MOSCOW — Former NHL players Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk will lead the hockey team of the Olympic Athletes from Russia at the Pyeongchang Games. It will be the fifth Olympics for both Datsyuk and Kovalchuk. They will be on a team drawn entirely from the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League. The Russian roster — for
8:07 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand was suspended five games Wednesday by the NHL Department of Player Safety for elbowing Marcus Johansson of the New Jersey Devils, the maximum amount allowable without an in-person hearing. The NHL told ESPN on Wednesday that despite the suspension, Marchand is still eligible to play
The NHL has come down hard on Boston Bruins’ forward Brad Marchand, suspending him five-games for an illegal elbow to the head of New Jersey Devils’ forward Marcus Johansson. The play went unpenalized but the damage was long-lasting as Johansson was later diagnosed with a concussion. Notably, Johansson also missed a month of hockey in
When the 2018 NHL trade deadline rolls around, the Boston Bruins will have an interesting decision to make. The team is white-hot with a 13-0-4 record in their last 17 games, propelling them to fourth place in the league with one to three games in hand on each of the three teams ahead of them.
3:15 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN San Jose Sharks star Joe Thornton will likely miss “several weeks” with an MCL-related injury to his right leg, general manager Doug Wilson said on Wednesday. Thornton, 38, came off the ice with 40 seconds left in the third period of the Sharks’ 5-4 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman is known to be a shrewd businessman when it comes to making trades. Part of how he has turned Tampa Bay into a contender is by making smart trades that benefit the team in the long term rather than for short-term gain. Since taking over as GM in 2010, Yzerman
Heading into their bye week, it seemed as if the Washington Capitals were nearly unstoppable. They’d won six of their last seven games and held a commanding lead over the Metropolitan Division, thanks to their surging offense. And, with a five-day break, they were poised to come back well-rested. However, it seems that the after-effects of
2:22 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN San Jose Sharks star Joe Thornton left Tuesday night’s game against the Winnipeg Jets with what appeared to be a serious leg injury. Thornton, 38, came off the ice with 40 seconds left in the third period. He was hurt as he was tumbling to the ice and teammate Mikkel
For San Jose Sharks fans, Timo Meier is either a player on the verge of coming into his own or the player who never should have come to San Jose. Meier has an enormous shadow over him and the shadow has a name: Mathew Barzal. The New York Islanders rookie is having a stunning season.
The Flyers are playing some of their best hockey of the season in the month of January. They have catapulted themselves into the playoff picture from the depths of the Metropolitan Division. They have done so thanks to consistent play across all lines. When things are going well, teams don’t like to make many changes.
HARTFORD, Conn. — The Hartford Whalers left Connecticut 20 years ago, but their beloved logo will soon appear on vehicles in the state. The Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday unveiled a new commemorative license plate that bears the former professional hockey team’s green-and-blue insignia. Forty-five dollars from the sale of each plate, which usually
Every week we’ll mine the waiver wire for widely available assets to help your fantasy hockey squad, whether you favor dynasty or the re-draft format, and we’ll also toss in some tips for DFS players out there. Finally, we will look at some former go-to fantasy assets who might be overvalued — in the short
Forget all the dream matchups…men’s hockey in South Korea will look and feel vastly different compared to years past. The NHL has, as we all know, elected to take a pass on the 2018 Olympics – the last time such an event occurred? 1994. Instead, the 2018 Winter Games will feature many former NHL players, most
Peoria, IL is 168 miles from St. Louis, roughly a two and half hour drive (or two hours if you’re my mom). The drive can be at times monotonous, passing a never ending cycle of farms and small towns, but the journey for many has a much larger meaning. For nearly 30 years, the Blues
It’s been well over a decade since the Edmonton Oilers possessed an elite top-pairing defender. Following the Oilers’ appearance in the 2005-06 Stanley Cup Final, Chris Pronger was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a bounty of players and draft picks. And, in the ten seasons which followed, Edmonton toiled with mediocrity en
If anything, Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price has just explained away his horrible start to the season. That doesn’t absolve him from blame. Chronic Fatigue or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Carey Price – (Dominick Gravel-USA TODAY Sports) In a story that made the rounds this past weekend, Price was reported as having suffered from chronic fatigue
I want to preface this by saying we’ve all made bad takes. Whether it’s going after a particular player in the trade market, signing a free agent or line combinations, we’ve all said something outlandish. Last night we might’ve heard one of the more incredible trade suggestions of the season — maybe of the decade.
PHILADELPHIA — A man convicted of stabbing another man to death near a popular Philadelphia park because of a comment about the killer’s New Jersey Devils hat has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Forty-two-year-old Steven Simminger was convicted of murder for the 2016 killing of 24-year-old Colin McGovern in
Goalie Matt Murray returned to the Pittsburgh Penguins after the death of his father, but he was still choked up. “I guess I just want to say big thanks, first of all, to Pittsburgh,” Murray said. “The team did a lot for me, helping me get back home and stuff like that. Just want to
Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy underwent a heart procedure to treat an abnormal rhythm and will be in recovery for two weeks. The 20-year-old complained of heart palpitations after a Nov. 26 game and was diagnosed with a supraventricular tachycardia. The team said in a release that the condition was not dangerous, but it does
In today’s Rumor Rundown we look at the status of superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson, and a few other notable players in the rumor mill. After Karlsson’s general manager caused a stir by saying even Wayne Gretzky was traded (when referring to the likelihood Karlson could be moved), does that mean the gifted defenseman is traded
The Anaheim Ducks are still looking for that run of wins that will put them firmly in the playoff picture instead of on the fringe. With the team now at basically full health, if it doesn’t happen soon, there might be cause for concern. It was another week of treading water for the Ducks, as
WASHINGTON- Working alongside Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, the Washington Capitals made this weekend one to remember for New Jersey native William Cody. The 14-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia in 2016 and is currently in treatment, going through the maintenance phase. Though he is technically in remission, he is still undergoing chemotherapy treatment, which should end in July
Coming into Saturday’s third installment of the Battle of Ontario, the Leafs had lost each of their last four games. Three of those featured blown third-period leads, which have once again become an issue for the team after being its Achilles heel for much of last season. Looking at the glass half-full, the team had
It was less than three years ago when Dylan Strome was selected by the Arizona Coyotes with the third-overall choice in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. However, in that short period of time, Strome’s perception as a player has seemingly transitioned from that of a top prospect to, rather, a long-term project. And, following a
This was originally going to be a piece about how the Chicago Blackhawks could make the playoffs. But after a 7-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday night, I no longer have any faith that can happen. I guess anything’s possible, but it’s not very likely. Instead, it might be time to focus
Anton Khudobin is having a good season, much to the delight of the Boston Bruins. They are loving the blunder made by the Carolina Hurricanes in trading him three years ago. He was a good goaltender then, and he has developed into an even better goaltender now. The Details of Kicking Out Khudobin During the
We are now well over the halfway point in the 2017-18 New York Islanders season. Through the first 47 games there have been some high points, but plenty of lows. Offensively, the team is a juggernaut in which their top-six forwards are playing extremely well. On the defensive side, it’s the complete opposite. Injuries, inexperience
On this week’s edition of the OHL Sunday Seven, I present my case as to why I feel Ty Dellandrea is a first rounder in this June’s NHL Draft. We also revisit my current top-10 OHL draft prospects as there is quite a race heating up. We also discuss the current playoff format, Dmitry Sokolov,
The Edmonton Oilers have hired Hall of Famer Paul Coffey to serve as their skills development coach, the team announced Sunday. Coffey played for nine teams, including the Oilers, over 21 NHL seasons. The four-time Stanley Cup winner earned three titles with Edmonton in 1983-84, 1984-85 and 1986-87. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame