24 Players Elect Salary Arbitration

24 Players Elect Salary Arbitration

The National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) announced that 24 players have filed for player-elected salary arbitration, the deadline for which came this afternoon. This list is not necessarily the final and complete list of players headed for arbitration, with clubs now eligible to elect salary arbitration until tomorrow, July 18th at 5:00 pm ET. … Read more

Who in the Pacific Division has improved this summer? Who’s gotten worse?

Who in the Pacific Division has improved this summer?  Who’s gotten worse?

We’re into the Dog Days of Summer now that the 2022 NHL Draft and Free Agent Frenzy have passed. Though there are still a handful of big names and quality players left on the open market, many dominoes have fallen and we have a pretty good idea of ​​what teams are going to look like … Read more

Vegas Golden Knights stick with forward Reilly Smith, give veteran a three-year contract extension

Vegas Golden Knights stick with forward Reilly Smith, give veteran a three-year contract extension

The Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday signed veteran forward Reilly Smith to a three-year contract extension, the team announced. An original member of the Golden Knights, Smith, 31, has seen his role diminish a bit as the franchise has added high-priced forwards through trades and free agency. But he still has a knack for finding … Read more

Free Agency Notes: Hague, Marchment, Kulak

Free Agency Notes: Hague, Marchment, Kulak

We haven’t heard a whole lot of offer sheet talk yet this offseason, but there is one young defenseman who could come into play. The Athletic’s Jesse Granger notes that he believes Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nicholas Hague is “a real possibility” as an offer sheet candidate from general managers league-wide. Hague is an important … Read more

2022 NHL Draft: Pacific Division needs

2022 NHL Draft: Pacific Division needs

The 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft will be held July 7-8 at Bell Center in Montreal. The first round will be July 7 (7 pm ET; ESPN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS) and rounds 2-7 are July 8 (11 am ET; NHLN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS). NHL.com is counting down to the draft with in-depth profiles on top … 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

Vegas Golden Knights trade Evgenii Dadonov to Montreal Canadiens for contract of Shea Weber

Vegas Golden Knights trade Evgenii Dadonov to Montreal Canadiens for contract of Shea Weber

The Vegas Golden Knights traded forward Evgenii Dadonov to the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday in exchange for Shea Weber’s contract. There was no salary retained in the deal. Weber, 36, had captained the Canadians since 2018. He did not play last season because of multiple injuries and was moved to long-term injured reserve. It’s unlikely … 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

Host Finland outlasts Canada, completes ‘unbelievable’ run with world hockey championship title

Host Finland outlasts Canada, completes ‘unbelievable’ run with world hockey championship title

TAMPERE, Finland — Sakari Manninen scored on a power play at 6 minutes, 42 seconds of 3-on-3 overtime and Finland beat Canada 4-3 on Sunday for its fourth world hockey championship title. Host Finland completed an Olympics-world double after winning in China in February, joining Sweden in 2006 as the only countries to win Olympic … 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