Hockey Wiretap

President Trump Honors Stanley Cup Champion Blues At White House

Oct 16, 2019 2:16 AM

President Donald Trump honored the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, using the occasion to touch on the situation in Turkey and an agriculture deal with China.

The Blues and super fan Laila Anderson were hosted at the White House by President Donald Trump. USA Today
Every returning member of the title-winning team went to the White House several months after a couple of 2018 Cup champion Washington Capitals players opted not to visit.

Alternate captain Alex Steen said the Blues do everything as a team on and off the ice, and cited that as one reason they captured the first championship in franchise history.

Tags: St Louis Blues, Team Achievement

Red Wings Senior VP Jim Devellano Undergoes Brain Surgery

Oct 15, 2019 2:29 AM

Red Wings senior vice president Jim Devellano has had surgery to remove a noncancerous brain tumor.

The surgery was Monday, and the Red Wings said it was successful. The team said Devellano is resting comfortably in a hospital and is expected to have a full and speedy recovery.

The 76-year-old executive is in his 38th season with the franchise and 53rd in the NHL.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor

Rookie Victor Olofsson Sets NHL Power-Play Goal Record

Oct 15, 2019 2:26 AM

Sabres rookie forward Victor Olofsson has set an NHL record in becoming the first player to score each of his first seven career goals on the power play.

Olofsson made it seven straight on a one-timer off Rasmus Dahlin's pass from the right circle to open the scoring 6:27 into the second period against Dallas on Monday.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Personal Award

LA Kings Cover Banner Due To Taylor Swift 'Curse'

Oct 14, 2019 1:48 PM

The Los Angeles Kings aren't taking any chances with the Taylor Swift "curse."

After winning the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014, the Kings haven't gotten out of the first round of the playoffs since a banner commemorating Swift's sellout streak at Staples Center was raised in August 2015. Swift might sing "Don't Blame Me," but Kings fans do.

The team is trying to shake it off by covering the banner with black cloth, leaving a blank space in the rafters.

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Misc Rumor

Jordan Martinook Out Six To Eight Weeks After Core Muscle Surgery

Oct 13, 2019 7:49 PM

Carolina Hurricanes winger Jordan Martinook will undergo a core muscle surgery for the second time this year, general manager Don Waddell announced Thursday.

The latest procedure was set for Friday. Martinook is expected to miss six to eight weeks to recover.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Injury

Sabres' Victor Olofsson Ties NHL Power-Play Goal Record

Oct 10, 2019 2:05 AM

Sabres rookie forward Victor Olofsson has tied an NHL record by becoming the fourth player to score each of his first six career goals on the power play.

Olofsson made it six in a row with a one-timer off Jack Eichel's pass into the right circle to open the scoring 5:04 into the first period against Montreal on Wednesday night. The Swede's streak dates to the end of last season, when he scored twice in two games.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Personal Award

Penguins Place Alex Galchenyuk On IR

Oct 9, 2019 6:27 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins placed forward Alex Galchenyuk on injured reserve after he aggravated an undisclosed injury that limited him during the preseason.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Injury

Flyers Open First-Ever 'Rage Room' For Fans

Oct 9, 2019 1:20 AM

Some NHL teams placate their fans with free hats or magnetic schedules. The Philadelphia Flyers, however, know what their fans really want: the opportunity to smash a flat-screen television with a hockey stick.

The Flyers announced on Tuesday that the Wells Fargo Center now has a "Disassembly Room," the first-ever "rage room" inside a major professional sports arena.

Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, Team Achievement

Veteran Patrick Marleau Back With The Sharks

Oct 9, 2019 1:18 AM

After a winless start to the regular season, the San Jose Sharks are hoping an old friend named Patrick Marleau can bring some stability.

GM Doug Wilson announced that the team is signing the 40-year-old Marleau, who is the franchise leader in games (1,493), goals (508) and points (1,082). The deal is for one year with a $700,000 cap hit, which is the league minimum.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Free Agent Rumor, Signing

Penguins To Be Without Evgeni Malkin Indefinitely

Oct 8, 2019 1:30 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without star center Evgeni Malkin "longer term" because of a lower body injury, coach Mike Sullivan announced on Monday. The coach said that Malkin's season is not in jeopardy.

The 33-year-old Malkin left the second period of Pittsburgh's 7-2 win over Columbus on Saturday after taking a hit to the boards while in an awkward position.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Injury

Rangers Send Vladislav Namestnikov To Sens For Nick Ebert, Draft Pick

Devils Sign Veteran Joe Morrow, Waive Him For AHL Depth

Blues Sign Brayden Schenn To Eight-Year, $52M Extension

Philadelphia To Honor Late Flyers Owner Ed Snider With Mural

Blackhawks Sign Alex DeBrincat To Three-Year Deal

Flames Give GM Brad Treliving Contract Extension

Maple Leafs Name John Tavares Captain

Capitals Spoil Blues' Banner Raising Opener

Coyotes Sign Goalie Darcy Kuemper To Two-Year Extension

Wild Lose Greg Pateryn For Six-Weeks After Core Surgery

Lee Stempniak Retires After 14 NHL Seasons

Seattle Franchise Gets AHL Team In Palm Springs

NHL Suspends Evander Kane Three Games For Abusing Official

Jets Re-Sign Kyle Connor To Seven-Year, $50M Deal

Avs Sign Mikko Rantanen To Six-Year, $55.5M Deal

Jets, Patrik Laine Agree To Two-Year, $13.5M Deal

Seattle Hires Cammi Granato, NHLs First Female Pro Scout

Flames, Matthew Tkachuk Agree To Three-Year Deal

Blues Acquire Justin Faulk From Hurricanes

Auston Matthews Faces Disorderly Conduct Charge