Archive for the ‘Sports/Hockey/NHL’ Category

Leafs, Sabres take rivalry outdoors for NHL’s 6th Heritage Classic

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

The Buffalo Sabres are listed as the home team against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL's Heritage Classic, to be played at Tim Hortons Field, home of the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, on March 13, the league announced Thursday.

Former Canucks, Maple Leafs forward Vesey signs tryout deal with Devils

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

One-time Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jimmy Vesey is among three players the New Jersey Devils have signed to tryout contracts.

Auston Matthews targets Leafs’ Oct. 13 season opener for return from wrist surgery

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Auston Matthews is hoping his surgically repaired left wrist will be ready in time for the start of the new NHL season. The Maple Leafs’ star centre is coming off a 2020-21 campaign in which he scored a league-high 41 goals in 52 games.

Blue Jackets fire assistant coach Sylvain Lefebvre over COVID-19 vaccination refusal

Monday, September 13th, 2021

The Columbus Blue Jackets said Monday they are replacing assistant coach Sylvain Lefebvre, who declined to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Former NHL defenceman Steve McCarthy has been added to head coach Brad Larsen's staff.

Brandon University calls Theo Fleury’s comments on COVID-19 vaccine passports a ‘stain on his legacy’

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021
Theo Fleury

Brandon University in Manitoba has issued a statement publicly criticizing former NHLer Theo Fleury for spreading harmful conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccine passports.

Ex-Canucks forward Jake Virtanen reportedly joining KHL’s Spartak Moscow

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Former Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen has signed a one-year contract with Spartak Moscow of the KHL, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.

Senators re-sign forward Drake Batherson to 6-year deal

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

The Ottawa Senators announced Friday they've agreed to a six-year, $29.85 million US contract with forward Drake Batherson. Batherson, 23, was Ottawa's fourth-leading scorer last year with 34 points (17 goals, 17 assists).

NHL to crack down on unvaccinated players during upcoming season: report

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

The NHL plans to punish unvaccinated players more harshly if they test positive for the coronavirus as part of new protocols for the upcoming season. Fully vaccinated players will have any COVID-19 positives treated as hockey injuries and still be paid.

Connor McDavid’s NHL MVP defence begins with defensive improvement

Monday, August 30th, 2021

After a quick playoff exit, Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid returned to the ice in July and worked hard to improve his defensive game. This week, McDavid's focus at the annual BioSteel pro hockey camp is to become a better all-around player.

Canucks Sports & Entertainment in support of province’s vaccination program

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Canucks Sports & Entertainment announced on Monday night its support for the province of British Columbia's COVID-19 proof of vaccination program.