NHL Blog Beat – June 9, 2014

Playoff analysis, reaction to the Penguins hiring Jim Rutherford as GM, evaluating the Canadiens under coach Michel Therrien, evaluating this year’s crop of free agent centers and the Islanders ownership situation. GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe’s guide to...

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – June 7, 2014

Latest on the Kings and Rangers, reaction to the Penguins hiring Jim Rutherford as their new GM, plus the latest on the Panthers, Wild, Blackhawks and more.  LOS ANGELES TIMES: Helene Elliott writes Kings center Anze Kopitar is the ultimate two-way player....

Penguins Hire Jim Rutherford As New GM.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have reportedly hired former Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford as their new general manager.   SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Penguins will make the official announcement at a press conference later today.  Rutherford spent two decades with the...

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – June 4, 2014

Rangers and Kings prepare for the opening game of the Stanley Cup Final, updates on Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, the Devils re-sign Marek Zidlicky and more. NEW YORK POST: The Rangers hope to bring their stifling style of play which effectively shut down the...

NHL Blog Beat – April 30, 2014

Playoff analysis, why Crosby got booed in Pittsburgh, measuring supposed favoritism of French referees toward the Canadiens, and much more in today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness. GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe on the Blues’ tradition of collapsing in...

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – April 28, 2014

Blackhawks eliminate the Blues, Ducks rally to eliminate the Stars, Rangers push Flyers to the brink, updates on the other playoff teams and more. CHICAGO SUN-TIMES/STLTODAY.COM: Duncan Keith had a four-point performance and Jonathan Toews scored his third...