2022-23 Pittsburgh Penguins season preview: Jarry and DeSmith ride again

2022-23 Pittsburgh Penguins season preview: Jarry and DeSmith ride again

After looking at the forwards and then the defensemen in our Penguins’ season preview, it’s now onto the men in the big pads that stand in front of fast moving pucks. NHL goalies It is an odd thing to say that the goaltending was mostly strong last year, considering that the Penguins’ season ended primarily … Read more

Capitals players say they will ‘miss Sammy and Vitek’ as the two young goaltenders move on with other teams

Capitals players say they will 'miss Sammy and Vitek' as the two young goaltenders move on with other teams

The National Hockey League can be a harsh business. Playing a kid’s game as an adult can net a king’s ransom, but it also means being treated like a commodity and having to leave your friendships at the door. Capitals players are experiencing the latter as they transition into a new year. Over the offseason, … Read more

Hughes focused on more goals, having a shot-first mentality for the Canucks

Hughes focused on more goals, having a shot-first mentality for the Canucks

Roman Jose thought for a moment. During the NHL North American Player Media Tour in Las Vegas on Sept. 16, the Nashville Predators defenseman was asked to name the most under-appreciated player in the NHL. His answer? Quinn Hughes. Josi called the Vancouver Canucks defenseman “awesome” and “amazing,” raving about how well Hughes skates and … Read more

What do the New York Rangers do with Libor Hajek

What do the New York Rangers do with Libor Hajek

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 27: Libor Hajek #25 of the New York Rangers skates against the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden on April 27, 2022 in New York City. The Canadiens defeated the Rangers 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Gerard Gallant suggests his Rangers top nine ahead of training camp by … Read more

DATER: Nathan MacKinnon Gets Best Of Both Worlds With New Avalanche Contract

MacKinnon Avalanche

Nathan MacKinnon today can say he’s the highest-paid player in the NHL, which is something that gives him inner justice and peace, after being known by many as the biggest bargain in all of pro sports – ie, he might have taken too light of an offer on his last deal, at least in hindsight. … Read more

Rangers Training Camp Day One: 8 observations from a Kid Line reunion to Panarin-Trocheck joining forces

The Athletic

There were nerves. There were goals. There were a few goalie bumps, followed by the goalie smashing his stick on the glass. The first day of Rangers training camp wasn’t eventful, which is very much a good thing — Igor Shesterkin did get jostled a couple of times and didn’t like it, but no one … Read more

New York Rangers already loaded for blockbuster deal at trade deadline

New York Rangers already loaded for blockbuster deal at trade deadline

When the New York Rangers traded defenseman Nils Lundkvist to the Dallas Stars in exchange for a conditional first round and a fourth round pick, it added another valuable asset they can use at the next trade deadline. Here’s a where their 2023 Draft Picks stand: First Round (2) Second Round (1) Third Round (1) … Read more

Betting odds and picks for MVP

Betting odds and picks for MVP

Commercial Content, 21+ One theme in the NHL this season is that quality goalies are scarce. Stanley Cup favorites such as Colorado, Florida, Toronto, and Edmonton all enter the 2022-23 season with serious questions about their goaltending, while other fringe contenders, including Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Minnesota, Vegas, and Boston, could also be in hot water … Read more

LeBrun: Barry Trotz ‘following everything’ as he awaits right time for NHL return

The Athletic

It has been nearly 40 years since a hockey season arrived without Barry Trotz coaching somewhere. Think about that. The 60-year-old started his coaching career in 1984 and never looked back. Until now. This offseason, Trotz decided, the time had finally come for a break. That choice came after long deliberation, and to some degree, … Read more

Peter Laviolette’s first lines of Training Camp

Peter Laviolette's first lines of Training Camp

The Washington Capitals took the ice bright and early for the second day of Training Camp on Friday. The first group to skate was made up almost entirely of players expected to hit the ice for the first game of the regular season. Head coach Peter Laviolette gave us the first glimpse of what his … Read more