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Koskinen Signs Contract Extension With Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Mikko Koskinen to a three-year, $13.5 million contract extension, Elliotte Friedman is reporting. The deal will carry a $4.5 million cap hit that will keep the 31-year-old netminder under contract through the 2021-22 season. Hearing EDM re-signing Koskinen to a three-year deal at $4.5M AAV — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 21, 2019 Koskinen signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with a full no-movement clause after posting a very impressi...
Tags: Usa, News, Sport, Chicago, Hockey, NHL, Calgary, New York Islanders, United Center, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Cam Talbot, Sergei Belski, Ty Rattie, Ryan Spooner, Ryan Strome


Goalie Announcements (Jan 21)

It's All-Star week in the NHL, coupled with bye weeks for the Metropolitan Division, so the games are very limited this week and there won't be a ton of action or points for that matter. 15 games in total, Monday through Wednesday, starting with four games today, three with early starts thanks to it being Martin Luther King Day in the US. These early starts are a killer in a new week, so [Author: Clayton Corley]
Tags: US, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Metropolitan Division, Panthers, Clayton Corley, Starting Goalies


4 Questions the Penguins Will Face After the All-Star Break

The Pittsburgh Penguins will head into the 2019 All-Star break with a 26-16-6 record, good for 58 points and fourth place in a tight Metropolitan Division. The team is holding on to the second wild-card spot for dear life despite having the fourth-best goal differential in the Eastern Conference. There’s still plenty of reason to be optimistic about the Penguins though, especially for a team that was tied for the fewest points in the East on Nov. 20. Pittsburgh is home to multiple all-time...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Washington, Sport, Penguins, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Johnson, Grant, Pearson, Anaheim Ducks, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh, Murray, Montreal Canadiens


Rangers’ Win Streak Proves Hayes Is No Longer Needed

The New York Rangers have found a second wind, and it comes at a particularly trying time of the season. The Rangers lost Kevin Hayes due to an injury during what became a five-game losing streak. It didn’t seem as though their fortunes would improve much following multiple blowout losses. After a difficult victory versus the New York Islanders, the Rangers proceeded to allow seven goals against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Coach David Quinn was extremely critical of the team’s play, citing ...
Tags: Sport, Rangers, Hockey, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Vladislav Namestnikov, Columbus Blue Jackets, Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider, Hayes, Kevin Hayes, Zuccarello, David Quinn, Zibanejad, Jack Hughes, Amy Irvin


Is Hockey Living Dr. King’s Dream?

On Monday, Jan 21, much of the United States will enjoy a holiday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Many will celebrate the legacy of the slain civil rights leader in parades. Some will attend services commemorating Dr. King and his work. Others will ponder “the dream” that still resonates from his famous speech given at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963. Who Broke Hockey’s Color Barrier? Sports has been an arena in which there have been many strides made in seeing Dr. King’s speech come to l...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Boston, Toronto, America, Sport, Pennsylvania, United States, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Nascar, Major League Baseball, King, Nelson


Connor McDavid Speaks: Don’t Believe? “Leave”

Connor McDavid is certainly a leader on the ice, but there are some fans who wonder where his leadership skills start and end when it comes to speaking up in the locker room or during media conferences and interviews where he doesn’t always appear comfortable. Perhaps that’s a fair question. Part of the answer could be because he’s naturally a leader with his play. How can you not view what he does and not be motivated to be better, try harder and give it everything you’ve got? The other part co...
Tags: Sport, Detroit Red Wings, Connor, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, Los Angeles Kings, Don, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Connor McDavid, Carolina, Ty Rattie, Ryan Spooner, Jake Muzzin, McDavid


Manitoba Moose injury news & notes

Some news and notes about the Jets AHL farm club.
Tags: Sport, AHL, Hockey, Manitoba Moose, Manitoba Moose news & notes


Oilers & Talbot Need More From Each Other

With the focus on so many other aspects of the Edmonton Oilers’ roster this season, and with fans clamoring for a GM change after getting a coaching change, the impact of goaltending has been somewhat overlooked. Take the Oilers’ significant run of success, going 7-2-1 from when Ken Hitchcock took over as head coach on Nov. 20 until Oscar Klefbom’s last full game in the lineup on Dec. 9. During those 10 games, Oilers goaltenders posted seven quality starts, well above the league average this sea...
Tags: Sport, Gm, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Tyler Toffoli, Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Talbot, Talbot, Ken Hitchcock, Koskinen, Oscar Klefbom


Bruins Don’t Need Spooner Reunion

With news of Ryan Spooner being placed on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers on Monday once again reminding the hockey world that Peter Chiarelli should stop making one-for-one trades, it’s also led to questions regarding Spooner’s future. While a reunion with the Boston Bruins is a logical talking point given the fact that he was drafted by the team and spent the first five-plus seasons of his career in Boston, it would not be a good idea for general manager Don Sweeney to put in a waiver claim. Wh...
Tags: Column, Usa, New York, Boston, Sport, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, Perry Nelson, Bruins, Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Massachusetts, David Krejci


NHL Rumors: Hurricanes, Oilers, Red Wings, Muzzin, More

In today’s rumor rundown, there is plenty going following a busy Sunday in the NHL. After the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Edmonton Oilers, the team placed two players on waivers hinting that something might be up with player movement or management changes. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes, despite delivering a drubbing to Edmonton, are still looking for a top-six forward. Meanwhile, the Red Wings are willing to move a lot more than just pending free agents, the New York Rangers have been scouting the ...
Tags: La, Toronto, Sport, Kings, Dallas, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche


NHL News & Notes: Teravainen, Spooner, Johnsson & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Carolina Hurricanes have signed Teuvo Teravainen to a contract extension, Ryan Spooner and Ty Rattie have been placed on waivers, Andreas Johnsson is out with a concussion and the NHL has announced their three stars of the week. Teravainen Signs Contract Extension The Hurricanes have signed Teravainen to a five-year contract extension worth $27 million that comes with a cap hit of $5.4 million. The deal will start in 2019-20 and will extend through the 2023-24 seas...
Tags: Column, Usa, News, Sport, Chicago, Rangers, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Edmonton, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Hurricanes


Columbus hires St. Louis to guide special teams

The Columbus Blue Jackets have struggled on the power play over the last two seasons and finally they're doing something to address it.
Tags: Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Columbus, Columbus Blue Jackets


Hurricanes' Teravainen gets $27M extension

The Carolina Hurricanes and Teuvo Teravainen have agreed to terms on a five-year, $27 million extension that keeps the Finnish winger under contract through the 2023-24 season.
Tags: Hockey, NHL, Carolina Hurricanes, Teuvo Teravainen, Teravainen


Are the Maple Leafs Simply Not Good Enough?

After John Tavares signed as a Toronto Maple Leaf last summer, the hopes of the fans were buoyant. Certainly, this was to be the season the team would contend for the Stanley Cup after so many seasons of frustration. With the exception of the drama of William Nylander’s extended holdout, everything looked so promising. This team would rock! That hasn’t happened. After a strong start, the Maple Leafs are on a losing skid no one saw coming. In fact, with last night’s 4-2 loss against the sud...
Tags: Florida, Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, Hockey, NHL, Calgary, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Auston Matthews, Washington Capitals, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Coyotes


Hurricanes Sign Teravainen to Contract Extension

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Teuvo Teravainen to a five-year contract extension worth $27 million, the team announced Monday. The deal carries an annual cap hit of $5.4 million and will keep him under contract through the 2023-24 season. It’s a relatively team-friendly cap hit that will keep the Hurricanes in good cap-standing for the long-term. The #Canes have agreed to terms with Teuvo Teravainen on a five-year, $27 million contract extension More Info » https://t.co/uoZUOpVlmR...
Tags: News, Sport, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, Francis, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Oilers, Carolina Hurricanes, Jeff Skinner, Ron Francis, Cam Talbot


Look for Seattle NHL team to hire a GM this summer rather than next

NHL expansion teams typically don't hire a general manager more than two years before starting play. But the Seattle franchise is leaning towards picking a GM this summer instead of next in hopes of being better prepared for the June 2021 Expansion Draft.
Tags: News, Sports, Gm, Hockey, NHL, Seattle, Seattle NHL


Pike’s Picks: 2019 NHL Draft Rankings – January Edition

For scouts and prospect prognosticators, the month of January is when a draft class begins to stabilize and it becomes easier to project players. Not only does January represent the midway point of the hockey season, but it also sees the completion of the annual World Junior Championship tournament. Given the amount of hockey that’s come to pass, and the upcoming Canadian Hockey League Top Prospects Game looming on the horizon, we present the latest edition of my 2019 NHL Draft rankings. Jack H...
Tags: Europe, Russia, Sport, Canada, United States, Finland, Hockey, NHL, Ottawa, Penticton, Larry Fisher, Hughes, OHL, Ontario Hockey League, Hockey League, Western Canada


Timeline of Paul Holmgren, Bob Clarke and the Flyers

The pro sports world is inherently exclusive and insular, but there may not be many pro sports franchises out there as insular as the Philadelphia Flyers. The team is now in its 52nd year. The two men who currently hold the reins behind its hockey operations have been part of its history, whether as players, coaches or executives, for all but three of those years. On the team’s front office page, the pair appear as the first two names listed below Comcast Spectacor CEO and Chairman Dave Scott: P...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Gm, Clarke, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, Barber, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins, Snider, Scott, Flyers, Craig Berube, Bernie


The Grind Line: Red Wings’ Keys to Present & Future Consistency

What’s The Grind Line? Apart from the once-famous line of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty, The Grind Line is also The Hockey Writers’ weekly column about the Detroit Red Wings. Rachel Anderson and Tony Wolak are the muckers who makeup THW’s forechecking unit and sound off on Red Wings topics. The Red Wings are fluctuating as the season progresses, between showing signs of life and regression. There is no denying they have the essential pieces to create momentum,...
Tags: Column, Usa, Sport, Ncaa, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Dylan Larkin, Blashill, Vancouver Canucks, Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Darren McCarty


Devils’ Bye Week a Chance to Regroup

The New Jersey Devils have reached their bye week, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. They entered their week off on a three-game losing streak to fall to 18-23-7 on the season and sit at the bottom of their division. The chance at a playoff spot is all but gone, but the Devils can’t let up just yet. There are plenty of things they need to fix before heading into a crucial offseason. Ending the season with a high draft pick will benefit the organization, but they also need somethi...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Wood, Hall, Tampa Bay Lightning, New Jersey Devils, Schneider, Devils, Cory Schneider, John Hynes, Hynes, Kyle Palmieri, Blackwood


Senators Weekly: Duchene, Stone, Anderson & More

Welcome to Senators’ Weekly, where you can catch up on the past week of the Ottawa Senators throughout the 2018-19 season. From trending topics to surging prospects to news and notes, this is your weekly roundup on all things Sens. After losing eight straight games, the Senators are pulling themselves out of the league’s basement. They’ve now won four of the last five, starting with the California trip where they ended their skid. This past week, the team took down the Colorado Avalanche 5...
Tags: Column, Usa, California, Sport, Michigan, Team, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, NICK, Anderson, Ottawa, New Jersey Devils, University Of Michigan, Nilsson, TSN


Week Sixteen Newsletter

Two really big games in Week Sixteen propelled Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane to his 2nd Player of the Week award of the season, as he was far and away this week's best player, finishing with 10 points in three games.  The playmaking forward sure enjoys the spotlight, as this is the 7th time he has taken the mention since the start of the 2010 season, but this is the only time he [Author: Clayton Corley]
Tags: Newsletter, Sport, Avalanche, Injury, Lightning, Hockey, Sharks, Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Concussion, Bruins, Maple Leafs, Blackhawks, Patrick Kane, Red Wings, Senators


Where will the Islanders finish this season?

Just as ... no one predicted, the John Tavares-less Isles are in first place in the Metro Division on Jan. 21. Where do they wind up?
Tags: Hockey, NHL, Isles, Islanders, John Tavares, Metro Division


Hurricanes Handle Oilers – Niederreiter Nets 1st Two

EDMONTON — Nino Niederreiter and Lucas Wallmark each had a pair of goals and Andrei Svechnikov had a goal and two assists as the Carolina Hurricanes scored early and cruised to a 7-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. Brock McGinn, and Jordan Martinook also scored for the Hurricanes (23-20-5), who snapped a two-game losing skid. Sebastian Aho and Jaccob Slavin each had three assists. Leon Draisaitl had two goals and Brandon Manning and Zack Kassian also scored for the Oilers (23-23-3), ...
Tags: Sport, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, Calgary, Edmonton, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Carolina Hurricanes, Manning, Connor McDavid, Cam Talbot, Talbot, Jordan Martinook, Carolina, Zack Kassian, McGinn


Blackhawks Beat Slumping Capitals on Toews’ Hat Trick

CHICAGO — Jonathan Toews had three goals and two assists, Patrick Kane added two goals and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks handed the Washington Capitals their season-high fifth consecutive loss with an 8-5 victory on Sunday. Brandon Saad and Alex DeBrincat also scored and Dylan Strome added an empty-netter as last-place Chicago stopped its own five-game slide. Collin Delia made 34 saves, including impressive stops on John Carlson and Tom Wilson in the second. Chicago Blackhawks right w...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Ap, Chicago, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Kane, Washington Capitals, Blackhawks, Patrick Kane, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Jonathan Toews


Islanders Blank Ducks for 5th Straight Win

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Cal Clutterbuck scored twice in the first period and Robin Lehner made 19 saves as the New York Islanders downed the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Sunday for their fifth straight win. The victory was the 15th in 18 games for the Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders, who have surged past Washington and Columbus over the past month. The Islanders have one game remaining — Tuesday at Chicago — before the All-Star break. Clutterbuck opened the scoring at 4:50 of the first with ...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Chicago, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, New York Islanders, Islanders, Chad Johnson, Anaheim, Komarov, Devils, Metropolitan Division


Canucks Cover Red Wings in Pettersson’s Return

VANCOUVER — Elias Pettersson returned from a knee injury to lead his Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. The star rookie tallied a goal and an assist in the victory, bringing his point total for the season to 44. He missed five games this month after suffering a slight MCL sprain against the Montreal Canadiens on Jan. 3. Antoine Roussel and Bo Horvat also found the back of the net for Vancouver (23-21-6), while Brock Boeser registered a pair of assists. Vancouve...
Tags: Sport, Wings, Vancouver, Detroit Red Wings, Nielsen, Hockey, NHL, Detroit, Edmonton, Montreal Canadiens, Oilers, Vancouver Canucks, Bo Horvat, Jake Virtanen, Carolina Hurricanes, Canucks


Coyotes Sink Slumping Maple Leafs – Hinostroza With Winner

TORONTO — Vinnie Hinostroza scored the winner in the third period as the Arizona Coyotes defeated the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Sunday night. Clayton Keller, Mario Kempe and Lawson Crouse, into an empty net, had the other goals for Arizona (22-22-4). Darcy Kuemper stopped 25 shots. John Tavares and Travis Dermott replied for Toronto (29-17-2), which got 27 saves from Frederik Andersen. The Leafs have now lost seven of their last 10 overall and sit just 13-11-1 at home — including 1-6-0...
Tags: Washington, Toronto, Sport, Arizona, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, Keller, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Jakob Chychrun, Ottawa Senators, Coyotes


Victoria hands Silvertips their third loss in three days

Kody McDonald scored the winning goal in the third period as the Victoria Royals beat the Everett Silvertips 2-1 on Sunday at Angel of the Winds Arena.
Tags: News, Sports, Victoria, Hockey, Everett Silvertips, Silvertips, Victoria Royals, Kody McDonald


Emptying the Blue Jackets’ First Half Notebook

We are almost to decision February. The Columbus Blue Jackets finished off game 48 Saturday night in Minnesota hoping to ride the momentum of a win going into their long 10-day break. Instead, their offense went colder than a Minnesota winter and they left important points on the table. Instead of possibly leading the Metro, they trail the New York Islanders by 3 points. And there’s nothing they can do about it for over a week. The Blue Jackets managed to score just two goals in their last two g...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Washington, Sport, Kings, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, New York Islanders, Metro, Oilers, Buffalo Sabres, Bruce Bennett Getty, Columbus Blue Jackets, Sergei Bobrovsky