in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on May 03, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

Report: Islanders are looking at two locations to build a new arena

According to Newsday, the New York Islanders are examining two locations to build a potential new arena for the team to call home. It’s been long reported that the Islanders – along with their fans – aren’t pleased with their current home in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center and they’re exploring possible options which could take the team to […]

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 03:  Dennis Wideman #6 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on November 3, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 6-3.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The NHL fired the arbitrator who handled the Dennis Wideman dispute

As some of you may remember, Dennis Wideman hit a referee this past season and it sparked a million think pieces about whether or not what happened was the right thing. He was initially suspended for 20 games, but after multiple appeals the sentence was reduced to 10 games. It apparently wasn’t to commissioner Gary Bettman’s liking […]

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Retired Brad Richards will be paid by the Rangers until 2025-26

Brad Richards may have retired, but he’ll still be getting paid handsomely – and regularly – as he starts a new phase of his career. General Fanager reports Richards will earn more than $5 million next season from the New York Rangers following his 2014 buyout and will be paid a total of $14.55 million for the next […]


Sabres’ Evander Kane arrested after turning himself in over bar incident

Evander Kane was arrested on Friday in Buffalo, turning himself into police. According to WGRZ and the Buffalo News, the Buffalo Sabres forward was charged with four separate counts of non-criminal harassment and one count of misdemeanor criminal trespass. The incident appeared to be connected to allegations from nearly a month ago, where Kane was accused […]


Monahan willing to take less money on long-term deal to help Flames compete

Sean Monahan is one of the premier young talents in the NHL. The 21-year-old has scored 21+ goals in his first three seasons, scoring 27 goals and 63 points in 2015-16. Monahan has more than proven he’s a core piece for the Flames and currently he’s a restricted free agent. The Flames forward told TSN he wanted […]

NEW YORK - APRIL 04: Sticks and the puck photogarphed during a faceoff between the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers on April 4, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Analyzing the 2016-17 NHL schedule based on tired and rested teams

It’s tradition for hockey fans and analysts to start breaking down the upcoming NHL schedule the moment it’s released. Aside from looking at all of the future matchups, the usual talking points involve road trips and back-to-back games. While these may help identify stretches which may be the most trying for a team, they don’t […]

OTTAWA, ON - NOVEMBER 14: Mika Zibanejad #93 of the Ottawa Senators battles for position against Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on November 14, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Derick Brassard;Mika Zibanejad

Who won the Zibanejad-Brassard trade?

Save for a random minor hockey trade, the hockey news tends to slow down a fair bit over the summer. Hockey fans rejoiced as Derick Brassard of the New York Rangers and a 2018 seventh-round pick were traded to the Senators for Mika Zibanejad and a 2018 second-round pick. As far as mid-July trades go, this […]

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11:  Anna Shibanova #70 of Russia celebrates with teammate Anna Prugova #1 after defeating Team Japan 2 to 1 in their Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group B game on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Report: Russian hockey players involved in doping scandal

Russia faces a possible ban from the Olympics due to an alleged Government-operated doping scandal and it appears hockey players were also involved in the cover-up. According to Slava Malamud, WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) found between 16 and 17 drug samples from the Russian hockey team that were either tampered with or disappeared. The results are […]

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Phil Kessel brought the Stanley Cup to a children’s hospital

Confirmed: Phil Kessel is a good dude. The Pittsburgh Penguins star had his day with the Stanley Cup on Monday and decided to bring hockey’s most prestigious trophy to a children’s hospital. Kessel showed up to the SickKids hospital in Toronto to give some youngsters the chance to meet him and take pictures with the […]

TAMPA, FL - MAY 18:  Alex Killorn #17 of the Tampa Bay Lightning looks on prior to Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 18, 2016 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Yzerman makes first offseason misstep with seven-year Alex Killorn deal

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced on Sunday that they avoided arbitration with forward Alex Killorn and signed him to an eight-year deal, worth $31.5 million. Get ready! Killer’s back for seven more years as a Bolt ⚡️ 📝: — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning)

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 08:  Jordin Tootoo #20 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Philadelphia Flyers on March 8, 2015 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook helped recruit Jordin Tootoo to the Blackhawks

Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook used their star power to recruit somebody to the Chicago Blackhawks and the player might surprise you. According to Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times, the two Chicago defensemen lobbied general manager Stan Bowman to sign enforcer Jordin Tootoo. The three players all live in Kelowna, British Columbia, so being […]

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Video: P.K. Subban sings Johnny Cash at a Nashville bar

When a personality like P.K. Subban is apart of your league, it is something you have to cherish. He is compelling and bold in a league filled with mostly boring and bland players. When you inject him into a city like Nashville, you are bound to get some pretty good results.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03:  Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders (l) celebrates his second goal of the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at 2:27 of the third period on the powerplay in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on May 03, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders plan to spend up to the cap maximum

New York Islanders owner Jon Ledecky wants to see the team play competitive hockey and he’s willing to spend some money in order to make it happen. Ledecky, who along with Scott Malkin has the team’s majority ownership, spoke with the New York Daily News about their commitment to make the Islanders great again. Ledecky stated that GM […]


The NHL should copy the NBA’s Summer League

Each summer NHL insiders gleefully leave to go to their cottages. The lack of NHL news means that there is no demand for their services. It is a boring time for hardcore hockey fans and leaves a bunch wanting more. Outside of some highlights from development camps, there isn’t much to discuss. Meanwhile the NBA, […]


Video: Devils prospect J.D. Dudek scores an incredible shootout goal

Development camps around the NHL have produced some pretty incredible shootout goals this summer. This one from Josh Wilkins and this one from Alexander Nylander may have raised the bar for what’s possible in the skills competition, but New Jersey Devils prospect J.D. Dudek had his own tricks up his sleeve. Check out this insane […]