Phillip Danault scores in OT, Canadiens beat Senators 3-2 (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:09:33 PDT)
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Phillip Danault scored at 46 seconds of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 exhibition victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.
Puck Daddy’s 2016-17 NHL Preview: New York Rangers (Puck Daddy)
(Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:36:37 PDT)
By mid-November last year, the Rangers were one of the hottest teams in the NHL. A lot of this had to do with goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who held a .935 save percentage through the first two months of the season. Rick Nash had a down year, dropping from 42 goals to 15 – though he only played 60 games because of an injury.
Brandon Pirri scores twice, Rangers beat Devils 3-1 (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:08:25 PDT)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Brandon Pirri scored two goals in the New York Rangers' 3-1 exhibition victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
Overvalued ADPs (Rotoworld)
(Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:45:00 PDT)
Ryan Dadoun encourages you to wait longer before drafting these players.
Panthers, Predators split split-squad doubleheader (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:39:59 PDT)
Greg McKegg scored 11 seconds into the third period to help the Florida Panthers beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 in a split-squad game on Tuesday night.
Puck Lists: Who could the Winnipeg Jets land for Jacob Trouba? (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:59:43 PDT)
NOVEMBER 4: Jacob Trouba #8 of the Winnipeg Jets skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on November 4, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Jets defeated the Maple Leafs 4-2. The question, then, is what the Jets want in return.
Court fines former Czech national coach Vladimir Ruzicka (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:53:06 PDT)
PRAGUE (AP) -- Former Czech Republic hockey coach Vladimir Ruzicka has been convicted of fraud and fined more than $15,000.
Puck Daddy's 2016-17 NHL Preview: Minnesota Wild (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:42:11 PDT)
Taking over was then-Iowa Wild (AHL) head coach, John Torchetti. In the final 27 games, the Wild were 15-11-1 and clinched a playoff spot shortly before the end of the season. Since the Anaheim Ducks lost in the first round as well and decided to fire Bruce Boudreau, Minnesota swooped in and won the bidding war by offering Boudreau four years to the Ottawa Senators three.
What We Learned: Dangerous move for St. Louis Blues (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:12:55 PDT)
When Alex Steen signed his current contract in December 2013, he had never scored 25 goals in a season, nor had he cleared 52 points. The problem is that bad season was last season, when he was 31 and injured for 15 games, and he’s already a question mark to start the year.
MacArthur concussed in Senators camp, fight breaks out (Video) (Puck Daddy)
(Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:51:30 PDT)
At Ottawa Senators camp, defenseman Patrick Sieloff – who was acquired in the offseason for Alex Chiasson – made contact with the head of Clarke MacArthur in a play along the boards. MacArthur immediately went to the ice clutching his head. Bobby Ryan, who is not known for being much of a fighter, went directly after Sieloff.
Senators' Mark Stone diagnosed with concussion (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:49:05 PDT)
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone has been diagnosed with a concussion.
What We Learned: Silver lining as U.S. embarrasses itself at World Cup (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:30:52 PDT)
This tournament might end up being good for USA Hockey.
The Latest: Sweden's Kruger expected to be ready for opener (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:02:25 PDT)
Sweden should be as healthy as it can be when it opens the World Cup of Hockey on Sunday against Russia. Marcus Kruger is expected to play after missing time with an upper-body injury. Kruger practiced Thursday at Air Canada Centre, reported progress and got a vote of confidence from coach Rickard Gronborg.
Players to watch at World Cup of Hockey (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:12:43 PDT)
The reigning NHL MVP and three-time Stanley Cup winner gets another showcase stage in international play after not producing up to expectations at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Kane won't have usual Chicago Blackhawks teammate Jonathan Toews, but he'll likely have either 30-goal scorer Joe Pavelski or Derek Stepan as his center.
Puck Daddy’s 2016-17 NHL Preview: Boston Bruins (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:33:24 PDT)
The Boston Bruins began last season looking to get back to the postseason after missing the cut in 2014-15 and then seeing a major turnover in personnel that included new addresses for Milan Lucic, Dougie Hamilton and GM Peter Chiarelli. Coach Claude Julien was spared, however, with the vow that the Bruins would be more aggressive offensively. Despite some bright spots – Brad Marchand’s 37-goal season, the emergence of David Pastrnak – the Bruins fell short of the playoffs for a second-straight season with a 42-31-9 (93 points) campaign, missing the last wild card by just three points and losing a tie-breaker to Detroit for the last playoff spot in the Atlantic.
Veteran Thornton could be representing Canada for last time (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 13 Sep 2016 23:49:58 PDT)
Mario Lemieux was the unofficial greybeard of Team Canada when the last World Cup of Hockey was played 12 years ago. This time around, the role falls to 37-year-old Joe Thornton, who played alongside Lemieux in 2004 and is being counted on this time for leadership and talent that have withstood the test of time. Thornton finished fourth in NHL scoring last season, compiling 82 points in 82 games for the San Jose Sharks.
USA World Cup win remembered; Tortorella and over-coaching (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:15:32 PDT)
• Team USA coach John Tortorella is wary of over-coaching his group in the World Cup. • What if there had always been a Team North America? What if every Canada Cup and World Cup had featured a team of the best 23-and-under Canadian and American players of the day?
Sweden goes into World Cup of Hockey with all-world defense (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:06:34 PDT)
Even as one of the best defensemen in the NHL, Victor Hedman is in awe of Sweden's blue line for the World Cup of Hockey. Hedman watches two-time Norris Trophy-winner Erik Karlsson and potential future winner Oliver Ekman-Larsson man the power play.
What We Learned: Team North America is future of NHL (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:29:29 PDT)
SEPTEMBER 11: Johnny Gaudreau #13 of Team North America celebrates his goal with teammate Ryan Murray #27 during the pre-tournament World Cup of Hockey game against Team Europe at the Bell Centre on September 11, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Team North America defeated Team Europe 7-4.
Making the jump: Islanders prospect Barzal believes he's ready for NHL challenge (Yahoo Sports)
(Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:30:03 PDT)
Mathew Barzal, the 16th overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft, says he's ready to play in the pros with the New York Islanders.
Nashville Predators choose veteran voice at captain with Mike Fisher (Puck Daddy)
(Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12:03:48 PDT)
The Nashville Predators opted for a veteran voice to replace Shea Weber as team captain. The team announced it had picked forward Mike Fisher to wear the ‘C’ this upcoming season as the organization’s seventh captain in its history. This is the first time in Fisher’s career he has worn a captain’s ‘C’ for an NHL team.
Frederik Andersen to miss World Cup of Hockey with upper-body injury (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 05 Sep 2016 11:22:50 PDT)
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen is expected to be out next three-to-four weeks with an upper-body injury sustained during Olympic qualifiers. This will also prevent Andersen from competing in the World Cup of Hockey for Team Europe. Andersen, the starting goaltender for Team Denmark, sustained the injury on Sept. 2 against Slovenia.
What We Learned: If World Cup players don’t care, should you? (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 05 Sep 2016 07:03:05 PDT)
In the past week or so, Sean Monahan, Jeff Carter, Tomas Hertl, Radko Gudas and David Krejci have all begged out of appearing in the World Cup. Oh and Henrik Zetterberg. And Niklas Kronwall. And Duncan Keith and Jamie Benn. We might soon find out that Frederik Andersen, possibly injured in Olympic qualifying, is begging out too. And Henrik Lundqvist.
Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird NHL Recap (Puck Daddy)
(Sat, 03 Sep 2016 06:00:09 PDT)
[Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments that defy prediction or, in some cases, logical explanation. Welcome to WEIRD NHL.]
Marchand contract talks; poaching Trouba; 'Pavol Demitra: 38' (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:47:24 PDT)
Bobby Ryan will return to the ice wearing his standard No. 9 for the first time with the Ottawa Senators. • Brad Marchand reports there is nothing new on the contract talks between his camp and the Boston Bruins, except to say that the two sides are talking. • The Edmonton Oilers are flush with young centers.
Love and hate (and eventual love again) of Scott Gomez (Puck Daddy)
(Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:10 PDT)
As a New Jersey Devils fan, I loved Scott Gomez. Gomez had met Lou Lamoriello one year earlier, when the U.S. junior national team was touring the country. As legend has it, Gomez actually wrote his name at the bottom of the Devils’ depth chart in their dressing room when Lamoriello wasn’t looking, and then asked the cantankerous general manager why he had slipped so far down the team rankings.
Scott Gomez says goodbye to hockey after 16 NHL seasons (Puck Daddy)
(Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:57:05 PDT)
Scott Gomez has decided to retire after 16 NHL seasons. Speaking to Doyle Woody of the Alaska Dispatch News, Gomez didn’t want to look for another one-year deal like had done the last few NHL seasons. “People say, ‘You’ll find something.’ But saying that, there will never be that feeling again, of even playing a preseason NHL game.
Hockey heroes: NHL rookie hopefuls name their first favorite player (Yahoo Sports)
(Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:44:57 PDT)
Who did the kids look up to when they were kids? At a photo shoot for a trading card company this week, a handful of NHL rookie hopefuls were asked to recall their first hockey hero.
What We Learned: Inside the NHL’s coach-hiring trend (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:01:42 PDT)
One of the big recent trends in hockey over the past few years has been teams in need of coaches going outside the “old boys network” of the 40 or so guys who could reliably get coaching jobs in the NHL. It used to be that if your team fired a coach, the odds were that it would then hire a guy with plenty of NHL experience, but who had been fired from another team in the somewhat recent past. You typically only get an NHL job because you are one of the 30 best hockey coaches in the world at any given time.
Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Vancouver Canucks (Puck Daddy)
(Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:00:14 PDT)
Since their inception in 1970, the Vancouver Canucks have had a turbulent existence. John Tortorella was hired by the Canucks when Alain Vigneault was relieved of his duties after being swept by the San Jose Sharks in 2013. The thought was with Tortorella and some tweaks to the lineup, which included trading Cory Schneider for a draft pick instead of immediate help, the Canucks would trend back up towards their dominant ways of two years prior.