The Hockey News Podcast: Should the NHL Declare a COVID-19 Crisis?
Does the NHL need to drastically reassess its pandemic protocols? Why does John Tortorella hate fun? And more.
The Hockey News Podcast: Big Changes in Vancouver and Philly
Can the Canucks and Flyers right their ships under new leadership? Will other players pull out of the Olympics like Robin Lehner did? And more.
The Hockey News Podcast: Will Tampa Pull Another Salary-Cap Stunt?
Will the Lightning use a Nikita Kucherov injury to their advantage again? Is Evander Kane's NHL career over? Plus, early-season overreactions and more.
Evander Kane Given 21-Game Suspension for Violating NHL's COVID-19 Protocol
San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended for 21 games until Nov. 30 for violating the NHL's COVID-19 protocol.
The Hockey News Podcast: What Happens to Evander Kane if Gambling Accusations Prove True?
What is a fair punishment if the NHL finds proof that Evander Kane bet on his own games? Which contending team's quiet off-season should worry its fans the most? What now for the Sabres and Jack Eichel? And more.
The Hockey News Podcast: How on Earth do You Fix the Maple Leafs?
How can Toronto break its playoff curse? Who wins the Jets-Canadiens series? Will the Blue Jackets be forced to rebuild? And more.
The Hockey News Podcast: Does the NHL Have a Cap Circumvention Problem?
Does the CBA need a tweak when teams like Tampa can manipulate LTIR to their advantage? Which team is under the most pressure to win in Round 1? And more.
The Hockey News Podcast: Is Tom Wilson too Dangerous for the NHL?
Dirty or clean, will Tom Wilson ever stop hurting people? Who has the edge in the Calder Trophy race? Does Ryan Miller have a Hall of Fame case? And more.
The Hockey News Podcast: Who Will Be the Top Trade Deadline Target?
Who will be the most coveted prize at the trade deadline? Was Tom Wilson's suspension long enough? Can Darryl Sutter save the Flames? And more.
$5,000 Fine Is the Best Money Alex Ovechkin Has Ever Spent
The Capitals' superstar had every right to be upset over the antics of fourth-liner Trent Frederic, but that doesn't mean he didn't deserve a one-game suspension for his spearing infraction.
How Ray Whitney's 'Clean' Perspective Shapes the Department of Player Safety
He logged more than 1,300 NHL games as one of the sport's classiest, most sportsmanlike players. Now, Whitney balances out the league's DOPS with his unique skill-player experience. He caught up with The Hockey News to discuss the highs and lows of his job.
Why There's Only One Way to Eliminate Headshots From the NHL
The officials and Department of Player Safety can't solve the headshot problem in the NHL, because incidental head contact is not illegal. The only way to solve the problem: amend the league rulebook.
Will QMJHL Change its Fighting Rules to Get Government Money?
The Quebec League is looking for $20 million from the provincial government to cover the cost of playing in empty arenas, but that money would come with a very significant caveat.
All Signs Point to 'Tony' Cirelli if Lightning Need a No. 1 Center
Tampa coach Jon Cooper did not have an update on the status of Brayden Point for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final, but if Point can't play, Cooper has a ton of confidence in his replacement.
NHL Sends Mixed Message With Ryan Reaves Suspension
Did Ryan Reaves target the head of Vancouver Canuck forward Tyler Motte? Well, the league says it accepts Reaves' plea that the intent was there, but then talks about Reaves, 'picking the head with force.'
Niskanen's Suspension Is 'weighted.' But so Is Gallagher's Injury
A one-game suspension in the playoffs is worth multiple regular-season games. But since Niskanen's hit knocked Gallagher out of the series, Niskanen should've been banned for the series, too.
Zack Kassian gets off easy as the NHL hands him a seven-game ban for intentionally kicking opponent
The NHL Department of Player Safety had every reason to throw the book at the repeat-offending Oilers winger. Instead, he was handed a seven-game ban that is a hardly a punishment befitting the crime.
AHL suspends Brandon Manning five games for use of racial slur towards opponent
AHL defenseman Brandon Manning, who has played nine games for the Oilers this season, has been suspended five games for use of a racial slur towards an opponent during the Bakersfield Condors' Monday loss to the Ontario Reign.
The Hockey News Podcast: Did Robert Bortuzzo get off too easy?
Should Bortuzzo have gotten a longer suspension? Who are our quarter-season Stanley Cup favorites? And more.
Set your PVRs because the cycle of violence will probably be complete tonight in Nashville
After a pair of violent crosschecks to the back of Predators winger Viktor Arvidsson, Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo was handed a four-game suspension. With the teams meeting again Monday, expect Nashville to exact its own revenge after the league's laughable punishment.
Lucic's defense of his actions is a sure sign that this won't be his last offense
Call it what you want, Milan Lucic was suspended for throwing a punch at Kole Sherwood's head. And that the Flames bruiser is defending his actions likely means there's going to be another transgression at some point down the line.