New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has made it clear his team needs to accumulate more talent. The luck of the draw helped his team take a huge step in that direction Tuesday. The Devils will pick first at June’s NHL draft after the lottery balls fell in their favour — bumping the franchise
The New Jersey Devils will have the No. 1 pick at this year’s NHL draft. The team was announced Tuesday night as the winner of the draft lottery. The Colorado Avalanche had the best odds of landing the first pick at 18.5 per cent, but they drew the No. 4 selection. The New York Rangers
The first day after the conclusion of the NHL regular season is always a rough one for coaches of teams that didn’t qualify for postseason contention. While some are able to keep their position and work towards improving in the future, there are often those who don’t get that same courtesy and who find themselves
RALEIGH, N.C. — They traded punches with Evander Holyfield. They dunked a basketball on ice. They flopped around like beached whales. The Carolina Hurricanes have done plenty of unusual things this season, and here is one more: They are preparing for their first playoff series in a decade. That team dubbed a “bunch of jerks”
Into the mind of Taylor Hall this offseason… Neal McHale: The merry-go-round with Taylor Hall and the New Jersey Devils has begun with one clear message. Ray Shero must work on the team’s talent gap this summer. It is time. If New Jersey expects to keep Hall around, they must address that first and foremost.
7:27 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN Four sleeps without hockey was too many if you ask us. The NHL returns tonight with five games opening the slate of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here’s what to watch for in today’s edition of ESPN Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily: About last night… There was some NHL action last
by Zach Dooley | AHL On The Beat Peter Budaj didn’t know what the future held for him after a winless 2014-15 season with the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps. The veteran netminder had posted the lowest save percentage and the highest goals-against average of his professional career, which came in his first AHL stint since 2005.
CALGARY—James Neal knows a thing or two about the NHL playoffs, which should come in handy for the Calgary Flames. Calgary will look to the winger for leadership when the Flames begin their first-round series against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. James Neal will be seeking to propel the youthful Flames deep into the playoffs
Patrik Laine views the playoffs as a fresh start for himself. He’s not the only Jets player with that approach. Winnipeg isn’t exactly rolling as it heads into its first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues, going 4-5-1 in its final 10 regular-season games. The Blues, on the other hand, nearly ran the table,
BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have a successful history against their first-round playoff opponent — but they’re hardly dwelling on it. For the second straight season, the Bruins will open the Stanley Cup playoffs with a first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Boston hosts Game 1 on Thursday night. Bruins Won the Last Matchup
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Drew Doughty is happy that one of the worst seasons in Los Angeles Kings history is over but the frustrations are going to linger for a long time. “I guess a little bit of weight is lifted off my chest,” the defenceman said Monday as players went through end-of-season physicals and
Arizona Coyotes eye more changes in offseason Craig Morgan of The Athletic: Again, Arizona faces uncertainty from a multitude of fronts. One of them will be what they do with John MacLean. Will they keep him or let him go? From a free agent standpoint, Richard Panik and Darcy Kuemper expect to test the market.
2:21 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The NHL has suspended defenseman Slava Voynov for the 2019-20 season as well as the 2020 playoffs for “unacceptable off-ice conduct.” Voynov, then with the Los Angeles Kings, was suspended indefinitely by the NHL following an arrest on Oct. 20, 2014. He was eventually convicted of misdemeanour domestic abuse and
Jordan Horrobin Special to Detroit Free Press Published 9:48 AM EDT Apr 8, 2019 Matt Ford paused for 10 seconds upon hearing the question: What would be the most exciting part about making the NHL? Playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins in the American Hockey League, one stop short of the show, you might think
Finally, we’re here. Right now. The very best time of the NHL season. Enjoy it. Savour it. It’s a frenzied two-week window of eye-catching activity, heightened rumours and real action on and off the ice that makes March Madness and all its phony hype look like a snoozy Sunday afternoon by comparison. Brayden Point, heading
Minnesota Wild forward J.T. Brown was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication in Dallas hours before the Wild’s season finale. Police reports indicate the incident happened at British Beverage Company early Saturday. Brown did not play in the Wild’s final game that night against the Dallas Stars, who beat the Wild 3-0 to take the
report this ad Although his numbers don’t jump off the score sheet, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare is an integral member of the Vegas Golden Knights. Over the past two seasons, Bellemare has been one of the most reliable constants for the Golden Knights, serving as an assistant captain since their inception. As an impending Unrestricted Free Agent
EDMONTON — The fact the Edmonton Oilers have missed the playoffs in 12 of the last 13 seasons isn’t all CEO Bob Nicholson’s fault, but it certainly is his problem as he begins an overhaul of the team’s hockey operations department this off-season. Oilers CEO Bob Nicholson has to rebuild his hockey operations department this offseason,