• John Tavares could be gone if Islanders botch these hires

    New York Post "Here’s the hardest truth of them all: Just because John Tavares wants to stay with the Islanders doesn’t necessarily mean he will. Shivers down the spines of all those invested in this franchise, no doubt, especially for those at the top, Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin. In their first year as..." January 19

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Jordan Subban recalled by Vancouver Canucks

    Fanrag Sports "The Vancouver Canucks have been suffering from an ever-growing number of injuries, particularly on the blue line – so prospect Jordan Subban might be about to get his shot with the big club. It was confirmed on Thursday afternoon, per the Vancouver Canucks official Twitter account, that Subban..." January 19

  • Kings need more from their ‘top guys’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Darryl Sutter wants more from his “top guys.” In the wake of last night’s 3-2 loss to the Sharks, the Kings’ head coach was no doubt referring to the likes of Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik, each of whom has just four goals this season. Though Gaborik did manage to score last night, Kopitar..." January 19

  • Lehner defends in-game wave, questions broadcast's portrayal

    Buffalo Hockey Beat "Before Robin Lehner threw a fit after getting yanked from Tuesday’s 4-3 loss in Toronto, the fiery Sabres goalie skated to bench during a break and waved to a child whose mother was sitting in the first row and face-timing with her son at home. Not long after that, Lehner was back at the bench..." January 19

  • Panthers top forwards could miss rest of season

    NHL.com "Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov are recovering from injuries but Florida Panthers coach Tom Rowe said Thursday there's a possibility that one or both might not return this season. Huberdeau has yet to play this season because of an Achilles injury sustained Oct. 8, in the Panthers'..." January 19

  • Bruins should wait on deciding Julien’s future

    TSN "How do you move on from a highly successful coach who has worn out his welcome with executive leadership? That’s the million-dollar question facing the Boston Bruins right now – a question that’s been facing them for some time. Despite their inaction so far, it’s clear that Claude Julien’s time..." January 19

  • Florida Panthers Owner, Trump Secretary of Army Pick Vincent Viola Once Punched Concession Worker At Horse Auction

    New York Times "Vincent Viola, the billionaire Wall Street trader Donald J. Trump has nominated to be the secretary of the Army, was accused in August of punching a concessions worker at a high-end racehorse auction in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., according to a police report and local law enforcement..." January 19

  • Tortorella: 'Not a chance' LeBron could cross over to hockey

    Fox Sports "After what feels like a longer than usual hiatus from someone in sports weighing in on the popular “Could LeBron dominate [sport that is not basketball]?” hypothetical, the take mill was set back into motion by the NHL’s own John Tortorella. The Columbus Blue Jackets head coach weighed in on Ye..." January 19

  • McKenzie: Blues, Shattenkirk are open-minded about discussing a trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier today, PHT discussed that something seems “off” about the St. Louis Blues. Might they slip enough to justify trading high-scoring (but pending UFA) defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk? Hockey insider Bob McKenzie covered a variety of interesting issues on “NHL Live” on Wednesday, including the..." January 19

  • Bruins’ Marchand: Gay teammate would be accepted, ‘no question’

    ESPN "After 500 career games, fans and opponents around the league know exactly the type of player Boston Bruins left winger Brad Marchand is on the ice. He's a competitor. He's a pest. He has the ability to relentlessly aggravate whoever he's facing. Marchand, 28, is also one of the better two-way..." January 18

  • Vanek likes Detroit, but knows he could be traded

    NHL.com "Ken Holland wants to be patient. He never has had to sell before the NHL Trade Deadline since becoming general manager of the Detroit Red Wings in 1997, and he wants to wait until almost the last moment before deciding what to do this season. The Red Wings have one game in the week leading to..." January 18

  • NHL coaches fired under strange circumstances

    Sportsnet "On Tuesday afternoon, the New York Islanders became the second team this season to part ways its head coach. Jack Capuano spent parts of seven seasons with the Islanders, leading them to the playoffs in three of the last four years, two seasons with more than 100 points and their first playoff..." January 18

  • Chris Kreider fined $5,000 for using helmet in fight with Cody Eakin

    Fox Sports "Dallas Stars forward Cody Eakin probably had a good idea that some New York Rangers players would come after him during their game on Tuesday night. He probably didn’t imagine that they’d use his own helmet against him. Back in December, Eakin was suspended for four games after taking a brutal..." January 18

  • Colorado Avalanche shut down Semyon Varlamov through all-star break

    Sportsnet "When it rains, it pours. The Colorado Avalanche, currently last place in the NHL, will be without goaltender Semyon Varlamov at least through the all-star break at the end of January. Varlamov has a groin injury after allowing five goals on 26 shots against the Chicago Blackhawks Tuesday..." January 18

  • Blues' Hitchcock calls Karlsson an 'offenseman'

    Ottawa Citizen "Ken Hitchcock had nothing but praise for Senators’ captain Erik Karlsson. “He’s a great skater but it’s his anticipation that puts him ahead of everybody,” the St. Louis Blues coach said Tuesday morning. “It’s his reads, when to jump, when to go, when to attack. He just seems to be a step ahead..." January 18

  • CHL, junior teams file motion to seal financial documents

    Sportsnet "The CHL and member teams in the WHL and OHL have filed a motion to seal the financial documents they have submitted in the civil action initiated by more than 300 former and current players seeking financial compensation—effectively minimum-wage pay or better—for their time in major-junior..." January 18

  • 2017 Draft: Nolan Patrick tops midterm rankings

    NHL.com "Center Nolan Patrick of Brandon in the Western Hockey League is No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking of the top North American skaters eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft. Central Scouting revealed its midterm rankings of the top North American and International skaters and goaltenders..." January 18

  • Is this more than just a slump for Henrik Lundqvist?

    Pro Hockey Talk "People have been wondering for years if Henrik Lundqvist would finally fall off track and, you know, look human. After the New York Rangers’ zany 7-6 loss to the Dallas Stars, those rumblings are probably getting a little louder. Don’t expect the Rangers to throw their star goalie under the..." January 18

  • Red Wings' promising signs sparked by youth

    USA Today "Detroit Red Wings veteran forward Thomas Vanek is an athlete who can find a comfortable place between optimism and reality. He sees the Red Wings’ back-to-back wins against the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens as a hopeful sign, but not a reason to uncork a celebration about Detroit’s..." January 18

  • Islanders Get Permission To Speak With Gerard Gallant

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Per Elliotte Friedman and confirmed by Bob McKenzie, the New York Islanders have requested permission to speak with former Panther bench boss Gerard Gallant. Permission was granted and the Isles have a chance to lock up a coach whose firing shocked the hockey world. Gallant was fired by the..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Maple Leafs hope Morgan Rielly injury isn't too serious

    Toronto Sun "Mike Babcock said he was knocking on wood on Monday when talking about the Leafs being spared a major calamity such as an injury. Perhaps he should have taken a trusty old Sher-Wood and hacked the maple veneer around the dressing room just to make sure. Early in Tuesday’s 4-3 win over the..." January 18

  • Landeskog has no desire to leave floundering Avs

    Denver Post "Gabe Landeskog is between a rock and the Avalanche locker room, a tough place to be these days. The captain for the NHL’s worst team is trying to lead a demoralized squad he may not play for much longer. Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic has been open about considering trading virtually..." January 17

  • Jack Capuano Relieved of Coaching Duties

    NHL.com "New York Islanders President and General Manager Garth Snow announced today that Jack Capuano has been relieved of his duties as Head Coach. Assistant General Manager Doug Weight has been named Interim Head Coach. "The New York Islanders would like to thank Jack for his tireless work throughout..." January 17

  • Jets recall Ondrej Pavelec

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have recalled goaltender Ondrej Pavelec as they continue to search for an answer in the crease. Winnipeg lost their fourth straight game on Monday night, 5-2 to the San Jose Sharks." January 17

  • Shane Doan isn’t asking to be traded by Coyotes, but isn’t saying no either

    Pro Hockey Talk "Imagine, for a second, Shane Doan wearing another team’s jersey. Apparently it’s not out of the question. During the weekend, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that Doan would be willing to waive his no-trade clause for the right situation. Despite his 1,500+ games with the Jets/Coyotes,..." January 17

  • Patrik Laine named Finland’s 2016 hockey player of the year

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets rookie sensation Patrik Laine has been named Finland’s 2016 hockey player of the year. In 2016, Laine scored the most goals at the World Junior Championship en route to a gold medal, won a silver medal at the Ice Hockey World Championships, won the Liiga championship with Tappara..." January 17

  • Capitals, Penguins Combine For Nine Goals In Absolutely Insane Period

    NESN "The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins played the most entertaining NHL game in a while Monday night at PPG Paints Arena. And we’re just talking about the second period. The Capitals took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission, then scored the opening goal of the second period to take..." January 17

  • Rangers have everyone together for first time in two months

    New York Post "For the first time in two months, the Rangers will have their full complement of forwards when center Mika Zibanejad makes his return from a broken leg in Tuesday night’s Garden match against the Stars. “It’s been a long time coming,” said Zibanejad, out since Nov. 20, having missed 24 games...." January 17

  • Hurricanes Recall Alex Nedeljkovic

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes’ backup goalie carousel continues to go ’round and ’round. While Eddie Lack remains sidelined, the ’Canes have relied heavily on starter Cam Ward, who has now started 14 straight games. While Ward has performed admirably, with a .915 save percentage and 2.34 goals against..." January 17

  • Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock sticks to the message

    Toronto Sun "When it comes to his team’s discipline — or lack thereof — Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock can be as subtle as a slap in the face. With his young team entering the second half of the 2016-17 season in the thick of a playoff race, Babcock has no patience for silly penalties which might prove to..." January 16

  • Rangers goalie Antti Raanta out 7-10 days with lower-body injury as Mika Zibanejad is set to return

    New York Daily News "Rangers backup goalie Antti Raanta (lower body injury) is expected to be sidelined 7-10 days, coach Alain Vigneault said Monday in Greenburgh, likely but not definitely pushing his return past the NHL All-Star break. Vigneault said he therefore intends to ride Henrik Lundqvist during this..." January 16

  • Penguins place Kris Letang on injured reserve

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang was placed on injured reserve Monday. Letang appeared to injure his left knee three minutes into the Penguins' 6-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday. Letang got tangled up with Red Wings forward Thomas Vanek, spun around and..." January 16

  • Nathan MacKinnon confirms he was briefly benched – and Avalanche center says he got the point

    Denver Post "Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon missed several shifts in the first half of the second period against Nashville Saturday at the Pepsi Center, and he acknowledged after practice Sunday that he wasn’t injured and had been benched by coach Jared Bednar. “I wasn’t playing that good and just needed..." January 16

  • Backstrom, Marchand, McGinn recognized as NHL's 3 stars

    NHL.com "Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand and Carolina Hurricanes left wing Brock McGinn have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 15. FIRST STAR - NICKLAS BACKSTROM, C, WASHINGTON CAPITALS Backstrom led the League in..." January 16

  • Callahan out another month with injury

    Tampa Bay Times "Veteran wing Ryan Callahan is expected to miss four weeks, the Lightning announced Sunday. And it's fair to question when, and if, Callahan, 31, plays again this season. Or, for that matter, if he should. Callahan continues to be bothered by his hip, which was surgically-repaired back in..." January 16

  • Coyotes’ Shane Doan would be willing to accept a trade

    Sportsnet "Shane Doan and the Arizona Coyotes go way back. But if Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman is to be believed, the possibility is there that Doan could play for another team before the season ends. “[The Coyotes] are looking at it like, ‘You know, he’s not going to be here forever, we have to see..." January 15

  • NHL getting rid of ‘Breakaway Challenge’ at skills competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star Skills Competition will be doing away with one of the more flashy events in Los Angeles at the end of the month. The Breakaway Challenge, first introduced in 2008, has been cut from the list of the events that the players will participate in, according to Sportsnet’s Nick..." January 15

  • Flyers don't expect suspension from ‘terrible call’

    Courier-Post "Things are going bad enough for the Flyers when they have all their players available to them. Losing the leading scorer would certainly make it worse. They don’t think that’s a possibility even given the five-minute major Jake Voracek served for boarding in the Flyers’ 6-3 loss to the..." January 15

  • Jets head coach Paul Maurice ‘not in trouble’ in Winnipeg

    Sportsnet "It appears as though Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice is not at risk of losing his job after a disappointing first half to the season, as per Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman on the Saturday Headlines segment. “There’s been a lot of talk [about] Maurice with the heavy week they’ve had,”..." January 15

  • Predators need to be 'more exceptional' to reach potential

    USA Today "Nashville Predators general manager David Poile went to bed Thursday night with his team in a playoff spot and awoke to find that the Los Angeles Kings had inched past for the last playoff position in the Western Conference. It’s been that kind of season for the Predators. They have played..." January 15

  • John Tortorella favorite in Jack Adams race

    NHL.com "Less than one year after finishing 27th in the NHL with a 34-40-8 record, the Columbus Blue Jackets are contending for the Presidents' Trophy and on track for their best regular season since entering the League in 2000-01. Front and center is coach John Tortorella, who took over last season..." January 14

  • Avalanche losing and all that goes with it are getting to Matt Duchene

    Denver Post "Matt Duchene was the last off the ice at Avalanche practice Friday. He lingered beyond the typical post-workout messing around for a lengthy chat with assistant coach Tim Army, Duchene’s confidant under three different head coaches. While Duchene always has been a rink rat, I’ve gotten the..." January 14

  • Big Contract Decision with Bennett

    The Hockey Writers "Expectations have always been sky high for Sam Bennett, especially since the former OHL standout was picked by the Calgary Flames fourth overall in the 2014 entry draft. After a solid yet unspectacular rookie season last year that saw Bennett notch 18 goals and 36 points, most expected the young..." January 14

  • Fixing the Avs’ defense through trades will prove tough

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Colorado Avalanche are desperate to upgrade their defense. They aren’t alone. And that right there is why Joe Sakic’s got such a tough job ahead of him. Yes, he’s got some big chips to play in Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog, but the price of top-4 defensemen has perhaps never been..." January 14

  • Fighting not part of Domi's game, says father Tie

    Sportsnet "When Max Domi, arguably the best offensive player on the Arizona Coyotes, broke his hand fighting occasional Calgary Flame Garnet Hathaway, Dad was watching. (And you can watch above.) “I didn’t have to say too much to Max. He knows,” Tie Domi told me at the Centennial Classic. He was shaking..." January 14