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Op-Ed: Lou Lamoriello named new Maple Leafs GM

Toronto - The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired veteran Lou Lamoriello as their new general manager. Now they have a talented front office but need to show improvement on the ice.

Op-Ed: Unwise Canucks GM Benning ignored offers on Miller to trade Lack

Vancouver Canucks fans did not want Eddie Lack traded, period. There was a website devoted to begging GM Jim Benning to keep him and after Lack was traded there was anger. That anger has grown with news the Canucks could have dealt Ryan Miller instead.

Op-Ed: Gary Bettman needs to accept hockey will never work in Arizona

Glendale - When Glendale voted to break the lease between the City and the Arizona Coyotes; more off ice drama hit a franchise that's been rife with instability. Yet Gary Bettman insists Arizona can thrive as a hockey market when the facts show that's not the case.

Op-Ed: Blackhawks vs Lightning: Who'll hoist Lord Stanley's grand prize?

Tampa - It's Toews versus Stamkos, Quenneville versus Cooper and fate versus perseverance as two elite NHL franchises in Chicago and Tampa Bay collide when the Stanley Cup final begins Wednesday night.

Op-Ed: Hockey analysts show bias in comments about Alex Burrows

Alex Burrows did not get suspended for his hit upon Paul Gaustad but for most of us it was never an issue. Suspended for what? Skating in his lane and looking for a pass? Some hockey pundits have allowed their dislike of Burrows to cloud their brains.

Op-Ed: Toffoli gets away with Burrows hit as NHL fumbles puck yet again

NHL disciplinary gurus fell asleep at the Zamboni wheel again recently after their failure to suspend L.A. Kings forward Tyler Toffoli. Toffoli did exactly what the NHL has said you can no longer do — he hit Alex Burrows from behind into the boards.

Report: The 5 cities NHLers don't want to play in

A new report says that cities like Winnipeg and Edmonton are the most common places on no-trade clauses by NHL players. Canada in general fares pretty badly.

Henrik Sedin gets 200th NHL goal as Canucks clip Red Wings

It wasn't a classic but Henrik Sedin's empty-net goal, the milestone 200th goal of his NHL career, did help nail down his team's 4-1 win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings Saturday. Sedin soon after scored number 201, again into an empty net.

Leafs look to continue hot streak against slumping Devils

The Toronto Maple Leafs seek their fifth win in six games, and third in a row, Thursday when they welcome the New Jersey Devils to the Air Canada Centre for a 7:30 p.m. puck drop.

Oilers drop 11th straight, 3-2 (OT) in Winnipeg

Despite leading in a game for just the fourth time since Remembrance Day, the Edmonton Oilers lost again Wednesday night — a crippling 3-2 overtime defeat in Winnipeg.

Forbes: Toronto Maple Leafs tops in NHL value, teams' value rises

Blame it on the deal with Rogers Communications, if you want to find a reason for the average worth of NHL franchises vaulting all the way up to $490 million. That and the value of the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens.

NHL stars of week: Jamie Benn, Jannik Hansen, Tomas Tatar

The National Hockey League named its three stars of the week on ending Nov. 23 on Monday and two of the players players aren't big stars. Jamie Benn is a star, okay, but not Jannik Hansen and Tomas Tatar.

New 4D technology to enhance the way hockey fans watch game

San Jose - Since hockey first appeared on TV screens, fans have craved for a more realistic experience while sitting on the couch, and drinking beers. Now one NHL team has announced they are taking home viewing to a new level.

Toronto Maple Leafs seek fourth straight win as they host Boston

The Toronto Maple Leafs are out to collect their sixth point in three games Wednesday when they host rival Bruins from Boston in a national televised matchup.

Op-Ed: The seven best 7th round picks in NHL history

Detroit - Drafting your next crop of players is not easy. Every team has believed they drafted their next big piece to see that player fail to meet expectations. Those picks, integral to building competitive teams make G.M's look like fools or geniuses.

Ads on front of NHL jerseys are coming, league exec says

For many NHL fans this is going to be really bad news: jersey ads are coming. It's not known when, or what they'll look like, but NHL chief operating officer, one John Collins, said that sooner or later they'll be here.

Vancouver Canucks home sellout streak ends at 474 - narrowly

The Vancouver Canucks had quite the sellout streak going but it ended Saturday night. The game against the Tampa Bay Lightning marked the first time the Canucks did not sell out a regular season game in 474 games, a streak dating back to Nov. 14, 2002.

Ducks goalie John Gibson temporarily reassigned

The Anaheim Ducks have reassigned young, emerging netminder John Gibson to its American Hockey League Affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, the club announced this week.

Florida Panthers losing history being blamed for poor attendance

Sunrise - It is a picture that went viral for all the wrong reasons. An early season game between the Ottawa Senators visiting the Florida Panthers had such little attendance, many have called for the re-location of the Florida Panthers.

Op-Ed: The 5 dumbest moves made by the old Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg - The original Winnipeg Jets had very little success. The glory days of the WHA were replaced by years of futility. The Jets had some success in the mid 80s,with Dale Hawerchuk but bad personnel decisions played a part in the move to Phoenix in 1996.

Op-Ed: Montreal's George Hainsworth: The forgotten great

Montreal - He played for a franchise that arguably has the greatest goaltending in the history of the NHL. While legends like Roy, Dryden, and Plante get the glory, one old time Montreal Canadien gets little to no recognition.

NHL’s Pacific Division features frontrunners and rebuilding teams

As the beginning of the NHL season looms, it’s time to review the teams' off-season moves as well as take a glimpse of what the 2014-15 NHL season may hold for them. Here’s a quick breakdown of how the Pacific division teams spent their summer.

Op-Ed: Islanders good bet to be most-improved NHL team

Many NHL teams are upwardly mobile, but only one will be the most-improved squad during the coming season, likely helping its coach to the Jack Adams Trophy.

Op-Ed: Change? What change? Can Toronto Maple Leafs win this year?

Maybe the more ardent Toronto Maple Leafs fan among you can provide the reasoning behind the notion that the team has made the kind of changes that will show up in the standings. That will vault them into the playoffs for the 2nd time in umpteen years.

Beer-league goalie answers tweet, plays with Vancouver Canucks Special

For Vancouver's Tristan Jones, a beer-league hockey goalie and a professional goalie instructor, last Monday started out a typical day. It didn't end that way though, not by a long shot, as the 27-year-old wound up playing goal for the Vancouver Canucks.

HBO dumps National Hockey League series 24/7

According to well-placed sources at Home Box Office (HBO), it can be confirmed the network has decided not to renew its deal to broadcast the 24/7 series that follows participants during the run up to the Winter Classic.

Op-Ed: Do we really need analytics to tell us Dion Phaneuf stinks?

A new analytics-based study of NHL defenseman ranks Leafs' blueliner Dion Phaneuf in the bottom ten. It took a lot of work to come to this and other similar conclusions.

Op-Ed: What's the over/under on when the Leafs fire Randy Carlyle?

Toronto Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan has his fall guy in place headed into the season. But will he have to use him?

Hockey writer tweets NHL expanding by 4 clubs, including Toronto

According to a tweet from a noted sports business writer, the NHL will expand over the next four years by 4 teams, with new franchises planned for Seattle, Las Vegas, Quebec City and Toronto. Yes, a second team in Toronto.

NYC mayor sings 'I Love L.A.' to settle Stanley Cup wager

New York - New York's mayor settled a Stanley Cup wager with Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti by singing "I Love L.A." live on Jimmy Kimmel Monday night.
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Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin hopes to have his signature on a new contract before the current collective bargaining agreement expires this weekend.
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Ryan Kessler of the Vancouver Canucks
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Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle.
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Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin believes the NHL will lose players for good if the league suffers another work stoppage.
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