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As The Trade Deadline Approaches
Kevin Shattenkirk has spent most of the season on the St. Louis Blues’ trade block, and, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, three potential trades have fallen through over the past eight months on contract negotiati...
Video- NHL Action From Thursday Night
It will take you two minutes to watch...
Henrik Lundqvist and Frederik Andersen dazzled as the Rangers edged the #Leafs.
Check it out in the @LGCanada Morning Catch Up. pic.twitter.com/RifAmkWnM3
— Sportsnet (@Spor...
What To Do With Evander Kane?
from Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News,
Three months after nobody wanted him, with the NHL trade deadline approaching, Kane’s value has reached an all-time high. He’s performing like the dominant player Tim Murray envisioned when ...
NHL Short Notes
Home Team in Caps
NY Islanders 3, MONTREAL 0
NY Rangers 2, TORONTO 1 (SO)
Calgary 3, TAMPA BAY 2
NASHVILLE 4, Colorado 2
CHICAGO 6, Arizona 3
Boston 4, LOS ANGELES 1
KANE HAT TRICK PROPELS BLACKHAWKS
The TSN Insiders Tonight
Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun have the latest on numerous teams interest in Kevin Shattenkirk, Western Conference teams inquiring about Martin Hanzal, which player is drawing the most attention out of Vancouver, the...
Arizona Senate Rules Committee Passes Coyotes Funding Bill
Next step the full Senate next week...
via Ben Giles tweets,
In GOP caucus, @bob_worsley explains how his SB1149 would help the Coyotes build a new stadium in Arizona.
Sen. @bob_worsley trying to allay fears that the Coyotes would soak ...
Video- The Anaheim Ducks Awards
via the TSN YouTube page,
Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler, Kevin Bieksa and Nate Thompson hand their teammates awards based on a handful of the 2017 Best Picture Nominations at the Academy Awards. Awards based on the movies "Arrival", "Moonlight", ...
Your Official NHL Paint
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 23, 2017 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced it has reached a multiyear corporate marketing agreement with the National Hockey League (NHL) to make PPG paint brands the Official Paint of the NHL® in the U.S. and Canada...
Expect More Rental Defensemen To Be Moved
from Frank Seravalli of TSN,
Capitals GM Brian McLellan told reporters he believes blueline rentals like Hainsey and Michael Stone - who checked in at No. 5 on TSN’s Trade Bait board when he was moved on Monday - will all move before th...
Video- NHL Action From Last Night
Two minutes long.
The race for the Pacific Division is heating up.
Check out full highlights from last night's NHL action in the @LGCanada Morning Catch Up. pic.twitter.com/nmL3WRwTNs
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) Febru...
Knee Surgery For Trevor Daley
via the Pittsburgh Penguins,
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Trevor Daley underwent successful knee surgery, it was announced today by Penguins executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Daley underwent an arthroscopic su...
Carolina Trades Ron Hainsey To Pittsburgh
Ron Hainsey to Penguins in return Hurricanes gets a 2nd pick and Danny Kristo. #tvasports
— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) February 23, 2017
Carolina deals pending UFA d-man Ron Hainsey to Pittsburgh for...
It’s Working For Bruce Boudreau In Minnesota
from Pat Borzi of the New York Times,
Four seasons of middling regular-season finishes and early playoff exits led Minnesota to hire Boudreau, 62, an offensive savant and one of the N.H.L.’s ultimate fixers, last May. His impact was imm...
Eddie Shack’s Return To The Rangers
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
A group of Rangers alumni will meet for Thursday’s game as they have across the continent in different cities on selected nights throughout the season in a program that is Adam Graves’ brain...
Defensemen In Play
from Pierre LeBrun of TSN,
We've spent enough time telling you about pending unrestricted free agent stud Kevin Shattenkirk. He's at the top of the blue-liner heap. But here are other pending UFA defencemen who could move as rentals betw...
Penguins Need A Defenseman Or Two
from Jonathan Bombulie of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,
Let’s start with the injury situation on defense, which seems to be what a lot of people are talking about after this one.
Trevor Daley left with a lower-body injury late in t...
NHL Short Notes
Home Team in Caps
Edmonton 4, FLORIDA 3
Washington 4, PHILADELPHIA 1
ANAHEIM 5, Boston 3
CAPITALS DEFEAT FLYERS FOR LEAGUE-LEADING 40TH WIN
Evgeny Kuznetsov (2-0—2), Nicklas Backstrom (1-1&mda...
Wednesday Evening Hockey Thoughts
from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,
- Heard through the gossip line that a few teams had reached out to Detroit about Andreas Athanasiou when there were some battles over his ice time. Red Wings GM Ken Holland wouldn’t comment, but ano...
A Look At The NHL Draft
from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,
“Nolan Patrick is a good solid player and (Nico) Hischier is a good solid player but they are not in a class with those four – they are just not,” said TSN director of scouting Craig Button, a ...
Hockey Night in Punjabi
From Harnarayan Singh at the Players' Tribune:
Nearly a decade before I became known worldwide as the broadcaster who called out, “BONINO! BONINO! BONINO! BONINO! BONINO! BONINO! BONINO! BONINO! BONINO! BONINO! NICK BONINOOOOOOOO!&rdquo...
The Auston Matthews And Patrik Laine Battles Are Just Starting
from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,
Let this be a reminder about why there’s so much hype when Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine are due to face one another.
It’s not so much a showdown between top picks from the 2016 draft, with...
The Rise Of Misha Donskov
from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,
The tour bus pulled to a stop in a Westerville neighborhood early in September. One by one, some of the biggest names in the NHL — Toronto coach Mike Babcock, Chicago coach Joel Quenneville...
Video- Carey Price Or Petr Mrazek?
And the better save of the night goes to?
Or Petr Mrazek?
NHL Short Notes
Home Team in Caps
Pittsburgh 3, CAROLINA 1
Montreal 3, NY RANGERS 2 (SO)
Ottawa 2, NEW JERSEY 1
NY Islanders 3, DETROIT 1
TAMPA BAY 4, Edmonton 1
TORONTO 5, Winnipeg 4 (OT)
Chicago 5, MINNESOTA 3
Calgary 6, NASHVIL...
Heinz Field to Host Second Cheapest Stadium Series Game
By Tim Dolan,
Traveling to Pittsburgh might not be so burdensome after all: Saturday’s Stadium Series between the Penguins and Flyers is posting near-record low ticket prices on the resale market. On TicketIQ, a search engine that collects...
Evening Line- Michael Arace
It would have taken minimal effort to flash a picture of Johansen on the Jumbotron and have the PA announcer say, "Fans, welcome back Ryan Johansen," before the game, or during an intermission. It would have drawn some cheers and a few boos, and i...
Mike Smith Not A Fan Of The Concussion Protocol
from Bob McManaman of azcentral,
Mike Smith didn’t allow a single goal that counted in practice on Tuesday, but the Coyotes goalie was still hopping mad a day after being removed from Monday night’s game against the visiting...
Video- Petr Mrazek Now A Bad Goal Of The Night Candidate
from Craig Button of TSN,
Who is the best hockey player currently not skating in the NHL?
Clayton Keller, the creative centre with Boston University, tops our list of the Top 50 NHL-affiliated prospects. Keller’s sleight of hand is ...