West Notes: Zegras, Binnington, Quick

West Notes: Zegras, Binnington, Quick

Despite some of the on-ice drama Trevor Zegras causes with his goals, there won’t be any off-ice drama this season regarding a contract extension. During media availability today, Anaheim Ducks general manager Pat Verbeek said that he’ll wait until after the 2022-23 season ends to work out a contract extension with the team’s budding no. … Read more

2022-23 NHL Calder Trophy predictions, odds, picks for Rookie of the Year

2022-23 NHL Calder Trophy predictions, odds, picks for Rookie of the Year

Commercial Content, 21+ The race for the Calder Trophy in the NHL is usually wide open. Like in MLB or the NFL, the betting market is basically shaped by preseason hype from the media and fans. There are always going to be prospects that have fanbases and the media all giddy, but the truth is … Read more

Kings season preview: Fiala added to mix of savvy veterans, youthful core

Kings season preview: Fiala added to mix of savvy veterans, youthful core

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps opening soon, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Los Angeles Kings. Coach: Todd McLellan (fourth season) Last season: 44-27-11, third in Pacific Division; lost … Read more

Injury Updates: Keller, Turcotte, Perfetti

Injury Updates: Keller, Turcotte, Perfetti

While Coyotes forward Clayton Keller won’t be ready to play at the start of the preseason, he told NHL.com’s Tom Gulitti that he expects to be ready for Arizona’s season opener on October 13th. The 24-year-old was well on his way to a career last season with 63 points in 65 games but at the … Read more

Sizing Up The Goaltender Market

Sizing Up The Goaltender Market

With training camps on the horizon, there are still some goaltending situations around the NHL that are unsettled. Accordingly, those teams may be planning on picking up a second goaltender on waivers during the preseason as Montreal did with Samuel Montembeault last season. With that in mind, let’s examine who might be looking for a … Read more

Which Veteran Goalie Will Sign The Biggest Contract Next Offseason?

Which Veteran Goalie Will Sign The Biggest Contract Next Offseason?

The goalie market this offseason was a busy one, with many teams looking to address their needs, but seeming to find fewer options than there were spots to fill. Some teams who had the need for several years were able to finally address it, like the Edmonton Oilers signing of All Star Jack Campbell and … Read more

Stephens: What to expect from our Southern California hockey coverage

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For years, I’ve been fond of saying that there needs to be three of me in order to properly handle my daily existence. I’ve told my wife this and she really didn’t understand it at first. It took some time, but I think she’s come around somewhat to what I meant by that. I think. … Read more

Jablonski, Kings staffer who is paralyzed, comes out as gay

Jablonski, Kings staffer who is paralyzed, comes out as gay

Jack Jablonski, who has been paralyzed for more than 10 years due to an accident in a high school hockey game, came out as gay on Wednesday. “To my friends, supporters and anyone who has come across my story; while this has been a long time coming, it has not been an easy journey to … Read more

Dach, Sharks Rookie Tournament, Stadium Series

Dach, Sharks Rookie Tournament, Stadium Series

After being originally reported by Sportsnet’s Eric Engels last weekhis colleague Elliotte Friedman confirmed the original report today on the 32 Thoughts podcast. Echoing the fact that the Canadiens and Dach are close to signing Dach to a four-year contract, he added that the team is likely working on other moves before making the deal … Read more