October 2018 - Hockey Wiretap

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

Oct 22, 2018 1:26 AM

The Anaheim Ducks raised Paul Kariya's No. 9 to the Honda Center rafters Sunday night, honoring the high-scoring forward who became a Hall of Famer.

The Ducks celebrated Kariya's career before their game against Buffalo with an emotional event ending with the hanging of Kariya's banner alongside the No. 8 of Teemu Selanne, Kariya's longtime linemate and close friend.


Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Golden Knights Sign Alex Tuch To Seven-Year Deal

Oct 19, 2018 7:29 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights have signed forward Alex Tuch to a seven-year contract extension worth an average annual value of $4.75 million, the team announced Friday.

Tuch scored 37 points (15 goals, 22 assists) last season for the Golden Knights and 10 more (six goals, four assists) in the playoffs.


Tags: Vegas, Misc Rumor, Signing

Ducks Sign Nick Ritchie To Three-Year Deal

Oct 18, 2018 1:45 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have signed holdout power forward Nick Ritchie to a three-year contract.

Ritchie had 10 goals and 17 assists in 76 games last season in his second full NHL campaign. The 2014 first-round pick has 26 goals, 33 assists and 171 penalty minutes in 186 career games.


Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Misc Rumor, Signing

Paul Stastny Could Miss Two Months

Oct 16, 2018 2:11 AM

After initially saying that center Paul Stastny would be out at least three games, the Vegas Golden Knights are now saying he could miss two months with a lower-body injury.



Tags: Vegas, Injury, Misc Rumor

Avs Claim Marko Dano Off Waivers From Jets

Oct 16, 2018 2:08 AM

The Colorado Avalanche have claimed center Marko Dano off waivers from Winnipeg.

The 23-year-old played in 23 games for the Jets last season with two goals and an assist. He was a first-round pick of Columbus in 2013.


Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Blackhawks Start Season With Five Straight OT Games

Oct 14, 2018 11:10 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks became the first team in NHL history to start the season with five straight overtime games on Saturday.

Alex DeBrincat scored with nine second left in OT to beat the Blues 4-3, the second time this season Chicago has beaten St. Louis in overtime.

The New York Rangers had held the record with four OT games to start the 1997-98 season.


Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, St Louis Blues, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

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.

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