Stars’ Jamie Benn suspended 2 games for cross-checking Mark Stone in Game 3

Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn was suspended two games Wednesday for cross-checking Vegas’ Mark Stone in Tuesday’s Game 3 loss, NHL Player Safety announced. Here’s what you need to know: The suspension is for two playoff or regular season games. Benn received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for cross-checking less than two minutes … Read more

LeBrun: Rumblings on Maple Leafs GM search, with new names and priorities emerging

Brad Treliving is someone who is obviously interested in the Maple Leafs looking for a new general manager right now, and while no one wanted to confirm that on Monday afternoon, I’d be surprised if Toronto president Brendan Shanahan , has not interviewed the former Flames general manager by the end of this week. The … Read more

Team Canada’s Joe Veleno suspended for 5 games at the IIHF World Championship for a leg injury

Team Canada and Red Wings forward Joe Veleno has been suspended for five games from the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship for violating IIHF kicking rules. Here’s what you need to know: Veleno trampled Swiss captain Nino Niederreiter’s leg with his skate in the second period of Saturday’s preliminary round loss to Switzerland. The … Read more

Mirtle: With Kyle Dubas gone, prepare for more fallout on Maple Leafs front office

“You just saw how ruthless Brendan Shanahan can be.” It was a view from inside the Maple Leafs’ home on Friday night, hours after the team president walked away from his five-year-old general manager, Kyle Dubas, and delivered an eerily detailed account, day by day, almost hour by hour. of a failed negotiation on a … Read more

For the first time in 9 years, Brendan Shanahan’s team feels like the bad old Maple Leafs

There it is again, that funny feeling. If you’re an old enough Toronto Maple Leafs fan, you got it when Punch Imlach was doing Harold Ballard’s dirty work, running Lanny McDonald out of town and antagonizing Darryl Sittler. You had it intermittently, but mostly under Gerry McNamara, Gord Stellick and Floyd Smith. He disappeared when … Read more

Duhatschek: It’s time for Gary Bettman to let go of his obsession with the Coyotes and Arizona

In 1996, Gary Bettman was about three years into his reign as NHL commissioner when the Winnipeg Jets were sold to an investment group led by Richard Burke and moved to Phoenix. I don’t remember Bettman fighting much to keep the team in Winnipeg back then. Too cold. Market too small. An outdated arena. And … Read more

Voters reject plans for new Coyotes arena in Tempe: where does the franchise stand?

Voters in Tempe, Ariz., on Tuesday rejected an entertainment district proposal that included building a new arena for the Arizona Coyotes, according to initial feedback. Here’s what you need to know: “We are very disappointed that the voters of Tempe did not approve Propositions 301, 302 and 303,” Coyotes president and CEO Xavier A. Gutierrez … Read more

Connor McDavid and the Oilers were eliminated, and most of the hockey world couldn’t see it

It’s never good when the conversation around a game featuring the NHL’s best player is geared towards a disappointing schedule compared to what happened on the ice. Connor McDavid and the Oilers, the last Canadian team in the playoffs, were eliminated before Game 6. Given the magnitude of this game and the fact that it … Read more