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
In half a season, we’ve learned that taking risks and keeping the puck alive is a big part of 3-on-3 hockey. As such, it’s hard to fault St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen for his gaffe Wednesday night that led to the Colorado Avalanche picking up an overtime victory.... Read more
The NHL trading frenzy usually reserved for trade deadline day appears to have come early in 2016. Just hours after a minor deal that sent Vincent Lecavalier and Luke Schenn from the Flyers to the Kings, the Blue Jackets and Predators upped the ante. Columbus sent center Ryan Johansen... Read more
Vincent Lecavalier is going to get one last shot at chasing a Stanley Cup. The Los Angeles Kings announced Wednesday they have acquired Lecavalier and defenseman Luke Schenn from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for center Jordan Weal and a third-round pick in the 2016 draft. Lecavalier, 35, had a... Read more
The NHL officially unveiled the jerseys for the 2016 All-Star Game Wednesday, and the showcase-game threads are a tip of the cap to the city of Nashville and the host Predators. “The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star jersey pays tribute to the city of Nashville’s cultural scene, which includes the... Read more
Six months after being bought out by the Los Angeles Kings, former all-star Mike Richards is returning to the NHL. Richards signed a one-year, pro-rated contract worth $1-million with the Washington Capitals on Wednesday. The 30-year-old, two-time Stanley Cup champion had a difficult 2015. He was placed on waivers... Read more
It’s best not to fight the feeling. Yes, it can be annoying to see snub discussions explode on social media every time an All-Star Game in any major sport names its participants. But it’s a rite of passage, something fans and writers alike just have to do. Think of... Read more
The NHL released the full rosters for the 2016 All-Star Game Wednesday and the new format has made for some surprising inclusions and exclusions. With the format changed to a four-team divisional 3-on-3 tournament, each of the four divisions is sending six forwards, three defensemen and two goaltenders, as... Read more