This 1-on-1 breakaway couldn’t go worse

This AHL’s Syracuse Crunch player, Adam Erne, has just the goalie to beat on the breakaway, but the puck and his skates had other ideas. has just the goalie to beat on the breakaway, but the puck and his skates had other ideas.  

NHL Rumors: Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres and St. Louis Blues

On the Pittsburgh Penguins … Adam Gretz of NBC Sports: The Pittsburgh Penguins are lacking depth, especially up front, and they could use a backup goaltender. Up front, they lost Nick Bonino, Matt Cullen and Chris Kunitz this past offseason. Defensemen Trevor Daley signed with the Red Wings and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury ended up in Vegas. If the Penguins are wanting to take…

NHL Rumors: Avs and Kamenev … Sabres and Kane

On the Colorado Avalanche … Igor Eronko: Avalanche GM Joe Sakic on the rumors that recently acquired Vladislav Kamenev wants to return to Russia: “I think he wants to play in the NHL and he’s an NHL player. I’m sure once he comes up he doesn’t want to go anywhere else. He’ll enjoy growing with…

NHL Rumors: San Jose Sharks, New York Rangers and Boston Bruins

Paul Gackle of the San Jose Mercury News: It’s unlikely the Sharks will be able to find an offensive replacement for Patrick Marleau on the trade market. For cap reasons, the Sharks weren’t able to keep both Joe Thornton and Marleau last offseason. Acquiring high-end/franchise type players isn’t easy. “They’re hard to replace, too. We had one leave, Patty…

Three NHL Rookies Off To A Hot Start

Rookie Of The Month Clayton Keller — Arizona Coyotes — Center As of press time, the Arizona forward had nine goals and 15 points. Keller received top line ice time and has speed in abundance. His pickpocket effort on Nico Hischier raised, even more, eyebrows last week. Do not look into Arizona’s record too much. Everyone has kind of…

This is the biggest punch of the NHL season!

22-year-old John Hayden is gonna be getting a lot of high fives when he heads back to the Chicago Blackhawks locker room on Thursday night. In just his 16th career National Hockey League game the Blackhawks forward dropped the gloves with Minnesota Wild veteran forward Marcus Foligno and it was quite the spirited affair. While the veteran Foligno dominated the…

NHL Rumors: Matt Duchene: Senators, Blue Jackets, Predators and Ducks

On Matt Duchene: Chris Nichols of FanRag Sports: Darren Dreger was on TSN 1260 and was asked about Matt Duchene. Dreger said that as of Wednesday, there was nothing new, but there is still “considerable interest.” “Ottawa has surfaced since we talked about it on Insider Trading on Tuesday, but Pierre Dorion’s interest in Duchene has…

NHL Trade Rumors: Pens, Sens, Lightning, Canes, Panthers, Wings, Wild, Blues, Stars, Avs and Ducks

On the Pittsburgh Penguins … Sam Werner: Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist skated by himself yesterday on their secondary rink. On the Ottawa Senators … Bruce Garrioch: Senators coach Guy Boucher said that they are preparing to start the season without Derick Brassard. On the Tampa Bay Lightning … Joe Smith: Defenseman Anton Stralman skated by himself for the second straight…

NHL Rumors: Blackhawks, Red Wings, Penguins, Bruins, Devils and Blue Jackets

On the Chicago Blackhawks … Scott Powers: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman on how they may utilitize Marian Hossa‘s LTIR cap space: “I think on that one we’re just probably going to take a wait-and-see approach.” On the Detroit Red Wings … Helene St. James: Andreas Athanasiou‘s agent to the Detroit Free Press on contract talks: “having productive discussions that…