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Meet the new Ducks, who come from near and far to join the struggling team

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Left wing Max Jones and right wing Troy Terry caught a flight from San Diego to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Center Justin Kloos drove roughly four hours north on Interstate 35 from Des Moines, Iowa. Center Derek Grant hopped aboard a flight from Phoenix. Defenseman Michael Del Zotto didn’t join the Ducks for their game Thursday against the Minnesota Wild. He is expected to remain in Vancouver, British Columbia, for several days while his immigration paperwork is...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, San Diego, Vancouver, Detroit Red Wings, Penguins, NHL, Terry, Ducks, Grant, Jones, Anaheim-ducks, Dallas Stars

Bruins Miss on Niederreiter Trade Due to Lack of Center Depth

The Boston Bruins missed the boat on a deal that could have landed them a scoring right winger to fill their top-six hole. It wasn’t necessarily an issue of bad work by general manager Don Sweeney, however, just an issue of timing and team necessity by the Minnesota Wild. Related: Hurricanes Trade Rask to Wild for Niederreiter The Wild and Carolina Hurricanes made a deal Thursday that saw Victor Rask traded to the Wild in exchange for Nino Niederreiter. On paper, this deal seems like a major win...
Tags: Column, Usa, Minnesota, Boston, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Carolina Hurricanes, Chris Kelly, Columbus Blue Jackets, David Krejci

Right Now The Tampa Bay Lightning Are Good, But…

from Michael Traikos of the National Post, The phrase “all-in” gets tossed around a lot in pro sports. But in Tampa Bay’s case, it’s accurate. This is the year that the Lightning have to make their big push and win a Stanley Cup. After all, based on who’s due to receive raises and who still needs to be re-signed, the team could look a lot different a year from now. The only question is will the Lightning, who are going down the same road that the Chicago Blackhawks traveled down, be a...
Tags: Sport, NHL, Ross, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay, National Post, Nikita Kucherov, Ryan McDonagh, Kyle Dubas, Mitch Marner, Yanni Gourde, Michael Traikos, Lightning GM

NHL players sound off on World Cup cancellation

Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Victor Hedman and others comment on the NHL-NHLPA decision to forego the event.
Tags: Hockey, NHL, NHL NHLPA, Steven Stamkos John Tavares Victor Hedman

NHL News & Notes: Niederreiter & Rask Trade, Byron, Alzner & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Minnesota Wild have traded Nino Niederreiter to the Carolina Hurricanes for Victor Rask, Paul Byron has been suspended, the Montreal Canadiens have recalled Karl Alzner, Brandon Dubinsky has returned to practice and Ben Lovejoy will miss Thursday’s game. Related: NHL News & Notes: Kesler, Backes & More Niederreiter Traded for Rask The Hurricanes have traded Rask to the Wild in exchange for Niederreiter. This deal comes as both the Hurricanes and Wild are well withi...
Tags: Column, Usa, News, Sport, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Byron, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens

NHL News & Notes: Byron, Alzner, Dubinsky & More

In today’s News & Notes, Paul Byron has been suspended, the Montreal Canadiens have recalled Karl Alzner, Brandon Dubinsky has returned to practice and Ben Lovejoy will miss Thursday’s game. Related: NHL News & Notes: Kesler, Backes & More Paul Byron Suspended The Canadiens will be without Byron for the next three games as the veteran forward was suspended Wednesday for charging Florida Panthers’ defender MacKenzie Weegar. The hit would injure Weegar and would result in Byron’s first experienc...
Tags: Column, Usa, News, Sport, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Byron, New Jersey Devils, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens

How Much Trade Value Does Derrick Brassard Have Left?

After losing Nick Bonino to free agency during the 2017 offseason, the Pittsburgh Penguins knew that the lack of a quality third-line center would be a glaring fault for the 2017-18 campaign. Trade rumors swirled for most of the season before the team acquired Derrick Brassard from the Ottawa Senators just days before the trade deadline. At the time, it was thought to be a great trade for Pittsburgh, a team that had hopes for a third consecutive Stanley Cup. Brassard was supposed to provide a bo...
Tags: Sport, Gm, San Jose, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh, Edmonton Oilers, Derick Brassard, Ottawa Senators, Crosby, Tomas Hertl, Pittsburgh Penguins, Winnipeg Jets

THW Podcast – Ep 7: One-on-One w/ Aaron Portzline of The Athletic /NHL Network

On the seventh episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, we bring a bit shorter version of the show, covering the latest in NHL rumors, but also focusing on an NHL franchise that has been in the news a lot lately. We invited Aaron Portzline of The Athletic, The Hockey News, and The NHL Network on to chat with us about all the drama happening in Columbus. What’s really happening there? Is this is the beginning of the end for one of the best goaltenders in the NHL?  What to Expect on the Podcas...
Tags: Usa, Podcasts, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Columbus Blue Jackets, Kyle, Sergei Belski, Hockey News, Panarin, Rick Nash, Aaron Portzline, Bobrovsky, Portzline, NHL Network

BSC’s Bruins’ Mailbag: Healthy Lineup, Trades, Silfverberg & More

Another day, another mailbag! This may be the first mailbag all season long that comes with the Bruins at relatively full health without many questions surrounding the team’s short-term look at fixes as far as health is concerned. Despite the team being at full health, there are still noticeable holes in the lineup that need to be filled and multiple questions that need answering. With that in mind, let’s get straight to business with the mailbag. “When the Club Is [at] Full Health, Who Is Your...
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Bruins Trade Targets – New York Rangers

Earlier this week, we matched the Boston Bruins with the St. Louis Blues as potential trade partners this deadline season. Today, we will take a look at one of the biggest potential sellers in the east in the New York Rangers. The Rangers have fully embraced the rebuild, and will be heading to their second straight deadline looking to sell off assets. The Rangers did well a season ago, shipping Rick Nash to the Bruins for a haul that included the Bruins’ first-round pick and Michael Grabne...
Tags: Boston, Sport, Rangers, Norway, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo New York

The Anaheim Ducks Can Find Their Game Again

from Kyle Shohara of, Their winless streak shouldn't be in double digits (12, if you need to know). They've held leads in the third period in three of their past four games, and have lost all of them. Those are games that need to be won. The Ducks need to find a way to get their mental fortitude back. A win would help, of course. After Tuesday's 3-1 loss in Detroit, a game the Ducks led in the third period, head coach Randy Carlyle told reporters the follo...
Tags: Sport, NHL, Detroit, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Ryan Getzlaf, Randy Carlyle, The Ducks, Kyle Shohara, AnaheimDucks

Getting Technical Behind The Bench

from Greg Wyshynski of ESPN, In a digital age, NHL teams were still relying on analog approaches to deliver stats and data to coaches during games. One team's video coach would leave his room with 30 seconds left in a period and run out to print game summaries from to ensure that his coaches had them ready for intermission. "They're running around corners, printing. That's what was happening," said Chris Foster, the NHL's director of digital business developmen...
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NHL Rumors: Flyers, Jackets, Oilers, Maple Leafs, More

In today’s rumor rundown, things have slowed on the Wayne Simmonds front while talk in Toronto has picked up, especially if discussing who might be available in trade from the Maple Leafs side of the equation. The Edmonton Oilers are in on a New York Ranger and are one of a few teams asking about Micheal Ferland. Simmonds Talk Cools a Touch While the likelihood is that Wayne Simmonds is still traded out of Philadelphia before the trade deadline, Elliotte Friedman said of his status: “I think o...
Tags: Usa, New York, Toronto, Sport, Gm, Rangers, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Norway, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, Metro, Edmonton Oilers, Flyers

NHL Short Notes

a bit late today... WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps OTTAWA 5, Colorado 2 PHILADELPHIA 4, Boston 3 Buffalo 4, CALGARY 3 (OT) Edmonton 3, VANCOUVER 2 (SO) ARIZONA 6, San Jose 3 Continue reading "NHL Short Notes"
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Pop! NHL: NHL Legends – Wayne Gretzky

The Great One, famous for being the leading scorer in National Hockey League history and holding 61 records, is being immortalized as a Pop! Vinyl collectible. Funko has dropped their Pop! NHL Legends - Wayne Gretzky figure lineup. The version of The great One on the Los Angles Kings is currently available. In addition, over the course of his 20 seasons with the NHL, the hockey great played with four teams. And you can now collect Wayne Gretzky as a 4-pack with each of his former teams...ava...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, NHL, National Hockey League, Wayne Gretzky, Funko

Canucks News: Playoffs, Leighton, Pettersson & Power Rankings

Because there is a small break in the Vancouver Canucks’ schedule, it seems like a good time to visit some of the current news that surrounds the team. Today’s news and notes review the tight playoff race in the West, the signing of all-time AHL shutout leader Michael Leighton to a PTO with the Utica Comets, Elias Pettersson’s expected return date and NBC’s recent power rankings. Item One: A Tight Playoff Race On Wednesday, Jan. 16, the Canucks and Edmonton Oilers played in what stacks u...
Tags: Nbc, Sport, Green, Today, Philadelphia, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Maple Leafs

Tracking The Coach’s Challenge

via the NHL PR department, 153 Coach’s Challenges | 94 upheld | 59 overturned · 95 for goalie interference | 70 upheld | 25 overturned (23 to “no goal” / 2 to “goal”) · 5 initiated by Situation Room for goalie interference | 5 upheld | 0 overturned · 51 for offside | 17 upheld | 34 overturned (all to “no goal”) · 2 initiated by Situation Room for offside | 2 upheld | 0 overturned (all to “no goal”) Continue reading "Tracking The Coach’s Challenge"
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Thanks, but the Lightning Don’t Need Simmonds

Sometimes all it takes is a thought to make the hockey world abuzz with speculation. This week, that thought came from Pierre LeBrun as he discussed a potential landing zone for Wayne Simmonds ahead of the 2019 Trade Deadline. As he said on Vancouver’s TSN 1040, and later transcribed by Chris Nichols: But you know where I’d really like to see Wayne Simmonds is in Tampa Bay… So I don’t know this for a fact, but I’d be shocked if that hasn’t come up in Tampa’s internal meetings, that they should a...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Lightning, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, Tampa, Tampa Bay Lightning, Philadelphia Flyers, Steve Yzerman, Vladislav Namestnikov, LeBrun, Wayne Simmonds, Tampa Bay, J T Miller, Steven Stamkos

Should Maple Leafs’ Fans Be Booing Gardiner?

It all started last season when the Toronto Maple Leafs lost to the Boston Bruins in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Maple Leafs fell apart when it counted and so too did Jake Gardiner, who had a horrendous game. The frustration that fans had towards Gardiner was seemingly building until it boiled over in their  6-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Monday. On a power play with about five minutes left in the second period, Gardiner was pursuing a loose puck back into the Toronto...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Avalanche, Hockey, NHL, New York Islanders, Commentary, Boston Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Soderberg

Late Night Vancouver/Anaheim Trade

Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has acquired defenceman Luke Schenn and a 7th round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenceman Michael Del Zotto. Schenn will report directly to the Utica Comets. Schenn, 29, has split the 2018.19 season between Anaheim (eight games played) and the San Diego Gulls (2-8-10 in 22 games played). In 716 career NHL games split between Anaheim, Arizona, Los Ang...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, NHL, Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim, Luke Schenn, San Diego Gulls, Jim Benning, Anaheim Trade, Vancouver BC Vancouver Canucks, Michael Del Zotto Schenn, Utica Comets Schenn, Anaheim Arizona Los Angeles Philadelphia

Hot Trade Targets

from Michael Traikos of the National Post, Forget about Mark Stone or Matt Duchene. Heading into this year’s trade deadline, the two names at the top of most lists are Wayne Simmonds and Micheal Ferland. They might not provide the same point production as some of the high-profile rentals available. But they certainly pack a punch. And for teams eyeing a Stanley Cup, that might be more important. Call it the Tom Wilson effect. After the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup l...
Tags: Sport, NHL, Washington Capitals, Maple Leafs, Wayne Simmonds, Matt Duchene, Ryan Reaves, Mike Babcock, Tom Wilson, Micheal Ferland, Mark Stone, Michael Traikos, National Post Forget

Big Road Win For The Buffalo Sabres

from Lance Lysowski of the Buffalo News, Jack Eichel would not be denied. His Buffalo Sabres teammates felt the same way from puck drop Wednesday night in Scotiabank Saddledome. With the puck on the blade of his stick and the game on the line, Eichel passed over a line change and skated slowly through the neutral zone. He then picked up his pace into the right faceoff circle and fired a wrist shot over David Rittich's shoulder. That goal 1:10 into overtime gave the Sabres a 4-...
Tags: Sport, Buffalo, NHL, Calgary Flames, Scotiabank, Buffalo Sabres, Sabres, Jack Eichel, Western Conference, Buffalo News, Eichel, David Rittich, Lance Lysowski

PHT Morning Skate: Stars make a wish come true; price for Nyquist, Howard

MLive] • Columbus Blue Jackets fans will have to soon come to the realization that life without Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky is coming. Columbus Dispatch] • The St. Louis Blues have underachieved all season long, yet they're still in the Western Conference playoff picture. St.
Tags: NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Sergei Bobrovsky, St Louis Blues, Columbus Dispatch, Artemi Panarin, PHT, Nyquist Howard

Roundtable: Our picks for the Stanley Cup Final

We update our picks on who will be vying for the Cup. Plus, non-goalie MVPs and fatal flaws for Nashville, Winnipeg, Toronto and Tampa Bay.
Tags: Hockey, NHL, Nashville Winnipeg Toronto

NHL's app puts live stats in coaches' hands

The NHL has developed an app that allows coaches to track live stats, such as faceoff percentage and ice time, during games.
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Bye Weeks For The NHL Teams

via the NHL PR Departmetn, For the third consecutive season, the League schedule includes a five-day ‘bye week’ for all NHL teams that consists of five consecutive days without games. For teams whose five-day break begins after the All-Star break, all days off up until their first game back are counted. For teams whose five-day break begins before the All-Star break, all days off up until a day before their first game back are counted. Continue reading "Bye Weeks For The NHL Teams"
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Flyers Rally Past Bruins – Couturier Nets Hat Trick

PHILADELPHIA — Sean Couturier had a hat trick, Carter Hart stopped 39 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Wednesday night. Couturier scored twice within 90 seconds in the second period and sealed the win with his 19th goal late in the third for his first career regular-season hat trick (two in the playoffs). He gave the Flyers hat tricks in consecutive games after James van Riemsdyk kicked it off in Monday’s win. Philadelphia Flyers’ Sean Couturier scores a goal on B...
Tags: Boston, Sport, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, St Louis, Nascar, Boston Bruins, Carter, Martin Truex Jr, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Bruins, James van Riemsdyk, Wayne Simmonds

Coyotes Stop Sharks’ 7-Game Winning Streak

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Christian Fischer had a goal and an assist, Richard Panik scored Arizona’s 12th short-handed goal of the season and the Coyotes snapped San Jose’s seven-game winning streak Wednesday night with a 6-3 victory over the Sharks. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Lawson Crouse, Alex Galchenyuk and Josh Archibald also scored for the Coyotes, the last two coming after the Sharks pulled goalie Aaron Dell in the final two minutes. Darcy Kuemper made 26 saves for Arizona, extending his winning strea...
Tags: Sport, Arizona, San Jose, Dell, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Calgary, Pittsburgh, Kane, Coyotes, Tampa Bay, Logan, Fischer, Arizona Coyotes

NHL's high-profile teams bottoming out: How soon before they are competitive again?

Top NHL markets such as the Red Wings, Rangers, Kings and Blackhawks are among the worst teams. A look at their future rebuild prospects.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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