Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky won the 2017 Vezina Trophy, edging Braden Holtby (Washington Capitals), and Carey Price (Montreal Canadiens). This is the second time Bobrovsky’s won the Vezina, grabbing both as a member of the Blue
The Stanley Cup finalist Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators get another look at each other Oct. 7 in the 2017-18 schedule released by the league on Thursday. That game will be in Pittsburgh, and the teams will meet again Nov. 11 in Nashville. Hart Trophy winner Connor McDavid takes his Edmonton Oilers to Pittsburgh to face MVP runner-up Sidney Crosby on Oct. 24. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Calder Trophy winner Auston Matthews host the Penguins Dec. 9. New Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury returns to Pittsburgh to face his old teammates Feb. 6. The scheule a number of special games. The New York Rangers will play the Buffalo Sabres at Citi Field in the Winter Classic on Jan.
When the news came down that Marian Hossa would miss the 2017-18 season, most first thoughts were about his health. But it was only natural to look at the business implications, and the possibility of Hossa going on long-term injured reserve (LTIR). That would solve the Blackhawks’ cap issues, right? That would give them more money to spend, right? Well, not exactly. See, the LTIR can be a bit complicated. It can also be tricky to explain. And right now, even Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman is trying to figure out how this all develops for the team. “I think there’s a little bit of a misconception on the LTI provision in the salary cap, and understandably so. It’s very complicated. It’s