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Trevor Daley Out Remainder of Playoffs

Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Trevor Daley is out the remainder of the playoffs, the team announced on Sunday. The 32-year-old from Toronto has a broken left ankle and was injured in the second period of the Penguins’ Game Four against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He collided with winger Ryan Callahan near the end boards in the […]

Are the Rangers Looking to Trade Rick Nash?

Is Rick Nash on the block for the New York Rangers? According to reports, the Blueshirts could well be interested in shopping the 31-year-old from Brampton and that could open up some intriguing possibilities. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the Rangers’ forward has a dozen teams that he’s interested in and New York may test […]

Blues Need More Than Tarasenko to Get Going Against Sharks

To say the St. Louis Blues are expecting more out of Vladimir Tarasenko would be a considerable understatement. The 24-year-old forward from Yaroslavl has 13 points in 17 playoff games this year, but he’s run into a proverbial wall against the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Final and has been held without a […]

Hope Fading for a Stamkos Return

It’s looking less and less like Steven Stamkos will return in this year’s playoffs. The Tampa Bay Lightning centre didn’t rule himself all the way out of Friday’s contest against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but he did say there was a “95 percent chance” he wouldn’t suit up. He practiced on Thursday, but admitted that nothing […]

Halak to Have Sports Hernia Surgery

New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak will require off-season surgery for a sports hernia. Halak initially suffered a groin injury on March 8 in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was out of the lineup for the remainder of the season, including the playoff run. He did have the opportunity to skate in the […]

Florida Panthers Promote Tom Rowe to General Manager

The Florida Panthers have named Tom Rowe as their new general manager and have promoted Dale Tallon to the post of president of hockey operations. Eric Joyce and Steve Werier were named as assistant general managers. “This is really a formalization of the way we’ve been operating, frankly,” Panthers executive chairman Peter Luukko said. “Dale […]

Ben Bishop Listed as Day-to-day

There’s bad news coming out of Tampa Bay on Saturday as goalie Ben Bishop is listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury. Bishop left Game One of the Eastern Conference Final after he fell awkwardly scrambling to get back in his crease. He was hauled out of the Consol Energy Center on a stretcher […]

Breaking It Down: San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues

It’s playoff time again, which means it’s also time for our Breaking It Down series. That’s where I – and I alone – take a look at the post-season matchups and provide is a snapshot of the action to come. This edition features a look at the Western Conference Final between the St. Louis Blues […]

Breaking It Down: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

It’s playoff time again, which means it’s also time for our Breaking It Down series. That’s where I – and I alone – take a look at the post-season matchups and provide is a snapshot of the action to come. This edition features a look at the Eastern Conference Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and […]

St. Louis Blues Eliminate Dallas Stars

Even though the series took seven games to decide, the Dallas Stars never really stood a chance against the St. Louis Blues. The Blues defeated the Stars by a 6-1 final score on Wednesday. That means they’re headed to their first Western Conference Final in 15 years. St. Louis has now eliminated the top seed […]

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