Washington Capitals forward Daniel Winnik decided to make an aggressive play on Thursday night with his team up by a goal in the third period. As Reilly Smith of the Florida Panthers cranked up for a shot on the Capitals’ goal, Winnik dropped down to
With his 20-game suspension finally set to end, Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jarred Tinordi has reportedly been placed on waivers. Tinordi, 24, was suspended late last season for violating terms of the NHL’s performance-enhancing substances agreement. He said he “did not knowingly take a banned substance,” but accepted the ban and vowed to “work hard towards my return to the ice.” After he misses tonight’s game in Brooklyn, he’ll have served 20 games. A former first-round draft pick of the Montreal Canadiens, Tinordi has spent most of his pro career in the AHL, though he does have 54 games of NHL experience. The big blue-liner was traded to Arizona in January, part of a controversial three-team
It didn’t take long in his new role with the Edmonton Oilers for Wayne Gretzky to shower Connor McDavid with praise, calling the youngest captain in NHL history the best 19-year-old player he’s ever seen. There’s no denying McDavid’s blazing speed, jaw-dropping skill and ability to think two moves ahead make him great. Is Gretzky on to something or is he just blowing hot air?