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NHL Rumors: Kadri, Zucker, Panthers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown the Ottawa Senators are hopeful when it comes to the signing of one of their prospects, Nazem Kadri is about to be suspended and there are questions in Toronto as to whether or not this could be the writing on the wall for him being traded, Jason Zucker wants to stay in Minnesota but knows he might be on the move, and the Florida Panthers might have a lot going on with Joel Quenneville now in town. Did Kadri Seal His Fate With the Maple Leafs? After cross-c...
Tags: Florida, Minnesota, Nbc, Toronto, Sport, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Calgary, Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers, Bruins, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Joel Quenneville, Ottawa Senators


Former Sabres Seeing Playoff Action

While the 2018-19 edition of the Buffalo Sabres may have failed to qualify for the postseason for the eighth straight season – the longest current playoff drought in the NHL – many former Sabres are competing for the Stanley Cup. Related – Off the Crossbar: Housley Preps Sabres for Playoffs Of the 16 teams to make the playoffs, nine of them have ex-Sabres on their roster. There are 14 players in total that donned the blue and gold. So if you’re looking for a team or a familiar face to roo...
Tags: Usa, New York, Minnesota, Sport, Chicago, Kings, Moscow, Blues, San Jose, Jets, Penguins, Buffalo, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, St Louis


NHL Rumors: Krueger, Kings, Golden Knights, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on Ilya Kovalchuk out of Los Angeles as well as some updates on a couple other Kings’ players, former coach Ralph Krueger may be on his way back to hockey, and the Vegas Golden Knights haven’t confirmed the arrival of one of their KHL prospects but the player’s agent and the player are working to get to the NHL right away. Blake to Meet With Ilya Kovalchuk Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider is reporting that Los Angeles Kings forward Ilya Koval...
Tags: Usa, La, Russia, Los Angeles, Sport, Southampton, Kings, Rangers, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, Minnesota Wild, Los Angeles Kings, Trevor Lewis, Canucks, Blake


Punchless Wild Ponder End to 6 Year Playoff Streak

As the Minnesota Wild crawled to the end of this fruitless season, there was no more fitting way to finish. Back-to-back blanks. The consecutive shutouts by Boston and Dallas gave the Wild a total of 11 games without a goal in 2018-19, pushing them to 27th in the NHL in scoring out of 31 teams. Their 210 goals were more than 100 fewer than league leader Tampa Bay, 40 fewer than they had in 2017-18 and their lowest total in five years. “If it’s not addressed, then we have problems,” said...
Tags: Minnesota, Wild, Boston, Sport, Dallas, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Minnesota Wild, Central Division, Bruce Boudreau, Tampa Bay, Coyle, Luke Kunin, Ryan Suter


Ranking the Senators 1990s 1st-Round Picks

The 1990s saw some of the very best NHLers in history get drafted. Some teams set themselves up for years with their picks in the first round. The New Jersey Devils drafted Martin Brodeur 20th overall in 1990. The Calgary Flames picked Jarome Iginla 11th overall in 1995. Shane Doan was taken by the Winnipeg Jets in 1995 as well. Even the ageless Jaromir Jagr was taken fifth overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1990 . The Ottawa Senators came back into the league for the 1992-93 season an...
Tags: Usa, US, Sport, Czech Republic, Canada, Portland, Nashville, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Ottawa, Minnesota Wild


Stars Beat Wild to Grab Top Wild-Card Spot in Western

DALLAS — Tyler Seguin broke open a scoreless game with two third-period goals, and the Dallas Stars beat the Minnesota Wild 3-0 to take the Western Conference’s top wild-card spot Saturday night. Ben Bishop made 22 saves for his career-high seventh shutout of the season, and Tyler Pitlick also scored for the Stars. Dallas will open the post-season against Nashville. Seguin scored the first goal on the power play with 17:16 to play. He took a pass from Alexander Radulov high in the left fac...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Dallas, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Bishop, Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars, Tyler Seguin, Anaheim, Ben Bishop, Jamie Benn, Alex Stalock, Andrew Cogliano, Zach Parise


Stars beat Wild for top wild-card spot in Western Conference

Tyler Seguin broke open a scoreless game with two third-period goals, and the Dallas Stars beat the Minnesota Wild 3-0 to take the Western Conference's top wild-card spot            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars, Tyler Seguin


Blackhawks Outshine Stars – Kane & Ward Lead

CHICAGO — Patrick Kane scored twice and Cam Ward made 25 saves in his 700th NHL game, helping the Chicago Blackhawks pound the short-handed Dallas Stars 6-1 on Friday night in their home finale. Dylan Strome, Chris Kunitz and Dominik Kahun also scored for Chicago, which earned its second straight win and improved to 3-0-2 in its past five. Slater Koekkoek added his second of the season, and Brent Seabrook had two assists. Chicago Blackhawks center Dominik Kahun celebrates with left wing...
Tags: Minnesota, Colorado, Sport, Chicago, Dallas, Nashville, San Jose, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, Bishop, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars, Kane, United Center


Revisiting John Ferguson Jr.’s Draft – 2004

It was a dark time for the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fanbase – following the years of Pat Quinn as their general manager – the Maple Leafs future was handed to John Ferguson Jr. on Aug. 29, 2003. With the appointment, Ferguson was also handed the reins to the team’s 2004 NHL Draft strategy – a draft class that quickly turned into a disaster for the blue and white. In this piece, we’ll look at a draft that saw one of the purest goal scorers to ever play the game go first overall when th...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Washington, Massachusetts, Russia, Toronto, Sport, Alaska, Switzerland, Rangers, Ferguson, Denmark, Nashville, Slovakia, AHL, Hockey


Halak stops 26 shots as Bruins beat Wild 3-0

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves for his fifth shutout of the season and 47th of his career, and the short-handed Boston Bruins beat the Minnesota Wild 3-0 on Thursday night. Joakim Nordstrom, David Pastrnak and Zach Senyshyn scored for Boston. Halak, who has split time with Tuukka Rask in goal […]
Tags: News, Sports, Minnesota Wild, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Jaroslav Halak, Tuukka Rask, ST PAUL Minn AP, Halak, Zach Senyshyn, Joakim Nordstrom David Pastrnak, Boston Halak


Sharks vs. Oilers live stream: How to watch NHL game online on MyTeams

Sharks vs. Oilers live stream: How to watch NHL game online on MyTeams originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com The Sharks will try to get back in the win column Thursday night against another lottery-bound team, but that's no guarantee that gets San Jose back on track. For one, the Edmonton Oilers boast two 100-point scorers in Connor McDavid (115 points) and Leon Draisaitl (102). For another, the Sharks haven't beaten a team who currently is on the outside looking in at the postse...
Tags: San Jose, NHL, Sharks, Minnesota Wild, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl


Jets Looking Listless, Lifeless Down the Stretch

Since the Winnipeg Jets’ 5-0 evisceration of the Nashville Predators on March 23 — an inspired, dominant, and complete effort that clinched the team a playoff spot, got Bell MTS Place fired up, and made it appear the squad was amped up for the return of the Winnipeg Whiteout — the Jets have gone 1-4-0. What’s more alarming than that record, however, is the complete lack of desire, compete, and effort they’ve exhibited in those games. Jets’ Last 5 Have Been Lackadaisical, Lethargic Si...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Wheeler, Dallas, Nashville, Jets, Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, St Paul, TSN, Central Division, Blackhawks, Patrik Laine


Coyotes Weekly: Season on Life Support

After suffering a brutal home loss to the 30th-place Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday evening in Glendale, the Arizona Coyotes are on the brink of elimination from playoff contention. They’ll need a miracle over the final two games in order to qualify for the postseason. We’ll get to the specifics later, but let’s take a look back at last week’s action first: Coyotes Week in Review After a huge 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on home ice back on Mar. 26, the Coyotes got back to wo...
Tags: Column, Usa, Minnesota, Colorado, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Glendale, Arizona, Kings, Dallas, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Hockey, NHL


NHL Rumors: Turris, Schuldt, Dubinsky, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on Kyle Turris out of Nashville and how he might be connected to Matt Duchene, college free agent Jimmy Schuldt and his narrowing down of viable NHL options and what will the Columbus Blue Jackets do with Brandon Dubinsky’s contract? Kyle Turris Unhappy in Nashville? Adam Vingan of The Athletic said during his mailbag segment that he’s heard from multiple sources Kyle Turris is unhappy with his situation in Nashville and that it doesn’t ap...
Tags: New York Post, Usa, Minnesota, Sport, Rangers, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, New York Rangers, Minnesota Wild, Michael Russo, Columbus Blue Jackets, Athletic, Matt Duchene, Chris Kreider


No Playoffs For The Minnesota Wild

from Dan Mizutani of the Pioneer Press, For the first time since Zach Parise and Ryan Suter signed matching 13-year, $98 million contracts on July 4, 2012, the Wild have failed to make the playoffs. That much was guaranteed Tuesday night despite the fact that the Wild earned a dominant 5-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets. “It’s tough,” Marcus Foligno said. “We played a really good game. It was just too little, too late in the season. We had a lot of chances at home to play like this an...
Tags: Sport, Minnesota Wild, Edmonton Oilers, Pioneer Press, Colorado Avalanche, Ryan Suter, Zach Parise, Parise, Marcus Foligno, Dan Mizutani


Wild Down Jets – Parise Nets 2 in Return

The post Wild Down Jets – Parise Nets 2 in Return appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg Jets, Parise Nets


NHL Playoff picture after Tuesday: Canadiens gain crucial ground

The Montreal Canadiens moved into a tie for the second wildcard with a 4-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday's West playoff clinchers The Dallas Stars clinched with a convincing 6-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Minnesota Wild are done, even after an impressive 5-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets. So too are the Chicago Blackhawks.
Tags: News, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes


Parise returns with 2 goals; Wild beat Jets 5-1

Parise scores twice as Minnesota Wild beat Winnipeg Jets 5-1            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Jets, Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg Jets, Parise


NWHL Announces Plan to Expand to 7 Teams

It wasn’t on their immediate radar, not even in their upcoming plans for the next season. But on April 2 the NWHL announced that they would be adding two teams based north of the border to their existing five in the States. Things changed quickly on March 31 when the CWHL stunned the hockey world by announcing they were folding on May 1.  “We expect to have teams in Toronto and Montreal this upcoming season and will be pursuing opportunities to work with current stakeholders and partners,” sa...
Tags: Minnesota, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Connecticut, Hockey, NHL, North America, Montreal, Minnesota Wild, Gary, Gary Bettman, Ryan, Dani Rylan, NWHL, Boston Pride


What's in store for Wild after disappointing season?

Without one over the next five days, their season is going to come to a bitterly disappointing end that not only snaps the team's six-year run of consecutive postseason appearances, but also spoils the guarantee from coach Bruce Boudreau that the team would, in fact, make the playoffs. What has to make this season so disappointing for Minnesota is where the team was coming from the previous two years, and just how wide open the playoff race in the Western Conference turned out to be. You ma...
Tags: News, Minnesota, NHL, Minnesota Wild, Bruce Boudreau


Predators Prospect Report: Fabbro and Pitlick Sign

The Predators Prospect Report is a monthly article in which I write about the state of the Nashville Predators farm system and how individual prospects are performing. I consider a player to be a prospect if he is younger than 25 and has accumulated fewer than 50 NHL games. Related: Last Month’s Prospect Report We’re at the point in the hockey calendar when seasons are winding down. It’s a time when teams sign prospects – drafted or undrafted – and the Predators are no different. Since the...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Boston, Sport, Chicago, Nashville, San Jose, Penguins, AHL, Hockey, NHL, William, San Jose Sharks, Richard, UConn, Harper


Jets Beat Blackhawks on Hayes’ OT Winner

CHICAGO — Kevin Hayes scored at 3:38 of overtime and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Monday night to snap a three-game slide and move into sole possession of first place in the Central Division. Hayes cut to the net off the right side, got past Dylan Strome and tucked a shot past Corey Crawford. Winnipeg improved to 96 points, two ahead of St. Louis and Nashville atop the crowded division race. Strome scored his second goal of the game with 2:20 left in the third perio...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Chicago, Arizona, Nashville, Jets, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Lowry, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, Phoenix, Winnipeg, St Louis Blues


Devils’ Season: A Step in the Wrong Direction

The 2018-19 season has been a massive disappointment for the New Jersey Devils. This follows the 2017-18 season, which was one of the most exciting times in recent memory for any Devils fan. The only direction for the team to go was up, coming off a 2016-17 season in which they won 28 games. To start the 2017-18 season, the Devils came out of the gate hot at the beginning of the season, starting things off with a 9-2-0 record and a spot atop the Metro Division. From that point, the Devils pl...
Tags: Sport, New Jersey, Hockey, NHL, Hall, Tampa Bay Lightning, Minnesota Wild, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, Metro, Buffalo Sabres, Schneider, Devils, Columbus Blue Jackets, Palmieri, Cory Schneider


Longest Stanley Cup Droughts

It’s often said that the Stanley Cup is the hardest trophy to win in professional sports. Of the league’s 31 teams (and with Seattle joining in 2021-22), only 19 have won the Stanley Cup and just 13 have won multiple championships. In the modern era, it’s become tougher to win championships and build dynasties which begs the question: what are the longest active Stanley Cup droughts? Dating back to the original expansion year of the NHL, there are 12 active teams that haven’t won a Stanley Cu...
Tags: New York, Washington, Toronto, Sport, Blues, Rangers, Dallas, Nashville, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Seattle, Archives, Calgary, Tampa Bay Lightning


Manitoba Moose March in Review

On Christmas Day, the Manitoba Moose were last in the AHL with a 12-16-2-0 record. Three months later, they’re two points out of a playoff spot and fifth in the Central Division with two games in-hand on the fourth-place Texas Stars. While at Christmas, the playoffs seemed a distant dream, the Moose have shown tremendous mettle in flipping the script and putting a berth within the realm of reality. In March, the unlikely underdogs posted an 8-3-2-0 record and interjected themselves further in...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Colorado, Sport, Jets, AHL, Hockey, North America, Moose, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, Central Division, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg, Belleville, ECHL


Jets Get Big Boost With Byfuglien’s Return

The Winnipeg Jets have missed their biggest— both figuratively and literally — blue line presence for all but five games between late December and Saturday; the man whose unique skillset boosts nearly every aspect of their game. The Jets’ big man on the blue line is back in action, and his return couldn’t have come at a more critical moment. (Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports) However, the man they call “Big Buff” is back in action, and it couldn’t have come at a better time, with the Sta...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Canada, Wheeler, Jets, Hockey, NHL, New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild, Buff, Canadiens, Patrik Laine, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Star, Colorado Avalanche, Sabres


Coyotes & Kuemper Shutout Wild – Continue Playoff Push

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Darcy Kuemper made 36 saves for his fifth shutout of the season, Josh Archibald scored two goals and the Arizona Coyotes kept their playoff push going with a 4-0 victory over Minnesota on Sunday. It was Kuemper’s second shutout in three games and the Coyotes moved within one point of Colorado for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference with three games to play. The Avalanche have four games remaining. The Coyotes, who have not made the playoffs since 2012, hav...
Tags: Minnesota, Colorado, Boston, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Arizona, Dallas, Hockey, NHL, Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg, Coyotes, Tampa Bay, Dubnyk, Devan Dubnyk


NHL News & Notes: Shaw, Bowers & More

In today’s News & Notes, Andrew Shaw will not be suspended, Shane Bowers has signed his entry-level contract and Matt Read has been placed on waivers. Related: NHL News & Notes: Bruins, Olofsson & More Shaw Avoids Suspension The Montreal Canadiens dodged a bullet when the NHL’s Department of Player Safety determined that Shaw would not be subject to a hearing for his hit to the head of Columbus Blue Jackets defender Adam McQuaid. No hearing for Andrew Shaw, NHL spokesperson conf...
Tags: Column, News, Minnesota, Sport, Canada, Ncaa, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Michael Russo, Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes


Avalanche Battling Hard for Playoff Berth

A little over two weeks ago, the Colorado Avalanche looked dead in the water. It appeared time to focus on draft picks and free agency. The list of challenges was long. Goaltending had been uneven, at best. Both Philipp Grubauer and Semyon Varlamov had averaged save rates in the .800’s through December and January, helping to put the team in a hole. The power play suffered a power outage and the penalty kill proved porous. The nail in the coffin, though? The Avalanche’s captain, Gabriel L...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, Avalanche, Hockey, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Soderberg, Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Nikita Zadorov, Arizona Coyotes, Semyon Varlamov, Philipp Grubauer


Predators Blank Wild – Saros Earns Shutout

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Juuse Saros made 29 saves for his third shutout of the season and Ryan Johansen scored a short-handed goal as the Nashville Predators defeated the Minnesota Wild 1-0 Monday night. With the victory, the Predators clinched a spot in the Western Conference playoffs. They are in second place in the Central Division, two points behind Winnipeg. Minnesota Wild’s Eric Fehr and Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Devan Dubnyk stopped 18 of 19 shots...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Vegas, Minnesota Wild, Pittsburgh, Nashville Predators, Dubnyk, Eric Staal, Zach Parise, Johansen, Eric Fehr, ST PAUL Minn, Ryan Johansen