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NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Senators, and Chaos with the Oilers

In today’s rumor rundown, there are massive updates in Edmonton after the organization relieved GM and President, Peter Chiarelli of his duties. There are also updates on Matt Duchene’s negotiations in Ottawa and who the Montreal Canadiens will be holding onto. Oilers Will Search for a New GM After firing Peter Chiarelli late on Tuesday evening (actually, during the second intermission of last night’s game versus the Red Wings), Oilers Entertainment Group CEO & Vice Chair Bob Nicholson held a ...
Tags: Usa, Los Angeles, Sport, Gm, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, Ottawa, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Ottawa Senators, Nicholson, Connor McDavid


NHL News & Notes: Chiarelli, Gardiner & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Edmton Oilers  have fired Peter Chiarelli from his role as general manager, Jake Gardiner is a game-time decision for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Arizona Coyotes will be without Oliver Ekman-Larsson due to a knee injury. Related: NHL News & Notes: Perry, Eaves & More Chiarelli Fired By Oilers After spending three-plus seasons as the general manager of the Oilers, Chiarelli has been relieved of his duties. This was an expected firing and actually reportedly took...
Tags: Column, Usa, News, Boston, Sport, Getty Images, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, United Center, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Washington Capitals


Top 5 Teemu Selanne Moments With Ducks

In June 2017, Anaheim Ducks legends Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The two formed a scintillating duo of offensive talent with the (Mighty) Ducks in the mid-late 1990s, helping grow interest in Anaheim’s new team. As both are now Hall-of-Famers, their careers are inevitably littered with a plethora of highlights. Kariya was the club’s longtime captain in its early years, while Selanne retired after the 2013-14 season holding the all-time franchise records ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Detroit, San Jose Sharks, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, Andy Mcdonald, Gordie Howe, Gary Bettman, Winnipeg


Player and Puck Tracking in the NHL

Mark Giordano and John Tavares are keen to see what player and puck tracking brings to the NHL. They're just not exactly sure how all the data — the new technology is expected to provide as many as 10,000 statistical categories compared to the hundreds the league now has — will impact the on-ice product, if at all. "A lot of analytics have come into the game in recent years, but I still believe you really have to watch the game and the eye test is the best one," said Giordano, captain of t...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, Arizona, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, Sharks, Calgary, Ottawa, Commentary, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks




Peter Chiarelli Fired by Edmonton Oilers

In an announcement that came late Tuesday night, the Edmonton Oilers have fired general manager Peter Chiarelli. In a Twitter post from TSN’s Ryan Rishaug, it was reported and confirmed by TSN that the Oilers have released Chiarelli after a third consecutive loss, this time to the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday evening. Peter Chiarelli has been fired by the Oilers. Done deal — Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) January 23, 2019 The firing brings an end to the question of whether or not the Oilers...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, Hall, New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, TSN, Milan Lucic, Chiarelli, Ken Hitchcock, Peter Chiarelli


Edmonton Oilers Last Few Days: ‘Of Course, They Did’…

Fans of the Edmonton Oilers are doing one of two things over the past 24-72 hours; either pulling their hair out in frustration or eagerly waiting for the next shoe to drop. For the first group of fans, it’s easy to become frustrated; the moves made by GM Peter Chiarelli seem to be further proof he’s no longer fit to manage this Oilers’ team. While speculation is that he alone is not deciding on the path or making these moves, the series of events that have transpired recently is baffling, to sa...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, Jones, Don, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, TSN, Sergei Bobrovsky, Connor McDavid, Cam Talbot, Talbot


NHL Rumors: Talbot, Matthews, Devils, Wild, More

In today’s rumor rundown, there is an update out of Toronto on the negotiations with Auston Matthews, a potential plan in place when it comes to the goaltending situation in Edmonton and speculation about the trade plans for the Minnesota Wild and New Jersey Devils. Auston Matthews Deal Getting Closer? While it’s been made clear by Mitch Marner’s representation that he likely won’t negotiate or sign an extension until after the season with Toronto, there is the potential Auston Matthews might....
Tags: New York, Minnesota, Toronto, Sport, New Jersey, Gm, Dallas, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, New Jersey Devils, Don, Edmonton Oilers, Islanders, Auston Matthews


Predators’ Laviolette Wins 600th Game

On Jan. 21, Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette won his 600th regular-season game in the National Hockey League. It was also his 211th victory in his 379th game as head coach of the Predators. In a league that has been, and remains, filled with quality head coaches, one might think that winning 600 regular season games is common. That thought would be incorrect. With his 600th win, Peter Laviolette joined an exclusive coaching club. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Reaching the 600-win ...
Tags: Boston, Massachusetts, Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, United States, Nashville, Philadelphia, Jets, AHL, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Boston Bruins


Blues’ Jaden Schwartz: Time to Panic?

It was a microcosm of the entire season: Jaden Schwartz of the St. Louis Blues sprinted away from his defensive zone towards a loose puck in front of an empty net. He got there first and attempted to chip the puck over Ottawa Senators defenseman Christian Wolanin, whose last resort was to dive to make the play. The puck, however, had other ideas and caromed off Wolanin’s stick behind the net. As the clock ticked down to zero, Schwartz lifted his eyes to the sky, wondering when his run of b...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Schwartz, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks, Nicklas Backstrom, Tarasenko, Vladimir Tarasenko, St Louis Blues, Alex Pietrangelo, Jaden Schwartz, NHLPA, Colton Sceviour


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


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


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


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


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


NHL Rumors: Stone, Duchene, Karlsson, Bruins, Blackhawks, More

In today’s rumor rundown, the Ottawa Senators are pitching hard for Mark Stone and Matt Duchene to stay, the Sharks are starting their negotiations with Erik Karlsson and the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs are looking at what’s out there for them on the trade market. Senators Make Duchene an Offer It appears the Ottawa Senators and GM Pierre Dorion have taken the first step in keeping one of their big-three pending free agents in Ottawa. According to Nick Kypreos, Dorion met with Matt D...
Tags: Boston, Sport, Gm, Philadelphia, AHL, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Flyers


The Time for Canadiens to Ride Price Isn’t This Season

It‘s easy to second-guess the Montreal Canadiens whenever head coach Claude Julien plays Antti Niemi over Carey Price, like he did against the Philadelphia Flyers. It shouldn’t be about winning individual games at this point, though. It’s more about the long game. Niemi Loses to Flyers Obviously, considering the theoretical goal for the Canadiens is to compete for a playoff spot, results like their 5-2 loss to the non-playoff-bound Flyers don’t really help. There were a few other factors at pl...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Philadelphia, Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning, Molson, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Flyers, Claude Julien, Julien, All Star, Habs, Jaroslav Halak, Antti Niemi


Blues’ Perron Proving to be Perfect Signing

With no disrespect to David Perron, the news that the winger had signed once again with the St. Louis Blues last summer was met with mixed reactions. Very few were excited. Many were indifferent. Some were disgusted. After a disappointing 2017-18 season in which the Blues missed the playoffs for the first time in over half a decade, the team’s decision to turn yet again to Perron, who had departed to the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft a year prior, was simply not the impact mo...
Tags: Sport, Blues, Hockey, NHL, Seattle, St Louis, Edmonton, Vegas, Anaheim Ducks, Pittsburgh, Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, Ryan O Reilly, Pittsburgh Penguins, Carl Hagelin, David Perron


Unwise, But Possible Trade Options for the Oilers

If there’s one thing the fanbase in Edmonton might agree on, it’s that the general manager of the Oilers hasn’t done the best job making trades this season. Peter Chiarelli gets credit for signings like Alex Chiasson and Mikko Koskinen, but when it comes to in-season deals, the consensus is he’s failed miserably. Adding the likes of Brandon Manning, Alex Petrovic, Chris Wideman, and Ryan Spooner haven’t exactly cemented the Oilers as a playoff team, nor have these trades made Chiarelli look like...
Tags: Usa, New York, Sport, Rangers, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, Ny Post, Carter, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Carolina Hurricanes, Milan Lucic


Blackhawks’ Roundtable: Colliton, Kane and Tanking Concerns

It’s been a long and winding road for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. While not exactly for the faint of heart, one has to admit it’s been interesting and entertaining. The 2018-19 season is a transition one, for sure. The Hawks haven’t been doing a whole lot of winning, but there’s been much change, and some progression as well. And there are still a lot of hockey games left to analyze and dissect. With that in mind, today, our Blackhawks writers Meghan Dillon, Greg Boysen and Gail Kauchak ...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, NHL, Seattle, Hall of Fame, Chicago Blackhawks, Kane, Blackhawks, Hawks, Joel Quenneville, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Hughes, Artemi Panarin, Erik Gustafsson, Gustafsson


NHL Rumors: Muzzin and the Leafs, Skinner, Oilers, and More

In today’s rumor rundown the Leafs have to decide the price they’re willing to pay for a defenseman, the Sabres and Jeff Skinner are working hard to get a deal done. At the same time, Kevin Shattenkirk is trying not to think about the possibility of being traded out of New York and the Oilers are looking at making a deal but also being cautious about their approach. Maple Leafs Interested in Jake Muzzin Darren Dreger was on TSN 1050 talking about the fact that Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas and the...
Tags: New York, Sport, Buffalo, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Ny Post, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Brooks, Jeff Skinner


NHL News & Notes: Iginla, Bjork & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Calgary Flames are going to retire Jarome Iginla’s jersey number, Anders Bjork underwent surgery that will end his season and Braden Holtby is healthy and returning to action. Related: NHL News & Notes: Niederreiter Trade, Byron, Alzner & More Iginla’s Number to Be Retired The Flames are set to retire the jersey of Iginla, a former captain of the team and a legend in the franchise, on March 2 ahead of the team’s game against the Minnesota Wild. Iginla officially re...
Tags: Column, News, Washington, Boston, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Bjork, Calgary Flames, Calgary, New York Islanders, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Washington Capitals


Bruins’ Rask & Halak Trending in Opposite Directions

Don’t look now but the Boston Bruins appear to have a clear-cut No. 1 goaltender and it isn’t Jaroslav Halak. While Halak has been solid in his first season with the Bruins and has compiled a record of 13-8-2 with the NHL’s fifth-highest goals-against average at 2.46 and ninth-best save percentage of .920, he’s lost momentum as of late. Fortunately for the Bruins, however, Rask has finally found his stride and has established himself as the most reliable option in net for the Bruins over the pas...
Tags: Column, Usa, Boston, Sport, Indiana, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Don, Bruins, Jaroslav Halak, Tuukka Rask


NHL Rumors: Senators, Red Wings, Hurricanes, More

In today’s rumor rundown, the Ottawa Senators are talking with their free agents and while things aren’t there yet, there are signs that deals might get done. The Detroit Red Wings have a number of free agents that could fetch a decent return but the team may choose to re-sign them and the Carolina Hurricanes trade for Nino Niederreiter is likely not the only move this team makes in the next couple weeks. Finally, could William Nylander be traded in the offseason? One former Maple Leafs GM seems...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Detroit, Minnesota Wild, Howard, Brian Burke, Oilers, Leafs, Maple Leafs, TSN, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators


Gorges Remained Loyal to Canadiens to the End

Even as the walls were closing in on his time with the Montreal Canadiens, Josh Gorges admirably remained devoted to the team he had called home for seven-plus seasons. Gorges Gets Traded Gorges has since played four seasons with the division-rival Buffalo Sabres, announcing his retirement this past week. He’ll be remembered for his work ethic, which is generally the case for defensemen who don’t put up big numbers. His longevity, which allowed him to play 13 seasons, not so much, especially c...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Hockey, San Jose Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Sabres, Brendan Gallagher, Habs, Josh Gorges, Max Pacioretty


Blockbuster Trade Scenario for Oilers and Blue Jackets

As the NHL Trade Deadline approaches, teams are scouting and calling each other, players are listening and looking and fans are gitty with excitement at a time of year where chaos often overpowers logic. Half the fun for fans is creating trade scenarios between teams, wondering if the names and players rumored to be available on the trade market might, somehow, make their way into town. Until an interview I conducted with Aaron Portzline of The Athletic and the NHL Network concluded, I nev...
Tags: New York, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Edmonton, Edmonton Oilers, Brian Burke, Oilers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Sergei Bobrovsky, All Star, Athletic, Cam Talbot, Talbot, Artemi Panarin


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


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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