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  • Ranking the NHL's 10 Best Goalie Tandems

    Bleacher Report "A strong goaltending tandem can be a crucial part of an NHL team's success. With the 2020-21 regular season compressed into a tight 56-game schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic, having two capable goalies could be more important than ever. Every team has a starting..." January 26

  • AHL’s Stockton Heat To Play 2020-21 Season In Calgary

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In a surprising move, especially given the AHL’s return to action in less than two weeks, the Stockton Heat will not be playing in Stockton in 2021. Scott Linesburgh of The Stockton Record writes this evening that city and county officials have confirmed that the club does not..." January 25

  • Jamie Benn day to day for Stars

    NHL.com "Jamie Benn is day to day with a lower-body injury he sustained when the Stars defeated the Nashville Predators 7-0 in their season opener at American Airlines Center on Friday.  The Stars captain collided with Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson in the second..." January 24

  • NHL Considering Prospect Showcase Before 2021 Draft

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With many junior leagues shut down throughout the world and playing time being limited for up-and-coming draft prospects due to the pandemic, there is talk of making some changes to the upcoming draft format. According to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, there is talk that the..." January 24

  • Stars dominant in opening game of the season

    The Sports Daily "Due to coronavirus, it took a while for the Dallas Stars to start the season. On Friday night, they had their season opener against the Nashville Predators, and showed the National Hockey League why they represented the Western Conference in the 2020 Stanley Cup Finals in Edmonton, and why they..." January 23

  • Stars' Blake Comeau in COVID-19 protocol

    CBS Sports "Blake Comeau was officially placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Friday, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports. " January 22

  • 10 NHL Coaches and General Managers On The Hot Seat

    Bleacher Report "The NHL began its abbreviated 56-game 2020-21 season on Jan. 13. For several coaches and general managers, this campaign could determine their ongoing employment. Some, such as Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella and Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas, are..." January 22

  • AHL Releases 2020-21 Regular Season Schedule

    Yardbarker "Two weeks from now, the American Hockey League will start what it is still calling the 2020-21 season. On Feb. 5, things will kick off with several games around the minor leagues even without a handful of teams that opted out. League president Scott Howson released this statement Friday,..." January 22

  • NHL COVID game calls: Player quantity, not quality

    ESPN "The Carolina Hurricanes said the NHL's postponement of two games this week was not based on the prestige of the players who are currently on the league's COVID related absence list. The Hurricanes have five players on that list, including key forwards Jordan..." January 21

  • Which teams make the most sense for Pierre-Luc Dubois trade?

    Pro Hockey Talk "In the NHL, you don’t see a lot of situations along the lines of James Harden forcing his way out of Houston in just about the least nuanced way possible. Usually, you barely hear a rumbling about a high-profile player wanting out. So, by the standards of headline-averse NHL..." January 21

  • 6 Players over 30 We Want to See Lift the Stanley Cup

    Bleacher Report "It's one of the hardest sports trophies to win. And when each and every NHL playoff tournament ends, there's a particularly poignant moment when a championship team's popular first-timer has the Stanley Cup handed to him for a celebratory skate. Steven..." January 20

  • Stars place D Julius Honka on waivers

    TSN "The Dallas Stars placed defenceman Julius Honka on waivers Wednesday. Honka returned the Stars this off-season on a one-year, two-way contract after spending last season in Finland with JyP HT Jyvaskyla. He had four goals and 15 points in 46 games. " January 20

  • The Fight Over Hockey's Racial Reckoning

    SI "On Sept. 3, just past the midway point of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs, the NHL issued a 2,500-word press release cataloguing, as the headline declared, "Initiatives to Combat Racism and Accelerate its Inclusion Efforts."  It was a sensitive moment for the league. A..." January 20

  • The NHL has pushed pause on its puck tracking project

    Scouting The Refs "The National Hockey League has pushed pause on its puck tracking project. From the NHL: The National Hockey League announced today that, effective with tonight’s games, the League will be using game pucks without the imbedded tracking technology. The decision was made..." January 19

  • Behind the Scenes at a Fanless NHL Game

    Bleacher Report "Madison Square Garden is a special place. So many of these buildings are generic, dual-sport facilities that all feel the same and look the same once you're inside. But not the Garden. The Garden has a feel all its own. My first trip to the World's Most Famous Arena..." January 19

  • IIHF to move world championship from Minsk due to political unrest

    The Score "The 2021 men's world championship will no longer be played in Minsk, the IIHF announced Monday. The tournament - which the IIHF awarded to Minsk and the Latvian capital of Riga in 2017 - is being relocated due to political unrest in Belarus and the ongoing pandemic...." January 18

  • USHL Gaining Top Players With Canadian Junior Leagues Out Of Action

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The United States Hockey League, USHL, is the top junior league in the U.S. and has been growing as a top developmental destination in recent years. Yet, they have never seen an influx of talent as they have this season. Early on, it was NCAA players whose teams (mostly Ivy League programs)..." January 17

  • Dallas Stars set to start season Jan. 22 after COVID-19 outbreak

    ESPN "The Dallas Stars will open their season Jan. 22 at home against the Nashville Predators after their first four games had to be rescheduled due to a COVID-19 outbreak on the team. In training camp, 17 members of the Stars tested positive for COVID-19, which forced..." January 15

  • 10 NHL Players Who Will Have Breakout Performances in 2020-21

    Bleacher Report "In every NHL season, several promising young players break out as stars. We can expect the same during this truncated 2020-21 campaign. Fans usually focus on top rookies or sophomore players who can build upon their promising debuts. However, there are various players entering their..." January 14

  • 22 NHL players unavailable due to COVID-19 protocol

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League today released the list of Players who are unavailable to play or practice on January 13, 2021, in accordance with the League's COVID Protocols. Beginning today, and continuing for the balance of the season, the NHL will be sharing the names of Players who are..." January 13

  • Enthusiasm, intrigue set the table for an NHL season unlike any other

    Sportsnet "In 2021, the promise of fresh ice and a fresh NHL schedule comes with no less excitement or anticipation than it usually would. But this season of our dreams in the Great White North also looms as a Great Unknown. We are not just talking about who will surprise and..." January 13

  • Anton Khudobin reveals he battled COVID-19 for 3 weeks during offseason

    The Score "Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin revealed he had a three-week bout with COVID-19 during the offseason, according to The Athletic's Sean Shapiro. Khudobin missed the beginning of training camp due to visa and quarantine issues, but he took..." January 13

  • NHL announces 27 positive COVID-19 tests through training camp

    Oilers Nation "The National Hockey League says 27 positive COVID-19 tests were returned among players during training camps. The positive tests came from nine teams, although the majority were due to an outbreak that included 17 players on the Dallas Stars. The players have been largely..." January 12

  • NHL 2021: Avalanche, Lightning top Stanley Cup odds for the season

    Sporting News "The puck is hours away from dropping on the 2021 NHL season. It'll be a sprint to the playoffs as the 31 NHL teams are set to play 56 games over the course of the next 116 nights. The defending champion Lightning are expected to make a big run once again, with preseason odds..." January 12

  • NHL 2021 season debate: The worst and best offseason moves

    USA Today "The 2021 NHL season is mere days away. While the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage throughout North America, the NHL has implemented a more compact, 56-game schedule with teams allowed to carry a "taxi squad" of players. This group will consist of four to six players who teams..." January 12

  • Dallas Stars return to practice after COVID-19 outbreak

    NHL.com "The Dallas Stars practiced Tuesday for the first time since their facility was closed Friday because of an outbreak of COVID-19. Coach Rick Bowness said 14 players were out, and the Stars had one session as result. "We had three really good days [of training..." January 12

  • NHL to have two outdoor games this season in Lake Tahoe

    The Sports Daily "The National Hockey League will have two outdoor games in Lake Tahoe during the 2020-21 regular season according to Sean Leahy of NBC Sports. The games will be played on February 20 between the Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche, and then on February 21 between the Boston..." January 12

  • The NHL is set for a strange season. Here's why it will be among the most unusual in history.

    USA Today "The NHL has had two seasons shortened and another canceled because of labor disputes. Last season was paused in March because of a pandemic and eventually ended in late September. This season, the NHL will try to navigate another shortened season amid a surge in the COVID-19..." January 12

  • NHL's Gary Bettman expecting billions in losses during short season

    ESPN "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league and its clubs will lose billions of dollars to stage an abridged 2021 season largely without fans, but he felt it was critical to play through the pandemic anyway. "Let me make something really clear: We're coming back to play..." January 11

  • Corey Perry, Loui Eriksson among players on waivers

    TSN "Montreal Canadiens forwards Corey Perry and Michael Frolik were among a large number of players placed on waivers Monday as team's look to set their opening-day rosters before Wednesday. Both Perry and Frolik were signed by the Canadiens as free agents last months, with both..." January 11

  • NHL on NBC hires Mike Babcock in studio role

    The Score "Mike Milbury will not be back as an analyst for NBC Sports this season. The network released its broadcasting roster for the upcoming campaign Monday, and the longtime commentator's name is not on the list. Mike Babcock will make his debut as a studio analyst..." January 11

  • NHL 2020-21 Central Division season preview

    Sportsnet "What do you get when you combine the Stanley Cup champs and their runners-up, then add in a bunch of jerks and a couple of rebuilds? You get the new-look Central Division for the 2020-21 NHL season. The lone division to keep its original name, this year's edition of the Central..." January 10

  • 43 Players Placed On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "As teams begin to make their final camp decisions with the 2020-21 season getting started this week, the ramifications are apparent in today’s waiver wire group. All nine players from Saturday’s waivers cleared, but that is less likely to occur Sunday with a much longer..." January 10

  • At least 1 Stars player tests positive for COVID-19

    TSN "According to The Athletic, the Dallas Stars cancelled practice on Friday after at least one player tested positive for COVID-19. The Stars did not comment on why the team's practice was cancelled. Under NHL rules, the team cannot comment on COVID-19-related issues,..." January 08

  • Sportsnet to broadcast over 300 NHL games for the 2020-21 season

    Sportsnet "Sportsnet is answering the call of the North with more than 300 NHL broadcasts in a condensed 17-week schedule across its TV and streaming platforms this season. In addition, 140 all-Canadian matchups will be available across the Sportsnet Radio Network. Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13,..." January 08

  • Stars delay games after COVID-19 positives, likely won't play until Jan. 19

    The Score "Six players and two staff members of the Dallas Stars recently tested positive for COVID-19, the club announced Friday. As a result of the positive tests, the league is in the process of reviewing and revising the team's schedule with the expectation that the club..." January 08

  • 25 players placed on NHL waivers

    TSN "Twenty-five players have been placed on waivers as of 12 p.m. ET. Notable names include David Backes and Nicolas Petan. Four teams are waiving the following players: Colorado Avalanche: Jacob MacDonald, Daniel Renouf, Kyle Burroughs, Michael Vecchione, Thomas Tynan, Miikka..." January 08

  • 5 NHL head coaches on the hot seat entering the season

    The Score "Expectations are a part of sports, and hockey is no exception. The most talented teams believe they can win the Stanley Cup, and anything less is a disappointment. Then there's the middle of the pack, comprised of teams fighting for a playoff spot and hoping for the best when they..." January 08

  • Dallas Stars cancel practice under mysterious circumstances

    TSN "The team cancelled practice on Friday. Matthew DeFranks of the Dallas Morning News reports the team cannot reveal why, and the league will handle communication on this matter. " January 08

  • NHL RFA Deadline Approaching Quickly

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In a normal season, even restricted free agents that miss all of training camp have plenty of time to sign. To be eligible to play, they must have a contract signed and filed with the league by December 1, nearly two months after a normal NHL season begins. Two years ago we saw a negotiation go..." January 08

  • 5 NHL players poised for bounce-back seasons in 2021

    The Score "The following five players disappointed in 2019-20, but we're projecting them to bounce back in a big way this season. Johnny Gaudreau & Sean Monahan, Flames The Johnny and Mony Show followed up their 2018-19 career years with two of their worst..." January 08

  • Bill Daly: NHL not interested in keeping Canadian Division beyond 2021

    The Score "The NHL won't look to keep the North Division around beyond the 2021 season. "No. Quite the opposite, actually," deputy commissioner Bill Daly said on Sportsnet's "Tim and Sid" on Thursday. "I think from a league perspective, there's a..." January 07

  • Top Trades, Landing Spots for Pierre-Luc Dubois

    Bleacher Report "It was good news for the Columbus Blue Jackets. But not for long. Shortly after the ink was dry on a two-year, $10 million contract with restricted free agent forward Pierre-Luc Dubois—the team's leading scorer in 2019-20—word got out that the 22-year-old was..." January 07

  • Bill Daly: 'Everything on track' for Ontario, Manitoba to approve NHL's return

    Sportsnet "The Ontario and Manitoba governments have still not signed off on the NHL's return to play plan and safety protocols with less than a week before the puck drops on the new NHL season, but deputy commissioner Bill Daly is optimistic those approvals will come. "As I understand..." January 07

  • Plundering the Depths of the Dallas Stars Forwards

    Defending Big D "Training camp for the 2020-21 NHL season is in session, with the Dallas Stars’ season opener less than ten days away. Dallas is bringing back a roster almost identical to last year’s, but with injuries, a taxi squad, and some new faces, Rick Bowness still has some tough..." January 06

  • 31 Thoughts: Why 2020–21 NHL season is a step into the unknown

    Sportsnet "Never have I been so happy to hear, “I’m in the best shape of my life,” or read tweets about first-day-of-practice defensive pairs. It feels like the NHL’s been gone forever, and this training camp is a super-sized glass of Jolt Cola before an all-night study..." January 05

  • NHL sells naming rights to four new divisions

    ESPN "The National Hockey League has sold naming rights to its four divisions for the first time in its history. The League announced on Tuesday that its teams will play in the Scotia NHL North Division, Honda NHL West Division, Discover NHL Central Division and the MassMutual NHL East Division..." January 05

  • Who Will The Stars Be This Year?

    Defending Big D "It’s actually kind of hard to project what the Dallas Stars will do this season. Firstly, they have two key injuries that are going to impact them for the majority of a shortened season with a more compact schedule. Tyler Seguin, their top center, will be out until the..." January 05

  • NHL Will Not Require Blanket Quarantine Period For AHL Recalls

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alongside the news of three teams opting out, four teams temporarily relocating, and realigned divisions for the coming season, more information continues to emerge following today’s AHL Board of Governors meeting. Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reports that NHL clubs and..." January 04

  • AHL to move forward with season after three teams opt out

    The AHL "American Hockey League President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Howson announced today that the 2020-21 season will include 28 teams when it gets underway on February 5. The AHL will operate in five divisions this season. Further details, including schedule formats and..." January 04