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John Tavares Wants To Continue Playing For The New York Islanders
from Emily Sadler of Sportsnet,
Tavares, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in July 2018, had a clear response when asked about a possible future with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
“I would not count on that,” Ta...
All George McPhee
from Tal Pinchevsky of ESPN,
ESPN.com: How many resumes have you received so far?
GM: I'll bet that I've had 600-700 texts, 300-400 emails, 60-70 phone calls. It's been unreal. What's difficult is you let people know you'll get back to th...
Afternoon Line- Matt Duchene
On trade rumours:
"We're a team that has not been where we want to be the last couple years," he said. "Hopefully we get it back together this year, but if things don't go that way I'm sure they'll be looking to make some big changes.
Block A Shot Or Not
from Travis Yost of TSN,
One of the discussion points I’ve found interesting over the years is whether it’s better for short-handed teams to set up in the defensive zone for the purpose of blocking shots versus setting up false sh...
Would Evander Kane Be A Fit In Vancouver?
from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,
Make a play for Kane, and many believe he can’t and won’t change his off-ice demeanour. At one point Monday, a TSN 1040 poll showed 56 per cent of 700 respondents didn’t want the Can...
All John Chayka
from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,
NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news.
NHL Announces Live Streaming Of Local Broadcasts With Fox Sports Regional Networks
NEW YORK (July 25, 2016) – FOX Sports Regional Networks will begin live streaming local NHL® telecasts beginning with the upcoming 2016-17 season, the National Hockey League (NHL) and FOX Sports announced today.
As part of a new multi-...
Afternoon Line- Cam Talbot
I don’t think we’re that far off from making the playoffs, to be honest with you. I think one more piece [on defence] and we’ve got all the talent up front we’ve always had and added more talent via free agency and the draf...
A Bridge Deal May Be Best For Jacob Trouba In Winnipeg
from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun,
... That's why a bridge of a season or two still seems to make the most sense right now.
If Trouba can continue to log big minutes and increase his offensive production, the Jets will be happy to pay hi...
All About Plus/Minus
from Mike Commito of Sportsnet,
Plus-minus is the most polarizing statistic in hockey. There’s no quicker way to draw battle lines in the hockey community than by starting a dialogue about plus-minus. Some still look to it as a way to m...
Mark Giordano On The Changes In Calgary
Flames captain Mark Giordano was a guest on Boomer & Pinder on Sportsnet 960 The FAN Monday and he talked about the club’s off-season changes.
Giordano was asked if he felt it was time for a change in reference t...
The Philadelphia Flyers Announce A Four-Year Deal With Brayden Schenn
from the Philadelphia Flyers,
The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with forward Brayden Schenn, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
Schenn is coming off a career year in 2015...
Marshall Johnston Can Now Relax
from Austin Monteith of the Grand Forks Herald,
Player. Coach. Scouting director. General manager.
Marshall Johnston did it all.
And all while spending his summers and more along the shores of Lake Bemidji.
Johnston recently retir...
An NHL Game Per Week Will Be Streamed On Twitter
from Andrew Liptak of The Verge,
Twitter is going to start live-steaming games from Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League, in addition to a new nightly show called The Rally in conjunction with 120 Sports.
The games will be...
Murray Craven Keeps Busy Behind The Scenes In Las Vegas
from Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,
Murray Craven turned 52 last Thursday. But he was too busy to celebrate.
Figuratively speaking, he has so much on his plate, there’s no room for birthday cake.
The former NHL play...
Morning Line- Andrei Markov
"I wish P.K. only the best and good luck with his new team. "P.K. is a great person, a great guy, a great hockey player. He's just enjoying his life, having fun. You have to know the kind of person and player he is.
"It's not always easy playi...
Advanced stats and ‘eyeball tests’ can live together
Among the Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons' notes:
This has not been the summer of analytics in hockey: This has been the summer of an escalating tug of war between old school thinkers and the numbers zealots.
There were high-profile numbers f...
Praising Brad Richards
The New York Post's Larry Brooks spends a fair portion of his Saturday notebook discussing the purported plan for a single-team arena to be used by the New York Islanders, but he finishes with this:
Brad Richards, who announced his retirement...