Will the Washington Capitals make a trade for a goalie?

Friday, December 18, 2020 31

With Henrik Lundqvist announcing he will miss the upcoming season with a heart condition that leaves the Washington Capitals without a veteran goalie to help along Ilya Samsonov. The free-agent pool is largely picked through, though there are still some veterans out there if experience is desired. Trading for a proven replacement will be difficult […]

NHL Rumours: Jacob Markstrom, Henrik Lundqvist

Thursday, October 08, 2020 24

Edmonton and Calgary going after Jacob Markstrom Edmonton Journal: Jim Matheson reports it’s no secret Jacob Markstrom has been at the top of GM Ken Holland’s list for weeks, but it’s the same story with Brad Treliving in Calgary. If the Flames or Oilers want to sign Markstrom, six years at $6 million annually even […]

NHL Rumours: Marc-Andre Fleury, Tyson Barrie

Sunday, October 04, 2020 32

What will the Vegas Golden Knights do with Marc-Andre Fleury? What will the Vegas Golden Knights do with Marc-Andre Fleury? It’s abundantly clear that the Golden Knights, whose signing of Robin Lehner actually put them over the salary cap, cannot devote $12 million to two guys who see themselves as No. 1 goalies. Fleury has […]

Auston Matthews has top selling NHL Jersey for 2017-2018

Friday, April 20, 2018 27

Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews had the best-selling jersey league-wide in 2017-18, with Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid finishing second and third, respectively. Crosby topped the sales charts last year. Poor Jack Eichel really getting no love in Buffalo. Even Mats Zuccarello of the New York Rangers had more Jersey sales. It is surprising […]

February 26: This Day in NHL History

Monday, February 26, 2018 58

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Feb. 26 1947: The Bentley brothers are too much for the New York Rangers. Doug Bentley scores four goals and sets up two more, and brother Max Bentley scores three goals and assists on another to help the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Rangers 9-7 at Madison Square Garden. Though Max Bentley is outscored by his brother […]

January 2: This Day in NHL History

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 14

Jan. 2 NHL History 1980: Gordie Howe, age 51, becomes the first NHL player to play in five decades when he takes the ice for the Hartford Whalers in a 3-3 tie against the Edmonton Oilers at Northlands Coliseum. The game comes more than 33 years after Howe’s first NHL game. He’s 18 when he skates for the […]

December 14: This Day in NHL History

Thursday, December 14, 2017 23

Dec. 14 NHL History 1933: Howie Morenz becomes the NHL’s all-time leading goal scorer when the 247th of his career moves him ahead of Cy Denneny. The milestone comes in the Montreal Canadiens’ 2-0 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Forum. Lorne Chabot gets the shutout in a game played without a penalty being called. 1943: Boston’s Bill […]

November 30 NHL History

Thursday, November 30, 2017 92

November 30 NHL History 1954: The Chicago Blackhawks tie the Montreal Canadiens 3-3 in a game played in Omaha, Nebraska. The Blackhawks play six home games during the 1953-54 season away from Chicago Stadium, in Omaha, St. Louis and St. Paul, Minnesota. 1968: Forward Val Fonteyne of the Pittsburgh Penguins extends his NHL-record penalty-free streak to 185 games when the […]

November 5: This Day in NHL History

Monday, November 06, 2017 18

November 5 NHL History 1936: Two future Hockey Hall of Famers make their NHL debuts for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Center Syl Apps and goaltender Turk Broda play in their first game, a 3-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings at Maple Leaf Gardens. They are teammates on three Stanley Cup championship teams with Toronto. 1942: Carl Liscombe of […]

July 29: This Day in NHL History

Saturday, July 29, 2017 15

July 29 NHL History 1925: Ted Lindsay, the left wing on the Detroit Red Wings‘ “Production Line” and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, is born in Renfrew, Ontario. Lindsay makes the Red Wings as a 19-year-old in 1944; by the late 1940s, Lindsay, center Sid Abel and right wing Gordie Howe form one […]

June 11: This Day in NHL History

Monday, June 12, 2017 19

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 11 1969: The Chicago Blackhawks hit the jackpot at the annual intraleague draft when they claim rookie goalie Tony Esposito from the Montreal Canadiens. For their $25,000, the Blackhawks get a goaltender who wins the Calder and Vezina trophies in his first NHL season and wins 418 games for Chicago, earning […]

June 4: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 4 1980: At age 52, Gordie Howe retires again, this time for good. Howe’s first retirement, from the Detroit Red Wings after the 1970-71 season, lasts two years before he joins the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association, where he plays with sons Mark Howe and Marty Howe. All […]