NHL News: Phase 2, Kotkaniemi, Draft Lottery, Hub Cities, World Junior Championship

Hurricanes Phase 2 about to open. All Flames should arrive this week. Kotkaniemi healthy. Draft lottery notes if play-in round not completed. World Junior decision not until late August.

NHL Rumors: Boston Bruins, and the New Jersey Devils

Boston Bruins Jake DeBrusk on free agency. Would a Torey Krug re-signing cost them DeBrusk? Risky options for the New Jersey Devils blue line.

NHL Playoffs Breakdown: Eastern Conference Play-Ins – New York Rangers Vs. Carolina Hurricanes

A look into the play-in matchup between the New York Rangers and the Carolina Hurricanes. Each team’s strengths, weaknesses, injury updates, and playoff prediction.

NHL Injury Updates: Hurricanes, Canadiens, Penguins, and Maple Leafs

Injury updates for the Carolina Hurricanes, Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL News: Martinook On The Hurricanes No Vote … NHL Sends Return To Play Memo To Teams

Jordan Martinook on the Carolina Hurricanes voting against the 24-team playoff format. The NHL sends a return to play protocol memo to teams.

NHL News: Draft Decision Soon, Best-Of-Seven or Five? Lightning and Hurricanes Voted No To Playoff Format

The draft is still a work in progress. Should the ‘second round’ be a best-of-seven or best-of-five? The Lightning and Hurricanes were the two teams that voted against the playoff format

NHL Rumors: Eastern Conference NHL Trade Candidates

Looking at potential NHL trade candidates from teams in the Eastern Conference.

NHL Rumors: Boston Bruins, and the Vancouver Canucks

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask not thinking about his next contract yet. The Vancouver Canucks could use some help on the blue line

NHL Buyout Candidates – Metropolitan Division (Part II)

There have been no updates on the possibility of compliance buyouts if the salary cap stays flat or decreases next year, but we continue to look at potential NHL buyout candidates. Part II of the Metropolitan Division.

2020 NHL Draft: News On An Early June Draft Or Not Could Come Today … GMs Comment On The Scouting Process

The NHL board of governors will talk today about the 2020 NHL draft and they are likely to accept the NHL’s proposal. GMs comment on how the scouting process is different this year.

NHL Rumors: San Jose Sharks, Colorado Avalanche, and the Carolina Hurricanes

The Colorado Avalanche won’t have interest in UFAs Taylor Hall and Alex Pietrangelo. Looking at the Carolina Hurricanes pending free agents.

NHL Rumors: Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Questions for the Metro Division

Canadiens and Leafs were interested in Okulov before he signed. Some offseason questions for teams in the Metropolitan division. Free agents and a few potential trade targets.