CHICAGO -- With a plus-130 line at several sports books, the Chicago Blackhawks aren't the worst bet to advance past the NHL play-in round. That would be the Montreal Canadiens, a fellow 12th seed, at plus-170.
If the league's return-to-play plan goes on without a hitch -- namely, a surge in coronavirus cases among players or a hub city -- the ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Oskar Lindblom rang the bell of hope signifying his last chemotherapy treatment at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center and then hugged his girlfriend, Alma Lindqvist.
In a calendar year that has seen so much misery, it was a beautiful site.
"I'm just happy that I'm alive," Lindblom said, "and that I caught it early."
The Flyers ...Read more
CHICAGO -- The NHL reportedly has chosen Edmonton and Toronto as the hub cities to host the playoffs -- and the league will let teams play on home ice -- a combination that creates a distinct disadvantage for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Sportsnet, TSN and CBC Sports all reported Wednesday that the two Canadian cities will be announced as NHL hubs. ...Read more
CHICAGO -- The NHL has yet to announce the two hub cities that will host the playoffs this summer, but Chicago is reportedly a finalist.
Toronto, Las Vegas and Edmonton are the other candidates still in the running from a list of 10 candidates, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.
If Chicago is selected as a hub city, the McCormick Place ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Kings President Luc Robitaille looked around the room, from the TV screen to general manager Rob Blake to the small camera set up in front of them and then back to the TV.
He smiled, chuckled and began comprehending what just happened, what it all meant.
The Kings didn't lose the NHL draft lottery Friday, not by a ...Read more
Perhaps, according to one member of the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee, it shouldn't have taken Doug Wilson or Kevin Lowe two decades or more to be bestowed the sport's highest individual honor.
Brian Burke, a longtime executive in the NHL and a Hall of Fame committee member since 2012, told Sportsnet radio in Calgary on Thursday that ...Read more
Classy winger Jarome Iginla leads the six-member Hockey Hall of Fame class that was announced Wednesday. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 16 in Toronto, but that's subject to change because of the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the NHL schedule and events.
Also elected in the players' category were ...Read more
A little more than six months after he was diagnosed with a rare type of bone cancer called Ewing's sarcoma, Flyers left winger Oskar Lindblom was back on the ice Tuesday at their Voorhees, N.J., practice facility, skating with a handful of teammates for the first time since he underwent treatments.
Ewing's sarcoma is diagnosed in about 250 ...Read more
ST. LOUIS -- For the first time in more than three months, St. Louis Blues players will be on the ice at Centene Community Ice Center as the team formally begins Phase 2 of the NHL's return-to-play plan Monday. Phase 2 consists of small-group individual workouts, and in the case of the Blues -- the emphasis is on the "small."
General manager ...Read more
Defenseman Ivan Provorov had been skating by himself just outside Wilkes-Barre, Pa., during the NHL season's long pause, but getting back on the ice recently at the Flyers' practice facility with a handful of his teammates has been much more fulfilling.
"I guess it feels a little more real that hockey is almost back," he said.
The season was ...Read more
Rookie left winger Joel Farabee was among a handful of Flyers at their small-group, on-ice workouts Monday in Voorhees, preparing for the restart of the NHL season – whenever that happens.
"Right now, we're just kind of going with the flow and trying to get back in shape," said Farabee, who returned to the area and started skating Thursday. "...Read more
Training camps will begin on July 10 for the 24 NHL teams that will participate in the revised playoff format as part of the league's Return to Play plan, the NHL and the NHL Players' Association said on Thursday. Opening formal training camps on that day is conditional, "provided that medical and safety conditions allow and the parties have ...Read more
The National Hockey League has moved one step closer to resuming and finishing its season.
The NHL and NHL Players Association announced Thursday that team training camps will open Friday, July 10 for the 24 teams involved in the league's Return to Play format. The NHL and NHLPA stressed that the date was contingent on medical and safety ...Read more
Flyers fans clamored for a diminutive scoring machine named Cole Caufield when the 2019 NHL draft was held in Vancouver.
Instead, general manager Chuck Fletcher made a pair of deals and got two players early in that draft, including a smallish right winger who is regarded as Cole Caufield Lite.
One year later, how do those draft moves look?
The trade for Robby Fabbri paid off for the Detroit Red Wings right away, leading them to their first (and only) three-game winning streak of the season.
Now it's on general manager Steve Yzerman to settle on Fabbri's value to the team's future.
Fabbri turned a pair of major knee injuries into a career revival -- and recognition. Cast aside by...Read more
The NHL is aiming to return this summer, but players aren't waiting in the wings. They're speaking out -- and not just about finishing the season.
After many NHLers condemned racial injustice in the aftermath of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, several minority players -- including the Wild's Matt Dumba and former Wild forwards Joel Ward ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The NHL's restart plan took two small steps forward Thursday when the league disclosed details of its planned 24-team Stanley Cup playoff format and gaining momentum when the league announced that Phase 2 of its "Return to Play" plan will begin Monday. In the second of four planned phases, teams will be allowed to open their ...Read more
The NHL has finalized more details of its return to play plan, further clarifying a 24-team format the league will use if it gets the green light to finish the 2019-20 season later this summer.
All four rounds of the playoffs will be a best-of-seven series; only the qualifying round will be a best-of-five.
Matchups for each round of the ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- While NHL hockey won't return for a few months, Penguins president/CEO David Morehouse made a pretty incredible save Saturday as protests outside of PPG Paints Arena turned violent.
After witnessing a group of protesters beating up KDKA-TV cameraman Ian Smith -- throwing him to the ground, stomping him in the head and smashing his...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Mark Pavelich, the famed "Miracle on Ice" Olympic hockey player charged with assaulting his North Shore neighbor last fall, has been found competent to stand trial.
Cook County (Minn.) District Judge Michael Cuzzo found this month that, based on a recent examination, Pavelich "presently has sufficient ability to rationally ...Read more
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