JT Brown retires from NHL, joins Seattle Kraken broadcast

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken have hired former NHL forward JT Brown as the television analyst for their inaugural season, the team announced Monday. Brown has not played in the NHL since the 2018-19 season with Minnesota. He spent the past year playing with Bjorkloven in Sweden. His announcement that he is joining the […]

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Bruins Have Difficult Decisions to Make for Expansion Draft

The Boston Bruins season ended much sooner than anybody in Boston would have liked. Because of this, their attention was forced to turn from a Stanley Cup run to the offseason, including the Expansion Draft, the Entry Draft and the free agency period. The first of these events will be the Expansion Draft. The Bruins […]

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Brown to retire, join Kraken as television analyst

1:00 PM ET J.T. Brown is retiring from professional hockey and joining the expansion Seattle Kraken as a television analyst, the team confirmed on Monday. Brown, 30, played seven years in the NHL from 2011 to 2019 with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Anaheim Ducks and Minnesota Wild, for a total of 365 games. He played […]

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Ex-NHL player Kurvers, 58, dies from lung cancer

2:17 PM ET Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Former NHL player and Minnesota Wild assistant general manager Tom Kurvers died Monday from lung cancer, the team and University of Minnesota Duluth said. He was 58. Kurvers served as Minnesota’s assistant general manager since 2018. Minnesota Duluth athletics spokesperson Brian Nystrom said the hockey program […]

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Former Habs player Tom Kurvers dead at 58 from lung cancer

Former NHL defenceman Tom Kurvers, who won a Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens and also played for Toronto and Vancouver, has died. He was 58. The Minnesota Wild said in a statement Monday that Kurvers died Monday morning following a battle with lung cancer. Kurvers had been an assistant general manager with the Wild […]

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Revisiting the Islanders Dynasty: The First & Last Roster Moves

The New York Islanders were the best team in the National Hockey League from May 24, 1980, until May 19, 1984. In those four years, the franchise set a record for consecutive playoff matchup victories with 19 while capturing the Stanley Cup on four occasions.  30 different players were members of those championship teams, with […]

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NHL Rumors: Penguins, Maple Leafs, Stars, Hamilton’s Ask, More

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, early reports about what Dougie Hamilton is asking for on the free agent market as he speaks with interested teams means clubs will have to come up with some good money to acquire him. Meanwhile, the Toronto Maple Leafs are starting to think about ways to replace Zach Hyman, who […]

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Former NHL player Tom Kurvers dies at 58 from lung cancer

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former NHL player and Minnesota Wild assistant general manager Tom Kurvers died Monday after a battle with lung cancer, the team and University of Minnesota-Duluth said. He was 58. Kurvers served as Minnesota’s assistant general manager since 2018. Minnesota-Duluth athletics spokesman Brian Nystrom said the hockey program there was informed […]

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Flames News & Rumors: Tocchet, Ward, Nesterov & More

In this edition of Calgary Flames News & Rumors, we discuss another coach who might be making his way to Cowtown; there is talk that Rick Tocchet will join the team as an assistant. Meanwhile, Geoff Ward has found a new job with the Anaheim Ducks as an assistant coach to Dallas Eakins. He isn’t […]

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Lightning: 5 Worst ‘Yzerman-Era’ Draft Picks

The NHL Entry Draft is far from an exact science. Trying to project how a player will develop over the course of their career is close to impossible, as anything from an injury to personal issues can derail a player’s development. During his nearly decade-long tenure with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Steve Yzerman saw a […]

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Canucks Could Find Future Partner For Hughes in 2021 Draft

Barring any trades, the Vancouver Canucks will be selecting 9th, 41st, 73rd, 137th, 140th, 169th, 178th, and 201st in the upcoming 2021 NHL Draft. By the end of the festivities, they will have added eight more prospects to their pipeline and hopefully plugged some holes in their overall depth chart as well. Related: THW’s 2021 […]

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Devils’ 2021 Free Agent Targets: Goaltenders

It looked like the New Jersey Devils had solved their goaltending problem when they signed Corey Crawford to a two-year deal last offseason. Alas, things took a different route, as he had a change of heart and retired before the 2020-21 campaign began. That left the Devils back where they started, and they certainly felt the hole […]

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Canadiens News & Rumours: Ducharme, Caufield, Toffoli and More

The Montreal Canadiens have had a wild week – they are in the middle of a classic Stanley Cup Semifinal battle with the Vegas Golden Knights and they temporarily lost their head coach due to COVID-19, but the team keeps proving the doubters wrong and winning the heart of its fans and city. Here’s the […]

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The Grind Line: Red Wings Offseason Hot Takes

What’s The Grind Line? Apart from the once-famous line of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty, The Grind Line is also The Hockey Writers’ weekly column about the Detroit Red Wings. This week Tony Wolak, Devin Little, Patrick Brown, and Kyle Knopp are the muckers who make up THW’s forechecking […]

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Penguins’ 2021 Top Potential Offseason Targets

The Pittsburgh Penguins once again find themselves on the golf course early. What was chalked up to be a great postseason run with several similarities between this year’s team and the one that won the Stanley Cup in 2017 has unfortunately crashed and burned far sooner than expected. The Penguins were never a team to […]

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Blue Jackets Should Pursue Sam Reinhart Unless They’re Rebuilding

The Columbus Blue Jackets and pending restricted free agent Sam Reinhart have been linked in rumors for some time. It’s easy to see why. The Blue Jackets are in need of centers. Reinhart is a center who was well on his way to a career year in goals if not for the shortened season. The […]

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Today in Hockey History: June 21

This date in National Hockey League history has seen some major coaching moves in recent years. It has also hosted three different NHL Entry Drafts with some impressive classes. Let’s begin our daily trip through the decades to relive all the best June 21 has given us. Big Time Coaching Moves June 21 has been […]

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Motivated Lehner delivers as Knights win Game 4

1:02 AM ET Robin Lehner knew the Vegas Golden Knights‘ decision to start him in Game 4 against the Montreal Canadiens would be viewed by some as controversial. So he decided to relish in the moment. “Not many people know, I come to the game four hours early, I get my own bus,” Lehner said. […]

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