June 25 has been an important date for the National Hockey League and its growth from six to the soon-to-be 32 teams. Also, this date brought us some important rule changes, a new postseason award and a whole slew of new stars. Expansion is the Word of the Day The NHL laid down the foundation
The 4th of July is usually reserved for fireworks in the sky in the United States. However, there have been plenty of fireworks in the form of big trades and free-agent signings on this date throughout National Hockey League history. A Swap of Hall of Famers On July 4, 1994, the Calgary Flames and St.
After a few days of lengthy negotiations and multiple updates from NHL insiders noting the NHL and NHLPA were working on the final details of a new deal that would see them put pen to paper on a new CBA, it appears those negotiations are now complete. Pending ratification from the Board of Governors and
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on Bowman Byram joining the Colorado Avalanche for the playoffs, contract news out of Vancouver as it pertains to Nikita Tyramkin, and questions about whether free agents who aren’t in the play-ins will have a harder time getting contracts than free agents who aren’t sitting as long.
July 3 has seen a lot of activity by numerous Hall of Famers. Some of the best players in National Hockey League history were either changing teams, retiring or being born on this date. The Captain Says Farewell July 3 is not the happiest day for Detroit Red Wings fans. It was on this date
One of the most dramatic sagas in National Hockey League history finally came to an end on this date in 1992. Also, a talented draft class entered the league, a new franchise got its first coach and a relocated one got its new identity. Lindros’ Fate Decided The Quebec Nordiques used the first overall pick
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are a few more details to share when it comes to the discussions on a new CBA, including news about NHL free agency. The NHL, the owners, and the fans may have some answers before the weekend is out. In other news, the New Jersey Devils may add some
A pair of National Hockey League Entry Drafts were held on this date, with both teams from the Sunshine State getting a crack at the top pick. Also, the NHL newest rival made a huge splash on this date in 1972. Lightning Strike First The 27 teams of the NHL got together in Buffalo, NY,
National Hockey League fans who love blockbuster trades have had plenty to be happy about on June 29 over the years. There was an action-packed day in 2016 and two Hall of Famers were traded to their hometowns in 1990. A Crazy 23 Minutes The news couldn’t break fast enough on June 29, 2016, during
June 28 saw two huge trades go down that benefitted a pair of Original 6 franchises for years to come. Also, this date in 1994 was one of the busiest in recent memory with drafts, trades and coaching moves. Canadiens Change Their Future The first step in the Montreal Canadiens dominating the 1970s occurred on
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Montreal Canadiens will be getting back a top-tier prospect just in time for the play-ins, while the Philadelphia Flyers appear to be losing a possible black ace. There is talk about which goaltender the Golden Knights might want to keep, and the Edmonton Oilers are bringing a high-end defensive
Last summer, San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson pulled the ultimate Jedi mind trick on Kevin Labanc. This summer, to get the restricted free agent re-signed, Wilson will have to use a little more force, fitting him in the lineup to stay. San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson and Edmonton Oilers GM Ken
On this date, the Hall of Fame opened its doors to the greatest player who ever laced up a pair of skates in the National Hockey League. Also, we saw a pair of historic first overall draft picks made on June 23. The Class of 99 The Hockey Hall of Fame announced its newest class
The Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2020 has been announced. Those who will be inducted this year include Jarome Iginla, Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe, Kim St-Pierre and Doug Wilson. Being inducted into the builder category of Hall of Fame is Ken Holland. “The Hockey Hall of Fame is proud to welcome these hockey legends
There was a trio of Stanley Cup Final games played on this date with one providing and huge upset and another extending the season for one last game. Also, an Entry Draft took place on June 17 that brought some big names and future Hall of Famers into the National Hockey League. Devils Record-Setting Upset
June 19 has seen the crowning of two Stanley Cup Champions over the years and a third memorable Stanley Cup Final game that ended with some overtime magic. Off the ice, there were a handful of coaching moves and a new class was added to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Stars Finally Win It All
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on the Vancouver Canucks and the status of some pending free agents. In Philadelphia, one scribe talks about the chances Shayne Gostisbehere is traded. Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh, there could be players leaving the organization next season. Finally, will Marcus Foligno re-sign in Minnesota? He certainly wants to.
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, we follow-up yesterday’s news about Jason Botterill being let go as GM of the Buffalo Sabres, detailing ownership’s reason as to why. What’s next for franchise? Who is safe? Who isn’t? In Seattle, things are delayed, but how far behind are they? And, why haven’t they named their team yet?