Don Cherry is one of the most recognizable figures in all of hockey, and a big part of that is it’s not hard to spot the Coach’s Corner host every Saturday night during Hockey Night in Canada. Just look for the most spectacularly dressed on set, and that’s Cherry.... Read more
The Montreal Canadiens had a logjam in goal following the acquisition of Ben Scrivens, but they cleared some room Thursday by sending netminder Dustin Tokarski to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for winger Max Friberg. Before the season began, Tokarski seemed a lock to backup Carey Price but was... Read more
Winnipeg Jets rookie Nikolaj Ehlers and New Jersey Devils winger Bobby Farnham are going to find their paychecks a little lighter as the NHL announced Thursday that both players have been hit with $2,000 fines for embellishment. Both Ehlers and Farnham were handed the fines because it was their... Read more
If the Los Angeles Kings are betting on Vincent Lecavalier’s sense of integrity and his word, and they are, then they’re betting on the right guy. Lecavalier’s all-world talents have declined to be sure, but one thing that has not is his reputation of being a man of his... Read more
Wednesday evening was glorious. It gave us a good, old-fashioned hockey trade of an impact player for an impact player. No picks, no prospects, no retained salary, all real, no gimmicks. Center Ryan Johansen joins the Nashville Predators. Defenseman Seth Jones joins the Columbus Blue Jackets. Read more
The Predators made waves Wednesday with the acquisition of Ryan Johansen, and while one player can’t carry a team to post-season success, it’s definitely time to consider Nashville a sleeper Stanley Cup contender. On paper, especially before the Johansen acquisition, the Predators’ roster was largely underwhelming. Outside of captain Shea... Read more
Over the past few seasons a number of teams have worn throwback jerseys, but few NHL franchises have as deep a uniform history as the Vancouver Canucks. In February, the Canucks are bringing back one of their most famed jerseys — the red, yellow and black flying skate —... Read more
Recently-demoted Tampa Bay Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin declined to talk about his trade request when he spoke with the media on Tuesday. His silence on the matter, however, did nothing to quiet the speculation over his future with the Lightning. Sportnet’s Elliotte Friedman doesn’t doubt Drouin will attract considerable... Read more
Wednesday was a whirlwind day for Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson. In the afternoon, Gibson learned he had been named to the 2016 Pacific Division all-star team. But before the night was through, Gibson was heading to the dressing room early and on the shelf day-to-day with an apparent... Read more
Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has been one of the bright spots through all the Penguins’ struggles this season, and Fleury nearly stole a victory for Pittsburgh Wednesday in the second half of a home-and-home with the Chicago Blackhawks. In the contest, Fleury made a number of outstanding saves, including an... Read more