Hockey Wiretap

Barry Trotz Leaves Capitals After Winning Stanley Cup

Jun 18, 2018 6:25 PM

Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz has tendered his resignation from the team, becoming a free agent after leading the franchise to its first Stanley Cup on June 7.

"After careful consideration and consultation with my family, I am officially announcing my resignation as Head Coach of the Washington Capitals," Trotz said in a statement Monday.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Misc Rumor

Seattle Group Hires Dave Tippett As Senior Adviser

Jun 18, 2018 12:35 PM

The group hoping to bring the NHL to Seattle has hired Dave Tippett as a senior adviser.

Tippett, 56, has coached more than 1,000 NHL games with the Dallas Stars and then Arizona Coyotes. He left the Coyotes last summer after eight seasons; the team called it a "mutual agreement" to part ways.

Tags: Expansion, Misc Rumor

Coyotes Trade Max Domi To Canadiens For Alex Galchenyuk

Jun 16, 2018 1:26 AM

Max Domi had been a cornerstone of the Arizona Coyotes' rebuilding project in the desert. He was young, feisty, skilled and had a great hockey pedigree.

Now the Coyotes have a new, young cornerstone who also happens to fill a need at center after trading Domi to the Montreal Canadiens for Alex Galchenyuk on Friday night.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Montreal Canadiens, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Blackhawks Agree To Deals With Vinnie Hinostroza, John Hayden

Jun 15, 2018 4:11 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to two-year contract extensions with forwards Vinnie Hinostroza and John Hayden.

The 24-year-old Hinostroza set career highs with seven goals and 18 assists in 50 games last season. The 23-year-old Hayden had four goals and nine assists in 47 games with Chicago before finishing the season with Rockford of the American Hockey League.

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Marlies Win AHL's Calder Cup

Jun 15, 2018 2:19 AM

Andreas Johnsson had two goals and an assist to help the Toronto Marlies win the American Hockey League's Calder Cup, 6-1 over the Texas Stars in Game 7 on Thursday night.

Mason Marchment also scored twice, Carl Grundstrom and Ben Smith added goals, and Garret Sparks made 29 saves for the Toronto Maple Leafs' top farm club.

"We got the first goal, we got the second goal too and we could play on that," said Johnsson, selected the playoffs MVP. "It made it a little bit easier."

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Kings Acquire Peter Budaj From Lightning For Andy Andreoff

Jun 14, 2018 12:37 AM

The Kings have acquired goaltender Peter Budaj from the Lightning in exchange for forward Andy Andreoff, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.

The 35-year-old Budaj played in eight games last season with the Lightning, posting a 3-3-1 record, .876 save percentage and a 3.77 goals-against average.

Andreoff has appeared in 159 games over four seasons with the Kings, posting 24 points (13-11=24) and 214 penalty minutes.

Press Release

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Tampa Bay Lightning, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Capitals, Barry Trotz Begin Extension Talks

Jun 14, 2018 12:32 AM

Barry Trotz's contract status is the biggest question facing Washington as the offseason begins.

Trotz wants to be back, and general manager Brian MacLellan wants to sign the 55-year-old to an extension. Now it's a matter of them getting a deal done.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Misc Rumor

Capitals Will Try To Re-Sign Coach Barry Trotz

Jun 9, 2018 1:37 AM

Barry Trotz thought of mentors and friends when he lifted the Stanley Cup over his head.

The Washington Capitals coach didn't think about his future. It's the same approach he has taken all season and throughout the playoffs.

"I wasn't getting consumed with what was said, what my future holds, whatever," Trotz said. "I'm in a pretty good spot."

Trotz was in as good a spot as imaginable Friday, as he and the Capitals landed back home in the Washington area with the Stanley Cup in tow. The celebration will last through the parade Tuesday, but once that's finished, the work begins for Brian MacLellan to try to re-sign Trotz, top defenseman John Carlson and other free agents.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

P.K. Subban, Lindsey Vonn Appear To Be Dating

Jun 8, 2018 1:22 AM

Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn appears to be in another high-profile relationship with a famous athlete, this time P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators.

The famed skier and the NHL defenseman walked the red carpet of the CMT Awards in Nashville on Wednesday night, and photos posted to their Instagram accounts appear to show that they are more than friends.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor

Capitals Capture Stanley Cup, Ovechkin Wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Jun 8, 2018 1:17 AM

Alex Ovechkin is a Stanley Cup champion at last.

The Washington Capitals captain won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs after leading his team with 15 goals this postseason. Ovechkin also had 12 assists to finish second on his team with 27 points. Ten of Ovechkin's goals came on the road.

The Capitals won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history after finishing off the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in five games. Ovechkin scored a goal in the second period in Thursday night's Game 5, giving the Capitals a 2-1 lead. Washington ended up winning 4-3 on a late third-period goal by Lars Eller.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Vegas, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award, Team Achievement

Isles Fire GM Garth Snow, Coach Doug Weight
Lou Lamoriello will assume the role of GM and will oversee the hiring of a new head coach for the Islanders.

Capitals Win Game 4, Take Commanding Series Lead
The Capitals beat the Golden Knights by the score of 6-2 on Monday night, scoring three first-period goals.

Golden Knights To Play Tomas Tatar In Game 4
Tomas Tatar was acquired at the trade deadline from the Red Wings, and has not played since May 16.

Capitals Win To Take 2-1 Series Lead
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the second goal in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Golden Knights.

Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov Appears Ready For Game 3
Evgeny Kuznetsov participated in a full practice with his Capitals' teammates on Saturday morning.

Stars Name Todd Nelson Assistant Coach
Todd Nelson has been the head coach for Grand Rapids in the AHL for the last three seasons.

Ryan Callahan Undergoes Shoulder Surgery
Lightning forward Ryan Callahan is expected to miss about five months after shoulder surgery on Thursday.

NHL Expansion Draft Rules Unlikely To Change
Commissioner Gary Bettman has gotten "no pushback whatsoever" from NHL owners if the league should give a prospective Seattle franchise the same rules that the Golden Knights received.

Glen Gulutzan Joins Oilers As Assistant Coach
Glen Gulutzan spent the last two seasons with the Flames.

Evander Kane Agrees Upon Seven-Year Extension With Sharks
Evander Kane posted 14 points (nine goals, five assists) in 17 games with San Jose.


Antti Niemi Agrees To Re-Sign With Montreal
Goaltender Antti Niemi was 7-5-4 in 19 games with the Canadiens last season.

Maple Leafs, Assistant GM Mark Hunter Mutually Part Ways
Mark Hunter had worked in the Maple Leafs' front office for the past four years.

Lou Lamoriello To Take Over Isles' Hockey Operations
Lou Lamoriello was the president and GM of the New Jersey Devils for 28 years.

Wild Name Paul Fenton GM
Paul Fenton had been part of the Predators' front office since 1998.

Golden Knights Win Series, Advance To Stanley Cup Finals
The Vegas Golden Knights beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday to capture the Western Conference series and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Marian Hossa Announces Retirement From NHL
Marian Hossa had 1,134 points (525 goals, 609 assists) in 1,309 NHL games.

Rangers To Hire David Quinn As Head Coach
David Quinn is expected to leave Boston University for the Rangers.

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Jaromir Jagr To Play 30th Season In Czech Republic
Jaromir Jagr, 46, is co-owner and team president of the Kladno Knights.

Mike Fisher Retires Again From NHL
Predators forward Mike Fisher played in the NHL for 18 seasons.

Maple Leafs Promote Kyle Dubas To GM
Kyle Dubas has served as assistant GM with the Maple Leafs since 2014.