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  • Analyzing Gossip on Jack Eichel, Tony DeAngelo and More

    Bleacher Report "There's going to be plenty of excitement around the NHL over the next few weeks as the chase for a place in the Stanley Cup playoffs intensifies. Even though there will be a ton of action on the ice, it's not too early to start looking ahead to the upcoming offseason..." April 19

  • Can an NHL team with high-priced stars win in the playoffs?

    The Athletic "So it would appear the NHL will make some cap era history in this year’s playoffs. For the first time since the salary cap was instituted in 2005, a team carrying a player with a double digit cap hit is going to actually win a playoff round. In fact, a few teams might..." April 19

  • NHL jersey advertising could begin as early as 2022-23 season

    Yardbarker "NHL jersey advertising could begin as early as the 2022-23 season, according to Mark J. Burns of the Sports Business Journal. However, nothing has been approved or finalized by the league's Board of Governors. Burns writes: "In recent weeks, NHL clubs have been..." April 18

  • 5 NHL Players Most Likely to Be Traded During the 2021 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "With the NHL's trade deadline having passed, the trade market is shuttered until the end of the regular season. Once the postseason begins, non-playoff clubs can make deals with each other, but most moves will take place once the playoffs end in July. Several notable players who..." April 17

  • NHL Rumors: Latest Buzz and Post-2021 Trade Deadline Talk

    Bleacher Report "The buildup to the NHL trade deadline is always an eventful time of year for the league's 31 teams. Even if a team doesn't complete any deals, that doesn't mean they didn't try to swing one or two, as there are always plenty of discussions being had. There..." April 17

  • Why 37 NHL goalies changed pads this year: Inside the high-stakes game of hockey equipment branding

    The Athletic "One season after winning the Vezina Trophy, Connor Hellebuyck did something unexpected for a goalie at the top of his game: He switched his pads. After using CCM-branded gear for the first five years of his NHL career, the Winnipeg Jets goalie is now wearing pads from True..." April 17

  • Which NHL teams hold most draft picks after 2021 trade deadline?

    Sportsnet "It has been several days since the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline and we’ve already seen Boston go 2-0 since adding Taylor Hall, while Anthony Mantha scored in each of his first two games with Washington. The deadline was quieter than usual with just 17 deals compared to the 31 we saw..." April 16

  • NHL Not Opposed To Third-Party Salary Retention In Trades

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Perhaps the story of the NHL Trade Deadline, since it certainly wasn’t the quantity of trades or the numerous star players on the move, was the advent of the third-party salary cap broker in trades. Three different deals were made at the deadline that included three teams, with the third..." April 16

  • The 2021 NHL Trade Deadline Deals That Didn’t Happen

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The 2021 NHL Trade Deadline came and went with relatively little fanfare. Deadline day saw just 17 trades made (a new 8-year low) that involved only 26 players (a new 20-year low). The obvious downside to a quiet deadline is that it’s not very exciting to follow and..." April 15

  • Ben Bishop, Alexander Radulov to miss remainder of Dallas Stars’ season with injuries

    Dallas Morning News "Stars goaltender Ben Bishop and forward Alexander Radulov will miss the remainder of the season with their respective injuries, GM Jim Nill announced Wednesday. Bishop has not played at all this season because of a knee injury suffered last season. Radulov will have a surgery to..." April 14

  • Stars sign defenseman Joel Hanley to two-year contract

    NHL.com "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today the club has signed defenseman Joel Hanley to a two-year contract, which will run through the 2022-23 season. The two-year contract is worth $1.5 million, with an average annual value (AAV) of $750,000. Hanley,..." April 14

  • Trades That Should Have Happened at 2021 NHL Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Just as quickly as it arrived, it's gone. The NHL's trade deadline came and went Monday afternoon with a flurry of deals—including one involving last fall's highest-profile free agent—that reshaped the rosters of the league's top contenders while..." April 14

  • Stars stand pat at trade deadline, but big additions may be on horizon

    NHL.com "In an odd season, an odd trade deadline seems to make perfect sense. The Stars "stood pat" at the NHL trade deadline Monday, and yet they hope they might have acquired three or four key players. Dallas made a waiver claim on defenseman Sam Vatanen, who could..." April 14

  • Stars GM: Tyler Seguin could make 2021 debut in 2 weeks

    CBS Sports "Seguin started skating over the weekend, and he's expected to join the taxi squad on the ice soon. That timeline means Seguin could return April 26 against the Hurricanes. " April 13

  • The Real Winners and Losers from the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The lead-in seemed endless. But once it arrived, the day was kind of a blur. The NHL's annual trade deadline came and went Monday with something between a bang and a whimper. There was the long-awaited move of last fall's highest-profile free agent as well as a..." April 13

  • Renting out cap space for NHL draft picks is a trend that’s here to stay

    The Athletic "The most stunning trade of trade deadline 2021, in many ways, has its roots in a deal that was consummated almost two years ago. When the Carolina Hurricanes agreed to absorb the final year of Patrick Marleau’s contract, carrying a $6.25 million AAV, in June 2019 and the Toronto..." April 13

  • CHL announces cancellation of 2021 Memorial Cup

    Sportsnet "The CHL announced Tuesday it has made the "very difficult decision" to cancel the 2021 Memorial Cup in association with the WHL, OHL and QMJHL.   " April 13

  • Is going all in at the NHL trade deadline worth it?

    Sound Of Hockey "The NHL trade deadline is always a fun time for NHL fans. If our team is in the thick of the playoff picture, we hope it makes huge trades and pushes all our collective chips into the center of the table with hopes of playing for the Stanley Cup. But is this the right approach? ..." April 13

  • Tony DeAngelo may be solution to other’s expansion problems

    Forever Blueshirts "The New York Rangers have been willing to let teams use their cap space to facilitate trades for awhile. Thus far they’ve had no takers as we’ve already had around a dozen deals coming into today’s NHL Trade Deadline. So far, many of the deals that required cap help..." April 13

  • NHL trade deadline winners and losers

    The Athletic "You know what? That NHL trade deadline wasn’t nearly as bad as most of us figured it would be. In spite of COVID-19 outbreaks, a looming expansion draft and a flat salary cap the deadline exceeded almost all expectations for drama and the unexpected, including a blockbuster..." April 12

  • Dallas Stars Claim Sami Vatanen on Waivers

    Last Word On Sports "The Dallas Stars have claimed defenceman Sami Vatanen from waivers. Vatanen had spent this season with the New Jersey Devils. The Dallas Stars bolster their defensive depth with a trade deadline day move. Sami Vatanen Things have not gone..." April 12

  • Latest Buzz on Top Players and Teams Entering 2021 Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 NFL trade deadline arrives at 3 p.m. ET on Monday, and after that, in-season deals will be done for the year. This means that while teams have a month to go before the playoffs—scheduled to begin May 11—those looking to make moves for postseason pushes will have..." April 11

  • 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs start date to be determined by NHL

    NHL.com "The start date for the Stanley Cup Playoffs is unknown after the end of the NHL regular season was extended to May 16 on Saturday. The extension was necessary to accommodate rescheduled games for the Vancouver Canucks, who had eight games postponed after a COVID-19 outbreak within the..." April 10

  • 4 buyers set up to make a NHL trade deadline splash

    Sportsnet "A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep. We're under 60 hours till deadline. LTIR you ready? 1. “It’s all on the table for us at this point,” Kyle Dubas declared during a Maple Leafs TV..." April 10

  • Inside how the NHL trade deadline is shaping up as deals begin to go down

    The Athletic "Trade deadline week has finally produced some results and the first two deals give us an idea of where this is all perhaps headed. Florida and Chicago put a package together Thursday that is very reflective of the salary cap environment. The Blackhawks have told teams for..." April 09

  • Top Landing Spots for NHL's Biggest Trade Deadline Targets

    Bleacher Report "The NHL's 2021 trade deadline is Monday at 3 p.m. ET. While the big day is fast approaching, the trade market isn't as busy compared to previous years for several reasons. This season's stagnant salary cap means most playoff contenders have limited cap space. Several..." April 09

  • 2021 NHL trade deadline: Six deals we'd like to see

    ESPN "The 2021 NHL trade deadline is 3 p.m. ET on Monday. The New York Islanders kicked off trade season on Wednesday night, acquiring veteran forwards Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac from the New Jersey Devils. But there are many more mutually beneficial..." April 09

  • Bubble hockey could be coming back to the NHL for the playoffs

    Toronto Sun "Is the bubble coming back for the playoffs? Players and team owners may not want it to. But after seeing what’s happened to the Vancouver Canucks in the past week, I don’t see how the league avoids it. There’s far too much at stake. We’re..." April 09

  • Trade Candidates Unlikely To Move At 2021 NHL Trade Deadline

    Featurd "Less than a week remains until the NHL's April 12 trade deadline. Speculation is growing among pundits and fans over which players could be on the move over the coming days. Most players dealt on deadline day are slated to become unrestricted free agents in the offseason. Several..." April 09

  • Dream trade deadline fits for each Stanley Cup contender

    The Score "This year's trade deadline presents some significant roadblocks for teams looking to add. The flat salary cap, cross-border quarantine rules, and impending Seattle expansion draft are all major hurdles that could mitigate the yearly frenzy excitement. But no number of limitations..." April 09

  • Sabres' Taylor Hall open to signing extension with new team if traded

    Sportsnet "Taylor Hall, one of the highest profile players available heading into the NHL trade deadline, is willing to consider signing an extension with a team that acquires him, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston has learned. Hall's willingness to consider a new deal means, if a team trades..." April 09

  • Three Destinations That Make Sense for Nick Foligno

    1st Ohio Battery "As the trade deadline approaches and the Columbus Blue Jackets oscillate between wins and losses, they have a lot of tough decisions to make–and soon. They only have a select few players in the last year of their contracts, and with Riley Nash getting hurt, the list gets..." April 09

  • Who was the best player to ever be the worst player in an NHL trade?

    The Athletic "With just days until the deadline, I want to try to tackle one of those questions that sounds simple but ends up being tougher than you might think: Who was the best worst player in an NHL trade? In other words, if you took every player from a given trade and ranked them from best to..." April 09

  • Can Jason Robertson become the first Dallas Stars rookie to win a Calder trophy?

    Dallas Morning News "No matter the result of this regular season for the Stars, they can take solace in Jason Robertson’s breakout season as a rookie. Now, what hardware Robertson might be able to take away is another topic all together. Robertson, 21, has vaulted himself into the Calder..." April 09

  • 9 defencemen who could be moved by the 2021 NHL trade deadline

    Sportsnet "It's a buyer's market out there this year, but with the demand for defensive depth always high, might this be the position where we see the most movement at the NHL trade deadline? Anything can happen at the deadline — especially in a year as unpredictable as this, with..." April 08

  • NHL Trade Deadline preview: Teams that could make moves, players who could move

    Yardbarker "The NHL trade deadline is on Monday, April 12, at 3 p.m. ET and we are here to get you ready for some of the teams that could be in the market for deals and players that could be on the move. The salary cap situation is going to make it a little more difficult to make moves this season,..." April 08

  • NHL Trade Deadline: 9 defensemen teams might target

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mattias Ekholm, Predators (30 years old, signed through 2021-22, $3.75M cap hit): As Juuse Saros keeps juicing the Predators’ win-loss record, defensemen like Ekholm keep slipping down various “trade bait” boards. But we might as well get two..." April 08

  • 5 NHL players that are looking for a change of scenery

    The Score "Sometimes things just don't go as planned. Many NHL players entered the season with high hopes but have failed to meet expectations for one reason or another. Others have been stuck in the same situation for years or have simply hit a wall in their development. With the..." April 08

  • NHL Trade Deadline final big board: Taylor Hall, Mike Hoffman and 25 others who could be dealt

    The Athletic "This is it. The final update of trade deadline season to the NHL Trade Big Board. And it comes after one of the biggest names on the board gets removed, with Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello striking early in landing Kyle Palmieri along with Travis Zajac during Wednesday’s..." April 08

  • Nate Leaman returns as head coach of Team USA at WJHC

    IIHF "Nate Leaman (East Greenwich, Rhode Island/Providence College), who led the U.S. to the gold medal at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton, Alberta, has been named head coach of the 2022 U.S. National Junior Team, it was announced by USA Hockey. The U.S. National..." April 08

  • Potential Landing Spots for Sabres' Taylor Hall

    Bleacher Report "The only thing left is the press conference.  Probably. Unless the Buffalo Sabres have a heck of a cliffhanger coming, the NHL's April 12 trade deadline will be preceded by at least one completely unsurprising transaction, in which big-ticket forward and former..." April 07

  • NHL trade deadline approaches: Which teams could be buyers, sellers?

    USA Today "NHL trade activity has been limited this season because of the stagnant salary cap and the requirement that traded players quarantine first before suiting up for their new team. But it could pick up with the April 12 trade deadline quickly..." April 07

  • What every team should do at the 2021 NHL trade deadline

    Pro Hockey Talk "With every NHL trade deadline projection comes the caveat that anything can happen before the deadline, trades can happen earlier to shake things up, and standings can change quickly. Take into consideration how no one wants to take on money with the flat salary cap and the..." April 07

  • 12 goalies who could be moved by the 2021 NHL trade deadline

    Sportsnet "Having goaltending depth is always important but in this unique 2020-21 season that statement might be more true than ever. Just this week the Boston Bruins and Dallas Stars were forced to dress their third and fourth-string goalies due to a combination of injuries and potential COVID-19 cases,..." April 07

  • NHL Trade Deadline: 8 goaltenders who could be on the move

    Pro Hockey Talk "Chris Driedger, Panthers (26 years old / UFA this summer / $850K cap hit): The mix of Spencer Knight signing, Sergei Bobrovsky’s contract still having five years remaining, and Driedger able to be a UFA this summer puts him on the trade bait list...." April 07

  • In the final days before the deadline, which NHL team is under the most pressure?

    The Athletic "We’re down to less than a week until the trade deadline, and do you know who needs to make a deal? (Checks notes.) Everyone. Pretty much every team needs to find a move or two, at least according to their fans. And those fans are probably right because there are no perfect teams in the..." April 07

  • What lessons can be learned from last year's NHL trade deadline?

    The Score "With the NHL trade deadline less than a week away, general managers around the league can learn a few lessons from the past. Below, we analyze some of the biggest trades prior to the 2020 deadline to determine what worked, and what didn't. Golden Knights improve..." April 07

  • Do we need to rethink how we judge top defensemen? Samuel Girard, Adam Fox and others are forcing the question

    The Athletic "What does a player need to do to be in consideration for the Norris Trophy? Well, that depends on who you ask. In theory, the award is given to the top all-around defenseman in the league. In reality, that isn’t always the case. As The Athletic’s Dom..." April 07

  • Stars' Rick Bowness cleared to re-join team after false positive test

    Sportsnet "After being pulled from a game after two periods last week due to COVID-19 protocols, Dallas Stars head coach Rick Bowness has been cleared to re-join the team. Bowness was pulled from Dallas' game against the Carolina Hurricanes last Sunday due to a positive test result..." April 07

  • NHL Trade Deadline: 15 forwards who could be traded

    Pro Hockey Talk "Taylor Hall, Sabres (29 years old/ UFA this summer/ $8 million salary cap hit): This signing did not work out as planned for anybody. Hall’s one-year deal in Buffalo did not result in a big season individually that could have boosted his value for this offseason, and..." April 06