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Hockey October 15, 2018

Podcast What kind of punishment is warranted for Michael Matheson, on and off the ice? Which slow-starting team should be worried? And much more. This week on The Hockey News Podcast: – Is Michael Matheson’s choke slam on Pettersson worthy of a suspension? Should the Canucks have stood up for him? – Which slow-starting team […]

Hockey October 15, 2018

News The 2018 second-rounder has the speed and playmaking ability on offense, but now he’s taking on the enemy’s top guns – and the Steelheads are winning a lot Ryan McLeod|Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images Last season, the OHL’s Mississauga Steelheads won just two of their first 10 games, despite being a pre-season favorite to be a […]

Hockey October 15, 2018

News From Bobby Orr to Mario Lemieux to Sidney Crosby, the NHL has a dismal record of protecting its star players. And we saw that yet again when Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson was body-slammed — and injured — on the weekend. Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson.|Getty The saving grace in all of this is […]

Hockey October 14, 2018

Hockey is an international game, and the NHL is a fine example of this worldview. As the 2018-19 season gets going in earnest, here’s a look at the 18 countries that are providing the NHL with players, from perennial hockey heavyweights such as Canada and the United States to off-the-grid puck powers such as Australia, […]

Hockey October 13, 2018

When you’re considered by some to be the biggest star in the ever-growing world of women’s hockey, one of the most instantly recognizable names and faces the sport has to offer south of the border and an Olympic gold medalist with championships at every level of play, it stands to reason that there isn’t much […]

Hockey October 12, 2018

News It’s the law of diminishing returns. The Leafs can’t get much better offensively, so Nylander signing would give them more of what they already have. What they don’t have is a shutdown blueliner on the right side. William Nylander|Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Disgustingly hot take alert. I never would’ve pegged myself to join the “Trade […]

Hockey October 12, 2018

News The third overall pick in 2015 is ready to help the Coyotes get off to a better start than last year’s disastrous campaign and he has already contributed. A year in the AHL helped. Dylan Strome|Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images When Dylan Strome scored his first goal of the season for the Arizona Coyotes, it […]

Hockey October 12, 2018

Live In this week’s episode, Matt Larkin, Ken Campbell and Ryan Kennedy weigh in on shrinking goalie equipment standards and discuss injuries to Roberto Luongo, Jonathan Quick and Matt Murray. This week on The Hockey News Live: – Brian Elliott has spoken out about his bruised body. Is the streamlined NHL goalie equipment putting goalies […]

Hockey October 11, 2018

News Boston Bruins owner and chairman of the NHL’s Board of Governors Jeremy Jacobs said the NHL is missing a team in Houston, which could be a sign that we’re closer to a second team in Texas than one might have previously thought Jeremy Jacobs|John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images There are two important […]