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What Should The Boston Bruins Do With Their Reinforcements When Regulars Return?

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli broke a bold projection to the club’s radio broadcast team Monday night. As both Joe Haggerty of csnne.com and Mike Cole of nesn.com later relayed, Chiarelli voiced his hope for Zdeno Chara’s...Show More Summary

Blues Foolishly Chasing a Big-Name Goalie Again with Martin Brodeur Tryout

On Tuesday, St. Louis Blues starting goaltender Brian Elliott left midway through a game with Ottawa after a collision with Senators forward Erik Condra. The Blues wasted no time in addressing the loss and on Wednesday announced that...Show More Summary

What Philadelphia Flyers Fans Have to Be Thankful for This Year

With Thanksgiving almost here, it's time for Philadelphia Flyers fans to take a step back and give thanks for the blessings that they have. Sure, the Flyers are not off to a fast start, but fans of the orange and black still have plenty...Show More Summary

NHL Players Making the Most of Increased Roles in 2014-15

Every year NHL teams thrust role players into prominent positions with high hopes and each year there are more flops than successes. It's a very difficult thing to do, especially over a sustained period. A few players have enjoyed surprising success and this year's list is an impressive one. Show More Summary

Chicago Blackhawks Make Advances on First Half of 6-Game Road Trip

It has largely been an ordinary start for the Chicago Blackhawks this season, but the annual "Circus" road trip scheduled around Thanksgiving is normally a jumping-off point for Joel Quenneveille's team. The trip got its label because...Show More Summary

5 Keys as the Toronto Maple Leafs Face the Pittsburgh Penguins

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be looking to change their fortune against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. The Leafs enter the game without a win against the Penguins in 2014-15 following two earlier losses. The Leafs have been consistently inconsistent this season, with two wins in their past four games highlighting this. Show More Summary

Brian Elliott Injury: Updates on Blues Star's Lower Body and Return

St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott suffered a lower-body injury against the Ottawa Senators and missed the remainder of Tuesday night's matchup. The team's official Twitter account passed along the news: Elliott, 29, has been solid on the season through 13 starts prior to Tuesday. Show More Summary

Marc-Andre Fleury's 300th Career Win a Sign of Good Things to Come

November has been a good month for Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. He's 6-1-1 in eight starts, with two shutouts and was rewarded by general manager Jim Rutherford with a four-year, $23 million contract extension on...Show More Summary

Breaking Down the Vancouver Canucks and New York Islanders' Prospect Swap

The Vancouver Canucks and New York Islanders authored a minor trade on Tuesday, with New York sending defensive prospect Andrey Pedan to the Canucks in exchange for a third-round draft pick and ECHLer Alexandre Mallet: Given the inclusion...Show More Summary

How Big of an Impact Will a Healthy Stephen Weiss Make for Detroit Red Wings?

When Stephen Weiss signed a five-year, $24.5 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings, I thought it was a great deal for general manager Ken Holland. Henrik Zetterberg is an amazing top-six forward who often rotated between wing and...Show More Summary

Ranking the Top Candidates for the Vezina Trophy in the 2014-15 Season

Some of the faces are the same, but there has been a lot of movement in the Vezina Trophy race for the 2014 NHL season over the past month. Darcy Kuemper of the Minnesota Wild was fourth just a few weeks ago but fell off the map with...Show More Summary

Claude Julien, Boston Bruins Good Enough for Regulation Tie Against Penguins

Four more minutes, 28 more seconds, and maybe the top talking point after Monday night’s action would have been Claude Julien’s early Jack Adams candidacy. Instead, a debatable deployment of three forwards and one defenseman in the four-on-four overtime precipitated a rapid sudden-death slip for the Boston Bruins. Show More Summary

The Risks and Rewards of Bringing KHL Players to the NHL

A week ago, the NHL made St. Louis Blues centre Jori Lehtera its first star of the week after he scored four goals and six points in three games, including a hat trick against the hapless Buffalo Sabres. It was a great example of the...Show More Summary

Former NHL Coach Pat Quinn Dies at Age 71

The sport of hockey lost one of its truly great minds and people Sunday night as former NHL player, coach and executive Pat Quinn died at the age of 71. According to ESPN.com's Katie Strang, the Vancouver native succumbed to a long illness. Show More Summary

NHL Rumors: Latest Trade Speculation from Around the League

While you settle down to Thanksgiving dinner with your friends and family, the front offices around the NHL will be taking a long, hard look at their rosters and deciding whether they are buyers or sellers this season. At this point,...Show More Summary

Martin St. Louis Returns to Tampa in Midst of Interesting Season with Rangers

Martin St. Louis is a legendary forward whose NHL journey will ultimately culminate in Toronto. No, St. Louis will not be donning blue and white once again by skating with the Maple Leafs—he wore the colors in Tampa—but one day he'll...Show More Summary

Ranking the Pittsburgh Penguins' Top 10 Prospects

When the Penguins drafted Kasperi Kapanen late in the first round of last summer's draft, they added not only a unique offensive prospect but also a rare blue-chip forward to a group that at its top end is dominated by defenceman. Where...Show More Summary

Ranking the Best Available Replacement Options for NHL Head Coaches in 2014-15

At some point, NHL teams are going to start firing coaches. It happens every year, and with the salary cap making midseason trades difficult, it's often one of the few options at the disposal of teams looking to improve their results. The...Show More Summary

Why the Toronto Maple Leafs Should Be Optimistic After 1st Quarter of 2014-15

The previous nine days for the Maple Leafs are likely ones few people in Toronto will ever forget. There were highs (wins against Tampa Bay and Detroit), lows (beatings by Buffalo and Nashville), lower lows (a fan tossing a jersey on...Show More Summary

How a Stagnant Salary Cap Would Affect All 30 NHL Teams

The New York Post's Larry Brooks reports there's concern among NHL officials that next season's salary cap might not increase by very much, if at all. The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch reports there's speculation the cap might reach $70.5...Show More Summary

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