Florida Panthers hire Paul Maurice, for some reason

Florida Panthers hire Paul Maurice, for some reason

Paul MauricePhoto: Getty Images We’re still very much in a time where teams in any sport are going to overreact to playoff results. They have 82 or 162 games of sample size where they play everyone and aren’t confined to one matchup with one team at one time with one status of health, but whatever … Read more

Gordo: Former Blue Erik Johnson’s perseverance rewarded with Stanley Cup quest | Jeff Gordon

Gordo: Former Blue Erik Johnson's perseverance rewarded with Stanley Cup quest |  Jeff Gordon

Not many of you want the Colorado Avalanche to dispatch the Tampa Bay Lightning. Most folks in these parts don’t want to see Nazem Kadri cradling the Stanley Cup, given how he took out Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington. People would rather see hometown hero Pat Maroon earn still another ring. St. Louis Rams fans have … Read more

Rangers’ Igor Shesterkin wins Vezina Trophy

Rangers' Igor Shesterkin wins Vezina Trophy

The handoff from Henrik Lundqvist to Igor Shesterkin in the Rangers’ mantle of elite goaltenders is complete. At the NHL Awards on Tuesday night in Tampa, Fla., Shesterkin was named as the first Ranger since King Henrik to win the Vezina Trophy, duplicating Lundqvist’s 2011-12 feat of being officially recognized as the NHL’s best goaltender … Read more

Kyle Bukauskas, Sportsnet’s ‘Canadian Tom Brady,’ on his viral moment with Charles Barkley

Kyle Bukauskas, Sportsnet's 'Canadian Tom Brady,' on his viral moment with Charles Barkley

Early in the second intermission, Sportsnet reporter Kyle Bukauskas leaned in toward his guest to make sure he could be heard above the noise of the crowd. It was Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, in Tampa, and not only was his guest well-known among the crowd, but also to viewers across North America. … Read more

NHL announces 2021-22 All-Rookie Team

NHL announces 2021-22 All-Rookie Team

TAMPA, Fla. — The National Hockey League announced today the 2021-22 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League’s top rookie: defenseman Moritz Seider of the Detroit Red Wings as well as forwards Michael Bunting of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Trevor Zegras of the … Read more