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Hurricanes' Rod Brind'Amour, Coyotes' Rick Tocchet, Blues' Craig Berube forced to adjust to season pause

Right as the NHL season was heading into its final stretch, everything came screeching to a halt. The coronavirus pandemic has now put the rest of the year on hold and left the hockey world in a state of uncertainty. It’s extremely frustrating for the athletes, many of whom were either gearing up for the playoffs or already in the midst of an intense playoff push, but it’s also hard on the

NHL free agency tracker 2020: Full list of signings, best available players

When the NHL’s free agency period will open is anyone’s guess, but contracts are definitely going to expire and new ones will need to be signed. Whether it’s unrestricted or restricted free agents, there are some big fish to reel in for teams across the league. Where they’ll land is a big unknown, but the salary cap is expected to, for now, rise to between $84 million and $88.2 million. This will

Oilers' Alex Chiasson focused on family's safety during NHL's coronavirus delay

We’re often reminded that the NHL stars we watch on TV are just normal people off the ice, and that’s especially true given everything that’s going on with the coronavirus pandemic. The Oilers’ Alex Chiasson is no different. “I’m not a medical expert,” Chiasson told reporters on a video chat Wednesday. “I get the news just as everyone else does.” Chiasson has been riding out the pandemic at his home in Edmonton and doing

Dallas Stars executives Jim Lites and Jim Nill take 50% pay cut to help team employees

As NHL teams begin laying off workers or cutting pay because of the uncertainty of the length of the coronavirus shutdown, one team's management corps is taking another strategy. Dallas Stars president Jim Lites and general manager Jim Nill took a voluntary 50% pay cut, according to ESPN. "We're just looking to help somebody else," Nill told the network. "Jim and I are very fortunate. The game's been great to us. But

Doc Emrick did play-by-play for a windshield-wiper installation — and it was brilliant

If you think the current lack of sports has hit you hard, spare a thought for the play-by-play announcers of the world. Their entire livelihood consists of talking into a microphone while sports are taking place and, believe it or not, live commentary is a skill that requires a lot of practice. But without sports, some broadcasters have been forced to get creative.  Fox Sports’ Joe Buck has already revealed his plan

On this day in sports history, Bill Mosienko made NHL history with a 21-second hat trick

On this day in sports history 68 years ago, Bill Mosienko scored the fastest hat trick in NHL history. The Chicago Black Hawks captain needed just 21 seconds to make history against the New York Rangers before a crowd of 3,254. Despite trailing by four goals in the final period, Chicago won 7-6 on Mosienko’s fifth and final career hat trick of his career.  "I remember it like it was last night," Mosienko said

Canadiens prospect Cole Caufield to stay at Wisconsin

The Montreal Canadiens have updated the status of Cole Caufield, announcing Tuesday that the forward is going to play another season at the University of Wisconsin. “This additional year in the NCAA will benefit Cole and will allow him to continue developing his skills within the Badgers’ environment,” Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said in a statement. “Cole is an important part of the Montreal Canadiens’ future and we will continue

NHL allows players to return to offseason homes, but must self-quarantine during coronavirus pandemic

Two days after telling its players to stay close to their NHL cities, the league is now allowing players to return to their homes — no matter what city or country — as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, the NHL said in a news release. The league announced it is letting its players go home but to self-quarantine until the end of March. The CDC recommended Sunday night

NHL asks players to self-quarantine, stay in shape during coronavirus postponement

One day after the NHL hit pause on the 2019-20 season, a league-wide memo went out to players addressing what’s next amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to Los Angeles Times columnist Helene Elliott, “players are being asked to self-quarantine for six days.” The move comes after it was announced that the Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, leading to the suspension of the NBA

NHL assures players will be paid through season

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. National Hockey League players will receive their final three scheduled paychecks despite the season being suspended for the coronavirus outbreak, deputy commissioner Bill Daly told ESPN on Friday. The players are scheduled to receive three more payments before the scheduled end of the regular season. The first paycheck, which they received today, was for services rendered from Feb. 24 to March 5. The