Dan’s Daily: The Penguins Future, Simon Leaves Worlds After Fighting Teammate

What will the Pittsburgh Penguins do? Whatever the Penguins management decides to do, it seems the players braced for goodbyes. The Carolina Hurricanes dished a little medicine back to the New York Rangers with a late tying goal and OT win. The Toronto Maple Leafs management will return despite a run of playoff failures, the NHL trade rumors are percolating, and the Battle of Alberta began with a wild skirmish.
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Blues Sign Zherenko to Entry-Level Contract

On Tuesday afternoon, the St. Louis Blues signed their 2019 seventh-round pick, goaltender Vadim Zherenko, to a three-year entry-level contract. The 21-year-old native of Moscow, Russia, spent this season in Finland playing in the Finnish SM-liiga with Ilves Tampere. Prior to making the move to Finland, Zherenko played in his...
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Will Bruce Cassidy return as Bruins head coach? Cam Neely gives update

The Boston Bruins plan to bring back their general manager, Don Sweeney, despite a disappointing end to the 2021-22 NHL season. But what about head coach Bruce Cassidy -- will he be on the bench when the 2022-23 campaign begins?. B's president Cam Neely revealed Thursday during his end-of-season press...
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The Bruins’ front office and coaching staff appear to be at odds

It was always going to be an offseason of rumors and innuendo for the Bruins, par for the course when you crash out in the first round of the playoffs. Many fans headed into the offseason wondering whether or not GM Don Sweeney was long for his job, especially after he noted yesterday that he’s only under contract for “this season.”
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3 Bruins Unlikely to Return to Team for 2022-23 Season

The Boston Bruins have a number of questions that will require answers going into this offseason. What will happen with veteran Patrice Bergeron? Is Jake DeBrusk finally going to be moved? Where will the team find more scoring? Are they going to make a big, short-term move if Bergeron decides to return? Finally, how do they compete in a tough Atlantic Division?

Flyers add another defenseman for next season

The Philadelphia Flyers counted on as a depth defenseman this season. That will continue for the next two years. They signed the potential free agent to a two-year, one-way/two-way contract with an annual cap hit of $775,000, according to general manager Chuck Fletcher. Seeler, 28, a Minnesota native, didn’t score...

Why firing Bruce Cassidy would be a mistake

Cassidy has gotten the most out of his team more often than not. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney entered the 2021-22 campaign on the final year of his contract. A first-round exit coupled with years of poor drafting and developing, as well as mixed results on the trade and free-agent markets, suggested the team should move on from their GM of eight years.

Top 3 things that the Capitals need to fix for 2022

The Washington Capitals suffered another first round exit yet again. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. The Caps pretty much tried the same thing the last two years and it didn’t work. Peter Laviolette now enters the final...
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Matthew Tkachuk asking Evander Kane 'you want some money?' is a Hall-of-Fame chirp

On Thursday night, Game 1 of "The Battle of Alberta" between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers absolutely delivered. There were 15 total goals, a hat trick, a number of donnybrooks and one Hall-of-Fame chirp from Flames winger Matthew Tkachuk, who also happened to score the hatty. Decent night for the kid.
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Blackhawks News & Rumors: Kane, Strome, DeBrincat & the Dad Line

Hello Chicago Blackhawks fans and welcome to the offseason! The second round of the NHL playoffs is underway, and so far the postseason has NOT disappointed. Sure, it would be fun if the Blackhawks were still playing, but at least our anxiety levels are getting a break. I know, we’d all probably love to have some of that pacing and nail-biting and screaming at the TV right now; but such is life.

Who Stays? Who Goes? Every Player's Chance Of Surviving Wild's Cap-Strapped Summer

The Minnesota Wild’s season came to a screeching halt at the hands of the St. Louis Blues. Their historic season ended abruptly with a few sloppy losses and a shocking lack of urgency. To make matters worse, the Wild have to conduct business with a tight salary cap over the next three years, the result of buying out Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.

Sweeney to remain Bruins' GM, Cassidy's status to be determined

BOSTON -- Bruins general manager Don Sweeney revealed to the media on Wednesday that his contract expires before next season. Team president Cam Neely said a day later that it won't be the case for long.As for the head coach? That hasn't been decided yet.Neely met with the media for his season-ending availability and said early in the session that he would be working out a new contract with Sweeney."I started talking with Charlie and [Jeremy] Jacobs after the deadline about extending Don, so that's my plan is to do that," Neely said. "I'm gonna sit down with Don next...
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Cam Neely reveals Bruins' plan to extend GM Don Sweeney's contract

It doesn't look like Don Sweeney's tenure as general manager of the Boston Bruins is ending any time in the near future. Bruins president Cam Neely told reporters Thursday during his end-of-season press conference that the franchise plans to extend Sweeney's contract. Sweeney's current deal expires before the 2022-23 NHL season.

Jason Arnott Said The Quiet Part Out Loud About Ryan Suter

No one has yet written the book that goes behind the scenes with the 2010s Minnesota Wild. If someone ever publishes a comprehensive history of them, though, it promises to be fascinating. Tracking the franchise’s first relevant moment, the twin signings of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, to their slow, nine-year failure to build on it would be inherently compelling.

Kid Line a big Rangers silver lining in loss to Hurricanes

The Kids were perhaps the best Rangers on the ice on Wednesday, a little more than all right, and yes that was a necessity in the Blueshirts’ 2-1 overtime loss to the Hurricanes. Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour, holding last change with Game 1 in Raleigh, N.C., decided to try to eliminate the Rangers’ top line with his checking line. Space, in general, was at a premium in this one, and the second line had a mostly nondescript night. That left the Rangers’ Kid Line to try and generate a bulk of the offense for the Blueshirts. At this point, though, “Kid Line”...

Rangers drop overtime heartbreaker to Hurricanes in Game 1

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Rangers had the Hurricanes right where they wanted them. They were commanding every inch of the ice, actively taking away what made their opponents so effective and holding the lead. After not building on a one-goal lead when they had a chance, however, the Rangers gave up the game-tying goal with 2:23 left in regulation before Ian Cole won it 3:12 into overtime with a shot that went off Ryan Lindgren’s stick to give the Hurricanes a 2-1 win in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series Wednesday night at PNC Arena. It was a major missed opportunity...

Bergeron decision on retirement to set course for Bruins offseason plans

BOSTON -- For the Boston Bruins, everything flows from one question. That decision solely is in the hands of Bergeron, the Bruins captain and No. 1 center. He said Wednesday that he would be taking time to evaluate his future with his family, figuring out whether he might have the desire to come back for his 19th NHL season, all of them in Boston.

Flyers fans have questions, lots of questions, for GM Chuck Fletcher

After the second-worst season in this once-proud franchise’s history, the Philadelphia Flyers have an important summer ahead of them. General manager Chuck Fletcher, mindful his team was decimated by injuries this season, has suggested an “aggressive retool” is in order. Head boss Dave Scott has said if...