Marner hopes Ritchie brings heft to Toronto’s top line

As Kristen Shilton writes, Mitch Marner will be looking to benefit from Nick Ritchie’s threatening presence up front.

Kristen Shilton

Kristen Shilton

Top Headlines

Flames' Zary week-to-week with fractured ankle

Calgary Flames prospect Connor Zary is considered week-to-week with a fracture in his ankle. The team added that the 2020 first-round pick will not require surgery on the injury, which was first incurred while blocking a shot in a rookie game earlier this week.

Flames' Zary week-to-week with fractured ankle

Capitals partner with Caesars Entertainment for jersey ads

The Washington Capitals announced on Friday that the NHL team and Caesars Entertainment Inc. have agreed on a multi-year partnership that places the Caesars Sportsbook logo on Capitals home and third jerseys worn for home games beginning with the 2022-23 NHL season.

Capitals partner with Caesars Entertainment for jersey ads

Hard data suggests Sens’ rebuild isn’t over

Pierre Dorion is striking a different tone with the media as the season approaches. The organization believes the rebuild is over, and are setting expectations accordingly. But is that more of a forecast than a reality? Travis Yost examines the state of the Ottawa Senators.

Hard data suggests Sens’ rebuild isn’t over
- Travis Yost
Hard data suggests Sens’ rebuild isn’t over

NHL Training Camps

'Potential is strong' for Ritchie to stick with Leafs’ top line

After scoring a career-high 15 goals last season with the Boston Bruins, new Maple Leaf Nick Ritchie is getting the first chance to win the vacant left wing job on Toronto's top line. As Mark Masters writes, the 6-foot-3, 236-pound forward is impressing his teammates with his “sneaky soft hands” around the net and his physical play.

Mark Masters
- Mark Masters
'Potential is strong' for Ritchie to stick with Leafs’ top line

McLennan: Right move to 'manage' Price's return

The Canadiens played until July 7th, where they lost in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. After off-season surgery, the Habs are easing Carey Price slowly into training camp. TSN Hockey analyst Jamie McLennan shares his thoughts.

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Mikheyev sidesteps trade request questions at Leafs camp

The Maple Leafs’ Russian winger was asked Thursday to confirm reports that his agent, Dan Milstein, requested a trade from Toronto over the summer. Instead, Mikheyev chose to highlight the positives of his off-season.

Kristen Shilton
- Kristen Shilton
Mikheyev sidesteps trade request questions at Leafs camp

Orlesky breaks down Jets' top nine on first day of practice

Thursday marked the first day on ice for the Winnipeg Jets of this season's training camp, and Paul Maurice took his players and split them into two main groups, with practices happening on separate sheets of ice before they came together for a scrimmage at the end. Sara Orlesky has more.

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New additions face tough test on first day of Canucks training camp

Jason Dickinson was warned about the dreaded bag skate he'd face on the first day of Vancouver Canucks training camp.

Gaudreau stays silent on Flames future as training camp opens

Calgary Flames star forward Johnny Gaudreau is a pending unrestricted free agent after the 2021-22 season but vows to focus on hockey and not contract negotiations this upcoming NHL campaign. Salim Valji has more from Calgary.

Salim Valji

Salim Valji

NHLers weigh in on league's vaccine policy

Thatcher Demko took a long pause before answering. Not because he didn't know what to say — the Vancouver Canucks goalie just wanted to be sure he chose his words carefully when the topic pivoted.

No Crosby, no Malkin gives Penguins camp an unusual vibe

The Pittsburgh Penguins have spent the better part of two decades leaning heavily on Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin for well, just about everything.

Time to get Kraken: Seattle opens first NHL training camp

It didn’t take long for Mark Giordano to get years of seeing red out of his system. The former longtime Calgary Flames defenseman didn’t even flinch Thursday while pulling on the jersey of a different team for the first time in his career.

Rishaug shares his takeaways of McDavid and Hyman skating on a line together

Ryan Rishaug shares his takeaways after watching Connor McDavid and Zach Hyman skate on a line together on the first day of training camp.

Jack Eichel

Eichel stripped of Sabres captaincy, placed on IR

Jack Eichel is no longer captain of the Buffalo Sabres. Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams said Thursday morning that Eichel, who failed his physical, has been stripped of the "C" after three seasons in the role.

What is going on with the Sabres?

Bryan Hayes, Jeff O’Neill and Jamie McLennan are joined by NHL on TNT analyst Eddie Olczyk to discuss the Jack Eichel situation in Buffalo.

What's next for Jack Eichel?

Hockey Insider Darren Dreger has more on Jack Eichel's future in Buffalo, after the Sabres forward was stripped of the captaincy and placed on injured reserve.

How will the removal of Eichel's captaincy resonate with the Sabres and their fans?

How will the removal of Jack Eichel's captaincy resonate with the Sabres? Will Eichel play another game for Buffalo? Whose side will Sabres fans take? Sabres analyst Martin Biron discusses this and more.

Noodles on Eichel: ‘He’s being a spoiled brat here too’

Bryan Hayes, Jeff O’Neill and Jamie McLennan discuss the Jack Eichel saga and the Sabres situation heading into the season.

Eichel fails physical, stripped of Sabres captaincy

Jack Eichel failed his physical at Sabres training camp and has been stripped of his captaincy, as the team and its franchise player remain at an impasse over surgery options.

Insider Trading: Eichel's medical path, future remain unclear

TSN Hockey Insiders Pierre LeBrun and Darren Dreger have the latest on Jack Eichel's medical path as well as his future, discuss if there's any sense of urgency for Morgan Rielly or the Leafs to get a new deal done before the season starts, Eric Staal committing to play another season, and more.

NHL

Does Wheeler think the Jets look good on paper?: 'Paper means s**t'

When asked how he thinks the Jets look on paper this season, captain Blake Wheeler says the best team on paper is not the team that wins and uses the Lightning getting swept by the Blue Jackets as an example.

McDavid says it's a 'special thought' to possibly play with Crosby at Olympics

Connor McDavid discusses the possibility of being linemates with Sidney Crosby at the Winter Olympics in Beijing.

NHL

Marner hopes Ritchie brings heft to Toronto’s top line

As Kristen Shilton writes, Mitch Marner will be looking to benefit from Nick Ritchie’s threatening presence up front.

Kristen Shilton

Kristen Shilton

Flames' Zary week-to-week with fractured ankle

Calgary Flames prospect Connor Zary is considered week-to-week with a fracture in his ankle. The team added that the 2020 first-round pick will not require surgery on the injury, which was first incurred while blocking a shot in a rookie game earlier this week.

Jets D Samberg (ankle) out six-to-eight weeks

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dylan Samberg is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a high-ankle sprain.

Blackhawks G Lankinen held out because of COVID-19 protocol

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Kevin Lankinen and forward Mike Hardman were held out of practice Friday because of the NHL's COVID-19 protocol.

Mikheyev sidesteps trade request questions at Leafs camp

The Maple Leafs’ Russian winger was asked Thursday to confirm reports that his agent, Dan Milstein, requested a trade from Toronto over the summer. Instead, Mikheyev chose to highlight the positives of his off-season.

Kristen Shilton

Kristen Shilton

Eichel stripped of Sabres captaincy, placed on IR

Jack Eichel is no longer captain of the Buffalo Sabres. Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams said Thursday morning that Eichel, who failed his physical, has been stripped of the "C" after three seasons in the role.

Insider Trading: Eichel’s medical path, future remain unclear

TSN Hockey Insiders Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun join host Gino Reda to discuss Jack Eichel’s future and his medical path going forward, whether or not there is any sense of urgency for the Maple Leafs and Morgan Rielly to reach an extension and what the restricted free agent contracts handed out this week could mean for Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes in Vancouver.

IIHF announces men's and women's schedules for Beijing 2022

The International Ice Hockey Federation announced its game schedules for the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games on Thursday, with the women's tournament running from February 3 through February 17 and the men's tournament going from February 9 through February 20.

Doctors condemn plans for packed arenas in reeling Alberta

More than a dozen infectious disease and critical care doctors are calling on the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers to drop plans to play games in full-capacity arenas this season as the province of Alberta lurches into an unprecedented medical crisis amid the fourth wave of COVID-19.

Rick Westhead

Rick Westhead

Leafs core players value vote of confidence from GM Dubas

After last season's first-round playoff failure, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ top players say the trust they’ve received from general manager Kyle Dubas heading into the 2021-22 season “is huge,” Mark Masters writes.

Mark Masters

Mark Masters

NHL Training Camps Open

Treliving defends decision to not make major moves to Flames' roster

Flames fans were clamouring for major changes after another disappointing season, but general manager Brad Treliving kept most of his roster intact. Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Treliving defended that decision and emphasized the importance of the players having a full camp under Darryl Sutter. Salim Valji has more.

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Ekman-Larsson: 'I believe we have a chance to win here'

Ekman-Larsson: 'I believe we have a chance to win here'

Oliver Ekman-Larsson says he is happy to get a fresh start in Vancouver, and admits he already feels comfortable in the city. The Canucks defenceman also said he can't wait to get on the ice as he believes the team is good enough to compete in the playoffs.

Wild sign Kaprizov to five-year, $45M extension

The Minnesota Wild signed left wing Kirill Kaprizov to a five-year, $45 million contract on Tuesday, ending a stalemate between the team and the Calder Trophy winner just two days before the beginning of training camp.

Green on Pettersson and Hughes: It'd be very disappointing if they're not in camp

Canucks head coach Travis Green joined the Ray and Dregs Hockey Podcast to discuss the lack of new deals for young stars Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes with training camp inching closer.

Poulin weighs in on the Blue Jackets' hard line stance on vaccinations

Newly signed veteran forward Zac Rinaldo is not allowed at Blue Jackets' training camp due to his unvaccinated status, the team announced Tuesday. Dave Poulin joins That's Hockey to share his thoughts on the hard line drawn by Columbus.

How improved is the Jets' blueline?

The Jets blueline has always been seen as their weak point, but did Kevin Cheveldayoff do enough this offseason to shore things up? That's Hockey takes a closer look at Winnipeg's squad with training camp around the corner.

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Western Conference Pre-Season Primers

Training Camp Questions: Calgary Flames

With summer officially coming to an end and training camps set to open across the National Hockey League this week, TSN is getting ready for the preseason by looking at the three biggest questions facing each of the seven Canadian franchises. A look at the Calgary Flames.

Salim Valji

Training camp questions: Edmonton Oilers

With summer officially coming to an end and training camps set to open across the National Hockey League this week, TSN is getting ready for the preseason by looking at the three biggest questions facing each of the seven Canadian franchises. A look at the Edmonton Oilers.

Allan Perkins, TSN.ca Staff

Training Camp Questions: Winnipeg Jets

With summer officially coming to an end and training camps set to open across the National Hockey League this week, TSN is getting ready for the preseason by looking at the three biggest questions facing each of the seven Canadian franchises. A look at the Winnipeg Jets.

Allan Perkins, TSN.ca Staff

Training Camp Questions: Vancouver Canucks

With summer officially coming to an end and training camps set to open across the National Hockey League this week, TSN is getting ready for the preseason by looking at the three biggest questions facing each of the seven Canadian franchises. A look at the Vancouver Canucks.

Mike Beauvais, TSN.ca Staff

Pre-Season 7: Hughes and Pettersson contracts remain Canucks' biggest question mark

Both Quinn Hughes and Elias Pettersson are restricted free agents and, according to Farhan Lalji, neither young star is close to signing a new deal with Vancouver. Our Canucks reporter has more on the contract situation, how big of an impact Oliver Ekman-Larsson can make and who should flank Vancouver's captain.

Pre-Season 7: Could Ehlers have a new role with Jets?

Could Nikolaj Ehlers find a new role on the Jets, possibly a move to the top line? Will Pierre-Luc Dubois rebound after his first stint with Winnipeg? What kind of an impact will their new additions have on the blueline? Sara Orlesky takes a closer look ahead of training camp.

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Pre-Season Primer: Montreal Canadiens

Training Camp Questions: Montreal Canadiens

With summer officially coming to an end and training camps set to open across the National Hockey League this week, TSN is getting ready for the preseason by looking at the three biggest questions facing each of the seven Canadian franchises. A look at the Montreal Canadiens.

- Brianne Spiker, TSN.ca Staff
Training Camp Questions: Montreal Canadiens

Pre-Season 7: Canadiens will need to fill void left by Weber's absence

How will the Canadiens fill the void left by Shea Weber’s absence? How will Montreal’s depth down the middle measure up? Will wild-card left wingers Jonathan Drouin and Mike Hoffman deliver on talent? TSN Canadiens reporter John Lu shares his take on these three key questions for Montreal heading into the new season.

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Pre-season Primer: Ottawa Senators

​Training Camp Questions: Ottawa Senators

With summer officially coming to an end and training camps set to open across the National Hockey League this week, TSN is getting ready for the preseason by looking at the three biggest questions facing each of the seven Canadian franchises. A look at the Ottawa Senators.

- Brianne Spiker, TSN.ca Staff
​Training Camp Questions: Ottawa Senators

Award-winning play-by-play announcer Hughson retires

Longtime play-by-play commentator Jim Hughson is retiring, ending a 42-year career that includes a dozen Stanley Cup finals, two World Series and two Olympic Games.

Flames top prospects aiming to make team despite limited spots

With the Flames prioritizing depth and adding veterans in the off-season, there don’t seem to be many opportunities for prospects to make the big club when main training camp gets underway on Thursday. But that isn't changing how Calgary's youngsters play, writes Salim Valji.

Salim Valji

Salim Valji

Dubois confident in bounce back: 'I know it's not the real me'

Dubois confident in bounce back: 'I know it's not the real me'

Forced to navigate multiple quarantines, a highly publicized run-in with his former coach, a blockbuster trade, injuries and loneliness — the Winnipeg Jets centre was never comfortable during a roller-coaster 2020-21 campaign set against the COVID-19 pandemic's backdrop.

Leafs' Matthews, Marner focused on the present following another playoff disaster

Auston Matthews isn't really interested in looking back. Unless, that is, the topic's something other than his Maple Leafs.

Drouin ready to rejoin Canadiens after time off to deal with anxiety, insomnia

Jonathan Drouin says he’s ready to rejoin his teammates this season after taking some extended time off last spring to deal with his mental health. “I’ve had anxiety problems for many years; insomnia problems that relate to my anxiety,” he told RDS in an exclusive interview on Monday.

Panarin on captaincy: 'I'd rather say no, actually'

While the New York Rangers are looking to name a captain this season, Artemi Panarin appears to have taken himself out of the running to wear the "C".