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

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

Jon Cooper, Tampa Bay are gold-medal hypocrites

Jon Cooper, Tampa Bay are gold-medal hypocrites

If Devon Toews is dangerous, Corey Perry is malignant. Or is it hockey etiquette when a player is helplessly sprawled out on the ice, the way JT Compher was in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, to put your full weight on the sprawled player’s leglike the footstool at a library, while digging your … 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

Flames executive Snow thankful, honored to share story at 2022 NHL Awards

Flames executive Snow thankful, honored to share story at 2022 NHL Awards

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has affected his face, speech and right arm, but here he was with his wife, Kelsie, and their children — Cohen, 10, and Willa, 7 — to present the Norris Trophy and raise awareness of the progressive neuromuscular illness. Snow thumped his chest with his left arm in appreciation. “ALS is an … Read more

Makar ‘honored’ to win Norris Trophy, focused on Cup with Avalanche

Makar 'honored' to win Norris Trophy, focused on Cup with Avalanche

TAMPA– Hold Makar said he appreciated winning the Norris Trophy, given annually to the top defenseman in the NHL, at the 2022 NHL Awards on Tuesday. But winning the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche remains the ultimate goal. The Avalanche have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series against the Tampa Bay Lightning heading … Read more

Rangers have options for Igor Shesterkin’s new backup

Rangers have options for Igor Shesterkin's new backup

Alexandar Georgiev would have been conspicuous by his absence at the Rangers’ breakup day last week, but there isn’t much suspense to his situation. Georgiev, a restricted free agent-to-be, has made no secret that he wants more playing time than the Rangers can give him. Though the Blueshirts hung onto him during the season, in … Read more

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews collects Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews collects Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award

TAMPA, Fla. — Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews collected the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player and the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHLPA’s most outstanding player at the NHL Awards on Tuesday night. Matthews, 24, scored 60 goals, leading the NHL for the second straight season. He set a Maple … Read more