NHL: Pierre McGuire makes the jump back into a front office role


Pierre McGuire is going from the TV booth to a prominent front office role. McGuire, 59, has been named Vice President of Player Management with the Ottawa Senators, agreeing to a three year contract. The Senators made the announcement this morning. News Release: The #Sens have announced the appointment of Pierre McGuire as senior vice president of player development: https://t.co/BEnCkiJOYF pic.twitter.com/OCksrkh8Lw — Ottawa Senators (@Senators) July 12, 2021

Marc Andre Fleury wins Vezina Trophy


Marc Andre Fleury at age 36 won the Vezina Trophy 🏆 Tuesday as voted on as the best goalie in the NHL. Winning the award for the first time in his career, Fleury was 26-10-0 and third in the NHL in wins and and third in goals-against average, 1.98 and save percentage, .928, while also posting six shutouts on the season.

Latest NHL Buzz: Marc Andre Fleury, Kraken Coaching Buzz & More


Latest NHL Buzz The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from the Stanley Cup Final with an 8-0 thrashing of the New York Islanders Monday night as the Lightning look primed to repeat as Cup champions. Maybe the resilient Islanders force a game 7 but what a daunting challenge it is for anyone to beat that Lightning team four out of seven times and as expected that’s playing out again this postseason. In a salary cap era, it is something that since the 2008-2009 season, we could now have four multiple Cup Winners during that span with Chicago (3X), Pittsburgh (3X), Los Angeles (2X) and possibly Tampa Bay twice. Not to mention the possibility of two separate back-to-back winners in five seasons if Tampa Bay does repeat. The most fascinating storyline in the conference finals, though, is on the other side with the Vegas Golden Knights and now theRead More »

TIOPS Breakaway Buzz: Thinking Ahead on a Successor to Jim Rutherford


Inside the East Division Rumblings, Musings, & Opinions PHI 3-1-1, 7 pts: Coaches around the league feel Kevin Hayes is one of the most underappreciated players in the NHL. 6 even strength points through 5 games, Hayes has been one of the most dominant two-way players to open the season. If the Rangers could go back, there might be a different decision made on whether to sign Chris Kreider long-term over Hayes ……..Intrigue with the Flyers is the upside with the forward group as the season grows, in particular getting full seasons from Nolan Patrick (1 Goal, 3 Assists) and Oskar Lindblom (2 Goals, 1 Assist)…… The Flyers chased Zdeno Chara in free agency. Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher remains in the market for a solidifying piece on the backend…… NYI 3-1-0, 6 pts: Goal Prevention? The Islanders are elite again in that critical area, allowing six goals through four games.Read More »