NHL News

Michel Therrien    C  



The Florida Panthers are hoping to hire a coach before the NHL Draft. Ideally, they'd have a coach in place before June 23rd. The Panthers are reportedly interested in former Canadiens coach Michel Therrien, Predators assistant Phil Housley, Sharks assistant Bob Boughner and University of Denver coach Jim Montgomery. "We started with a big number [of coaching candidates] and we're narrowing it down to six or seven guys," Panthers GM Dale Tallon said, "and hopefully in the next couple of weeks we'll get it down to two or three and then get the final one prior to the draft."


May 24 - 10:13 PM

Mika Zibanejad    C  Rangers



Zibanejad finished the 2016-17 campaign with 14 goals and 37 points in 56 games, then added nine points in 12 games during the Rangers' playoff run.


May 24 - 7:30 PM

Henrik Lundqvist    G  Rangers



Lundqvist and Team Sweden won the gold medal at the just-concluded 2017 IIHF World Championship.


May 24 - 7:19 PM

Jason Botterill    W  Sabres



Sabres GM Jason Botterill is reportedly interested in Penguins directer of amateur scouting Randy Sexton. Botterill, of course, came to Buffalo via Pittsburgh, so there's obviously a relationship between he and Sexton. Botterill, who is a rookie general manager, could benefit from having Sexton around because he knows what it's like to be a GM in the NHL. Sexton was the general manager of both the Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers.

Mikhail Grabovski    C  Islanders



Grabovski (concussion) missed the entire 2016-17 campaign, but he remains hopeful that he will get past his injury, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.


May 24 - 7:12 PM

Mike Fisher    C  Predators



According to general manager David Poile, Fisher (undisclosed) has a "real good chance" of being available for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.


May 24 - 7:12 PM

Mike Green    D  Wings



Green is a candidate to be exposed in the NHL expansion draft, Ansar Khan of Mlive.com reports.


May 24 - 7:12 PM

Josh Ho-Sang    RW  Islanders



Ho-Sang will claim a roster spot with the Islanders at the start of next season, "barring some sort of training camp calamity," opines Arthur Staple of Newsday.


May 24 - 7:12 PM

George McPhee    C  Golden Knights



Vegas GM George McPhee and director of amateur scouting Scott Luce will be at the 2017 NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo from May 29 through June 3. "We're going to try and ascertain best practices we've used in other various organizations so I think this year will be a great learning experience for us as a staff," Luce said. "But we want to come out of there with a comfort level with the young players knowing that they have what it takes to be a Vegas Golden Knight. We want high character, low maintenance-type players. It'll be a good learning curve for the entire staff going to the combine and representing our organization." The Golden Knights have the sixth overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The expansion draft and the entry draft are just around the corner for the league's newest franchise.

Matt Cullen    C  Penguins



Matt Cullen will play in his seventh Game 7 on Thursday night against Ottawa. The 40-year-old veteran wants to keep the potential decision to retire on the back burner, so he is hoping that his perfect Game 7 record remains intact. "These are the games that when you're a kid growing up that you're playing in the backyard, the Game 7s," Cullen said. "So for us as players this is what it's all about. It's a different level of intensity, it's a different level of excitement and when you get it, you move on." He has six points in 18 playoff games this year.

Tom Gulitti for NHL.com

May 24 - 6:30 PM