NHL: League “Pauses” 2019-2020 Season

As expected, the NHL has announced the suspension of play due to the coronavirus outbreak. The decision was made about 16 hours after the NBA announced the suspension of play for a minimum of 30 days. Several European leagues also cancelled play in the post-season, while numerous other public and private gatherings were cancelled. WithContinue reading “NHL: League “Pauses” 2019-2020 Season”

Oilers: Edmonton Beats Columbus, Ties for Pacific Lead

Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen made 45 saves Saturday as his team settled into a tie for first place in the Pacific Division. The Oilers played some questionable hockey through the lion’s share of their Saturday contest against the Columbus Blue Jackets and wandered out with a 4-1 victory because they found twine thrice inContinue reading “Oilers: Edmonton Beats Columbus, Ties for Pacific Lead”

Penguins: Pittsburgh Acquires Jason Zucker in Wild Trade

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Jason Zucker in a trade with the Minnesota Wild. They sent Alex Galchenyuk, Calen Addison and a conditional first-round pick for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft to Minnesota in the swap. If Pittsburgh doesn’t make the post-season, that draft pick becomes a 2021 selection. “Jason Zucker is a top-sixContinue reading “Penguins: Pittsburgh Acquires Jason Zucker in Wild Trade”

Several Teams Showing Interest in Bieksa

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa knows he’s far from a sure bet in British Columbia for the 2010-2011 season. ‘Nucks GM Mike Gillis has been receiving inquiries from a number of teams, including the Anaheim Ducks, the San Jose Sharks, the Los Angeles Kings, the Montreal Canadiens, and the Columbus Blue Jackets. Bieksa has aContinue reading “Several Teams Showing Interest in Bieksa”

The Reason for the Blindside Rule Delay

He may be stating the obvious at this point, but New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello told CBC Radio today that the head shot rule proposed by the general managers will not be fast-tracked and implemented this season. Many critics and analysts have noted the need for the rule to be implemented immediately, but Lamoriello,Continue reading “The Reason for the Blindside Rule Delay”