Hockey Wiretap

Blackhawks Fire Coach Joel Quenneville

Nov 7, 2018 2:00 AM

The Blackhawks fired coach Joel Quenneville on Tuesday.

Quenneville, who won three Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks, had been with the team since 2008 and was the longest-tenured coach in the NHL.

Chicago promoted its AHL coach, Jeremy Colliton, 33, who becomes the youngest head coach in the NHL.

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Misc Rumor

Senators Players Apologize For Uber Conversation

Nov 7, 2018 2:06 AM

Matt Duchene and the Ottawa Senators are attempting to put the drama behind them after a viral video of him and some teammates criticizing the club and assistant coach Marty Raymond emerged online Monday.

Duchene spoke publicly about the incident for the first time Tuesday night after the Senators beat the New Jersey Devils 7-3 in Ottawa.

"I want to take this opportunity to extend my absolute sincere apologies to Marty Raymond. He's a heck of a person and coach and he did not deserve what we said. I sincerely, sincerely mean that on behalf of myself and my teammates," Duchene said.

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor

Kings Fire Coach John Stevens

Nov 5, 2018 1:45 AM

The Los Angeles Kings have fired coach John Stevens after a little more than one season and replaced him with former Canucks coach Willie Desjardins.

Stevens is the first NHL coach to lose his job this season.

The Kings are tied with the Florida Panthers for the fewest points in the league with nine.

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Misc Rumor

Predators Sign Pekka Rinne To Two-Year Extension

Nov 4, 2018 1:06 AM

The Nashville Predators signed goaltender Pekka Rinne to a two-year contract extension worth $10 million, keeping the Vezina Trophy winner under contract through 2020-21.

General manager David Poile announced the extension Saturday, on Rinne's 36th birthday.

Poile said Rinne has made the most impact on and off the ice for the Predators as one of the NHL's best goaltenders.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Signing

Lightning Re-Sign Yanni Gourde To Six-Year Deal

Nov 3, 2018 2:25 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Yanni Gourde to a six-year deal worth almost $31 million, general manager Julien BriseBois announced Friday.

Gourde, 26, will make an average of $5.17 million under the new deal, which runs through the 2024-25 season.

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Misc Rumor, Signing

Kings' Jonathan Quick Out Indefinitely

Nov 1, 2018 2:15 AM

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee and is out indefinitely.

Quick had been on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Injury, Misc Rumor

NHL Announces 'Betting Partner' With MGM Resorts

Oct 30, 2018 2:24 AM

The NHL on Monday became the second league to announce a betting sponsorship, and it's with the same partner that bought the NBA deal last month.

The league announced that MGM Resorts will be an official betting partner. Unlike the NBA's agreement, the NHL's deal with MGM is not exclusive, allowing the league to sell the sponsorship to other partners if it wishes. The NHL also didn't shy away from using the term "betting partner," while the official NBA language for MGM's deal is "official gaming partner."

Tags: Legal, Misc Rumor

Tom Wilson's 20-Game Suspension Upheld

Oct 26, 2018 2:24 AM

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman believes that Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson needs "an appropriate wake-up call" to re-evaluate his reckless play, which is one reason he upheld Wilson's 20-game suspension in a ruling on Thursday.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Misc Rumor, Suspension

NHL Suspends Mark Borowiecki One Game

Oct 24, 2018 6:49 PM

Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki has been suspended for one game without pay by the NHL for elbowing Bruins defenseman Urho Vaakanainen on Tuesday night.

The NHL announced the suspension Wednesday.

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Lightning Set NHL Record With 33 Second Period Shots

Oct 22, 2018 1:30 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning set a modern NHL record when they tallied 33 shots in the second period of a 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. According to Elias, it was the most shots by a team in a period since 1955-56, when shots on goal were first recorded as an official statistic.

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Ducks Retire Paul Kariya's No. 9
The Ducks raised Paul Kariya's No. 9 to the Honda Center rafters on Sunday night in an emotional event.

Golden Knights Sign Alex Tuch To Seven-Year Deal
Alex Tuch scored 15 goals and had 22 assists last season for the Vegas Golden Knights.

Ducks Sign Nick Ritchie To Three-Year Deal
Ducks forward Nick Ritchie had 10 goals and 17 assists in 76 games last season.

Paul Stastny Could Miss Two Months
The Golden Knights are now saying that center Paul Stastny could miss two months with a lower-body injury.

Avs Claim Marko Dano Off Waivers From Jets
Marko Dano played in 23 games for the Jets last season, with two goals and an assist.

Blackhawks Start Season With Five Straight OT Games
The Blackhawks are the first team in NHL history to begin the season with five straight OT games.

Auston Matthews Scores 10th Goal In Leafs Sixth Game
Auston Matthews joins Mario Lemieux as the only players in the past 30 years with at least 10 goals in their teams' first six games.

Austin Matthews Ties NHL Five-Game Goal Record
Austin Matthews has scored nine goals in the Maple Leafs' first five games.

Golden Knights Lose Paul Stastny For Three Games
Paul Stastny wll miss at least three games due to an undisclosed lower-body injury.

Seattle Ownership Group Unveils Plan For Training Facility
The Seattle NHL group is planning a $70M training facility in the northern part of the city.

Panthers Place Roberto Luongo On IR
Goaltender James Reimer will likely start the Panthers' home opener on Thursday against the Blue Jackets.

Sharks Place Joe Thornton On Short-Term IR
The earliest that Joe Thornton could return to the Sharks would be next Sunday.

NHLPA Files Appeal Of Tom Wilson's Suspension
Capitals forward Tom Wilson was suspended 20-games for an illegal check to the head.

Sharks Sign Barclay Goodrow To Two-Year Extension
The deal keeps Barclay Goodrow from becoming a restricted free agent next summer.

NHL Moving Forward With Seattle's Expansion Plan
The NHL board of governors 'executive committee has recommended proceeding with Seattle's expansion application.

Maple Leafs Send Connor Carrick To Stars For Draft Pick
The Maple Leafs made the deal on Monday, acquiring a conditional draft pick next year.

Radim Vrbata Retires After 16 NHL Seasons
Veteran Radim Vrbata scored more than 20 or more goals in a season six times.

Ducks Claim Pontus Aberg Off Waivers From Oilers
Pontus Aberg has collected 18 points in 68 NHL games with the Predators and Oilers.

Press Release

Seattle City Council Approves Renovation Of Key Arena
The Seattle Hockey Partners will present before the NHL Board of Governor's executive committee next week.

Brian Gionta Retires From NHL, Joins Sabres Front Office
Brian Gionta announced his retirement on Monday after 16 NHL seasons.