• Kucherov: Some Bolts got paid, quit working

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning star wing Nikita Kucherov delivered some pointed and strong criticism on his teammates and coaches Wednesday. Kucherov, preparing to play for Russia at the World Championships, told Sovietsky Sport that some teammates "overstayed" with team, "got their money and stopped working."..." April 26

  • Agent says Kucherov blasted Bolts out of frustration from missing playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "Quite the situation developing in Tampa Bay. Earlier today, the translation of Nikita Kucherov‘s interview with Sovietsky Sport hit social media and caught a number of people by surprise. In it, Kucherov said some of his Lightning teammates “got their money and stopped working” this season,..." April 26

  • Mitch Marner to play for Canada at Worlds

    TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs winger Mitch Marner will play for Team Canada at the World Hockey Championships next month. Marner's teammate Morgan Rielly will not join him for the tournament in France. Marner is the first player from the Maple Leafs to accept an offer, Nikita Zaitsev(Russia), Auston..." April 26

  • No names, but Sabres have ‘put a lot of work’ into GM and coach searches

    wkbw.com "Let the games begin. According to John Shannon of Sportsnet, the Buffalo Sabres have started interviewing potential candidates for their vacant general manager position. Dean Lombardi, the former general manager of the Los Angeles Kings has been a name that has generated a lot of interest and..." April 26

  • Flyers sign 2015 draft pick Mikhail Vorobyov to entry-level contract

    CSN Philly "It appears another prospect has signed his entry-level contract with the Flyers. Mikhail Vorobyov has now done so, according to a report by TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie on Tuesday night. Fellow prospect Connor Bunnaman signed last Friday. Vorobyov, a 20-year-old center selected by the Flyers in..." April 26

  • Travis Green named Canucks head coach

    NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks General Manger Jim Benning announced today that the team has named Travis Green as Head Coach. Green becomes the 19th Head Coach in Canucks history after being promoted from his role as Head Coach of the club's AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets. "Travis is a talented Head Coach..." April 26

  • Canadiens to sign KHL defenseman Jakub Jerabek

    Pro Hockey Talk "Just four days after being eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it looks like the Montreal Canadiens’ front office is already hard at work. The Habs have reportedly agreed to terms with Chekhov Vityaz defenseman Jakub Jerabek, according to KHL reporter Aivis Kalnins. No official..." April 26

  • Troy Brouwer likely to be left unprotected in expansion draft

    Calgary Herald "Amidst endless questions about the future, Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving was asked if he was bracing for “hurt feelings” this summer. While it might seem an odd concern in a billion dollar industry, it was a pointed question aimed directly at the situation involving Troy Brouwer. After..." April 26

  • Would the Stars ever consider trading Tyler Seguin?

    Sports Day "Do you think the Stars would seriously entertain the idea of trading Tyler Seguin? Heika: He is entering Yu Darvish territory in that he will be in line to get a contract somewhere near $9 million starting in 2019-20. With Jamie Benn already committed to eight years at $9.5 million a year, you..." April 26

  • Predators' Johansen out to prove he can be a top player on big stage

    Tennessean "Of the numerous memorable moments created throughout the Predators' first-round sweep of the Blackhawks, you may have missed one that occurred in a split second. It happened during Game 3 inside the Predators' offensive zone. In one fluid motion, center Ryan Johansen, standing below the goal..." April 26

  • Bruce Cassidy named coach of Bruins

    NHLPA.com "The Boston Bruins named Bruce Cassidy as their coach Wednesday. Cassidy was named interim head coach on Feb. 9, replacing Claude Julien. Cassidy was 18-8-1 in the regular season as Boston finished in third place in the Atlantic Division. The Bruins lost to the Ottawa Senators in six games in..." April 26

  • Simmonds, Hamonic named NHL Foundation Player Award finalists

    Sportsnet "New York Islanders defenceman Travis Hamonic and Philadelphia Flyers right-winger Wayne Simmonds are the two finalists for the 2016-17 NHL Foundation Player Award. The award, given to an “NHL player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the..." April 26

  • Joe Thornton undergoes successful surgery on torn ACL, MCL

    Sportsnet "San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton underwent successful knee surgery, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. The veteran centre had the procedure on Monday after revealing that he’d been playing through a torn ACL and MCL for the final four games of the Sharks’ first-round series against the..." April 25

  • Zdeno Chara Wants To Play Past 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Ty Anderson of WEEI reports that Zdeno Chara won’t be done with hockey after next year, and wishes to sign another contract after his current deal expires next summer. Chara will be playing next season at the age of 40, and because of that he’ll actually be much less of a burden on the Boston..." April 25

  • Patrick Kane declines invite to go to World Championships

    Fanrag Sports "Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane is rarely available for the World Championships in May. When the international tournament is being played out, the Blackhawks are typically still deep in postseason play; this season’s early first-round exit is an anomaly for the current incarnation of the..." April 25

  • Patrice Bergeron Played Entire Season With Sports Hernia

    CBS Boston "Patrice Bergeron’s slow start to the season makes a lot more sense now. The Bruins’ top-line center played the entire 2016-17 season with a sports hernia, the team confirmed on Tuesday. Surgery could be an option for Bergeron in the offseason. Bergeron missed the first three games of the..." April 25

  • Canucks to name Travis Green new head coach

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks are finalizing the details of a contract to make Travis Green their new head coach, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. McKenzie says the deal could be completed in the next day to two. The 46-year-old Green has coached Vancouver's AHL affiliate, the Utica..." April 25

  • Auston Matthews to skip Worlds

    Pro Hockey Talk "Auston Matthews is going to take some time off. As such, the 19-year-old star forward won’t be heading overseas to represent the United States in the upcoming World Championship. You can hardly blame him. Matthews just finished his rookie season in the NHL, playing all 82 games for the..." April 25

  • Gaborik won't be bought out, but injury means he won't be ready for camp

    CBS Sports "Gaborik underwent a procedure that will hold him out through at least part of training camp, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports. The veteran winger hasn't supplied much production in either of his last two seasons for the Kings, collecting just 21 points over 56 games in this..." April 25

  • Blackhawks fire their AHL head coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "Yesterday, the Chicago Blackhawks fired longtime assistant coach Mike Kitchen. Today, it was longtime AHL coach Ted Dent who got the ax. Dent has been the head coach of the Rockford IceHogs the past six seasons, and he was an assistant coach for Chicago’s AHL affiliate the previous five..." April 25

  • Wild's Mikael Granlund: Played with broken hand

    CBS Sports "Granlund was dealing with a broken hand during the playoffs. Despite the injury, Granlund was able to garner a pair of helpers while putting 10 shots on net and averaging 20:32 of ice time per game in the postseason." April 25

  • Anderson, Cogliano, Ryan named Bill Masterton Trophy finalists

    NHL.com "Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson, Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano and Carolina Hurricanes forward Derek Ryan were named finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on Monday. The award is given to the player who exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and..." April 25

  • Quenneville upset by Kitchen's firing

    NBC Chicago "The Chicago Blackhawks made the first move of their offseason on Monday when they cut ties with assistant coach Mike Kitchen, but according to a report, not everyone in the organization was on board with the move. That includes head coach Joel Quenneville, who was miffed by the decision to fire..." April 25

  • McKenzie examines questions facing Bergevin and Canadiens moving forward

    Fanrag Sports "The Canadiens were eliminated from the playoffs by the New York Rangers over the weekend, and it was a pretty solid bet that the focus would turn to general manager Marc Bergevin in that market to open this week. First round exits are not appreciated in most NHL cities, but especially a town..." April 24

  • Two days after elimination, Montreal’s focus turns to Price extension

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Saturday, Carey Price‘s season came to an abrupt end with a Game 6 loss to the Rangers. On Monday, Price’s offseason got underway. During his end-of-year media availability, Montreal’s prized netminder was faced with questions about his contract status, foreshadowing what Price will..." April 24

  • Thornton, Marleau express desire to return to Sharks

    San Jose Mercury News "The verdict is in: Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau both want to re-sign with the Sharks in the offseason. The question now is whether the organization wants to bring back the two cornerstones of the franchise and how to make the numbers work under the salary cap. With Thornton and Marleau..." April 24

  • Sharks' Thornton played through torn MCL, ACL against Oilers

    Bleacher Report "San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton played with a torn ACL and MCL during the team's first-round playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers, head coach Peter DeBoer revealed Monday. Thornton initially suffered a knee injury on April 2 and didn't appear in the postseason until Game 3. The Sharks..." April 24

  • What is Alex Galchenyuk’s future in Montreal?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alex Galchenyuk is already a good player. The question for the Montreal Canadiens is, can he be great? Galchenyuk, the third overall draft pick in 2012, is coming off a decent regular season with 17 goals and 27 assists in 61 games. However, it wasn’t as good as last year’s 30-goal campaign,..." April 24

  • Nikita Zadorov wants to stay with Avalanche, but KHL temptation will be strong

    BNS Denver "The Kontinental Hockey League is not the laughingstock it used to be to the NHL. While there is little question that the top professional league in Russia is an overall inferior product to the NHL, that hasn’t stopped some top Russian players recently from bolting the NHL for their..." April 24

  • Capitals' Williams receives speeding ticket after Game 6

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "It was a good week for Justin Williams. On Friday, the clutch veteran scored the game-winning goal in overtime of Game 5 to give the Capitals a 3-1 series lead over the Maple Leafs. On Sunday, in an elimination Game 6, he assisted on the Marcus Johansson overtime winner in Game 6, advancing..." April 24

  • Kunitz cleared for contact, available for start of Caps series

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pens may get back one of their most veteran skaters for their second-round series against Washington. Chris Kunitz, who missed the last five regular season games and all of Pittsburgh’s Round 1 win over Columbus, has been cleared for contact (per the Tribune-Review) and could return from..." April 24

  • Lady Byng Trophy finalists unveiled

    NHL.com "Forwards Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames, Mikael Granlund of the Minnesota Wild and Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues were named finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy on Sunday, awarded annually to the player who best combines sportsmanship, gentlemanly conduct and ability. The..." April 24

  • Do Habs keep Price, or rebuild from scratch?

    Montreal Gazette "With a healthy Carey Price in goal and some key off-season acquisitions, this was supposed to be a season in which the Canadiens were in a position to challenge for the Stanley Cup. Instead, it is a team that might be on the verge of a major rebuild. The Canadiens’ hopes were built around..." April 24

  • Blackhawks fire assistant coach Kitchen after playoff sweep

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After being swept in the first round of the playoffs, Blackhawks’ GM Stan Bowman promised there would be changes in Chicago and the first decision has come down. The team has fired Assistant Coach Mike Kitchen, and released this statement: We believe this decision is best for our..." April 24

  • Backstrom believes Caps are ‘underdogs’ against Pens

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Washington Capitals won the Presidents’ Trophy by seven points over the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, but someone forgot to tell Nicklas Backstrom. Heading into their second-round matchup against Pittsburgh, Backstrom believes the Capitals are the underdogs in the series, per beat..." April 24

  • Islanders sign defenceman Dennis Seidenberg to one-year deal

    Sportsnet "The New York Islanders have signed pending free agent defenceman Dennis Seidenberg to a one-year contract worth $1.25 million. Seidenberg had five goals and 22 points in 73 games with the Islanders this past season, after joining the team on a one-year deal worth $1 million." April 24

  • Friedman scrutinizes central issues facing Canadiens

    Fanrag Sports "A first-round exit for the Montreal Canadiens at the hands of the New York Rangers leaves many questions for the Canadian franchise headed into the off-season. The topic came up during NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman’s Monday morning radio segment on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960, which opened with a..." April 24

  • What's next for the young Maple Leafs after spirited season

    Toronto Sun "The Maple Leafs’ 2016-17 season is done after 88 games, marked by an unexpected playoff appearance, a boatload of rookie scoring records and tangible results to show they can challenge for a Stanley Cup in the near future. When the initial disappointment about Sunday’s Game 6 loss to Washington..." April 24

  • Bruce Cassidy wants to keep head coaching gig

    Boston Herald "The question was simple and direct. So was the answer. Bruce Cassidy was asked if he wanted the Bruins’ head coaching job on a more permanent basis than the interim tag he’s been wearing since Feb. 7 would suggest. “Absolutely. One hundred percent,” Cassidy said. But if it’s a fait..." April 24

  • Wild owner confirms Fletcher safe as GM

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a disappointing first-round playoff exit, Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold has given GM Chuck Fletcher a vote of confidence. Per the Star-Tribune, Leipold confirmed on Sunday that Fletcher’s job was safe, potentially to quiet speculation about the longtime GM’s job security in the wake..." April 24

  • Couture lobbies for Thornton, Marleau’s return to Sharks next year: ‘I love those guys’

    San Jose Mercury News "The biggest question facing the Sharks this offseason is a no brainer to Logan Couture. The Sharks alternate captain expressed his opinion regarding Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau’s upcoming free agencies after the Sharks were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, lobbying for..." April 24

  • Pens G Murray yet to skate since injury

    TSN "Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray has not skated since sustaining a lower-body injury in warmups ahead of Game 1 of his team's first round series. Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan provided the update on Murray Saturday, but declined to put a timetable on any of the team's injured..." April 23

  • Wild’s Eric Staal diagnosed with concussion

    Sportsnet "Minnesota Wild forward Eric Staal has been diagnosed with a concussion as a result of a scary collision during Saturday’s game, according to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Staal was taken to hospital after crashing head-first into the end boards late in the second period of the..." April 23

  • Kings to announce John Stevens as next head coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings moved fairly quickly when it comes to replacing Darryl Sutter, and they did not have to go very far to do it. According to Pierre LeBrun and Kings Insider Jon Rosen, the team will be announcing on Sunday that John Stevens will be the next head coach of the Kings. He is..." April 23

  • Ilya Kovalchuk wants to return to NHL (with Devils or not)

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Montreal Canadiens fell short against the New York Rangers, but the series put the spotlight on Alex Radulov‘s great return to the NHL. What if an even bigger name came back from the KHL next season? Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that Ilya Kovalchuk wants to come back to the NHL,..." April 23

  • Wild's Staal released from hospital

    Fox Sports "The Wild will not be playing another game this season, but there’s a sliver of good news to come out of Minnesota this weekend: Eric Staal seems be okay. The veteran Wild centerman took a nasty spill headfirst into the boards during Saturday’s Game 5 and he didn’t look good in the aftermath...." April 23

  • Lombardi, Schoenfeld, Housley among names considered for Sabres vacancies

    Sportsnet "The Buffalo Sabres have some vacancies to fill now that they’ve fired GM Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, some names are already popping up. Kypreos named former Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi as an obvious candidate. “But another one I’m..." April 23

  • Flames goalies both want to return to Calgary

    Calgary Herald "The last memory of Brian Elliott’s 2016-17 National Hockey League season is a short-side goal from Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Eaves, which he allowed in the early stages of Game 4 on Wednesday. And for a unrestricted free agent who is playing for a contract, it’s hardly the lasting..." April 23

  • Bruce Boudreau claims Blues weren’t better than the Wild despite series loss

    Yardbarker "You can add another disappointing playoff result to Bruce Boudreau’s coaching record. That growing list of playoff shortcomings may be behind the coach’s comments following a Game 5 loss which saw his Minnesota Wild kicked out of the playoffs by the St. Louis Blues. Well … considering the Blues..." April 23

  • Bobrovsky, Holtby, Price named Vezina Trophy finalists

    USA Today "The three finalists for the NHL's Vezina Trophy, given to the league's best goaltender as voted on by the general managers, were announced on Saturday. They are: Sergei Bobrovsky, Braden Holtby and Carey Price. Bobrovsky, the starter for the Columbus Blue Jackets and 2013 winner of the..." April 23

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