report this ad In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates out of Nashville with a few particular Predators players, there are updates on the Buffalo Sabres coaching search, a free agent staying in Washington and updates on the LA Kings. Pekka Rinne Ready to Leave Nashville? Is it possible, if Nashville doesn’t win the
report this ad In today’s News & Notes, Ryan Kesler has undergone successful hip surgery, Lawrence Pilut has undergone successful shoulder surgery, Slater Koekkoek has signed a contract extension and the Los Angeles Kings have signed Nikolai Prokhorkin. Kesler Undergoes Hip Surgery The Anaheim Ducks announced Monday that Kesler has undergone successful hip surgery after
Penguins and Panthers talking? Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Sources from around the league and some that are close to the Pittsburgh Penguins front office said that the Evgeni Malkin trade speculation is true. Malkin does hold a no-movement clause. Some sources are saying the Florida Panthers are one of the teams that are
Ways to help out the Toronto Maple Leafs salary cap situation Luke Fox of Sportsnet: Looking at five ways that Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas could help alleviate some of their salary cap issues. 1. Let their free agents walk – pending UFAs include Jake Gardiner, Ron Hainsey, Tyler Ennis, and Martin Marincin. Igor
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Kings made it official that Todd McLellan has been hired as the team’s new head coach. The former bench boss of the San Jose Sharks, and more recently the Edmonton Oilers, McLellan was let go by the Oilers midway through the 2018-19 NHL regular season but wasn’t out of a
In today’s News & Notes, the NHL Draft Lottery took place Tuesday, Slava Voynov has been suspended for the entirety of the 2019-20 season and Antti Niemi won’t be returning to the Montreal Canadiens according to Marc Bergevin. NHL Draft Lottery Results The New Jersey Devils have won the NHL’s Draft Lottery for the second
McLellan making his way to LA Bob McKenzie: Todd McLellan isn’t a candidate for the Buffalo Sabres head coaching position any more. The sides talked but no offer was never finalized. McLellan is expected to be named the next coach of the Los Angeles Kings. Dennis Bernstein: As reported back on Wednesday, McLellan will be
report this ad In today’s News & Notes, the Boston Bruins had some familiar faces back at practice on Friday, including Sean Kuraly, Todd McLellan is not expected to be the next coach in Buffalo and the Calgary Flames have signed Adam Ruzicka. Kuraly, Moore Skate, DeBrusk Absent Kuraly skated at Bruins’ practice with a
Oilers could be made available Allan Mitchell of The Athletic: The Edmonton Oilers have some depth on the blueline. They may need to make some decisions on which veterans to move this offseason to create room for some younger players. Adam Larsson has two years left on his deal and would get some trade interest.
31 Thoughts rumor roundup Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon will meet again later this month with Roberto Luongo to talk about his future. “We’ll have really good discussions about what’s best for and the Panthers.” Around 70 percent of Joel Quenneville‘s $6 million salary this year will be covered by the
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.
Joel Quenneville all but hired in Florida already? Darren Dreger: The Florida Panthers fired Bob Boughner on Sunday and could be naming a new coach as soon as Monday. Reports suggest that Joel Quenneville becomes the next boss. He still has one year and $6 million owed from the Chicago Blackhawks. The expectation is that
LOS ANGELES — Ilya Kovalchuk had two goals, Dustin Brown had two assists and the last-place Los Angeles Kings closed the season with a 5-2 victory over the playoff-bound Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night. Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist for Los Angeles while Jeff Carter and Matt Roy also had goals.
Will Roberto Luongo play on or retire? George Richards of The Athletic: The goalie remains “up in the air” about next season. It’s difficult to blame the goaltender considering he is 40 but does have three more years on his contract. Roberto Luongo opines below: “I want to make sure everyone is on the same
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jack Campbell made 49 saves, Trevor Lewis scored 3:29 into the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings hurt Arizona’s playoff chances with a 3-1 victory over the Coyotes on Tuesday night. Tyler Clifford had a goal and an assist for Los Angeles (30-41-9), which had dropped three of four. Drew Doughty
DENVER — Mikko Rantanen scored two of Colorado’s franchise record-tying six second-period goals, Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots and the Avalanche routed the Los Angeles Kings 7-1 on Saturday. Colorado had six goals in a period for the first time since March 3, 1999, at Florida. Gabriel Landeskog, Tyson Barrie, Sheldon Dries and Colin Wilson
LAS VEGAS — Tyler Toffoli scored 1:40 into overtime to lift the Los Angeles Kings past the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Sunday night. It marked the second straight night the Kings won in overtime after beating San Jose on Saturday. It was also the second consecutive night Vegas fell in overtime after losing at