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Red Wings Name Steve Yzerman New GM

Apr 20, 2019 11:47 AM

Steve Yzerman is getting another chance to return the Red Wings to glory.

The Hockey Hall of Famer did it as one the game's all-time great leaders, helping Detroit end a 42-year championship drought with the first of three Stanley Cup celebrations in 1997 during his playing tenure in Detroit.

Now, he has a shot to do it as the Red Wings' general manager.


Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor, Signing

Sharks' Tomas Hertl Vows Game 7

Apr 19, 2019 11:56 AM

With two goals in Game 5 on Thursday night, Sharks forward Tomas Hertl helped his team avoid elimination. Then he guaranteed the fans that there will be a Game 7 back in San Jose against the Vegas Golden Knights.

"I know we have one more game, and come back for Game 7," Hertl said after the 5-2 victory over the Knights cut the series deficit to 3-2. "I believe it. We're a better team than them."


Tags: San Jose Sharks, Vegas, Misc Rumor

Isles Lose Johnny Boychuk For Three To Four Weeks

Apr 19, 2019 11:52 AM

New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk will miss three to four weeks with a lower-body injury, general manager Lou Lamoriello said Friday.

Boychuk was injured in the second period of the Islanders' series-clinching win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday. 

The timeline would knock Boychuk out for at least the team's second-round series.


Tags: New York Islanders, Injury, Misc Rumor

Cooper: Lightning Victims Of Their Own Success

Apr 17, 2019 4:01 PM

Here's the spin the Lightning had after Tuesday night's stunning 7-3 defeat in Game 4 of the first round: They were victims of their own success.

"When you have the amount of points we had, it's a blessing and a curse, in a way. You don't play any meaningful hockey for a long time. Then all of a sudden, you have to ramp it up. It's not an excuse. It's reality," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said after Game 4. "That's how it goes: You have a historic regular season, and we had a historic playoff."

Indeed, the Lightning made history in the 2019 playoffs -- just not the kind any coach would want. For the first time in league history, a team with the most points in the regular season failed to win a game in an opening-round, seven-game series.



Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Misc Rumor

Kings Name Todd McLellan Head Coach

Apr 16, 2019 11:35 PM

The Kings have agreed to terms with Todd McLellan on a multiyear contract to be the team's new coach, it was announced Tuesday.

He replaces Willie Desjardins, who served as the interim coach last season and was not retained after the two-time Stanley Cup-winning franchise slumped to the NHL's second-worst record this season.

McLellan, 51, will receive a five-year contract worth around $5 million annually, the Athletic reported. He also was a candidate for the coaching vacancy in Buffalo.


Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Buffalo Sabres, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Source: Red Wings To Name Steve Yzerman New GM

Apr 19, 2019 11:49 AM

Steve Yzerman is returning to the Detroit Red Wings, with a source confirming to ESPN that Yzerman will be named the team's general manager.

The Red Wings have called a news conference for 3 p.m. ET Friday that includes Yzerman without specifying the purpose.

A source confirmed to ESPN that current general manager Ken Holland will remain with the organization. According to multiple reports, Holland will get the new title of senior vice president.


Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor

Hurricanes' Svechnikov In Concussion Protocol

Apr 16, 2019 4:43 PM

Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov, 19, is in the concussion protocol after being knocked out by Alex Ovechkin in a fight during Monday night's game.

Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour made the announcement, saying he assumed that Svechnikov would miss Thursday's Game 4.


Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Washington Capitals, Injury, Misc Rumor

NHL Suspends Nazem Kadri For Rest Of First-Round

Apr 16, 2019 9:40 AM

After two serious incidents in consecutive playoff series against the Bruins, the NHL's Department of Player Safety has decided it doesn't want Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri facing the Bruins again this postseason.

The NHL suspended Kadri for the remainder of the first-round series between Toronto and Boston after his cross-check to the face of Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk in Game 2 on Saturday.


Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Joe Thornton Suspended For Game 4

Apr 16, 2019 9:36 AM

San Jose star center Joe Thornton has been suspended for Game 4 of the Sharks' series against Vegas for an illegal check to the head of Golden Knights forward Tomas Nosek in Game 3, the NHL's Department of Player Safety has announced.


Tags: San Jose Sharks, Vegas, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Ovechkin Knocks Out Svechnikov In Game 3

Apr 16, 2019 9:34 AM

Capitals star Alex Ovechkin fought -- and knocked out -- Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov in the first period of Game 3 in the teams' first-round series on Monday night.

Svechnikov, 19, is the youngest player in the NHL playoffs this season.


Tags: Washington Capitals, Carolina Hurricanes, Game Recap, Injury, Misc Rumor

Flyers Name Alain Vigneault Head Coach
Alain Vigneault most recently coached the Rangers for five NHL seasons.


Vegas Adds Nikita Gusev To Playoff Roster
Nikita Gusev was the KHL's top scorer playing with SKA St. Petersburg this season.


Avs Sign UMass' Cale Makr For Playoff Run
The Avs signed the reigning Hobey Baker Award winner on Sunday, and he will join the team immediately.


Oilers' Connor McDavid Doesn't Need Knee Surgery
Oilers star Connor McDavid is expected to be ready for training camp in September.


NHL Suspends Nikita Kucherov One Game
Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov has been suspended after boarding Jackets defenseman Markus Nutivarra on Friday night.


Devils Beat Odds To Win NHL Draft Lottery
With the third-best odds, the Devils won the NHL draft lottery for the second time in three years.


NHL Suspends Slava Voynov For The Entire 2019-20 Season
The NHL has suspended defenseman Slava Voynov for "unacceptable off-ice conduct."


Potential Top Pick Jack Hughes To Attend NHL Draft Lottery
Jack Hughes is planning to attend the lottery results event in Toronto on Tuesday night, with the Avalanche having the best odds to land the first-pick.


Devils Give GM Ray Shero New Deal
The Devils have given Ray Shero a new multi-year deal despite finishing with the NHL's third-worst record.


Lightning Heavy Favorites To Win Stanley Cup
The Lightning enter the postseason at 2-1 after finishing the regular season 21 points ahead of the next closest team.


Panthers Hire Joel Quenneville As Head Coach
Joel Quennville is second on the NHL's all-time victory list.


Kings Announce That Interim Coach Willie Desjardins Won't Return
The Kings went 27-34-8 the rest of the season with Willie Desjardins as interim head coach and finished last in the Western Conference.


Sabres Fire Coach Phil Housley
The Sabres have extended its franchise-worst playoff drought to an eighth straight season.


Panthers Fire Broughner, Eye Quenneville As Head Coach
The Panthers asked for and received permission from the Blackhawks to speak to Joel Quenneville.


Lightning Win NHL Record-Tying 62nd Game
The Lightning beat the Bruins 6-3 on Saturday in the teams' regular-season finale.


Glen Sather Steps Down As Rangers President To New Adviser Role
Glen Sather's move comes after 19 years with the Rangers in which the first 15 as president and general manager.


Evengi Malkin Could Return Thursday
Center Evengi Malkin could be back in the Penguins' lineup on Thursday against the Red Wings.


Red Wings Give Coach Jeff Blashill Two-Year Extension
The Red Wings will miss the NHL playoffs for the third straight year.


Alex Ovechkin Has Eighth 50-Goal Season
Alex Ovechkin becomes the third NHL player to record eight or more 50-goal seasons, joining Mike Bossy and Wayne Gretzky, who each had nine.


Coyotes Sign Nick Schmaltz To Seven-Year Extension
Nick Schmaltz has 34 goals and 71 assists in 179 career games.