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Canucks’ Future Still Uncertain as Playoffs Approach

After losing to the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, the Vancouver Canucks found themselves with a 26-28-6 record and sitting in sixth place in the Pacific Division. That sticks them four points behind the Calgary Flames for a wild card spot and right in the middle of a rather tricky logjam for a post-season berth. The […]

Bobby Ryan Out Indefinitely

Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan is out indefinitely with an injury to his right index finger, the team announced Sunday. The 29-year-old from Cherry Hill was hit by a puck on Saturday and was examined by team doctors on Sunday, said coach Guy Boucher. He could be out three to six weeks. This is the […]

Oilers Looking at Options as Playoffs Loom

The Edmonton Oilers walked out of Chicago on Saturday with a critical win against the Blackhawks, thus improving their record to 32-19-8. That’s good for second in the Pacific Division, two points ahead of the Anaheim Ducks and four points behind the division-leading San Jose Sharks. As of press time, the Oilers have scored 171 […]

Will the Flames Stay Put on Trade Deadline Day?

As the Calgary Flames line up to face the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night, they find themselves in possession of the second wild card spot in the Western Conference – but barely. Their 29-26-3 record gives them 61 points, one more than the Los Angeles Kings and one less than the Nashville Predators. Unfortunately, the […]

Antoine Vermette Suspended 10 Games

As expected, Anaheim Ducks forward Antoine Vermette has been suspended 10 games for his slash on linesman Shandor Alphonso. The incident took place in the third period of Tuesday’s game against the Minnesota Wild. Vermette slashed Alphonso after the puck was dropped and was promptly issued a game misconduct. The subsequent suspension was automatic under […]

Gustav Nyquist Suspended Six Games

Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist has been suspended six games for high-sticking Minnesota Wild defenceman Jared Spurgeon. The incident took place during the first period of Sunday’s game between the two clubs. Nyquist had a phone hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Wednesday. He was initially offered an in-person hearing, but […]

Montreal Fires Therrien, Hires Julien

The Montreal Canadiens have fired head coach Michel Therrien and have hired Claude Julien as his replacement. “I would like to sincerely thank Michel for his relentless work with the Montreal Canadiens over his eight seasons behind the bench, including the last five seasons when we worked together,” Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said. “The […]

The Winnipeg Jets are Goalie Shopping Ahead of Deadline Day

The Winnipeg Jets find themselves on the outside looking in when it comes to the post-season, with a 25-29-4 record. That puts them in sixth place in the Central Division, currently tied with the Dallas Stars and six points behind the Los Angeles Kings for one of those juicy wild card spots. The Jets dropped […]

Toronto in the Market for a Top Four Defenceman

With another weekend of hockey action in the books, the Toronto Maple Leafs find themselves in a fight once again. They’re currently 25-18-11 in the Atlantic Division, which puts them nine points behind the division-leading Montreal Canadiens and just seven puts ahead of the last place Detroit Red Wings. As you can imagine, things are […]

Senators in the Market for Scoring as Deadline Looms

With the trade deadline looming, teams are jockeying for position to solidify their playoff chances. The Ottawa Senators are in the hunt, which means they may be in the market for something come March 1. The team is currently second in the Atlantic Division, with a 29-18-6 record after taking down the New York Islanders. […]

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