Tennessean "Not that they did before, but it's official now: No one wants to get in front of Shea Weber's shot. The Predators defenseman fired the hardest shot of 108.5 mph at the NHL All-Stars skills competition on Saturday night, taking advantage of five-time champion Zdeno Chara's absence. "I knew I..." January 25
CBSSports.com "The World Cup of Hockey is back, and it's going to look a little different than it did the last time you saw it back in 2004. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Saturday that the tournament is officially returning in 2016, and it will all kick off on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Air Canada..." January 25
The Hockey News "The Toronto Maple Leafs will celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2017 with the All-Star Game and an outdoor game, a source with close ties to NHL ownership told thn.com. And it looks as though the Winter Classic for 2016 will be held in Boston at Gillette Stadium with a game against the..." January 25
Pro Hockey Talk "When looking at the prospects for the upcoming NHL Draft many of heard of the likes of Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel – the two topped the NHL Central Scouting midterm rankings released this week. At No. 4, behind Boston College defenseman Noah Hanifin, is a hulking 6-foot-4, 211-pound forward..." January 25
NHL.com "The National Hockey League set its outdoor calendar for the 2015-16 season during a press conference Saturday afternoon at Nationwide Arena. The Boston Bruins will host the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1, playing the rival Montreal Canadiens at Gillette Sadium in Foxborough,..." January 25
Bettman reiterates that World Cup has no bearing on whether #NHL players will participate in next Olympics. No decision on that front yet
Pro Hockey Talk "In another great column by an NHL player in “The Players’ Tribune,” Tyler Seguin bared his soul – and at times, his teeth – regarding the trade that sent him from the Boston Bruins to the Dallas Stars. While he explains that he let his play do the talking after the trade, Seguin took this..." January 25
Gary Bettman said the salary cap for next year projects to be between $71.7m and $73M despite flagging value of the Canadian dollar
CSN Washington "For most of the Capitals, the NHL All-Star break affords an opportunity to find someplace warm to rest their bodies and their minds in preparation for the final three months of the regular season. But for a handful of players whose contracts are set to expire after this season, there is a cloud..." January 24
New York Daily News "Maybe if Rick Nash did not have his shot at an open net blocked by Kings defenseman Slava Voynov’s stick in double overtime of Game 5 last June at Staples Center Alain Vigneault would be behind the bench at this weekend’s NHL All-Star Game in Columbus, as the coach of the reigning Stanley Cup..." January 24
Vancouver Sun "Trevor Linden likes his hockey team and his job, although he could use some thermal underwear. Out of the game for six years before Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini hired him last April to be the team’s president of hockey operations, Linden spent the week leading up to the National..." January 24
Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars announced that they signed Travis Morin to a two-year contract extension on Friday. As usual, they didn’t provide terms for the deal. The 31-year-old serves as a decent emergency injury option at the NHL level, even if he’s easily been most effective with the Texas Stars in the..." January 24
CBSSports.com "The NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft has only been around for the last three All-Star Games, but 2015 may have been the most fun yet. From NHL players showing actual personality (shocking, I know), to some surprise picks throughout the draft and a rather hilarious trade made for some great moments. The..." January 24
ESPN.com "Steven Stamkos gave his strongest indication yet that if all goes according to plan, he wants to stay with the Tampa Bay Lightning for a very long time. Fans in Toronto have been clamoring for Stamkos to return home as a Maple Leaf in the summer of 2016, when he’s an unrestricted free agent,..." January 24
North Jersey "The former top executive of the Prudential Center is suing Devils President Lou Lamoriello for $2.3 million in lost wages stemming from his firing in 2013, soon after ownership of the team and the arena changed hands. The lawsuit by ex-Devils Arena Entertainment President Rich Krezwick, filed..." January 24
TSN.ca "We're less than six weeks from the Mar. 2 trade deadline, which means all the basic chatter and 'tire kicking' will take on a more serious tone as early as next week. There's no promise that deals will be made immediately following the All-Star break, but a number of team executives do sense..." January 24
Penguins release more information on Crosby. Took an injection to treat a lower-body injury suffered Jan. 10 at Montreal.
TSN.ca "A lot has changed in the weeks since Gary Bettman left an NHL Board of Governors meeting in early December and suggested next season’s salary cap upper limit might be $73 million, up from $69 million this season. Bettman made his prediction when the Canadian dollar was worth 89 cents U.S. Since..." January 24
Sportsnet.ca "Phil Kessel is an elite goal scorer. Phil Kessel is the best player on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Phil Kessel is a lightning rod for criticism and it’s rather unfair. As the Maple Leafs continue to spiral out of contention in the Eastern Conference, a reorganization of the team’s core group of..." January 23
National Post "And now, finally, the all-star break. If the Maple Leafs decide to blow it up, here are six pieces they need to keep For the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have lost 14 of their last 17 games, the six-day hiatus could not come at a better time. Eventually, however, the team has to return to what..." January 23
Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers went into the NHL All-Star break on a modest 5-4-2 run under head coach Todd Nelson. If the team continues that pace coming out of the break, the Oilers will play themselves out of the Connor McDavid-Jack Eichel sweepstakes. To assure themselves one of the two franchise..." January 23
ESPN.com "Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman will undoubtedly be making and taking calls over the coming month and a half, but he doesn’t expect to make any big moves leading up to the NHL’s trade deadline. Bowman said Wednesday he believes the Blackhawks’ current roster is capable of..." January 23
Crosby will resume skating and return to the lineup either Wednesday in Washington or Friday at New Jersey.
Leafs and Kadri have discussed range of $, but not term. No offer has been made yet...and doesn't sound like Tor is in a rush.
Pro Hockey Talk "Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward is going about his business as usual. Despite believing he would be dealt last summer and then having his name mentioned in trade rumors, Ward has moved on. “There was a lot of chatter about it last year and I learned a lot from that too,” Ward told..." January 23
The Hockey News "Chins up, Columbus Blue Jackets. No one likes an excuse maker, but, honestly, you deserve an exception. You were simply cursed in 2014-15. We loved your chances to contend this season – I had you going all the way to the Eastern Conference final – but some witch in some basement impaled an entire..." January 23
Ottawa Citizen "He is a gifted raconteur, even among hockey elders renowned for their storytelling. So, when Bryan Murray shares the anecdote about how he found out his peers are planning to honour him at the NHL GM meetings in Boca Raton, Florida in March, a punch-line is building. Murray’s great friend,..." January 23
NHL.com "The National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) today announced a North American partnership with GoPro, the maker of the world's most versatile camera and enabler of some of today's most immersive and engaging content. The agreement is GoPro's first..." January 23
ESPN.com "For anyone who hasn't been to Buffalo in a few years, it hits you like a sledge hammer. The area around downtown First Niagara Center looks like a whole different place, the HaborCenter complex and new hotels revitalizing a once-depressed neighborhood. If there were NHL titles handed out for..." January 23
My bad: Johnny Gaudreau is not part of the main NHL all-star game after all. Was a fluid situation but they've decided to play one F short.
Yahoo! Sports "In one day the NHL lost a Vezina Trophy winner and two former Hart Trophy winners from its All-Star Game roster. Sergei Bobrovsky, gone. Evgeni Malkin, gone. The latest? Sidney Crosby ... with a "lower body" injury. You. Have. Got. To. Be. Kidding Me. The Penguins posted this..." January 23
Pro Hockey Talk "It looks like the Chicago Blackhawks will be without the services of forward Kris Versteeg for longer than initially expected. Versteeg was originally expected to miss four weeks with a left hand injury suffered during the Winter Classic. “It’s probably going to be a little bit more than..." January 23
NHL.com "The Los Angeles Kings have assigned forward Nick Shore and goaltender J.F. Berube to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Shore, a 6-1, 194-pound native of Denver, Colo., appeared in three games this season,..." January 23
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is going to sit out the NHL All-Star Game. And probably miss some games that actually matter, too. An unspecified injury is expected to prevent Malkin, who sat out the Penguins’ 3-2 loss to Chicago at Consol Energy Center on Wednesday night, from rejoining the..." January 22
NHL.com "The stars of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus will conduct a fantasy draft Friday to create teams for a real game to be played Sunday. We here at NHL.com decided to get into the spirit by conducting our own All-Star fantasy draft. Dan Rosen played the role of Jonathan Toews; Corey..." January 22
Yahoo! Sports "The NHL is expected to announce its next slate of outdoor hockey games at this weekend’s All-Star Game in Columbus, and it’s going to be good news for two markets that have been craving them. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Minnesota Wild are expected to host the Chicago Blackhawks and the..." January 22
The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs have reportedly taken a step toward ensuring forward Nazem Kadri remains with the organization for the foreseeable future. The Maple Leafs have opened negotiations with Kadri on a potential long-term contract, Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reports. The team opened talks..." January 22
Todd Reynolds, agent for PHI's Zac Rinaldo, said client will waive his right to in-person hearing with @NHLPlayerSafety.
ESPN Chicago "Chicago Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg could miss more time than the original timetable of four weeks due to a hand fracture, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said on Wednesday. Versteeg suffered a metacarpal fracture in his left hand when he was struck by a puck during the Winter Classic on..." January 22
Washington Post "For a moment, Jay Beagle stayed silent while pondering the question, or at least while considering the ramifications of answering right now. There were certain politics to be considered, best left to agents and front office officials and whomever else would handle his contract negotiations once..." January 22
Toronto Sun "Dion Phaneuf has been in enough hot water with the Maple Leafs' bitter fan base of late. Will he find himself in the same situation with the league? During a first-period exchange with the Senators' Milan Michalek, Phaneuf appeared to take the feet out from the Ottawa forward in what some..." January 22
Vancouver Province "Frank Corrado had a relaxing day off Wednesday instead of playing three AHL games in four nights with the Utica Comets. It was a sign that the blueliner may have finally arrived as a Vancouver Canucks mainstay and his outlook couldn’t be brighter. The same couldn’t be said for Kevin Bieksa, who..." January 21
TSN.ca "A prospective NHL team in Las Vegas should generate at least $450 million in expansion fees for the league, two NHL owners told TSN. “It’s going to be between $450 million and $500 million. I bet it comes in at about $475 million,” one owner told TSN, requesting anonymity because the league..." January 21
Told Letang had concussion symptoms last night which subsided overnight. Stiff neck today. Saw doctors this morning.
Evgeni Malkin is a late scratch for the #Pens tonight.
ESPN.com "The Wizard is hanging them up. Ray Whitney, 42, announced his retirement as an NHL player Wednesday, capping a terrific career which produced 1,064 points (385-679) in 1,330 regular-season games. Not bad for a guy who was once waived. He put up consistent production thanks to soft..." January 21
Courier-Post "No, you're not alone. Zac Rinaldo also thinks Zac Rinaldo is getting suspended for his boarding penalty against Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang Tuesday night. He's already been offered an in-person hearing from the NHL's department of player safety, meaning the league may hand out a..." January 21