January 2020 - Hockey Wiretap

Sharks Lose Tomas Hertl To Torn ACL And MCL

Jan 30, 2020 3:16 PM

The San Jose Sharks' disappointing season just took another hit with news that forward Tomas Hertl is done for the season after suffering a knee injury Wednesday.

The team announced that he suffered a torn ACL and MCL.

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Penguins, Marcus Pettersson Agree To Five-Year Extension

Jan 29, 2020 1:32 AM

Marcus Pettersson is sticking with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The 23-year-old defenseman agreed to a five-year contract extension on Tuesday that runs through the 2024-25 season. The deal carries an average annual value of just over $4 million.

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Sharks GM Doug Wilson Given Vote Of Confidence

Jan 24, 2020 2:07 PM

Sharks owner Hasso Plattner gave general manager Doug Wilson a vote of confidence Thursday with his team mired in 13th place in the Western Conference.

Plattner said the entire organization is disappointed in the performance so far but he believes Wilson can lead the team back to contention.

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Injured Auston Matthews To Sit Out All-Star Game

Jan 23, 2020 1:53 AM

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews (wrist) won't play in this weekend's NHL All-Star Game, but he will attend the event in St. Louis, the team announced Wednesday. Matthews, 22, is day-to-day while he gets treatment for an ongoing wrist issue, Toronto said.

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Knights Fire Gerard Gallant, Hire Peter DeBoer

Jan 15, 2020 12:02 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights have fired Gerard Gallant and hired Peter DeBoer.

DeBoer was fired by the San Jose Sharks last month.

"In order for our team to reach its full potential, we determined a coaching change was necessary. Our team is capable of more than we have demonstrated this season," Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon said in a statement.

"We would like to thank Gerard and Mike for their service to the Vegas Golden Knights. They were both instrumental to the success we have enjoyed in our first two-plus seasons and we wish them all the best moving forward."

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Tags: Vegas, Misc Rumor

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Devils Fire GM Ray Shero, Name Tom Fitzgerald Interim GM

Jan 13, 2020 10:51 PM

The New Jersey Devils fired general manager Ray Shero on Sunday prior to their 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Assistant GM Tom Fitzgerald will serve as the interim GM, and he will "receive support" from Hall of Fame goaltender Martin Brodeur, who is serving as an adviser to hockey operations, according to the team.

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Senators Hire Jim Little As New CEO

Jan 11, 2020 2:30 PM

Jim Little was hired Friday as chief executive officer of the Ottawa Senators, a team looking for a boost on the ice and at the gate.

Owner Eugene Melnyk, whose team is tied for the second fewest points in the league, had been the CEO since the NHL club split with Tom Anselmi in February 2018.

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Sharks' Logan Couture Suffers Broken Ankle, Out Six-Weeks

Jan 9, 2020 1:51 PM

If the Sharks are going to turn their season around, it won't involve Logan Couture for several weeks.

Couture is expected to miss up to six weeks with a fractured ankle that he suffered Tuesday night in the Sharks' 3-2 loss at the Blues, GM Doug Wilson confirmed Thursday. Couture was in a walking boot after Tuesday's game. He awkwardly slammed his left leg into the end boards in the second period.

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Flames, Rasmus Andersson Agree To Six-Year, $27.3M Extension

Jan 9, 2020 1:47 PM

The Calgary Flames and defenseman Rasmus Andersson have agreed to a six-year, $27.3 million contract extension. The deal was announced Wednesday.

The 23-year-old native of Sweden has three goals, nine assists and 33 penalty minutes in 45 games for Calgary this season, his second full year with the NHL club. He is averaging 19 minutes, 14 seconds on the ice and has 85 shots on goal.

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Predators Name John Hynes New Head Coach

Jan 8, 2020 1:01 AM

John Hynes has been named the new head coach of the Nashville Predators, just over a month after being fired by the New Jersey Devils.

The Predators fired head coach Peter Laviolette on Monday after he spent six seasons with the team. Hynes becomes just the third head coach for Nashville in franchise history.

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Predators Fire Peter Laviolette As Head Coach

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Canadiens Sign Ilya Kovalchuk For The Rest Of The Season

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Wild To Host 2021 NHL Winter Classic At Target Field

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NHL Fines John Tortorella $20K For Ripping Officials

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NHL Defends Official Over John Tortorella's Rant

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