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The Maple Leafs Are on the Right Track – for Now

It’s a new year, which means the holidays are over and the focus shifts to the interminable darkness of winter. Also, hockey! This year, Toronto Maple Leafs fans may see a change in fortune as their team returns to the Promised Land once more and actually makes the playoffs. After battling the Detroit Red Wings […]

Islanders Place Halak on Waivers

The New York Islanders placed goalie Jaroslav Halak on waivers Friday. General manager Garth Snow has thus signalled his intentions of moving forward with the tandem of Thomas Greiss and Jean-Francois Berube, with the team in last place in the Metropolitan Division. “You’re always evaluating your team, it doesn’t matter what position,” Snow said. “You […]

Panthers’ Barkov Out Indefinitely

Florida Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov is out indefinitely, the team announced Thursday. The centre left Wednesday’s contest against the Toronto Maple Leafs after he was hit in the side by a shot from teammates Keith Yandle. He didn’t return to the game, but the Panthers confirmed that he’d actually been fighting an injury since before […]

Penguins Coach Mike Sullivan Granted Contract Extension

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed head coach Mike Sullivan to a three-year contact extension, the team announced Monday. The new deal takes Sullivan through to the 2019-2020 season. The 48-year-old took over as head coach of the Penguins in December of 2015 after the firing of Mike Johnston. He’d been serving as the coach of […]

Jagr Reaches Second in All-Time NHL Scoring

Hockey history was made on Thursday night as Jaromir Jagr passed Mark Messier for second place on the all-time NHL scoring list. The Florida Panthers forward notched an assist in the third period, with Aleksander Barkov scoring the goal. The 44-year-old now has 1,888 points in 1,663 career NHL games. Jagr tied Messier on Tuesday […]

David Legwand Announces Retirement

David Legwand has officially announced his retirement from the National Hockey League. The 36-year-old was the first draft pick of the Nashville Predators franchise, going second overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He went on to spend parts of 14 seasons in Nashville, where he sent team records in goals (210), assists (356), points […]

John Tortorella Wins 500th Game

There may have been a measure of poetic justice at work when Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella picked up his 500th career win. The victory came in overtime as his team faced off against the Vancouver Canucks, with the Jackets winning by a final score of 5-4. The win made Tortorella the first […]

Hoffman Suspended Two Games, Vlasic Fined

After a rough go of it on Wednesday night, it’s probably not surprising that the game between the San Jose Sharks and Ottawa Senators resulted in a little bit of the old supplementary discipline. The first incident of note came when Sharks defenceman Marc-Edouard Vlasic appeared to spear Senators blueliner Erik Karlsson. The league had […]

Kris Letang Out Two Weeks

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without defenceman Kris Letang for about two weeks, the team announced Thursday. Letang is out with a lower body injury and did not practice with the club on Thursday, just a day after putting in 26:23 in ice time against the Boston Bruins. There was no official word on when […]

Max Domi Out Indefinitely

The Arizona Coyotes can’t catch a break. The team announced on Tuesday that forward Max Domi would be out indefinitely following hand surgery. He suffered the injury after a fight with Garnet Hathaway on December 8 and made his way to the injured reserve list. General manager John Chayka says he expects Domi to make […]

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