franchise will have an official name sometime in 2020, but as of Monday the team is down to five choices ahead of their entry to the league for the 2021-22 season. On Monday, a time capsule that was sealed and won’t be opened until the..." October 22

  • Exclusive: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with Mile High Hockey

    Mile High Hockey "It was 83 degrees in Denver on October 9th. By the morning of October 10th, Denver’s first snowfall of the season had ripped through town while thermometers in the Mile High City read 19 degrees, a record-breaking temperature drop in just a matter of hours. And it couldn’t..." October 18

  • A guru to the goalies

    Winnipeg Free Press "Somewhere in the wilds of B.C.'s Okanagan Valley, just north of Kelowna, lives a man who never played the game. Nevertheless, Adam Francilia's work during the six-month-long National Hockey League season takes him on the road. A lot. It's a grind he says averages out to..." October 18

  • Wysh List: The most overrated advanced stats in hockey

    ESPN "Ron Hainsey was a plus-30 last season. That means Ron Hainsey was sixth in the NHL in something, at a time when Ron Hainsey shouldn't be sixth in the NHL in anything. Go back 15 years, and a plus-30 would have been an indisputable measure of a defenseman's prowess. But..." October 17

  • Sharks fans welcome Patrick Marleau back with standing ovation

    Sportsnet "Although he was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Sunday night made a compelling case that San Jose will always be home for Patrick Marleau. The 40-year-old Marleau, who served as captain of the San Jose Sharks from 2003 until 2009 and spent 19 years wearing teal..." October 14

  • NHL, SMT announce expanded partnership for puck, player tracking

    Sport Business "The National Hockey League has expanded its 20-year partnership with real-time scoring system provider SportsMEDIA Technology (SMT), which will now also become the league’s puck and player tracking partner. The puck and player tracking technology is designed to aid the..." October 11

  • The NHL's three tiers of hatred

    ESPN "I watched a Los Angeles Kings vs. Calgary Flames game this week. Not by mistake. Not because I fell asleep with Center Ice streaming. I watched it because of pure, uncut, mutual animosity. The rivalry between Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Flames..." October 10

  • NHL teams are adding dogs to their rosters: Cute pooches are welcomed across the league

    USA Today "NHL teams are as thrilled to acquire a cute dog these days as they would be landing a scoring right wing. Ten teams now boast official team dogs, and that number may grow because team dogs are becoming as popular as players. “I can't tell you how many selfies our..." October 10

  • How worried should winless Sharks be?

    Pro Hockey Talk "With the nostalgic signing of Patrick Marleau, plenty of San Jose Sharks fans were thinking of the past on Tuesday. That’s good, because right now, the present hasn’t been pretty. The Sharks sunk to 0-4-0 on the young 2019-20 season after the Nashville Predators..." October 09

  • Jonny Brodzinski, Michael McCarron Placed On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the San Jose Sharks have placed Jonny Brodzinski on waivers today and he’ll be joined by Montreal Canadiens forward Michael McCarron. The Sharks needed to make room for Patrick Marleau, who is coming in on a one-year..." October 09