The NHL has a long and storied existence. Legendary teams, lines and players serve as a reminder of days gone by while today’s players continue to forge the legacy left behind by the pioneers of our beloved game. Like any legendary player, their contributions to the record books survive the test of time. Whether they […]
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Tomas Hertl will miss the rest of the season for the San Jose Sharks with a serious knee injury. The Sharks said Thursday that Hertl tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee during the first period of a loss the previous night against the Vancouver Canucks. Hertl is the […]
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Just before he heads to the tunnel after a win, Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins gets a running start and leaps into the arms of captain Nick Foligno in joyful celebration. The “jump hug” is a big thing in Columbus these days — just like Elvis. The 25-year-old Latvian rookie, all […]
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After years of failing to draft and develop their own prospects beyond the first round, the Edmonton Oilers are finally on the right track. Ethan Bear, Caleb Jones and Kailer Yamamoto all graduated to the NHL this season, and they could be joined by the next group of Oilers prospects in the next year or […]
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Currently, we live in a world where instant gratification is a part of our everyday lives. If we are in search of unknown information, we simply reach for a device, plug some text into a search bar, and receive our answer. When we need to get in touch with someone, we can immediately do so […]
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In what appears to be perfect timing, the Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Zack Kassian to a four-year contract extension with an annual average salary of $3.2 million per season. The news was first broken by Bob McKenzie of TSN and while the Edmonton Oilers have not confirmed the signing as of this writing, it […]
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Bruce Cassidy watched from afar as coach after NHL coach was shown the door. A lot of good ones, too. All in the span of eight weeks. It started when the Toronto Maple Leafs fired Mike Babcock on Nov. 20 and culminated with the Vegas Golden Knights axing Gerard Gallant — the man responsible for leading the franchise […]
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The New York Islanders’ franchise cornerstone, Mathew Barzal, is a restricted free agent (RFA) after the season. Many have analyzed how much the two-time All-Star will make this offseason, and it comes as no surprise that the Islanders want to lock up Barzal for the future. But what should both sides do? (from ‘Mat Barzal’s […]
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On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced a five-year contract extension worth just over $4 million annually with defenseman Marcus Pettersson. The 23-year-old was a pending restricted free agent making just under $875,000 this season. The new deal also includes a modified no-trade clause in the 2023-24 and 2024-25 campaigns. Since being acquired from the Anaheim […]
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Henrik Lundqvist debuted for the New York Rangers in 2005, and now, 15 years later, he is still playing for the Blueshirts. However, Lundqvist is 37 years old and he hasn’t gotten a start in goal in the past four games. The strong play of 23-year-old Alexandar Georgiev and 24-year-old Igor Shesterkin has earned both […]
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