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  • 5 potential landing spots for Pierre-Luc Dubois

    The Score "Pierre-Luc Dubois is likely on his way out of Winnipeg. His agent Pat Brisson reportedly wants to work with the Jets on trading Dubois to another team, as his client isn't interested in signing an extension with the club. Dubois is a pending restricted free agent, but he..." June 08

  • Red Wings make sense as a potential Alex DeBrincat landing spot

    Daily Faceoff "Alex DeBrincat is reportedly back on the trade block. After just one season with the Ottawa Senators, DeBrincat has apparently made it known that he is unwilling to sign a long-term extension to remain in Canada’s capital city. The 25-year-old winger is due a $9..." June 08

  • Shane Doan to join Maple Leafs as assistant GM to Brad Treliving

    Daily Faceoff "News broke on Thursday that the Toronto Maple Leafs will soon add the veteran savvy of Arizona Coyotes’ legend Shane Doan to their front office. Doan will depart an Arizona team where he has served as chief hockey development offer since 2021 and played from 1997 until 2017. He..." June 08

  • Jets to explore Pierre-Luc Dubois, Mark Scheifele, Connor Hellebuyck trades this summer

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets could be entering into an off-season of significant change, with three of their top players potentially on the trade block. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports the Jets will look into their options when it comes to trading Pierre-Luc Dubois, Mark Scheifele, and..." June 08

  • Is Patrick Kane Still a Fit For The Rangers?

    The Hockey Writers "As general manager Chris Drury gets ready to reconstruct his roster after a disappointing 2023 postseason, the New York Rangers will have a busy summer. Several key players are without contracts, some unrestricted free agents (UFAs) and others restricted free agents (RFAs). Among them..." June 08

  • Alex DeBrincat has submitted preferred trade list to Senators

    TSN "Alex DeBrincat's days with the Ottawa Senators appear to be numbered. TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports that DeBrincat's agent has submitted a list of preferred trade destinations as contract talks continue to stall between the two sides.  "I..." June 08

  • Is Flyers goaltender Carter Hart worth trading for?

    Daily Faceoff "Who is Carter Hart? And is he the answer for any NHL team in need of a goaltending upgrade? Great questions. And I don’t think it ends there. Is Hart the goaltending phenom who burst onto the NHL scene with the Philadelphia Flyers midway the 2018-19 season? Or just..." June 08

  • How and why the NHL salary cap could still see a larger increase this offseason

    The Athletic "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman seemed to pour a bucket of cold water last weekend on the idea of next year’s salary cap getting a significant bump, saying the increase is still likely to be just $1 million for 2023-24. That’s a kick in the gut to pending free agents..." June 08

  • Maple Leafs Can Strengthen Core with These 2 Free Agents

    The Hockey Writers "It has been a week since the Toronto Maple Leafs named their new general manager (GM), Brad Treliving. He becomes the 18th GM in team history and will be tasked with finally helping the team’s core hoist Lord Stanley’s Mug. His first order of business is to get a contract..." June 08

  • Adam Fantilli Considering NCAA Return

    NHL.com "Adam Fantilli, who is projected to be the No. 2 pick in the 2023 draft, said he hasn't decided if he will play in the NHL next season or return for his sophomore season at the University of Michigan. "I think I'll make that decision when it comes and whatever the [NHL]..." June 08

  • Pierre-Luc Dubois seeking trade from Jets

    The Score "Pierre-Luc Dubois' future with the Winnipeg Jets has long been uncertain, but the saga has taken another twist, as the player is now hoping for a move elsewhere. "(Dubois is) not eligible to be (an unrestricted free agent) until next summer in 2024, but our understanding is..." June 08

  • Matthew Tkachuk and the Panthers Are Their Own Worst Enemy Right Now

    Bleacher Report "Do not get it twisted: Despite the naysayers, despite whatever you think about how they've handled player transactions and coaches, despite their annoying-but-dare-I-say-growing-on-me social media presence, the Vegas Golden Knights deserve every bit of their success. People are..." June 08

  • Blackhawks, Andreas Athanasiou agree to extension

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Blackhawks saw their offseason get off to an incredible start when they won the NHL Draft Lottery. Before they step to the podium later this month, however, the team took care of one of their existing players. The Blackhawks agreed to a two-year..." June 08

  • 2023 NHL Draft current comparables: Why Connor Bedard is similar to David Pastrnak

    The Athletic "In my recent 2023 NHL Draft rankings, I’ve provided player comparables for the top-rated prospects. Today I thought I would elaborate on why I chose those specific comparables and break down my thought process in choosing the options for various..." June 07

  • 10 best NHL players who could get traded this summer

    The Score "The 2023 unrestricted free-agent class projects to be one of the weakest in recent memory, so teams may resort to the trade market in order to boost their squads. They already have, too, beginning with the three-way deal that sent Ivan Provorov to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday...." June 07

  • RFAs who might not receive qualifying offers this offseason

    Daily Faceoff "Every spring, there are untold hours spent speculating and words spilled with projections for contracts for big-name Restricted Free Agents. Alex DeBrincat and Pierre-Luc Dubois are no stranger to that speculation and their names have already made their way through the rumor mill multiple..." June 07

  • Buying or Selling the Latest NHL Trade and Free-Agency Rumors

    Bleacher Report "The 2023 Stanley Cup Final is in full swing between the Florida Panthers and Vegas Golden Knights. With the end of the postseason approaching, the offseason business for the NHL's 32 teams will soon begin in earnest. Several teams have taken care of some front-office housekeeping...." June 07

  • 3 Maple Leafs Poised to Have a Bigger Role in 2023-24

    The Hockey Writers "There’s definitely changes coming to the Toronto Maple Leafs this offseason. Whether the core may or may not remain intact, there are definitely holes in the lineup that need to be filled. According to Cap Friendly, the Maple Leafs have 10 unrestricted free agents with one..." June 07

  • Kings re-sign Vladislav Gavrikov to two-year, $11.75M deal

    Yahoo! Sports "The Los Angeles Kings signed defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov to a two-year contract extension on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman added that the deal is worth a reported cap hit of $5.88 million per..." June 07

  • Offseason preview: The once-dominant Tampa Bay Lightning are in a state of flux

    Daily Faceoff "For the first time since 2019, the Tampa Bay Lightning are not representing the Eastern Conference in the Stanley Cup Final. After being bounced by the rival Maple Leafs in the first round, the Lightning must grapple with an aging roster, limited cap space, and another potential free agency..." June 07

  • Grading the Recent NHL GM and Head Coach Hires

    Bleacher Report "with some big moves happening across the league. We have seen some old faces get new jobs, some new names rise to the NHL, and some of the league's top teams make potentially franchise-altering choices. It is not too early to start the grading process, either. So..." June 07

  • NHL playoffs concern-o-meter: How worried should the Panthers be trailing 2-0?

    The Athletic "With the Stanley Cup Final underway, it’s time to dust off the concern-o-meter™? for the final time this postseason. As with the conference finals, this was supposed to be written after Game 3. But with the Golden Knights storming to a 2-0 series lead,..." June 07

  • Flyers 'listening,' gauging trade interest in G Carter Hart

    TSN "After acquiring netminder Cal Peterson as part of their significant return Tuesday in a three-team deal, the Philadelphia Flyers are gauging the level of trade interest in goaltender Carter Hart, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports. Dreger reports the Flyers are engaged in..." June 07

  • The surprising hockey hotbed that’s oozing star power, including Connor Bedard

    The Athletic "At a glance, there’s nothing remarkable about the North Shore Winter Club. It’s a 65-year-old members-only recreational facility in North Vancouver, housed in a dated, drab, brown brick building and filled with all the sporting amenities you’d expect — swimming..." June 07

  • Devils To Begin Contract Talks With Timo Meier This Week

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the Devils picked up winger Timo Meier from San Jose prior to the trade deadline, GM Tom Fitzgerald noted that they didn’t want to get into extension talks right away, instead preferring him to get fully integrated with the team.  However, Fitzgerald told..." June 07

  • Paulina Gretzky savors ‘perfect’ Sunday in a yellow bikini

    New York Post "No Sunday scaries here. Paulina Gretzky enjoyed plenty of R&R over the weekend as she soaked up the sun in a bright yellow bikini. Captioning one of her Instagram Stories, “Perfect Sunday with my boys,” the wife of golfer Dustin Johnson appeared to take in..." June 07

  • Grading the Flyers, Kings and Blue Jackets' Blockbuster 3-Way Trade

    Bleacher Report "The middle of the Stanley Cup Final is unexpected territory for big trade news to emerge. Yet here we are with three teams converging to come up with an intriguing move. So how did each team make out on the deal? Let's get to grading the trade for each team. June 06

  • NHL buyout watch 2023: 13 players to monitor ahead of the offseason

    The Athletic "It’s useful to think of buyouts as a last resort for NHL teams. A route to be considered only when all other options have been exhausted. The NHL’s buyout device is limited in utility and scope, but in a hard cap league with guaranteed player contracts,..." June 06

  • Flyers send Ivan Provorov to Columbus, LA dumps salary in three-team trade

    Daily Faceoff "On Tuesday, Daniel Briere made his first major trade at the helm of the Philadelphia Flyers by sending franchise stalwart Ivan Provorov to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a three-team deal that included the Los Angeles Kings. The trade addressed a need for all three parties, as the..." June 06

  • How does Cole Caufield’s monster extension impact other RFAs?

    Daily Faceoff "The Montreal Canadiens made winger Cole Caufield a rich man on Monday with an eight-year extension worth just under $8 million annually. Caufield is just one of a slew of big names who could re-sign as restricted free agents this summer, which begs the question: is the young sniper’s..." June 06

  • How does the 2023 NHL Draft compare with the 2022 NHL Draft?

    The Athletic "Today I decided to try a fun exercise, by comparing the top 10 prospects in the 2023 NHL Draft with the top 10 picks in the 2022 NHL Draft. I decided to use Bob McKenzie’s survey of NHL scouts to define the projected top 10 in this year’s class as opposed to my own opinion..." June 06

  • 4 battlegrounds to monitor as Stanley Cup Final shifts to Florida

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights, up 2-0 in the Stanley Cup Final after a 7-2 beatdown of the Florida Panthers on Monday, are two wins away from their first Stanley Cup. Home-ice advantage shifts to the Panthers, though, with Game 3 set for Thursday night in Sunrise. Here are four pivotal battlegrounds..." June 06

  • How should the Toronto Maple Leafs map out their goaltending for 2023-24?

    Daily Faceoff "What if I told you the Toronto Maple Leafs have a pretty easy road map to success regarding their goaltending? Not sold? Stay with me. There’s been plenty of change for the Leafs in recent weeks with now-former general manager Kyle Dubas leaving town. But regardless of..." June 06

  • Paul Maurice has 'complete faith' in Sergei Bobrovsky entering Game 3

    The Score "Florida Panthers head coach Paul Maurice remains confident in Sergei Bobrovsky despite the goaltender giving up four goals on 13 shots during Monday's 7-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2. "I thought Sergei was like our team," Maurice said of Bobrovsky in Game..." June 06

  • Reporter Expertly Stiff-Arms Loud Golden Knights Fan

    The Big Lead "As a reporter, sometimes you need to get physical. CBS Miami's Samantha Rivera proved that Monday night after Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. A loud Vegas Golden Knights fan tried to invade her shot and, like a seasoned professional, Rivera shoved him away and kept on going. Good..." June 06

  • 6 NHL Teams That Could Look Completely Different Next Season

    Bleacher Report "It's the most wonderful time of the year. For the two teams still playing for the Stanley Cup, that is. However, things are different for the league's other 30 representatives. General managers and other personnel types are busy in those NHL cities tinkering and..." June 05

  • Seven trade destinations to watch for Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebucyk

    Daily Faceoff "It’s natural to watch the Vegas Golden Knights and Florida Panthers with envious eyes, wishing you had what they had. It seems to happen every season when GMs around the league take in the Stanley Cup Final and wonder which traits are missing from their own teams. Both..." June 05

  • 5 Maple Leafs Who Won’t Be Traded During 2023 Offseason

    The Hockey Writers "The Toronto Maple Leafs have been fascinating to watch this offseason and truly, the fun has just begun. Brad Treliving has been brought in to replace Kyle Dubas as it’s been a summer of change off the ice for the organization. Expect to see much of the same on the ice, as the Maple Leafs..." June 05

  • While Senators Open to Alex DeBrincat Trade, Oilers Should Stay Away

    The Hockey Writers "News dropped on Monday that the Ottawa Senators “have begun examining the trade market for winger Alex DeBrincat.” Following previous reports that the organization was looking at all contract options for the forward, Elliotte Friedman update the status of things by..." June 05

  • Ottawa Senators examining trade market for Alex DeBrincat

    Daily Faceoff "Less than a year after they acquired him from the Chicago Blackhawks, the Ottawa Senators are reportedly exploring all different avenues — including the trade market — for star winger Alex DeBrincat. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported on Monday that DeBrincat..." June 05

  • Patrick Roy Won't Be Interviewed for Rangers' Head Coach Opening

    Bleacher Report "The New York Rangers don't intend to interview Patrick Roy as part of their coaching search, according to the New York Post's Mollie Walker. "John Hynes and Peter Laviolette remain the front-runners for the open job behind the Blueshirts bench," Walker..." June 05

  • Canadiens sign Cole Caufield to eight-year contract extension

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Cole Caufield to an eight-year contract extension, the team announced on Monday. The contract will have an average cap hit of $7.85 million per season, just under the AAV for the same length of contract signed by team captain Nick Suzuki last..." June 05

  • Ducks hire Greg Cronin as head coach

    The Score "The Anaheim Ducks have hired Greg Cronin as head coach, the team announced Monday. Cronin has never been a head coach at the NHL level. He spent the past five seasons as the bench boss of the AHL's Colorado Eagles and has 12 years of experience as an NHL..." June 05

  • Teams Calling About Damon Severson’s Negotiating Rights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Devils have a long list of free agents to contend with this summer.  Highlighting the restricted ones are wingers Jesper Bratt and Timo Meier while among the UFAs, center Erik Haula plus defensemen Ryan Graves and Damon..." June 05

  • The NHL in Atlanta: Why Chapter 3 could be completely different

    The Athletic "When the Atlanta Hawks made the 2011 NBA playoffs, their ownership group held a company pep rally outside Philips Arena, the downtown home they shared with the local hockey team. Players were there. Cheerleaders, too. The sun was shining, even as the latest set of storm clouds..." June 05

  • 'Once Upon a Time in Anaheim' Mighty Ducks Documentary Trailer, Release Date Revealed

    Bleacher Report "Not all great sport stories are made in Hollywood. In fact, one of the most fascinating and intriguing epics of the last 30 years was born about an hour south of Tinseltown in Anaheim, California with the founding of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Founded by the Walt Disney..." June 05

  • Remparts shut out Thunderbirds for record-setting Memorial Cup win

    The Score "The Quebec Remparts shut out the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-0 in Sunday's Memorial Cup final. A QMJHL team has now won four straight Memorial Cups. It's the first time one of the CHL's three leagues has won that many in a row since the round-robin format was introduced in..." June 05

  • Mike Babcock is the Blue Jackets’ choice for coach — but why him?

    The Athletic "Almost one month ago, Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said he’d have a new coach in place “sooner rather than later.” An explanation for the drawn-out process came into focus on Saturday. The Blue Jackets intend to hire veteran coach Mike..." June 04

  • Clock ticking on Coyotes as Gary Bettman lays out NHL’s options for relocation and expansion

    The Athletic "While reiterating that the NHL still wants to find a solution once and for all to keep the Coyotes in Arizona, what was clear from Gary Bettman’s state of the union news conference Saturday is that the clock is ticking. And there’s a realistic option in..." June 04

  • Connor Bedard makes history, wins 3 at CHL Awards

    The Score "Connor Bedard will need to clear more room on his trophy shelf. The projected No. 1 pick in the 2023 draft took home the CHL's Top Prospect Award, Top Scorer Award, and David Branch Player of the Year Award on Saturday. Bedard is the first player to win all three in the same..." June 04