• Blackhawks enter the Jack Eichel trade sweepstakes

    Blackhawks enter the Jack Eichel trade sweepstakes

    In addition to the usual suspects, there is a previously undisclosed entrant in the Hunt for Jack Eichel.
  • Maple Leafs are Yankees of the NHL — but worse

    Maple Leafs are Yankees of the NHL — but worse

    The Maple Leafs have lost five consecutive opening-round series.
  • Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and fraying

    Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and fraying

    So a changing of the postseason guard in the East, where the Penguins and Caps both failed to reach the second round for the third straight year. That had not happened since 2004 through 2007....
  • Craziest Rangers season ever isn’t what you think

    Craziest Rangers season ever isn’t what you think

    So this just has to be the craziest, most eventful and most traumatic season in Rangers history, correct?
  • Robin Lehner’s COVID-19 vaccine, NHL claim doesn’t add up

    Robin Lehner’s COVID-19 vaccine, NHL claim doesn’t add up

    It is unclear where the disconnect occurred with Robin Lehner, who believes he was coerced into becoming vaccinated against COVID-19 with promises of relaxed league protocols. No other player has
  • Nils Lundkvist dilemma pushing Rangers to trade Tony DeAngelo

    Nils Lundkvist dilemma pushing Rangers to trade Tony DeAngelo

    Here is another reason, perhaps the most significant one, that the Rangers won’t be signing impending restricted free agent Tony DeAngelo to a multi-year contract and instead are seeking to trade the 24-year-old righty defenseman: That is because a contract of longer than one year for DeAngelo would all but ensure losing 20-year-old righty defenseman …
  • 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 Slap Shots has learned the Rangers’ assistant GM has withdrawn from consideration for the vacant spot in Florida following an initial interview with the Panthers’ upper management conducted the week of Aug. 16.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 …
  • Slap Shots: NHL going crazy inside bubble

    Slap Shots: NHL going crazy inside bubble

    Let me be the first to observe that there has never been a week like this in NHL history. The teams that finished 22nd, 23rd and 24th in the overall standings are in the Stanley Cup playoffs ,and a team that finished in the top 10 is alive in the lottery for the first-overall draft …
  • K’Andre Miller’s pain is call to action for all of hockey

    K’Andre Miller’s pain is call to action for all of hockey

    It would have been heartbreaking in any context to know the pain through which K’Andre Miller has lived, but somehow even more so when remembering how ebullient he was after being selected 22nd overall by the Rangers in the 2018 draft and how at the time the then 18-year-old spoke with pride and about his …
  • NHL’s attempt to change popular rule may spark restart tension

    NHL’s attempt to change popular rule may spark restart tension

    We’re not suggesting that an MLB-type public squabble is going to break out during the NHL’s negotiations with the NHLPA as the parties attempt to craft a safe, sane and equitable way to put hockey’s 24-team tournament on the ice this summer, but no one should expect the players to simply roll over and accept …