A far cry from the standings at Thanksgiving serving as a barometer of which teams are most likely to make the playoffs, the NHL heads into the U.S. holiday without a firm plan announced for next season.
Rick Vaive is no different than the average Joe – and he's not afraid to admit it.
Forward Jake DeBrusk and the Boston Bruins have come to terms on a new two-year, $7.35 million deal, the club announced on Monday.
Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien hopes he can stick around in the NHL for as long as possible after successfully undergoing heart surgery in August.
The Vegas Golden Knights’ new AHL franchise, the Henderson Silver Knights, rounded out their coaching staff on Monday. The Silver Knights hired former players Joel Ward and Jamie Heward to be assistant coaches under head coach Manny Viveiros. Both assistants have Washington Capitals connections.
The Colorado Avalanche put their open salary cap space to use this offseason by making a pair of significant additions in forward Brandon Saad and defenseman Devon Toews. Those additions should help make one of the league’s top Stanley Cup contenders even better.
Is the door completely closed for the Boston Bruins when it comes to Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson?
In recent days, a handful of teams have started recalling players from their loans overseas in anticipation of NHL training camps getting underway. The Sharks are the latest of these as HockeySverige’s Ronnie Ronnkvist notes that winger Marcus Sorensen has been recalled to San Jose, ending his time with HC Vita Hasten of the Allsvenskan in Sweden.
Ken Schinkel, a member of the expansion Pittsburgh Penguins who later coached them and served in several front office positions, has died. He was 87.
When composite sticks first flooded the market, one of the comments you’d hear from holdouts was you couldn’t feel the puck quite like you could with a wood twig. It’s a slight stretch, but there’s probably some comparison to be made with scouting in person versus the screen-staring so many bird-hawks are doing now.
Earlier today, the Toronto Raptors announced that they will begin the upcoming NBA season in Tampa after their request to play at their home arena was denied by the Canadian government. Because of the travel restrictions between the U.S. and Canada, it always seemed impossible for the Raptors—the league’s lone Canadian franchise—to be hosting American-based teams in Toronto. A long quarantine is still required when you enter the country, meaning the logistics of holding NBA games was going to be incredibly difficult.
Slow and steady does win the race.
To put it bluntly, the NHL offseason is like watching paint dry compared to the NBA. A typical NBA offseason is filled with ample drama, intrigue, unpredictability, and trades involving multiple star players. The NHL rarely has any of those.
Even with the addition of winger Craig Smith in free agency this offseason, many have expected the Bruins to make another addition of note. With the free agent market slowing to a crawl, it seems as if GM Don Sweeney is looking at trying to trade for that piece now. To that end, Boston Hockey Now’s Joe Haggerty reports (subscription link) that the team is trying to move defenseman Urho Vaakanainen.
Restricted free-agent defenseman Jake Walman has agreed to a two-year contract with the St. Louis Blues, a two-way deal in 2020-21 and a one-way deal in 2021-22.
A recent NHL proposal to tweak the league's escrow structure to cope with the effects of the pandemic has left players feeling angry and betrayed, reports Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
General manager Steve Yzerman continues to steer the rebuilding Detroit Red Wings in the right direction, but he knows he still has a lot of work to do.
Braden Holtby's move to his new home appears to have slowed to a crawl.
Canadian junior selection camp invitee Ridly Greig has tested positive for COVID-19, according to his agent, Kevin Epp.
In 2019-20, the OHL had six players that recorded at least 40 goals and 85 total points. Nick Robertson, the Toronto Maple Leafs top forward prospect, led the way with 55 goals in just 46 games. Jack Quinn, who was selected eighth overall this fall by the Buffalo Sabres came in second in the goal-scoring race, tallying 52. Connor McMichael, the Washington Capitals wunderkind, hit the twine 47 times, Arthur Kaliyev, a Los Angeles Kings second-round steal notched 44 and Nashville Predators prospect Philip Tomasino recorded exactly 40 goals in his 100-point breakout season.
Every NHL season sees at least one promising young player blossom into a full-fledged star.
After teasing the hockey community for weeks, the NHL on Monday finally released its Reverse Retro jerseys for all 31 teams.