TORONTO — Most of the attention within the sporting circles of Canada's largest city was fixated on the early-season showdown between the hometown Maple Leafs and the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night at Air Canada Centre. Toronto has the second-most points in the NHL's Eastern Conference. Led
Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov believe Russian athletes should compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics, at all costs. On Tuesday the IOC banned Russia from the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, removing the flag, the anthem, and any athletes with a history of doping. However, clean athletes from Russia will still have the opportunity […]
All eyes will be on Oilers goalie Laurent Brossoit when Edmonton hosts the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. Brossoit has moved from the role of little-used backup to the main man in net since the Oilers placed Cam Talbot on injured reserve last week. While the Oilers beat the visiting Calgary Flames 7-5 on Saturday, […]
The Arizona Coyotes have come under investigation by the National Labor Relations Board on two occasions in the past 13 months, according to Craig Harris of azcentral. One of those investigations was put to rest after the Coyotes reached an undisclosed financial settlement with the team’s payroll administrator. The allegations were as follows: The employee […]
It was supposed to be, at least, a little bit different for the Buffalo Sabres this year. First-year general manager Jason Botterill has a potential franchise player to build around in Jack Eichel, who signed a big-time contract extension and is admittedly sick of losing. There's also plenty of complimentary talent to work with – […]
If you’re a team-building nerd, the Chicago Blackhawks’ ongoing rivalry with the NHL’s salary cap is almost as entertaining as their often-blistering on-ice product. GM Stan Bowman & Co. finalizing their shimmying under the salary cap ceiling with the season set to begin, and these tweaks make things fairly tantalizing. For one thing, the Blackhawks […]
NHL coaches under the most pressure entering 2017-18
There will be no holdout in the Mile High City. That’s certainly the expectation of Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic, who told Adrian Dater of BSN Denver that despite Matt Duchene staying put this offseason, he is still to show up to the team’s training camp. “He’s under contract and I expect him to […]
Where Did He Come From? Drafted at #7 overall by Arizona Coyotes in the 2016 NHL Draft Rank in last year's 21 under 21? #3 Player Stats & Rankings Age: 18 Position: Center/Left Wing 2016-17 Point Totals: Boston University (GP 31 21-24-45) World Junior Championships U20 (GP 7 7-3-8) World Men'
Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry carry big-time pressure into every Anaheim Ducks season as the team’s dynamic, highest-paid duo. John Gibson, on the other hand, will see his future determined by how he – and his team – performs during the next season or two.
The Arizona Coyotes apparently want to put their awkward split from Shane Doan behind them. “On behalf of the entire Arizona Coyotes organization, our fans and our corporate partners, we would like to thank Shane for everything that he’s done for our franchise over the past 21 years,” the club said in a statement following […]
Let’s not forget that there were very reasonable arguments made in favor of forward being his ideal position, even as recently as his early days with the San Jose Sharks. Burns was traded to the Sharks almost exactly six years ago (June 24, 2011) in a deal that sent Devin Setoguchi and Charlie Coyle to […]