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

The 56 Players at the 2022 New Jersey Devils Training Camp

The 56 Players at the 2022 New Jersey Devils Training Camp

Training camp for the veterans and the rookies has started this morning for the New Jersey Devils. The team released their roster. It looks like, well, everyone else’s training camp roster this week. A group much larger than 23 players consisting of NHL veterans, NHL rookies, players hoping to be NHL players, AHL players, and … Read more

Buffalo Sabers To Name Captain Prior To Regular Season

Buffalo Sabers To Name Captain Prior To Regular Season

The Buffalo Sabers haven’t officially had a captain since just prior to this season when they stripped the title from the injured Jack Eichel prior to an early-season trade to the Vegas Golden Knights. That year-long absence will come to an end soon, though, as newly-extended general manager Kevin Adams told reporters today that the … Read more

Day 1! Butterflies, Scrimmage Notes & Arvidsson/Durzi Updates + Players Talk First Day Focuses

Day 1!  Butterflies, Scrimmage Notes & Arvidsson/Durzi Updates + Players Talk First Day Focuses

For as much of a veteran as Anze Kopitar is, he still admits he gets butterflies on the first day of training camp. “I always get jitters on the first day, or at least the testing days yesterday and today,” Kopitar admitted. “It’s certainly nice being familiar with Todd’s first day and all that stuff, … Read more

Czech government tells NHL that Russian players are unwanted in Prague

Czech government tells NHL that Russian players are unwanted in Prague

PRAGUE — NHL teams playing in the Czech capital next month have been told their Russian players are not welcome. The Czech Foreign Ministry has told the NHL of its stance because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The ministry declined to say whether the NHL has replied. The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks are … Read more

9 young players to watch at training camp

9 young players to watch at training camp

The biggest questions will take care of themselves when the Chicago Blackhawks open training camp Wednesday. General manager Kyle Davidson and coach Luke Richardson will start the day by fielding questions about the big picture and the small details — and the elephant in the room: What’s going to happen with Patrick Kane and Jonathan … Read more

Seventy-four players invited to Canadiens training camp

Seventy-four players invited to Canadiens training camp

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens announced on Tuesday that 74 players will participate in training camp, which opens on Wednesday, September 21 at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard with physical tests and medical examinations. The camp will run until Monday, October 10 in preparation for the season opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs at … Read more

New York Rangers To Sign Matt Bartkowski To PTO

New York Rangers To Sign Matt Bartkowski To PTO

It appears the New York Rangers, who had been rumored to be looking to add some defensive depth, have found their man, signing defenseman Matt Bartkowski to a PTO for the upcoming preseason, according to CapFriendly. The addition is a smart, cost-effective way for the team to add a veteran into the mix in the … Read more

Prioritizing secondary supporting players: will the Penguins regret losing Evan Rodrigues?

Prioritizing secondary supporting players: will the Penguins regret losing Evan Rodrigues?

When the Seattle Kraken expansion draft was looming last summer, the Penguins had to decide between three of the five players to protect: Jared McCann, Branon Tanev, Teddy Blueger, Jeff Carter and Kasperi Kapanen. They ended up losing two players, first by trading McCann to Toronto and then by watching Seattle take Tanev. This strategy … Read more