Evening Notes: Dubois, Kadri, Nill

Evening Notes: Dubois, Kadri, Nill

As today’s 5:00 pm ET deadline for teams to file for club-elected player salary arbitration came and went, the Winnipeg Jets apparently chose not to file for arbitration with forward Pierre-Luc Duboissays Murat Ates of The Athletic (subscription required). The decision didn’t appear as much of a surprise given Dubois’ and the Jets’ situation, and … Read more

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s … Read more

The top candidates for NHL head-coaching jobs this offseason

The top candidates for NHL head-coaching jobs this offseason

There was this coach I heard about. He hadn’t yet served as an NHL head coach. His qualifications indicated he was ready to do so. So like a fan of a new indie band double-checking its coolness with a music snob, I reached out to an NHL team executive to ask how they felt about … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

Have we ever discussed how the Conn Smythe Trophy might be the NHL’s weirdest award? Let’s start with the hardware itself. In 1964, the trophy was donated to the NHL by Maple Leaf Gardens, to be awarded to the Stanley Cup playoffs MVP and as a bauble to honor Hockey Hall of Fame-inducted builder Conn … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Flames vs. Stars first-round preview

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Flames vs.  Stars first-round preview

(1P) Calgary Flames vs. (WC1) Dallas Stars Flames: 50-21-11, 111 points stars: 46-30-6, 98 points Season series: CGY 2-0-1; LAD 1-2-0 Game 1: Tuesday (10 p.m. ET; ESPN2, CBC, SN, BSSW) The Calgary Flames and Dallas Stars will meet in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the third time when they play in the Western Conference … Read more

Emergency goalie Hodges makes two saves in loss for Ducks

Emergency goalie Hodges makes two saves in loss for Ducks

Thomas Hodgesan emergency backup, played for the Anaheim Ducks and was the goalie of record in a 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Friday. Hodges started the third period after injuries to John Gibson (upper body) and Anthony Stolarz (lower body), allowing one goal on three shots. He … Read more

Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 29

Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 29

Here are the Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 29: Eastern Conference Tea Tampa Bay Lightning will clinch the No. 3 seed in the Atlantic Division and an a first-round matchup vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruinss will clinch the first wild card and a first-round matchup vs. the Carolina Hurricanes … Read more

Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Stars can clinch postseason berth

Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Stars can clinch postseason berth

Here is a look at the NHL standings and everything else that could impact the playoff picture. Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for Wednesday Western Conference The Dallas Stars will clinch a playoff berth: If they get at least one point against the Arizona Coyotes (8:30 p.m. ET; BSSWX, BSAZX, ESPN+, NHL LIVE) GOLD If … Read more