LeBrun: Speaking from the heart on Pride nights, the NHL and hope in a bleak moment

What will probably be forgotten by many about this past week is that the Panthers and Sharks went ahead and wore their Pride jerseys with nearly full participation. They made the tougher call. They knew that by wearing them, they were going to place attention on teammates for their decision not to take part. But … Read more

Sharks goalie James Reimer not participating in Pride Night, citing faith

San Jose Sharks goaltender James Reimer will not participate in Pride Night on Saturday, citing his faith as the reason. The team is planning to have players wear warmup jerseys “with crest and patch artwork specific for Sharks Pride Night and designed by local artist,” according to a team statement. Reimer is not expected to … Read more

LeBrun: What’s next for the big NHL names not traded at the deadline, from Karlsson to Miller to Gibson?

It is crazy to think, but this year’s wilder-than-usual NHL trade season had the potential to be even wilder based on discussions we know were happening around players who didn’t end up moving. Those discussions now become the seeds for what’s to come this summer, especially around the draft in Nashville, when the draft order … Read more

Penguins Acquire Bonino in Three-Team Trade with San Jose and Montreal

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Nick Bonino in a three-team trade involving the San Jose Sharks and Montreal Canadiens, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall. Details of the trade are below: Pittsburgh acquires forward Nick Bonino San Jose acquires defenseman Arvid Henriksson, as well as a conditional 2024 fifth-round pick and … Read more

LeBrun rumblings: NHL execs on the Tanner Jeannot trade, and inside the Timo Meier deal

There was a collective gasp around NHL Twitter on Sunday night as we learned what the return was on the Tanner Jeannot trade. The Lightning sent defenseman Cal Foote, their first-round pick in 2025 (top-10 protected) and their second-round selection in 2024 to the Predators, as well as third, fourth and fifth-round picks in 2023. … Read more

New Jersey Devils acquire Timo Meier from San Jose Sharks in multi-pick, player trade

By Pierre LeBrun, Shayna Goldman and Corey Masisak The New Jersey Devils acquired San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier in a trade involving multiple players and draft picks, the teams announced. Here’s what you need to know: The Sharks will retain 50 percent of Meier’s $6 million cap hit/salary and his contract extension is not … Read more

LeBrun: Patrick Kane’s decision, the Capitals’ next pieces to go and more trade rumblings

With one week left until the trade deadline, it goes without saying that anything reported this minute can be dated in a hurry. But here’s some down-and-dirty updates from around the NHL one week from the March 3, 3 pm ET deadline: • Patrick Kane’s agent Pat Brisson told me Thursday night that his superstar … Read more

Are the Blues and Timo Meier a trade match? Breaking down the franchise fit, asset cost and more

Something Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said after the recent trade of captain Ryan O’Reilly to Toronto caught the attention of many in St. Louis. Now, it’s caught the attention of those interested in Timo Meier’s situation in San Jose. When asked what the Blues might do with all of the draft capital they’ve acquired, … Read more

LeBrun: New Timo Meier trade suitors emerge, Mattias Ekholm’s price and more rumblings

Over the weekend, I heard a rumor that certainly caught my attention. It was that the Blues, now armed with three first-round picks in this year’s draft, had reached out to the Sharks regarding Timo Meier. It’s not a rumor I was able to verify at the time. But it’s not just a rumor anymore. … Read more