Brad Marchand’s memorable chirps as Bruins star voted NHL’s best and worst trash-talker — again

The National Hockey League’s Player’s Association released on Tuesday it’s player poll — and in a shocking twist, Brad Marchand was the top trash talker. Conducted before the current NHL season’s pause, the NHLPA polled nearly 600 players were surveyed and Marchand was named the best trash-talker (25.87 percent) and worst trash-talker (10.59 percent). It marked […]

Oilers star Leon Draisaitl on keeping sharp in self-isolation: ‘I try to dangle around my dog once in a while’

Sometimes you have to make do. Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, athletes have been forced to alter their usual workout routines as they remain in self-isolation like the rest of us. Many have home gyms, so strength training and cardio can still be achieved. But many sport-specific exercises have taken a back seat during the […]

Colorado Avalanche announce player’s positive coronavirus test, the third NHL player to be diagnosed

The Colorado Avalanche announced Thursday that one of their players has tested positive for the coronavirus. The unidentified person is the third NHL player to be diagnosed with COVID-19. "The player has been at home in isolation since the first symptoms appeared, has recovered and is back to normal," the team said in a statement. "The Avalanche have notified […]

NHL postpones draft, scouting combine, awards

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. With the 2019-20 season on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NHL on Wednesday postponed three upcoming events: the scouting combine in Buffalo, the NHL Awards in Las Vegas and the NHL draft in Montreal. The draft was scheduled for June 26-27 at Bell Centre, making its […]

NHL medical officer cautions against early return

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. The NHL’s chief medical officer is urging caution toward the NHL returning to play this season — including the idea of playing in empty arenas. “From a medical perspective, I think we’d have to understand what the risks are for the different groups,” Dr. Willem Meeuwisse said on […]

NHL, several teams cut employee salaries amid season pause

As the global crisis surrounding the coronavirus pandemic grows, the hockey world is starting to feel its economic impacts.  ESPN’s Emily Kaplan reported on Tuesday that the NHL will be temporarily cutting the salaries of its league office by 25 percent starting April 1. The league reportedly hopes the salary cuts will help prevent layoffs while the world […]

NHL and coronavirus: How 2019-20 season being paused will affect schedule, off-season dates and salary cap

It’s been almost a week since the NHL paused its schedule due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout North America. As the league ponders its next steps, fans and pundits are wondering about the fate of the remaining schedule and the playoffs. Based on the recommendation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

ECHL cancels remainder of season, including playoffs; AHL season reportedly in jeopardy

The ECHL on Saturday canceled the remainder of its 2019-20 regular season and its playoffs because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “The decision by the ECHL to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 season does not come lightly, as this is an emotional time for our players, coaches, member teams, fans and staff,” ECHL commissioner Ryan Crelin […]