Marner could be used as a defenseman for the Maple Leafs, Keefe says

Marner could be used as a defenseman for the Maple Leafs, Keefe says

TORONTO — Mitchell Marner could be used as a defenseman during the regular season, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said on Thursday. “Throughout camp, he has been taking some reps on the back end, and he and I have been talking about it since before camp began,” Keefe said. In addition to playing right … Read more

App picks Jets coach Bowness as one of NHL’s ‘most handsome’ – Winnipeg

Although it’s no indication of how successful his team will be on the ice, according to a report by a gambling website and a popular beauty app, the Winnipeg Jets’ new head coach Rick Bowness is sitting pretty as the sixth “most handsome head coach” in the NHL. The Golden Ratio Face app’s algorithm placed … Read more

CBJ signs D Andrew Peeke to a three-year contract extension

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Andrew Peeke to a three-year, $8.25 million contract extension ($2.75 AAV) through the 2025-26 National Hockey League season, club General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Peeke is currently in the final year of a two-year contract signed in August 2021. Peeke, 24, has registered three … Read more

3 Game Essentials | Seattle at Vancouver

One: Adding Building Blocks Early in training camp, players are just getting to know each other, how each plays, and the beginnings of the Kraken’s team identity. In the first two preseason games, head coach Dave Hakstol just wanted to see “basic structure.” But, as time together goes on, there’s an increased emphasis on systems … Read more

Lightning thinking of those back home affected by Hurricane Ian

NASHVILLE — The Tampa Bay Lightning are in Nashville preparing for two preseason games against the Nashville Predators, but their hearts and minds are with Florida residents impacted by Hurricane Ian. “We’re thinking of them,” defenseman Zach Bogosian said Wednesday. “Obviously we just hope everyone is taking the proper steps to be as safe as … Read more

NHL Burning Questions: Seattle Kraken

Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports This is the newest edition of’s Burning Questions series, an ongoing feature where we ask three crucial questions about each NHL franchise. In today’s file, we’re posing Three Burning Questions for the Seattle Kraken. THREE BURNING QUESTIONS FOR THE KRAKEN IN 2022-23: 1. The Kraken couldn’t be much worse than … Read more

Mac Jones injury update, Bill Belichick press conference, video, reaction, New England Patriots, Week 4

Bill Belichick is taking things day-by-day when it comes to injured quarterback Mac Jones. And if that message is not clear enough, the New England Patriots coach repeated it — at least 11 times — while speaking to reporters at the podium on Thursday. Jones had been in agony while leaving the field with a … Read more

Five Of The Coolest NHL Preseason Moments Ever

Usually, the NHL’s preseason is something that fans and others can’t wait to speed through to get closer to the regular season. It’s fair to feel that way, as it can drag on for too long, and games don’t count for two points. But, sometimes, preseason games create moments and memories that are worth watching: … Read more

What’s It Like to Compete For an NHL Roster Spot?

Steven Ellis/The Hockey News Training camp is a stretch on the hockey calendar that means drastically different things to different groups of people. For the superstars, camp is a glorified walkthrough; for veterans, the first true test of their body’s durability; for roster hopefuls, undoubtedly the most stressful time of year. Everyone handles pressure differently … Read more