This influx will give management teams an opportunity for an up-close look at these players in the NHL’s top development league and potentially in the Calder Cup Playoffs. With the AHL regular season ending Sunday, here is a look at some prospects arriving from the Canadian Hockey League: Riley Damiani and Ty Dellandrea, Texas (Dallas
Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour entered his team’s locker room last Thursday night, having clinched the organization’s first post-season appearance in a decade, and scanned the room. The Hurricanes first-year head coach first called out defenceman Justin Faulk, the 27-year-old NHL veteran who has spent his entire career with Carolina and scored the go-ahead goal
All the Toronto Maple Leafs want to do is look forward. Their recent history with the Boston Bruins, however, makes it hard not to take a long gaze in the rear-view mirror. The Leafs open the NHL playoffs at TD Garden for the second spring in a row Thursday, the same building where they fell
What’s The Grind Line? Apart from the once-famous line of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty, The Grind Line is also The Hockey Writers’ weekly column about the Detroit Red Wings. Rachel Anderson and Tony Wolak are the muckers who makeup THW’s forechecking unit and sound off on Red Wings
The 2019 NHL Playoffs start tonight, and one of the most interesting series of the first round will be the Dallas Stars versus the Nashville Predators. And although the Predators and Stars are familiar with each other, this article is written with you, the Stars fan, in mind. It’s to serve as an introduction to
Flyers have several holes they want to fill this offseason John Boruk of NBC Sports Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Flyers will start their head coaching search immediately, and GM Chuck Fletcher will consider interim coach Scott Gordon as a strong candidate. “I had a conversation with Scott this morning, who remains a strong candidate,” Fletcher said.
6:50 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — Slava Voynov is appealing the suspension imposed by the NHL after it determined he committed acts of domestic violence. Jonathan Weatherdon, a spokesman for the NHL Players’ Association, said Wednesday that the organization had filed an appeal on behalf of Voynov. Players have the right to
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League has announced the 2018-19 AHL All-Rookie Team, as voted by coaches, players and media in each of the league’s 31 member cities. 2018-19 AHL All-Rookie Team (stats through Apr. 9)Goaltender – Shane Starrett, Bakersfield Condors (40gp, 25-7-5, 2.29gaa, .919sv%, 4so)Defense – Jake Bean, Charlotte Checkers (70gp, 13+31=44pts., +17)Defense –
New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has made it clear his team needs to accumulate more talent. The luck of the draw helped his team take a huge step in that direction Tuesday. The Devils will pick first at June’s NHL draft after the lottery balls fell in their favour — bumping the franchise
The New Jersey Devils will have the No. 1 pick at this year’s NHL draft. The team was announced Tuesday night as the winner of the draft lottery. The Colorado Avalanche had the best odds of landing the first pick at 18.5 per cent, but they drew the No. 4 selection. The New York Rangers
The first day after the conclusion of the NHL regular season is always a rough one for coaches of teams that didn’t qualify for postseason contention. While some are able to keep their position and work towards improving in the future, there are often those who don’t get that same courtesy and who find themselves
RALEIGH, N.C. — They traded punches with Evander Holyfield. They dunked a basketball on ice. They flopped around like beached whales. The Carolina Hurricanes have done plenty of unusual things this season, and here is one more: They are preparing for their first playoff series in a decade. That team dubbed a “bunch of jerks”
Into the mind of Taylor Hall this offseason… Neal McHale: The merry-go-round with Taylor Hall and the New Jersey Devils has begun with one clear message. Ray Shero must work on the team’s talent gap this summer. It is time. If New Jersey expects to keep Hall around, they must address that first and foremost.
7:27 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN Four sleeps without hockey was too many if you ask us. The NHL returns tonight with five games opening the slate of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here’s what to watch for in today’s edition of ESPN Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily: About last night… There was some NHL action last
by Zach Dooley | AHL On The Beat Peter Budaj didn’t know what the future held for him after a winless 2014-15 season with the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps. The veteran netminder had posted the lowest save percentage and the highest goals-against average of his professional career, which came in his first AHL stint since 2005.
CALGARY—James Neal knows a thing or two about the NHL playoffs, which should come in handy for the Calgary Flames. Calgary will look to the winger for leadership when the Flames begin their first-round series against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. James Neal will be seeking to propel the youthful Flames deep into the playoffs
Patrik Laine views the playoffs as a fresh start for himself. He’s not the only Jets player with that approach. Winnipeg isn’t exactly rolling as it heads into its first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues, going 4-5-1 in its final 10 regular-season games. The Blues, on the other hand, nearly ran the table,
BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have a successful history against their first-round playoff opponent — but they’re hardly dwelling on it. For the second straight season, the Bruins will open the Stanley Cup playoffs with a first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Boston hosts Game 1 on Thursday night. Bruins Won the Last Matchup