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Chasing Bobby Orr: Brent Burns has a shot at history

The 31-year-old from Barrie, Ont., could become only the second defenceman to ever win the Art Ross trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer theglobeandmail.com

Thursday, February 23, 2017

2/23/2017 7:18 AM

The mercenary life of beer-league hockey goalies

Business is booming for rental goalies, the hired guns of beer-league and pick-up hockey who go a long way toward ensuring that the fun is maximized for participants in a great Canadian passion theglobeandmail.com

Avs' Jarome Iginla receptive to being dealt before deadline

Jarome Iginla's teammates are rooting for him to pack his bags and leave town. Nothing personal, of course, they just want the charismatic Colorado Avalanche forward to be traded for what might be his final shot at a Stanley Cup title. The... us.rd.yahoo.com

This year's five toughest buyer/seller dilemmas

We're now one week away from the trade deadline, which means the entire league is being divided into buyers and sellers. This year, there's far more of the former than the latter, so much so that it might throw the market into chaos, or maybe lead to... downgoesbrown.com

Wild ponders options as NHL trade deadline nears

If the Wild wants to survive potential injuries and fatigue during the stretch run and chore through what it hopes is four playoff rounds, improving the forward depth may be the team's biggest need. startribune.com

A bit more about the ‘Celebration of Life’ ceremony for Mr. I

As noted this afternoon, the "Celebration of Life" ceremony for Mike Ilitch included comments from Ken Holland, Mickey Redmond, Mitch Albom and President George W. Bush, and Fox 2 Detroit posted a video report about the ceremony and President Bush's... kuklaskorner.com

Deadline preview, part two: The buyers

Welcome to part two of the VICE Sports NHL trade deadline preview. Yesterday, we took a look at the league's sellers. That wasn't easy given where the market stands right now, and we had to stretch the definition a bit to find enough teams.We won't... downgoesbrown.com

Oilers need scoring from more sources

You haven't heard this often. The Edmonton Oilers have a scoring problem.While the Oilers sit 12th with 2.80 goals per game, those tallies have come from the same source too often. Edmonton has seen 62 of its 172 goals come from Connor McDavid, Leon... thescore.com

Poile: Predators could use some pizzazz

Could David Poile be a trade deadline shopper?While the Nashville Predators general manager expects the tight standings to lead to a quiet deadline, that doesn't mean Nashville won't try to make some noise.The Predators hold the West's... thescore.com

Ryan Callahan out indefinitely following hip surgery

Ryan Callahan of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates against Mattias Ekholm #14 of the Nashville Predators during the third period at Amalie Arena on January 5, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Getty Images) Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan had a... ca.sports.yahoo.com

This is where it all turned around for Henrik Lundqvist

TORONTO — Unlike the last time the Rangers were here, five weeks ago to the day, Henrik Lundqvist’s name and game are no longer followed by question marks. Instead, they’re exclamation points for the goaltender who is expected to be in nets for... nypost.com


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bruins’ mindless Julien penny-pinching can perfectly backfire

Question that would be rhetorical except that it is not: In what world would a team allow its just-fired, universally respected coach to be hired within a week by not only a blood rival, but one that it could very well meet in the playoffs? Answer:... nypost.com

Deadline preview, part one: The sellers

We're now just over one week away from the annual NHL trade deadline. Any and all deals involving NHL roster players must be done by 3:00 ET on Wednesday, March 1. And with just eight days to go, the market is heating up.We hope. Please let it be... downgoesbrown.com

Here’s how much Vegas Golden Knights tickets cost

The Vegas Golden Knights held an open house for potential season ticket holders on this week, and it was super fun. Fans could grab sheets of paper on the seats they wanted, bring them to the ticket sellers and grab their seats right then and there... ca.sports.yahoo.com

Kings top Avs, Sutter ties Murray for most wins as LA coach

Just like his goaltender, Darryl Sutter proved good at deflecting. Sutter sidestepped questions about moving into a tie for most wins as coach of the Los Angeles Kings following a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night. ''That's... us.rd.yahoo.com

Wheeler unloads on NHL's suspension disparity

TORONTO — Blake Wheeler has an issue with the NHL’s double standard. Asked Tuesday about a hit to the head he took from Evgeni Malkin in last week’s OT loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins that didn’t warrant a suspension, compared... winnipegfreepress.com

Ducks report: Vermette's hearing might be Thursday

Ducks center Antoine Vermette is expected to have a hearing Thursday about his suspension for abuse of an official. Vermette appealed the 10-game suspension given to him for the incident of Feb.14, when he slapped his stick against a linesman after a... latimes.com

Gardiner caps off thriller with OT snipe (video)

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets put on one hell of a show Tuesday night.The teams combined for nine goals, with Jake Gardiner bringing the thrilling game to an end with a snipe over the catching glove of Connor Hellebuyck.Gardiner is now... thescore.com


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wild-Chicago game preview

A victory would give the Wild the most wins and points in the NHL. The Wild can become the first team with 40 wins and 86 points, which would be one short of last season's 82-game total. startribune.com

Julien: Better defense, puck possession will improve Habs

BROSSARD, Quebec - The Montreal Canadiens skated hard, battled and worked, and that's just how new coach Claude Julien wants the practices to be.Julien finally got to put the Canadiens through a full workout with no distractions on Monday. It was... thescore.com

Slumping Kings look to Avalanche to bury losing streak

The Kings fled Southern California early Monday afternoon. And though their charter flight took them to Denver, the destination wasn’t nearly as important as the fact that they didn’t stay here. Home has not been kind to the team lately. Not only... latimes.com


BIG10: Team of the Week - Minnesota

When the creation of the Big Ten Hockey Conference in 2013 coincided with some down years by recent powerhouses, it brought with it squeals … collegehockeynews.com

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hockey East: All comes down to BC series

Exhibit No. 3,852 of how tough Hockey East is. Fourth-place UMass Lowell will play Thursday (7 p.m.) at first-place Boston College and then host the Eagles on Friday (8:30 p.m.) at the Tsongas Center. Much is on the … lowellsun.com

Hockey East: No. 10 Friars Game Notes vs. UMass

634) - Providence and Massachusetts will meet for the 72nd and 73rd times ... The 6-0 win in the 2015-16 regular season finale clinched a share of the Hockey East regular season title for the Friars, the first in … friars.com

NCAA: The College Hockey Landscape

I’ve been getting a lot of emails about a report on a Minnesota website that indicated UND may be on its way to the Big Ten for men’s hockey. I ran it by multiple sources in the UND athletic department, who all told me that the Big Ten... undhockey.areavoices.com

NCHC: Bulldogs insist penalties not a problem

Minnesota Duluth began the second half of the 2016-17 season as one of the most disciplined teams statistically in the NCHC. Now the numbers say something completely different as the No. 2-ranked Bulldogs (19-5-6 overall, 13-4-3 NCHC) host Miami... duluthnewstribune.com

Puck Dynasty - Episode 15 (audio)

This week podcast includes Minnesota’s road sweep of Penn State and the shocking ending sequence to Saturday’s game, naming a line, previewing Wisconsin, a look at the NCAA landscape and bubble... sbncollegehockey.com

AHA: Army Prepares for Regular Season Series Finale

The Black Knights are one of multiple teams vying for the top spots in Atlantic Hockey standings ... while Robert Morris (27), Holy Cross (26), Mercyhurst (24), RIT (24) and Bentley (23) are also tight in the arms race. The … goarmywestpoint.com

AHA: Canisius hockey faces Mercyhurst on Senior Night

Canisius will honor seniors Geoff Fortman, Josh Kielich and Charles Williams in pregame ceremonies tonight when it plays its final regular season hockey game against Mercyhurst at KayBank Rink in HarborCenter (TV … buffalonews.com

BIG10: conference Hockey Weekly Release

• All six conference teams will take the ice in Big Ten action this weekend, with Michigan, No. 11/11 Penn State and No. 19/- Wisconsin all hitting the road for Friday-Saturday series. The Wolverines travel to Columbus to … bigten.org

WCHA: One final push

MARQUETTE — While the Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team enjoyed an ... just one point better than the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers. … mininggazette.com


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

BIG10: Three Things I Think - conference, Feb. 21, 2017

All the usual suspects won out in the Big Ten. Minnesota swept Penn State, Wisconsin swept Michigan and Ohio State swept Michigan State. The Gophers and Nittany Lions played to a close, overtime thriller on Saturday and it may indicate that Penn... blog.collegehockeynews.com

ECAC: Sakellaropoulos wins conference honor for fourth time

Union senior Alex Sakellaropoulos was selected Tuesday as ECAC hockey Goaltender of the Week for the fourth time this season, Sakellaropoulos stopped 52 of 55 shots in weekend victories over Quinnipiac and Princeton to lead seventh-ranked Union... blog.timesunion.com

NCAA: Re-Introducing the Pairwise Probability Matrix

We often like to say around here that it's silly to write an article about what the NCAA Tournament bracket would look like if the season ended today, because it does not end today.So, we put our money where our mouth is and created a simulator that... collegehockeynews.com


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2/21/2017 8:18 AM

AHA: Air Force hockey ranking highest in almost 5 years

Air Force moved up two spots in the latest U.S. College Hockey Online poll to No. 17 for the Atlantic Hockey Conference’s highest ranking in almost five years. The Falcons (21-8-5, 18-5-3 AHC) were ranked at No. 16 in the final 2011-12 poll... gazette.com

CCHA: The Lacher Story - Behind the Music

This is the behind the scenes true story of tracking down Blaine Lacher, and all that couldn't be told in last Friday's Q&A.OK, that's a bit melodramatic. But it's true that Mr. Lacher was not easy to find, not even by his old teammates and coaches,... collegehockeynews.com

NCHC: Denver overtakes UMD at No. 1

A 2-1 win and 2-2 tie against the Tigers meant the Bulldogs failed to maintain pace with NCHC-leading Denver (22-6-4), which holds a two-point edge over UMD (19-5-6) atop the conference and moved ahead of its rival atop the … duluthnewstribune.com

WCHA: Playoff Picture

This is the first year that the WCHA will utilize a three-weekend format for their league playoffs, meaning next weekend will be the last weekend of … sbncollegehockey.com

ECAC: Union remains at No. 7 in national hockey poll

Union, which recorded home victories over Quinnipiac and Princeton last week, has maintained its No. 7 spot in the latest U.S. College Hockey Online weekly poll: Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll 1. Denver (33) 22- 6-4 981 2 2... blog.timesunion.com

WCHA: Brickley, Rivera honored

Minnesota State defenseman Daniel Brickley and forward Nicholas Rivera were honored by the WCHA for their play in the Mavericks' sweep of Northern Michigan over the weekend. It was the second award of the season for each player.Brickley was named the... mankatofreepresshockey.blogspot.com


USHL: Gabriele Commits to Ohio State

Waterloo Black Hawks defenseman Grant Gabriele announced his commitment to Ohio State University following his time in the USHL. … ushl.com

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

USHL: Good things come in small packages

Fargo Force center Blaze Lizotte usually creates the chaos, and then at the last possible moment, has been known to dish the puck to the open man for a crisp well-timed goal. Lizotte ranks in the top 10 in the USHL in scoring this season. letsplay.pointstreaksites.com

2/21/2017 7:20 AM

USHL: Players of the Week

Charyszyn scored the first hat trick of his USHL career in a 5-2 Waterloo win over Sioux Falls on Friday and tallied three points (2G, 1A) in the … ushl.com

USHL: Fighting Saints acquire MacAdams from Sioux Falls

Eric MacAdams received a new lease on his Junior hockey career on Sunday night. The Dubuque Fighting Saints acquired the 6-foot, 180-pound right wing from the Sioux Falls Stampede in exchange for forward Regen … telegraphherald.com


AHL: James Wisniewski’s Russia-Switzerland-minor league saga offers lesson in the harsh realities of the NHL

James Wisniewski still doesn’t now how he ended up in Russia. A year ago, he was earning $5.5 million as a power-play specialist news.nationalpost.com

Thursday, February 23, 2017

2/23/2017 6:46 AM

AHL: playoff races heating up

There is a new leader atop the American Hockey League standings. A 12-game winning streak has pushed the San Jose Barracuda past the Wil... nhl.com

ECHL: Monarchs home for 3 this weekend

Losers of four straight games that caused their lead in the North Division to dwindle to two, the Manchester Monarchs look to rebound with a three … unionleader.com

SPHL: Turner leaves RiverKings, heads to ECHL

He's only been in a Mississippi RiverKings jersey for one week, and now he's heading to a new home. RiverKings Michael Turner will join Cullen Bradshaw and Mike Moran in the ECHL. Turner, 21, is headed to the ECHL … wmcactionnews5.com

AHL: Camper stays behind as A-Devils head to St. John’s

ALBANY — The Albany Devils departed Wednesday afternoon for St. John’s, Newfoundland, without one of their assistant captains and hottest players. Veteran center Carter Camper, who has two goals and two assists in the past three games,... blog.timesunion.com


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2/22/2017 6:56 AM

AHL: Televising the Gulls

When Matt Savant took over as President of Business Operations for the San Diego Gulls in September... theahl.com


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

AHL: A-Devils hit the road after one-goal home loss

Jordan Subban scored the tie-breaking goal on a power play with 6:37 remaining and the Utica Comets edged the Albany Devils 3-2 Monday afternoon in front of 2,469 at Times Union Center. The Devils finished their four-game, six-day homestand 2-2... blog.timesunion.com


KHL: Early excitement, late drama – day two of the playoffs

Konstantin Pushkaryov set a new KHL record, scoring after 11 seconds to claim the fastest playoff goal as Barys won at Traktor. Ak Bars, meanwhile, left it late: Atte Ohtamaa’s game-winner against Salavat Yulaev came in the last second. It was later... en.khl.ru

Thursday, February 23, 2017

2/23/2017 6:49 AM

KHL: Panin, Karnaukhov banned for 1 game

The KHL Disciplinary Committee has investigated several incidents from Tuesday’s Game 1 of the Western Conference quarter-final series between CSKA and Jokerit, and two players have been disqualified from Game 2 as a result. en.khl.ru


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2/22/2017 7:07 AM

KHL: 2016-17 Russian league Playoffs Round 1 Preview - East

The West Conference playoffs (previewed here yesterday) got rolling today, and the opening games produced no real surprises — four wins by top seeds was the result. On Wednesday, it will be the turn of the East Conference, so read on for a... conwaysrussianhockey.wordpress.com

2/22/2017 6:58 AM

KHL: Tolpeko banned for 3 games

Following a request from the Refereeing Department, the KHL Disciplinary Committee has investigated the role played by Spartak Moscow forward Denis Tolpeko in the brawling which broke out in the 31st minute of Saturday’s match against crosstown... en.khl.ru


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

KHL: 2016-17 Russian league Playoffs Round 1 Preview - West

It’s time! The 2016-17 KHL playoffs get underway on Tuesday, as the eight qualifiers from the West Conference take to the ice. Read on, as we run the eye over the four Round 1 series from the West, and try to figure who will still be standing... conwaysrussianhockey.wordpress.com


MN H.S.: Minnesota Boys High School Sectional Preview

The best two weeks of high school hockey in Minnesota, and arguably two of the best weeks of amateur hockey anywhere began on Tuesday … sbncollegehockey.com

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2/21/2017 10:34 PM

MN H.S.: Class A Sections Preview

LetsPlayHockey.com predictions - Rochester Lourdes, Delano, Marshall, St. Paul Academy, Monticello/Annandale-Maple Lake, Alexandria, Hermantown, and East Grand Forks pointstreaksites.com

2/21/2017 10:26 PM

MN H.S.: Class AA Section Preview

LetsPlayHockey.com predictions - Lakeville North, Eden Prairie, Burnsville, Stillwater, Maple Grove, Edina, Elk River, and Moorhead headed to St. Paul pointstreaksites.com

WI H.S.: Rockets’ Long has huge game in sectional win

FOX CROSSING - Reflexes and resiliency are a big part of quality goalie play. Preston Long had both going for him Tuesday night, and gave the Neenah/Menasha/Hortonville hockey team the puck-stopping monster it needed. postcrescent.com

MA H.S.: Boys hockey Super Eight (Feb. 20), 2017

THE WEEK AHEAD (A look at some of the top games in Massachusetts in the coming days): TUESDAY ... Austin Prep vs. Reading, 5 … BC High vs. AW/AC, 7 (Falmouth); Joe Quinn Memorial Tournament: … bostonherald.com

New England Prep: Playoff Schedule

The 36th Annual New England Prep School Ice Hockey playoffs start a week from Wednesday. Here is the schedule. In four days we'll be able to fill in the quarterfinals bracket. High seeds get home ice, of course. ushr.com

New England Prep: Top Uncommitted ‘00s

With the prep hockey season winding down, now is a good time to look at the top uncommitted 2000-born prospects in New England. Here are the top 12 uncommitted '00s in prep hockey followed by some honorable mention players. sbncollegehockey.com


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MN H.S.: Section 1AA preview

Lakeville North has been outstanding against non-ranked opponents this season, losing just once. Its other four losses came against teams ranked No. 3, 4, 16 and 18 in the Class AA state poll. postbulletin.com

MN H.S.: section playoffs have arrived

The goal of every boys high school hockey player in Minnesota is to play in the state tournament at the Xcel Energy Center. The road to that goal starts this week as section playoffs begin. By March 3, the fields for the … eastsidereviewnews.com

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