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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 […]

What’s the Secret to the Ducks’ Success?

The Anaheim Ducks are the best team in the National Hockey League. With a 25-9-6 record going into Sunday night, they’re two points up on the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning and three points up on the Nashville Predators, New York Islanders (!!!) and Pittsburgh Penguins. While they’re not exactly running away with the […]

Zemgus Wins: Girgensons Leads All All-Star Vote-Getters

He did it. Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons has topped all vote-getters for the 2015 Honda All-Star Game and landed 1,574,896 votes when the dust settled. The 20-year-old has 20 points in 39 games this season, 11 of which are goals. “It’s a little bit embarrassing and funny at the same time,” Girgensons said. “It […]

Dany Heatley Clears Anaheim Waivers, Heads to AHL

It happened so quietly that nobody really noticed outside of the most ardent hockey observers. Dany Heatley, who once had back-to-back 50-goal seasons, cleared waivers with the Anaheim Ducks and was sent down to their AHL affiliate in Norfolk. The Ducks quietly signed Heatley to a one-year deal worth a paltry $1 million in the […]

Evander Kane Out Until February

The Winnipeg Jets can’t catch a break on the injury front. Forward Evander Kane has joined their number of wounded and he’ll be out until February, at least. The Jets announced Kane’s injury on Monday, charting it as a “lower body injury.” “You lose four guys and for a big bulk of their season…we are […]

Edmonton Oilers Acquire Derek Roy, Matt Fraser

The Edmonton Oilers made a pair of Monday moves, acquiring forward Derek Roy in a trade with the Nashville Predators and claiming Matt Fraser off waivers from the Boston Bruins. Roy was already on the outs in Nashville, with the club putting him on waivers on December 28 after the annual roster freeze thawed out. […]

Avs Pack Pickard Back to AHL, Prepare to Lean on Varlamov

From now until the foreseeable future, it looks like the Colorado Avalanche are prepared to go all-in with Semyon Varlamaov. The goalie will see the lion’s share of ice time with the Avalanche after goalie Calvin Pickard was returned to the AHL on Sunday (along with forward Dennis Everberg). What’s more, head coach Patrick Roy […]

Devils Fire DeBoer

The New Jersey Devils have fired head coach Peter DeBoer and are planning on addressing the media on Saturday. Club general manager Lou Lamoriello had no comment on the firing and did not name a replacement, but New Jersey will play the New York Rangers on Saturday and one has to assume something temporary will […]

The Arrival of Jack Eichel

If it somehow doesn’t already, the name Jack Eichel should mean something to you. The 18-year-old North Chelmsford-born forward currently skates for Boston University, but he’s projected by many to go first or second overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Along with Canada’s top draw Connor McDavid, Eichel is primed to turn heads at […]

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