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

Ted Lindsay Award winner debated by NHL.com

Ted Lindsay Award winner debated by NHL.com

There isn’t much separating the three finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award. Roman Josi of the Nashville Predators had a season that was the envy of defensemen across the NHL and approached statistical heights reached by only the game’s truly elite players. Center Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs, despite missing nine games, became … Read more

Colorado Avalanche wait for the Tampa Bay Lightning or New York Rangers

Colorado Avalanche wait for the Tampa Bay Lightning or New York Rangers

After sweeping the Oilers, the Avalanche have to wait for the Eastern Conference Finals to play out.Image: Getty Images The Colorado Avalanche are waiting. And waiting for a Stanley Cup Finals opponent hasn’t treated those favorably in returning from mini-vacations in the past. We’re finishing up the 35th NHL postseason in which first-round games are … Read more

Connor McDavid and Oilers swept by Colorado in Western Conference final

Connor McDavid and Oilers swept by Colorado in Western Conference final

Connor McDavid carried the Oilers as far as he could.Image: Getty Images There’s not much more that Connor McDavid can do. For that matter, Leon Draisaitl should be attached to that lament permanently now, after he also averaged two points per game in the playoffs with maybe two functioning limbs. They’re the only players to … Read more