NHL Weekly Roundup and Rankings

Every Monday we will go over the news & headlines from around the NHL, active streaks and league leaders, the Teeing Off Top-Ten, name Canada’s current top-team, and tell you the games you wont want to miss out on over the next seven days.

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NEWS & HEADLINES

Montreal Canadiens fire GM Marc Bergevin

  • Bergevin had been GM since May 2nd, 2012
  • The Canadiens started the season 6-15-2
  • Bergevin was 344-265-81 with the Canadiens, making the Playoffs six times in nine seasons
  • Jeff Gorton hired today as executive vice president of hockey operations; Gorton will hire teams next GM
Canadiens fire GM Marc Bergevin, Trevor Timmins and VP Paul Wilson |  Montreal Gazette

Pittsburgh Penguins Complete Sale of Franchise

  • Purchased by Fenway Sports Group (yes, that Fenway)
  • Mario Lemieux will remain part of the ownership group
  • Fenway Sports Group already own the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool of the EPL, Rousch Racing of NASCAR, and of course, Fenway Park in Boston
Pittsburgh Penguins Being Sold To Fenway Sports, Owner of the Red Sox –  Sportico.com

San Jose Sharks place Evander Kane on waivers

  • Kane has cleared waivers and will be sent to the AHL
  • Kane was suspended for 21 games without pay for violating the NHL’s COVID-19 Policy
  • The Sharks haven’t ruled out the possibility of Kane returning to the team later in the season
  • Kane is in the 4th year of a 7-year contract worth 7-Million Dollars per season

STREAKS AND LEADERS

The Florida Panthers undefeated home streak came to an end at 11 games, matching an NHL record. The Panthers lost to the Seattle Kraken 4-1 in Florida on Saturday

Florida Panthers tie NHL record for best 11-game start

Longest Active Winning Streak – 4 Games
(Toronto and Dallas)

Longest Active Losing Streak – 8 Games
(New York Islanders)

Best in Last 10 Games
Toronto (9-1-0)

Worst in Last 10 Games
Ottawa (1-9-0)

NHL Leaders
Goals – Leon Draisaitl – 20
Assists – Connor McDavid – 22
Points – Leon Draisaitl – 40

Oilers: Splitting up McDavid and Draisaitl makes the most sense to start

TEEING OFF TOP-TEN

(NHL Power Rankings)

10 – COLORADO AVALANCHE
9 – TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
8 – MINNESOTA WILD
7 – FLORIDA PANTHERS
6 – CALGARY FLAMES
5 – NEW YORK RANGERS
4 – EDMONTON OILERS
3 – TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
2 – CAROLINA HURRICANES
1 – WASHINGTON CAPITALS

Capitals vs Panthers Recap: Ovechkin's Hat Trick Leads the Capitals to 4-3  Victory - Japers' Rink

THE GROUP OF SEVEN
(Rankings Canada’s Teams)

1 – Toronto Maple Leafs
2 – Edmonton Oilers
3 – Calgary Flames
4 – Winnipeg Jets
5 – Vancouver Canucks
6 – Montreal Canadiens
7 – Ottawa Senators

Five questions facing Toronto Maple Leafs

THIS WEEK

BEST GAMES
Tuesday
7:00 PM ET – Washington Capitals at Florida Panthers
Wednesday
7:30 PM ET – Colorado Avalanche at Toronto Maple Leafs
10:00 PM ET – Pittsburgh Penguins at Edmonton Oilers
Saturday
7:00 PM ET – Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins

Sidney Crosby: Connor McDavid 'easy pick' as NHL's top player

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