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Are the Vancouver Canucks Facing an Existential Crisis?

On Monday night, the Vancouver Canucks lost again. The New York Islanders handed them their ninth straight defeat, pushing the Canucks to a 4-8-1 record after a much-celebrated 4-0-0 start to the 2016-2017 campaign. So, what’s going on? To start with, the 4-0-0 start probably wasn’t sustainable. Vancouver’s jump to their best franchise start since […]

Winnipeg Jets Sign Defenceman Jacob Trouba

The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Jacob Trouba to a two-year contract worth a reported $6 million, the team announced Monday. The deal ends a contract stalemate between team and player that really came to a head when the 22-year-old asked for a trade out of Winnipeg. Trouba missed the first 13 games of the […]

Columbus Defenceman Seth Jones Out Three Weeks

Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Seth Jones will miss three weeks due to a hairline fracture of his right foot. The injury was sustained on Saturday as his club faced off against the St. Louis Blues for a 2-1 loss. Jones got tangled up with Patrik Berglund. The Blue Jackets placed Jones on the injured reserve […]

Columbus Lights Up Montreal, Montoya for 10-0 Victory

On Friday night, the Columbus Blue Jackets demolished the Montreal Canadiens by a final score of 10-0. That, in and of itself, is newsworthy. But what’s also newsworthy is that goalie Al Montoya was between the pipes for all 10 Columbus goals. Montreal headed into Columbus with a 9-0-1 record and hadn’t allowed any regulation […]

Senators Pick up Mike Condon from Penguins

The Ottawa Senators have acquired netminder Mike Condon in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The club is working through an uncertain goaltending situation, with Craig Anderson sure to miss some time with his wife’s cancer diagnosis and Andrew Hammond out with at least another week with a groin injury. “Craig’s situation is very fluid […]

Ales Hemsky Out Five to Six Months

Dallas Stars forward Ales Hemsky could be out for the reason after surgery to repair a torn hip labrum. The surgery was on Monday and the Stars announced that Hemsky could miss five to six months of action. The 33-year-old injured himself playing on Team Czech Republic at the World Cup of Hockey, then missed […]

Dubnyk’s Third Straight Shutout Drives Wild to Another Win

In case you haven’t noticed, Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk is playing some great hockey. On Saturday night, the 30-year-old picked up his third shutout in a row with a 4-0 victory over the Dallas Stars. It was also the 22nd shutout of his career. Dubnyk is now 5-1-1 on the year, with a .952 […]

Habs Improve to 8-0-1 with Win Over Maple Leafs

The Montreal Canadiens continue to roll and they’re off to another brilliant start, going 8-0-1 after knocking off the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Toronto has been in tough against Montreal, having lost 10 straight to their rivals. The Habs got goals from Alex Galchenyuk and Shea Weber, who scored the 2-1 winner on […]

Bruins’ Pastrnak Suspended Two Games

Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak has been suspended two games for his illegal check to the head of New York Rangers defenceman Dan Girardi. The hit took place on Wednesday night in the second period of Boston’s 5-2 loss to New York, with Pastrnak assessed a minor penalty on the play. Girardi was eligible to […]

Ducks Sign Hampus Lindholm to Six-Year Deal

The Anaheim Ducks have signed defenceman Hampus Lindholm to a six-year, $31.5 million contract. “I’m really happy to be back in Anaheim,” Lindholm said. “That’s where I’ve been all my career. This is the only time when we had time to sign me, and we could still keep some players. It was kind of perfect […]

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