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50 things you need to know about the St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup history isn’t big on wins (0-12), but is rich in memories. Here are 50 tidbits on the Blues, who appeared in the final their first three seasons, 1968-70, twice against Montreal and are finally back to meet the Boston... thewesternstar.com

Saturday, May 25, 2019

5/25/2019 7:56 AM

Berube's Blues built on mental toughness

ST. LOUIS - Two tough guys who wore glorious mullets when they first met in Philadelphia in 1986 gathered for a beer in Arizona after their teams clashed last December. Rick Tocchet’s Arizona Coyotes just thumped Craig Berube’s St. Louis Blues by a... tsn.ca

5/25/2019 7:59 AM

What's next for Islanders after Brock Nelson signing?

The first domino has fallen in the Islanders’ offseason of uncertainty. So now what? Team president Lou Lamoriello wrapped up his first big pending unrestricted free agent, inking 27-year-old Brock Nelson to a six-year, $36 million deal Thursday. The... nypost.com

5/25/2019 8:42 AM

Home sweet home: NHL execs flock back to familiar franchises

NEW YORK — Martin Brodeur has been back with the New Jersey Devils for eight months and only walked by his statue once. It’s harder to avoid his banner hanging from the arena rafters. Brodeur returning to the place he spent the majority of his career... washingtonpost.com

NHL players’ favorite Stanley Cup memories as fans

Not every player has photos of themselves as young fans in team-appropriate jammies like John Tavares with the Toronto Maple Leafs, so it can be fun and surprising to hear about their memories. Sometimes you’d be surprised to learn more about a... nhl.nbcsports.com

5/25/2019 8:34 AM

Taryn Hatcher: Short stint in the minors

Children are told from a young age to aim high and, one day, with enough hard work, they can achieve their career goals. It took Taryn Hatcher a lot less time than most. thehockeynews.com

 

Friday, May 24, 2019

5/24/2019 7:28 AM

Can Tuukka Rask Sustain His MVP-Caliber Postseason?

If you listen to Boston sports talk radio, you might be convinced that Tuukka Rask is among the worst goaltenders in NHL history, especially when it comes to playoff performance. Never mind the fact that Rask is tied for the third-best career... fivethirtyeight.com

5/24/2019 7:05 AM

GM Dorion 'pumped' to have D.J. Smith behind Senators bench

Shortly after the Toronto Maple Leafs were eliminated by the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their playoff series last month, D.J. Smith went to work breaking down game tape. But the Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach wasn’t analyzing film from his... tsn.ca

Marchand appears to avert injury scare in Bruins Cup tuneup

Boston Bruins scoring leader Brad Marchand returned without missing a shift after appearing to hurt his left hand Thursday night when the team held an intrasquad scrimmage to tune up for the Stanley Cup Final. Marchand bumped into Connor Clifton in... usatoday.com

Minnesota Wild Announce Mike Modano As An Executive Advisor

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced the organization has named Mike Modano Executive Advisor. In this newly created position, Modano will work directly with President Matt Majka and Owner Craig... kuklaskorner.com

Penguins actively shopping popular winger Phil Kessel

After the Pittsburgh Penguins bowed out of the playoffs in a first-round sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders last month, it quickly became clear changes to the team’s roster were afoot. That wave of change appears likely to sweep up winger... triblive.com

Babcock, Keefe not a good bench mix for Maple Leafs

Mike Babcock and Sheldon Keefe do excellent work in their respective kitchens. But putting them on the same bench right now would ruin the Kyle Dubas cookbook and might leave the Maple Leafs in need of ordering something in. An opening for Marlies... torontosun.com

Bruins' Backes must face Blues buddies for Stanley Cup

David Backes waited his entire career to play for the Stanley Cup, and now he's going to have to do it against some of his best friends in hockey. The former St. Louis captain will face his old team with the NHL title on the line, starting Monday... usatoday.com

Five Scouting Departments to Watch at the 2019 Draft

Some teams have a bounty of selections while others will be starved at the table. But the draft is crucial for both sides in different ways. We take a look at five prominent teams with a lot of work to do in Vancouver. thehockeynews.com

Getting an early lead is great, but not because it’s early

On Wednesday, the TSN Hockey panel discussed the importance of the first goal when previewing the upcoming Stanley Cup final between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie rightly pointed out that St. Louis not only... tsn.ca

Ilitch defends parking lots where District Detroit was to rise

Responding to months of criticism over his organization's shortfall of development around Little Caesars Arena, Christopher Ilitch said Wednesday his timelines for building a lively pedestrian-oriented district proved overly aggressive but his... freep.com

Joe Thornton: Will Sharks veteran keep playing?

Twenty-two years ago, less than a day after the 1997 NHL draft, real estate developer Tom Hynes answered the telephone at his Boston-area house and heard a familiarly graveled voice on the other line. “Do you know why I’m calling?” longtime Bruins... si.com

 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

5/23/2019 6:52 AM

Home game: Rethinking Canada through Indigenous hockey

“Damn, we got it. We won one in their barn!” To Cree hockey player Eugene Arcand, these words made little sense. You see, in the 11 years he had skated for two Saskatchewan Indian residential schools — as sweater number 14, residential school number... theconversation.com

How Oilers could look under Dave Tippett, according to ex-players

EDMONTON — Shane Doan had only played 18 games for new head coach Dave Tippett back in the 2009-10 season, but it was after a 3-2 win at home by his Phoenix Coyotes that he saw something he says now, “was one of the things I’ll never forget.” The... sportsnet.ca

JIM MATHESON: Dave Tippett is safe pick to coach Edmonton Oilers

Unless Dave Tippett blows his face-to-face interview with the new sheriff in town, Ken Holland, Thursday in Vancouver according to SportsNet’s John Shannon, or his ask on salary and term is through the roof, he’s absolutely the front-runner to be the... capebretonpost.com

Kaapo Kakko has made his case to be top pick at 2019 NHL Draft

If the IIHF World Championship is a last-chance-hotel of sorts for a few lucky youngsters looking to lift their draft stock, Finland’s Kaapo Kakko certainly hasn’t checked out yet. If anything, he’s given the New Jersey Devils brass a headache... nhl.nbcsports.com

5/23/2019 6:49 AM

2019 NHL Mock Draft 1.0: Hughes leads the way for USA Hockey

The countdown to the 2019 NHL Draft is officially on. There's less than a month to go until teams gather in Vancouver to add new blood to their organizations, and with the Blues advancing to the Stanley Cup Final against the Bruins, the order for the... sports.yahoo.com

5/23/2019 7:12 AM

KEN WIEBE: Where does Trouba land? Jets must explore all options

On the surface, his value has never been higher. Yet, how that impacts where Jacob Trouba will play next season (and beyond) remains very much in question with just under a month before the 2019 NHL Draft gets underway in Vancouver. Why is the date... thechronicleherald.ca

Magical playoff ride ends in more disappointment for Sharks

Magical comebacks, dramatic wins and the most talented roster in San Jose Sharks history weren’t enough to deliver the franchise its first Stanley Cup title. A team depleted by several key injuries ended its season with a 5-1 loss in Game 6 of the... nhl.nbcsports.com

Newly formed women's hockey union wants to find a way to play

Liz Knox has no regrets. It has been about a month since Knox and 200 of the best female hockey players in the world decided they no longer wanted to play. Knox knew there was risk in walking away after the Canadian Women's Hockey League folded, but... cbc.ca

Number crunching: Jets need some creative accounting this summer

As it stands right now, the numbers don’t add up for the Winnipeg Jets. That’s OK, because after a first-round exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs this spring, Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff was bound to make some important changes to the... winnipegsun.com

Playing Hockey at 90 - KTIV (video)

After flying fighter jets in a war and then presiding as a judge for nearly four decades, Harold Dean has put those pursuits on ice. Coming over the boards to get into the hockey games at Ellenton ice rink is no less exciting than it used to be for... ktiv.com

BIG10: Gophers' Nanne returning for senior season

MINNEAPOLIS -- In an ideal world, you play college hockey to win a championship and earn a degree. Tyler Nanne has accomplished the latter of those goals, and will give it another go in search of the former next season. On Wednesday Nanne, a... duluthnewstribune.com

Friday, May 24, 2019

 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

MSU club team Hires NHL Alum As New Goalie Coach

Montana State University Hockey is announcing the addition of Peter Budaj to the coaching staff. Budaj retired in 2019 after a professional career spanning 17 seasons in both the NHL and AHL. He played for the Colorado Avalanche, Montreal Canadians,... kmmsam.com

NCHC: UND's Hoff turns pro with Norway team

Click to Enlarge University of North Dakota junior forward Ludvig Hoff (Oslo, Norway) has signed a professional contract to play for Stavanger Oilers in his native Norway. He will team with his elder brother, Magnus, on the squad for the team that... knoxradio.com

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

5/22/2019 7:00 AM

NCHC: Bulldogs add Wilderness goalie; Perunovich, Richards to stay

With Grand Rapids native Zach Stejskal possibly heading back to juniors for one more season, Minnesota Duluth made a move this week to bolster its backup goaltending position, once again dipping into the North American Hockey League franchise just... duluthnewstribune.com

5/22/2019 7:30 AM

WCHA: Houghton's own Raymond Brice named captain of Michigan Tech

A hometown hero will be wearing the ‘C’ for the Huskies next fall. Today, it was announced that head coach Joe Shawhan has named Houghton native Raymond Brice the captain of Michigan Tech for the 2019-202o season. The soon-to-be senior forward has... mihockey.com

CHL: Edmonton Oilers prospect Dmitri Samorukov shows how far he’s come at Memorial Cup

At this year’s Memorial Cup, we got to see just how far Dmitri Samorukov has come as a profesional prospect, but also how far he has to go to become an NHLer. edmontonjournal.com

Saturday, May 25, 2019

 

Friday, May 24, 2019

5/24/2019 7:48 AM

CHL: 2019 Memorial Cup standings and top scorers

The 101st Memorial Cup is heading into playoff weekend from Halifax, Nova Scotia where the host Mooseheads joined the champions from the WHL (Prince Albert Raiders), OHL (Guelph Storm) and QMJHL (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies) in the quick 10-day tournament... sportsnet.ca

5/24/2019 7:52 AM

CHL: Getson looking forward to Memorial Cup final Sunday in Halifax

HALIFAX, N.S. — Keith Getson will finish his major junior hockey career by playing for the Memorial Cup. The 21-year-old Bridgewater, N.S., native and his Halifax Mooseheads teammates have booked a spot in Sunday’s final. “You can’t even write a... journalpioneer.com

 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

WHL: Raiders return to Prince Albert to heroes’ welcome

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – If the Prince Albert Raiders had any doubts about how special their season was, those doubts were erased upon arriving home at the Art Hauser Centre. The Raiders were eliminated from the Memorial Cup tournament in Halifax,... stankssermon.blogspot.com

AHL: Win now vs. develop the future - The Toronto Marlies walk the line

The reigning Calder Cup champions are once again in the AHL's Eastern Conference final, but with a younger squad and a tougher opponent. Coach Sheldon Keefe hasn't blinked when it comes to playing the kids however and the Marlies are having fun. thehockeynews.com

Saturday, May 25, 2019

AHL: Wolves win in 2OT to tie Calder Cup series at 2

The Golden Knights’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, tied the Calder Cup Conference Final at two games apiece after defeating San Diego 2-1 in double overtime on Friday night in San Diego. Daniel Carr scored the game-winner for... reviewjournal.com

ECHL: Komets narrow coaching choices

The Komets are getting so close to selecting their next head coach that an announcement is expected next week. While the front-runner is believed to be Ben Boudreau, who spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the Komets but has no... journalgazette.net

 

Friday, May 24, 2019

5/24/2019 7:41 AM

AHL: Carcone lifts Marlies with Game 4 hat trick

Michael Carcone scored his third goal of the night with 7:29 gone in overtime and Toronto evened up the Eastern Conference Finals with a 4-3 win over Charlotte at Coca-Cola Coliseum on Thursday. The pivotal Game 5 of the best-of-seven is set for... theahl.com

5/24/2019 7:42 AM

AHL: Gulls Secret Weapon - The San Diego Crowd

The San Diego Gulls didn't know they were going to be in the American Hockey League playoffs until the next-to-last day of the regular season, and they only got in because Colorado lost to San Jose. The Chicago Wolves secured their spot in the... nbcsandiego.com

ECHL: Kotyk, Walleye reach league Finals

Former Minnesota Duluth and St. Scholastica defenseman Brenden Kotyk is heading to the ECHL Kelly Cup Finals with the Toledo Walleye after a 6-2 victory over the Tulsa Oilers — who include former Bulldogs Jared Thomas and Charlie Sampair — on... duluthnewstribune.com

 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

5/23/2019 7:00 AM

AHL: Gulls hang on for Game 3 victory

San Diego took a 2-1 series lead in the Western Conference Finals with a 3-2 win over Chicago at Pechanga Arena on Wednesday night. Game 4 is set for Friday in San Diego (10 p.m. ET, AHLTV, NHL Network). Chicago took an early 1-0 lead in Game 3 when... theahl.com

ECHL: On K's, Kings and Kelly Cup finals

I posited the idea last week that an affiliation between the Komets and NHL's Los Angeles Kings could be a potentially good union, now that the Kings' ECHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, have folded. I wonder if the best setup would actually be... journalgazette.net

Worlds: Can Finland get past Russia?

It has become a familiar scenario when Russia and Finland clash in IIHF competition. On paper, Russia has a much better team. In practice, not a single Finn cares about that. And that goes for the fans as well as the players. Of course, coach Jukka... iihf.com

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Worlds: COLUMN - IIHF Championship comes too early

There is nothing like best-on-best international hockey. Nobody is out there playing for money, or an endorsement deal, they put their nation’s flag on their chest and give every ounce of effort they have into winning a medal for the people of that... saultstar.com

5/25/2019 9:08 AM

Worlds: History and firepower

Ever since the late 1940s, Czechs and Canadians have often faced each other for big games at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships. In the playoff era dating back to 1992, the teams have met nine times in knock-out games with the Czechs winning six... iihf.com

SHL: Swedish winger Joakim Nygard signs with Edmonton Oilers

Left winger Joakim Nygard has signed a one-year entry-level deal with the Oilers. Nygard, 26, has played the last seven seasons in the Swedish Hockey League, all with Farjestad BK. He scored 21 goals in 2018/19, second-most in the SHL. globalnews.ca

5/25/2019 9:05 AM

Worlds: IIHF, organizers sum it up

On the afternoon just two hours before the semi-finals at the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, the IIHF held its annual press conference with members of the Organizing Committee and host association to discuss the championship with the media. iihf.com

Worlds: World Championship round table

We’re down to the final four and it’s been a tournament full of thrills and surprises. We asked our pool of IIHF.com writers – Lucas Aykroyd, Derek O’Brien, Andrew Podnieks and Andy Potts – to share their thoughts on some of the big questions from... iihf.com

 

Friday, May 24, 2019

Power Rankings

In our seventh Power Rankings of the 2019 Worlds, the Russians keep top spot after defeating the Americans in the quarter-finals. Canada sits second and the Czech Republic is third. iihf.com

5/24/2019 7:13 AM

Worlds: Canada advances while USA is bounced by Russia

One North American team advanced while the other was eliminated in Thursday’s quarterfinals of the World Championship in Slovakia. Canada rallied late to pull out a 3-2 overtime win against Switzerland while the United States lost 4-3 to unbeaten Russia. mlive.com

Worlds: Russia reaches semi-final, Finland lies in wait

On a day of tight battles and tense finishes, Russia edged the USA 4-3 to reach a World Championship semi-final against Finland. The Finns needed overtime to defeat Sweden 5-4, tying the game in the dying seconds. Canada had a similar struggle... en.khl.ru

SHL: Chicago signs forward, assistant coach

The Blackhawks made two moves Thursday, signing 26-year-old Swedish forward Anton Wedin and adding an assistant to their coaching staff. The 5-foot-11, 194-pound Wedin inked a one-year, $925,000 deal. He led Timra IK of the Swedish Hockey League with... dailyherald.com

Worlds: Czechs outlast Germans, on to semis

A goal by Jakub Voracek, his team-leading 16th point, broke a tense 1-1 tie at 4:39 of the third period with a great individual effort following a neutral-zone turnover and turned the game in favour of the Czech Republic. When the smoke had cleared,... iihf.com

5/24/2019 7:43 AM

Worlds: St. Petersburg gets 2023 Championship

The 2019 IIHF Annual Congress has assigned the hosting rights for the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships between 2023 and 2025 to Russia, the Czech Republic and a co-hosting project of Sweden and Denmark. iihf.com

 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

5/23/2019 7:03 AM

Worlds: 5 big quarter-final questions

The 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship has been as intriguing and competitive as any tournament in recent memory. Certainly, there have been some shellackings. Yet from the surprising survival of underdog Italy and Great Britain to the strong... iihf.com

Worlds: Canada's Mantha suspended

The IIHF Disciplinary Panel has issued a one-game suspension to Team Canada forward Anthony Mantha. Mantha will miss Canada’s quarter-final game against Switzerland. The suspension is due to a violation of IIHF Rule 124-Checking to the Head and Neck... iihf.com

5/23/2019 7:00 AM

Worlds: Quarters - Russia vs USA, Finland vs Sweden

Russia’s Big Red Machine is back, and woe be to quarterfinal opponent USA. The Americans had a chance to stay clear of Ovechkin, Malkin, and Kucherov until the gold-medal game with a win over Canada, but the fading Yanks couldn’t muster a goal versus... flohockey.tv

Worlds: Russia gets ready to face the USA

The group stage is over, and now the real business of the World Championship begins. Russia practiced in Bratislava on Wednesday afternoon as it prepared for its quarter-final match-up against the USA on Thursday. en.khl.ru

Worlds: Underdogs are ready to bite

On paper, Germany and Switzerland are the underdogs in the quarter-finals. As always, the big six nations are picked out as the top contenders. But last year showed that the gap might be closing. Germany’s Olympic silver and Switzerland’s World... iihf.com

Draw for Champions Hockey League

While the teams quarter-final teams at the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship prepare for the final round and some changed venues, the off day was used for the draw of the upcoming Champions Hockey League season. iihf.com

5/23/2019 6:29 AM

Women - S. Korea scraps joint Olympic hockey team with North

South Korea are dropping their plan for a joint women's field hockey team with the North at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, officials said Thursday, after Pyongyang failed to co-operate. Sporting ties triggered a rapid diplomatic thaw on and around the... france24.com

MN H.S.: 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile - Future Gopher Bryce Brodzinski

The Minnesota high school ranks produce numerous NHL Draft picks each year, and this year is no exception. As happens every year, a good number of top players from the state elected to stay home this year and play high school hockey rather than spend... milehighhockey.com

Friday, May 24, 2019

 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

5/23/2019 6:52 AM

At 15, Las Vegas-area hockey standout’s options abound

Gross has lived full time with a billet family since 2016, and his parents, John and Susan, visit most weekends. Matthew takes classes online through Connections Academy and recently completed his sophomore year of high school. reviewjournal.com

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

5/22/2019 7:01 AM

MA H.S.: 2018-19 The Berkshire Eagle All Stars - Ice hockey

Player of the Year Corbin Rumbolt, Drury, Senior Corbin Rumbolt capped his hockey career at Drury in a big way, helping the Blue Devils to the Western Mass. Division 3A postseason. Drury went 7-7-6 on the year, thanks in large part to Rumbolt's... berkshireeagle.com

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