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Nabokov Traded to Sharks, Expected to Retire

In a classy move by the San Jose Sharks and Tampa Bay Lightning, goalie Evgeni Nabokov has been traded for future considerations. The trade went down on Monday, with the Lightning sending Nabokov to the Sharks. The Sharks went on to announce that Nabokov would be making an announcement about his career on Wednesday. That […]

Toronto Snaps Skid, But Problems Continue

Two days ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs were scraping the bottom of the barrel. They dropped their 11th straight, losing to the New Jersey Devils by a final of 4-1. That loss broke a franchise record dating back to 1967, sort of (more on this later). Amazingly enough, 1967 also marked the last time the […]

Henrik Lundqvist Out “At Least” Three Weeks

The New York Rangers will have to make do without goalie Henrik Lundqvist for three weeks thanks to a vascular injury he sustained on January 31 when his club faced off against the Carolina Hurricanes. “Henrik Lundqvist suffered a vascular injury on Saturday. We have been conferring with leading medical experts to ensure the best […]

Evander Kane Out for Remainder of Regular Season

And now, it appears things in Winnipeg have hit the breaking point. The Jets have announced that forward Evander Kane will be out for the remainder of the season. He requires surgery on his left shoulder and will miss the next four to six months of action. This hasn’t been a great week for Kane […]

Kimmo Timonen Eyes Return

There’s good news in Philadelphia, as the Flyers have announced that defenceman Kimmo Timonen will return to action. He’s set to resume skating on Friday with hopes of playing again in the 2014-2015 season. The 39-year-old had not played since finding blood clots in his legs and lungs back in August. At that point, it […]

Winnipeg’s Evander Kane Problem

The Winnipeg Jets continue to be one of the NHL’s most interesting and frustrating franchises. They’re winless in their last five, but where they’re really spreading controversy is with the handling of one Evander Kane. Kane was a healthy scratch on Tuesday night, with Jets head coach Paul Maurice making the call as his forward […]

NHL Trade Talk Heats Up: Meet the Sellers

The trade deadline, if you can believe it, is approaching. March 2 is shaping up to be an interesting day for a number of reasons, with a lot of focus on the sellers this year. There are some good picks to come in the NHL Entry Draft, namely Jack Eichel and Connor McDavid, and that’s […]

Blues’ Shattenkirk Out Indefinitely

St. Louis Blues defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk is out indefinitely thanks to an injury that will require abdominal surgery. The plan is to have the surgery in the next seven to 10 days and follow that with week-to-week status. This will be a big test for the Blues in terms of their blueline, as Shattenkirk was […]

Mike Richards Adjusts to New Life in AHL

On Monday, it was revealed that Mike Richards was put on waivers by the Los Angeles Kings. He subsequently cleared waivers and was sent down to the Manchester Monarchs in the American Hockey League, as predicted. Richards is a two-time Stanley Cup champion, an Olympic gold medalist, a Calder Cup champ, a Memorial Cup champ, […]

Oliver Ekman-Larsson Is on the Block – or Not

Words still have meaning, despite sublime social media evidence to the contrary, and in the sports world this couldn’t be more accurate. Of course, the sports world has its own syntax that makes “reading into things” a pastime worth paying attention to. Enter Arizona Coyotes general manager Don Maloney and his quote to TSN 1200 […]

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