NHL News & Notes: Nelson, Senators Head Coach & More

report this ad In today’s News & Notes, Brock Nelson has signed a long-term contract extension, the Ottawa Senators have hired D.J. Smith as their new head coach and Mike Modano has been hired by the Minnesota Wild. Nelson Signs Extension The New York Islanders have signed Nelson to a six-year contract extension worth $36 […]

NHL News & Notes: Krueger, Heponiemi & More

report this ad In today’s News & Notes, the Buffalo Sabres have hired Ralph Krueger as their new head coach, the Florida Panthers have signed Aleksi Hopniemi to a three-year entry-level contract and the Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Kasper Bjorkqvist to an entry-level contract. Sabres Hire Krueger as Coach The Sabres would make arguably the […]

The Grind Line: Yzerman’s Cup Contending Plan for the Red Wings

report this ad What’s The Grind Line? Apart from the once-famous line of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty, The Grind Line is also The Hockey Writers’ weekly column about the Detroit Red Wings. Rachel Anderson and Tony Wolak are the muckers who makeup THW’s forechecking unit and sound off […]

NHL News & Notes: Thompson, Hyman & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Montreal Canadiens have signed Nate Thompson to an extension, Zach Hyman is set to undergo ACL surgery and Joe Pavelski is day-to-day. Thompson Signs Contract Extension While the last eight teams in the NHL are preparing for the second round of the playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens are one of […]

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety – A Model of Inconsistency

report this ad Personally, I think it’s been one of the best years in a while when it comes to supplemental discipline handed down from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety (DoPS). For the most part, they’ve been consistent and relatively fair in terms of who they suspend and for how long. Players like Evgeni […]

NHL News & Notes: Kadri, Vigneault, Simmonds & More

report this ad In today’s News & Notes, Nazem Kadri has been suspended, the Philadelphia Flyers have hired Alain Vigneault as their head coach, the Nashville Predators will be without Wayne Simmonds and Brian Boyle for a while and Joe Thornton will have a hearing for an illegal check to the head. Kadri Suspended for […]

NHL News & Notes: Bruins, McLellan & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Boston Bruins had some familiar faces back at practice on Friday, including Sean Kuraly, Todd McLellan is not expected to be the next coach in Buffalo and the Calgary Flames have signed Adam Ruzicka. Kuraly, Moore Skate, DeBrusk Absent Kuraly skated at Bruins’ practice with a stick in his […]

NHL News & Notes: Sather, Marlies Sign Brazeau & More

In today’s News & Notes, Glen Sather is transitioning roles with the New York Rangers, the Toronto Marlies have signed Justin Brazeau and the Columbus Blue Jackets recalled Adam Clendening and Alexandre Texier from the AHL. Related: NHL News & Notes: Senyshyn, Frederic, Karlsson & More Sather to Transition Away From Rangers’ President Change is […]

Coyotes Weekly: Season on Life Support

report this ad After suffering a brutal home loss to the 30th-place Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday evening in Glendale, the Arizona Coyotes are on the brink of elimination from playoff contention. They’ll need a miracle over the final two games in order to qualify for the postseason. We’ll get to the specifics later, but […]