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Boston Rolls the Dice with David Pastrnak

The Boston Bruins are standing by their man in David Pastrnak, the 18-year-old Czech rookie on an entry level contract. General manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed the team’s commitment to Pastrnak on Thursday night as his club reached the crossroads of either keeping him on the roster or sending him back down to Providence in the […]

Pekka Rinne Out Three to Five Weeks

The Nashville Predators have some bad news with goalie Pekka Rinne out three to five weeks with a sprained knee. The netminder sustained the injury Tuesday in his team’s game against the Vancouver Canucks. “It doesn’t change anything as far as we go,” Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. “I mean it’s tough to lose players. […]

Martin Brodeur to “Ponder His Future”

St. Louis Blues goaltender Martin Brodeur has been given a one week leave of absence in order to “ponder his future,” the team said. “Brodeur will rejoin the club in one week and his future will be addressed at that time,” the Blues said in the announcement. In seven games with the Blues, Brodeur posted […]

Sabres Retire Dominik Hasek’s Sweater (VIDEO)

The Buffalo Sabres joined the Anaheim Ducks in the fine art of retiring sweaters this week, sending Dominik Hasek’s No. 39 to the rafters on Tuesday at the First Niagara Center. “I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of hearing the cheers of Sabres fans,” the Dominator said. “It’s very humbling to be standing here […]

Ducks Retire Teemu Selanne’s Sweater (VIDEO)

The Anaheim Ducks retired Teemu Selanne’s jersey on Sunday night, making the Finnish Flash the first player to have his sweater retired by the franchise. “I didn’t cry, but it was close,” Selanne said. “The toughest part to keep the emotions was when I was walking down the stairs (for his entrance onto the stage). […]

2015 NHL All-Star Roster Announced

The NHL has announced its participants in the 2015 NHL All-Star Game, which will be played on January 25 at the Nationwide Arena. The teams for the All-Star Game will be selected via Fantasy Draft on January 23, with the two team captains making the selections. There are representatives from all 30 NHL teams, with […]

Sabres Lose Again, But Neuvirth Impresses (VIDEO)

Friday night saw the Buffalo Sabres lose again, landing their seventh loss in a row in a season that is looking very painful. With a 14-26-3 record, they find themselves in the basement of the Atlantic Division. They’re second last in the Eastern Conference, with only the hapless Hurricanes below them. And, of course, the […]

Blue Jackets Sign Sergei Bobrovsky

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to a four year contract extension worth $29.7 million. The contract commences for the 2015-2016 season and will pay him $7.425 million a season. That means Bobrovsky will be the second-highest paid netminders in the National Hockey League, with New York’s Henrik Lundqvist taking the top […]

New York, New York: The Blueshirts are Red Hot

The New York Rangers are smoking hot right now, winning three in a row thanks to a Wednesday victory over the league-leading Anaheim Ducks. The Blueshirts have won 11 of their last dozen games, in fact, marking the first time they’ve done that since 1993. They’ve also earned a point in 18 of their last […]

Toronto Maple Leafs Fire Randy Carlyle

The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Randy Carlyle. The team made the announcement Tuesday. Carlyle will be replaced by assistant coaches Steve Spott and Peter Horachek for Wednesday night’s game against the Washington Capitals, while the hunt for a more permanent replacement is on. “We need to move forward and get back to […]

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