The 2015-16 NHL season has taught us smoke rarely yields fire in the trade rumor mill, at least so far. Plenty of names have been tossed out as highly likely candidates to be dealt, from Ryan Johansen to Matt Duchene, and nothing has happened. Heck, Travis Hamonic requested a... Read more
Anders Nilsson’s first season as an Edmonton Oiler has been successful, but the 25-year-old netminder wants to look the part. As such, Nilsson went to DaveArt’s David Gunnarsson with an idea for a brand new mask and one that would pay tribute to one of the greatest goaltenders in... Read more
When Hockey Canada president Tom Renney emerged to speak with reporters the day after Canada’s dismissal from the World Junior Championship, it seemed about the only thing missing in the backdrop was a constant loop of The Funeral March by Chopin. (Full disclosure: I’m not actually at the WJC... Read more
HELSINKI, FINLAND – Swedish defenseman William Lagesson let out a primal scream, then loudly muttered to himself as he stalked off the ice. The rugged Edmonton Oilers prospect had, after all, managed to shut down Finnish super-teen Jesse Puljujarvi; something unheard of in this edition of the world juniors.... Read more
On Dec. 29, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported “a couple of sources” claimed the San Jose Sharks could be eyeing unrestricted free agent center Mike Richards. The former King played his junior hockey for Sharks coaches Peter DeBoer and Steve Spott. Richards, 30, is currently awaiting trial later this month... Read more
It’s THN’s annual Money and Power Issue, featuring our highly anticipated 100 People Of Power And Influence List. Also, features on… A Stamkos Power Play –  Never before has a superstar of Stammer’s ilk been poised to hit the UFA market so young What’s Next, Mr. Read more
Former OHL standout Kerby Rychel has played only 16 games in Columbus since being selected 19th overall by the Blue Jackets at the 2013 draft. This season alone he’s played 11 games and registered three assists, but he averaged less than eight minutes of ice time per game. According... Read more
Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane was honored for his record-breaking point streak prior to puck drop between Ottawa and Chicago at the United Center on Sunday night. Kane’s 26-game point streak, which ran from Oct. 17 to Dec. 13 broke the Blackhawks record of 21 games previously held by Bobby... Read more
HELSINKI, FINLAND – Through five games at the world juniors, Sweden rolled. The Tre Kronor were scoring in bunches, but also getting incredible goaltending from starter Linus Soderstrom. The New York Islanders prospect surrendered just five goals in four appearances, including a 46-save shutout against the U.S. in a... Read more
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks completed a minor league transaction on Sunday night. Toronto acquired Jeremy Morin from Chicago in exchange for Richard Panik – both were in the American Hockey League at the time of the trade. Morin, originally a 2009 second-round pick (45th overall) of... Read more