Justin Trudeau: NHL players returning to Canada must quarantine

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has warned NHL players they’ll have to follow strict guidelines before the season can resume. In a press briefing on Sunday, Trudeau told reporters that any foreign players returning to Canada would face quarantine periods when they arrived. Canada’s border with the United States has been closed to all non-essential travel

Ranking the top-five NHL goalie tandems

The 2019-20 NHL season is still on pause but the Columbus Blue Jackets are staying busy, locking up goaltenders Joonas Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins to contract extensions in the past few weeks. According to The Athletic’s Aaron Portzline, Korpisalo’s deal is a two-year extension worth a reported $5.6 million and Merzlikins’

Flames GM Brad Treliving: ‘hub cities’ gaining steam but ‘can’t just keep kicking the can down the road’

Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said the league’s four “hub cities” proposal is gaining some momentum but stressed on a conference call with reporters Friday that it’s certainly not done by any imagination. “No. 1, where?” he asked. “What’s the traveling part look like and then when? If you go that route,

Devils reportedly interview Gerard Gallant months after parody account said he was hired

The 2019-20 NHL season might be paused, but hockey operations haven’t been halted. According to The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, the New Jersey Devils have begun their coaching search in earnest, including interviewing former Vegas Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant — the same job for which he was “hired” in January.

Wayne Gretzky looks forward to the day Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin breaks his goals record

Hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky and Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin shared stories and memories during Monday’s “Hockey at Home” interview series that aired on NBC Sports Network and Sportsnet. The two prolific scorers met for the first time in Malibu, California when Gretzky invited Ovechkin and his wife to

Meet Michal Jordan, the hockey player who can’t shake the Michael Jordan mix-ups

“The Last Dance,” the ESPN documentary on the end of the Chicago Bulls dynasty, brought to light that the rapper/actor Common once forged Michael Jordan’s signature — and spelled it wrong. Of course, there are many ways to spell Michael. There’s Micheal (such as the Canucks’ Ferland) and Mychael (like the

Ilya Sorokin reportedly to sign with Islanders

Goaltender Ilya Sorokin is reportedly set to make his long-awaited debut in the NHL. According to Sport-Express’ Igor Eronko, Sorokin will be signing a contract with the New York Islanders after his Kontinental Hockey League contract expires on April 30. The move comes six years after Sorokin was selected in

Bruins’ Torey Krug hoping he’ll be back with Boston when hockey returns

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the entire sporting world, there have been a lot more questions than answers. For some players, including Boston’s Torey Krug, the biggest question of all might be which jersey they’ll be pulling on next time they suit up.  Krug is in the final year of

NHL injury report 2019-20: Who could return if season resumes?

The NHL season has been paused since March 12 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A likely outcome for many teams if the season resumes is the return of players who were injured before the season was paused, drastically impacting the playoff push. For example, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos and

Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: ‘Kind of hard to wrap your head around’ what will happen

The NHL’s 2019-20 season is on pause and Sophie Nugent-Hopkins is happy. Why? Well, it doesn’t hurt that the golden retriever’s dad, Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, is home full-time. “She’s the only one that’s probably happy that the little quirky things going on,” he said on a video call with