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Dallas Eakins Fired by Oilers: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

On the heels of a horrid start to the season that has seen the team win just seven of its first 31 games and earn 19 points, tied for the worst in the NHL, the Edmonton Oilers have reportedly decided to part ways with head coach Dallas Eakins. Show More Summary

Beau Bennett Quarantined by Penguins After Showing Symptoms for Mumps

Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Beau Bennett has been quarantined after it was revealed he is showing symptoms of mumps. Wes Crosby of initially reported the news, citing Pens general manager Jim Rutherford: Rutherford commented...Show More Summary

Evaluating Carolina Hurricanes' Chances of Landing Connor McDavid in 2015 Draft

The Carolina Hurricanes' ongoing five-game streak of incapable offense, unfathomably bad luck and, ultimately, losing has sparked an onslaught of apocalyptic forecasts for the remainder of the 2014-15 season ahead. But this apocalypse, unlike most, could lead to a pot of gold: Connor McDavid, the projected No. Show More Summary

NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Rumblings from League Before Holiday Roster Freeze

Office workers around the country aren ’t the only ones trying to get their work in before the holidays. The NHL goes on its holiday roster freeze from Dec. 19-27, when players cannot be traded. That means any general manager with an...Show More Summary

The Biggest Storylines to Watch in Week 10 of the 2014-15 NHL Season

The way things are going, the 2014-15 NHL season may go down in history as "The Year of the Mumps." The pesky virus continues to wreak havoc around the league. It has now knocked out one of hockey's biggest stars and, at this point,Show More Summary

Fan Busts Out Some Serious Moves at Vancouver Canucks SuperSkills Event

Although the Vancouver Canucks' SuperSkills event was designed to give players a chance to show what they can do on the ice, this fan saw it as an opportunity to break out some major dance skills. Fans in attendance at Rogers Arena on Sunday certainly got their money's worth. [Canucks] Read more NHL news on

Is Letting David Pastrnak Play At The World Juniors A Good Move By The Bruins?

The Boston Bruins announced on their website Friday afternoon that David Pastrnak will play in the 2015 World Junior Championships. This comes four days after they reassigned him to Providence following a five-game call-up, the first...Show More Summary

Sidney Crosby Officially Diagnosed with the Mumps

Pittsburgh Penguins captain and star center Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with the mumps. TSN's Bob McKenzie first reported the news Sunday morning, and the team confirmed Crosby's status a short time later on its official website. Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 Biggest Draft Busts in the NHL Since 2000

While many stars have emerged from the NHL draft, a number of promising players have fallen short of expectations. Players selected in the top 10 of the first round are expected to have successful NHL careers, but some notable exceptions failed to achieve fame. Several factors can contribute to a top-10 pick falling short of NHL stardom. Show More Summary

Can Philadelphia Flyers' Current Line Combinations Turn 2014-15 Season Around?

The Philadelphia Flyers have scored nine goals in the past two games, and each of their top three lines have been firing on all cylinders. They dismantled the New Jersey Devils, winning 4-1, and then dominated the Carolina Hurricanes...Show More Summary

One Player on Every NHL Team Most Likely to Regress in the 2014-15 Season

Hot starts aren't always a sign of things to come in a lengthy NHL season, and there are some players who will take a step backward as the 2014-15 campaign progresses. It's not easy to predict, but looking at age, health, shooting percentage,...Show More Summary

Under-the-Radar Youngsters with Potential to Be NHL Stars

There has been a ton of talk this season about Jack Eichel and Connor McDavid, two super prospects who could become the next faces of hockey, but there are already some talented youngsters in the NHL. While these players may not be generational talents, they are under-the-radar players with the potential to become NHL stars. Show More Summary

Ranking the Top 'Coach Killers' in the NHL Today

NHL teams rely heavily on their highest-paid players, and in the cap world, it's vital to get absolute value from the top-end assets. A player who is paid big dollars but doesn't deliver hampers his coach in a major way. In extreme situations,...Show More Summary

Are the Philadelphia Flyers Mishandling Vincent Lecavalier in 2014-15?

The Philadelphia Flyers have played five games in December. Vincent Lecavalier, the one-time 50-goal man with a $4.5 million cap hit, a no-move clause and a contract that stretches until 2018, has been a healthy scratch for all of them. The...Show More Summary

Why a Losing Culture Still Plagues the Edmonton Oilers

The term “culture change” is both one of the worst and one of the most common cliches in the NHL vernacular at the moment. At its lowest, it’s an empty phrase that advocates managerial/coaching change for the sake of change. BecauseShow More Summary

Sidney Crosby Illness: Updates on Penguins Star's Status and Return

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby will miss the next two games due to illness, the Penguins announced on Friday: Sidney Crosby will be held out of the Pittsburgh Penguins' next two games as a precautionary measure, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said today. Crosby has not been feeling well. Show More Summary

Mike Johnston Says Swollen-Faced Sidney Crosby Does Not Have Mumps

UPDATE: Friday at 3:10 p.m. The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Friday afternoon that the team will sit Sidney Crosby for the next two games as a precautionary measure. Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said in a statement there’s...Show More Summary

Teams Most Likely to Trade for Arizona Coyotes D-Man Keith Yandle

Over the last few years, there have been a few new traditions enacted by the NHL: • The Winter Classic, a fun-filled cash cow of an outdoor game loved by fans and owners alike. • Will (enter franchise here) relocate to (enter North American...Show More Summary

Kris Letang, Patric Hornqvist Returns Will Boost Struggling Penguins Power Play

The Pittsburgh Penguins kicked off the 2014-15 season with a power play that enjoyed literally unprecedented success. Check out these numbers from the first four games of the season: Date Opponent Power-Play Goals Power-Play Opportunities October...Show More Summary

One Improvement Each Line Must Make for the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have enjoyed some early successes in the 2014-15 season. When the team has needed scoring, it's had it most nights. The team is second in the NHL in scoring heading into Friday night's play. The defence hasn't...Show More Summary

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