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On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the spread of Coronavirus, or COVID-19, a pandemic. The disease, a virus in the same family as the SARS outbreak of 2002 and 2003, has spread around the globe. There are over 118,000 confirmed cases as of this writing, with over 4,000 confirmed Coronavirus-related fatalities. COVID-19
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The New York Islanders have signed J-G. Pageau to a six-year contract extension worth $30 million, the team announced Monday. The deal carries a $5 million annual cap hit. As Bob McKenzie would report, the deal comes with a full no-trade clause in the first two seasons and a partial no-trade clause in the final
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One day after Alexander Ovechkin scored his 700th NHL goal, Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan moved to add another top-five Russian scorer in NHL history to his roster. The Capitals traded their 2020 third-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Ilya Kovalchuk. The Canadiens will retain half of his salary. Kovalchuk, who
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The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Blake Coleman from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for prospect Nolan Foote and a 2020 first-round draft pick, according to Pierre LeBrun. This deal comes just hours after the Devils would also trade former-captain Andy Greene to the New York Islanders. In exchange for Coleman, the Devils
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When we look back at the 2019-20 National Hockey League season, we are going to remember it as the year of the coaching change. You can officially add Bruce Boudreau to the list of coaches who have either been fired or resign since the puck dropped on the regular season. Wild Ready to Move Forward
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The Minnesota Wild have traded forward Jason Zucker to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Alex Galchenyuk, a conditional 2020 first-round draft pick and prospect Calen Addison, according to Bob McKenzie. The 2020 first-round pick could be moved to 2021 if the Penguins fail to make the postseason this year. MIN trades Jason Zucker
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DALLAS — The Dallas Stars have fired head coach Jim Montgomery, citing “unprofessional conduct.” Rick Bowness, who has served as an assistant coach since June 2018, was named interim head coach.  “The Dallas Stars expect all of our employees to act with integrity and exhibit professional behaviour while working for and representing our organization,” GM
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On Friday, it was announced during a press conference that the Calgary Flames have accepted the resignation of Bill Peters. Geoff Ward will serve as interim head coach and Peters will be out as head coach effective immediately. The official announcement from the Flames reads: This morning, #Flames GM Brad Treliving received and accepted a
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Mike Babcock, naming the AHL’s Toronto Marlies coach, Sheldon Keefe, as the replacement. Toronto Maple Leafs President and Alternate Governor Brendan Shanahan announced today that Mike Babcock has been relieved of his coaching duties and Sheldon Keefe has been named the Club’s new head coach. #LeafsForever — Leafs
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TORONTO — Hayley Wickenheiser hasn’t had a lot of time to reflect. The Canadian women’s hockey star — a quadruple Olympic gold medallist and seven-time world champion — retired in January 2017 and quickly transitioned to medical school. As if there wasn’t enough on here plate already, she then took on the role as assistant director of player development
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Vladislav Namestnikov’s brief time with the New York Rangers has come to an end. The speedy Russian forward has been traded to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a 2021 fourth-round draft pick and defenseman Nick Ebert. The Rangers also retained $750,000 of Namestnikov’s $4 million cap hit. Namestnikov was brought to New York in
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