Sports/Hockey/NHL

Hurricanes respond to Don Cherry calling team ‘a bunch of jerks’

February 17, 2019

Coach’s Corner star Don Cherry made his feelings known about the Carolina Hurricanes’ elaborate victory celebrations on Hockey Night In Canada on Saturday, calling the Hurricanes “a bunch of jerks.” The Hurricanes have adopted a few different celebrations after winning at home, including games of “Duck, Duck, Goose,” and simulating a walk-off home run: WATCH […]

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Oilers fire maligned Peter Chiarelli; Keith Gretzky named interim GM

January 23, 2019

Edmonton Oilers management, mere hours after dismissing general manager Peter Chiarelli, says the team isn’t in rebuild mode, believes the solution to its recent struggles lies in the dressing room and remains focused on making the playoffs this season. Bob Nicholson, CEO and vice-chair of Oilers Entertainment Group, addressed reporters for 18 minutes Tuesday, saying the […]

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Possible omen of NHL work stoppage as league, players’ association abandon World Cup in 2020

January 17, 2019

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have given up on the possibility of staging the next World Cup of Hockey in September 2020 but will continue collective bargaining talks. In separate statements released Wednesday, the league and NHLPA announced that there’s not enough time to put together a World Cup in roughly 20 months. The sides […]

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A broken stick leads to broken hearts for Canada’s world juniors

January 3, 2019

When a Canadian is on the losing end of a hockey game at any level it’s never easy. It doesn’t matter if it’s a peewee house-league final in Cole Harbour, N.S., or on the bigger stages like the world junior tournament, the world championship or an Olympic gold-medal final. So imagine how the 2019 Canadian world […]

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Leafs’ Matthews, Oilers’ McDavid among captains for NHL’s all-star weekend

December 27, 2018

Star centres Connor McDavid of Edmonton Oilers and Auston Matthews of Toronto Maple Leafs will be two of the four team captains during the NHL’s all-star weekend next month in San Jose. McDavid (Pacific Division), Matthews (Atlantic), Colorado Avalanche centre Nathan MacKinnon (Central) and Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin (Metropolitan) won fan votes to earn […]

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Leafs’ Nylander, Kapanen involved in minor car accident

December 7, 2018

A day after making his long-awaited season debut, Maple Leafs winger William Nylander was involved in a minor car accident in Toronto.  It was first reported Friday afternoon by CP24’s Stephanie Smyth that Nylander, 22, was involved in a crash near the team’s practice facility.  This Just In : Source confirms to <a href=”https://twitter.com/CP24?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@CP24</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@MapleLeafs</a> <a […]

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NHL leaves Quebec City in the cold — again

December 4, 2018

Gary​ Bettman’s blueprint for NHL expansion and relocation has been easy to comprehend. The NHL commissioner has chosen places that have owners with deep pockets, a growing population and decent television market. These decisions haven’t always panned out. The Arizona Coyotes and Florida Panthers still have attendance woes more than two decades later. There was […]

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William Nylander signs 6-year deal with Leafs at deadline

December 1, 2018

William Nylander’s contract impasse has finally come to an end. The restricted free agent signed a six-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, just before the 5 p.m. ET deadline to be eligible to play this season. The Leafs announced that the terms will pay Nylander an average of $6.9 million US per year […]

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William Nylander signs 6-year extension with Leafs at deadline

December 1, 2018

William Nylander’s contract impasse has finally come to an end. The restricted free agent signed a six-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, just before the 5 p.m. ET deadline. The Leafs announced that the extension will pay Nylander an average of $6.9 million US per year from the second to sixth years and […]

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