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Paul Zeise: Penguins were the better team in Game 6, but Craig Anderson was the best player

The Penguins ran into a hot goaltender in Craig Anderson and thus lost a game they should have won. Now they must regroup one more time and get ready for Game 7 Thursday. post-gazette.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fixing The NHL: Four Easy Rule Changes

The NHL has an officiating problem. I don’t mean that in the sense that the league’s referees and linesmen themselves are the problem. Hockey is a fast, nuanced sport, and the on-ice officials are no worse than their NFL or NBA counterparts. Nor am I... thehockeywriters.com

Penguins confident they can beat Craig Anderson in Game 7

Did Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson steal Game 6 with a 45-save performance, Mike Sullivan? “Oh, I don’t know. He played well for them, I’ll say that,” said the Pittsburgh Penguins coach, after his team’s 2-1 loss to the Senators that pushed... ca.sports.yahoo.com

Whicker: No reason the Ducks can’t stay in the picture

When Bob Murray hired Randy Carlyle last spring, he said he feared the Ducks’ competitive window was closing. The general manager was right about the hire. He might have been wrong about the window. It may even be widening, which doesn’t mean more... ocregister.com

How this year's playoff performances are upending the offseason

The conference finals are always a bit of a weird time for hockey fans. On the one hand, three teams are still alive, fighting tooth and nail for the right to lift the Stanley Cup. There’s nothing more important in this sport than the do-or-die... downgoesbrown.com

Kyle Dubas of Maple Leafs will interview with Avalanche: Report

Elliotte Friedman dropped a bombshell during coverage of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final: The Toronto Maple Leafs have given permission to assistant general manager Kyle Duba to interview with the Colorado Avalanche. Dubas, 31, was hired as an... ca.sports.yahoo.com


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ducks are denied as Predators hold on to win Game 6, series

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The fight was there. These entire Stanley Cup playoffs, this Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. But the epitaph for the Ducks will be too many battles to survive, too many times to get up after being knocked down. ocregister.com

5/23/2017 7:39 AM

Game 6 still isn’t a sellout for Senators

Like everybody else around the NHL, Eugene Melnyk is mystified. The Sens are only two wins away from a trip to the Stanley Cup final, but as they prepare for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final against Pittsburgh, the game isn’t completely sold out. ottawacitizen.com

Åberg isn’t a one-hit wonder

Pontus Åberg looks like a guy who is making the transition from Milwaukee standout to Nashville postseason contributor to mainstay.... tennessean.com

Predators become 1st No. 16 seed to reach Stanley Cup Final

Adversity doesn't mean a thing to the Nashville Predators. After a disappointing start to the regular season, and a slew of injuries in the Western Conference Final, the Predators have still managed to make history.Not only are the Preds off to the... thescore.com

Ducks complain about playoff schedule after elimination

The Nashville Predators eliminated the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final on Monday night, and Ryan Kesler was one of the worst players on the ice. He was a minus-4, after being a minus-1 in Game 5. He managed just one assist for... ca.sports.yahoo.com

Sharks sign defenseman from Czech Republic

More than four weeks have passed since the Sharks were dispatched by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau appear no closer to signing contract extensions than when the season ended... csnbayarea.com

What it’ll take to get Brendan Smith to stay with Rangers

Brendan Smith’s sights are not necessarily set on hitting the open market on July 1, but the impending free-agent defenseman’s agent made it clear Monday that while the 28-year-old could eschew free agency to remain with the Rangers, it would have to... nypost.com


Monday, May 22, 2017


Shorthanded Ducks ready for do-or-die Gamerange County Register

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – So the Ducks are back here, sitting in a situation that is more dire than their last visit with developments that have them in disarray while the beloved host team has a fan base ready to throw a big downtown party Monday night. ocregister.com

Sunday, May 21, 2017 Has Kessel changed?

So maybe, just maybe, we should feel a little better about the Bruins showing in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Bruins bowed out in six games in the first round to the Ottawa Senators as we all remember and they even had the built-in excuse that they... csnne.com

Lindberg and another early exit make Rangers staple expendable

Regarding the Rangers, as the hockey department convenes at Glen Sather’s La Quinta Western White House this week for its offseason congress: Only one team in NHL history other than the 2012-15 Blueshirts won as many as eight playoff rounds over four... nypost.com

5/22/2017 7:40 AM

Should the Wild bottom out? History shows it can work

Minnesota still has done a reasonable job of amassing talent. But if the biggest knock on the Wild in recent playoff appearances is that it lacks high-end finishers, those are the kinds of players that are usually found at the tops of drafts. startribune.com


ECAC: Banner Year - Men's Hockey is Team of the Year at Harvard

“Harvard Hockey isn’t going anywhere.” “It’s incredible to be a part of this group,” added Kerfoot after the loss to Minnesota Duluth. “And I mean, with [whom] the … thecrimson.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

5/24/2017 7:44 AM

BIG10: Denis Smirnov 2017 NHL Draft Profile

Player: Denis SmirnovPosition: Left WingHeight: 5’10” Weight: 185 lbs.Shoots: LeftTeam: Penn State(Big 10)Final NHL Central Scouting Rank: 167th among North American skatersWhat I LikeSlick... sbncollegehockey.com


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

BIG10: Luke Martin 2017 NHL Draft Profile

Player: Luke MartinPosition: DefenseHeight: 6’2” Weight: 201 lbs.Shoots: RightTeam: University of Michigan(Big Ten)Final NHL Central Scouting Rank: 61st among North American skatersWhat I... sbncollegehockey.com

5/23/2017 8:10 AM

BIG10: Patrick Khodorenko 2017 NHL Draft Profile

Player: Patrick KhodorenkoPosition: CenterHeight: 6’0” Weight: 207 lbs.Shoots: LeftTeam: Michigan State(Big Ten)Final NHL Central Scouting: 106th among North American skatersWhat I LikeS... sbncollegehockey.com


Monday, May 22, 2017

ECAC: An early opener for Union hockey

SCHENECTADY — There was once a time when the Union College men’s hockey season started in November ... All four teams played in the NCAA Tournament, … dailygazette.com


USHL: Chicago Steel Win 2017 Clark Cup

The Riga, Latvia native's 10 goals are tied for the most in USHL Tier 1 Clark Cup Playoff history. Tralmaks' game-worn jersey, stick, helmet and gloves will be … ushl.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

5/24/2017 7:24 AM

WHL: Thunderbirds knocked out of Memorial Cup

The Thunderbirds, who went 16-4 in defeating Tri-City, Everett, Kelowna and Regina to capture the Ed Chynoweth Cup as the Western Hockey League champions, never found their groove in Windsor, dropping three consecutive games while being... seattletimes.com

OHL: Steelheads and general manager James Boyd part ways

It’s the end of an era for Mississauga. James Boyd, GM of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) club for the past six years, has parted ways with the Steelheads. Also leaving the organization is assistant general manager Jan Egert, according to Boyd. mississauga.com

NAHL: Croix Evingson 2017 NHL Draft Profile

Player: Croix EvingsonPosition: DefensemanHeight: 6’5” Weight: 209 lbs.Shoots: LeftTeam: Shreveport Mudbugs(NAHL)Final NHL Central Scouting Rank: Not rankedWhat I LikeLots of shotsE... sbncollegehockey.com


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

NAHL: Mareks Mitens 2017 NHL Draft Profile

Player: Mareks MitensPosition: GoalieHeight: 6’1” Weight: 176 lbs.Team: Aston Rebels(NAHL)Final NHL Central Scouting Rank: Not rankedWhat I LikeStellar International PlayMitens has been one... sbncollegehockey.com


Monday, May 22, 2017

WHL: Keep the enemy closer

It's not often you will find Portland fans saying anything about the Seattle Thunderbirds that doesn't involve a four letter word, but let's face it: they have earned their place in the Memorial Cup. After capturing their second consecutive WHL... kuklaskorner.com

NOJHL: Soo Eagles a model for stability

It has taken a lot of hard work to win over fans and sponsors in the Michigan Soo, which is also home to the Lake Superior State Lakers of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. But Bragagnolo is an old-school Italian who firmly … blogs.canoe.com


AHL: Wolves will help future Knights learn how to win

Chicago Wolves GM Wendell Young understands better than most the ups and downs and highs and lows of maneuvering through a first-year NH... reviewjournal.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

5/23/2017 7:41 AM

ECHL: Special teams key to series

MANCHESTER — The Manchester Monarchs had plenty of power-play opportunities over the first five games of the ECHL Eastern Conference Finals. They just did … unionleader.com


Monday, May 22, 2017


Worlds: Boys are back in town - Thousands of Swedish fans welcome champions

Thousands of hockey fans gave a warm welcome to the Swedish world champions in Stockholm and the heroes had a lot to say. iihfworlds2017.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Worlds: What did the IIHF 2017 tournament tell us?

Canada and the USA showed up with extremely young and talented teams. Russia made me happy with lots of flashes of unbelievably aesthetic hockey and good goaltending. Sweden presented a couple of high-end players. Some underdogs (Germany, Switzerland... swisshockeynews.ch


Monday, May 22, 2017

5/22/2017 7:17 AM

Worlds: Wrapping Up the 2017 tourney

The 2017 edition of the IIHF Men’s World Championship came to an end today, as Sweden defeated Canada 2-1 in a shootout to win their tenth gold medal. That was in Paris — a little ways north and east, in Köln, Germany, Team Russia was... conwaysrussianhockey.wordpress.com


MN H.S.: A top pick from Minnesota in the NHL Draft - and the Wild’s prospect system (audio)

Ryan Wagman of McKeen’s Hockey breaks down potential top draft pick Casey Mittelstadt, who went to Eden Prairie High School. How high could he be selected? What type of player might he become? 1500espn.com

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