• Seattle Arena Deal Clears Important Hurdle

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has long been interested in the city of Seattle, either as home to a new expansion team or as a possible landing spot for a relocated franchise. However a group looking to build an arena in Seattle couldn’t agree with the city on a financing plan. The municipality was unwilling to use..." October 25

  • NHL, NHLPA inspect Pyeongchang facilities

    TSN "Executives from both the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association have arrived in South Korea for a site visit ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, even though player participation remains uncertain. The trip does not offer any indication that players will be participating. Rather,..." October 25

  • Mike Commodore is now an Uber driver

    Puck Drunk Love "Mike Commodore’s career has taken a new, surprising path. When he’s not telling people to #PackYourShit on Twitter, the former Carolina Hurricanes defenseman will be a driver for Uber. Bob McKenzie of TSN.ca wrote an excellent piece on the now retired-defenseman, detailing his first day as an..." October 25

  • Crosby on track to make season debut tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "Yesterday, Sidney Crosby participated in a full-contact practice. Today, it appears he’ll make his season debut when the Penguins host the Panthers tonight in Pittsburgh. “He had a strong practice this morning,” head coach Mike Sullivan said, per the club. “Everything is pointing in the..." October 25

  • 7 goalies the L.A. Kings could target in a trade

    Sportsnet "How much faith are the Los Angeles Kings willing to place in Peter Budaj? The 34-year-old journeyman is a third-string goalie on a decent NHL team, but thanks to a pair of early-season groin injuries, he’s been thrust into a No. 1 role. Yes, Budaj grabbed a pair of extra-time wins in relief..." October 25

  • Babcock’s had his fill of goalie questions, thanks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mike Babcock is aware Toronto’s goaltending hasn’t been good this season. He’s also aware that Toronto’s goaltending hasn’t been good the last few seasons. Thing is, he doesn’t want to talk about it. “It’s five games in, isn’t it?” Babcock replied on Tuesday, when asked about the Leafs’..." October 25

  • Bruins Backup Goalie Khudobin To Miss Three Weeks

    ESPN "Anton Khudobin became the latest Boston Bruins goaltender to get injured Monday. Khudobin skated over to the Bruins bench at Warrior Ice Arena just before practice and had his right arm or wrist attended to by the training staff. The goaltender then left the ice and didn't return. On Tuesday..." October 25

  • Sidney Crosby talks concussion: ‘I feel good’

    Sportsnet "The recovery of Sidney Crosby took a positive step Monday. Rehabilitating from a concussion that has kept him out of the first six games of the season, Crosby was the first player on the ice for practice — and he was wearing a regular black (i.e., cleared-for-contact) sweater and skating on the..." October 25

  • Talbot, Anisimov and Green named stars of the week

    NHL.com "Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot, Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov and Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 23. FIRST STAR - CAM TALBOT, G, EDMONTON OILERS Talbot went 3-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average,..." October 24

  • Trade rumours swirl as Ducks try to sign Lindholm

    Sportsnet "What do you want first, Anaheim Ducks fans: the good news or the bad news? The good news: General manager Bob Murray has freed up more precious salary cap space, which he will need in order to sign restricted free agent Hampus Lindholm. More good news: The Ducks, who dropped their first four..." October 24

  • Taylor Hall has been exactly what the Devils needed

    Pro Hockey Talk "As far as NHL roster move goes, June 30, 2016 was one of the craziest non-trade deadline/free agency days in recent NHL history. That, of course, was the day P.K. Subban was traded for Shea Weber, the day Steven Stamkos decided to remain with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the day the New Jersey..." October 23

  • Gretzky: Alumni game 'might have been my last'

    NHL.com "The Stinky One? That might be pushing it, but Wayne Gretzky was not very impressed with his play in the 2016 Rogers NHL Heritage Classic Alumni Game at Investors Group Field on Saturday. "I stink," Gretzky said, laughing. "I'm really bad." Gretzky and his Edmonton Oilers alumni teammates..." October 23

  • Kings could look at Ducks’ Jonathan Bernier for goaltending help

    Sportsnet "Could the Los Angeles Kings turn to a rival to fill a hole in their crease? The Kings received some bad news on Saturday, when goaltender Jeff Zatkoff went down at Saturday’s morning skate with a groin injury. Los Angeles was already believed to be in the market for a netminder after..." October 23

  • Elliott's former teammate: 'I wouldn’t be too concerned if I was a Flames fan'

    Calgary Sun "Brian Elliott’s introduction to the Calgary Flames’ faithful hasn’t exactly followed a storybook script. Not at all, actually. But take it from the guys who know the 31-year-old goaltender best … “I wouldn’t worry one bit. That’s just my perspective,” said St. Louis Blues starter Jake..." October 23

  • Aaron Ekblad contract ‘set the bar way too high’ for defencemen

    Sportsnet "The statuses of defencemen Jacob Trouba (RFA demanding a trade) and Hampus Lindholm (RFA) were again a topic of conversation on Saturday’s Headlines segment during Hockey Night in Canada. “Well Lindholm I’m still hearing they can’t close the gap and what remains the issue is Anaheim wants him..." October 23

  • Brodeur might play for Blues in Winter Classic alumni game

    NHL.com "Martin Brodeur was excited to learn he could be in net one more time as a member of the St. Louis Blues, against the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2017 NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on New Year's Eve. Brodeur, who was honored by the New Jersey Devils with a statue..." October 23

  • Jacques Demers admitted to hospital after suffering stroke

    Montreal Gazette "Former Canadiens coach Jacques Demers suffered his second stroke in six months Saturday afternoon and has been admitted to hospital. RDS announced the news on its website. Demers is the last coach to win a Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1993. He was part of the pre-game ceremonies at the..." October 23

  • Barclay’s Center not meeting ice-making standards

    Newsday "Problems with the ice at Barclays Center, which became an issue last spring in the Islanders first season in Brooklyn, surfaced again in Friday night’s 3-2 victory over the Coyotes. “It wasn’t very good, I don’t know what else to say,’’ coach Jack Capuano said Saturday at Northwell Health Ice..." October 23

  • Multiple Predators dealing with food poisoning

    Tennessean "The Predators' lineup for Saturday's game against the Penguins could be missing several players as the team deals with a bout of apparent food poisoning. "Last night, we got into a situation where we suspect that we're dealing with some food poisoning in Detroit. ... We've got a lot of guys..." October 22

  • Fowler focused on play despite trade talk

    Orange County Register "Questions over his future with the Ducks continue to linger like Southern California smog, but Cam Fowler is operating this season under the following philosophy: Don’t let the trade rumors get you down. The trade winds were blowing with full force over the summer, and they won’t cease as..." October 22

  • Kings' Zatkoff suffers groin injury in practice

    Sportsnet "A second Los Angeles Kings goalie went down with an injury when Jeff Zatkoff left practice Saturday. Jonathan Quick suffered a groin injury last week, and though he declined surgery, he will reportedly be out several months." October 22

  • Clarke MacArthur not holding grudge after Sieloff's concussive hit

    Ottawa Citizen "Clarke MacArthur is hoping for recovery, not retirement. Speaking Friday for the first time since the devastating hit from Patrick Sieloff in a training-camp scrimmage that left the Senators winger with his fourth concussion in 18 months, the 31-year-old MacArthur told reporters he remains..." October 22

  • Edmonton Oilers start the NHL season on the right path: A winning one

    Edmonton Sun "When it comes to first overall and the Edmonton Oilers, we’re usually talking draft picks, not standings. But there they are. With a win over the St. Louis Blues Thursday night at Rogers Place, the 4-1 Oilers slipped into a tie for top spot in the National Hockey League. It’s early, and we can..." October 22

  • Guy Boucher not seeking 'revenge' against Lightning

    Tampa Bay Times "Guy Boucher said he's asked often, both by media members and people in the street, whether he's circled Saturday's game against the Lightning on his calendar. Boucher, fired by Tampa Bay in 2013 after four seasons as head coach, is in his first year with Ottawa. The simple answer? Not at..." October 22

  • Douglas Murray: Set to retire

    CBS Sports "Murray has announced his retirement, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reports. Murray spent the first seven years of his NHL career playing with the San Jose Sharks before a midseason move to Pittsburgh in 2012-13 and a one-year stint with the Canadiens." October 22

  • Former first round pick Zach Boychuk signs in KHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "After spending the past eight years moving around the NHL, Zach Boychuk is moving overseas. On Friday it was announced that the 27-year-old forward has signed a contract with HC Sibir of the KHL. Boychuk was a first-round draft pick by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2008 and has also spent time..." October 22

  • Dale Weise suspended three games for headshot on Holzer

    Sportsnet "The NHL’s department of player safety has come down with a ruling against Philadelphia Flyers forward Dale Weise, who was suspended three games for a headshot he delivered on Anaheim Ducks defenceman Korbinian Holzer Thursday night. As the league explains in the video, Weise “unnecessarily..." October 21

  • Tinordi on waivers as his 20-game suspension for PEDs comes to an end

    Today's Slapshot "Former first round pick defenseman Jarred Tinordi has had a rough go of it the last two years. Now, things are continuing to go poorly for him – as he’s been placed on waivers by the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes exposed the 6 foot 6 defenseman to waivers on Friday morning, giving the other..." October 21

  • A healthy Brandon Sutter has been a difference-maker for undefeated Vancouver

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brandon Sutter only got to play 20 games last season, his first as a Canuck, and the 33 games he missed with a hernia, quickly followed by the 29 games he missed with a broken jaw, were held up by the head coach and management as a prime reason that Vancouver struggled so badly. Not everyone..." October 21

  • Selanne jokes he'd only need '2 weeks of training' to be NHL-ready

    Winnipeg Free Press "Legendary Jets hockey star Teemu Selanne will be presented with the Key to the City today at the MTS Centre. Mayor Brian Bowman will make the presentation recognizing Selanne's achievements both on and off the ice in Winnipeg. Selanne broke into the NHL with the Jets in 1992-93, scoring 76..." October 21

  • Dropped by Blues, Weber catches on with Wild’s AHL team

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mike Weber, the veteran blueliner who was dropped from his PTO in St. Louis earlier this month, has signed on with Minnesota’s AHL affiliate in Iowa, the club announced. Weber, 28, has appeared in over 350 big league contests with Buffalo and Washington. The move to the Minnesota..." October 21

  • Ruff rips officials for 'terrible call' on Kings' overtime winner

    Sports Day ""I think that was a terrible call at the end of the game. I thought our goaltender was interfered with, he was elbowed in the head before the puck went in the net. Terrible. Someone is going to have to explain why that goal counts. I want an explanation. He's in the paint, he's elbowed in the head..." October 21

  • Daniel Winnik loses piece of his ear blocking shot

    Sportsnet "Hear ye, hear ye, blocking shots can be a health hazard. Mid-way through the third period of Thursday’s Panthers-Capitals game, Daniel Winnik dropped to the ice to block a shot from the point. It was a bit of a scary moment as Reilly Smith’s shot appeared to hit Winnik in the back of the..." October 21

  • College hockey goalie lives the dream after signing one-day contract with Canucks

    Fox Sports "Matt Hewitt knew there was a chance he would get a get a call from the Vancouver Canucks when their starting goaltender, Ryan Miller, went down with an injury. When it happened, he called it "a dream come true." The University of British Columbia goalie was recruited to serve as an emergency..." October 21

  • Stars' Sharp out 'a while' with concussion-like symptoms

    Today's Slapshot "The Dallas Stars are only down by one goal against the Los Angeles Kings after two periods Thursday night – but they may be down forward Patrick Sharp, as well. Sharp, who played 6:56 minutes of ice time through the first period and a half against the Kings on Thursday, hit his head on the..." October 21

  • Jaromir Jagr scores 750th NHL goal

    NHL.com "Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr scored his 750th NHL goal Thursday, becoming the third player in history to do so. Jagr, who scored his first goal of the season 14:10 into the second period of a 4-2 the Washington Capitals at BB&T Center, trails Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe (801)..." October 21

  • Rutherford: Fleury not 'automatically out' due to Murray contract

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "When the Penguins announced this morning they had signed goaltender Matt Murray to a three-year contract extension, the immediate reaction was that it was another step towards Marc-Andre Fleury’s eventual departure from Pittsburgh. One man who didn’t share that viewpoint, though, is the one who..." October 20

  • Price to make season debut against Coyotes

    TSN "Carey Price is back. The Montreal Canadiens goalie will make his season debut against the Arizona Coyotes Thursday night at the Bell Centre after missing the first three games due to a flu and fever. Price met with the team's medical status following Thursday morning's optional skate. Head..." October 20

  • Patrice Bergeron Returns To Bruins Lineup For Home Opener Vs. Devils

    NESN "The Bruins lineup will receive a substantial boost for Thursday night’s home opener against the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden with center Patrice Bergeron returning from injury. B’s head coach Claude Julien confirmed the news after Thursday’s morning skate. Austin Czarnik also was assigned to the..." October 20

  • NHL insider speculates about Edmonton Oilers signing Brent Burns

    Edmonton Journal "When Bob Stauffer talks Oilers hockey rumours, I listen. Stauffer is not only a team insider and employee, he’s also one of the hardest working and most connected of league insiders. Last spring Stauffer telegraphed the Taylor Hall trade, mentioning it as a possibility numerous times on his Oilers..." October 20

  • Pens extend Murray on three-year, 11.25M deal

    TSN "The Pittsburgh Penguins have extended goaltender Matt Murray through the 2019-20 season. Murray signed a three-year contract with the Penguins of Thurday which holds an average annual value of $3.75 million, the team announced. Murray has yet to play a game this season due to a hand injury..." October 20

  • Bob McKenzie: I don’t get sense Trouba on verge of being traded

    Today's Slapshot "During his first radio hit of the day, NHL Insider Bob McKenzie was asked straight off for his latest on Jacob Trouba’s standoff with the Winnipeg Jets. “There’s not much to give right now,” conceded McKenzie while on Toronto’s TSN 1050 Wednesday morning. “He’s not obviously playing. I don’t..." October 20