The offseason has been anything but normal around the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). With COVID-19 still hanging on, the league is paused and activity is down league-wide. However, all was not silent this week as the Windsor Spitfires made a pair of changes and the league made an announcement about 2020-21. A year ago, Spitfires’
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The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) has begun its training camps and hockey families across Canada begin development camps prior to their local tryouts at all levels — the traditional start of the hockey season is in full swing. Oddly, the NHL is about to begin the 2020 Stanley Cup Final and offseason moves
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With the NHL draft less than a month away, information about the Detroit Red Wings’ intentions with the fourth pick continues to trickle in. Beyond the draft, the Red Wings also have the 2020-21 season to plan for, although a lot of variables remain in play. What can fans expect the team to do this
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In this edition of Toronto Maple Leafs News & Rumors, I’ll share the news of a new coach hiring in Manny Malhotra, look at some insider scoop from St. Louis Blues hockey commentator Darren Pang about Alex Pietrangelo, and share some insights from hockey insider Darren Dreger that might shed some light on recent Frederik
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It was 2004 when the Tampa Bay Lightning last hoisted the Stanley Cup. The lineup then was stacked with talent, The offense included Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis, Brad Richards, and Cory Stillman, among others, and Dan Boyle and Pavel Kubina were standouts on the blue line. Between the pipes, goalie Nikolai Khabibulin was a
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The NHL says it will shut down for a period of 60 days based on CDC guidelines in the fight against Coronavirus.Author: Associated Press, Adam BenigniPublished: 2:14 PM EDT March 16, 2020Updated: 2:14 PM EDT March 16, 2020
NEW YORK — NHL players have been told they can return home and self-isolate there until the end of March while hockey is on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic. This signals a significant update on the league’s potential timeline to resume the season. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced last week the season was on pause and did not provide more specifics.
Hours of traffic, chaotic parking and food shortages made for a frustrating night, according to some upset fans.Author: Dacia Johnson (9NEWS)Published: 5:49 PM MST February 16, 2020Updated: 10:06 PM MST February 16, 2020
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The NHL Stadium Series outdoor hockey game on Saturday between the Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings had some uh, “hiccups,” if you will – and none of it had to do with the game itself other than the fact that the Avs lost.
HMSHost has proposed to build a new St. Louis Blues themed restaurant, the Blue Note Bar and Grill, to replace the Chili’s in Terminal 2. The St. Louis Blues are the defending NHL Champions and are hosting the NHL All-Star Game in January 2020.
In addition, HMSHost will also bring a new concept to Terminal 1’s C Concourse and upgrades and refurbishments other spots.
That’s the story of the latest NHL Power Rankings, which arrive just weeks ahead of the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and feature yet another significant shuffling of the top five — er, the top four behind this season’s longstanding front-runner, the Tampa Bay Lightning.
No one is catching Tampa (and no one’s been able to for a long, long time), but that doesn’t mean the contenders right behind the Lightning are done climbing the standings. As we sit in mid-March, in fact, you might be able to make the case for at least a half-dozen teams as the No. 2 to Tampa. No joke
The 32-year-old center has 391 goals and 609 assists in 848 games with the Penguins, who selected him with the No. 2 pick in the 2004 NHL Draft. He is the 88th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 points, the first since Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin on Nov. 30, 2017
“Like, finally. Last couple weeks I’m a little bit nervous,” Malkin said. “It’s like a little bit slow, but it’s finally over, 1,000. I breathe normally. Thanking my teammates. Special day for my family, my friends.”
Malkin assisted on a power-play goal by Sidney Crosby in the second period and on a power-play goal by Phil Kessel in the third.
TAMPA — Finally, after practice after practice, and interview after interview talking about it, F Mathieu Joseph made his NHL debut Saturday.
It was no surprise that he made the Lightning roster, not after the preseason and camp he put together. Joseph scored four goals in the preseason and finished with eight points. It seemed more likely than not that he would make the opening-day roster the further training camp progressed.
But from the time GM Julien BriseBois told Joseph, 21, he made the team out of camp until Saturday’s season opener against the Panthers at Amalie Arena, he had a full week to think about it.
A week filled with anticipation, nerves, excitement and … waiting.
Sitting in his locker-room stall hours before his debut, Joseph had to pause for several seconds to try to put into words what Saturday meant to him. CLICK PIC FOR ARTICLE
The gambling site Bodog released it’s over/under point projections for the NHL’s 31 teams in 2018-19, with Tampa Bay, Toronto, Winnipeg and Nashville expected to battle for the Presidents’ Trophy.
The bookies are betting on big things for Tampa Bay, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Nashville this season, not so much for Detroit, Ottawa, and Vancouver. The gambling site Bodog has released it’s over/under point projections for the NHL’s 31 teams in 2018-19, with the Lightning, Leafs, Jets, and Preds expected to battle for the Presidents’ Trophy.
The over/under point projections have been broken down by conference, with my best guess on whether each team will be OVER or UNDER their anticipated total….
Who will be the leading scorer in 2015? Alex or Sid?
LAS VEGAS — Four minutes to 2 a.m., down a few buttons on his pink button-down and high on a cocktail of athletic glory, Stella Artois, life itself and God-knows-what-other-liquids, Alex Ovechkin danced on the Hakkasan stage as confetti rained and lasers flashed, a few feet from both his friend Tiesto and the Stanley Cup, singing along to a pulsing, EDM version of The Outfield’s “Your Love.”
Well, what would you do in his shoes?
First, the Washington Capitals won the NHL championship Thursday night. And then, as their red-rocking fans were passing out in a fit of euphoria back East, they took full advantage of the location in which they claimed the franchise’s first Stanley Cup. They hit the club, prize in hand, and they partied.