Benning is one of a few NHL GMs who does not have a contract beyond this season.
Matt Murray jokes he can't help but do a double take whenever he sees a No. 30 Pittsburgh Penguins jersey in public. ''I still think it's a family member or something,'' the Penguins goaltender said with a laugh. Two years ago, Murray was still in the minors, a 21-year-old long on promise but whose time […]
The largest mass shooting in United States history hit close to home for Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker. The California native grew up in Las Vegas, and he has a friend who was shot Sunday night while attending a country music concert on the city's Strip. His family is safe, though, and he's heartened by […]
Pretty much everything went wrong for the Colorado Avalanche last season, and by the end of January, goalie Semyon Varlamov was gone from the lineup. The 29-year-old Varlamov, who posted a .927 save percentage in 2013-14 when the Avalanche posted 112 points, had season-ending surgery after dealing with groin injuries the past couple of years. […]
Bringing on two players who finished last season with a combined goal total of 18 doesn’t usually instill a ton of confidence in the team adding those players. But, for Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau, that’s exactly the case with newly added forwards Marcus Foligno and Tyler Ennis, who were both acquired via trade […]
At the conclusion of the 2016-17 season, Chris Neil was adamant about wanting to play another season in the NHL, at the time wanting to finish his career with the Ottawa Senators. Fast forward to this summer, and not only have Neil and the Senators parted ways, but the 16-year veteran is still without a […]
Ryan Hartman likes how he feels approaching this season, his sophomore stint with the Blackhawks. Scoring 19 goals, earning the trust of the coaches and gaining a good deal of responsibility in your rookie season will do that for you. “It’s feeling like I should be there,” he said on Friday. “Maybe sometimes when you […]
August is nearing, and the Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t made a trade or signing to replace Nick Bonino, their outstanding (but former) third-line center. On the bright side, the Penguins have remarkable breathing room considering their status as repeat Stanley Cup champions. “I do feel confident that, by the start of the season, we’re going to […]
Following a season in which they went from Stanley Cup contenders to missing the playoffs altogether, the Tampa Bay Lightning and general manager Steve Yzerman approached the summer with a long to-do list. But now, after recently inking winger Ondrej Palat to a five-year, $26.5-million contract, that list is essentially complete. Fresh off gaining some […]
Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman has quite a bit of work this offseason when it comes to keep the core of his team in place. Following the long-term extensions signed by Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman in recent years, the Lightning are sure to be pressed against the salary cap and have three […]
When the Vegas Golden Knights hit the ice next season, the NHL will have 31 teams, which means that speculation will continue about No. 32 eventually joining the League. In other words, more talk about Quebec City and Seattle, who were in contention for an NHL franchise during the last round of expansion. In Quebec’s […]
Did Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson steal Game 6 with a 45-save performance, Mike Sullivan? Did Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson steal Game 6 with a 45-save performance, Matt Murray? Anderson had a big night,” said the Penguins goalie, who made 28 saves.