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Jul 05, 2020

Protocols set for NHL return in Edmonton, Toronto
The NHL and NHLPA have finalized the protocols for the season to resume. The protocols and a CBA extension now will go to a player vote for final approval.

ESPN NHL
Jul 05, 2020

NHL, NHLPA finalize protocols for return to play
The NHL and NHLPA have finalized the protocols for the season to resume. The protocols and a CBA extension will now go to a player vote for final approval.

ESPN NHL
Jul 04, 2020

Reports: Multiple Blues test positive for virus
Multiple members of the St. Louis Blues have tested positive for COVID-19, according to multiple reports Friday night. Neither The Athletic nor the St. Louis Post-Dispatch specified how many players tested positive.

ESPN NHL
Jul 03, 2020

7 Belarus players suspended over match-fixing
Seven ice hockey players have been suspended during an investigation into match-fixing in the Belarus league.

ESPN NHL
Jul 02, 2020

Flyers' Lindblom completes treatment for cancer
Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has completed radiation treatments for a rare form of bone cancer.

ESPN NHL
Jul 02, 2020

Best fits, biggest eye rolls of the Alexis Lafreniere sweepstakes
Where does the No. 1 NHL draft prospect fit in best? Who needs him the most? And which potential destinations aren't likely to go over well with hockey fans?

ESPN NHL
Jul 01, 2020

Coyotes hold out high hopes for healthy Kessel
Admitting that he's "had a tough year," Arizona forward Phil Kessel and the recharged Coyotes are looking forward to the league's restart.

ESPN NHL
Jul 01, 2020

Hurricanes losing VP Dudley; Forslund in talks
Carolina executive Rick Dudley won't return and longtime TV play-by-play announcer John Forslund is still in talks with the team on a new deal.

ESPN NHL
Jul 01, 2020

Sources: NHL focusing on Canada for hub cities
The NHL has shifted its focus to selecting two Canadian hub cities, which would have the league resuming its season in Toronto and Edmonton later this summer, sources confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN NHL
Jul 01, 2020

Matt Dumba on fixing hockey's diversity problems, the Hockey Diversity Alliance
Matt Dumba shares how the newly formed Hockey Diversity Alliance got its start, what it sets out to do and what happens next.

ESPN NHL
Jul 01, 2020

Source: NHL won't defer on $300M in bonuses
NHL players who are due signing bonuses on July 1 are expected to receive them as scheduled, a source confirmed to ESPN. More than $300 million is due to be paid to players on Wednesday after the NHL and NHLPA agreed the bonuses wouldn't be deferred.

ESPN NHL
Jun 30, 2020

Let Alexander Mogilny in the Hockey Hall of Fame! Snubs who deserve to be inducted
Mogilny, snubbed again in 2020, deserves to be in the Hall. We make the case for him and 10 others, remember the 1995 Stanley Cup, name winners and losers of the week and more.

ESPN NHL
Jun 30, 2020

Gritty gets a 'Queer Eye' makeover: Fab Five work their magic on Flyers' mascot
Season five of 'Queer Eye' hits Philadelphia, the Fab Five of course had to give one of the city's biggest stars a makeover.

ESPN NHL
Jun 30, 2020

2020 NHL draft updated rankings: Top 100 prospects
With the first part of the NHL draft lottery complete, Chris Peters updates his top 100 prospects in the 2020 class.

ESPN NHL
Jun 29, 2020

Wings to hold 2020-21 training camp in Detroit
The Red Wings plan to hold their training camp for the 2020-21 NHL season at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN NHL
Jun 29, 2020

NHL: 15 positive tests of 250 players practicing
The NHL announced that 15 players of 250 who have returned to voluntary workouts have tested positive for coronavirus.

ESPN NHL
Jun 29, 2020

NHL return-to-play plans: Latest on positive tests, playoff rosters, negotiations
On-ice workouts are up to 12 players at a time, and hub city potentials are down to five. But it was an up-and-down week for the NHL's return-to-play plans. We break it down.

ESPN NHL
Jun 29, 2020

2020 NHL mock draft: Chris Peters' predictions for Nos. 1-8, plus a look at Nos. 9-31
The first part of the NHL draft lottery is complete. We mocked the first eight picks, then looked at potential options for the remaining teams based on where they might be drafting.

ESPN NHL
Jun 26, 2020

Sources: NHL, players close on new CBA deal
The NHL and its players are close to reaching a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NHL
Jun 26, 2020

Qualifying-round loser wins NHL draft lottery
A team that loses in the NHL's qualifying round ahead of this year's playoffs won the draft lottery Friday night.

ESPN NHL
Jun 26, 2020

NHL draft lottery winners, losers and big questions: Top-pick chaos, Detroit letdown
The No. 1 draft slot falls to a second lottery drawing, while the 17-win Red Wings settle for the fourth pick. We look at the highs and lows of the NHL draft lottery results.

ESPN NHL
Jun 26, 2020

Sources: NHL close on new CBA, return protocols
The NHL and its players close to reaching a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement and return-to-play protocols that would restart the 2019-20 season, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NHL
Jun 26, 2020

No plans to quarantine players in training camps
Instead of quarantining players during training camps, scheduled to open July 10, the NHL is instructing players to stay home when not at the rink.

ESPN NHL
Jun 26, 2020

The NHL's 2020 draft lottery explained: Everything you need to know
The 2020 draft lottery will retain some aspects of previous editions, with important updates to account for the unprecedented nature of this season.

ESPN NHL
Jun 25, 2020

Vancouver out as hub city for NHL season restart
The Vancouver Canucks announced that their city will not be a 12-team "hub" if the NHL restarts its season this summer, despite speculation it had been one of the front-runners.

ESPN NHL
Jun 25, 2020

Panarin: NHL players need escrow fix or no camp
Rangers star Artemi Panarin became the most prominent player to speak out against returning to training camp without a fix to the league's escrow system, saying players "are all in this together."

ESPN NHL
Jun 25, 2020

Barkov takes 'big step,' invests in hometown club
Florida captain Aleksander Barkov became the third-largest investor in the Tappara club of his hometown of Tampere, Finland, with whom he began his hockey life as a 4-year-old.

ESPN NHL
Jun 25, 2020

Amazon backing Seattle arena climate initiative
Amazon has a naming rights deal with Seattle's new arena, but it will instead use the deal to help combat climate change.

ESPN NHL
Jun 25, 2020

Let Alexander Mogilny in the Hockey Hall of Fame! Snubs that deserve to be inducted
Mogilny, snubbed again in 2020, deserves to be in the Hall. We make the case for him and 10 others, remember the 1995 Stanley Cup, name winners and losers of the week and more.

ESPN NHL
Jun 25, 2020

Fantasy hockey - The 31 biggest takeaways from the 2020 season
We go around the league to bring you all the insights and takeaways from each team this season.

ESPN NHL
Jun 24, 2020

Iginla, Hossa, Lowe among Hockey Hall inductees
Jarome Iginla headlines the Hockey Hall of Fame's class of 2020 after being elected Wednesday in his first year of eligibility.

ESPN NHL
Jun 24, 2020

Source: Lightning reopen facility after 5 days
The Lightning reopened their training facility, five days after shutting down because of positive coronavirus tests.

ESPN NHL
Jun 24, 2020

Coyotes president: Arena solution tops agenda
New Coyotes president Xavier Gutierrez says the yearslong issue of finding the team a long-term venue in Arizona remains the front office's leading priority. It's .

ESPN NHL
Jun 24, 2020

Future Hall of Famers for all 31 NHL teams
Using the proprietary four quadrant system, we determine which current players, alumni, coaches and execs are destined to be enshrined.

ESPN NHL
Jun 24, 2020

Every NHL team's most hyped prospect of the past 30 years
Remember the hype around Connor McDavid? Or Carey Price? What about Eric Lindros back in the early '90s? Here are all 31 teams' most-hyped prospects dating to 1990.

ESPN NHL
Jun 23, 2020

Lindblom skates with Flyers despite treatments
Oskar Lindblom skated with the Flyers as he makes his way back from cancer treatments.

ESPN NHL
Jun 23, 2020

Source: NHL hub choices down to just six cities
The NHL has narrowed its list of possible hubs for the resumption of the season to six cities.

ESPN NHL
Jun 22, 2020

Stars fire staffer after racist social media post
The Stars have fired Alex Kleuser, a visual effects designer for the team, after they were alerted to a racist comment he made on social media.

ESPN NHL
Jun 22, 2020

Blues' Tarasenko skates, eyes summer return
Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko skated with the team for the first time since his injury and is looking at a return this summer.

ESPN NHL
Jun 22, 2020

NHL narrows hub options, with Columbus out
The NHL has narrowed its list of possible hub cities, with Columbus knocked out.

ESPN NHL
Jun 22, 2020

Thorburn retires season removed from Cup title
Forward Chris Thorburn announced his retirement Monday after playing more than 800 NHL games for four different organizations. His last time on the ice came while hoisting the Stanley Cup as a member of the Blues.

ESPN NHL
Jun 22, 2020

Latest on NHL return plans, positive tests, camp schedule
There were some speed bumps this past week, with reports of numerous positive player tests. Plus, the latest on which cities will host the return to play.

ESPN NHL
Jun 20, 2020

Devils' Hischier spending offseason in Swiss army
Devils center Nico Hischier is using the team's extended offseason to fulfill his military obligation to his native Switzerland.

ESPN NHL
Jun 20, 2020

Rare Connor McDavid rookie card sells for $135K
A hobbyist collector from San Diego ended up with a rare Connor McDavid rookie card that sold for a final bid of $135,811 on Friday in the Lelands Spring Classic Auction.

ESPN NHL
Jun 20, 2020

Rare Connor McDavid rookie card sells for $113K
A hobbyist collector from San Diego ended up with a rare Connor McDavid rookie card that sold for a final bid of $113,176 in the Lelands Spring Classic Auction on Friday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 20, 2020

Rare McDavid rookie card sells for $113,176
A hobbyist collector from San Diego ended up with a rare Connor McDavid rookie card that sold for a final bid of $113,176 in the Lelands Spring Classic Auction on Friday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 20, 2020

11 of 200 NHL players tested have COVID-19
Eleven NHL players, who weren't named, have tested positive for COVID-19 out of 200 players tested since training facilities were allowed to open on June 8, the NHL announced late Friday night.

ESPN NHL
Jun 19, 2020

Lightning shut down facility after positive tests
The Lightning have temporarily closed their training facility after an outbreak of the coronavirus.

ESPN NHL
Jun 19, 2020

Source: Lightning close facility due to virus
The Lightning have temporarily closed their training facility after an outbreak of coronavirus, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NHL
Jun 19, 2020

Canada to allow NHL to play during pandemic
Canada has approved a National Hockey League plan to play in Canada during the coronavirus pandemic, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2020

Class-action suit against CHL for sexual assaults
Former NHL player Daniel Carcillo is a lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against the Canadian Hockey league, alleging he and other teenage players were routinely victims to sexual harassment, and sexual assault."

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2020

NHL: No curbs on coaches' jobs during pandemic
The NHL has assured its coaches that when hockey returns this summer, there will be no restrictions prohibiting them from doing their jobs, nor will any coaches of a certain age or another at-risk demographic be prevented from being behind the bench.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2020

How Coyotes CEO Xavier Gutierrez plans to reach out to Latino fans
Xavier Gutierrez, the first Latino president and CEO of an NHL franchise, is eager to make an impact on the ice and in Arizona's communities.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2020

Dismantling the Buffalo Sabres
Who are the Buffalo Sabres? It's tough to know what the plan is, after a large swath of the organization was unceremoniously fired this week.

ESPN NHL
Jun 17, 2020

'Bad News Bees': How one-win Battle Creek became the worst team in pro hockey
How bad were the Battle Creek Rumble Bees of the Federal Prospects Hockey League? They went 1-45-2 and were outscored 304-94. No, really.

ESPN NHL
Jun 17, 2020

Lightning coach Jon Cooper on NHL playoffs, hub life and a $46,000 audition
As the pause continues, we check in with Tampa Bay's bench boss on his strategy for training camp and the postseason, and his thoughts on the hub city plan.

ESPN NHL
Jun 17, 2020

Report: Players not expected to wear face shields
NHL players won't be expected to wear full face shields if games resume this summer, though there could be plenty of covered faces around them.

ESPN NHL
Jun 16, 2020

Seattle's NHL arena is months behind schedule
Tod Leiweke, president for Seattle's NHL expansion team, said Tuesday there have been a few issues related to COVID-19 that has led to the timeline being adjusted for the new arena, but that shouldn't interfere with the team's first season in 2021-22.

ESPN NHL
Jun 16, 2020

Trudeau: Canada is open to NHL hub city
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Canadian government is open to the NHL operating a playoff hub city in Canada as long as it is allowed by local health authorities.

ESPN NHL
Jun 16, 2020

Trudeau: Canada is 'open' to NHL hub city
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Canadian government is "open" to the NHL operating a playoff "hub city" in Canada as long as it is allowed by local health authorities.

ESPN NHL
Jun 16, 2020

Sabres change course, fire Botterill as GM
The Sabres fired GM Jason Botterill less than a month after giving him a vote of confidence. Kevyn Adams was named GM.

ESPN NHL
Jun 16, 2020

NHL viewers club: An Oilers-Blackhawks preview?
These two teams will meet in the qualification round this summer, so let's go back and watch one of their matchups from this season.

ESPN NHL
Jun 16, 2020

Pregnant pause: NHL players, partners stressed over due date conflicts
Usually, late June through July is a great time for an NHL player's family to have a baby. Not so in 2020.

ESPN NHL
Jun 16, 2020

2020 ESPYS: Vote for your favorite Can't-Stop-Watching Moment
Only four contenders remain. Tune in to the ESPYS at 9 p.m. ET Sunday on ESPN to find out the winner of the Can't-Stop-Watching Moment, which will be determined by your vote.

ESPN NHL
Jun 16, 2020

Golden Knights give vet Reaves 2-year extension
The Vegas Golden Knights signed tough guy Ryan Reaves on Monday to a two-year contract extension worth $3.5 million.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2020

Stars' Polak might not return to NHL this summer
Stars defenseman Roman Polak told a Czech website that he will do everything he can to avoid returning to the NHL this summer to complete a restarted season, while announcing he had agreed to join a Czech league team for the 2020-21 season.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2020

Commish: NHL's return to play keeps integrity
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said that the league's return to play will maintain the integrity of the game.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2020

Sabres sign Laaksonen to 3-year entry-level deal
The Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Oskari Laaksonen to a three-year entry-level contract Monday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2020

The NHL's coronavirus pause: Camp timeline, hub city buzz and more
The latest on the return-to-play timeline, and what remains to be negotiated. Plus, will we see puck and player tracking this postseason?

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2020

Coyotes staffer in isolation with coronavirus
An Arizona Coyotes staff member has tested positive for COVID-19, but is asymptomatic and feeling well, the team said Saturday. The staffer is isolated at home in the Phoenix area.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2020

League heads to talk return of sports on ESPN
ESPN will host a conversation with commissioners from the top U.S. sports leagues on Monday regarding resuming competition amid the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN NHL
Jun 12, 2020

Marody writes tribute song to honor Colby Cave
Edmonton Oilers prospect Cooper Marody has written a song in memory of teammate Colby Cave to raise money for a memorial fund.

ESPN NHL
Jun 12, 2020

2020 ESPYS -- Vote for your favorite Can't-Stop-Watching Moment
Tune in to the ESPYS on June 21 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN to find out the winner of the Can't-Stop-Watching Moment, which will be determined by your vote.

ESPN NHL
Jun 11, 2020

NHL sets training camp opening date as July 10
The NHL says training camps will open July 10 for the 24 teams restarting play, assuming conditions allow for it.

ESPN NHL
Jun 11, 2020

The Alternative NHL Awards for 2019-20
What were the best goal and save this season? What was the best feud? Best fan moment? We run down our list here.

ESPN NHL
Jun 11, 2020

Kim Pegula to continue in role as Sabres president
Kim Pegula is staying on as Buffalo Sabres president, with a continued focus on making the small-market franchise economically sustainable, while facing criticism that the team has been mismanaged under her leadership.

ESPN NHL
Jun 10, 2020

Isles' Boychuk set to skate with eye injury healed
Johnny Boychuk, who suffered an eye injury just days before the NHL season was paused in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, told Newsday on Wednesday that he's fully recovered and will be ready to play if action resumes.

ESPN NHL
Jun 10, 2020

Tortorella reverses hardline stance on kneeling
Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella says he has changed his stance against kneeling during the national anthem.

ESPN NHL
Jun 10, 2020

Lafreniere joins Sid with 2nd straight CHL honor
Alexis Lafreniere, the likely No. 1 pick for the 2020 NHL draft, received the Canadian Hockey League's Dave Branch Player of the Year Award for the second consecutive season.

ESPN NHL
Jun 09, 2020

Players return to train at 'different' facility
Some teams returned to training facilities Tuesday, with some players saying the experience was different.

ESPN NHL
Jun 09, 2020

Sabres' Pilut signs two-year deal with KHL team
Defenseman Lawrence Pilut, 24, has elected to leave the Buffalo Sabres organization, signing a two-year contract with Russia's Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL.

ESPN NHL
Jun 09, 2020

Kings' Carter has surgery on core muscle injury
Kings forward Jeff Carter is expected to be fully healthy for next season after having surgery last week to repair a core muscle injury.

ESPN NHL
Jun 09, 2020

Ranking the most memorably weird hockey playoff overtime goals
From controversial goals that forced rule changes to others that were just fluky, here are our picks for the most memorable playoff overtime winners.

ESPN NHL
Jun 09, 2020

Ranking the most memorably weird playoff overtime goals
From controversial goals that forced rule changes to tallies that nearly no one saw as they happened to others that are just fluky, here are our picks.

ESPN NHL
Jun 08, 2020

Coyotes' Gutierrez is NHL's first Latino CEO
The Arizona Coyotes have made Xavier Gutierrez the first Latino team president and CEO in NHL history.

ESPN NHL
Jun 08, 2020

Kane, Aliu create new Hockey Diversity Alliance
Sharks star Evander Kane and Akim Aliu, a player whose allegations of racism led to the resignation of an NHL coach, are the co-heads of the new Hockey Diversity Alliance, an independent organization started by minorities who play professional hockey.

ESPN NHL
Jun 08, 2020

The NHL's coronavirus pause: Updates to the playoff format, more questions as team facilities open
Two big questions on the postseason front were answered, though many more questions have arisen as teams return to a limited form of group practice.

ESPN NHL
Jun 08, 2020

Wyshynski: NHL needs actions, not words, on racial injustice
Players, teams and the league have come out with statements of varying strength. But there is more to be done to enact real change.

ESPN NHL
Jun 05, 2020

NHL forming groups to examine diversity issues
The National Hockey League is creating four committees to examine and take action on diversity issues facing the league and the sport.

ESPN NHL
Jun 05, 2020

Sabres' Okposo has surgery to repair knee injury
Sabres forward Kyle Okposo underwent knee surgery that will leave him plenty of time to recover during the team's extended break.

ESPN NHL
Jun 05, 2020

Russia hires Bragin as national team coach
Russia hired Valery Bragin as coach of the men's national hockey team on Friday as it gears up to defend its Olympic title in 2022.

ESPN NHL
Jun 04, 2020

NHL teams clear to reopen facilities Monday
Phase 2 of the NHL's return-to-play plan will begin Monday, when teams can begin reopening their training facilities if local regulations will allow it.

ESPN NHL
Jun 04, 2020

Penguins say player recovers from coronavirus
A Pittsburgh Penguins player has recovered after testing positive for COVID-19 and is "feeling well," according to the team.

ESPN NHL
Jun 04, 2020

NHL, NHLPA reach agreement on playoff format
The NHL and NHLPA have agreed that the qualifying round of the 24-team format will be best-of-five series and all four playoff rounds will be best-of-seven series, the NHL announced Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 04, 2020

Source: NHL, NHLPA agree on playoff format
The NHL and NHLPA have agreed that the qualifying round of the 24-team format will be best-of-five series and all four playoff rounds will be best-of-seven series, a source told ESPN on Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 04, 2020

We created the ideal NHL goalie: Bobrovsky's butterfly, Rinne's glove and more
Imagine Sergei Bobrovsky's butterfly, Pekka Rinne's glove and Tuukka Rask's rebound control all rolled into one netminder. Here's our version of the perfect NHL goalie.

ESPN NHL
Jun 04, 2020

The latest pandemic trend for Ducks fans? Getting married at the Honda Center
The box office has been opened for nuptials, and over 2,600 couples have taken advantage.

ESPN NHL
Jun 03, 2020

Weekes: NHL needs to get real about inequality
Former goalie Kevin Weekes says the NHL has to get real about racial inequality in the sport.

ESPN NHL
Jun 03, 2020

NHL Awards Watch: Likely finalists, hipster picks, unfair snubs
With the 2019-20 regular season officially ended, let's predict how the Hart, Norris, Calder, Vezina, Selke and more will be doled out.

ESPN NHL
Jun 03, 2020

Final NHL rookie rankings: Top 10 and who should win the Calder Trophy
Will it be Quinn Hughes, Cale Makar or the field? Here's our pick for the best rookie of the 2019-20 season and the nine players who made the next-best cases.

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