NHL news and rumors blog

NHL News and NHL Rumors

The NHL news, NHL Rumors and fantasy hockey advice NHL fans need!

Follow @hockeyfanland on twitter

view:  full / summary

Martin Brodeur announces his retirement

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on January 29, 2015 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Martin Brodeur officially called it a career on Thursday.

He announced his retirement in a press conference at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Brodeur was named a senior advisor to Blues GM Doug Armstrong for the rest of this season and he's excited about the change. "This is a great day for me," Brodeur said. "I'm excited to start a new chapter in my hockey career. It's something I've been thinking about." He won't have any trouble getting into the Hall of Fame after he set...

Read Full Post »

Evgeni Malkin won't be in the All-Star game

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on January 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Evgeni Malkin will not take part in the All-Star game festivities as he is nursing an undisclosed injury.

Malkin was apparently hurt in the Penguins' game on Tuesday night against the Flyers and was a game-time decision Wednesday against the Blackhawks. It comes as no surprise that the Penguins would want to be cautious with their superstar center. He ha...

Read Full Post »

Toronto Maple Leafs should trade for Ryan O'Reilly

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on January 19, 2015 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Toronto Maple Leafs fans are showing increasing irritation with the current core of the hockey club. It is evident that player changes will be occurring soon... GM Dave Nonis earlier this month, made it clear that none of the players were free of the trade block.

If the Toronto Maple Leafs’ do pull off a trade I can't think of a better player to ad...

Read Full Post »

Rangers, Marc Staal closing in on six-year deal

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on January 16, 2015 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Marc Staal and the New York Rangers talking contract extension

The deal is not yet done, but the Rangers and Marc Staal are making progress toward a contract extension that would keep the alternate captain in New York for the next six years, The Post has learned.


A well-placed source said there had been “a productive meeting” her...

Read Full Post »

Pekka Rinne expected to miss 3-5 weeks

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on January 15, 2015 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Pekka Rinne (knee) is expected to be sidelined for three-to-five weeks.

That timetable was given after he visited with a doctor on Thursday. Pekka Rinne is slated to be re-evaluated after the All-Star break. Nashville brought up Marek Mazanec on Thursday to replace Rinne on the roster.

He suffered a sprained knee in the th...

Read Full Post »

Fantasy Hockey: Replacing Jimmy Howard

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on January 13, 2015 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

You need Adobe Flash Player to view this content.

Jimmy Howard (groin) is expected to miss the next two-to-four weeks.

An ultrasound revealed that Howard has a slight groin tear. The timing on his injury means that he'll miss the All-Star Game, but at the same time, that means a decent chunk of his recovery will take p...

Read Full Post »

Could a goalie win the Hart Trophy in 2014-15?

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on January 12, 2015 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

When Jose Theodore won the Hart Trophy in 2002, the last time a goalie was the “player judged most valuable to his team,” there were two things that made it possible.


First, obviously, Theodore was really good. He had a .931 save percentage for the Montreal Canadiens and made a league-high 1,836 stops. Without their goalie, there’s very little chance the Habs, who were outshot by an average of 31.7 to 25.5, would’ve made ...

Read Full Post »