NHL trade rumors 2020: Toronto Maple Leafs have reportedly inquired about New York Rangers goaltender Alexandar Georgiev

It’s no secret the Toronto Maple Leafs could use another option for a backup goaltender. Michael Hutchinson (3-7-1, .885 save percentage, 3.83 goals-allowed average) has underperformed behind Frederik Andersen through the first half of the season, leaving general manager Kyle Dubas with an apparent desire to make some changes at the position. The potential answer? According to the Athletic’s James […]

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Edmonton billboards showcasing Calgary Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk leads to ‘Charitable Battle of Alberta’

No one saw this coming when Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian went at Calgary Flames star Matthew Tkachuk on Jan. 11 in the latest installment of the Battle of Alberta. Since the two re-ignited the rivalry, over 50,000 Canadian dollars has reportedly been raised as the Kassian/Tkachuk feud made its way from the ice to the checkbooks. Charitable donations will be heading […]

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Golden Knights fire Gerard Gallant, hire coach Peter DeBoer, who was fired by Sharks a month ago

The NHL coaching carousel keeps spinning.  Following a historic inaugural season just two years ago in which they reached the Stanley Cup Final, the Vegas Golden Knights fired coach Gerard Gallant on Wednesday in a stunning move. Peter DeBoer, the former San Jose Sharks coach who was fired a month ago, was named the permanent replacement. It's the seventh coaching change in […]

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Edmonton Oilers’ Zack Kassian on Matthew Tkachuk: ‘He messed with the wrong guy’

The Zack Kassian/Matthew Tkachuk story is far from over. Three days have passed since Kassian took matters into his own hands in retaliation to checks from Tkachuk that Kassian deemed unnecessarily aggressive. When all of the (one-sided) fighting was over, the punches issued, the body slams conducted and the penalties assessed, the league handed Kassian a two-game suspension and ruled Tkachuk’s acts completely legal. But the final […]

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NHL rumors 2019-20: New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens among teams added to growing list of potential sellers

During last month’s NHL holiday roster freeze, we listed the Detroit Red Wings, New Jersey Devils, Los Angeles Kings, Chicago Blackhawks and Ottawa Senators as clubs expected to become sellers once the calendar flipped to 2020. In the weeks since several other teams have found their playoff hopes fading as they lose ground in the standings. With the Feb. 24 trade […]

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Pens get Crosby back Tues. after 2-month layoff

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will play Tuesday against the Minnesota Wild after missing two months while recovering from core muscle surgery. Crosby, 32, has been out since undergoing the surgery on Nov. 14. The star center had been dealing with a sports hernia since training camp and reportedly had hoped to play through the pain and avoid surgery. The […]

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Capitals re-sign Backstrom to 5-year, $46M deal

The Washington Capitals have set up the scenario for Nicklas Backstrom to spend his entire career with the franchise, giving him a new five-year, $46 million deal. The center was in the final year of 10-year, $67 million contract. He had been negotiating a new deal without an agent, saying that he has a “good enough relationship with the organization […]

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Sources: NHL skills event has shots from stands

A new skills competition at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game will feature players shooting pucks from the stands, over the fans and at targets on the ice, sources tell ESPN. Debuting at the skills competition event in St. Louis on Friday, Jan. 24, eight players from the NHL All-Star Game’s rosters will stand in a section of Enterprise Arena above […]

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Edmonton Oilers’ Zack Kassian to have hearing Monday; Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk’s hits ruled clean

After Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian’s violent incident with Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk on Saturday, the NHL will decipher whether Kassian will receive additional punishment for his actions. The league’s player safety department announced Sunday that Kassian will have a hearing on Monday for roughing Tkachuk. Kassian dropped the gloves to retaliate for multiple hits he deemed unsportsmanlike by the Flames forward throughout the […]

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