NHL Rumors: Kreider Update, Maple Leafs, Avs, Devils, More

NHL Rumors: Kreider Update, Maple Leafs, Avs, Devils, More

February 19th, 2020 In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is news that the Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche are front-runners to land Chris Kreider, but who else might be in on the conversations? Will the New Jersey Devils deal Kyle Palmieri? Plus, there is a bit more information being revealed about Jake Muzzin's...
THW's Goalie News: Andersen's Struggles, Trade Rumors & More

THW's Goalie News: Andersen's Struggles, Trade Rumors & More

February 19th, 2020 Tuesday night was not a great evening for National Hockey League goaltenders as there were 48 total goals scored in seven games. The struggles continue in Toronto while last year’s Stanley Cup hero does his thing. Plus, there are some trade rumors out of Chicago and today’s date is a big one...

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February 16th, 2020
Toronto Maple Leafs

In today's NHL rumors, there is news on the Toronto Maple Leafs negotiations with Jake Muzzin, speculation that the Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild could be a good fit in trade, plus news that the Winnipeg Jets will look to replace the injured Bryan Little before the trade deadline closes. Muzzin and Leafs Getting Close The Toronto Sun’s Lance Hornby, among others are reporting that the Maple Leafs and Jake Muzzin are close to agreeing to a four-year contract, with many suggesting it will be in the $5.5 million per season range. The Maple Leafs just might not officially announce that deal until March 1, 2020. Jake Muzzin, Toronto Maple Leafs (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston explained on Saturday during Hockey Night in Canada that there is a stipulation in the collective bargaining agreement that required the Leafs wait to go over the cap ceiling. He explains: “You can only commit so much salary to the season following the...
February 16th, 2020
Avalanche Goaltending

The NHL loves a spectacle, and the Stadium Series game at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado was certainly that. Unfortunately, the game featured a major injury to one of the team's starting goaltenders. Also, two Pacific Division goalies had major shutouts on Saturday. Grubauer Injured Outdoors The Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings have been awaiting Saturday's Stadium Series game all season. They debuted new threads months ago, and have spent several days in Colorado Springs at the Air Force Academy soaking in the festivities. The goalies even got new buckets for the occasion. Playing at night with temperatures below zero, the two teams struggled for traction in the unfamiliar environs. Philipp Grubauer got the start for the Avalanche, facing off against Jonathan Quick of the Kings. Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Through two periods, the game was fairly quiet, with each side scoring one goal. Grubauer faced...
February 15th, 2020
Avalanche Goaltending

The Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings will be heading outdoors this evening, taking part in the National Hockey League’s Stadium Series. Falcon Stadium and the United States Air Force are hosting the two teams and the unique setting will include a runway and an F-16 fighter plane on the field. Renowned airbrush artist David Gunnarsson has been very busy of late as both starting goaltenders had him design special masks to go along with their Stadium Series uniforms. He certainly did not disappoint with his beautiful creations. Grubauer’s Mask is a Work of Art Gunnarsson created the “Yeti Maverick Showdown” mask for Avalanche netminder Philipp Grubauer. The left side of the mask has been turned into a fighter plane in an obvious tribute to the Air Force. The wonderful 3-D art shows a yeti monster flying his aircraft at top speed through the Rocky Mountains. You can see a small German flag on his pilot’s helmet, paying homage to Grubauer’s homeland....
February 15th, 2020
Los Angeles Kings

If you haven’t been following the Colorado Avalanche, you may have missed hearing about the upcoming outdoor game. But it’s happening. Saturday, Feb. 15, the Avalanche will be hosting the Kings of Los Angeles in an NHL Stadium Series game at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Despite the lack of wide-ranging attention, a lot of effort has been poured into preparing for the event. Questionable Jerseys The game itself hasn’t garnered much notice but the jerseys generated plenty of attention, not all of it positive. The Avalanche will be sporting a fairly simple jersey. It’s bright blue on the top, burgundy on the bottom, and sports a big white ‘A’ on the front. The ‘A’ contains a couple of smaller white triangles to honor the unique architecture of the academy’s chapel and the mountains. According to the NHL, the colors are intended to reflect Colorado’s blue skies, red rocks, and snow-covered...