during Game Two of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on June 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida.

Report: St. Louis Blues no longer interested in Jonathan Drouin

Back at the beginning of January, Jonathan Drouin requested a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Since then, he’s been suspended by his club and he’s been connected to a variety of teams in the ol’ rumor mill. One of the teams believed to be the closest to making an actual offer for the for […]

during the NHL game at Gila River Arena on February 13, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

Three NHL players who can cement their legacy like Peyton Manning

On Sunday, Peyton Manning won his second Super Bowl and cemented himself into a higher pantheon of NFL quarterbacks. Parlaying this into the NHL, who are the players that stand to gain the most from winning a Stanley Cup this year? Sidney Crosby The criticism around Crosby has been very intense as the Penguins have […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27:  Milan Lucic #17 of the Los Angeles Kings reacts to a 4-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche at Staples Center on January 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Pending UFA Milan Lucic would like to “finish of my career” in LA

The Los Angeles Kings and Milan Lucic are talking an extension. The power forward, who was acquired on draft day in a trade with the Boston Bruins, told Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times while extension talks have just begun, he wants to remain a member of the Kings for the rest of his career. “Nothing to […]

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Dustin Byfuglien #33 of the Winnipeg Jets waits for a faceoff during the third period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 2014 in New York City.  The Jets defeated the Rangers 1-0 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

How will Dustin Byfuglien’s extension effect the Jets?

Recently it was announced that the Winnipeg Jets signed Dustin Byfuglien to a five-year extension with an AAV of $7.6 million, bringing the contract to a total of $38 million. It was a number that had been bandied about for quite some time as the team was trying to come to terms with the big defenseman. […]

at Honda Center on January 6, 2016 in Anaheim, California.

Toronto Maple Leafs trade Dion Phaneuf to Ottawa Senators in 9-player blockbuster

We have a blockbuster trade in the NHL. The Ottawa Senators have acquired defenseman Dion Phaneuf, forward Matt Frattin, prospects Casey Bailey, Ryan Rupert and Cody Donaghey from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Jared Cowen, forwards Colin Greening and Milan Michalek, prospect Tobias Lindberg as well as a second-round pick in 2017 NHL […]

MONTREAL, QC - MAY 17:  Dale Weise #22 of the Montreal Canadiens skates against the New York Rangers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 17, 2014 in Montreal, Canada. The Rangers defeated the Canadiens 7-2.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Canadiens and Sharks starting to gauge trade market

The NHL trade deadline is less than a month away, and teams starting to fall out of contention are beginning to assess where they’re at in preparation. One of those teams, the Montreal Canadiens, who accomplished the rare feat of falling out contention despite being among the best teams to start the season, are considering becoming […]


Jason LaBarbera’s goalie mask is a tribute to The Rock

Goalie masks in hockey allow a rare opportunity for an athlete to express themselves as a part of their official uniform. In the case of Jason LaBarbera, the masks allow him to pay tribute to some of his favorite wrestlers from the WWE. Skating in the AHL within Philadelphia’s organization, LaBarbera needed a new helmet and he […]

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 11:  Head coach Mike Yeo of the Minnesota Wild looks on from the bench during the second period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on December 11, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Minnesota Wild say Mike Yeo’s job is safe

The Minnesota Wild are spiraling out of control in the Central Division and blame is being thrown in numerous directions for the team’s slide. They’ve lost nine of their last 10 games and they hardly resemble the team which many believed could be a legitimate contender. Questions are being asked of head coach Mike Yeo, and […]

SUNRISE, FL - FEBRUARY 4: Derek MacKenzie #17 of the Florida Panthers is congratulated by teammates after scoring a second period goal against the Detroit Red Wings at the BB&T Center on February 4, 2016 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Florida Panthers attendance is up 30% compared to last year

The Florida Panthers are holding on to a relatively narrow lead in the Atlantic Division and hockey fans around the NHL are starting to see the club as legitimate contenders. As the Panthers continue to put on impressive displays on the ice, Florida residents are taking notice and attendance is improving. Usually when we discuss […]

during Game Three of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center on June 8, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

A sleeping giant is awakening in Tampa Bay

The 2015-16 season has not been what Tampa Bay Lightning faithful would’ve hoped for. After advancing all the way to Game Six of the Stanley Cup Final last year, the Lightning were expected to be just as good, if not better this year. That hasn’t remotely been the case. After scoring a league-leading 262 goals […]

NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 31:  Roberto Luongo #1 of the Florida Panthers makes a save during the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Final Game between the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference at Bridgestone Arena on January 31, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hockey Tweets of the Week – Week 18

Yes kids, it’s another edition of Hockey Tweets of the Week! And this past week is probably the most twitter friendly of all the weeks of the season, as we have All-Star Weekend to look back on. And it was a pretty eventful weekend: PK Jagr Ya gotta love the Jaromir Jagr impression by PK […]

SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens reacts to third period action against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on December 29, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Canadiens 3-1. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Michel Therrien: Canadiens are aware they’re in tough shape for playoffs

After riding high to start the season, the Montreal Canadiens have completely imploded. As I’ve covered in-depth before, losing Carey Price, questionable coaching decisions and a lack of goals has decimated a squad which once posted an NHL-est 17-4-2 record to lead the NHL. For a slumping Montreal squad, last night against the Buffalo Sabres was […]

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Dennis Wideman suspended 20 games for hitting linesman

The National Hockey League has suspended Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman for 20 games for knocking over a linesman according to Bob Mckenzie of TSN. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj4PoDrqv-E During the play, Wideman gets crunched across the boards and gets up and starts skating towards linesman Don Henderson. Wideman slogs his way to the bench before shockingly bumping […]

SUNRISE, FL - JANUARY 23: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning chases Aaron Ekblad #5 of the Florida Panthers as he circles the net with the puck at the BB&T Center on January 23, 2016 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Lightning 5-2. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Barry Trotz compares Aaron Ekblad to Hall of Fame defensemen

Ahead of the Washington Capitals matchup against the Florida Panthers tonight, Caps head coach Barry Trotz offered the highest praise imaginable to Panthers defensemen Aaron Ekblad, saying he has “Hall of Fame talent.” Trotz told George Richards of the Miami Herald that Ekblad is going to be the face of the league one day. “He’s going […]