Trotz talk heating up in Winnipeg

Trotz talk heating up in Winnipeg

It’s not a done deal, yet. But the Winnipeg Jets and Barry Trotz are inching closer to a union that would appear to be a match made in hockey heaven. Additional talks between the parties to take on the head coaching role are ongoing, with two independent sources telling the FreePress on Thursday the next … 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

Scheifele mulling over future after disappointing year with Jets

Scheifele mulling over future after disappointing year with Jets

Mark Scheifele sure sounds like a guy who’s got one foot out the door and is ready, willing and eager for a change of scenery. The first-ever Winnipeg Jets 2.0 draft pick fired off a few verbal grenades on Sunday, mere moments after a disappointing year for his club came to a merciful end. The … Read more

Underrated players discussed by NHL.com writers

Underrated players discussed by NHL.com writers

Who exactly are the most underrated players in the NHL right now? We asked 10 NHL.com writers for their picks and got some interesting responses. Here are the selections, in alphabetical order. Rasmus AnderssonCalgary Flames The 25-year-old defenseman has excelled with an increasing workload, a key development for the Flames especially after the Seattle Kraken … Read more

Shesterkin helps Rangers get third shutout in row, top Jets for 50th win

Shesterkin helps Rangers get third shutout in row, top Jets for 50th win

NEW YORK — The New York Rangers got their third straight shutout victory and reached 50 wins for the fifth time in their history by defeating the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. Igor Shesterkin made 31 saves for his second straight shutout. Ryan Strome scored two goals, and Artemi Panarin and … Read more

NHL Buzz: Connor, Schmidt back for Jets against Red Wings

NHL Buzz: Connor, Schmidt back for Jets against Red Wings

Winnipeg Jets Kyle Connor and Nate Schmidt will return for the Jets on Wednesday after missing three games while in NHL COVID-19 protocol. Connor, a forward, and Schmidt, a defenseman, each tested positive March 30 and had to quarantine for five days. The Jets were 1-2-0 without them. Connor leads the Jets with 41 goals … Read more

NHL playoff watch standings update

NHL playoff watch standings update

7:00 AM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Close Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He’s a native of upstate New York. As we hit the first full week of April, and the last weeks of the 2021-22 NHL season play out, two particular playoff races have been the hottest: the near-daily flip-flop of the … Read more