In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is more talk about which Tampa Bay Lightning player might be moved to create cap space. In Anaheim, could the Ducks shift gears and go rebuild instead of being struggling contender? Are the Philadelphia Flyers still trying to move defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere? What are the Detroit Red Wings planning
9:26 AM ET Walk into any NHL locker room today and you’ll hear a cacophony of languages and accents from around the world. Rewind 50 years ago and the acoustics were much different. Take the 1970 Stanley Cup champions, the Boston Bruins. Their roster had more Canadians than a season of “Letterkenny,” with U.K. native
They say you’re only as good as your last game. If that’s true, the Nashville Predators do not look very good. The last time we saw them they were fist-bumping the Arizona Coyotes in the bubble after being eliminated from the best-of-five, Stanley Cup qualifying series. That’s not how the Predators want to be remembered.
VANCOUVER – A unique piece of hockey history is up for sale, with a rare Vancouver Millionaires sweater hitting the auction block. The cream and maroon wool cardigan is believed to have belonged to Hall of Fame goalie Hugh Lehman, who backstopped the Millionaires to a Pacific Coast Hockey Association championship in 1922-23. About 10
After the hustle and bustle of a gruelling (and elongated) season, National Hockey League general managers have little time to rest on their laurels. The offseason comes thick and fast and is all-systems go from the moment the Stanley Cup is awarded. For Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion, this offseason has certainly been one
Another week of action in the books. There were a lot of great matchups, with some teams still trying to find their footing in the early stages of the season, while others bounced back after stumbling out of the gate. Also, we are just a couple of days away from the long-awaited beginning of the
With the retro New York Rangers liberty jerseys making a comeback this season and the captaincy role being filled at some point, a revisitation to one of the pinnacles of Ranger history is in order — the day Mark Messier became a Blueshirt. On Oct. 4, 1991, the narrative of the historical organization was irrevocably
VANCOUVER – Until he walked on water over four brilliant September days in the playoffs, Thatcher Demko’s previous chance to prove how good he could be for the Vancouver Canucks came last February when starting goalie Jacob Markstrom injured his knee the first time. In the second game of his chance of a lifetime, Demko
The Calgary Flames have seen a nice crop of prospects make the jump from the AHL to the NHL in the last couple of seasons. The likes of Dillon Dube, Oliver Kylington, Andrew Mangiapane, and Rasmus Andersson have all graduated to the big club, the latter two starting to make a significant impact. These graduations
VAL D’OR, Que. – Marshall Lessard scored twice as the Val-d’Or Foreurs beat the Rimouski Oceanic 5-1 in Val-d’Or on Sunday afternoon. The Foreurs raced to a 3-0 lead before Rimouski’s William Dumoulin scored in the second period to cut the deficit to two goals. Val d’Or, however, got two more goals to put the
In this edition of Sabres News & Rumors, I’ll discuss some major successes from this week involving three Buffalo prospects playing overseas; John-Jason Peterka, Arttu Ruotsalainen and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen. Peterka Averaging Four Points Per Game in Previous Two Contests Drafted 34th overall by the Sabres in this year’s NHL Entry Draft, Peterka recorded five assists
The Vancouver Canucks finally have some prospects playing in North America as the NCAA and United States Hockey League (USHL) have both started their 2020-21 seasons. Jacob Truscott was front and center with the Michigan Wolverines this past week and Jackson Kunz is showing some intriguing potential early on with the Greenbay Gamblers as well.
Although NHL scouts work extensively year-round to find the top talent in each draft, there is no guarantee that any player will be successful. Every year, there are lottery picks that don’t quite live up to the hype, as well as some late-round steals that put their team ahead of the pack. The New York
5:35 PM ET Nick Wagoner Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered Rams for nine years for stlouisrams.com Previously covered University of Missouri football Member of Pro Football Writers of America Kyle Bonagura Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Pac-12. Joined ESPN in 2014. Attended Washington State University. SANTA CLARA, Calif. — For at least the next
The Carolina Hurricanes are poised to enter this upcoming season with a couple of new faces in their forward core. The trade deadline acquisition of Vincent Trocheck and the offseason addition of Jesper Fast will boost the Canes’ depth scoring potential. Trocheck began to mesh with his teammates toward season’s end and into the playoffs.
Some say it’s about lifting the spirits of the country. Fair enough. So why does it feel like it’s actually more about making money off unpaid teenage hockey players? Holding the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton is starting to look like a very questionable proposition, with Canada’s camp shut down for the next two
This time of year, the thoughts of Canadian hockey fans center around the annual tradition that is the World Junior Championship. For a few weeks every season, the best junior prospects in the country are put in the spotlight and are exposed to the larger hockey world for likely the first time in their careers.
The Philadelphia Flyers, in recent years, have been led by players, like Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier and Jakub Voracek. While they have been a critical part of the franchise, a new era is underway in Philadelphia. It’s an era that is ushering in a talented group of young players. At last season’s restart, the average