NHL Pushing Ahead for Playoff Tournament Despite Positive COVID-19 Tests

Phase 3 is fast approaching. The NHL still plans to keep going despite 11 players testing positive during Phase 2, and the Tampa Bay Lighting having to shut down their training facilities.

NHL Playoffs Breakdown: Eastern Conference Play-Ins – Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Montreal Canadiens

A look into the play-in matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens. Each team’s strengths, weaknesses, injury updates, and playoff prediction.

NHL Return-to-Play Plan: Expect Different Hockey in the Round Robin and Qualifying Round

In a normal season, teams are usually entering the playoffs bruised and battered. This year will be different as almost all players are coming in fresh. Some players who would have been out, are now healthy enough to return.

NHL News: Guentzel, Boychuk, Pilut, Phase 2 Notes, and CBA Talks Continue

Penguins Jake Guentzel hopes to be ready to play. Johnny Boychuk to skate for the first time since receiving almost 90 stitches above his eye. Phase 2 notes. NHL and NHLPA continue to talk CBA.

NHL News: NHL Announces That Phase 2 Of Return To Play To Open On Monday

The NHL announced yesterday that Phase 2 of their return to play plan will begin on Monday. They also said playoffs will be best-of-seven and there will be re-seeding.

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: Simon Has Surgery, Leafs Re-Sign Brooks, and 2020 NHL Draft In June Losing Steam

Pittsburgh Penguins Dominik Simon out six to seven months after shoulder surgery. Toronto Maple Leafs re-sign Adam Brooks. The NHL’s hope of a 2020 NHL draft seems to be fading.

NHL Rumors: Eastern Conference NHL Trade Candidates

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

NHL Free Agents & Trade Candidates – Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins will have some big decisions to make in net. They have a few potential trade and buyout candidates if they want to go down that road.

NHL Rumors: The Pittsburgh Penguins Have Some Tough Goaltending Questions This Offseason

Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said “There are some very, very tough decisions ahead” regarding their restricted free agent goaltenders Matt Murray and Tristan Jarry.

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.

NHL Rumors: New Jersey Devils, and the New York Rangers

The New Jersey Devils have salary cap space they can use to their advantage this offseason. Rangers prospect Barron still undecided.