Saturday’s trade gives the Islanders roughly $9 million in cap space

His last season in Brooklyn with the Islanders was a difficult one, though, for Hamonic. Injuries limited him to only 49 games played, and he struggled with his on-ice play even when healthy. However, he has been a respected, solid player, and a strong locker room presence, the past seven seasons for the Islanders. I […]

New Sabres GM Jason Botterill will use Penguins’ blueprint to build Buffalo

New Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill made a clear impression during his opening news conference that he has a fresh plan for the organization: instilling principles he learned from one the NHL’s top teams to lift up one of the league’s doormats. The Sabres hired Botterill on Thursday to lead a franchise that hasn’t […]

The 35-year-old right wing has signed a two-year deal with the Hurricanes

The 30-year-old Hjalmarsson, a three-time Stanley Cup winner, will play alongside his friend and fellow Swede Oliver Ekman-Larsson on the Coyotes’ top defense pair. He’s a guy we targeted for a while now, Chayka said. We think Hjalmarsson is a perfect partner for (Ekman-Larsson), who struggled last season. That was the genesis of that move. […]

Pittsburgh’s 22-year-old rookie sensation was in some kind of scoring funk himself

It might have been a different outcome if P.K. Subban’s first-period goal hadn’t been reversed on a controversial coach’s challenge (more on the below). But the Penguins pulled a rabbit out of their hat to take the first game of what promises to be a wild championship series. Pittsburgh’s 22-year-old rookie sensation was in some […]

the Islanders’ captain and one of the best players in the game.

Eberle scored 20 or more goals the past four years, and hit that number in five of his seven NHL seasons. He netted a career-high 34 in 2011-12. However, in his first career postseason action this past spring, he was held without a goal across 13 games. In New York, he is expected to join […]

the six highest-paid goalies in the NHL have only one Stanley Cup amongst them

Therein lies the rub of signing Price, a world-class goaltender, to such a large contract, eating up so much cap space. Despite his brilliance, Price has been unable to get good not great teams over the hump, so far. And he’s far from the only high-paid, upper-echelon goalie to fall into this category. Henrik Lundqvist […]

Stanley Cup playoffs three stars: Capitals make most of second chance to force Game 7

The Capitals got one and averted a major case of deja vu with a wire-to-wire 5-2 drubbing of the Penguins Monday to force the Game 7 hockey fans so badly wanted but weren’t sure would ever come. Pittsburgh was on the verge of eliminating its bitter rival for a third time since 2009, including Nick […]

Pittsburgh learned it would be without star defenseman Kris Letang until next season because of a herniated disc in his neck.

After winning it all last June, the team had a short summer to recover physically. Then six of its best players — Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Matt Murray, Patric Hornqvist, Carl Hagelin, and Olli Maatta — ramped things up early, and missed most of training camp, by participating in the World Cup of Hockey. The 82-game […]

NHL playoffs 2017: Penguins not Capitals feeling heat as teams head to Game 7

When the Capitals fell behind the Penguins three games to one in their NHL playoff second-round series, it seemed as though history was about to repeat. Another Presidents’ Trophy regular season, another second-round exit. Two wins in elimination games later, and the Capitals have pushed all of that pressure back onto the Penguins. No longer […]

In appreciation of Marian Hossa, whether this is the end of his career or not

If this is the end for Marian Hossa potentially cut down at the end of his career by an unfortunate skin disorder that will at least force him to miss the 2017-18 season it’s impossible to imagine a more ill-befitting way for him to go out. Hellebuyck will have every opportunity to show the type […]