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Canucks owner: Maybe 'too patient' on turnaround
Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini says he may have been "too patient" in waiting for the struggling NHL team to turn its season around.[read more]

Flyers fire Vigneault; Yeo coaches 7-5 loss to Avs
Stuck in a losing streak that is nearing double digits, Philadelphia fired coach Alain Vigneault and assistant Michel Therrien Monday, replacing the former -- for now -- with Mike Yeo, who coached the Flyers on Monday night in a 7-5 loss to the Avalanche.[read more]

ESPN In The Crease podcast: How to listen, episode guide and more
Catch up with Linda Cohn and Emily Kaplan as they discuss the latest news around the league, and interview the biggest stars.[read more]

Jets' Pionk suspended 2 games after hit vs. Leafs
Winnipeg veteran defenseman Neal Pionk was suspended two games by the NHL on Monday for a knee-on-knee hit on Rasmus Sandin of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third period of a Jets victory on Sunday.[read more]

Hockey betting: Saving the best for last
Greg Wyshynski covers the latest in the world of hockey betting, including the new hottest 3rd-period trend[read more]

What we're hearing about the NHL, COVID-19 and the Olympics
When does the NHL have to make a final call about its players going? What happens if a player gets COVID-19 in China? What other protocols and scheduling are in place?[read more]

Lowly Canucks fire coach and GM, hire Boudreau
Bruce Boudreau, who had regular-season success as coach of the Capitals, Ducks and Wild before becoming a television analyst, will now try his hand with the Canucks, who dismissed Travis Green on Sunday along with GM Jim Benning.[read more]

Knights' Lehner opts out of Olympics, cites health
Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner has declined an invitation to play for Sweden in the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first high-profile NHL player to opt out of participating in the Beijing Games.[read more]

Report: Tyler Johnson gets same repair as Eichel
Blackhawks forward Tyler Johnson has undergone the same artificial disk replacement surgery that Jack Eichel underwent last month, according to The Associated Press.[read more]

NHL Awards Watch: Draisaitl over McDavid, plus a historic leader for Norris
With a quarter of the season in the books, it's time to check in on the races for all the major individual awards.[read more]