Thanks to the NHL Officials Association, Antoine Vermette’s suspension for slashing a referee won’t be reduced. Vermette idiotically took a swing at an official after a faceoff last month. The slash earned him an abuse of official penalty, an ejection and a 10-game suspension from the league. Looking to get his suspension reduced, Vermette appealed the […]
The Minnesota Wild are all-in. In a stunning move, Minnesota acquired Martin Hanzal (and Ryan White) for a steep package: It’s a nice addition for Minnesota without factoring in the cost. Hanzal is a solid two-way center with scoring touch. In 51 games, Hanzal’s got 15 goals and 26 points on an offensively challenged Coyotes roster. […]
Don’t count Shane Doan among the group thinking the Coyotes got the better of the recent Martin Hanzal trade.
Mitch Marner sat out his fifth straight game on Satuday with an upper-body injury, failing to impress Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock. Babcock expressed frustration about Marner’s absence, telling media members Marner looked like “the best player” at practice. He was unsure why Marner was forced to sit. Babcock is reportedly frustrated with the medical […]
Blake Wheeler was left questioning the decision making of the Department of Player’s Safety’s and their inconsistency following a string of similar hits with different penalties. Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba earned a two-game suspension for a check to the head of Senators forward Mark Stone. On the flip side, Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin wasn’t […]
Drew Miller would be more than happy to leave the Detroit Red Wings. The 33-year-old veteran was demoted to the AHL this month following ongoing struggles. Miller has scored just five goals and one assist in 35 games. Miller outright admitted to Peter J Wallner of MLive.com that he’s hoping to get dealt during the upcoming […]
An interesting new hitch not discussed after the NHL decided to make goalie pants smaller was the potential risk of injury. Smaller equipment created newly exposed areas without padding. Montreal Canadiens goaltenders Carey Price and Al Montoya both know the emerging issue a bit too well. Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports Price and Montoya chatted […]
Toronto is paying homage to their pre-Maple Leafs roots. The team announced they’ll wear Toronto St. Pats jerseys on March. 18th. Before becoming the Maple Leafs, the organization was known as the St. Pats from 1919-1927, winning a Stanley Cup in 1927. The look is a throwback design on their old shirts. What do you […]
The Vegas Golden Knights are getting ready to assemble a roster. Golden Knights general manager George McPhee talked with Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. He said he’d like to a build a team similar to the high-flying mid-2000’s Washington Capitals. “I’ve built high-flying teams in the past, offensive, entertaining teams and would like to […]
Roberto Luongo has had a rough go of things in net for the Florida Panthers as of late. Head coach Tom Rowe believes his struggles have amounted to one thing: Being unlucky. Luongo has allowed 32 goals in his last nine games, including 11 in his last three. On Wednesday night in San Jose, Luongo […]
Mike Comrie is reportedly being investigated by police over a rape allegation, according to TMZ.com. According to reports, Comrie met with the unnamed accuser at a Los Angeles bar on Saturday, where they went back to his apartment. She claims that while there Comrie raped her multiple times. TMZ reports sources close to Comrie allege […]
What was Antoine Vermette thinking? The Anaheim Ducks forward slashed an official during tonight’s game against the Minnesota Wild. What provoked him? It appeared Vermette didn’t like the way the official dropped the puck, so he gave him a whack with his stick – a big no, no.
Jack Edwards has got jokes. The Boston Bruins play-by-play announcer was calling the B’s matchup against the San Jose Sharks, when he noted Ryan Carpenter went to Bowling Green University. Referencing recent comments made from Donald Trump aide Kellyanne Conway, Edwards commented that Carpenter somehow survived the non-existent Bowling Green Massacre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZusaswEBH4 “Three years at […]
The NHL trade deadline is just over two weeks away and the hot stove is starting to warm up. Which contenders will bolster their rosters for a Stanley Cup run? Which disappointments will look to unload veterans and big contracts in an attempt to reshuffle? And how many of those deals will make sense? Most […]
Robin Lehner has never been one to hold back his emotions and following the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, the Sabres goaltender ripped his team’s effort.