Canadiens assistant coach Luke Richardson speaks to defenceman Shea Weber during a break in play during the first period of a National Hockey League playoff game against the Vegas Golden Knights in Montreal on Friday, June 18, 2021. Richardson was acting as head coach following interim head coach Dominic Ducharme's positive COVID-19 test. PHOTO BY JOHN MAHONEY /Montreal Gazette

Richardson does it for Daron

Liam Kirk. Peterborough Petes.

British player gets entry-level deal with Coyotes


Isles top Lightning to tie series

CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 22: Dougie Hamilton #19 of the Carolina Hurricane skates against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 22, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Terence Leung/NHLI via Getty Images)

Should the Maple Leafs pursue Dougie Hamilton?


Canadiens take series lead over Golden Knights

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‘French Connection’ winger Robert hospitalised

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Blackhawks refused to report sex abuse

Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland thinks about Peter Chiarelli. Ken Holland has plenty of tough decisions to ponder. PHOTO BY LARRY WONG /Postmedia, file

Ken Holland’s tenure as Oilers’ GM


NHL’s Top 12 UFAs of 2021

The greatest player in Montreal history, and the Greatest American ever. He is the pride of Montreal, and what's more, he knows how to treat a female impersonator.

Petry’s return plays key role in win

The number one centreman in the NHL, and the Greatest American of all time. The pride of Buffalo and an outstanding human being.

Eichel trade talks ‘getting more intense and serious’

Best play off Leaf this year. The greatest player in the NHL, and the Greatest Canadian. Ever. The pride of Toronto.

Spezza re-signs with Leafs for third straight season

CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 22: Dougie Hamilton #19 of the Carolina Hurricane skates against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 22, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Terence Leung/NHLI via Getty Images)

31 Thoughts by Jack Handy

Kissen Tell's fave goalie

Bruins face tough decisions

TORONTO, ONTARIO - AUGUST 07: Head Coach Sheldon Keefe of the Toronto Maple Leafs looks on from the bench against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Qualification Round prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Play offs at Scotiabank Arena on August 07, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images)

Leafs Should Fire Keefe


Rangers Hire Gallant as Head Coach

Max Pacioretty #67 of the Vegas Golden Knights waves as he celebrates the team's 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild in the First Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Play offs at T-Mobile Arena on May 28, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. PHOTO BY ETHAN MILLER /Getty Images

Former Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty is happy in Vegas

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Additional reporting by Susana da Silva

June 15, 2021

Overtime in Vancouver

Frank Fredrickson, who once scored 39 goals in 30 games for the Victoria Cougars in 1922-23, is seen here in his Detroit Cougars uniform during the 1926-27 season. Inset: While still in his teens, the Winnipeg native enlisted in the 223rd Battalion made up of soldiers mostly of Nordic heritage during World War I. HOCKEY HALL OF FAME PHOTOS

Frank Fredrickson was a hero in the air and on the ice

Taylor Hall could vault the Bruins to the top, and the Hurricanes will be very tough to beat.

Quick Shifts: Bruins could be in for some changes


Fallon jokes about player pictures

Nikita Kucherov is the NHL’s play offs points leader despite missing the entire regular season following hip surgery. PHOTO BY KIM KLEMENT /USA TODAY Sports

GM says ‘sometimes the stars align for you’ in regards to Kucherov injury

Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman (77) and left wing Pat Maroon (14) congratulate centre Ross Colton (79) following Colton's goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round play off series in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Lightning, Islanders envision tight Stanley Cup semi-final


Lightning vs. Islanders preview

Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning reacts during the third period in Game 5 of their series against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on June 08, 2021 in Raleigh, North Carolina. PHOTO BY JARED C. TILTON /Getty Images

Why the Conn Smythe Trophy should go to a goaltender this year

Canadiens goaltender Carey Price can't reach puck as defenceman Ben Chiarot heads to the back of the net during Game 4 against the Jets on Monday. Price will be in the spotlight against Vegas, Pat Hickey writes. PHOTO BY ALLEN MCINNIS /Montreal Gazette

Canadiens face long odds

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Vasilevskiy Yields Little

Semi-final match ups. Habs take on the Knights, and Bolts face the Fishsticks.

Third Round and Finals Pool Picks

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Second Round Pool Picks

Everyone's picks from the start

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Everyone's picks from the start

How we stand this morning

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Remembering Hawerchuk's legendary career
Hockey Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk has died at the age of 57. A native of Toronto, Hawerchuk had experienced a recurrence of cancer in recent weeks. A five-time All-Star, Hawerchuk appeared in 1,188 games over 16 seasons with the Jets, Sabres, Blues and Flyers. Michael Farber has more on his legendary career in this essay.

Humble Hawerchuk remembered as a resilient competitor

Take a look back and the life and accomplishments of Hockey Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk, who played 16 seasons in the NHL, won the Calder Trophy, and was part of two Canada Cup Championships.

Dale Hawerchuk’s quiet brilliance made Winnipeg, and Canada, a winner


Remembering Dale Hawerchuk: ‘A Humble Superstar’

The Hall of Famer, who died at the age of 57 on Tuesday, is remembered fondly for his immense talent and even larger sense of humility.

One of my all timers, and a seemingly great guy. Was in tears when I heard this, and so regret no longer having the Dale Hawerchuk Sunday Feature.

Winnipeg Jets star Dale Hawerchuk dead of cancer at 57

Hawerchuk was Hockey Hall of Famer, coach of Ontario Hockey League’s Barrie Colts


Sunday Feature – Classics – Michel Briere

Hockey card from Denis's last year with the Chiefs, just before he hit the big time.

Lettres de Denis. Encore.

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Denis talks to Marc Bergevin

Letters de Denis

Without a doubt, the greatest of them all

SundayFeature! Redux! Again! Encore!

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It’s Alive!


Ovechkin not ready to discuss retirement, focused on season with Capitals