How NHL players would change the Stanley Cup playoffs

How NHL players would change the Stanley Cup playoffs

Expansion of the Stanley Cup playoffs is my hill to die on. My last breaths will be spent mouthing the words “play … in … round.” I’ve explained my philosophy and procedures before in this column, but to reiterate: There are now 32 teams in the NHL. In the pre-Gary Bettman expansion era, 16 of … Read more

LeBrun: Senators are must-watch TV in 2022-23 — ‘the rebuild is over in Ottawa’

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The Ottawa Senators are entering must-watch TV territory. They’re going to be fun in 2022-23. Head coach DJ Smith might pull his hair out on some nights because his team will be on the wrong end of some of these entertaining affairs. That’s going to be the real challenge for a team loaded up front … Read more

LeBrun: Senators are must-watch TV in 2022-23 — ‘the rebuild is over in Ottawa’

The Athletic

The Ottawa Senators are entering must-watch TV territory. They’re going to be fun in 2022-23. Head coach DJ Smith might pull his hair out on some nights because his team will be on the wrong end of some of these entertaining affairs. That’s going to be the real challenge for a team loaded up front … Read more

East Notes: DeBrincat, Severson, Flyers Injuries

East Notes: DeBrincat, Severson, Flyers Injuries

When the Ottawa Senators traded the seventh-overall pick at the 2021 draft along with two other picks to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Alex DeBrincat, many assumed that the Senators were making the trade with the idea of ​​signing DeBrincat to a long-term extension. While that’s definitely Ottawa’s preferred option with their new winger, … Read more

Kane focused on the present, not the future with the Blackhawks

Kane focused on the present, not the future with the Blackhawks

CHICAGO — Patrick Kane said he’s not considering a future away from the Chicago Blackhawks despite being “crushed” by the trade of frequent linemate Alex DeBrincat. “To be honest, there hasn’t been much discussion about anything, even with my agent or my parents or my family,” the 33-year-old said Thursday, the first time he’s spoken … Read more

Senators season preview: DeBrincat-Stutzle-Giroux line should add punch

Senators season preview: DeBrincat-Stutzle-Giroux line should add punch

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps underway, 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 Ottawa Senators. Coach: DJ Smith (fourth season) Last season: 33-42-7, seventh in Atlantic Division; did not qualify … Read more

PK Subban, Zdeno Chara announce NHL retirements on the same day

PK Subban, Zdeno Chara announce NHL retirements on the same day

A pair of Norris Trophy winners announced their retirements from the NHL on Tuesday morning. PK Subban revealed on social media he was leaving the league after 13 seasons, right after Zdeno Chara posted on Instagram that he was hanging up his skates after 24 seasons, signing a one-day deal to retire with the Bruins. … Read more

Zdeno Chara, 45, announces NHL retirement, signing a one-day deal with the Boston Bruins

Zdeno Chara, 45, announces NHL retirement, signing a one-day deal with the Boston Bruins

Zdeno Charathe hulking defenseman who captained the Boston Bruins to their sixth Stanley Cup, announced Tuesday he is retiring from the NHL. The 45-year-old finishes his career with 209 goals and 680 points in 1,680 games over 24 seasons with the New York Islanders, Ottawa SenatorsBruins and Washington Capitals before returning to the Isles for … Read more

Zdeno Chara Retires After Remarkable 25-Year Career

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Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports One of the best defenders of the modern era is officially hanging them up. Following 25 remarkable years in the NHL that will almost certainly lead to an induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, Zdeno Chara announced his retirement from the game of hockey on Tuesday morning, stepping away from … Read more

NHL rookie camp standouts: Who impressed in Buffalo, Penticton and Traverse City?

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NHL training camps officially opened this past weekend, with rookie tournaments taking place across the NHL landscape. Today we discuss who stood out at three of the main events: the tournament in Buffalo featuring Boston, Montreal, New Jersey, Ottawa and Pittsburgh; the tournament in Penticton, BC, with Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Vancouver; and Traverse City, … Read more