3:52 PM EDT, Thu September 19, 2019
12 mins ago

Bruins Have Multiple Options for Studnicka

After re-signing Charlie McAvoy to a three-year deal and Brandon Carlo to a two-year deal, the Boston Bruins have their core under wraps and under the salary cap. However, the Bruins lost four-year Bruin Noel Acciari and trade-deadline rental Marcus Johansson to free agency. This doesn’t have a huge negative impact on the team; The […] The post Bruins Have Multiple Options for Studnicka appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
1 hour ago

Maple Leafs Sign Draft Pick Nicholas Robertson

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward Nicholas Robertson to a three-year, entry-level contract on Thursday. The 18-year-old originally from Pasadena, Calif., had 25 goals and 55 points in 54 games for the Ontario Hockey League's Peterbo... The post Maple Leafs Sign Draft Pick Nicholas Robertson appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
1 hour ago
Salary Cap Economics Squeezing Out NHL’s Middle Class

Salary Cap Economics Squeezing Out NHL’s Middle Class

Stanley Cup-winning experience isn't worth what it used to be. Neither is experience of any kind. As NHL teams move toward paying their stars more money and relying on young players to fill the gaps, hockey's middle class is being squeezed out. Veteran... The post Salary Cap Economics Squeezing Out NHL’s Middle Class appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
2 hours ago

Oilers News and Rumors: Burdasov, McDavid, Russell, More

In today’s Edmonton Oilers news and rumors update, there is news on the addition of KHL forward Anton Burdasov. There is also talk about how Connor McDavid is feeling related to his knee injury and talk about how likely it is he starts the season, even getting into a preseason game. Plus, is there a […] The post Oilers News and Rumors: Burdasov, McDavid, Russell, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
2 hours ago

Sabres Defenceman Brandon Montour Out with Hand Injury

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres defenceman Brandon Montour will miss the remainder of training camp because of a hand injury and it's uncertain whether he'll be ready for the start of the season in two weeks. The Sabres released no details of Montour's ... The post Sabres Defenceman Brandon Montour Out with Hand Injury appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
3 hours ago

Blackhawks Ready for Beefed Up & Better Andrew Shaw

It was a very busy offseason for Stan Bowman and the Chicago Blackhawks. Management put a premium on upping their toughness and defensive skill by adding players like Calvin de Haan and Olli Maatta, but one key acquisition stood out above all others – the homecoming of a new and improved Andrew Shaw. Another Season, […] The post Blackhawks Ready for Beefed Up & Better Andrew Shaw appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
3 hours ago

NHL Rumors: Byfuglien, Rantanen, Oilers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on the reasons for the absence of Dustin Byfuglien in Winnipeg, updates on how close (or not close) the Colorado Avalanche are to signing Mikko Rantanen, and if there is a deal in place from the Edmonton Oilers to sign a KHL forward. Why is Byfuglien Taking […] The post NHL Rumors: Byfuglien, Rantanen, Oilers, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
3 hours ago

Senators Re-Sign Pending RFA Chabot

The Ottawa Senators have avoided the stress of next summer by re-signing pending restricted free agent (RFA) and star defenseman Thomas Chabot. The deal is for eight years, $64 million and is a big step forward for the young squad. With the drama around numerous RFA’s this summer, general manager Pierre Dorion and the Senators […] The post Senators Re-Sign Pending RFA Chabot appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
4 hours ago

Glenn Anderson Trade Revisited

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a long and storied history. It’s one filled with success, disappointment and a long list of players that have donned the blue and white. Some came to the franchise through the draft while others were signed or traded for over the years. Over the next little while, we’ll be looking […] The post Glenn Anderson Trade Revisited appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
4 hours ago

Pride Add Proven Leader in UNH’s Carlee Toews

Having been quiet on the signing front since August, the Boston Pride added a proven leader to their forward corps on Sept. 18. Word was released by the NWHL that former University of New Hampshire Wildcats captain Carlee Toews was signed by “The Pack” for the 2019-20 season. Toews is the 18th player that Boston […] The post Pride Add Proven Leader in UNH’s Carlee Toews appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
5 hours ago

Mikko Koskinen’s Consistency Is Key to Oilers Success

The 2018-19 season was quite the rollercoaster for Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen. His only other tenure on an NHL team was back in the 2010-11 season with the New York Islanders, starting in four games. After his struggle to find a spot in the NHL, he moved back and forth from the SM-Liiga and […] The post Mikko Koskinen’s Consistency Is Key to Oilers Success appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
5 hours ago

Dillon Dube Leads Flames past Sharks Preseason Win

CALGARY — Dillon Dube had a goal and an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 6-4 win over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday in NHL pre-season action. Sean Monahan, Alan Quine, Adam Ruzicka, Derek Ryan and Johnny Gaudreau, credited with an empty netter... The post Dillon Dube Leads Flames past Sharks Preseason Win appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
5 hours ago

Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Captaincy, Top-6 Combos, Marner, Spezza

Now that Mitch Marner has signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs, hockey commentators like myself can get down to the business of reporting what’s happening on the ice and with the players who man their team’s rosters. That’s refreshing, given the extended drama of the summer.  Related: Matthews As Maple Leafs Captain Isn’t a Sure […] The post Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Captaincy, Top-6 Combos, Marner, Spezza appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
5 hours ago

Devils Spoil Preseason Debut for Panarin, Kakko

Brett Seney's goal 3:55 into the third period was the game-winner as the New Jersey Devils beat the Rangers 4-3 Wednesday night, spoiling the preseason debuts for New York newcomers Artemi Panarin and Kaapo Kakko at Madison Square Garden. Nico Hischier... The post Devils Spoil Preseason Debut for Panarin, Kakko appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
5 hours ago

Rangers and Tony DeAngelo Need One Another

With the New York Rangers preseason games now underway, defenseman Tony DeAngelo is the lone restricted free agent that has not agreed on a deal with the team. If the two sides don’t come to terms, it’s more than a shame for both parties. DeAngelo was a notable storyline for the Rangers last season, going […] The post Rangers and Tony DeAngelo Need One Another appeared first on The Hockey Writers.