The Arizona Coyotes are now major players in the Jack Eichel NHL Trade sweepstakes.
The Boston Bruins are hoping their top 6 forward group can find their game and also likely hoping Tuukka Rask’s contract status doesn’t become an issue.
Should Florida Panthers forward Sam Bennett be suspended for a hit from behind on Tampa Lightning forward Blake Coleman in Game 1?
Could Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne be a fit for the New York Rangers?
That and more in the latest edition of the BHN Daily!
As reported here two months ago, the Arizona Coyotes were going to be a dark horse in the Jack Eichel NHL Trade sweepstakes. Well, according to an NHL source in the latest ‘Off The Record’ column, the Yotes are now major suitors for the disgruntled Sabres captain. (Off The Record)
Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins have once again left the media and fans reading the Tuukka Rask tea leaves when it comes to his future in Black and Gold. The Bruins and Rask should’ve come up with a plan to not let this become the elephant in the room again but here we are. (Boston Hockey Now)
If the Boston Bruins are to even their series with the Washington Capitals in Game 2, they will need the top 6 forward group that scorched opponents down the stretch run of the regular season. (Boston Hockey Now)
Florida Panthers forward Sam Bennett will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety today after hitting Tampa Bay Lightning forward Blake Coleman from behind and into the boards in the third period of the Cats’ 5-4 loss in Game 1 Sunday. (Florida Hockey Now)
Blake Coleman catches Barkov late.
Sam Bennett comes back and rocks Coleman pic.twitter.com/y4m2F2NATs
— Spoked Z (@SpokedZ) May 17, 2021
Here’s a look back at a thrilling Game 1 between the Panthers and the Tampa Bay Lightning from Steve Gorten. (Florida Hockey Now)
What went wrong for the Pittsburgh Penguins against the New York Islanders in their Game 1 overtime loss? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
One thing that went wrong for the Pens and went absolutely wonderful for the Isles was Ilya Sorokin. (NYI Hockey Now)
The Vegas Golden Knights got brilliant goaltending again from Marc-Andre Fleury but still lost to the Minnesota Wild in overtime. (Vegas Hockey Now)
Colorado Avalanche veteran defenseman Erik Johnson is chomping at the bit to play in the playoffs but is still experiencing concussion symptoms. (Colorado Hockey Now)
Despite three St. Louis Blues players testing positive for COVID recently, the Blues-Avalanche series will still begin tonight. (TSN)
The Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs will play in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs but what would’ve happened if the Habs and Leafs played for the 1993 Stanley Cup? (The Athletic)
Speaking of the Habs and a player that played a key role in that 1993 Stanley Cup win, could Patrick Roy become the next head coach in Montreal? That and more in the latest National Hockey Now ‘Off The Record’ column. (Boston Hockey Now)
Could goalie Pekka Rinne be a good fit as a mentor for New York Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin? (NY Post)