Toronto Maple Leafs’ four untouchables may surprise you

As mentioned earlier, the Maple Leafs are rumored to be shopping major players (and a majorly expensive player) to the Panthers for the first overall pick. That isn’t all that GM Dave Nonis is reportedly considering. As a follow-up to that terrible trade rumor (Phaneuf, Kadri, and the Leafs’ eighth overall pick to Florida for […]

Drew Doughty’s game seven celebration is classic

It’s only fitting that as an end to one of the most entertaining playoff series in recent memory that we should get the most entertaining celebration in recent memory. Drew Doughty is, apparently, happy: I’m not sure what the best part about his celebration is: the unabashed joy, his yelling at the Blackhawks’ bench, or […]

Alexei Kovalev shows loyalties to the Rangers

Alexei Kovalev was a member of both the Montreal Canadians and the New York Rangers during his long, 20-year NHL career. He played well for both teams, but nothing tops his Stanley Cup win with the New York Rangers in 1994. Kovalev, a 1991 draftee of the club, was part of the team that snapped […]

Tomas Hertl has an opinion on Don Cherry

Very few people south of the Canadian border hold Don Cherry in high esteem; most people that I know north of it just kind of tolerate him because he’s been on TV for 700 years and is an institution. His clothing choices are questionable, but his comments on European hockey players may be worse. If […]

Gary Bettman named Sports Executive of the Year

Gary Bettman was named Sports Executive of the Year by the Sports Business Journal at their annual Sports Business Awards. It’s not the only award the NHL was given on Wednesday night, however. Its Winter Classic was named the Sports Event of the Year, and the NHL was named Sports League of the Year. Not too shabby, […]

Zenon Konopka suspended 20 for banned substance

It’s impressive for a member of the Buffalo Sabres to be suspended right now, considering not only did they not make the playoffs, but they finished dead last in the league. Still, random drug testing for banned substances happen and Zenon Konopka tripped a trigger. He has been suspended 20 games by the NHL. Here’s […]

Martin St. Louis scores on Mother’s Day

Martin St. Louis’ mother, France, passed away Thursday at the age of 63 suddenly from a heart attack. He shocked many people when he played that night in the Rangers’ 5-1 thumping of the Penguins. St. Louis said it was part of the coping process, to get back on the ice and just do what […]

Sidney Crosby offers Martin St. Louis his condolences

It’s the playoffs, where the guys on the ice will do anything to win. Off of the ice, however, they’re civilians, and oftentimes they’re friends. The New York Rangers may be playing for their playoff lives tonight, but Martin St. Louis has more important things on his mind; his mother, France, passed away at the […]

Randy Carlyle is probably not going to get fired

So sorry, Leafs fans. With Carlyle probably staying put, that can lead one to assume that Dave Nonis’ job is secure. Heck, everyone’s job is secure. It’s unsure what new team president Brendan Shanahan’s strategy is, or why he is staying the course after such a tremendous backslide over the course of last season. It’s […]

Carolina Hurricanes fire almost all of their coaching staff

It’s been a disappointing season or six for the Carolina Hurricanes. The spring cleaning began when Jim Rutherford was removed from his position as general manager, though keeping him on as team president is more of a spring job title shifting than cleaning. The Canes then promoted alumni Ron Francis to general manager, after which […]

Steve Mason played with concussion in Game 3

Oh, this isn’t good. If you remember, Steve Mason came into Game 3 in relief of Ray Emery in a 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers. He was concussed, in the crease, and vulnerable to any hit, unintentional or not. It doesn’t matter if it’s a “bad concussion” or a “small concussion” or whatever […]

Capitals trade Jaroslav Halak to Islanders

The Capitals saved goaltender Jaroslav Halak from Buffalo, but sent him somewhere else in New York state today. Halak, who was traded to the Sabres as part of the deal that sent Ryan Miller to St. Louis, was traded again at the trade deadline to the Washington Capitals . The Capitals, who did not make […]

Report: Jaromir Jagr to stay a New Jersey Devil

Jaromir Jagr has been quite the mercenary for hire since returning to the NHL. After spending the full 2011-2012 season with the Philadelphia Flyers, Jagr signed a deal with the Dallas Stars, and midway through the season he was dealt to the Boston Bruins to chase the Stanley Cup. Jagr got close, with the Bruins […]

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Hurricanes name Ron Francis new general manager

It has been expected for a while that there were changes afoot in the Carolina Hurricanes organization. After another disappointing season without a playoff appearance, the team removed long-time GM Jim Rutherford from that capacity. Rutherford, the only general manager that the team has had since their move from Hartford to Carolina, will remain with […]