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Forum: NHLDec 2, 2019 at 2:30
Forum: NHLNov 26, 2019 at 3:23
Forum: Armchair-GMNov 25, 2019 at 2:38
Forum: NHLNov 25, 2019 at 1:49
Apologies for not posting this weekend, but it's okay as nothing really happened other than an AHL trade and Bortuzzo doing Bortuzzo things

1. Toronto Maple Leafs forward Alexander Kerfoot has been suspended for 2 games, for boarding Colorado Avalanche defender Erik Johnson. Must have been upset his autographed jerseys were selling for $20 on the NHL Shop.

2. A story has arisen out of Toronto during the Father's Weekend road trip in January of 2017. As the story goes, Mike Babcock was frustrated with Mitch Marner for his perceived laziness in the first half of his rookie season. According to multiple sources, during the aforementioned Father's Weekend road trip of January 2017, Babcock asked Marner to rank his teammates' effort level that season in order of 1 through 20, ranging from the hardest working to the laziest. Marner obliged, and per multiple sources, put himself at the bottom of the list, with both parties agreeing that he needed to work harder without the puck. What Babcock didn't tell Marner was that he was preparing to show this list to some of the players who Marner had ranked towards the bottom. According to multiple sources, Marner was in tears after the details of his list were shared, while his teammates were furious - specifically with Babcock. They couldn't believe their head coach would put a 19-year-old in that situation, especially considering how well-liked Marner was in the dressing room. Mitch Marner was close to requesting a trade out of Toronto over this. His agent talked him out of this. Seems like Babcock caused a lot of locker room issues.

3. Micheal Ferland (concussion) will join the Canucks in Pittsburgh tomorrow. Agent Jason Davidson: "I talked to Micheal yesterday, he is feeling great and excited to rejoin his teammates."

4. Mitch Marner is out for a skate before Leafs practice. He suffered a high-ankle sprain 16 days ago and is expected to be out at least another two weeks, per original timeline.

EDIT 11/25/19 12:13 PM PST
5. The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled goaltender Michael Hutchinson and reassigned Kasimir Kaskisou to the Marlies (AHL).

6. The Calgary Flames have activated TJ Brodie off Injured Reserve and reassigned defender Brandon Davidson to the Stockton Heat (AHL).

EDIT 11/25/19 4:15 PM PST
7. Florida Panthers reassign goaltender Samuel Montembault to Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL) and recall Chris Dreidger.

8. St. Louis Blues have sent down Klim Kostin to the San Antonio Rampage (AHL). Troy Brouwer ready to go.

9. Pittsburgh Penguins activate Kris Letang off IR.
Forum: NHLNov 21, 2019 at 7:36
1. The Los Angeles Kings have terminated the contract of forward Mario Kempe and he has signed a two-year contract with CSKA Moscow (KHL)

2. The Vancouver Canucks have had interest in Maple Leafs defenseman Tyson Barrie. One source told Rick Dhaliwal that they had a significant interest in him at the NHL draft.

3. Kyle Turris will be a healthy scratch again tonight for the Predators as they face the Canucks. Things haven't gone so well with Turris and Nashville.

4. Pittsburgh Penguins forward Nick Bjugstad had surgery on a core muscle injury and is out for 8 weeks. Defender Justin Schultz is out "longer-term" with a lower body injury. Patric Hornqvist has been activated off the Injured Reserve.

5. Flames and Sabres have been talking trade for a little while but haven't been able to work anything out. Marco Scandella is available. Sabres are dealing from a position of weakness because Bogosian's return is going to force them to make a couple moves.

6. The Canucks have been trying to trade a forward for over a year and still haven't found a deal they like.

7. The Calgary Flames have provided an update on TJ Brodie after he collapsed on the ice and went into convulsions last week. "TJ has been working out for the past several days and today skated on his own under the supervision of our medical staff. Over this past week, he has had consultations with appropriate specialists in Calgary. To date, all medical evaluations and testing have been reassuring. We still work to complete final testing and are optimistic he will re-join the team in the near future."

8. The Columbus Blue Jackets have named Paul MacLean as an assistant coach on John Tortorella's staff. MacLean will be in charge of special teams.

EDIT 11/21/19 5:24 PM PST
9. Darren Dreger on Insider Trading says Sabres GM Jason Botterill has made offers on a couple of forwards around the league. Says there is a growing sense of urgency in Buffalo, and that they want to make 1 or 2 trades within the next week or two.

10. Oilers still on the market for a 3rd line center. Wanted Pageau in the offseason, but they waited too long and the price I'm hearing is a 1st and a prospect. Oilers don't want to do that.

11. Nashville in the market for a depth defender.
Forum: NHLNov 21, 2019 at 12:56
Forum: NHLNov 20, 2019 at 8:12
Forum: NHLNov 20, 2019 at 3:18
1. <strong>Bobby Ryan</strong> taking a leave of absence from the <strong>Senators</strong>, seeking help in the <strong>NHLPA</strong> Player Assistance Program.

2. The <strong>Washington Capitals</strong> have recalled <strong>Beck Malenstyn</strong>, <strong>Michael Sgarbossa</strong>, <strong>Tyler Lewington</strong> and goalie <strong>Ilya Samsonov</strong> from the <strong>Hershey Bears</strong> (AHL), and reassigned goalie <strong>Vitek Vanecek</strong>. <strong>Carl Hagelin</strong> has been placed on LTIR and <strong>Nic Dowd</strong> on IR.

3. The <strong>St. Louis Blues</strong> have released forward <strong>Jamie McGinn</strong> from his Professional Try-Out (PTO).

4. <strong>Garnet Hathaway</strong> has been suspended 3 games for spitting on <strong>Ducks</strong> D <strong>Erik Gudbrandson</strong>.

5. Flames recall <strong>Tobias Reider</strong>. Coach <strong>Bill Peters</strong> says there are <strong>more transactions to come today</strong>, keep watch, will update this thread if anymore moves are made.

EDIT 11/20/19 4:14 PM PST
6. Flames recall defender Alexei Yelesin from Stockton Heat (AHL) and placed forward Sam Bennett on Long-Term Injured Reserve (LTIR). Those are all the moves the Flames will be making today.

7. Maple Leafs fire Head Coach Mike Babcock, and announce Sheldon Keefe as his replacement. Shanahan: "At this time, we collectively felt it was best to make a change. (Sheldon Keefe's) record with the Marlies in terms of development &amp; on-ice success during his time (here) has compelled us all to feel he is the right person to take us to the next stage in our evolution." Elliotte Friedman states: "We have not seen the last of Babcock [in the NHL]. The veteran players really liked playing for him. I think he will get a chance somewhere else, he's too good." Greg Brady (@gregbradyTO) on Twitter reports: "Have also had 2 people suggest Babcock has been sensing all this &amp; back-channeling calls, ready for something new. He wants to coach again quickly. He wants to coach a team this season."

8. The Pittsburgh Penguins trade forward Graham Knott to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Joseph Cramarossa. AHL Deal.

9. The NHLPA has filed a grievance against the Winnipeg Jets' unpaid suspension of defender Dustin Byfuglien, on his behalf. Today was the deadline (60 days after the suspension begins) to file a grievance. NHLPA basically challenging the Jets' suspension of Byfuglien.

EDIT 11/20/19 5:06 PM PST
10. The St. Louis Blues sign forward Troy Brouwer to a 1 year contract with an AAV of $750,000. He had 12 goals, 9 assists, and 21 points in 65 Games Played with the Panthers last season.

11. St. Louis Blues forward Sammy Blais is set to undergo surgery on an injury in his right wrist, suffered in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Lightning. He will be out indefinitely for 10 weeks and will be re-evaluated then.

EDIT 11/20/19 5:44 PM PST
12. The Columbus Blue Jackets are considering adding Paul MacLean to their coaching staff as their power play coach. He won the Jack Adams award in 2013.

EDiT 11/20/19 9:45 PM PST
13. The Ottawa Senators defeat the Montreal Canadiens in overtime at the Bell Centre. Goalscorers for Ottawa were by Pageau for his 13th of the year, and Brady Tkachuk's OT winner seals it for the Sens, his 8th of the year. The lone goal scorer for the Habs was the rookie Nick Suzuki, his 6th of the year.

14. The Rangers beat the Capitals at home in regulation, 4-1. Scorers for the Rangers were Panarin twice, for his 10th and 11th of the year, Buchnevich for his 3rd of the year, and Brett Howden for his 3rd of the year as well. Sole scorer for the Caps was Evgeny Kuznetsov, with his 10th tally of the year.