Only a few more days until the pucks drops on the 2019 Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues. Even though there was no NHL action to speak of there was plenty of news to make some headlines, not to mention what happened over at the World Championships.
The Boston Bruins played their intra-squad scrimmage on Thursday night, and Alex Thomas of BHN was in the house to take in the action as Team Black defeated Team White by a score of 5-3. The Stanley Cup Final is now truly within striking distance, and we only have to get through one more weekend before the Bruins and Blues take the ice in Boston.
To get the festivities off to a start the city of Boston, in conjunction with the NHL, will hold a viewing party and concert at Boston’s City Hall Plaza. Read more about it on BHN.
Jack Hughes will now have to prepare for the NHL Draft in June as he awaits to go either the New Jersey Devils or New York Rangers. After being scratched in Team USA’s final preliminary game of the tournament, Hughes went out with a bang as he played his best game of the tournament in a loss to Russia in the quarterfinals.
Team Canada survived a scare from Switzerland in the quarterfinals. Damon Severson tied the game up with .4 seconds left in regulation to force overtime where Mark Stone scored to give Canada the victory.
As International Hockey Rivals met in the quarterfinals at the World Championships Finland came out on top over Sweden again with a dramatic come from behind victory in overtime.
It appears the Pittsburgh Penguins are serious about shaking things up this offseason as Phil Kessel is the one teams are focused in on. This time Kessel has been linked to a trade with the Minnesota Wild according to Josh Yohe of the Athletic.
You want to place bets on the Stanley Cup Final between the Bruins and Blues, Jim Biringer of BHN has got you covered with all you need to know on the betting line favorite and in how many games the series will last.
The New York Islanders got the off-season off on the right foot as the team signed forward Brock Nelson to a new six-year contract extension with an AAV of $6million.
The long and winding road that was the Ottawa Senators coaching search has finally come as D.J. Smith was announced as the new head coach.
It was break up day for the San Jose Sharks two days after being eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the St. Louis Blues. Question lie ahead for San Jose and none bigger than what to do with Erik Karlsson. Karlsson is set become a free agent and both parties are unsure about what direction to take.
Regardless of what side of the debate you are on about whether Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov should ever be allowed to play hockey again, a federal arbitrator ruled today that Voynov can play return to the NHL at the halfway point of the season for time served.
Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Modano will return to his roots so to speak. Modano will go back to Minnesota, where he was originally drafted and join the Wild as an executive adviser.