Rumor Roundup: Maple Leafs, Kings, Sabres, Oilers, and Senators all prepared to make moves following break
thehockeynews.com Updated Jan 24 (yesterday)
Talk of the the Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings swapping toxic contracts by exchanging defenseman Dion Phaneuf and Mike Richards persists in the rumor mill. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman believes it could make sense for both clubs. He thinks t…Upvote Share Tweet
COLUMBUS – Filip Forsberg went from having no cars to owning two in record time. The Nashville Predators rookie, who has been bumming rides from teammate Mattias Ekholm most of his first season in the NHL, bought a new Jaguar recently, then won a Honda …Upvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jan 20 (5 days ago)Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin has been a central force in Washington’s success thus far this season, and even in a losing cause Tuesday against the Oilers, the Russian star showed his force is sometimes too much for goal cameras when he’s blasting pucks…Upvote Share Tweet
Purcell helps Oilers rally past Capitals 5-4 in shootoutESPN.com Jan 20 (5 days ago)Purcell helps Oilers rally past Capitals 5-4 in shootoutUpvote Share Tweet
Ben Scrivens’ commitment to mental health awareness remains stronger than any stigmathehockeynews.com Jan 20 (5 days ago)Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens has established himself as one of the NHL’s leading voices in mental illness awareness, and he’s now teamed up with athletes and celebrities outside the hockey world to spread the word and encourage understanding and acceptanc…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Jan 20 (5 days ago)EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers named Bob Green as the team's director of player personnel on Tuesday. Green, 53, joined the Oilers' scouting staff in 2013 and served as the director of amateur free agent scouting. He previously spent six s...Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 18David Perron’s hockey life turn upside down earlier this month. After spending the last season-and-a-half with the Edmonton Oilers, he was dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins, moving from lottery balls to Stanley Cup dreams. Since joining the Penguins and …Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Jan 17SUNRISE, Fla. - Nail Yakupov scored the winning goal in the shootout to lift the Edmonton Oilers over the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Saturday night. Yakupov's shot got past Roberto Luongo in the first round, and Edmonton's Viktor Fasth was perfe...Upvote Share Tweet
Georges Laraque is making a comeback, and he’s doing it in Norwaythehockeynews.com Jan 16Georges Laraque hasn’t laced up the skates to play professional hockey in five years, but he’s signed a deal to play his first professional game since the 2009-10 season. Laraque, 38, has signed a one-week contract with Fana IHK of the Norwegian second …Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Coyotes, Oilers, and Hurricanes trade buzzthehockeynews.com Jan 15With the Arizona Coyotes’ playoff hopes dimming, GM Don Maloney made what could be the first of several deals before the March trade deadline, shipping goalie Devan Dubnyk to Minnesota for a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL draft. The Dubnyk trade incre…Upvote Share Tweet
Tarasenko gets 24th goal, Blues handle lowly Oilers 4-2 for fifth straight winNHL.com Jan 14ST. LOUIS - Unlike the previous game, the first period set the tone for the St. Louis Blues. They could afford to coast a little bit and still win their fifth in a row. "We had a really good start," forward Jori Lehtera said after a 4-2 victo...Upvote Share Tweet
Don’t look now, but Panthers may be a playoff team after allthehockeynews.com Jan 12After their 4-2 win over Edmonton Sunday, the Florida Panthers are one point out of the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference, with three games in hand on the team (Boston) they need to beat out for that spot. Florida is 8-3-1 since Dec. 13, an…Upvote Share Tweet
Rogers Hometown Hockey celebrates MonctonNHL.com Jan 11CITY in Canada will televise "Rogers Hometown Hockey" at 6:30 p.m. Sunday prior to the game between the Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers. The location this week is Moncton, New Brunswick, and the half-hour program will celebrate the city's ico...Upvote Share TweetDerek Roy had a goal and two assists to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Junior game gets NHL treatment with incredible flash mobthehockeynews.com Jan 9Much like the Battle of Alberta between the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames, the Freeway Faceoff between the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings has become a heated rivalry simply due to proximity. That trickles all the way down to the junior level, …Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 9We're getting to the point in the season where the real and truly bad teams are starting to separate themselves from the pack more seriously than they could when the season was younger. The Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers are two of the three worst t…Upvote Share Tweet
Not mad, just disappointed: 10 players we expected more from this seasonthehockeynews.com Jan 8There are two sides to the surprise coin. On one side, you have the players who outperform even your wildest expectations. This season, they’ve taken the form of Colin Wilson, Mathieu Perreault, and several others. On the other, you have players who hav…Upvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jan 7You can debate whether or not the Edmonton Oilers were right to hold rookie center Leon Draisaitl out of the world juniors, where he would have been far and away Germany’s best player. And you can debate whether or not he should have been kept up by the…Upvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jan 7Chalk this up as one of the strangest things you’ll see all season. After taking a check from Edmonton Oilers winger Benoit Pouliot, Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg got a piece of an advertisement stuck to his jersey. Of course, Zetterberg, …Upvote Share Tweet
Pavel Datsyuk scores with under a minute left as Red Wings defeat OilersNHL.com Jan 7EDMONTON - Pavel Datsyuk and Justin Abdelkader each had a goal and an assist as the Detroit Red Wings won their fourth game in their last six outings, defeating the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Tuesday. Datsyuk's goal came on the power play with ju...Upvote Share Tweet
Three teams that could make big moves well before the NHL trade deadlinethehockeynews.com Jan 6When Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford dealt for former Oilers winger David Perron last week, it matched his longtime m.o. of making an acquisition well in advance of the NHL trade deadline. This season, the cutoff date for deals arrives March 2, bu…Upvote Share Tweet
Canadian gold: a little swagger didn’t hurt this squadthehockeynews.com Jan 6The stereotypical Canadian hockey player is humble, sometimes to a fault. But this year’s edition of the world junior team wanted to be different, going way back to the summer: They wanted to bring some swagger back to a program that had not won gold si…Upvote Share Tweet
Oilers Top Capitals In ShootoutJan 20Teddy Purcell's shootout goal lifted the Oilers past the Capitals and to their second straight win.
Blues Cruise Past OilersJan 13Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 24th goal of the season in the Blues' 4-2 victory over the Oilers.
Panthers Take Down OilersJan 11Jimmy Hayes scored his 13th goal of the season in the Panthers' 4-2 victory over the Oilers.
'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHLDec 23John Buccigross and Katie Strang look at the cup contenders and likely sellers at the Christmas break and what kind of excitement is waiting for the Winter Classic in Washington.
Wilbon: Banks tops list of Chicago athletic idolsJan 23Nobody represented his city or team more joyously, or more admirably, than did Mr. Cub, who died Friday at age 83, Michael Wilbon writes.
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Chicago Bulls must evolve with NBA on health issues to be serious contende…Jan 23The Bulls must evolve with the NBA on health issues to stay fresh and be a serious title contender.
The Deflategate Rundown (And a Little Super Talk)Jan 23I asked you on Twitter late Wednesday if you’d prefer a Friday column on the events surrounding the Deflategate controversy in New England or an on-field football topic. You overwhelmingly voted football. I am writing this morning primarily about the Pa…