Marner could be used as a defenseman for the Maple Leafs, Keefe says

Marner could be used as a defenseman for the Maple Leafs, Keefe says

TORONTO — Mitchell Marner could be used as a defenseman during the regular season, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said on Thursday. “Throughout camp, he has been taking some reps on the back end, and he and I have been talking about it since before camp began,” Keefe said. In addition to playing right … Read more

Preseason Game Day: Preds vs. Lightning Preview

Preseason Game Day: Preds vs.  Lightning Preview

Who’s ready for bonus hockey in Smashville?! The Predators’ first preseason game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, originally scheduled to be played in Tampa on Thursday, will now be held in Nashville due to Hurricane Ian. The puck will drop Thursday at 7 pm CT at Bridgestone Arena, and the preseason game between Nashville and … Read more

Sept. 28: NHL Preseason Roundup

Sept.  28: NHL Preseason Roundup

Kadri signed a seven-year, $49 million contract ($7 million average annual value) with Calgary on Aug. 18. MacKenzie Weegar and Jonathan Huberdeau scored, and Brett Sutter and Michael Stone each had a goal and an assist for the Flames. Jacob Markstrom made 12 saves in two periods before being replaced by Dustin Wolfwho stopped all … Read more

5 Hot Takes Headed into the NHL Season | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

5 Hot Takes Headed into the NHL Season |  News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

Mitchell Leff/Getty Images The phrase “hot take,” represents a few things these days. To me, it’s still best defined as something that could happen, but isn’t particularly likely to happen. For reference, if you were to predict any team that landed in the 2021-22 regular season top five as this year’s Stanley Cup Champion, I’d … Read more

NHL Burning Questions: Seattle Kraken

NHL Burning Questions: Seattle Kraken

Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports This is the newest edition of THN.com’s Burning Questions series, an ongoing feature where we ask three crucial questions about each NHL franchise. In today’s file, we’re posing three burning questions for the Seattle Kraken. THREE BURNING QUESTIONS FOR THE KRAKEN IN 2022-23: 1. The Kraken couldn’t be much worse than … Read more

NHL announces 2022 Stanley Award winners

NHL announces 2022 Stanley Award winners

The NHL announced the 2022 Stanley Award winners during a live virtual show on Wednesday. The six categories — Game Presentation of the Year, Best Marketing Campaign, Best Social Impact and Growth Initiatives, Social Media Club of the Year, Best Sponsorship Activation and Best Ticketing Initiative — aim to recognize achievements, creativity and results across … Read more

Oettinger set for responsibility of being Stars’ No. 1 goalie

Oettinger set for responsibility of being Stars' No.  1 goalie

The goalie signed a three-year, $12 million contract ($4 million average annual value) with the Dallas Stars on Sept. 1, and he is their No. 1 entering the season. It’s quite the jump for the 23-year-old, who began last season fourth on the Stars’ goalie depth chart and playing in the American Hockey League but … Read more

Mailbag: Biggest challenge to Avalanche; most improved teams

Mailbag: Biggest challenge to Avalanche;  most improved teams

Who is the biggest threat to the Avs in the Central? — @punmasterrifkin I still think it’s the St. Louis Blues with stick taps to the Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars as well. But for now, it’s the Blues at the top of the list of the teams that pose the biggest challenge to the … Read more

Oettinger set for responsibility of being Stars’ No. 1 goalie

Oettinger set for responsibility of being Stars' No.  1 goalie

The goalie signed a three-year, $12 million contract ($4 million average annual value) with the Dallas Stars on Sept. 1, and he is their No. 1 entering the season. It’s quite the jump for the 23-year-old, who began last season fourth on the Stars’ goalie depth chart and playing in the American Hockey League but … Read more

No Love For Jack Edwards; NHL News And Rumors

Boston Bruins

Do the Boston Bruins really have the third-worst TV broadcast in the NHL? More on that, Boston Bruins and NHL news, as well as NHL trade rumors in the latest Boston Hockey Now Bruins Daily: Boston Bruins In a recent NHL broadcasting rankings poll by The Athletic, the NESN Boston Bruins broadcast duo of Jack … Read more