NHL Rumors: Blues, Blackhawks, Flames, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates out of St. Louis where Patrick Maroon is finding he may not get what he wants, the Chicago Blackhawks feel they are a much better team in better salary cap shape but might not be done yet and the Calgary Flames are looking for the right deals, […]

Blackhawks Roundtable: Shaw, Jokiharju, Lehner & More

report this ad With recent trades and free agent signings, the Chicago Blackhawks have certainly been quite active so far this offseason. Considering last summer the big acquisitions were Cam Ward, Chris Kunitz, and Brandon Manning, it’s reassuring to see general manager Stan Bowman make some bold and savvy moves for the 2019-20 season. On […]

4 NHL Backup Goalies Who Should Be Starters

report this ad One can argue that the hardest position to properly fill in hockey is the role of the backup goaltender. Not only do you need an NHL-caliber goalie who is able to perform without having a consistent playing schedule, but he also has to be good enough to step into the starting role […]

Isles’ Lehner Thriving After Facing Mental Health Issues

report this ad EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — A sign hangs above the door between the locker room and the ice at the New York Islanders’ practice facility that reads, “GET BETTER EVERY DAY.” It carries a powerful double meaning for Robin Lehner, who before the season disclosed his struggles with mental illness and is now […]

Hurricanes vs Islanders: Battle of the Goalie Tandems

report this ad The Carolina Hurricanes ousted the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. They won Game 7 on the road in a series where the home team had won every game up. It took two overtime periods in the seventh game but the Hurricanes did what few thought they could and won the game […]

NHL News & Notes: Price, Wheeler & More

report this ad In today’s News & Notes, Carey Price set the all-time win record for a Montreal Canadiens’ netminder, Blake Wheeler was absent from practice Wednesday and Robin Lehner returned to practice Related: NHL News & Notes: Eichel, Grzelcyk & Voracek Price Sets Canadiens’ Franchise Wins Record With his 3-1 victory against the Detroit […]

NHL News & Notes: Green, Lehner & More

In today’s News & Notes, Mike Green is out for the remainder of the season with a virus, Robin Lehner is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury and the New Jersey Devils will be without Nico Hischier and Jesper Bratt who are both dealing with injuries. Related: NHL News & Notes: Johansson, Ferland & More […]

NHL News & Notes: Marcus Johansson, Micheal Ferland & More

In today’s News & Notes, Marcus Johansson is still in the hospital after leaving Tuesday’s game with an injury, Micheal Ferland left the same game with an injury after fighting and Robin Lehner left Tuesday’s game with an injury. Related: NHL News & Notes: Sparks, Sutter & More Johansson Hospitalized After Big Hit In a season […]

Flames Options for Replacing Smith

The 2018-19 Calgary Flames are a terrific scoring team whose most likely fatal weakness remains in net. Namely, they need a more reliable backup or “1B” goalie than 36-year-old Mike Smith. In a 3-1 loss on Dec. 22 against the St. Louis Blues, Smith proved his doubters correct again, letting in two questionable goals. Calgary Flames […]