• Chris Drury bows out of star-studded Panthers GM search

    Chris Drury bows out of star-studded Panthers GM search

    Chris Drury is a rising star who soon enough will be an NHL general manager. But it won’t be next season. Slap Shots has learned the Rangers’ assistant GM has withdrawn from consideration for the vacant spot in Florida following an initial interview with the Panthers’ upper management conducted the week of Aug. 16. The …
  • Josh Harris is safest Mets buyer with one massive pitfall

    Josh Harris is safest Mets buyer with one massive pitfall

    Private equity billionaire Josh Harris is seen as the safest choice to buy the New York Mets. However, there is some question as to whether Mets fans would find him to be the savior they want. Harris and investment partner David Blitzer already own three major professional sports teams: the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, the NHL’s …
  • NHL lottery leaves No. 1 pick to be decided in next drawing

    NHL lottery leaves No. 1 pick to be decided in next drawing

    So if the Rangers lose their qualifying round to the Hurricanes, they will have a 12.5 percent chance of selecting first overall in the NHL draft and bringing Rimouski left winger Alexis Lafreniere to Broadway. Yes, folks, there will be a Phase 2 of the NHL draft lottery after Friday’s Phase 1 ended with a …
  • Potential Mets buyers Josh Harris and David Blitzer have turbulent ownership history

    Potential Mets buyers Josh Harris and David Blitzer have turbulent ownership history

    Mets fans clamoring for new ownership may be getting closer to their wish as Josh Harris and David Blitzer have emerged as “serious” suitors, The Post reported Monday. But what would a Harris and Blitzer-owned Mets franchise look like if a deal eventually comes to fruition? There is some precedent for that. Harris and Blitzer …
  • Josh Harris and David Blitzer are serious about buying Mets

    Josh Harris and David Blitzer are serious about buying Mets

    A new power duo has emerged as potential suitors to buy the Mets. Private equity billionaires Josh Harris and David Blitzer are now serious about making a run at the Amazins, adding the baseball club to their portfolio of teams that already includes the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and the NHL’s New Jersey Devils. The interest …
  • NHL stars bash ESPN’s Max Kellerman for hockey-hating rant

    NHL stars bash ESPN’s Max Kellerman for hockey-hating rant

    Hockey fans weren’t the only ones ticked off by Max Kellerman’s hot take. Those who play the game Kellerman claimed nobody cared about and wasn’t one of the major sports also had a bone to pick with the ESPN host. “I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but settle down Max @maxkellerman,” Flyers captain Claude …
  • NHL better not cheat the teams bound for draft lottery

    NHL better not cheat the teams bound for draft lottery

    So what now of the Stigmatized Seven, those clubs who couldn’t play up to an NHL .500 level before the league entered its pause phase on March 12 and have thus been deemed unworthy of an invite to the league’s imagined 24-team Stanley Cup tournament? What about the fate, primarily as applies to the draft …
  • NHL players poll is insult to Henrik Lundqvist, Patrik Elias

    NHL players poll is insult to Henrik Lundqvist, Patrik Elias

    Who doesn’t love rankings? Rankings exist to spark debate. Rankings are subjective, determined by opinions, educated or otherwise. Opinions can’t be wrong, Except, of course, when they are. Which brings us to the fun exercises in which the good folks at NHL.com have been intermittently engaged throughout this coronavirus-induced stoppage of play. A panel of …
  • NHL restart plans intensify with player health concerns at forefront

    NHL restart plans intensify with player health concerns at forefront

    The NHL and NHLPA are intensifying communications as the league moves forward crafting plans to reopen the season if it is safe to do so. Slap Shots has learned a Return to Play Committee established by the league and the union has conducted a pair of conference calls over the past three days with regularly …
  • 24-team playoff? Inside NHL’s new, complicated restart vision

    24-team playoff? Inside NHL’s new, complicated restart vision

    We can tell you that while it is true that the NHL has explored the possibility of completing the 2019-20 season in a remote location such as Manchester, N.H., Sixth Avenue has determined that the infrastructure in such a locale would be insufficient to support such a massive endeavor. Rather, Slap Shots has learned that …